Reminder: Meeting tonight (Oct 3) at McMahon / Ryan

October 3, 2011 by

Happy Monday, all!

A reminder that our next meeting is this evening at 5:30pm. We’ll get a tour of the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy site. McMahon/Ryan is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending child abuse through intervention and education.

They have an amazing facility at 601 East Genesee Street in Syracuse that houses a lot of child advocacy groups, and we’ll get a tour and a walking presentation.

Park in the big lot on East Genesee Street. There are two buildings on that site — the Peck Hall building is NOT theirs; you’ll actually walk around the other building and through a gate. The entrance is on Fayette Street (the lot is bordered by Fayette, Genesee and McBride). Josh will hang outside until about 5:35 to usher you in the right direction.

If you need a refresher on an email, we post them at http://40bcetf.org shortly after we send them.

Unsubscribe info is at the bottom of this email.

* 40 Below update: The next major events include a speed networking event in November, and the group is working on a New Year’s Eve party!

* GreeningUSA is seeking board members!

GreeningUSA focuses on advocating for communities to become more sustainable. They are in the process of nominating new members for their Board of Directors.

If you or anyone you know is interested, contact Peter Arsenault at pja-arch@twcny.rr.com. The requirements are pretty basic, but this is a “working board” so monthly attendance at Board meetings and service on at least one committee is expected. The website for the organization is http://www.greeningusa.org

* Friends of Beaver Lake seeks board members

Friends of the Beaver Lake Nature Center is looking for board members. If you’re interested, send an inquiry to Bruce Stebbins at brucestebbins@verizon.net — let him know you heard about the opening from us!

* Visions for Change needs volunteers

Visions for Change is the lead agency for an anti-poverty initiative in Syracuse called “Circles®”. This program works with low-income individuals who are working very hard to become self-sufficient and out of poverty. During this program the participants are matched with Allies/mentors who work with them 2 hours a month to help them meet their goals. They are looking for volunteers to become Allies. If you’re interested, please contact Rhonda O’Connor at roconnor@vfcing.org.

* Event opportunity: Future Fund Kickoff Event

The Future Fund is a giving circle that allows young professionals to become philanthropists by pooling together donations to make a $5,000 grant to a local nonprofit every year. Members are involved at every step of the granting process, from picking grant categories to reviewing proposals, to site visits.

This grant season’s kickoff event will be Thursday, October 13 at the Cafe at the Redhouse at 5:30pm.

* Event opportunity: Holidays at the Mansion

Volunteers are needed for an upcoming event! The George & Rebecca Barnes Foundation is looking for volunteers for Hoidays At The Mansion. This event is October 21st thru 30th from 10am to 4pm.

Additional information regarding Hoidays At The Mansion will be available soon at their website, http://www.grbarnes.org .

THE GEORGE & REBECCA BARNES FOUNDATION

930 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203
Phone: 315-422-2445

E-Mail: info@GRBarnes.org

* Civic Engagement members are welcome at Thursday Morning Roundtable events. Held at Drumlins at 8:15 each Thursday morning (coffee at 7:45), the events last one hour and include a presentation followed by a Q-A session.

ctober 6 Creating a New Regional Economic Development Strategy

David Mankiewicz, Senior Vice President,

Director of Infrastructure & Urban Initiatives,

CenterState CEO

October 13 Ensuring Successful Students and Schools

Sharon Contreras, Superintendent

Syracuse City School District

October 20 New York’s Public Sector Retirement Bomb

E.J. McMahon, Senior Fellow

Manhattan Institute/Empire Center for

New York State Policy

October 27 The Journey of a Lifetime

Pam Hyland, President/CEO

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc

Gregg Tripoli, Executive Director

Onondaga Historical Association

Meeting tonight; expanded info!

September 12, 2011 by

The first meeting of the season will be at the Syracuse Suds Factory tonight at 5:30; first Monday meetings resume in October.

* 40 Below has been hard at work this summer, bringing together its task forces, trying to spread the word across the state, and generally trying to explain to people – and ourselves – who we are and what we do.

Upcoming events for 40 Below include Speed Networking, Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 5:30 at the Hotel Skyler, an intern fair that same afternoon (11am-2pm) on the SU quad, and a New Year’s Eve party is in the works!

* Jessica Ambrose from the American Heart Association will come by to talk about next Thursday’s Handbags Helping Hearts girls night out fundraiser. Facebook event

“Handbags Helping Hearts” is a relaxing night out where girlfriends enjoy each others company, sip fabulous wines and dine on scrumptous hors d’oeuvres while supporting the local Syracuse Go Red for Women movement through the Syracuse Heart Association.

