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January 2018 Luncheon Notes

ABA January Luncheon                                              

Thursday, January 11th

In Attendance:  25


Called to Order by President Sally Fabre:    11:50

Introduction of Sally as President and thank you to Eric Squires, Becky Jarvis for re-starting it and to Karen Bolin for leading us.  Aloha continues to need a better mentorship outreach for our students.    


1- Introductions/Testimonials

  1. Carlson – Carlson Law Group
  2. Taylor – Willamette West Habitat for Humanity
  3. Scheele – SCARS

*M. Schmidt – Schmidt and Yee

  1. Remre – Schmidt and Yee
  2. Sievert – Reedville Presbyterian
  3. Farrell – Village Without Walls
  4. Dickhous – Aloha resident
  5. Harrington – Metro Council, Guest of Karen
  6. Wordell – Washington County LUT
  7. Arkeson
  8. Schouten – County Commissioner

*M. Holcomb – Holcomb Computers – Retired

  1. Bransford – Washington County
  2. Huish – Mt Olivet Church
  3. Yarnell – Aloha High School
  4. Rizzo – AHS Video Production Teacher
  5. Lauren – AHS class of 71, Warrior Opportunity Fund Board Member
  6. Miller – Westside Cruisers Car Club

*T. McCampbell – School to Career

*B. Merritt – Movement Mortgage

  1. Uhing- Willamette West Habitat for Humanity

*S. Fabre – Agape Community Insurance


*ABA Board Member


2 – Board Report – Sally Fabre

  • ABA Board Meeting was held at Sally’s home last Saturday where she served the new board members breakfast and then discussed direction of ABA, Speakers, general planning for the year


3 – Committee Reports

A – Treasurer Report – Michael Holcomb

  • $500.36 Available in Bank, Cash Flow for December $200.00 In, $130.00 Out

B – Membership Report – Michael Holcomb

  • 2 Renewing Members, 69 Members Total
    • Renewing Members – Sally Fabre with Agape Community Insurance
    • Mike Appel – Miller Paint

C – Community Partnerships – Sally Fabre

D – Communications – Brian Merritt – Website clean up underway

E – Upcoming Meetings/Programs – Sally Fabre

  • March – Building Community,
  • April – AHS students -social media
  • Fall series on Social Media and how to use it


4 – Spotlight Speaker – Kenneth Yarnell – Aloha High School

  • Grit to Gold Happy 50th Birthday Aloha
  • 37th year in Education in Aloha
  • CTE is coming back, new CS Lab, Construction and Architecture Classroom improvements
  • Arts and Athletic Hallway Remodel Paint and Rebranding
  • Winter 2018 – Aloha Alum Jordan Thierry Doc Filmmaker will be teaching Film and visiting Social Studies Classes.  Public Showing on Tuesday Feb 13th.
  • Athletic Hall of Fame ”restart” Reception on February 16th (+PodCast)
  • Performing Arts Hall of Fame – Spring 2019
  • Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame
  • May 26th. Aloha High School 50th Celebration

5- Guest Speaker – Commissioner Dick Schouten

  • 727 Square Miles Aloha and Community Space
  • 85% of area is outside UGB
  • Total Population 595,860
  • County Budget – Taxes, Licenses, charges for services, intergovernmental, Fines
  • Local Initiatives – Champions Park (1st Large Scale Community Park over 20 Acres) – 1st All abilities Field.  1.5 Million Capital Campaign.
  • Aloha Tomorrow – “Community Visioning, Safety, Mobility”
    • Look at renderings and plans for Aloha Tomorrow (focus on Alexander and 185th, vs TV Hwy and 185th
    • WC LUT looking at funds from their budget towards improving pedestrian (and other) safety and usability
    • Mixed Use Development?
    • 198th Improvements 3 Lanes (Farmington to TV Hwy) continuous sidewalks, fill in ditches and improve draining, and improve transit/bus stops
  • County wide Initiatives
    • Code Enforcement – Public Nuisance Ordinances
    • Aloha Library
    • THPRD
    • Affordable Housing – Multiple new builds in the works
    • Crisis Care – Hawthorn Walk In Center (mental health and addictions care) , Family Justice Center,
    • Current Election – Measure 101 (endorse a “Yes” vote)
  • Future Outlook
    • Board of Elections Vote (Dick endorses Kathryn Harrington)
  • Q & A –
    • Farmington – from Kinnaman to 209th eventually on the list for improvements.


6 – Announcements-

  • Tim Tebow Night to Shine event to take place at Westside Community Church on Feb. 9th
  • Leadercast May 4th Friday in Gresham


Next Meeting:  Thursday February 8th, 2018

2018 Tax Law Changes – Leon Taylor


2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant  

Please invite someone to join!


The ABA Board would like to thank

Schmidt and Yee and

Movement Mortgage

for hosting our Board Meetings.



October Luncheon Notes

Luncheon Meeting Agenda                                                

Thursday, October 12th

Greeter:  Pryscilla B

Called to Order: 11:45

In Attendance: 20


1- Introductions/Testimonials

  • M. Holcomb – Holcomb Computers*
  • G. Carlson – Carlson law group
  • B. Meritt – Movement Mortgage*
  • K. Bolin – Edward Jones*
  • E. Uling – Willamette West Habitat
  • J. Doan – Aloha Library Assoc. (exceeded goal fundraising)
  • J. Doan – TVWD
  • Westside Cruisers
  • D. Atkins – Key Bank
  • M. Schmidt – Schmidt and Yee
  • Benting Construction
  • C. Zamora – Song Bird Healing Arts
  • A. Sommer – OFOSA
  • B. Oswald –  Washington County LUT

*ABA Board Member


Testimonials –

  • Westside Cruisers is cleaning up Kinnaman Saturday
  • Aloha Tomorrow Online Open House –

2 – Board Report – Karen Bolin

  • ABA Board meets on the 1st Thursday of every month.  
  • This month we prepped for the Grand Opening of the new park.  Bales iss  giving away cookies.  Karen will be manning our booth, but she would like more people with her.  THPRD estimates 4000 in attendance.  Neil’svill’s Dentistry and D’Vida will be there.  Hops and Timbers doing clinic.  ABA will collect more names for Community List.  
  • Next Board Meeting Novemberr  2nd at Schmidt and Yee.  Let us know if you want to attend.  


3 – Committee Reports

A – Treasurer Report – Michael Holcomb – 1645.12 Funds available in bank. Cash flow for September was $0 in and $358 out.  (WE NEED YOU TO recruit members)    

B – Membership Report – Michael Holcomb  – 0 renewing members, 72 total

C – Community Partnerships – Sally Fabre – Next Road Cleanup is Sat Oct 21st.  Tree Lighting at Bales on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  

D – Communications – Brian Merritt – His drone will be flying at THPRD Park Opening, his videos are going to be loaded on our website

E – Upcoming Meetings/Programs – Karen Bolin. – Board election is at our November Luncheon.  Today we want to discuss what we do next.  

