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Digest for October 1, 2009

Digest Contents:

StreamTeam Bird Monitoring--DATE CHANGE--Oct 31!
LifeWorks NW Umoja Kuji Celebration Thursday, Oct. 1st!
Movie Night at the Skill Share Studio, Thursday Oct. 8th, 7pm
Beginning Spanish Classes at the Julia West House
"WHERE DOES FOOD COME FROM?" Dill Pickle bike ride 10/16
"The Latest in Human Nutrition"--a presentation by Michael Greger, M.D.
Sand Mandala Creation Workshop
Job Opening: Lead Energy Assistance Intake/Eligibility Specialist
Temporary, Part-time Foundation Accountant
Office Coordinator: SE Uplift
NOVAA Diversity Conference Scholarship
NOVAA Announces Membership Discount for AmeriCorps Members
TACS - Employment Law: Hiring, Firing, and All the Traps In Between
Outdoor Photography Opportunity--StreamTeam!

Events

StreamTeam Bird Monitoring--DATE CHANGE--Oct 31!

Are you looking to take your birding to another level?  Can you identify birds by sight and sound?

 The StreamTeam is looking for intermediate to advanced birders to collect important data on wading bird populations in Clark County.  Become a part of a network of birders working to assess local bird populations. 

Wading bird orientation will be held on Saturday, October 31st for interested birders to learn how to collect data, visit sites and be a part of this effort!  

Volunteers make their own monitoring schedule within set protocols.  See the attached flyer for more information!

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LifeWorks NW Umoja Kuji Celebration Thursday, Oct. 1st!

You're invited! Umoja Center is now a service of LifeWorks NW.

The newly named Umoja Center will offer expanded services to our youth. Come join us at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in celebrating the proud history of Umoja and its future with LifeWorks NW. Food, music,cake and more!

RSVP: 503-457-7156 or [email protected]

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Movie Night at the Skill Share Studio, Thursday Oct. 8th, 7pm

Join the fun at the Skill Share Studio next Thursday, October 8th at 7pm, as we gather for another wonderful movie night! 

Wear cozy clothes and bring your friends to this Free event. The movie will be ***Kirikou and the Sorceress***, an animated feature film released in 1994 and based on a traditional African folk story.

Where:  3069 Rodney

--Also coming up soon: Second Sunday Sewing is happening on October 11th, 2-5pm.  This is a great opportunity to come and get creative with us, use our sewing machines and materials, and get inspired.  Word has it that some sock monkey creation is on the agenda--watch out it's addictive! 

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Beginning Spanish Classes at the Julia West House

Join us every Wednesday for beginning Spanish classes at the Julia West House. Classes are FREE, and last one hour, starting Wednesday, October 7. Pre-registration is necessary, call Patty Warman at 503-222-6564. Classes are from noon to 1:00 p.m., and are for adult learners.

The Mission of 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.

522 SW 13th St Portland, Oregon

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"WHERE DOES FOOD COME FROM?" Dill Pickle bike ride 10/16

On Friday, October 16, the Dill Pickle Club hosts our final field trip of the season, WHERE DOES FOOD COME FROM?, a bike tour to local food production sites. The tour will make stops at Bob’s Red Mill, Dave’s Killer Bread, Brentwood Community Gardens and Widmer Brewery. Steve Cohen, Chair of the Multnomah County Food Policy Council, will give a brief lecture on food policy in the region.

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"The Latest in Human Nutrition"--a presentation by Michael Greger, M.D.

Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.) Adventist Medical Center (Amphitheater) 10123 SE Market Street, Portland 97216 This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended but not required; call 503-256-4000.

Northwest VEG, http://www.nwveg.org/, and Adventist Medical Center are pleased to present “The Latest in Human Nutrition 2009," a nutrition lecture by Michael Greger, MD, that will be given in an engaging, interactive quiz-show format. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific nutrition journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on diet as a means of preventing, treating, and even reversing chronic disease.

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Sand Mandala Creation Workshop

Come build a Sand Mandala with us!

