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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
Oregonsaves.com

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
Fjcwashco.org 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.

DON’T FORGET TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!!!!

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

Testimonials:
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.

DON’T FORGET TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!!!!

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)
TVWD
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.

DON’T FORGET TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!!!!

June Luncheon Agenda

Luncheon Meeting Agenda
Thursday, June 8th

1- Introductions/Testimonials

2 – Board Report – Karen Bolin

3 – Committee Reports
A – Treasurer Report – Michael Holcomb
B – Membership Report – Michael Holcomb
C – Community Partnerships – Sally Fabre
D – Communications – Brian Merritt
E – Upcoming Meetings/Programs – Karen Bolin

4 – Spotlight Speakers –
Diana Fairhurst – Curves
Mike Schmidt – Schmidt and Yee

5 – Program Speaker – Steve Phillips, Deputy Superintendent Beaverton School District

6 – Announcements-

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.

DON’T FORGET TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!!!!

October ABA Luncheon Notes

Luncheon Meeting Agenda
Thursday, October 13th
Called to Order by Karen Bolin 11:45
Attendance: 22

1- Introductions/Testimonials (15 minutes)
Brian Merritt – Movement Mortgage
David Marcotte – Elements Massage
Lisa-Tabatha – School to Career (just joined today)
Sally Fabre – Agape Insurance
Steve Lites – Baskin Robbins
Gary Carlson – Carlson Law Group/Running for State Rep
Eric Squires – rep Aloha Library EARLY DECEMBER Opening (hope)
Dick Schmidt – TVWD
Becky Jarvis – Electronics Unlimited / Curvy Chic Closet
Jennifer Bagley – Connect Hearing
Ed Rawlinson – WCSO
Darlene – WCSO – Community Outreach
Nancy Pagaduan- A resident of Aloha, went to Farmers Market and is interested in the ABA
Carol Zamars – Songbird
Jana Jarvis – Oregon Trucking Association
Paul Botner – Back to Basics Chiropractic
Mike Holcomb – Board Treasurer
Georgia Lampros – Edwards Center – Marketing Manager
Dana Woods – Grant Writer Edward Center
Karen Bolin – Edward Jones

Testimonials –
Becky Jarvis shared that she purchased signs from Sandy at Impact Signs, they were done quick and affordable

Presentation of check from a combined effort between Baskin Robbins “Scoop with a Cop” event as well as $100.00 additional donation from Agape Community Insurance to Washington County Sheriff Office from its “Scoop with a Cop” event which raised funds for Hazeldale Elementary School on August 31st.

2 – Board Update (5 minutes)
Board Nominations will be taken through 10/31.
Official ballot going out 11/1.
Brian Merritt,and Diana Fairhurst are among current nominees.
A Member Survey is also going out electronically.

3 – Committee Reports (5 minutes)
A – Treasurer Report – Michael Holcomb
$790.00 in Bank as of 9/31/16 Cash flow was $100.00 in $382.20 out

B – Membership Committee – Karen Bolin

C – Community Partnerships – Sally Fabre
Road Cleanup – 10/22 Meet at Aloha High School at 8:45, carpool to Johnson (198-197 and Baseline) 1 hour at most, work crew from WCSO Been doing this 2 years, but will not continue if no one shows up
Tree Lighting – Save the Date 11/26 6-8 Light at 7. Canned Food, Santa, free fun event for our community. Bales Thriftway Parking Lot

D – Upcoming Meetings/Programs – Karen Bolin
Guest Speaker for Nov
Aloha Tomorrow Update in December.

4 – Program Speaker (20 minutes) – Jana Jarvis, CEO – President Oregon Trucking Associations.
Trucking is a critical component of the national economy. Nearly every good consumed in the US is put on a truck at some point. In 2014 there was $726.4 billion in gross freight revenue and 279 billion miles traveled by all registered trucks. In 2015 54.3 billion gallons of fuel used for business purposes (38.8 diesel, 15.5 gasoline). There are currently 31.4 million trucks registered for business. 586,014 For Hire Carriers 747781 Private Carriers, 144,170 “Other” (Private Carriers include: Safeway, Walmart etc, businesses that use their own trucks for their store goods services) 90% of those operate 6 or fewer trucks. In Oregon there are currently 7692 registered carriers (down from 9500). 5 or fewer trucks transported 58.3% of the value of trade between US and Canada in 2015. Trucks transported 70.9% of the value of trade between the US and Mexico. 7.3 million people are employed in transportation related jobs 3.5 million are truck drivers, of those 94.9% are men, 5.8% are women. 61.4% non minority, 38.6% minority. The past few years have had a dramatic increase in Technology leading to improvements in cab equipment for communication and navigation. There is currently more technology in truck cabs than was in the first lunar moon module lander. 5.4% of carriers are based in Oregon, Washington, California and Alaska. In 2012 $300 million in goods moved through Oregon in all transportation modes, $215 billion was carried by truck. In 2010 5% of Portland metro travel time was in congested conditions, this is expected to triple by 2040. We experience 69 hours of congestion annually. Suggested solutions include: staggered shifts, evening and overnight operations, and deliveries as early as 2 am. Additional investment in Oregon’s transportation system could add: 36.9 million hours of travel time saved (27 hours per household), and 8300 additional jobs generated by 2040. The average US cost in taxes for a 5-axle tractor-semitrailer combo was $5573 in 2015, Oregon collected the highest average tax at $11,707.
We are reaching a critical point in transportation, we need investment in our roads.

