Members and guests of the Interfaith Disabilities Network of Oregon are invited to attend our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 1:30PM.  The meeting will be held at Independent Living Resources, 1839 NE Couch.  To confirm attendance, kindly email

Elections to the Board of Directors will be held at the Annual Meeting.  Current members of IDNO are eligible to vote at that time for two-year terms of office.  After the election of Board Members, officers for the next two years will be elected.

Running for re-election are:


*Diana Keever,Community Activist 

*Patricia Kepler, IDNO Co- President, Independent Living Resources

Kris Moore, IDNO Co-president, FolkTime, Inc.

*Corinne Spiegel, IDNO Secretary, Jewish Family & Child Service

*Rev. Bruce Strade, IDNO Treasurer, Retired, Northwest Parish Nurses

Additional nominations to the board include:

Andy Noethe, L’Arche

Angela Paz,  Archdiocese of Portland

Angela Weaver, OHSU

Roberta Dunn, FACT


Google has launched the Google ‘Impact Challenge: Disabilities’ to invest $20 million in technology that will help people with disabilities live more independent lives. “People with disabilities rarely get a lot of attention from any sector, and Google is taking a rights-based approach to promote the inclusion of people,” said Disability Rights Fund Founding Director Diana Samarasan

You are invited to another Shattering Stigma mental health event, to be held at New Hope Community Church on Saturday, May 30th. While not an Interfaith Disabilities Network of Oregon event, this promises to be an interesting day.  Cost is $10, lunch included.  For details, see: