Happy 4th of July – Fun Fact about our flag

The Designer of Our Current Flag

The flag, as it flies today with 50 stars and 13 stripes, was designed in 1958 by 17-year-old high school student, Robert G. Heft, of Lancaster, Ohio.

While his teacher only awarded Heft a B- for the sewing project, President Dwight D. Eisenhower chose his design out of 1,500 entries.

Thankfully, Heft’s teacher made good on her promise to raise his grade in the unlikely event that his design won the contest.

4th of July

Reminder: Thursday 6/30 – 6:30 PM Meeting on the Proposed Recreational and Aquatic Center

Learn more about the Proposed Recreational and Aquatic Center that will be on the ballot this coming November

Your vote does count

Where: Lafayette Street, Rec Hall C (Pool house)

When: 6:30 PM – Thursday June 30th

Who: Councilman Starr to speak

Information meeting on Proposed Wilsonville Recreational and Aquatic Center

So that you will have all of the facts in November to make an informed decision, Councilman Starr will give a short presentation on the Proposed Wilsonville Recreation and Aquatic Center

When: Thursday June 30, 2016
6:30 PM
Recreation Hall C
Lafayette Street

Open to all CHOA residents

Questions: Jan Landis, CHOA Communication Director, CHOAonline@gmail.com, 503-550-7264

For a fact sheet, please click link below:

Wilsonville Recreational Aquatic Center Fact Sheet

Be aware that Vermin have been seen in the neighborhood

A Rat was seen by Ralph Martin (CHOA Landscape Director) on a bird feeder just inside a courtyard on Fairway Dr.  Please do not feed the ducks throwing birdseed in the grass!  I personally (Jan Landis, CHOA communication Director) have seen an increase of duck activity, including excrement all over our patio.

According to Ralph, if many residents are feeding wildlife, outside of the CHOA policy, it may be why we are seeing rats and recent sightings of the coyote.  Ralph has personally  seen a coyote 3 times around F&G pool area in the early evenings!  With the added concern of the rats, who now have crossed over from Louvonne to Fairway this must be addressed.  Thank you!  Ralph


Policy regarding feeding of wildlife in CHOA Neighborhoods (May 14, 2014):


  • Feeding of wild animals, for example, geese, ducks, squirrels, and deer in all areas outside your home, including your courtyard, is prohibited.
  • Birds may only be fed inside a homeowner’s courtyard with a feeder hung above the ground.
  • Homeowners should only use cracked birdseed or a seed mixture called No Waste®
  • Homeowners may feed hummingbirds inside their courtyard and in common areas outside of the courtyard with a liquid feeder hung above the ground.
  • Offenders of the above policy will be given one oral warning. Subsequent offenses will be enforced in accordance with CHOA’s Enforcement Resolution 2013-002.
  • A fine of $25.00 could be issued.

Coyote spotted near Fairway Dr and F&G Pool

A coyote was spotted on the path by F & G pool and walking across Fairway Dr at the parking area near 8225 SW Fairway Dr.

Please be careful with your pets and small children



CHOA Board Seeks New Members – Make a difference

Make a difference in Charbonneau


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.

2016 Annual Meeting April 25th at 7:00 pm – Please plan to attend

Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for Monday 4/25/16 at 7:00 pm at the Charobonneau Country Club.   Please plan to attend this important meeting


  • Election of New Board Members
  • Introduction of Board Members
  • Minutes from 2015 Annual Meeting for approval
  • Financial Report
  • Updates and Accomplishments
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Homeowners Open Forum

March Monthly Board Meeting Canceled

There is not a quorum for the the monthly board meeting in March, as a result Wednesday, March 9th board meeting has been canceled.

The next Monthly meeting will be April 13th, at 10:00 in Pool House C on Lafayette.

Chimneys in need of cleaning this Spring

Chimney example web

An inspection of CHOA Chimneys was done and a letter will be sent out to residents in late Spring if the outside of the chimney is in need of cleaning.

Per CCC and CHOA General Maintenance rules, Homeowners are responsible to properly maintain their residence at their own expense.

Cleaning of your chimney can be done by you or anyone of your choice. If you would like a list of companies used in CHOA in the past, please contact Steve Chinn (schinno@gmaiI.com or 503-682-0234)


IRS Phone Scam – What to do

Neighbors Jan Crawford and Jesse Taft recently received a call from Scammers reporting that they would be sued by the IRS.


Please do not respond to any call from the IRS, make a note of the phone number if you can (most of us have this information on our phones) and report to the IRS so that they can pursue the Scammer

Per the IRS site:

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money, here’s what you should do:

  • If you know you owe taxes or think you might owe, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS workers can help you with a payment issue.
  • If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to believe that you do, report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1.800.366.4484 or atwww.tigta.gov.
  • You can file a complaint using the FTC Complaint Assistant; choose “Other” and then “Imposter Scams.” If the complaint involves someone impersonating the IRS, include the words “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.

Remember, too, the IRS does not use unsolicited email, text messages or any social media to discuss your personal tax issue. For more information on reporting tax scams, go to www.irs.gov and type “scam” in the search box.

Additional information about tax scams are available on IRS social media sites, including YouTubeand Tumblr where people can search “scam” to find all the scam-related posts.