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Digest for August 5, 2008

Digest Contents:

Friends of Trees is Now Accepting Tree Orders for Plantings in 20 SE Portland Neighborhoods
Press Release: An Damhsa Irish Dance Show 9/6/08
REMINDER: Ice-cream, music, prizes, community
Calling all motorcycle riders!
Don't miss out on meeting this impressive group of NGO managers from around the globe!
Fore the Children-Human Solutions 3rd Annual Golf Marathon
Friends of Trees is Now Accepting Tree Orders for 22 Vancouver Neighborhoods
Are You SCRAPPY Enough?
Job Opening: Urban League of Portland Case Manager
Discovery Program Volunteer
Dog Daycare and Boarding Attendant - Virginia Woof Dog Daycare
Sierra Club Job Opening: Admin Asst
what to do with a degree public admin or nonprofit mgmt
Certificate in Nonprofit Management and more
Interested in the next wave of nonprofit leadership
FREE Training for Nurses and Social Workers (CEUs & Contact Hours available)
Conflict & Workplace Relationships
August 6 Mercy Corps Northwest Financial Statement Seminar Rescheduled
Springdale Job Corps is in need of tutors!

Events

Friends of Trees is Now Accepting Tree Orders for Plantings in 20 SE Portland Neighborhoods

Tree order deadlines are approaching for several Southeast Portland neighborhoods where Friends of Trees is organizing community tree plantings this fall. To order street or yard trees for upcoming plantings, homeowners just need to create an online account at "Order Street & Yard Trees" at www.FriendsofTrees.org. Online accounts should be created by the following dates to allow time for the permitting process required prior to the tree purchase:

Sept. 29 deadline for the Nov. 22 planting and Neighborhood Trees Crew Leader Training in Brooklyn and Sellwood-Westmoreland

Oct. 6 deadline for the Dec. 6 planting in Buckman, Hosford-Abernethy and Richmond

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Press Release: An Damhsa Irish Dance Show 9/6/08

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Amanda Ray (503) 484-5482

Sean-nós dance comes to Portland for one of a kind show An DamhsaPortland, Oregon. Meehan Productions will showcase a cultural display of Irish music and dance in the Sean-nós dance performance called An Damhsa, to take place on Saturday September 6, 2008 at 2pm.

 

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REMINDER: Ice-cream, music, prizes, community

What is better than ice-cream in August?

 

What: Lents National Night Out Ice-Cream Social

When: Tuesday, August 5th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Lents Park near the Gazebo (south of SE Holgate Street and west of SE 92nd Ave)

Why: Mingling with friends while eating ice-cream, enjoying music, and meeting police officers. Notable: Free ice cream, free raffle for prizes, and music provided by Portland Metro Concert Band. Last year Channel 6 attended this event.

Members of the Lents Homeownership Initiative (LHI) are hosting the Lents National Night Out Ice Cream Social.

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Calling all motorcycle riders!

Saddle up and get ready to ride for Sunshine Division at the “Fun for Food Run,” a motorcycle cruise sponsored by FMI Truck Sales and Services.

 

The motorcycle cruise goes up to Mt. St. Helens and back on August 23 leaving at 8:30am. This is a fundraiser for Sunshine Division- $25 per motorcycle, all proceeds go to Sunshine Division! Registration begins at 8am at FMI (8305 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. in Portland).

Coffee, donuts and lunch will be provided to all riders thanks to FMI! Please spread the word!

For more information, call or email Britt (503) 823-2116 or [email protected] 

 

 

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Don't miss out on meeting this impressive group of NGO managers from around the globe!

BROWN BAG LUNCH WITH MULTIREGIONAL GROUP of NGO MANAGERS

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Nonprofit Management at Portland State University and the World Affairs Council of Oregon

A rare opportunity to hear from a diverse group of NGO (Non-Government Organization) managers from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America about their work and their impressions of the U.S. NGO sector.

