In this Issue:

1. Homer Davenport Subject of Talks in Silverton, Portland

2. Oregon Nikkei Seeks Executive Director





Learn about the life and times of Silverton native and cartoonist Homer Davenport during a talk by Gus Frederick beginning at 6 p.m., April 7 at GeerCrest Farm five miles south of Silverton at 12390 Sunnyview Rd NE, Salem. Davenport spent some of his early youth on the Geer farm, home of his maternal Grandparents. His autobiography, "The Country Boy," recounts his visits to the farm, located near Silverton. Frederick will also lead a walking tour of Silverton in the afternoon on same day.


“Homer Who? A Presentation on the life and times of Homer Davenport” is the subject of a talk by Frederick beginning at 7:30 p.m., April 24 at the Jack London Bar, 529 SW 4th Ave., in Portland. Caricaturist, author, Arabian horse breeder and out-spoken freethinking spiritualist, Davenport was one of Oregon’s most outstanding citizens. He succumbed to pneumonia one hundred years ago this May after contracting the illness while covering the sinking of the RMS Titanic for W.R. Hearst, making him, in effect, the last victim of the tragedy.


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The Oregon Nikkei Endowment (ONE) is seeking a visionary, self motivated, energetic executive director (ED) to lead its growing organization. The ED will build on a strong base of community support, volunteers and facilities to create new and exciting programs that tell untold stories and deepen the understanding of civil rights issues. The ONE board seeks an individual experienced in fundraising, community outreach and program development. ONE must receive applications via mail or email by 5 p.m., April 16.


The ideal candidate will possess five years or more experience supervisory and management responsibilities in nonprofit organizations, and a masters degree or equivalent experience in responsibilities, fiscal and budgeting, business management, organizational development, fundraising and strategic planning. Additional qualities and experience include the ability to build strong relationships within the organization, among related organizations, with the Japanese American community and with the broader public; and strong communications skills to enhance the public profile and advocate for the mission of ONE.


Address application to Dr. Connie Masuoka, Board Chair, 121 NW 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97209 or email to . Visit for a complete job description and application requirements.

Visit to learn more about the joint Oregon Heritage Conference / Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting April 26-28.

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