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Digest for September 30, 2009

Digest Contents:

Swine Flu Forum! RSVP by 2:00 Wed 9/30
Free Weatherization Workshops!
Annual Sustainability Conference GoGreen '09 Offers Green Twitter Brigade with Morning Tweet-Up
Oregon's Biggest Used Book Sale
Yoga Calm for Children Class
Help celebrate Bark's 10th Anniversary
AmeriCorps Youth Programs Activity Specialist
Remodeled Home Tour to Benefit Llewellyn Elementary School, 10/3
New Media Intern
Sports and Dance Instructors at Whitman SUN School
Healthy Kids Community Organizer
Vice President of Development
United Way Position Opening: Executive Assistant
National CCHD Grant Eligibility Deadline
Assist residents of affordable housing
Revised Schedule! Digital Storytelling Workshop - Portland Community Media

Events

Swine Flu Forum! RSVP by 2:00 Wed 9/30

In April 2009, Oregon identified its first case of H1N1 virus, also known as Swine Flu. By Septem¬ber, the virus had hospitalized 85 Oregonians – and taken nine lives.

Swine Flu presents a unique threat. It travels quickly between humans, its severity and long-lasting effects are difficult to predict and, unlike the seasonal flu, children and young adults are the most at risk.

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Free Weatherization Workshops!

 

Autumn has officially and unofficially begun! Do you feel the cold breeze cutting through your house or apartment? Are your curtains or blinds moving? Is your furnace kicking on every 30 minutes? Then we can help!

Community Energy Project is offering free weatherization workshops, great for homeowners and renters alike. Participants learn how to install basic draft-stopping weatherization materials in this hands-on dynamic workshop. From internally mounted vinyl window kits to door weatherstripping, you don’t have to be tool savvy to benefit from this class. Qualified participants receive a free kit of materials, including vinyl storm window kits, door weatherstripping, rope caulk, pipe foam, compact florescent lighbulbs, and more.

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Annual Sustainability Conference GoGreen '09 Offers Green Twitter Brigade with Morning Tweet-Up

 

Annual Sustainability Conference GoGreen ’09 Offers Green Twitter Brigade with Morning Tweet-Up

 

The GoGreen ‘09 Conference will encourage the use of social media to spread ideas and solutions for driving sustainable business by hosting a morning Tweet-Up before GoGreen ’09 at the Gerding Theater before conference sessions begin.

 

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Oregon's Biggest Used Book Sale

<?xml:namespace prefix="v" /><?xml:namespace prefix="o" />    The Friends of the Multnomah County Library will hold its annual used book sale the   weekend of Oct. 9-12 at 1625 NE Sandy Blvd., in the former car dealership building.      Hours will be 9 am to 6 pm Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm Sunday and 9 am to 3 pm Monday -- 50 percent discount day. Friday is members night from 6 to 9 pm, and memberships are available at the door.    An estimated 100,000 items or more will be available, including books on all subjects, CDs, DVDs, books on tape, videos, LPs, pamphlets and sheet music. Hardbound and trade paperbound books start at $1.50, childrens books start at 50 cents, and pocket paperbacks will be 50 cents. DVDs

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Yoga Calm for Children Class

Yoga Calm for Children Class with Lynea Gillen, MS & Jim Gillen, RYTMondays, Oct 5 - Nov 23rd 5 to 6 pm Children's Program, Multnomah Village 7707 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, 97219 Scholarships available for CNRG Members. Yoga Calm® is an innovative child education method that reduces stress, improves self-control, and develops social/emotional skills. It helps your child develop healthy habits for a lifetime of wellness and happiness.

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Help celebrate Bark's 10th Anniversary

Bark's 10th Anniversary Party--this Saturday night, Oct 3!Art reception and main event 6:30pm-8:30pm Stumptown Coffee Roasters 128 SW 3rd Ave Free admission Coffee, sodas, beer, and munchies available. Concert at Someday Lounge (21+) 9pm-midnight (doors open at 8:30pm) Someday Lounge 125 NW 5th Ave $5-$10 at the door Proceeds go to Bark.To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Bark has asked some of Mt. Hood's most prominent fans to draw a sketch of our beloved mountain and her wildest features!

