ROLL CALL: Members present: 9 (Quorum = 7)
Dan Keeley, JoAnn Keeley, Don Sether, Vicki Pounds, Betty Chipps, Kathie Femrite, Doug Femrite, Sandy Shew and Roberta Elders,
Guest: (none) Visitation: (none) Members acting Pro-Temp: N/A
PROPOSALS for MEMBERSHIP (Dan Keeley) – None.
Two months of meeting Minutes, June 26 and May 22, 2022, were emailed to members on July 20th. Dan asked if members had reviewed both sets of Minutes and were there any comments or corrections? Hearing none, the Minutes will be approved as presented.
SECRETARY REPORT (Betty Chipps)
The Q2-2022 Quarterly (financial) report, ended 6/30/2022, and developed a credit/receivable due Maplewood - credit shall be applied to Q3-2022 Quarterly report for $(108.47) - status below:
- Dues for 18 total members for a payable of $202.50,
- Less Life Membership investment income of (310.97) for a credit carried over of $(108.47).
- Three (3) Regular meetings were held in the 2nd Quarter, 2022
- Date Report approved: JULY 24, 2022
- Answered two questions::
Have you completed the filing of the 2021 Electronic IRS form 990-N (e-postcard)? YES
Don Sether moved to approve the 2nd Quarter Report, Kathie Femrite seconded, motion carried (VSO). Maplewood subordinate Grange Seal was affixed, Q2-2022 report was signed by Secretary and Master, Dan Keeley
HALL (Dan Keeley) – Five party rentals on the books (down 1) plus Chaps, Zumba, Rental Housing Maintenance, Gamers and Scouts have long term contracts.
Hall additions – Materials have arrived. Installation will occur when Dan can catch up on orchard work.
HALL PROJECTS - in priority order (Dan Keeley): Currently watering rear-lawn! (9 hose resets)
Dance hall floor re-oiling – done for 2022!
Front doors are coming apart at the bottom, need new lock, glued and painted – done!
Some grading and additional gravel needed on parking areas.
Repainting under eaves of hall
Northeast side roof needs additional screws
Kitchen needs exhaust hood and fan
Kitchen and dining hall floors need refinished
AGRICULTURE (Dan Keeley) – The Pacific Northwest stands to lose more than half a million acres of farmland to urban sprawl by 2040 unless cities make smarter development choices, according to a new report by the American Farmland Trust.
The report, "Farms Under Threat 2040: Choosing an Abundant Future," also highlights threats to farmland by rising sea levels due to climate change, and the accelerated expansion of solar projects needed to meet zero-carbon energy mandates.
Additional research by ‘1000 Friends of Oregon’ identifies a 10-point plan to protect Oregon’s farmland entitled “Death by 1000 Cuts.”
COMMUNICATIONS (Secretary): See last page
COMMUNITY SERVICE (JoAnn Keeley) – No report.
EDUCATION (Dan Keeley) – School nurses, a thing of the past?
BOTHELL, Wash. — When Deb Murphy became a school nurse in the Northshore School District
28 years ago, she was prepared for the daily adventure in an elementary school.
But nothing could prepare her and other educators for what the pandemic would bring.
Like most occupations, the role of school nurses has transformed. Now, the daily routine involves COVID calls home and the frequent nasal swab.
Much to the dismay of students and teachers past and present, their beloved school nurse has now decided to retire. When word spread, the notes came pouring in, begging her not to go.
"They are so sweet," Murphy said, sorting through a box of handwritten letters. "I tell them, it's OK that I go. I'm going to be okay, and so are you." After 28 years, her reputation of being a kind, gentle soul had spread throughout the district. And on her last day, the line of children and teachers waiting to say goodbye was long. "I'm so lucky," Murphy said. "I have so many great memories to draw on."
LEGISLATIVE (Dan Keeley) –
Looks like a busy ballot next time around! Petitions that will likely be on the next ballot, on November 8, 2022
- A measure aimed at deterring legislative walkouts by disqualifying lawmakers from seeking re-election if they have 10 or more unexcused absences during a legislative session.
