Agenda for SOS Public Meeting – Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Our next meeting is today, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Wild River Brew Pub located at 533 NE F Street, in Grants Pass, from 5:15 PM—6:15 PM.

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” — Mary Anne Radmacher


Lottery Committee – Cliff Thomason/Jay Meredith

  • WHERE IS CLIFF? Follow Cliff’s daily travels on Cliff’s BLOG which you can access from our website:

  • This effort needs: 150,000 signatures by July 3, 2014
  • Do we wait until 2016? If so, when do we start?
  • SOS in every county?
  • July Fundraising Event “Cops and Robbers” Ball?

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Jail/Juvenile Justice Levy Committee UPDATE  Pat Fahey

  1. Communications Committee
  2. Fundraising Committee
  3. Phone Banking Committee
  4. Sign Committee
  5. IT Committee
  6. Campaign Literature
  7. Precinct Walking Committee
  8. Letter Writing Committee

IF you have questions that you have encountered regarding the upcoming levy, please forward them to Pat Fahey ASAP. Please, don’t be shy!

Connie Roach and Archie Lidey shall capture and ensure questions are posted and answered.

All of these questions and answers shall be placed on this committee’s FAQ page

There is going to be an Antique Car Awareness EVENT very soon! Details to follow!


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QUESTION/ANSWER Topic: After the citizen-driven levy is successful, how are the general funds now dedicated to the Jail going to be divided between the Sheriff’s Office and the DA’s Office? Also, how, if we do not continue to get Federal subsidies, would the overall Criminal Justice System financial picture appear in Levy Years 2, 3, 4 and 5? Keith Heck

The Hardrock Mining Committee

Michael Cope/Jay Meredith

The Summit:  Southern Oregon Mineral Summit

When:              May 10, 2014

Time:              1 PM-4 PM

Where:             Grants Pass City Council Chambers

MC: Carl Wilson

Keynote Speaker“Gareth Hatch”

After the Summit, Mr. Hatch is going to be announcing a very public nation-wide finding regarding mineral resources in Josephine County.

The cost of this event to SOS is approximately $4,000.

April Awareness EVENTS

CJ Victim’s Forum—Victim’s Forum at the Wild River Brewery in CJ in April is still in the works, possibly on April 10, 2014Mark Gatlin shall update

JJC Vigil—we have flyers for this VIGIL

It will be outside of the Juvenile Justice Center in GP, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Terry Soeteeber and Jim Goodwin are the coordinators.

Jim wrote: We decided on a “graduate” of our Shelter AND detention programs that would be a great speaker.  He spent a lot of time in both programs back in the early 2000’s. He is now in his 30’s and is married with children. We are also going to ask retired Judge Newfeld to be one of the speakers at the event!

MAT-C Committee Meeting  

NEXT MEETING: Women’s Health Center Wednesday, April 2, 2014 @ 5:00 PM!

This Committee will have an updated webpage in the very near future—stay tuned!

Join this committee! E-mail Michelle:

SOS Secretary

SOS Radio

We are still putting a presentation together for Carl Wilson; we decided that we would like to investigate the possibility of a weekly 1-hour SOS radio show, which would serve as a non-political platform for ideas to help us achieve our MISSION: “A citizen-voiced plan to provide for a secure, stable and sustainable Josephine County.”

Newman Church

Holly Lidey/SOS Office


As our support and sponsorship continues, please be certain to forward electronic logos to our webmaster Gordon Edstrom @ . We want thank our sponsors and to encourage our entire community to “shop local” and support each other.


Bill Ertel

If you know of a local media contact, please advise us then so that we can inform them of our upcoming events and efforts.

New Articles

Two articles coming down the pipes—a Statistical article by Frank Morin and an article addressing opiate addiction and its’ deadly impact on a local family by K. David Smith


Gordon Edstrom Update/Webpage grades and new poll (What should be our next POLL question?)



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

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