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NEV: Bi-Weekly Update 07/13/2020

Lindsey D Oldani  | Published on 7/13/2020

Happy Monday Villagers,


This week’s update has many new events and ways to connect with other Villagers. Read more to find out what’s happening in your NE Village community!


Events are happening! Our Village is vibrant and has a robust calendar of ongoing ways to connect virtually on ZOOM or at a safe social distance outdoors. Please, visit the online calendar to sign up! Want to create your own event? There’s even an upcoming workshop to show you the way.


What: NEV Movie Group

When:Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM

Who can attend:Members and Volunteers


The movie group continues its lively discussions, meeting on the third Wednesday of each month via Zoom. We encourage you to join us, share your thoughts about the films we see, and suggest films that should be next on our viewing schedule.


July movies: Da 5 Bloods and Uncorked (both available on Netflix).


We have set up a GoogleGroup to stay in touch with each other. If you would like to be added to the group, please email Ruth Romer at The GoogleGroup shows our viewing choices for the month, or you may send an email to Dorothy at If you have not yet joined the Google Group but would like to attend, please contact the NEV Office at 503-895-2750 or


What:New NEV Book Group: Planning

When:Thursday, July 16, 2020, 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM

Who can attend:Members and Volunteers


5 people want to start a new book group. Ann Anderson, a member of the existing group, will facilitate a zoom discussion to decide what kind of books to read, how often and when to meet, how to run the discussion and who will coordinate and how to choose the first book. There is room for more members so join us if you are interested.


What:Social Distance Walking Group

When:Four Group Dates Listed Below

Who can attend:Members and Volunteers


NE Villagers will start social distancing walk groups beginning this week. Each group is open to 6 members and/or volunteers. All must commit to walking at a 6' distance and wearing a mask. Walks will be in the neighborhood as a starting point and as the group meets, they may plan for other destinations. This is a time to get out and have an actual visit with other villagers. Please, sign up for the walks on the website calendar so the coordinator knows you are coming.


We have four walk groups to start:

Wednesday, July 15th at 9:30. Meet at Wilshire Park on 37th and Skidmore for a park and neighborhood walk for 60 minutes. Coordinator: Susan Gilson


Sunday, July 19th at 10:00.Meet at NEV Office Site at RCP Methodist Church for 40-60 minute walk. Coordinator:LouesaIslett


Monday, July 20th at 10:00 Meet at 24th and NE Fremont in front of Lucca's for a 40-60 minute neighborhood walk. Coordinator: Vonnie Condon


After July 21st Mary Loftin will coordinate a 30-40 minute stroll walk meeting at Grant Park dog leash area. Watch the calendar for this update.


Want to coordinate another neighborhood walk or stroll....or a destination walk outside the neighborhood? Use the online form to enter your own walking event OR for more support about how to do this contact the village.



What:Stay-at-Home Work Party on ZOOM

When:Thursday, July 23, 2020, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM

Who can attend:Members and Volunteers

Is there something you have been meaning to do but just haven't gotten around to? What can you accomplish in an hour? File some papers? Write a letter to an old friend? Clean out the junk drawer? Re-pot some plants? Even if an entire project can't be finished in an hour, identify a next step to complete.

These 90-minute Zoom work parties will include two 30-minute work periods along with time to chat and support each other. Participants should come with something specific in mind that can be reasonably accomplished in an hour. Check the Village Calendar for dates.

Registration is required.Further information will be sent by email along with the Zoom link. If you have a question please post it in the "Support for getting stuff done" thread in the NEV Discussion Forum "Community Connections."



What:Workshop:Connecting with Villagers through Zoom

When: Wednesday, August 5 2020 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Who can attend:Members and Volunteers


Are you looking for a way to connect with other Villagers, right from the comfort of your own home? Do you have an idea for a Zoom activity? This workshop will walk you through the steps needed to set up the activity online. The one-hour discussion and demonstration that will answer questions such as: What types of activities work best with the Zoom format? What topics are Villagers interested in? What tools and resources has the Village provided to enable members and volunteers to set up Zoom events?

We rely on the interests and enthusiasm of members and volunteers to keep our virtual calendar full of opportunities to connect with each other.Please join us to learn how easy it is to take your idea from possibility to (virtual) reality.



Patio Picnics:As we enter summer and have the opportunity to spend more time outside, would you enjoy a patio picnic (lunch or dinner) with another Village member?


To host a picnic you need to have space to accommodate one or two other people at a minimum of 6 feet apart. Each member will provide their own dishes, utensils, napkins, food and beverage.


Any village member can participate as long as you have a space to host or can travel to another member's home or a park if you want to picnic there. To join in the summer outdoor fun call the office (503-895-2750) or Julie Granger (971-266-7670) and give the following information.

1. Whether you can host or not.

2. Would you prefer a lunch or dinner picnic?

3. Your name and number.

You will be matched and together you can plan your picnic!

Follow-up Report from NE Village First Virtual Meeting

Did you attend the “all-Village” meeting on June 18th? Northeast Village came together for a virtual general meeting on June 18th with a great turnout: 44 participants who broke into 7 small groups, each with a volunteer moderator and note taker. Each group shared results from discussion of three topics:


  • Activities that sound interesting/fun to try


  • Outstanding service needs


  • Additional resources that might be useful/helpful


These results are compiled and available either in our online updates, or by clicking the link below.


Summary of Virtual Village Meeting





A Special Thank You:

Throughout the last few months our Village has stayed strong and vibrant with the help of some amazing volunteers. Our volunteers have run errands to the grocery store to keep larders stocked, to the pharmacy to pick up vital medications and even ran packages to the post office. We’ve seen volunteers complete yard parties in the spring, hang outdoor sunshades in those first days of summer, call every single member and go on many walks in the neighborhood. Thank You! Thank you from everyone in the office, and from the members! This Village is Volunteer Powered! We couldn’t do it without you!


COVID19 and Face Mask Update:

As cases of the virus are on the rise Oregon’s requirements are changing. As of today’s 11:00 am press conference Governor Kate Brown has changed the face mask requirements for Oregonians. Starting July 15th, in addition to indoor public spaces, face masks are required outdoors when you cannot maintain a 6 foot or larger social distance.

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