December 2011 E-NewsletterDecember 2011 News
Be sure to join us on January 21, 2012
ALF Annual Forum – A Project of ALF Class XXV
January 21 - 1:00 to 4:00pm
Donald E. Long Detention Center
1401 NE 68th Avenue, Portland, OR
No cost to attend – limited seating so register early!
ALF Annual Reception
January 21 - 5:00 to 7:00pm
Mercy Corps Volunteer Action Center
45 Ankeny St., Portland, OR
Tickets $40 per person
(includes heavy hors d’oeuvres & 2 adult beverages – beer or wine)
- Forum: Experiential program that puts you in the world of the juvenile justice system in Oregon
- Reception: Limited Silent Auction of “ALF All-Time Favorites” & new “Wall of Wine” Fundraiser
- Announcement of ALF class awards for Annual Partnership Appeal participation
The reception is also a great opportunity to…
- Reconnect with your ALF classmates & participate in a check-in dinner after the reception
- Meet and talk with hundreds of other ALF senior fellows from around the state
- Congratulate ALF Class XXV on completion of their Fellows program & their class project launch
Register ONLINE for either or both January events.
Annual Partnership Appeal - We are entering the waning days of the 2011 ALF Senior Fellow Partnership Appeal, which concludes at the end of the calendar year. It’s never too late to support ALF! Take a minute this holiday season to visit the donation page on the ALF website if you haven’t already: www.alfo.org/supportALF
Class Standings to Date:
Highest percentage of class members participating: Class 22 (46%)
(2010 winner in this category was Class 7 with 55%)
Highest total dollar amount contributed so far: Class 20 ($3,190)
(2010 winner in this category was Class 16 with $4,700)
Thanks to all of you who have supported ALF through the Senior Fellow Partnership Appeal and in so many other ways as well this past year!
ALF Oregon Board News - We owe a special thanks to Joe Gallegos (Class 17) and Avel Gordly (Class 3) for their dedicated service to ALF Oregon as board members over the last several years. Joe served on the ALF board for 6 years, the last two as board chair. Avel also served as a board officer this past year.
ALF also welcomed Anthony Veliz (Class 15) as a new board member at their meeting earlier this month.
New board officers were elected at the December meeting:
- Brad Earl (Class 21), President
- Mike Alexander (Class 22), Vice President
- Dave Weber (Class 20), Secretary
- Jim Scherzinger (Class 19), Treasurer
Opportunities of Interest
Understanding the Link between Leadership, Organizational Culture and Innovation Lecture: Craig Trames (Class 16) has forwarded this opportunity being co-hosted by his company, the Coraggio Group, along with UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and Wieden+Kennedy. This lecture will be held on January 12 at Wieden+Kennedy’s Pearl District offices from 6:00 to 8:00pm, and features Dr. Jenny Chatman, who is internationally recognized for her work in the fields of leadership and organizational development. Dr. Chatman will share her latest research on the influence that leadership and organizational culture play within the world’s most innovative companies.
Job Posting: Executive Director/Fundraiser for Oregon State Parks Trust– Deadline is January 3, 2012.
Fellows Program News
ALF Class 26 met at the Douglas County Museum in Roseburg for their December session, hosted by local class member Mickey Beach (Neighborworks Umpqua). The session topic was Systems Thinking, aka “Meeting Today’s Challenges Through the Art of Perceiving Reality” facilitated by Pamela Morgan (ALF Class 10) and her associate, Beatrice Benne. Class members were treated to a special performance at their check-in dinner by Mick (pictured in center at left), his band “The Other Brothers" and two of his
classmates who joined in the jam – Elliot Mainzer on saxophone and Tricia Snell on flute.
Class 25 Begins Recruiting for Juvenile Justice Collaboration Lab
Recruitment has commenced for the pilot program focusing on the Juvenile Justice system in Oregon. If you have someone you’d like to recommend for the Juvenile Justice Collaboration Lab, contact Robin in the ALF office.
Jeff Allen (Class XIX): Jeff was named as the first official executive director for “Drive Oregon”, an electric vehicle industry association, which will be based in space leased by Portland State University. Most recently Jeff was the acting director of the Medford-based Sustainable Valley Technology Group, and also spent 10 years as executive director of the Oregon Environmental Council. See the full story in Sustainable Business Oregon.
Ollie Smith (Class VI): Ollie passed away on November 23. His memorial service was held on December 8 at the East Hill Church in Gresham. Perhaps Mary Ann Buchanan, former ALF director said it simply best: “Ollie was a good man, and the world needs more like him.”
Mac Prichard (Class XXVI): Mac’s famous “Mac’s List” was featured in a recent issue of Oregon Business magazine. Mac’s List is a weekly newsletter of job postings that goes to nearly 9,000 subscribers. Mac owns Prichard Communications, a Portland public relations and social media agency.
Calendar of Events December 2011 and January 2012
December 16 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm: ALF Class 25 Project Meeting, Eugene
December 20 – 1:00 pm: Development Committee conference call
December 26 & 27: ALF office closed for holidays
December 28: "ALF 2.0” Focus Group – Central Oregon - time/venue TBA
January 20 - 6:00 to 8:00 pm: Class 26 Check-in Dinner, Portland
January 21 - 1:00 to 4:00 pm: ALF Annual Forum, Donald E. Long Detention Center, Portland
January 21 - 5:00 to 7:00 pm: ALF Annual Reception, MercyCorps, Portland
Quote of the Month
“Nothing has changed the nature of man so much as the loss of silence” - Max Picard (Swiss philosopher)
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