Thursday, August 7, 2008

The sun is coming out

Hey folks,

I am still ill and my brain hurts but I am trying to work like a champion.

Check out the Seattle Weekly, the best of Seattle is out and in print.

Also, the World Affairs Council is a very cool organization that works to promote Young Professional Events around world affairs and politics in Seattle.

World Affairs Council seeks programming board members

The Board of the Young Professionals International Network (YPIN) of the World Affairs Council is currently seeking individuals to serve on our programming board for a year starting in September. YPIN is a fun way to be active in the international community in Seattle and board members gain valuable event planning experience and networks with people in the public, private, and non-profit sectors who work in international affairs. YPIN is looking for creative and outgoing individuals to serve as General Program Coordinators on its 2008-2009 Board of Directors. We are also specifically looking for people with marketing and communications experience to help grow our membership and get the word out about the fun things that we do. YPIN is led by a board of young professionals from the greater Seattle area from diverse backgrounds. Our members range from foreign-born Americans to those who just like to learn more about the world around them. Many of us speak different languages, have traveled or lived abroad, and enjoy hanging out with people with international worldviews. If you fit this profile, you should apply! General Program Coordinators make up the bulk of our board members. As a GPC, you will help plan, assist with, and strategize about YPIN events. GPCs must have the ability to organize and support conventional events (e.g. lectures, small group discussions, happy hours, parties) as well as envision new events that YPIN has not tackled thus far. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, innovative, and looking to gain board experience and event-planning abilities. It’s also great if you have big networks of friends or colleagues who may be interested in international affairs. We ask that all GPCs organize 3-4 events per year, as well as assist on a few others. There is no financial requirement to sit our the YPIN board though we hope you will become an active member with the World Affairs Council. If you are interested, please email your resume and a letter of intent to by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 15th. In your letter, please answer the following questions: a) What do you think YPIN’s purpose is? b) Why are you interested in serving as a YPIN board member? d) What skill sets and experience do you possess that will best serve YPIN? Please note that candidates must be able to attend board meetings on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. A one-year term on the board runs from September through August of the next year. A full board retreat, including newly elected members, is planned for the third weekend in September (it is super fun and you won’t want to miss it!). We will follow up individually with select candidates in August and host a meet-n-greet with all prospective board members as well. Last year, we had about 18 applicants for 4 positions so be sure to put your best foot forward. If you have any questions, please email the board at You may also visit and click on the Young Professionals link to learn more. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you soon. The YPIN Board Beth, Ellie, Gabe, Ismael, Michele, Nigel, Patrick, Ryan, Sacha, Sean, Stanley, and Sylvie P.S. YPIN is now on Facebook! Look us up in groups and join today!

If you are an artist or want to be check out these opportunities:

Artwork Opportunity: Breaking Boundaries Project The King County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee is seeking image rights to an original artwork, which captures the spirit of the theme for the County’s 2009 celebration: Breaking Boundaries. The most competitive images will be those which visually articulate an idea around the theme while highlighting one of Dr. King’s many values including courage, truth, social justice, equity, compassion, dignity, humility and service. An honorarium of $500will be offered for rights to the selected image of an artwork by a King County-based artist. The artwork remains the property of the artist. Deadline: Monday, August 25, 2008 Application Information: PDF Attached or visit 4Culture's home page at _______________________________________________ The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs seeks to purchase existing two-dimensional artworks by emerging artists for SPU's Portable Works Collection. Please forward the following link to those who may be interesting in applying.

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