When: Mon. 18 August 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Where: Portland State University 2nd Floor Gallery College of Urban and Public Affairs 506 SW Mill

For info, call Amy at 503.274.7488, International Visitor and Training Program World Affairs Council of Oregon --

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Fore the Children-Human Solutions 3rd Annual Golf Marathon

Human Solutions will hold their 3rd annual Golf Marathon on September 22, 2008 at Colwood National Golf Course on Columbia Blvd.

Only 36 elite golfers are on the course for the event. Each Golfer is asked to raise $1000 Fundraising Goal is $36,000 Each golfer who participates is required to; *Register on line at www.humansolutions.org *Solicit sponsorships from business, associates, family and friends to meet the goal of raising $1,000. Golfer’s can gather pledges for the entire amount of $1000.00 or more!

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Friends of Trees is Now Accepting Tree Orders for 22 Vancouver Neighborhoods

Tree order deadlines are approaching for several Vancouver neighborhoods where Friends of Trees is organizing community tree plantings this fall. To order street or yard trees for upcoming plantings, homeowners just need to create an online account at "Order Street & Yard Trees" at www.FriendsofTrees.org. Online accounts should be created by the following dates to allow time for the permitting process required before the trees can be purchased:

Sept. 22 deadline for the Nov. 15 planting and Neighborhood Trees Crew Leader Training in Vancouver Heights

Nov. 17 deadline for the Jan. 17 planting in Cascade Highlands, Cascade Southeast, Fisher's Creek, Mountain View and Bennington

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Are You SCRAPPY Enough?

Iron Artist Competition – Benefiting SCRAP

The School & Community Reuse Action Project (SCRAP) will hold it’s annual FUNdraiser – Iron Artist Competition – the weekend of September 12-14, 2008.

This high-energy celebration of creative reuse is a large-scale sculpt-off competition involving teams of local artists, rowdy referees, celebrity judges, live music, kid’s activities, merriment and mayhem. Teams have three hours to complete a sculpture using only the materials and theme provided.

Over the years, Iron Artist has become one of the most beloved events in the Portland metro area with incredible support from the community. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this year’s event!

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Jobs & Internships

Job Opening: Urban League of Portland Case Manager

Urban League of Portland Job Description Division/Department: Adult & Senior Services Program Location: 10 North Russell Portland, OR 97227 Job title: Case Manager Reports to: Director of The Senior Services Center

Type of position: Full-time Hours: 40 per week

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Discovery Program Volunteer

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington
position summary:

Discovery Programs are after school activities in various locations that expose a diverse population of girls to a wide range of topics including Healthy Living, Yoga, Drama, Sports, Science and Literacy. By committing to volunteer, you will offer girls, ages ranging from 5 to 17 years old, the opportunity to experience the power of Girl Scouting.

Programs are offered throughout the greater Portland area all during the school year. You can choose to volunteer for the program of your choice at a location near you. Programs are offered to girls as a one day session or in multiple consecutive sessions. We also have fun events, like GirlFest, where you can facilitate Discovery Programs to large groups of girls.

Salary / Pay Rate:volunteer
more info...

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Dog Daycare and Boarding Attendant - Virginia Woof Dog Daycare

A division of Outside In, Virginia Woof Dog Daycare is the first dog daycare in the nation that operates as a job training program for homeless, at risk or disadvantaged youth. Currently we are seeking a flexible and dependable Boarding and Dog Attendant for weekends and on-call. Previous dog and youth experience is desired but not required. Must absolutely love working with dogs and be able to follow guidelines for our youth job training program.

Pay rate is $9-$11/hr DOE

For more information please contact David at (503)224-5455 or email at [email protected]

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Sierra Club Job Opening: Admin Asst

The Oregon Chapter Sierra Club seeks an energetic person with a passion for environmental issues and working towards solutions to fill our part-time (24 hours per week) administrative assistant position.

