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
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
(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
(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 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
(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

Tuesday, August 5th for National Night Out
(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

The Shanghai Woolies

Devin Phillips

Trixy and the Nasties

StruEendo Norteno Banda

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!


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


Morel Ink & Port of Portland


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


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

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


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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:

Maps are available on line— http// sale.
They will be updated as registrations are received.
Pay $7 and send this coupon with payment to address above.

NAME: ______________________________________________________
ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________

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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Dates: Aug. 2-Sept. 7 (5 weeks)
Who: Students from Bunkyo University in Japan studying English at Concordia University
Host Responsibilities: breakfast and dinner; make student feel welcome and treat them as a member of your family.
Concordia will offer an honorarium of $100/wk. per student placed in your household.

If you are interested and/or would like more information please

Erika Wiescher 

During the summer, students from Bunkyo University in Japan will be learning about American culture and the English Language at Concordia University. We are seeking quality homestay families to house the students. Students can be housed alone or in twos. Students will be in class from 9-4pm Monday through Friday. Mostly, the students will have evenings and weekends to be with their host families and do whatever the family does – church, hikes, shopping, etc. Concordia will provide a bus pass for students to travel to campus. Also since it is summer, if a host family needs to be gone for less than one week of this homestay it is possible we could find a “temporary” homestay for a couple days if needed. Thank you for considering this opportunity to share your home and life with an
international student.


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Summer Concerts in Fernhill Park!

The Summer Concerts in Fernhill Park are just around the corner
 and we continue to need your help to raise money for this wonderful free series!
What better way to help fundraise then to join friends and neighbors on 
Thursday, June 5th for a Benefit Concert featuring the musical sensation of 
Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys in the Kennedy School Gymnasium!
Your individual donations at the door will help fund the Fernhill Concert Series
as will the purchase of raffle tickets for fabulous prizes from local businesses!


If you cannot make the June 5th Benefit concert, we hope you will consider making an individual donation to the Fernhill Concert Series by going to the link below:
* Choose FERNHILL PARK from the Pull Down Menu
* Click ‘Donate Now’ & Get an Immediate Tax Receipt
Any contribution is greatly appreciated!
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CNA Board Meeting May 13

Concordia Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting
May 13, 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 of April 8, 2014 Board Meeting
7:06 – 7:15pm Treasurer’s Report
7:15 – 7:30pm Public Comment (additional comment/discussion if time allows)
7:30 – 7:50pm Old Business

  1. By-Laws Update – ADOPTED (Katie Ugolini)
  2. Community Room Management (Daniel Greenstadt)
  3. Neighborhood Cleanup – Call for Volunteers (Robert Bowles)
  4. CNA Website Update (Daniel Greenstadt)
  5. Concerts in the Park Funding (Robert Bowles)
  6. Dekum Boyz Club Grant Update – Success! (Katie Ugolini)
7:50 – 8:10pm New Business

  1. Concordia News Format and Future (Isaac Quintero)
  2. June 5th Benefit Concert – Call for Volunteers (Katie Ugolini)
  3. July Meeting Schedule – Hiatus?
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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CNA General Membership Meeting May 6th

CNA General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
McMenamin’s Kennedy School Community Room

It’s the first Tuesday of an odd-numbered month and that means it’s time for a CNA General Membership Meeting. Important topics abound. Come one, come all.

Last Thursday on Alberta is Just Around the Corner!
Come hear about the City of Portland’s plans to support Last Thursday this year! Share your perspectives & concerns and help be part of developing creative solutions.

And for the truly tantalizing part of the evening, come cast your Vote on the proposed revisions to the CNA Bylaws! We have had several general meetings to discuss the proposed changes to our bylaws, and the proposed revisions were posted in the February Concordia News and have been on our website since that time. The Board has received excellent feedback from the neighborhood over the past several months and these suggestions have been incorporated into the latest draft which can be viewed HERE (hard copy can be requested from Katie Ugolini at 503-449-9690). Board and neighbors seem pleased with the current draft, but we want to hear from as many neighborhood members as possible and need a quorum of the general membership to approve the bylaws at our May 6th General Meeting.

We hope to see you all there for a lively discussion on Last Thursday and to vote on the blueprint for running the CNA!

The formal Draft Agenda is as follows:

7:00 – 7:05pm Establish a quorum, approve agenda, review and reconfirm the meeting rules (listed below)
7:05 – 7:10pm Introduction to CNA
7:10 – 7:30pm Public Announcements

  1. Whitaker Property Proposal (Clarence Larkins, Sr., Straight Path Inc.)
  2. Aging at Home (Anne Foley, NE Village PDX)
  3. Portland Food Project – GREEN BAG project (Chris Lopez)
7:30 – 8:00pm Bylaw Revision Discussion and Adoption
8:00 – 9:00pm Last Thursday Street Fair Update and Discussion
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Annual CNA Neighborhood CLEAN-UP – May 17

Saturday, May 17th from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
(Tool Sharpening available to 3:00 PM)
PCC Workforce Training Center on NE 42nd Ave & Killingsworth!

Tired of seeing all the clutter & junk in your closet, basement & garage? Drop it all off at the PCC Workforce Training Center on May 17th for CNA’s BIGGEST FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR! Spring Cleaning has come to Concordia and the CNA will dump, recycle and find a new home for your household items! Your trash may just be your neighbor’s treasure!  WE WILL TAKE: Household Waste, Metal, Furniture, Electronics, Lamps, Styrofoam, Light Bulbs, Batteries, Mattresses, Clothes, Bicycles, Non-curbside Plastics and other Household Stuff.

WE WON’T TAKE: Food Waste, Yard Debris, Tires, Rocks, Concrete, Paint, Oil, and other Hazardous Waste!


  • “You Price It” Yard Sale for reusable household goods! You see something you like, tell us what it’s worth to you, and it’s yours!
  • Professional Tool Sharpening (8 AM – 3 PM): Bring in your Knives and Garden Tools and have them professionally sharpened by 1 SharpTool Edge Service. 25% of tool-sharpening profits go to the CNA (see below for details).
  • Collecting household items for Community Warehouse, a nonprofit organization that provides essential household furnishings to low-income people. Their high-priority items, in order of importance, are as follows: 1) Pots and Pans; 2) Silverware 3) Dishes/Bowls/Drinking Glasses (not mugs); 4) Blankets; 5) Toasters; and 6) Alarm Clocks. Items for Community Warehouse must be clean & in useable condition, & free of stains or tears.       


$10/car                        $15/truck, van, & SUV                       $20/large truck                       $30/oversized load

Extra $5 Donation for Electronics & Batteries


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help organize event, & unload vehicles and direct traffic the day of the event. If interested, please email:
Katie Ugolini at or call 503-449-9690!


1Sharptool    Edge Service

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Knife & Tool Sharpening Benefits CNA

This year’s neighborhood cleanup (see post above) will feature knife and tool sharpening by 1SharpTool Edge Service. If you haven’t had things sharpened in a while, you will be AMAZED at the difference. Proceeds benefit CNA! For pricing, click HERE.edgeposter1HERE.

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