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Meeting Minutes

Oregon SCALA

Smith Memorial Union, Portland State University

May 30th, 2014, 5pm

Members Present:

Kim Olsen-Charles, Matt Giroux, Jennifer Rogers, Katherine Pitman, Gary Furuyama, Berenice Prado, Tami Chapman, Jamie Foster, and Pete Schreiner


Discussion Topics:

  • Bookdrive: “Liberty Through Literacy”

o   Big thanks to Pete and Katherine for stepping up and getting things done and making the drive successful!

o   Strengths

  • Over 1,000 books donated!
    • Katherine still has some that were donated after the drive was over. Is going to drop them off at Marion County when she has time.

o   Katherine would also like the contact info for the Oak Creek librarian.

o   Weaknesses/Ideas for next time

  • We won’t use Hubers again. They cancelled our reservation and the space was not conducive to mingling.
    • Next time we will confirm reservation about a week ahead of time.
  • Saturday nights are hard – maybe a weeknight?
  • Logistically complicated – more set dates and details planned ahead of time.
  • It would be nice to focus on one organization and get to know them. 2 locations made it overly complicated.
  • Generic flyers for garage sales
  • Kickoff to be tied to another event – “another reason to come.”

o   Reimburse Pete for driving

  • Possible Future Events/Activities

o   Potluck with Cohort 15?

  • This is traditionally done after our first weekend in the fall
  • To be held at close-in park – Laurelhurst?
    • Check on cost – possibly use $ from budget?
  • Potluck/BYOB

o   Trivia Night Fundraiser?

  • Raised about $150 in the past at Claudias. Charge for teams/individuals

o   Variety Night?

o   Karaoke?

o   Tap into recent Alums. Check in with Perri regarding database/contact info.

  • Send postcard/emails about future events

o   Prom?

  • Find a location without liquor license issue.

o   OLA Quarterly – edit an issue? 

Action Items:

  • Get on national SCALA listserv (Don Wood)
  • Next meeting: Friday, July 11th.

o   Bring ideas for next year


Minutes submitted by Jennifer Rogers, Secretary


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