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2005 Updates


December 6th, 2005
Had meeting on Saturday, Dec. 3rd instead of our regular time. Discussed new fundraiser - Chinese Auction will be held in March. Pet costume contest will be held during National Pet Week in May. Need more advertising for our proposed dog park. Judy will be writing an article for the News Review after 1st of the year. Need sponsors. Next meeting for steering committee will be held Jan. 9th, 2006, 2nd Monday of the month due to new years. Parks Advisory Committee will be meeting in January and we need to be in attendance.



November 22, 2005
Bake sale on Nov. 18th at the Dollar Country Store went fairly well, means more in the account towards the Sutherlin Dog Park. Thank you to all that contributed either by making baked goods or buying the products and raffle tickets for the chopper. Will be drawing for the chopper on November 24th, and winner will be announed in the paper ((North County News)). Winner will also be called.
We will be discussing next fund raiser in our meeting on December 5th at the Apple Peddler.
Our Advisory Parks Committee meeting will be in January. Date to be announced.


November 10, 2005

2 Parks Advisory board members said that using the festival grounds on Waite street for a park within a park ((dog park)), is an idea since it would be used more than once a year and for more than a two day span.

Steering committee for the dog park is holding a bake sale and selling raffle tickets for a chopper. Tentative date is November 18th.

Next steering committee meeting is on December 5th, at the Apple Peddler.



October 26th 2005
Parks Advisory Meeting on October 12th, the animal park was mentioned, and they are still saying we could have a park within a park. So, possibly, this is what is going to take place, but we are unsure of when. Keep encouraging by word-of-mouth and signing petitions around town to let Sutherlin know this is very much the wish of many residents.
There is also a meeting on November 3rd and 17th with the Parks Advisory Committee here in Sutherlin at the City Hall.
Also, if you or anyone you know has lost a dog, feel free to email with an image, description, and mailing address. We can make flyers for you and also put the info up on this page in order to help you find your missing pooch.
And if you haven't been able to get a copy of the October 12th North County News, email us and we will get a copy to you. We would like as many different people as possible to write a letter to the editor, giving their viewpoint on the article and whether they'd like a dog park in Sutherlin. For more information, feel free to call one of the members of the Dog Park Steering committee.


September 23, 2005

October 3rd is our next meeting and will be held, at 5:30 pm, at the Apple Peddler for the steering committee.

Will be discussing Liabilities concerns for county and city dog parks, and will be presenting this to the parks advisory board on October 12th, tentative. Our next Fund Raiser will be held in October and will be a dog costume contest. Dress your pooches up and get them judged! Dogs will be judged in many different categories, prizes will be given out, discussing an entry fee of $8.50 to $10, which will also be decided at our next meeting on October 3rd. We also discussed a car wash as a fund raiser, but have not decided if we are going to do this or not. Don't know why Liability is a concern, there have been 5 dog parks in Tacoma, and they say that Jim Micheals, Minneapolis Park Board attorney has stated that off-leash recreation areas pose fewer liability issues than most other forms of recreation in the park system. This was written up by the Off-Leash Dog Park Citizen's Advisory Panel in Metro Parks, Tacoma. The website is .

Next meeting is to be held on September 9th at 5:30 p.m. at the Apple Peddler. We will be discussing officers, IRS # for our dog park, bank where money will be deposited, p. o. box AND OUR NEXT FUND RAISER.


AUGUST 24 2005

Next meeting will be held on Friday, due to the fact that Monday is Labor Day. Next meeting will be held on September 9th, at 5:30 pm, at the Apple Peddler here in Sutherlin as mentioned above.

We've raised over $1,000 for the dog park so far from the rummage sales! Feel free to drop in and put your info in. There will also be a Parks Advisory Board meeting on September 15th, at 7pm at the Civic Auditorium in Sutherlin, on Everett Street.

On September 9th, we'll be making a decision on officers of our steering committee, such as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer. It has been proposed President will be June McClellan. VP will be Julie Dennis. Treasurer will be Judy Rosset. Secretary will be Lori Snyder.

Also, a big thank you to everyone who has donated to us thus far to help us reach our goal of getting a dog park in Sutherlin! And especially a great big thank you to M&P Auto for allowing us to hold the Rummage sale in their parking lot!



July 17th, 2005

New decision has been made. There will now be two sales. One will be held on the 20th, the other will be held on the 20th and 21st. The one day sale will be held at 401 N. Comstock #10, and that's only on August 20th. The other sale will still be held at the M&P auto shop on the 20th and 21st. If you have items you would like to donate, just take them to the address below only. You can donate up until August 18th.

July 11, 2005

Had meeting today to decide on date for the garage sale. Garage sale will be held on August 20th and 21st at 160 Pine Street in Sutherlin, near M&P Auto. If you are willing to donate, drop off the items at the address above no later than August 18th. If you need help getting the items out to the sale, call anyone on the steering committee page and we will willingly come and pick it up for you. Came up with some ideas for the name of the dog park. Waggin' Tails was one of the names mentioned. Canine Play Place was another. If anyone else has any ideas on a name, please email to and we will add it to the park names page.

June 20th, 2005

On June 13th the Masterplan for the parks in the city of Sutherlin was passed by the City Council. We are hoping that one of the first new parks in Sutherlin will be the Sutherlin Dog Park.

June 6, 2005








May 14, 2005

There will be a City Council meeting on June 13th at 7pm at the Civic Auditorium on Everett St. behind City Hall in Sutherlin to get the public's opinion on the master plan for the parks developement in Sutherlin.

Monday, May 09, 2005

If you are willing to donate items for the garage sale to be held Latter part of June, or middle of July, call June McClellan or Judy Rosset.Look in the How you can help section of this webpage for phone numbers. ((It's located on the left of the screen.)) June McClellan is also a member of the Sutherlin Family Church, if anyone wishes to speak with her personally about the dog park and how you can help.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Started setting up this webpage in order to inform more people about our progress on building a dog park in the city of Sutherlin, Oregon after our meeting today.