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Digest for July 14, 2010

Digest Contents:

Please Join Us at Northwest Housing Alternatives' Resident Services Multicultural Share Fair!
Free Water Workshops!
Dine Out for KBOO
FREE Summer Construction Daycamp for Girls
Summer Sings!
Crag Law Center's 5th Annual Filbert Farm Benefit Party: July 24
Learn How to Garden through the Fall and Winter with Oregon Tilth!
Ban the Bag Day of Action
Oregon Wild Wolf Rendezvous
Internship Opportunity with The Friends of Tryon Creek (2 Positions)
Development Program Assistant
Reporting Analyst
Communications Manager
United Way Position Opening: Administrative Assistant - Mobilization & Community Investment
Easter Seals Oregon Seeks Space for Art Program
Volunteers Needed for Sundown @ Ecotrust
Food Bank volunteer

Events

Please Join Us at Northwest Housing Alternatives' Resident Services Multicultural Share Fair!

Dear Friends,

 

Please join Northwest Housing Alternatives’ Resident Services department on Saturday, July 17th from 11am-7pm and Sunday, July 18th from 10am-7pm at Ed Benedict Park as we host a Multicultural Share Fair as part of the East Portland Exposition.

 

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Free Water Workshops!

Want more information about watering your lawn or garden in an environmentally friendly way? Community Energy Project is giving a free workshop on Watering to the Weather for Healthy Watersheds. Come learn how to be a part of protecting our local watersheds by reducing non-point source pollution with this informative class. Great for gardeners!

 

Learn how to:

 

Calibrate your drip system, soaker hoses, hose-end sprinklers, or automatic sprinkler systems to match your plants needs more accurately

 

Water your lawn or garden based on weather patterns

 

How actions in your back yard affects the local watershed

 

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Dine Out for KBOO

Enjoy and evening of good food and at the same time helping out your favorite community radio station, KBOO:

 

On July 14th, 2010, the following locally-owned restaurants will be donating a percentage of the days proceeds to KBOO Community Radio. Show your support for local businesses and for your favorite radio staion by going out and eating and drinking this month to the following restaurants.

 

Belmont Pearl @ 2534 SE Belmont http://www.belmontpearl.com/

 

Gold Dust Meridian @ 3267 SE Hawthorne www.golddustmeridian.com/

 

Horse Brass Pub @ 4534 SE Belmont http://www.horsebrass.com/

 

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FREE Summer Construction Daycamp for Girls

Do you know a girl interested in summer day camp?

 

Tell her about Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.'s Building Girls Construction Camp! Camps for both middle and high school girls start next week and are FREE!

 

The week long day camp in NE Portland is for High School girls to learn about carpentry, welding, tile setting and much more! The girls will make and build projects to take home and some projects will be donated back to the community.

 

Middle School girls camp will be hosted in N. Portland and the girls will add the finishing touches on a playhouse we are donating to Habitat for Humanity.

 

Contact Ashley at [email protected] for more information, or call at 503-335-8200, x. 27.

 

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Summer Sings!

Wednesday evening starting at 7 pm, you are invited to sing along with members of the Portland Symphonic Choir as they sing the Berlioz Requiem (accompanied by piano.) The event takes place at the Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building on the Cascade Campus of Portland Community College, 705 N. Killingsworth. It's just east of I-5 and there's free parking just off of N. Albina, across the street from the Arts Building. Come a little early and check out a score for the evening...hang out with other singers and enjoy the evening! $10 admission fee. Hope to see you there!

 

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Crag Law Center's 5th Annual Filbert Farm Benefit Party: July 24

Join the Crag Law Center on Saturday, July 24th for our 5th Annual Filbert Farm Benefit Party!! The event will feature live world music from NuBorn Tribe, delicious Greek food (including lamb, turkey and veggie kabobs), VooDoo Doughnuts, and refreshing local beer and tea. Kids are welcome!!

 

Crag is a public interest environmental law center. All proceeds will support our work to protect public lands, water quality and livable communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Filbert is always a great time and we hope to see you there!

 

Location: 5909 SE Oetkin, Portland OR, 97267

 

Time: 3 pm to 9 pm

 

Suggested donation: $15 to $20

 

More info: www.crag.org; 503-525-2724

 

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Learn How to Garden through the Fall and Winter with Oregon Tilth!

Do you like the idea of plucking fresh salad greens, tender broccoli shoots and delicious root vegetables from your garden all winter long? If so, this is the best time to prepare your beds and begin planting. Attend this class and learn how to grow delicious food from your garden year round. Explore season extension techniques, from cloches to cold frames, enabling you to extend the garden season beyond the fall and into next spring. With a little planning and some simple techniques, learn just how easy “off-season” gardening can be!

 

Class taught at Luscher Farm 125 Rosemont Road West Linn Oregon 97068 $35 or $31 for Lake Oswego residents & Tilth members

 

Visit the Following Link to Register:

 

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Ban the Bag Day of Action

We need your help!! Ban the Bag day of action is July 14th. Ban the Bag is a campaign to end single-use plastic bags.

 

1. Non-profit coalition groups are testifying in front of City Council in support of the ban on single-use plastic bags. We need your help with a show of numbers. 2. The RALLY - is at noon on City Hall steps. There will be music and Bag Monsters and the mayor has mentioned he will come! Come dance with us - get a free Ban the Bag t-shirt. 3. Pint Night. Who can resist beer and the Banning of Plastic Bags? Keen is hosting us for an evening of music, education, and beer. (Want to be extra green? Bring your own glass!)