  • November – Mentoring and Leadership – creating positivity in the workplace.  
  • December – Aloha HS students present community business survey results   
  • January – Dick Schouten – wrap up of 2017 and what will come in 2018


4 –  Spotlight Speakers –

  • Willamette West Habitat for Humanity – Elena Uling
    • Child of generational poverty, this shaped her life – non stable housing until she was 12.  Lived in parks and hotels so she could have an address for school.  Teachers helped her.  1st to graduate from HS, first to go to and graduate from college, first to own her own home.  
    • Drive to work at WWHH there was due to knowledge of stable housing being important for child development not.  
    • 2 builds in Beaverton, 3 homesites in Aloha.  Eagle Scouts built walkway through wetland adjacent to
    • Volunteers do 60% of the work for WWHH – helps to serve as educational area
    • Stability and self reliance.  
    • Hand up organization rather than hand out.  
    • Sweat equity for homes
    • Many kids coming into their services have never had a back yard.  
    • New programs launched to serve community, esp the need for permanent housing.  
    • Repair program – helped 40 families find stability and safety in a home.  
    • Bought property in King City and Hillsboro
    • May – Build a home for the future
    • Friday the 13th – Casino Night
    • Restore – make donations of household appliances/Windows, doors, etc.  building supplies, some furniture (provides $$ for Builds/Community)
    • Video shown –
      • started 16 years ago in a garage converted to cat shelter
      • OFOSA picks up animals from Bakersfield CA.  
      • They treat Parvovirus many shelters do not.  
      • Volunteers for surgery/kennel care
      • Average monthly cost is $13,000.
      • Heroes volunteer time and monthly support for their tight budget.  
      • Adoption Events Saturday’s at Petsmart/Petco, Petsmart works with them to find “Forever homes”. From Neglect to a home full of love.  Your donation saved this pets life.  
    • Located off 185th but moving – Zoning Problem, outgrown place.  Looking for new place.  Selling it.  All Animals will now be Foster Based.  No animals on campus until new place found.  Will be there until place sells.  
    • Anne is Director of Development
    • Needs exist for $$ and foster Families
    • Hero Club (monthly sustaining membership)
    • 15,000 animals taken in rehabilitated and and adopted out from high kill shelters in CA and Mexico , OFOSA gets them healthy and adopt out via Petsmart and Petco on Saturday
    • Online site Can see all animals for available for adoption.
    • Anne held a Give Away – Tickets were passed out and drawn for a Fun Center card and Water Drinking Fountain for pets
    • Q & A:  
      • OFOSA fills a need because Bonnie Hays and Humane Society are actually kill shelters.  OFOSA takes care of high medical needs (will delay until new facility found) Only euthanize for medical needs.  Shelter exists because of the high rate of kill, and need.  Millions still without homes.  Few high kills in Oregon, so they go to CA
      • Can we change zoning on existing location?  


5 – Group Discussion – The Future of the ABA

  • How We Got Here:  2010 AHS Football won 5A Championship and our Community rallied.  In 2011 ABA re-formed – similar to the model of the Cedar Mills association.  (At the same time Downtown Beaverton, and Raleigh Hills created theirs). Karen became president in 2011, the website was created, bylaws written, etc. The Aloha town/post office was created in 1912.  Centennial celebration in 2012.  Board is all volunteer.  In 2014 Library born.  2012-2013 Aloha Reedville study done.  Citizens said – sidewalks, farmers market, lights, were among their “Wants”.  ABA took on community wants – Library, Farmers Market.  Kody took Lead on ACFM, and went to college to for this.  2016 Farmers Market started.  Did well despite lack of funding for advertising.  Park going in 2017.  Library, ACFM, Park are rocks of ABA.  What else do we need to do?  As a business association, what else do we need to do moving forward?
  • Mike Schmidt lead group discussion:
    • Hand out – Vision statement, and Mission statement.  
    • Stewards of the Path to 2040 –
      • Desire to help foster business development within county
      • A place to connect with each other/other businesses
      • Collaboration of ideas and events
      • Resource for business collaboration
      • Foster business opportunities in area
      • Business center – needs – great restaurant, great hotel, focus for community to attract the “flies”
      • Why stay here if you can go to Beaverton and Hillsboro?  How to draw people to Aloha.  
      • Create space for dialogue between businesses and students and community
      • Give place for of single business owners to provide ideas.  Membership gives you a label – I am a member of the ABA, and this is what we want to say. – sidewalks, stop lights, etc.  
      • Need for a physical center.
      • Single person business – allows space to come talk to other businesses.  Benefit to allow communication between businesses and provide info without having to do research.  
      • Need to make it a point to attend to benefit businesses.  
      • Provide insight and in for to community
      • Empower businesses in community
      • Aloha Reedville – every 3 years 60%percentage of population turns over (average in other areas is 20%)
      • Affordable , Accessible, Safe.  – Aloha
      • Feeling in Aloha is “outcast” unincorporated.  ABA creates community, gives voice – list businesses, gives sense of inclusion


    • Mission – voice of change that impacts the property owners, business owners and residents
      • Feels more like political action committee
      • Are we trying to create a greater sense of community or to foster business relationships
      • Is it the community of business relationships.  
      • Personal and professional relationships.  
      • Support each other and our businesses
      • Strengths of what we have – this replaces chamber, networking group,
        • Leadership
        • Presentations
    • Should we take flyers for or bags (100 from each member) and create welcome wagon type approach.  Hand out bags to new community members.  What do you get for your membership fee?  People are not using this as an opportunity to market their business.  How do we foster this- marketing Aloha.  No economic development based on studies.  How do we not be a “pass through”  
    • Aloha 9 sq miles, 7000 businesses, 50000 people.  
    • We only have 1% of businesses in ABA
    • How do we create value for members here, and how can we add value – you need to be a member because.  
    • Aloha does not have a “thing” to draw people.  
    • Many property sites do not have one owner, but many.  Willing seller/willing buyer.  
    • How do we attract businesses and let them build what they need to.  
    • Give positive constructive collaborative voice BEFORE businesses go in.  
    • CPO 6 represents property owners, not business owners.  
    • As a business owner what does ABA need to provide you that we are not.  
    • 97006/7/78 businesses with 1-50 employees, 3 M in sales or less = 7000 businesses (i.e. No govn’t and no Intel)
    • BSD largest employer
    • What do you want/need/can we do better?  Send note via exec sec or the website.  
    • Hard re recruiting businesses when you don’t have a list of benefits.  (It is on our site, but members may not know).
    • Voice to participate in change needed


6 – Announcements-

  • Karen has been president for 6 years and would like to see if someone else wants the job.  Company supports community involvement.  Not everyone has that luxury.  
  • Nominations open for 3 positions.
  • Tip a Cop at Tanasbourne Red Robin


Next Meeting:  Thursday November 9th, 2017

Spotlight Speakers: Washington County Sheriff Office & Reedville Presbyterian


2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant  

Please invite someone to join!


The ABA Board would like to thank

Schmidt and Yee and

Movement Mortgage

for hosting our Board Meetings.



