October 14th CNA Agenda

Pasted below is the DRAFT agenda for the October 14th meeting of the board of directors of Concordia Neighborhood Association. Public attendance is welcomed and encouraged.
 
Concordia Neighborhood Association

Board Meeting

October 14, 2014
Kennedy School Community Room
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 
DRAFT Agenda
 

7:00 – 7:05pm Establish a quorum, approve agenda, review and reconfirm the meeting rules (listed below)
7:05 – 7:06pm Consent Agenda:         Minutes           September 9, 2014 Board Meeting
7:06 – 7:15pm Treasurer’s Report
7:15 – 7:30pm Public Comment (additional comment/discussion if time allows)

  1. North Northeast Neighbors for Housing Affordability (NNNHA) – (Damon Turner, Jessica Larson)
7:30 – 8:10pm Old Business

  1. CNews
  2. CNA Support for Portland Comprehensive Land Use Plan Amendment – New Density Zone
  3. November Elections Planning
8:10pm New Business

  1. CNA Support for Skinny House LUBA Appeal
  2. CNA Holiday Party – Venue, Date, Volunteers, Details
8:10 – 8:30pm Community and Committee Reports

  1. Nominations/Elections
  2. NECN
  3. Media Committee
  4. Land Use Committee
  5. Social Committee
  6. Roles & Responsibilities Committee
  7. Policies and Procedures Committee
  Meeting Guidelines

  1. Stay within agreed time (Option: Decision to add time)
  2. Stay on topic (Option: Parking lot)
  3. Voice a solution if you voice a concern (Upgrade: Seek solutions to address ALL concerns)
  4. Avoid personal attacks (Upgrade: Notice and care about the effect your words have on others)

 

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October 7th General Meeting – Skinny Houses

If you haven’t heard already, the October 7th general meeting of Concordia Neighborhood Association will feature a presentation and discussion on the growing issues surrounding residential demolition and construction trends in Concordia and throughout the city. We know this is a very hot topic for many people and for a variety of reasons so we’re looking forward to a lively conversation.

7:00pm-8:30pm

McMenamin’s Kennedy School Community Room

All are welcome. Bring a friend.

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CNA ELECTIONS – NOVEMBER 18, 2014

Concordia Neighborhood Association (CNA) will hold its Annual Elections for Board members on Tuesday November 18, 2014 at 7pm at The Kennedy School Community Room.

Now is the time to think about becoming a member of the Board. Do you have a couple of hours a month to serve your community? Do you like being involved on the “ground floor?” Are you willing to represent your community and work for the good of the community? If you can answer yes to these questions, why not think about serving for two years on the Board of the Concordia Neighborhood Association?

The following positions will be open for election in November:

Geographic Positions (these are seats on the board based on your street address)

  • EAST – (NE Columbia BLVD on the North to NE Alberta Court on the South and NE 42nd Ave to the east to NE 33rd on the west.)
  • SOUTHWEST – (NE Killingsworth on the North to NE Prescott on the South and NE 33rd Ave on the east to NE 22nd Ave on the West)

At Large Positions (Up to three seats available. These seats are not connected to any address.)

The Chair of the Association

These are all two year terms, except for the Chair, which is a one year term. Terms begin for all on January 1st following the November election and end on December 31st two or one (Chair) year(s) hence. Board members must attend one monthly Board meeting and 4-6 general membership meetings per year. In addition, they are expected to participate in CNA-sponsored events as well as serve on at least one working committee of their choice.

In order to be a member of the Concordia Neighborhood Association and, thus, be eligible to run for a Board position, you must be a resident, property owner or business licensee, 14 years of age or older, or be a representative from a governmental agency, educational institution or nonprofit organization located within the boundaries of the Concordia Neighborhood (concordia_map).

If you have a passion for volunteering and want to make a positive change right where you live or work by serving on the CNA Board, please contact Bob Martinek, our Nominating Committee Chair, at bmartinek@cu-portland.edu or mail him at 6700 NE 29th Ave Portland 97211. If you have a question call him at 503-724-5596. Please submit a brief biography and tell us why you want to join the board. If possible please submit a recent photo.

