9/21/2013 Sonoma Heifer Volunteer Minutes

Posted by Heifer Sonoma/Napa On Tuesday, October 15, 2013
  • Present: Lynne March, Linda McBee, Annie Averitt, Mary Blom
  • Discussion of upcoming events:
    • Oct. 27, Unity of Napa Valley. Lynne has arranged for a Heifer presentation at the church forum 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Lynne and Mary will work together on this.
    • Oct. 5,  volunteer gathering at Hidden Villa 10:00 am-3:30 pm. We will hear directly from one of the country directors. This is a free event for active volunteers. Lunch is included. Jill requests rsvp’s by 9/30  Jill.KiltyNewburn@heifer.org For car pool arrangements call Mary, 707-823-6616.
    • May, 2014, Heifer 70th anniversary events. Two staff-driven events have been proposed: a daytime community event at Wombat Farm, which would not include a meal, and an evening, dinner event at one of the wineries for major donors.
  • Old Business:
    • Lynne and Carol Collins have been officially logged in as volunteers at Jill’s office and will have access to the volunteer resource portal. Mary will request the same arrangements be made for Annie.
    • Global Education Kits are aligned with Common Core (language arts and math) and Next Generation Science standards as well as civics, economics, geography, etc. They align with California specific standards only so far as the new Common Core standards align. The number of lessons have been doubled. The number of hard copies are limited (though Jill snagged a few) as Heifer moves away from hard copy and toward an on-line, open-source format. Annie suggested that we reserve our hard copy for the more rural schools, which might lack technology in the classrooms. Linda pointed out that the Waldorf schools don’t use computers in the elementary grades.
    • Treasurer’s report, Lynne. Checks to the Napa group for the projector and to Heifer for Apple Fair donations have been sent. A donation to Heifer of an additional $130. from the group funds was authorized.
    • New Business:
    • Lynne will contact Jill re: Heifer response to a Unity church in Oahu seeking Heifer involvement.
    • Lynne has been researching tabling and fundraising possibilities. This generated discussion of group capacity and individual skills and preferences. Annie shared some of her experience as a professional fundraiser.
  • Meeting closed with “Cornerstone” discussion.
Notes submitted by Mary Blom
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