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Digest for April 10, 2009

Digest Contents:

FREE Portland Ecoroof Vendors Fair Saturday April 25th
Free Cooking Classes at First Presbyterian Church
Brunch with the Birds, May 8th
Earth Day Think & Drink in Portland on Apr. 22
Light Effects on Human Physiology in Regard to Aging Seminar on Friday April 17th
Free Workshop to Address Financing Long-Term Care Insurance on April 20th, 2009
Executive Director of Child Aid
Free to Nonprofit, 37-inch TV
TACS Workshop: Volunteer Management 201
Anger Management Group starts Tuesday, April 14 at Julia West House
Clark County ReStore Grand Opening needs Bands
Support MFS After-School Activities in North Clackamas
Girls on the Run needs volunteer Running Buddies
Earth Day Restoration Project at Gales Creek
SOLV Restoration Project at Fairview Creek for Earth Day
SOLV Earth Day Project at Council Creek in Cornelius on April 18

Events

FREE Portland Ecoroof Vendors Fair Saturday April 25th

Presented by the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

WHY:  Ecoroofs replace conventional roofing with a living, breathing vegetated roof system and significantly decrease storm water runoff, save energy, reduce pollution and erosion, and protect fish habitat. Ecoroofs absorb carbon dioxide, cool urban heat islands, filter air pollutants, increase habitat for birds and insects and provide much needed green space for urban dwellers. Ecoroofs last longer than conventional roofs. Portland is at the forefront of this exciting green building movement!

WHO:  Building design and development community, homeowners and building owners, non-profit organizations, and the community at-large

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Free Cooking Classes at First Presbyterian Church

April 22-May 13, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Create delicious meals in the microwave with fresh food from the food pantry. Learn how your microwave can cook tasty and nutritious food. Lunch will be served each week. All students will receive kitchen equipment to take home after the last class. Students will also receive free coupons to get vegetables this summer at First Presbyterian's Sunday farmer's table.

This class is sponsored by Ecumenical Ministries and The Julia West House.

Call 503-222-6564 to sign up for the cooking class. The class will meet at the First Presbyterian Church, 1200 SW Alder St. Portland

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Brunch with the Birds, May 8th

Brunch with the Birds

11:30 am to 1 pm

Friday, May 8

Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, 7040 NE 47th Ave., Portland OR 97218

Join the Columbia Slough Watershed Council for brunch and a birding tour of Whitaker Ponds, the junkyard-turned-environmental education center in NE Portland. You’ll meet Slough neighbors and local business people, and learn about watershed activities sponsored by the Council and its partners. Bring your binoculars! Advanced registration is required at www.columbiaslough.org or by calling Melissa at 503-281-1132.  Free; donations welcome.

Melissa Sandoz

Outreach Director

Columbia Slough Watershed Council

7040 NE 47th Ave

Portland, OR 97218

503.281.1132

www.columbiaslough.org

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Earth Day Think & Drink in Portland on Apr. 22

Earth Day Think & Drink:  A happy hour conversation series sponsored by the Oregon Council for the Humanities. Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. at rontoms, 600 E. Burnside, Portland. Free and open to the public

For the next Think & Drink happy-hour conversation, Peter Schoonmaker, president of Illahee, a nonprofit forum for environmental innovators, will moderate a panel on alternative economies. Panelists include Brian Rohter, founder and CEO of New Seasons Market; Shane Endicott, founder of Our United Villages and the Rebuilding Center; Collin Ferguson, founder of Cascadia Commons/Community Way; and Mary King, professor of economics at Portland State University.

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Light Effects on Human Physiology in Regard to Aging Seminar on Friday April 17th

This Special seminar "Light Effects on Human Physiology in Regard to Aging" OGA is hosting on April 17th has qualified for 2.4 contact hours for AFH/ACH service providers AND 2.4 professional nursing CE’s

For more information please contact: http://www.oregongero.org

Cost:

Member Price: $15 Non Member Price: $25 Student / Senior Price: $5

Light Effects on Human Physiology in Regard to Aging Seminar on April 17th 2009 Tine: 7:30am to 9:30am Located: Cornell Estates 1005 NE 17th, Hillsboro, OR 97124

Contact: [email protected] or 503-684-6481

Program Overview

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Free Workshop to Address Financing Long-Term Care Insurance on April 20th, 2009

Learn how to protect your assets in uncertain times through Long-Term Care Insurance

What’s a good place for your money in times of financial turbulence? Long-term care insurance. Why? Becky Wehrli, CLTC, a leading expert in long-term care points to built-in protections and other financial benefits. “It’s one of the safest, most prudent financial choices you can make right now.” It may take several years for things to get back to where they were before this economic crisis. What if you needed long-term care tomorrow? Where would you get the money?

In a free workshop, Wehrli will explain how monthly payments for a long-term care policy are a good investment in financial security for three reasons:

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Jobs & Internships

Executive Director of Child Aid

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Child Aid
position summary:

The Executive Director (ED) is part of a 3-person management team with CEO and the Chair of the Board. The management team (along with the Board of Directors) has ultimate responsibility for developing and guiding the vision and mission of the organization.

The ED has primary responsibility for operationalizing these goals. The ED works independently much of the time but takes part in ongoing strategy and decision meetings with the CEO and Board chair.

Specifically, the ED has major responsibilities in four areas of the organization: Fundraising; program management; administration; Board communication. S/he will work with various individuals in each of these areas.

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary is competitive. Benefits include an employee medical plan and 401K
more info...