In order for us to print the slate of candidates in the November issue of the Concordia News, all submissions need to be in to Bob by the 12th of October.

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CNA Draft Agenda for September 9th Board Meting – Public Welcome

Below is the draft agenda for the September 9th meeting of the Board of Directors of Concordia Neighborhood Association. As usual, the meeting will take place between 7pm and 8:30pm in the Community Room of McMenamin’s Kennedy School. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. It’s YOUR neighborhood. If this doesn’t look like YOUR agenda, you’re invited to come fix it!

Concordia Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting
September 9, 2014
Kennedy School Community Room
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

DRAFT Agenda

7:00 – 7:05pm Establish a quorum, approve agenda, review and reconfirm the meeting rules (listed below)
7:05 – 7:06pm Consent Agenda: Minutes

May 6, 2014 General Meeting

May 13, 2014 Board Meeting

June 10, 2014 Board Meeting

7:06 – 7:15pm Treasurer’s Report
7:15 – 7:30pm Public Comment (additional comment/discussion if time allows)
7:30 – 8:10pm Old Business

  1. Planning for NEXT General Meeting – Oil trains? Concordia child vaccination rates?
  2. Construction/Development
  3. Neighborhood Tree Removal
  4. CNews
  5. Speed Bump for 30th Ave
  6. CNA Board Attendance
  7. Funds for Alley Clean Ups
  8. Chickens and Rats
  9. Overnight Camping in Fernhill Park
  10. CNA Support for Portland Comprehensive Land Use Plan Amendment – New Density Zone
  11. November Elections Planning
8:10pm New Business
8:10 – 8:30pm Community and Committee Reports

  1. Nominations/Elections
  2. NECN
  3. Media Committee
  4. Land Use Committee
  5. Social Committee
  6. Roles & Responsibilities Committee
  7. Policies and Procedures Committee
  Meeting Guidelines

  1. Stay within agreed time (Option: Decision to add time)
  2. Stay on topic (Option: Parking lot)
  3. Voice a solution if you voice a concern (Upgrade: Seek solutions to address ALL concerns)
  4. Avoid personal attacks (Upgrade: Notice and care about the effect your words have on others)

 

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Useful Links and Contacts

Concordia residents often puzzle over exactly who to contact regarding the widest possible range of issues, concerns, complaints and, yes, even praise! Here are a few good links.

To contact the ONI Crime Prevention Coordinator: Celeste Carey, 503-823-4764, celeste.carey@portlandoregon.gov

To contact the North Precinct Liaison regarding crime issues: Steve Jacquot, steven.jacquot@portlandpolice.org

To contact the North Precinct Commander: Mike Leloff, mike.leloff@portlandoregon.gov

To contact the city regarding graffiti: Marcia with Graffiti Abatement, 503-823-5860, mdennis@ci.poprtland.or.us

To contact the police regarding squatters in derelict houses: Sgt. Phillip Blanchard, 503-823-5792, Phillip.Blanchard@portlandoregon.gov

To contact the city regarding the condition of derelict houses: Bureau of Development Services, 503-823-CODE

To file a Time, Place, Manner Complaint with the city about establishments that sell and serve alcohol: 503-823-3092, http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?c=41440&

To file a complaint with the OLCC about establishments that sell and serve alcohol: Dave Luster, 503-872-5211

To contact the Attorney General’s Office with difficulties on mortgage refinancing, negotiating with mortgage holders, or fraud over debt renegotiation: Althea Rodgers, 977-977-9392

To report illegal dumping: Call the Metro RID Patrol at 503-234-3000, or online at www.oregonmetro.gov.

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No CNA General Meeting in September – But Board Meeting YES!

Due to the proximity of the Labor Day holiday, CNA’s September general meeting has been cancelled for September 2nd. Normally, CNA holds general meetings on the first Tuesday of odd numbered months.

CNA’s regular board meeting, however, will take place as usual on September 9th (the second Tuesday of every month) and is open to the public. A draft agenda will be posted approximately one week prior to the event.

