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Jan 282015

As the new season dawns, we want YOU to help out. A small number of people made magic last year; we are hoping for a larger number of people to help make even more magic this year.

Here’s your chance to get your ideas heard and make a real difference.

We need help on the travel team.
We need help on the merch team.
We need help on the tifo team and flag crew.
We need help on the membership team. (Yes, the page says Timbers Army, but we need help from Riveters folks too.)

Step right up, don’t be shy! Let’s maintain our lead as the finest supporters in the league!

Art History 101

 Posted by on August 17, 2014  Players, Tifo  13 Responses »
Aug 172014

Today’s display was a gallery of art for our players. The main banner image was Pablo Picasso’s bouquet of flowers with a quote which means “Everything you can imagine is real.”

The front banner was based on Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie.

And then there were the two-sticks. Riveters painted a custom banner for each player, and we presented them to the players after the match.

Jackie Acevedo was based on Frida Kahlo’s “Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird”.
Nadine Angerer was based on posters from the Bauhaus school, particularly the work of Joost Schmidt.
Michelle Betos was based on Fernand Leger’s “Woman with a Book”.
Vero Boquete was based on a detail from “Las Meninas” by Diego Velázquez.
Amber Brooks was based on Robert Indiana’s“LOVE”.
Steph Catley was based on Aboriginal dot paintings.
Sinead Farrelly was based on “Portrait of Maggie Wilson” by Frank Duveneck.
Tobin Heath was based on the work of Bob Ross.
Sarah Huffman was based on Raymond Kaskey’s Portlandia statue.
Angie Kerr was based on the work of Patrick Nagel.
Allie Long was based on Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroes.
Nikki Marshall was based on M.C. Escher’s “Hand with Reflecting Sphere”.
Emily Menges was based on the work of Keith Haring.
Jessica McDonald was based on Laylah Ali’s Greenheads series.
Alex Morgan was based on Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring”.
Rebecca Moros was based on old Samurai woodblock prints.
Courtney Niemiec was based on the work of Roy Lichtenstein.
Mana Shim was based on Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”.
Christine Sinclair was based on Marcel Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase”.
Kat Tarr was based on Rosie the Riveter by Norman Rockwell.
Hanna Terry was based on “Woman with Braid” by Jacques Lipchitz.
And Rachel Van Hollebeke was based on Sandro Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus”.

We Louvre our Portland Thorns!

Edit: LOOK at these wonderful pictures on Twitter from @kellehel! If you didn’t see the two-sticks or the front banner, here they are.
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And this one from Amber Brooks shows the big banner, two-sticks, and front banner: looky

Keepin’ it cool.

 Posted by on July 13, 2014  Uncategorized  No Responses »
Jul 132014

The game tomorrow (like the games for the rest of the season) has the potential to be a real scorcher. For the hardy souls who will be in the sun, we have two ideas:
1. Bring a spray bottle to mist yourself and the people around you. Bottles have to be empty when you come in, but can be filled in the bathrooms. Don’t forget to protect your phone from possible misting.
2. We will have buckets of ice water down by the main stage for dunking your scarf, hat, bandanna, etc. Please, no swimming, and don’t drink the water; it’s gonna be funky.

Wear a hat, bring sunscreen, drink water, and remember the players are in the same sun and running for 90 minutes on the scorching turf. The least we can do is bring the noise.

EDIT 7/14: Well, we didn’t end up needing it, but we will do this for future sunny hot daytime games. Stay cool.

Jan 122014

Representatives from the Rose City Riveters dropped off a check for $1925.00 to represent the money raised from the sales of our Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon benefit scarf today. We met with FCCO’s Development Coordinator Devon Jahn and Executive Director Karen Kraus at the clinic, while veterinarians and volunteers vaccinated, spayed, and neutered dozens of feral cats. We got a tour of the facility and got to see first-hand the great work they do there. They fixed almost 7300 cats last year, and will do even more this year. That makes a huge difference in the feral cat population!

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Karen and Devon from FCCO accept a check from Holly, Lexi, and Gabby of the Riveters.

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This sign greeted us on the clinic wall today. 🙂

Although we sold almost all of the scarves before the holidays, we do have a few singles left. Members of the Riveters have generously fronted the donation money for them, so you can buy knowing the donation is included in the amount we gave today. You can get yours at pdxrivetgear.com for $20 shipped, or from us in person at events for $15. Right now we’re also running a combo special on the site that gets you either of our scarves along with an RCR PDX Queens of Cascadia unisex T-shirt for only $20 plus shipping.

Nov 302013

You can get your scarf in person for $15 if you contact holly at rosecityriveters dot org and make arrangements. That is also the address to use to arrange to pick up your prepaid set if you haven’t already.

If you want your scarf mailed, the price is $20 each to cover postage, handling, and PayPal fees. Just click the button below if you would like to order one online.

If you want to buy other Riveters stuff at the same time, go to the Riveters store and fill up your cart!

