Investigating the Past... with the
OAK LODGE HISTORY DETECTIVES

We are curious about local history —
and we think you are too!


EVENTS CALENDAR

Upcoming Events

NO OLHD MEETING THIS MONTH

Greetings:

Due to a variety of reasons OLHD will not be meeting in December. As agreed to by the membership earlier this year OLHD will be meeting the 2nd Thursday of the following months in 2019 - - - watch for announcements prior to each scheduled meeting for any changes:

  • February 14th
  • April 11th
  • June 13th
  • October 10th
  • December 12th

Mike Schmeer
Chairman, Oak Lodge History Detectives

Past Events

OAK LODGE HISTORY DETECTIVES
ANNUAL MEETING & MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

October 11th, 2018
November 8th, 2018 7:00 P.M.

Oak Lodge Water Services Bldg.
14496 S.E. River Rd. @ Maple St.

Greetings:

Fall is upon us (finally) and it’s time for OLHD to resume its quest for knowledge of, and preservation of, our local history.

As required by the OLHD Bylaws our October meeting will be dedicated to elections, membership renewals, new members, and changes to our Bylaws.

As decided by the OLHD membership all memberships will be based on a calendar year from now on, and due at the Annual Meeting. Dues will remain at $15 per year ($20 for couples) and members may pay for 2 years at a time if they wish. If you have been thinking about joining OLHD this is your opportunity to do so. So BRING YOUR CHECKBOOKS.

Our Annual Meeting is also the time we elect or re-elect officers. This year only the Secretary position will need to be filled. The term for this position is for 2 years. Our current Secretary, Mary Piper, will not be running for re-election. OLHD thanks Mary for her dedicated service during the last 2 years. If you are interested in contributing to OLHD’s management please contact me. OLHD needs volunteers to continue bringing local history to the community.

As mentioned earlier in the year OLHD’s Bylaws need updating. Though the Bylaw committee has not yet met there will be at least one important Bylaw that we need to vote to change to add more flexibility.

We’ll also be catching up on history-related news and activities since we last met.

Please join us on Oct. 11th so that we may resume our charge of “Investigating the Past, and Enriching the Future”.

Mike Schmeer
Chairman, Oak Lodge History Detectives

Thursday
November 8, 2018
7:00 pm
Oak Lodge Water Services Bldg.
14496 S.E. River Rd. @ Maple St.
Oak Grove

ATTENTION!
OLHD October Meeting Cancelled

The Oct. 11th Oak Lodge History Detectives meeting is cancelled due to illness.

Intended to be OLHD’s “Annual Meeting” the October meeting has been re-scheduled to Nov. 8th. Please mark your calendars. A reminder will be sent out 2 weeks prior.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Mike Schmeer
Chairman, Oak Lodge History Detectives

August 2018 OLHD Field Trip

Mark your calendars for our Aug. 4th field trip to North Clackamas County’s oldest extant church!


Visit to 1907 Jennings Lodge Church

Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 10:30 AM

The oldest church still standing in northern Clackamas County

Tour of Church and Original Bell Tower

Our Lady of Grace Pro-Cathedral

18403 S.E. Blanton Street

Special Presentation

Grace Church History as Part of Preserving Oak Lodge Historical Sites

Hot Dogs and Ice Cream Social

Guests Encouraged to Bring Photos of Oak Lodge Historic Landmarks for Discussion

OLHD Members Free, Suggested Donation $5

Wheelchair Access to Main Level and Ramp to Sanctuary


Saturday
August 4, 2018
10:30 am
Grace Apostolic Church
18403 S.E. Blanton St.
Jennings Lodge
June 2018 OLHD Meeting

Our next OLHD meeting is coming soon, and it will be the last meeting before our summer break. The next meeting won’t be until October 11th — so mark your calendars.

At this next meeting we’ll approve the April Minutes, bring you up to date regarding the Jennings Lodge ERC Section 106 process, remind you of this summer’s Trolley Trail Fest in Oak Grove, and review other local history-related events.

The evening’s program will be “Concord – A Legacy Worth Preserving”.

If you have something you would like to include on the evening’s agenda please forward it to me by the end of the day Monday June 4th.

We look forward to seeing you June 14th.

Mike Schmeer
Chairman, Oak Lodge History Detectives

 

Thursday
June 14, 2018
7:00 pm
Oak Lodge Water Services Bldg.
14496 S.E. River Rd. @ Maple St.
Oak Grove
April 2018 OLHD Meeting

Our next OLHD meeting is coming up fast, so be sure and get it on your calendar.

At this meeting we will be explaining OLHD's new Membership Renewal Plan — you'll learn how, and when you can renew or join OLHD, and the benefits available to OLHD members.

We'll also point out the new content recently posted on the OLHD website, and our plans to continue adding more.

We'll give you updates on the Concord School transition to North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District ownership, and the status of the Jennings Lodge ERC Section 106 process — both involving OLHD.

OLHD maintains an extensive Digital Archive, but most people only get a glimpse of its contents once in a while and it is constantly being added to. The evening program will be "A stroll through the OLHD Digital Archives" so we can all get a better sense of what the archive consists of, and how its being managed.

If you have something you would like to include on the evening's agenda please forward it to me by the end of the day Monday, April 9th.

We look forward to seeing you April 12th.

Mike Schmeer
Chairman, Oak Lodge History Detectives

 

Thursday
April 12, 2018
7:00 pm
Oak Lodge Water Services Bldg.
14496 S.E. River Rd. @ Maple St.
Oak Grove
February 2018 OLHD General Meeting

Come and join us Feb. 8th to learn what's been happening in the world of local history. A tentative agenda includes:

  • Resumption of OLHD co-chair nominations
  • Concord property
  • Evangelical Retreat Center update
  • Trolley Trail Historic District project
  • The past meeting the future: Concord history; Fair Oaks litigation

Please send me your requests for items to be placed on the agenda by Monday Feb. 5th.

See you Feb. 8th.

Mike Schmeer
Chairman, Oak Lodge History Detectives

 

Thursday
Feb 8, 2018
7:00 pm
Oak Lodge Water Services Bldg.
14496 S.E. River Rd. @ Maple St.
Oak Grove