December Luncheon Notes

Thursday, December 14th

In Attendance:  35  

(12 Aloha High Students)


Called to Order:  



1- Introductions/(Testimonials)

  • D. Schouten – County Commissioner (Les Schwab)
  • T. Greeno – Ark Realty
  • *M.Schmidt – Schmidt and Yee (Ace Hardware)
  • D. Atkins – KeyBank
  • J. Doane – TVWD
  • J. Doane – Aloha Community Library
  • M. Farrell – Village without Walls
  • *S. Fabre – Agape Community Insurance (Aloha Theatre)
  • *B. Merritt – Movement Mortgage (Miller Paint)
  • R. Scheele – SARS (Tresor Day Spa allowed display to raise funds)
  • T. Palmer – JIL Development (BiMart)
  • Dean of Students Aloha High School (many Aloha Students work at Starbucks)
  • P. Miller – Westside Cruisers (support Car Class at Aloha/shoutout to Napa)
  • L. Kingsporn – School to Career (BiMart)
  • *T. McCampbell – School to Career (aloha High School)
  • T. Lock – FJC Washington County (Peppermill)
  • L. Taylor -W West Habitat for Humanity (649, BiMart)
  • M. Coleman – AHS Teacher (Thriftway)
  • *M. Holcomb – Holcomb Computer Services – retired
  • *K. Bolin – Edward Jones


Students – After School Areas to spend time:

  • McDonalds
  • $ Store
  • Baskin Robbins
  • DQ (5$ Lunch!)
  • Albertsons
  • Thriftway
  • Coffee Station
  • Dutch Bros
  • Crunch
  • Sakura


2 – Board Report – Karen Bolin


3 – Committee Reports

A – Treasurer Report – Michael Holcomb

$430.36 funds available in bank, Cash Flow for November $200 in, $973 Out

B – Membership Report – Michael Holcomb

  • 2 new members, 69 Members total
  • New Members – Kathleen Alexander with Keller Williams, Teresa Greeno with Ark Realty

C – Community Partnerships – Sally Fabre

Tree Lighting was a success

D – Communications – Brian Merritt

E – Upcoming Meetings/Programs – Karen Bolin

4- Guest Presentation – School to Career Program – Aloha Business Boom Survey Presentation


Business Survey Results

  • Focused on one School this year – Aloha
  • Led at Aloha buy Monique Coleman
  • Over the course of the past month 8 students visited local businesses to see how we can improve the local community via the ABA
  • Used 2nd and 4th period to visit businesses
  • Asked local businesses for a good time to speak with them
  • Asked if they were ABA members and what would make them want to join
  • Asked about additional businesses wanted
  • 27 interviews with 27 businesses (12 are members of ABA, 12 not, 3 not sure)
  • Main reason not to be a member is not knowing about ABA
  • Improve signage to showcase non “anchor” businesses
  • ABA site should include “deals” advertising for businesses
  • Beautify community (clean up)
  • Business Owners concerned with litter and theft (suggest increase garbage cans)
  • Business wants:
    • Full Service Restaurant
    • Retail Stores – Target
    • Aloha Newsletter
    • Sushi
    • FroYo
    • Entertainment Center (Bowling/Mini Golf)
    • Expand Farmers Market
  • Safety Recommendations on 185th and Kinnaman
    • Sidewalks
    • Light Poles
    • Bike Lanes
  • 70% of Survey Takers at businesses were Managers, 30% Owners
  • Learned
    • Multiple Managers
    • How to talk to adults
    • What the ABA is
    • Demographic of business users seemed to be older
    • Availability of Businesses in our area
    • Businesses were welcoming to the community
    • How much local businesses give to our community
    • Lots of cool managers in our area
    • A LOT of businesses that exist they did not know about previously

Patron Survey

  • Asked questions outside local businesses
    • Zip code, live or work in area, what brought you to the area today, how often do you come to this area, why did you chose the business, what other areas did you visit
  • 97005, 97007, 97078 highest # of respondents
  • Majority live and work in area
  • Most popular mode of transport is car
  • NO SIDEWALKS # 1 reason to drive not walk in area
  • Majority very likely to return to area
  • What brought you to the area: many were one stop shopping (gas, Pizza) before heading to Tanasbourne where there were multiple options
  • Many would like to see more businesses such as 185th and Cornell area for businesses in the 185th Farmington/185th Kinnaman area
  • Requests are – Full Service Restaurants (Red Robin) and Bike Lanes
  • Patrons like friendly atmosphere here
  • Learned/Suprised by:
    • Lots of people shop at Albertsons
    • People here are nice, really nice and willing to take survey
    • Like the number of locally owned businesses
    • Older Demographic in community threw them
    • Wish you had asked? – More time to take survey (email?). Who do you take shopping?  Ages?  


5 – Announcements-

  • Tim Tebow Night to Shine -to take place Westside Community Church February 9th (need headcount by January 9th).   Looking for assistance, and sponsorship
  • Executive Director for FJC – Opens early to February to assist victims of Domestic Violence in a “one stop shop” (restraining orders, court services, Counseling services, etc)
  • Board Meeting Newly elected positions:  
    • Sally Fabre President
    • Mike Schmidt Secretary
    • Mike Holcomb Treasurer
    • Brian Merritt Communications
  • 4:30 – 6:30 ABA Holiday Happiness at 649


Adjourned 1pm


Next Meeting:  Thursday January 11th, 2018

Guest Speaker:  Commissioner Dick Schouten

Spotlight Speaker:  Kenneth Yarnell – Aloha High School


2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant  

Please invite someone to join!


The ABA Board would like to thank

Schmidt and Yee and

Movement Mortgage

for hosting our Board Meetings.



November Luncheon Notes

Thursday, November 9th

In attendance 25

Called to Order by Karen Bolin at 11:50


1- Introductions/Testimonials

  1. Masterson – McDonald’s
  2. Pollard – Jil Development
  3. Farrell – Village Without Walls – assist older adults to stay in their homes
  4. Mickanin – Aloha Library Association
  5. Sievert – Pastor Reedville Presbyterian Church
  6. Miller – Westside Cruisers Car Club
  7. Yarnell – Aloha High School

*B. Merritt – Movement Mortgage

  1. Alexander – Keller Williams Real Estate
  2. McCampbell – School to Career

*M. Holcomb – Holcomb Computer Services  

*M. Schmidt – Schmidt and Yee

  1. B. Phelps – Odyssey Mentoring and Leadership
  2. Doane – Tualatin Valley Water District
  3. Rawlinson – Washington County Sheriff Office
  4. Zamarra -Songbird Healing Arts
  5. Whitehead – TV Hwy Chiropractic

Aloha Baskin Robbins

*S. Fabre – Agape Community Insurance

  1. Green  – Ark Realty Group
  2. Wordell – Washington County Department of Land Use and Transportation
  3. Scheele – SCARS
  4. Carlson – Carlson Law Group

*K. Bolin – Edward Jones


*ABA Board Members



  1. Yarnell – shout out to Tabitha W/Hillsboro Chamber and School to Career


2 – Board Report – Karen Bolin

Board Meeting was held Tuesday  – Election details discussed, election today.  


