Have you volunteered lately?

On June 20th and 21st 2009, the Ride to Conquer Cancer will be in your community! Participants will begin in Vancouver BC and ride through to Seattle WA over two-days in a history-making journey to raise money for the BC Cancer Foundation, Canary Foundation, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer research center in Seattle.

This exciting event has many volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups; and we would love it for you to get involved and to spread the word to others! Opportunities include:

Saturday Morning June 20th at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon setting up tents from 8am to 2pm.

Sunday Morning June 21st at Edgewater Park in in Mount Vernon taking down tents from 9am to 2pm

Sunday Morning and Afternoon at the University of Washington June 21st in Seattle

o Set-Up Team
o Volunteer Check-in
o Working at our General Store
o Traffic and Parking Control
o Information Hosts
o Gear Retrieval
o Bike Parking
o Clean Up
o Etc!


Groups and Families are strongly encouraged to volunteer together!!!  Bring your toddlers and kids and teach them about community service!

All of our volunteers get T-shirts, snacks, letters of recommendation and thank-you certificates. Volunteers can also take part in our volunteer appreciation party and are eligible to win some awesome prizes!

If you are interested in registering as in individual volunteer, please fill out the registration form at:

http://va09.conquercancer.ca/site/PageServer?pagename=09_volunteerregistration

If you are interested in volunteering as a large group, please contact me at mwhitney@endcancer.ca or by calling 1.888.771.BIKE.

Thanks so much for your time and consideration. I’d really appreciate it if you could pass this around to as many people as possible! If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Cheers,

Monika Whitney - Volunteer Coordinator
1.888.771.BIKE

Join us on June 20th and 21st!

Hey there,

On June 20th and 21st 2009, the Ride to Conquer Cancer will be in your community!

Participants will begin in Vancouver and ride through to Seattle over two-days in a history-making journey to raise money for the BC Cancer Foundation, the Canary Foundation, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer research center in Seattle. 

This exciting event has many volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups; and we would love it for you to get involved and to spread the word to others!  Opportunities include:

-    The afternoon and evening of June 20th in the Mount Vernon, WA Area
o    Set- Up Team
o    Setting up tents
o    Welcoming the riders to the halfway point
o    Etc!

-    The morning and afternoon of June 21st in the Seattle, WA Area
o    Set-Up Team
o    Volunteer Check-in
o    Working at our General Store
o    Traffic and Parking Control
o    Information Hosts
o    Gear Retrieval
o    Bike Parking
o    Clean Up
o    Etc!

All of our volunteers get T-shirts, snacks, letters of recommendation and thank-you certificates.  Volunteers can also take part in our volunteer appreciation party and are eligible to win some awesome prizes!

If you are interested in registering as in individual volunteer, please fill out the registration form at:

http://va09.conquercancer.ca/site/PageServer?pagename=09_volunteerregistration

If you are interested in volunteering as a large group, please contact me at mwhitney@endcancer.ca or by calling 1.888.771.BIKE.

Thanks so much for your time and consideration.  I’d really appreciate it if you could pass this around to as many people as possible!  If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Cheers,

Monika Whitney - Volunteer Coordinator
303 - 698 Seymour Street | Vancouver, BC | V6B 3K6
: mwhitney@endcancer.ca  FAX:604-684-9296
 
The Weekend to End Breast Cancer |
: 604-684-WALK  | : www.endcancer.ca
The Ride to Conquer Cancer |
: 1-888-771-BIKE | : www.conquercancer.ca
The Underwear Affair |
: 604-734-2873| : www.uncoverthecure.org
Julia

New Years Eve

Hey, everyone!

My 18 year old brother is in town and I'm trying to figure out a way to entertain him on New Years Eve.  Is there anything for 18 and older to do on New Years except 1st Night?  

Don't be scammed by these "tutors"

I have joined LJ in hopes of warning the many parents who only seek the best for their child and to help keep the online community from being scammed.

As a former employee of the companies owned by Robb Gott (badasstutors.com, supertutorsusa.com, and ratemytutor.com) I have witnessed the most disgusting and unethical practices imaginable for a "legitimate" tutoring company. Hence, why I refuse to work for them.

Mainly targeting K-12 children with his supertutorsusa.com website, Gott has convinced parents that his service should be used because he "Guarantees an A or B or free" and he offers "professional licensed tutors." The truth is, however, there are no background checks.

