|This page is provided as a convenience reference source for those OCF Fair Family members who wish to know more about the Board of Directors appointed ELDERS COMMITTEE and how to achieve ELDER STATUS.
The OCF Elders Committee was appointed by the Board of Directors in 1999.
Q: What is the purpose of this committee as defined by the Board of Directors?
The Elders Committee has established the following subcommittees to help with Elder Issues.
1) APPLICATION - Approval Subcommittee: Note: This subcommitte has been operating since the inception date of the Elders Committee.
2) BUDGET Subcommittee: Self explanatory.
3) CAMPING: Among the issues concerning this subcommittee are;
4) DESIGN Subcommittee: For help with Still Living Room and other projects.
5) EARNED PASS Subcommittee: [The Earned Pass/JOB Subcommittee coordinates/facilitates Elders who wish to continue to volunteer for the OCF in a different job/capacity. The Committee is collecting examples and will present this information to the BOD at a future date. You may download an application form below.]
6) EVENTS Subcommittee:
7) MEMORIAL Subcommittee: To remember those passed.
8) NEWSLETTER subcommittee: To keep elders informed.
9) PROGRAMMING Subcommittee: Brainstorming and planning details.
10) TIMELINE subcommittee: A continuing project.
11) WRISTBAND subcommittee: Responsible for data base and registration of Elders for the Fair.
NEXT ELDERS RETREAT & COUNCIL MEETING: See the EVENTS link on this Web Site.
NOTE: Elder Committee Subcommittees set their own date and times for meetings.
eMail the Elders Committee at: OCFEldersContact@GMail.com
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|Elders Committee Frequently Asked Questions
2016 Elder Pass Request - (must be an Elder)
Most recent Elders Retreat Minutes
11/11/17 ELDERS FALL RETREAT NOTES
Thanks again to Heather and Mouseman who so graciously offered us use of their home and grounds, not only for this retreat but for the spring as well.
CAMPING-Peggy reports that she will be training AnneMarie and Larry to become camp hosts with them taking over and her assisting in 2019. They have done a great job mapping the camping area and hope to add 4A. Jennifer from 4A and/or her representative should be invited to our spring retreat. There is concern that the Community Center will displace our campsites without plans for relocation.
GEEZER-Chris will proceed to rent one electric 4 seat golf cart from Action Rental in Eugene for elder use during the 2018 fair; this allows her to inspect the vehicle, insure size, type and dates. The cart is charged midday and overnight. It was suggested that the midday charging time be considered when making drivers' schedules. Publicizing ride times/locations would make this a more reliable resource. Headlights would be helpful. Thanks to Chris for championing this endeavor! Also thanks to Paxton for securing a dedicated charging station. Thanks to the volunteer drivers.
VOLUNTEERS-AnneMarie has offered to be our contact person for volunteers. Last fair she created a folder and presented at the Meet-n-greet. We have so much going on but there has been no organized easy way for volunteers to plug in. She is hoping to add info to the Letter of intent, develop an interest/skill/application form. Note: Any info must be ready to go with the Letter of Intent mailing by the 3rd week of January, coordinate with Katie.
ARCHIVES-Jerry reports that Terry Baxter has been actively assisting in going through materials in storage at the fair office site. He has successfully solicited lots of freebies in addition to applying for grants, however, funds are needed to acquire appropriate scanning and electronic equipment. He will be discussing with management.
LATE NIGHT TRIPS-The Fair authorized Jerry to do a pilot project last Fair and would like to formalize it for future fairs. They are looking for volunteer, contact Jerry. Last year 44 persons (with the required camping pass) paid the $25 for the weekend to take the party bus back to Valley River Center either Friday 10:30 p.m. & midnight; Saturday 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. and Sunday 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. If we could add more trips it would be more convenient, more people pre-registering could bring down the cost. Jerry intends to post an article and more information in the February FairFamilyNews.
5oth Task Force-Ideas that the elders may want to be actively involved with were discussed and voted upon with approval. 1) Theater project: Paxton has identified a location that could serve dual purpose; 2) Timeline of Change: a 50 year overview like our decade timelines focusing on change; 3) Ask an Elder Docents (maybe headquartered at the Still Living Room)and 4) Historical "heritage" markers throughout the site.
STILL LIVING ROOM-Review of 2017 fair-many thanks to Eric who lead the set up and take down crew. We secured a ladder which is stored with other SLR items; 2 trucks and trailers are needed (Mouseman, Licia and Chris offer theirs again) Lois Inman was a professional driver last year and would like to continue to assist. We need more shade cloth! Help is always appreciated; volunteers can come to Elder Central at Eldercamp. Three hour shifts to person (in pairs) the booth are available and need to be filled. Last year Terry Baxter, Debby and Ben were great assets and we welcome their ongoing support.
MISC-Sponsor fair-wide evaluation/feedback meetings; Co-create a Main Stage Celebration of Life event; Attend Story Slams (Nov 16 at Tsunami; Dec 21)