Picnic Reminder, July 23
Viva Village Update, ed. 17
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Note: The Update has returned to a weekly schedule, with alternating content. This week's Update focuses on Village Progress. Next week's will report on Events.

In this Update: Picnic reminder; Office; Names for your favorite businesses; Ways to help prepare for launch; General Meetings, and more …

Picnic this Saturday, July 23!

VV picnicViva Village Family & Friends Picnic

July 23, 11:30 am–1:30 pm  
Barsotti Park
16610 SW Blanton
Beaverton 97078

What says summer more than a picnic with friends and family? There will be games for the kids, plus a playground and plenty of room to play!

Bring your own drinks and your favorite picnic food with enough to share (and briquettes if you want to grill something). Water and ice will be provided. 
The picnic tables are in a covered area.
See you there!
Viva Village Office
VV officeViva Village now has a central location from which to coordinate our activities leading up to launch and beyond.

Having an office is a real advantage. Some of these include:
  • Room for small meetings and volunteer interviews
  • A central and secure location for files and equipment storage
  • A central source for Viva Village applications, forms, handouts, manuals, and other printed materials

This is very new, so there are no office hours yet — it's still the early stages.

A phone number will be coming soon!

(Thank you to Sarah Harris for the welcoming daisies!)

4905 SW Griffith Dr., Suite 108
Beaverton OR 97005
It's getting down to crunch time now.
The start of the Pilot Launch is a little over 2 months away.
Now is the time to step forward to help these next weeks of preparation go smoothly.

In addition to the projects listed below, help is also needed for data entry, interview scheduling, phone calls, and much more. Contact us to find out what you can do!
To volunteer: email or call 503-644-7417.

Vetted Vendor ListVetted Vendors

Send your favorite business recommendations!

One of the services that our Village will provide our members is a list of Vetted Vendors — businesses that have passed a standardized vetting process and whom we can trust to come into our homes.

For a business to be considered, a referral must come from a Village member or volunteer. This is where each of you can help!

We need referrals to businesses that you or a family member have used and would recommend to others. When our team of volunteers contact the business we will indicate that we received a referral from someone in our Village but we will not give your name.

Below is the list of categories we need to fill. We need 1) the business name, 2) a contact person if you have one, 3) a contact number, and 4) why you recommend the business.
  • Yard maintenance/landscaping
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Home repair/maintenance/modifications
  • Chimney repair and cleaning
  • Computer repair and assistance
  • Housecleaning
  • Roofers
  • Painters
  • Basic handy person  
Please send your referrals to Karen McCune at

Thank you for helping build our Village! 

(P.S., Several people have been heard saying, "Oh, I know the perfect (fill in the blank) for your Vetted Vendors List!" Now is the time to send in those names!)
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Viva Village Launch Celebration
Party Planners Needed

October 1 is the start of our Pilot Launch, and we want to celebrate!
This is an occasion not only to welcome members, but also to thank the many volunteers and supporters for their combined efforts, hard work, and dedication that has helped bring Viva Village to this great moment!
Be part of the team to plan and organize this event!


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campaign goalLaunch Campaign
Campaign Planners Needed

Much more than fundraising, this campaign encompasses all that Viva Village signifies — a community of neighbors helping neighbors stay neighbors!

The Launch Campaign is about bringing in members and volunteers, and giving people the opportunity to be Founding Members or Friends of Viva Village.

Join the team to make this campaign a big success!

We look forward to hearing from you!


How to Become a Viva Village Member

Our Village 101 (an informational gathering) is a perfect way to learn more about Viva Village and how a membership can benefit you. The next one is scheduled for Thursday, August 11.

(To reserve a spot, email

You can also indicate your interest in being a member by contacting Viva Village at

You will be contacted to schedule an in-home interview with two members of the membership team. We can get to know you better and discuss how Viva Village can benefit you.

Member interviews for the Pilot Launch will be conducted in August and September.
How to Become a Viva Village Volunteer
Contact Viva Village at to receive a volunteer application, and, if you’d like to be a driver, a Ride Connection application.
  • Members of the volunteer team will meet with you to get to know you and to discuss how you’d like to volunteer for Viva Village.
  • To ensure the safety of our members, all volunteers will have their references checked and must complete a background check through Verified Volunteers. Once your application has been received you will be given instructions on how to do this.
  • A Volunteer Training is required. Trainings are scheduled Sunday, August 7, Wednesday August 25, Monday, September 12, and Wednesday, September 21.

Volunteer applications are being accepted now for volunteers for the Pilot project.

To request applications, email
Planning Ahead:

Viva Village General Meeting
VV general meeting
Save these two dates:

Saturday, August 13
Saturday, September 10

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Beaverton City Library

Cathy Stanton Conference Room

Viva Village is gaining momentum.
Find out how you can help Viva Village get ready for Launch!

See you there!
The Pilot Launch is fast approaching. 
We are looking forward to this opportunity to test our systems.

As we move towards October 1, the start of our Pilot, 
let's take a moment to remember our mission:

"To build and sustain an intergenerational organization that provides older Beaverton-area residents with trained volunteers and affordable paid services to help them age in place and thrive as members of a safe, caring community."

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When Viva Village is up and running,
we will be making such a positive impact in our community.

Thank you to all who are contributing to make this happen!

Stay Current:

Our website is an excellent source of Village information.

Contact members of the Governing Council anytime at,
or call 503-644-7417.

Click on the photo for a journey to Molalla and
Shady Dell Pacific Northwest Live Steamers!
Thank you, Yongkie!

Molalla, Shady Dell
Viva Village is a member of Villages NW nonprofit Hub & Spoke Network.
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