| Sat Oct 5 -- Annual Meeting Will Feature Two Coastal Perspectives|
Gov. Oswald West Oregon Shores’ annual members’ meeting is coming up Oct. 5 in Cannon Beach. Everyone is invited.
The event begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Community Hall (2nd and Spruce). During its course, we’ll take a few minutes to conduct official business: electing board members and approving the financial report. We’ll take a few more for quick updates on Oregon Shores’ programs.
But first, we’ll welcome authors with books on very different subjects, although they have in common a deep perspective on the history and future of Oregon’s shore.
A century ago, Gov. Oswald West, through a clever maneuver, succeeded in persuading the Oregon Legislature to declare the state’s beaches a public right-of-way. This was the origin of Oregon’s tradition of a shoreline that belongs to the people. We’ll honor the anniversary with a talk by Joe Blakely, author of the recent biography Oswald West: His Life and Legacy. He will provide background on West’s actions in securing our public beaches, and discuss other aspects of this most Oregonian governor’s career.
Also speaking will be Bonnie Henderson, whose last book, Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris, was inspired her experiences as a CoastWatcher. She will discuss and read from her forthcoming, as yet untitled book on earthquakes and tsunamis in the Pacific Northwest—how we came to learn about them, and what we are doing with this knowledge.
Only members can vote during the brief business meeting, but other audience members are encouraged to linger and learn more about Oregon Shores. And your patience will be rewarded. We’ll conclude by celebrating the birthday of our open beaches with cake!
The event is free and open to all. Please make plans to join us.
Contact: Phillip Johnson, Executive Director, (503) 754-9303, or EMAIL
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