Category: Polk Chapter

Polk Summer 2021 Update

Our chapter has been able to meet regularly over the last few months, in-person! We are waiting to hear if we can have a booth at the Polk County Fair. Vendors are not allowed this year, but we may be able to put together an unmanned table with information about agriculture. The fair runs from…
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Polk Winter 2021 Update

We were able to meet (in person) in October and November at our local spot, Rock n Rogers Restaurant in Rickreall. Most projects are on hold due to COVID, but we enjoyed our time together catching up. We hope to get back to meeting at the restaurant later this spring. We typically meet the second…
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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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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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Polk County Summer Update

Polk OWA has had a busy spring. Our meetings have been consumed with considering plans for the 2019 Annual OWA meeting. We are excited to finalize our plans so we can share the information with you! Watch for details very soon! Our summer plans include a booth at the Polk County Fair, new questions for…
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Polk County Spring Update

We started off the New Year with a wonderful challenge, judging 41 essays from our Constitutional Essay contest! High school students from Polk, Marion and Benton Counties participated. Each entry received a $5 Dutch Bros. card and a pocket Constitution. A bonus $10 Dutch Bros. card was given if students submitted a creative meme. Four…
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