We're planning an exciting annual meeting for OSTA members at The Village Green in Cottage Grove from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 8.
The registration table should be open somewhere between 9 a.m.and 9:30 for early birds to chat and drop off silent auction donations, items, and baskets.The brief business meeting will be at 10. Then it's on to the program, which will include information from Chelsea Catto of Casa of Oregon on what to do if you're interested in buying your park and Legislative plans and review from Rep. Nancy Nathanson, who is a major supporter of manufactured home owners.
For lunch you have a choice of chicken penne with marinara sauce, a /3 lb. hamburger and potato salad, or a vegan stir fry of tofu, fresh vegetables and rice with Teriyaki sauce. There will be cake and coffee. Actually, there will be coffee all day, and the Inn's restaurant will be open for breakfast. Those spending Friday night will get breakfast as part of their room rate.
After lunch to aid your digestion, there will be music of sorts from the OSTA Players, lasting until you boo them off stage.
An afternoon panel on Promoting Neighborhood Villages will feature former State Representative and national board member of OWL, Nancie Fadeley, and residents of several parks telling how they encourage neighborhood care-giving. We expect to hear additional ideas from those attending. Hopefully we can send everyone home with good ways to help each other.
The finale of the day will be a question and answer session on legal issues with Matthew Johnson, attorney and OSTA board member. This will be a return of his popular session last year, so bring your questions.
Then, as frosting on the cake, we'll have the results of the silent auction, again being run by Pat Negus from SongBrook. Hopefully you'll all go home with wonderful buys that you love. Your generous bidding will again aid our Helping Hands program.
There were problems with delivery of the most recent OSTA Quarterly Reviews, so if you haven't received yours, please scroll down the left column of the blog and click on the Fall 2014 issue. If you can't download a registration form, all we need is your name, the name of your park, which of the three entries you want on your plate lunch, and your $20 registration fee.You can also email me with questions. --Jane Capron
Let's have a wonderful day!