Reed Neighborhood February Meeting

Leah Fisher, from SE Uplift, returned to this month’s meeting to help lay out an organizational plan for Reed Neighborhood events for 2018. It includes Movies in the Park, our annual picnic, and the annual clean-up event.

Ron captures the plan which focuses on planning events, as well as creating a communications strategy to keep more neighbors in the loop.

Mark, Board Chair, and Alan,  Land Use and Transportation.

 

 

 

Earthquake Safety Class Sat March 17

From:
Michael Trybom, Owner of Emergency Response Training Services

“You are invited to our next earthquake safety class on Saturday March 17 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This will cover the basics of how to help yourselves when the big one hits.
Cost is $45 per person so if you have anyone that would like to attend have them contact us by Friday March 16 to get registered.”

Emergency Response Training Services
(503) 351-4385
www.responderready.com

Reed January Meeting

We had a great Reed Neighborhood meeting in January, and appreciate all of the guests who attended.


Patty Smith and Jennifer Hooford, from Tucker-Maxon, shared updates on exciting improvements to the school property. Stay tuned to learn about what will be happening.

Leah Fisher from SE Uplift gave guidance to the new board, as we continue to learn how to create a useful and fun neighborhood association. Thanks, Leah for all of your help!

Amal Swan and her son attended to let the neighborhood know about her Catering business, called Amoula’s Morrocan Cuisine. Her son, who attends Grout shared some insightful safety concerns about how difficult it can be to cross Holgate Blvd to get to school.

Thank you to everyone, for a great meeting!

 

 

SE Uplift’s Dessert Open House

Dessert Open HouseFREE Desserts! Cookies! – grab a neighbor, friend or family member and come satisfy your sweet tooth!

SE Uplift supports Portland’s Neighborhood Associations. Do you have questions about the different ways we do this?

SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition invites you to a Dessert Open House on January 13th at 7 pm. Come meet our staff, learn about our programs and visit our space. Feel free to bring your favorite dessert to share with the community.

Do you want “a slice of the pie?” Let’s work together to build more friendly and welcoming neighborhoods!

*Homemade vegan chocolate chip cookies, made by SE Uplift staff.

For more information:  http://www.seuplift.org/dessert-open-house/

Get a $30 cash incentive for recycling old appliances

Refrigerator Recycling

When it’s time to buy a new refrigerator, freezer or clothes washer, you may be tempted to hang on to your old appliance as “backup.” However, those old appliances can add hundreds of dollars to your utility bill every year.

Energy Trust will handle all the heavy lifting with free in-home pickup, recycle your unit responsibly and you’ll get a cash incentive of $30.

https://energytrust.org/residential/incentives/Appliances/RefrigeratorandFreezerRecycling

Fall is here, time to dump your junk

The second annual joint neighborhood clean-up is just around the corner.  Click here for information about what we will accept and what we cannot Clean up 2015 flyer.  The clean-up will be October 10th from 10-2 at Tucker-Maxon, nearest the west parking lot.  If you want to help out with this fun event, let me know, we could use your help.  Volunteering of course has its benefits…just saying.

You know what else is coming: the General Meeting of the Reed Neighborhood Association on October 13th!  Come share ideas and suggestions for how we can make our neighborhood great.  The meeting will be at the Reed College Performing Arts Building at 6:30 in Room 332.

Also, don’t forget to bring your game cards for the scavenger hunt to the General Meeting. (if you haven’t started, you could probably bust it out by October 13th).   Your winning card could win you a prize…oooh, the anticipation.

Want to see a free (and, honestly, who doesn’t like FREE!?!) movie.  You can at Winterhaven School on October 15th at 6:30 the Parent Teacher Student Association will be screening Black Girl in Suburbia and the director, Melissa Lowery will be on hand for a post movie panel discussion.  If you subscribe to 1859 magazine, then you know Melissa was on the cover.  Also, recently, Melissa was on KATU AM Northwest and also in the Portland Monthly!  Whew, she is making the circuit.  Come for the movie and stay for the panel discussion about the Importance and Value of Discussing Race with Children.  The movie is family friendly and runs 55 minutes.  (Check out Melissa’s Facebook page for more information:( http://www.facebook.com/Black-Girl-in-Suburbia-200754476613676 )

There is a lot going on and lots of ways to get involved.  Reed neighborhood is your neighborhood, you can help keep make and keep it great.

