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  • 29 Jun 2018 11:39 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    Riveters attending the match tomorrow will pick up their tickets from a table posted outside Memorial Stadium- distribution should begin at or around 4:30. Gates will open at 5:30- we’ll enter through the South Entrance, our area is up the stairs to the left.

    Once you’re in the stadium and have located your seats, we know some of you might be looking for a drink. This year, in order to get into the beer garden, you’ll need to buy tokens at the food concessions prior to entering. Please be prepared. And don’t forget ID!

    Late to the party? We’ve got you!

    You can still stand with us at Memorial- follow this link, choose “upper grandstand”, and on the checkout page, use promo code RIVETERS

    These tickets are $12 plus a $6 fee. (Yes, you will have to create an account. Sorry about that!)

    See you in Seattle!

  • 16 May 2018 11:39 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    Impact NW is a local organization that has been helping low-income Portland residents since 1966. Today, they have services available in Multnomah, Clark, Washington and Clackamas Counties and parts of Washington state. In our upcoming Match Day Drive, our focus will be on filling their pantry near the stadium.

    Impact NW offers immediate assistance to those in our community who are either homeless or in transition, and often those they are helping do not have access to food prep stations.

    Please bring non-perishable pantry items to the Fanladen (1633 SW Alder St) before you head into the stadium. The individuals and families these organizations are helping may not have access to a safe home to cook in, so if your item requires cooking, please make it microwavable and easy to open. Often those seeking help are in need of very substantial (protein-heavy) foods, like peanut butter or tuna. Below is a complete list of the items we are looking to collect:

    Oatmeal (packets)
    Peanut butter (jars and single-serve cups)
    Cereals (single-serve packages)
    Pop-Tarts
    Noodles and pasta (canned with pop-up lids, cups, or microwavable bags)
    Rice dishes (cups, microwavable bags)
    Mac & cheese (regular boxed and microwavable)
    Fruit cups
    Fruit leather
    Granola/trail bars
    Crackers
    Rice cakes (Quaker)
    Assorted nuts (single-serve packages)
    Juice box packs
    Canned goods (pop-up lids are best, please) – Soup, vegetables, tuna, chili

    As always, thank you for your care, generosity, and concern for vulnerable neighbors in our community.

  • 26 Apr 2018 11:38 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    Pre-Match/Tailgate Information:

    Friday night meet up – anyone who is in town can join us at the Green Pig Pub downtown http://thegreenpigpub.com. They are located at 31 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, just 2 blocks from the Little America hotel.

    Saturday afternoon tailgate – The Royals SG (The Court), have invited us to join them at Rio Tinto in the Auric Solar Lot 4 – they will be there beginning at 4:00 MT, and we are welcome to come anytime. Bring drinks & snacks to share!

    (Parking is $10 at RioT; TRAX is $2.50 one way – take Blue line & exit at the Sandy Expo stop)

    Rio Tinto Stadium Game Day Information:

    We will all be seated in Section 7. The front row will be reserved for capos. We will have drums, banners & flags!

    Please meet at the East Gate no later than 5:55 p.m. MT.

    6:00 p.m. MT – all traveling Riveters will enter together, you will need to show your printed ticket(s) at this point.

    Stadium rules:

    no smoke or flares
    bags no larger than 14x14x6
    no outside food or drink
    no sealed water bottles
    empty water bottles ok – filling stations inside
    no profanities in chants or yelled (family-friendly stadium)
    they have cleared Section 6 as a kind of buffer for us
    stadium staff will be assigned to us in case we need anything
    possible 15 minute hold before exiting post-match

    For any general questions, please email awaytravel@107ist.org !

    And last but not least…DON’T FORGET TO PRINT & BRING YOUR TICKET!

    See you in Utah!

    Your Rose City Riveters Travel Crew

  • 26 Mar 2018 11:38 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    Keepers Care for Kids will be collecting new plushies/teddy bears/stuffed animals at the home opener April 15th for The Children’s Center of Clackamas County. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we’re glad for the opportunity to help this worthy organization. Your caring donations, which can be dropped off at fanladen, will bring comfort to a local child who may be experiencing trauma.

    Kids are referred to Children’s Center by law enforcement agencies, child protective workers, parents, teachers, health care providers, therapists, and others concerned for their welfare. As a private, non-profit child abuse intervention center, they offer child-centered abuse and neglect evaluations. They partner with local agencies responsible for intervening when there is concern for child maltreatment.

