Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Years Youth Dance Info!!!

2010 Multi Stake Dance 
Youth 14-18 Years Old 
December 31st, 2009
9 pm - 12:30 am 
Gresham Stake Center 

3600 S.E. 182nd 

Please Observe Dress Standards!!! 

Monday, December 21, 2009

Young Women in Excellence Program

Tahi and fellow rugby team mates helping us hang up
our snowflakes.

Lani prepped while Kat and I were on our way.

Displaying the flags that represent each of the Young
Women Values and our little Xmas tree.

Our beautiful front table display by Kat..with letters
from each of our young women.

Lani speaking

Kat speaking to parents and guests

Girls were presented their personalized mirrors by Laraine
and Lani

girls enjoying the buffet after the program.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunday in Young Womens

Today went well in Young Womens..Lani our YW
President couldn't make it in and is on their way to
Salt Lake for a family funeral. So Kathleen & I took
care of things with the girls at church today.

We passed out the fliers and invites for our YW
Excellence Program and gave the agenda to the
bishop to look over and approve.

The girls are pretty excited about it and so are we.
Our YW Excellence Program will be held on
Thursday, December 17th from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
following the program the christmas youth dance
will commence at 8 pm to 11pm.

After Kathleen's lesson we had song practice with
the girls for the songs we'll be singing for the YW
Excellence Program.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thursday Evening YW Activity

YW Pres [fuschia] girls listening to Kathleen [lime green]
announcing the agenda for YW Excellence program.

YW Pres [fuschia] and the girls practicing singing for
the young women in excellence.

Kathleen Taukolo

Soana and Pele

We had our YW Activity today. We were going to bake cookies
to give to surrounding neighbors in the neighborhood around the
stake center and to secret santa families in the ward. Baked some
then realized we couldn't bake in the kitchen..only warm
that changed things and we ended up just practicing our songs
that we'll be singing at the YW Excellence on the next week.

Thanks to those of you that showed up and helped out. We'll be
seeing you on Sunday and remember to work on your personal
progress books and stuff..

Thursday, December 3, 2009

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

YW Combined Activity Tomorrow

Girls, we'll be meeting at 6pm tomorrow
Thursdsay, Dec, 3rd. Kathleen will be
walking us through the items we'll be
creating and please remember to bring
your personal progress books. Much
Ofas and we'll see you all tomorrow.

We'll also be discussing what we'll be
doing to help out for our last dance of
the year as we talked about with Mana
and his counselors.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

YW Combined Cooking Project for Thursday

picture courtesy of Right@Home 

Ok, so after talking about Columbia River's Recipe
Binder idea. We're going to put it into effect this
Thursday, November 5th, 09 at 7pm.

Just bring yourself and get ready to have a great
time as we put together these awesome Holiday
Zucchini Bread Mixes that you can either keep
or give as a gift to that special someone.

You'll also receive a recipe page to insert into
your recipe binder after our combined activity.

Click here to get the recipe if you'd like to try
it at home with your family.

Young Women Calendar Events for November 09'

I just got an email update from Laraine 
on our upcoming events for the YW. 

Stake Youth Leadership Council Meeting
Tuesday, November 17th, 09
7:00 PM
High Council Room 
Where: Stake Center
FYI: Starting 2010 these mtgs. will be
held quarterly, not monthly. 

[1] Priest & [1] Laurel is required to represent
each ward for these upcoming events. 
[if these two are not able to attend the mtg.
then a teacher or Mia Maid is required to 
take their place instead]

Dance Themes and Activities will also need 
to be chosen, so girls..put on your thinking 
caps and put in your great ideas for our next
dances and activites. 

.:::Stake Youth Dance:::.
Saturday, November 21 
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Where: Stake Center
14-18 Year Olds Only
Chaperones: Rose City 1st & 2nd, Penninsula 
Park [ 2 couples from each ward, please]

.::Multi-Stake Youth New Year's Eve Dance::.
Thursday, December 31st, 2009
Gresham Stake Center
3600 S.E. 182nd Ave. 
9:00 PM - 12:30 AM
.::14 - 18 Yr. Olds Only::.
Lookout for the posters that will be posted
in your wards at around that time!

These were the following ideas that were 
presented at the last Welfare meeting and I just
love the ideas they had going. 

.:::$1,000.00 worth of food from the Bishop's Store:::.
house is available to use for humanitarian projects 
that you might want to use for a Secret Santa Project
for families, retirement homes, foster care facilites
and more. 

.:::The Columbia River Ward's YW compiles a binder
full of yummy recipes:::. 
These recipes are compiled of recipe cards that are 
given to each young woman each time there is a cooking
activity. So by the time each girl leaves YW she'll have 
a binder full of recipes that she's already tried cooking 
and have tasted, ready to take with her to college, 
work, etc. 

Friday, October 16, 2009

Last Night's Young Women Activity

Last night turned out wonderful, thanks to Kathleen
for introducing the girls to healthy eating habits, 
healthy food and staying within the Word of Wisdom

Yolanda and I were not able to make it. But, Lani 
said that it turned out well and the girls loved their
homemade salsa that they created in the ward 
kitchen. The no bake cookies were also hit with 
the girls. 

