July Soak-It-Week Happening Now!

It’s the first week of Soak-It-Week!  Do you have your blue buckets ready to go? It is especially important to water trees during this extreme heat.  If you still need pre-drilled blue buckets to support your yard trees, pick some up at the Concert in the Park (Friday, July 29th at Brentwood Park, starting at 6:30pm) or email us at brentwood.darlington@gmail.com to request buckets for pickup.

Reminder: No Work Group Meeting in July and August

A reminder from BDNA that the Work Group meeting is not happening in July and August.

Be sure to join us at the regular board meeting on August 4th to hear from a guest speaker on the Franz Bakery site. See the image below for Zoom meeting number and passcode.

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To stay informed sign up for our newsletter (see the sidebar or pop-up on this site) or email brentwood.darlington@gmail.com with questions.

4th of July and Soak-It-Week Buckets at the Moose Lodge

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Everyone is invited to the 4th of July Block Party at Portland Moose Lodge #291(7414 SE 52nd Ave) on Monday, July 4th, 2022, 2:00-6:00pm! Enjoy live music, BBQ, art, games, and more!

Plus, pick up blue Soak-It-Week buckets and fire prevention materials from BDNA!

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Soak-It-Week 2022 Bucket Distribution TODAY!

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Our 2022 Soak-It-Week bucket giveaway is happening TODAY Saturday, June 18th, 11:00AM-1:00PM! 

Pre-drilled buckets are here and ready to water your trees this summer!  Join us at the Moose Lodge (7414 SE 52nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206) to pick up your free buckets today, June 18th, 2022 from 11:00am-1:00pm.

Click here to learn more about Brentwood-Darlington Soak-It-Week

June 2022 Public Board Meeting Agenda + Guest Speaker

The BDNA June board meeting features Guest Speaker Marisa A. Zapata, PhD, Director of Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative at Portland State University.

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BDNA 2022-23 Election Results

Congratulations to the 2022-23 Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association Board Members!

  • Chelsea Powers
  • Kimberly DiLeo
  • Gail Kiely
  • Derek Covey
  • Dunja Marcum

Board officer elections will take place at our July 7th meeting (postponed due to illness). We will hold open elections for any neighbors who wish to join before board officers are elected.

Officer seats to be elected:

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Land Use Chair
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Vote for 2022-23 Board Members!

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Did you miss the May 2022 board meeting and elections? You can still vote!

Ballots will be open for 24 hours: https://forms.office.com/r/Y2sgCJRjGG

Did you want to join the board? It’s not too late! Come to our June 2nd meeting and join the BDNA!

2022 Board Elections in May!

Board elections are Thursday, May 5th, 2022 at our regularly scheduled public monthly board meeting, 7:00-9:00PM.  Everyone is welcome!

What does a board member do?

  • Attend at least 10 monthly board meetings per year, held the 1st Thursday of every month from 7:00-9:00PM.
  • Volunteer at events, on committees, and/or for other board duties.
  • Discuss and vote on neighborhood issues, appoint committees (as needed), and work on projects pertaining to Brentwood-Darlington and the surrounding region.

What about elected positions?

The BDNA has four elected officers: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, and one elected committee leader: Land Use Chair.

  • The Chair is responsible for presiding over meetings, drawing up the agenda, and generally representing the board and neighborhood when necessary. (Average monthly time commitment ~20-40 hours)
  • The Vice Chair assists the Chair and steps in when the Chair is unable to perform their duties. (Average monthly time commitment ~10-20 hours)
  • The Secretary maintains non-financial records and a list of board members, takes minutes at meetings, and answers correspondence. (Average monthly time commitment ~10-20 hours)
  • The Treasurer is responsible for all funds belonging to the BDNA and must maintain records and report on those funds monthly. (Average monthly time commitment ~10-20 hours)
  • The Land Use Chair is responsible for hosting the Land Use Committee (LUC) meetings, preparing the LUC agenda and newsletter, and generally fielding land use questions and concerns. (Average monthly time commitment ~20-40 hours)

What if I don’t want to join the Board, but still want to volunteer?

You don’t have to be a board member to participate, only to vote on board decisions. We invite all neighbors to attend meetings, share ideas and concerns, volunteer on committees and at events, and lead special projects! There are also many administrative tasks that require a small time commitment, but serve an important purpose. If you want to participate, there is something for you to do, no matter your capabilities or time availability.

Willing to attend a meeting and report back? 

There are many community meetings happening all the time that we don’t have enough people to attend. Just a few are listed below. Is there a meeting you already attend and would like to report to the BDNA on? Let us know!

Join us on May 5th and get more involved in YOUR neighborhood!