Disaster Prepardedness Meetings





Your Disaster Preparedness Team has two information meetings planned for those CHOA residents who have not had the opportunity to attend prior meetings.

The Team’s objective is to have each adult resident informed of the procedures to follow when a disaster happens and to provide information about the steps you need to take to protect yourself and your family.

Each adult in your household should attend a meeting RSVP if you plan to attend so we can provide adequate seating and handouts.  A film and discussions are planned along with Q & A.  (2 hour timeframe).

RSVP to:   JANET MOORE  503 694-6461

Or     janet.moore2u@gmail.com

Homeowner Insurance

Your Homeowner insurance policy has been renewed, effective June 1, 2015.  The annual premium has increased 38.87%, primarily as the result of earthquake coverage.  All  industry wide rate increases are  controlled by the State of Oregon, and has authorized this rate increase for 2015.

Next year, our insurance premium should decrease as a result of adjustment to our “loss experience” claim, which took effect in our fire loss in late July 0f 2012.

Your Board of Directors made an extensive review of our insurance coverage a short time ago.  At that time, we were unable to get a premium quote from any qualified company because they will not provide insurance for earthquake and glass coverage as we have with State Farm.  (If we drop this coverage from State Farm, we could not get the earthquake and  glass breakage coverage again).  We also require an insurance agent to be local to provide personal service to members, and to have experience with providing insurance to homeowner associations, such as CHOA.

The Board will again address the matter of the insurance coverage and begin a search and review of qualified insurance companies.

This topic will be discussed at the next board meeting on June 10th.




Disaster Preparedness Information

Here is the information (from 4/27/15 Board meeting as promised) that you need in case of disaster. When A Disaster Occurs – PLEASE REMAIN AT HOME – Place sign in window that can be observed from street or golf course (which ever is most observable walking by) that you “Need Help” or are “OK”

  • Team Leaders will report to  Pool house C on Lafayette (Operations Center) – where they will be given two way radios
  • Team Leaders will be given assignments of houses to check
    • To verify where help is needed
  • Team Leaders will make evaluations of general area and report back to Operation Center (Pool House C) where they observed problems with:
    • Power
    • Trees
    • Sewers
    • Gas

Please refer to the “Blue Book” for supplies you should have on hand.  If you did not pick up a “Blue Book” please call your coordinator to obtain one. Please contact your team coordinator if you have any questions


Name                                                                                                                Cell 

Janet Moore (Lead Coordinator) 503-314-0398
Betsy Knudsen (A&B neighborhood) 206-261-0285
Ty Kuhns (C&E neighborhood) 503-508-0596
Mike Tewell (F&G neighborhood) 503-789-6833

We need your help

Let me ask you a few questions:

Do you enjoy living in a resort like community?

Do you love the quality of life here in Charbonneau?

Would you like to make sure that you have some influence in maintaining the beauty and livability of your community?

Do you have one day each month (second Wednesday monthly meeting) that you could volunteer your time to meet with others (from 10 am to 12:30 pm)who have your same goals in mind?  The board position does require a significant time commitment for Committee Assignment, but if this sounds like something you would like……


We need new board members as some of our current board members’ terms are expiring.  If you would like to get involved or just want to learn more what the opportunity entails, reply to this post with your Name and how you would like to be contacted (we can look up your email and phone, you don’t need to post that), or call Bill Steele by March 26th.


Thanks – we look forward to getting to know you and working with you, as together we work to keep Charbonneau great



Special activities at the Oregon Wine Garden this weekend

Friday 1/30/15 and Saturday 1/31/15
White linen dinner service. Upper Level Wine Center.
Saturday Night Lower Level Grill 5 pm- 8pm
Sat Night: Lower Level Grill: 5pm-8pm.
Live Music by Rebecca Hardymann(Jazz) no cover.
Super Bowl Weekend Special: Fri-Sun: 
1 (78.00 Value) Complimentary 5 Hour Wine Tour Ticket with tastings fee included for each 25.00 spent for lunch or dinner.
Sunday 2/1/15: Super Bowl Game Day 
Happy Hour 1pm to 8pm.
Hourly drawings:
with cool prizes to included
a 2 hour limousine service for up to 10.


New Attraction in Charbonneau “The Oregon Wine Garden

I am so excited about the new“Oregon Wine Garden” here in Charbonneau. They have done an amazing job of making the old restaurant and bar look new and welcoming, downstairs with wood floors and a glass and metal bar.  Upstairs is new carpet, a wine tasting bar made from wine barrels with a glass top and tables dressed for dinner with beautiful white table clothes. I attended the complimentary Wine tasting both Wednesday and Thursday of this last week.  The wine is all local NW wines and Donnie our wine host had information and stories to educate us  about each wine that we tasted, five each day.  I am not much for white wines, but there was a sparkling Riesling from St Joseph Winery that changed my mind and was purchased for our household. We had reservations for dinner Saturday night where we ordered a bottle of the Pinot Noir we had tasted Wednesday.  I love appetizers so I had the roasted Brussel sprouts and the steak lettuce cups for my dinner and my husband had one of the specials that night Halibut Oscar.  The Brussel sprouts were wonderful with hazelnuts and the Steak lettuce cups had a surprising spicey taste.  Of course I had to try my husband’s dish and the Halibut with a light sauce and shrimp was fantastic.  Our friends shared Halibut fish n chips, which were huge and definitely enough for two. While we were eating dinner upstairs we were just able to hear music coming from downstairs, so later we ventured downstairs and heard the live music of Micheal Lucich and even some local Charbonneau residents.  Who knew that we had such talent for impromptu performances? I will be going back often and loved that I have this fun place to enjoy with friends and guests visiting Charbonneau.   You might have noticed their Trolley’s – They hold wine tasting trips too.  One that I am looking forward to is a Mystery Dinner on Friday the 13th (2/13/15). Check out all of their events at http://www.oregonwinegarden.com/events New Picture (2)Trolley If you have had an opportunity to visit the Oregon Wine Garden please leave a comment.  Would love to hear what you think.

Attention: Residents on Boones Bend Rd, Sacajawea Way, and Winchester Way

Notice from PGE

On Friday, January 30th PGE has scheduled a planned outage affecting customers on SW Boones Bend Rd, SW Sacajawea Way, and Winchester Way.

Power will be interrupted for up to 1 (one)  hour between 8:00 Am- 12:00 Pm.  Due to the nature of the work involved, PGE apologizes that they are unable to give an exact time.


Unplugging appliances or equipment is not required, but if you are working on a computer when the outage occurs, you could lose unsaved data.

PGE included a Customer Relations number 503-612-3730

Holiday Gathering (Results)


About 65-75 people attended. Thanks to Ty Kuhns and his team (see Team below) the Country Club was beautifully decorated and everyone who attended had a wonderful time of socializing with their neighbors.

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 $436.00.  The Transitional School is on a 2.35 acre plot in NE Portland and in their25th year.  There is a school with four large classrooms, a cafeteria, and a spacious office with adjoining workrooms; a large playground, track and basketball court; and a garden to serve the students at the school.  Most important is the parking lot with the four buses that will pick up the children, from wherever they are, and transport them to school.  Since most of the children may be in shelters or motels, the buses may be the only way for these children to have a school life and may possibly be the only meals they receive each day.  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 TEAM who made this event special

 Ty and Joan Kuhns,

Barbie Henderson,

Jim and Kathy Gibbons,

Ralph Martin,

Mike Tewell,

Goeff and Betsy Knudsen,

Pat and Eva Parisi.

And as always in the background, Kim and Susie.