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Daily Digest

Digest for November 17, 2010

Special Notice

CNRG Networking Night is Thursday in NW Portland!

When: November 18th 5:30 to 7pm

Where:  Floyd's Coffee Shop - 118 NW Couch St

CNRG's Networking Night has moved this month to Floyd's Coffee Shop at 118 NW Couch St in Old Town. They serve delicious coffee based beverages, beer, and snacks. We will be in the private room in the back from 5:30 to 7pm. Come join us for a fun evening of networking!

If you have questions, please e-mail to [email protected]

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Digest Contents:

CNRG Networking Night is Thursday in NW Portland!
Mortgage Default Intake Orientation
Winter Warm 4 Concert -- Benefits Potluck in the Park
Friends of Tryon Creek to host holiday Forest Market
Think Global, Act Local: Social Sustainability Practice and Radical Innovation
Twelve by Twelve: A One Room Cabin Off The Grid & Beyond the American Dream - with author William Powers
Turkey Dinner on Thanksgiving Day
Presentation on Nov. 17th: TLC Farm's New Campaign to Save Park-bordering Land
Friends of Trees planting in Hillsboro - Saturday, November 20th
Shelter Manager- 20 hours/week
Office Assistant
Extended Recruitment Deadline Executive Director
Program Instructor-Gresham CAFE Program
Outreach Coordinator
Camp Cook
Homeownership Coach - NAYA Family Center
Public Comment Period for the draft Multnomah Food Action Plan is now OPEN
Strategic Financial Tools for the New Normal
Connecting Across Differences In Intercultural Conflict…It’s About Us
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church needs singers!
Plant Trees on Saturday along Beaver Creek with SOLV!
Help Local Classrooms - From Home!

Events

Mortgage Default Intake Orientation

The Community Housing Resource Center will be holding a free Mortgage Default Orientation on Thursday, November 18th, from 5-6PM at the Center. This workshop is the required first step in learning how to work with your lender and how the Center can assist you in resolving your mortgage issue. You do not need to be in default to get help. No reservations are required. For information, contact 360-690-4496 X105. The Community Housing Resource Center is a HUD certified, non-profit counseling/education center.

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Winter Warm 4 Concert -- Benefits Potluck in the Park

Sunday, Dec. 5, pianist Tom Grant will head an all-star line-up of musicians to benefit Potluck in the Park, a 19-year-old all-volunteer non-profit that feeds 400-600 hungry people every Sunday, rain or shine, 52 weeks per year in O’Bryant Square Park. http://www.ktvavideo.com/Potluck/16x9SD.wmv

 

The benefit concert includes two sets of music with Grant and friends and a silent and live auction.

 

General Admission is $45 and includes wine, beer and a light supper. VIP tickets at $100 include a private reception with Tom Grant, artist CD’s, open bar and fine foods

 

The Acadian Ballroom 1829 NE Alberta Street Doors open at 4 PM.

 

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Friends of Tryon Creek to host holiday Forest Market

The Friends of Tryon Creek FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2010

 

CONTACT Jessica Sweeney [email protected] 503-636-4398

 

The Friends of Tryon Creek to Host Forest Market This annual event will be held December 4th and 5th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Portland, Oregon – The Friends of Tryon Creek will usher in the holiday season with their annual Forest Market on December 4th and 5th. The event will be held in the Kraft Room of the rustic Nature Center in the scenic Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Boulevard, Portland. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

 

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Think Global, Act Local: Social Sustainability Practice and Radical Innovation

Women’s Resource Center - Social Sustainability Month!! Here is the list of events http://ecowiki.pdx.edu/news/view/november-wrc-hosts-social-sustainability-month

 

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Twelve by Twelve: A One Room Cabin Off The Grid & Beyond the American Dream - with author William Powers

PSU Social Sustainability Colloquium

 

Fri Nov 19, 1:00 - 3:00pm, PSU School of Social Work ASRC, Room 620/630 1800 SW 6th Avenue, 6th Floor http://www.pdx.edu/campus-map (Quadrant F-8)

 

Twelve by Twelve: A One Room Cabin Off The Grid & Beyond the American Dream With author William Powers The Permaculture Guild http://ecowiki.pdx.edu/student-groups/permaculture will facilitate an activity to explore these ideas.

 

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Turkey Dinner on Thanksgiving Day

THANKSGIVING 2010 Turkey Lovers

 

A reminder, Don and Kathleen will be serving the 8th or 9th Thanksgiving Dinner, Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, 2010.

