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Digest for November 14, 2008

Digest Contents:

Multi-Media Slide Show: Wild Utah: America's Redrock Wilderness
Groundwater 101 - only 4 spaces left!
Columbia Ecovillage tour and informational meeting this weekend
Ecotrust Event Spaces Offers Winter Celebration Special
Conflict and Relationships - The Workplace & Beyond...
Supervising and Leading Teams towards Greater Cultural Effectiveness
Learn about E-Commerce Part II
Volunteer with OMSI Visitor Services Team
Teach English To Refugee Youth in Outer SE Portland
Mentors Needed in Outer SE Portland, Clackamas, and Oregon City
Give back in the New Year! Help us spruce up the Beaverton Virginia Garcia clinic!
Help Bridger School maintain its beautiful water garden!
Oregon is turning 150 years old! Want to Celebrate?

Events

Multi-Media Slide Show: Wild Utah: America's Redrock Wilderness

Wild Utah: America’s Redrock Wilderness

Thursday, November 20, 2008, 6:30pm: Refreshments, 7:00pm: Presentation

At the Sierra Club Office, 1821 SE Ankeny St, PDX

Please join the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) and the Sierra Club for a breathtaking journey through the famous redrock country of Southern Utah.  Presented by SUWA’s Western Regional Organizer Barbara Eubanks, Wild Utah: America’s Redrock Wilderness is a multi-media slide show featuring stunning images by noted wilderness photographers and narrated by Robert Redford.

For more information, contact Erica Maharg, [email protected], or Barbara Eubanks, [email protected] http://oregon.sierraclub.org/groups/columbia/index.asp.

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Groundwater 101 - only 4 spaces left!

Due to cancellations, 4 spaces have opened up for Groundwater 101 this Saturday.  Register now to nab one of them!

Groundwater 101

Saturday, Nov. 15th

9:00am – 1:30pm

NECA-IBEW Electrical Center at 16021 NE Airport Way

Join the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for Groundwater 101 – a FREE workshop that will teach you groundwater basics. This workshop is casual, in a classroom-style setting, taught by groundwater experts. Light refreshments will be provided.

To Register: contact Melissa at 503-281-1132 or [email protected]

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Melissa Sandoz

Interim Outreach Coordinator

Columbia Slough Watershed Council

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Columbia Ecovillage tour and informational meeting this weekend

Are you curious about co-housing opportunities in Portland? Columbia Ecovillage is a forming co-housing community in NE Portland with an existing urban permaculture farm managed by the Portland Permaculture Institute.

Go to www.columbiaecovillage.net for more information about the community and available homes, or come to our upcoming informational meetings:

Sunday, November 16th: Family Tour 4647 NE. Killingsworth, 10-11 A.M. Childcare provided, with activities

Sunday, November 16th: Meet the Community and Developer Presentation at 1 P.M. Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave.

Tuesday, November 18th: Informational Social at Roses Ice Cream, 5011 NE. 42nd Ave. 6-8 PM

Sunday, November 23rd: Open Tour 4647 NE Killingsworth 12 Noon

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Jobs & Internships

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Nonprofit News

Ecotrust Event Spaces Offers Winter Celebration Special

Looking for a venue to hold your green holiday party? We invite you to celebrate at the Ecotrust building. We’ll be decking our halls with seasonal décor harvested from local and sustainably managed forest land, creating the perfect venue to gather with friends, family and coworkers to celebrate the season.

Our special rate of $1,000 includes:

· The use of both the Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center and the Rooftop Terrace from 5pm until midnight

· A roaring fire in our outdoor fireplace on the Rooftop Terrace

· Contemporary recycled-content Herman Miller tables and up to fifteen 60" round tables and 150 chairs

· Our extensive audio visual system

· A list of sustainable caterers to choose from

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Q & A

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Trainings

Conflict and Relationships - The Workplace & Beyond...

Conflict & Relationships - The Workplace and Beyond

Dec. 5, 2008 9:30-5pm Non-profit rate: $80

http://conflictandrelationships.eventbrite.com

REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES NETWORKING LUNCH.

These are stressful times for many people. Can you and your organization afford NOT to handle conflict more effectively?

