ReConnections - September 2006
A monthly newsletter of The West Cascade Peace Corps Association in Oregon's Southern Willamette Valley
September 8-10 Friday thru Sunday
Eugene Celebration. March in the parade on Sept 9 and sit in West Cascade booth,
Parade 9 AM, booth 11 AM -5 PM both Saturday and Sunday.
Sunday, September 10, 5:30 PM
Regular monthly meeting at the home of Benj and Joann Epstein at 3950 Monroe St,
Eugene, Call 341-6563 if questions.
Peace Corps Celebration
Washington DC. See: www.rpcv.org
Intermingle Booth at Oregon Campus. If you can help, call Brett Holt 346-6026
Sunday, September 24, 7 PM
West Cascade Board Meeting. If you are interested in helping with the group's
business, please call 687-7095. All members welcome Meeting place TBA.
Saturday, September 30, 8:30 PM
Volunteer for clean-up at Food for Lane County annual $100 plate dinner and auction.
Call Shannon Micheel. We need a large crew. You get to sample the fare too!
October 8, Sunday, 5:30
Regular monthly meeting. Elections of West Cascade Peace Corps Association.
Calling all candidates!
August 2-5, 2007
West Regional RPCV Campout,
Mt. St. Helens, Washington. Plan ahead.
More interesting than you could imagine.
RPCVs just wanna have fun.
Kenats't! Inch ka chika?*
Sunday, September 10, 5:30. Potluck at the home of
Benj and Laura Epstein. (Fiji, 1978-81). 3950 Monroe Street,
Eugene.. Wind down and relax after the frenzy of the Eugene Celebration.
DIRECTIONS (going south) Willamette and Donald
come together at 32nd Ave. Stay to right on Willamette and follow it up
to 39th Ave and make a right turn. Follow it to Monroe Street,
right turn, go all the way up the hill. The last house on the left hand
side, big windows. If you get lost, call 341- 6563. Bring a dish and
drink to share .Please bring chairs.
To orient yourself, go to Page 19 in the DEX phone
bookand look at the map of the area.
Our speaker will be Brett Holt who will be the next
University of Oregon campus Peace Corps Recruiter. He and his wife
Laura were volunteers in Armenia from 2003-2005. They have a
slide show and artifacts of Armenia to share.
*("Cheers! How's it going?" in Armenian)
Minutes from the Board
Meeting August 22, 2006.
By Michael Kresko
Held at the home of Michael Kresko and Shannon Micheel
on Tuesday, August 22. Pizza was delivered and provided
by Wayne Thompson and Beryl Brinkman provided the
Members Present: Beryl Brinkman, James Cloutier,
Michael Kresko, Shannon Micheel, Dorothy Soper, Felicia
Kenney, Wayne and Rolly Thompson
Upcoming Events and Activities
August 26, Saturday - Garage Sale at Beryl
Brinkman's home to support Father Mwipopo's charity in Tanzania.
September 8 - 10 - Eugene Celebration. We
are registered to march in the parade and set up a booth.
Member support is to be gathered through the newsletter. Volunteers
are needed to staff the booth on Saturday and Sunday.
September 10 - Potluck and regular meeting at Benj
and Laura Epstein's home. Possible speakers include Brett
and Laura (Albania); Rebecca and Mike Fox (Albania).
September 22 - Intermingle on Campus invited us to set
up a booth. This may be a better opportunity for the U of O
PC recruiter to pursue.
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West Cascade Peace Corps Association Board
President: Beryl Brinkman, Afghanistan (1967-69)
Phone 687-7095, email@example.com
Vice President: Wayne Thompson, Peru (1964-66)
Phone 343-6596, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Lori Matthew, Benin (1994-96)
Phone 485-3622, email@example.com
Co-Secretaries: Shannon Micheel, Dominican Rep. (95-97)
& Michael Kresko (Russia/Seychelles (95-97)
Board Members at Large
Moriah Hart, Moldova, (1999-2001)
Maggie Keenan, Philippines, (1987-90)
Phone 687-8454, Maggie@elaw.org
James Cloutier, Kenya, (1965-66)
Phone 342-3797, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Michael McLean, Thailand,(72-75)
Phone 687-2505 email@example.com
Campus Recruiter: Sarah Schrock, Kenya (2000-02)
Phone 346-6026, firstname.lastname@example.org
Past President: Pennie Moblo, Tonga (1971-73)
Phone 343-6443, email@example.com
Web Site: Felicia Kenney, Benin, (2003-4)
Newsletter: Beryl Brinkman, James Cloutiier, Marsha Partlow
(Continued from previous column)
September 30 - Food for Lane County volunteer to
clean up after silent auction and $100 plate dinner starting at 8:30.