- Declaring health care a right under the Oregon Constitution. There is a legislative committee currently trying to work out what a system to provide universal health care would look like and what would constitute health care as required under the proposed constitutional right.
- Remove constitutional language allowing slavery, known as "involuntary servitude," as a punishment for crime.
- This measure would limit ammunition magazines to 10 rounds each. In addition to the limit, the measure would require people to undergo classroom and live-fire training before they obtain a firearms permit, and complete background checks. (Current law allows a purchaser to obtain a gun even if the check is incomplete after three days; the measure would compel the check to be completed.) It appears the measure would pass constitutional muster under the Harms decision of the US Supreme Court.
POMONA REPORT (Dan Keeley) – Website revamp has begun. Dan admits WordPress application is not his favorite.
Clackamas Pomona will sponsor an in-person Forum (maybe two): Commissioner race and County Clerk race. Vicki has worked with the current Clackamas County Clerk, Sherri Hall, and reported a print error (blurred barcodes) related to May’s Ballot count issue was not Sherry’s fault. She handled the mechanics of the Ballot count error, according to protocol, by meeting with the Republican and Democrat chairs to advise them.
Clackamas County Fair Display/Booth – Report (Betty Chipps): Betty and JoAnn met 7/13 – and chose Maplewood’s theme: Roots in the Past, Still Growing Grange in 2022. Old pictures we pulled from the archive files and “new” prints/props were discussed. JoAnn has an idea for making a tree from which prints would hang. Next meeting is July 26.
Clackamas Cookie Booth – Report (Dan Keeley): Cookie dough will be made with Pam Furlan this Saturday, July 30th, 10:00 AM at Clarke’s Grange.
TREASURER’S REPORT (Vicki Pounds):
The JULY Treasurer’s Report (emailed 7/21/22) had an opening balance of $9,903.69 on June 27 and on July 24 reflected an ending balance of $9,332.14 – Drop in balance was influenced by Grange improvements ($596.98). Vicki noted a refund check dated last month was recorded in July month.
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 talk with Mindy Ferriss: a good Eagle Scout project.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Dan Keeley)
- Grange Spring Cleaning: Dan asked if there are any problems or continuing needs? No
- Chaps FREE Dance Night proposal for August Sundays is being advertised.
- Begins with finger-food served downstairs, then moves upstairs for Intro to Sq. Dance.
- Used Clothing Shed Proposal:
St. Pauly Textile has ruined clothing manufacturers in Africa (vendors cannot compete).
Maintenance involved: will take more effort in the sort/fold of items (before pickup).
- Treasurer - BILLS and RECEIPTS:
Camera System $439.99
Combination Door Lock 129.00
Projector Screen 27.99
TOTAL: $596.98 Paid Ck#2280
Fertilizer for lawn 64.70
Paper towels 63.70
Paper towels 85.78 quantity went up (await refund for 1/box)
Misc. supplies 8.98
Ant bait 5.98
Bath cleaner 5.99
Fridge shelf 19.77
Spring cleaning eats 48.94
Heat Pump repair 435.00
Vicki Pounds moved to pay the bills ($738.84), Don Sether seconded, motion carries.
- Molalla Grange (Don Sether): September 28th – Fourth Degree at 3:00 PM, 6:30 Dinner (benefits the youth), 7:30 PM is Fifth Degree.
- Rear Water Faucet: Currently the Fescue (rear) lawn is being wateed via a hose that runs from the front faucet along the Eastside of the building and connects to a timer.
Don Sether moved to budget $150 for a new line, Kathie seconded for a faucet on the rear end of the building, motion passes VSO.
HEIRLOOM PROGRAM – Guard against selfishness.
MEMBERS SICK or IN DISTRESS (Dan Keeley): None reported.
GOOD OF THE ORDER: The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.
( Lily Tomlin, American comedienne)
NEXT Meeting: Sunday, AUGUST 28, 2022 at an earlier time: 3:30pm (Vicki plans a later arrival)
Meeting was adjourned, by Dan Keeley, at 5:35 PM.