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CNA Board Agenda for August 12, 2014

Below is the draft agenda for the August 12, 2014 meeting of the CNA board of directors:

Concordia Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting
August 12, 2014
Kennedy School Community Room
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

DRAFT Agenda

7:00 – 7:05pm Establish a quorum, approve agenda, review and reconfirm the meeting rules (listed below)
7:05 – 7:06pm Consent Agenda: Minutes May 6, 2014 General Meeting
May 13, 2014 Board Meeting
June 10, 2014 Board Meeting
7:06 – 7:15pm Treasurer’s Report
7:15 – 7:30pm Public Comment (additional comment/discussion if time allows)
1. Introduction to TodayPDX (Theresa Hilinski)
2. Faubian School Backpack Program Update
7:30 – 8:00pm Old Business
1. Planning for September General Meeting – Oil Trains?
2. CNews
3. Speed Bump for 30th Ave
4. CNA Board Attendance
5. Funds for Alley Clean Ups
6. Chickens and Rats
7. Overnight Camping in Fernhill Park
8:00 – 8:10pm New Business
1. CNA Support for Portland Comprehensive Land Use Plan Amendment – New Density Zone
2. November Elections Planning
8:10 – 8:30pm Community and Committee Reports
1. Nominations/Elections
2. NECN
3. Media Committee
4. Land Use Committee
5. Social Committee
6. Roles & Responsibilities Committee
7. Policies and Procedures Committee
Meeting Guidelines
1. Stay within agreed time (Option: Decision to add time)
2. Stay on topic (Option: Parking lot)
3. Voice a solution if you voice a concern (Upgrade: Seek solutions to address ALL concerns)
4. Avoid personal attacks (Upgrade: Notice and care about the effect your words have on others)

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No CNA Board or General Meeting in July

CNA will not hold the usual board meeting (2nd Tuesdays) or General Meeting (1st Tuesdays of odd months) in July. But we’ll be back to the usual schedule starting August 12th at 7pm at the Kennedy School Community Room. Hope to see you there!

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FREE Concerts in Fernhill Park – Hot Dates and Hot Lineup!

FREE Concerts in Fernhill Park
(NE 37th, north of Ainsworth)
6:30 P.M. – 8:15 P.M.
Children’s Activities Begin at 6:15 P.M.

Friday, July 11th
TRIXY AND THE NASTIES
(Diva-Powered Motown & Funk)

Trixy and the Nasties is a Motown-infused Portland band with a little slice of funk. The seven members are comprised of a female lead vocalist backed by a six-piece horn and rhythm section that’s quickly building a loyal and devoted following of fans. This band is just looking to have a good time with music that is fun, danceable, and high energy. Trixy (Angelene Green) captivates the audience with a honeyed stage presence combined with assertive vocals she delivers with a fiery lack of restraint. With influences ranging from jazz and funk to rock and roll, the members have played in such bands as Wheels in the Sky, Motet, Intervision, Joey Porter Funk Tributes, Supraphonics, Adult Education, Heavy Brothers, Philly’s Phunkestra, Steely Dawn, Trio Subtonic, Dan Balmer, Superjazzers, Ben Darwish Quartet, and Echo Helstrom. The band members consist of Angelene Green a.k.a Trixy (vocals), Joshua Cliburn (alto/tenor saxophone), Marc Hutchinson (tenor/bari saxophone), Bruce Green (trombone), Randy Rollofson (drums), Bill Athens (bass), and Dave Lula (guitar).

Friday, July 18th
DEVIN PHILLIPS
(New Orleans Sax Wunderkind)

Born and reared in New Orleans, the cradle of jazz, Devin Phillips’ intense affair with the saxophone began at the age of eight. At 14, he was accepted into the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, whose alumni include Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr. and Nicholas Payton. There, Devin trained in music theory and multi-styles composition, and he graduated in 2000 with top honors. Performing, touring and recording with top jazz artists, such as Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Palmieri, The Headhunters, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, musician Lenny Kravitz, and Los Hombres Caliente (with whom he recorded two award-winning albums) soon followed. His reputation as a sax man with intricate and rhythmically innovative sounds made him a popular feature at jazz festivals: France’s Jazz de Vien Festival; Tokyo’s JVC Jazz Festival; Itanbul’s The Ruins; Spain’s Barcelona Jazz Festival; the Netherlands’ North Sea Jazz and the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

