Date: Friday, March 20
Place: Clubhouse Dining Room
From: Dar Hoch, Landscape Committee Co-Chair
It’s SPRING!!! The Landscape Committee is gearing up again. Weekly meeting/work sessions will begin this Friday and every following Friday. Everyone is invited to attend, no matter your skill level or physical level. Your input is valuable. Meetings begin with discussion, review, and planning followed by a work session. Meeting start times are usually at 9am.
This Friday’s agenda:
Review priorities for remainder of fiscal 2019-2020
Adoption of Greenspace Areas
(The Timber Valley Website crew would like to apologize for the tardiness of this announcement.)
Our community was deeply saddened by the recent loss of Sheila (Diane) O’Hara, Lot #8, who died on December 25, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Bill O’Hara. They have been members of Timber Valley since 2013.
The members of Timber Valley extend our condolences to Bill and the family. Please contribute any stories or memories you have of Diane in the comments below.
REAL handwashing is the best defense against Covid 19 but I’ll bet over half of you don’t wash properly. Do you turn off the faucets with your newly washed hands? You’ve recontaminated yourself! Might as well not have washed. So now, if you have a few doubts, read the rest of this.
First, don’t just pittty, patty wash the tops and bottoms of your hands. Get in between your fingers and around your thumbs. And scrub. Scrub! It’s the friction that loosens the germs and lets the soap and water wash them off. Germs DO live between your fingers; it’s nice, warm, moist and dark. Ideal. Also it’s been shown on hand washing tests with cultures that the area around the thumbs is most often missed.
Next, anything you touch can reinfect your hands. Turn off the faucets with a paper towel. If you have to manually trigger the paper towels then cover your hands with a paper towel there too. Think how many dirty hands touched that paper towel dispenser. (Dispense a paper towel before you start washing.)
The door knob. Did you just grab it with your newly washed hands? Reinfected!! Door knobs are probably some of the most contaminated objects on earth. Cover your hands: paper towel or your shirt tail.
Now coughing: Do you daintily (gentlemanly) cough into your hands—and then everything you touch is going to be contaminated with fresh germs! Shame on you! Cough into the crook of your elbow. Nobody uses that area to open or touch other things. Most viruses can live for hours, days even, on a hard surface. It’s not known for sure if Corona viruses can.
And yes, if you don’t have soap and water, hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol are good. Carry a small one with you.
Also, they’re saying masks don’t do any good against corona viruses so don’t waste your money. Why panic? At this point they’re (CDC) saying that the death rate from Covid 19 is lower than MERS and SARS rates. Yes, it’s going to spread worldwide but fear and panic won’t help. You’re more likely to die in an automobile accident than from Covid 19. Whatever your fear level, wash your hands properly!
Former member Jacquelin Viljoen McLaughlin, age 90, passed away February 10, 2020. Jackie and her husband Harold helped to build and later lived full time in Timber Valley SKP Park in Sutherlin, OR beginning in 1989. Jackie and Harold moved to the Garden Valley Retirement Center in 2014.
The members of Timber Valley extend our condolences to the family. We’re so grateful for the hard work and effort put forth by Harold and Jackie, and all the other original founders and builders of Timber Valley. A very special group of people to be sure.
The speakers for the Social Hour on Fridays are cancelled until further notice.
CHAPTER 9 WILL BE HOSTING THE MARCH EVENT AT PEDOTTI’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT ON SATURDAY, 21 MARCH AT 5PM. THERE IS A SIGN UP SHEET IN THE CLUBHOUSE WITH A MENU. PLEASE CONTACT TERRY HILTY AT 760-522-4534 OR CHUCK WILLIAMS AT 503-348-2929.
If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you, Terry!
Our community is saddened by the recent loss of Claude Garrett, Lot #191, who died on March 7, 2020 in Roseburg, OR. He is survived by his wife, Daphne. Claude and Daphne have been members of Timber Valley since 2004.
The members of Timber Valley extend our condolences to Daphne and the family. Please contribute any stories or memories you have of Claude in the comments below.
Our community is saddened by the recent loss of Robert (Bob) Lister, Lot #24, who died in Roseburg, OR on March 6, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve and daughters Kristine Godbey, Lot #147 and Dianne Good, Lot #192. Bob and Genevieve have been members of Timber Valley since 2010. Bob was a veteran, serving in the Navy. Bob and Genevieve also spent many years making our park entrance landscaping beautiful, changing the decorations with each season.
The members of Timber Valley extend our condolences to Genevieve, Kristine, and Dianne. Please contribute any stories or memories you have of Bob in the comments below.