PROPOSALS FOR MEMBERSHIP –
Hall Report –
Six party rentals on the books plus Chaps, Zumba, Rental Housing Maintenance, Gamers and Scouts have long term contracts.
Area over sewer pipe has been regraded, next job will be to place a load of gravel there and around back. Poles to keep traffic off the new grass have been placed but need nailed down.
Hall additions – Cameras and screen are in, lock has been ordered. Installation when I catch up on orchard work. Spare pump will be ordered soon.
Hall Projects (in priority order):
Dance hall floor re-oiling
Some grading and additional gravel needed on parking areas.
Front doors are coming apart at bottom, need glued and painted.
Repainting under eves of hall
Northeast side roof needs additional screws
Kitchen needs exhaust hood and fan
Kitchen and dining hall floors need refinished
Agriculture : Looking more and more likely that there will be food shortages this winter in several areas, overseas as well as some parts of South America. Prices of staple foods such as grains that poor countries can afford have never been higher. Unfortunately input prices such as labor, fuel and fertilizer have also soared. Ag income for this crop year is likely to be higher than last year but not by a lot. Hazelnuts and other specialty crop prices have not kept up with input prices and margins there are shrinking and may go negative.
Education: Continued turmoil in Newberg’s board meetings seems to be spreading. I have read about several other districts that have been dealing with turmoil rooted in our current politics. It has been widely reported that a significant number of teachers are so tired of the conflicts and risks that they will be leaving the profession.
Legislative – Ranked choice voting is being promoted by Oregon RCV at https://www.oregonrcv.org A measure is possible at the next election. Our resolution on that subject was voted down at state convention 35 to 36.
Pomona Report – Website revamp will begin next week. Web address is: https://www.grange.org/clackamasor1/
County Fair Booth - Report
Community Service – Report
COMMUNICATIONS – Betty
TREASURERS REPORT - Vicki
Bills – Dan – Fertilizer for lawn 64.70
Heat Pump repair still waiting
camera system 439.99
Projector Screen 27.99
Paper towels 127.40
Door lock 129.00
Misc. supplies 8.98
Ant bait 5.98
Bath cleaner 5.99
Fridge shelf 19.77
TABLED BUSINESS - Bike rodeo idea
Concert – musicians canceled (moving out of state). Unless someone knows another band?
Spring cleaning day – any problems or continuing needs?
Chaps dance night proposal is being advertised. It is, however, being restricted to square dancing.
NEW BUSINESS: Used clothing shed proposal
MEMBERS SICK OR IN DISTRESS:
GOOD OF THE ORDER: The errand of life is to be able to understand as many perspectives as you can – John Damielle
“Prune idle thoughts and sinful suggestions, and thus keep your passions within due bounds and prevent your fancy from leading you astray after the vanities and vices of the world.” (Second Degree; President)