Measure 97 – is a tax on Gross Sales-Not Profits, it would cost the average Oregon household over $600 a year, LRO estimates it would cost 38,000 in private sector jobs,and does nothing to guarantee new tax revenue goes to schools, health care, or senior services.

Q and A/Discussion points raised:
Trucking Companies include UPS, FedEx, etc.
Amazon is outsourcing delivery to private drivers, Drone Delivery is coming-Amazon is challenging current concepts of trucking. Change is coming.
Would a “Transportation Tax” go to transit rather than roads? We don’t know yet.
In asked what the feeling on “triple trailers” – Federal changes limit what each state will allow. Oregon allows triple, it is more efficient to pull more freight (ie. 1 engine, 3 trailers) Triples have fewer accidents than others.
Technology is changing and working on addressing environmental concerns.
Why do Trucks park in the middle of the road? –Limited parking, “only so many places you can load and unload” regulations on how often you must stop and rest.

Jana@ortrucking.org 503-513-0008 Oregon Trucking Associations, Inc.
4005 SE Naef Road, Portland, OR 97267

5 – Spotlight Speaker (5 minutes) – Paul Botner, Back to Basics Chiropractic
Dr Botner has been in practice 6 years. Before this he worked as a commercial fisherman in Alaska for 13 years. His practice is at 188 and Cornell (near Einstein Bagels) He provided a photo tour of their office which features a reception area, 6 treatment rooms, 3 chiropractors on staff (each take 2 rooms) 2 Massage Rooms,a Digital X Ray, and a “Report a Finding” Room. They use low force manual adjustments, active release and drop table techniques. Back to Basics is different because they take a detailed history, conduct a professional exam, utilize digital motion x rays, and provide a 40 min report of findings detailing what’s wrong, how long it will take to fix and cost. They also feature free health talks and spinal screenings for businesses.
Dr Botner is offering free “New Patient Exam” with x rays if needed and report of findings to all ABA members if appointments are scheduled by 10/31. They are extending this offer to anyone you send to their clinic if they call in to be scheduled prior to 10/31 as well.

6 – Announcements
Edwards Center Lunch is coming up!
The “Women’s Safety Event: is full. January 10th will be the next opportunity.
General Election Ballots are going out this week!
ABA Survey-Ballots are going out in the E-blast
School to Career Program through the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce has joined us
A Cut Above Pawn renewed
The Aloha Community Library has renewed

Meeting adjourned at 12:50

Next Meeting: Thursday November 10th, 2016
2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant
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November ABA Luncheon

Our next Luncheon will be November 10th
11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Peppermill
We will conduct our Board Member Election via Paper Ballot at our Luncheon. Current Paid Members are welcome and encouraged to vote for the 2017 ABA Board as well as on changes to the ABA Meeting Schedule!
Please attend and make your voice heard!
Our Spotlight Speaker will be Lisa Klingsporn and Tabitha McCampbell, School to Career Program
Everyone is welcome to attend, invite a friend!