 

Dinner will be served in the basement dinning hall at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church from 1:00 to 4:00, 7600 N. Hereford Ave. Portland, Or 97203. N. Hereford is between N. Lombard and N. Willis.

 

The number 75 bus stops two doors away on N. Lombard. The number 35 bus stops five doors away on N. Willis. We have plenty of parking and wheelchair access. We would love to have you eat with us. The food is yummy. PLEASE COME TO SHARE DINNER WITH US.

 

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Presentation on Nov. 17th: TLC Farm's New Campaign to Save Park-bordering Land

Tryon Life Community Farm, a local non-profit that saved 7-acres of land bordering Tryon Creek State Park from development in 2005, is launching a campaign to acquire additional land to expand their outdoor education program, Mother Earth School. The 2.3 acre parcel, which borders the park on two sides, is currently slated for an 8-house development - but there is a narrow window of opportunity to buy out the developers!

 

Please attend an action-oriented presentation on Nov. 17th from 7-9pm at Tryon Creek State Park's nature center. Wine and hors'd'oeuvres will be served. For more information, see www.motherearthschool.org or call 503-245-3847.

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Friends of Trees planting in Hillsboro - Saturday, November 20th

Plant native trees and shrubs in Rood Bridge Park (4000 SE Rood Bridge Rd, Hillsboro) on Saturday, November 20th. No experience necessary!

 

Friends of Trees will provide morning refreshments, gloves, tools, and all necessary guidance. Simply show up by 9:00am and be dressed appropriately for the weather.

 

We do require that if anyone is under the age of 18, that they have a parent/guardian sign a waiver (http://friendsoftrees.org/images/stories/pdf/FoT_Youth_WaiverV.pdf) on their behalf and that they bring the completed waiver to the park.

 

This planting is in partnership with Clean Water Services and the City of Hillsboro.

 

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Jobs & Internships

Shelter Manager- 20 hours/week

Portland Homeless Family Solutions

 

Job Title: Shelter Manager

 

Portland Homeless Family Solutions is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide temporary shelter for families with children, access to transitional resources to get families back into permanent housing, and advocacy for the elimination of family homelessness. Portland Homeless Family Solutions operates the Goose Hollow Family Shelter, a night shelter located at the First United Methodist Church, and Thirteen Salmon Family Center, a day shelter located at the First Unitarian Church.

 

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Information

organization:Community Food Security Coalition
position summary:

We are seeking an Office Assistant to handle clerical work and light customer service in our SE Portland office (near 39th and Division). Responsibilities include: taking notes, database entry, mailings, processing publication orders, conference registration, and membership renewals. This is a part time position, 30 hours/week (flexible hours, M-F 9am-6pm). Position begins mid-December.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter by email to Aleta Dunne, Office Manager, [email protected] by December 1, 2010.

Salary / Pay Rate:$11-13/hr DOE, plus paid vacation, holidays, and additional benefits
Apply by:November 30, 2010

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Extended Recruitment Deadline Executive Director

Oregon Families Information, Referral, Service and Training: OrFIRST

 

Extension on deadline for recruitment of

 

Executive Director Position, Portland Metro Area, OR

 

Oregon Families Information, Referral, Service and Training is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 serving families of children with disabilities. OrFIRST’s mission is to help parents of children with disabilities feel competent in addressing the day to day issues of their child with disabilities life through information, referrals and training.

 

Position: Executive Director: .8 FTE

 

Position Available: Immediately

 

Reports to the Board of Directors

 

Reports to Board of Directors

 

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Information

organization:Metropolitan Family Service
position summary:

Metropolitan Family Service Position Description

POSITION TITLE: Gresham CAFE Program Instructor

SUPERVISOR: CJ Mead, Gresham CAFE Program Coordinator

LOCATION: Hall Elementary, Highland Elementary, East Gresham Grade School, or North Gresham Grade School

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Salary / Pay Rate:10-12 $/hr

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Information

organization:Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest
position summary:

JESUIT VOLUNTEER CORPS (JVC) NORTHWEST recruits, places and supports full time Jesuit Volunteers who work at over 100 schools, social service, health, environmental and public agencies in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Salary / Pay Rate:Competitive

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Information

organization:Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
position summary:

OMSI is seeking 6 Camp Cook positions scheduled to work February through November. The Camp Cook position is responsible for cooking for OMSI Science Camps’ program participants and staff during the programming season. This position must communicate efficiently with other cooks, program coordinator, science camps director, food distributors, maintenance personnel and instructors, work with food vendors to place kitchen orders, plan nutritious menus (including possible specialty menus) for campers and camp staff, prepare and cook planned menus for campers and camp staff, prepare portable meals for offsite events as needed, maintain Food Handler’s Certificate food handling standards in kitchen and pantries, and responsible for washing kitchen laundry.

