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Daily Digest

Digest for February 20, 2009

Special Notice

CNRG Lunch Training: Employment Law for Nonprofits, 2/24

CNRG invites you to participate in a *free* CNRG Lunch Training at a new location – The Lucky Labrador Brew Pub in Southeast Portland! We are excited to connect you with valuable resources that will allow you to learn, grow, and expand your knowledge. Here are the details of the upcoming event:

Topic: Employment Law for Nonprofits

Presented by: Peter Stutheit, Attorney at Law

When: February 24, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm

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Digest Contents:

CNRG Lunch Training: Employment Law for Nonprofits, 2/24
Art opening in shared gallery space on edge of Pearl
Aurora Chorus Bloomin' Auction--February 28th
Transition PDX invites you to a free showing of "The End of Suburbia"
Chief Operating Officer for the River Network
Executive Assistant for River Network
ILP Youth Support Specialist - Impact NW
Leslie Crutchfield, Registration Closes 2/20/09
Lead-Safe Home Projects - Free Class!
Help needed with English to Spanish document translation (one-time help only!)
Homework Club Coordinator for Northwest Housing Alternatives
Mentor Youth & Learn About a New Culture
Volunteer for Oregon Academic Decathlon -- No Experience Necessary

Events

Art opening in shared gallery space on edge of Pearl

CaroleZoom Studio presents:

ANNA & LEO DAEDALUS

CaroleZoom Studio March 5-30, 2009, Wednesdays 12-7 pm or by appointment, 925 NW Lovejoy First Thursday Opening, March 5, 6 - 9 pm

ANNA DAEDALUS 60-Watt Fairy Tales - photographs

60-Watt Fairy Tales is a suite of photographic digital prints crafted as painterly film stills of fairy tales in a modern world. Daedalus's carefully composed theatrical tableaux reflect a lifelong love of literature, dance and cinema, and hearken back to the seeds of theater found in childhood play-acting. Leitmotifs of skewed domesticity and gentrified wildlife run throughout a repertoire borrowed from classic folktale themes: civil virtues of hearth and home forever beset by untamed natural forces.

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Aurora Chorus Bloomin' Auction--February 28th

 

3rd Annual

AURORA CHORUS AUCTION

 

Saturday, February 28th

Bridgeport UCC Church – Portland, Oregon

621 NE 76th Avenue (1 block north of Glisan)

 

COMMISSIONED SOLO PIECE WRITTEN FOR YOU BY JOAN SZYMKO, WELL KNOWN COMPOSER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF AURORA CHORUS.

 

Join us for food, wine, and song

 

5:00 pm – silent auction

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Transition PDX invites you to a free showing of "The End of Suburbia"

Transition PDX invites you to a showing of the film: The End of Suburbia followed by discussion/Q+A: on February 21st at 2:00 pm at the Rose Villa Fellowship Hall, located at 13505 SE River Rd., Oak Grove (about 12 minutes from the Burnside Bridge)

This is a free event, donations are appreciated, all are welcome

To find out more about the film see: http://www.endofsuburbia.com/

To find out more about the work of Transition PDX see: www.transitionpdx.org Transition PDX: Tackling Climate Change and Peak Oil. Bringing the Head, Heart and Hands of communities together to make the transition to life beyond oil.

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Jobs & Internships

Chief Operating Officer for the River Network

Summary: River Network, the only national conservation organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is hiring for the full-time position of Chief Operating Officer to help our 20-member staff advance their work with over 700 affiliated river and watershed protection groups in all 50 states. This senior management position will help shape River Network’s new strategic plan to address the biggest environment problems of our time: decline of water quality and quantity, public health deterioration, climate change, and people’s disconnection from nature. The Chief Operating Officer directs River Network’s financial, human resource, information technology, internal communication, facility, office and general administrative areas.