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AmeriCorps Youth Programs Activity Specialist

DEADLINE OCT. 7 - AmeriCorps Youth Programs Activity Specialist   POSITION DESCRIPTION:   * Plan and coordinate activities for participants in Impact NW's Mentoring, Independent Living, and Social & Support Services for Educational Success programs

  * Manage details for each activity; includes reserving and using agency vehicles to transport participants (a valid Oregon drivers license and a history of safe driving are required); soliciting donations for activity supplies and food; managing RSVP processes; promoting activities to participants; and scheduling community partners and presenters

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Remodeled Home Tour to Benefit Llewellyn Elementary School, 10/3

On October 3rd from 10 am to 5 PM, the Third Annual Sellwood/Westmoreland Remodeled Home Tour will showcase 6 fantastic home remodels representing styles in the Sellwood/Westmoreland area from 1890 to 2008! Local contractors involved in the projects will be on hand at the homes to provide insights into each project.

Tickets are $12 and available at the Sellwood New Seasons Market, SE 13th and Tacoma, and at Llewellyn School, 6301 SE 14th. Proceeds of the event benefit the Llewellyn Elementary School Foundation in its effort to put more teachers in the classroom.

For more information, email: [email protected] -- or call Peter Koonce at 503-539-6157.

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Jobs & Internships

New Media Intern

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Idealist.org
position summary:

Description: Good communicator needed to help out with new media projects at Idealist.org in Portland.

Idealist.org is looking for help researching and publishing its podcast series The New Service, to help outreach efforts for the pilot of Nonprofit Career Month (October 2009), and to coordinate communication with bloggers for our Grad School Blog Project.

Intern Responsibilities We are looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic individual to join our team in the Portland, Oregon office, to support new media efforts.

You will be involved in a variety of work, including: - Researching professionals and organizations we’ll feature in future interviews for the podcast show - Reporting (in writing) on future podcast show research findings

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid
more info...

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Sports and Dance Instructors at Whitman SUN School

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Whitman SUN Program/Impact NW
position summary:

Whitman SUN School is seeking individuals to teach Sports and Dance classes, and to also provide homework help to students in grades 1-5 after school.

The extended-day program is Monday through Thursday 3:00-5:30pm. October 12th through December 10th, with the possibility to continue throughout the school-year.

LOCATION: Whitman Elementary School 7326 SE Flavel St Portland OR 97206

Job Requirements: Must be able to supervise 12-18 children ages 6-12. Must be able to communicate to colleagues, parents, children and supervisors. Must be able to complete and pass an Oregon Background check including fingerprinting prior to start date. Educational experience a huge plus.

Salary / Pay Rate:$10 per hour
more info...

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Healthy Kids Community Organizer

Healthy Kids Organizer is a dynamic people person who has excellent verbal, written, data collection and computer skills. They will sign up all eligible families who have children who meet the states requirement but will strategically target their outreach efforts in identifying and support low-income communities and people of color community member’s enrollment in the State of Oregon’s Healthy Kids Initiative. The successful candidate will be able to work independently and as a part of a collective to achieve program

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Vice President of Development

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
position summary:

The Opportunity

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) seeks a Vice President of Development to lead the development and fundraising effort and continue to solidify a healthy financial future for this 65-year old community organization on the move.

Salary / Pay Rate:75K
more info...

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United Way Position Opening: Executive Assistant

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette has an immediate opening for an Executive Assistant to support the President/CEO and the Executive Department.  Exemplary administrative skills and 10+ years experience required.  Additional information:  www.unitedway-pdx.org. 

Forward cover letter and resume to [email protected] Reference Job #120.  Position closes 10/11/09.  An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nonprofit News

National CCHD Grant Eligibility Deadline

For new Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) grant applicants: Prospective applicants must submit the Eligibility Quiz to CCHD national office by November 1st. Eligible applicants will receive access to the online application via an Internet link. For more information contact [email protected]

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Assist residents of affordable housing

REACH Community Development is actively recruiting individuals to share their time and talent with people living in our affordable housing. Projects vary depending on interest and availability, and may include:

- Making use of your car to help pick up emergency food boxes; - Helping to move belongings for people living with disabilities; - Tutoring a job-seeker how to use the internet to find work

To express interest in volunteering, please contact Loren at [email protected] or call 503-231-0682 ext. 166

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Q & A

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Trainings

Revised Schedule! Digital Storytelling Workshop - Portland Community Media

If you have a group of engaged staff or volunteers interested in taking media to the next level, PCM offers training opportunities to develop your own media.

We never outgrow our need for storytelling. In the digital age, with its emphasis on passive entertainment, many feel modern society is losing the art of telling stories. Human beings have always told stories using whatever technology was available; cave drawing, quill pen, printing press. Learn to use photos, scanned images, voiceover, music and software (Final Cut Pro, Photoshop) to tell your story.

Prerequisite: Empowering Organizations and basic knowledge of Mac OSX. Must be staff or volunteer from a nonprofit organization.

Certification type: MacBook Pro

Instructor - TBA

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Volunteering

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