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Josephine County Non Profit Network News September 16, 2013 Edition

Josephine County
Non Profit Network Newsletter

A timely newsletter to keep you informed.

     Well, well, well.  Our Social Media Bootcamp ended with forty very happy attendees.  And we want more – so there will be more.  Kelli and I have discussed a possible workshop in February featuring more advanced features of Social Media and digging into blogging. Blogs are in and we may as well figure out what they are good for and how to do them properly.  So, stay tuned!  Here’s a look at Friday!
As you can see below – there is another workshop coming  up.  This one is very different.  It’s all about fund raising and development and stewardship and board engagement.  This will be the last JoCoNet workshop this year.  Don’t miss it.


Marcy was part of this year’s Non-Profit Leaders Conference. She is coming back to Oregon just for us.  This is a not to be missed opportunity.
We all know that chasing after money from donors is hard, depressing, and not effective.  What is the easiest way to get people involved?  You ask THEM what they are interested in.
You “steward” your potential donors and in the end – you end up with a win win situation.  Something that everyone can smile about.  It’s all about M & Ms according to Marcy – Mind Set and Method.
In this new workshop on October 11, you will experience techniques and learn ideas that are simple and yet mind boggling.  Why didn’t “we” think of that before.
There are bonuses – we want more than one person from an organization to attend so we are making the registration fee fit that dream.  First person is $75.  Next people are $60 each.
AND AND AND – Steve and Josh Welch and Steve Roe have graciously offered to pay for Marcy’s book for the first 50 people to register.  That’s a $24.95 value!  If you want to know more about Marcy, click her picture.

Nominate a person, department or organization
to receive the 2013 Sandler Award!

The Sandler Award is presented to recognize a person, department or organization that has shown exemplary work in response to sexual violence in their community. The intent of this award is to highlight the importance of education, awareness, prevention and prosecution in respect to sexual assault while maintaining a victim-centered approach.

Each year this award is presented at the Southern Oregon Sexual Assault Symposium. The selected winner of this award will receive one scholarship to attend this year’s conference, recognition as the 2013 award winner and trophy.
Created in 2012, this award honors Detective Diane Sandler who has demonstrated an outstanding response to sexual violence throughout her career as a law enforcement officer. Diane Sandler is an ideal example of a person who effectively balances victim-centered investigations and the prosecution of sexual predators. Diane Sandler, a detective with the Medford, Oregon Police Department, continues to work tirelessly to bring justice to both child and adult survivors of sexual assault.
Nominations must be received by Friday, October 4th 2013
Follow this link to make a nomination:!sandler-award-info
More information about the 2013 Southern Oregon Sexual Assault Symposium can be found at:
FIBER FAIR  September 26 & 27


Fiberoptic Lighting is having its first ever public sale.  Over the last 25 years they have created many gorgeous trade show displays that are just too beautiful to hide in crates.  Some of these might be just perfect for a non-profit environment.  Find someone to buy it for you or purchase it yourselves.  All sales are final.  For more information you can contact them at
The sale will be from 9am – 4pm both days 
950 Southeast M Street in Grants Pass.
This video is only one example.

From the very generous Ford Family Foundation.  And the service is now on line.  All you have to do is fill out the form – receive the book – read the book and do a very short review of the book.  Then you can have another one. And you never have to return the book.  What a fabulous resource for all people and organizations.  Thank you Ford Family Foundation.  Just click the pix.
call for artists



The Oregon Arts Commission has set deadlines for two of its programs geared toward emerging arts organizations and those that serve rural or underserved communities throughout the state:

Arts Recognition Grants                    Applications due September 10, 5 pm

Arts Build Communities Grants        Applications due October 1, 5 pm  


 Guidelines for Connecting Students to the World of Work Grants Posted

Letters of Intent for New Funds Accepted Until October 1, 2013


The Oregon Arts Commission, in partnership with the Oregon Cultural Trust, announces Connecting Students to the World of Work, a new grant program to support underserved students in grades 6 through 12 with professional learning opportunities in arts and creative career fields.  Letters of intent to apply for the new funds are due by October 1, 2013.  A small pool of competitive applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, due on November 18, 2013.


Grants amounts will range from $20,000 to $50,000 and will support activity occurring between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Grant guidelines – click here!

This is a brand new workshop that will span a few months with hands on training for grant writing.  The first session is October 2.
JoCoCultural Coalition

The Josephine County Cultural Coalition has put their grant application on line.  You can link to it by clicking their logo.
Aren’t our local community supporters just so fantastic!  YAY!


Sept and Oct 2013
The Grants Pass Branch of the Josephine Community Library’s Above the Shelves exhibit spaces has been taken over by the Southern Oregon Modern Quilt Guild.  Nineteen quilters from all over Southern Oregon are exhibiting over 20 bright and bold mini quilts and asking “Quilting Outside the Blox: What Makes A Quilt Modern” located near the Circulation Desk. Quilts and information also fill the Glass Case, Glass Room and shelves in the Computer Room.

