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IN AUGUST: Champoeg Park
Our August 12 activity began at the Visitor Center of Champoeg State Park in St. Paul. Twenty four members checked in and toured the interesting displays. Afterward we had a guided tour of the nearby Robert Newell House, log cabin museum, jail and schoolhouse. It was a beautiful example of how people lived back in the 19th and early
We then drove into the park to our reserved picnic area where we enjoyed a wonderful lunch provided by the club and beautifully prepared by Dee and Gary Meyer. Following lunch we traveled to the original Champoeg Townsite area where Range Dan gave an entertaining and informative walking tour of the remains of the town. The town came to an
end after the giant flood of 1861.
Reid Trummell drove over from the coast to talk to us about more details concerning the 2018 Rendezvous. We think we got several important details taken care of. It was a very successful meeting. Please contact Reid if you can help out in any way.
Several of us then drove over to the Butteville Store to finish up the day with some delicious ice cream.
Meeting Minutes of 12 Aug 12, 2017
The meeting was called to order at 12:40 by President Kent Lambert.
Becky Daniels sent a message that we now have 115 household members and 2 new members from Hood River.
Dave Cottrell reported that there is now a “Classified” area on the club website. Send him an email with your items for sale.
John Carter reminded us that the Lake Oswego Show is fast approaching. We also are looking for someone to come
up with an activity for October. We usually have an overnighter to the coast in that month.
George Koeber will send information about Rendezvous 2018 to the Canadian and Washington clubs.
Phil Daniels will put information about Potlatch(end of September)on our website. Contact him directly if you need more information.
The meeting adjourned at 1:00.
IN JULY: Beaches Cruise-in at PIR
IN JULY: Covered bridge tour southeast of Eugene
Covered Bridge Tour July 8, 2017
Our activity for July 8th was enjoyed by many members. The Portland group met in Sherwood, Oregon and our group of eleven cars led by John and Judy Carter traveled back roads to Lane County Community College. We rode through lush farmlands and small towns. The weather was spectacular.
We met the group from Eugene and surrounding areas for lunch and our club meeting before proceeding on the Covered Bridge Tour. A shout out to the Bollingers and Averills for planning this unique tour of five covered bridges.
- Pengra Bridge
- Built in 1938
- Crosses Fall Creek
- Contains two of the longest timbers ever cut for a bridge in Oregon(126 feet)
- Fall Creek Unity Bridge
- Built in 1936 (original bridge built in 1890)
- Has a full length window to give motorists a glimpse of oncoming traffic.
III. Cannon Street Bridge
- Built in 1988
- A pedestrian bridge in Rolling Rock Park
- Lowell Covered Bridge
- Original bridge built in 1907 to replace a ferry that traveled across the Willamette River
- Present bridge built in 1945
- Closed in 1981 and traffic rerouted to a concrete span next to the covered bridge
- Now it is an Interpretive Center
- Parvin Covered Bridge
- Originally built in 1921
- In 1986 repairs were made and it was reopened to vehicle traffic
The tour ended about 2:30 and the Portland group headed home.
This was a great outing and thanks again to the Bollingers and Averills!
Submitted by Judy Carter
Meeting Minutes of July 9, 2017
Gatehouse Pizza- Pleasant Hill,OR
President: Kent Lambert called the meeting to order.
Vice President Gale Nelson was not present due to a clutch problem on the way down.
Treasurer- Charlie Frazer stated we are in good shape financially.
Activities- John Carter
Tour to Champoeg State Park for a picnic and historical tours.
10:00 Newell House tour by Daughters of the American Revolution
11:00 Lunch in a reserved picnic area
1:00 Ranger guided tour of the Champoeg Townsite ruins-Don’t miss this!
Reminders and details to be emailed later.
John reminded us that the website is the new Trafficator.
Webmaster- Dave Cottrell gave a report on the website. He passed out information about reading the number of “visits”. There has been lots of activity in the last year.
He said that we have a new tab on the site entitled “Classified”. The ad will remain for two months and after that you must contact Dave if you want it extended. Send
your ad to Dave and follow the instructions on the website. Ira Erbs suggested that we have a tab for “Healey Articles”. This was discussed and approved for research by
Mary Gross has volunteered to be the Sunshine Chairperson. Please send information about illnesses or sympathy for Mary to send cards.
Kent reminded us that we are hosting the 2018 Rendezvous in Madras, OR. He said that we have a great start. Many members have volunteered to help put with this show.
Please help the Club and get involved. We need your help.
Submitted by Judy Carter
IN JUNE: Sherwood Cruise-In
The rainy weather greeted us at the Cruisin in Sherwood, OR and a few brave members came out to enjoy the event.
There were many different makes of cars to look at and admire. George Koeber received a trophy for his beautiful car.
Our Austin Healeys got a lot of exposure from the people at the show. Both young and old seemed to be interested .
There was live music, food carts, and many activities. This was a fun show.
IN MAY: NW Meet
IN APRIL: Gathering at Scappoose Airport