March 2018: From the Editor

Eugene Chapter Website Complemented:

We received a wonderful complement recently from a chapter leader in another state who checked out our website. She said:

“I have to tell you, Lisa, I went through many pages on your site and was flabbergasted at the beauty, simplicity, articulateness, but mostly the ENORMOUS amount of incredibly helpful material to ANYONE no matter where they are in their transition to Real Food.  I’ve not seen any WAPF chapter website so thoroughly engaging with their members and so utterly well stocked with information.  All the links!  All the pages!  All the quality information.  Both my co-chapter leader and I were both floored.  All your info is up to date with multiple events and activities.   We were astounded by the amount of time and work put into your site, and your group.  It was all so encouraging.  

I also saw you have a fb group and a fb page.  It appears the group is meant for event announcements and notices, and to point the way to the fb page, which points the way to the website.  And then you have a IG account on top of it all, with great pictures.”

It is so nice to hear that someone appreciates the website!

If you haven’t visited our website, please do! The information is there for YOU! The local people of Eugene/Springfield and nearby areas.  We try to make it as helpful as possible.  Here are a few of our pages you might want to view:

Have you found something new or useful on the website?  Let us know what you think.


March 9: Potluck & Eugene Meat Collective

Friday, March 9, 2018
Please arrive at 6:00, we plan to eat by 6:30 PM

Potlucks are during the second week of each month. Days rotate to accommodate different schedules.

What to bring?

Anything from Nourishing Traditions, the Healthy 4 Life booklet or Recipes of the Week would be wonderful. A simple homemade meal made from scratch using natural fats is always a great contribution. Don’t think it has to be complicated. See more ideas…

Presentation:

Eugene Meat Collective will come tell us about what they have to offer.


March 17: That’s My Farmer!

This is not a Eugene Chapter event. We include it here as a service to our local members.

THAT’S MY FARMER presents   Eugene’s First CSA Food Share Fair


THAT’S MY FARMER
presents   Eugene’s First CSA Food Share Fair

Saturday, March 17, 2018
First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive Street

11 am – 2 pm

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March 23: DVD – GAPS How to Cook

by Kim Schulte

Description:

In part three of this GAPS presentation, Kim Schulte talks about how to cook GAPS foods.

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DVDs are the fourth Friday of each month at 6:30 pm

Upcoming in April:

  • April 27: Bringing Up Baby – Foods for Optimal Growth and Development
    Sally Fallon

Help stop meningococcal vaccine mandates

This comes to us from the Weston A. Price Foundation.  You can find your Representative here:

https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/FindYourLegislator/leg-districts.html

Please call him or her.  It only takes a couple minutes.


ACTION ALERT

Help stop meningococcal vaccine mandates

The Oregon Legislature may soon be considering a bill, H.B. 4157, which would require meningococcal conjugate vaccines for students 11 years of age or older; and Serogroup B meningococcal vaccines for students 10 years of age or older.

Please help us STOP this bill by contacting your Oregon representative today! Let your legislator know vaccines are a medical decision that carries risk and should be left up to the individual, not mandated.

Talking points, which explain more about the problems with H.B. 4157, are below the Take Action section.

View H.B. 4157 here: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2018R1/Measures/Overview/HB4157

TAKE ACTION

Contact your district Oregon representative and ask him/her to OPPOSE H.B. 4157. You can look up who represents you at: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/FindYourLegislator/leg-districts.html

Calls are more effective than emails, and only take a few minutes.

Sample script:

“Hi, my name is ____ and I am a constituent. I am calling to ask Representative ____ to OPPOSE H.B. 4157, which would mandate meningitis vaccines for 10 and 11 year-old school children.

Vaccine mandates are contrary to the concept of informed consent for medical procedures.

According to the CDC’s website, meningitis vaccines can cause serious allergic reactions and injury, including death. In addition, the CDC acknowledges that they have limited data on the efficacy of these vaccines and that meningococcal disease is at a historic low in the U.S.

I urge Representative _____ to oppose H.B. 4157.”

If you send an email, be sure to personalize it. You may wish to use a couple of the talking points below. Don’t copy all of them – just use them as ideas to help structure your own message.

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Tell Congress to support local meat production

This comes to us from the Weston A. Price Foundation. If you haven’t yet called or written, there is still time.

Last November, we asked you to contact your Congressional representative to urge passage of the PRIME Act, which would make it easier for small-scale livestock producers to sell meat to local consumers. Since that alert, several more legislators have signed on as co-sponsors! Now, the best chance for getting that bill passed is to attach it to the Farm Bill – and we need your help to get even more co-sponsors to make that happen.

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Our local Representative is Peter DeFazio. His phone number in Washington DC is: 202-225-6416
Please call and urge him to co-sponsor H.R. 2657, the PRIME Act.

(I called, it took less than 2 minutes)

 


April 5: GAPS Support Group Canceled (see you in May!)

Alive Holistic Clinic:
1902 Jefferson Street,
Eugene, OR.
The first Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm

Lead by: Mary Ruddick & Ann TeppermanThe Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) program is a healing regime based on change of diet to allow the body to detoxify and heal. It was originally designed for healing autistic children, but since that initial research, it has also been found to heal numerous other health problems, including ADD, MS, autoimmune disorders, digestive disorders, dyslexia, IC, mood disorders, nervous system disorders, epilepsy, etc.

Read more: eugenewestonaprice.org/gaps


Volunteers Still Welcome

If you’d like to help your local Weston A Price Foundation chapter,

A few specific tasks that are still under-supported are:

  • Backup Newsletter Editor (who can make sure things go out in a timely manner when I am not able to)
  • Host a food workshop at your home
  • Carry materials to and from events
  • Help with set up and clean up at events
  • Make sure we have a meat dish at each potluck
  • Post fliers around town to promote our events

If you would like more information, just let me know. I would be happy to meet with any potential volunteers to discuss what you have to offer and how we can use your skills and energy.

See Get Involved! for more examples!


Please check out The Weston A. Price Foundation website, there are many resources for you to use:

Weston A. Price Resources:

Join the Weston A. Price Foundation today!


And as always, check out the online version of this newsletter and our local Eugene area website for updates, link corrections and many more resources.

Eugene Area Resources:

Enjoy!

– Lisa

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