Thursday, November 12, 2015
Attendance: Approximately 35
Chair Report – Karen Bolin (President) provided opening comments.
Community Partnerships- Sally Fabre Aloha Christmas Tree Lighting
Treasurer report – Mike Holcomb
Renewal notices sent by email. Payment can be made online with Paypal, or checks mailed to our PO Box provided on the invoice. Mike Holcomb provided a report with a 10/31/2015 data. October Income was $680, October expenses were -$635, for a Net Gain of $45.00. $1,270.62 current account Balance.
Meeting Educational Program:
Breast Friends: Becky Olson
Three time breast cancer survivor Becky Olson is a long time Aloha/Beaverton resident. She started breast friends after her first diagnosis and became a full-time nonprofit after her 3rd diagnosis. They now have affiliates in Florida and Pennsylvania. There is an open house tonight at their office in Tigard catered by Olive Garden. Businesses and supervisors try to stay safe regarding privacy laws, but this often keeps people so far back that the employee feels completely unsupported at work. This is a difficult line to draw and leaves the employee feeling unsupported. If the person gives permission to share their story then encouragement and support can begin. It is important to have support and be reached out to. Especially during the alone time when the employee is home during treatment. You can only share what the employee said is ok to share and nothing more. Sympathetic boss/supervisor is supportive. If you treat the employee as though they are sick this is not supportive and does not promote a healthy employee. You not only discourage the returning employee, but if you lose them because they feel unwelcome, then you have lost their skills and you now have to train a new employee.
Congressional bills being introduced to change the mammogram guidelines from 40 to 50. Needs to stay at 40, write your congress person today. Their Gala is May 7th, 2016. For more information about best approaches stop by the Breast Friends Office or go to their website for a Tips Brochure. http://www.breastfriends.org/
Belinda Petshow Investments: Belinda Petshow and Sonja Lindley
Investment services for your pension investments. It is personal and personalized. She believes in personalized service and being a part of their story. Belinda can personalize because she is an independent investor. Belinda is independent, but she isn’t alone and uses a secondary reviewing service. She formerly was in the banking industry and has weathered the financial storms of the last 30 years, which provides a knowledgeable foundation for her work. Please contact her for more information at (503) 681-4819 firstname.lastname@example.org
Aloha Christmas Tree Lighting: November 28th, 2015 from 6pm-8:00pm
ARCC Next Meeting: January 27th, 2016 at the TVFD Community Room 6-7:30pm
Aloha Community Farmers Market: Community Stakeholder Meeting 6-7:30pm Tentatively December 10, 2015 (Possible)
Aloha High School Renovations: Contact Westside or Kody Harris
Food Boxes and Donation: Looking for turkeys and other items for 210 meals here in Aloha
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Next Meeting: December 10th at 11:15 AM at Peppermill Restaurant