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From the Fair Family News, February, 2020:
Elder Happenings, Staying Informed
submitted by Carolyn Gsell, Fair Elder and Scribe for Elders Committee
Greetings Fair Family! Did you know there is a committee that
represents Fair Elders? The Elders Committee meets regularly every
fourth Thursday of the month at Growers Market. Elders and other
Fair family are always welcome to attend. We schedule two retreats
annually, typically late October and late March; a holiday party in
December; and our famous “Meet and Greet” event held at Alice’s on
Thursday night of the Fair.
To become an official Fair “Elder,” a candidate must be at least 55
years of age and have served a minimum of 20 years at the Fair. There is
an application process that is vetted by an Elders’ subcommittee, with
final approval by the committee at large. Once an Elder Application
is approved, the Elder is eligible to purchase a wristband or day pass
for each Fair. For the 2019 Fair, $100,000 in revenue was generated for
the Fair through the collection of money for Elder passes and Elder
vehicle stickers. Thank you Elders!
There are three ways for Elders to stay informed. An easy way is
to check the FFN calendar and review the committee meeting notes
on the oregoncountryfair.net site. Elders may also submit a request to
be on the Wonderful OCF Elders Yahoo listserv group. Simply email
your request to wonderfulOCFEldersemail@example.com.
The listserv not only announces events, it’s the best electronic means
for Elder discussions. We also have a new Facebook page, Elders of
the Oregon Country Fair. The page is intended as a third means of
communication for Elders who are more accustomed to this social
Come and join us at a meeting or any one of our retreats and parties.
We Elders are well experienced at getting things done, and having a
good time doing it!