Enjoy some relaxing time with a few girlfriends listening to a couple of women share their experience with heart disease, while spending time looking over the beautiful and elegant handbags donated by local women and businesses to raise money through a silent aution for the Syracuse Go Red Campaign. Truly a girls night out!

* GreeningUSA is seeking board members!

GreeningUSA focuses on advocating for communities to become more sustainable. They are in the process of nominating new members for their Board of Directors.

If you or anyone you know is interested, contact Peter Arsenault at pja-arch@twcny.rr.com. The requirements are pretty basic, but this is a “working board” so monthly attendance at Board meetings and service on at least one committee is expected. The website for the organization is http://www.greeningusa.org

* Friends of Beaver Lake seeks board members

Friends of the Beaver Lake Nature Center is looking for board members. If you’re interested, send an inquiry to Bruce Stebbins at brucestebbins@verizon.net — let him know you heard about the opening from us!

* Visions for Change needs volunteers

Visions for Change is the lead agency for an anti-poverty initiative in Syracuse called “Circles®”. This program works with low-income individuals who are working very hard to become self-sufficient and out of poverty. During this program the participants are matched with Allies/mentors who work with them 2 hours a month to help them meet their goals. They are looking for volunteers to become Allies. If you’re interested, please contact Rhonda O’Connor at roconnor@vfcing.org.

* Event opportunity: Parade of Homes

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of CNY seeks volunteers for this year’s Parade of Homes in Liverpool. Volunteers are needed to be greeters to the guests entering each home.

It would be much appreciated as we are trying to fill 35 shifts!

Contact Jennifer Wilson at jwilson@jdrf.org

* Event opportunity: Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare’s annual Recovery Walk/Run

Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare is hosting its 2nd Annual Recovery Walk/Run at the NYS Fairgrounds on Sept. 28. Participants can choose to run along a certified, timed 5K course or can walk at their own pace through the historic fairgrounds.

People can learn more about the event, register themselves, create a team online at sbh.donorpages.com/recovery2011

* Event opportunity: Walk for Alzheimers

The Alzheimers Association of Central New York is holding a fundraising walk on Oct. 1.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them:
* Syracuse Walk – Grant Fletcher (315) 472-4201 ext . 106
* Utica Walk – Julie Darling (315) 617-4025 ext. 117
* Watertown Walk – Julie Darling (315) 782-8755 ext. 117
* Binghamton Walk – Bill Miller (607) 785-7852 ext. 110
* Canton Walk – Grant Fletcher (315) 621-4025 ext .106

http://www.alzcny.org
http://www.facebook.com/alzcny
@alzcny

* Event opportunity: Syracuse Festival of Races

Gold’s Gym team is once again holding down the fort on Meadowbrook Drive at Lancaster and Buckingham on Festival morning. Runners from 19 states and Canada have registered.

Race day is Sunday, October 2nd, and Gold’s will handle traffic at the intersection from 7:45am until all runners have passed through the intersection (typically about 11:00).

Also, there’s a free t-shirt, and who doesn’t love t-shirts, especially FREE ones?

Contact Nam (rhymes with Tom) Le at namster.611@gmail.com to become part of the team.

* Event opportunity: Holidays at the Mansion

Volunteers are needed for an upcoming event! The George & Rebecca Barnes Foundation is looking for volunteers for Hoidays At The Mansion. This event is October 21st thru 30th from 10am to 4pm.

Additional information regarding Hoidays At The Mansion will be available soon at their website, http://www.grbarnes.org .

THE GEORGE & REBECCA BARNES FOUNDATION

930 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203
Phone: 315-422-2445

E-Mail: info@GRBarnes.org

* Civic Engagement members are welcome at Thursday Morning Roundtable events. Held at Drumlins at 8:15 each Thursday morning (coffee at 7:45), the events last one hour and include a presentation followed by a Q-A session. September’s schedule:

– 9/15: Paul Kronenberg, president of Crouse Hospital

– 9/22: Bob Daino, president & CEO of WCNY

– 9/29: Joanie Mahoney, Onondaga County Executive

Volunteer Event: Holidays at the Mansion

September 6, 2011 by

Volunteers are needed for an upcoming event! The George & Rebecca Barnes Foundation is looking for volunteers for Hoidays At The Mansion. This event is October 21st thru 30th from 10am to 4pm.

Additional information regarding Hoidays At The Mansion will be available soon at their website.

THE GEORGE & REBECCA BARNES FOUNDATION

930 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203
Phone: 315-422-2445

E-Mail: info@GRBarnes.org

September 5, 2011 email blast

September 6, 2011 by

These items were in the 9/5/11 email blast. The first meeting of the season will be at the Syracuse Suds Factory on Monday, Sept. 12 at 5:30; first Monday meetings resume in October.

