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Digest for September 10, 2009

Digest Contents:

Stand Up and Take Action - END POVERTY NOW
Flamenco at Milagro Theatre Saturday night
Film Screening “Friends, Fish and $1.09 an Hour
Volunteers needed for Film Action Oregon Summer's End Dog Fest
Markham SUN School Lead Instructor:
SUN School Homework Club Instructor: Jackson MS
SUN School Program Assistant: George MS.
Food Box Program Coordinator
Chairs & Printer available for a non-profit in need.
RACC Press Release: Gregg Kantor joins Work for Art as honorary chair
Become a Ready to Rent Instructor
Herbalism Classes
Hiring, Managing, Motivating and Retaining Development Staff --In This Or Any Economy
Be a leader with Friends of Trees
Registration Now Open for NOVAA (Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Assn) Conference, 11/4/09
Plant Trees with SOLV in Troutdale, Oct 3
Hospice volunteers
Volunteer Woodcutters Needed on September 26th!
Run for Congo Women - Call for Volunteers
Dialing for the ACLU
Volunteers needed for Big Brothers Big Sisters picnic
Tryon Creek Watershed Community Meeting, 9/21

Events

Stand Up and Take Action - END POVERTY NOW

STAND UP and TAKE ACTION to...

Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Achieve universal primary education Empower women Improve maternal health Combat HIV/AIDS Ensure environmental sustainability Develop a global partnership

TO END POVERTY BY 2015.

The above are the UN Millennium Development Goals which aim to end poverty by 2015 by meeting ALL of those goals. Due to the recent financial crisis, governments have started to renege on these promises, opting to sacrifice lives to cut costs - We cannot, will not, allow that to happen -

On October 17th, we ask you to SPEAK OUT STAND UP TAKE ACTION

hold our government accountable for the achievement of the MDGs.

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Flamenco at Milagro Theatre Saturday night

"A Night in Sevilla" kicks of La Luna Nueva festival of Hispanic arts and culture and Milagro Theatre Sept. 12

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Film Screening “Friends, Fish and $1.09 an Hour

Film Screening “Friends, Fish and $1.09 an Hour: History of the Crown Zellerbach Mill”

September 17, 2009 7PM

Tales of tragedy, romance, and family life abound in this outstanding documentary by historian Sandy Carter. This moving film traces the lives of 17 men and women who worked at the legendary Crown Zellerbach Mill in West Linn between 1927 and 1986. The history of the pulp and papermaking industry comes alive in the words of those who worked during the heyday of heavy industry in Oregon.

Join us for this free program at Holy Names Heritage Center, located at 17425 Holy Names Drive in Lake Oswego.

Karen Kinzey

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Volunteers needed for Film Action Oregon Summer's End Dog Fest

Volunteers are still needed this Sunday, Sept. 13, to assist Film Action Oregon/Hollywood Theatre with their Summer's End Dog Fest from 5:00 to 9:00 in NE Portland's Grant Park.

The Fest will include a screening of the remarkable indy hit “Wiener Takes All,” a behind-the-scenes look at the hilarious world of wiener dog racing, while relaxing under the stars and enjoying one of the last lovely evenings of summer. Other activities will include $1 hot dogs, live wiener dog races, a hot dog eating contest, a photo booth for dogs, dog-related raffle and much more. All event proceeds will benefit the Hollywood Theatre.

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Jobs & Internships

Markham SUN School Lead Instructor:

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Neighborhood House
position summary:

Two Job Openings:

Neighborhood House Markham ES: 18 hours/week, Monday-Thursday during 09-10 school year & 2010 Summer Program Hourly Range: $12.91 - $15.50; Grade VI; Non-exempt

Neighborhood House Markham SUN School Lead Instructor: Markham ES: 10 hours/week, Monday-Thursday during 09-10 school year & 2010 Summer Program

Hourly Range: $12.91 - $15.50; Grade VI; Non-exempt

Summary:

Salary / Pay Rate:Hourly Range: $12.91 - $15.50
more info...

