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I hope everyone is doing well and handling the new ‘normal’ as the Corona Virus (COVID19) moves through our communities. It’s been quite an adjustment as we minimize our interactions with others while staying sane and keeping a positive attitude. Some of our routines stay the same, some get modified and some disappear. How is your routine being affected? My routine is changing daily.
My twice daily walks with Willow (my husky mix) continue to be a joy, and I am meeting more of my neighbors, from 6’ away mind you, doing the same. I thoughtI knew all the dogs in my neighborhood! There is a true spirit of togetherness as everyone ‘checks in’ to make sure no one is in need.
I no longer volunteer at the Oregon Humane Society or at the Washington County Sheriff’s Public Safety Training Center. Instead I am making face masks for the Sheriff’s Office. My sewing machine is old and cranky, liking to chew up the fabric. Elastic or other material for the ties is challenging to find, but I am prevailing.
My travel plans to see family are cancelled but we stay connected through FaceTime and Skype. I’m using this home time to revive my jewelry making by crafting gemstone necklaces for family.
I miss our monthly membership meetings. As soon as Rock Creek Country Club reopens, we will be there. I cannot wait to see everyone again and catch up on our lives.
Now might be the time for you to revive a few of your past hobbies or maybe start a new one! There are plenty opportunities (including Republican candidates facing a challenge in the May to help without leaving home –LOOK AROUND! Check out https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/current-election.aspx for all the Republican candidates across the state.
Supporting local business is especially important these days so help where you can. Shop if they are still open, order with curb side delivery and wave from the car, buy a gift certificate for future purchases. Willow now has a gift certificate for her next kennel stay and that helps the kennel’s cash flow.
I hope your Easter was a Happy one.
Here’s a great thought for the coming days:
“Today, I am going to let my burdens go. I am going to face this day and have faith everything will get better.” Anon (submitted by a BHRW member).
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MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS and OTHER BHRW EVENTS
Our usual monthly membership meetings are on the third Thursday of the month from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at:
Rock Creek Country Club
5100 NW Neakahnie Ave.
Portland, OR 97229 (see map)
The meeting is usually $27 per person which includes lunch.
FOR NOW IN PERSON LUNCHES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. BUT STAY TUNED - we hope to meet either by Zoom or out doors with social distancing in June, July and August. One of those meetings will be our District 1 meeting.
Recent Membership Meetings
BHRW met on May 21 via Zoom. We had not met since February. We had a great turn out for our first 'virtual' meeting. Twenty-one members and 6 guests either logged into the Zoom video or called in on the phone to hear Senator Kim Thatcher and Representative Kim Wallan talk about the May elections results and plans going forward. Although we had not met since February, various members have been meeting to develop our efforts. There were reports out on a new Education Team and Philanthropy Team and on our progress in coordinating our communications. All teams welcome volunteers - contact Melissa or firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Wallan's legislative website
Senator Thatcher's legislative website and website for Secretary of State
Other Upcoming Events:
Annual Garage Sale - August 20-22. This is our major fund raiser of the year. So save your items! For more info, click here
BHRW Red Shoe Book Club usually meets monthly on the 4th Monday at 10:30am at Café Murrayhill in Beaverton, 14500 SW Murray Scholls Dr #103, Beaverton, OR 97007. CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The book is Planet Earth Trumped” by Barry A. Dennis Questions? Contact email@example.com
Interested in joining BHRW for a 3 hour instruction on using a firearm, followed by practice and a potluck at the Beavercreek Armory (date TBD)? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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WHERE DOES OUR MONEY GO?
BHRW funds, after expenses, go to a variety of charities including scholarships, library support, Caring for America, Honor Flight, USO, Lines for Life and WA Co Community Action. If you would like to donate, click the button below. Note that your donation is not a political donation and will not meet the $50 deductible qualification.
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