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Poster Art about the Corona Virus, drawn by May, 7, and Margaret, 5.
The new Pocket Park at All-Saints Episcopal Church
The Woodstock Community Center (and one-time Firehouse!)

 

What’s new?

Become a member of the Woodstock Neighborhood Association! It is an opportunity to meet people who care about Woodstock, and the more members we have, the stronger our voice will be on issues we all care about. Follow this link and fill out the form. It will take you about a minute!

The 2021 Woodstock Neighborhood plant sale runs through May 15th. We still have lots of perennials, herbs, vegetable starts, ground covers, succulents, ornamental grasses, houseplants, and shrubs. Scroll down for details!

During the General Meeting on May 5, 2021, the election of our new board of directors was held. Click here to see who we are! The position of Area Representative 5 is still vacant. Serving as an Area Representative is a simple way to get involved with the board. We have several exciting projects planned for 2021. Please let us know if you are interested in joining us.

Excellent news! Our long awaited 501(c)3 non-profit application is now complete! This will open significant grant opportunities. Also, our usual March Board Meeting has been postponed until April. Among other items the board will review some issues with our bylaws.

Got 3 minutes to learn about homelessness in Portland? Click here!

Have you noticed those “Little Libraries”, shelves of books by the streets? Thanks to Ken Huey, we have a map of their locations in the Woodstock area.

The WNA Newsletter publishes every month. If you’re not receiving it, click “Sign up for our Newsletter” under Stay in Touch in the right column. –>

New Construction in Woodstock

Below are currently the significant construction projects in various stages in the Woodstock Neighborhood. Please note that the start/complete dates are WAGs (Wild A** Guesses) NOT supplied by builders.

Joinery block redevelopment: The Joinery and four homes south of it will be deconstructed, and replaced by a 5 story, 194 unit apartment building with 120 underground parking stalls. Although the sale has gone through, no work, including demolition, is expected until this summer. Start ~August 2021, Completion ~early 2023.

5111 SE Woodstock: Nearly complete building with 28 micro apartments. No parking is required or provided. Construction started 07/20 and should complete 4/21.

Chinese Presbyterian Church Building: Existing church will be replaced by 4 story building, 84 apartment units of various sizes, and 1800 sq. ft. of retail. No parking is required or provided. The large Douglas Fir at the NE corner will be removed. Deconstruction of the existing church started 4/21, and might complete ~09/22.

Chinese Presbyterian Church Parking lot: Existing parking lot will be replaced with a new Church. Start/Complete times are unknown at this point.

See something not mentioned here? Send an email to IKnowWoodstock@gmail.com with “Construction” in the Subject.

Fossil Fuel in our Homes

Portland gets downright cold in the winter. Most of us are glad that if we give the thermostat a slight twist, our homes get warmer. For almost all of us, that twist means opening a valve to burn more natural gas, a fossil fuel whose consumption adds carbon dioxide to our atmosphere. Ouch.

Some of us are looking for an alternative, and the best we’ve found is electricity. True, much of our electricity is generated from burning fossil fuels, but the percentage goes down every year. Our local supplier, PGE, uses 25% renewable energy right now, and is committed to 50% by 2022, a little over a year away. The best part is that the trajectory is upward.

New construction should be all-electric. Cities like Berkeley, California already require it. Changing an existing home from gas to electricity is more expensive, but doable. Many of us feel something must be done about climate change. We need to ask ourselves how strong that feeling is.

For more information about avoiding natural gas, click here.

Woodstock Neighborhood Plant Sale Starts April 23

Join us for the 2021 Woodstock Neighborhood Plant Sale, located this year at a neighborhood residence. The sale will run from April 23 to May 15 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  We will have perennials, herbs, vegetable starts, ground covers, succulents, ornamental grasses, houseplants, and shrubs.

Proceeds from this sale support volunteer efforts to provide routine maintenance and supplies for the community center, as part of an agreement with Portland Parks that has helped keep the center open since 2004.

To set up an appointment or for more information, contact Sandy Profeta at 503-771-7724 (land line) or sandy@tigerheron.com.

Hope to see you there!

