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As Clackamas Community College approaches its 50th Anniversary in 2016, we want to celebrate the people and events that connect CCC and our community. Please share this email with others who may be interested in CCC and the Foundation. 


In This Issue
Invitational Golf Tournament
Endowment Feature
ELC Restoration
ParTee on the Green
Rosie Bloom
Clackamas Rep
CCC Athletic Invitational Golf Tournament:
29 Years of Success!
John Hulden and Josh McNeil celebrate a successful day on the course.


What do you get when you cross 125 eager golfers, with a premium golf venue, perfect weather and a great cause?  You get the CCC Invitational which benefits CCC's award-winning Athletic Department!


Held at Stone Creek Golf Course, the crowd included coaches, alumni, the Lady Cougars Volleyball team, and community supporters.  Gary Logsdon won the putting contest; Winners of the KP's were Ken Zinsli, Sheli Spees, and Jim Olson.  Long Drive winners were Christy Tuma and Ryan Wells.


Team winners were:  Callaway Division - Keoni McHone's team; 1st place Gross - Jim Hoppel's team; and 1st place Net - Jim Coon's team.


General Distributors and Coors Light served as the title sponsors for the second straight year, and both Lamb's Thriftway and Cutsforth Marketplace were presenting sponsors for the 29th year.


Thanks to everyone who pitched in and made this year's event a hole in one!


Click here to view photos of this event.


Click here to view photos of each team.

Richard R. Bloom, Sr. "Big R" Endowment


Richard "Big R" Bloom, Sr. had a bright academic future ahead of him at age 18. With a four-year scholarship in one hand and a football in the other, Richard was headed to Linfield College. His plans changed abruptly when his parents said they needed him to stay home and help with the family business, and he did.


Richard stayed with the family garbage business, eventually buying the company in 1959. He was a local leader and community patron, as well a national leader in his industry. Big R lived by The Golden Rule and the Cowboy Code of Ethics. He was satisfied with sealing a deal with a handshake.


Throughout his life Big R never lost his appreciation for educational opportunity or his belief in the value of education.  CCC students will benefit from the scholarship opportunities this endowment will provide. 


Metro grant supports ELC Restoration
Concept drawing of the Community Gathering Area component of the project provided by Yost Grube Hall Architecture, Pacific Habitat Services and Lango Hansen Landscape Architects.

The Environmental Learning Center is one of 27 projects that will benefit from Metro's Nature in Neighborhoods grant program. Metro recently awarded an $868,342 grant to fund site restoration at the Clackamas Community College's ELC on the Oregon City campus.


Metro awarded $5.2 million in capital improvement and conservation education grants to a variety of projects in the greater Portland region that reward innovation in linking natural area conservation, stewardship and community involvement. Funded by Metro's 2006 natural areas bond measure, the capital grants finance projects like building trails, buying land or making structural improvements.


The John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center is a five-acre site on the CCC campus at the headwaters of Newell Creek, which flows to the Willamette River through the 1800-acre Newell Creek Watershed, the largest intact green space in the Metro area. The ELC offers environmental education classes for schools, along with activities for families and children.


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Aerial view of Willamette Valley Country Club

ParTee on the Green
Monday, August 26, 2014
Willamette Valley Country Club, Canby OR
Cocktails & Silent Auction: 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Dinner & Oral Auction: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

The Corporate Challenge golf tournament transforms into The ParTee on the Green as golfers come off the course and more guests arrive to enjoy beverages and hors d'oeuvres. A silent auction awaits you prior to a scrumptious dinner. Invite your significant other to join you at the ParTee as our guest! Awards and an oral auction follow the dinner and you are on your way home by 7:30 pm just in time to tuck the kids in!

RSVP by Monday, August 18 to Julie Paulsen at 503-594-3129 or Be sure to include your entree selection. Options are steak, salmon, or vegetarian.

Changing Lives. Changing Communities.



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Greg Fitzgerald, Executive Director
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Rosie Bloom

November 10, 1927 - June 18, 2014


Rosalie L. Bloom died June 18, 2014, at her home in West Linn. She was 86 years old. She was born Rosalie L. Haun Nov. 10, 1927, in Oregon City. She attended schools in Canby and lived most of her life in Oregon City. 


Rosie and her husband Richard owned Oregon City Garbage, which was founded by Richard's father in 1935. They later acquired Gladstone Disposal and Molalla Sanitary Service. Faith, family and friends were Rosie's priorities.


Throughout her life, Rosie was active in her church, Zion Lutheran in Oregon City, Oregon City Women's Club and Willamette Valley Country Club. She was a past member of the Willamette Falls Hospital Auxiliary.


Rosie is survived by her children, Pamela J. and Richard R. (Trudi); grandchildren, Alex and Aimee (Scott Krug); sister, Gloria Jean Nelson (Doug); five nephews; nine nieces; and favorite cocker spaniel, Gracie Mae. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard R.; and daughter, Patricia Ann. 


Click here to donate to the Richard "Big R" Bloom Endowment in memory of Rosie. 


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Clackamas Rep

Presented by Clackamas Repertory Theatre

August 2 -24

The Osterman Theatre in The Niemeyer Center
CCC Oregon City Campus

This 1945 musical classic is set in a whimsical carnival world filled with romance, robbery and intrigue. The brilliant and beautiful score features classics like "If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," and "You'll Never Walk Alone." Get your seats and who knows maybe you'll grab the brass ring.

For more information and/or purchase tickets, visit


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