From:                                         CCE Communications Coordinator

Sent:                                           Monday, January 07, 2013 3:44 PM

To:                                               Bowling, Emily; Lang, Julia

Subject:                                     Newsletter Draft



I’m planning on sending out the newsletters on Wednesday still, but I wanted to get your thoughts and opinions on the draft below.

Thanks J





Welcome to Winter Term!


In this newsletter:



¨  Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service


New Service Opportunities:

¨  MLK Day of Service Projects

¨  #26Acts

¨  Occupy Sandy- Donate supplies for Hurricane Relief

¨  Ethiopian Cultural Dinner & Auction Volunteers

¨  Coach Youth Basketball


Upcoming Events:

¨  MLK Day of Service, January 19th 8:30am-1:30pm

¨  Corvallis Indoor Winter Market SNAP Program

¨  Campus to Congress Workshops

¨  Ethiopian Cultural Dinner & Auction



¨  Civic Education Project Spring/Summer Staff application due February 1st, 2013

¨  White House Internship application due January 27th, 2013

¨  Non-profit Board Member Training

Please help us to report on the great work that OSU students have accomplished in our community. We encourage you to submit these forms to track your service hours with the CCE. Follow this link to our handy, dandy community service tracking form.

 ***If you would like to see your service events/announcements in our newsletterplease submit them here by Tuesday at 5pm. The newsletters will go out on Wednesdays. ***

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Join the Center for Civic Engagement and the OSU Campus and Community as we pay our respects to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a service day. The CCE is sponsoring 8 service projects, the descriptions and registration forms for each of which can be found here. "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?- DR. MLK Jr.



New Opportunities

MLK Day of Service
Saturday January 19th, 8:30am-1:30pm
Where: Meet at McAlexander Fieldhouse to check in between 8:30am and 9am!
Description: Help us honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We have 8 projects available. Check out the service projects by going here: Continental breakfast and hot tea/coffee will be available in the morning and hot soup and bread will be provided when you return from your projects between 1 and 1:30pm. Food is being provided by the Student Events & Activities Center and Cultural Meals Program.
Contact info:

Corvallis Gondar Sister Cities Association(C-GSCA) Ethiopian Dinner & Auction
When: Sunday, January 27, 2013, from 4:00 pm -8:00 pm. (some positions require only 1-hour shifts)
Where: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 SW. West Hills Rd., Corvallis, Oregon
Description: Corvallis has a sister city in Gondar, Ethiopia, where C-GSCA builds wells and works in a school that serves 2,000 students. Volunteers are needed to help in preparing and cooking foods (under supervision), set-up of hall with tables, chairs, serving of food trays to participants, and/or clean-up for a fudnraising event.
Requirements: Ability to work at a steady pace to meet deadlines; friendly and polite; and willing to be supervised and have a good time enjoying the Ethiopian culture and traditions
Contact Info: Don Prickel: 541-760-0252 or

Coach Youth Basketball
When: Training and practices begin January 9, 2013 through mid March
Where: Corvallis; specific locations will vary
Description: Remember when you played sports as a child? It was fun, you made friends, it felt good and you learned to love the game. You can help someone have this same experience. Share your skills and make a difference in a young person's life by becoming a volunteer coach for the Parks & Recreation Department. Sign up now to coach a boys or girls basketball team (grades 2-8). It only takes 4 - 6 hours per week to share your love of the sport with the children of Corvallis. Coaching is a fun and extremely rewarding experience.
Requirements: Must be present at all games and practices, contact Robert (see below) for further requirements and to schedule an interview
Contact Info: Robert Thornberg: or 541-754-1706
Website: Position Description:

Occupy Sandy- Hurricane Relief Donations
Remember the devastation of Hurricane Sandy?

Visit the Occupy Sandy "Wedding" Registries to select supplies like goggles, trash bags and diapers and send directly to the victims of Hurricane Sandy....or make a $ donation to help thousands rebuild their homes and businesses here: Occupy Sandy:


#26Acts Initiative
Newtown's heartbreak has a lot of us asking, "What can I do?" Thinking about this, Ann Curry took to social media and asked people to imagine what would happen if all of us committed to 26 acts of kindness to honor each life lost in Newtown.

Ongoing Opportunities

Campus Recycling’s Repair Fair Volunteer
Fairs are monthly, times variable
Student Sustainability Center, 738 SW 15th Street (15th St near Western)
The OSU Waste Watchers needs volunteers with repair skills - computers, electronics, furniture, general household items, clothing, anything! We are hosting monthly Repair Fairs, workshops at which students and community members bring broken items and learn how to fix them.
Our first Repair Fair was on October 29th and was very successful. Learn more about the event in this blog post or view photos on Facebook.
Requirements: Skills and experience in repairing computers, electronics, furniture, household items, clothing or other items
Contact Info:   Andrea Norris, 541-737-5398

The Arts Center Weekly Volunteer
When: ASAP
Where: 700 SW Madison Avenue Corvallis, Oregon
Description: We are currently looking for someone with organizational, office, and some leadership skills to be our volunteer coordinator. We are also searching for volunteers who can commit to 2.5 hours a week for basic phone answering/retail/mailing jobs. We are also searching for volunteer who can be on call to help out with mailings, or moving furniture/art items, or can fill in for the weekly jobs above.
Contact Info: Joni King ph: 541-754-1551

City Hall Ambassadors Volunteer Program
When: Shifts are scheduled in 3 hour blocks from 8am-11am; 11am-2pm; and 2pm-5pm. M-F (non-holidays)
Where: City Hall at 501 SW Madison Ave (Parking is provided)
Description: City Hall Ambassadors are volunteers who provide reception services at the front desk of City Hall.|
Experience working with the public
Experience with, or knowledge about, local government
General familiarity of the Corvallis community
Friendly, positive attitude
Criminal background check required

Fill out online application at the following website:

Contact Info: Kathy Louie at 541-766-6901

Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center
When: Ongoing, Monday-Friday 10am-2pm

Where: McLean Hall at First Christian Church, 603 Madison Ave
The Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center provides a safe place for low income individuals to gather and socialize. Refreshments and games are provided as well as a place for individuals to receive mail. Volunteers are needed to stock supplies, socialize with guests, and clean the facilities.