Grants Pass Museum of Art is hosting the 2013 National Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition. The National Watercolor Society has a long tradition of supporting some of the finest painters working in water media in the United States and abroad. This prestigious exhibit features 30 artworks selected from over 1000 entries. In addition to GPMA, the exhibition schedule includes Massachusetts, North Carolina, Michigan, and Arizona. Click the pix for more information.

The butterfly pavillion at the Rusk Nature Center.  Come one come all.  Enjoy the last “wings” of summer.
Rusk Ranch Nature Center
27746 Redwood Hwy
Cave Junction, OR 97523

Barnstormers Theatre kicks off this years season with a fun play called the Nerd.  It’s directed by Royal Standley and looks like it will be loads of fun.  See your favorite actors.  Enjoy the oldest community theater in Oregon.
Click the pix to buy some tix.
COHO (Choosing Options, Honoring Options) will be hosting two training sessions on October 18 and November 22 for anyone who is interested in becoming an Advance Care Planning Facilitator, certified by Respecting Choices of Gunderson Lutheran, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

download the brochure with all of the necessary dates, registration information, and course requirements. CLICK HERE.
If you have any questions, our phone number is 541-292-6466 or you can email me at [email protected]

Eat LocalCLICK THE PIX TO JOIN THE CONTEST.  You could be a winner!

Josephine Community Libraries will hold open auditions for the annual Readapalooza Page One Read-Off in the Grants Pass branch at 200 N.W. C St.
Participants will be asked to read the first page of a book of their choice, using dramatic technique and style, and will be judged on content, material selection, and theatrical performance.
Selected readers will participate in the Read-Off on Sunday, October 20 for the chance to win awards and prizes from local businesses such as Oregon Books & Games.
For more information and to register for auditions, call 541-476-0571 or email Rebecca Stoltz at[email protected]
RVNNThe Nonprofit Association of Oregon is joined by the Rogue Valley Nonprofit Network (RVNN) in presenting this comprehensive training series designed to provide timely information and resources on nonprofit management and fund development practices. Become a season pass holder or mark your calendar for the sessions that interest you!September 18, 2013

How to Be a Great Nonprofit Board Member
For a complete list of the year’s offerings – click the logo

Grants Pass Community Center, 234 SW L Street, Grants Pass
Movie Night “Genetic Roulette: the Gamble of Our Lives”
The GMO Free organization wants to promote the education and awareness of genetically-engineered foods
It’s free!  And for more information please click the pix.  And this time you don’t have to buy tix because it’s FREE!
got talent year 4

SEPTEMER 21  7:00- 9:30 PM

Gala Ballet Folklorico Show

North Medford High School Auditorium

Featuring Ballet Folklorico de Tejulpilco, Mexico

Plus Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre

Presale tickets- (La Placita, El Tapatio & others)

Adults $10  Children $5  students/seniors $8

At the door-

Adults $12  Children $6  students/seniors $10

AAUW brunch

AAUW Welcome Brunch
What : AAUW Grants Pass Branch Welcome Brunch
Contact Membership VPs Velma Woods ([email protected]) or Marianne Dryer ([email protected]) for more information
The Bear Hotel, 2101 Spalding Ave., Grants Pass Why: Our first meeting of the year to greet old friends, welcome new members and hear from scholarship recipients Link to a website:
Jo Library

The community is invited to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the building of the Wolf Creek Library on Saturday, September 21 from 12-5 p.m. at the Wolf Creek branch of Josephine Community Libraries, 102 Ruth Avenue.
Join the Wolf Creek Friends of the Library and enjoy activities for kids, live music, fall harvest vendors, cider pressing, a book sale and silent auction. The Wolf Creek Firefighter’s Association will also offer Tri Tip BBQ for $6, including salad choices, bread, dessert, and drink.

At the RCC Building
Kerby, Oregon

SEPTEMBER 25 AT 6:30 pm
Expert Panel Presentation “What’s the Problem with GMOs?”
Fruitdale Elementary School Gym, 1560 Bill Baker Way, Grants Pass
A 3-person panel comprised of a local doctor, a scientist and an organic farmer discuss the scientific, health, and economic issues associated with GMOs.
For more information click the pix.  There are not tix because this panel discussion is FREE!

SEPTEMBER 26   Click the pix to register
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
A Closer Look at Rare and Sensitive Bryophytes and Lichens
Delve into the Pacific Northwest’s diverse lichen and bryophyte population, including many species officially recognized as rare and/or sensitive. We’ll address these species in classroom discussions and lab work and also cover species newly discovered in the region.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Mary Paetzel’s Life Story through her Art and Writing
Mary Paetzel (1919-2007) was a self-taught writer, artist, botanist,and life-long lover of wildflowers, butterflies, and solitary wasps and bees – an extraordinary naturalist.
SEPTEMBER 28  Noon – 4pm
FREE Family Water Carnival Grants Pass Family YMCA
Fun, quality time for families to spend together
For more information click 
SEPTEMBER 28 FROM 9-11:30Learn how to write and draw graphic novels with Artist Phil Yeh during a free Graphic Novel Workshop at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries.The workshop is open to all ages.


