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Yamhill Chapter Fall 2020 Update

Yamhill County is beginning to see signs of Fall as daylight hours become shorter and color dots the foliage of our landscapes. We were blessed to make it through the Oregon fires with only anxiety, power loss, and preparations made for a worst-case scenario, from which we were thankfully spared. Our hearts go out to…
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Polk Chapter Fall 2020 Update

The summer weather gave us an opportunity to move our monthly meetings outside, a welcomed change from spring Zoom meetings! Most of our projects are on hold due to COVID, but we enjoyed our time together catching up with each other and hearing reports from the state OWA meetings.   We invited Alice Dettwyler to…
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Linn-Benton Chapter Fall 2020 Update

The Linn Benton ladies scheduled an outdoor meeting in September, but had to quickly change to a Zoom meeting when the smoke from the wildfires altered our plans.  The devastation in our counties is something none of us will ever forget.   During our meeting we remembered Phyllis Fifield, a member of our chapter who…
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Lane Chapter Fall 2020 Update

  Our first chapter meeting back from summer break was on Friday, October 2nd. It was held at our new morning location at Dari-Mart Corporate office 125 E 6th St, Junction City. It was nice to get together and meet in person, even if we were keeping our social distance.   One of our ongoing…
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Yamhill Chapter Spring Update

In January, several of us attended a surprise 80th birthday party for our long-time chapter member and Secretary Eunice Goodrich. It was a privilege to be part of her special day and hear stories from her community about how she touches their lives as she does each of ours. Please wish Eunice a belated happy…
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Polk Chapter Spring Update

We began the year focusing on a joint project, Stop the Bleed, with the Polk County Farm Bureau. Last May, our chapter heard from guest speaker, Daniel Van Hook, West Valley Hospital Trauma Program Manager an ER Nurse about this life-saving program devoted to teaching wound triage. He spoke for his co-worker Jennifer Von Derahe,…
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