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APRILMESSAGE FROM MARY:
NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS RIGHTS WEEK APRIL 19-25
ENGAGING COMMUNITIES, EMPOWERING VICTIMS

This year’s theme, “Engaging Communities, Empowering Victims”, is one of the best themes that the U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. and Office for Victims of Crime has developed for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. As co-victims of homicide, we need to be an equal part of the justice system. Our rights should be the same as the rights of the criminals. Victims must be listened to. It is the victims and co-victims of homicide who are left with the loss and devastation caused by victimization. Their lives are changed forever. After receiving justice, victims have the right to also know that those who commit the crimes will be kept from committing more crimes. By engaging the community collectively, we can at the very least know that it will not happen to anyone else.

Victim and co-victim empowerment should be the focus for every crime. Those victimized will not get to a “new normal” if their needs and rights are not met. Person to person crimes should not be expunged-- not only for the victims of that crime-- but, to prevent future victims. It is sad that there is not enough we can do to prevent domestic abuse from leading to a homicide.

Victims need to be believed and supported by the community. If we provide a safe place and people working with victims who understand and listen to them, we can help them recover. It is also important we give victims the information that they need so they can make informed decisions. Listening to what victims are saying is one of the main keys in understanding. Working with community leaders and organizations, we can leverage community resources so that underserved victims’ needs are met.

If victims and co-victims of homicide feel safe and know that they will be believed, they will reach out and ask for assistance. So many of the co-victims I know do not let people know how unthinkable their loss is. The loss in a homicide is a loss like no other. If co-victims do not have support and understanding, our whole society also suffers because we have lost citizens who were productive and without the right guidance and support their life will be in shambles.

Another loss co-victims face is if their crime is never solved. When this happens, their loved one’s life is devalued. It is as if their life was not worth solving the case. We empower victims when we keep cold cases active. We also secure their safety when we put murderers in a place where they will not harm anyone else.

It is bad enough for people to be victimized and worse when they are victimized by those who are suppose to be helping them.

All of us would like to reach out and thank all those in the criminal justice system who work for us and do it in a way that empowers us. You let us know that others care. Thank you again for being there when we need you. All of us need to work together to elevate rights for all victims of crimes.

Mary Elledge


KATIE ROHAUER AND ROBIN HUTCHINGS
BRING GIFTS TO SHARE AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE.

POMC members were given an added treat at the March monthly POMC meeting. Long- time members, Katie Rohauer from Sisters and Robin Hutchings from Bend attended the meeting bringing beautiful handmade angels to give out at the POMC 2015 National Conference to be held in Las Vegas on July 30 to August 2. It will be held at the J.W. Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa. Members attending were excited to see both ladies and also were thrilled that they were making enough angels so that everyone who attends the conference will get one.

Though the ladies had not attended meetings for years because of the distance, it was as if we had never been apart. Co-victims of homicide seem to form a bond that is “never ending”. The Portland Chapter is sponsoring the Friday evening memorial event in Las Vegas. All chapters are able to reserve tables for the dinner before the memorial so our chapter will have enough tables so that all of us can sit together.

We are asking all Oregon and Washington members to please let us know if you plan on attending. We would like to include all members in presenting the memorial program. It will also be special because we will all be together. It is a great opportunity for all of us to meet more of our POMC family.

The conference committee is working hard to make this 2015 conference a place that fits the needs and supports all who attend. It should be a positive experience for all. Look for you there!


SPEAK THEIR NAME

Someone I love has gone away
And life is not the same
The greatest gift that you can give
Is just to speak their name

I need to hear the stories
And the tales of days gone past
I need for you to understand
These memories must last

We cannot make more memories
Since they’re no longer here
So when you speak of them to me
It’s music to my ear

-kp © 2013
Out of the Ashes/FB


BETH GREEAR PUTS SUPPORT GROUP FOR POMC MEMBERS ON FACEBOOK

The Greater Portland Chapter is proud to announce that Beth Greear has created a facebook support group for POMC members. To reach it use: www.facebook.com/groups/POMC.Portlalnd. Vancouver/ Beth said that there are several “admins” of the page so she is sure it will be very beneficial to anyone who would like to use it.

