Portland Retired Police & Widows Assn.
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For those interested in dance - 02/16/19

Info from Judy McFarlane

Seasame Dance Club is sponsoring SPRING INTO DANCE March 23, 2019 from 10am to 7pm at the beautiful Parkrose Ballroom at 4848 NE 105 Portland, Oregon.  This is a day of FREE BEGINNING DANCE LESSONS taught by well-known instructors throughout the Portland Metro area.

There will be a 50 minute Intro to Partner Dance/Basics 101 to start the day.  Dance styles featured , nightclub 2 step, salsa, rumba, west coast swing, waltz fusion, amercian tango, east coat swing and foxtrot.  Classes will run 50 minutes in length.  No partners needed.  All ages! Come for one lesson or stay for all!  (Experience dancers are welcome!  Please come and encourage our attendees).

For more information please go to   www.sesamedanceclub.org 

Mike McCabe - 02/14/19

Information from Al Freauff


Today I was able to talk to Mike's son Aaron.  Mike was living at The Courtyard at Mt Tabor.  He had been battling cancer for several years.  Aaron said that his health had been going downhill recently.

When someone that lives at The Courtyard does not show up or no one has seen them they are checked on.They found him Sunday, Febreuary 10, in his room, deceased.  Aaron was notified as he was on the way to see his dad.

Aaron is in the process of collecting and organizing his fathers last wishes.  At the present time the only thing that is certain is that his father wished to be cremated and his ashed scattered.

General Meeting - 02/14/19

Info from Al Freauff


 The general meeting will be February 20 at the Russellville Grange.  It will be a potluck and starts at 1200.  If everyone could arrive by 1130 so that food can be arranged prior to the meeting.

We will be talking about the upcoming picnic and the help needed to have it.  Carol Harrington (carol18179@msn.com) needs to know what food people are bringing as she has the master list.

Questions contact Al Freauff  afreauff@comcast.net

Ladies Luncheon - 02/12/19

Our first Ladies Lunch of 2019 will be held this coming Thursday February 14, at the Sherwood Spaghetti Facotry   21192 SW Farms Parkway  503 625 9962.  From I-5 SB take exit 289 turning right onto Nyberg Road keeping left to continue on Tualatin Sherwood Road for 4.1 miles.  Turn left onto Langer Farms Parkway, turn right on Langer Farms Drive then destination will be the left.  They do take reservations.  Open at 1130 so do not arrive too early or you might have to sit in your car.

Elaine Grant

503 543 3802


Death...Mike McCabe - 02/11/19

From Al Freauff.....received information that Mike McCabe passed away.  No other information..  If someone does have information, please let Al know.  503 515 6397  afreauff@comcast.net

General Meeting - 02/10/19

From Al Freauff

There will be a general meeting February 20 at 1200 at the Russellville Grange.  12105 NE Prescott, Portland 97220.  The directions are from 122 and NE skidmore.  If you are going North on 122 turn left at the signal light.  If you are going south on 122 at that point turn right.  There is a Burgerville on the south side of Skidmore and Wendy's on the north side of Skidmore.  Although Skidmore runs east and west in about 1/2 block it turns north and becomes 121 ...Parkrose Hi field is right there.  At the stop sign at 121/Prescott make a turn to the west..left.  The building is on the North West corner of the intersection and it has a sign on it.  The parking lot is inside the fenced off area.

Lunch is potluck so if you can bring something to eat it would be helpful if you let us know yoy are coming and if you are bringing something.  Get the info to Ed Herbert  eherbert503@hotmail.com or Carol Harrington  carol18179@msn.com as to who and what will be there.   

Any questions call Al Freauff   503 515 6397

Extra couple days for bluebook info Obituary of Elaine Ritschard - 02/08/19

 Dina has to go out of town for a few days so there will be a few extra days to get corrections, info to her for the blue book.  She needs address, phone, email.  Send to puddleduck010@q.com.  She will be answering emals.  Send dues to Ed Herbert  6660 palomino cir, west linn 97068.  Email corrections or additions to Kat Black  kbkat5227@gmail.com


The obituary fo retired officer Ruddy Ritschards wife ....Elaine Margaret (Cook) Ritschard  March 11, 1927 - January 30, 2019 ..age 91

Elaine Margaret Ritschard, 91, of Gladstone passed away peacefully at her home on January 30, 2019.  Elaine was born in Portland, Oregon on March 11, 1927 and grew up in Gresham, graduating GHS in 1945.  She met her future husband, Rudy, in high school and they later married in 1948 after Elaine graduated from the Emanuel School of nursing in Portland.  Working as an RN for over 30 years, Elaine and Rudy rainsed their family in Portland.

Elaines inerests included family camping trips, hunting, sketching, painting, writing poetry, baking Swiss cookies and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

After retirement, Elaine and Rudy moved to Central Oregon and realized their dreams by establishing a 200 acre ranch.  In later years, they came back to east county and enjoyed attending their grandchildrens athletic events and activities.

Elaine was preceeded in death by her husband, Rudy, her son Bruce and her brother Ken Cook.  She is survived by her children Heidi Camlpbell, Brad (Carolyn), Christopher (Rosalynn), and daughter Suzanne LeBaron (Ed).  Elaine has 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. 

Elaine's celebration of life was held on February 5, 2019.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sunshine Division or to Gladstone Christian Church where she was a memeber  

Bluebooks - 02/07/19

The bluebooks are coming out soon and will be mailed to those that have paid their dues.  Contact Ed Herbert at eherbert503@hotmail.com to pay your dues.  And let Dina Lauren at puddleduck010@q.com with your correct address wo when we get the payment we can mail the book to you.  Please contact only if their are changes to your address or email. 

Deaths - 01/31/19

We have received information about two deaths

Elaine Ritschard, wife of Rudolph, passed away 1/30/19

Norma Emstrum, wife of Charles, passed away 1/13/19


No other informaion is available 

Death - 01/28/19

Information from the Portland Police Association.  Peter Bowman's wife, Gail, passed away this morning.  No other details available at this time

Dues and Bluebook - 01/26/19

The last date to get your info in the bluebook is February 5.(the information goes to the printer on that date)  After that date your information will not be in the bluebook and will only be put out as a correction to the bluebook.  Please pay your dues and get your information in as mailing the bluebooks costs the association a good amount of money.   If everyone gets their information to us before the 5th we can use bulk mailing which is cheaper. You can pay your dues after the 5th but your information will not be in the book.  Dues go to Ed Herbert.  Bluebook information goes to Dina Lauren.  Flash Alert email address go to Katherine Black

Dues and notice for board members - 01/23/19

From Al Freauff

It is that time of year.  Your membership dues for the year 2019 are due.  I apologize for the lack of sending an invoice for the year earlier.  Things are still getting straightened around.

The books will be sent to the printer shortly and mailed from there.  If you are not on the paid list a book will not be sent to you until afer you have paid.  Plus attendance at functions will be more expensive without paying.  The payment goes to Ed Herbert, 6660 Palomino Circle, West Linn, Or 97068.  Phone 503 752 9383.  Or call me at Al Freauff 503 515 6397 if you have questions.  Again, I aplolgize for the lateness of this invoice.



The dates of board meetings are:

February 6th ( not 7th)

The General meeting is on the 20th (not 21)