The Charbonneau Villager Newspaper 2020_Jan issue Villager newspaper - Page 27

January 2020 The real spirit of Charbonneau STEVE SWITZER CHARBONNEAU COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR A fter reading the December issue of the Charbonneau Villager I was struck by the generosity and in- volvement of hundreds of residents throughout our community. That caused me to think about and do a little investigation about other, more prominent kinds of spirit that exist here in Charbonneau. The Charbonneau spirit of giving ■ Over $800,000 in cash and gifts in kind has been donated to date by Charbonneau residents to the Cypress branch of the Boys and Girls Aid soci- ety to support foster babies to young adults to help heal their trauma. ■ Truckloads of gifts are given and cash donations are made by Charbon- neau residents to the Action Clacka- mas County/Toy and Joy program, helping over 4,000 families and more than 10,000 children. ■ $276,000 has been donated over the last decade by the Charbonneau Women’s Golf Association Pink Ball Tournament to OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute to help fund research for cures for cancer. ■ College scholarships are awarded annually by the Charbonneau Men’s Club, Women’s 9-Hole and Women’s Golf Association to local high school students. CHARBONNEAU VI LL AG ER VOL. 42, NO. 2 Q FEBRUARY Q CHARBONNE AU, OREGON 2019 PRSRT. STD. U.S. POSTAGE PAID GRESHAM, OR PERMIT NO. 32 ■ Handmade fleece blankets are made by SpringRidge residents for do- nation to the Portland VA Center, and teddy bears are made by SpringRidge residents for donation to children in local hospitals. ■ Over $20,000 has been donated to- date by the Charbonneau Arts Festival to benefit art education at Wilsonville and Canby high schools in just the last four years of its 36-year history. ■ Blood is donated twice annually to the Red Cross Charbonneau Blood Drive, resulting in hundreds of lives saved. ■ $500,000 is being donated by the Charbonneau Golf Club to cover the Patio Terrace, making it available year-round for residents’ use. ■ Each year, the Charbonneau Wom- en’s Association (CWA) makes a dona- tion to Charbonneau or to the surround- ing community. A small sampling of these donations includes benches placed along our walking paths, the bi- cycle rack by the fitness center, the re- ception desk in the CCC lobby and a cabinet to hold emergency communica- tion equipment. Additional contribu- tions have been made to the Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU, table linens and champagne flutes to be used in the CCC dining room, and a donation of mu- sical instruments to performance artist Michael Allen Harrison’s “Play it For- ward” campaign. This effort distributes gently used instruments gifted by do- nors to students and music programs throughout the Portland community. The Charbonneau spirit of volunteerism ■ Hundreds of Charbonneau resi- dents volunteer countless hours to serve on the CCC Board, on Board committees and task forces, on indi- vidual HOA boards and committees, and for the Sunshine Service that pro- vides walkers, wheelchairs, canes and other items to residents in need, among many other worthwhile en- deavors. Charbonneau residents vol- unteer their blood, raise money for various charities, help fund scholar- ships, offer rides to medical appoint- ments, and contribute in so many oth- er ways to the quality of life we enjoy here in Charbonneau. The Charbonneau spirit of fun and games ■ Fourth Fridays and other fun events bring together Charbonneau res- idents for food, drink and friendship. ■ The Charbonneau Niners annual variety show, community concerts, bridge, mahjong, golf, tennis, pickle- ball, bingo, yoga, aerobics, Zumba, painting, knitting, gardening, the Char- bonneau Book Club, concerts and danc- es, group travel adventures and many more provide a myriad of opportunities to Charbonneau residents to enrich and enjoy their lives to the fullest. Thank you, Cindy! — Page 10 Singles club goes all female — Page 15 Contact Jesse Marichalar Changes for board nominations Published by With love in their hearts — Page 6 ■ From Page 18 workout leaves you feeling energized, relaxed and healthy. While the technique is original in itself, it has been influenced by several disciplines. Essentrics draws on the flowing movements of tai chi which creates health and balance, the strengthening theories behind ballet which creates long, lean, flexible muscles and the healing principles of physiotherapy which creates a pain free body. Incorporating Essentrics into your daily routine will allow you to continue to do the physical activities that you love to do — no matter your age — for the rest of your life. Reason being that this type of full-body movement will prevent muscle atrophy and cell death that helps slow down and reverse the aging process. The Essentrics technique is the perfect complement to any type of physical activity. 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