The Administrative Assistant performs administrative and general office duties, coordinates Chapter activities, events and meetings, interacts with volunteers, assists with Chapter bookkeeping, and responds to routine inquires from members, volunteers, and the general public. Additionally, the Administrative Assistant will use the Chapter’s database to recruit office volunteers.

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Nonprofit News

what to do with a degree public admin or nonprofit mgmt

For ideas on what a degree in nonprofit or public administration prepares you for, see http://www.pdx.edu/careers/majormpa.html --

Sharon Hasenjaeger Assistant Director Institute for Nonprofit Management Portland State University

Tel: (503) 725-8221 Fax: (503) 725-8045

[email protected] www.inpm.pdx.edu for information on INPM’s nonprofit courses and events

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Certificate in Nonprofit Management and more

Did you know you can earn a Certificate in Nonprofit Management or Development in 3 terms at Portland State?

For info see, http://www.inpm.pdx.edu/inpm-certificates.

Upcoming courses are listed at http://www.inpm.pdx.edu/nonprofit-related-courses-fall-2008.

New Nonprofit Leaders' Boot Camp info is at http://www.inpm.pdx.edu/new-nonprofit-leaders-bootcamp-september-22-26-2008-menucha-magnificent-columbia-gorge-0 --

Sharon Hasenjaeger Assistant Director Institute for Nonprofit Management Portland State University Tel: (503) 725-8221 Fax: (503) 725-8045 [email protected] www.inpm.pdx.edu for information on INPM’s nonprofit courses and events

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Interested in the next wave of nonprofit leadership

Interested in the next wave of nonprofit leadership? Take a look at Meyer Foundation report "Ready to Lead: Next Generation Leaders Speak Out" (http://meyerfoundation.org/newsroom/meyer_publications/ready_to_lead). --

Sharon Hasenjaeger Assistant Director Institute for Nonprofit Management Portland State University Tel: (503) 725-8221 Fax: (503) 725-8045 [email protected] www.inpm.pdx.edu for information on INPM’s nonprofit courses and events

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Q & A

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Trainings

FREE Training for Nurses and Social Workers (CEUs & Contact Hours available)

Are you interested in FREE training, FREE CEUs/Contact Hours, 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. Contact Hours for nurses and NASW-approved CEUs for social workers are available.

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Conflict & Workplace Relationships

Conflict & Workplace Relationships Sponsored by Resolutions Northwest and Adelante Services www.resolutionsnorthewest.org September 26, 2008 1:00 – 4:30 pm

$65 for the general public, $50 for non-profit employees Early registration recommended, space is limited to 24 participants.

Unresolved or ineffectively handled conflict can cause stress for individuals and may damage the organization as a whole. On the other hand, learning how to handle conflict better can enhance productivity and workplace harmony. If you are willing to explore conflict's potential for growth and opportunity, join us for this fun and interactive workshop, where together we will:

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August 6 Mercy Corps Northwest Financial Statement Seminar Rescheduled

Please note that the seminar "Understanding Financial Statements: What Every Entrepreneur Should Know" hosted by MCNW on August 6 has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The seminar has been rescheduled for Wednesday, August 27th. Same time and place. We apologize for any inconvenience.

To RSVP for the August 27th seminar, please contact Sarah at [email protected] or 503-236-1580 x209.

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Volunteering

Springdale Job Corps is in need of tutors!

Springdale Job Corps is in need of tutors!

Can you read? Write? Do arithmetic? Terrific!

Located in Troutdale, OR, Springdale is a vocational training program for individuals 16-24 years of age. Students gain GED/High School Diplomas while learning a career path and getting certified on their way to continuing education. We have five career paths: health occupations, culinary arts, auto body repair, protective services and office administration.

We need tutors to aid our students in reading, writing, math, and all other areas. Whether you can dedicate one hour a week or 10 - we're interested in having you out!

Please keep in mind a few criteria:

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