February 2017
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A proud member of the Villages NW Nonprofit Hub/Spoke Network
                           In this Issue...
                                          ~  1st Monday Gathering at Darcy's on N. Lombard
                                          ~  Upcoming Village at Home Talks
                                          ~  More Ways to Learn About North Star Village
                                          ~  Special Report from Villages NW
                                          ~  Thank You to Stars Donors

We will meet in the back room at:

Darcy's Restaurant & Bar
Monday, February 6
5:30 - 7:30 pm
 4804 N. Lombard Street, 97203


Are you hoping to stay in your own home or apartment as you age?

Would you like to have trusted neighbors help in small ways?

Are you open to new friends and social times together?
Come find out how North Star Village can support you with neighbors helping neighbors stay neighbors!

Sun. February 5th
2-3:30 University Park Neighborhood

Sun. February 19th
3-4:30 North Portland Public Library

Sun. March 5th
2-3:30 University Park Neighborhood

To RSVP, contact 503 793-8518 or email

A Village is not a placeit's a plan for living independently in the home
you love with a little help from trained and screened volunteers!

Join us for these FREE introductory talks and learn about services, memberships and volunteer opportunities.

Like what you see?  Share the North Star Tidings with a friend, neighbor or family member!
More Ways to Learn More About North Star Village
1. Attend the next North Star Village Planning Meeting on Thursday February 9th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  We meet at the Charles Jordan Community Center near the intersection of N. Portsmouth at 9009 N. Foss Avenue.  Find out more about the plans for North Star Village and how you might become involved.  Check at the front desk for the room location.

2. Schedule a free presentation of North Star Village for your church, club or other organization.  To arrange to have someone come and speak about what's planned for North Star Village contact
503 793-8518 or email

3. Follow us on Facebook for the latest news:

4. Learn more about villages in general and North Star Village in particular by visiting our website:

Special Report from Villages NW:
Foundations Support our Villages' Growth and Development

As of December 31, the four open villages in our Villages NW network had 198 members in 148 households.  We are well on our way to the goal of 300 members by the end of 2017. In December alone, volunteers provided 40 rides plus a variety of other services. The total number of volunteers providing services or village development and support throughout Villages NW now exceeds 250. We are very excited about the progress we have made over the past year and look forward to enjoying the friendships, activities and mutual help and support throughout 2017. 

Three foundations – Kaiser Permanente Northwest, The Holzman Foundation and the OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation – and another donor have contributed a total of $28,000 to further Village growth and development this year. We are very grateful for their belief in us and appreciate their generosity. 

According to Anjala Ehelebe, North Star Village’s Planning Team Chair, North Star Village will use its share of these gifts - $3,680 – to achieve the following goals: 
  • Create support programs and activities for members
  • Grow membership 
  • Recruit and train volunteers
  • Expand community support
  • Procure software to help North Star Village provide services        to its members. 
Pamela & Neil Arden       Aimee Kritz          
Resa Boxell                     Karen & Baird Smith          
Mary Bowers                   Gilah Tenebaum          
Jan Clutter                      Cheri & Fred Tessler          
Anjala Ehelebe                Iris Wernher          
 Sigrid Kellenter               Steve Whitson          
Liz Kennedy                    Jackie & William Wood
Be a Star! Support the development of North Star Village with a tax-deductible donation to help North Star Village create a vibrant, volunteer-first, nonprofit organization. We are grateful for your vision, interest and support. Be one of our Stars with your donation. Make your check payable to - Villages NW fbo North Star Village. Then, mail it to North Star Village, P.O. Box 83391, Portland, OR 97283. Thank you!

North Star Village Neighborhoods
Peninsula North
Hayden Island, Kenton, Arbor Lodge, Overlook,
University Park, Portsmouth, St. Johns, Cathedral Park
Inner North/Northeast
Piedmont, King, Humboldt, Boise, Eliot, Sabin,
Vernon, Woodlawn, Bridgeton, East Columbia
Outer Northwest
Forest Park, Linnton, Sauvie Island

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