Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sickness in Seattle

So I am sick so this will be a fast post.

Here are some important meetings coming up in the community: If you haven't seen State Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos speak, go see her because she is an excellent speaker and she is a politician worth checking out. She is very committed to local issues.

CCCJ MEETING NOTICE Community Coalition for Contracts and Jobs (CCCJ) meeting will be on on Tuesday August 5, 2008 at 6:00 PM at the Central Area Motivation Program (CAMP) 722 18th Ave. in Central Seattle. State Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos will be the guest speaker. CCCJ meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month at CAMP with a mission to insure equal participation for African Americans on contracts and jobs created by our tax and consumer dollars. For further information call 206-353-5770. Please forward to everyone you know and encourage them to come and hear about all of the positive things happening to support economic parity and justice and inclusiveness for the Black community.

These are also an important meetings because of transportation and tolls to and from the Eastside:
Open houses feature toll scenarios for SR 520 bridge CONTACT: David Grant, Public Information Officer, 425-452-4158 or DGrant@bellevuewa.gov. BELLEVUE – A special committee set up to study various tolling plans to raise money for construction and maintenance for the State Route 520 Bridge will hold an open house in Bellevue, one of six scheduled events. The 520 Tolling Implementation Committee, named earlier this year by the state Legislature, will meet 5 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6, in Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E. The purpose of this and the other open houses is to gather feedback on the scenarios, which could also impact Interstate 90, SR 522 and other major roadways in the area. On July 23, the Committee announced four possible tolling scenarios, and discussed the possible revenue that each scenario could raise to rebuild and maintain the 520 bridge. The other open houses, all from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with a presentation scheduled at 6 p.m., are being held: Tuesday, Aug. 5, in Seattle at the Naval Reserve Building at South Lake Union, 860 Terry Ave. N.; Thursday, Aug. 7, in Kirkland at the Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave.; and Wednesday, Aug. 13, in Mercer Island at the Community Center at Mercer View, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. For more information, including the scenario results presented at the July 23 meeting, visit the Tolling Implementation Committee website at http://www.build520.org.

This is another interesting opportunity I came across. If you are interested in serving in a different capacity, as a volunteer consultant for start up businesses and public service orgs:

Dear MBA-Level Professional, Nonprofit Director, or Small Business Owner:

USA Leadership Corps is a national, volunteer-driven strategy consulting group.
We help nonprofits and small businesses achieve greater success from their fundraising, marketing, and other business planning initiatives.

Our volunteer consultants provide this support because they desire to...
* Make meaningful, dynamic contributions to society,
* Enhance their resumes for future employment or graduate school opportunities,
* Refine their existing leadership, consulting, and project management skills.

Please visit http://www.usaleadershipcorps.org/ to learn more about the program.

Thank you!
USA Leadership Corps

Also, if you are a nurse and you are looking to volunteer your services, check out:
Nurses needed to give flu shots for MS fundraiser.

Where: Various office buildings in the Seattle and Eastside area
When: This fall, weekdays, October-November. Most shifts 10am to 2pm.
What: Administer flu shots
Who: RNs, LPNs, ARNPs with current Washington State license
Why: Raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis; raise awareness of MS
How: Contact Lisa Daly at 206-633-2606 or lisad@msakc.org

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of King County (MSA) is a local charity that supplies direct services to King County residents living with MS. We provide counseling, social work, in-home PT/OT, hydrotherapy and yoga classes and educational programs about the disease. MSA also operates a totally accessible house for people disabled by MS who would otherwise need to live in a nursing home, and provides volunteer helpers to clients who live in their own homes but need some assistance to do so. Our mission is to help local people with MS continue to lead productive lives.

Since 1998, MSA has offered a totally professional flu clinic experience, at comparable costs and the opportunity to make a charitable contribution. MSA of King County is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization with the mission of providing vital direct services to local people living with Multiple Sclerosis. The Flu Shot Clinics are one way of raising funds for rehabilitation, social work, housing and other services. WWW.MSAKC.ORG
Lastly, Seattle Works, a non-profit that engages young professionals in service has put out their candidate guide.

If you are interested check out the website at:

Ok dok, thats all for now,also, sickness in August is nothing I would recommend. :) My brain hurts.

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