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Daily Digest

Digest for September 16, 2008

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Nonprofit Networking

Nonprofit Networking Night

Are you a non-profit or someone who works with them? A non-profit looking for affordable consultants or vendors? A volunteer looking an organization eager for your time? A non-profit wanting to partner on a project? If so, then non-profit networking is for you. Come meet others who work and volunteer in Portland's non-profit sector. Swap resources, share ideas, devise solutions and just hang out with community-minded people like yourself. Bring your brains and your rolodex; we provide snacks and drinks.

Thursday, September18th from 6:00-8:00pm. At CubeSpace, 622 SE Grand Avenue. Suggested Donation: $5.00 to cover food and drinks

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Digest Contents:

Nonprofit Networking
ECO Trivia Night Fundraiser with Shanrock!
Home Sweet Home Chocolate Tasting Fundraiser, Thurs Sept 18th
Plant Trees on October 4th with SOLV
Regional Arts and Culture Council Media Advisory--event
Johnson Creek Watershed Council's Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser
Transition Handbook book study and discussion group, meeting #1
Harvest Festival at People's Coop - Wednesday, September 17th 2-9 pm
EVENT: Everyone deserves a place to call home!
Fun Event This Saturday
Movie "Sicko" FREE this Friday @ Reedwood
Class 8 Academic Project Coordinator
Temporary Network Administrator - Friends of the Children
Temporary IT Assistant
Volunteer with Chess for Success

Events

ECO Trivia Night Fundraiser with Shanrock!

Come out and support Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors (ECO) on Sunday, Sept 21 from 6-8pm at East Burn and play some AWESOME trivia! 10% of profits on the evening go to ECO, a local nonprofit that provides Science Enrichment Programs in our elementary schools.  Trivia is hosted by Willamette Week's Best Pub Quiz & Best Entertainer, Trivia Jock Shanrock!Questions are 1/2 pop culture & 1/2 book learnin'. Bring your friends, win prizes, have some food & drink and enjoy a great evening while helping out a local nonprofit.  Email [email protected] for more info!-- ECOEcology in Classrooms & Outdoorswww.ecologyoutdoors.org [email protected]

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Home Sweet Home Chocolate Tasting Fundraiser, Thurs Sept 18th

Please join Northwest Housing Alternatives on Thursday September 18th for Home Sweet Home, a chocolate tasting event, and take a bite out of the high cost of housing in Oregon. Local reporter Stephanie Kralevich will MC the event and Super XX Man will perform songs including House/Home, a tune they wrote specifically for Northwest Housing Alternatives.

Did I mention there will be chocolate? Sample an incredible amount of truffles, cupcakes, and desserts supplied by Saint Cupcake, Art of Chocolate, Wingnut Confections, Blue Gardenia, Piece of Cake, Lulu’s Chocolate, Desserts of Distinction, Dagoba and many other local chocolate makers. So come hungry and leave your diet at the door!

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Plant Trees on October 4th with SOLV

Plant Trees on October 4th with SOLV

Plant Trees and help restore watersheds at SOLV’s Team Up For Watershed Health sites on Saturday October 4th. We have tree plantings taking place at Rinearson Creek in Gladstone, Carter Creek in Lake Oswego, and Tryon Creek in SW Portland. All of our plantings are along sensitive, high priority ecological areas along stream banks in the Portland area that were recently overwhelmed by invasive plants. By planting native trees and shrubs in these areas volunteers will be creating habitat for future generations of birds, small mammals, and fish. Plantings start at 9 am and end by 12 pm.

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Regional Arts and Culture Council Media Advisory--event

WHAT:  The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) will announce its plans to begin providing arts education for every K-8 child in the Portland metropolitan region. In the spring of 2009, this initiative, which builds arts education activities into the standard curriculum, will launch in 20 schools across four local school districts, serving 10,000 children and their teachers. Organizers will also unveil a new brand identity for the program.

WHEN:  Thursday, September 18, 2008 

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Johnson Creek Watershed Council's Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser

The Johnson Creek Watershed Council invites you to our 5th Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser Friday, October 17, 7-10pm Club Paesano, Cedarville Park 3800 W Powell Loop, Gresham

Bid the night away at Club Paesano on the banks of Johnson Creek. Join us for a lively evening of music, local beer and wine, regional hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and an exciting Silent Auction. Proceeds from the event support our restoration, education and outreach projects in the Johnson Creek Watershed. Tickets are $25. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to donate an auction item, please call Lori at (503) 652-7477 or email her at [email protected]

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Transition Handbook book study and discussion group, meeting #1

http://portlandpeakoil.org/discussion/content/transition-handbook-book-study-and-discussion-group-meeting-1

Start: Sep 17 2008 - 7:00pm End: Sep 17 2008 - 9:00pm

The Transition Handbook study and discussion group will be starting this Wednesday (9/17) and meeting once a month there after, usually on the 3rd Wednesday.