(http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=18633)

And the tutors aren't just teaching algebra and English to your kids- they're also teaching "BJ" classes and other oral sex and drug-related lessons.

Gott has been associated with spamming over 17000 UNLV students, vandalizing campuses to advertise, and refusing to pay his employees.

Check out this Live Journal Account to see more of our Journals- including written correspondence where Gott refused to pay his employee, as well as links to articles! Not a company I think children (or college students) should use as a legitimate tutoring service.



http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog&Mytoken=0E5CC8BC-EE3A-4A0E-BD1D9C755306CEE42981469

http://www.unlvrebelyell.com/article/2006/11/13/tutors-gone-badass/

http://www.unlvrebelyell.com/article/2005/09/19/passion-party-canceled-at-the-last-minute-after-failing-to-meet-/
Julia

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 Anybody living in Browne's Addition going to the caucus for democrats tomorrow?  
For 99201, it's located at:

International Union of Operating Engineers #370 510 S Elm St. Spokane 

Anybody want a caucus buddy? 

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Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that a bunch of us at WSU have gotten together Students for Barack Obama which is plugged directly into the Obama 08 Campaign. BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A STUDENT TO GET INVOLVED! WE REALLY NEED HELP FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Students for Barack Obama is the official student wing of the Obama for America campaign. We're a national organization of high school, college, graduate, and law students united by a common mission—to change American politics by helping to elect Barack Obama President of the United States. We're organizing students and community members to register voters/caucus goers, phonebank, raise funds, and spread Barack Obama's message of hope, action, change.

Join to show your support!

If you're interested please join our facebook group: http://wsu.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2259296226

***We're having a meeting this MONDAY JANUARY 14 @ 8pm IN CUE 407 on the WSU campus for our general meeting***

Community members around WSU are also welcome!

But if you can't make it and still want to get invovled or jut want to meet up with other Obama supporters right here in Pullman or Spokane go to  http://my.barackobama.com and registering for meetups, internships, and volunteer opportunities.

Barack has the will and experience we need to truly change this country, but to make it happen we need you to get involved.

to learn more about Barack Obama please go to http://www.barackobama.com

EWU Students & Alums...

The annual International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Conference, led by Bernardo Gallegos, is happening in Spokane this year. And fortunately for us, it is being co-sponsored by EWU.

Or unfortunately.

I think the conference is generally a great idea. And the topic is one that many of us need to study more deeply. Additionally, some of the speakers will be powerful and amazing.

But there is a problem.

Dr. Gallegos is a slimeball. See, he has this reputaiton for sexually harassing graduate students.

But, my fellow Eagles, the fact that he sexually harassed a graduate student is only one problem. And in all honesty, if he publicly owned his behavior, apologized to his victim, and tried to make amends, I'd really have no problem with it. I'd think he had a lapse of judgement and was trying to make amends.

But he hasn't done any of that. In fact, if anything, he's dug in and worked his ass off to fight and discredit the victim. I guess that's the system, right?

Well, there is more to it than that. See, the victim was one of us. She was an alum of EWU. A former McNair Scholar. And active in the Chicano Education program. She is now a PhD student at WSU.

She is one of us.

And we (our tax and tuition and alumni contributions) are financially supporting a conference this slimeball is leading.

Word on the street is that our president is friends with this slimeball. And has set aside a large amount of money so students can attend. Perhaps some of us should take advantage of that money and engage in a little resistance? We don't have to be disruptive or break the law (although that is a completely individual decision). Since the university is likely to give the money to the conference even if we don't attend, we should go and take signs. They can be simple signs that say "SHAME ON YOU GALLEGOS" or "EWU - A SEXUAL HARASSMENT FREE ZONE" or "WE SUPPORT OUR SEXUALLY HARASSED ALUMNI." You get the picture, right?

You can also let the folks at our student news paper know. I'm sure they'd be interested in the story. If enough of us write in, perhaps they'll even cover it.

Anyhow, I thought folks should know about this. It's important. And something should be done.

Some supporting so you don't think I'm making all this up...

Gallegos in the Spokesman

Gallegos in the Sound Politics blog (yeah, the blog is kinda weak, but there are interesting links and other stories posted - esp. in the comment section).