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RSVP for Blumenauer

Friday, August 4 @ 11:30 a.m. – Join Congressman Blumenauer for a Community Conversation in Sandy

Last reminder of our opportunity to see and hear Congressman Blumenauer here in Sandy.  Please do RSVP if you plan to attend. Oregon Trail Democrats & Friends,

 Thanks,  

Susan H. Gates

21891 SE Cottontail Dr.

Sandy, OR 97055

(503) 668-9628

July meeting and Earl Blumenauer visit

Oregon Trail Democrats & Friends,

 We had a good meeting Tuesday and a surprisingly good turnout with so many “regulars” out of town.  I printed 20 agendas and we ran out!  Thanks for keeping involved, even during the summer.  Of course, our times are really scary now so “doing” something is important, not just ranting.  Attached are the minutes from our meeting, well done by Mike Persons filling in for Secretary Mary Anderson.  Be sure to check them out. 

 Next up is Congressman Blumenauer’s visit to Sandy.  Below is the announcement from the Sandy Chamber of Commerce about this.  OTD is a member of the Chamber and it is great they are getting out the word.  Jason Little, with Earl’s office, has asked that we RSVP to him so he has some idea about attendance.  So, please do let Jason know if you are coming.  His email is:Jason.Little@gmail.house.gov  Reminder it is on Friday, Aug. 4 (11:30 to 12:30) in the Sunset Room of the Clackamas Bank (where we have our monthly OTD meetings). 

 Have a great weekend,             

Susan H. Gates

21891 SE Cottontail Dr.

Sandy, OR 97055

(503) 668-9628

Earl Blumenauer Visit to Sandy

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OTD meeting – Tuesday July 25

Oregon Trail Democrats & Friends,

Just a last reminder that we have our monthly OTD meeting this Tuesday, July 25, at 7:00 (6:30 social time) in the Sunset Room of the Clackamas Bank, 38935 Proctor Blvd. in Sandy.  As always, check out our website: www.oregontraildemocrats.org for more information and updates.

There are several important things we need to give attention to.  Most imminent is that we must decide about our annual OTD picnic.  Do we have it, and if so, where?  Plus, if we do want to continue this tradition we need volunteers to help make it happen.  This will be a wonderful opportunity for new ideas and energy from those who have recently joined our group and its efforts.  It is always important for any organization to have that fresh talent and I look forward to hearing from you.

Also, don’t miss an opportunity to see Congressman Earl Blumenauer, who is coming to Sandy on Friday, August 4th (11:30 to 12:30).  PLEASE come and continue to show him that there are a lot of Democrats in this part of his district and also let him know what your concerns are.  I waiting for the venue and will let you know as soon as I find out.

I look forward to seeing you all Tuesday!

Susan H. Gates

21891 SE Cottontail Dr.

Sandy, OR 97055

(503) 668-9628

Blumenauer coming to Sandy Aug 4 !

Oregon Trail Democrats & Friends,

Boy, I can’t believe how fast this summer is going.  I am sorry for the late reminder but our next monthly meeting is this coming Tuesday, July 25 at 7:00 (6:30 social time).  We have several important things to cover.

 IMPORTANT!!

Congressman Earl Blumenauer is coming to Sandy to do a town hall on Friday, Aug. 4th from 11:30 to 12:30!  I was just notified this afternoon that he wants to come and visit with us about what is happening in Washington.  Please put this on your calendar!  The location is being arranged and I will get that information out as soon as they let me know.

Also another item we must discuss is whether we will have the OTD picnic or not this fall, since we recently found out that Meinig Park will not be available.  And, if we do, where and when will work best?

Have a great weekend,

Susan H. Gates

21891 SE Cottontail Dr.

Sandy, OR 97055

(503) 668-9628

State and county fair volunteers needed

Oregon Trail Democrats & Friends,

It’s that time again.  I hope you will help Peter and our county party cover our booths in the upcoming county and state fairs.  Please see the information below and let Amy know if you will do a shift.  There will not be a county party central committee meeting in Aug. so working at the fair is a fun substitute for a meeting.  The party covers the cost of admission and our booth is always in a good location.  Usually the shifts have 2-3 volunteers so if you want to line up your “team” that would be helpful too.  I signed up for the evening shift on Aug. 17 and need a couple of others if anyone is interested in that night.

