Reminder about Mail

A Reminder from the Office…

The office staff wants to remind everyone that only members of Timber Valley are able to receive their US mail here in the park. Renters and guests may arrange to receive their mail at General Delivery, US Post Office, 591 E. Central, Sutherlin Oregon. 97479. The staff and facilities of Timber Valley are not capable of handling the mail for renters, guests and long term renters. Timber Valley is only able to handle the mail of it’s member/leaseholders.


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‘Make a Change for Life’ about your Diabetes

If you have been told you have high risk of getting type 2 diabetes or have borderline diabetes, consider taking part in a National Diabetes Prevention 16-week program that will begin on Wed., Sept. 26. in Roseburg.

Find out how to enroll by calling (541) 440-3677.

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Junky Dumpty Set on a Wall? Com’on People…

Editorial by Dar Hoch….

Subject:   Ongoing incidents of household items that were improperly disposed of.

A number of items that someone thought might still be of use to someone else were arranged by the wall of the potable water fill station as well as against the outside of the dumpster. While the intentions might have been good, it certainly wasn’t a site that was inviting to visitors, guests, or fellow members of the Park. And the burn pile is NOT the place either.

The recycle bins, water fill station and outside dumpster area is not a flea market, a swap meet, or a “free for the taking area”. If you think an item still might have value, check with your neighbors or others in the park. Usable household items can also be placed on the Jacks and Jills Table in the Clubhouse. The money from sales goes back to Jacks and Jills for future events. A good cause for sure.

The ONLY items that go onto the burn pile are plant, tree, or brush material, clippings, limbs, etc. Absolutely no chemicals, manufactured items, treated wood. If you’re not sure, ask the office or Randy for clearance before dumping anything here other than plant material.

Please, help keep our park clean, neat, and a good impression to others as well as ourselves.

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New ‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’ classes starting 10/10

Kendra Buchner, a Resource Specialist with Douglas County Senior Services Department, is organizing a fall class for caregivers. For information call 541-440-3677.

As a reminder, another great resource for caregivers is the AARP Website where they offer free information on Navigating the World of Caregiving

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Sutherlin’s Emergency Manager Dennis Riggs will be at Timber Valley on Friday, Sept. 21, 3 p.m.

Dennis Riggs, Emergency Manager for the City of Sutherlin, will be at Timber Valley on Friday, Sept. 21, 3 p.m. in the Clubhouse. He will update us on what the city is doing to prepare for disasters and how best we at Timber Valley can coordinate with the community.  Come with questions.

In addition Dennis will speak about the free Community Emergency Response Team training that begins on Monday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Sutherlin Community Center.

If you are interested in attending free CERT (seven Monday-evenings, and one Saturday) course beginning Sept. 24, contact Dennis  at (541) 459-1394 … or email him at: [email protected] 

This is an amazing opportunity to receive free emergency response training being offered locally. More information on the free training:

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors Stay Warm

Annual Coat Drive
One day it is warm and sunny and the next we notice the leaves are turning colors,
and the temperatures are dropping. Fall and winter are quickly approaching. With the cooler temperatures the needs of Sutherlin citizens increases. The Sutherlin Lions have started a coat collection. In the past TV has filled the barrel many times. There is a blue barrel in the dining hall. Help spread the warmth of Timber Valley by donating your gently used coats, jacket and blankets, gloves and scarves.


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Monday September 10 – Notes and News

I see on the Park Online Calendar that the Clubhouse Cardroom is closed and off limits this coming Friday (Sept 14) due to carpet cleaning. If anyone was thinking of using this space on Friday, please find another room or corner instead.  Thank You.

There are a number of people who have tried to subscribe to the Timber Valley Website, but have yet to complete the subscription process.  The first part of the process involves providing your name and email address in the little boxes in the right-hand column of the website. The system will then send you an email so you can confirm your desire to subscribe. To complete the process, you must open that email and click on the confirmation link included.  It’s also possible that this email is incorrectly identified as spam by your email provider. So check your spam folder. If the confirmation email is there, you may safely mark it as “Not Spam”, and reply to confirm your subscription.

For those of you out of the park right now, today, September 10 marks the beginning of the Robin Way retaining wall project.  I’ll take some photos during the process and post them for all to see.

I’m preparing a post on the recent Chapter 9 Coast Rally. This was the first Chapter 9 rally that Dar and I have attended, and we had a great time.  Until I can get the post finished, there are photos from the Rally in an Album that can be found under the “Photos” tab on the front page of the website.

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Welcome New Members Art and Jackie Bradley

A BIG Welcome to new members Art & Jackie Bradley on lot 125. The Membership Committee provided Art and Jackie a Park Orientation on September 7th.

Art, Jackie… all of us here at Timber Valley look forward to meeting you and having you as a valuable part of our RV Community.

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Last Sunday’s Water Leak and RainedOut Alerts

Most of you know we had a significant water leak that appeared on a members lot last Sunday afternoon.  Of course, as these things usually go, it had to happen on a weekend… and in this case, a holiday weekend too.

But despite other commitments, burgers on the grill, or social time with friends, a passionate group of volunteers responded with vigor to repair the leak within about 3 hours. A huge thanks to those who responded. I hesitate to mention names for fear of missing someone, but the team was lead by Bud Covington, Jimmy Smith, and John Fye. Many others also contributed.

The incident demonstrated once again the value to our RainedOut Alert system. Those who had subscribed received an advance notice 15 minutes before water was to be shut down… and another 5 minutes later reminding members to make sure their neighbors knew about the problem. It turned out we didn’t have to shut down the entire park as initially thought … the repair team was able to shut down just the street where the leak occurred. We also sent out an “all clear” alert when the job was done.

If you haven’t done so, please sign up for RainedOut Alerts. It’s simply the best way to be informed about problems and outages in the park. And do so with your cell phone number for the most timely alerts. I will be in the clubhouse on Tuesday, September 11 between 10am and noon if you’d like assistance with signing up for RainedOut.

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Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Thursday Sept. 20

Correction:   The first post about this dinner said it was on a Wednesday. That is not correct. The 20th of September is on a Thursday.  Make sure you mark your callendar correctly… the dinner is on Thursday, September 20.   Sorry for the error.

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