Dear Faculty and Staff:
RSVP and the United Way of Addison County is once again gearing up for its Annual Days of Caring event. Every year, they send out hundreds of community volunteers to complete dozens of projects at non-profits throughout Addison County.
This year, the event will be held on Thursday, September 25th and Saturday, September 27th, 2014.
Here are some examples of the projects that are currently available:
- Bake muffins/ prepare lunch at local child care centers
- Paint play structures
- Build a hand railing and picnic tables
- Mulch/prune/weed/rake gardens
- Harvest fall crops
- Dig a sand box/spruce up a playground
- Rototill a baseball field
- Plan, execute (and enjoy!) a pizza party
- Take pictures of volunteers
- Dust library stacks/process books/read shelves
- Visit with a senior citizen
- Sand and varnish children’s chairs and tables
- Clear a nature trail
- Erect a fence and repair stadium jumps
- Help prepare for a silent auction/ file paperwork
- Wash walls, wood work and/or windows
- Remove invasive plants at State Parks
- And MANY more!!
Staff members: Middlebury College offers paid time off for this event; therefore, staff members do not have to use CTO. However, please obtain your supervisor’s approval before registering for the event.
If you would like to participate, click on the following URL to register online.
Please submit your volunteer registration form online as soon as possible and feel free to contact RSVP staff at 388-7044 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 28th
Crossroads Cafe, McCullough
Join Staff Council and mingle for a few minutes with fellow staff members over a cup of coffee and light refreshments.
Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Student volunteers from Middlebury College are sponsoring a benefit auction and dinner at 51 Main on Wednesday, April 2, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Proceeds will go toward funding the operation of the Charter House Winter Shelter. Stop by to enjoy a great meal, music, company and, most of all, to support the Charter House Coalition. A $10 suggested donation at the door will directly support CHC’s programs. Live music will be provided by Middlebury College musicians. A silent auction will include a $500 gift card to Edgewater Gallery, a $300 gift card to Stowe Mountain Resort, a gift from Lincoln Peak Vineyard, and a gift card to Green Peppers Restaurant. Questions? Contact James McMillan ’14, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twelve Middlebury students are hosting a babysitting night to raise funds for their upcoming service-learning trip to the Dominican Republic.
Who: Children Ages 2+
What: Games, Crafts, and Other Fun
Where: Mitchell Green Lounge (on the second floor of the McCullough Student Center)
When: Saturday, January 11, Drop-off anytime after 5:30 p.m., pickup before 9:30 p.m.
The cost will be $20 for the first child and $15 for each additional child in your family. Payable by check made out to Middlebury College or cash. Please email email@example.com by January 10 to reserve a spot.
Thank you for your support! We look forward to meeting your kiddos!
Middlebury Alternative Break trips are advised by Associate Director of Community Engagement Ashley Calkins, and this fundraiser has been approved by Student Activities.
Season’s Greetings Middlebury Faculty and Staff!
Help sponsor a local child whose family cannot afford to buy presents for the holiday season through the Giving Trees program, in collaboration with the local organization H.O.P.E (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects). Each Giving Tree lists gift ideas for an age-range and gender and this year HOPE will allow parents to choose out of the donated items in a “Holiday Shop” in order to best match gifts with their own children’s interests.
Here’s how to participate:
- You can sponsor a tree by yourself, with a friend, as a department or in another type of group collaboration!
- We ask that you consider spending a minimum amount of $50 per tree – but please don’t let this discourage you from participating! We strongly encourage you to team up with friends and co-workers to maximize the fun and impact of each Giving Tree!
- You can pick up a tree (paper cut-out) from the Community Engagement office in 118 South Main on Friday, November 15; Monday, November 18; and Tuesday, November 19 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.!
- Gifts must be brought back to the 118 South Main Street on Tuesday, November 26 between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Take care and have a great Thanksgiving break and upcoming Holiday Season!
Please note a few key changes to this year’s Giving Tree program, in collaboration with HOPE, (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects):
- HOPE is creating a “Holiday Store” that will enable parents to come in and make their own selections. To accommodate this approach, the “Giving Trees” will still work as they have, in that you’ll have a child (boy or girl with corresponding ages), etc., but we won’t be matching specific gifts with specific children.
- The store will open at HOPE for parents by Dec. 2, so we need to collect the gifts before Thanksgiving break (note highlighted dates)!
- Finally, remember that Community Engagement moved this summer; we are now at 118 South Main St., on the corner of South Main and Storrs Ave., behind the Library!
As always, thank you for your support and participation.
Ashley Calkins ’06
118 South Main Street
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Please join us for our monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 11, 2013. Our guest speaker this month is Cheryl Mullins and she is joining us to talk about employee benefits. We look forward to seeing you at our meeting.
Agenda: Wednesday, September 11th from 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Attendees: Staff Council Representatives, Human Resource, Staff
9:00 a.m. Open meeting and introductions
9:05 a.m. Approval of minutes: August 2013 Meeting
9:10 a.m. Committee Reports
- Community Council
- Publicity and Events Committee
- Safety and Environment Committee
- Election Committee
- Staff Development Committee
- Compensation Committee
- Web Prioritization Committee
9:30 a.m. Old Business
- Water Bottle initiative update
- Service Building Parking update
- Middlebury Magazine Opt Out update
9:35 a.m. New Business
- How will the Obama Care plan affect Middlebury College
- SRC update
- Concern about inherent inequity of “Exceeds expectations” job ratings.
- Concern from staff about new hires earning almost same wage as long time employees
10:00 a.m. Cheryl Mullins will speak about benefits
10:30 a.m. Adjournment
Staff Council regular meetings are open to all Middlebury College staff members. Staff members should let their supervisors know if there is a particular meeting they wish to attend. Supervisors will seek to find a positive balance between addressing operational needs and support staff requests to attend these meetings.