This year’s annual conference was held in Silverton at the beautiful Oregon Garden Resort which is adjacent to the Oregon Gardens. Over 50 members attended the conference, with Thursday night’s banquet bringing in close to 70 members and guests who dined on sumptuous teriyaki salmon and mushroom chicken…including the “to die for” chocolate torte for dessert!
Amy Anderson-Rice received the President’s Award and Ann Walker-Bierman was recognized with the Life Membership Award. Congratulations to both of these special ladies! Darlaine Smith, Lebanon Fire; Susan Barrett, Port of Portland Fire; and Kim Probst, Klamath County Fire District #1 were also recognized for completing all three levels of Accreditation; Congratulations and well done!
Plans are already in progress for next year’s workshop, which will be hosted by Sisters Fire District on April 19-20, 2012.
Our 2012 conference will be held in Portland and OFSOA will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary! Our President, Rhonda Grant, is already in the early stages of planning for this very special event scheduled for October 10-12, 2012. Make sure to mark your calendars to save these important dates.
~ Deb Keehn, Conference Co-Chair
Jefferson Fire District