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Digest for July 8, 2008

Digest Contents:

Special Event! Stumptown Coffee and Bikes to Rwanda present...
Atlanta's Mayor Shirley Franklin lecture July 8 in Portland
NW Intentional Communities Gathering (NICA)
Special Event! Stumptown Coffee and Bikes to Rwanda present...
Join Oregon Wild for Wildflower ID Hikes and other Outdoor Adventures!
Post Apocalypse Prom at The Watershed Warehouse July 11
Sake Tasting Night - 7/30
Free Camp for Middle and High School Girls
Assistive Technology Position - ALS Association of OR & SW WA
Temporary Receptionist needed ASAP
After-school facilitator position with AmeriCorps--Part-time
Americorp position open
CASH Oregon Volunteer and Outreach Manager
Accountant
Desperately Seeking Short-Term Intern
Scan on Nonprofit Innovation--Need Your Input!
FREE training & CEUs for Social Workers (NASW approved)
Do you use contracts in your small business?
Last chance to sign up to volunteer at the Museum of Contemporary Craft's Annual Gala & Craft PDX!
Be a Big Brother or Big Sister for a Day!
Volunteer for Trail Blazers Street Jam benefiting Special Olympics Oregon
OMSI Bike Day - VOLUNTEER

Events

Special Event! Stumptown Coffee and Bikes to Rwanda present...

"Green Living Project - Africa 2008"

A must-see multi-media event for any coffee, biking, Africa, or sustainability enthusiast! Green Living Project will present unique sustainability projects across Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania. Plus, a special highlight will be on Stumptown & Bikes to Rwanda’s work supporting Rwandan specialty coffee! Don’t miss this special event!

When: Wed, July 9th @ 6-8pm Where: Stumptown Coffee - Downtown Portland (SW 3rd & Ash St) Why: Support good folks doing good work - Stumptown, Bikes to Rwanda, Green Living Project

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Atlanta's Mayor Shirley Franklin lecture July 8 in Portland

Mayor Shirley Franklin discusses “The Greening of Atlanta: the Revitalization of an Urban Landscape," at Portland Parks & Recreation's "Great Parks, Great Cities" speaker series, 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 8.

Named one of the nation’s top five big city mayors by Time Magazine, Shirley Franklin is the first woman mayor of Atlanta and the first African American woman to lead a major Southern city. Mayor Franklin is the first woman to chair the National Conference of Democratic Mayors and is a Convention Co-Chair for the Democratic National Convention in August. She was also an early endorser of Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee for President.

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NW Intentional Communities Gathering (NICA)

NICA Annual Summer Gathering

Saturday, July 26-27, 2008

The Farm at Columbia Ecovillage,4647 NE Killingsworth St., Portland, OR 97218

Our theme for this summer’s gathering of communitarians and community seekers will follow along the lines of Diana Leafe Christian’s workshop called “Heart of Healthy Community: Communication, Process and Dealing with Conflict.” See www.creating-a-life-together.org for more information on Diana’s work.

An adept facilitator, Diana has offered to hold a workshop and join our other planned community festivities that will include sharing stories, singing, meals, dancing, ritual and celebration.

Pre-registration required for food planning and sleeping accommodations

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Special Event! Stumptown Coffee and Bikes to Rwanda present...

"Green Living Project - Africa 2008"

A must-see multi-media event for any coffee, biking, Africa, or sustainability enthusiast! Green Living Project will present unique sustainability projects across Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania. Plus, a special highlight will be on Stumptown & Bikes to Rwanda’s work supporting Rwandan specialty coffee! Don’t miss this special event!

When: Wed, July 9th @ 6-8pm Where: Stumptown Coffee - Downtown Portland (SW 3rd & Ash St) Why: Support good folks doing good work - Stumptown, Bikes to Rwanda, Green Living Project

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Join Oregon Wild for Wildflower ID Hikes and other Outdoor Adventures!

Visit Oregon’s amazing outdoors with the people that know them best!

For a listing of all of our free hikes, fishing trips and camp outs visit www.oregonwild.org

There’s still space! Sign-up for this amazing camp out Iron Mountain & Echo Basin Camp Out with Wendell Wood,--July 18, 19, and 20th

On Saturday, explore the wildflowers of Iron Mountain, one of the most botanically diverse areas of the Oregon Cascades, with naturalist Wendell Wood. Then visit an outstanding old-growth grove of Alaska Yellow Cedar and wildflower meadows in the Echo Mountain Basin.

