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The Surfrider Foundation – Oregon Chapter Executive Council met March 22nd. Click here to read the meeting notes. Surfrider Executive Council Meeting PROPOSED AGENDA Meeting Objectives: 5:45 – 6:00 Arrive and Get Food 6:00 – 6:15 Welcome and Introductions 6:15 – 6:30 Executive Council Roles – Responsibilities > Objective: To have Executive Council members review the description in advance of the meeting and come prepared to discuss and suggest edits if necessary. The goal will be to have a general agreement for all members’ roles and delegate a person to type up changes if necessary. 6:30 – 6:45 Position Duration and Replacement Protocol > Objective: Agree-upon protocol and delegate a person responsible for recording protocol. 6:45 – 7:00 Overview of Surfrider Statewide Campaigns > Objective: Provide an overview of Surfrider campaigns to set the stage for integration during the following discussion of events. Also, discuss the idea of a Campaign Workgroup. 7:00 – 7:45 2006 Event Action Planning > Objective: Develop an action plan for each event and have each Executive Council member select an event to organize and to recruit another Surfrider member to assist and be a co-lead. 7:45 – 8:00 Next Steps and Wrap Up
Wednesday, March 22; 6:00pm – 8:00pm;
RESOLVE Conference Room
Morgan Building, 720 SW Washington, Suite 710, Portland, OR 97214
* Review and agree-upon Executive Council member roles and responsibilities
* Review and agree-upon position duration and replacement protocol;
* Receive overview of the PDX chapter into statewide campaigns;
* Review events for 2006, develop action plans for each, and integrate with statewide campaigns where appropriate;
* Confirm the program for the April monthly meeting; and
* Discuss a quarterly meeting of the Executive Council.
* Welcome participants and provide an overview of the meeting objectives, agenda, and materials – Rob Williams
* Introductions – Name, where were you born, when did you move to Portland/Oregon and why (or why did you stay)?
* Member present were Rob Williams, Markus Mead, Melissa Gilbert, Haley Brown, John Thompson, Tina Torri, Andi Bernard, Pete Stauffer, Jocelyn Gary, and David Blackmon.
* Provide overview of Executive Council Roles – Melissa Gilbert
* Discussion and clarification
* It was decided that everyone on executive council would read through their job description and see if they need to add and/or omit anything to their description. Markus reviewed the Secretary and Treasures description because David (treasure) and Jocelyn (secretary) are new to the job and felt like they needed some clarification to their duties.
o Additions: Every executive council member will coordinate one event per year.
o Treasurer: will send a monthly statement to secretary 1 week prior to the chapter’s monthly meetings. If any donations come within the week, they will be added to the next months list.
o Secretary: Send reports to the executive council for review no later than 1 week after the monthly meeting. Executive council must return any changes/omissions by the following week.
o Secretary also must send copies to Ed Mazzerella at Nationals.
o To be added into the minutes under announcements: Previous months minutes are available at http://www.surfrider/. Instead of sending monthly meeting notes to the whole chapter.
o Omit from Job Description: must send notes to http://www.oregonsurf.com/ and membership list serve.
o Event coordinator: a checklist is being made for each event and will be sent to chapter chair, and secretary. Secretary will keep a file that later will be sent to field coordinator and policy coordinator so that they can update on CD’s given to exec. Council.
* Provide an overview of a proposal for council position duration and replacement protocol (i.e. voting) – Tina Tiamo
* Discussion and clarification: it states that a member can hold a position for 1 year; officially for two terms (two consecutive years), and then must have a 1 year break in-between holding that same executive council position. Members may be able to serve on executive council but in another position.
* Chapter decision: yearly elections will be held in March with announcement for candidates to run in January (so that members have two months to think about running).
* Provide an overview of Surfrider statewide campaigns – Pete Stauffer
* Discussion and clarification: Discussed that the BWTF has $20,000 in costs. Storm Drain stenciling is supposed to take place the Tuesday after monthly meetings. Pete wanted to know how he can serve/help the chapter better? How can he be more available? How can we integrate chapter events and campaigns we’re working on? Executive council is each supposed to send him an email/phone call to give ideas. Jocelyn added that he should definitely be present at all chapter events and he will be presenting both at April’s Pint Night and May’s Water Werks Sessions (band fundraiser).
* Provide a brief description of the agreed-upon 2006 Surfrider events – Jocelyn Gary
* Discuss and develop action plans for the following events:
- Beach Clean-up – March: HALEY
- Pint Night – April: MELISSA AND JOCELYN
- Storm Drain Stenciling – (May, June, July, Aug., Sept., Oct.): JOHN AND ANDI
- Water Werks Sessions (Band Fundraiser) – May: JOCELYN
- Mother Ocean Day/Beach Clean Up – July: Contact Newport to help with this event and co-coordinate: JOHN/ANDI
- Long Board Contest/Beach Clean Up – August: JOHN/ANDI
- Clean Water Paddle – September: DAVID/PETE
- SOLV Beach Clean Up – September: HALEY
- Fall Retreat and Beach Clean – November: MARKUS/ANDI
* Comments/Discussions: other possible events to consider, Photo Contest, Joint clean up with Kona Brewing, and Art Auction at Winery. Jocelyn will set up a pay pal account for ticket sales/future events.
