SOS Meeting Notes – February 24, 2015

Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the Wild River Brew Pub in Grants Pass located at 533 NE F Street in Grants Pass from 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM.

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There is only one week left to Register for the Run for the Law!  Please Go to www.securingoursafety.org to register for the Run or for the Walk today!!!

February 24, 2015 NOTES:

Run for the Law, A County United 

WHO is Running/Walking???

Current COUNT: 192!!!

This is an opportunity for us to join together and demonstrate our unity.

Please  help us by coming out and showing everyone in our county that we believe in Josephine County and want to make her a safer place for all of us!

“Every great story on the planet happened when someone decided not to give up, but kept going no matter what.”–Spryte Loriano

Join us:

Lisa Turner, Felicia Cohen, Scott Draper, Dave Anderson, Lorne Woolf, Samantha Woolf, Claire Crandall, James Bozeman, Frank Morin, Cherryl Walker, Liz Hirni, Rhonda Bennett, Sonia Ford, Jennifer Souza, Quail Hjelmeir, James Bozeman, Wendy Vincent, Missy Fitzsimmons, Miki Krull, Theresa Walther, Kristin Miller, Jay Meredith, Erin Smith-Mateja, Andrew Medley, Max Medley, Grant Medley, Tamara Medley, Felita Short, Heather Merlo-Grifantini, Bekah Lidey, Archie Lidey, Mary Taylor, Cora Haze, Shirley Baxter, Tonya Striplin, Adrienne Cole, Crystal McIntire, Christina Shannon, Sally Snyder, Ken Bern, Lindsey Farr, Ben Carleton, Don Silverberg, Lori Fritchey, Robert Bosse…

And the list grows!!!

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WHEN: March 7, 2015

Pre-Registration: 10K-$25/5K-$20 Under 18-$15 Kids DASH-FREE

There will be limited T-Shirts available Race Day!

A Facebook Event has been created:

https://www.facebook.com/events/784206188281689/

If you cannot run or walk and can spare some time to help this coming SATURDAY, please contact Holly Lidey at 541-660-8186 or email her at haalidey@msn.com

Bill ERTEL shared a story:

I listed a property for SALE where the owner lived in Portland. There was a report that someone was living there. The owner called me and asked if that were true, because the owner was not aware and there should not be anyone there. I went there and called the police. It was approximately 9/10THs of a mile inside Jackson County. I was made aware that Josephine County would not be responding even if it was in Josephine County. The Jackson County Sheriff arrived and the people, who were “squatting”, told the police they were renting it. They had been sleeping on the floor. The male had an active warrant for his arrest.

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SOS Meeting Notes – February 17, 2015

February 17, 2015 NOTES:

SOS Sponsor Report – Jacki Halcomb

  • Our sponsors continue to grow!
  • This week, we welcome Taylor’s Sausage from CJ! They have also agreed to be Run for the LAW sponsors!
  • Jacki will be planning a Business BLITZ in the very near future
  • The SOS logo signs are beginning to pop up everywhere! Keep up the great work!
  • We also agreed to put a link to the SOS Sponsor form on our sponsor page
  • If you have any questions please feel free to call or email Jacki @ jaklar@msn.com or 541-218-1427
  • Sponsor Count: 48 (02/14/15)

MARCH 7TH

Run for the Law, A County United

Holly Lidey

WHO is Running/WALKING???

Lisa Turner, Felicia Cohen, Scott Draper, Dave Anderson, Lorne Woolf, Samantha Woolf, Claire Crandall, James Bozeman, Frank Morin, Cherryl Walker, Liz Hirni, Rhonda Bennett, Sonia Ford, Jennifer Souza, Quail Hjelmeir, James Bozeman, Wendy Vincent, Missy Fitzsimmons, Miki Krull, Theresa Walther, Kristin Miller, Jay Meredith, Erin Smith-Mateja, Andrew Medley, Max Medley, Grant Medley, Tamara Medley, Felita Short, Heather Merlo-Grifantini, Bekah Lidey, Archie Lidey, Mary Taylor, Cora Haze, Shirley Baxter, Tonya Striplin, Adrienne Cole, Crystal McIntire, Christina Shannon, Ken Frownfelter, David Smith, Joshua Smith…

And many more…the list grows!!!

Go to www.securingoursafety.org to register for the run or for the walk today!!!

  • A Facebook Event has been created:

https://www.facebook.com/events/784206188281689/

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SOS Meeting Notes – February 3, 2015

February 3, 2015 NOTES:

SOS Sponsor Report – Jacki Halcomb

  • We had a great meeting at the Fort Vannoy Store on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm!
  • Jacki is planning the next SOS Sponsor BLITZ very soon and will be asking you to help us achieve 100 Business Sponsors by our next SOS Meeting on February 17, 2015!!!