3 – Committee Reports

A – Treasurer Report – Michael Holcomb – $1203.76 funds available in the bank.  Cash flow for October $260 in and $701.38 out

B – Membership Report – Michael Holcomb – 3 renewing members, 68 members total

C – Community Partnerships – Sally Fabre –

  • Adopt a Road was cancelled but WCSO did it, thank you.
  • Aloha Christmas Tree Lighting Sat Nov 25th 6-8.  Free stuffed Animals for first 150 kids,  Music and Santa.  
  • AHS – Gift Card Drive for Homeless Students.  

D – Communications – Brian Merritt – Video presented at beginning of meeting included the opening of Mountain View Champions Park’s big event.  

  • New members who want video promotion for their business should contact B. Merritt.  

E – Upcoming Meetings/Programs – Karen Bolin –

  • December 14th Luncheon – AHS Students will present the results of their Aloha Business Boom Survey.  There will be a $12.00 per person buffet.  Plan to sit with kids to discuss their survey, RSVP to “adopt a student” and pay for their lunch.   
  • December 15th, ABA is hoping to have an informal get together at the 649 from 5-7 pm
  • January Luncheon Speaker will be Commissioner Dick Schouten  


4-ABA Board Election

  • Nominations opened:
    • Tabitha McCampbell – School to Career Program
    • Kathleen Alexander – Keller Williams
  • Previously nominated:  Sally Fabre, Mike  Schmidt
  • Vote for 3
  • 3 newly elected members:  Sally Fabre and Mike Schmidt (two highest vote recipients, will serve 2 year terms) and Tabitha McCampbell


5 –  Spotlight Speakers –

  • Reedville Presbyterian –
    • Presbyterian Denomination,traces roots through American Revolution back to reformation, started with the Big Bang – Let there Be Light
    • Moses – creating community
    • Jesus – “what God is all about in the flesh”.
    • 500th anniversary of Protestant reformation
    • Presbyterians are heirs of John Calvin who offered his version of the vision in Switzerland
    • Nathan and Mary Robinson gifted land for religious or educational purposes.  Much of land sold to the Reeds who started town.  
    • Current chapel was a church at army’s Camp Adair, took it apart, moved it to Reedville and turned it into the church.  $900
    • Community connections and partners.  
    • “There’s a place for everyone at the table at Reedville church”
    • We believe God’s project is to mend the entire universe we’d like to be part of the project in partnership with the community
    • Annual Church Bazaar Nov 18th 9-4


6 –  Guest Speaker – Susan Bender Phelps – “Creating Positivity in our Companies”

  • Ways to cheer us up include:
    • positive postings
    • positive affirmation
    • Positive messages left in dry erase markers on mirror in am.
    • Positive quotes
    • Vacation Photos
  • Tony Robbins motivates athletes with a fist pump and chant of “yes yes yes”
  • We want to “interrupt” a bad day.   
  • Remember YOU can make a difference.  Ask – “Is everything okay?”  And follow it up with “I understand it WILL be okay, but what can I do to be of service today?”
  • We need 4 hugs a day
  • Make a point to connect with those around you.  As you enter a facility you can gauge if others are supported and welcome.
  • If we don’t work in a place where you are cared about, turnover is high.  If you don’t have a positive culture within your company, you will not retain members/workers/customers.
  • If you don’t do what you promise in an apology you have not really apologized
  • Young people aren’t as paycheck thirsty.  They tend to be focused on the next best culture to take them away.  If you don’t care, they won’t want to work there.  They are willing to work hard if they think someone cares about them.  
  • No one becomes an expert overnight, but you can make a good day for yourself and a good day for your employees.   


7 – Announcements-

  • Aloha Annual Christmas Tree Lighting November 25th 6:00pm – 8:00pm Bales Thriftway Parking Lot (Voted at meeting to give $100 for cost of stuffed animals)
  • Aloha High School students “Aloha Business Boom Survey”  – 14 students working on their senior project through School to Career (sets up internships for seniors).  This counts as their internship.  Career Counseling – ½ credit to graduate.  Teams coming to Merchants and Patrons being surveyed at businesses.  Patron Teams 100 surveys, Merchant Teams 25-30 Merchants each.  Will be presented next month at Luncheon.  What are businesses and customers each looking for.  
  • November 30th 6pm  At Aloha High School – presentation of Aloha Tomorrow Online Open House.  Over 1000 clicks, 8 min average.  150 responses to questions
  • Tim Tebow Sponsored “Night to Shine” Feb 9th.  6-9pm.  Prom for special needs child 14 and up. NEED count by Dec 15th.
  • AHS Theatre – Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon Next weekend
  • Kinnaman Shop with a cop through the Sheriff Office
  • Cell Phone Law – Don’t touch cell phone


Next Meeting:  Thursday December 14th, 2017

Aloha High School Students presentation of findings from their “Aloha Business Boom Survey”


2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant  

Please invite someone to join!


The ABA Board would like to thank Schmidt and Yee for hosting our Board Meetings.




September Luncheon Notes

Luncheon Meeting Agenda
Thursday, September 14th
Called to Order: 11:45
In Attendance: 25

Viewed Aloha Video produced by Brian Merritt

1- Introductions/Testimonials
Karen Bolin – Edward Jones *ABA Board President
J. Doane – TVWD
J. Doane – Aloha Community Library
P. Miller – Westside Cruisers Car Club
L. Lamprecht – Linda Lamprecht CPA
K. Carpentier – Homeplate Youth Services
Brian Merritt – Movement Mortgage *ABA Board Member
Michael Holcomb – Holcomb Computer Services *ABA Treasurer
J. Metlan – Oregon State Treasury
Homeplate Youth Services
Washington County District Two
Hillsboro Chamber School to Career
Benting Construction
Keller Williams Realty
Crunch Fitness
L. Taylor – Willamette West Habitat for Humanity
K. Yarnell – Aloha High School
P. Roberts – Westside Cruisers
Destinations Hypnosis
S. Hansen – Pamplin Media
A. Jacks – OFOSA
A. Summer – OFOSA
Sally Fabre – Agape Community Insurance *ABA Board Secretary
C. Zamara – Songbird Healing Arts

2 – Board Report – Karen Bolin
Met in September to go over Board plans for rest of year – ABA helped launch the Farmers market and Library. There are plans for THPRD’s new park to open Oct 14th. Do we want to do anything as a business organization for that? ACFM hopes to move the market to the park next season. Tree lighting in November. (Same day as “Civil War”)
Opening of Nominations for Board for 2018 – Elections in November. Karen would like a new president. After Board members are elected, the Board elects members. Sally Karen and Mike S’s positions are up, Brian Merritt and Mike H. will continue (elected for 2 years)

