From the President’s Desk
I am seeking interested individuals to chair the Legislation Committee for the Northwest Region. This is an important position requiring attention to detail and timely responses, when needed.
The procedure manual states: Legislation Committee: The legislation committee shall be responsible for the following and related aspects of the Region: principles and standards, bylaws, policies and procedures. The committee shall develop and maintain the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Procedure Manual and the following appendices:
A. Officer and Committee Handbook which defines responsibilities and operational procedures. The applicable portion of this handbook will be made available to new officers and committee chairs immediately upon their election/appointment.
B. AANR Northwest Forms. Committees needing a new form or to amend an existing form shall give the proposal to the legislation committee chair.
At regional meetings this person would normally prepare advance motion forms and perform other duties as needed in her/his position.
If you are willing to join this team in this position, please contact:
AANR-NW Fall Board Meeting
The 2018 AANR-NW Fall Board is convening at Sun Meadow Resort on September 28th-30th. The AANR-NW board consists of a director that is either appointed or elected from each of the clubs in the region as well as a director that represents those AANR members that do not belong to a club. However, everyone is encouraged to attend and participate in the board meetings. The wide representation within the board means that every club is represented. It also means that the board is a fairly large group of people who have worked together, getting to know one another. We have a good time, both at the great entertainment, including a DJ Dance Saturday night, as well as just in getting to see our friends.
Come to Sun Meadow for the Fall Board Meeting. Please remember, there is room for everyone to participate. And we would love to welcome you at the board meeting. Try it, you just might like it.
Reminder – Final 2018 nude beach clean-ups set for September 22 and 23.
Saturday, September 22 at 10:00 a.m. at Rooster Rock State Park.
This is a clothing optional event, if you are cleaning in the nude area. It is highly suggested that you wear foot coverings and sun screen. Hats are also recommended if it is very bright. Bring work gloves if you have them.
All tools and clean-up bags will be furnished. We will be working with the Rooster Rock park staff. The Park Ranger Supervisor will have a list of projects that includes light to heavy work.
Volunteers do not have to pay the day use fee. Tell the person in the registration booth that you are there for the clean-up. When registering, you may receive a card to put in your window. Meet at the east end of the parking lot near the restrooms.
The main focus is widening of the trails to the beach with secondary focus of litter clean-up. The clean-up should not last longer than around three hours, and will be followed by a hot dog barbeque. AANR-NW will provide cold water, sugar free lemonade, hot dogs, buns and trimmings and some other snacks. There will also be some free t-shirts or small sitting towels for volunteers.
The temperature is predicted in the 70’s. Please do not leave any items visible in your car. The only restrooms accessible from the nude beach are located near the parking area. The Columbia Gorge Express bus ($5 round trip) goes from the Gateway Transit Center to Rooster Rock and on to Multnomah Falls. Details at: http://columbiagorgeexpress.com/
Meet at east end of parking lot – Exit 25 off of I-84, Rooster Rock State Park. there is no parking charge for volunteers. Sign up on-line for this at
Sunday, September 23 – Sauvie Island-Collins Beach – clean-up at 1:00 p.m.
Please be aware this is a clothing-optional beach.
We will concentrate our efforts on the gravel road parking area and litter sweeps of the beach area. Meet on the beach near the third beach opening. Those cleaning the parking area must remain clothed. Restrooms are close and located in the parking area.
A hot dog barbeque and potluck will be held at around 3:30 p.m.
A parking pass is usually required and can be purchased at the store or deli after crossing the bridge to the island. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an e-mailed Collins beach parking pass or further details on these events.
Be sure to bring gardening work gloves (if you have them), a hat and sunscreen and perhaps a water bottle. As mentioned, we will have cold water and sugar free lemonade. The temperature is predicted to be in the 70’s. Again, there will also be some free t-shirts or small sitting towels for volunteers.
Meet at the third beach trail opening after leaving paved road on Reeder road, we will set up on the beach after 1:00 p.m.
Sign up on-line for this at https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I00000F0sR8UAJ