June 28 community briefs
Trio of blood drives set in Newberg
The American Red Cross will hold blood drives throughout the region in anticipation of summer blood shortage of all blood types.
In Newberg, the drives are set for 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday (June 26) at the Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center, 1802 Haworth Ave.; from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 2 at the Newberg Burgerville store, 2514 Portland Road; and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 11 at Newberg Christian Church, 2315 Villa Road.
Appointments may be made by calling 1-800-733-2767, but drop-ins are welcome as well.
A blood donor card, driver's license or two other forms of identification are required for check in. Individuals who are a minimum 17 years of age (16 with parental consent), weight at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health are eligible to donate blood.
Itching to be a Dundee planning commissioner?
The city of Dundee has open spots on its planning commission for terms that expire in December 2021. Applicants must have at least one year of residency in Dundee prior to the appointment, although one member may be a non-resident who has owned property in town for at least one year prior to appointment.
Applications are available at city hall, by visiting www.dundeecity.org or by calling 503-538-3922.
The Newberg Boat Club will team up with the McMinnville Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office marine patrol to sponsor safety inspections and boating safety days from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29-30 at Rogers Landing in Newberg.
Inspectors will perform safety inspections to check proper documentation and safety equipment on each vessel.
Stickers and documentation will be provided for each watercraft passing the inspection, which in some cases qualifies owners for discounts on their insurance.
Educational information on boating and boating facilities in Oregon, the Newberg Boat Club, the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Sheriff's marine patrol will be available, as will some promotional items.
"This event allows us to make a difference in all three of our club's areas of emphasis -- boating safety, water recreation and environmental and water concerns," said Bill Bailey, a Newberg Boat Club member.
David Mills, a YCSO patrol deputy, added "We encourage all boaters to attend the event, especially those new to boating. The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office is always focused on the safety of everyone on our waterways through safe boating practices, education and enforcement."