Record number of neighbors participated in the CHOA Shake Out event

Over 100 of our neighbors participated in the Thursday, October 17th Shake out event.  This was the best turnout we have had.  Special thanks to Eric Hoem and the Neighborhood Captains who helped make this possible.

The winners of First Aid kits were: David & Patricia Lahr; Catherine Shields; Pat Tewell; Sally Applegarth; and Julie & David Verburg.

Thanks to all of you who participated in this important event!





CHOA to participate in the Great Shakeout Drill Thursday October 17th

On Thursday, 10/17, at 10:17AM, CHOA and all of Charbonneau will be participating in the Great Oregon ShakeOut drill!  Why is it important to do a Drop, Cover, and Hold On drill? The Oregon Office of Emergency Management reminds us: “To react quickly you must practice often. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake, before strong shaking knocks you down–or drops something on you. Practicing helps you be ready to respond.

Homeowner Associations participating in the drill will hand out free raffle tickets to residents taking part! Each HOA will have prizes to award!   REMEMBER: In any disaster, your most immediate source of help are the people living around you!   Additional information is available in the clubhouse.

Your CHOA Emergency Preparedness Team will be bringing around materials for our participation and we hope EVERYONE will be involved!



Garron Grounds annual pruning will start soon

Please note that the The Fall/Winter prune will begin in September and continue into October.

The pruning will include clearing of ornamental flowers that are spent, removal of spent and unsightly foliage of hostas, ferns, and daylilies.  Hedges and arborvitaes will be topped and shaped.  Plant growth that blocks views from windows will be lowered.  Roses, topiaries and owner-planted perennials and espaliers WILL NOT be pruned nor will ornamental grasses. 

We will clear sidewalks (including cart paths), entries, driveways, and parking, of any overgrowth according to approved clearances.

If you have plants that you do not want pruned please place a blue tape around those plants.  If you do not want any pruning done, please contact Steve Chinn at or  503-682-0234 to request to be placed on the Do Not Prune list.

Reminder- September is Emergency Preparedness Month

Please don’t throw away your copy of the September Boones Ferry Messenger from the City of Wilsonville.  All of page 5 contains important information from FEMA and other sources about getting your home ready for an emergency.  Everything in those articles complements what your own CHOA Emergency Preparedness Team is developing to help in the event of an emergency that leaves Charbonneau isolated for a day or more.  Doing some preparation will ready us for the state-wide practice drill, The Great Oregon Shakeout, which takes place October 17, 2019, at 10-17 in the morning.  Let’s all “be prepared.”    

Reminder- Feeding of Wild birds or animals except Hummingbirds is Prohibited in CHOA

As you know, we have seen an increase in the number of wild animals in Charbonneau- there have been recent reports and sightings of a Cougar, Coyotes, Skunks, Racoons, Rats and Mice.

In order to try to stem this trend, we want to help eliminate as much of their food sources as possible.  Therefore, we are asking that each CHOA neighbor refrain from feeding any animals and/or birds anywhere in CHOA or around your home except for Hummingbirds.  This includes inside your courtyard also.

In addition, please feed your pets indoors only and don’t leave them unsupervised outside.

Thanks in advance for your help here to make CHOA a safer neighborhood.

Please note new additions to CHOA Emergency Preparedness Team

Please note that Lana Tharp and Mary Fieweger have joined the CHOA Emergency Preparedness Team.

Members of the team and their contact information is noted below.

CHOA Welcomes Lady Bugs

Please note that Garron Grounds has placed Lady Bug Bags in the large leaf Maples and Linden trees for aphid control.   The “ladies” can eat up to 50 aphids a day and are a safe and natural method for aphid control.

The lady bugs are placed in the trees in the evening hours in small bags.  They move out of the bags into their new homes where the food supply is plentiful.   So if you see the little bags in the trees please don’t remove them.  

Please note that the heater for the Spa in Pool B is not working

Please note that the heater for Spa B has broken.  The Spa is still usable but will not be heated.  We anticipate it taking a couple of weeks to repair.  Good news is the weather is planning to be nice during this time so perhaps a cooler Spa will be refreshing.  We are working hard to get this back up and running.

If you have any questions and/or need more info, please contact Steve Chinn at 503-312-0927 or


Reminder- Rec Hall C Open House -Saturday June 15th 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Please note that the CHOA Board is hosting an Open House at Rec Hall C on Saturday, June 15th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm to give neighbors a chance to check out the new Kitchen and see this great CHOA resource.

We hope to see you there!



Pool season is here! Please note that the CHOA Pools will be open starting this Saturday May 25th

Please note that Summer must be here!  The Pools are opening on Saturday, May 25th for the Season.

Please remember the Pool Rules and be safe and enjoy.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!