Interfaith Disabilities Network of Oregon (IDNO) is pleased to announce that it’s Annual Meeting and elections to the Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, commencing at 6:00PM until 8:00PM.  A review of the completed fiscal year will be offered, along with an update on current affairs.  The dinner meeting will be held at Independent Living Resources, 1839 NE Couch St., Portland.  Following the election of new members of the Board by current IDNO members, the  Board of Directors will nominate and elect officers for the coming year.  If you are interested in joining the Board for a 2-year term, please email us at  InterfaithDisabilitiesofOregon@gmail.com.

Your RSVP for dinner is needed by Aug 22.  Estimated cost for dinner is $14, payable at the Annual Meeting.  If you have any questions concerning the Annual Meeting or elections, kindly write us at the email address above.

IMG_4374 IMG_4377 IMG_4397 (1) IMG_4398 IMG_4402 IMG_4401 IMG_4405 IMG_4399 IMG_4400 IMG_4390 IMG_4391 IMG_4392 panelThe success of the May, 2014 Conference was written across the faces of those who attended:  enlightened, enthused, and delighted to be there. There was a wonderful combination of professional service providers, guests with disabilities, families and friends of people with disabilities, clergy and lay leaders, and others who shared the day of learning and appreciation.

IDNO, the Interfaith Disabilities Network of Oregon, is delighted to have hosted the dynamic conference, Beyond the Ramp 2014:  Treat Me as a Member, Not a Mission.

With keynote speaker Bill Gaventa leading the way, it was a day of inquiry, understanding, appreciation, and learning.  Our guests panelists were dynamic and clearly a hit with all who attended, and we all benefited from hearing their personal perspectives on living with a disability.  Each workshop was conducted by talented individuals with grace and expertise that all those in attendance appreciated.

We are grateful to Concordia University for their help in presenting the conference, and for the use of their wonderful facility where everyone had easy access to each room and building.  The vendors, who were so gracious of their time and energy, provided great information and support to the guests, for which IDNO is most appreciative.    Please watch this space for further reports and photos from the remarkable day.   Please click here to see initial  photos.