We cannot thank her enough for the chance to have even more support for our members. Beth is an outstanding person who is always there to reach out to help others. She even brought a delicious dessert for our December holiday meeting. We will be writing more on this next month and giving the names of other members who are helping with this project.


THE GREATER PORTLAND CHAPTER WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A STORY: NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK IS THE APPROPIATE TIME.

There could not be a better time to share the story of beautiful Annie McCann. Annie is the daughter of Mary Jane and Dan McCann. You will also find a letter in this newsletter that was written to State Attorney Marilyn Mosby about getting help for the McCann family.

Mary Jane and Dan have written an article so that you can read the entire account, “The Color of Puke”, on line. It is a compelling story that we hope you will read:

What do parents do when their child’s apparent murder goes unexplored? That’s what POMC members Mary Jane and Dan McCann are struggling with. They’ve written of their cruel ordeal. Here is an excerpt:

“Annie died under the most sinister of circumstances. She was seen by two extraordinarily reliable eyewitnesses as lively, animated, and unbruised at a pastry shop in Baltimore’s Little Italy. A few short hours later, a few blocks away, she was found soaking wet, without shoes , with blunt force trauma to both sides of her forehead, with a vicious bruise on her backside and a bloody bra, poisoned with a massively lethal amount of lidocaine in her engorged stomach, stuffed behind a dumpster by thugs, who If they didn’t kill her themselves, were likely paid to dump her.

The best objective guess on how Annie died? It tracks pretty closely to FBI Deputy Assistant and Director Campbell’s testimony to Congress. She was lured under false pretenses from her sheltered suburban home by human traffickers, and murdered with a lethal dose of lidocaine, probably in an alcoholic drink, when she resisted the unfolding plan. That is informed by speculation, based on the facts we’ve learned; in honesty and accuracy, it is light-years beyond the impossible theory, that Annie killed herself.

What’s really needed is a vigorous and open-mined police investigation. That’s all we’ve ever asked for. It’s never been done.”

You can read the entire account, “The Color of Puke” online.

https://medium.com/@maryjaneanddanmccann/the-color-of-puke-4284f44330d5

During this year’s commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Week, can we engage our POMC community to help the McCanns gain justice for their daughter?


PARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN
AND OTHER SURVIVORS OF HOMICIDE

Greater Portland Area Chapter
14427 S. Forsythe Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
Fax (503) 656-4420
Eledge1@gmail.com
(503) 656-8039

February 4. 2015

Dear State’s Attorney, Marlyn Mosby:

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Mary Elledge and I am Chapter Leader and President of the Greater Portland Area Chapter OF Parents Of Murdered Children In Portland, Oregon. I am writing this letter for the parents of Annie McCann, Dan and Mary Jane McCann. Annie was murdered on November 2, 2008 in Baltimore. The crime has still not been solved. The family lives in unremitting grief and the pain of there being no justice for their daughter, Annie.

Annie’s parents are two of the finest people I have met who have lost a child to homicide in the twenty-eight years I have been working with co-victims of homicide. My heart aches at the way their case has been handled and the intense grief that has compounded because of the indifference they have faced in the nearly seven years since Annie’s murder. I implore you to please look into this case to see if it can be an actively investigated cold case.

Though we live miles apart, there is no Parents Of Murdered Children And Other Survivors Of Homicide (POMC) group in Virginia. I was fortunate to meet Mary Jane McCann from a National Conference held in Minnesota in 2014. Her story is so compelling. She has since been a member of our Portland POMC Chapter. When they hear of anyone needing any assistance or support in our chapter, they are the first to offer help in anyway. If nothing else, they offer their sympathy and prayers. We are all part of the National Office of POMC in Cincinnati, Ohio with over 100,000 members.

The family began their trauma when sixteen year old Annie was found dead dumped or placed beside a dumpster. Her car had been stolen by Paul Lee, Darnell Kinlaw, Bryant Williams, Wayne Trusdale, and Tevin Williams (phonetic spelling). A young man placed at the scene of the crime was later arrested for the murder of another young woman but, he was never questioned about Annie’ murder.