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Harvest Festival at People's Coop - Wednesday, September 17th 2-9 pm

Pie Eating Contest! Live Music! Beer and Wine Garden! Cider Press! Farmers Market! and, More!

On Wednesday September 17th, our year-round Farmer's Market will not only be bursting with the season's finest harvest, but celebrated with lots of fun festivities for the whole family! Live Music by: The Amazing Maelstrom Shoeshine Blue Joe Baker and His Barefoot Brakemen; a Craft Fair from 2-7; Cider Pressing from 3-7; Pie Eating Contest at 5pm; a rip-roaring Square Dance from 7-9; Face Painting & of course tons of food and drink!

Check the website for more details: http://www.peoples.coop.

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EVENT: Everyone deserves a place to call home!

ROSE celebrates the Sweet Smell of Success at Sept. 25 Breakfast

  On Thursday, Sept. 25, ROSE Community Development Corp. will serve a healthy breakfast to celebrate 16 years of service to Outer Southeast Portland.   Through its affordable housing and social service programs, ROSE helps create a community where everyone can share in the Sweet Smell of Success the theme for this years breakfast.  As this is ROSEs most important fundraising event of the year, we will be celebrating ROSEs good work and the people who are making outer Southeast neighborhoods a great place to live. 

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Fun Event This Saturday

HELP the Rose City Rollers Raise money to send our Travel Team to Nationals.This Saturday (@ 6 pm), at The Expo Center the Rose City Rollers’ All Star Team, The Wheels of Justice, take on Arizona Roller Derby’s Tent City Terrors, while our All-Stars-in-training, The Axels of Annihilation, take on Sacred City. The Wheels of Justice are planning to stomp Tent City in their effort to make it to Nationals, hosted here in Portland, November 14-16. Tickets are $14 in advance through TicketsWest.You can also purchase 4 tickets for the price of 3 at Cheap Ticket Night, hosted by 5 of our generous sponsors.

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Movie "Sicko" FREE this Friday @ Reedwood

Friday September 19th, 7pm

Reedwood Friends Church Peace and Justice Committee presents:

"Sicko"

If you want to stay healthy in America, don't get sick.

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:"I Have a Dream" Foundation-Oregon
position summary:

Summary of Position: The Academic Project Coordinator is a specialized Project Coordinator position and is a full time employee of the organization, responsible for daily, hands on interventions with Dreamers. They are responsible for collaborating closely with the two class Project Coordinators to set the academic tone for Dreamers, as well as providing leadership in preparing them for post secondary education. This position is located at Forest Grove High School, where Class 8 Dreamers are presently freshmen.

Essential Duties: • Coordinate with teachers on current academic curriculum, meeting with teachers and/or sitting in on classes. • Develop extended day programming to supplement classroom learning, in collaboration with Class 8 Project Coordinators.

Salary / Pay Rate:$30,500-$35,000

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Information

organization:Friends of the Children
position summary:

Friends of the Children - Portland, a nationally recognized, dynamic non-profit mentoring organization serving high-risk children in our community, has a current opening for a Temporary Network Administrator. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in an organization that gives children an opportunity to realize their unique potential.

Friends of the Children has an exceptional early intervention/prevention program focusing on our community’s most vulnerable children and providing them with professionally trained, paid mentors, called Friends, to guide them from kindergarten through high school graduation, in hopes of breaking the cycle of poverty, gang involvement, drug use and violence.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE

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Temporary IT Assistant

The National Office of Friends of the Children is looking for a temporary IT Assistant to assist with a two week project. The project entails preparing and distributing laptops for our national mentoring network. Please see attached job description for more details. Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by Wednesday, September 24, 2008. Please no phone calls.

FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN- NATIONAL

POSITION TITLE: IT Assistant LOCATION: Portland, Oregon

STATUS: Temporary, Part-time (50% FTE) REPORTS TO: Manger of Evaluation

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Volunteering

Volunteer with Chess for Success

Chess for Success, a nonprofit organization whose mission it is to help children develop skills necessary for success in school and life by learning chess, is looking for volunteers to help with our chess clubs and tournaments. Volunteers DO NOT need to know how to play chess.

Chess club volunteers assist the coach in teaching chess to students. Chess clubs start anytime between 2:30-3:30 PM and run twice a week for an hour from mid-October through March. Volunteers can participate twice a week, once a week or- at a minimum- once every 2 weeks. Our program is in over 60 schools in the greater Portland Metro Area and a few schools in SW Washington.

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