Contact Shannon to volunteer.
2007 August - Regional campout is our responsibility.
The board approved Mt. St. Helens as the campsite.
Information will be posted on the website.
Michael will create and distribute a member survey. It will
be reviewed by the board members first and then
either distributed at the next meeting or posted online.
Elections of new officers will be held at the October meeting.
Nominations are welcome.
Newsletter - Beryl will publish this week.
Web Page Update: Felicia has it up and running!
Please contact her with any comments or suggestions.
Archives - Volunteers are needed to help with
managing our history: newsletters, awards, pictures, Peace
Quilt, Hand-painted map. Please contact Beryl at 687-7095
Speakers at Future Meetings: Felicia will ask her
friend returning from the West Bank.
Locations of future meetings. We seem to have a
good bank of volunteers willing to host events.
Next board meeting is to be held September
The board approved $2-400 in funding for new banner.
Wayne will look into this.
Treasurer's report - tabled.
Who said the Peace Corps isn't full of beautiful women!
Take a look at Frances Powell, an RPCV who served
in Poland. Read her "About Me" and at the very end (you
need to scroll) she talks about teaching in Poland, and how
that experience got her ready to face a camera.
Item submitted by John Coyne, Ethiopia
NY Times on story of
12-year-old in Rwanda
Hey West Cascade!
Today is Friday and I just got back from the
Kiziba refugee camp in southwest Rwanda. The camp is
45 minutes on a dirt road from Kibuye, a small city on the
east bank of Lake Kivu. While I was there I stayed in the
camp director's house that was right on the lake. I spent
two nights and three days there including the commute from
my dad's house in Kigali. The journey started on
Wednesday when I started the two-hour drive to Kibuye with an
ARC driver. The road there was paved but since Rwanda is
a mountainous country the road is zigzag the entire way!
After about an hour of driving through small cities I felt really sick.
The driver was really concerned so we stopped in one
of those small cities and got me a bottle of water. I don't
think the water helped as much as the break from the
winding road. While we were in the city people saw me and
stared because I was so different from them. I heard murmurs
of "Muzungu" between people talking. Muzungu is the
word used by most East Africans for a white person.
Once I got into Kibuye I went straight to the ARC
office and slept. I had the opportunity to go to Kiziba that day
and Thursday but I was too tired. The plan that my dad and
I had thought about was that I would go there and not just
be a tourist but help as well. I was going to help out the
health and sanitation coordinator. The next morning I woke up
and went to the office again, we planned on leaving for Kiziba
at nine. But while we were going right out of the driveway
we got a flat tire. They didn't have a spare in the car or at
the office and the other vehicle ARC had also had a flat. So
one of the employees walked down to the local gas station
and mechanic. He got the tire and had the mechanic give him
a ride back to the office. When he got back to the office
we figured out that the tire he got didn't fit the vehicle that
we planned to take to the camp. Fortunately it did fit the
other vehicle. It was a two door pick-up. So the people that
were going to the camp or needed a ride to town squeezed
into the seats and in the truck bed. Most of the people in
the car were taking the ride to town because it
was Thursday, the Kibuye day for Gacaca.
Gacaca is the local way that the Rwandese decide
the punishments for the people that committed the
genocide. Everyone in the city is forced by law to go to the
weekly Gacaca meetings. In a Gacaca meeting people stand up
in front of the whole city and say that they personally
saw someone who is there kill or abuse someone. The
person who is accused can either say that it's true and ask
for forgiveness or can deny it. If the person accused denies
it then another witness of the behavior says that they saw it
on the same occasion or a different one. If someone else
says that they did then the person is guilty. If he denies it at
first then the punishment is worse. So all of the staff that
was Rwandese was at the meeting.
After we dropped off the Rwandese staff we continued
on our way to Kiziba in the pick-up truck on a dirt road with
a million pot-holes in it. The drive was a total of 45
minutes but it seemed like three hours. Once I got to the camp I
was greeted by what seemed like 200 refugee children. Some
the children were even born in the camp. Kiziba camp
was opened seven years ago for Congolese refugees.
