December General meeting
Monday December 13
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DECEMBER BOARD MEETING
(MAY BE RESCHEDULED BECAUSE OF HOLIDAY.
PLEASE CHECK IN LATER.)
Board Meetings are held
on the last Wednesday of every month
General Meetings are held
on the second Monday of every month
Check the calendar for links and other meetings
things worth knowing...
ST JOHN'S ROADWORK AUGUST 2021-MAY 2022
Build 52 ADA curb ramps
Add curb extensions and bus stop extensions
Repair/replace roadway base and pavement
Remove streetcar tracks (installed in 1903)
Add concrete bus pads for durability
Remove aging traffic signals (John, Philadelphia)
Upgrade stormwater facilities
Add rapid flashing beacon across from James John
Upgrade signals/striping for better TriMet bus routes.
Find more information on this here:
ST. Johns Net officer elections
St. Johns NET, the emergency response team that can make a big difference if disaster hits our neighborhood, has four positions on the officer board open for election and is collecting nominations. (Yes, you may nominate yourself.) Nominations will be open until our next NET meeting on December 7th. At that time we will hold elections for the open positions. Please note that not all of the positions require you to be a trained NET. So if you know someone who would be a good fit, but who isn't a NET, please do let them know.
Positions Up for Election
Keep list of ongoing officer team projects and their status. Update the project list in the shared google drive.
Report on projects for the board meeting. Coordinate with the secretary.
Check-in with other officers to get updates on projects' status.
Keep the board meeting on the agenda, re-center the discussion if it gets off topic, and act as timekeeper.
Requirement: Active member of the St Johns NET.
Update the Operations plan (what to do in case of disaster)
Make sure the St Johns team have the resources and plan in place to be ready in case of disaster.
Make sure the trainings are aligned with the operations' needs. Coordinate with the Training officer.
Requirement: Active member of the St Johns NET
Keep the St Johns NET Cache List up to date.
Perform a full cache inventory once a year.
Coordinate with training officer for any needed training supplies.
Organize the St Johns NET social media (Website, Facebook, Newsletter, Mailing List, Calendaring).
Organize St Johns NET communication in the local newspapers.
Organize St Johns NET communication with the local schools, community center, Library, wayfinding academy, etc.
Organize St Johns NET communication with other local organizations (Neighborhood associations, Local business associations, churches).
Organize Portland NET participation at St Johns local community events (St Johns Parade, St Johns Market, Fixit fair).
Help identify a place for the St Johns in-person NET meeting
How to Nominate
Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "SJNET Officer Nomination" that includes:
the first and last name of the person being nominated
the position they are being nominated for
the best contact information for them (email address, phone number, etc.)
Also, at any time during the nomination period, we encourage all of the nominees (this is not a requirement) to send to the same email address a personal statement about your background, qualifications, or any other information about yourself that you would like to share with the people who will be voting. We will coordinate disseminating that statement to our mailing list with you.
St. Johns Clutter Busters organizes neighborhood cleanups to help keep our little corner of the world fresh and clean. Help them in their efforts whether you bust clutter alone on your street or at an official event.
Frog Ferry promises to be an alternative to polluting traffic jams. They expect to begin ferry service (people, bikes - no cars) from the Cathedral Park dock to the RiverPlace dock in a little over a year from now. They are in the process of writing their federal grant application now. Their website contains a lot of information - recommended!
Portland Trash Cleanup Resources The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access. For accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or other services, please contact at 503-823-7700 or use City TTY 503-823-6868. Find out more information here.
HELP US FUNDRAISE FOR ST JOHN'S!
Bottle Drop Our SJNA Treasurer Bernadine will deliver bags to anybody interested. Please email Bernadine at email@example.com with the subject line "SJNA Bottle Drop", and she will provide two bags to start. Words from Bernadine- we are looking to fundraise to continue providing services to our community. Our goal is to revamp our forms of communications to meet community needs better. Ideas, but not limited to enhancing our subscriptions Zoom/Mail-Chimp, Multi-Language captions, polling accessibility, membership enrollment, etc. -Bernadine Le, SJNA Treasurer
Equitable Giving Circle is a Black + Brown women and femme led organization that is making positive community impact focusing on: food justice, wellness, and housing for our local BIPOC community. We serve over 325 BIPOC families with direct produce and grocery weekly delivery as well as we are piloting a free food pantry that we hope to grow into a free store. We have ongoing programming and special projects that need your support. We are always looking for monthly donors and one time givers to sign up and support today. EGC serves folks in almost every zip code across the Portland metro area. Upcoming we will be supporting thousands of school kids with backpacks, clothes, shoes and other supplies. Want to lend support or donate? Please visit this link for more information! https://www.equitablegivingcircle.org/