Good Job, Kathleen & Lani:) 

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

BYU Hawaii Fireside This Evening @ Stake Center!

Wednesday, October 14
7:00 pm
Stake Center
Fireside for high school and institute students interested in more information regarding BYU-Hawaii attendance.

Below is the rest of the October Schedule

Multi-Stake Fireside
Sunday, October 18
7:00 pm
Stake Center
"Can You Hear Me Now?"
Ages 12-18
Guest speakers will address the importance of forming positive personal relationships in the teenage years--virtual vs real relationships! We are anxious for all youth to attend.
See POES Multi-Stake Fireside attachment

NO Stake Dance

Stake Adult Leadership Meeting    
Tuesday, October 20
7:00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room
Stake Center
ALL YW adult teachers and presidencies to attend

No Stake Youth Leadership Council Meeting

The Best of EFY
Saturday, October October 24
Portland Stake Center
9901 SE Carruthers St.
Portland, OR 97206

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Young Women Combine Tonite

Girls remember we're all combined tonite, 
so we'll be meeting at church by 7pm. Looks
like we'll be redoing the Nursery room's 
board as another service project. 

Please comment below if you're able to
make it tonight and what your ideas are
for the Nursery Room's board!

I'll be contacting you by bebo and myspace 
to put through your ideas here!

Free Cookie Day at Mrs. Fields

Remember to stop by Mrs. Fields Stores
nearest you for a free Cookie today from 
11 am to 1 pm!
Go here to see if your local Mrs. Fields
store is participating:) 

Have fun & Happy Cookie Day:)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Youth Fireside 9/27 Be Thou An Example

Be Thou An Example
Our fireside last night was our first ever for 
our youth and it was a wonderful one. Our
Rose City 1st youth were great in conducting
it and I can just say that I'm so proud of them.

Our Guest speakers were, Christi Lott - Our 
Stake Young Women's First Counselor & 
Second Guest Speaker was Sione Aisea. 
He is our young men first counselor. 

We felt the spirit with both speakers and
throughout the fireside. 

Our Young Women President, Lani Iongi
was unfortunately not present and was 
working. But was happy to hear from 
our reports that everything turned out just

Thanks so much to all you youth that 
were there helping, participating and more. 
We couldn't have done this without you 

Much ofas & God Bless, 

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Updates For The Month of August

According to our meeting today. We're going to have
swimming for our young women next Thursday 8/27 at the
Clackamas Recreation Center at $10 per person.

This Friday 8/21 we're serving at the Homeless Shelter
off of Glisan & we'll need all of the girls dropped off
at the church at 10am, so we can leave the church at
10:30 am and return back from the Homeless Shelter
at 1:30 - 2pm.

On 8/29th - We're having our Baptisms so we'll meet
at the temple at 6am. at 4 pm will be the start of
our Stake Conference that same day.

We'll also be having our "Back to School Dance"
the following Friday 9/4/09. But we'll go into that
once we get closer to the 4th.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Youth Dance Friday 8/14th

We're having our youth dance on friday August 14th,09
Be sure to come in your Sunday best! Begins at 7pm - 11pm.
Bring a friend, see you there!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Swimming Activity Cancelled

ok, I know this is last minute..but as of yesterday..the swimming
activity is cancelled until the week of the tonite we'll
be cleaning out the YW Closets and hope to see
you all there!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Activities for the week of 8/2

Our Thursday activity of serving at the homeless
shelter has been moved back to the 21st of August.
So this Thursday our Young Women Activity is
to go swimming at the Clackamas Rec. Center
and we're asking each girl to bring $10 with her.
If you're not able to bring $$ then let either
of us leaders know so we can cover you!

Have a Happy Monday and see you all on

Monday, July 27, 2009

Music Monday

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

YW Fundraiser for YW Camp

For those of you who know..we needed over $980
to pay for 9 girls on the list, that needed
to go to camp but whose parents couldn't afford
to pay their fee.

Well, Kathleen suggested that we hold a fundraiser
and we did! We sold big foil pans of Panipopo
for $25 ea. they all sold the medium pans went
for $15 ea. Then we sold round,fried yeast cakes
that sold out in an hour of them coming of the
fryer!! So by the time Sunday 7/12 hit we were
at $780, then the bishopric announced in a
meeting that they'll cover the remaining amount
left to hit the $980 goal.

It was a fun fundraiser and here a couple of
pics. of the girls taking a food break at Lani's

Memo: YW Camp

Could you please let all the Ward YW Leaders know the buses schedule for girls camp and have them get the info to the Girls and Parents. WE went over this at the meeting but we all know that a reminder is good. Thanks for your help.

