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Division Midway Alliance Monthly Newsletter
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April 2017 DMA News
Ann Ereline, Editor

DMA is hiring!

DMA is hiring a full time Community Outreach Coordinator to engage community in DMA's activities and programming.  If you are outgoing, organized, energetic and passionate about improving this community, this may be the job for you!  Job requirements and application process is available at divisionmidway.com
Parks' staff takes input from community members about two options for the park at 150th & Division.

Community eyes Division & 150th Park design 

About 100 East Portlanders attended Portland Park’s 150th & Division Design Options meeting April 8 were treated to two park design options, interactive stations and activities, tasty food and lively conversations. While children enjoyed activities, parents engaged in lively discussions with Parks' staff and neighbors about the options. If you missed the meeting you have until April 23 to complete an online survey.  The 5 minute survey allows you to rate each design element and comment on your choices for each. The link to the survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D150
Celebrate Earth Day on Powell Butte: The first 25 people to show up at the Midway Business Association's Business to Buttes event April 22 will get a free gift package to help seed their garden. The activities begin at 10 a.m. at the Powell Butte Visitors Center, 16160 SE Powell Blvd., and will include birdwatching, nature and dog walks.  For details of the day's events, visit midwaybusiness.org/b2b
Want to be in the spotlight? VOLUNTEER!
To keep DMA's doors open to all the members of the community, we need volunteers. We need YOU!
Joining the DMA team is an opportunity that will tap into your talents, dreams and goals, and that will give you an opportunity to grow. But better yet, you will be part of the larger and diverse community that makes our district so special.
Some of the ways you can help NOW are by:
  • Pitching in at the Festival of Nations in September. This will be our third festival to showcase the best of East Portland and to spur envy in the rest of Portland.
  • Joining a committee. We have a spot for you in marketing, capital improvements and …
  • Writing or taking photos for our newsletters and soon-to-be-released new website.
Other opportunities pop up year-round, from helping at our annual cleanups to helping us keep our working space in order.
Please don't hesitate to contact Lori Boisen at divisionmidwayalliance@gmail.com to begin making a difference in our great neighborhoods.
Upcoming Community & DMA Events
 Below is a partial list of East Portland community and DMA meetings and events.  If you have meetings or events to announce, email the details to divisionmidwayalliance@gmail.com.

Thursday, April 20 – 3:30-7 pm – Welcome EPNO’s New Director Open House Everyone is invited to welcome new East Portland Neighborhood Office Director Victor Salinas at the EPNO office, 1017 NE 117th Avenue. Light refreshments will be available. 

Saturday, April 22 – 10 am to 3:30 pm – Business to Buttes – Powell Butte Nature Park Visitors Center, 16160 SE Powell Blvd - Join the Midway Business Association for Earth Day in Midway!  The first 25 people get a FREE garden + seed gift package.  Beautify the butte.  Take a guided tour.  Get a Passport for Prizes.

Monday, April 24, 6:30 – Mill Park Neighborhood Association MeetingJoin Mill Park for its general membership meeting the 4th Monday of the month at Gethsemane Lutheran Church at 11560 SE Market Street.

Wednesday, April 26, 6:30-8:30, EPAP at David Douglas School Board room, the East Portland Action Plan meets the 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:30 at the David Douglas School District Board Room.  Dinner is provided.  

Thursday, April 27, 5:30 pm DMA Board Meeting at 11721 SE Division  This month, DMA’s board will discuss progress from last month’s retreat, discuss the Division Street Transit Project, as well as next year’s work plan and budget. .

Saturday, April 29, 9:30 am, 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade – Make plans to enjoy the 11th Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade,  April 29.  Get your spot along SE 82nd Avenue early and enjoy the parade as it marches by after 9:30.  Afterward, enjoy the carnival, car show, vendors and entertainers at the Eastport Plaza. 
Thursday, May 4 – 5:30 to 7:30pm – DMA Business Owner Open House @ DMA office – 11721 SE Division Street – Learn about business opportunities for Division Midway owners including:  Storefront Improvement Grant Program, Outer Division Safety Project, Division Transit Project and funding available that work with these programs.  

Monday, May 8, 7 pm – Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association – The general neighborhood meeting is at Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 SE 112th Avenue.  Snacks are served.  

Tuesday, May 9, 5:30 pm at DMA Festival Committee at DMA’s office, 11721 SE Division Street – the Festival committee is planning the 2017 Festival of Nations.  Snacks provided.  Feel free to attend if you like to plan parties as much as we do!   

Thursday, May 11, 6 pm – Centennial Community Association – The general neighborhood meeting is at Rosewood Community Center at 16126 SE Stark Street. 

Every Wednesday & Thursday, 4-7 pm – Myanmar Community Office Hours at DMA's office – DMA hosts Community Office Hours every Wednesday and Thursday. 

Every Wednesday, 9 am to 1 pm - PSU Business Outreach Office Hours @ DMA's office – 11721 SE Division Street - PSU offers FREE Professional business technical assistance is provided. 

Every Sunday, Noon -  2:00pm – Bhutanese Citizenship Class, 2:30 – ESL Class @ DMA’s office – 11721 SE Division Street

See you all soon!!!
For a comprehensive list of East Portland Events go to EastPDXNews.com and click on the Calendar of Events!
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