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 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, ...
  • 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 the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Polk Chapter Winter Update
    Fall continued to be busy for the Polk county ladies! We reached out to Polk, Marion and Benton county high schools to encourage students to write an essay for our 2017 Constitutional Essay contest. As of today, we have received nine entries! A definite increase from past years. Prizes awarded will be $250 for first ...
  • Polk Chapter Fall Update
    Polk County OWA has been busy this summer! Here’s what we’ve been working on: At the Polk County Fair – We presented our “Explore Opportunities in Agriculture” display board with brochures detailing a few of the many jobs available in agriculture. We also helped manage the Passport Program. As people entered the fairgrounds, we encouraged them ...