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SOS Meeting Notes – August 12, 2014

Here are the meeting notes:


Booth at the JoCo Fair:
o       We coordinated activities for the fair booth and passed out supplies
o        We have a bunch of SOS flyers to pass out after printing them last week!
o       We also have flyers for the MAT-C and our Lottery committees
o       Our OUTREACH Booth will have the following Logs:
1.       Business Log, for Josephine County businesses who want to become partners
2.      Idea Log for people to write down their suggestions as to how we can solve our criminal justice system dilemma funding
3.       E-Mail Log for people who want to get onto our email list
4.       Victim’s Log, for people who want to share their victimization as a result of our decimated criminal justice system

If you would like to join this committee, email

Trust and Transparency Committee
Commented on work and articles in process.
Jay Suggestion – make sure there is a “call to action” in each article
Been through the budget looking for questions to answer. Committee can make list of what you can do.

o  Op ed piece has been written.

SOS Fundraising
Art Auction Committee – JoAnne Alvarez
We are asking local artists to e-mail Committee Chairperson JoAnne at to express their intent to donate and reserve a spot at this year’s auction February 5, 2015

        o        No report – Kay has been out of touch for 16 days

“Casino Night” – Felita Short announced that this event will take place on Thursday, October 16, 2014! SAVE the DATE! Details to follow!

        o        Felita reports that it will be a casino atmosphere – let people choose their games; whoever has most chips at end gets prizes.


        o        Bill reports that the run will be March 7th. 
        o        Next meeting will be September 15th at 5pm.

Kristine Crewse is our newly appointed Grant Writer. If your committee has a financial need, please present it to Kristine and she will assist you!
         o       Kristine states she needs to develop project designs quickly so we’ll be prepared when funding opportunities arise – one deadline coming up September 1st. Another September 16th.

Hard Mining Committee Rock (update)

o        Advertising opportunities to prospective mining companies

Submitted letter to County commissioners (#3 of 3)    

        o        Process to go through to lease out lands for mineral development
        o        Limited environment impact
        o        Limited volume of material being taken out of the ground – 2-3 trucks per day
        o        Much can be done on county land with lease revenue and royalties to the County
                 o        Similar to timber, but with less cost – less monitoring involved
                 o        $200k-$500k per year revenue to County possible within a few years, perhaps more in time
        o        The company we’ve been working with is planning to put a proposal forward soon 

State Lottery Committee (update) – Cliff Thomason

o        Turning in more signatures gathered over the weekend

        o        Mark – attended “Gathering of Eagles” a conservative group upstate – collected 80 signatures and made a lot of good contacts which will be useful for the future effort to collect signatures.
        o        Political effort will require a lot of funds, raised from across the state
        o        Talking to professional fund raisers to prepare for the time when this moves into the political signature gathering stage and out of the legal/research stage

Community Research Committee (update) – Ken Smith

        o        Its not about police – its about response.
        o        What will public pay for?
        o        What do they want?
        o        Next steps – select polling group to do the polling.

Gil states that next Tuesday he is going up to Salem to talk to the Sheriff’s Association. More sheriffs are feeling the pinch. Email Gil if you have any ideas for sheriffs department to be funded by someone other than commissioners.



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