Feb. 15 community briefs
CPRD budget committee applications due Friday
The terms of three Chehalem Park and Recreation District budget committee members are set to expire. The deadline to apply is Friday. The CPRD board of directors will appoint committee members at its Feb. 23 board meeting at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. Terms are three years. In order to be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens, registered to vote and live within the geographic boundaries of the district. The committee is composed of five volunteers and five CPRD board members. The committee is set to meet for the first time April 4, with a public budget hearing scheduled for May 25. Application forms are available at the aquatic center, 1802 Haworth Ave., the CPRD administration building, 125 S. Elliott Road, or online at www.cprdnewberg.org under the board and budget tab.
A glimpse of the vision for the Chehalem Valley
"Beyond the Vision," the collaborative efforts six local jurisdictions have made toward a vision of the Chehalem Valley in 2020, will be the topic of the Newberg City Club luncheon forum Feb. 21 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St.
Officials from the cities of Newberg and Dundee, Chehalem Park and Recreation District, Newberg School District, Portland Community College and Yamhill County will be on hand to explain the vision, first created by the citizenry in 2001.
Candidates can file for CPRD board positions
The Chehalem Park and Recreation District has three positions up for election in May and prospective candidates have until March 16 to file with the Yamhill County Clerk and until March 20 to place a statement in the county voters' pamphlet. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, registered to vote and live within the geographic boundaries of the district. Terms are for four years beginning July 1. To file, candidates need to collect the signatures of registered voters or pay a $10 fee. Forms and petitions are available at the Yamhill County Clerk's Office, 414 N.E. Evans St. in McMinnville, and online at www.co.yamhill.or.us. For more information, call the clerk's office at 1-503-554-7850. Candidates must also submit an application to CPRD. Applications are available at the aquatic center, the CPRD administration building and online at www.cprdnewberg.org. The terms of current board members Don Loving, Mike McBride and Mike Ragsdale expire June 30.
Dealing with dementia
Northwest Senior & Disability Services, in conjunction with Community Connections and Faith in Action, will hold an event headlined "What to Do When Nothing Works: Real Solutions in Dementia," from 1 to 3:30 p.m. March 15 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St.
Joyce Beedle, a registered nurse with more than 35 year of experience tending to people with dementia, will speak.
Although the event is free to attend, online registration is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-to-do-when-nothing- works-real-solutions-in-dementia-care-registration-31363090849 or by calling Julie Luedtke at 503-435-3404.
Rural fire board to meet
The Newberg Rural Fire Protection District board of directors will hold their next meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the downtown fire station on Second and Howard streets. This regular board meeting will include appointment of the 2017-2018 budget officer, a discussion of the SDAO consultant process, a consideration of the spring/summer newsletter and election of two board positions in May.
Senior center to hold Blue Moon Social
The Chehalem Senior Center, 101 W. Foothills Drive, will hold a Blue Moon Social from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 20. The event will feature a dessert and refreshment bar, dancing, old time fiddlers and a cake walk. Make reservations at 503-537-9404.
Dodgeball tournament fundraiser in March