Make the McKenzie Connection!

Wellness group calls for new members

Local nonprofit McKenzie Valley Wellness is encouraging people to join if they haven’t already. Anyone over 18 can for only $10 a year. Everyone who is a member by April 1st will be able to vote in the upcoming election of board directors at the annual membership meeting set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2nd, at the Upper McKenzie Community Center.

Existing members don’t need to do anything right now. MVW president Val Rapp says, “We had lots of new members join last summer, and they are all still members in 2023.” People who aren’t sure about their current membership status or have other questions can email [email protected]. Membership forms are available on many local bulletin boards in the McKenzie Valley or write to the email above. Completed forms, along with a $10 membership fee, should be sent to MVW, PO Box 381, Blue River, OR 97413.

At the annual membership meeting on May 2nd, the MVW Board will share the updates on their new health and wellness building. They are working with Wilson Architecture to design the new health clinic that will be built in Blue River, right across from the post office. “We plan to start construction in late summer this year,” Rapp said.

While McKenzie Valley Wellness has been focused on getting its new clinic underway, the nonprofit has also been exploring what it can do in the coming months, without a building for programs. “We are exploring possible partnerships with other local groups,” according to Rapp.


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