In 2005, Phillips formed New Orleans Straight Ahead. But in August, Hurricane Katrina muted the music. With all gone, save his sax, and his family scattered throughout the U.S., Phillips evacuated to Portland and reformed New Orleans Straight Ahead with other musician evacuees. Since opening the 2006 Portland Jazz Festival, his signature sound has not only been featured on KMHD-FM jazz radio specials and Northwest festivals, but also in newspaper and magazine articles, as well as online articles. His debut album with New Orleans Straight Ahead “Devin Phillips: Wade in the Water” is now out and available on cdbaby.com. Featuring six originals, four standards and two traditional numbers, the CD, also offers a cool video of the title cut. Notes Tim Duroche of the awarding-winning newspaper Willamette Week, the album “showcases his suave dynamics of musicality, showmanship and swagger – as noted in the tradition of jazz’s cradle as it is caged in frenzied, jazz modernity.”

Friday, July 25th
STRUEENDO NORTENO BANDA (can you put a tilde over the 2nd “n” in “Norteno)
(Northern Mexican Folk Music)

StruEendo Norteño Banda was founded in 2013. This is a group of 6 individuals with a mix of different musical instruments in the Mexican music genre. In July 2014 StruEendo is launching its 1st CD that goes by the title of “Nos Fuimos De Party” (We’re Going To Party). While maintaining the Mexican music genre, StruEendo has mixed different kinds of musical sounds to create something unique and original.

In Spanish.
StruEndo Norteño Banda fue fundado en 2013. Este es un grupo de 6 individuos con diferentes instrumentos musicales en el género de música regional mexicana. En julio del 2014, StruEendo estará presentando su primera grabación discográfica que lleva el título “Nos Fuimos De Party”. Mientras mantienen su género en la música regional mexicana, StruEendo ha fusionado diferentes tipos de sonidos para crear algo único y original.

Friday, August 1st
THE SHANGHAI WOOLIES
(Hot ’20s & ’30s Jazz & Pop)

The Shanghai Woolies play “hot music,” 1920’s and 30’s jazz and pop of Chicago and New York City. The eight-piece ensemble, created by Pink Martini trumpeter Gavin Bondy, swims in the romance of Louis Armstrong, the mystery of Duke Ellington, the whimsy of Paul Whiteman, and the swing of Benny Goodman. They use a respectful, slightly unorthodox approach, inspired by the colorful liberation of the original. In the winter of ’99, Gavin began birthing a new band that would include some of his favorite musician/friends. Early on, they booked prestigious shows for the Washington Park Rose Garden Amphitheater and Cycle Oregon, and quickly became favorites at Portland night clubs and ballrooms. In 2004, the band released their debut CD, Jungle Nights, to an enthusiastic house at the Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon. When National Public Radio put the third track, “Concerto for Trumpet” (written by Harry James) on their Open Mic website, it received one of the very highest public ratings ever. The Woolies have continued to play an extremely wide variety of shows, with “….a new twist on the music of the flapper era: Jitterbug music, Big band, Swing. The raucous, slippery, foot-happy jazz you’d expect to hear at the legendary Cotton Club. … hard to resist …” -The Oregonian

CONCORDIA NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION PRESENTS
Tuesday, August 5th for National Night Out
MALCOLM NOBLE’S COOL BREEZE
(Danceable R & B, Funk & Soul)

Malcolm Noble’s “Cool Breeze” is a beloved fixture of the city’s R&B, soul and funk scene. Malcolm believes in community mentorship and always takes special care to create performance opportunities for various musicians within Cool Breeze, and give them the chance to shine on stage.
When Cool Breeze takes the stage, the shack starts shaking with people who can’t help but groove on the dance floor. This band is a favorite Saturday night feature at Portland’s famous “Clyde’s Prime Rib” and they draw huge crowds of devoted followers who dress to the nines and show up in style.
Malcolm feels compelled to create a non-profit organization for musical youth outreach and mentorship within the community with guidance he received in his youth. He has a mission to share his knowledge and experience to help support and mentor young minds that may need guidance from someone who knows what it will take. Malcolm produces and promotes others that are well on their way within the industry of entertainment in the quest of keeping music alive and creating positive opportunity within the community.