3 – Committee Reports
A – Treasurer Report – Michael Holcomb – $2003.14 in bank. Cash flow $160.00 in, $207.00 out
B – Membership Report – Michael Holcomb – 2 renewing members, 72 total
C – Community Partnerships – Sally Fabre –
Scooping with a Cop at Aloha Baskin Robbins – raised $500 in donations during the scooping time; ABA donated $150; and $200 donated by Rotary. 80 helmets were handed out with the Bicycle Safety Fair held at the same time.
Road clean up Sat Oct 21 working with Washington County Sheriff’s department and their jail community work program
D – Communications – Brian Merritt – video being posted to site, it will be evolving. Call if you want your business added to it.
E – Upcoming Meetings/Programs – Karen Bolin.
October discussion on the ABA, rethink vision, work on election.
November – excellence in the work space and how to stay positive
Dec – Dick Schouten
January is still open

4 – Spotlight Speakers –
Westside Cruisers – Pryscilla Robert
Started in 2008 by group of old car enthusiasts to unite car people
Supports charitable causes, in particular Aloha High School students in need (supportive of BSD automotive technology program)
Wednesday “Cruise In” at Blue Moon diner Cruise in – Spring & Summer 4:30 to dusk Aloha Market Center (Showed pictures of event)
Mission: to form technical support and friendship among hobbyists who have an interest in preservation and restoration of vehicles and to establish good relations between community
Images from events:
Senior Center Cruise In
Nike Garage dedication
Portland Roadster Show – 2017
Have sponsor levels available if you would like your businesses to support them
2nd Monday of the month 7pm at Peppermill monthly meeting
If your business wants “eye candy” to call attention to an event, send a note

Homeplate Youth Services
Reach out to youth struggling with homelessness and poverty in Washington county
Serves ages 12-24
Only drop in youth resource center in Washington County
Go out into community with backpacks w/water and go to transit centers and other group areas to share what they do and call attention to services
3 meals a week drop in availability
Help finance housing and medical care – Virginia Garcia, Planned Parenthood, etc.
Day Space available now to work on resumes and other internships, job situations, job training.
Drop in spaces provide space for shower/laundry, meals, hang out in a safe place (Beaverton, Hillsboro)
Looking for volunteers

5 – Program Speaker – Joel Metlen – Oregon State Treasury Department
Working on program for a year now has also worked in NY and DC
Oregon Saves
Oregon Able – Savings for people with disabilities (new program) $1M saved
Oregon Saves – Retirement Savings to balance the gap. Difference between what we need to save and what we have. Gap is in trillions nationally. Social Security payments will not be enough when it is time to retire, and people are not saving enough. Most do to have option to save through work, many do to have access through a retirement program at work.
When more retire into poverty they are more dependent on social services which are strained.
1 in 4 are on Medicaid in OR
Cost of PERS and cost of Medicaid are rising
State trying to fill gap with Oregon Saves
Savings through employer access , easy and automatic.
Liberal and Conservative think tank created it, based on UK program called NEST
5 states implementing this – OR, CA, CT, MD and ?
Rolling out over the next several years
Business will need to facilitate retirement plan for their employees
2 pilot programs being carried out now
Simple deduction from paycheck to go directly to savings
Starting this fall with large (100 or more) employees, next 3 years it will roll out to smaller employers.
Do not have to facilitate if they already have a retirement program
Employer side – register to facilitate online, give employee information, start payroll deductions
Employer joins – Employee gets notice – automatically enrolled, but you can access it early. Can choose default amount, or can choose more. Your account, your $, your control. Roth IRA and you can roll it into another IRA, can change investments. Default is to just save.
Standard path is to save 5% but you can start at 1% until comfortable. Cap for Roth IRA is 5500 per year.
Investment account – not savings. You are investing in stock market. As you age and get closer to retirement it goes from higher risk -higher pay out stock to targeted preservation (bonds)
Fee for program – none for employers (no employer matching) fees are only on assets under management. $100 -1% on assets under management. Per year.
$ goes from employer to account manager to account.
Can transfer as you switch employers.
What you put in you can take out with no fee, but there are taxes or penalties on earnings and non qualified fees
Age Limit – 18 to join program.
Can save through Roth IRA as long as you have an income
Security – went to HQ, grilled IT and security to look for prevention of data breach, as well as establishing plans if it does happen. Due diligence. Continued review of security by board.
Administration – Similar to college savings. Board appointed by governor, under Oregon State Treasury. OST oversees program. Hired plan service provider – financial group to set up Roth IRA, man site and call center. Board selects investments used.
Interest in “Socially Responsible” groups (i.e. No investment in oil) available
Employees are automatically enrolled at default setting but can opt out before it starts. Can also opt back in

6 – Announcements-
Farmers Market – May go an additional week in October
Saturday September 16th 1pm Speakers and Cake – Aloha Community Library 5th Birthday – gift matching fund. Support the Aloha Community Library
Eagle Creek fire has gotten to the Bull Run, but is unexpected to affect water
Homeplate and Westside – K Yarnell grateful for their support of Aloha, including Clothes and Food Pantry used by 5-10 students daily
Homecoming Oct 20th
National Adoption event at Petsmart – Wilsonville, Tanasbourne and Cedar Hills Saturday 11-5
Oct 4th Coffee with a Cop at Donut Day 9-11.
23rd Crazy Critter Crate Sale – Garage Sale Warehouse at Beaverton Hillsdale, and premier movie called “The Stray” on Oct 4th

Adjourned at 1pm

Next Meeting: Thursday October 12th, 2017

2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant
Please invite someone to join!

The ABA Board would like to thank
Schmidt and Yee and
Movement Mortgage
for hosting our Board Meetings.

August Luncheon Notes

Luncheon Meeting Agenda
Thursday, August 10th
Called to Order at: 11:50
In Attendance: 23

1- Introductions/Testimonials
C. Zamara – Songbird Healing Arts
S Leitz – Baskin Robbins
J. Doan – TVWD
*S. Fabre – Agape Insurance Agency
S. Whitehead – TVHWY Chiro
Crunch Fitness
J. Doan – Aloha Community Library
**A. Jacks – OFOSA
D. Schnoor – WCSO
G. Carlson – Carlson Law Group
Dr. P. Botner – Back to Basix
K. Yarnell – Aloha High School
S. Eaton – Westside Cruisers
E. Rawlinson – WCSO
*M. Holcomb – Holcomb Computer Services (Retired)
*B. Meritt – Movement Motgate
L. Dobrowosik – Hillsboro Chief of Police/ Family Justice Center
J. Willey – Family Justice Center
P Miller – Westside Cruisers
*K Bolin – Edward Jones

