Chapter News

Proposed Changes to Chapter Bylaws Announced

Dec 11, 2019

Columbia-Willamette Chapter Proposed 2020-2022 Bylaws

Every odd year a committee selected by the President reviews the Chapter Bylaws and where needed changes are proposed.  The committee this year was chaired by Luke Betts.  Members of the committee include Aubrey Sakaguchi, Corinna Kupelwieser and Eric Fullan.  The proposed changes will be reviewed by Luke at the December 12 meeting.  The following documents are provided for your review on the website. Below are direct links to the documents

  • Clean copy of Draft Bylaws – click here
  • Tracked changes of proposed bylaws – click here
  • Summary document of proposed changes – click here


Voting on the proposed changes will be at the January membership meeting on January 9th in accordance with Article IX, Section 3.

Chapter Officer Installation Dinner

Apr 05, 2019

Join us May 11 to celebrate the Chapter’s 2019-2020 Officers

Members FREE

Member Guest $43

Menu Choices:
Medallion of Pork – Sun-dried fruits, Edgefield Hard Cider jus and Yukon Gold mashed potatoes
Grill Chicken Breast – Orange-single malt mustard glaze and nutty wild rice pilaf
Wild Mushroom & Spinach Cannelloni – Rosemary cream sauce


5:45 – Door open to guests.  No host bar.
6:30 – Dinner served
7:15 – Chapter meeting
7:30 – Entertainment (Comedy Sportz)

Register Now

Chapter Community Service Project – April 27

Apr 01, 2019

CWC-ASSP Community Service Project at the Sunshine Division

When: April 27th 10:00 am – Noon.  

Where: 687 N Thompson St. Portland 97227

The Sunshine Division,, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide emergency  food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals  in need.  We will be assisting in the warehouse with needed tasks such as sorting food and/or clothing,  building food boxes, or working on special projects.   Those of you who have participated in our other service project events know that, while our purpose is to give back to our community,  we also have fun working shoulder to shoulder with our friends while doing the needed work.

Please RSVP to Annie Moorman if you would like to participate.  Please respond as soon as possible as only 20 slots are available for our team.

Additional details about location, parking and attire are provided below:

Parking: Street parking only, please pay attention to signage, most parking spaces near our warehouse are two hours only. Carpooling is encouraged and we are right off of the Yellow Max Line.

Arrival: Your group is scheduled for a two hour block of time, please arrive on time. Upon arrival will be asked to sign in, given a brief tour of Sunshine Division and organization history and then begin your group task.

Entrance: Please walk down our narrow driveway and enter through the back warehouse door. PLEASE DO NOT enter through our front door for client services.

Attire: Volunteers are encouraged to dress in layers and wear sturdy closed-toe shoes. Volunteers will be working in our un-heated warehouse.

Group Tasks: Group tasks include food sorting, pantry stocking, emergency food box building, clothing sorting, clothing hanging, and special projects. Volunteer tasks are based on current and immediate needs of warehouse at the time of group session.


Feb 08, 2019

GOSH Event 

Healthy, Well and WISE!

Tuesday, March 5, 5:00 pm

Meet with safety and health professionals from a variety of industries to discuss opportunities for networking, mentorship, and valuable resources designed to assist female safety professionals in their safety and health careers.

 The keynote speaker is Robin Rose. Robin is a renowned trainer with expertise in teaching people how to stay calm, professional, and effective-especially during high-stress and high-pressure situations. Her focus is on training people to engage their challenging moments with greater power, ease, and ability. Robin will lead a networking activity that will leave participants feeling inspired and informed.

 Join us as we recognize talented WISE safety professionals selected by their peers and who are instrumental in leading health, safety, and wellness initiatives in the workplace. This event is open to all.

Please email Paula Jones at as this is an RSVP event. Light refreshments are provided.

 If you would like to nominate a talented WISE safety professional, please send a short paragraph or two with the name and contact information of the individual you would like recognized to Paula Jones at no later than February 15th, 2019 for consideration. The following are some basic awards criteria:

  • Leader of wellness initiatives in the workplace
  • Safety champion
  • ASSP member preferred, but not required


Thank you to our generous event sponsors: Safety In Motion®, Durham & Bates Insurance, Harris WorkSystems, Pacific Marketing, Southern Oregon Chapter of ASSP, Santiam Section of the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of ASSP, and the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of ASSP.

ASSP House of Delegates approve Bylaws changes

Oct 23, 2018

Proposed changes included:

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


Voting began on August 30, 2018 and concluded on October 13, 2018.  For the memo from the President and Chair of the House of Delegates outlining the results, go to Chapter documents webpage or click here.