RRCO July 2010 Newsletter

River Road Community Organization E-News
July 2010

RRCO Executive Board Meeting
Monday, July 12; 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
River Road Annex, 1055 River Road

Increasing Urbanization: Opinions, options, concerns, and creative ideas

5:30 to 6:30 – Walking tour of nearby neighborhood with City Manager Jon Ruiz
6:30 to 7:00 – Potluck and public comment
7:00 to 9:00 – Board members and guests will discuss opinions about increasing urbanization, options available, concerns, and creative ideas for moving into the future.

National Night Out – August 3, 2010. An RRCO celebration of safe neighborhoods will be held at Greystone Townhouses and the Briarcliff Lane area. The City of Eugene police caravan will visit our neighborhood gathering with safety information. This is a national event to strengthen communities by encouraging neighbors to get acquainted with one another. The goal is to heighten awareness of prevention measures, build support and participation in local safety programs, and send a message that our neighborhoods are organizing and working together. The time to be announced. Contact Carleen Reilly at carleenr@gmail.com or check the RRCO website at www.riverroadco.org for more information.

August 9, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – RRCO General Meeting – Food Preservation

September 11, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – RRCO Pancake Breakfast/General meeting – RR Annex

Meeting information. RRCO’s regularly scheduled meetings are usually 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.

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

Electronic newsletter. You may also sign up to receive the RRCO newsletter/postcard on the City of Eugene’s RRCO webpage: http://www.eugene-or.gov/portal/

Contact Jan Spencer about the following events. spencerj@efn.org

Wednesday, July 14 – Dessert Social at Rosetta Park
Saturday & Sunday, July 17 & 18 – River Road green home tours
Friday, July 23 – Green social at Rosetta Park
Sunday, July 27 – Work party – West bank park

The Mobile Cannery – Tracy Gagnon, Site Coordinator,
School Garden Project of Lane County, tracyg.sgp@gmail.com 541.284.1001

I’m the Demonstration Coordinator for a new project in town—The Mobile Cannery. Skinner City Farm will coordinate the demonstrations in collaboration with Center for Appropriate Transportation (CAT) with support from a Neighborhood Matching Grant from the City of Eugene. We’ll load up our cargo bike with canning materials and visit each of the six community gardens this summer. It is our hope to get the folks interested, involved, and excited about food preservation.

–The dates and locations for the demos are as follows:
8/14 River House Community Garden
8/21 Alton Baker Community Garden
9/11 Skinner City Farm
9/25 Whiteaker Community Garden
10/2 Matthews Community Garden
10/16 Amazon Community Garden