 

Proposed WNA Bylaws To Be Voted On May 13, 2020

Click here: Woodstock-BYLAWS v2 191121 

At the end of 2018, the WNA board voted unanimously to create a subcommittee to investigate and make recommendations for our organizational structure status, named the Organizational Structure of the WNA committee. The committee, open to all board and general members, came to the consensus that the federal 501(c)3 non-profit status would fit the needs and future goals of the WNA board. The committee presented their finding of pursuing 501(c)3 status to the board, and the board voted to move forward with the 501(c)3 status. The committee met twice monthly for over a year, reviewing the lengthy and detailed documentation and legal requirements of the IRS. The committee recommended (and the board approved) submitting the final draft application (including the bylaws and articles of incorporation) to a local attorney office specializing in non-profit law (The Center for Non-Profit Law). The attorney’s office determined we qualified for the IRS “short form.” They also determined our bylaws as they stood were not in compliance with IRS regulations, and recommended we start anew over line-item editing, which is what the committee elected to pursue.

Above are the bylaws that have been edited by our attorney for submittal to the IRS for  consideration for 501(c)3 status.

Changes to WNA meetings and elections

For the foreseeable future, all WNA meetings will be hosted virtually and publicly on Zoom. It is not necessary to download anything to access these meetings.  Telephone attendance is possible for these meetings.

First Wednesday of the month from 7pm to 8:30 pm – Woodstock Neighborhood Association General Meeting

Next scheduled meeting: Wednesday, May 5th at 7 pm

Join the Zoom Meeting!  zoom.us/j/97984723663

Or call in: +1 (253) 215-8782

Meeting ID: 999 251 486

Second Wednesday of the month from 7pm to 8 pm – Woodstock Neighborhood Association Board of Directors Meeting

Next scheduled meeting: Wednesday, May 12th at 7 pm   

Join the WNA Board Zoom Meeting: zoom.us/j/95703624713

Or call in: +1 (253) 215-8782

Meeting ID: 760 325 712

Third Wednesday of the month from 7 pm to 8:30 pm – WNA Land Use and Sustainability Committee Meeting

Next scheduled meeting: Wednesday, May 19th at 7 pm

Fourth Wednesday of the month from 7 pm to 8:30 pm – Friends of the Woodstock Neighborhood Association Meeting

Next scheduled meeting: Wednesday, May 26th at 7 pm

March WNA Board Meeting Cancelled

The March 11 Woodstock Neighborhood Association Board Meeting has been cancelled.

The next general meeting will be held as scheduled on Wednesday, April 1 at Woodstock Community Center, and the next board meeting will be held Wednesday, April 8. Meetings start at 7 pm.

Woodstock Community Business Association Annual Meeting

Save the date! The Woodstock Community Business Association will be hosting its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Double Mountain Pizza.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:00 PM 9:00 PM

For information, contact ekedgin@gmail.com

WNA February General Meeting – Wednesday, 2/5 at 7PM

Woodstock Neighborhood Association needs you!

WNA will be electing a new board in May of 2020. It’s not too soon to consider serving.

The WNA board currently has several open seats. Acting as an Area Representative is a simple way to begin serving on the WNA board. A new board will be elected at the General Meeting on June 3, 2020. Board positions include: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Area Representative (5), and various Committee Chairs. All you need is enthusiasm and a few free evenings a month.

Anyone who works or lives within Woodstock Neighborhood is already a member. The purpose of the association is to improve the livability of the City of Portland and of the Woodstock neighborhood; to promote and support projects and activities that contribute to these goals; and to provide a means for citizen participation and communication in determination of affairs which directly and indirectly affect the Woodstock neighborhood.


For organizing and representation purposes, the neighborhood is subdivided into five geographic sections as illustrated in this simplified map. The Board has positions for an Area Representative from each geographic area.

For questions: info@woodstockpdx.org

Candidate Forums in Southeast Portland

Updated January 30th, 2020. 

*All graphics and information courtesy of Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association*

BDNA March 2020 Mayor Candidate Event - Landscape Ad (2)

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association, in partnership with Mt Scott-Arleta Neighborhood Association and Woodstock Neighborhood Association, is pleased to present a two-part Portland City Candidate Conversation Series in March 2020!  Both events will be held at Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206). Limited parking available on site, street parking available nearby.  Short walk from bus line #71.  Light refreshments served.  Childcare provided. Translation upon request.  Building is wheelchair accessible.

March 5th, 2020, 7:00-8:30PM – Candidates for Portland City Commissioner

**Come early at 6:15PM for a special presentation by Portland State University.  More details on this soon!**

Confirmed attending: 

Position 1:

Position 2:

Position 4:

March 31st, 2020, 7:00-8:30PM – Candidates for Portland City Mayor

Confirmed attending: