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Daily Digest

Digest for July 13, 2010

Special Notice

CNRG Networking Night is July 15th, a joint effort with WVDO (new location!)


When: 3rd Thursdays - 5:15-7:00pm. 

Where:  West Cafe, 1201 SW Jefferson St., Portland, OR (map)

This month, join CNRG and The Willamette Valley Development Officers at the West Cafe downtown, for an evening of introductions and opportunities.  Meet folks from other non-profits, discover who’s looking for partners to build coalitions with, what new volunteer opportunities are available and when internship and employment positions maybe opening up.  No price to attend, pay only for drinks or food you choose to order.

Looking for Training?

Before heading to West Cafe for an evening of networking, consider attending the Willamette Valley development Officer's Free Third Thursday training event: What is "peer" Screening and how do I use it?

Visit their website, www.wvdo-or.org for more information and to register for this free event. 

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Digest Contents:

CNRG Networking Night is July 15th, a joint effort with WVDO (new location!)
This week's InFARMation (and Beer!): Eaters' Rights
Energy Conservation in Oregon: A Strategy For Saving Money, Creating Jobs and Protecting the Environment
Join us for Beer ‘n’ Burgers in the Pearl
Movies and Mean Group "The Secret of Kells" - July 15
Learn about Cohousing at Tour/Social at Daybreak Cohousing on July 15
Art Spark by RACC
Job Announcement - BILINGUAL Healthy Homes Specialist
Moreland Farmers Market seeks Board members
Asset Building Project Coordinator (Washington State Service Corps)
Information Technology (IT) Assistant
RACC Press Release: Public art project on Swan Island receives award at national conference
Bike Camp for Kids!
7/19 Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Write it Rich
Volunteer Chef Instructor Needed
Be a Volunteer Mental Health Counselor!
Calling all Volunteer Photographers!
SE Portland Tool Library Needs Volunteers!
Do you like to boss people around? We need you!

Events

This week's InFARMation (and Beer!): Eaters' Rights

July's InFARMation (and Beer!): Eaters' Rights

 

After spending the winter and spring working on the *Agricultural Reclamation Act*for Oregon family farmers, we thought that we ought to give eaters a taste of this kind of empowerment! Join us this Wednesday July 14th at *Roots Organic Brewery* *’s* Event Space as we talk about what our Eaters Rights are and should be. What part should governmental policy and legislation play in what we are allowed to eat, and where should the line be drawn when it comes to food safety? What changes have you made in your life as a result of your food values, and what other changes do you think need to happen? How should we convey our demands to the folks who make the laws?

 

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Energy Conservation in Oregon: A Strategy For Saving Money, Creating Jobs and Protecting the Environment

On July 16, Tom Eckman, Manager of Conservation Resources at the Northwest Power and Conservation Council and Margie Harris, Executive Director at Energy Trust of Oregon, will discuss Oregon’s leadership role in climate and energy policy and the benefits of aggressively promoting cost-effective energy efficiency.

 

Since 1983, when the Northwest Power and Conservation Council completed its first Northwest Power Plan, the Northwest has reduced its electricity use through investments in energy efficiency by 3,900 average megawatts – enough to power four cities the size of Seattle. Regional consumers would have paid $2.3 billion more for that electricity, and greenhouse gas emissions would have been 15 million tons higher in 2008 alone.

 

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Join us for Beer ‘n’ Burgers in the Pearl

Come join us for a Saturday afternoon street party of burgers and beer to benefit *Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon!*

 

Taste beers from Portland Monthly magazine’s Best Oregon Beers issue, and sample sliders from five local chefs competing for your vote and the title of best burger!

 

When: July 17th, 12-3pm

 

Where: NW Couch between 12th and 13th

 

Buy tickets: $15 advance/ $20 at the door https://portlandmonthly.ejoinme.org/MyPages/BeernBurgers/tabid/221451/Default.aspx

 

Let your friends and family know by forwarding this email. We hope to see you there!

