Traffic Safety Meeting Today

Our traffic safety group meets this morning at 9am, Kenton Firehouse, Upstairs. Everyone is welcome. We will be refining our plan to do advocacy work along Rosa Parks and some of our summer outreach/education plans. There's room in the planning for your voice, so we hope to see you there!

Can't make it today, but want to join in the fray? Contact Chris Jones at christopherdavidjones at gmail dot com for more information about how to get looped into our email chain for future gatherings and volunteer opportunities.


Two Announcements: Thursday Meeting Location Change and Ride of Silence Today!

We hope to see you at the Ride of Silence we've organized this evening. See you at 6:30 at Arbor Lodge Park at Delaware and Dekum! More info here.

Also, due to construction at our usual meeting location at the Kenton Firehouse, we are changing our meeting location to Peace Lutheran Church, 2201 N Rosa Parks, 6:30PM this Thursday, May 19.

Our agenda for this week:

1:             6:30 pm Welcome, introduction minutes, budget
2:             6:35 pm Oregonians Against the Death Penalty-Ron Steiner
3:             6:40pm Chief Joseph update-Elizabeth Potter, incoming PTA president
4:             6:55pm Arbor Lodge Road Safety Committee-Christopher Jones
5:             7:05pm Can recycling facility 7044 North Interstate-Nate Young
6:             7:25pm Bike update- Silent Ride and Brian
7:             7:35pm PIR update-Ginger Edwards
8:             7:45pm Thank yous  for Cleanup; Sunday Parkways: update Movie in

the Park; July bar-be-cue
9:             8:00pm cookies and treats   


Short Work Party at Arbor Lodge Park, Saturday, May 14, 9-10:30

Come help us flame weed the gravel parking area off Delaware, or help paint the fine lettering on the Kiosk by the Playground.  Light work, short hours, but help appreciated!
Meet at the west baseball diamond, 9am.  Thank you.


Join Us - Ride of Silence May 18 6:30PM

Join us in leading a Portland-based Ride of Silence to recognize neighbors, families and friends who have been injured or killed while riding bicycles.

We are riding in recognition of Brian Duncan, who was struck on his bicycle by a person driving a car while in a marked and lit crosswalk at the intersection of North Delaware and Rosa Parks on March 30, 2016. Brian, an active member of the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association, loving husband and father of a two-year-old is recovering from a skull fracture, incomplete break of his C4 vertebra and paralysis in all but his left arm. 

Participants of all abilities are invited to join the procession. The event starts at 6:30PM at the southeast corner of Arbor Lodge Park (N Delaware and Dekum). A brief ceremony remembering family and loved-ones who lost their lives while riding their bicycle will be held, followed by ride protocol and safety instructions. The ride will return to Arbor Lodge Park around 7:30PM. The ride will not exceed 12 mph. Participants must wear helmets, are encouraged to bring headlights and taillights, and are invited to consider wearing:
• Names of riders you are riding in memory of printed and pinned to your back
• Black and/or red shirts, ribbons, arm bands, etc. Wear black to honor a cyclist who was killed, and red for one that was injured by a motorist.

Let us know you're coming by RSVP'ing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/109757106105990/

Contact Nick Miller with questions at miller dot ns at gmail dot com, or 503-544-1839.


You're Invited - Transportation Safety Meet-up - Update!

Are you interested in helping us take action for transportation safety in the neighborhood? Let us know if you can make our inaugural Safety Brainstorm/Action session this Sunday, May 1, by clicking through to this doodle poll. http://doodle.com/poll/e4ffz83hkq5cad84

We've settled on 9-10 am at the Historic Kenton Firehouse, upstairs meeting room. See you there!

Can't make it but still interested? Email katy dot asher at Gmail dot com and we'll add your email to a list for updates.


Would you like to see more Trees in Arbor Lodge ?

Then join up with the Tree Team and help us plan for it.  We will be meeting April 20th at 6:30 at the Lucky Lab on Killingsworth.  We'll be talking about Heritage Trees - the deadline to nominate them this year is April 30th.   We also we plan to talk about Tree identification in Arbor Lodge Park; we hope to develop a tri-fold brochure with this info and more about the Park.  Finally, we hope to plan for increased tree planting next winter/spring.  Come join the fun!  Questions?  ginger.edws@gmail.com


Help us understand housing in our neighborhood

We invite you to complete Metro's survey about housing choice in the Portland/Vancouver Metropolitan area.

The purpose of the survey is to hear your voice and give you power to let your local governments and service providers know about your concerns and what you would change about the community. Your answers will be part of a regional planning effort for the counties in the Metro area including Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah Counties. Your response will have an impact on actions of local governments and service providers, such as how and where public funds are spent on housing developments, infrastructure, programs, and more. Please take the time to make your voice heard!

This survey should take about 20-25 minutes to complete. Your time and comments are greatly appreciated.

Take the survey now:

If you provide your name and address ON THE LAST PAGE, it will be placed in a drawing for a $100.00 grocery store gift certificate of your choice. There will be five winners! Your answers are anonymous, for research purposes, and will not be connected with your name in any way! You do not need to provide your name to us unless you wish to be entered into the drawing.

To view the Sweepstakes Official Promotion Rules, please click here.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED SURVEY BEFORE Saturday April 30, 2016. If you have questions, please send an email to PHBinfo@portlandoregon.gov or call Kim McCarty at 503-823-5312
Note that several important questions in the survey are open-ended and usually require more than just a few words to answer. We would greatly appreciate your candid feedback and honest opinions. 


Help us care for our senior and disabled neighbors

Do you have a pick-up truck and like to do good deeds?

Help us help senior and disabled neighbors get rid of their "junk" at the neighborhood's annual Cleanup by showing up with your pickup to help load unwanted junk from their house to our event.   

We hope for 2-3 pickups and a driver and helper for each pick up, so please let us know if you can be part of such a team.  We will screen calls and only send you out to pick up things that fit in a pick up bed from seniors and those with a disability. Thank you!

When?   Saturday, April 23rd, 1-2 hours any time between 9-3
What?    You and a helper - you bring a friend or we provide you with a team member, go to specific addresses and pick up the things this person cannot physically lift, and transport to the Clean Up.
Why ?  We know we have neighbors who simply physically can't get rid of their old furniture and junk because it's too big or bulky to put in their cars. Let's help them clear their clutter.

How can you volunteer?  Contact peggyshannon@earthlink.net