South Sound • Entered by Mary Taylor Goforth on September 19, 2022

Broadband meeting

September 19, 2022 – September 20, 2022

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 1
Post Admin hours 2
Activity Hours 1.5
Participants 1
Total Hours 4.5

Key Issue: Landscape Planning (Forest Plans, RMPs, TMPs, etc.)
Activity Type: Advocacy (rallies, lobbying, meeting decision makers, letters/calls/emails)
Key Partners: Willamette Broadband

Short Description of Activity

I had travelled 3.5 hours from Olympia WA to Corvallis Oregon to meet Cyndi Anderson, Chandra and others in the Willamette Broadband for their advocacy meeting at 6p.m. in downtown Corvallis. Chandra gave an overview of the issue, namely to encourage the OR State Forestry Board to decide on option #3 in completing their up and coming forest management plan. After hearing what was at stake, the group wrote postcards to be sent to the Board.

Reflection/Evaluation

There were three new members present, one member’s husband, myself and about 7 other regular broadband members. Introductions were lively as there were so many (3 plus me) new members and found connections. Everyone stayed to write at least one postcard and several conversed both during and after the postcard writing. As a new broadband leader and old-time resident of Corvallis, I was thrilled to be meeting Broads in Corvallis and getting more ideas for how to approach our meetings in Olympia. One of the Willamette leadership team offered to help me with adding new members to my google group. Later we met via telephone and I was able to understand the contact/google and new member contact lists a bit more. (My main problem with the adding new members to the google group still exists however)

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Photo Captions

1) Mary-Taylor goforth, Sound Broads (Olympia) Bb leader, enjoys new camper and campground in the Willamette Valley near Oregon State University’s Peavy Arboretum (and Corvallis, OR, meeting place for the Willamette Valley Broadband)
2) Taylor and bro-husband Bill, on a hike with Cyndi Anderson, Wmette Valley Bb co-leader.
3) Cyndi Anderson overlooking the Willamette Valley and historic Brownsville, OR, her home for over 42 years.