Neighborhood Leader Training - 2 of 2

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Carvlin Hall - 2408 SE 16th & Division

Dear Neighborhood Board Members and Officers,
On-line registration now is available for two upcoming trainings for neighborhood leaders:
[Click on these links to register on line.]
[See below for more information on each training.]
Neighborhood association board members and officers often have questions about correct procedures and best practices for leading and managing their associations. Additional questions come up because nearly all Portland’s neighborhood associations also are registered as non-profit corporations with the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office and need to follow Oregon’s Nonprofit Corporation Law.
These trainings provide an opportunity for neighborhood leaders to get some answers and guidance from one of Oregon’s leading experts on the governance and management of non-profit organizations—Portland attorney Cindy Cumfer. Cindy has years of experience working with neighborhood associations in Oregon—and is a co-author of the definitive “Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Handbook.”
Bring your neighborhood association Articles of Incorporation, bylaws and any board policies with you to both workshops. Get your questions answered. Meet neighborhood leaders from across the city.
These training opportunities are brought to you by:  Central Northeast Neighbors, East Portland Neighborhood Office, North Portland Neighborhood Services, Northeast Neighborhood Coalition, Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition, Neighbors West-Northwest, Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc., and the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement.
For more information on either of these workshops, contact your neighborhood coalition office, or Paul Leistner at the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (503-823-5284;
Accessibility: The facilities for the February 29 and March 29 trainings both are wheelchair accessible. The Office of Neighborhood Involvement will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities and provide language interpretation upon request. Please notify us no less than five business days prior to the event by contacting Paul Leistner at 503-823-5284, or via the City's TTY at 503-823-6868, or by calling the Oregon Relay Service at 800-735-2900.


Neighborhood Associations and their Members—Roles and Responsibilities — Thursday, March 29, 2012

  • Legal requirements of membership corporations, including a consent from each member;
  • How neighborhood associations can handle the consent issue and how different neighborhoods are doing it;
  • Governance in a membership corporation;
  • Role of the membership role in a neighborhood associations and how different neighborhoods are doing this;
  • Rights of members;
  • Notice to and voting by members;
  • Records you need to keep related to being a membership organization; and
  • Members' rights to access records.
DATE:    Thurs. March 29, 2012
TIME:    7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
PLACE:  St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Carvlin Hall
                2408 SE 16th & Division
PARKING:        Parking is available on site.
TRANSIT:        On the #4 Bus Line
Snacks and beverages will be provided.
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Paul Leistner
Neighborhood Program Coordinator
City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement
City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave., #110, Portland, OR 97204
W: 503.823.5284, Fax: 503.823.3050, TTY: 503.823.6868
City of Portland Information & Referral: (503) 823-4000

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-5284, TTY 503-823-6868, or the Oregon Relay Service at 800-735-2900 with such requests or visit /neighborhood-leader-training-2-2