Sponsor Count: 44 (02/08/15)

  • Please support our local businesses! If you are going out to eat or planning a “date night,” why not consider one of our local venues, like the Schmidt Winery located at 330 Kubli Road, in Grants Pass, OR 97527 (541) 846-9985?
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email Jacki @ jaklar@msn.com or 541-218-1427

Have Insurance Rates Been Affected by a Diminished Criminal Justice System?  Brian Pendleton and Bill Thorp/State Farm

  • Brian gave an excellent presentation explaining how we have had “a ton” of car “break-ins” in Josephine County submitted for claims
  • Brian explained that personal property such as cell phones and iPads stolen from your vehicle is not covered through your vehicle insurance, but rather through your home owners insurance

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SOS Meeting Notes – January 27, 2014

Art Auction Tickets 2015

January 27, 2015 NOTES:

SOS Sponsor Report – Jacki Halcomb

  • We are actually at 41 sponsors but until their emblem is up on our sponsor site, they will not be officially counted; we have 36 up on our website
  • We need YOUR help! If you are a business and would like to join us and our unification, please e-mail Jacki @ jaklar@msn.com
  • Jacki shall be harnessing all business e-mail addresses to form a business network to promote our unity and our drive to “shopping locally”
  • Daily Courier Reporter Melissa McRobbie interviewed Jacki regarding SOS’ business unification efforts
  • Next Meeting will be at the Fort Vannoy Store on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm
  • If you have any questions please feel free to call or email Jacki @ jaklar@msn.com or 541-218-1427.Sponsor Count: 37 (01/31/15)

Art Auction Committee  JoAnne Alvarez

  • Art Auction: FEBRUARY 5, 2015
  • We are fast approaching SELL-OUT!
  • There will be some tickets at the door
  • Tickets are $25 each and include hors d’oeuvres; wine sampling from Troon, Schmidt, and Bridgeview Wineries; beer sampling from Wild River Brewery; music by Antonio Melendez www.antoniomelendez.org; and a chance to support your community through some really awesome ART!
  • We have 43 pieces of ART!!! Which includes a 2-Hour Gift Certificate appointment with World Renown Off the Map Tattoo
  • View the Art: www.securingoursafety.org under the SOS Art Committee tab
  • There shall be two Excellent Door Prizes: #1-a quilted Wall Hanging by Cave Junction’s own Carol Dickson and a dozen of custom made (your choice of character/theme and flavor) of “Whimsy Cake-pops” by JoAnne Alvarez
  • Kristine Crewse produced a FANTASTIC brochure which, quite frankly, is itself a piece of ART! Thanks for all your hard work on the brochure Kristine

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A New Levy – With a Catch

image002It’s that time of year again: another tax levy to fund justice in the county.

Three times levies have made it to the ballot since funding for our justice system was pulled, and four times they’ve been defeated. What’s different this time around?

Quite a bit, actually.

After the last levy failed to pass by a narrow margin, and as the lack of a functioning justice system has created escalating problems in the county, it became clear a new approach was needed.

That’s where Community United for Safety came in.

“Community United for Safety is a large group of Josephine County residents, businesses and organizations that have come together to place a Public Safety Measure on the May 19, 2015 ballot.”

One of the big problems with previous levies was the flurry of negative reports that often arose from lack of communication and misunderstandings about how the raised funds would be spent. Community United for Safety has been working to spread accurate information, teaming up with other local groups like Securing Our Safety .

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SOS Meeting Notes – January 20, 2015

Run For the Law Shirts 2015

January 20, 2015 NOTES:

We had a special visitor in our audience last night, Ms. Le Raish after witnessing one of our members out in the community supporting safety activities and our mission.  Ms. Raish is the type of person with solid character and wisdom that we want to unite with. It is only joined, with the likes of her kind, that we shall be successful.

“A citizen-voiced plan to provide for a secure, stable and sustainable Josephine County.”