September ABA Luncheon Notes

Luncheon Meeting Agenda
Thursday, September 8th

Called to Order at 11:50

Program:
Leadercast Video – Clarity in Vision by Andy Stanley
At the beginning of our presentation we are asked to consider: What do you look for or want in a leader? The answers are nearly always: Integrity, honesty, trustworthy. We want what a leader says to be what they mean. We value Integrity but follow clarity. We follow whomever is clearest on what the future entails. To be an effective leader, one must learn to harness “clarity”, which trumps integrity and humility. Clarity is viewed as magnetic.
As an example we are asked to remember and review Campaign Slogans to examine what was memorable and what was not. Everyone tends to remember Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” It works because he captured a clear sentence about the future and made a promise for it. This slogan has been effective because while Trump ranks lowest in trust and integrity, he ranks highest in clarity. And Elections are not “honesty contests” we as a society vote for whomever we feel is the clearest about that which we hold dear.
We can create clarity around an idea if we remember that it is a mental picture of “what” not “how”. We look at “what could be” fueled by the conviction that it should be. We look at what is our prefered future. Clarity is perceived as “leadership” a good leader will bring clarity to confusion.
To make a vision stick state it simply. What is memorable is portable. A vision must be memorable. Incomplete and memorable is far better than complete and forgettable.
For a business to be successful and necessary, you need to clearly convey: HOW is your business a solution to a problem. To make a vision stick, state the problem, offer a solution and explain why. Connect emotionally and repeat it regularly.
Last but not least- Reward success. An example of getting to the heart of a business and rewarding its success was a company selling internet routers to the CDC and being able to claim that their work saved lives.

ABA Member Discussion on the future of the ABA
The ABA Vision Statement is: “Stewards of the path to 2040 for Aloha Businesses and the Aloha Community”
As an organization we need to answer: “What is our unique problem that we as the ABA are trying to solve and how do we solve it?”
Ideas discussed:
ABA should portray the voice of Aloha’s Business Community specifically. There is dissent within ABA. Some want our voice to be political, some want it not. Should the ABA have a political agenda or do we just represent a collective voice? There is the sense that we don’t have a clear voice because we do not have our own specific business community and other businesses have other voices.
Does the ABA act as a Chamber of Commerce or a Voice for the community? Some feel that we are a Chamber. Do we help businesses grow, do we fight for that as an organization or are we just here as a group to network? Are we advocacy based? We need to define what we want to be.
We should consider the advantages of a representative going to the CPO meetings? Should they come to us?
A CPO tends to speak specifically to land use. What are we putting there, how are we getting it there, how does it impact the community? Examples of this are in exploring how South Cooper Mountain and South Hillsboro will each impact our community.
Beaverton will likely annex Aloha in the near future. We need to decide how to to maintain Aloha’s voice and representation. To do this we need to establish a strong identity, we need to clarify how it is that Aloha “exists”
The ABA identity is contingent on what we want to make of it, our lack of a clear vision is the problem. By showing up together we do represent the community and the voice of it.
A political balance is needed on both sides of the fence. Some feel that we can get one sided. The Washington County Forum was suggested as a better organization for political issues.
To some the Vision statement does not include an action. We need clarity in our mission statement.
The Beaverton Chamber of Commerce often gets speakers such as the Mayor, City Council members, etc because they are also active members of the chamber.
When businesses step up the leaders hear them. So how do we become a louder voice for our community? Do we build on community rather than business?
Direct Mailings were suggested as an outreach to build out members. Leg work and canvassing can be frustrating however it does keep us in businesses line of sight and it makes us available to discuss issues concerning the community.

The ABA is currently discussion making a change to our monthly 11:30 – 1pm Luncheon frequency. We are looking at moving to quarterly luncheons (February, May, Augus, November) This could potentially open up members schedules to attend other meetings such as the School Board, Chamber of Commerce, etc. We would keep monthly Board Meetings however.
Nominations for Board Positions for 2017 are now open. The Election will be in November. 5 will be elected and they will decide amongst themselves what position each should take on. Please email Malia at ExecSec@alohabusinessassociation.com for more details or a suggested nomination.
The Aloha Library is moving and growing. They thank ABA for their partnership. They will offer a community room where the public can meet for free, internet services for free, and assistance teaching kids to read.

Announcements
October Speaker – Jana Jarvis Exec Director of Oregon Trucking Association
November Speaker – Kristine Baggett – Exec Director for Beaverton Education Foundation
December – “Aloha Tomorrow” project update and discussion with Washington County Project Manager.

October Luncheon

Our next Luncheon will be October 13th
11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Peppermill
Our Program Speaker will be Jana Jarvis – Oregon Trucking Association
our Spotlight Speaker will be ABA Member Dr. Paul Botner Back to Basics Chiropractic.
Everyone is welcome to attend, invite a friend!

July ABA Luncheon Notes

Thursday, July 14th

Called to Order by Karen Bolin:  12:00

Approx 20 in attendance

1- Introductions/Testimonials

  • Intros from all in attendance
  • We welcomed Dr Paul from Back to Basics Chiropractic, he is a new member.
  • Leon Taylor stated that he enjoys The 649 Taphouse for its menu and microbrews
  • Diana Fairhurst of Curves thanked the ABA for having its booth at the Farmer’s Market and providing it as an opportunity for Member Businesses.  
  • Kody Harris thanked the ABA for having its booth, and thanked Coffee Station for their support of the Farmers Market
  • Sally Fabre and Agape Insurance were praised for being positive to work with and for their rates.
  • Karen Bolin recommended Lupe’s Escape for meals.  
  • Karen Bolin brought up the new auto parts store in our area and brought to our attention that rather than hiring from within our community they had paid for out of state employees to come here for the setup of the business.  This increases our awareness of the need to work harder to get the ABA name out into the community, and to increase jobs here.  