Annie organs were lost by the Medical Examiner in the case, including her heart and brain. The McCann family buried their daughter without them because they were not told they had not been returned. On the death report, the police wrote that Annie died of lidocaine poisoning as a bottle of Bactine was found near her body. The police said that they called the makers of Bactine whom said that there was enough lidocaine in a bottle of Bactine to kill Annie. Bayer told the McCann family that there was not enough lidocaine in one bottle to poison anyone. Witnesses who saw Anne eight hours before her murder said that she did not have bruising on her face. Eight hours later, she was found dead, reportedly soaking wet, with a lethal amount of an obscure poison in her engorged stomach, with ante-mortem wounds to both sides of her forehead and a vicious wound to her backside. If the testimony from a top expert in forensic pathology, Dr. Michael Baden, had not been dismissed, the police would have known the lethality of Bactine. One bottle should not have poisoned her. Other experts felt that it would be impossible to swallow a large enough amount of lidocaine because of the taste.

In closing, Anne deserves justice. There is no way that she killed herself. It would be impossible for her to cause the injuries on her own body or even drink the amount of Bactine it would take to cause her death. Why would she ever want to be found by a dumpster? Also, the young men who took her car were very capable of killing a young girl. One of them even did after her murder. She also would not have loaned her parent’s car.

Finally, Anne was never given an exam to see if she had been raped. Why? Finding a young girl with signs of abuse would surely warrant an exam.

On behalf of our POMC Chapter, I again implore you to please look into the case of Annie Malinchak-McCann. Her family is devastated. Two crimes have been committed against their beloved daughter, murder and no justice. When there is no justice, our loved ones’ lives are devalued.

Thank you so much for your time. We appreciate your help and support for the McCann family. Please let us know what else we can do.

Sincerely,
Mary Elledge, Chapter Leader/President


A CHANCE TO LEARN FROM OTHERS

POMC CHAPTERS CAN JOIN TOGETHER
TO MAKE THE 2015 CONFERENCE A GREAT SUCCESS

The Greater Portland Area Chapter would like to challenge all of the POMC Chapters to see who can get the most members to attend the 2015 POMC National Conference in Las Vegas on July 30 to August 2, 2015. National Office is offering a $150.00 gift certificate to the chapter who has the most members in attendance. This will be a perfect time for all POMC members to be able to attend because flights are less expensive flying to Las Vegas than only one other destination in the United States.

We will be staying at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa. The resort has given us a special price of $99.00 per night. The rooms are deluxe with wonderful views and tech amenities. There is only a $25.00 fee each way to the airport. If you are planning to attend, we recommend that you make reservations. The numbers at the hotel are 877-622-3140 or 800-582-2996. Please ask for group reservations for Parents Of Murdered Children. This is important because in order to get the special price for your room, you must mention POMC. If you put your reservation on your credit card, you have 24 hours before your room is available to cancel and get your deposit refunded. There will be only so many rooms available.

Registrations are $240.00 which includes meals. There will be a hospitality room and workshops that will provide outstanding presenters to provide the latest in help and information for professional and co-victims of homicide. There also will be speakers and entertainment.

Chapters will be able to reserve tables for meals so it will also be a wonderful time for the larger chapters to see members they might not have seen for years. It is an opportunity to be with people who understand and a chance to learn what other states and the justice system are doing for co-victims of homicide.

The Marriott is off the strip so it will be a peaceful place to also relax. There are shuttles for those who will like to go the Los Vegas Strip, malls, museums, Hoover Dam, and many other attractions. Of course, shopping is readily available. Your conference can also be a vacation time. We are given the special room price, $99.00, for three days before and three days after the conference.

The conference committee is working hard to make this 2015 conference a place that fits the needs and supports all who attend. It should be a positive experience for all. Look for you there…

Mary Elledge, Chapter Leader
Greater Portland Area Chapter


POMC CHAPTERS CAN JOIN TOGETHER TO MAKE THE 2015 CONFERENCE A GREAT SUCCESS

The Greater Portland Area Chapter would like to challenge all of the POMC Chapters to see who can get the most members to attend the 2015 POMC National Conference in Las Vegas on July 30 to August 2. National Office is offering a $150.00 gift certificate to the chapter who has the most members in attendance. With the conference in Las Vegas, flights are less expensive than most other destinations.

