Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm (doors open 7:30 am)
Kinton Grange, 19015 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Beaverton, OR
All OWC members and their families are invited to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting on April 28. Starting at 9:00 am, there will be a brief business meeting. President Neil Schroeder will report on the state of the Co-op, and members will vote on proposed Bylaws amendments and to elect new officers.
Ken Nygren, a consulting forester and partner with White Oak Natural Resource Service near Hillsboro, will talk about the high-value utility pole market. Working with Bell Timber as the buyer, Ken will describe how landowners can manage select stands for poles. Large diameter Douglas fir and western redcedar poles sourced from the Northwest command top dollar and have no competition in the rest of the US.
OWC is now the local distributor for the SuperSplit log splitter, a high-speed kinetic machine that out-performs hydraulic splitters. Our distribution agreement means that OWC can now offer a substantial discount on the most popular machines to its members. There will be demonstration set up to show the SuperSpit in action. Details on discount pricing and ordering will be provided.
OWC is also now a dealer for LogRite Tools. LogRite makes a wide variety of tools and equipment useful for working in the woods, including log arches, cant hooks, peaveys, axes, etc. Again, OWC will be able to pass along savings to its members. Some of the products will be on display, along with discount pricing and ordering info.
We will share a potluck lunch, so please bring a generous salad, side dish or dessert. The main dish will be a delicious pork barbecue prepared by Greg Wildhaber.
We hope to see you there!