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Take a Celtic Pilgrimage with John Doan’s music

March 2, 2014 Celebrities, Events Comments
John Doan, harp guitarist.

Master harp guitarist, storyteller, and historian John Doan performs on his renowned harp guitar this month in select venues near Portland and Salem, Oregon.

Doan’s new program, Celtic Pilgrimage, carries the listener visually and musically back to the time to the year 433 when St. Patrick began his missionary work in Ireland. This was a period when arts and literature flourished and the Emerald Isle experienced spiritual renewal,  relative peace – the dawning of the Golden Era.

Through Doan’s music, his stories and video displays, concert goers will transcend time and experience their own Celtic pilgramage, even if ephemeral.

“I hope to see you at one of the upcoming concerts,” John Doan.

Two John Doan Concert Dates March 2014:

Friday, March 7th, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. John Doan Concert

Living Way Fellowship Church
39300 Dubarko Rd, Sandy OR 97055
Just 28 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon.

Admissions $15 at door.

For more information, call Living Way Fellowship at 503-668-8088.

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Sunday, March 16th, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. John Doan Concert

Gateway Foursquare Church
525 Idylwood Dr. SE, Salem OR 97302

Suggested donation $15 at door, children and seniors $10

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Purchase John Doan DVDs and CDs

For those not able to attend either March 2014 program, the DVD, A Celtic Pilgrimage, is available for purchase.

NEW release: A Celtic Pilgrimage.

Celtic Pilgrimage

The recording, A Celtic Pilgrimage, transcends time and travels to the sacred sites of the Celtic Isles where John Doan wrote the music to his award winning recordings Eire – Isle of the Saints. Eire was voted #1 Celtic Album of the Year. In addition, his recording Wayfarer – Ancient Paths to Sacred Places was nominated for the same #1 spot.

All of John Doan’s DVDs and CD’s are available on his website, www.johndoane.com.

Flowers, family, cocktails and cousins: Dorothy Doan Baker’s 101st birthday celebration

September 2, 2013 Blog, Celebrities, Events, National Comments
Birthday candles

Dorothy Doan Baker’s son, Jack Baker, snapped some pictures of Dorothy enjoying her 101st birthday including flowers sent by the National Association.

Jack Baker writes,

“Dorothy loved the flowers and the recognition from all her Doan Family Cousins and family.

“Here, Dorothy has dressed for cocktails to be followed by a birthday dinner and then….. we’ll have to see if she wants to party all night. Thank you all. Jack Baker”

Dorothy Doan Baker on 101st birthday

Dorothy dressed for cocktails and ready to celebrate her 101st birthday.

Dorothy Doan Baker 101st birthday flowers

Dorothy Doan Baker admiring flowers sent by her Doan(e) cousins

Well, Jack. How late did your mom stay up to celebrate her 101st birthday?

Picnic this weekend promises to fortify family spirit

August 14, 2012 Events Comments
2006 Picnic reunion at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

The Doanes have had a long history in America from the time Deacon John Doane arrived with his family in Plymouth in 1630 to the present.

Learning about the history of one’s family, community, region, and nation is not only fun, but also can make for a sense of pride in knowing who you are and where you came from. It is with this spirit the Doane Family Association of Oregon Washington Idaho invites family and friends to rediscover some of the colorful people in the Doane family at the picnic this Saturday, August 18, 2012.

At 11:00 a.m. family and friends will gather at the covered area at Hazel Dell Park, 2300 NE 68th St, Vancouver, WA. The Doane picnics have always been a great time to visit and participate in a great picnic. Picnicers are encourage to bring their meal, beverage, plates and utensils — and also something to share. It can be as sweet as dessert or as simple as a story.

At 12:30 p.m. the Oregon Washington Idaho Doanes will hold an informal meeting — with reports from their secretary, treasurer, historian and any past officials who desire to speak. The gathering will get the latest about the national organization from the cousins who recently returned from attending July’s National Doane Reunion in Plymouth, Massachusetts. A discussion of incoming and returning officers will follow, and a vote will be cast on where to hold next year’s picnic.

There are some exciting things to experience on August 18. Doanes are asked to put the event on their calendar and invite sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, children, grandchildren, family and friends to a day that celebrates the family, history, and the great northwest. Former President John Doane says, “It will fortify the family quite literally!.”

PICNIC SUGGESTIONS: Bring clothing for weather from hot to cold, and if you have one wear your DOANE t-shirt. Temperatures may vary. Bring comfortable walking shoes and a hat for the sun. Bring plenty of digital memory for capturing the day. And if we have any writers in the group – consider writing a story for our new website, www.doanefamilyassociation.com.

BOOK EXCHANGE: did you read a good book this summer that you would like to trade for another good book? Bring it to the reunion. There will be a special spot at this year’s gathering for book trades. There will also be a small collection of books for sale. All cash generated will go to the chapter to help promote reading — especially reading of the awesome new website.

Do you read everything on your Kindle?

If yes, email your book review to doanefamilyassociation@gmail.com, and watch for it to appear as a post on the chapter website.

Doane Sisters gear up for picnic discussion.

Doane family chows down at reunion picnic.

Quiet moment during the Doane family picnic reunion — everyone is eating.

Doane picnic reunion, Saturday, August 18

August 1, 2012 Events Comments
Families and Relatives 2001

Greetings Oregon, Washington, Idaho Doane cousins!

The Doane Family Association of Oregon Washington and Idaho would like to invite you to our annual family gathering and picnic.

Our last gathering was very lively and we hope by returning to Vancouver, Saturday, August 18 we can continue the great time had by all.

We will have a picnic – not necessarily a potluck as we don’t know how many to anticipate – followed by an informal meeting, election of officers, and then you are free to visit the city or stay and enjoy Hazel Dell Park.

What: Doane Family Picnic Reunion

When: Saturday, August 18, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Hazel Dell Park, 2300 NE 68th St in Vancouver Washington, 98665

Hazel Dell Park is a 20-acre community park and was one of the first built in Clark County. It is located at 2300 NE 68th St in Vancouver Washington just off I-5. Take the 78th St Exit and go East to Hwy 99. Turn south on Hwy 99. Turn East on 68th St. The park will be on your left.

Hazel Dell Park

Doane Family Reunion at Hazel Dell Park on Saturday, August 18 at 11 a.m.

Park facilities include: playground (upgraded in 2006), covered picnic shelter with tables, electricity & water (not reservable), uncovered picnic areas, BBQ grills, trails, sports field, restrooms. Free Parking.

Park fees: none

HEAR THE NEWS!: Members of the chapter who attended the National Reunion in Plymouth MA will share their reports on the national association and ideas on how we can build a stronger local chapter.

Bring your picnic and something to share — items to share can be food, beverage or stories.

Registration is helpful but not mandatory. Visit our eventbrite page at doanefamilyreunion2012.eventbrite.com for more information and to register, or click the orange button above.


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