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Our 2020-2021 Meetings Calendar

CVNA meetings have gone Zoom. Check Nextdoor for Zoom meeting announcements, directions and links to meeting (and other) invitations, agendas, minutes. If you are not on Nextdoor, see our Nextdoor sign-Up instructions [LINK]. Zoom sign-in instructions will be posted on Nextdoor approximately 2 weeks prior to meeting date.

Future CVNA Zoom meetings are shown below.

Dec 2, 2020 07:00 PM
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Jan 6, 2021 07:00 PM
Feb 3, 2021 07:00 PM
Mar 3, 2021 07:00 PM
Apr 7, 2021 07:00 PM
May 5, 2021 07:00 PM
Jun 2, 2021 07:00 PM
Jul 7, 2021 07:00 PM

Basic Monthly Rule: On First Wednesdays that are non-holidays. No meeting in JULY or AUGUST.

PRE-COVID: The Collins View Neighborhood Association meets (virtually) at 7:00 PM on the first Wednesday of most every month — we take July and August off. The Neighborhood Association supports the many individual Neighborhood Night Out block parties. Meeting Agendas usually appear on or before the Wednesday before the meeting (1 week ahead).

Pre-COVID, we met in Riverdale High School (where Boones Ferry and Terwilliger overlap), in one of the classrooms, or in the Maverick Room, down the hall going left out of the foyer.


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HALLOWEEN 2020 during COVID19 Pandemic

One of the mothers in our neighborhood put together what she called a Neighborhood Prowl for Halloween. The route was preplanned and included View Point Terrace, Palatine Hill Road to Corbett Lane, Corbett Lane and Brugger Street back to the starting point. All of us along the prowl were asked to set up a table at the end of the driveway in which we were to leave Halloween treats for the kids. The kids came by, family-by-family to Trick or Treat.

Some of the neighbors got quite creative. One gal used a fishing pole to hand out candy from the other side of her 3 ft hedge. Another used PCV pipe attached to the handrail for the steps leading to her front door and slid the candy down the chute. One put candy inside disposable gloves, added air (using a tire inflator!) and tied a knot. Some dressed up. Some carved pumpkins.

To summarize, it was a well-planned evening. They started at 6PM and they were done by 7PM. The weather was nice, the kids well behaved, and the parents felt safe. It was also genuinely nice for the neighbors not to have to jump up and down answering the door. We had about 20 Trick or Treaters – 10 more than usual. — Nancy Holmes

Witch Carved Pumpkin

One of Masterfully Several Carved Pumpkins.

Halloween Table with Skeleton

Typical Stop along the Prowl..

Wagon of Rubber Gloves with candy

Gloves are filled with candy. Button releases maniacal laughter.


South Portland Addressing Project

See the PBOT Letter regarding 'Sixth Sextant', and South Portland Addressing Project: [SCANNED PAGES]


Neighborhood Emergency Team

Q: What is NET??
A: It's our Neighborhood Emergency Team! Read all about it [HERE]

Earthquake!?? Collins View NET members participated in a city-wide deployment exercise on October 14, 2018. See story [HERE]


Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

Help build CVNA's coffer via the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program. There is nothing to Lose! You still earn Your rewards. The Community Reward is an additional amount donated to the community... See our [HOW TO] page.

Nextdoor is a private 'social network' for Collins View and nearby 'Hoods

Thousands of folks across many neighborhoods are set up on Nextdoor. You can set up your login by validating your street address — then you can view and participate. There is a lot of non-association chatter on NextDoor, so it is difficult to use for official business. Our 'signal' often gets lost in the 'noise'.

See our Sign-Up instructions [LINK]. Thereafter, login into Next Door, and you'll land in the Collins View context. (Our Instructions page also has a mini-orientation.)


Neighborhood Tips


Our Various Outreach Efforts

How can we invite participation? This is the perennial question for of neighborhood involvement, and our outreach committee. We must be effective. [REACH OUT].
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