Phil Yeh has written and illustrated more than 90 books during his career and is one of the pioneers of the graphic novel having published his first comic book in 1977. But, Yeh’s true passion is reading education, and in 1985, he founded Cartoonists Across America in support of literacy at all levels.

Yeh’s Graphic Novel Workshop is designed to help budding artists and writers create original ideas. As part of the workshop, participants will work as a group to create a comic strip with characters and a storyline. A free “Winged Tiger” from Yeh’s “Ideaship” series will be free to all attendees.

Funding for this program was made possible by the Grants Pass Friends of the Library.

Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. To reserve a seat for the workshop, call

541-476-0571 or email Kris Gleisner at [email protected]

Weebly websiteOnce an item has been posted in this newsletter a few times – if it’s a more permanent item or a Classified Ad – it will move to the website so this newletter doesn’t become more complicated. The website is a great place to visit for resources.  If you don’t see something you would like included – let me know. There’s a great “contact us” tab that you can use.  Click the new logo to check it out.
Chalk art and music all weekend long in Grants Pass.
This year’s theme is movie posters.  

For details about the Art Along the Rogue Street Painting and Music Festival – CLICK HERE

October 4th through the 27th
Out of the Mainstream
Art Presence Art Center, 206 North 5th Street, Jacksonville, Oregon
To learn more visit the website:
The Oregon Employer Council of Josephine County They are currently collecting donations of GENTLY USED fall and winter clothes. You may drop your donations to UCAN/RSVP on NE 8th St between the hours of 9- noon or 1-5, Monday thru Friday OR at Worksource Oregon, 1569 NE F St in the Parkway Village Shopping Center next to Sears. Hours are 8-5, Monday thru Friday.
Oregon Arts Summit
At the Josephine County Fairgrounds
7th annual Options for Success provided by HASL and DHS
Watch for more details.


Marcy Heim will be here for a full day workshop sponsored by JoCoNet.  Here’s a preview of Marcy.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
OCTOBER 12 – at 10am
Barnstormers Theatre is having it’s first ever costume sale.  AND it’s before Halloween.  Can anything be better.
Save this date and be ready to shop till you drop!

October 14, 2012 – EMPTY BOWLS

WHERE: Parkway Christian Center, 229 NE Beacon Drive, Grants Pass, OR (across from Fred Meyer)

TICKETS:  Available at Options for Southern Oregon, 1215 SW ‘G’ Street, Grants Pass or purchase online at (click Events and Fundraisers; then click on Empty Bowls link), or call Ellen Johnson at 541.476.2373.  Tickets are $25 each and should be purchased in advance.  Tickets will be available in August.

FUNDRAISER BENEFICIARY:  The hungry in Josephine County

CONTACT PERSON:  Ellen Johnson, Development Director at 476-2373 or email at [email protected]


OCTOBER 15   1:30-5 p.m.

Preparing for Insurance Reform in 2014


Evergreen Bank’s Bear Hotel

Spalding Ave., Grants Pass

click here to download more information


The Hearth Storytelling event
The theme is “Crime Scene”
Save the date for our next Hearth event scheduled for Thursday, October 17th from 7 to 9pm at Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland, Oregon. If you have a story that fits the theme (prison. jail. court system. wrong-doing. arrest. prosecution. wrong accusation. victim. punishment.)
please contact Mark at [email protected]
All proceeds from event will go to On Track addiction recovery programs in Medford, Oregon.
OCTOBER 18, 19 & 20
Artoberfest at the Southern Oregon Art Guild
OCTOBER 19  9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual Board Training (Center for Non Profit Stewardship)
Ashland Springs Hotel
212 E Main Street
Ashland, Oregon 97520

Click here for more information

OCTOBER 19 – 9th annual AAUW Kitchen Tour

Fundraiser for College Scholarships

Saturday October 19, 2013

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM


Josephine Community Library presents Readapooza

Southern Oregon E-Xpo

Sponsored by Rogue Community College, Linx Technologies,

Charter Business, Infostructure, Sleaddventures

October 25th, 2013, Medford School District Education Center

815 S Oakdale, Medford, OR


OCTOBER 28 & 29 – Sexual Assault Training
Registration is now open for those who would like to attend.
December 5-9
Rogue Winterfest at the Bear Hotel
Add to this list of events and happenings
If you want to announce an event or fund raiser or workshop or milestone – please email                                                            Hyla Here 
We want to keep this momentum alive and well.  Engage and collaborate!  It’s a good thing.

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