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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fundraiser for Pediatric Cancer Research

Could you share with your community email my friend's cancer fundraiser? Darlene Heath, from Pine Grove, will be shaving her head to help fundraise for pediatric brain cancer research. She's hoping to reach her $2500 goal and is about half-way there. You can read the information about Darlene's fundraiser below and here's the link to donate. Thanks so much! Kimberly 
The Cure Starts Now
Darlene Heath's Fundraising Page 
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Go Big...Go Bold...Go Bald
For Khylee's Sake and the Cure Starts Now!!!


Childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death from disease in the United States. Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer. Considering the fact that less than 4% of the federal government’s annual funding for cancer research goes to childhood cancer, we desperately need your help!

Please join our cause in the fight against Pediatric Brain Cancer by supporting Darlene Heath in her BOLD STAND by shaving her head. The shaving will take place at the 5th Annual Bowling for a Cure scheduled Sunday May 3, 2015 at the Gold Country Lanes in Sutter Creek from 1 to 4 pm (observers are not required to participate in the bowling event). All proceeds from her shaving will go to the Cure Starts Now Foundation and is tax deductible. Every dollar counts so please donate as little or as much as you can to help Darlene reach her $2,500.00 goal to shave her head and help these forgotten children.

The Cure Starts Now Cancer Research Foundation (501c3 Federal Non-Profit) is one of the only cancer foundations dedicated to a “homerun” cure for all cancers, starting first with one of the most deadly and difficult cancers: DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Prontine Glioma) a form of pediatric brain cancer. Many experts believe that the lessons we learn from fighting pediatric brain cancer may in fact provide us the critical first step in winning the battle against all forms of cancer, both pediatric and adult.

The Cure Starts Now represents a revolutionary new strategy in cancer research; one that fights cancer not according to numbers but instead based on knowledge and research. And isn’t that the way we’ll ultimately win the battle!

Operation Care - April - May 2015

OPERATION CARE NEWS | April 2015  
In This Issue
NO MORE - SA Awareness
Amador's Got Talent
Celebrate Spring Fundraiser
Get Help
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Tammie Crabtree, Executive Director

Amador Represented
at DC Summit

Recently, Tammie was granted a scholarship invitation to attend
the WOCN National Economic Policy & Leadership Summit
in Washington, DC. Fifty representatives from twenty states across the nation were selected to share information and to help develop local and national economic policy recommendations affecting survivors of violence.

"It was an honor to be selected and participate  in this important Summit, making sure Operation Care and Amador County have a voice in decisions and priorities being made at our Nation's Capitol," said Tammie. 

Read more...
Operation Care Staff & Board Members say NO MORE Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault!
Operation Care Staff & Board Members say NO MORE Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault!

 
Together we can end domestic
violence and sexual assault.
NO MORE is a movement centered
on a powerful new symbol that
brings together all people who
want to end domestic violence
and sexual assault.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Join Our Mailing List
Quick Links...
Donation Options

Donate through PayPal:
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Set up an endowment or bequest

Donate a car/boat/plane
Donate your old cell phones
or
consider making a donation to Operation Care
in honor or in memory of a loved one.

A gift card will be mailed to the person you honor in
recognition of your contribution. This is a wonderful
way to recognize a friend or family member while
providing hope to those most vulnerable in our
county. 
Contact Us:
Operation Care is saying
NO MORE 
to Domestic Violence
and Sexual Assault

Click HERE to see more photos on our Facebook page.
Operation   Care is asking you to join in the movement to end the silence and end the violence. Say NO MORE and make domestic violence and sexual assault awareness and prevention a priority year-round.

We believe that domestic violence and sexual assault are everyone's issues, because we all potentially know someone who is a victim. It may be a family member, classmate, friend, or neighbor, but chances are, someone you know has been abused or sexually assaulted. To end domestic violence and sexual assault, conversations need to start and the blame and shame game that victims face has to end.  
Sexual Assault Awareness Month Activities
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is nationally recognized as an awareness and education campaign designed to educate the nation about sexual violence. Operation Care has teamed up with NO More in an effort to make a stand against sexual violence and engage bystanders to take action. We encourage Amador County residents to participate by wearing teal, the national color for SAAM, and to wear DENIM on April 29th for National Denim Day. Please also join us on April 29th for our annual Balloon Release between 9am and 4pm at Petkovich Park in Jackson.  read more...  
We encourage everyone to take part in this movement because only together can we end the silence, only together can we end the stigma, and only together can we end the violence. 
Thank you to all of the businesses that are supporting Sexual Assault Awareness Month! If you have a basket in your business, please send us a picture with you and your staff. We would love to post it on Facebook to show your support!  