This is part of a monthly workshop that meets the second Thursday of every month and focuses on bringing together the power of meditation and sacred art. In a peaceful, egoless, spiritually creative atmosphere we will release the inner artist within everyone. We will delve into creating a beautiful, luminous mandala with sand. Participants come away with basic meditation and sacred art tools to help;

- Heal the mind, body, and spirit; - Increase your individual sense of balance and wholeness; - Enhanced use of both sides of your brain; - Respond to life situations rather than react; - Continue and deepen personal growth.

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Jobs & Internships

Job Opening: Lead Energy Assistance Intake/Eligibility Specialist

Job Announcement

Job Title:                    Lead Energy Assistance Intake/Eligibility Specialist

Reports to:                 Energy Coordinator

FLSA Status:              Non-exempt

Hours:                         Full Time, 40 hours a week. Monday-Friday 8-5

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Temporary, Part-time Foundation Accountant

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Portland Community College Foundation
position summary:

The Portland Community College Foundation is seeking a temporary, part-time Foundation Accountant (30 hours/week) to begin immediately. The Foundation Accountant leads the accounting function for the PCC Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with an annual budget of roughly $2 million.

Please send resumes to [email protected]

The position is expected to last up to two months, while we recruit to fill the position permanently. Please note that recruitment for the permanent position will be handled through PCC, as a separate recruitment process, and the temporary accountant will be eligible to apply for that position.

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary is competitive
more info...

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Office Coordinator: SE Uplift

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:SE Uplift
position summary:

JOB CLOSED - Due to an overwhelming response, we are no longer accepting new inquiries - THANK YOU

Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition seeks a full-time Office Coordinator, to coordinate the overall administrative operations of the organization.

Salary / Pay Rate:$30,000 to $35,000/year
more info...

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Nonprofit News

NOVAA Diversity Conference Scholarship

NOVAA is inviting volunteer administrators from organizations that serve underrepresented populations, and volunteer administrators from diverse backgrounds, to apply for a full scholarship to the 2009 NOVAA Conference: In Our Own Backyard. The conference will take place on November 4, 2009 at the Oregon Zoo, and includes workshops on Managing Difficult Behaviors of Volunteers; Coaching - Pursuit of Excellence in Performance; Recruiting and Retaining Young Adults; and Diversity - Organization Readiness. Find more information about the NOVAA Conference at http://www.novaa.org/conference.php. NOVAA membership for the 2009-2010 year is included for applicants awarded a scholarship to the NOVAA conference.

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NOVAA Announces Membership Discount for AmeriCorps Members

Last month, the NOVAA Board of Directors voted to provide membership discounts to AmeriCorps members serving in Oregon-based programs for the 2009-2010 year. NOVAA is committed to supporting organizations that host AmeriCorps members, as well as assisting AmeriCorps members to attain their professional development goals; as such, NOVAA membership for AmeriCorps members for the 2009-2010 year is now $20.00 - half the cost of a regular membership!

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Q & A

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Trainings

TACS - Employment Law: Hiring, Firing, and All the Traps In Between

Presenter: Nancy M. Cooper, Owner, Garvey Schubert Barer

Date: October 15, 2009

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Necessary, but often daunting, human resources issues can challenge even the most seasoned nonprofit professional. Whether you are an Executive Director, HR Specialist, or other nonprofit leader, come prepared to learn the basics of employment law, from proven practices to new areas of attention. Special focus will be placed on the employee/employer relationship.

Highlights will include:

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Volunteering

Outdoor Photography Opportunity--StreamTeam!

The StreamTeam is looking for a qualified photographer who is interested in donating their time and talents to capture the volunteer spirit for our upcoming Make A Difference Day event on Saturday, October 24th.

The StreamTeam is a volunteer based program that coordinates stream restoration and environmental education activities throughout Clark County . The StreamTeam is seeking an advanced amateur photographer who has interest in taking digital photos of our community events. Experienced photographer preferred whether experience is professional or hobby.

Please contact Lisa Beranek at (360) 992-8585, [email protected] or visit www.StreamTeam.net for more program information.

 

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