Save the Date: Spring into Action Sonoma!

Posted by Heifer Sonoma/Napa On Sunday, February 26, 2012 0 comments
Gathering of Heifer International supporters across the Bay Area to learn what Heifer’s doing locally & around the world to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth.
Learn how you can get involved and network with others to increase Heifer’s presence in the greater Bay Area.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
10:00-12:30
Cornerstone Sonoma
23570 Arnold Dr. Sonoma, CA 95476
* look for the big blue chair & the flying fence!
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Sebastopol Regular Meeting _ Feb. 18th

Posted by Heifer Sonoma/Napa On Saturday, February 25, 2012 0 comments
A small but enthusiastic group met Feb. 18th in Sebastopol. Here's what we talked about:
  • Review of last month's activities:
- volunteer hours - who did what where.
- dinner at Wombats' and "I AM" movie 
  • Upcoming Events
- Heifer University weekend at Hidden Villa March 15-18: "Women in a Developing World"
 - Spring into Action national Heifer event March 24th @ Cornerstone Sonoma 10am to 12pm
 - Barn Dance - May 25th.
  • Look at the coming year's calendar
  • Next Meeting - 3rd Saturday - March 17th. 
 - Shall we cancel this because the next Saturday is the Cornerstone Sonoma event?... Yes. We will consider the Spring into Action Event at Cornerstone to be our March meeting.
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Haiti 2/17/2012

Posted by Heifer Sonoma/Napa On Monday, February 20, 2012 0 comments
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Heifer in Peru

Posted by Heifer Sonoma/Napa On Friday, February 17, 2012 0 comments
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Napa Heifer meeting February 11, 2012

Posted by Heifer Sonoma/Napa On Wednesday, February 15, 2012 0 comments

9:30 check in of members by Evie: Ann, Betty, Linda D-Y, Kathy, Marolyn, Jesse, Jacquie, Janeen, Emilia, Carole and Keni, Carol L.

Minutes submitted by Nancy.

  • Check in comments reminded of us of what a enjoyable, productive meeting we had with Eliza and Jill at the Kents on Tuesday, February 7th. 
  • Jacquie announced that today is labeled “Happy Day” and she has the DVD on that subject and we will try to schedule a time to watch it together. 
  • Ann presented the treasurer’s report: We have $378.37 in the bank. 
  • Kathy reported on plans for Earth Day. A sign-up sheet was sent around and all time slots were filled. Money has been set aside, ($100) to purchase a folding table and two chairs. The Kents volunteered that they have two folding chairs that they will donate. 
  • We received an update on the March 24th “Spring into Action” event. 
  • Kathy arranged for the event to take place at Cornerstones on Highway 12 on the way to Sears Pointe. We are excited about what a beautiful and appropriate venue. Evie posted a sign-up sheet for volunteers and sign-ups were made. Evie will communicate the sign-ups to Linda McB. 
  • We anticipate that Heifer Int. will be sending notices to donors in Napa and Sonoma. Discussion was held regarding whom Napa should invite. Decisions will be made after conferring with Sonoma. Betty will explore what kind of publicity outlets she will use in Sonoma with Evie and Linda McB. 
  • Meeting adjourned for our first session on our new discussion book: Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability. A very lively and enjoyable discussion was led by Ann. Session 2, Politics of the Plate will be discussed at our March 10th meeting. 

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Posted by Heifer Sonoma/Napa On Friday, February 10, 2012 0 comments

Global Journal Top 100Heifer #12 in Global Journal's Top 100 NGOs
The Global Journal, a Geneva-based publication focused on global nongovernmental organizations, businesses and the environment, released its inaugural "Top 100 NGOs " list, placing Heifer International within the top 15 alongside a Who's Who of international NGOs. Heifer International was selected because its "inexpensive and uncomplicated formula for development has seen improvements in health, nutrition and income as well as increased gender equity and family values for its recipients across-the-board." Read the full press release here.

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