All the Fixin’s for a Turkey Dinner – No Charge

FIXINGS FOR A TURKEY DINNER –

Compliments of St Francis Community Kitchen & Sutherlin Food Bank

Available to anyone for the taking and baking or sharing…delivered by Rick DeYoung to the Clubhouse kitchen refrigerator are two 7-lb turkeys and a bag of canned/dry goods (on the counter) to accompany each turkey. Bags are filled with all the necessities to make a complete dinner feast including dessert. Cook for yourselves or cook for someone else. Part of the SKP sharing and caring. Turkey dinners aren’t just for Thanksgiving day, but these turkeys are not frozen and need to be cooked soon.

If you are interested just come and take one.

Happy Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving! …and Good News on the Excessive Water Use!

The excessive water use has been corrected. It was hard to locate. One of our electric meter readers heard water running in a rig’s sewer hose for no apparent reason. This was corrected, and water meter readings taken twice after this problem show the park’s water use is back to normal.

Thank You to everyone for checking their water connections, and helping to search for leaks throughout the park.

–Marc Stalnaker

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A Ticket To Ride II

by Fred Prout

The train slows and stops. I get off, along with a few other passengers. The ones with which I have had the strongest connections. A smaller train sits waiting to take us in a different direction. We board. We are met by several others with whom we share the same strong connection.

Some of the other connections were tangential. Souls we have interacted with in no meaningful way. These are so strong that we must have been very important to each other. Many times. We seem to be part of each other.

There is a collective realization that we have all come from life. The new train is bringing us to a new life. I now understand that the ticket is within us. Everything we have ever done is stamped on the ticket. Some do better, some worse. Some are just…gone.

We realize that because of our new direction, we are privy to an awareness we never had before. We realize this is a way of understanding “ You need t to do better to get better “. We realize that we will lose this awareness when we reach our next stop. We know we will be important to each other forever.

The train slows …

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Reminder: Office Closed Thursday November 25 and Friday November 26

Propane will be pumped Friday November 26.

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Special Open Board Meeting – Tuesday November 23, 2021 @ 10am in the Clubhouse

The agenda is on the Members Only page under Meetings > Board of Directors Monthly Meetings: Agendas and Minutes.

If you are a Timber Valley member and do not have the password to access the Members Only page, please email webadmin@timbervalleyskp.com with your name and lot number. We will confirm your membership and email you the password.

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Reminder: Help Decorate the Clubhouse for the Holidays!

Christmas Tree
Decorating will take place November 27 after Saturday 9am-10am morning coffee.

Please join us!!

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Reminder: Open Board Meeting Thursday November 18 9am – 10am at the Clubhouse

Today’s agenda (and all past agendas and minutes) are available on the Members Only page under Meetings > Board of Directors Monthly Meetings: Agendas and Minutes. If you are a Timber Valley member and do not have the password to access the Members Only page, please email webadmin@timbervalleyskp.com with your name and lot number. We will confirm your membership and email you the password.

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LiveStream Test of Open Board Meeting

We’re going to do another test of our streaming capabilities with the Board Meeting tomorrow, November 18 at 9am.  For the link, go to the members-only page and look for the link near the top.  You do need a good internet connection, but when you click on the link, you should be able to watch the meeting from your computer or smartphone.

The audio has been quite low, so turn up your volume and find a quiet place to view.  When it’s over, I’m interested in your thoughts and how it worked for you.

Thom Hoch

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Join Us on FRS Channel 6 for the Weekly Monday 4pm Emergency Preparedness Radio Net!

FRS RadioAll members and renters are encouraged to participate!

Every Monday from 4pm – 4:15pm, a roll call is conducted on FRS Radio Channel 6 of block captains and co-captains of each street, followed by other residents who wish to check-in.

This weekly event is an excellent opportunity to practice using your FRS radio (also known as two-way radio or walkie talkie), ensure that it is fully charged, and hear relevant announcements.

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Game Gals Now Meets Every Tuesday at 2pm

Note the time change! Game Gals now meets every Tuesday at 2pm (instead of 1:30) and is removed from Game Night.

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Recycling Updates

Crushed RecyclingThe Sutherlin Lions Club is celebrating 75 years of service to our community. On November 8, Mayor Michelle Sumner presented the Club president and other Lion attendees with a proclamation announcing November as “Sutherlin Lions Month”.