Scavenger Hunt still going strong…

You have time to get your sleuth on and look for the clues in our scavenger hunt.  I’ve attached another scavenger hunt board here. Scavengerpdf  so you can start searching high and low.  Did we mention, there are prizes in it for the lucky winner?  If that isn’t incentive enough, what is?  Turn in your completed forms at the joint picnic with Creston-Kenilworth.  Additional details to follow.  Good luck to you!

And, we have a meeting coming up on Tuesday at the Reed Performing Arts Building.  If you haven’t had an opportunity to check out the new building or come to a meeting, why not kill two birds with one stone?  We meet at 6:30 and although this is a Board meeting, the public at large is welcome to attend (you just can’t vote), but we’d love to see your face and hear your concerns.  We are a pretty fun group, but I tend to be rather biased.

If you are looking for something FREE to do this coming weekend with your kiddos, the Multnomah County Library has this Ala Carte art bar, Saturday, August 15 from 1-4
https://multcolib.org/events/all-you-can-make-art-bar/43016#.Vcl47ekdg_k.mailto

Also, the Reed 5k FUNd run is coming up as well on September 26, Saturday, from 9 – 11:30 am .  Check out their website for more information.  It’s lots of fun and in the past, Reed College Days has followed this event.  A great family friendly event.  http://events.reed.edu/posts/2015-16/5k-fund-run-walk.html

RNA Board

 

Event at Sellwood Library

Looking for something else to do tomorrow with your kiddo?

Check out Amazing Arthropods, Tuesday, 1-2 p.m. (if you miss out at the first showing, you’ll have another opportunity at 2:30 p.m.) at the Sellwood-Moreland Library

Experience the incredible world of insects, spiders and their relatives! The Bug Chicks are two entomologists who teach about these exciting animals in a fun, interactive way using preserved specimens and live arthropods. This workshop explores the biology and importance these animals have on us and our environment while promoting STEM education and encouraging curiosity and respect of the natural world.

Tickets are FREE, available 30-minutes in advance. Presented by the Bug Chicks (http://thebugchicks.com/).

Tree Removal

The Urban Forestry Commission is convening a public hearing for the purpose of taking testimony about the Interim Mitigation Rule for tree removal. You can read the Interim Rule at www.portlandoregon.gov/trees/mitigation. The meeting will begin at 5:45 pm with a presentation from the City Forester that gives an overview of the Tree Code and Interim Rule. The meeting will adjourn at 8 pm. Please be prepared to submit your testimony in case we do not have time to hear your testimony.

Public hearing on the Interim Mitigation Rule for tree removal August 4, 2015 from 5:45 PM – 8 PM
1900 SW 4th Ave. Room 2500A
Portland, OR 97201

If you cannot make the hearing but would like to submit testimony, please send your written testimony to Mieke Keenan at mieke.keenan@portlandoregon.gov by September 9, 2015. If you have any questions about the Interim Mitigation Rule for tree removal, please contact Mike Keenan at 503-823-5779 or mieke.keenan@portlandoregon.gov.

View this public notice online at www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/ufc.

Movies in the Park is here!

While you are waiting for the movie to start, come check out our RNA table. We have a nifty scavenger hunt board for you to test your neighborhood knowledge. Just in case we run out of game boards at the movie, or maybe you didn’t pick one up at the movie but you want to get in on the action, you can download a copy here. Scavengerpdf  Reed College has even kicked in a prize…I can’t tell you this early in the game though, it would spoil it (which will be given away at the joint picnic in September).  This scavenger hunt will require you to think about some of the answers, too, these are not all easy-peasy…just saying.  Good luck and we hope  you enjoyed the movie.