213 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 EMI Music Sound Foundation changes name to Universal Music UK Sound FoundationEMI Music Sound Foundation is celebrating its 21st anniversary, a landmark £8 million in donations, grants and bursaries aimed at improving access to music education for young people, and a name change.The Foundation is changing its name to Universal Music UK Sound Foundation, to reflect the support the independent charity receives from Universal Music Group, which set up the Foundation with a capital investment in 1997.Since its inception the Foundation has given awards to over 10,000 children and schools for the purchase of musical instruments, equipment and training, and supported 26 secondary schools across the country, investing a total of £2.4 million to help the schools specialise in performing arts and music. Each year, it supports an additional 200 children studying at these schools with the cost of their music lessons via the charity’s Hardship Fund, as well as funding training for 250 teachers in their feeder primary schools. As part of the 21st anniversary, on top of their yearly award of £6000, each of these sponsored state schools received an extra £5000 in funding for 2018.The Foundation also offers annual bursaries to 11 partner music colleges and organisations via a rolling programme. Bursaries are awarded to individual students to assist with their fees and living expenses, with more than 600 applicants benefitting from the programme. Adam Barker, Chair of Trustees, Universal Music UK Sound Foundation stated: “Since our inception in 1997, the Foundation has focused on ensuring that the significant benefits and the joy of studying music remain available to as many young people from all backgrounds across the UK as possible. Universal Music is proud that our support allows 100% of the charity’s funding to be channeled to the vital work that the newly re-named and highly respected Universal Music UK Sound Foundation undertakes year after year.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Funding opportunity & funder news round up Grants of up to £10,000 available through Community Business Trade Up ProgrammeApplications open for the Community Business Trade Up Programme on 17 September, with community businesses across England able to apply for a learning programme and a grant of up to £10,000.The Community Business Trade Up Programme is run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), in partnership with Power to Change, and will be open to applications until Wednesday 27 November.The programme supports community business leaders with:a fully funded learning programme of 12 learning days over nine monthsa Match Trading grant of up to £10,000a community of supportive peersThe learning programme aims to help community business leaders develop skills, strengths and networks to increase their impact, with a focus on increasing sales and income from trading. It will run from April to December 2020, with places for 80 community business leaders across England who will learn in groups of 10. The programme is delivered by the School for Social Entrepreneurs at seven locations across England.The Match Trading grant, created by SSE, is a new type of grant funding that matches an increase in income from trading pound-for-pound to incentivise social organisations to develop their trading base. The first cohort of the Community Business Trade Up Programme achieved a typical 92% increase in income from trading.Jenny Sansom, Programmes Manager at Power to Change said:“This programme will give a really important step up for relatively new community businesses and help them to focus on their trading activities and long-term sustainability. The first cohort of this kind of funding enjoyed a 92% increase in trading, which is a huge impact. I’m delighted to be opening up this programme for a new group of community businesses.”The Community Business Trade Up programme has already supported more than 200 community business leaders since 2017.Community businesses can find out more and apply now until 27 November 2019, on the SSE site.Power to Change and SSE will also be hosting a free webinar about the programme on 4 Oct at 11am. To register or watch the recording, follow this link. Applications open for £10,000 Peter Whittingham Jazz AwardHelp Musicians has opened the 2019 application process for a £10,000 jazz fund, the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award.Open to jazz musicians from all walks of life, the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award seeks out emerging jazz artists who have the creativity, ambition and commitment to develop a sustainable career in jazz, and encourages applications from those who are currently underrepresented in jazz such as women, people with disabilities and individuals from black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds.Jazz musicians, either solo or in groups of up to eight, who are at a tipping point in their career, are invited to apply via the website here by Monday 14 October. Auditions will be held in November 2019, and an independent panel of jazz experts, along with representatives of Peter Whittingham’s family, will select awardees for the fund.Now in its 29th year, The Peter Whittingham Jazz Award offers the winner £5,000 to undertake a creative project of their choice that will support their creative and professional development. The award can fund recording, filming, touring, performances, mentoring, collaboration and promotion. A further £5,000 is available for up to three rising talents through The Peter Whittingham Jazz Development Awards. 212 total views, 2 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. New round of Tampon Tax Community Fund opensA new round of the Tampon Tax Community Fund is open for applications. Local groups supporting women and girls with issues like period poverty, domestic and sexual abuse, mental health and long-term unemployment can to apply for a share of £3.5 million.Groups anywhere in the UK can apply to their local Community Foundation for grants of up to £10,000 and the funding can only be used for projects or services that directly benefit women and girls.Priority will be given to grassroots organisations, organisations working with women or girls facing multiple challenges, user-led organisations and sustainable projects providing long-term solutions.UK Community Foundations Director of Programmes and Development Vicki Papworth said:“Grassroots groups are doing amazing work to support women and girls across the country. They often run on a shoestring budget and struggle to compete for the larger funding pots. We’re proud that Community Foundations have again been recognised by government for their local knowledge and will use this vital funding to support the groups on the ground making such a big difference to women’s lives.”Applications will be assessed by Community Foundations and shortlisted projects will go to a local panel who will decide which groups to award funding to. Successful projects are likely to be announced early in 2020. With a number of funding announcements being made over the past week, here is a round up of some of the opportunities available. Melanie May | 4 September 2019 | News