The refugees are mostly Congolese Tutsis
taking refuge from some remaining Hutu extremists that fled
into Congo after the Hutus were being sentenced for genocide.
Those Hutus were still burning houses and villages
of remaining Tutsis, even if they weren't Rwandese.
After being greeted by the children I was given a tour of the camp.
I saw the health center, the schools, the water
sanitation center, the housing and lots of other areas of the camp.
The thing I was most interested in was the Income
Generation Program (IGP). In the IGP The American
Refugee Committee gives out small loans to people to start
a business within the camp. The IGP also offers free
training for soap, lotion, Vaseline and bag making. The bags
were incredible! They were weaved by both men and women
out of heavy-duty plastic rope.They are both functional and
very beautiful. In the camps the large bags are sold for
the equivalent of ten US dollars. While I was there I bought two.
After that the heath and sanitation coordinator and I
were invited to a food tasting for the cooking students in
the camp. We were given a sheet of paper with
different columns where we had to eat each food from one to twenty.
The foods that they served were an omelet, beans and
rice, matoke (a banana dish), fruit salad and a biscuit
resembling biscotti. All the food was fantastic and was cooked
on improved cook stoves. Improved cook stoves require
less wood and cook just as well. The improved cook stove
is something that my dad created in 1984 in Togo. Next
we walked back to the office through housing picking up
more children as we were walking. Once we were followed
back to the office the coordinator had to get to work and I
stayed outside with the kids. One thing they really enjoyed was
me taking pictures of them on the digital camera then
showing them their pictures. After taking about 60 pictures
of different groups of kids we had to hear back to Kibuye.
The car ride back didn't seem as bad as the ride there, it
was probably because I was used to the road. I could have
gone back on Friday and then left to go back to Kigali but I
didn't think that my stomach could handle the dirt road for 45
minutes both ways then a winding two hour drive back to Kigali. So
on Friday I slept in, took a shower then headed out at about
10 AM with a Kibuye driver. We coordinated with my dad so
that he would sent out a driver at the same time and rendezvous
in a city between the two points so both drivers could be back
in their home city the same day.
From Emily Wheeler, Age 12
Daughter of Maggie Keenan, West Cascade Board Member
Camp G.L.O.W. 2006,
Peace Corps at Work
The second ever Camp G.L.O.W. (Girls
Leading Our World) was held in Nairobi, Kenya at the Kenya
Boy Scout's Camp facilities. Two adult Kenyan
Women, counterparts of Peace Corps Volunteers also attended
the camp to learn about gender issues and help spread
the knowledge gained to their respective communities.
Twelve Peace Corps Volunteers also attended each session
To be accepted to camp G.L.O.W. the girls
were required to be enrolled in secondary school and show
an interest in advancing themselves as individuals. More
than twenty-five campers sadly had to be rejected on the basis
of lack of funds.
The campers all traveled from their respective parts
of Kenya with a Peace Corps Volunteer and other
campers from their area. Some campers traveled for sixteen hours
to reach Nairobi! Upon arriving at camp the girls
made friendship bracelets and met one another, of
course everyone was shy at first. We then all settled into our
tents, met our new neighbors, and learned the camp rules. One
of the main rules was to keep your tent zipped at all times
to avoid monkeys stealing things from you tent!
We had an evening session on deaf culture to help
the hearing campers learn more about their new deaf friends.
The campers also learned a small amount of Kenyan
Sign Language. Dinner was served and then we all
slept soundly after a long eventful day. The rest of the
week continued at a fast pace with lots of information. The
girls made journals to keep track of their thoughts and
feelings throughout the week. Around five sessions were held
per day. Topics included breast health, sexual health,
family planning, rape and abuse, goal setting, HIV/AIDS,
gender roles, empowerment, puberty, decision-making,
self-esteem, and a campfire question and answer session on any and
Besides these topics the campers participated
in D.E.P.O.T led activities to build leadership skills and
self esteem. Beginning each morning with stretches
and exercises, the D.E.P.O.T. did a phenomenal job of
leading the group in adventure ropes courses, songs; team
building exercises, and trust building activities. If that was
not already enough activity the campers also took a field trip
to Nairobi Women's Hospital where they learned of
the services available to victims of rape and abuse. The
girls who are interested in becoming doctors and nurses
also enjoyed the trip, as they were able to see what their
future careers might be like. The girls also enjoyed riding
the elevator, for some it was there first time in an elevator.
