RCCO April 2010 Newsletter


River Road Community Organization E-News

Welcome to the River Road neighborhood

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RRCO Executive Board meeting
Monday, April 12; 6:15 – 6:45 p.m.
Emerald Park, 1400 Lake Dr, Multipurpose Room

* Introductions and Public Comment
* Board members will elect two members to 1-year positions and officers.

Public welcome!

Santa Clara and River Road Community Organization cosponsors
Democracy in Action: Candidate Forum and Community Discussion
Emerald Park, 1400 Lake Dr, Multipurpose Room
Monday, April 12; 7:00 – 9:00

West Lane County Commissioner Candidates
David William Northey, Fred Starr, Jay Bozievich, and Jerry Rust

Written questions may be submitted by the audience.

Community Discussion

* Transition Team recommendations
* River Road Parks and Recreation District status
* Stormwater update
* Transportation – LTD/EmX
* Action item: Perhaps appoint a joint RRCO/SCCO committee to follow up on mutual concerns.

RRCO Board Work Session
May 10, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.; River Road Annex

Goal setting, review of 67-page summary of answers to city survey, plan future meetings.

National Night Out – August 3, 2010: This is a national event to strengthen communities by encouraging neighbor to engage with one another. The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and send a message that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. It’s the perfect opportunity for neighbors to get to know each other even better. Only a few events can be scheduled, so let us know if your neighborhood wants to hold a picnic or barbeque. RRCO can help you organize it.

Volunteers. Do you want to build a lively, healthy community? We need graphic artists, event organizers, refreshment coordinators, document readers, social networkers, and ideas for invigorating our community. Look at RRCO website or contact Carleen Reilly at carleenr@gmail.com.

River Roaders are invited at participate in RRCO’s regularly scheduled meetings on the SECOND Monday of each month, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road.. Contact Co-Chair Carleen Reilly at carleenr@gmail.com if you have questions or ideas.

You may also sign up to receive the RRCO newsletter/postcard at the RRCO webpage on the City of Eugene’s website at http://www.eugene-or.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=800&PageID=4161&cached=true&mode=2&userID=2

That’s My Farmer
Wednesday, April 14th, 6 to 8:30 PM at
First United Methodist Church at 13th and Olive.

Deepen your connection to 15 local farmers at the restructured 11th annual That’s My Farmer event. Learn directly from the farmers about topics as diverse as preserving farm land; growing, cooking, and preserving vegetables and fruits; all about chickens; making sauerkraut; building soil or a backyard greenhouse; working with draft horses.
Join 15 local faith communities, the farmers and your neighbors for music, unique raffle prizes, and opportunities to buy a CSA share or coupons called Farmer Bucks.
Tom Bettman, OSU Extension Master Gardener, will lead a workshop on urban gardening. Donation suggested: $5 per person or $10 per family. All proceed go to the low-income fund. Call 683-1155 or email lorna.baldwin@hotmail.com for more information.