The historic Tilly Jane A-Frame structure, dating from the 1930s, is in need of substantial renovations. A rehabilitation project is in the works, using recommendations from TJ A Frame Assessment Report April 2003. After 5 seasons of managing the cabin, the Oregon Nordic Club-Portland chapter is now ready to begin the rehabilitation of the Tilly Jane A-Frame, and we need YOUR HELP to accomplish this goal!
The current estimate to complete all necessary work is over $213,000. We have broken the project work into phases due to the associated costs. Review the ONC-PDX website for details.
- Phase 1 – $72K (site grading, foundation, rafter replacement) Starting this Summer
- Phase 2 – $107K (roof installation, structure stabilization….) Set for 2017
- Phase 3 – $35K (interior rehabilitation…..) Set for 2018
We have over $90K in secured funding with another $24K in pending State and local grants. This leaves $99K to be raised through local businesses and users like you! Over the next few months we will be hosting fundraising events. I would love to see you there. If you would like to contribute today please visit: PayPal Donations. If you have in kind gifts, please contact me at email@example.com.
As previously shared, your first opportunity to help kick this work off from a volunteer work party perspective will be Saturday, July 16th and July 23rd. Please RSVP if you’ll be able to attend one of these work parties. We need 15-20 people per event!
Again, the cabin needs your support via CASH DONATIONS. Please forward this to all your cabin friends and folks that you think would be interested in helping see the cabin rehabilitated! Think of this as a kick starter campaign, we need the campaign, “go viral” and touch as many potential donors as possible. Please help by donating and forwarding this on.
As a reminder, the cabin is located on the NE side of Mt Hood at 5700ft elevation. Built in 1935 by the CCC, it’s served generations of outdoor enthusiasts looking for a more primitive experience away from the resorts. Due to decades of deferred maintenance, the cabin is at a critical juncture, requiring major rehabilitation project work to allow for the continued enjoyment by this generation and those that follow. Over the past 5 seasons, we have focused on increasing the volunteer user group participation levels and performing low cost maintenance activities.
These goals have been met and exceeded. During this time, we have replaced the woodstove, painted the cabin interior and completed a hazard tree reduction project as highlights. The annual October work party volunteer attendance levels have stabilized and increased! The cabin has also seen year over year rental income growth. But this isn’t enough to fund the rehabilitation! On a positive note, once the maintenance backlog is completed, the cabin will be self-sufficient and pay for itself. We need you to continue and attend volunteer events and help get us to the finish line: DONATE TO THE FUNDING GAP!
Oregon Nordic Club