Reminder- The Great Oregon Shakeout is coming October 19!

Please note that the “Great Oregon Shakeout” is coming October 19th at 10:19 am.  This is an exercise to test our preparedness for an Earthquake.  You can learn more about this event at : https://www.shakeout.org/oregon/.  Please see the great informative video on this site.

Please note that the recent earthquake activity in the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
Oct. 11 – 4.5 quake off Vancouver Island.
Oct. 12 – 3.4 quake near Toppenish, WA.
Oct 13 – 4.5 quake off the Oregon coast near Bandon.
Oct. 14 3.4 quake near Vernonia , OR.
Oct. 17 – 3.4 quake near Goldendale, OR.

All this earthquake activity is fairly common in our region.  Does it forecast the Big One?  No one knows for sure, but scientists think that we are overdue.  In any case, it’s best to be prepared.

More information about earthquake activity can be found on the apps “QuakeFeed,” or  “QuakeWatch.

 

Note from Garron Grounds on Pruning of Trees

CHOA Homeowners,

September 22nd is the Official Start of Fall.

As we begin our fall pruning, we’d like to hear from you about any pruning concerns you may have around your home.

We will be happy to meet with you and discuss preferences we can accommodate during this next pruning cycle. You may have plants that have grown so large they are blocking your views or interfering with your landscape.

We can also discuss the pros & cons of renovation pruning during this time of year.

We will be glad to schedule a visit with you to inspect your landscaping needs and any other concerns you may have.

Please contact us at

CHOA@garrongrounds.com

Sincerely Ken Bartus

Please do not feed the wildlife

Please do not feed any of the wildlife we have here in Charbonneau.  This includes:

Geese, Ducks, Squirrels, Chipmunks, Deer, Coyotes, Skunks and any other wild animal you might come across in our neighborhood.

Wild animals that are fed by humans can lose their fear of people and become aggressive when they don’t get food as expected.

While it is fun to watch the wildlife in our neighborhood, please remember they are wild and designed to find their own food.  So please enjoy them but don’t feed them!

Pool Electrical Panels all updated!

 

BEFORE

AFTER

 

 

Please note that the Electrical Boxes at our Pools are now all upgraded to the latest codes.  See Before and After pictures above!

Nice work by Steve Chinn and Bob Barnum.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to connect with Steve Chinn schinno@gmail.com or 503-312-0927 or Bob Barnum cbbarnum@comcast.net who is the Board member in charge of the Pools.

New Poolside Chair Lift in Charbonneau

Please see note below from the Charbonneau Country Club regarding the new Poolside Chair Lift:

“Charbonneau County Club (CCC) recently installed a poolside motorized chair lift at the swimming pool located on the corner of French Prairie Road  and Arbor Lake Drive near the east entrance to Charbonneau.  This was in response to a request from a homeowner whose granddaughter uses a wheelchair.    As far as CCC knows, this is the only pool in Charbonneau, with the exception of SpringRidge.

CCC would like to offer the use of this pool to those residents with need who would enjoy the benefit of thi amenity.  If you have a homeowner who cannot use your neighborhood pool because a disability requires a motorized pool lift, please contact CCC office and we will make arrangements for use of the pool at the east entrance.

Please have interested residents contact Susie at Susie@charbonneaucountryclub.com for more information.

Thank you,

Tony Holt, CCC President”

Update on Pool closures

Electrical Box repair for “A” and “B” Pool has been completed

C Pool will be closed on Monday July 10th, for the electrical panel upgrade.

**Be aware that C Pool may be still closed on Tuesday July 11th, but the plan is to complete by the end of day on Monday.

 

Please note that the Electrical Boxes at our Pools are in need of upgrading (as noted in the above picture!)  This work will start on July 6th.  The electricians will be starting on the 6th of July at A pool. It will take them 1-2 working days (M-F) per pool. The work should be completed by the 13th.  The Pool will be shut down for the day or two that the they are working on the upgrade for that Pool.  After A, they move to B and then to C.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to connect with Steve Chinn schinno@gmail.com or 503-312-0927 or Bob Barnum cbbarnum@comcast.net who is the Board member in charge of the Pools.

Please note- Swimming Pool upgrades to electrical panels

 

Please note that the Electrical Boxes at our Pools are in need of upgrading (as noted in the above picture!)  This work will start on July 6th.  The electricians will be starting on the 6th of July at A pool. It will take them 1-2 working days (M-F) per pool. The work should be completed by the 13th.  The Pool will be shut down for the day or two that the they are working on the upgrade for that Pool.  After A, they move to B and then to C.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to connect with Steve Chinn schinno@gmail.com or 503-312-0927 or Bob Barnum cbbarnum@comcast.net who is the Board member in charge of the Pools.

CHOA Board Seeks New Members – Make a difference

Make a difference in Charbonneau

TO:  CHOA HOMEOWNERS

Homeowners interested in serving on the Charbonneau Homeowners Association (CHOA) Board of Directors should submit a letter on interest and qualifications to CHOA, (P. O. Box 219, Wilsonville, OR. 97070) no later than April 1, 2016.  The Nominating Committee will meet with applicants in early April.  Board Director terms are for three years.

 

For more information, email Bill Steele at:  wsteele842@comcast.net.

Holiday Party and results of this years giving

About 75-80 people attended our Holiday Gathering. Thanks to Ty & Joan Kuhns  and Bill & Susan Steel Preparations and their CHOA volunteer team the Country Club was beautifully decorated and everyone who attended had a wonderful time of socializing with their neighbors.   I have heard many comments  since the party that residents look forward to enjoy this party as one of the best of the year.

During our Holiday Gathering we again gave the opportunity for our residents to give to The Community Transitional School of Portland.  This year we raised $760.00 in cash and 45-50 gifts were delivered to the children.  The poster below is from the kids of CTS.

Thank you 2015Excerpt from letter of thanks written by Principal and Lead Teacher, Cheryl Bickie:

While all of us feel at times that we are caught up in circumstances over which we have no control, many of our students are especially prone to see themselves as helpless victims in a world where they have few options and little or no opportunity to take control of their own lives.  It’s a belief that many of them inherit from their parents and one they will likely pass on to their own children.  Our mission is to prevent that, to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness they are caught in by helping them discover that they have the strength within themselves to change their lives and the support they need to set goals and achieve….

Hardly a day goes by that I am not mindful of your support and what it means.  For the past year or two I have begun walking to work whenever I can.  As the days grow shorter and colder, I am often the first to arrive and I see the building waiting dark and silent for the school day to begin.  Opening the door and stepping from the dark outside to the dark inside, I turn on the heat and lights, and it is often then that I think what a miracle it is that the place I am standing in was built by the kindness of thousands of people for the benefit of children most of them have never met and will never know.  Later, as the sky lightens and children pour from the buses and stream laughing and shouting into the school. I often reflect on how little they actually know about all the people who opened that door and keep it open every day……But we never forget that it is you who make it possible for us to be there, and we are grateful for all you do.

If you were unable to make it to the Gathering and would still like to contribute there are several ways to do so, please visit their webpage at:  http://www.transitionalschool.org/help/help.html

Special Thank You To The WHOLE CHOA TEAM who made this event special

Space does not allow me to post all the names of those who helped make this event special.  If you would like to comment on the wonderful time you had,  I will pass on your thanks to the team