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

October 2019 OLHD Meeting
October 2019 Annual Meeting

Greetings:

It is time for our OLHD annual meeting! This year's annual meeting is being delayed two weeks from the usual 2nd Thursday due to a trip planned by yours truly a year ago.

Our annual meetings are your opportunity to renew your support for OLHD by renewing your membership, and new members are always welcome. Our Treasurer and Membership Chair will be on hand to accept your cash or checks, so bring your checkbooks.

This is also the time of year when OLHD fills the Board vacancies for the coming year. This year all of the positions will be open for re-election or nomination (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Director at Large).

The June 2019 Minutes are available on the OLHD website.

We hope to keep the business portion of this meeting short, and in contrast we will be presenting:

THE RISLEYS ON THE WILLAMETTE
A 150 year history of Clackamas County's Risley Family

Photograph of Jacob Swain Risley including his signature

Presented by Michael G. Schmeer

We look forward to seeing you on Oct. 24th.

Mike Schmeer
Chairman, Oak Lodge History Detectives

Thursday
Oct 24, 2019
7:00 pm
Oak Lodge Water Services Bldg.
14496 S.E. River Rd. @ Maple St.
Oak Grove

Past Events

October 2019 OLHD Meeting

Greetings:

OLHD's usual "second Thursday" meeting in October (originally scheduled for Oct. 10th) — our "Annual Meeting" — has been re-scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 24th. The usual meeting room at the Oak Lodge Sanitary Services Bldg. has been reserved for 7:00 p.m.

This will be OLHD's "Annual Meeting" at which we select or re-elect our Board members and is an opportunity to renew your financial support for OLHD. We also tentatively plan on presenting "The Remarkable Risley's" - a history and genealogy of our local Risley family. This was a presentation given to the Oak Grove Garden Club several years ago, but never presented to OLHD.

So MARK YOUR CALENDARS - - - the Oct. 10th meeting has been changed to Oct. 24th!

Mike Schmeer
Chairman, Oak Lodge History Detectives

Thursday
Oct 24, 2019
7:00 pm
Oak Lodge Water Services Bldg.
14496 S.E. River Rd. @ Maple St.
Oak Grove
June 2019 OLHD Meeting

Greetings:

This notice is a little later than usual — indicative of an exceedingly busy spring season.

This meeting will be our last meeting until our "annual meeting" in October. In addition to our regular business we will be doing some planning for the Oak Grove Trolley Trail Fest on Aug. 24th, and reviewing photos from our Naef/Stringfield/Superior Dairy collection for display at the Stringfield House in Stringfield Family Park.

You'll also hear updates on the Jennings Lodge Interpretive Sign, the Concord Task Force, OLHD preservation efforts, and progress toward OLHD becoming a 501(C)(3).

The unapproved minutes from our April meeting are here, ready for approval at our June meeting.

We look forward to seeing you on June 13th.

Mike Schmeer
Chairman, Oak Lodge History Detectives

Thursday
June 13, 2019
7:00 pm
Oak Lodge Water Services Bldg.
14496 S.E. River Rd. @ Maple St.
Oak Grove
OAK LODGE HISTORY DETECTIVES
APRIL 2019 "SPECIAL" MEETING

Greetings:

Our April meeting will be an important meeting. We are calling it a "Special Meeting" in that our current bylaws specify that amendments to the bylaws can be voted on at a "Special Meeting" called for by the chair.

The OLHD board has voted to move forward with OLHD becoming a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization. Updating and clarifying our bylaws is a first step in that endeavor. As such we will be combining our regular April meeting with a "Special Meeting" for this purpose.

We'll also update our members with the latest history-related local activities, preservation legislation, and upcoming events that we might want to participate in.

This meeting will also provide an opportunity for individuals to renew their membership with OLHD. Individuals need to be up to date with their membership in order to vote at this meeting. Our OLHD Membership Chair maintains a database for this purpose, and those memberships that have expired should have received a reminder notice recently.

We look forward to seeing you on April 11th.

Mike Schmeer
Chairman, Oak Lodge History Detectives

Thursday
April 11, 2019
7:00 pm
Oak Lodge Water Services Bldg.
14496 S.E. River Rd. @ Maple St.
Oak Grove
February 2019 OLHD Meeting

Greetings:

It's been a while since OLHD has had the opportunity to meet. But weather, and health permitting, we will again meet on Valentine's Day - a romantic opportunity for you and your sweetheart :-)

I'm attaching our Nov. 2018 OLHD Minutes for your review. Please take a moment to look them over prior to our Feb. 14th meeting.

This month we'll be catching up on history-related Oak Lodge news, learning about historic Clackamas County schools from Richard Craven of the Clackamas County Family History Society, and seeing some of the newest additions to our digital archives from the Naef family.

Join us on Feb. 14th as we continue to investigate and preserve Oak Lodge history.

Mike Schmeer
Chairman, Oak Lodge History Detectives

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