In keeping with our annual tradition, the December meeting of the Rose City Astronomers will be a holiday buffet and social gathering for all RCA family members to be held in the OMSI Auditorium. Tables will be set up in the main auditorium and plates, silverware, and some beverages and ice will be supplied by the club.
Just bring your dish with about 8-12 servings along with a serving utensil and enjoy the holiday spirit of the RCA membership.
If you last name begins with... Please bring...
A through K - Main DIsh
L through Q - Side Dish
R through Z - Dessert
Donate Your Leftover and Unused Clothes to Transition Projects
RCA has a tradition of being generous and giving at the time of our annual dinner, this year on Monday, Dec. 21st. For several years, under David Nemo’s leadership, we have taken the leftover food from the banquet to the Transition Projects Clark Men’s Shelter on MLK. We have also collected cans of food for Portland’s Food Bank. We’ll do the same this year and hopefully every year as part of our holiday banquet tradition. Consider this is a special reminder to encourage you to bring a can or box of food to donate to Food Bank, as well as your usual contribution to the potluck.
Additionally, this year we are starting a new tradition. We are encouraging our members to donate leftover and unused warm clothes to the homeless. Transition Projects accepts clothes for people of all ages and situations, since so many families are now facing homelessness, so do not worry about size, gender or other issues of appropriateness. We encourage you to bring that fourth scarf someone gave you after their trip to Peru, or those socks that are so thick you can’t stuff your feet into your shoes when you wear them, or that redundant wool hat you never wear, or that wool vest that shrank when you washed it in hot water. As long as the clothes are in good repair and clean, they will be accepted. We’ll have some large boxes and bags to put the clothes into and right after the dinner is over, we’ll drive to Transitions Project’s 24-hour donation location and give them to those who need them.