Linn-Benton Spring Update
During January, we met at the home of Barbara Hauge and our February meeting was held at the home of Betty Jo Smith. During these two months, a committee of L/B ladies worked on getting everything ready for the OWA State Convention which we were hosting this year in Corvallis. Tours to various OSU stops were planned, speakers were confirmed, decorations were put together and a lovely location in downtown Corvallis was where it all happened. We were lucky to have so many wonderful ladies from across our great state join us for those few days of learning, listening, networking and carrying on the business of OWA!
Our chapter’s new slate of officers became official on March 1. I now have the pleasure of serving as President and we are very lucky to have Dona Coon as our Vice President, Lori Boshart as our Treasurer, Kristi Miller as our Secretary and Laurie Schrock as our Corresponding Secretary. Many, many thanks to past President Katie Boshart Glaser for her time leading our chapter. We wish her much success in her next adventures!
Our chapter continues to offer our annual educational scholarships – one for $1,500 for an Ag Major and one for $500 for a child or grandchild of an L/B member. Application period is open right now!
Our March meeting was held at the home of Pam Toews. Lots of usual business was discussed, mainly focusing on the auction. We also have a few ladies working on how best to represent our chapter and OWA at our two county fairs later this summer. New business surrounded the starting of our chapter Facebook page (it’s officially up and running) and our upcoming summer social were discussed. This meeting was held just prior to the COVID19 situation that now afflicts our counties, our state and our nation. A different time for us all, that will surely leave us with a greater appreciation for each other and a deeper respect for our livelihoods. I hope you all stay well and look forward to resuming our county chapter meetings as soon as we are able.