Polk County
Polk County Officers

President: Diann Washburn

Vice President: Deb Thomas

Secretary: Carol Marx

Treasurer: Arlene Kovash


We meet on the second Monday of the month, rotating between breakfast and lunch at Farroll’s Restaurant, Rock N Rogers in Rickreall. Contact Diann for more information. All are welcome to join us!

Updates from Polk
  • Polk Chapter Spring 2022 Update
    The Polk OWA Chapter has held regular meetings this winter. We purchased a table and provided desserts for the Dallas FFA Alumni’s “Hearts and Wine” event in February and several chapter members traveled to State Convention in Boardman. We also got together last week at Jeree Mulkey’s house to put together a rag quilt with ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Monday ...
  • 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 attend our ...
  • 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, ...