SOS Sponsor Report Jacki Halcomb

  • If you have any questions please feel free to call or e-mail Jacki @ jaklar@msn.com or call her at 541-218-1427Sponsor Count: 34 (01/20/15)
  • That is a 283% increase over last week!
  • FANTASTIC!
  • Jacki and crew Mark Gatlin, Jay Meredith, and Grant Medley, canvased the downtown GP area for several hours last Friday and Saturday. It is quite impressive to see our SOS signs in the storefronts demonstrating unity!
  • It’s simple: 1-They sign a form demonstrating support; 2-They receive an SOS placard to hang in their window demonstrating our unity; 3-They provide an e-mail/phone number for contact (the e-mail addresses are not published); 4-They send us their business logo to be displayed on our SPONSOR page of our website (our Webmaster Gordon Edstrom posts the business logo; 5-We encourage others to “shop local” and support each other and we will be featuring “Businesses of the Week” on our website
  • The next Sponsor Committee Meeting is on January 27, 2015 @ 1 PM at the Bohemian Restaurant located at 233 Southwest G Street
  • Do you have a business or know of a Josephine County business who wants to join us? E-mail Jacki @ jaklar@msn.com

Art Auction Committee  JoAnne Alvarez

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  • Art Auction: FEBRUARY 5, 2015

TICKET COUNT: 75

  • There are still some tickets left! You can order a ticket on-line at http://securingoursafety.org/sos-art-auction/ or go to Platinum Financial or the Chamber of Commerce!
  • Tickets are $25 each and includes hors d’oeuvres; wine sampling from Troon, Schmidt, and Bridgeview Wineries; beer sampling has been changed from Frank N’ Stene to the WILD RIVER BREWERY (unfortunately Frank N’ Stene had a scheduling conflict), who shall graciously be featuring two of their top beers and hopefully get Jon Bowen of Roux 26 to place one of them on tap permanently!; music by Antonio Melendez www.antoniomelendez.org; and a chance to support your community through some really awesome ART!
  • We have 41 pieces of ART!!! View the Art: www.securingoursafety.org under the Art Committee tab
  • We already have 3 attempted bids for the majestic “Fruit of my WOMB” on our ticket by famed local artist JoAnne Alvarez (we aren’t accepting bids until the actual auction-Thank you!)
  • Join this committee, e-mail JoAnne at britus@charter.net for further details!

O+C Funding Update Cherryl Walker

  • Cherryl informed us that there apparently will be a substantially decreased amount of Federal Funds awarded to Josephine County
  • Cherryl reported that we received approximately 7.5 Million dollars in Federal Funding last year
  • Cherryl reported that we might see approximately 3 Million dollars this year
  • Cherryl is going to send us a brief synopsis of her knowledge to date and we will send it out to you once received

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SOS Meeting Notes – January 13, 2015

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January 13, 2015 NOTES:

SOS Sponsor Report Jacki Halcomb

  • Last committee meeting was on January 14, 2014, @ 12:30 at the Black Bear Diner
  • January 16, 2014, the committee went knocking on doors!
  • There are 9 sponsors posted on our website and more to come soon!
  • If you have any questions please feel free to call or email Jacki @  jaklar@msn.com or 541-218-1427.

    Sponsor Count:12

Art Auction Committee  JoAnne Alvarez

  • Art Auction: FEBRUARY 5, 2014
  • We still have tickets! $25 each and includes hors d’oeuvres; wine sampling from Troon, Schmidt, and Bridgeview Wineries; beer sampling from Frank N’ Stene; music by Antonio Melendez www.antoniomelendez.org; and a chance to support your community through some really awesome ART!
  • We have 40 pieces of ART!!! View the Art: www.securingoursafety.org under the Art Committee tab
  • Join this committee, e-mail JoAnne at britus@charter.net for further details!

MAT-C Committee Nancy Yonally/Marilane Jorgenson/Dr. Felica Cohen

  • Dr. Steven Rotter MAT-C Medical Director
  • Video Update
  • We welcome Rebecca Peterson to our Committee and she has volunteered to be our Attorney—Thank YOU Rebecca!
  • Next Meeting is Wednesday, January 21, 2015 @ the Women’s Health Center from 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Join this committee, contact Nancy at nancy.yonally.coleman@gmail.com

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SOS Meeting Notes – January 6, 2015

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January 6, 2015 NOTES:

Art Auction Committee  JoAnne Alvarez

  • Art Auction: FEBRUARY 5, 2014
  • We have 30 ARTISTS committed!!!
  • We still have tickets! $25 each and includes hors d’oeuvres; wine sampling from Troon, Schmidt, and Bridgeview Wineries; beer sampling from Frank N’ Stene; music by Antonio Melendez www.antoniomelendez.org; and a chance to support your community through some really awesome ART!
  • View the Art: www.securingoursafety.org under the Art Committee tab
  • We still need several volunteers!
  • Join this committee, e-mail JoAnne at britus@charter.net for further details!