 

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Movies and Mean Group "The Secret of Kells" - July 15

This month we will be attending The Secret of Kells, a movie based on the Book of Kells (see images at http://www.snake.net/people/paul/kells/thumbnails) which is an historic version of the four gospels that is illustrated with various Christian, Celtic, and mythological symbols. It is apparently on display at Trinity College in Ireland and is considered a national treasure.

 

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Learn about Cohousing at Tour/Social at Daybreak Cohousing on July 15

Learn about cohousing on July 15, 6:30-8 pm. Come socialize with us in our Common House! We are interested in meeting you and having you get to know us a little bit too. In addition, we'll have short tours to view the property, the Common House and some of the homes. We still have some homes available (1, 2 and 3 bedrooms).

Our address is 2525 N. Killingsworth St. The entrance is on Killingsworth between N. Delaware and N. Wilbur. Take the Yellow line MAX to the Killingsworth station. Or take the #72 Killingsworth or #35 Greeley bus.

Want to find out more about Daybreak before then? Please contact Ken at [email protected] or call him at 503-310-7044 or visit www.daybreakcohousing.org

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Art Spark by RACC

The Regional Arts & Culture Council's monthly creative community networking party is this Thursday, July 15th, 5-7p.

 

We are featuring the PDX Bridge Festival in their inaugural year. This special event will be held on the waterfront just north of the Hawthorne bridge, 1020 SW Natio Parkway at SW Salmon. Also featuring Mayahuel catering, Ninkasi beer, Barefoot wine and DJ GlobalRuckus. Come check it out! Art Spark is always a grooving good time! Beer, wine and food service is cash only; event is free. www.portlandartspark.com

 

Questions: Tonisha A. Toler 503-823-5866

 

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Jobs & Internships

Job Announcement - BILINGUAL Healthy Homes Specialist

Job Announcement Healthy Homes Specialist - Bilingual (Spanish/English)

 

Job Title: Healthy Homes Specialist Department: Social Services Hours: 40 hours per week, generally M-F 8-5. Evening and weekend hours may be required periodically. Mandatory Training: September 22 & 23, 2010 in Portland Compensation: $14.50/hour ($30,160 annually) Benefits: Medical, dental, short and long term disability and AD & D insurance, paid holidays and paid leave. Funding: Grant funded at least through April 30, 2013 Supervisor: Deputy Director FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are not bilingual in Spanish and/or if you are unable to make the mandatory training on the dates listed above your application will not be competitive for this position.

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Moreland Farmers Market seeks Board members

The Moreland Farmers Market wishes to expand its Board and is seeking people who have a strong sense of community and a strong belief in the importance of Oregon’s small farms. Background in marketing, law, graphic design, fundraising, food policy, or the world of not-for-profits, is desirable but not mandatory. If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to: [email protected], by July 16th, 2010.

 

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Information

organization:Community Housing Resource Center
position summary:

Purpose: To enhance culturally competent financial education and counseling services offered by the Community Housing Resource Center to underserved minority community members in SW Washington.

Supervisor: Executive Director

Salary / Pay Rate:Volunteer will receive a stipend and an education award upon successful completion of service. Health benefits and training opportunities provided. Childcare available if eligible.
Apply by:August 11, 2010

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Information

organization:Childpeace Montessori School
position summary:

The primary function of this position is to support technology systems at the school. The IT Assistant will be working with the IT Consultant and Assistant Head of School.

This position is part-time, Monday through Friday, approximately 3 hours per day.

Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] The anticipated start date for this position is mid-August.

Duties and Responsibilities

Technical Support to Childpeace Administrative and Teaching Staff

1. Provide assistance and training to staff on information systems as necessary including (but not limited to) operating systems (PC and Mac), basic software applications (Office, Google Mail, Firefox), and network navigation.

Salary / Pay Rate:$12-15 per hour

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Nonprofit News

RACC Press Release: Public art project on Swan Island receives award at national conference

NEWS RELEASE

 

Contact: Mary Bauer, Communications Associate

 

503.823.5111 | email: [email protected]  

 

July 12, 2010 -

 

Public art project on Swan Island receives award at national conference

 

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Bike Camp for Kids!

