Guest: John Keeley
Grange was opened with potluck served at 3:30pm, the meeting was called to order at 4:30pm by Dan Keeley.
Proposed Membership (Dan Keeley):
John Keeley, younger brother to Dan Keeley, was introduced. Dan expressed John had interest in joining the Grange. All members welcomed John and all members were in favor of his becoming a member. Dan asked for a vote of those in favor, voting-sign-of-the-order was unanimous.
Secretary Report: 8/27/17 Minutes were not yet available.
Treasurer's Report: Vicki has emailed, ending balance is $7,690.64.
1. Ballroom floor sealing treatment - pending; mopping done and treatment material is on hand,
- test site: chair closet corner
2. Stage wiring - pending.
3. NE-side roofing screws replacement - need long roofing screws versus short screws
4. Women's bathroom plumbing revision - pending.
5. Rear door cement landing replaced (cracked and rough)
6. Lobby tiles cleaned and re-grouted
7. Kitchen cupboards - need sanded, cleaned and repainted
8. Some upstairs window repairs - pending
9. Woodwork and Doors throughout building need cleaning (Formula 409 works).
10. John Deere mower (housed in shed outback) not running - needs refurbished to use OR sold.
1. Dan reported that the Josephine County GMO ban has been struck down by the Oregon Court of Appeals as in conflict with the Oregon Seed Pr-emption law.
2. Dan also reported on the North Willamette Valley Experiment Station. The budget is looking up at the station with several vacancies filled and a very go get 'em director. Station does work on Berries, Xmas trees, nursery stock, Vegetable seed crops and hazelnuts. Dan and JoAnn attended their harvest gala fund raiser dinner last week, at Charbonneau, and found it excellent, featuring cheese and beer from the OSU food science students.
JoAnn reported they are testing a new variety of "sweet basil" for its mold resistence.
Legislative (Dan Keeley):
1. The Oregon legislature is considering joining a pollution prevention "market" currently run by California, Washington and British Columbia. Program would allocate pollution permits and then charge fees for any extra pollution. Large companies would be subject to the program initially.
2. Also, Sen. Ron Wyden is holding a series of town hall meetings regarding condition of our forests and the causes of the bad fire season. Comments are needed regarding how to get the forests thinned and healthy.
Education: Dan reported Oregon Dept. of Agriculture is introducing 'Ag in the classroom' by pairing up kids with mentors/educators - great program.
Hall (Dan Keeley):
1. Ballroom: One coat of oil was applied to a corner of the floor, beside the stage - near the chair closet.
Members checked it out: found it looked OK and the glide of the foot was about the same on the test spot.
Floor needs scuff marks sanded out before proceeding with the initial coat. Several coats will be needed over time.
2. Rentals: The Sept. 16th rental was a great BD party: TV was 14' wide X 18' Tall and the Amplifier was outrageous - they cleaned up well also. November 6th rental is Disabled Adult Outreach meeting, contact is: Shangrila-or.org, a non-profit agency.
Lecturer (Sandy Shew): no report
Legislative (Dan Keeley): SB 181 (Non-profit organizations taxation and annual reporting requirements bill) - did NOT pass. Dan circulated The Capitol Granger published by Grange Lobbyist: Craig Loughridge - also available via the OSG website.
Membership (Betty Chipps):
1. 2017 Membership renewal check (included $10 donation) from Adin Hester was presented to Treasurer.
2. Katie Gonzales email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Storage Shed (outback) was jacked up and placed on blocks on Sept. 1st.
2. 150th Anniversary Party Flyer - is completed.
OLD BUSINESS (Dan Keeley):
1. Valley River Dancers, in Newberg, is NOT renting the Grange for a New Years dance.
2. Regarding 2018 SW-side Wall Residing Project (insulation & Hardy Siding to be installed): Dan is delayed in submitting the Application to OSG for Matching Grant (due SEPT 15th) as member signatures are required for volunteer-labor commitment (labor hours need to off-set cost of materials to satisfy the Matching Grant). BUDGET estimate: $5,963 (includes materials and 116/hours labor at $22/hour).
Project involves taking off old siding and placing insulation and hardy-plank (painted) siding; equipment includes truck (to haul off old siding) and lift-equipment provided by Ken Sether.
Project to be accomplished in August - time involves: one day - rip off old siding, second-day to lay insulation and third-day to paint siding (on the ground) and use lift to nail the hardy-plank.
To beautify the exterior: a future project might be to trim the windows in a different color.
3. The POMONA Grange will visit on October 22nd at the regular Maplewood Grange Meeting. The 3:30pm Potluck will include: Coffee/Cider, Corn Bread & Salad (Betty), Soup (Dan), Katie (Soup),
Dessert or Salad (Sandy), plus what others bring. The meeting time is 4:30pm.
Treasurer - Bills/Receipts:
Receipts (Betty Chipps):
$50 check: $40 = 2017 Membership renewal, $10 = Donation to Maplewood for 150th-yr Nat'l Grange celebration
Expense reimbursement (payable to Betty Chipps - pending presentation of receipt): $23.00 Printing of Flyers for 150th Anniversary Grange Party and 1/2-page Flyer handout.
Expense reimbursement (payable to Dan Keeley) was presented to Treasurer:
2 each Dustpans: $ 6.00
Switch Box to Heat Pump: $32.78
Vacuum Bags: $12.00
Betty Chipps moved to pay for bill reimbursements, Kathie Femrite seconded, all approved via "voting sign of the order."
1. Dish Pans - replacements have been purchased.
2. Filter to Mr. Coffee: Katie Gonzales has an extra filter.
Foyer Entry Rug:
JoAnn Keeley recommends the entrance rug (the undercoating sheds water) is worn and needs replaced. Head nods confirmed and budget maximum of $100 was anticipated. JoAnn Keeley volunteer to locate the rug.
Betty Chipps moved to obtain a new entry rug, not to exceed $100, JoAnn Keeley seconded, all approved via "voting sign of the order."
10/15/17 150th Anniversary Party responsibilities were outlined: (see separate page)
COMMUNICATION (Secretary - Betty Chipps):
Clackamas County POMONA: (none received)
Oregon State Grange (OSG)
- 2017 Q3-Quarterly Report & Membership Roster (due OCT 31st)
- 3rd SAT, 10/21/17 5:00pm WARNER Gr. - Cuddle Cots Fundraiser Dinner/Auction
3rd SUN, 10/15 - Maplewood Grange celebrates National Grange's 150th Anniversary ... invite friends, family and other Grangers to: "PUMPKIN PAINTING" Day at, 3:00 - 4:30pm
4th SUN, 10/22 Hosting visitation from POMONA @ Grange Meeting 3:30pm Potluck, 4:30pm Meeting
1st MON, 11/06 - Kendra Morgan reservation Disabled Adults (non-profit) Meeting 5:00pm-8:00pm
3rd SUN, 11/19 - Chaps and Petticoats Jamboree 4:00pm-6:00pm
4th SUN, 11/26 - Grange Meeting??
4th SUN, 12/24 - Grange Meeting- NO
GOOD to the Order: (none)
Next Event: SUN, 10/15 Maplewood "PUMPKIN PAINTING" and Game Night 3:00-4:30pm
- celebrates 150 years of the National Grange!
Next Meeting: 10/22 Maplewood hosts POMONA @ Grange Meeting 3:30pm Potluck, 4:30pm Meeting
Meeting Adjourned: at 5:35pm by Dan Keeley.