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Fall 2014 UPDATE

Board of Directors grows to 11
In the last year, our board has seen significant changes. Bill Young and Daniela Brod retired after several years of service, and we wish to recognize and thank them for the important contributions they made while getting this boat off the beach. We couldn't have done it without them. Thank you!
Joining the the veteran members, Sue Marshall, Judy Rea, and Norm Eder are:

Tony Nokes
     Daimler Trucks NA
Tom Hickman
     Oregon Ironworks
Mel Netzhammer
     Chancellor, WSU
Hon. Eric Bloch
     Oregon Circuit Court
Foon Lew
     Standard Insurance
Erick Frack
     Intellibot Robotics
Jessica Howard
     Pres. PCC, SE/CLIMB
Justin Paterson
     Hoffman Construction
OR Labor Commissioner, Brad Avakian,
visits Aloha H.S. to observe (and help out on) the construction of an Arch Davis design, Penobscot 13. An in-school, for credit, program through Merlo H.S., & WorkSystems Inc., this class demonstrates the power of joining STEM education with workplace readiness.
Portland Mayor, Charlie Hales, provides words of encouragement to the young men who built the Penobscot 13. Also attending the launch were representatives of Daimler Trucks NA, which made a significant contribution to Wind & Oar's mission.

Here Waleed Sadruuddin explains why programs like Wind & Oar's are important for Daimler Truck's philanthropic goals.
Wind & Oar earns Best Shipwrights honor from Willamette Week, Portland's alternative newspaper.
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Kids, boats, and education

Two new partnerships set the stage for fall programs; 

    McKinney Elementary: Two 6th grade classes build Bevin’s Skiffs. Meeting with class A in the morning and class B in the afternoon, Wind & Oar instructors integrate math, science and engineering as students rotate through three activity centers during this in-school ten week program. A collaboration between W&O, Hillsboro School District and the Portland Metro STEM Partnership.


Merlo Station High School:
An in-school, daily project over 6 weeks, building an Arch Davis Sand Dollar. Working with Beaverton School District to bring hands on, experiential, learning into the schools, and engaging students in their own potential to learn.

Wind & Oar's efforts to provide a vision of the future for our older students includes having Portland Community College's Future Connect staff introduce scholarship options to seniors. Having built a boat with Wind & Oar gives students priority status on their applications. Josh Laurie, Future Connect Director, and Jose Esparza, Outreach Director, met this fall with students from last spring's class and the current class.


Winter, Spring, & Summer 2014

6 boats, 9 projects, 125 kids

  - Farmington View Elementary School: Integrating math, science, design and engineering, 36 5th graders rotate through three activity centers during this in-school ten week program.

  - Merlo Station High School: working in the Aloha High School wood shop, 9 juniors and seniors spent 14 weeks building the Arch Davis designed Penobscot 13 while earning math and applied arts credits.

 -  Self Enhancement Inc.: Two after school STEM programs over winter and spring engaged 25 students in building their own scale model Bevin’s Skiffs, applying math, learning design, and practicing patience!

   -SW Charter School: 7th & 8th grade after school project build the Bevin's Skiff in Wind & Oar's shop.

   - Cascade Heights Public Charter School: In this for-credit, advanced math class, middle school students applied math and physics concepts to boat design and model building.


   - Self Enhancement Inc.: Meeting at our shop during the warm days of July, ten high school students from Jefferson and Grant, including three returnees from the 2013 build, constructed the Arch Davis designed Sand Dollar, an 11 foot sailboat, in 5 weeks.

-Neighborhood House

       Jackson M.S. SUN program: 16 students build Seraphina

      Stephens’ Creek Crossing: 10 resident youngsters, ages 9-14, build South Star

The joy of crafting a wooden boat was capped for each group at separate launchings on the Willamette River.

The Board and Staff of Wind & Oar wish to thank our generous supporters:
Daimler Trucks NA
Old Bofie Fund
Portland Metro STEM Partnership
Zidell Marine
Cleveland Dodge Foundation
Rose E. Tucker Foundation
Juan Young Foundation
CFM Strategic Communications

Thank you for supporting our students.
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