Columbia Gorge Chapter

Columbia Gorge Winter Update

Posted on: January 3rd, 2017

by Jessica Jansen

The Columbia Gorge Chapter has had an enjoyable fall and beginning of winter! In October we had a business meeting to make plans for 2017 and review our projects from 2016. We decided to change our meeting schedule for 2017. Meetings will be held at Casa El Mirador, a fun Mexican resturant in The Dalles on the second Tuesday of the month. We will meet in the months of January, March, May, September, and November. Join us at 5pm for dinner with our meeting starting at 5:30pm.

November is when our annual social is held. This year we gathered at the Historic Balch Hotel in Dufur, OR to enjoy a night of relaxation and great company! The evening started with drinks by the firepit, followed by dinner, door prizes and we made fun essential oil mixes to take home. It was great having 6 new guests join us for the evening too!

We are excited to share that we have ordered 60 more Get Oregonized  textbooks to be placed in the Dry Hollow School 4th grade classrooms. Teachers and students will no longer have to share textbooks between classrooms!

No meeting was held in December. Columbia Gorge Chapter will be electing new officers in early 2017!

Deanna Sudan

Columbia Gorge OWA President

Columbia Gorge Women for Ag help out Cycle Oregon

Posted on: October 2nd, 2014

by Marie Bowers

The summer season was not short on wonderful opportunities for the OWA chapter to be active in the community. Even with our harvest season in full swing we still managed to take on a large role with this years Cycle Oregon event. Cycle Oregon started and ended in The Dalles and we stepped in as the site coordinator for the time they stayed here. This position included manning the beer garden, delegating other site duties and being a friendly face in the community. People come from all over the world to ride through the beautiful countryside that we call home. While they were here we wanted to make sure we got our message across. To do that we placed 50 crop ID signs along the route, 2 of the “Farming keeps Oregon growing” billboards, wrote daily fun fact article about the crops they would see and served lunch at the Snow Park on Tuesday. Thank you to the 24 wonderful OWA volunteers that helped us feed 1900 riders, we could not have done that without you. Now we are busy planning our fall social, because next month we get to celebrate our chapter actively meeting for one year!! Thanks again to everyone who has helped make this happen, our chapter continues to grow and I am sure we will continue to accomplish great things.
-Josie Miller
CGWA President
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