Chapter News

Chapter donates costumes for smiles

Oct 20, 2018

Alison Hicks (left), CEO and founder of the Chelsea Hicks Foundation and Annie Moorman, CWC-ASSP Community Services Chair with the costumes donated by CWC-ASSP members.

Annie Moorman signing the CHF volunteer board on behalf of the CWC-ASSP.

CWC-ASSP members generously contributed to the Chelsea Hicks Foundation ( at the October 11, 2018 membership meeting.   Members brought costumes and/or donated cash allowing the Community Services Committee to purchase additional costumes.  The twenty costumes collected and purchased were delivered to the Chelsea Hicks Foundation (CHF) where they will be added to the Chelsea’s Closet inventory.  The Chelsea’s Closet program supports seriously ill children at Doernbecher and Randall Children’s Hospitals and provides costumes for monthly dress-up parties for these kids with the goal of bringing “smiles to their faces and joy to their hearts and have them forget- if just for a few moments – the struggles they are facing.”  Chelsea’s Closet reaches over 2,300 kids every year.  Alison Hicks created CHF after her own 5 year old daughter, Chelsea, lost her battle with cancer.  Chelsea was a remarkable child with energy and zest for life who delighted in dressing up during her 20-month battle with cancer.

Thank you CWC-ASSP members for caring and supporting organizations in our community doing great work!

Donate costumes for children at Doernbecher and Randall Children’s Hospital

Sep 28, 2018


The CWC-ASSP has selected the Chelsea Hicks Foundation to be the recipients of  our October donations.  This wonderful organization supports seriously ill children at Doernbecher and Randall Children’s Hospitals.  Their Chelsea’s Closet program provides costumes for monthly dress-up parties for these kids with the goal of bringing “smiles to their faces and joy to their hearts and have them forget – if just for a few moments – the struggles they are facing.”
Please bring NEW costumes (due to infectious disease restrictions only new costumes can be accepted) to our October 11 meeting.  If you are unable to shop for new costumes or prefer to have someone else do the shopping,  the committee will accept cash donations and do the shopping for you.
The Chelsea Hicks Foundation has let us know that their greatest need is for:
  • Costumes sized newborn to 24 months that aren’t animal, and
  • Teen girl appropriate costumes
For more information about Chelsea’s Closet and the Chelsea Hicks Foundation go to
Thanks for your generosity!

Oregon 2019 GOSH Safety & Health Award Nominations submission deadline Oct. 26

Sep 13, 2018

Much of the work to build and maintain safe and healthy workplaces happens behind the scenes, with unsung heroes – including individuals and organizations – dedicating themselves to pinpointing and eliminating hazards.

Now is the time to shine a spotlight on their extraordinary work to send workers home safe to their families at the end of every work day.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 Oregon GOSH Awards, which will honor organizations and individuals who make exceptional contributions to workplace safety and health. The awards will be presented March 6, 2019, as part of the Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health (GOSH) Conference, slated for March 4-7. The conference – the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and one of the largest in the U.S. – will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

Nominees will compete with like-sized organizations in the following categories:

  • Workplace safety program
  • Association
  • Safety committee/team
  • Innovation
  • Safety/health/wellness advocate (individual or team)
  • Labor representative
  • Safety and health professional (industry specific)

Applications are available at and are due Oct. 26, 2018.

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, is partnering with the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals to sponsor the conference.

Delegates to Vote on Changes to Society Bylaws

Sep 10, 2018

This October CWC House of Delegates Dan Getschow and Aubrey Sakaguchi have been requested to cast votes representing the Columbia-Willamette Chapter membership on three different motions proposed for the American Society of Safety Professionals Bylaws. As written by President and Chair Rixio E Medina, CSP, CPP the three amendments to our Society Bylaws are summarized as:

  • Changing the title of Executive Director to Chief Executive Officer
  • Updates to the Nominations & Elections section
  • Remove the Bylaws committee as a standing committee

ASSP Scholarships and Grants-application deadline December 1.

Sep 08, 2018

Since 1990, the ASSP Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships and professional education grants to students beginning their studies in occupational safety and professionals seeking to continue their education. We offer nearly 150 awards each year ranging from $500 to $15,000 each. More than 1,300 safety students and professionals have advanced their careers, thanks to the generosity of the safety community.

How To Apply

Applications for both scholarships and grants are accepted online from September 1 through December 1 each year. Only a single application must be filled out for either program to be eligible for all available awards. If selected for an award, you will be matched with one based on the criteria set forth by the fund’s donor. Scholarship and grant applicants will be notified in April as to the status of their application. Funds are disbursed shortly afterwards for scholarships, or upon receiving documentation of professional education for grants.


If you have any questions or want to review your eligibility please view the frequently asked questions, or contact the Foundation at or +1 847 699.2929.