February 26, 2015

Spring Sports Dates

Chehalem Park and Recreation District spring sports programs are now starting, as registrations are closing.

Girls’ Fast Pitch Softball team placement will take place on Sunday, March 1. Teams will be announced the following week.

The first practice for Middle School Track (grades 6 to 8) will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 9, at GFU track stadium. A parent meeting will take place at the same time and within the same location.

Registration is now on a case-by-case basis for Youth Lacrosse (boys and girls grades 3 to 8), depending on the league. Practices will start the week of March 9th. Coaches will contact participants directly with details.


For more information, visit the CPRD website at www.cprdnewberg.org, or contact Mike Garrity at 503-537-2909 or mgarrity@cprdnewberg.org.

February 18, 2015

Director Mike McBride named SDAO Outstanding Board Member of the Year

Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO) awarded Mike McBride the 2014 Service Award for the Board member category - in other words, Board member of the year. Mike was honored at the annual SDAO awards banquet on Feb. 7 in Eugene, with several CPRD directors in attendance. A special tribute video was shown. 

Mike has served on the CPRD Board of Directors since 1983, giving him the most seniority. He is a 
self-employed Farmers Insurance agent. He is also chairman of fundraising for Newberg Kiwanis, and has been voted Kiwanian of the Year twice.

Two of the Board's accomplishments that Mike is especially proud of during his tenure are the creation of Chehalem Senior Center and Chehalem Glenn Golf Course. 






January 29, 2015

Father Daughter Dance 2015

13th Annual Father Daughter Dance

6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at Chehalem Armory

Early registration discount has been extended to February 5, 2015

Don't miss this fairytale evening of twinkling lights, dancing and a catered dinner. Girls of all ages, bring your daddy or other significant father figure. 

Early: $27/$33   Regular: $37/$43
Please note: Price is per person; each "father" and daughter must register individually.









January 9, 2015

Prizewinners of the 2015 Fitness and Wellness Open House

Congratulations to the door prize winners from the Fitness and Wellness Open House on Jan. 8. Those who were present were given their prize certificates at the time. Our staff will contact winners who were not present. Prizes may be picked up at the registration desk at Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center.
  •  Massage - Fran Cady
  • Massage - Eva Feldman
  • Acupuncture - Kate Kahle; Dawn Hall
  • Water Exercise Punchcard - Mariam Chase
  • Adult Group Fitness - Becky Durdel
  • Boxing for Fitness - Kristl Plinz
  • Fitness Center quarterly family membership - David Ford, Janlee Smith
  • Zumba - Ken Dana
  • Chehalem Glenn Golf Course: 18 holes plus a cart - Jesi Payne; Lindsey Thomas; Barbara Wilhelm
  • Adult Group Fitness - Carol Sherwood
  • Tai Chi - Bill Cady
  • Camellia Run registration - Troy Fisher
  • Aquatic Center quarterly family membership - Sharon Chamberlain


January 1, 2015

Fitness & Wellness Open House Thurs., Jan. 8


Come to the
CPRD Fitness and Wellness Open House 
4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 8th
Chehalem Aquatic & Wellness Center

ENTER TO WIN COOL PRIZES
LEARN ABOUT THE MANY ACTIVITIES WE OFFER 
PLAN YOUR FUN PATH FOR HEALTH IN 2015

Thomas Jefferson said, “Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary, because health is worth more than learning.”

Chehalem Park and Recreation District is committed to enhancing fitness and wellness in our community. We all know that good health is key to a good life. Park and rec believes that taking care of yourself should be fun, friendly, and not break the bank.

Experience what CPRD has to offer at the CPRD Fitness and Wellness Open House from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 8th.  Watch or try sample fitness classes, take in demonstrations, get your blood pressure checked, chat with a physical therapist. Door prizes will be given away throughout the event, including membership to the fitness center; massage and acupuncture; certificates for free admission to brand new offerings, including classes on healthy eating, adult jazz dance, deep water exercise, and adult swimming; as well as Zumba and Tai Chi; plus prizes from Chehalem Glenn Golf Course.