Monday July 27
Meet at the Stake Center btwn 1:00 and 1:25pm for Check in
The buses leave at 1:30pm SHARP

Remember: Only one bag plus a sleeping per girl

Friday July 31
Return to the Stake Center btwn 1:00 ad 1:30pm


Monday, June 29, 2009

Stake Youth Luau

Stake Youth Luau
Saturday, July 18
6-10pm--note time change, so as not to interfere with Irvington Ward Olympics
Stake Recreation Field
Youth 14-18 years of age

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Last Min. Announcement for Thursday 6/18

Just an FYI for those of you who haven't heard...
we're having a youth dance on Thursday evening
at 7 pm..Please come in your sunday best.
We'll also need help decorating tomorrow morning.
Those of you who can make out at 10am please do.

This is a graduation dance for all our wonderful
youth that graduated this year! Hats off to you
all and we'll see you tomorrow evening in your
sunday best!

Happy Wednesday- Young Women Leaders

Monday, June 8, 2009

Upcoming Activities for the week of 6/7/09

We have many graduations going on this week as summer
closes in and school comes to a close next week.
so there won't be any mutual this Thursday.

We've asked the young women to each come with a candy
lei to the church. So that we may carpool to
Taylor Toutai's graduation


2205 NE 138TH AVE



Personal Progress Project: Service

We're finally posting our young women's service project from
Saturday May 30th. for a non member couple that is new to
the ward. Thanks to all the girls for showing up at 8 am to
get the tables done and helping out!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

YW Events for May 2009

May YW Calendar Items:

Stake Priest/Laurel Temple Trip

Saturday, May 9

7-9:30 pm

Please be to the temple by 6:30 pm.

We have adequate numbers of priesthood scheduled to help; however we could use more sisters to help with the YW. Thank you.

Stake Youth Dance

"For the Strength of Youth Prom"

Saturday, May 16

8-10:30 pm

Stake Center

Chaperones: RC 1 & 2, Irvington

Stake Girl's Camp Leadership Council Meeting

Sunday, May 17

7:00 pm

Scout Room

Stake Center

5th-7th year girls going to Girl's Camp to attend

All camp money is DUE: One check from each ward please

Stake Youth Leadership Council Meeting

Tuesday, May 19

7:00 pm

High Council Room

Stake Center

One YM and one YW from each ward to attend this meeting

Adult Camp Counselor Deadline

May 31

Two counselors from each ward, not counting stake camp staff.

We will need 1 adult counselor for every 6 girls, so Rose City Wards will need more counselors

Looking forward to June: Stake Luau, June 20--Youth 14-18 years old

Have a great month!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Welcome New Young Women Stake Presidency!

I wasn't aware of the new change in the Young Women Stake Presidency.
So thanks to this new email in from Lara Thompson.:)
Lara Thompson has notified us that Teresa Walworth has been released
as YW President. (Thanks, Sister Walworth for all the wonderful
work, love and devotion you have shown)

Here is the new presidency:
President Laraine Thompson St. Johns Ward

1st Couns Christina "Christi" Lott Columbia River Ward

2nd Couns Selina Semon Irvington Ward

Secretary Stacy Fusitua Rose City 2 Ward

Thursday, February 26, 2009

FREE Spaghetti Dinner at Save A Lot!! This offer is good for Oregon and Washington!

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Save a Lot is offering a FREE Spaghetti Dinner (fixings for the
spaghetti dinner!) on Saturday, Feb 28, 2009. This is only for
participating Oregon and Washington Stores. They will be giving
away free spaghetti dinners from 8 am to 12 noon. In addition,
they will also be donating 1000 dinners to a local food pantry
for the first 1000 vouchers redeemed at that store.

Here's how to get your FREE Spaghetti Dinner:

Go here to print out your free voucher. You will then need to
present the voucher at the store between the hours of 8 am to
12 noon. Below is a list of the participating stores.

~ Tacoma, Washington (Several Locations)

~ Pasco, Washington

~ Port Orchard, Washington

~ Springfield, Oregon

~ Portland, Oregon (Several Locations!)

~ Albany, Oregon

Special Thanks to Thrifty NW Mom and Hip2Save for this wonderful Deal!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Barefoot Mommies Giveaway!!

Yes, my friends..The giveaways just keep getting
better!! Barefoot Mommy is hosting a PopUps Murals
Giveaway by The Creative Individual Company.

Here are the samples of what she has and many
other options available at their awesome site.

(Toy Pile Color PopUp Mural)

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(Growing Wings Mural)

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The Creative Individual offering two(2)of Barefoot Mommie's
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Del Monte's New "Superfruit" in Town, w/ Coupon.

Del Monte has a new snack
called,Superfruit and it's a makeover of the classic
fruit cup with chunks of real fruit with Vitamin C and
antioxidants. To top it off it's packed in a blend of
100% fruit juice!So no sugary syrup. This is definitely
a snack that I can enjoy together with my kids and
welcome you to try. Visit for
more info. and to get your $1.25 off 2 printable coupon
(register,then print your coupon)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Valentines Treat to Make for Valentines Day.

1box (1 lb 6.5 oz) Betty Crocker® Original Supreme brownie mix

Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
1bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped
3tablespoons whipping cream
1/2cup chopped pecans

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