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SEN meeting May 11 to feature election, wildfire preparedness

(Agenda) Any couples using the same computer for the meeting can vote by email to the account during the meeting if they want their vote to count. Anyone calling in by phone can do the same if they are able. 

Topic: SEN General Meeting
Time: May 11, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 953 7309 2175
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by Dennis Hebert, Chair, Southeast Neighbors Board of Directors

Hello Southeast Neighbors! 

It is once again time for our annual Southeast Neighborhood Association (SEN) Board elections. Save the date and join us for the election, which will be held at the virtual SEN Spring General Meeting on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. 

Floor nominations WILL be accepted during the member meeting until 7:15pm so that the final ballot can be prepared. As this is our first board election over Zoom, we would LOVE to know in advance if you plan to run to minimize the need for updating ballots on the fly.

If you know you would like to run for a position on the board, please reach out to as soon as possible to ensure that you are added to the ballot in advance. Thank you for helping this election run smoothly!

The meeting will be held via Zoom, so please check the SEN website ( and/or Facebook page  ( for the meeting link, which will be posted on Monday, May 10th. 

This year, we have three (3) open At-Large positions. In addition, there are two (2) open executive positions: Secretary and Board Chair. All positions are open to anyone residing or owning property within SEN.

After holding the Chair position for over a year, as well as serving on the Board for four years, I, Dennis Hebert, will be running for Board Chair position. 

If you are interested in any of the open positions, I strongly encourage you to contact SEN Board and Nominating Committee member, Rob Fisette at Candidates are asked to answer a few simple questions; their responses will be posted to SEN’s website and Facebook page prior to the May 11th meeting. Please contact Rob as soon as possible so that neighbor members have sufficient time to view candidate responses in advance of Board elections. 

Joining the SEN Board is a great way to get to know your neighbors and build community! However, if a Board position is not a good fit but you would still like to be involved, please consider joining one of the many SEN committees. Visit the SEN website to learn more. 

At the May meeting, in addition to the elections, SEN Board member and joint leader of the Disaster Preparedness Committee, David Monk, will discuss how residents can be “Ready and Resilient” with regard to our upcoming wildfire season. 

See you May 11th! 

‘Lessons of the Wildfire Season’ Feb. 4, 6 p.m.

The Eugene Wildfire Preparedness Coalition is presenting the “Lessons of the Wildfire Season” PowerPoint presentation. Wildfire is the new normal and one of the greatest threats to our rural and urban communities. We need to take the lessons from the Holiday Farm Fire and the 2020 Wildfire Season and prepare our community for the future.

Come watch and participate in the presentation to understand how wind-driven wildfires operate, how we can prepare our neighborhoods and prevent wildfire from entering our communities.

The event will be Thursday February 4 at 6:00 pm.
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Pledge to Prepare in 2021 – EWEB can help

Emergency planning experts advise Oregon residents to prepare to be on their own for a minimum of two weeks following a disaster. That means storing 14 days of water, food, medicine and other supplies.

Starting your kit from scratch can feel like a daunting task. If you are overwhelmed by the thought of preparing your home and family for a natural disaster, EWEB can help!

EWEB is once again offering their Pledge to Prepare, a 12-month blueprint for emergency preparedness. Each month through the year, EWEB shares a new set of tasks aimed at incrementally building your emergency supply kit.

More than 2,300 people have taken the Pledge so far.

Think of emergency preparedness like saving for a big purchase such as a house or a car. If you break it down into small steps you can take each month, at the end of the year, you will have reached your goal. That’s the idea behind the Pledge to Prepare.

When you join the program, you’ll receive a monthly email with step-by-step recommendations. To help you stay motivated and engaged in building your supplies through the year, EWEB will raffle off useful emergency preparedness supplies such as water storage containers, solar chargers, and first aid kits. There will be a new drawing every month.

To join the Pledge to Prepare and get started on your two-week emergency kit, visit Anyone can join, but you must be an EWEB customer to participate in the monthly prize drawings.

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Supplies assembled by 2020 Pledge to Prepare participants Julie and Will, who said, “I am so happy we decided to join EWEB’s crusade to prepare for the unexpected! We have learned so much from this program and are appreciative for all of the information and encouragement. We feel very confident that we will be ready if any disaster may happen.”

EWEB: 5 emergency water stations now operational

Just as your household invests in emergency supplies, EWEB is making investments to make sure safe, reliable water continues to flow, especially in the days and weeks following a natural disaster or other emergency. This includes renovating the Hayden Bridge Water Filtration Plant, planning for a second filtration plant on the Willamette River, replacing water mains, improving storage tanks, and working with upriver partners to support fire recovery efforts and protect water quality in the McKenzie River.

EWEB is also developing neighborhood emergency water stations. Working with community partners, EWEB now has five, fully operational emergency wells:

Prairie Mountain School – 5305 Royal Ave.

Howard Elementary School – 700 Howard Ave.

Eugene Science Center – 2300 Leo Harris Parkway

Lane Events Center/Fairgrounds – 796 W 13th Ave.

Sheldon Fire Station – 2435 Willakenzie Rd.

Two additional sites are planned—near Churchill High School and near Roosevelt Middle School.

Using the map below, take a moment to locate the emergency water station nearest to your home. If disaster strikes our community’s water system and you need to obtain water from one of these distribution sites, you will need to bring your own storage containers. Learn how to clean and prepare water containers and find more emergency preparedness tips at


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