As we wind down 2012, I want to take this opportunity to thank each one of OFRI’s board members, funders, collaborators and contractors for your help this past year. Any success we enjoy is dependent on your encouragement and support.
For OFRI’s holiday greeting this year, we posed in front of the Christmas tree in Portland’s Pioneer Square – what has become affectionately known as “Portland’s Living Room.” Thanks to Stimson Lumber Company for donating the 75-foot Douglas-fir. It’s the 10th year the Portland-based company has donated the tree, and it’s no small feat to haul a big tree to the middle of downtown.
Because it’s a Stimson tree, and because Ray Jones, OFRI’s board chair, is vice president of resources for Stimson, we invited him to join us for our annual group photo. He graciously agreed. Thanks Ray, for your gentlemanly and sure leadership.
So, from our house to yours, best wishes for a safe and merry holiday season and a happy new year. May 2013 be everything you hope it will – and more!
For the forest,
(Pictured from left to right, top row: Mike Cloughesy, Ray Jones, Dave Kvamme, Julie Woodward. Bottom row: Kathy Storm, Jordan Benner, Norie Dimeo-Ediger, Paul Barnum)