Sherman County eNews #188

CONTENT

  1. Public Meeting Notice: Frontier TeleNet Emergency Meeting, June 29

  2. Public Meeting Notice: Sherman County Court, July 5

  3. Sherman County Oregon Youth Conservation Corps Offers Assistance

  4. Creating Connection for the Arts & Culture Communities, June 30

  5. Farmers & Ranchers Invited to Complete Gorge Grown Food Network and OSU/WSU Extension Survey

  6. Long After the Words are Forgotten


1. Public Meeting Notice: Frontier TeleNet Emergency Meeting, June 29 

FRONTIER TELENET

Emergency Meeting

June 29th 2:00 PM

Gilliam County Courthouse – Courtroom

CONDON, OREGON

          AGENDA

  1. Call the meeting to order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Additions to the agenda
  4. Public comment
  5. Discussion of Oregon Government Ethics Commission response letter and FTN Board response
  6. Public Comment
  7. Adjournment

**If necessary, an Executive Session may be held in accordance with:   ORS 192.660 (2) (d) Labor Negotiations   ORS 192.660 (2) (h) Legal Rights ORS 192.660 (2) (e) Property  ORS 192.660 (2) (i) Personnel


2. Public Meeting Notice: Sherman County Court, July 5

The Sherman County Court session scheduled for Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. will take place in the Circuit Courtroom at the Sherman County Courthouse, 500 Court Street, Moro, Oregon, 97039. Agenda updates will be posted on the Sherman County Website at www.co.sherman.or.us.


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3. Sherman County Oregon Youth Conservation Corps Offers Assistance

The Sherman County OYCC Crew has started their work for the summer throughout the county! We have a set schedule of different places where we will be doing jobs.  On days when we have open windows of time, we would love to offer our assistance to our senior citizens or disabled community members! If you or somebody you know needs help with small outdoor tasks,  please contact Sherman Co. OYCC  at 541-565-5036.


4. Creating Connection for the Arts & Culture Communities, June 30

art.toolsTHE DALLES— Do you work for an arts and culture organization? Attend Creating Connection, a one-day workshop Friday, June 30, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, Oregon.

You will learn some of the best practices, tips, tools, and resources for attracting new audiences, retaining existing audiences, and developing deeper relationships with diverse communities.

Who can benefit from this one-day workshop? Independent artists and graphic designers, marketing, PR and executive leadership, and social media managers, staff and board from arts and culture organizations, museums,  or art galleries.

Learn how to move arts from a “nicety” to a “necessity” and tips to enhance audiences’ experience through active programming. Creating Connection is a national initiative to advance the position of arts and culture as a recognized, valued, and expected part of our everyday lives.

Free. Register by Wednesday at: https://goo.gl/forms/ZmDR8CNeaOZF4Up33

For more information about Creating Connection, contact: Candace Johnson, 503-517-3703 or email cjohnson@metgroup.com


5. Farmers & Ranchers Invited to Complete Gorge Grown Food Network and OSU/WSU Extension Survey

food.sack1Are you a farmer or rancher?  You are invited to take a quick survey from Gorge Grown Food Network and OSU/WSU Extension

Gorge Grown Food Network, OSU Extension and WSU Extension are engaged in planning their programs, workshops and projects for the next few years and have teamed up to create a survey that will inform this work. Your feedback will go a long way to inform the educational offerings and projects that we undertake in the coming years. We want to make sure we are truly providing the services you need. We recognize your time during the growing season is valuable and scarce, and have tried to streamline our questions to take approximately 10 minutes. 

Click here to complete the survey: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3l4Kk1BowLNJZIN

We really appreciate your efforts.

~Hannah Brause

hannah.brause@wsu.edu

~Rachel Suits

~ rachel.suits@oregonstate.edu

Liz Oberhausen

liz@gorgegrown.com


 6. Long After the Words are Forgotten

How effective are you at getting your message across when you speak? Whether it’s speaking to large groups or small, if you think you could be better, here are a few pointers that might help.

When speaking to groups of people, there is more going on that just the words we use. The actual words we say are only part of the picture when it comes to getting people to remember what we have said. You have probably noticed this before, but it may not have been at the conscious level.

Whether you are speaking in front of a large group, to your kids, or with your boss – they aren’t just listening to your words. Your non-verbal body language – what you are wearing, how you stand or sit, your posture, eye contact, tone of voice – all carry a strong message. For example, if you say, “Tell me about it” to your children, but don’t stop what you are doing and you don’t look directly at them, what you are really saying is, “You are not important enough for me to pay attention to you.” Now, you may not actually say these words, but your children get the message.

Using your voice effectively is important, too. You can set the tone of a conversation by how loudly or softly you speak, and you can emphasize the parts you really want remembered by raising or lowering your voice. Of course, you already know about the impact of smiles and frowns. A smile usually means approval, openness and approachability. But even smiles can be threatening if they don’t match the content of what you are saying.

Effective communication has become a critical component of successful organizations. If you want to be a good communicator, pay attention not only to what you say, but also to the way you say it. That is often what will be remembered, long after the words themselves are forgotten. ~The Pacific Institute


 

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