We will be staying at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa. The resort has given us a special price of $99.00 per night. The rooms are deluxe with wonderful views and tech amenities. There is only a $25.00 fee each way to the airport. If you are planning to attend, we recommend that you make reservations. The number at the hotel is 702-869-777. Please ask for group reservations for Parents Of Murdered Children. This is important because in order to get the special price for your room, you must mention POMC. If you put your reservation on your credit card, you have 24 hours before your room is available to cancel and get your deposit refunded. There will be only so many rooms available.

Registrations are $240.00 which includes meals. There will be a hospitality room and workshops that will provide outstanding presenters to provide the latest in help and information for professional and co-victims of homicide. There also will be speakers and entertainment.

Chapters will be able to reserve tables for meals so it will also be a wonderful time for the larger chapters to see members they might not have seen for years. It is an opportunity to be with people who understand and a chance to learn what other states and the justice system are doing for co-victims of homicide.

The Marriott is off the strip so it will be a peaceful place to also relax. There are shuttles for those who will like to go the Los Vegas Strip, malls, museums, Hoover Dam, and many other attractions. Of course, shopping is readily available. Your conference can also be a vacation time. We are given the special room price for three days before and three days after the conference.

The conference committee is working hard to make this 2015 conference a place that fits the needs and supports all who attend. It should be a positive experience for all. Look for you there……..

The Greater Portland Area Chapter is sponsoring the Memorial Night on Friday. We are hoping to do this as a team and make it a night for all to remember. We look forward for any help from members in the Portland Chapter who are planning to attend. It will be so good for all of us to be together. It is also a chance for Oregon and Washington members to meet their fellow Oregon and Washington POMC members besides all of the other chapter members. I personally have never met such wonderful members in my entire life.


FUNDING FOR THE NEW MEMORIAL
WALL IS NOW IN FULL FORCE

Funding for our new POMC Oregon/Washington Wall officially began this January, 2015. Members and friends of our chapter have been generous with donations and we are so thankful. Many of our new members are waiting for their loved ones names to be put on our new wall. We are listing new names that will be engraved when the wall is completed. We ask that members will call us, e-mail, or mail the information if you do not see your loved ones name on the list. The phone number is 503-656-8039, the e-mail is: elledge1@gmail.com or POMC, 14427 S. Forsythe Road.

We are designing the wall now and hoping to build a wall that will accommodate more names than the existing wall. We want to list all of our loved ones

If any of our members work at a company or know of anyone who would like to make a donation please let us know or it is fine for you to ask for a donation yourself. We are a non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible. Please use the phone contact numbers from the first paragraph of this article. Thank you so much for your support.

LIST OF NAMES TO BE ENGRAVED ON THE NEW MEMORIAL WALL UPON COMPLETION

(Please contact us if your loved one’s name does not appear on this paper and you would like to have it added. A form will be added to our newsletter each month to be used for adding names for the wall when it is completed. Please check the spelling of your loved one’s name and let us know if it is wrong. You can e-mail us at elledge1@gmail.com, call 505-656-8039, or mail us at POMC, 14427 S. Forsythe Rd., Oregon City, OR 97045.)

Benjamin Redmond
Cindy Castillo
Nicolette Naomi Elias
David Rothrock
Craig C. Moritz
Carol Lynne Keightley
Victor “Todd” Howell
Glen Edward Drysda
London McCabe
Paul W. Miller
Dennis Dean Scharf
Kathleen Lois Bauman
Marcos J. Castillo
Jeffery Towere
Victor “Todd” Howell
Rebekah “Becky” Selegue Johnson
Dustin Finney
Julio Cesar Marquev


MEMORIAL DONATIONS FOR NEW WALL

KATHY L.
PHOEBE EMILY K.
LORI AND RICK W.
DELORES AND LEE C.
NANCY L.
WALTER AND LANITA B.
JUDITH P. AND DANIEL K.
TIM AND LORI W.
MARGARET G. S.