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SUN School Homework Club Instructor: Jackson MS

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Neighborhood House
position summary:

Neighborhood House SUN School Homework Club Instructor: Jackson MS. 10 hours/week, Monday-Thursday afternoons. Hourly Range: $12.91 - $15.50; Grade VI; Non-exempt

Summary: Provides oversight of homework assistance activities during the SUN School after school Homework Club class. Works directly with students and when necessary trains and oversees volunteer tutors to assist students in completing their homework assignments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Maintains a quiet Homework Club environment, answers questions and reviews student work

* Recognize student needs and direct Homework Club support staff or volunteers to students who could benefit from extra support

Salary / Pay Rate:Hourly Range: $12.91 - $15.50
more info...

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SUN School Program Assistant: George MS.

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Neighborhood House
position summary:

Neighborhood House SUN School Program Assistant: George MS. 18 hours/week during PPS school year Hourly Range: $12.91- $15.50; Grade VI; Non-exempt

Summary:

Salary / Pay Rate:Hourly Range: $12.91- $15.50
more info...

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Food Box Program Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Neighborhood House
position summary:

Food Box Program Coordinator – Full time position with benefits. The Food Box Program Coordinator will work to eliminate hunger by coordinating emergency food program operations. This position has two main components - day to day operations and food resource and partnership development Must be able to routinely lift and carry 50 pounds, bend, kneel, stoop, and climb stairs. Must be able to drive a 5 speed manual transmission pickup truck, have a good driving record and be insurable as a driver. Must also have good organizational skills, good communication skills both oral and written, be able to make public presentations and form partnerships with local vendors and businesses. Will be responsible for some front desk coverage.

Salary / Pay Rate:Starting pay range is $12.91 to $15.50
more info...

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Nonprofit News

Chairs & Printer available for a non-profit in need.

We have 32 stackable sturdy padded chairs available for free for a non-profit in need. For photos here is our craigslist ad:

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/fuo/1365769582.html

(the chairs are for sale on craigslist, for free on CNRG).

We also have an older color epson printer available that works but needs new ink cartridges.

Call the store at 503-232-6003 if you are interested.

Amber Rowland Store Manager In Other Words Women's Books & Resources

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RACC Press Release: Gregg Kantor joins Work for Art as honorary chair

For immediate release  

108 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 300

Through vision, leadership and service, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) works to integrate arts and culture in all aspects of community life. 

Gregg Kantor joins Work for Art as honorary chair

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Q & A

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Trainings

Become a Ready to Rent Instructor

Get your clients ready to rent by becoming a Certified Ready to Rent Instructor.

The Ready to Rent national office is gearing up for its fall training October 6-8, 2009.

This two and a half day training will equip agency providers with the necessary tools to successfully guide clients through the Ready to Rent process. We provide an interactive, participatory learning environment that will stimulate thinking, encourage growth, increase knowledge, enhance teaching skills, and motivate trainees to provide their clients with a life changing learning experience.

The fall Instructor Certification Training will be held October 6-7 from 9:00 am-4:00pm and October 8 from 9:00am-1:00pm. All three days are required for Certification.

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Herbalism Classes

The Arctos School offers classes in herbal medicine, botany, wildcrafting, mushroom hunting, and more! Our classes are always sliding scale, to accommodate non-profit workers and low-income folks. More about us on our website:

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Hiring, Managing, Motivating and Retaining Development Staff --In This Or Any Economy

This lively session will cover how to motivate, reward and retain development talent – in this or any economy. In this economy when resources are tight, what low or no-cost approaches can be used to keep staff energized and working at optimal levels? What role can coaching play in promoting high performance? What factors are important in helping staff achieve job satisfaction?

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Be a leader with Friends of Trees

Get outside and learn how to plant trees like a pro. Friends of Trees is celebrating its 20th anniversary and we're preparing for our busiest season ever and we need your help. Make a difference - become a crew leader for the season. You will lead teams of volunteers at 3-4 plantings between November and April.

Friends of Trees provides extensive (and free) trainings for crew leaders during which you'll learn all aspects of proper site preparation and tree planting techniques. No previous experience is needed.

Crew leader trainings are coming soon. Space is limited, so sign-up early!