Aug 272013

***UPDATE: Scarves are due to arrive in Portland on October 1! ***

The Rose City Riveters have teamed up with the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon and we’re selling a scarf to benefit them. Every cent of profit will go to FCCO.

FCCO is a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program for feral and stray cats living in Oregon. They have spayed/neutered and vaccinated over 62,000 feral cats, including the feral colony that lives in Jeld-Wen Field. They do all these things for low cost or free. Our donation will help FCCO keep our feral cat population healthy and their numbers under control.

We are taking preorders now, in sets of five for $75. Single scarves will be available for $15 each once the boxes of scarves arrive, if all the sets haven’t been sold already. There is an active scarf-trading Facebook group if you have extra scarves in your set and want to sell them or trade for other scarves. Or just get a group of friends together and go in on a set. We expect the scarves to come in by October, in plenty of time for your holiday gift-giving needs. We will have an event once they come in, and will make ourselves as available as possible until all the sets have gotten to their rightful owners.

To order a set, use PayPal to send $75.00 to holly@rosecityriveters.org using the “Transfer” option to send money to family or friends, not the “Buy” option.  There are no fees that way. If you use the “pay for goods or services” option or pay with a credit card, you will need to send $77.54 to cover the fees.

I will update this post as sets are paid for and will answer any questions you may have.

01 Holly D.
02 Holly D.
03 Nicole L.
04 Robert P.
05 Cindy M.
06 Kim S.
07 Ilene G.
08 Douglas A.
09 Lillian K.
10 Don T.
11 Kristen HG
12 Matthew W.
13 Cindy M. #2
14 Christy S.
15 Michele W.
16 Miranda B.
17 Krista T.
18 Julie S.
19 Chris B.
20 Helen U.
21 Mary Sue R.
22 Jeff H.

Aug 052013

The 107ist provided the space, the cloth, the paint, and the rigging. It would have been rather more difficult to pull off without these things.

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On the (wo)manpower side, Cory, Holly, and Lexi came up with the idea.
Cory designed it and drew all the players. Holly put the drawings into a computer and pushed the pixels around. Lexi and Mike got everything organized and arranged for the space and for people to help. (60.5 hours)

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On July 22, Cory, Holly, Chrissie, Igor, and Michelle spent a night tracing the first half of the image onto cloth. Then, on July 25, Holly, Chrissie, Michelle, Rachel, and Nichol spent another night tracing the second half. (43.5 hours)


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July 27 was the big day. Holly, Chrissie, Igor, Michelle, Rachel, Lexi, Richard, Patch, Kevin, Sara, Joshua, Chuckles, Sato, Miranda, Richard, Brittney, Justin, Jade, Luke, John, Marcello, Julie, Todd, Vanessa, Warren, Paul, Kristin, Mo, Kim, Marnie, Syd, Janet, Patrick, Megan, Thomas, Isabella, Teresa, Heather, and Gabby spent a beautiful afternoon indoors and painted the whole thing including the explosion two-sticks. Straight From New York donated a whole pile of delicious pizzas at the painting party. They are Thorns fans and we love them. (186.25 hours)

On July 30, Cory, Holly, Chrissie, and Rachel went back for another night to do touchups and repaint the green grass which had originally been painted an unfortunate wan shade of guacamole. (22 hours)

Then, on August 1, Cory, Holly, Chrissie, Michelle, Rachel, Lexi, Richard, Patch, Luke, Todd, Paul, Kristin, Kim, Marnie, Gabby,  Nissa, and Kristen rolled streamers, taped instruction sheets to them, and did some last touchups on the paint and spent some time finalizing the Cindy Parlow Cone element. (42 hours)

Game day was August 4. Cory, Holly, Chrissie, Igor, Michelle, Lexi, Patch, Chuckles, Sato, Todd, Vanessa, Paul, Kristin, Kim, Marnie, Janet, Teresa, Gabby, Nick, Alex, Kris, Heidi, John, Lane, Jonanna, Todd, Mike, RyanRhonda, Doug, Sara, Dennis, Sunday, Lora, and a ton of wonderful volunteers pulled ropes, lifted heavy things, distributed streamers and flags, and generally pitched in to make the whole thing happen on game day. (20.5+ hours)

So, 60+ people (374.75+ person-hours) and a staggering amount of donated material. That’s where it came from.

Please support the 107ist. We would absolutely not have been able to do any of this without them. This organization is a major part of what makes us the best supporters in the league. You can support by joining them or by buying Riveters or Timbers Army merchandise.

Thank you all so much for everything you did to make this happen. Here’s hoping we need another one for the playoffs. Stay tuned.

Apr 222013

Were you distracted by all the festivities this week? Did you miss the deadline for the logo contest? Well, today’s your lucky day. We heard about some good designs out there, and we don’t want to miss them. So we are extending the contest until Thursday, April 25, at noon.

Vector files are best, but a raster file will be okay if it’s at least 12 x 12 inches at 300 dpi. I can answer questions about file types if you have them.

Email your entry to rosecityriveters@gmail.com before noon on Thursday.