Portland Alumni Chapter Celebration

3 comments Written on August 6th, 2009 by
Categories: Alumni, General, Missions, Pray For MU, Seminary

PDX Alumni

Normally, the Portland Alumni Chapter Event is one that is designed to show appreciation for our alumni. This year, it seems that there is a push to do something more. Since our alumni are servants, and there is a need in our community, we are going to celebrate in a different way.

Doing More

We have been presented with an awesome opportunity to give back to our community by partnering with Portland Public Schools!  One of our community schools in NE Portland is in desperate need of volunteers to help paint their library, several classrooms, portables, and offices. 

Afterward, we'll have a BBQ.

Our Goal

100 alumni volunteers to help Rigler paint their library (and maybe more) in three hours.  This large project will require that the following “posts” be filled:


  • 5 “crew leaders” that are experienced painters to instruct/supervise/direct our 100 volunteers!
  • Prep crew (tape trim, cover book cases, lay down drop clothes)
  • Cut-in crew (small detail work around trim and windows)
  • Wall rollers (larger wall areas)
  • Cleanup crew (remove tape and paper/drop clothes)

Registration Attendants

  • 9am registration at Rigler for the service project
  • 1pm registration at MU for the BBQ
  • Hospitality helpers to distribute water to the workers

Important Needs

You can also help by lending us your tools/supplies!  In a time when budgets are all lean – we are relying on donations to gather the supplies needed for the event.  The district is providing the paint and we are responsible for the manpower and tools.

  • Drop cloths
  • Painters tape
  • Edging/cut-in tools
  • Rags
  • Small buckets/containers of all sizes (recycled items will do just fine) for paint and rinsing water
  • Paint trays/liners
  • Paint brushes of all sizes
  • Roller cages and covers
  • Disposable latex gloves
  • Extra coolers


Advance registration is critical to ensure we are properly prepared for the service effort and celebration afterwards. 



Check-in begins at 9am at Rigler Elementary and will conclude with a celebratory luncheon on Multnomah’s campus at 1pm.

Director of Alumni Relations

3 comments “Portland Alumni Chapter Celebration”

Things are shaping up nicely for our day of service! Many vendors in the area have graciously donated many of the supplies needed. We have been so impressed with the response we have received – but we still need the man power! You don’t have to be a skilled painter to participate – many tasks will need to be taken care of; from weeding to passing out water to the workers – we need your help! Please contact me today to sign up!

Mrs. Farrah R. Weinert
Sr. Alumni Relations Coordinator
Multnomah University
Multnomah Bible College and Biblical Seminary
503.251.6455 – 877.9ALUMNI