Members acting Pro-Temp: (N/A)
Guest(s): None Visitation: None
Roll Call (Secretary): ”*” indicates NOT in attendance. ** Absentee Members
Master: Dan Keeley Steward: JoAnn Keeley
Overseer: Don Sether Asst. Steward: Mike Ellis * Pending Membership
Lecturer: Sandy Shew Lady Asst. Steward (LAS): Sandy Shew
Chaplain: Kathie Femrite Gatekeeper: Doug Femrite
Secretary: Betty Chipps Pomona: (vacant)
Treasurer: Vicki Pounds Ceres: Judi Aus *
Pending Membership: Laura Ellis * Flora: (vacant)
Pending Membership: Ken Fessler *
Membership respectfully withdrawn: John Keeley Executive Committee
Members: Jack and Priscilla Weaver (Canby) ** #1 Vicki Pounds
Pending Membership: Adin Hester (California) ** #2 JoAnn Keeley
Member: Stacie Bernert (OR City) ** #3 Sandy Shew
Member: Joyce (Olivier) Urnaut (Sandy) ** Pending refers to Dues pmt
***** Members present: 8, Guests: 0, Youth: 0 ***** (Mandatory – Quorum “7”)
Quote of the month: “It is a great advantage to a President and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man.” (Calvin Coolidge )
PROPOSALS for MEMBERSHIP (Dan Keeley): (None)
Actually one deletion was reported in Q1, but effective Q2.
Minutes from May 24, 2020 general meeting were emailed. Dan asked if any comment/correction to the minutes,
Vicki had three edits:
1. Unpaid grangers (Bernert; Fessler; Ellis, Mike & Laura) should not be listed as Members.
2. Refer to Hall Rental (should read): Currently zero rentals on the books, until August.
3. Refer to New Business, Goodie Basket - 50 tickets/$1 ticket: Contributors should be listed: Maplewood $20, Femrites $20 (gifted to Veterans Village), Keeley $5 and B.Chipps $5 (gifted to Sandy Shew).
Minutes approved with corrections.
>>>>> CONNECTING with STATE <<<<<
Oregon State Grange (OSG): (June/July Bulletins have been mailed)
- OSG Q2-2020 Report Forms received, deadline July 31 (includes $447.62 Lifetime Mem. Fund credit).
- OSG Matching Grant Application (June 1st correspondence from Master, S. Noah), deadline SEPT 1st.
- Goodie Basket (Youth Travel Fund): Maplewood forwarded 50 Tickets - Drawing was June 24th
>>>>> CONNECTING - with other Granges <<<<<<
JULY 9th: Redland Grange annual picnic 6:00pm (outside), meeting 7:00pm (inside). NOTE: CANCELLED
TREASURER Report (Vicki Pounds)
Ending balance, as of June 28, 2020, in the Columbia Bank checking account is $12,793.22 (see below).
Hearing no further concerns, report was “filed for audit.”
Maplewood Grange 662 Treasurer Report
Beginning Balance May 24, 2020
Hold the date
TOTAL Rental Income
Fees & Licensing
Grange Improvement Projects
Ending Balance June 28, 2020
SECRETARY Report (Betty Chipps)
- #990N E-postcard filing: pending project for Secretary (to accompany Q2-2020 Report due July 31st)
PROJECTS (Dan Keeley) - in priority order:
- Dance hall seating upholstery stained, needs replaced … On-hold through COVID phases openings. Stage Stairs - needs handrails: Dan will get bid.
- In-process: Foyer tile floor regrouting or replacement: foyer substantially completed (flooring has been placed, baseboards in progress), bathrooms tiles (looks worse with new foyer flooring - need cleaning) in-process, foyer stairs yet to go.
- JoAnn presented ‘more quality’ stair-tread runner - cost $15/tread = $300 materials + $20 glue.
- In-process: Handicap ramp (walls) to basement – Needs paint and trim.
- Sewer line needs replaced - west side (Summer Project 2020)
- Parking bumpers need anchored (Summer Project 2020)
- Ped path to front door needs pea gravel (Summer Project 2020)
- Roofing screws still pending (short screws replaced with long)
- Need new rugs in front entry (inside and out)
- Front doors are coming apart at bottom, need bolted and glued
- Kitchen and dining hall floor needs refinished
- Dance hall floor needs damp mopped and will need re-oiled for 2020/2021
- Kitchen needs exhaust fan
- AUDIT Committee REPORT (work-in-process) (committee: Dan, Kathie and Betty)
- Quarterly Safety Inspection (2nd Quarter) needed: Dan will complete inspection tonight.
- Building improvement projects:
- Basement ramp needs paint. Is a door needed? (not addressed) Stair handrail?
- Foyer remodel decisions – bathroom tile resealing ($400)
- Tile cleaning $100, Grout Sealant $300 (good for years) - Total $400.
Don Sether moved to accept Stanley Steamer BID to clean and seal bathroom tiles, Kathie Femrite seconded, motion carried (VSO).
- Rental Precautions upon expiration of stay at home order: Oregon Health Authorities guidelines
received June 10, 2020 Packet of Informations from Susan Noah, OSG Master - outlines:
- Phase I - opens Granges to ‘faith-based’ organizations only (observing COVID-19 protocols),
- Phase II - Granges may open under ‘gym’ facility guidelines, including:
1. Using masks, hand sanitizer available,, and 6’ social distancing (35 sq ft/person),
2. Clean restrooms hourly, clean all after the each event,
3. Post signs (examples in packet)
4. Daily clipboard for attendees (includes name, phone)
5. Liability “Hold Grange Harmless” Waivers signed by Renter
- Rental Precautions (continued)
Dan talked with Susan Noah, then their lawyer, and asked:
- How much weight does Waiver carry for ‘excused-risk’ of liability on behalf of Granges?