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Supervising and Leading Teams towards Greater Cultural Effectiveness

TACS Diversity Leaders Network

Discussion led by Cliff Jones, TACS Senior Associate

As we strive to increase multi-cultural effectiveness within our organizations, we must examine organizational structures to support these efforts. Have we built our management and executive capacity to support supervisors, team leaders, managers, and front line staff in working across racial, ethnic and other cultural differences? Do our organization’s mission, vision, and policies provide direction and expectations for staff members working in a multicultural environment? ""

We’ll discuss:

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Learn about E-Commerce Part II

Learn how to take your local business global and dramatically increase sales! Learn the "dos and don'ts" of site design by reviewing several case study sites. Leave with action steps to implement on your site for immediate impact.

(You may attend the second part even if you missed e-commerce part I)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 6:30-8:30 PM, 2069 NE Hoyt St., Portland, Oregon

Presenter: Adam Stites, President of Xtremez.com

$5 for Mercy Corps Northwest clients, $10 for community members.  All proceeds benefit Mercy Corps Northwest programs.

Please RSVP to Heather at [email protected] or 503.236.1580 x211

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Volunteering

Volunteer with OMSI Visitor Services Team

Do you enjoy interacting with people, learning new exciting things, and inspiring wonder? Then join OMSI’s Visitor Services Team as a volunteer!

We are currently recruiting for a variety of customer service volunteer positions and have opportunities on many different days and times! You don’t have to know a lot about science to volunteer at OMSI!

Please visit http://www.omsi.edu/current-volunteer-listings for complete position descriptions and a volunteer application you can download. Feel free to e-mail [email protected] with questions or to request a Word version of the application.

Here are the positions that we are currently recruiting for:

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Teach English To Refugee Youth in Outer SE Portland

Learn about a new culture!

Volunteers Needed!

MCSI – Multnomah County School Impact

Are you able and willing to donate your time and skills?  Do you like to have fun?  Would you be interested in welcoming refugees and immigrants into our community?  Would you like to learn about a new culture?  Learn a new language?  Would you like to be a volunteer/tutor?

Come share, build, and practice your skills by volunteering your time with us!

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to help Youth from all over the world.  Volunteers will spend one and a half hours a week helping with homework and English, talking about school, life, and the youth's future.

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Mentors Needed in Outer SE Portland, Clackamas, and Oregon City

New Youth Perspectives

Youth Participants:

Male and Female Youth from Eastern Europe, ages 12-18 in the FOUR county area (Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas, and Clark Counties).  Country of origin is subject to eligibility, not their immigrant status.

Project Overview:

LCSNW has developed the NYP mentorship program granted by United Way Community Impact Partner.  NYP is a collaborative program between Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW) and Russian Oregon Social Services (ROSS), which is a free youth program that serves refugee and immigrant youth ages 12-18.

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Give back in the New Year! Help us spruce up the Beaverton Virginia Garcia clinic!

The Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center Beaverton Clinic is looking for some fun loving hard workers to help with a special carpet cleaning project on January 17.

Carpet cleaning may not initially sound exciting, but pair that with the wonderful opportunity to spend time with other amazing and compassionate volunteers and staff members and a chance to make a real difference in the lives of others, and you have a rewarding and fun experience!

The Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center serves more than 30,000 patients each year, many of whom face barriers to accessing healthcare, including language, cultural or socioeconomic barriers. Virginia Garcia provides primary care, dental, vision, mental healthcare and education programs.

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Help Bridger School maintain its beautiful water garden!

Help Bridger School maintain its beautiful water garden!

When: November 22nd, from 9am-12:30pm

Where: Bridger School, 7910 SE Market St, Portland

What: Volunteers will be weeding, planting, transplanting, mulching, tree trimming and fence building. No prior experience needed.  Light snacks, hot drinks and water will be provided. Please bring your own water bottles. Kids younger than 13 will need to be accompanied by an adult and those under 18 will need to have parents/guardians sign a waiver prior to working.

For more information and to register: Visit the SOLV website Calendar of Events, http://www.solv.org/volunteers/volunteer_calendar.asp. You can also contact Brett Lyon at [email protected] or 503-844-9571 x 332. Be sure to dress for the weather!

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Oregon is turning 150 years old! Want to Celebrate?

Be part of the most monumental volunteer effort this state has ever seen! 

Throughout the month of May, 2009, Oregonians will be coming out in droves for Take Care of Oregon Days –volunteer projects designed by YOU for your friends and neighbors (and vice-versa) to spiff up this place we all call home. 

Get your corner of Oregon in on the fun by coordinating your own Take Care of Oregon Days project - hold a food drive; paint a mural; restore your favorite riparian zone. 

Do whatever your community needs to be its Sesquicentennial best! 

Oregon 150, SOLV, Oregon Volunteers!, and Rural Development Initiatives are here to help you in your efforts:

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