The 2017 Western Region Conference, hosted by the SVdP Portland Council May 26-28, was a great success. A record number of Vincentians attended from 10 different states, many visiting the Portland area for the first time, as well as local Conference members. The theme this year, “Let’s Help the Homeless and Rediscover Ourselves”, was explored in Ozanam training, workshops, and business meetings. Our Mobile Kitchen was on site for tours and program questions. The Portland Council held a special dinner reception on Friday evening at The Grotto, complete with guided tours, offering a spiritual and beautiful setting for a peaceful end to a busy day. *Photos courtesy of Christine Krikliwy.
The Portland Council is in a new building at 8101 SE Cornwell Street. This is just across the street from the north edge of the Johnson Creek Fred Meyer parking lot, and a half block west of SE 82nd Avenue. It’s also one block east of the Clackamas Service Center. Public transportation is available via Tri-Met bus line #72 on SE 82nd and the MAX Green line along I-205.
Now you can help St. Vincent de Paul earn cash donations by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards card. Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where customers want them to give.
Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to St. Vincent de Paul by going to the Fred Meyer website Sign Up . You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 91157. If you have already signed up thank you. Remember that the “new year of giving” starts July 1, so re-enroll now and make every shopping trip count!
Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping St. Vincent de Paul earn a donation!
George Winston, a well know solo pianist, performed at the Aladdin Theatre, 3116 SE 11th street Portland on September 10th. He kindly donated $900 worth of DVD’s to SVdP to be sold during his Portland concert. All of the DVD’s donated to SVdP were sold during his performance plus additional donations were received. George Winston donated all of the $922 to the SVdP Food Recovery Network. THANK YOU George Winston and crew! We look forward to your next visit to Portland,
George’s latest albums are: Gulf Coast Blues & Impression 2 – A Louisiana wetland benefit in 2012 and Love Will Come- the music of Vince Guaraldi vol. 2. He will have a new recording out later in 2015 Spring Carousel for a cancer research benefit
George Winston DVDs are available on Amazon or at www.georgewinston.com