Learn how at the SAN Community Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Don Francis, owner of EcoTech, will be our guest speaker at this month’s SAN Community Meeting.

Don helped Sumner residents understand and protect their family from radon at October SAN meeting. Neighbors requested additional informative meetings, so we are starting off the new year with Earthquake Preparedness.

(image courtesy of the Seattle Times)

(image courtesy of the Seattle Times)

We will discuss preparing your home, family and community for an earthquake and its aftermath. The latest research suggests that the Pacific Northwest may get hit by a giant, coastal earthquake of magnitude 8 to 9 every 250 years on average — and it’s been 313 years since the last one.

Earthquakes may be unpredictable — but they are also inevitable. Many of us think about the ways to prepare for an earthquake, but we fail to think about the long-term effects a largescale disaster will have on us and our neighbors. Although we can never truly plan for a major disaster, educating ourselves in terms of surviving weeks and months afterwards, is the first step toward preparedness.

EcoTech was awarded Multnomah County’s 2005 Public Health Hero Award in recognition of their efforts to protect the community from environmental hazards, and their support of local charities.

The meeting is held Tuesday, Feb.16, 2016 at 7:00pm at the CNN office, 4415 NE 87th Ave. There will also be coffee, treats, free raffle, a police update and more.

happy-new-years-2016-wideAfter the office parties, the family gatherings, the travel and all the festivities that come with this time of year, join us for one more celebration. Neighbors asked that we hold the SAN Holiday Gala at a time when more of us are free to attend.

You are invited to the first annual SAN New Year Party & Pot Luck!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CNN office (behind the fire station at Sandy Blvd.)
4415 NE 87th Ave., Portland OR 97220

There will be plenty of hot food, hot and cold drinks, and of course sweets! Optional: bring your favorite covered dish. This is a great opportunity to relax after the holidays and reconnect with neighbors or meet new neighbors. Come for the food, the warmth, the fellowship! All Sumner residents are invited.

For more information, call the CNN office at 503-823-3157 or email sumner.neighborhood@gmail.com.

The SAN lot tree planting is Saturday Dec. 12, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until about 2:00 p.m. Holes for trees will be already dug. Join us for this tree-themed meet and greet. Please come show your support and express you desire for a Park here as well.

View more information about the plan here.

sanlotsignBe a part of this historic planting!

Show up tomorrow to volunteer or support your neighbors. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a treat. Learn from the experts about the proper methods of introducing trees to our area. Over the years you can watch the trees take root and grow, knowing you were there when!

This event is listed on NextDoor. Or you can comment on Facebook.

Wishing all our Sumner neighbors a very Happy Thanksgiving – SAN Board.



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