Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Flu in Sept.

So my luck is kind of ridiculous. I ended up with the flu in September right around my birthday. Totally unfair although it gives me some much needed time to bond with my house. So far I have watched 15 million movies in the last few days and I have renewed my connection with daytime television. I get up in the morning looking forward to The View- which is actually a great show :)

So now that I became an expert on daytime television, I figure I should let you know I am also a fan of MSNBC, and I have been intimately following the economic crisis and politics. So many emotions in one day, it's a good thing I am sick and can't taste or feel anything :)

Ok enough about my predicament, here are some opportunities to engage:

Call for ISB Enterprise Architecture Committee Nominations The Enterprise Architecture Committee, a committee reporting to the Washington State Information Services Board (ISB), is soliciting applications for a vacancy on the committee. The selected applicant would serve a two-year term, ending in October 2010. Committee Purpose The ISB Enterprise Architecture Committee was formed to establish, direct and govern the state of Washington's enterprise architecture program. The Committee seeks proactive opportunities to build an enterprise architecture that guides and optimizes state information technology resources. Committee Goals Guide efforts to plan, design, and implement an enterprise architecture program for Washington state government; Establish an architecture baseline, gather business drivers, develop and maintain a target architecture and implementation plan; Develop enterprise architecture principles, processes, policies, standards and guidelines; and Establish alignment between the architecture and the state strategic IT plan and the priorities of state government. Location The ISB EA Committee meets alternate Wednesdays in the Forum Building Boardroom, which is located at 605 11th Avenue, Olympia, WA 98501. Who May Apply Applicants must be state employees. This includes the Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, Legislative Branch, or separately elected officials. Applicants must be information technology managers/executives who hold a position equivalent to Chief Information Officer or higher. Desired Qualifications Applicants should have: Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture. The ability to think strategically. The ability to represent an enterprise perspective, not just an agency perspective. The ability to participate in board settings open to the public. An interest in developing and championing the Enterprise Architecture Program. The ability to support a significant time commitment is required for bi-monthly board meetings and preparation (12 - 16 hrs. per month). Preparation includes review of deliverables produced by Documenter Teams who provide expert knowledge on specific enterprise initiatives. How To Apply Applicants should submit to Committee Co-Chair, Frank Westrum: 1)a resume, 2)cover letter that expresses your interest and qualifications, and 3)an endorsement letter from your agency director indicating support for your participation and time commitment. Please e-mail your application to, (ph: (360) 236-3105) by October 6, 2008. For more information about the committee, please visit the ISB Enterprise Architecture Committee Web site at:

SpringBoard Leadership Series (Seattle)

The Young Leadership Division’s fourth annual SpringBoard Leadership Series engages and trains young adults for volunteerism and leadership in the Jewish community. Participants learn about political advocacy and activism, Jewish communal fundraising, serving on a board, combating anti-Semitism and more. This leadership series consists of eight seminars led by local and national leaders.


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2009 King County Budget On October 13, 2008,the King County Council will begin its deliberations for the 2009 budget. According to the KC Budget and Management Office, due to the poor economic forecast and a structural gap between our mandated responsibilities, King County’s deficit in 2009 is estimated at over $90 million. I encourage your participation in the discussions about the 2009 budget. You can email both myself or the entire Council with your opinions and ideas or come to the public budget forums listed below. · Tuesday, October 14, 2008 – Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus, 24635 Southeast Issaquah Fall City Road, Issaquah· Thursday, October 16, 2008 – Maleng Regional Justice Center, Courtroom 3F, 401 4th Avenue North, Kent· Tuesday, October 21, 2008 – Finn Hill Junior High School, 8040 Northeast 132nd Street, Kirkland· Thursday, October 23, 2008 – Shoreline Conference Center, Shoreline Room, 18560 1st Avenue Northeast, Shoreline · Tuesday, October 28, 2008 – King County Council Chambers, 516 Third Avenue, Room 1200, Seattle· Monday, November 10, 2008 – King County Council Chambers, 516 Third Avenue, Room 1200, Seattle, starting at 1:30 p.m.
The City of Bellevue is currently recruiting members for the Network on Aging. Members serve for a term of two years with a commitment of six to 12 hours per month. Members must live, work or serve older adults in Bellevue, and 51% of the group must be over 50 years of age. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3. Our goals: Effectively serve older adults in Bellevue; Communicate older adult needs and provide a forum for that communication; Strengthen community outreach to inform and connect older adults with the necessary resources; Create a unified voice for older adults in Bellevue; Create an environment that makes Bellevue a livable community where older adults have the ability to age in place. Bellevue is a great place to grow up and grow old; Gain respect and knowledge of older adults in Bellevue; Set the standard in the region for older adult services through an Annual Forum of Regional Senior Services providers; Create a regional approach to serving older adults. Contact: Cathy VonWald at 425-452-7681.

What: The 2008 Transnational Trivia Championship

Where: Seattle Center: Fisher Pavilion

When: October 10th, 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Why: To support the World Affairs Council through the most entertaining fundraiser of the year, featuring a catered buffet-style dinner, free drinks, and super fun globally-focused trivia!

Teams of six play for great prizes, which include an 8GB Zune media player for members of the winning team.

There will also be a Round the World raffle with a chance to win two trips to Europe with Rick Steves’ Europe through the Back Door—plane tickets included. Only $20 a ticket!

How Much: $40 per person! (Click here for upgraded seating, champagne, or chocolate desserts for your team)

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