Malcolm Noble
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The Shanghai Woolies
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Devin Phillips
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Trixy and the Nasties
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StruEendo Norteno Banda
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This year’s Fernhill Concert Series was made possible by the generous donations of neighborhood businesses and organizations. Thanks to our generous
Fernhill Concert Sponsors-
We couldn’t do it without them!

CHAMPION SPONSORS:

Collage, Concordia Neighborhood Association, Concordia University, & Umpqua Bank

MAJOR SPONSORS:

Morel Ink & Port of Portland

CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS:

Inventif Solutions, Legacy Health, & McMenamins Kennedy School, Mike & Emily Watson

GOOD NEIGHBOR SPONSORS:

Concordia Area Massage Professionals, Cully Association of Neighbors,
Gazelle Natural Fibre Clothing, Grasshopper Boutique
Guided Lotus – Hypnosis, Coaching & Weight Loss Programs, Lombard Animal Hospital
New Seasons Market, Phil Broussard Design & Illustration, St. Michael’s Lutheran Church
Smiles on Sandy, & Tutor Doctor

FOOD VENDORS
Invite you to enjoy Food & Drink at the concerts!

Aladdin Café: Fresh & Tasty Mediterranean Food
Whole Bowl: Rice & Bean Bowls with Trimmings & Special Sauce
Island Daydream Shave Ice: Natural Shave Ice, Fresh Juices
Village Crepery: Crepes with Savory & Sweet Fillings
Popcorn Publishers: Mouth Watering Kettle Corn
Nuts NW: The Perfect Combo of Roasted Nuts & Chocolate

We would also like to extend a special thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising concert on June 5th at the Kennedy School:

Bassotto Gelateria, Bunk Sandwiches, CNA Volunteers, Everyday Wine, The Know, Jaime McGeathy, McMenamins Kennedy School, Nepo 42, Pete Krebs & his Portland Playboys, Sextant Bar & Galley, Lynn Shisler, Sugarpuss Beauty Petite Spa & Boutique, Tamale Boy, UpCycles, & Via Chicago

REMEMBER TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

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CNA 16th Annual Yard Sale July 25/26/27

Concordia Neighborhood Association
16th Annual Yard Sale – July 25, 26 & 27, 2014

Time to gather all those items you no longer want or need and plan to join us and have a yard sale at your home. Your unwanted items can be the treasure that someone else is looking for. We do the advertising in newspapers, on TV and radio, on internet and with large signs on major corners in the neighborhood. We supply you with signs and balloons to mark where your sale is located. Just complete the registration coupon below and include the $7 fee (make checks payable to Concordia Neighborhood Association)
Mail or deliver to

Concordia Neighborhood Association
c/o Donna Carrier
3597 NE Simpson St
Portland OR 97211

All participants are placed on the map. Deadline to be on the map is Wednesday July 16. Yard sale packets with signs and maps can be picked up at this address starting Sunday July 20 after 1 pm. If not picked up by Wednesday they will be delivered to participants address (volunteers are needed to help with these deliveries).

You can still be in the sale but will not show on the printed map if registration is received after July 16…you will show on the online map. We do request that you live within or your sale be within the Concordia Neighborhood boundaries.
Questions contact: Yard Sale Coordinator—Donna Carrier
Phone: 503-288-9826 or email: donna.carrier58@gmail.com.

Maps are available on line— http//tinyurl.com/2014yard sale.
They will be updated as registrations are received.
Pay $7 and send this coupon with payment to address above.
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NAME: ______________________________________________________
ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________
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PHONE:____________CELL:____________EMAIL:__________________

Please indicate days you wish to participate in the sale. Check all that apply
____ Friday July 25 ____ Saturday July 26 ____ Sunday July 27

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