On Sunday, hike the Cone Peak Trail with shaded forests, open hillsides bursting with wildflowers and outstanding views of snow-capped Cascade peaks. Plant list provided.

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Post Apocalypse Prom at The Watershed Warehouse July 11

SURVIVORS OF ALL PERSUASIONS COME AND CELEBRATE AT THE POST APOCALYPSE PROMJuly 11,2008 @ THE WATERSHED (5040 SE Milwaukie Ave in SE Portland)

Pre-Convergence Meeting starts at 7pm. Adverting and rebuilding disaster takes planning, come and plug into the solutions. Bike ride included (see below).

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Sake Tasting Night - 7/30

Young Professionals Present Sake Tasting Night Join the Young Professionals of the World Affairs Council for an evening of sake tasting at Zilla Sake House on July 30, 2008. Featuring an extensive selection of different styles of sake, the tasting will offer a broad sweep of the variety of flavors and textures that sake has to offer. Delicious hors doeuvres will complement sake specially selected for the Young Professionals by Zilla Sake Houses owner, Allison Lowe. The tasting will be accompanied by an informal discussion of sake and sake history by Marcus Pakiser, a Sake Manager at Youngs Columbia Wine Company.

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Free Camp for Middle and High School Girls

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. is proud to offer a free camp for middle and high school girls. Girls will learn how to frame a house, build out of sheet metal, paint, use survey equipment and many other exciting activities. The camp includes on-site activities as well as field trips. The high school camp takes place from July 14th - July 25th; the middle school camp takes place from August 4th - August 8th. The camp is in North Portland; breakfast is provided. Please contact Ashley Kaye at 503-335-8200, x21, or at [email protected] for more information.

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Jobs & Internships

Assistive Technology Position - ALS Association of OR & SW WA

ALS Assistive Technology Position Available in Portland, OR.

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Temporary Receptionist needed ASAP

Hello,

We are needing someone to fill in for our receptionist while they are out on Medical Leave until August. If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Gretchen Bradley at [email protected]

Pay is $12/hour. Experience a huge plus, especially with Medisoft’s Office Hours.

Job starts Monday (7/14), unless we find someone sooner.

Thank you!

 

Gretchen Bradley

Volunteer and Community Programs Coordinator

Quest Center for Integrative Health

2901 E. Burnside

Portland, OR 97214

503-238-5203 x 103 tel / 503-238-5202 fax

www.quest-center.org

 

Empowering People, Nurturing Community, Promoting Health and Wellbeing

 

 

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After-school facilitator position with AmeriCorps--Part-time

Human Solutions, a non-profit social service agency in outer SE Portland seeks an energetic and committed individual to serve as a part-time AmeriCorps member at two low-income housing projects. The After-School Activities Provider will design after school programs and recruit youth participants. Recruiting additional volunteers will be essential to the success of the programs. This is a great opportunity to use your Russian language skills since most of the children have Russian as their first language. However, the ability to speak Russian is not a requirement for this position.

This position begins September 2008.

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Americorp position open

"PROTECT THE BEST" VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Join Portland Parks & Recreation Environmental Stewardship Team recruiting and working with volunteers under the "Protect the Best" program. The  "Protect the Best" program is a program that evaluates the ecological  health of Portland Parks natural areas and determines which is the best.  Professionals and volunteers work from the inside of the "best" towards  the outside to increase the "bests" acreage. For more information, please go to the Northwest Service Academy's website  http://www.northwestserviceacademy.org and read our positing.

Louise Shorr

Portland Parks & Recreation City Nature Volunteer Coordinator

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CASH Oregon Volunteer and Outreach Manager

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:CASH Oregon
position summary:

While supporting the overall direction and mission of CASH Oregon, this position will have the responsibility to manage and implement programs for volunteer recruiting, scheduling and support, organizing and assisting with training for volunteers.

Salary / Pay Rate:Depends on Experience
more info...

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Accountant

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Willamette View Foundation
position summary:

Willamette View Foundation is a unique, small non-profit organization located on the beautiful, 27-acre campus of Willamette View retirement community overlooking the Willamette River in southeast Portland. The Foundation develops and manages a growing endowment fund for resident financial assistance, and provides financial management services to residents including investment management, consulting and problem solving, charitable gift planning, and acting as trustee or personal representative.

