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Seeking tax helpers
Meet female robotics designers
The American Association of University Women Lake Oswego hosts "A Conversation With West Linn High School Robotics Students."
All are invited to this free event at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St. Lake Oswego.
Members of the 2BDetermined FIRST Robotics Competition team from West Linn High School participated in the local Girls Generation competition in October for the second year.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an international youth organization that operates the FIRST Robotics competitions, the FIRST LEGO League and LEGO League Jr., and FIRST Tech Challenge competitions.
"To create a world where science and technology are celebrated ... where young people dream of becoming science and tech heroes" is their inspirational motto. FIRST organization encourages many to compete in tournament events.
The high school students will converse about this year's upcoming competition season, the Girls Generation competition held on Oct. 5 at Wilsonville High School, their summer camp, and their STEM day camps.
City seeks citizens for committees
The City of Wilsonville is accepting applicants for positions opening up on City boards and commissions. These volunteer terms begin in 2020 for those applicants selected by Mayor Tim Knapp and appointed by a vote of the City Council. Eleven positions are currently available.
"The City relies on engaged community members to provide leadership, new ideas and critical community oversight," Knapp said. "Anyone passionate about contributing their expertise to help us sustain our high quality of life in Wilsonville is encouraged to apply."
Positions now available include:
¦ One position on the Budget Committee (three-year term)
¦ Three positions on the Planning Commission (four-year term)
¦ Three positions on the Development Review Board (two-year term)
¦ Two positions on the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board (two-year term)
¦ Two positions on the Tourism Promotion Committee (limited to professionals in the hospitality/tourism industries; one term continues through June 30, 2021, the other through June 30, 2022)
The deadline for new applicants and existing members seeking re-appointment is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2. Applications are available at ci.wilsonville.or.us/boardsapp.
Board service is one of many ways that volunteers improve the Wilsonville community, enhancing the City's ability to serve residents, businesses and visitors.
For more information on volunteer opportunities, visit ci.wilsonville.or.us/volunteer.
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