 

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Oregon Wild Wolf Rendezvous

Join Oregon Wild for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Eastern Oregon’s wolf country. This three-day excursion takes participants deep into the heart of the territory of the Imnaha pack in hopes of seeing or hearing Oregon’s gray wolves. With only 14 wolves in the whole state, it’s a longshot, but exciting opportunities await campers, such as a tracking workshop with an experienced tracker, and meetings with a local rancher and ODFW wolf biologist Russ Morgan. We’ll also enjoy a scenic hike and drive through the Zumwalt Prairie and Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

 

This trip is only open to Oregon Wild members and costs $250. Those who want to come but are not members are encouraged to become a member and sign-up.

 

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Jobs & Internships

Internship Opportunity with The Friends of Tryon Creek (2 Positions)

*Internship Opportunity with The Friends of Tryon Creek State Park*

 

*Position Title:* Tryon Creek Ecology Field Team Leader (2 positions)

 

*Internship Location: *11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd. Portland, Or 97219

 

*Length of Internship:* September 13, 2010 – June 2, 2011

 

*Hours per Week:* 10-12 (Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8AM – 1PM)

 

*How to Apply:* E-mail your résumé to [email protected]

 

*Application Deadline:* Open until filled

 

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Information

organization:PSU School of Social Work/Graduate School of Education
position summary:

The Development Program Assistant is a member of the team raising funds for both the School of Social Work (SSW) and Graduate School of Education (GSE). The Development Assistant monitors program activities for compliance with applicable laws, rules, policies, and procedures. This position undertakes assigned projects from set-up to completion with minimal guidance.

Responsibilities Include:

Project lead for all SSW (and some GSE) donor cultivation opportunities including planning and execution of events such as donor celebrations, community lectures, Dean’s Circle receptions, and possibly reunions.Scholarship coordination: Maintains scholarship systems for Graduate School of Education. Supports SSW scholarship process.

Salary / Pay Rate:$13.23 to $15.61/hr, dependent upon qualifications and experience
Apply by:July 21, 2010

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Information

organization:Mercy Corps
position summary:

The Reporting Analyst creates, maintains and publishes reports on fundraising performance, constituent and gift analysis, and data mining/predictive modeling results. This position interviews key stakeholders on report requirements, retrieves data from multiple sources, produces reports and verifies the results before final publication. The Reporting Analyst helps ensure the reporting and analysis of critical marketing and fundraising data to help guide and support the RD team’s strategic decisions.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Develop and maintain standardized reports using Microsoft SQL Reporting Services: create a suite of reports that are scheduled and delivered electronically or are available on-demand in a self-service environment for RD team members.

Salary / Pay Rate:TBD

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Information

organization:Our Oregon
position summary:

Our Oregon is adding a new member to our communications team. This new member will lead the communications work on economic security and financial reform. Our work in this area includes advocating for state policies aimed at rewriting the rules that shape our financial well being, improving consumer protection and strengthening fair lending laws.

Responsibilities

- Develop and execute strategic communication plan

- Work with outreach team to identify, recruit and prepare people who put the human face on our issues

- Serve as the project manager overseeing development of a new website

- Develop and manage all online communication

Salary / Pay Rate:Excellent compensation package including a competitive salary

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United Way Position Opening: Administrative Assistant - Mobilization & Community Investment

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette has an opening for an Administrative Assistant to perform a wide range of administrative duties in support of the Vice President-Mobilization & Community Investment and the MCI Team. Additional info: www.unitedway-pdx.org.

Forward cover letter and resume to [email protected] Reference Job #400. Position closes 7/25/10. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Nonprofit News

Easter Seals Oregon Seeks Space for Art Program

Easter Seals Oregon is working to establish an Art program for adults and children with disabilities. Our goal is to create opportunities for participants to express themselves in new and creative ways. Because we would like to offer this program free of charge we are looking for in-kind donation of space to hold classes. Space availability will determine when classes are offered (weekends, evenings, etc.).

 

Our space needs: - Accommodate a minimum of 20 people - Wheelchair accessible - Heated - Includes tables and chairs - Easy access to a sink - Easy to clean flooring.

 

If you are interested in this project or know of others who might be, please contact Sarah Medeiros at Easter Seals Oregon - 503.552.9911

 

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Q & A

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Trainings

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Volunteering

Volunteers Needed for Sundown @ Ecotrust

Volunteers needed for a great concert series we are hosting at the Natural Capital Center (the Ecotrust Building). Fun volunteer duties for the Sundown at Ecotrust Outdoor Concert Series. We are looking for folks on for the next three Thursdays:

 

-July 15th (3PM- 6:30PM and 6:30PM-10PM) -July 22nd (3PM- 6:30PM and 6:30PM-10PM) -July 29th (3PM- 6:30PM and 6:30PM-10PM)

 

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Food Bank volunteer

Bradley Angle is looking for a committed, consistent volunteer to assist staff with weekly trips to the Oregon Food Bank, and then help staff unload and restock the food pantry at our Emergency Shelter.

 

Volunteer must:

 

-Have reliable transportation to N/NE Portland -Be able and willing to lift 50lbs

 

Commitment is a few hours, one day a week (days are flexible).

 

Interested? Please contact Rebecca Norman ([email protected] or 503-232-1528 x. 304) with interest and availability.

 

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