Another important component of Camp G.L.O.W.
2006 was Take Our Daughters to Work. Each girl was
matched with a professional Kenyan women that she shared a
career interest with. The campers filled in their career interests
as part of their applications so that they could be
appropriately matched with a host mother. The evening before a
career panel was held with five professional women. The
women explained their careers and the challenges they faced
as professional women in Kenya. The next morning the
girls packed up and traveled with the Peace Corps Volunteers
to specific meeting points around Nairobi to meet
their respective host mothers. The campers spent the day
and night with a variety of women professionals that
tailored to their career aspirations. The host
mothers included doctors, nurses, radio presenters, flight
attendants, social workers, lawyers, teachers, university
professors, talent agents, models, television personalities and
hospitality managers. The girls spent the day at work with their
mother and the evening at her home. The next morning
they returned to camp with a new perspective on being a
woman in Kenya. Many of the host mothers are working
mothers which also showed the campers how it is possible
to manage a career and a family. It was a very
inspirational and fun experience for the campers and the host mothers.
The week continued on with more sessions, more games,
a talent show, newfound friends, and the presentation
of certificates of achievement and prizes. The girls left
Camp G.L.O.W. with new friends (both hearing and deaf),
new knowledge of what they were capable of becoming, and
a host of new experiences to share with their friends
and family at home.
...We would like to expand G.L.O.W.
activities into our daily work as volunteers by producing
more pamphlets, media, and books to use at our individual
Peace Corps Sites.
Having more Kenyan adult women counter parts
attend camp would also be a wonderful way of spreading
the knowledge gained at Camp G.L.O.W. We are also
looking to spread the idea of Camp G.L.O.W. into
neighboring countries by inviting Peace Corps Volunteers from
Tanzania and Uganda to visit for next year camp. Adding small
details like a camp photo and a T-shirt are also ideas that
we believe will make the camp a more memorable
experience for the girls. These are just a few examples of some of
the changes and expansions we are hoping to make for
Camp G.L.O.W. 2007 to make the experience better for
the campers and to involve more participants. We are
looking for donations of any amount whether it be ten dollars or
one hundred dollars. Checks can be made out in U.S. dollars
to Peace Corps Kenya, Camp Glow and sent to The D.E.P.O.T
C/O Aende Derrick P.O. Box 45965 Nairobi, Kenya 00100.
We thank you very much for your time and will
be happy to provide any other information that you
might require. We wish you all the best.
This article sent by Peace Corp Volunteer in
Kenya: Amber Robbins firstname.lastname@example.org Please tell
her what you think of her work.
Peace Corps Kenya
P.O. Box 673
Iten, Kenya 30700
Good News about the Peace Corps Community
Connect. Inform. Engage. It's what NPCA does
for the Peace Corps community. And it's in that spirit that
I'm pleased to share with you some important news.
On July 25 President Bush nominated Ron Tschetter to be the 17th Director of Peace Corps. Ron
and his wife Nancy were volunteers in India from 1966 to
1968. Ron's appointment will mark just the third time a
returned Peace Corps volunteer serves in that position, a
criterion NPCA advocated for with the White House Personnel
Office. Ron also knows NPCA well: he is a past Board Chair
and current Director's Circle member. We look forward
to working with him to strengthen the partnership
between Peace Corps and NPCA, especially around Third
Earlier this month "Hlatikulu Journal," an article
written by Peace Corps volunteer Alyson Peel and published in
the 2005 special WorldView issue on AIDS, won first place in
the small association feature category of the 2006 Gold
Circle Awards sponsored annually by The American Society
of Association Executives & The Center for
Association Leadership. We're very proud of WorldView, which is read
by serving Peace Corps volunteers around the world and
comes as a benefit of NPCA membership.
Peace Corps volunteers make a difference long after
they finish their service overseas. For information on these
and other happenings in our community, and to get
connected, informed and engaged, please visit our Web site
With very best wishes,
Kevin F. F. Quigley, President, National Peace
Can you help?
October 11-13, Wednesday thru Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM
ASUO Fall 2006 Street Faire We need RPCVs to
staff the booth for 1 or 2 hour shifts during the day to
answer questions about Peace Corps and sell RPCV Calendars.