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Registration Now Open for NOVAA (Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Assn) Conference, 11/4/09

egistration is now OPEN for the 2009 NOVAA Annual Professional Development Conference: In Our Own Backyard. The conference will take place on Wednesday, November 4th from 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M at the Oregon Zoo. Featured Speakers include Marc Levy, CEO/ President United Way of Columbia-Willamette and Nancy Gaston, Principal Gifts Differing.  Workshop Topics include:

Managing Difficult Behaviors of Volunteers Coaching - Pursuit of Excellence in Performance Recruiting + Retaining Young Adults Tools for Getting Unstuck Diversity – Organization Readiness Making the Case for Volunteer Resource Management: Tips and Strategies for Effective Advocacy

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Volunteering

Plant Trees with SOLV in Troutdale, Oct 3

Plant Trees and help restore the Beaver Creek watershed in Troutdale at SOLV’s Team Up For Watershed Health site on Saturday, October 3rd.

Plantings start at 9 am, end by 12 pm and SOLV provides tools and gloves.

By planting native trees and shrubs, volunteers will be lowering stream temperatures and creating an ecosystem that will filter polluted stormwater runoff, improve water quality in this popular recreation area, provide better habitat for wildlife, and be more resilient to climate change.

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Hospice volunteers

Housecall Providers Hospice program will begin a new volunteer training series on October 6. We are seeking a group of dedicated volunteers to join us.

Housecall Providers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that brings primary care medical housecalls to homebound seniors and people with disabilities throughout the Portland metro area. Our hospice program serves our own patients who are near the end of life. Our goal is help our patients remain in their homes and communities with high-quality care, pain management and family support.

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Volunteer Woodcutters Needed on September 26th!

Volunteer Woodcutters Needed on September 26th!

Come and spend part of your Saturday chopping wood for families who can’t afford to heat their homes.

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Run for Congo Women - Call for Volunteers

The 5th Annual Run for Congo Women takes place on Saturday, September 19th in Lower MacLeay Park. This run/walk event is a fundraiser and celebration of hope for the women and children in the Congo. For more info on Run for Congo Women go to www.runforcongowomen.org.

We need you! If you have a few hours available on Saturday, September 19th please consider volunteering your time! We have a variety of volunteer positions open, ranging from set-up to handing out t-shirts and ribbons at the finish line. We need volunteers between 5:30 am (set-up) and 1:30 pm (clean-up).

Please email [email protected] with your questions, interest and availability.

Thank you!

Stephanie Bond [email protected]

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Dialing for the ACLU

The ACLU of Oregon needs lots of help getting the word out about an upcoming event we are hosting in celebration of banned books week and freedom of expression. We see this event as a great opportunity to reach out to some of our younger members.

We will be hosting phone-banking three nights next week and need to fill at least 7 slots each night. You will be prepared with talking points and answers to your questions. There will be a staff person there to help you the whole time.

Monday, September 14th from 6-8:30pm (dinner donated by New Seasons,Wednesday, September 16th from 6-8:30pm (dinner donated by Porque No?, Thursday, September 17th from 6-8:30pm (dinner donated by Mother's Bistro)

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Volunteers needed for Big Brothers Big Sisters picnic

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest is hosting a picnic for the program's children, families, volunteer mentors, and supporters this Saturday, September 12th at Columbia Park. Thanks to the generous support of community members and businesses all of our needs have been met except for volunteers to help with set up.

Volunteers are needed between 9 AM and 11 AM to help unload vehicles, move supplies, and general set up before the staff and guests arrive. Please keep in mind that there will be lifting involved.

Volunteers will be treated to coffee, donuts, and bagels, and are welcome to stay (but do not have to) and enjoy lunch, games, activities, and entertainment.

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Tryon Creek Watershed Community Meeting, 9/21

We invite you and your neighbors to become involved in the health of the watershed where you live, where you work or where you play.

Join SOLV and the Tryon Creek Watershed Council at a community meeting to learn about the activities and goals of the restoration project at Tryon Creek.  

Monday, September 21st, 2009

(Parking is available at the baseball diamond, off Boones Ferry, just below the Law School)  

For more information, or to r.s.v.p. (not required), please contact Sara Ryan, Program Manager, at 503-844-9571 ext 320 or [email protected]   

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