Lions’ major source of revenue is from recycling bottles and cans, and the SKP Park provides much of the plastic and beer bottles we process. Hydration is important so please keep the liquid flowing. Derived funds are used to provide glasses and hearing aids, scholarships, Christmas trees and presents for those in need, and much much more.

We really appreciate your contributions and want you to know that The Oregon Bottle Recycle Center in Eugene has given us new rules. The two-liter water bottles are not recyclable! Crushed cans or bottles will not be accepted either. I weep when we have to throw away a squeezed can or bottle as there goes 10 cents. 10 bottles =$1.

Of course we will continue to appreciate and collect all you donate, but I hope you will understand and refrain from squeezing the containers.

–Sharon Elliot

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There’s Gonna Be Some Changes Made

by Jackie Deal

Yeah, I’ve already started some of those changes. I’ve moved the kitty’s litter box! What? you ask. Why? Well, it’s like this: I have arthritis in both hips! Bending over, reaching around the foot of the bed to clean the litter box is a —rhymes with witch!

Now, cats don’t like changes (so I’m told) especially to their litter boxes. Think about it: you rush into the bathroom and there’s no toilet! How would you feel? Continue reading

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A Ticket to Ride

by Fred Prout

You find yourself riding on a train. No ticket in hand. But that’s okay, because no one asks where you are going. Which is a good thing. Because you are not sure yourself. Periodically the train pulls into a station. People get off. Other people get on. Continue reading

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61st Escapade on June 19-24, 2022 in Lebanon TN

61st Escapade 2022The 61st Escapade is scheduled to be held June 19 – 24, 2022 in Lebanon, Tennessee. We are seeking any of our members who may be traveling East to that part of the country who might be willing to represent Timber Valley at the Escapade. Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness Committee – Tues., Nov. 9, 10 a.m.

Emergency Preparedness Committee will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse.

Agenda items include:

Check Ins:

Block Captains’ – Carolyn Hopkins

Emergency Communications – Jim McIntosh – Gerry Vroomman

Education / Training
Sutherlin Emergency Management Manager – Brandon McGarr.
Jan. 11, 2022, “Overview of Office of Emergency Management”

Masks required in Clubhouse. Questions? Contact Julianne G. Crane, Site # 197.

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Park Water Use – We Need Your Help!

Water UsageOn Oct. 30, 2021 the park’s daily water use INCREASED about 2000 gallons per day, and so far has not returned to normal.  All irrigation is off, and with all the rain, we doubt anyone is watering outside.

In the past few days, the Park Manager and a couple of members reported finding hose or other leaks and repaired them.  Yet the water use numbers, so far, have not returned to normal. This is costing us money that could be better used for something!

We are asking everyone to help by inspecting their water hoses and water boxes for leaks. Check your absent neighbors’ water boxes also. Continue reading

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Help Decorate the Clubhouse for Christmas!

Christmas Tree
Decorating will take place November 27 after Saturday 9am-10am morning coffee.

Please join us!!

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HOW – A Sequel

by Ruby Bonham

After exploring the Whys, I got to thinking about Fred’s Why Nots. Which brought me to HOW. How do we cope with all the Whys.

Each of the whys is an event in our lives that has already happened and cannot be changed. We have no control over the past but we do have control over how we react to it. People react in different ways: anger, revenge, shock, and destructive behavior are just a few. We do not seem to cope very well when our lives and the lives of our loved ones spin out of our control. Continue reading

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The Perfect Stick

Gunnar the Pupper
by Fred Prout

For some of you, this may be another in a long line of dog/ cat/ bunny/ parakeet etc. stories. For many of you, it may be an allegory. Please let me know if it works.

For those of you who never met Gunnar, he was an eighty pound rescue dog of Collie/ Golden Retriever parentage. Although he loved us both, it was obvious he was Rita’s dog. He seemed to sense that he could help her. And help he did. Continue reading

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Let the Games Resume!

Spade-Heart-Diamond-Club

    • Pokeno begins Tuesday November 2 6pm-8pm (Clubhouse Dining Room or Big Room) –
      Please bring your own deck of cards
    • Bingo begins Wednesday November 3 6:30pm-8pm (Clubhouse Dining Room)
    • Game Gals begins Tuesday November 9 1:30pm-3:30pm (Card Room)
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