ZOOM on in for WCSWA’s May 20 Meeting, 7:00PM

In an effort to keep our members engaged and connected, the program committee has been working hard to develop virtual programming that you can participate in from the safety of your own home. We had our first successful virtual meeting via Zoom on April 28, and we hope the May meeting will be even better.

A direct link to the WCSWA May 20 Zoom Meeting can be obtained either by copy/paste from the online version of the May 2020 Forest Forum or by sending an email requesting a live link to washcosmallwoodlandsassoc@gmail.com.

The WCSWA May 20th meeting will be designed as a follow-on to the Tree School Online May 5th panel discussion on COVID-19 and the Oregon Forest Sector. At our meeting on May 20th, Mike Cloughesy will summarize the discussion from May 5th and be ready to answer questions. Our meeting on May 20th will also feature Tyler Robbins from Hampton’s Banks Lumber Mill to discuss the local impacts in Washington County and field your questions.

If you plan to participate in the May 20th WCSWA meeting, it would be helpful to get the content from the Tree School Online May 5th panel discussion first. You can watch a recording of the May 5th presentation at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPVP4o6c-_k&feature=youtu.be

A few suggestions for a successful virtual meeting:

  • All you need to join the meeting is:
    • A computer, tablet or phone with an internet connection, web browser, and a speaker
    • For people who want to call in rather than join by computer you can call:
      (669) 900-6833 US (San Jose) and use the following information:
      Meeting ID: 914 9607 1230
      Password: 022750
  • It is not necessary for you to have a camera or microphone on your computer, although they will allow you to interact with the presenter and other participants.
  • If you do have a camera and microphone you will be able to leave them turned off. However, leaving them on will allow you to interact with the presenter and other participants.
  • The meeting will be “open” starting at 6:40PM, to allow you to be sure you can connect well ahead of the 7:00PM meeting start time. Someone will be available to confirm that you’ve connected and provide a little trouble-shooting help if needed.

Remembering Amy Grotta

The forest community lost one fantastic personality on December 24. Our dear friend and colleague Amy Grotta passed away. Amy was the FNR Extension agent for Columbia, Multnomah, and Yamhill Counties.  Amy had been living with cancer for a number of years which regrettably took her life. Her indomitable spirit had been an inspiration for us all.  She will not be forgotten. What an incredible talent and friend to the forest and to those who were touched by her talent, wisdom, energy, and willingness to step in and help us. Among her accomplishments while at OSU, Amy authored numerous Extension publications on a variety of forest management topics.  Her “Tree Topics” blog and publications kept us informed on important tree matters.

For continuation and for a great idea for sharing memories of Amy see Page 3 of the January 2020 Forest Forum.

Last updated: May 13, 2020 at 20:35 pm