Lela A. Miller
Lela Miller served as the Oregon Chapter President from 1996 to 1999.
Lela was a passionate and caring leader who also represented the chapter on the AHSGR International Board of Trustees for three years.
In January 1996, the chapter's home base moved from the Eastminster Presbyterian Church, located at 12505 NE Halsey Street in Portland, to the Rivercrest Community Church at 3201 NE 148th Avenue in Portland. Rivercrest is the successor of the Zion Brethren Church which was founded in 1914.
A research library was established at Rivercrest with help from Marie Krieger, Ruth and Chuck Williams and Lois Klaus. Many people received help with their family genealogy.
Monthly programs were established including an excellent Christmas Program attended by large numbers of people.
Lela and her husband, Zane, traveled to all of the chapters in Oregon and Washington to encourage new memberships.
Lela and Zane hosted 12 chapter picnics at the Miller family farm in Felida, Washington.
Lela recalls, "When we first joined, we knew it was an organization we wanted to help preserve and be involved with."
Notes written by Lela Miller dated December 2016.