Monthly Archives: October 2013

Emergency Preparedness Coordinators Meeting – Oct. 30

The meeting we scheduled for this evening is important. This is the time for us to drill down into the 9 steps to take immediately after an earthquake (In Your MYN booklet) and get them programed so deeply in us that we do them automatically, without thinking. This is when we really master our work as emergency coordinators and prepare ourselves to save lives. Can you name all nine steps? Have your contact list and your list of skills and equipment in a place where they can be useful to everyone on your block even if you aren’t home? These are a couple of the things we’ll practice this evening. 

Plus we’ll begin setting up a communications network for the whole neighborhood. Getting information to everyone – about the scope of the disaster, about the location of family members, and about who is OK – will be one of the most important needs that our people will have.

Besides, I have a little of the ice cream left over from the Annual Meeting. I’ll bring that along too.

We’ll meet at Oakridge Park Senior Center at 7:00. Hope to see you there.

“Free the Trees” in Waluga Park – Nov. 2

Waluga Park is under attack and needs your help! English Ivy is creeping up most of the park’s majestic trees and without help, many of them will die. 

Friends of Waluga Park is sponsoring regular work parties to “Free the Trees!” We will cut the ivy growing around the base of the trunks. This will give the trees a fighting chance until the City of Lake Oswego can properly treat the park. 

Please come to the work party on Saturday, Nov. 2nd from 9:30am to noon. You will need to wear sturdy shoes, long pants and long sleeves. Rubberized garden gloves are recommended.

Please bring the following tools if you have them:

  • Loppers
  • Clippers
  • Hand Saw (no power tools or herbicides)

We will meet in the East Waluga Park parking lot near the covered picnic shelter, rain or shine! See the difference that you can make in just a few hours!

Busy? We’ll have another “Free the Trees!” event on Sat. Nov. 16th. 

Questions? Please contact Will Mahoney-Watson at


Annual General Meeting – Oct. 24th

You are cordially invited you to our annual general meeting!!

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, October 24th at 7pm for an hour of information and ice cream!

“Do you want to know what is going on around us that could change the character of our neighborhood?”

Come and hear about the latest projects and development that will impact the livability of Waluga Neighborhood. Learn from City staff about the latest plans for the hotly debated topic of the Lake Oswego/Tigard Water Agreement Project that includes a new water pipe installation through our streets and a new water reservoir.

We will present a new slate of officers for the election of board members and board members-at-large for 2013-14. It’s not too late to consider serving on our board.

Following our brief meeting, everyone will have the opportunity to enjoy delicious pumpkin ice cream while socializing with your neighbors

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and will be held at Lake Grove Elementary School Library.      

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