There is still time to register your child for Bike Camp! Due to the high demand for our camps, the Community Cycling Center is adding two additional camps for kids ages 6-10 in August.

 

So far this summer, campers have enjoyed riding to parks, meeting bike builders, changing flat tires, meeting a real life bike cop, and slurping gelato on hot afternoons. They are also learning foundational skills to help them stay safe while riding on neighborhood roads.

 

Sign your child up for a magical week of bike adventures today! Visit www.CommunityCyclingCenter.org to learn more or give us a call at 503.288.8864.

 

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Q & A

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Trainings

7/19 Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Write it Rich

Monday, July 19th, 6-7 p.m.

 

Write it Rich! Real-world Writing Tips for Reluctant Writers

 

Are you writing for the internet? Find out how to resonate with an invisible audience in this 1-hour workshop. If you missed our sessions last year, Susan Rich, owner of RichWriting Inc., joins us once again to show us how to organize thoughts and pick a key message. Last time participants came away very impressed, saying that "it was all good - great!" and "everything was useful".

 

Together she’ll discuss with you what makes good content—do’s and don’ts to capture your market’s attention.

 

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Volunteering

Volunteer Chef Instructor Needed

Teach hands-on cooking and nutrition to homeless youth in downtown Hillsboro by volunteering with Oregon Food Bank’s Nutrition Education Program. All training and class materials are provided. The class schedule is as follows:

 

-Home Plate (homeplateyouth.com)

 

-Location: First Congregational Church 494 E Main St, Hillsboro

 

-Class Time: Monday, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

-Orientation: July 19th, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

 

-Class Dates: July 26 August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

 

Share your cooking expertise with those that need it most and help eliminate hunger from Oregon!

 

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Be a Volunteer Mental Health Counselor!

The Wellness Project, a program of Community Services Northwest, is a free mental health clinic that provides individual, family or group therapy to those who are uninsured or underinsured. We are located in Vancouver, Washington.

 

We are looking for experienced and/or licensed mental health counselors to volunteer their time and expertise with us for a few hours a week. Master's Degree required, licensure not required. Counselors from Oregon or Washington are welcome. Clinic hours are Tuesdays 9-7, Wednesdays, 9-5, and Thursdays 9-7.

 

Please contact Jeri Shumate, Volunteer Coordinator, at 360-546-1722, ext 220 for more information or to apply.

 

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Calling all Volunteer Photographers!

Schoolhouse Supplies is in search of volunteer photographers to help capture the fun during our Knowledge Universe Tools for Schools backpack giveaway program! This program partners high-need Portland elementary and K-8 schools with corporate sponsors, thereby providing every child in each sponsored school with a backpack full of school supplies.

 

For two weeks in August, the companies come to Schoolhouse Supplies to pack the backpacks and then hand out the bags to students during the first week of school in September.

 

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SE Portland Tool Library Needs Volunteers!

The SE Portland Tool Library is volunteer run non-profit where residents of SE Portland can borrow home and garden tools completely for free! SEPTL is hopping. In 2 short months, we've signed up over 200 members and lent out hundreds of tools. Our library of tools grows daily and includes all sorts of goodies from hedge trimmers to circular saws to ladders to a concrete mixer. We're also in the process of expanding the library to double our current space!

There's one area, though, where the library is lacking, and that's volunteers. We're completely volunteer-powered, so can only open if we have neighbors willing to host the library. As of now, we won’t be able to open as early as July 31st if folks don’t sign up.

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Do you like to boss people around? We need you!

Are you good at managing volunteers? Do you like to boss people around? Whether you're a pro at directing volunteers, or are a detail-oriented person who enjoys big events, your skills are needed!

 

Hands On will be hosting a volunteer experience for 2,000 Intel volunteers and their families at OMSI on Tuesday, August 3rd. We need your help to make this a success!

 

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