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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 1 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Informal Tea and announcements 7:50~9pm Evening Class 9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class 7:45 pm
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class
Nov 1 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This annual class looks at Buddhism’s foundational teachings, covering things like the Buddha’s life, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, Karma and Rebirth, and on into Dependent Origination, Emptiness, Thusness, and Suchness. A[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 2 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 3 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Zazen and Vespers 7:00 pm
Zazen and Vespers
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
On Friday evenings, we offer an hour of zazen in the Sodo. A posture adjustment bell at 7:30 and Vespers at 8:00 complete the evening. All welcome.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 4 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Intro to Zen Meditation 1:30 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Nov 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Introduction to Zen Meditation workshop is designed for complete beginners, but it is also recommended for anyone who has not received instruction in the Soto Zen style of zazen. No previous experience is necessary.[...]
Founders Vigil 7:00 pm
Founders Vigil
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 5 @ 6:45 am
This date is close to the anniversaries of the deaths of both of our founders, Keido Chisan Koho Zenji (d. November 1, 1969) and Roshi Jiyu Kennett (d. November 6, 1996). There is no leader[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Nov 5 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
8:30am Zazen with optional sanzen 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:10am Announcements and informal tea 10:30am Dharma Talk 11:45am Community Lunch for all All are welcome. The Sodo[...]
Prison Group 12:00 pm
Prison Group
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dharma Rain Zen Center facilitates a monthly support group for former inmates making the transition into life “outside.” This group meets at noon the first Sunday of each month. DRZC serves lunch after Sunday services[...]
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Great Matter Workshop 7:00 pm
Great Matter Workshop
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Matter Workshop @ Uji | Portland | Oregon | United States
While impermanence is a central teaching of Zen, sometime is it difficult to think about the details of what we would like to happen as our own life ends. This November, Dharma Rain will offer[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 8 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Informal Tea and announcements 7:50~9pm Evening Class 9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class 7:45 pm
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class
Nov 8 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This annual class looks at Buddhism’s foundational teachings, covering things like the Buddha’s life, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, Karma and Rebirth, and on into Dependent Origination, Emptiness, Thusness, and Suchness. A[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 9 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Board of Directors meets at least monthly. If you have concerns you wish the Board to address, please contact them ahead of the meeting.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Dharma Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Dharma Council Meeting
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Read about the Dharma Council. If you have concerns you wish the Council to address, please contact them ahead of the meeting.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 10 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Zazen and Vespers 7:00 pm
Zazen and Vespers
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
On Friday evenings, we offer an hour of zazen in the Sodo. A posture adjustment bell at 7:30 and Vespers at 8:00 complete the evening. All welcome.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Zazenkai 5:00 am
Zazenkai
Nov 11 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 pm
If you are searching for stillness through the practice of meditation, please join us for a day of silent, contemplative practice. This retreat will be in the style of Soto Zen Buddhism, though meditators from[...]
7-Up Group 10:00 am
7-Up Group
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Designed to address the needs of senior practitioners in the community, this discussion group is open to DRZC members who have had at least seven years of practice in a meditation tradition. Not all of[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Nov 12 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
8:30am Zazen with optional sanzen 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:10am Announcements and informal tea 10:30am Dharma Talk 11:45am Community Lunch for all All are welcome. The Sodo[...]
DharmaSchool 10:00 am
DharmaSchool
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Taking Your Seat 7:00 pm
Taking Your Seat
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Finding your place in the practice of Zen and in a spiritual community is not always easy. Taking Your Seat is a program designed to help newer members of Dharma Rain establish their meditation practice,[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 15 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Informal Tea and announcements 7:50~9pm Evening Class 9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class 7:45 pm
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class
Nov 15 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This annual class looks at Buddhism’s foundational teachings, covering things like the Buddha’s life, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, Karma and Rebirth, and on into Dependent Origination, Emptiness, Thusness, and Suchness. A[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 16 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Intro to Zen Meditation 7:00 pm
Intro to Zen Meditation
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Introduction to Zen Meditation workshop is designed for complete beginners, but it is also recommended for anyone who has not received instruction in the Soto Zen style of zazen. No previous experience is necessary.[...]
