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* VAN DRIVER NEEDED: The Portland Council urgently needs a volunteer driver for our van to help us for about 6 hours a week to pick up donations. You will need to be able to lift approximately 40 lbs. If you could help us, please call Stephanie at 503-595-2286 or Brian at 503-234-5387. Thank you!
Jan 102018
 

 

Spotlight Conference

 

The St. Vincent de Paul Society was first established at All Saints Catholic Church in 1935. Traditionally the groups work quietly as the main social outreach in the parish. An ongoing food drive in the All Saints Conference provides food distributed to needy families and individuals living within the parish borders. Special baskets are prepared for those in need during the holidays, coordinated by Bill Leineweber. The current president of the All Saints Conference is Chris Bushman. All Saints Conference member Bob Dewar has served on the SVdP Board of Directors for several years.

The church and conference are located at 3947 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97232.

 January 10, 2018  Posted by at 11:08 am Uncategorized Comments Off on SPOTLIGHT
Jan 022018
 

We have recently lost two loved members of our community, Tom Lewandowski and the mother of Archbishop Sample.

On December 28th, Tom Lewandowski from St. Therese Conference passed away. Tom had been Conference President at St. Therese for the last 5 years. He was legally blind and had to take the bus or get a ride to all of the Conference meetings—and Tom was always there. Tom was also a great help to our Emergency Services and He will be missed.

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Please keep Archbishop Sample in your prayers. His mother passed away on New Year’s Eve Day—December 31st at the age of 89. A prayer service is set for Thursday, Jan. 4, at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland.

 January 2, 2018  Posted by at 10:22 am Uncategorized Comments Off on WITH SADNESS
Oct 122017
 

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Portland Council, and the Conference Presidents as well, we wish to thank Bob Gazewood for his many years of dedicated service to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. As a long time Board member, his judgment, support, and counsel have been invaluable. Bob brought his accounting acumen to assist the Council at a time of great need during a tough financial situation starting in 2011. In 2014 Bob accepted the three-year position of President of the Board of Directors. During his tenure as Board Chair, Bob was instrumental in turning the Portland Council around financially through the sale of funds-draining property, then finding and negotiating the purchase for our current building. His dedication—traveling from his home on the coast to Portland for all meetings and special purposes as needed, was an example of faithfulness and work ethic, and an inspiration to all. Having fulfilled his three-year commitment as Board President, Bob has now stepped down due to increased family responsibilities. We are so very grateful for his service to SVdP. Thank you, Bob.

We are delighted to announce that Gayle Pizzuto, past President of the Ascension St. Vincent de Paul Conference, has volunteered to take on the leadership role as the new President of the St. Vincent de Paul’s Portland Council, starting October 1st, 2017. Gayle has served on the Board for the last three years as Board Secretary, dutifully recording not only Board minutes but Conference Presidents meeting minutes as well. She has been an outstanding Vincentian for over 25 years, and was awarded “Vincentian of the Year” in 2015. Gayle’s willingness to tackle any and all projects that were asked of her while serving as Secretary, will serve her well as Board President. She is excited for the opportunity to work with the Board, as well as the Conference Presidents, in bringing about a greater awareness of the wonderful mission that the Portland Council plays in being of service to the less fortunate of our community. We look forward to your guidance and to serving with you, Gayle.

 October 12, 2017  Posted by at 12:19 pm Uncategorized Comments Off on COUNCIL LEADERSHIP CHANGE
Oct 092017
 

The SVdP’s Portland Council would like to introduce two new staff who recently joined our team: Mike Armentrout, Accounting Manager and Craig Loughridge, Emergency Services Manager.

Mike, a Certified Management Accountant with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Montana, has many years’ experience as an accounting manager and comes to us most recently from the Archdiocese of Portland’s Stewardship and Development office.

Craig earned his master’s degree in business administration from Marylhurst University, where he also studied nonprofit leadership. He has led nonprofit organizations in south Clackamas County, where he has been a volunteer for more than 20 years.
Craig’s professional experience ranges from managing a real estate business for 15 years to working nine years in customer service, nearly six years in journalism, and four years active Navy service. His most recent positions have been with the Oregon State Grange and the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development.
“Every past position I’ve taken on, I did it because I wanted to help others solve problems that were important to them,” Craig said. “I look forward to helping the Portland Council’s clients face their hardships with dignity, respect and the love of God.”

 

 October 9, 2017  Posted by at 1:06 pm Uncategorized Comments Off on The Portland Council Welcomes New Staff
Jan 132017
 

cornwell-minimapThe 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.

 

 January 13, 2017  Posted by at 10:49 am Uncategorized Comments Off on Directions to Portland Council Headquarters
May 312016
 

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.FM Community Rewards Logo

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! Continue reading »

 May 31, 2016  Posted by at 10:38 am Featured stories, News, Uncategorized Comments Off on Community Rewards for St. Vincent de Paul