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Information

organization:River Network
position summary:

River Network, the only national conservation organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is hiring for the position of Executive Assistant to help our CEO & President manage a 20-member staff and advance work with over 700 affiliated river and watershed protection groups in all 50 states. This executive support position will contribute to River Network’s new strategic plan to solve the biggest environmental problems of our time: decline of water quality and quantity, public health deterioration, climate change, and people’s disconnection from nature. The Executive Assistant works a total of 24 hours per week, or 0.6-time, organizing information, people and events as needed. The position is based in Portland, OR.

Reports to: President/CEO

Salary / Pay Rate:Competitive salary of $13-15 per hour DOE and benefits provided

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ILP Youth Support Specialist - Impact NW

Impact Northwest is a non-profit agency with a mission to help people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. To apply for this position, please download our application at from our website http://www.impactnw.org/working.html and follow the instructions listed there for submitting your resume and cover letter.

ILP Youth Support Specialist forChildren Youth Family

Entry Wage: $12.20 to $13.94/hr Full Time

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

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Trainings

Leslie Crutchfield, Registration Closes 2/20/09

Leslie is the coauthor of Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High Impact Nonprofits

She will be speaking at 2 events on February 25.

February 25, 7:30 am:  Keynote Speech at the Bank of the Cascades Breakfast at the Multnomah Athletic Club. THIS EVENT IS FULL AND CLOSED.

February 25, 11:30 am: WVDO Lunch at the Oregon Zoo with additional time for table discussions and in-depth analysis. COFFEE ONLY option is now available.

Register at www.wvdo-or.org. Registration closes on Friday, 2/20/09.

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Lead-Safe Home Projects - Free Class!

Thinking of sanding down an old crib or window-sill? Refinishing a reused door that’s pre 1978? Do it lead safe! Community Energy Project is now offering our new free Lead Safe Home Projects workshops! Learn how to prepare and plan out a lead paint disturbing project, conduct the project in a safe way, and how to do project cleanup and dust testing afterwards. Qualified participants receive a free kit of safety materials – a HEPA grade dust mask, a sanding sponge, a lead dust test kit, plastic sheeting, and more.

Participants who take part in any of our lead poisoning prevention workshops also have the option of borrowing one of our professional-grade HEPA vacuum cleaners for lead hazard reduction – also for free!

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Volunteering

Help needed with English to Spanish document translation (one-time help only!)

Big Brothers Big Sisters continues to build relationships within the Latino community and is currently in need of someone willing to spend some time translating agency forms used to enroll children in our program. This is a one-time need, not an on-going volunteer commitment, so if you can help, we would greatly appreciate it.

Please contact Roz Gorski at (503) 933-8381 or e-mail me at [email protected]

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Homework Club Coordinator for Northwest Housing Alternatives

Northwest Housing Alternatives offers Resident Service Coordination at several Portland metro-area affordable housing communities. The program is growing and we are looking for a volunteer (with modest stipend) to lead after-school programming on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons each week at an affordable housing property in outer SE Portland. Other youth activities may be planned for family properties in Wilsonville, Gladstone and Portland. The volunteer will also develop projects, organize, and innovate – all to create healthy afterschool activities for children.

Type of Position: LINKS AmeriCorps Member

Length of Term: Approx 12 to 20 hours per week, including Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. 450 hours total.

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Mentor Youth & Learn About a New Culture

Learn About A New Culture!Mentors Needed!(Portland & Vancouver)

NYP- New Youth Perspectives

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 mentor?

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

We are looking for mentors who are willing to help Eastern European Youth.  Mentors 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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Volunteer for Oregon Academic Decathlon -- No Experience Necessary

The 2009 Oregon Academic Decathlon state competition will be held at the end of February at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.

Volunteers are needed to serve as judges for the speech or interview events on Friday, February 27th in the university's Education Building. The time commitment is from 3:00 to 5:30 PM.

No prior experience or expertise is required as training (and snacks!) will be provided.

This is a great opportunity to help Oregon's high school students participate in a prestigious, nationwide academic program. The winner of the competition will represent Oregon at the USAD National Finals in Memphis, TN in April.

Please come help students realize their potentials and make Oregon proud.

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