*Board Member
**New Member

2 – Board Report – Karen Bolin
ABA Board did not meet July or August
3 – Committee Reports
A – Treasurer Report – Michael Holcomb
$2050.18 funds available, cash flow for July was $420 in and $160 out
B – Membership Report – Michael Holcomb
5 renewing/new members (Back to Basics, Cooper Mountain Presbyterian, Pamplin Media, Beaverton Towing, OFOSA)
71 total
C – Community Partnerships – Sally Fabre
Groovin in the Grass – XXXXXX
August 19th – NWBSC Fundraiser in Beaverton for Bike Helmets for Kids
Scooping with a Sheriff – August 31st 4 – 8 pm at Aloha Baskin Robbins to raise funds for Kinnaman Elementary Shop with a Cop. Plans are for an Elvis Impersonator, and Westside Cruisers to be in attendance. Albertsons plans to donate food available if you purchase a plate. The ABA will donate $150 to this.
Aloha Junior Baseball Team is holding a Car Show Saturday 10 –
Friday the 18th of August Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce meets at Baskin Robbins 8am
ABA hopes to help move the ACFM to the new Park for next year
D – Communications – Brian Merritt – working on “Scenes of Aloha” via drone and is making portfolio of images to use to showcase Aloha on ABA site
E – Upcoming Meetings/Programs – Karen Bolin
Joel Metlan of the Oregon Treasury Dept. will speak at the next Luncheon in September
The ABA Board will meet September 7th
The ABA Board Election will be held in November

4 – Spotlight Speakers –
Crunch Fitness
Steve and John Owners
30 years in Fitness
Division President for 24, retired and then got opportunity to buy Crunch
“Attitude is Everything”.
Crunch started in 1989 in a garage (reason for Garage doors in classrooms)
Crunch is known for its classes
9.95 a month
350 total franchise clubs
Gresham opened in 2010
Customers shocked by low price
No pools, saunas, or steam rooms at Crunch as they are a “waste of time”
Aloha Crunch opened April 16th 2017
Vancouver and Mill Plain coming soon
Crunch takes great care of members offering: tours of the club, cleanliness, personal training, small group training, NO JUDGEMENTS
Base membership 9.95, Peak membership +tanning and hydromassage 19.95, Peak Plus 29.95
Take pride in personal training
Small group training – smaller than classic, access to exclusive combat training
“Dot Fit” offers nutrition and supplementation in a partnership with a company which ensures clients get maximum nutrition
Personal training – assessment, imbalance testing, movement and postural evaluation
Act Enthusiastic! Make people smile, be positive
7 habits of a champion – excellence is not optional, a bad attitude cancels all positive skills, believe in yourself, always compete, great work ethic, strive to make yourself the best, education
TV Highway Chiropractic
Sarah Whitehead – community outreach assistant, networking and promotion.
Massage chairs at local events, (farmers market, and crunch fitness) offers free 10 min massages
Chiropractic plus massage is optimal to get body to where it is working the best.
Ultrasound muscle stimulation
Strengthening and pain management

5 – Program Speaker – Hillsboro Chief of Police – Family Justice Center
Lee Dobrowski – Hillsboro Chief of Police
95 Family Justice Centers in the US. FJC’s were supported by Bush and Obama
Strive to meet all the needs of victims. Services should include: trauma and informed care.
FJC’s strive to hold aggressors accountable so families and communities heal and thrive, generational cycles of violence is broken, hope is restored and we all work together
WCCCA DV Calls – over 1000 in Beaverton and Hillsboro each. Over 1800 to WCSO alone.
Path to healing and hope is daunting and includes: restraining orders, food and housing assistance, transportation and legal aid, transitional issues, safety, child care, court appearance assistance. FJC’s aim to support all of these areas.
Aim to reduce # of places needed to visit with kids on a bus, etc. It is difficult to access services and victims are often abused while doing so.
Opening 1st of December
Domestic Violence is the root of many homicides in WC
Since 2000 there have been 125 slayings, 31 of which were done by a current or former intimate partner. 22 more have died in family violence (including kids killed by parent)
Cost of murder prosecution is $1-1.5 million. Lifetime cost of imprisonment is $1 million
FJC goal is to end generational effects of DV on children. Stop today’s children from becoming tomorrow’s victims and abusers.
On average it takes the victim 7 tries to get out of an abusive situation
With FJC, victims are more likely to remove themselves from abuser and stay away, more likely to appear at trial and follow through, lethality diminishes. DV homicides are reduced up to 50%.
The FJC has support from all of WA county
Location will be 158th and Walker in old Arbor Homes building
Would like to eventually open a shelter.
DVRC is moving into FJC building
Need to raise $1.8 million annually, this does not even pay family service agencies, they are coming in with own budget
Going after government grants, fundraising etc (Washington county non profit, Rotary, county community groups, etc)
Planned 230 Seat Fundraising Event for September 30th to include: dinner, dance, auction and a survivor speaker. Goal to raise $100,000 website (donate there)
Facebook – Family Justice Center of Washington County
Will provide access to restraining orders under more private circumstances than are currently available.
Childcare providers, hotel vouchers will be available

6 – Announcements-
Aloha Community Library – Fundraiser Campaign to match funds raised for staff and programs begins September 1st. Their 5th Birthday Celebration will be September 16th.
Public Safety Academy through WCSO begins September 5th
August 16th Sally Fabre’s Birthday! She is celebrating at the Spagettie Factory raising funds for Special Olympics and WCSO. 5pm – 9pm

Adjourned 1pm

Next Meeting: Thursday September 14th, 2017

Our Speaker will be Joel Metlen from Oregon State Treasury to go over the new Retirement savings plan.
Our Spotlight Speakers will be: Homeplate Youth Services, and
Westside Cruisers Car Club.
2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant
Please invite someone to join!

The ABA Board would like to thank
Schmidt and Yee and
Movement Mortgage
for hosting our Board Meetings.


July 13th Luncheon Notes

Luncheon Meeting Agenda
Thursday, July 13th

Called to order by Karen Bolin at: 11:50
In Attendance: 16

1- Introductions/Testimonials
D. Atkins – Key Bank
J. Sievert – Reedville Presbyterian Church
S. Easton – Westside Cruisers
D. Schouten – County Commissioner
G. Roach – THPRD
M. Schmidt – Schmidt and Yee
K. Alexander & B. Knotts – Keller Williams
Dr P. Bother – Back to Basics Chiropractic
G. Carlson – Carlson Law
D. Schnoor – WSCO
S. Whitehead – TVHWY Chioro
Benting Construction
G. Lampros – Edwards Center

Edwards Center – THPRD Employs their clients for work at Jenkins Estate
Westside Cruisers thanks WSCO Bike Patrol for support and safety at Cruise-Ins

2 – Board Report – Karen Bolin
Crunch Fitness has joined and has had success with use of the Farmer’s Market Booth
ABA Currently has 65 Members – Goal is 100, want to build community.
The ACFM and the new Aloha Library have been of benefit to the community

3 – Committee Reports
Upcoming Meetings/Programs – Karen Bolin
August Luncheon – Hillsboro Chief of Police speaking on Family Justice Center
September Luncheon – Oregon Treasury Department Speaker

4 – Spotlight Speakers –
Dr Paul Botner – Back to Basics Chiropractic
Near 185th and Cornell by Urgent Care, next to Einstein Bagels
Brain Controls everything in body, info comes down spine and goes out nerves
Pain in neck can cause other problems in body
Showed normal neck X-ray/healthy spine
Physical stresses causing issues:
Cell Phones – bent neck
Foods we eat
Pills we ingest can all affect nerves
Brain can send wrong signals to the body as a result of stress
These miscommunications can cause subluxation
Showed neck X-ray of 25 year old with neck too straight and giving headaches
Showed x-Ray of 55 year old with compressed neck and pain caused by out of alignment areas
A “Healthy Spine” needs:
Good Posture
Good Foods
Only thing that will correct these issues is chiropractic adjustments
Chiropractic adjustment releases stress hormones
Optimal level of health can be maintained by proper chiropractic care
At your first appointment at Back to Basics, they will do an initial consultation and nerve examination, and X-rays to get you to the root cause of problems to bring you back to health.
Q & A’s
Insurance? Back to Basics takes Moda and BCBS. If you pay cash upfront you get a 20% discount, if a family member comes in you get a 30% discount.
Health Potential/ Role of Chiropractic care, and how it enhances health potential. Dr Paul works to get you to the best place you can potentially go to.
Allergies can be affected positively by chiropractic adjustment
Babies can be adjusted with minimal pressure.
We develop problems at early ages and our bodies adapt to it as we grow and bring problems with them.
Dr Paul has been there 7 years.