PLEASE KEEP THE NATIONAL 2015
CONFERENCE ON YOUR CALENDAR :
JULY30—AUGUST 2, 2015

The Greater Portland Area Chapter has been very excited to hear from so many of our members who are planning to go to the 2015 National POMC Conference in Las Vegas on July 30 to August 2. One of the members who called had not been to one in 20 years. This is a perfect time for Oregon and Washington because flights are less expensive to Las Vegas than almost any other state. We will be staying at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa. The resort has given us a special price of $99.00 per night. The rooms are deluxe with wonderful views and tech amenities. There is a $25.00 fee each way from the airport.

Meals will be included in the registration price and the Portland Chapter will be reserving tables so we can sit together. Our chapter is also going to be responsible for helping put on the Memorial Friday night. It will be wonderful to have a large representation from Oregon and Washington. In keeping up with the other National Conferences, we hope that it will be a special memorial for all who attend.

We will be keeping you up dated each month. Please let us know whenever you might find out that you are able to attend. We want to have plenty of table space. You can call 503-656-8039 or e-mail elledge1@gmail.com or write POMC, 14427 S. Forsythe Road, Oregon City, OR 97045.



DOVE ORNAMENTS ON OUR 2014 HOLIDAY TREE

There are nearly seventy-five doves on our holiday tree;
They are so beautiful for you and me to see.

The dove has been a symbol of love and hope;
Without these emotions,
It would be impossible to cope.

Inside of each beautiful dove is a hanging heart;
Spiritually, we will never be apart.

The heart is a reminder
That our loved ones are always near;
They will never be forgotten
And that is something we don’t have to fear.

Mother and father doves share the responsibility
Of caring for their young;
They are more like humans
And being together is always more fun.

When doves have their children, they hover above;
Like all of us, this is how we show our love.

There could not be a better ornament
To hang on our holiday tree;
Doves are a symbol of love and bonding for you and me.

Tonight we will celebrate this season together;
Knowing that we all understand,
Gets us through this stormy weather.

We will call on happier holiday memories
To help us through this season;
It is loving and remembering our loved ones
That softens our pain and that gives us some reasons.

May the love for those not with us on this earth
Fill the emptiness that we feel;
And may this holiday time,
Be the time that this love helps us all to heal.

Mary Elledge


THE FAMILY OF SHELLEY DAWN
ELKINS HELPS KEEP MURDERER IN PRISON

Shelley Dawn Elkins, born on May 31, 1968, was a beautiful twenty year old woman who had loving parents, Nina and Don Elkins, and a devoted loving sister, Sharon Christensen. Shelley was engaged and was living in own home with her fiancé when she was murdered on May 31, 1989.

Dail Ryan Yates waited for her fiancé, his cousin, to go to work early in the morning when he decided to murder Shelley. He strangled her. He showed no remorse. In fact, six months earlier he shot and killed a man in Estacada, Oregon. He was charged with the man’s murder and kept in jail until his trial. Unfortunately, he was found not guilty. He had claimed self-defense. It was less than a month later, that he murdered Shelley. For a family, it is unbearable to think that if justice had been handed out their daughter might not have been murdered.

After the murder of Shelley, Yates was found guilty and given life with the minimum of 25 years. On February 18, 2014, he was given a parole exit hearing. He had served his twenty-five years.

Shelley’s sister, Sharon, spent hours contacting people to write letters against Dail’s release and working with Victims Specialist Attorney Rosemary Brewer to get information and evidence that Dail Yates was a risk to society if he were let out. Ms. Brewer is an excellent attorney who is well prepared to assist victims trying to keep a murderer behind bars when they are likely to commit a crime again. Again, Mr. Yates was not sorry he murdered Shelley.

The Parole Board listened to both sides and ruled that Dail Ryan Yates should serve four more years. Many letters against his release were mailed in and eleven people were there to support Shelley’s memory. Ms. Brewer proved he was a risk. Shelley’s sister Sharon spoke as well.

As a chapter, we are proud of the Elkins family and all of those who helped keep a murderer in prison longer to protect society. We also offer the Elkins’ family our deepest sympathy and support. Your daughter Shelley would be proud. Your actions are protecting society. Shelley is and will always be remembered. We would also like to thank Rosemary Brewer for an excellent job as well as the Board of Parole and Debbie Wojciechowski, Victim Specialist . Debbie is excellent in helping co-victims of homicide go through the painful experience of revisiting the murder of their loved one.

