News, Announcements & Chapter Links 

2019 Dues are Due!

We will begin collecting annual dues in November. The membership year begins January 1 and runs through December 31. Dues are $12.00 if you pick up your Directory – add $3.00 if you prefer to have it mailed. Dues go to pay for the publication of our Directory and our membership in the OMGA. With your dues you have access to special Chapter activities, our monthly email announcements, and special announcements throughout the year.

Three ways to pay! In person at the Chapter Meetings in November, December and January, mailing a check, or online via PayPal.  Follow the link to the Membership Renewal page  to get started.

2019 Executive Board has been Elected! 

Announcing our new Executive board for 2019 –

President – Cindy Manselle 
Vice President
  John Wilbur 
– Laura Oldenkamp 
– Ellen Hanley
Assistant Treasurer
– Mickey Becker

Advisory Board – Nancy Muir (2019) Janet Weber (2020) Rob Kappa (2021)

Thank you all for your service to our chapter. 

Grow an Extra Row Honored

Grow an Extra Row received the FOX 12 Les Schwab Tire Centers “Be the Change” award in early August 2018 for their work providing produce to local food banks.  Eve Freeman and Nancy Muir accepted the award on behalf of the group, and were featured on the nightly news. Congratulations to the GAER crew on your much deserved recognition!  Read all about the garden and the award here: Gardening for Good –  and take a peek at the video: Be the Change award FOX 12 News  .   Also featured in a recent news article authored by our own Nancy Muir, you can read all about the history of this successful CCMG project via the Clackamas Review: History of the GAER program

Some links of interest to our chapter:

60 minute OPB Broadcast celebrating 150 years of Extension – Oregon State University an Oregon Experience

Pamplin Media Article – County approves new OSU Extension Education Center

The Future of Extension – webpage all about our new County Extension office due to break ground in early 2019 

Oregon Master Gardener Association news

Click here for the OMGA Gardener’s Pen Newsletter – filled with articles and  information about the goings- on around the state.

Honoring our Members / 2018

The CCMG Awards and Nominations Committee is proud to present the following state and chapter awards and recognition to the membership. These members will be honored at the September chapter meeting. Congratulations to these shining stars!

Clackamas County Master Gardener of the Year: Rob Kappa, class of 2008
CCMG Behind the Scenes: Sharon Wiley, class of 2007
Spring Garden Fair Behind the Scenes: Bill and Kathy Long, class of 2006 & 2005
Statewide Nominee for Master Gardener of the Year: 
Seamus Ramirez, class of 2011
Statewide Nominee for Behind the Scenes: 
Joby Duggan, class of 2007

Links for Chapter Projects 

Spring & Fall Seed SwapGreen Glove Award | Chapter Committees | Executive Board

Chapter History | Open Gardens | Photo Albums | CCMG Recertification Guide

Links for Chapter Documents 

Chapter Handbook | Chapter By-lawsPolicies & Procedures  | Equipment Use Log

OSU Volunteer Hour Reporting & Forms Personal Release 

Treasurers Voucher (pdf) | Treasurer’s Voucher (word doc download) |