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Date/Time: December 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm (Arrival) and 7 pm (Dinner)
Place: Ocean City Seafood Restaurant, 3016 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97266, (503) 771-2299
Cost: $25.00 per person
Topic: Holiday Party
Reservations: Please call Gloria Wong at (503) 236-7966 by Friday, December 7

Date/Time: November 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm (Arrival) and 7 pm (Dinner)
Place: Wong's King Restaurant, 8733 SE Division St #101, Portland, OR 97266
Cost: $23.00 per person
Topic: Mr. Dick Pugh, Field Scientist at Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory of Portland State University, share with us about "Rocks from the Sky," as well as having hands-on specimens for us to observe. Mr. Pugh, a former high school educator from Cleveland High School in Portland, Oregon, and is one of three professionals nationwide who specializes in meteorites.

Date: October 13, 2018
Tour: (4 pm) Asian Health Services Center - 9035 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97266
Dinner: (7 pm) Ocean City Restaurant, 3016 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97266.
Cost: $22.00 per person
Topic: the Asian Health Services Center (AHSC) will give us a tour of their brand new facilities and then provide us a presentation on what they do. AHSC has opened their center for us to view before their grand opening, which is on the 3rd Saturday of October. Therefore, we are moving our meeting this month to the 2nd Saturday to accommodate their most gracious offer.

Date/Time: September 15, 2018 at 5 pm (Volunteer Services); 7 pm (Dinner)
Place: Portland's Chinatown Museum [127 NW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97209] / Golden Horse Restaurant [238 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97209]
Cost: $15.00 per person
Topic: This month we were asked to help the Portland Chinatown Museum officially move their offices into the museum space. Jackie Peterson-Loomis and Jennifer Feng, both CSEPA members, need our help organizing, packing, moving and setting up their new offices, which will require about 2-3 hours of our time. While we assist them in their move, we have the wonderful and rare opportunity to see the new museum in it's beginning stages. Please dress casual as we will be helping them pack up, load up and move their office belongings. Immediately following our services, we will walk to Golden Horse Restaurant for a simple dinner, which has been graciously arranged by Shirley Yee.

Date/Time: August 18, 2018 at 11am to 2pm
Place: Creston Park, 4220 SE Rhone, Portland, Oregon
Cost: $5.00 per adult; $3.00 children under 12 years
Topic: This month we will have our annual CSEPA picnic, which will be held on Saturday, August 18th from 11 am to 2 pm, at Creston Park. Please be sure to come and enjoy fellowship together, as well as a wonderful barbecue!

Date/Time: July 21, 2018 from 9am to 11:30am
Place: Beaverton Oregon Food Bank, 1870 NW 173rd Ave. Beaverton, OR 97006
Topic: NOTICE: Cancelling this month's service and luncheon meeting.

Date/Time: June 2018 at 6:30 pm (Arrival) and 7 pm (Dinner)
Place: TBD
Cost: TBD
Topic: presentation from Gloria Lee about the housing issues we are presently facing in the City of Portland. Gloria is truly amazing and is making a tremendous, positive impact to our city.

Date/Time: May 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm (Arrival) and 7 pm (Dinner)
Place: Ocean City Seafood Restaurant, 3016 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97266
Cost: $25.00
Topic: Horatio will speak on the three years planning of the multimedia art installation project and the exploring of the sense of loss and longing that comes with the disappearing culture and history of the Asian-American communities in Portland's Old Town, and the continuing displacement of minority communities due to gentrification. He will also reflect on the audience participation and discussion that followed the performance.

Date/Time: April 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm (Arrival) and 7 pm (Dinner)
Place: Szechuan Chef 5331 SW McCadem, Suite #115, Portland OR 97239
Cost: $25.00
Topic: legal expert Michelle-Shari Kruss, JD and CDR, will discuss estate planning

Date/Time: March 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm (Arrival) and 7 pm (Dinner)
Place: Ocean City Seafood Restaurant, 3016 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97266
Cost: $22.00
Topic: This month's presentation is titled, "Agent Orange and Dioxin, An Overview by: John C. Ratliff, CSP, CIH, MSPH, Former USAF Pararescueman, 1967-1977," it contains a chronology of Agent Orange, a map showing where it was sprayed, the chemical components (2,4-D and 2,4,5-T) with an explanation of the chemicals, and how dioxin contamination got into the mix, the mechanisms of action for dioxin, and "Take-aways" for those who may have been exposed. By the way, it was not only those who served in Vietnam who were potentially exposed, but also those who were on the ground at Eglin AFB, Florida, where they did the testing of Agent Orange, and the DMZ in Korea, where it was also used