5 – Program Speaker – Geoff Roach from THPRD
Director of Community Partnerships.
THPRD vision – provide high quality park and rec facilities programs services and rank areas that meet the needs of a diverse community
Access for All supports programs that expand access for children and adults with physical and or development disabilities, language barriers, financial barriers, etc.
New park started as MCSP- model community sports park
Park will be complete end of summer early fall, work began Spring 2016
$14.5 million investment funded through public and private partnership
Base cost financed through bond measure.
Extra features and amenities aided by private assistance
Bond Measure/fundraiser/private donations fund park
Entire park built without steps making it ADA accessible to enter and leave together.
Plaza area to include expanded restroom/clean up capabilities (cleanup station outside). Shower available. Clean up outside allows caregivers the ability to clean client while keeping eye on others in group
All abilities play area
Double slide to allow different abilities to play together (go down slide together)
Able to keep healthier trees on site, including grove of Douglas Fir
Listened to needs of people in area
Grove of trees is autism friendly to allow a place to regathering and focus to be able to play again
THPRD parks offer shade areas to regulate body temperature
Champions 2 Field – Specialized, state of the art turf. Subsurface and surface material to meet concussion protocol. Yet hard enough to work with all mobility devices. 1st of its kind in Oregon
Relationship between BSD and THPRD is the best in the entire state. Cohesion of quality education and quality parks
Tualatin Hills Park Foundation’s goal is working with Accessibility for All at THPRD parks
Edwards Center does PE classes through THPRD
August 12th All Abilities Triathlon at main complex
Naming – Mountain View Champions Park. Asked community for suggestions, as well as creating a committee to build knowledge base
THPRD working towards more Facebook communications/social media interactions
Would like more area representation in future groups/committees
My View Community Park – Grand Opening Saturday October 14th (sometime between 12-6)
THP Foundation – Access for All Collaborative investment initiate. Goal to raise $200,000 to bring in more capabilities for AfA areas at parks
Park Developments/new parks being conceived.
Expanded community engagement
Aloha Swim Center – Wipe out, Tropical Mermaid Swim (7-16).

6 – Announcements-
Edwards Center – Bluegrass BBQ coming up.
Edwards Center October Luncheon at MAC (can advertise business through sponsorship). THPRD and Pat Dorris will be speaking
Coffee With a cop – Everyday is a Donut Day (new location) – July 15th 9-11
J. Sievert – Reedville Presbyterian is holding a BBQ 2x a year. Community BBQ tonight and the 27th. All welcome. Presentations 6-7:30
Crunch Fitness will be using the booth at ACFM today

Adjourned at 1pm

Next Meeting: Thursday August 10th, 2017

Our Speaker will be Hillsboro Chief of Police with an update on the new Family Justice Center.
2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant
Please invite someone to join!

The ABA Board would like to thank
Schmidt and Yee and
Movement Mortgage
for hosting our Board Meetings.


OregonSaves Retirement Program – Statewide Launch

Landmark OregonSaves retirement program readies for statewide launch with support of small businesses, business leaders

OregonSaves will be open to those with no saving option at work; larger employers to start getting notices next week

SALEM – To help address the looming crisis of inadequate retirement savings, Oregon this month launched the test phase of OregonSaves, an innovative program that will allow hundreds of thousands of people to start saving at work.

OregonSaves will be available statewide in phases starting in 2018, and will be open to workers with no saving option at their place of employment. Market research shows that roughly 1 million Oregon workers – representing more than half
the workforce – have no work-based plan today.

OregonSaves is the nation’s first state-based retirement program that gives private sector workers a chance to save their own money toward retirement automatically, through payroll deductions. To ensure the program works well for everybody,
Oregon small and large businesses are helping to shape the program, which was passed into law by the 2015 Legislature.

“More saving will be good for every Oregonian,” said Treasurer Tobias Read, the chair of the Oregon Retirement Savings Board. “OregonSaves gives an added benefit to Oregon workers, helps employers to be more competitive and retain workers,
and it will improve the overall economic health of our state in the long run.”

Many employers offer a retirement savings option, like a 401(k) plan. Yet tens of thousands of businesses do not, particularly small employers, for a variety of reasons. OregonSaves will allow employees of those businesses to save part
of their own paychecks, with no fees or fiduciary risk for employers.

Businesses with 100 employees or more will start receiving notices this week informing them about OregonSaves, and what it means to them. Only employers that do not offer a plan will facilitate OregonSaves.

The Treasurer sent a
letter this week to large businesses, urging them to watch their inboxes.

Under the law, businesses that don’t offer a retirement option will automatically enroll employees in OregonSaves. Participation is voluntary and workers can opt out at any time.

The goals of program are to help businesses thrive, help workers build retirement security and help taxpayers save millions. That’s because more saving and retirement wealth will reduce the demand for government safety net programs. Research
shows that people are 15 times more likely to save when there is an option available at work.

Participating workers automatically make contributions through payroll deductions, and it’s portable, allowing them to take their retirement savings with them from job to job.

In the pilot phase that began this month, the State Treasury started small to ensure the program is simple and works well for everybody: There are 11 employers in the initial test phase,
and a second pilot group will begin in October.

The participating businesses say OregonSaves is easy to facilitate while helping workers.
Casey Miller, executive director at the nonprofit Amani Center in St. Helens, said: “I don’t know why everybody isn’t doing this.”

Other businesses in the test launch include
a magazine publisher in Bend, a chocolatier in Portland, a lumber company in Springfield and a sheet metal firm near Medford.

Business input has played an important role in the development of OregonSaves, including statewide forums and rulemaking hearings. In addition, Treasury has visited businesses and associations statewide to help spread the word about the
importance of retirement saving and how OregonSaves can help businesses and workers. Research shows that employees perform better when they are more financially stable.

“Oregon small businesses care about their workers and, for many of them, OregonSaves will make a positive difference,” said Colene Martin, President and CEO of the Grants Pass and Josephine County Chamber of Commerce. “The Grants Pass and
Josephine County Chamber of Commerce welcomes OregonSaves.”

