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Digest for July 13, 2009

Digest Contents:

Free Summer Camp with Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. for Middle and High School Girls
2009 Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring Community Kick-off Event
Join Virginia Garcia for Migrant Health Day - August 10th!
InFARMation (and Beer!) this Tuesday: Chickens, CAFOs, and Canby
The Creation of "Fiddler on the Roof"
Common Ground III: A Documentary and Discussion on Marine Reserves @ Mississippi Pizza Pub 7/21
Safety in Numbers: PWCL 7th Annual Gala and Auction to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
Movies and Meaning Group "My Sister's Keeper"
FSC-US Pacific Northwest Intern
Site Manager
Mental Health Engagement Mentor
Development Coordinator - Walk MS and Individual Giving
Job Opening: HOPWA Peer Mentor
RFP for Professional IT Consulting and Network Management
**Still room in Toby Hemenway's "Building Perfect Garden Soil" Workshop 7/19 at TLC Farm**
OMSI Needs Audio Label Test Volunteers
Creative Volunteer - Event Planner

Events

Free Summer Camp with Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. for Middle and High School Girls

Starting July 20th, middle and high school girls will be able to attend Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.'s third annual Building Girls Summer Camp. High school girls will learn the basics of carpentry, brush up on math and go on a few field trips while building a shed for a community garden. Middle school girls will paint the shed, install trim, learn new math skills and really learn how to swing a hammer. The camp takes place at the University of Portland, and breakfast and lunch are served. The camp is free and there are still quite a few spots still available. Please contact Ashley Kaye at 503-335-8200, x. 21 or at [email protected] Thank you!

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2009 Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring Community Kick-off Event

Join us as we kick off the 2009 Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring with a panel discussion featuring national experts in the field of youth mentoring.

Featuring Thomas Keller of Portland State University, David DuBois of the University of Chicago-Illinois, Janis Kupersmidt of innovation Research & Training, Michael Nakkula of the University of Pennsylvania, Andrea Taylor of Temple University, & Harold Briggs of Portland State University.

The event will be held on Monday, July 20, 2009 from 5:00-6:30 pm at 1930 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201.

This event is open to the public and free of charge.

A reception will immediately follow the panel discussion.

Please RSVP to Erika Nebel by July 17th: http://siym.eventbrite.com or [email protected]

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Join Virginia Garcia for Migrant Health Day - August 10th!

Please join Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation and Health Center for: Planting the Seeds for a Healthy Future!

National Health Center Week and Migrant Farmworker Health Day 2009

This year National Health Center Week is August 9 through the 15. The Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation and Health Center will partner with local organizations, government officials, media, and community members for two inspiring events during this week.

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InFARMation (and Beer!) this Tuesday: Chickens, CAFOs, and Canby

July 14th - InFARMation (and Beer!): Chickens, CAFOs, & CanbyMost folks in PDX don't have to worry about a noxious factory farm setting up next door; however, just a little over 20 miles out of Portland, Canby residents found themselves facing exactly that in 2007.  Scot Calloway, a Canby resident, will be at InFARMation (and Beer!) next week to tell us his and the community's story of fighting corporate chicken giant Foster Farms in an effort to protect their neighborhood, land, and rural way of life.  CAFOs (federally defined Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, not to be confused with the state's term CAFO signifying "confined" animals) contain anywhere from 9,000-125,000 chickens, and have a major impact on air, land, and water quality in the area, among o

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The Creation of "Fiddler on the Roof"

Join popular Chicago OASIS presenter Charles Troy as he celebrates this beloved musical. His multimedia presentation tells its background story in absorbing narrative and anecdotes, slides of photos and original graphics, video clips, and audio tracks of the unforgettable songs - plus a few songs cut before Broadway that you've likely never heard!

Join us at The OASIS Large Classroom on the 4th Floor of the downtown Macy's Building, 621 SW 5th Ave. Call 503.241.3059 or visit www.oasisnet.org/portland to register!

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Common Ground III: A Documentary and Discussion on Marine Reserves @ Mississippi Pizza Pub 7/21

Common Ground III: Oregon's Network of Marine Reserves and Marine Protected Areas

What can you do to sustain Oregon's ocean?

Our Ocean Coalition invites you to engage in this important discussion. Come see spectacular photography & learn more about how all Oregonians can sustain our state waters.

There will be a Q & A panel discussion immediately following the film: Hear from marine scientists, fisherman, conservationists and coastal residents.

When and Where?

Tuesday, July 21st Mississippi Pizza Pub 3553 N. Mississippi Ave 6:00-8:00pm Film & Discussion

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Safety in Numbers: PWCL 7th Annual Gala and Auction to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

Join the Portland Women's Crisis Line (PWCL) for Safety In Numbers 2009 on August 28th at the Gerding Theater at the Armory! Enjoy yummy food and drinks, browse the best silent and live auctions in town, be entertained by local music and speakers and help support one of the oldest domestic and sexual violence agencies in the country!

