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The BLM Retirees and Friends is an informal social network of folks with a shared history of working together for the Bureau of Land Management.

Any current emplyee, former employee, or spouse of deceased employees of the BLM may become a member. Retirees from areas outside of Oregon and Washington may also become members.

Activities vary from location to location but often include sharing a meal, tours, holiday parties, etc. Each year there are three main events: Spring luncheon, Summer tour, and holiday parties.

April 29, 2016
Social hour 11 am, lunch served at 12 noon

Where: Heidi's Restaurant
    1230 N. Cleveland, Gresham, Oregon 97030
    503-667-4200   www.heidisofgresham.com

What's on the menu?  All come with ice cream and beverages (coffee, tea, milk)
    --Stuffed chicken breast with mashed potatoes   OR
    --Grilled chicken breast with rice (gluten free)    OR
    -Grilled cod filet with rice;    OR
    --Chef's salad

The chef is willing to make a few plate-by-plate adjustments for those of us with food allergies.

Cost: $17.00 including an 18 percent gratuity

Be sure to get your meal request in early! RSVP by Friday, April 21 to blmretirees@gmail.com or call Dick Prather at 503-363-3805

Guest Speaker: Jody Weil Oregon/Washington Deputy State Director for Communications

Agenda Topics:
    Treasurer's Report - Mel Chase
    Public Lands Foundation Activity Review and Upcoming Events
    In Memoriam - Mark Lawrence
    Ideas for increasing membership and participation
    Late Summer / Early Fall Event
    Election of new officers

2015-2016 Officers
President - Scott Abdon
Vice President - Looking for a volunteer!
Past President - 
Tom Aufenthie
Treasurer - Mel Chase
Historian - Mark Lawrence

Executive Committee
(Above Officers plus)  Kath Collier
Changes to the Bylaws were approved at the Annual Spring luncheon in 2013 making BLM Retirees and Friends a part of the Public Land Foundation (a 503(c)1 corporation). The newly approved Bylaws have been posted on this site.

New Member Message
The team has developed a flyer for the retirement packages that describes our organization and invites new retirees to join us. Click here to see the DRAFT. We are investigating ways to get a message to new retirees. 


The 2016 dues are a bargain (1983 price!) at only $5 which can be paid at the luncheon or mailed to Mel Chase. Dues cover the cost of mailing, website, and other incidentals.

Please make your check out to
"BLM Retirees & Friends"
and bring it to the Spring Luncheon or send to:
6260 Oak Grove Road
Rickreall, Oregon 97371-9708

Fall Field Trip In Review - Thursday, October 8
Salem District, Molalla River Corridor in Cascades Resource Area

See pictures from the trip!

2015 Spring Luncheon Pictures Online

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