Please help (and have some fun!),

Susan H. Gates

21891 SE Cottontail Dr.

Sandy, OR 97055

(503) 668-9628

June meeting and Minutes

Oregon Trail Democrats & Friends,

Attached are, as always, OTD Secretary Mary Anderson’s comprehensive minutes.  I missed this meeting, but reading her minutes showed me what I need to know.  I hope you read them and find out what we are up to.  Talk is cheap but action makes a difference.

NOTE: I appreciate the people who pointed out two errors in my email about our upcoming work session and Sandy Mountain Festival Parade.  I copied and pasted it from an earlier email and forgot to “correct” the dates.  Luckily, they were accurate in the subject line, but just in case.  We will get our decorations and parade entry ready on Wed., July 5th at 4:00 in the community room of the Sandy Library. I hope you will join us.  Many hands make light work.

And the parade itself is the next day, Thurs., July 6th at 7:00, but we will line up around 6:00.  More information will follow.

PLEASE, we have paid for 25 walkers but, so far, I have only had 8 confirming they will join us.  This is a fun event and I really hope more will let me know they plan to help, and walk with us Thursday.

Have a great day and a wonderful 4th of July!

Susan H. Gates

21891 SE Cottontail Dr.

Sandy, OR 97055

(503) 668-9628

Save the date – Nov.11 Roosevelt dinner

Oregon Trail Democrats & Friends,

I know this is early but it is also THE big annual event for the Clackamas County Democratic Party.  It is always fun, good food, and for a VERY good cause.  Oregon Trail Democrats has been having 2-3 tables every year and I hope you will put it on your calendar and join us this year.  PCPs probably are getting this from the county but I am including everyone on my list, just in case.  We will also being collecting items for donation of a silent auction basket and if you have anything to donate, please let me know.  And YES, I will be reminding you closer to the date but this is just to get it (hopefully) on your agenda.  Also, it is support for our own OTD member, and now Chair of the Clackamas County Democratic Party, Peter Nordbye!  He is working hard for us all.

 Have a great weekend,    

Susan H. Gates

21891 SE Cottontail Dr.

Sandy, OR 97055

(503) 668-9628

 

 

May Meeting minutes

Oregon Trail Democrats & Friends,

OTD Secretary Mary Anderson got these minutes to me the day after our Tuesday meeting (she is so good!).  I apologize for being tardy on their delivery to you.  Please do check them out to see what is going on, or if you attended, be reminded of information you want to remember.  I do that all the time.  And you can also access them, and other information and pictures from events, on our excellent website: www.oregontraildemocrats.org   Our thanks to OTD Webmaster Doug Saldivar.

I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  Please remember why we honor the men and women who died serving this country.

Susan H. Gates

21891 SE Cottontail Dr.

Sandy, OR 97055

(503) 668-9628

OTD Road Clean Up for Sat. June 24th

A plea for help!  We scheduled our OTD Road Clean Up for Sat. June 24th at 10:00. Now it looks like some of our regulars, including yours truly, Peggy Bromley, Marcia Brown, and Cathy and Roger Fantz, will be out of town.  It was wonderful that at our last clean-up we had so many NEW people helping.  Walt Trandum (our road clean up boss) hopes that trend continues.  Take out your Trump trauma on the trash!  Do let Walt know if you will be there.  His email is: walt.trandum@wavecable.com

 

Please note: if you have not done this before Walt does need to fill out a form for the county for any first timers so contact him and he can your information. You can also call Walt at: 503-668-7618.  If you have not helped before, our OTD stretch is on Orient Drive in Boring. It is flat, easy and we do it in pairs, visiting while we walk. And, obviously, the more people the quicker the process. I am sorry to miss it.