Salary / Pay Rate:Pay: $6.88 - $10.63 per hour*

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Homeownership Coach - NAYA Family Center

The Native American Youth and Family Center is currently accepting applications for a Homeownership Coach.

 

Our Homeownership Program is seeking the right candidate to join our successful, culturally specific HUD Approved Housing Counseling Program. The Homeownership Coach will work in collaboration with Community Development Department team members and other agency programs to provide support to potential homeowners in Portland’s Native American community.

 

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Nonprofit News

Public Comment Period for the draft Multnomah Food Action Plan is now OPEN

The Multnomah Food Initiative is an innovative partnership between community organizations, businesses, and local governments to promote a more sustainable, equitable and healthy local food system. Read about the start of the Multnomah Food Initiative here. 

 The goal of the Multnomah Food Initiative is to develop a shared community vision, collaborative food system goals, and a 15-year action plan that will:

  1. Increase viable local options in our food system
  2. Make the healthy choice an easier choice for all
  3. Build systemic justice, health, and food security
  4. Promote a thriving local economy

 The purpose of this comment period is to solicit community input on the final draft of the Multnomah Food Action Plan. After the community comments have been considered, appropriate changes will be made to the Plan, and it will be published and released as final in December 2010. The community comment period for the Multnomah Food Action Plan ends on Tuesday, November 23rd at 5:00. Please follow the below link to visit the Public Comment Form.  CLICK HERE FOR THE PUBLIC COMMENT FORM

 

 

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Trainings

Strategic Financial Tools for the New Normal

Bank of the Cascades and Willamette Valley Development Officers invite you to be our guest for a free seminar created exclusively for professionals in the nonprofit sector. Continental breakfast will be provided.

 

Date and time: Wednesday, December 15th, 7:30am to 9:30am

 

Location: Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon, PDX (Parking Garage is available on-site)

 

Topic: " Strategic Financial Tools for the New Normal"

 

Speakers: DR. DAVID ALTMAN, CFO, CENTRAL CITY CONCERN

 

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Connecting Across Differences In Intercultural Conflict…It’s About Us

Connecting Across Differences In Intercultural Conflict…It’s About Us

 

Friday, November 19, 2010

 

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 

Location: To Be Announced (wheelchair accessible)

 

This interactive workshop will explore cultural dynamics around communication and conflict that are sometimes hidden and uncomfortable to surface and discuss. Workshop leaders will help us understand how our different experiences of oppression and privilege impact us in intercultural interactions and will help us develop and practice skills to engage effectively across ethnic, gender, and other differences.

 

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Volunteering

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church needs singers!

Like to sing? St. Matthew's Episcopal Church wants to re-start a choir! All ages welcome. Rehearsals Sunday mornings at 8:00 am for worship service at 9:00 am. Cool vestments, grateful congregation, other benefits that are "out of this world"! St. Matthew's is located at 11229 NE Prescott St. in Portland. For more information, please contact Marla McGarry-Lawrence at 503-252-5720 or at [email protected] Check us out on the web at www.stmatthewepiscopal.org.

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Plant Trees on Saturday along Beaver Creek with SOLV!

Plant native trees and shrubs with SOLV in Troutdale on Saturday, November 20th! We will be working along Beaver Creek from 9:00am to 12:00pm rain or shine, and all tools, gloves and supplies will be provided. 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, provide better habitat for wildlife, and be more resilient to climate change.

 

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Help Local Classrooms - From Home!

Schoolhouse Supplies operates a volunteer run Free Store for Teachers - filled with school and office supplies donated by the community!

 

A vital part of running the Free Store is capturing information about what teachers take back to their classrooms. Inventory data-entry volunteers help us track this information by entering data from teacher shopping lists into our online database system.

 

In order to become an inventory data-entry volunteer you'll need to attend a training on our system. Once you've done that you're ready to work from any internet-connected computer – from home, school or work (with approval from your supervisor, of course! Don’t forget to ask if your workplace has a volunteer matching program!)

 

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