Contact Alicia Katopodis at [email protected] for ticket sales. For more information: pwcl.org https://pwcl.tofinoauctions.com/safetyinnumbers09/

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Movies and Meaning Group "My Sister's Keeper"

The movie for July 16 will be "My Sister's Keeper" which presents a modern day ethical dilemma. Young Anna is born through in vitro fertilization and genetically selected so that she would be a perfect match for her sister, Kate. Kate has a type of cancer that generally claims its victims by the age of 5. The parents have Anna so that Kate would have a sister who could donate blood, bone marrow and organs in order to keep her alive. At age 11 Anna decides she no longer wants to be Kate's "spare parts sister." Let the ethical fireworks begin! Read Roger Ebert's review at http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090624/REVIEWS/906249980

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Jobs & Internships

FSC-US Pacific Northwest Intern

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) - US is seeking applicants for a 3- 6 month internship beginning immediately to provide key support for establishing the Pacific Northwest regional office. Specific activities include working with FSC-US staff and the PNW Steering Committee to: • Organize the Pacific Northwest fall conference,including agenda development,fundraising, outreach, and tradeshow exhibitors. • Coordinate regional supply chain research and analysis. • Develop lists of priority tradeshows and conferences for FSC participation. • Participate in government, private and non-profit discussions around certification. • Coordinate field tours and other outreach activities. • Conduct research and outreach on issues related to carbon markets.

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Site Manager

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Camp Fire USA Portland Metro Council
position summary:

Camp Fire USA Portland Metro Council

Position Posting: Sunnyside Site Manager

General Description: Full Time (40+hrs/wk.) position working on site and in the Camp Fire office to supervise and develop before and after school Camp Fire programming at Sunnyside Environmental (K-5), The Roost (6-8), and any and all In-Service Day Programs/ Breaks or Day Camp programming.

Camp Fire strives to achieve youth development outcomes by engaging youth in activities of Service and Leadership, Active Recreation, Creative Arts and Academic Support.

Qualities/Experience Needed: • Mandatory: Must have experience directing an after school program and supervising staff • Ability to commit to at least one full school year, summer employment a possibility

Salary / Pay Rate:24 to 27,000 DOE + Benefits
more info...

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Mental Health Engagement Mentor

QUEST CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE HEALTH

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

Title:                                      Mental Health Engagement Mentor

Reports to:                          Director of HIV Services

Salary:                                  DOE

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Development Coordinator - Walk MS and Individual Giving

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Oregon Chapter
position summary:

Overall Duties: The Development Coordinator is responsible for managing all aspects of the annual Walk MS event at multiple sites throughout Oregon. This includes volunteer committee management, marketing, logistical oversight, budgeting, and event- and fundraising-related communications. The Development Coordinator will also manage the launch of a pilot individual giving program at the Oregon Chapter, as outlined by our national organization.

Essential Responsibilities: • Plan and direct all fundraising and logistical tasks for Walk MS. • Develop and maintain strong relationships and communications with team captains, event participants, sponsors, top fundraisers and vendors.

Salary / Pay Rate:Dependent upon qualifications. Benefits include group medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance and tax deferred savings plan.
more info...

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Job Opening: HOPWA Peer Mentor

 

QUEST CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE HEALTH

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

Title:                                      Peer Mentor

Reports to:                          WOW Program Manager

Salary:                                  DOE

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Nonprofit News

RFP for Professional IT Consulting and Network Management

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. Ride Connection is seeking proposals from responsible, experienced vendors licensed to do business in the state of Oregon to manage and support Ride Connection’s information technology systems. Ride Connection will award a contract for service from approximately September 1, 2009 through August 30, 2010. Proposals must be received at Ride Connection (attn: Josh Cansler), [email protected] by 5 pm on August 7, 2009 for acceptance. Proposals will be evaluated by committee, basing selections on qualifications and cost. Proposers will be notified of decision by August 24, 2009. Request RFP, and for questions: Josh Cansler, 503-528-1726, [email protected] or visit www.rideconnection.org for RFP.

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Q & A

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Trainings

**Still room in Toby Hemenway's "Building Perfect Garden Soil" Workshop 7/19 at TLC Farm**

"Building Perfect Garden Soil" Workshop Sunday 7/19 @ TLC Farm in SW PortlandLearn from world-renowned permaculture expert Toby Hemenway at Tryon Life Community Farm’s inspiring sustainability education center!  This full-day workshop will begin by showing exactly what makes up a perfect garden soil for growing sturdy, healthy plants that lets gardeners avoid pest and disease problems. We'll look at the key players in fertile gardens: the marvelous creatures that build our soil, and we'll learn how to keep them happy and abundant. We'll also see how to make great compost, and cover many other techniques for soil building, such as sheet mulch, compost teas, cover crops, and more.

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Volunteering

OMSI Needs Audio Label Test Volunteers

OMSI is testing audio labels for our new Nanotechnology exhibits to see how well they convey exhibit content messages and illustrate interactives. Specifically, we are hoping to recruit volunteers who have low or no vision, dyslexia, illiteracy, or other impairments that would prevent them from being able to easily read exhibit text. We're also hoping to recruit volunteers who may not be able to experience interactives due to sight or mobility issues, and would benefit from the audio lables in that way.

We are in need of up to 16 volunteers for an exhibit walkthrough next Friday, July 17th at 10am for up to a 2 hour time commitment.

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Creative Volunteer - Event Planner

Bicycles and Ideas for Kids Empowerment (b.i.k.e. - www.kidsofbike.org) has been given a grand opportunity by a dear and visionary Intel Executive to create a fundraising annual bicycle tour.

We have been offered $5,000 a year for three years to birth this tradition.

We have the cycling expertise (www.thefixedgears.blogspot.com & www.kidsofbike.blogspot.com) but not the administrative expertise.

We want to establish a planning committee. Please add your personal style to our success.

Please call us at 503-484-7838.

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