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Nonprofit News

Free to Nonprofit, 37-inch TV

Free 37" TV to non-profit. TV is in a nice wood cabinet with doors. It is an older TV, but has a great picture and sound - it was top of the line when purchased. It is large and heavy so you will need several people to help move it. Please e-mail [email protected] if interested. Photos also available.

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Q & A

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Trainings

TACS Workshop: Volunteer Management 201

Presenters: June Bass, CVA (Certified in Volunteer Administration) , Nancy Gaston, CVA, Jim Laden, M. Ed, and Autumn Ray, CVA

Date: May 1, 2009

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join outstanding volunteer management trainers for an in-depth exploration of strategies essential for successful volunteer leadership. This advanced training is designed for staff members who have primary responsibility for leading volunteer programs and can draw upon substantial experience in this profession. Participants will build upon their understanding of volunteer program leadership and master new tools and techniques to increase program effectiveness.

Expert trainers from NOVAA will explore:

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Anger Management Group starts Tuesday, April 14 at Julia West House

Do you find yourself getting angry about the smallest things? Are you getting into arguments that you know are pointless? Have you stewed about something for days, even though you knew it was not a big deal?  Then this five-week anger management group is for you.

There is no cost for this group led by MSW graduate student Art Arnold. The class time is 2:00-3:15 p.m. Call 503-222-6564 for more information.

The mission of the Julia West House is to provide education and support that will empower low-income and homeless residents of downtown Portland to alter their lives through positive action.

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Volunteering

Clark County ReStore Grand Opening needs Bands

The new Clark County Habitat for Humanity ReStore is having a Grand Opening on May 2nd and we are looking for local acoustic live music!

So we need some live acts! Our hours for the Grand Opening are 8:30 am to 4 and we are hoping to have several bands play for a couple hours each.

Our preference is acoustic Americana/folk/bluegrass--the type of music with pretty broad appeal, easy setup, and not so loud and heavy that we can't also conduct business and show folks our new store. We expect several hundred people throughout the day and will be having a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at 8:15.

Our space is about 20,000 sq' and the "stage" will be front and center. Please email Joe Connell at [email protected] for more info or interest.

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Support MFS After-School Activities in North Clackamas

Metropolitan Family Service after school programs in North Clackamas has opportunities for you!

Give homework support, provide childcare at sites special events, teach English and Spanish classes, lead gardening classes, or teach cooking classes.

Location: After-school programs are held at 4 elementary schools in the North Clackamas School District.

Hours: Hours vary, between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Commitment: flexible and variable

Contact: Stefana Sardo at [email protected] or 503.232.0007,ext.252.

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Girls on the Run needs volunteer Running Buddies

Girls on the Run of Portland Metro is a life-changing character development program for 3rd - 5th grade girls. We use exercise, positive reinforcement, and encouraging role models to provide girls with the confidence they need in those critical pre-teen years.

Each ninety-minute lesson combines running and walking games with discussions about various life skills including healthy eating, leadership, setting goals, and cooperation. Our 12-week programs meet twice per week at various locations around the Portland Metro area.

It's easy and fulfilling to serve as a Running Buddy. A female Running Buddy is paired with a Girls on the Run participant during the practice 5K run/walk and again at the final 5K run/walk.

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Earth Day Restoration Project at Gales Creek

Come and volunteer with the Tualatin River Watershed Council at Gales Creek on Saturday April 18th from 9 to 1 as part of SOLV’s Earth Day event. Volunteers will be mulching, removing invasive plants, and restoring this 19 acre site near Forest Grove that the Watershed Council has been working on for the past several years. Work that is done at this event will help create a high-quality riparian area in the Tualatin Basin that will provide clean drinking water, good habitat for wildlife, and a healthy natural area for future generations to enjoy. For more information please visit http://www.solv.org/programs/solv_it.asp#sitelist or contact Brett Lyon at 503-844-9571 x 332 or [email protected] We hope to see you out at Gales Creek giving back to the environment on Earth Day!

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SOLV Restoration Project at Fairview Creek for Earth Day

Volunteer with SOLV on Saturday, April 18th at Fairview Creek in Fairview from 9 am to 1 pm.

Volunteers will be mulching and doing maintenance on one of our long-term restoration sites. We have been planting trees at Fairview Creek for the past two years and the work that is done here will help keep the site and the plants we have there healthy. This is a very family friendly event and a great excuse to get outside and do important restoration activities! This event is one of 120 projects SOLV is organizing for SOLV IT, our Earth Day event. For more information please visit http://www.solv.org/programs/solv_it.asp#sitelist or contact Brett Lyon at 503-844-9571 x 332 or [email protected] We hope to see you out at Fairview Creek giving back to the environment on Earth Day!

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SOLV Earth Day Project at Council Creek in Cornelius on April 18

Volunteer with SOLV on Saturday, April 18th at Council Creek in Cornelius from 9 am to 1 pm. Volunteers will be mulching and doing maintenance on one of our long-term restoration sites. We have been planting trees at Council Creek for the past two years and the work that is done here will help keep the site and the plants we have there healthy. This is a very family friendly event and a great excuse to get outside and do important restoration activities! This event is one of 120 projects SOLV is organizing for SOLV IT, our Earth Day event.

For more information please visit http://www.solv.org/programs/solv_it.asp#sitelist or contact Brett Lyon at 503-844-9571 x 332 or [email protected] We hope to see you out at Council Creek giving back to the environment on Earth Day!

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