SOS Sponsor Report Jacki Halcomb

  • The purpose of the SOS business committee is simply to ask our local businesses to unite with us to show our community that they support the efforts of SOS to have a safe and secure community.  We are asking the business owners to sign a sponsorship form and to post an SOS sign in their business window.  When they sign up we will highlight their business on our website.  We will also have a section on our website that promotes shopping local and their business will be selected as business of the week to help promote their business. Business of the week will rotate so that business should have many opportunities to be selected.
  • We are restructuring our sponsorship and basically starting over with all of our sponsors, which currently include: Club Northwest, Wild River Brew Pub, Roux 26, Newman United Methodist Church, Martin’s Printing, Frank N’ Stene’s Monster Growlers, A Show of Hands, Portola Super Mini-Mart and Deli, Anytime Fitness, and The Tan Factor
  • Next meeting is on January 14, 2014, @ 12:30 at the Black Bear Diner
  • On January 16, 2014, we shall be asking committee members to knock on doors to get the SOS signs in the windows
  • If you have any questions please feel free to call or email me.  jaklar@msn.com or 541-218-1427.

    Sponsor Count:_10_

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SOS Meeting Notes – December 9, 2014

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DECEMBER 9, 2014 NOTES:

SOS BOARD ELECTIONS - Jay Meredith
SOS Members elected the following to serve on the SOS Board for the next year:

Jay Meredith

Cheri Adkins

Holly Lidey

Bill Ertel

Amber Garza

Cliff Thomason

Nancy Coleman

Jacki Halcomb

Thanks for serving everyone!  Terms of the Board are one-year terms with a limit of 5 consecutive years serving.

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SOS Sponsor Report - Jacki Halcomb

  • Sponsor Form is completed
  • Jacki has been selected as this committee’s Captain
  • This committee’s next meeting was December 15, at 12:00 PM at the Laughing Clam in Grants Pass
  • OUR Goal is to get every business to fly our SOS placard
  • We want to unite all businesses in Josephine County
  • We want our SOS Sponsor page to be the anchor for our website
  • Current members are Jacki Holcomb (Captain), Kim Gasperson, Brian Pendleton, Jennifer Essick, Jay Meredith and Archie Lidey
  • Sponsor COUNT TBA

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MAT-C Committee – Nancy Yonally/Marilane Jorgenson/Dr. Felica Cohen

  • Dr. Steven Rotter MAT-C Medical Director
  • $2,500 Grant was received from the LADPC Meeting (Thank you Abe Huntley, Nancy Yonally and Marilane Jorgenson)
  • That Grant will go towards our Awareness Video, which is in its’ final editing stages and has an estimated cost of $14,000
  • At the last meeting on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 @ the Women’s Health Center, Rick Jones facilitated another GRANT of $6,000 for our Awareness Video through Carla McCafferty @ OPTIONS
  • SIMPLY FANTASTIC!
  • Thank YOU!
  • Jay Meredith shall coordinate with Rick Jones to help the MAT-C become a non-profit
  • We celebrated the imminent departure of Josephine County Community Corrections Director Abe Huntley to retirement. Abe has been a stellar member of our community and shall be missed!
  • Our next meeting shall be at the Women’s Health Center on January 7, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
  • Join this committee, contact Nancy at nancy.yonally.coleman@gmail.com

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SOS Meeting Notes – December 2, 2014

NOTES from December 2, 2014:

Tree Donation through a generous donation by Holly Lidey, Felicia Cohen, David Smith, Liz Hirni and Steve Marshak, a Christmas Tree, “Heavenly Peace” was purchased at WINTERFEST and donated on behalf of SOS to the Newman United Methodist Church in appreciation for their generous contribution of their meeting room to SOS throughout the year. Thank YOU!

SOS Sponsor Report Jennifer Essick

  • Copies of the Sponsor form should be ready for next meeting
  • Sponsor COUNT TBA
  • OUR Goal is to get every business to fly our SOS placard
  • We want to unite all businesses in Josephine County
  • We want our SOS Sponsor page to be the anchor for our website
  • Someone suggestions: having businesses contribute 2% of sales for a day to SOS; have sponsors show up to 12-16-14 Community United for Safety Kick-Off Party
  • Current members are Jacki Holcomb, Kim Gasperson, Brian Pendleton, Jennifer Essick, Jay Meredith and Archie Lidey
  • If you would like to join this committee, please e-mail Jennifer @ etopps_08@hotmail.com

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MAT-C Committee

Nancy Yonally/Marilane Jorgenson/Dr. Felica Cohen

  • Dr. Steven Rotter MAT-C Medical Director advised that we received a $2,500 grant for our Video Production (We need $14,000) from the LADPC Meeting which was held on December 4, 2014 @ 1:30, at the Marie Hill Conference room at Community Corrections, 510 NW 4th Street, Grants Pass. Thank you to Nancy Yonally, Marilane Jorgenson and Abe Huntley for securing this GRANT! It’s a GREAT Start!!! THANK YOU!!!
  • Join this committee, contact Nancy at nancy.yonally.coleman@gmail.com

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