The Street Faire will be located on 13th Street
between Kincaid and University Streets. Please call or
email Recruiter, Catherine Swanson at 1.800.424.8580, option
1, or email@example.com to sign up or for
more information. You may also call Brett Holt, the
campus recruiter at 346-6026
Thanks so much for your help!
Catherine Swanson, Regional Recruiter
Peace Corps - Seattle
206.239.6612 or 1.800.424.8580, option 1
RPCV Samoa 2001-03
The 2006 Peace Corps Writers Award Winners
Marian Haley Beil (Ethiopia 1962-64) and publisher
of PeaceCorpsWriters is pleased to announce the winners
of the 2006 Peace Corps Writers Awards for books
published duringn 2005. The winning books are:
Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Award
Last Moon Dancing
A Memoir of Love and Real Life in Africa
By Monique Maria Schmidt (Benin 19982000)
Clover Park Press
Maria Thomas Fiction Award
The Manhattan Beach Project
A Novel by Peter Lefcourt (Togo 196264)
Simon & Schuster
Award for Best Travel Writing
Moon Handbooks Nicaragua by Randy Wood
& Joshua Berman (Nicaragua 19982000)
Avalon Travel Publishing
Award for Best Poetry Book
San Miguel De Allende
by Andrew H. Oerke (PC Staff: Tanzania, Uganda,
CD-Malawi, CD Jamaica 196671), Swan Books and
African Stiltdancer by Andrew H. Oerke (PC Staff:
Tanzania, Uganda, CD-Malawi, CD Jamaica 196671)
Award for Best Children's Writing
Circles of Hope
By Karen Lynn Williams (Malawi 198083)
illustrated by Linda Saport
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Moritz Thomsen Peace Corps Experience Award
The Rainy Season in Guatemala
By Jason Boog (Guatemala 2000-2002)
Special Marian Haley Beil Award for Artistic Merit
In 1972 Bill Owens (Jamaica 1964-66) published
a collection of photographs on suburbia entitled Suburbia.
In this cult classic book photographer Owens acted as
an anthropologist objectively documenting suburban inhabitants, their native environs, and their daily rituals.
By pairing the images with quotes made by the
subjects, Owens created a hilarious and absurd account of life in
the suburbs. A life that included Tupperware parties,
backyard barbecues, and going to the hairdresser. Last year the
fourth and final volume in his landmark Suburbia series
[Suburbia (1973; revised edition 1999, Fotofolio), Our Kind Of
People (1975), Working - I Do It For The Money (1977), and
Leisure (2004)]. In his introduction to Leisure, photographer
Gregory Crewdson writes: "Owens' photographs belong to
an American aesthetic tradition of art that explores
the intersection of everyday life and theatricality. Like
the paintings of Edward Hopper, the photographs of
Walker Evans and Diane Arbus, and the short stories of
John Cheever and Raymond Carver, Owens' photographs
find unexpected beauty and mystery within the
WEST REGIONAL NPCA-AFFILIATED GROUP LEADERS MEETING
By Bob Findlay, Colombia
The meeting of group leaders in our area took place
on Saturday, August 5 at the West regional 'Summer of
Peace' campsite in Dworshak State Park near Orofino, ID.
Attending were: Sam Greer, Idaho RPCVs; Beryl Brinkman, West
Cascade PCA; Brenda Michel, Columbia River PCA; Jenn
Nicholas, WSPCA; and Bob Findlay, regional representative on the
NPCA board. Introductions included books recently read by
attendees that ranged from Ellen Hildebrant's fictionalized Peace
Corps experience in Guatemala to events leading up to the invasion
of Iraq and Jared Diamond's book on cultural choices that
doomed societies. We noted that among the forty campers were
RPCVs from San Jose and Phoenix, thereby expanding our event to
the Western states.
Group leader reports focused again on membership.
Two strategies were presented that resulted in significant increases
in NPCA and local group membership. Sam Greer shared
a membership pamphlet that was sent out to an expanded
mailing list derived from local sources and the new Harris directory.
Area RPCVs were invited to participate in Idaho RPCVs events
and were eventually asked to fiscally join the groups. As Idaho
RPCVs is a joint membership group, new members joined both the
local and the national organizations. Beryl Brinkman described an
offer they made last year to a similarly derived mailing list in the
West Cascade area around Eugene, OR. Their offer was for
one-year free local group membership if RPCVs joined the NPCA.