“It’s easier to keep moving than to stop and start moving again later,” says Karen Maas, part of the fitness center team at Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center. “Staying active and staying healthy will make it a lot easier to mature further and further. Your mental and spiritual aspects will be healthier if your body is healthier. It’s a healthy philosophy to keep active, to eat right, and we have ways to keep active here.”
 
“Inactivity is the number one cause of morbidity, more than how you diet or other things that you can do for your health,” says Dr. Nathan Phelps, a local physical therapist who offers free monthly events at Chehalem Senior Center. “It all cascades and is the stem of all bad things that can happen to you healthwise. A lot of times, people don’t take care of themselves because they’re taking care of everything else. It’s important for everyone to make time for themselves. You’re better able to tolerate things throughout the day when you’re exercising and moving. Activity lightens your mood.”

CPRD exercise instructors agree. “Tai Chi has helped me get over stressful times in my life,” says Mike Roberts, who teaches Tai Chi with his wife Helen Voong at Chehalem Armory. He says the slow, refined movements help relax muscles and calm the mind while improving balance, strength and flexibility. Mike studied Tai Chi in Malaysia, and taught in Europe for 17 years.
 
CPRD offers an ever-evolving array of activities and services for health, fitness and wellness. Activities throughout the year include various sports, plus Zumba, yoga, horseback riding, ice skating, gymnastics, and of course, Chehalem Glenn Golf Course. At Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center, take advantage of the pool, hot tub, sauna, plus exercise equipment, personal training and massage therapy. People of any age can take advantage of deeply discounted massage, acupuncture, and foot clinics at Chehalem Senior Center. CPRD offers CPR, First Aid and AED certification classes each month. To learn more, attend the open house Jan. 8th or visit cprdnewberg.org.

This article appeared in the January 2014 issue of Chehalem Business Connection, a special publication from Newberg Graphic.

December 31, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 19, 2015

The fourth annual Chehalem Valley Community Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will take place from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19th at Chehalem Cultural Center grand ballroom, with time for free refreshments and socializing after. This is a free, community event for the public.

The program will feature performances from George Fox University violinist Simeon Brown, as well as the First United Methodist Church Choir.



The fourth annual Chehalem Valley Community Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will take place from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19th at Chehalem Cultural Center grand ballroom, with time for free refreshments and socializing after. This is a free, community event for the public.

The program will feature performances from George Fox University violinist Simeon Brown, as well as the First United Methodist Church Choir.

The guest speaker is president of Oregon Black Pioneers, Willie Richardson. The Oregon Black Pioneers is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization based in Salem, founded to do research and educate Oregonians about African-Americans’ contributions to Oregon’s history. Richardson worked for the State of Oregon in a variety of positions before leaving State Government and starting her own businesses.  She founded Willie’s Fashion Hats and More in 1996 and in 2003, A Time For Elegance. She retired in 2010. She has served on numerous boards and commissions, including four years on the Salem-Keizer School Board from 1987 to 1991. 

The guest speaker is president of Oregon Black Pioneers, Willie Richardson. The Oregon Black Pioneers is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization based in Salem, founded to do research and educate Oregonians about African-Americans’ contributions to Oregon’s history. Richardson worked for the State of Oregon in a variety of positions before leaving State Government and starting her own businesses.  She founded Willie’s Fashion Hats and More in 1996 and in 2003, A Time For Elegance. She retired in 2010. She has served on numerous boards and commissions, including four years on the Salem-Keizer School Board from 1987 to 1991. 

December 30, 2014

Pool renovation and M 36-170

Thank you, voters and Chehalem Pool Committee, for making possible the renovation of Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center!


Updates
  • Measure 36-170 passed at approximately 62 percent approval
  • Election results have been certified in Yamhill County Elections Office, and ratified by CPRD Board of Directors at the December Board meeting.
  • At an Internal staff meeting on Nov. 10th, the staff, together with Board counsel, set standards for issuing bonds.
  • Request for Qualifications was published (appeared in Newberg Graphic on Nov. 12). These applications are under review now.
  • After RFQ is complete, Request for Proposals will be released.
  • Public information process will invite comments from public on submitted design.
  • Break ground on construction target 2015
  • Open doors 2018
To follow updates, visit our webpage devoted to the pool renovation.  This is still early in the process, but we will be adding all updates to this page.

If you have questions, please contact us at 971.832.4222 or 503.537.2909.