* 40 Below has been hard at work this summer, bringing together its task forces, trying to spread the word across the state, and generally trying to explain to people – and ourselves – who we are and what we do.

* Jessica Ambrose from the American Heart Association will come by to talk about next Thursday’s Handbags Helping Hearts girls night out fundraiser. Facebook event

“Handbags Helping Hearts” is a relaxing night out where girlfriends enjoy each others company, sip fabulous wines and dine on scrumptous hors d’oeuvres while supporting the local Syracuse Go Red for Women movement through the Syracuse Heart Association.

Enjoy some relaxing time with a few girlfriends listening to a couple of women share their experience with heart disease, while spending time looking over the beautiful and elegant handbags donated by local women and businesses to raise money through a silent aution for the Syracuse Go Red Campaign. Truly a girls night out!

* GreeningUSA is seeking board members!

GreeningUSA focuses on advocating for communities to become more sustainable. They are in the process of nominating new members for their Board of Directors.

If you or anyone you know is interested, contact Peter Arsenault at pja-arch@twcny.rr.com. The requirements are pretty basic, but this is a “working board” so monthly attendance at Board meetings and service on at least one committee is expected. The website for the organization is www.greeningusa.org

* Visions for Change needs volunteers

Visions for Change is the lead agency for an anti-poverty initiative in Syracuse called “Circles®”. This program works with low-income individuals who are working very hard to become self-sufficient and out of poverty. During this program the participants are matched with Allies/mentors who work with them 2 hours a month to help them meet their goals. They are looking for volunteers to become Allies. If you’re interested, please contact Rhonda O’Connor at roconnor@vfcing.org.

* Event opportunity: Walk for Alzheimers

The Alzheimers Association of Central New York is holding a fundraising walk on Oct. 1.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them:
* Syracuse Walk – Grant Fletcher (315) 472-4201 ext . 106
* Utica Walk – Julie Darling (315) 617-4025 ext. 117
* Watertown Walk – Julie Darling (315) 782-8755 ext. 117
* Binghamton Walk – Bill Miller (607) 785-7852 ext. 110
* Canton Walk – Grant Fletcher (315) 621-4025 ext .106

www.alzcny.org
www.facebook.com/alzcny
@alzcny

* Civic Engagement members are welcome at Thursday Morning Roundtable events. Held at Drumlins at 8:15 each Thursday morning (coffee at 7:45), the events last one hour and include a presentation followed by a Q-A session. September’s schedule:

– 9/15: Paul Kronenberg, president of Crouse Hospital

– 9/22: Bob Daino, president & CEO of WCNY

– 9/29: Joanie Mahoney, Onondaga County Executive

Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build

June 8, 2011 by

Syracuse Habitat is a volunteer driven organization and has many opportunities for 40-Below to participate in Civic Engagement. One such opportunity is the Women Build Program which is holding its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm at Syracuse Habitat for Humanity, 308 Otisco St., Syracuse, NY 13204. I am hoping that you can spread the word for me.

Women Build is an initiative of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, underwritten by Lowe’s, which recruits, educates and nurtures women to build and advocate for simple, decent and affordable houses in their communities. Construction or home improvement experience is not needed to participate. Women Build is not about excluding men; it’s about including women, men are welcome to assist with the Women Build project and are especially encouraged to participate in our upcoming Mr. Habitat event.

Neighborhood Works Week 2011

June 8, 2011 by

Home Headquarters has a great week ahead.

Wednesday, June 8 from 4-6 pm

Come check out our new space at 990 James St, peek at our HOPE Award and see what we’ve been up to. Light refreshments will be served.

Sunday, June 12 from noon to 4 pm

North Side cleanup. Meet on Butternut Street. We’ve partnered with NEHDA, North Side TNT and the Social Action Committees from three local synagogues to tackle a small neighborhood clean-up. We are still looking for volunteers and donations – please call us at 474-1939 if you can help in any way!

Humane Association Flea Market

June 3, 2011 by

The Humane Assoc. is having a Flea Market later this month (Fri-Sat June 24 & 25).  It should be a great opportunity to pick up something at a discount AND help the cats and dogs if you’d like to come browse.  OR…perhaps you’ve got some items around to donate.  They’ll take most things.  Here’s a short list of the many types of donations that would be greatly accepted:
     -small appliances
     -kitchen items
     -books
     -garden items
     -kids toys
     -furniture
 
They do NOT want any clothes/shoes or decorations.
 
Please verify that the item is in working condition.
 
And they ask that you price your items prior to donating.
 
If you have any items you like to donate, please e-mail the Humane at humaneassoccny@gmail.com to setup a drop-off time.   You can also check out the website http://www.thehumaneassociationofcny.org/ for more info.


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