Showing posts from March, 2020

Directors' Meeting Minutes - March, 2020

DATE & HOUR:Thursday, March 19, 2020 PLACE:Electronic
BOARD MEMBERS: Kathy Anderson, President Craig Illman, Vice-president Peggy Noethlich, Secretary Norm Culbert, Treasurer MINUTES:Alice Dickey
RESIDENTS PRESENT:No in-person meeting due to “Stay Home Stay Healthy” order.
CALL TO ORDER: President Anderson gathered all information/reports electronically, forwarded to Alice to write Minutes.
PRIOR MEETING MINUTES: Peggy Noethlich made a motion to approve February Minutes as written, Norm Culbert seconded, all in favor, motion passed.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Norm Culbert said has moved Key Bank CD and checking account to a CD at Bank of the Pacific.Also moved a CD from Peoples Bank to a second CD at Bank of the Pacific.Have opened a second checking account at Peoples Bank just for Reserve expenses. Norm said he and Alice are working on new format for financials in QuickBooks, will separate Operations and Reserves into columns…

Coronavirus Update: Stay at Home Order Alternatives

Under Governor Inslee's Stay-at-Home Order, we are permitted to shop for groceries, visit pharmacies and gas stations, order take-out meals and do banking.  But even these limited activities are risky at this time.  There are some alternatives that will help to minimize the risk.  Remember, it's touching things and being close to other people that spreads the virus.

In no particular order, here are some other options I have found.  I will add more to the list as I find them.  If you know of others not included here, please send them to me.  Use the email form in the sidebar of this site.

Costco offers 1-day and 2-day home delivery of grocery items for members.  I have noticed many items are out of stock and this can change moment to moment.  Check their site frequently.  Dog food availability has been a particular problem.

Costco Pharmacy also offers home delivery of prescriptions for members.

The Market at Anacortes is offering curbside pickup for phoned-in grocery orders.  Thi…

Creekside Village Newsletter - March, 2020

Message from the Board of Directors: By now you know Creekside’s monthly Board meetings and workshops are closed until further notice. The Board hopes our Creekside neighbors are well and taking precautions that keep them safe during this public health challenge. At Creekside we want you to know there is a team in place to help. I took advantage of our Volunteers, already. One shopped for me, another loaned me a thermometer, and another offered to walk my dogs, so I could nurse my cold without spreading it around.Thanks to all. Neighborly Support.Creekside’s Hospitality and Welcoming Committees have stepped up to support our more vulnerable neighbors who might need help by volunteering to: ·Pick up and deliver groceries and prescriptions. ·Run errands if businesses are open. ·Walk dogs, wearing disposable gloves each time so there is no personal contact with leash surfaces.(You provide the poop bags! ·Make daily phone calls to neighbors to check that they are doing well.
Monthly Meeting Cha…

Social Distancing 101

We're hearing a lot about "social distancing" lately.  What might sound like new age psychobabble really just means keeping a physical distance from other people who might be infected with the Covid-19 virus.

This reminds me of the 1980's when healthcare workers had to find ways to protect themselves and others during the AIDS epidemic.  What developed was a system called "universal precautions."  The first rule of universal precautions was to assume everyone you encountered was infected with the HIV virus.  These practices continue to this day as standard procedure.  This is why dentists, physicians and other care givers wear gloves and other barriers when attending patients.  We don't think twice about it.
"Assume every person you encounter is infected with the virus." This is not an insult to your friends and neighbors.  This is a way to express love and friendship.  It becomes a reminder to maintain a physical distance from others to prot…