    As the Designated Medical Professional (DMP) for Clackamas County, their primary goal is to provide children and adolescents with comprehensive child abuse assessments in a trauma-informed and child-centered environment. They also connect caregivers and children with services to help families sustain a healthy & happy home.

  • 19 Mar 2018 11:37 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    The 2018 season brings us a new venue for Away Days, as the Utah Royals are added on the NWSL roster.

    The first meeting of Thorns and Royals will be Saturday, April 28th at 7:00pm Mountain Time @ Rio Tinto Stadium, located at 9256 State Street in Sandy, Utah.

    Use this link to order tickets: https://timbersarmy.org/event-2866969

    Flags are allowed with plastic poles under 6′, and drums are allowed as well. Watch the language, though! Heads up that bags will be inspected & cannot be larger than 14x14x6- clear bags are recommended.

    We have obtained a discount for lodging at the Little America in downtown SLC.  Reservations & information can be found here: https://reservations.travelclick.com/4650?groupID=2145848

    It appears that local transportation via the Trax Blue Line ($2.50 one way) goes from the hotel (Courthouse Station stop) to the Sandy Expo Station stop which is less than a 1/2 mile walk from Rio Tinto Stadium.

  • 12 Mar 2018 11:36 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    Somehow, in all the excitement of the Thorns winning the championship and the ensuing celebrations throughout all of Portland, one of our Rose City Riveters banners has come up missing.

    We think it may be hiding from us, and perhaps is still a bit too giddy from partying to successfully make its way back home.

    Now it is nearly time for the travel banner to suit up and get on the road for 2018 away matches- so banner, come back!

    Have you seen it? Please let us know at info@rosecityriveters.org

  • 12 Mar 2018 11:34 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    ****Monday, April 9 update- we’ve met our goal! Thank you!****

    We’re fundraising to generate revenue for the match day experience, and have a special treat for those who want to help!

    Donate $10 or more to our tifo fund, and we’ll send you a special, limited edition “Tifo Hero” pin!

    Thanks to those of you who have donated so far! Our goal is $6000.

    Click the “donate” button to your right to donate through PayPal.

    Stay tuned to this page, where we will keep you updated on the amount of funds raised.

  • 09 Mar 2018 11:33 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    Come join Riveters at meetups during the preseason matches! $1 off pints with your 107ist membership card.

    Rose City Riveters merch will be available for purchase, too. There will also be an opportunity to make a donation to the tifo fund, and get a great “Tifo Hero” pin. Check the links for all the details!

    *March 11 meetup is kid-friendly

  • 07 Mar 2018 11:33 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    We love getting together at Providence Park- and at our away match venues, too!

    And sometimes, that doesn’t feel like enough, so we love creating opportunities to get the Rose City Riveters family together outside of Thorns matches. If we can turn it into a helpful act of community service or a fundraiser, even better.

    In our excitement to enjoy each other’s company, and enthusiasm to run with a great idea, we recently held a bingo night at Cider Riot. We also planned to have another tomorrow at Lucky Lab…without realizing we were missing some steps.

    As it turns out, we really didn’t understand the complexities (see: rules) in hosting bingo. We learned of the criteria late last night, and found that we would likely not be able to be in compliance for tomorrow night’s event. Regretfully, this means we must cancel the bingo event at Lucky Lab.

    We know a lot of you were looking forward to this- we were, too! But it’s incredibly important to us that we always work in a manner that is above board, and at a bare minimum, never threatens our nonprofit status.

    Our most sincere apologies for canceling this event on such short notice.

    We are incredibly grateful for your understanding. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via e-mail at info@rosecityriveters.org.

    See you in the North End soon!

  • 23 Feb 2018 11:32 AM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

    What a fantastic Annual General Meeting the 107 Independent Supporters Trust had! We hope you were there to learn what we accomplished in 2017, and to participate in the breakout sessions to help determine the direction in 2018.

    If you weren’t there, we have a video version for you. Check it out! Also, if you would like to view the slides of the presentation as a PDF, you can download those here. 

    Ready to get stuck in yet? There are many volunteer opportunities available to you!

    Here are a few continuous/committee-type opportunities:

    If you would rather take advantage of event-by-event-basis volunteer opportunities, please visit the Volunteer Opt-In Page.

    Or, you might have an idea of your own- and we’d love to hear it!

    Drop a note to our events coordinator, Dawn Bauman, at dawn.bauman@107ist.org

    Remember that Rose City Riveters fall under the 107IST umbrella, and your membership is valued and important. You can sign up for membership here. Thanks again to all who attended our 2018 AGM!


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