Contact Info: 541-738-7500, email:



There are MANY more on-going service opportunities! They can be found here.





Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
When: Saturday January 19th 8:30am-1:30pm
Where: Meet between 8:30am and 9am at the McAlexander Field House

Description: Join the CCE and the OSU Campus as we honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a day of service. We have 8 projects to choose from, each of which can be found here.

Contact Info:



Corvallis Indoor Winter Market SNAP Program

When: The Corvallis Indoor Winter Market is open 9am to 1pm every Saturday from January 12th until April 13

Where: Guerber Hall at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd Street

Description: Students can now use SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) to buy fresh local food at the Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. All SNAP recipients can use their Oregon Trail card at the indoor farmers’ market to purchase fruits and vegetables, plant starts, meat, dairy, and bread. Through Ten Rivers Food Web’s That’s My Farmer SNAP Incentive Program, students who spend at least $6 of their SNAP benefits at the market will receive an extra

$6 in market tokens that are redeemable for fresh foods. The same program operates at the outdoor Corvallis and Albany markets. However, the tokens are not interchangeable.

Zia will be selling coffee to raise funds to continue running the program. Stop by and support our local farmers and community.

Contact Info: Dan Blaustein-Rejto


Campus to Congress Workshops

When: April 12-14th, 2013

Where: Lewis and Clark College in Portland

Description: The Bard Center for Environmental Policy invites you to attend the C2C Fellows workshop series. C2C stands for Campus to Congress, Corporation, City Hall, and Capitol Hill. Our weekend workshops cover communication, entrepreneurship, environmental and climate science, media, raising capital, and other critical topics. Current college students (undergrads and grad students), recent graduates, and other excited 20-somethings from across the country are welcome to apply. 

Applications are due 10 days prior to each workshop, and can be submitted on our website.

Contact Info: Jess Scott 845-752-4514



Ethiopian Cultural Dinner & Auction

When: January 27th, 2013 5:00-8:00pm

Where: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 SW. West Hills Rd
Enjoy a cultural evening with authentic Ethiopian foods, coffee, ethnic costumes, and a brief explanation about the people and their religions. Funds raised will support teacher training, science equipment, and teachers from Tsadiku Yohannes Elementary School to visit Corvallis schools. $22 (adults), $10 (ages 7-14), free (ages 6 and under). Tickets available at Grass Roots Bookstore in Corvallis, online, or via phone.

Contact Info: Crystal 541-754-6364





Civic Education Project Spring/Summer Staff

Description: The Civic Education Project (CEP), a leadership and civic engagement program at Northwestern University, is NOW HIRING exceptional staff for our 2013 Spring & Summer service-learning programs. Join CEP for a weekend, week or month in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Baltimore or Washington DC this Spring or Summer! Apply now to work with outstanding middle and high school students from across the country.

Instructional, residential and administrative positions are available! Staff receive a cash stipend, room and board, and training in service-learning and experiential education. Travel reimbursement is available for many programs. Complete details can be found here:

Desired Qualifications include:

• Experience facilitating service-learning or experiential education programs * Experience with educational leadership, teaching, residential life, or administration * Experience working with outstanding high school or junior high school students * Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal, and supervisory skills


The CEP online School Year Application and Summer Application are now available:

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received until all positions are filled - apply early to receive full consideration!

Spring & returning summer staff applications due: January 1 New summer staff applications due: February 1


YOU have the power to create life-changing experiences for young student leaders! Live and learn from a community of dedicated, passionate staff - Apply today!


White House Internships

Description: The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, and prepare them for future public service opportunities. The White House Internship Program's mission is to make the "People’s House" accessible to future leaders from around the nation. The application for the Summer 2013 White House Internship Program is now open. Deadline for applications is January 27, 2013. For more information and to apply please visit


Nonprofit Board Training

Description: Financial Stewardship Resources will be hosting a training for nonprofit board members at OSU on January 19th. This training is open to anyone interested in working with nonprofits. We have just opened up our student rate for this event. It will be offered at $60 for a full day of training (normally $110).

There will be appx 500 board members from all over the state and instructors from across the county present, so it is also an excellent networking opportunity for students.
Items to note:
* Cindy Cumfer and Kay Sohl, authors of the Oregon Nonprofit Handbook, will each be teaching workshops and have a table during lunch to answer questions about the book (new edition just came out).
* The Foundation Center will be hosting a workshop.
* Individual trainings for board officers (President, Secretary, Treasurer), as well as one for new board members.
* Keynote speaker is Melanie Herman from the Nonprofit Risk Management Center - she will be discussing the Top 10 Legal Risks for Nonprofits.
* We will also be unveiling our new name and website!





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