Woodlawn Neighborhood Association November 7, 2018 Meeting Agenda


Woodlawn Neighborhood Association November 7, 2018 Meeting Agenda

Woodlawn Neighborhood Association Meeting Expanded Agenda
Wednesday November 7, 2018    7:00 – 8:30pm


7:00-7:10 Welcome and Introductions to the first meeting after the clocks have fallen back. ☺
7:10-7:15 Approvals

Approve minutes from October’s meeting
Approve agenda for tonight’s meeting

7:15-7:45 New Business

7:15-7:25 Belle Cantor, Woodlawn Elementary School Site Council. Seeking members from WNA to attend a meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month at 3:30 pm at the school. Apparently, we used to participate. She will talk about this.

7:25-7:45 Other New Business

PBOT—Taylor Campi. E-mail request to Maija and Nancy. PBOT is recruiting members for the Stakeholder Advisory Committee for Columbia/Lombard Mobility Corridor Plan. Nancy has asked if PBOT will come to our December meeting to tell us more about this plan.

7:45-8:00 Announcements for Upcoming Fall Events and Deadlines:

  • Help Plant the New Wilshire Park Nature Space. 

Join Friends of Wilshire Park and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for a fun day of fall gardening to install over a 1,000! (The first one was planted in Alberta Park earlier this year—it is awesome!)

WHEN: Saturday, November 10th, from 9am-12pm. Everyone is welcome. Arrive at 8:45 for orientation, or feel free to join in as a second wave later on. WHERE: Wilshire Park — NE 33rd – 37th and Skidmore Meeting at the center of the park by the picnic tables. Please dress for the weather. We’ve got gloves, tools, and refreshments. You can learn more and RSVP www.friendsofwilshirepark.org/tag/naturespace/

  • Upcoming Screenings of Priced Out: Fifteen Years of Gentrification in Portland

Priced Out is the Portland documentary that is an investigative and personal look at housing discrimination and the pain of losing a community to gentrification. We had talked once about potentially hosting a screening in 2019. In case anyone wants to check it out before we commit to that, here are two upcoming FREE screenings with facilitated Q & A and discussions afterwards.

Priced Out at the Architectural Heritage Center 

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Architectural Heritage Center
701 SE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

Priced Out (with Karen Gibson) at Oregon Historical Society 

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave,
Portland, OR 97205
Q&A with director Cornelius Swart and Karen Gibson of Portland State University. Gibson specializes in housing, black urban history, and economic inequality. Her 2007 paper on housing displacement and discrimination, Bleeding Albina: A History of Community Disinvestment is one of the research sources that informs Priced Out.

  • Vernon Voices: a photographic history

Exhibit of photographs at Concordia University Library now through November 23rd.  Opening event with refreshments November 8, 6-8 PM.  Register for the event here. This might be an idea for a similar Woodlawn Voices Project?

  1. Black Santa at Woodlawn Multicultural Impact Center (MIC) again?
  2. Hey Neighbor! Dec 5th is the deadline for the Winter 2019 issue of Hey Neighbor, the NECN newspaper. This issue runs Jan 1st till the end of March. Please send us your stories (500 words or less), or events and opportunities submissions by Wednesday, December 5th.
8:00-8:25 Board and Community Business


Setting & Publicizing Dates for our 2019 Spring/Summer Calendar of Events—when does this need to happen? – Easter Egg Hunt; Woodlawn Neighborhood Clean-up; Movie in the Park; National Night Out (August 6th); NE Sunday Parkways. Any items to add?

NET – Erin
Farmer’s market– Martin
MIC & Happy Hour – Jon

Treasurer’s Report – Dennis

Discussion and vote on who should sign checks for the two WNA accounts.  Dennis has proposals for each account. The results of this discussion/vote need to appear in the November minutes to satisfy bank requirements.

Land Use & Transportation Committee –Dennis
NE Coalition of Neighborhoods Board- Dennis

8:25-8:30 Final Thoughts and Adjourn