April 2 is National Walking Day

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April 2 is National Walking Day.  It’s the perfect day to start your new regimen of walking for your health.  Walk to work, take your dog for a walk, walk with your children to the park and enjoy the outdoors.  If you are not accustomed to walking regularly, start slowly, like just walking around the block on the first few days.  Then go a little further as time goes on. Walking is known to be one of the best exercises for heart health, so make April 2nd the day that you turn your health around.
 
Thanks,
Madeleine

 


Madeleine C. Roy
Community Development & Marketing Director
Orleans/Northern Essex Office
Green Mountain United Way
PO Box 33
Derby Line, VT  05830
802-647-2148
www.gmunitedway.org

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Good Beginnings 2nd Annual Baby & Child Expo – Spring Play Day!!

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Greetings Friends – 
 
Please see the attached flyer and join us at the 2nd Annual Baby & Child Expo – ‘Spring Play Day’ on Saturday, April 12th from 10am-2pm at Berlin Elementary School to celebrate family, spring and Good Beginnings!
 
 
We would greatly appreciate if you could please post or share this flyer with your friends and networks.
 
For more information, click here.
 
Thank you for your support!
 
 
 
 
Warmly,
 
Good Beginnings of Central VT
 

 

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Central Vermont Job Fair – Thursday, April 3rd , 2014

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Central Vermont Job Fair – Thursday, April 3rd , 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Barre City Auditorium.   Attached are flyers with a list of scheduled workshops to prepare Job Seekers who plan to attend the Fair and a poster that you may print to post in your offices and/or waiting rooms. 
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One week until the Job Fair!   Attached you will find the employer list and schedule of workshops planned at the Job Fair.  Staff will be available to assist job seekers at the Fair.
You can also access the Job Fair website link below for the list of registered employers and businesses. Each business is listed as a hyper link for the convenience of Job Seekers to prepare for the Fair.  Clicking each listed business will take you to their website for more information about services or type of business and employment opportunities.   The Job Seeker link at the top of the website has a list of resources and the Workshop schedule.
Forward this announcement to your local list servs, and to anyone who is unemployed, underemployed or seeking a career change.  
  
5th Annual Central Vermont
 
Job Fair
 
Barre City Auditorium
 
Thursday, April 3, 2014
 
10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
 
 
Carol Leech, Regional Manager
VocRehab Vermont
5 Perry Street, Suite 100
Barre, VT  05641
Office (802) 476-1610   Cell (802) 498-3800 

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Week of April 6 – 12, 2014 – Money Smart Week

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The week of April 6 – 12, 2014 has been designated as Money Smart Week and the Vermont State Treasurer’s office has partnered with the State Dept of Libraries to urge everyone to visit their local library during this time.  There’s a national public awareness campaign underway to help Americans better manage their personal finances.  The libraries have new resources to promote.  Visit your library or view this Money Smart Week web page:  http://www.vermonttreasurer.gov/financial-literacy/library-resources-adults.
 
Thanks,
Madeleine

 


Madeleine C. Roy
Community Development & Marketing Director
Orleans/Northern Essex Office
Green Mountain United Way
PO Box 33
Derby Line, VT  05830
802-647-2148
www.gmunitedway.org

LIVE UNITED

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Green Mountain Club Announces New Executive Director

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-Blaze Vol. 10 #3
March, 2014

Green Mountain Club Announces New Executive Director

Mike DeBonisThe Green Mountain Club’s Board of Directors announced today the appointment of Michael DeBonis as the organization’s next Executive Director. Mike is currently the Executive Director of the Forest Guild, a national non-profit forestry organization.  “It is an honor to have the opportunity to join the dedicated team of staff and volunteers at the Green Mountain Club. I very much look forward to getting back out on the trail in Vermont,” said DeBonis.

Mike is a native Vermonter and longtime member of the Green Mountain Club. He and his wife Jennifer will be relocating from Santa Fe, New Mexico where the Forest Guild is headquartered. Mike grew up hiking, camping, and backpacking in the Green Mountains and has hiked both the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail. A Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica, he also served as a park manager for Lake Carmi State Park in Vermont. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management from Johnson State College and a master’s degree in Forestry from Yale University.

“We have been impressed by Mike’s intellect and his quick understanding of the issues,” said Jean Haigh, President of the Green Mountain Club. “Mike’s strengths and experiences lie in the areas of organizational, financial, and personnel management – skills that he has used to successfully manage organizational change within the Forest Guild, and which are very important to the Green Mountain Club.  And he already has a number of positive and collegial relationships in Vermont. Mike is very much a fit for the club!”

The Green Mountain Club looks forward to officially welcoming Mike as its new Executive Director in mid-May.

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Leadership Vermont Luncheons are Coming!

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 Interested in leadership development?
Want to connect with others interested in leadership? Curious about what fellow VT leaders are doing? Hoping to further enhance leadership development in VT?

Then come join us for some fun, casual networking conversations with other people who share your enthusiasm!  Whether you think of yourself as a “leader” or not, you are welcome to participate in one, two, or all of these lunchtime events scheduled for Burlington (5/21), Brattleboro (6/20) and Barnet (10/1). Hosted by Leadership VermontRegister Today!

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Why I support the Red Cross

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It was one of those things that you see on the news, and think, “that’ll never happen to me…”

I was on vacation in Hawaii 25 years ago when a 100+ mile per hour hurricane collided with the island. After a terrifying night, I woke up safe in a local school, so grateful to the Red Cross volunteer handing me a warm cup of coffee after a long night.

The Red Cross was really there for me and others in need with food, a willingness to listen and a hug. So when I retired a few years ago, I thought about how I could help the most, and the answer came easily: become a Red Cross disaster relief volunteer.

As a disaster relief volunteer I’ve assisted with nine national disasters and seen a lot of devastation. Through it all, I can attest that it’s gifts from people like you that truly can change a life when someone is facing their darkest day.

Will you make a gift of just $25 or more to the Red Cross to support the important work that happens in your community every day?

We all have a lot of options about where to give – our time, our money, and our support. I donate my time to the Red Cross because I see every day where your donations go and how they help those in need. The life of a volunteer isn’t glamorous. I sleep on cots in shelters during disasters. I eat the food I serve. I am up by 6:00AM to begin another 12-15 hour day behind the wheel of one of our Emergency Response Vehicles to deliver help and hope to communities impacted by disaster. If you’re going to give your money, know that the Red Cross will spend it wisely.

Donate Make it Monthly

Sincerely,

Sherrill Fields
American Red Cross disaster relief volunteer

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