Your Viva Village Vision … General Meeting
Viva Village Update, ed. 14
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Viva Village Update — a bi-weekly email with news about events, progress towards opening, and how you can help.
Village Happenings
Governing Council

Saturday, June 11 — Viva Village General MeetingViva Village meeting
(formerly known as
All Village Meeting)

10:00 a.m. – Noon
Elsie Stuhr Center, Willow Room

Things are happening! Join us to learn what's going on to prepare Viva Village for launch this October.
General Meeting reminder
Contribute your ideas:
  • Membership level names
  • Vision Statement.

See you on June 11!
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Viva Village has a Vision—help put it into words!

Kathe FWe have a Mission Statement—why do we need a Vision Statement?
  • Our Mission Statement serves us well. As we approach our launch date, a strong Vision Statement will provide focus as we move forward.
  • A Vision Statement inspires, motivates and unifies.
  • It guides decision-making and helps when setting goals.
  • It communicates our purpose to the wider community — those who would be members, volunteers, collaborators, funders, and partners.

Mission … Vision—what's the difference?Viva Village Mission
  • A Mission Statement tells who we are, what we do, whom we do it for, and how we do it. As you can see, our Mission states these very clearly.
  • A Vision Statement is the inspiration that guides our mission and all our actions. It's the optimal goal that we continually strive to achieve.
How can I help?
  • GET CREATIVE. What can you suggest for a strong Vision Statement? We will be discussing our statement at the next Viva Village General Meeting on June 11. 
  • ATTEND the next General Meeting on June 11 for a good discussion.

*What makes a good Vision Statement?
  • The best vision statements are inspirational, clear, concise, and memorable.Vision Graphic
Examples (non-Village):
  • The Nature Conservancy: Our vision is to leave a sustainable world for future generations.
  • Teach for America: One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.
Examples (Village):
  • Capital City Village (Austin, TX): A community of seniors creating a virtual village to enable aging in place with dignity, health, fun and social interaction.
  • Lincoln Park Village (Chicago, IL): To be a leader in enriching the experience of aging in our communities and to be a model for the nation.
  • North Star Village (Portland, OR): A mutually supportive community of members will enjoy life to the fullest with confidence, dignity, security and self-respect in their own homes for as long as they are able.

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Still accepting suggestions/preferences for membership terminology:

name clipartWhile you're being creative, remember to send in your preferences/suggestions for membership terminology for our 2 levels of membership. For a reminder of what this is about, check the last Update,  "What's in a Membership Name?".

And thank you!

For reference, here are ideas currently under consideration:

Level 1 Membership
  • Social Members
  • Basic Members
  • Community Members
  • Associate Members
  • Village Members
Level 2 Membership
  • Full Members
  • Village Members
  • Service Members
  • Services Members

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Stay Current: is an excellent source of information.

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

Stay Connected: Volunteer
A big thank you to all who have opened their homes to host a Village 101!
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These monthly in-home presentations are the best way to share our message with the community. The warm and welcoming atmosphere makes people feel at home and comfortable, creating a sense of community and mirroring the Village concept.

So… Thank You!!
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Host a Village 101
Share the Village message!

Welcome to the 101This is a great way to make a difference. As host, you provide a venue for your friends and neighbors to learn more about Viva Village. One of our trained presenters will be on hand to give the presentation. Other volunteers will help set up (and clean up afterwards), bring snacks, and greet the guests. Your assistance is needed ahead of time to publicize the 101 in your neighborhood through word of mouth, with the flyers provided, by email, and/or

Contact us if you would like to host a Village 101:, or call 503-312-7675
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Scheduler Needed:
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Later this summer we will begin recruiting members for our Pilot Launch in October.

We need someone to schedule the home visits as volunteers from the membership team meet with prospective members.

If you would like to do this, please contact us:, or call 503-644-7320

Recent Event:

theaterTheater Fieldtrip:
Northwest Senior Theater

2016 Silver Anniversary Gala

It was a great time with lots of laughs for those Villagers who attended the NW Senior Theater Silver Anniversary Gala last week.

Many, many thanks to Sherrie Winner for organizing this excursion!
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Upcoming Events:

Nature Walk:Daisies
Cooper Mountain Nature Park:

Wildflower Hike

Saturday, June 4, 9:00 a.m.
18892 SW Kemmer Rd
Beaverton 97007

June is a great month for prairie wildflowers. Come and enjoy the view of the Tualatin Valley from the ADA accessible Nature Center.

Then it's your choice:
  • Amble with the 2 mph group on the .8 mile Prairie Loop, 
  • OR speed along with the "3 in 1" (3 miles in 1 hour) group on the Little Prairie/Blacktail Way/ Cooper Mountain/Overlook Trail loop.
Accessibility Information: 
A wheelchair-user may be able to roll part way down the gentle “hard-pack gravel” slope to the wildflowers on the prairie loop—just keep an eye on the gentle upslope to be sure it’s possible to make it back to the top.

Some mobility scooters may be able to make it around the entire Little Prairie loop with its gentle switchbacks.

For Information:; click on June 4 on the calendar.
or 503-841-2358

Cooper Mtn. map

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Village 101 Presentation
Thursday, June 9snacks
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Come learn how a Village can benefit you,
and how you can benefit others in your neighborhood.
In Central Beaverton
RSVP to reserve your place: or 503-312-7675

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Viva Village General MeetingViva Village meeting
Elsie Stuhr Center, Willow Room
June 11, 201
10:00 – Noon
Mark your calendar and plan to join us then!

We look forward to seeing you there.

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A new monthly outing!
Dine Around Beaverton & BeyondLunch table
June 14
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

La Provence Restaurant
Progress Ridge Shopping Center
on Barrows Road

Once a month this new group will be lunching in various restaurants around the Beaverton area.

Enjoy lunch and have fun with fellow Villagers.

Seating limited to first 8 people to sign up, so get your name in early!

RSVP: Frieda,
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And … later on in June:

June 16 – Thursday Social Time
June 20 – Volunteer Orientation
June 23 – New! Game Night— more information next time
June 28 – Men's Coffee Break

Yongkie takes us to the Columbia Gorge this time.
Click on the picture to enjoy more of his photos from the Gorge.
Thank you, Yongkie!

Viva Village is a member of Villages NW nonprofit Hub & Spoke Network.
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