After a great start to the year, the Board Members of Troublesome had its first retreat at Government Camp, Ore. Board Members were excited to make progress on the excellent momentum the organization had built up over the Spring and Summer, culminating in the 1st Annual “Bowling to Inspire” Fundraiser in June. The majority of the time was spent updating the yearly calendar of events, evaluating the plans and projects of the previous year, and planning projects for 2016. One of the great outcomes to come out of the retreat was the decision of the board to officially register with the Secretary of State as a non-profit organization. By registering as a non-profit, Troublesome will have an opportunity to successfully serve more people in the community.
In addition to planning the upcoming year, members made time for team-building exercises and entertainment. The warm, Oregon summers sent the group packing to Trillium Lake. As a result of the retreat, Troublesome members are pleased to roll out an extensive plan to grow its services and presence throughout the community. This December, Troublesome will begin to roll out phase one of its plan at the Oregon Food Bank and it’s Spirit of Christmas Shoe Box Toy Drive. The Board Members of Troublesome are excited about the direction the organization is ready to take and look forward to continuing to provide excellent servant leadership to the Portland Metropolitan area in 2016 and beyond.