Mary Elledge


LIVING WITHOUT JUSTICE

Unsolved Homicides ~ A CoVictims’ Worst Nightmare

The murder of a loved one is the most horrific thing a person can experience.  The only thing that can make it worse is a substandard initial investigation or not seeing justice in your case.  Timely collection of evidence followed by an arrest and conviction would provide a degree of comfort, but what happens to co-victims when a thorough investigation is not done, and there is no arrest?  Many of the victims' friends and acquaintances will gradually let go of their grief over time, but the closest of friends and family will remain in a state of sorrow, haunted by the injustice of investigators that may not have conformed to rules or standard operating procedures during their initial investigation.  Not only is there no relief, but the agony of the event changes their lives forever, and becomes part of their very being.  Co-victims' everyday battle becomes their effort to get a thorough investigation.

Helplessness is a gut-wrenching emotion which plagues co-victims who are not allowed to assist with the investigation and are longing for justice.  We don't want to let our loved one down; we are compelled to fight for justice no matter how long it takes.  As the process drags on, frustration grows.  Many times, due to confidentiality, important conversations between co-victims and law enforcement are avoided, and this lack of communication can cause co-victims to feel neglected and disrespected, which often manifests itself in frustration, anger, and a loss of confidence in the investigators. Regular contact and truthfulness are two of the most important things survivors need from law enforcement. We need investigators to focus on routine communication of as much information as possible with sensitivity and without being misleading. Survivors’ perception that information is not being shared with them can result in them feeling they have been secondarily victimized. As the years pass, co-victims start wondering if their unsolved homicide could be reviewed by a fresh set of eyes, and they often look into getting their case to a cold case unit, only to find out that some jurisdictions don't even have a cold case unit.   If there is a cold case unit in their jurisdiction, cases are evaluated and chosen according to a set of criteria.  Co-victims whose cases seem to be continuously passed over for review become dismayed and even angry toward law enforcement. Anger can mobilize psychological resources for corrective action, but uncontrolled anger can negatively affect personal or social well-being. 

Co-victims who put forth the effort to examine and understand the cold case process and various factors which must be dealt with during cold case investigations are able to put the process into perspective.  They must understand that cold cases are among the most difficult and frustrating cases for both co-victims and law enforcement, and not every case is chosen to be investigated.  It helps to review the following criteria checklist used by the National Sheriff’s Association, Justice Solutions and POMC: 

Complete an application for cold case review. This application includes detailed information regarding agency reports, victimology, suspects/persons of interest, timeline, coroner, lab reports, investigation documents, weapon descriptions and media releases.  

Co-victims should also be aware that closing rates can be more successful if investigators work only one or two cases at a time.  At this point, if we find out that our case doesn’t qualify for review by a cold case unit, our only hope is that a thorough re-investigation will be done by homicide investigators. 

If you have comments or questions about this article, please email: pat.kuiper@yahoo.com or call Pat Kuiper at 702-809-8654 to get your loved ones' name listed in our newsletter.  Feel free to contact Pat if you would like to share your story. 

UNSOLVED CASES

Lucy Eilertson (1998)
Diana Moffitt (1987)
Donald James Brown (2007)
Kimberly Larson Reames (1983)
William (Bill) Mark Stratton (2005)


SIBLING SITE IS LAUNCHED

The Greater Portland Chapter is so proud of our member, Amanda Harris, for launching her official site for siblings. Amanda is offering the Website: www.unitingsiblings.com so that sibling co-victims of homicide have a place to go where they will be understood and supported. This site will include video, chat, and telephone conference via a secure and private interface. Amanda is paying for the expenses and will be delighted to be another support for sibling co-victims. Amanda can also be reached at: Amanda@unitingsiblings.com or 623-866-3189.

Amanda Harris is now ready to start her web site for siblings. The Portland Chapter is excited about the support and understanding this new group will be for the many often overlooked survivors.


NATIONAL POMC SURVIVORS NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIPTION FORM

Please find, enclosed, $10.00 for my annual subscription (three issues) for the Survivors Newsletter.
(Please consider adding an extra subscription fee to help defray the cost for someone who cannot afford it.)

