Oct. 2 community briefs
Clyde Thomas will speak at first George Fox Auxiliary meeting
The George Fox Auxiliary kicks off its first luncheon of the new school year with talk by Clyde Thomas, director of plant services at George Fox University. Thomas talk is billed as Reflections on Pacific College/GFC/GFU History, and is slated for 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Cap and Gown Room on campus.
Thomas will share the history of campus buildings, including information on the names of buildings and ideas of future campus growth. The cost is $8.50 at the door, although reservations are required by calling Judy Woolsey at 503-538-7314.
SAR orientation set for Oct. 10 in McMinnville
McMINNVILLE The Yamhill County Search and Rescue team will hold an orientation from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Oct. 10 in the public works auditorium at the OSU Extension Building, 2060 Lafayette Ave. The orientation will include discussion of how searches are conducted, survival skills and more. The organization is also taking applications for the 2014 SAR Academy.
Relay for Life slates workshop and training session
Newberg Relay for Life will host a workshop/training session for committee members from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the commons area at Newberg High School.
Anyone interested in finding out more about Relay for Life or those who think they might be interested in some form of volunteering at the next relay, scheduled for June 20-21, 2014, should attend. American Cancer Society staff members are scheduled to provide the training.
Relay community members and others interested from Sherwood and McMinnville may attend as there will be no formal Relay Summit at the convention center in Portland this year. Participants should bring a sack lunch to the session.
For more information, call Kathy Brown at 503-538-9663 or Marty Brown at 503-538-4439.
Become a hospice volunteer
Hospice volunteers are needed throughout the Portland area, but the need is especially acute in Newberg, Hillsboro, Forest Grove and east Multnomah County, officials said.
To address that problem, Providence Health Systems will hold a hospice volunteer training session over two consecutive weekends, Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2, in Portland.
The training course covers the basic principles of hospice, understanding the basic needs of terminally ill patients and their families, effective communication, patient care, pain and symptom management, spiritual care giving and understanding grief and loss.
Volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years old and no previous experience is required. Following training, volunteers are asked to commit up to four hours a week for a year.
For more information or to request an application packet (due by Oct. 15), call Cynthia Cohen, Providence hospice volunteer coordinator, at 503-574-9598.
Concealed handgun license class set for Oct. 19
Champoeg cider press gears up for Apple Harvest Day