Salary / Pay Rate:$40,000 - $50,000
more info...

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Desperately Seeking Short-Term Intern

"Help us reclaim our conference room!" *SEE NOTE AT BOTTOM*

Small, statewide civil rights non-profit based downtown Pdx is overrun with old paper documents that need to be scanned for archival. Once archived we can have them shredded and reclaim our only conference room...

It isn't glamorous work but we could really use your help! Sadly, we don't have a budget for the project but this would make a great short-term assignment for someone looking to enter the job market for the 1st time, or re-enter the job market after an absence, or otherwise just beef up on ofc equipment skills and build an exemplory job reference.

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

Scan on Nonprofit Innovation--Need Your Input!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

My name is Fran Loosen and I'm a CNRG-er from way back when it was a few friends meeting for potlucks in people's homes. Mad props to the awesome board and the fantastic new website. It's amazing to see how this community is still thriving after so many years!!! Now I am a grad student at the University of Michigan Business School (still working for npos, though) and I am hoping that you can take some time to help me gather information on what's going on in the field.

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Trainings

FREE training & CEUs for Social Workers (NASW approved)

Are you interested in FREE training, FREE CEUs, and FREE lunch? Do you ever have questions about adoption? Do you know the current Oregon Law? Understanding Infant Adoption is a nationally accredited training that is designed to help professionals working with pregnant women/teens (or women/teens who may become pregnant) discuss adoption as an option. This training provides education about, not advocacy for, the adoption option. Topics include adoption law and practice in Oregon, special issues in counseling teens, birthfather rights and responsibilities, and non-directive, noncoercive counseling techniques.

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Do you use contracts in your small business?

What you need to know about contracts and contracting!

Presented by Jerry Carleton from the law firm of Bullivant Houser Bailey, PC, this workshop offers tips for small businesses on signing and using contracts. Hosted by Mercy Corps Northwest.

Date: Monday, July 14, 2008

Time: 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Place: MCNW Office, 2069 NE Hoyt St.

Cost: $10, pay at the door.

Please RSVP: Sarah at [email protected] or 503-236-1580 x209. For more information about Mercy Corps Northwest and small business seminars, please visit www.mercycorpsnw.org

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Volunteering

Last chance to sign up to volunteer at the Museum of Contemporary Craft's Annual Gala & Craft PDX!

Last chance to sign up to volunteer at the Museum of Contemporary Craft’s Annual Gala & Craft PDX!

 

Unpacking: Celebrate a Year of Rediscovery Annual Gala

 

On Saturday, July 12th, the streets around the Museum will be closed for a benefit gala featuring an evening of fine dining, auction and live music. Volunteers are needed to assist with all levels of the festivities, including, but not limited to: check-in, auction, gallery security, hosting and Museum information. Join the Museum’s staff and board in celebration of the first anniversary of the Museum’s move to its new location and the release of the first publication about the Museum’s collection, titled Unpacking the Collection.

 

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Be a Big Brother or Big Sister for a Day!

Thinking about volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters?

Join us on Saturday, July 12 to learn what it would be like to be a Big Brother or Big Sister!

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., prospective mentors will be matched with a child, and together they'll help build a trail through a riparian forest and meadow to the site of a new bird watching platform at the Sandy River Delta.

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Volunteer for Trail Blazers Street Jam benefiting Special Olympics Oregon

Trail Blazers Street Jam provides a fun filled weekend for basketball players and festival-goers of all ages through the celebration of athleticism, community involvement and Oregon's rich basketball heritage! From recreational players to elite competitors, Trail Blazers Street Jam has games for all ages and abilities. This event is July 18 – 20 at the Rose Garden and benefits Special Olympics Oregon. Volunteers will either be helping with scoring or timing for the 3-on-3 games. This is a great opportunity for groups, families or single volunteers! All volunteers receive a t-shirt. To sign up – go to www.blazersstreetjam.com.

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OMSI Bike Day - VOLUNTEER

OMSI Bike Day - Saturday, July 26The OMSI and the CCC are teaming up to educate the public about the science, mechanics, health benefits and safety rules of bicycles. The CCC is looking for 25 volunteers who love working with and educating the public. We have positions for all interests, from bike safety education to mechanics, from explaining the health benefits of bicycling to spreading the good word about the Community Cycling Center.

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