Answer: Granges have never been insured for disease and pandemics...Waiver is a precaution.
Dan asked for member input for Grange opening under these Phase II conditions:
- Betty agrees we do not have the staff to babysit, & the responsibility of a clean job done, reverts to Grange.
- Sandy said: why open the Grange and put ourselves up for a lawsuit
AGRICULTURE: (Dan Keel by Dan Keeley): From Farm Bureau - Covid virus has disrupted meat exports, particularly to China, after earlier disruption caused by sick workers. Industry is pushing for liability protection of employees/workers if protection is used (masks, distancing, etc.).
The Bill to indemnify Employers for Virus Liability did not pass.
Product used on golf courses didNOT degrade in grass clippings - kills the garden if mulch is used.
COMMUNITY SERVICE (JoAnn Keeley): PROJECT START RIGHT collects funds to support Clackamas County K-12 low-income kids and Foster Care children by providing back-to-school supply donations. Sponsors are Prince of Life Lutheran Church and Dept. of Human Services - referrals come from case managers.
Request, this year, is for funds, so school supplies can be purchased. Please donate (by check) - no funds go to administrative costs.
Don Sether moved for Maplewood to donate $50 to Project Start Right (as well as individuals), Betty seconded, motion carries.
Dan relayed: See your red cross chapter. Anyone who has recovered from the corona virus may be extremely valuable as a donor as preliminary data indicate antibodies in their blood serum are effective against the virus.
EDUCATION (Dan Keeley): Experience in day care centers suggests that Covid-19 can be managed in school settings. New York kept day care facilities open for front line workers and has had very positive results from common sense management measures.
Article read...in spite of New York’s increased viral outbreaks, almost zero increase in NY death rate.
HALL RENTAL (Dan Keeley): Currently 2 rentals on the books for this fall. (1 = AUG and SEPT = Jarrett Knight)
- Rental DISCUSSION: Dan has a potential renter - cooking of organic (hog) lard in Kitchen. Concern: exhaust fans are needed in kitchen for out take of air … consensus on rental was NO.
POMONA REPORT (Dan Keeley): None
LEGISLATIVE (Dan Keeley): The redistricting measure is still working to get sufficient signatures.
Legislature is in special session to address Covid19 problems.
Special Session (highlights)
HB 4202 - proposes technical fixes/legislation to Corporate Activities Act CAT) related to farmers and dairies (1/2 - income tax and 1/2 - sales tax).
HB 4206 - Meat Inspection: AG community wants Oregon State-program to inspect meat facilities for USDA marketing…(passed).
HB 4212 - COVID-19 Response Bill: clarifies or puts-off tax deadlines during COVID-19 duration and allows redirection of health assistance/services and emergency funds/facilities.
SB 1602 - Forestry Pesticide Notification MOU (Memorandum of Understanding): hints of agreement between Forestry/Timber Harvesters and community.
MEMBERSHIP (Betty Chipps):
(3) Membership renewals have been received: Femrites (2) and Adin Hester (1) - membership donated by Judy Hester Aus, former wife. Judy is a Lifetime Member - yet gave an additional amount of $45 to Grange.
Membership renewal phone calls placed to:
- Ken Fessler - Marie will place ck in the mail (18-yr Member)
- lost Grandson, early June, from brain tumor (was 28 yrs old)
- Nursery/flower business better this year than recent years (everyone wants flowers)
- Stacie Bernert - will place ck in the mail (23-yr Member)
- Laura/Mike Ellis - :L/M to call (4th Yr Member)
- 1Resolution--2020 (Master, Dan Keeley): Proposes (short and long) Session structural changes among Majority & Minority parties to promote a functioning Legislature. Resolution addresses the quorum issue - a need to lower quorum to get the Minority party a better rating.
Strong opposition was expressed toward Resolution changes. Vicki addressed the little guy has to have some tools and maintaining the Minority party’s ability to shut down the session is a process of disagreement.
Resolution did not pass.
- Restroom Improvement (Sandy Shew): Our bathrooms need an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) re-model - should be added to the Project list. Sandy addressed the need to raise the toilets and widen the stalls. Providing seat covers should be added to the supply list.
1. Treasurer - BILLS and RECEIPTS (Dan Keeley): BILLS presented:
- Dan, $627.03 Improvements supplies: Plywood, sand paper, joint compound, base-boards in foyer,, trim for ramp, paint and snacks.
- Vicki, $88.36: Paint for Foyer.
NEW BUSINESS (continued)
2, MATCHING GRANT offered by OSG (deadline Sept 1st): Should Maplewood apply?
Discussion: Dan Keeley will check to see if Grange Improvement projects (in-progress since COVID19 lockdown) qualify, and if we can be considered since Maplewood was a Matching Grant recipient last year.
GOOD TO THE ORDER (Dan Keeley): What to do when the Virus ‘lockdown’ dissipates and vaccines are available? Maybe a Grange Open House?.
Don Sether suggests we bring ideas to the next meeting, of what we might do when we are no longer in ‘lockdown.’
NEXT Maplewood Meeting: SUN, July 26, 2020 - Maplewood Grange at 4:30pm.
NEXT Meeting AGENDA item: Group photo for website
Meeting was adjourned, by Dan Keeley, at 5:45 pm, via the “Closing of the Grange” reading.
Betty Chipps, Secretary