ROLL CALL: Members present: 7 (Quorum = 7)
Dan Keeley, JoAnn Keeley, Don Sether, Vicki Pounds, Betty Chipps, Sandy Shew and Roberta Elders.
Guest: Sue Harrel, member Chaps and Petticoats Visitation: (none)
Members acting Pro-Temp: JoAnn Keeley as Chaplain & Gatekeeper
PROPOSALS for MEMBERSHIP (Dan Keeley) – None.
The Minutes of July 24, 2022 Regular Meeting were emailed to members today, August 28th. Dan asked if members had reviewed the Minutes and were there any comments or corrections? Hearing none, the Minutes were approved as presented.
COMMUNICATIONS (Secretary, Betty Chipps) – No Report
HALL (Dan Keeley) – Four party rentals on the books. Rentals have been very slow this summer. It may be some of the decline comes from enforcement of noise regulations. Chaps, Zumba, Rental Housing Maintenance, Gamers and Scouts still have long term contracts. Another scout troop has expressed interest.
Hall additions – Lock installed. Outside faucet plumbing has not been started. Looks like I will be placing the pipe alongside existing plumbing under the counter. Too many obstacles in the ceiling.
Targeting camera installation before next party on Oct.1.
HALL PROJECTS - in priority order (Dan Keeley):
Some grading and additional gravel needed on parking areas.
Repainting under eves of hall – Contract project?
Northeast side roof needs additional screws
Kitchen needs exhaust hood and fan
Kitchen and dining hall floors need refinished
AGRICULTURE (Dan Keeley) – Big problems with water in Klamath Falls area. Endangered Species Act (ESA) and treaties with tribes in the area interpreted to require 4138’ Upper Klamath lake level be maintained as well as flows for Salmon in Klamath River. This has not left any water for farming or the bird refuges. Farms have high value crops planted that will die without water. Tribes say their C’waam sucker fish won’t survive another year of low water in upper Klamath Lake. Marshland used by waterfowl is drying up and won’t support birds this year. Are taxpayers responsible for bailing out the farmers losses? Is taking out irongate dam a fix or a disaster? More info: https://shutdownfedup.org/klamath-basin-water-crisis-2022/
COMMUNICATIONS (Secretary): No Report
COMMUNITY SERVICE (JoAnn Keeley) – No report
EDUCATION (Dan Keeley) – Don Sether reported at Molalla School some want masks, some don’t - one female Teacher is not enforcing.
LEGISLATIVE (Dan Keeley) – Sen. Betsy Johnson has turned in her signatures and will be on the ballot for governor in November. With major financial backing from timber and construction interests, Johnson has reported over $10.5 million in contributions, according to 8/25/22 state campaign finance summaries. Kotek has raised about $7.6 million, while Drazan has totaled about $6.3 million. There are two other minor party candidates as well. A perfect race for ranked choice voting, wish it was here now.
Voting district look up site – Requires your address https://geo.maps.arcgis.com/apps/instant/lookup/index.html?appid=af20f4fe9f1f4be0b68c668f6ab3ba43&find=25480%2520S%2520OR-99E%252C%2520Aurora%252C%2520OR%252C%252097002%252C%2520USA
Results for Maplewood: Congress Dist 5, OR. Senate Dist 9, OR House Dist. 18,
POMONA REPORT (Dan Keeley) – Pomona will sponsor two candidate forums October 10, at the Abernathy Grange for Clackamas Co. Commission and Clerk candidates. Volunteers needed for advertising. Note that National office has open Membership meeting on 3rd Tuesdays at 5:30 PM local time. Can access through the National Grange website or I can email a link.
Clackamas County Fair Display/Booth – Report (Betty Chipps): Maplewood #662 Booth was set up August 14 and Judging was posted the evening of August 15. We did not take a ribbon, however, Don Sether was impressed by our booth. Maplewood’s chosen theme “Roots in the Past, Still Growing Grange in 2022” was full of examples. .JoAnn’s cardboard Tree was great for display of old articles/pictures, while the other half of the booth displayed boughten & hand-made canned foods, pictures, a metallic fire blanket, etc. on a table. Much thanks to our Committee.
Clackamas Cookie Booth – Report (Dan Keeley): POMONA Grange served Cookies at the Clackamas County Fair August 16 - 20. Maplewood Grange provided five volunteers to work the Cookie Booth on two different days. .Yum!
TREASURER’S REPORT (Vicki Pounds):
The AUGUST Treasurer’s Report (emailed 8/25/22) had an opening balance of $9,332.14 on July 25 and on August 24 reflected an ending balance of $8,621.67. Utilities increased and Heat Pump was serviced ($435). Dan asked for questions/comments regarding the report? Hearing none, the report was ‘filed for Audit.’
YOUTH REPORT (Mindy Ferriss - absent)
TABLED BUSINESS – Bike Rodeo idea.
Dan will give a call to Mindy Ferriss - might be a good Eagle Scout project.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Dan Keeley)
- Tonight, August 28, is the last FREE August-Sunday Community Night: The last reservation is a Block Party hosted by Betty Chipps beginning 5:00 PM.
- Finger-food are served downstairs, and moves upstairs for Intro to Sq. Dance.
- Used Clothing Shed Proposal with St. Pauly Textile has been declined.
- Stanley Steamer proposal (JoAnn Keeley) – Hall downstairs benches and both bathrooms tiled-floors need steam cleaned (last service was $432).
JoAnn moved to hire Stanley Steamer to steam-clean benches (upstairs & downstairs) and both bathroom tiled-floors, Don Sether seconded, motion carried.
- Treasurer - BILLS and RECEIPTS:
Website $ 49.00
Bungee cords for projector screen 2.50
Greenpointe – floor maintenance material 193.14
Conduit hangers for water line 8.55
Fittings for water line 54.74
Pipe for water line 124.02
TOTAL: $ 431.95
Don Sether moved to pay the bills, JoAnn Keeley seconded, motion carries, VSO.
- Log Cabin at State Fair (Dan Keeley) – Volunteers needed August 26 - Sept. 4 (contact State Office or Jay Sexton. Hour slots are: 10 -1 (Dan/JoAnn volunteer Tuesday AM),
- Painting the Soffits under Roof – Contract project? Dan noted under-the-roof is quite high up. Dan asked if contractor hired for this project (likely $1,200 - $1,500)?
Don Sether suggested hold-off contacting a contractor, at this time, Vicki seconded, members agreed VSO.
- Molalla Grange (Don Sether): September 28th – Fourth Degree at 3:00 PM, 6:30 Dinner (benefits the youth), 7:30 PM is Fifth Degree.
HEIRLOOM PROGRAM – IT SHALL BE AN ABIDING PRINCIPLE WITH US TO RELIEVE ANY OF OUR OPPRESSED AND SUFFERING MEMBERS BY ANY REASONABLE MEANS AT OUR COMMAND. (Quote made in the degree Ceremony)
Maplewood does not do much in this regard. Chaps and Petticoats received a HOPE Village request.
MEMBERS SICK or IN DISTRESS (Dan Keeley) – None reported.
GOOD OF THE ORDER: It is always a risk to speak to the press, they are likely to report what you say! (Hubert Humphrey)
NEXT Meeting: Sunday, SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 at an earlier time: 3:30pm
Meeting was adjourned, by Dan Keeley, at 4:15 PM, with the “Closing of the Grange” reading.