Learn more about Sexual Assault Awareness Month at
www.operationcare.org and www.nomore.org.  
      
Click HERE to see more photos by Keely McCoy
Congratulations 
to  all of the contestants of
"Amador's Got Talent" 

It was a Spectacular Show!

FIRST PLACE
Zach Conrardy
SECOND PLACE
Olivia Ollig
THIRD PLACE
Nichole Mulford
THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE VOLUNTEERS, BOARD MEMBERS, AND STAFF FOR PUTTING ON SUCH A FABULOUS EVENT! AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED! WITH YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS, WE RAISED OVER $2,500 TO HELP SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE!

CELEBRATE SPRING FUNDRAISER

Celebrate SPRING Saturday May 30th, 2015
Click HERE for more details and tickets 

Thank you to our major contributors to the Fresh Start Program: 
Jackson Rotary

Donate to our FRESH START PROGRAM
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Our Celebrate Spring Celebration at Sierra Ridge Winery will be the main source of
funding for the FRESH START program.
Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for this wonderful evening of music,
food, wine, and great raffle prizes!  
Where to go for Help 
If you or someone you know needs help, dial 911 or call the 24-hour crisis line at 209-223-2600 or (800) 675-3392. Operation Care provides safe shelter for women, men, and children, as well as counseling, support services, crisis intervention, education, and referrals. For more information, to make a contribution, or to volunteer your services, please call 209-223-2897.    

More about Sexual Assault:

More about Domestic Violence:
Operation Care
Mary Kay Foundation

Monday, April 27, 2015

RFP - Administrator, Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group - Deadline is May 18

Request for Proposals

ADMINISTRATOR
AMADOR-CALAVERAS CONSENSUS GROUP

The Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group (ACCG) is seeking to hire an independent contractor
as the ACCG Administrator to support the ACCG’s work on federal and private lands in the two
counties through September 2016.  The ACCG focuses on restoring and managing watersheds
and forests, strengthening local economies and generating benefits for local communities.  The
ACCG is a diverse multi-stakeholder organization formed in 2008.  Detailed background
information on the ACCG can be found at https://acconsensus.wordpress.com/
.
Qualifications
Necessary:
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills.
• Self-starter.
• Ability to achieve ACCG desired outcomes with little oversight.
• Competent computer skills.
• Excellent writing skills and project development abilities.
• Basic understanding of effective online communication.
• Experience with collaborative groups.

Desired:
• Understanding of natural resource management or issues.
• Understanding of sustainable local community development.
• Resident of Amador or Calaveras counties.

Deliverables
• Support for ACCG monthly meetings (planning, coordination, timing, note-taking)
• Coordination of the ACCG Administrative Workgroup.
• ACCG monthly agendas and minutes distributed.
• Website updates and improvements, including event notices, meeting announcements,
minutes, and improvements to the website
• Provide support necessary for ACCG to complete a  five-year strategic plan for the
ACCG.
• Distribution of support letters, correspondence, media releases, brochures and other
written communication the group has developed.
• A series of informative workshops including sessions that train members in meeting
facilitation and conflict resolution, contractors in Forest Service bidding, and partners in
forest ecology, community economic development, traditional cultural uses of the forest
and other workshops and trainings needed to increase the ACCG’s and members’
capacity.
• Regular communication with the public, media and local officials regarding the work of
the ACCG and the Cornerstone Project.
• Local workforce analysis and project and program monitoring support and assistance.
• Coordination of project reporting with the USFS’s Cornerstone Project coordinator.
• Sign-on letters and other materials needing ACCG member input distributed.
• Grant request assistance.
• Outreach to potential ACCG members.

Additional Information
The term of this contract will expire in October 2016.  The contract Administrator position is
being funded by a National Forest Foundation grant with some anticipated supplemental
contributions from the US Forest Service.  The term of the contract may be extended or the
deliverables from the contractor expanded if additional funding is secured.

The anticipated work load will average 20-30 hours per month.  Mileage reimbursed for
meetings beyond once-a-month ACCG sessions.

The contract will be administered by an individual from the ACCG Administration Work Group.
The Administrator will be an independent contractor, not an employee of the ACCG or its fiscal
agent for the NFF grant, the Foothill Conservancy.

Proposals
Submissions should include a cover letter and resume showing evidence of the necessary
qualifications, at least two references and a list of current contracts.  Either hourly (on a “not to
exceed” basis) or retainer rates will be considered.

Submit proposals in hard copy by mail or in PDF by email to:  to:


John Heissenbuttel
20565 Parkside Lane
Pine Grove, CA  95665
209/296-4889
hnrc@volcano.net


Proposals must be received by May 18, 2015.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Win a Maui Vacation for Two! 100% of proceeds benefit the Interfaith Food Bank