NAME: _____________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________________________

CITY, STATE, ZIP____________________________________________________________________

MAIL TO: POMC, INC. ENCLOSED IS MY: CHECK _________________

100 E. EIGHTH STREET, B-41 MONEY ORDER__________

CINCINATTI, OH 54202

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PERMISSION FOR ENGRAVING OF NAMES FOR POMC’S OREGON/WASHINGTON MEMORIAL WALL

PRINTED NAME OF LOVED ONE_________________________________________ (This will be engraved on the wall)

LOVED ONE’S BIRTHDATE____________________________ DEATH DATE____________________________

MEMBER/FRIEND’S NAME AND ADDRESS ____________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

MEMBER/FRIEND’S PHONE NUMBER_____________________________ Do you want a Newsletter? Yes No

SIGNATURE FOR PERMISSION TO
ENGRAVE NAME AND SPELLING APPROVAL_________________________________________________________

Please submit one form for each loved one. Please make efforts with other family members/friends to ensure multiple requests are not received for the same name. When completed, please mail, fax, or e-mail to the following places: POMC, Mary Elledge, 14427 S. Forsythe Road, Oregon City, OR 97045 or fax 503-656-4420, or e-mail: elledge1@email.com. If you have any questions, please call 503-656-8039.

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Oregon-Washington Public Memorial Garden
Remembering Those We Have Lost to Murder
CONTRIBUTION OR PLEDGE FORM

Please Complete and Return to Memorial Garden,
POMC 14427 S. Forsythe Rd Oregon City, OR 97045

100% of Contributions are Tax Deductible

Name:____________________________________________ phone: __________________________

Address:_____________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________

E-MAIL: ___________________________________________________

Options :

Gift in Memory of: __________________________________________________________

Anonymous gift (will not be recognized at the Memorial Garden or in published materials)

Method of Payment:

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Please add notes on payment timing _________________________________________

Thank you for helping to create the Oregon-Washington Public Memorial Garden. Your generosity will never be forgotten.

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More than Just a Name: Placing a Face on Grief

We would like to get to know your loved one and gain and understanding of their lives, achievements, accomplishments, goals, and personalities. We’d like to celebrate the LIFE of our loved ones rather than remain in the pain of their death. If you would like to share a unique story about your loved one, please submit a short (1 page) letter telling us about them. Some possible ideas to include are:

    Their favorite food, movie, book, and why
    Their most successful accomplishment
    A funny childhood story/experience
    Their most exciting vacation
    A unique talent
    Their most prized possession
    Their favorite school subject or teacher
    Their educational/professional goals
    A personal goal they planned to fulfill
    An obstacle they overcame
    A school play they may have performed in
    Their favorite season/holiday

Please include your contact information as well as their full name and birth date. Thank you.

Please also include a picture of your loved one, if possible. Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee that your photograph will be returned to you.

Please mail submissions to:
Portland Area Chapter
Parents Of Murdered Children
And Other Survivors Of Homicide Victims
14427 S. Forsythe Road
Oregon City, OR 97045


Tacoma Violent Crime Victim Services Welcomes Homicide Survivors

Peer Support Group Meeting

If someone you love has been the victim of a homicide, we invite you to attend our monthly support group meeting. You will find acceptance, compassion and support.

Place: United Way Building
3rd FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

Date: 3rd Wednesday of Each Month!
Time: 7:30PM – 10:00PM

The United Way Building is located in Tacoma, at 1501 Pacific Avenue. This is the same building that the VCVS office is located in. It is next to Union Station on the north side. As you pass Union Station you will see the United Way Building. Parking is on the south side of the building. Please park your vehicle in an open space and enter the building’s front entrance and take the elevator to the third floor. The conference room is Suite 312. Please call Lew Cox for more information (253) 383-5254.


Court Watch

POMC'S Court Watch Program is designed to help families maneuver through the court system. Two of the most important aspects of Court Watch are the prevention of any re-victimization to family members, and the minimizing of the emotional pain of going through hearings and trials.

If you would like support from POMC during hearings and trials or want to offer assistance, call Pat Elmore at 503-312-5681 or Allen Tremain at 503-522- 0577.


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