Honey Bees Give Hope

Posted by Heifer Sonoma/Napa On Tuesday, June 29, 2010 0 comments
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Minutes - June 12, 2010

Posted by Heifer Sonoma/Napa On Tuesday, June 22, 2010 0 comments
Facilitator: Evie
Note taker: Linda
Present: Janeen and Emilia Breyman, Joan  Birch, Ann Schwartz, Nancy Evans, Mary Blom, Marlene Zimmerman, Linda  McBee, and Evie Trevethan

*note fall fund raiser date changed to 9/12/2010

Blog address is sonomanapa.heiferblog.org
email address is *heifersonomanapa@gmail.com

Critique of May Event in Napa
• Quilt to stimulate donations for an ark....the quilt will be sent to a partner women’s group as an acknowlegement of their work.
• There were about 100 people
• Perfect venue
• good P.R.
• Greeting: need far more greeters because of the tendency to get into conversations that are valuable.
• Don Emmel was great and informative
• food preparation and handling by Cathy and her crew was very good
• Isaak sent cudos to the volunteers
• the sound system worked seamlessly!! But, we need to have someone closer to the site to make sure it will work ahead of time. Asking a volunteer from far away is asking too much.
• We need clarity of areas of responsibility
• And clear time lines.
Tabling
• we need to make sure all of the info is available and displayed
The fish weights work well as do the stuffed animals.
  Farmers’ Market
  Whole Foods - Earth Day
  Down town Napa - Earth Day
  Bodega Bay Fish Fest

Treasurer’s Report (it’s so great to have a treasurer!)
 May 8 - June 11,2010
Ann Schwartz

Section 1: Volunteer Checking Account
Beginning $128.30
No debit amount
Interest earned .03
Deposited 5/26 $ 15.00
Current Balance TOTAL $143.03


Section 2: HEIFER INTERNATIONAL
Beginning $233.00
Deposits 5/26 food forum $ 22.00
earth day $ 88.00
Volunteer’s can $ 19.00
5/14 Quilt Event $ 271.00
total--$ 400.00

6/1 Heifer International $633.00
CURRENT BALANCE $0.03

Wine Training for Napa city

  One must be trained to serve wine in the city of Napa. There is a training on July 21st at 5 to 7 and one August 20th in City Hall. Marleen volunteered to go.

Volunteer Advocacy
   When we consider emailing our local  Heifer contacts about items we care about, we need to be aware that we are  also representing Heifer International. Don’t send out a Heifer email, to  distribute information about related issues or programs w/o  checking with Evie or Caroline first to be certain we are congruent with  Heifer International perspective.

Fall Fund Raiser
  Co-chairs are Nancy and Evie
  *Originally planned for 9/11 but changed to 9/12. To be held at the Wombats’ Farm (Cathy and Keni’s place)
  Dinner in the Vineyards for about 50 to 75 people on the lawn. Maybe with Terrerai Trent if she is available. We will need to pay her travel expenses. Eliza will be there. Chef maybe someone who Cathy and Keni know.
Betty will do the publicity.
tickets? How much?
Music? What kind? We want to pay an honorarium for the music.
It was decided to not do a silent auction with the event this year.

Activities for next year
• schools: Nancy, Marleen and Janeen
• worship groups: Marleen, Janeen and Mary
• community groups: Ann and Marleen
• gift giving: Evie and Linda (idea with animal cards Linda made last year)
• retail business (Bakshesh, Silk Moon, Spirits in Stone, Wineries)
• literature in offices: Nancy

Skills needed
• Membership chair who knows Xcel to maintain the membership list and keep track of the interest cards people fill out at events, contacts and resources.

Next Meeting: July 10th in Napa at Whole Foods
August Meeting: hopefully at Wombats’ Farm
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Best of Little Rock!

Posted by Heifer Sonoma/Napa On Tuesday, June 15, 2010 0 comments
Heifer Project International receives
2010 Best of Little Rock Award
U.S. Commerce Association’s award plaque honors the achievement

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 3, 2010 – For the second consecutive year, Heifer Project International has been selected for the 2010 Best of Little Rock Award in the Associations category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies it believes have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Nationwide, only 1 in 70 (1.4 percent) 2010 Award recipients qualified as two-time Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2010 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)
U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.
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Napa May 16th Event

Posted by Heifer Sonoma/Napa On Monday, June 07, 2010 0 comments
We had a great time at the Napa May 16th Event. Friends brought these two really cute mini-cows. Yes! They really are tiny little cows that make milk and do all the things cows do. Very fun.
As well as a presentation of the 12 Stones movie, we had
a special treat of hearing about the adventures
of Don Emmel, one of the original "Sea-going Cowboys".
It was great to hear history straight from the source!
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Agenda June 12, 2010

Posted by Heifer Sonoma/Napa On Monday, June 07, 2010 0 comments
10am at Sebastopol Methodist Church meeting room.
See directions below.

Evie Trevethan - Facilitator
Nancy Evans - Note Taker
Ann Schwartz - Treasurer


- Critique May 14th event pros and cons. (Isaak was way impressed by the quality of the volunteers) Photos on the way soon

- Report on tabling events - Himalayan Fair, Peace table, April tables

- Treasurer's Report - Ann

- Wine Pouring training dates - Evie

- Plans for "Dinner in the Vineyards" event in Sept
- Program? What do Keni and Carol want to do? How can we help? Do we want music? Silent Auction items?
Speaker?

- Volunteer advocacy - Emails to the group on issues related to Heifer's mission Email send outs need to be approved by
Caroline or Evie

- Tasks - On going "office" help for Evie Who will help?

Directions to the meeting
Sebastopol United Methodist Church at 500 North Main St., Sebastopol
Approaching Sebastopol on Highway 116 West, westbound traffic will be routed onto Petaluma Ave., a one-way street.
When you reach the light at Sebastopol Ave. (Hwy. 12), continue straight, across Sebastopol Avenue.
Go one block and turn left on McKinley, keeping in the right lane for a right turn onto Main Street one block later.
Go 2 blocks on Main St. (the large, Spanish style church directly ahead is your destination).
Bear left at the light onto Healdsburg Ave. and turn right into the church parking lot.
You will see a wing of classrooms behind the main church sanctuary. We will meet in classroom #5. I will place a Heifer sign on the door.

Approaching Sebastopol on highway 12, turn right at second light onto Petaluma Ave.
Go one block and turn left on McKinley, keeping in the right lane for a right turn onto Main Street one block later.
Go 2 blocks on Main St. (the large, Spanish style church directly ahead is your destination).
Bear left at the light onto Healdsburg Ave. and turn right into the church parking lot.
You will see a wing of classrooms behind the main church sanctuary. We will meet in classroom #5. I will place a Heifer sign on the do.

Hope to see you all there!
Caroline
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