 

2 – Board Update / Community Activities

  • The ABA had no July Board Meeting
  • The ABA’s current focus is membership and the website
  • The ABA is working with an outside party to make the website more search friendly and functional
  • August 2nd is National Night Out from 4 – 8pm.  We are hopeful Thriftway will again help with a “hot dog, chips and drink for $5” as they did last year.  The ABA looks at NNO as a way to help build community spirit.  
  • The Library is collecting grants for library functions, however it still needs community support given via donations to raise funds for decor, improved functionality and most importantly sound insulation between the Peppermill Bar and the Library itself.  The estimate of this cost is $100,000.

 

3 – Committee Reports

  • Treasurer Report – Michael Holcomb reports $1468.94 in bank.  June cash flow was $300 in and $1056.40 out, loss of $756.40.  The Year to Date Cash flow shows a gain of $437.78
  • Membership Committee – Karen Bolin reports that her focus is on new members.  This month Back to Basics Chiropractic joined us
  • Community Partnerships – Sally Fabre reported that Aloha Baskin Robbins along with Washington County Sheriff’s Office will again be hosting “Scoop with a Cop” raising funds to donate school supplies for Hazeldale Elementary.  This will occur on August 31st.  
  • Upcoming Meetings/Programs – the Guest Speaker for August’s Luncheon will be TVF&R Deputy Fire Marshall Steve Candela speaking on Safety in the Workplace.

 

4 – Program Speaker  –Christian Kaylor Christian.R.Kaylor@Oregon.gov – Government Economist, Oregon Employment Department.    

Christian began his presentation by introducing his assistant Emily who will be taking over our area in the future.  He then went on with a 20 minute, highly educational insight into the forecast for Washington County’s future economic situations, as well as a reflection on the past and where Washington County is today.  In 2008 – 2009 this area experienced a bad recession.  70,000 jobs were lost in the region over the two year period and Unemployment doubled.  Since then, however there has been close to 100,000 new jobs within the past 6 years.  In Washington County jobs falling under the category of “Construction” rank as #1 in job growth, followed by Healthcare, Leisure and Hospitality.  Manufacturing is flat and has shown no job growth in the past year, this is troublesome due to the fact that 17% of all jobs in Washington County are in manufacturing (higher than in any other county in Oregon).  Manufacturing and Construction jobs are the core of Middle Wage jobs and support of the middle class.  Washington County has seen an 18% growth in low wage jobs, compared to 3% in mid wage, and 13% in high wage jobs.   Higher wage jobs are growing in Washington county, however the county has lost over 7000 mid wage jobs, and is instead adding lower wage jobs.  Mean worker income in Aloha is $50,512/year, this is on the low end for the state.  The Aloha population (during the last census) was 52,902 (Beaverton is 95,109).  Aloha is larger in population than Tigard but stands at half the population of Hillsboro or Gresham.  Aloha is also the largest “unincorporated” area in the region.  This area is experiencing a population growth rate of 11% which is very fast and second only to Wilsonville.  This growth rate places a large amount of pressure on the existing infrastructure.  In Aloha only 28% of residents have a college degree or higher.  Fortunately for the area, Aloha is seeing both a growth in residents as well as jobs opportunity.  However this won’t last forever as nearly every 10 years there is a recession.  Currently residential construction makes up the bulk of construction jobs, however sky high housing cost is still due to a lack of supply and currently there are no major infrastructure projects in development.  

 

5 -Spotlight Speaker Leadercast Video Presentation  – Sally Fabre –  

The Leadercast Video highlighted what it takes to be a “leader” in our community.  The top  factors showcased in the video are:  Team Building, Trust, Collaboration and Diversity. The video highlights that trust is not permanent, it must be earned and maintained.  The video also emphasized that while it is all too easy to hire someone “just like me” it is important to hire from a diverse pool to increase alternate ideas for problem solving as well as to accomplish goals.   

6 – Announcements – Our next Luncheon will be August 11th

Meeting Adjourned 1:00pm

 

                 Next Meeting:  August 11th, 2016

Steve Candela | Deputy Fire Marshal

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue

2nd Thursday of every month

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM  at Peppermill Restaurant

                Please invite someone to join!