Politics Club 7:00 pm
Politics Club
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Politics Club is a facilitated group for DRZC members to engage in discussion and peer support regarding political matters. This is not an activist group although we may end up discussing activist things. Most importantly,[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 17 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Zazen and Vespers 7:00 pm
Zazen and Vespers
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
On Friday evenings, we offer an hour of zazen in the Sodo. A posture adjustment bell at 7:30 and Vespers at 8:00 complete the evening. All welcome.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
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Term Student Final Retreat 8:30 am
Term Student Final Retreat
Nov 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
For pre-registered Term Students only. Read about this program.Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Great Matter Workshop 1:00 pm
Great Matter Workshop
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Great Matter Workshop @ Uji | Portland | Oregon | United States
While impermanence is a central teaching of Zen, sometime is it difficult to think about the details of what we would like to happen as our own life ends. This November, Dharma Rain will offer[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Nov 19 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
8:30am Zazen with optional sanzen 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:10am Announcements and informal tea 10:30am Dharma Talk 11:45am Community Lunch for all All are welcome. The Sodo[...]
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 22 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 7:50-8:20pm Zazen 8:20-8:30pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class 7:45 pm
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class
Nov 22 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This annual class looks at Buddhism’s foundational teachings, covering things like the Buddha’s life, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, Karma and Rebirth, and on into Dependent Origination, Emptiness, Thusness, and Suchness. A[...]
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Temple Closed for Thanksgiving
Temple Closed for Thanksgiving
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 25 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Starting a Practice 1:30 pm
Starting a Practice
Nov 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Starting a Practice workshop offers tips on starting a practice. It emphasizes the way we can cultivate insight by looking at our own actions in the light of the Buddhist Precepts, the importance of[...]
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Sunday Program 8:30 am
Sunday Program
Nov 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
8:30am Zazen with optional sanzen 9-9:10 Kinhin (slow walking meditation) 9:10 Zazen (sanzen continues) 9:40am Chanting service 10:10am Announcements and informal tea 10:30am Dharma Talk 11:45am Community Lunch for all All are welcome. The Sodo[...]
DharmaSchool 10:00 am
DharmaSchool
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Taking Your Seat 7:00 pm
Taking Your Seat
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Finding your place in the practice of Zen and in a spiritual community is not always easy. Taking Your Seat is a program designed to help newer members of Dharma Rain establish their meditation practice,[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 29 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Service and Zazen 7:00 pm
Service and Zazen
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
The schedule for the evening is: 7-7:10pm Evening Service (Fukanzazengi) 7:10-7:40pm Zazen 7:40-7:50pm Informal Tea and announcements 7:50~9pm Evening Class 9pm Vespers Share this:TweetPrintEmail
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class 7:45 pm
Foundational Teachings Wednesday Class
Nov 29 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
This annual class looks at Buddhism’s foundational teachings, covering things like the Buddha’s life, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, Karma and Rebirth, and on into Dependent Origination, Emptiness, Thusness, and Suchness. A[...]
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Ango Morning Zazen and Service 5:30 am
Ango Morning Zazen and Service
Nov 30 @ 5:30 am – 7:45 am
During Spring Ango, we offer open morning zazen from 5:30 to 7:20, followed by a chanting service. All are welcome. 5:30-6:20 Zazen (posture adjustment 5:55) 6:20-6:30 Kinhin 6:30-7:20 Zazen (posture adjustment at 6:55) 7:20 Ango Morning[...]
Ango Midday Sit 11:30 am
Ango Midday Sit
Nov 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday (with some exceptions) during Ango (September until Rohatsu in December) we host a midday sit. There is a posture adjustment bell at noon, and closing bells at 12:25pm. It is open to[...]
Board Meeting 7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Board of Directors meets at least monthly. If you have concerns you wish the Board to address, please contact them ahead of the meeting.Share this:TweetPrintEmail