Strawberry Hill - Florence Oregon

OCHS Meeting Tamed; Glowacki/Lumadue Take On Power of Florence; Saturday Golf to Benefit Doernbecher’s Childrens Hospital; Aging in Place Forum; Beach Clean Up Sunday

OCHS Meeting Tamed

After a year of contentious meetings filled with shouting and accusations of mishandling, the Oregon Coast Humane Society had its first open board meeting with its members last night at Lane Community College.  The meeting opened with an explanation from Board President Jack Hanigan of how the meeting would be handled with a nod to LCC’s Dean of Students Russ Pearson who would be the evening’s moderator for the question and answer portion of the meeting.  Each of the board members spoke about their areas of responsibility and covered finance, animal welfare, facility condition, city and county leases, and plans for increasing awareness and adoptability of animals.  The question and answer period began after the 40 minute presentations.  The questions were benign in nature and covered Facebook posts, a meet and greet room for the animals and people to interact, and why the general public was not invited to the meeting. Board President Jack Hanigan.

“We changed our bi-laws back to a membership organization, before it was not a membership organization it was a different type of organization.  And that’s why we have it closed to the public because it is not a  public organization it is a membership driven organization.”

The board also announced the creation of a finance committee to help with creating a plan for the large influx of money received from recent trusts.  The committee will include Mayor Joe Henry and City Manager Erin Reynolds as well as Jack Hanigan and will look at how to grow the gifts of more than one million dollars received. The board is also looking to create a facilities committee to look at the needs of the property.

Glowacki/Lumadue Take On Power of Florence

The Power of Florence is just over a month away and it is being headed by Ava Glowacki and Faith Lum a due this year.  They are currently organizing volunteers for the many projects that they have upcoming on Saturday July 21st. Including a Scotch Broom Pull.  The event will start with its traditional pancake breakfast at United Methodist church and then the power walk will begin shortly after at 9am at Florence Christian Church.  Later on that afternoon there will be the convening in the parking lot of Grocery Outlet for food, fun and games.  More information about the event can be found at their Power of Florence Facebook page.

Saturday Golf to Benefit Doernbecher’s Childrens Hospital

The Florence Kiwanis will be hosting its golf tournament this Saturday at Ocean dunes.  The event will benefit the Doernbecher’s Childrens Hospital.  Interested parties can still participate in the event by contacting Dick Shores at Ocean Dunes. Although the event is close to being full. There will be sponsored hole prizes as well as a raffle with thousands of dollars in prizes.  The tournament will get under way beginning at 6am this Saturday.

Aging in Place Forum

The Florence Area community Coalition will be hosting its second Aging in Place forum tomorrow at the Florence event center which will provide information on how to prepare for a more independent life as the community ages.  A special speaker from Habitat for Humanity International, Jatunn Gibson PhD will speak on strategies for aging in place. The event will be from 9am until 4 pm tomorrow.

Beach Clean Up Sunday

This Sunday the National Beach Cleanup Tour will be hitting the beaches of Florence.  They are looking for volunteers to comb the beaches and pick up debris.  There will also be a film crew present to document the event and will be interviewing volunteers.  The event will be from 1 to 6 pm.