March Report

March Report

The Ladies in Marion/Clackamas Counties have been busy! Not only with their own farm chores but also with their County chores!

We had ten ladies from our county attend the Oregon Women for Agriculture yearly Convention at Salishan in Lincoln City on March 8th & 9th. What a great convention and quality time with fellow OWA members and the chance to meet president Karen Yost  of American Agri-Women.

Within our chapter we are gearing up for the Annual Auction & Dinner on April 20th. Everyone has been asked to donate a bottle of Oregon wine to our new event within the the auction. Please contact me and I will be happy to come pick up your donation or you can deliver it to Farm Services in Salem.

Another great activity is being planned and that is Ag Safety Day at Elam Farms.  Wendy needs volunteers to help with the students that will be coming from the Santiam and Aumsville, Turner School Districts.

The Classroom Reading program is in full swing! Thank you Sara Burr, Darlene Bryant and Fran Hendricks for volunteering your time and talents to this great project.

A heartfelt Thank You goes out to Norma Jean Fordyce for the many years as our M/C treasurer. Norma Jean requested to retire from this position and we have been blessed to have Lindsay, who so graciously accepted the position of treasurer. Lindsay and her husband own and operate the Rae Brewing in Salem and Lindsey works at Key Bank in the Ag department.

Lauren Olsen was elected as our Vice President, Nancy Fisher as our secretary and myself, Kimberly Zuber accepted to be their president once again.

Thank you goes out to each and every member of M/C for your support and dedication to Oregon Women for Agriculture.

Our chapter meets on the second Monday of each month September thru June at 12 noon to 1 pm in the Farm Service Building, behind Costco or unless posted in our monthly newsletter or facebook page.  New members are always welcome!

Wishing you all a Blessed Easter,
Kimberly Zuber
Marion/Clackamas President