* Confirm program for April Chapter meeting
* Discuss and schedule (if appropriate) a quarterly Executive Council meting
* Summary and acknowledgements
Surfrider Executive Council Meeting
5:45 – 6:00 Arrive and Get Food
6:00 – 6:15 Welcome and Introductions
6:15 – 6:30 Executive Council Roles – Responsibilities
> Objective: To have Executive Council members review the description in advance of the meeting and come prepared to discuss and suggest edits if necessary. The goal will be to have a general agreement for all members’ roles and delegate a person to type up changes if necessary.
6:30 – 6:45 Position Duration and Replacement Protocol
> Objective: Agree-upon protocol and delegate a person responsible for recording protocol.
6:45 – 7:00 Overview of Surfrider Statewide Campaigns
> Objective: Provide an overview of Surfrider campaigns to set the stage for integration during the following discussion of events. Also, discuss the idea of a Campaign Workgroup.
7:00 – 7:45 2006 Event Action Planning
> Objective: Develop an action plan for each event and have each Executive Council member select an event to organize and to recruit another Surfrider member to assist and be a co-lead.
7:45 – 8:00 Next Steps and Wrap Up
In place of the normal monthly meeting, the Portland Chapter will be hosting a Pint Night on Arpil 11th as a fundraiser. This will take place on Tuesday April 11th, 2006 from 7PM till 12AM (midnight) at the A&L; Sports Bar (5933 NE Glisan, Portland, OR 97213 (off 60th and Glisan). Pints will be on sale for $4.50.
Kona Beer and the movies Step Into Liquid and the North Shore will be featured.
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Registation is open for the best surf contest in the Pacific Northwest! The Clean Water Classic is an annual event that raises crucial funds for the Pacific Northwest Chapters of the Surfrider Foundation, including Blue Water Task Force lab supplies. The 2006 Classic will be held on June 3rd and 4th, 2006 in beautiful Westport, WA. For more information go to: http://www.cleanwaterclassic.com Big thanks also to all of our sponsors!
The Lane County Board of Commissioners recently approved a zoning change that will permit the construction of rip rap in Shelter Cove – along the north shore of the Siuslaw River near the Siuslaw River jetties. The shoreline hardening project is intended to protect several houses that were built approximately 40 feet from the coastal bluff in the early 90′s (the legal set back is 160) feet. Because the applicants have not supplied a detailed project description or drawings, it is unknown if the proposal would affect nearby waves. Several Surfrider members in the area were active in opposing this zoning change through writing letters, submitting comments, and attending the Lane County hearing. Although the Board of Commissioners did approve the decision, some consideration was given to mitigating impacts of the project: the rip rap will be installed entirely above water and limited in volume and extents. Nevertheless, the approval represents the latest example of a poorly conceived development project triggering the “need” for shoreline hardening, and interruption of Oregon’s natural coastal processes.
See Surfrider comments submitted at: http://www.surfrider.org/oregon/2006/03/florence-rip-rap-comments-from.html
Surfrider Foundation – Oregon Chapter was contacted to become a co-applicant onto a Land Use Board of Appeals appeal to the zone change approval. Florence-area Surfrider Foundation volunteers have declined that offer and the Oregon Chapter will therefore not be an applicant in zone change appeal. Florence-area Surfrider Foundation volunteers would like to offer their personal and organizational expertise toward designing a cliff stabilization plan that will preserve property owners’ homes and recreational, tourism and ecological interests.
The BNSF Railroad Company has received approval to place a siding at Doug’s Beach, located just east of Lyle in the Columbia River Gorge scenic area. This is expected to eliminate half of the parking at a state park that is filled to capacity during summer weekends. It will also cause long delays for visitors exiting and entering the park. Parked trains will ruin the view in a manner that opposes the intent of the Gorge Scenic Act. Construction will extend pilings into the shoreline and will close the park for half of this year’s windsurfing season.
for further information on how you can get involved:
Click here to view public comments from Surfrider Foundation Oregon Chapter.
You may have noticed slight changes in the main news page. We’ve converted to a blog-driven system for posting news articles.
For users of the site, the changes should be slight, but do provide some useful features:
- articles from 2006 forward will be archived a little differently (but past articles are still available at the same URLs or via links at the bottom of this page);
- each article has an “email to a friend” button after it;
- it’s possible to post your own comments, which will be moderated by volunteers.
The new system will allow volunteers and contributors to quickly and easily post articles directly to the Surfrider Foundation – Oregon Website. If you are a regular contributor of news articles and have not yet received an invitation, please email the admin.
If you find any problems with the new page, please email me.