To learn more about OregonSaves, view a
2-minute video online or visit

An important point of clarification: OregonSaves is not PERS, and it has nothing to do with PERS.
The Oregon State Treasury protects public assets, saves money, and helps Oregonians to invest in themselves and their families through empowerment programs like the Oregon 529 Savings Network and OregonSaves. Treasury oversees public
investment, banking, and debt management services. State investment policies are set by the Oregon Investment Council. Treasury also promotes public outreach and education to help Oregonians learn strategies to save money and make smart financial choices.

Contact: James Sinks, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
503-881-4747 (cell)

Registration deadlines

Employers can expect to receive notice from the state prior to OregonSaves registration deadlines. Deadlines to register – if employers do not offer a work-based retirement plan — are:

o 100 or more employees: November 15, 2017
o 50 to 99 employees: May 15, 2018
o 20 to 49 employees: December 15, 2018
o 10 to 19 employees: May 15, 2019
o 5 to 9 employees: November 15, 2019
o 4 or fewer employees: May 15, 2020

June 8th Luncheon Notes

Luncheon Meeting Minutes
Thursday, June 8th

Called to Order by K Bolin at 11:45 am
In Attendance 20

1- Introductions
Back to Basics Chiropractic
Agape Community Insurance
Willamette West Habitat for Humanity
County Commissioner Dick Schouten (August Luncheon Speaker)
TV HWY Chiro
Aloha Curves Jenny Craig
Songbird Healing Arts
Schmidt and Yee
School to Career
Aloha High School
Holcomb Computers
Beaverton School District
Jim K Cedar Hills
Movement Mortgage
Westside Cruisers Car Club
Pamplin Media

Testimonial –
Leon – The 649 Tap House is now serving cocktails
Mike – recommends Clean Earth Cleaners
Karen – recommends Curves/Jenny Craig

2 – Board Report – K Bolin
ABA held its monthly Board Meeting on June 1st, the focus was on our website improvements. There will be no Board Meeting in July.

3 – Committee Reports
A – Treasurer Report – M. Holcomb – $1328.31 funds available in the bank, cash flow for May was $860.00 in and $361.40 out
B – Membership Report – M. Holcomb – 2 new members, 7 renewing, 69 Members Total
C – Community Partnerships – S. Fabre –
*Aloha Baskin Robbins will be doing a community outreach program on July 31st and is looking for a partner to participate. August 31st they will be joining with WCSO to host a Bike Safety fair.
*There are No Concerts in the park in Aloha this year. National Night Out is Tuesday August 1st. Thursday, August 3rd, it will be recognized in Aloha at the Farmers Market.
*Mt View Champions Park will be dedicated October 14th. A member of THPRD will speak at the Luncheon in July or August.
D – Communications – B. Merritt – Continuing to work on the Aloha video footage.
E – Upcoming Meetings/Programs – K. Bolin – There will be no Board Meeting in July.

4 – Spotlight Speakers –
Diana Fairhurst – Aloha Curves/Jenny Craig
*Started working for Aloha Curves in 1999
*2 years ago Jenny Craig joined
*Why get in shape?
-Live longer, keep up with family, reduces health insurance bill, allows you to continue to do what you love for longer
*Why Not get in shape?
-It is hard, you will sweat, takes time, lazy
*It all comes down to motivation, and what we want to spend our time and money on. Focus on motivation, be clear about your goals
*What do you know about Curves?
-Place for women, a place to work out, support
-full body strength training and stretching in 30 min
*Strength training promotes bone health, muscle development (raises metabolism and burns calories)
*Curves has co-ed hours now
*Curves has classes
*Curves App – Curves Smart – tracks work out/let you know if you are at your optimal level for fitness training, and provides a supportive community.
*Jenny Craig -eat well and live life, clean delicious foods, portion control.
*Behavioral changes
*Best Diet/Commercial Plans – Consumer Reports
*Motivation and help working towards your goals
*“The Way to get started is to quit talking and start doing – Walt Disney
*They have many promos going on now.
*TV Hwy next to Rite Aid

Mike Schmidt & Pam Yee- Schmidt and Yee
*Mike Schmidt and Pam Yee began their partnership in 1980
*Schmidt and Yee focuses on wills and trust
*Consider how well you are protected
*Is there Common Law Marriage in Oregon? No
*Does a Will avoid Probate? No
*Is there Power of Attorney after death? – No
*Does a trust save taxes? not automatically
*If your circumstances change update your will. (spouse passes away, marriage changes, change in executor)

5 – Program Speaker – Steve Phillips, Deputy Superintendent Beaverton School District
*Moved from Malheur County in Eastern Oregon to the area to work for the Beaverton School District in August.
*His family lives in Aloha and their kids attend Beaverton School District Schools: Hazeldale, Mt View and Aloha
*He personally covers the areas of: Teaching and Learning, Technology and Human Resources
*Handouts Provided – Overview of School District Statistics, Images of new schools under construction.
*Aloha High School – Current push is for Career and Technical Education
*Funds are being directed to education in Construction (replacing “Woodshop”)
*Looking to answer: What do we need to teach our kids so they can go to work for your construction company after graduation.
*Computer Science will be taught by a new teacher out of Intel, and will partner with Intel to prepare kids for workforce.
*Measure 98 – bill that says $800 per High School student will be paid to schools to aid in graduation rates and dropout rate.
Funding is in limbo/flux however via legislature.
*June 12th is date for budget approval. (8.1 Billion) BSD has to cut 15 million because of PERS.
PERS liability skyrocketed. New package being worked on.
*Trouble with system – trying to pass budget without knowing what funds are.
*Legislature might not meet until July 10th! Despite budget due June 12th.
*Early Childhood Education – trying to “catch all” despite varying levels. Reading levels vary from 2nd grade to below Kindergarten while in a Kindergarten class, these statistics follows lines of poverty. Trying to fix system, need to start early. Partner with head start, esd, etc.
*Aloha funding is in place despite Measure 98 funds being there or not.
*Improvements being worked on district wide based on need
*Aloha not changing mascot because it is King Kamehameha /Hawaiian Warrior
*Audience Question raised about Beaverton City gerrymandering to affect location of new school. Where is the line drawn between Beaverton City and BSD given the areas differing tax bases. -South Cooper Mountain community falls under Beaverton City limits, and the new school is being built there, so that area will pay those taxes and fees.
*BSD feels that we need to look at bigger picture – bonds passed by entire community, have to work towards helping all, even at expense of some.
*There is a value in programs that teach applicable skills such as auto shop, construction, etc.

Adjourned 1pm

Next Meeting: Thursday July 13th, 2017

Our Speaker will be from THPRD to discuss our new park!
2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant
Please invite someone to join!

The ABA Board would like to thank
Schmidt and Yee and
Movement Mortgage
for hosting our Board Meetings.


Aloha Community Library Association wins Oregon Library Association 2017 Library Supporter of the Year Award

What better way to celebrate National Volunteer Week than with an award for all of our amazing volunteers!
The Oregon Library Association has presented its 2017 Library Supporter of the Year Award to the Aloha Community Library Association for exceptional efforts to support and promote libraries.