A Child’s Place
Bob and his late wife Jeanne were founders of “A Child’s Place” in Hillsboro. A Child’s Place provided daycare, pre-school and after-school services for working parents who could not afford commercial day care. It also provided full meals to the children and early education.
After a full day of work, Bob drove to NE Portland to a Bingo Hall he and Jeanne had rented to conduct bingo games to raise money for a Child’s Place. All the money the bingo hall received went to support a Child’s Place and 4 other local non-profits.
Hundreds of children – and their parents – received the benefits of A Child’s Place over many years.
The Oregon International Airshow is one of the 10 biggest air shows in the United States. At one time it was co-sponsored but the Rose Festival Association and the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. When the Rose Festival decided to discontinue, the air show was going to end.
Bob Terry and a few of his friends decided that the air show meant too much to families throughout the region and they took over the operation guaranteeing the costs with their own funds – a big risk. By the second season, the Oregon International Airshow became one of the top in the country with over 100,000 guests a year. Countless families have a wonderful memories of their air show experiences.
Chamber of Commerce
Bob Terry served on the board of directors of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and also served as Chairman of the board of Directors. The Chamber, during Bob’s tenure became the second largest Chamber in the State of Oregon. The goal of the Chamber is not only to provide services to the businesses, but to promote that which is in the best interest of the citizens of Washington County.
Bob provided leadership which developed a board which included some who have gone on to public service such as Jerry Willey, and Steve Callaway. Bob’s dedication to the citizens of our community continues to this day.