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Board and officer elections

Robin Barney, a long-time member of the Keizer Heritage Foundation board was elected president at the June meeting. She succeeded Dennis Koho was elected by the board as interim president after the resignation of Lyndon Zaitz, who become board treasurer.

Lore Christopher, a former mayor of Keizer and president of the Keizer Art Association, was re-elected vice president. She is joined by Laura Reid as secretary and Lyndon Zaitz as treasurer.

Other board members for 2018-19 are: Betty Bolin, Cathy Clark (city liaison), Faye Cox. Chris Erich, Ray Hansen, Daisy Hickman, Dennis Koho, and Kim Pittsley.

Lifetime director honor bestowed

At its June meeting the board of the Keizer Heritage Foundation voted to honor former event coordinator and building manager JoAnne Beilke as a lifetime honorary director of the board. Beilke, who oversees volunteers for the Keizer Heritage Museum, has served in the past as president of the board. She retired from her duties in 2017.

City to aid Heritage Center

The Keizer City Council voted to approve an annual subsidy of $20,000 to the Keizer Heritage Foundation for operations. The funds will aid the Keizer Cultural Center and its tenants—Keizer Community Library, Keizer Art Association, the Keizer Heritage Museum and Keizer Homegrown Theatre, the center’s newest tenant.

The allocation was approved after passionate testimony by members of the Keizer Heritage Foundation and tenants. Funds for operating and maintaining the 102-year-old building were greatly reduced after the foundation took the building out of the rental business and turned its event space over to Keizer Homegrown Theatre for its permanent home.

NOVEMBER 19, 2012
PRESS RELEASE: Celebrate the holidays at Third Thursday, Dec 20

Come celebrate the holidays with us!  Have your picture taken with Santa - free with your camera; $5 if you want us to take it.  The McNary High School singers will entertain.  There will be crafts for the kids in the Keizer Art classroom; items for purchase in the Art Gallery; Christmas books (& more) in the Library; and treats will be served.  There is no admission and it goes from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 20th.

Also, don't forget to help Keizer Heritage Foundation in their first membership drive since the renovation back in 1999.  Please support the oldest public building in Keizer and keep it going for another 100 years.  Say "Yes" when you are asked to join and support this historic building and the Keizer Heritage Museum, which houses many local artifacts and the history of Keizer. Click here to join online.

NOVEMBER 12, 2012
PRESS RELEASE: Julie Starr Hook to appear at Third Thursday

The Keizer Heritage Center will present local author Julie Starr Hook at its Third Thursday event on November 15. Hook, an organization expert, will give creative tips for managing the holiday season.

Hook will talk about how to plan efficient shopping trips, gift wrapping and baking days during the holidays. Among other topics will be: creative gift ideas, holiday meal planning, how to make holiday cards less stressful, and preparing for overnight guests.

Determining the have to’s and don’t want to’s during the holiday season will be a crowd pleaser. The author will also take questions from the audience.

Julie Starr Hook, of Salem, is owner of Five Star Organizing and Design. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers. Her book, “From Frazzled to Freedom” an encouraging book about how to get organized room-by-room and teaching how to maintain the organized life that currently eludes many modern families.

The event begins at 7 p.m. in the conference room at the Center. Admission is free. Plenty of parking is available at the Keizer Heritage Center.

NOVEMBER 6, 2012
PRESS RELEASE: The Keizer Heritage Museum is presenting an exhibition of bells through December.

The exhibit, on loan from Penny Higgens of Woodburn, includes 100 bells varying in size from one quarter inch tall to over five inches tall. One bell is made from St. Helen’s volcanic ash, some bells are holiday-themed. There is even a cowbell in the collection.

Ms.Higgens’ collection is comprised of bells she his collected for over 40 years as well as gifts from around the world. She was inspired to loan her collection for exhibit at the Heritage Museum after her sister’s giraffe and elephant collection had been displayed.

JULY 27, 2012
COLUMN PUBLISHED IN THE KEIZERTIMES: “Reasons to join Heritage abound” by Al Rasmus

MAY 25, 2012
KEIZERTIMES EDITORIAL: “Keizer’s history preserved” by Lyndon A. Zaitz

APRIL 27, 2012
KEIZERTIMES ARTICLE: “Celebrating Keizer’s Heritage”

MARCH 16, 2012
KEIZERTIMES LETTER TO THE EDITOR: “Heritage Center thanks youths”

FEBRUARY 28, 2012
KEIZERTIMES ARTICLE: “Couple honored for keeping local history thriving” by Jason Cox

JULY 22, 2011
KEIZERTIMES EDITORIAL: “Heritage deserves new lease” by Lyndon A. Zaitz

MAY 20, 2011
KEIZERTIMES EDITORIAL: “Keizer’s center” by Lyndon A. Zaitz

MARCH 11, 2011
KEIZERTIMES LETTER TO THE EDITOR: “Thank you to YL volunteers”

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