October Newsletter
Introducing Your New 2017-2018 SJNA Board
The neighborhood has voted, and the 2017-18 SJNA Board of Directors elections have been decided. A big thank you to all 18 candidates on the ballot who were willing to volunteer their time and talent to benefit our St. Johns community.

Meet your 2017-18 SJNA Board of Directors. A small bio for each member will be available on the SJNA website later this month.
Officer Members

Co-Chair - Denis Theriault
Co-Chair - Kyle Janus
Secretary - Ben MacGregor*
Treasurer - Amy Frey*
Land Use Chair - Rachel Hill
SALT Chair - Scott Bricker
Outreach Chair - Melissa Bartoszewski
Members at Large
Michael Zeuthen*
Aszemar Glenn*
Amyl Freeberg*
Angel Drinkwine*
Pat Jewett*
Beto Alvarez*
John Tepley*
 *Indicates new members to your Board of Directors
SJNA November Forum:
Emergency Preparedness with St. Johns NET
Roosevelt High School | Nov. 13th | 6:30-8:30PM
The St. Johns Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) has recently reformed and ready to engage and empower our community to prepare for the next disaster crisis. As a peninsula, our community is especially vulnerable in the event of a catastrophe, such as the pending area earthquakes. It is therefore imperative that we come together to prepare and plan in advance.

In lieu of the regularly scheduled November SJNA meeting, the St. Johns NET team will be hosting a community Emergency Preparation Forum on November 13th, at Roosevelt High School from 6:30-8:30. Follow the St. Johns NET Facebook page for event updates.

There will not be a regular SNJA General Meeting in November.
Join us for the NET Forum instead.
Emergency Preparedness Tip of the Month
  • Box of crackers or graham crackers – 1 per person
  • Dry cereal or instant oatmeal – 1 weeks’ worth per person
  • 1 box of large, heavy-duty garbage bags
  • Sunscreen
  • Whistles (1/household member)
  • Make a small preparedness kit for your car. Include food, water, blanket, small first aid kit, a list of important phone numbers
  • Secure water heaters to wall studs (if not already done)
** Check your supplies every six months **
Community Corner
Farmer's Market Final Days
St. Johns Plaza at N Lombard & N Philadelphia
Saturdays in October | 9AM - 2PM

-- LAST DAY IS OCT 28!! --

Come down and enjoy one of Portland's best seasonal Farmer's Market--right in our back yard! Support local farmers and get the best in-season produce from the region every week. Live music and family-friendly activities are sure to be found as well
Fessenden & St. Louis Safety Rally
N Charleston & N Fessenden
October 20th | 4:30PM

In 2013, after 17 months of negotiation with the community, PBOT agreed to install pedestrian beacons at key places along the corridor. In June, they unilaterally decided to not do so. Because of community pressure, we've now received commitment to include them - but quite possibly not next year, as originally planned.

The only thing that will make this happen is community pressure. Come with posters, fun songs, & street theater.
All Invited to Join Portland Bahá'í Center Bahá'u'lláh Celebration Events
Portland Bahá'í Center - 8720 N Ivanhoe St.
Saturday, October 21st | 11AM - 1PM & 6PM
Come learn about the life of Bahá'u'lláh. Morning celebrations will occur from 11AM to 1PM with light refreshments served. Evening family celebrations start with dinner at 6PM.

Regular services are held at the Bahái Center, Sundays at 10AM. To learn more, visit PortlandBahai.org .
Halloween Walk & Pumpkin Decorating
Downtown St. Johns & Farmer's Market
October 28th | 1PM - 3PM
Join the annual St. Johns Trick-or-Treat event in downtown. Dress up, bring the family and trick-or-treat your way through participating businesses, who will be marked with balloons outside their shops.

Don't forget to shop and support local businesses while you trick-or-treat!

Free pumpkin decorating at the Farmer's Market that day (9AM - 2PM).
Community Alliance of Tenants
Membership Brunch
Rosewood Initiative - 16126 SE Stark
October 29th | 2:30 PM
The Community Alliance of Tenants and the St. Johns Center for Opportunity is hosting a meet and greet brunch for neighborhood renters.

The organizations hope to create a community of renters in the neighborhood in their on going efforts to empower and advocate for renter rights in St. Johns.

Come for the free brunch and connect with neighboring renters in St. Johns.
St. Johns Clothing Closet Open
SJCO | 8250 N Lombard
Starting November 9th | 2PM - 7PM
St. Johns Center for Opportunity is launching a free community clothing closet to support vulnerable community members.

They will have clothes for infants-adults in a range of sizes and genders.

They will be starting with a once-a-mont h pop-up shop at the St. Johns Center for Opportunity office. Their goal is to expand hours and days as they grow.

If you are interested in volunteering or donating new/gently used clothing to the community clothing closet, please contact SJCO for more info at  info@stjohnsopportunity.org
SJNA Annual Downtown Leaf Sweep
and OR Food Bank Food Drive
Downtown St. Johns, Meet at 8250 N Lombard
November 12 | 9AM - 1PM
For the second year now the St. Johns Neighborhood Association is overseeing the annual street leaf sweep in the downtown St. Johns business district.

Volunteers are needed!
  • Support the St. Johns Business district
  • Keep sidewalks and streets safe and clear
  • Keep debris from causing drain floods

This year, SJNA is also partnering with the Oregon Food Bank to collect non perishable good of the weekend. See the flyer for items needed.

Free morning coffee and afternoon lunch will be provided for volunteers.
  Important Resources 
:: Be neighborly with Nextdoor Android  | iOS
:: Report issues to the city with PDX Reporter Android | iOS
:: Join the St. Johns volunteer dream team
:: St. Johns event calendar
:: SJNA's  website
:: City of Portland's website
:: St. Johns' shared Google calendar
:: Important Portland phone numbers
:: PCC emergency response classes
:: NET Neighborhood Emergency Team  meetings
:: Multnomah county crisis line 503-988-4888
:: PDX Women's Crisis Line 503-235-5333
:: Report traffic concerns, call PBOT 503-823-7233
:: City of Portland Slow Down Yard Sign lender program

Please join us at our next neighborhood meeting.
November 13th, 7pm at the St. Johns Community Center.
All are welcome.

Forward to your neighbors :-)

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