Both campaigns resulted in remarkable increases in membership.
The major discussion item was the NPCA staff recommendations for individual and group membership.
Their recommendations follow extensive discussions with the board,
an outside consultant, a membership task force (in which
several West regional group leaders were active) and the Group
Leaders Forum chairperson. The recommendations to change to
individual and lifetime memberships only, to reduce the standard annual
fee to $25, and to eliminate the joint dues category for groups
drew modest discussion and the prediction that the last change
would probably result in reduced NPCA membership. The fourth
change, actually a promise, is "to attempt to create a mechanism
whereby combined membership payments for group and NPCA will be
paid directly to respective organizations". The group felt that the lack
of a specific proposal for payment distribution only perpetuates
the dissatisfaction with NPCA that has maligned its relationship
with many groups in recent years. They cited examples:
regional groups typically maintain parallel mailing lists for group
members that are more user friendly and current than those provided
by NPCA, and they continue to be frustrated by sorting
out membership and rebate payments with NPCA.
The West Cascade PCA will host the 2007 West
Regional Campout in the vicinity of Mt. St. Helens in
Southwestern Washington. So mark the first weekend in August, 2007, for
the opportunity to commune with regional RPCVs and to see
the recovering landscape 26 years post earthquake.
Campout information will be provided on the Columbia River PCA
website: www.crpca.org. and West Cascade www.westcascadepca.org.
After the meeting, we proceeded to the delicious cast
iron kettle bake-off dinner and to a presentation by RPCV's
Craig 'Rocky' Rockwell (Botswana) in the character of Captain
A fine time was had by all.
Your Peace Corps Service not enough?
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goals with international humanitarian needs.
Who is needed? People with a passionate
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retirees, community leaders, students, and families.
Skills that are especially needed:
- People who can teach entrepreneurial skills
- Accountanting; Finance: Marketing; Sales
- Fair Trade; village enterprises; micro-enterprises
- Journalists, photographers and media
- Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists
- Women's rights advocates and organizers
- Community organizers & leaders;
- Lawyers; Human Rights
- Conflict Resolution & International Relations
- Immigrants and refugee advocates
- Domestic violence workers
- Public Health
- Nurses, Midwives, Nurse Practioners
- Doctors, Dentists and Pharmacists
- Physical and Occupational Therapists
- Disability experts and advocates
- People who can teach computer skills; web wizards
- Teachers, tutors and people who love children
- People who can teach literacy
- Youth workers, organizers and community leaders
- Builders and people in the trades
- People who can help build water and
- People who can teach theatre, writing, music...
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"But I don't fit any of the above categories."
Your contribution is also needed!
For more information,
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Eugene RPCV asks West Cascade permission
This fall, Eugene residents will be asked to vote on
a bond measure that will create more parks and
natural spaces in our area. A public action committee called
Eugene Parks Now has formed to get the word out about the
bond and help get it passed. They have asked me if I
would contact West Cascade Peace Corps
Association to see if it would be interested in being listed as a supporter of
the measure. Below is some information about the bond and
a list of supporters that have already been confirmed
including 4J School District and the League of Women Voters.
More information is available on their website www.eugeneparksnow.org.
Please share this information with the rest of the
group. We would love to have WCPCA added to the list.
Kelly Darnell (Ivory Coast, 1993-95),
Eugene Parks Now Committe Member
Eugene is growing and land prices continue to rise.
Now is the time to acquire land, create new athletic fields at
our schools, and establish a regional outdoor education
center. This November, Eugene residents will be asked to vote
on parks bond measure 20-110. Here's what this measure
will bring to Eugene:
Ensuring Neighborhood & Community Parks for
Safeguarding Critical Natural Areas
Playing Year-Round at Local Schools
Creating a Regional Outdoor Education Center
Eugene supports its parks - and for good
reasons. Natural areas help reduce stress, promote healthy
child development, create recreational opportunities, and bring
a community together.
Eugene Parks Now
1200 High Street, Suite 200
Eugene, OR 97401
WEST CASCADE MEMBERS!
Please respond to one of the West Cascade Board members if you do not agree to allow West Cascade
to be added to the list of supporters of this bond measure.
The Board is supportive of the measure