The Women Business Owners Network (WBON) announces that Brooke Hauge Trottier, Attorney at Law, is the new chapter coordinator for the Upper Valley chapter.Brooke is a graduate of Vermont Law School has a law practice in South Royalton, Vermont. Her specialties include real estate transactions and estate planning, purchase and sales contracts, title searches, title insurance, deeds and other documents of transfer, last will and testaments, durable powers of attorney for health care, living will and terminal care documents, general or durable powers of attorney, and trusts. She can be reached at (802) 889-9401 or by email at [email protected](link sends e-mail).The Womens Business Owners Network (WBON) is a Vermont-based association of over 170 women business owners who support one another in the pursuit of business and personal success. WBON has monthly chapter meetings in Burlington, Brattleboro, Norwich, Rutland, Montpelier, and Malone, NY as well as conferences throughout the year.For more information, go to www.wbon.org(link is external) or call 802-363-WBON.###
continue reading » A South Dakota credit union CEO has leveraged a single donation into a community effort to provide supplies for frontline workers battling the coronavirus (COVID-19).Pam Brown-Graff was watching the local evening news April 5 when she saw a segment highlighting the need for protective medical masks to protect workers at facilities including Monument Health, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Rapid City, S.D.That evening, Brown-Graff, CEO of $79 million asset MED5 Federal Credit Union in Rapid City, pledged $2,000 on behalf of the credit union to support crafters who were making masks for the local community.“Before we became a community charter, we were a medical credit union, so it really hit home with me,” Brown-Graff says. CUNA photo ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Quality production of photo and promo materials, which is imperative today Awareness of the local population is a difficult process, and this is the best tool. Or to put it: old recipes do not die with the last nonas and go into oblivion, but rather have a new life cycle, rather, enriched by a modern interpretation which is imperative today. It is our authenticity and diversity that I differentiate from the competition, both domestic and global. Because the motive of the trip is not accommodation, but a destination, ie getting to know a new way and culture of living, and authenticity is the main ingredient. The event aims to encourage the involvement of as many quality caterers and encourage their orientation to local foods and dishes in order to valorize indigenous foods, while preserving the traditional heritage through the revaluation of Istrian recipes. Or raising the quality of caterers, ie the entire destination, which is crucial – to have quality partners in the destination to deliver that quality and justify the brand story of Istria as a top gourmet destination. Likewise, quality content like this is the formula for extending the season (although this extraordinary year is not and cannot be a referent). Also, by raising awareness of the autochthonous offer of Istria, as the genetic code of the total offer, as well as the focus on domestic and local products, the heritage is valued towards caterers, because it becomes a market story. Then the local population begins to live with this tradition again, and local family farms have a new market and an interest in nurturing the cultures of their ancestors. And what is important to point out, they do not have to be based on quantity, but on quality with added value, which has a higher price. How everything fits together nicely, right? Let’s start in order, true hedonists and gourmets, as well as lovers of autochthonous Istrian delicacies and good wine, will be taken to Vrsar again this September. Namely, from 05 to 12 September, the second edition of the gourmet event Goložece di Orsera will take place, as part of which guests will be able to enjoy top local specialties in twelve Vrsar restaurants. It’s not a coincidence. The brand is built over the years. But what is important is that continuity, perseverance and raising the quality from year to year. Along with the already well-branded Istrian wine and olive oil on a global level, such events give meaning and an excellent rounded tourist and economic story. The main ingredients are indigenous food and wine offer, seasonal and local products from local producers (OPG) synergies in the destination and ultimately quality content. The Goložeca di Orsera event is just one of many gourmet events that enrich the offer of the entire destination and strengthen the position of Istria as a top gourmet destination. This is not a single event, but a set of various events, themed gourmet days in destinations, such as Days of Asparagus, Teran, Truffles… And so for years, it is this continuity or consistency for years with raising the quality and spreading new events makes branding process. And that is why today Istria is recognized as a top gourmet destination. We have nothing to be ashamed of, on the contrary, we must be proud of our history, identity, way of life and culture. It must be our main tourist product. And that is why this manifestation is important and through a simple framework I give us the way or the main ingredients of how the manifestations must look like. Photo: TZ Vrsar What should each event look like? According to the PS or the standard and basic protocol, the second edition of ‘Goložece di Orsera’ shows us. The menu (translated into 4 languages, which is a rarity, but an important detail) will include delicacies of cod, anchovies, octopus, gilthead sea bream and sea bass, Adriatic tuna tartare and tagliatelle, broth and shuffled caramels, while meat lovers will be delighted by specialties such as carpaccia with truffles, boškarin steak with cottage cheese, beef tagliate and many others. The offer will also include indispensable Istrian dishes such as fuži, ravioli, maneštra and indigenous desserts fritula, kroštula, cottage cheese and walnut cakes, Vrsar amarettes and others. As delicious snacks are accompanied by excellent wine, guests will have the opportunity to taste the best wines of Istrian winemakers as part of the menu at a promotional price of 120 kuna. Synergy of everyone at the destination. Namely, this interesting gourmet story was organized by TZO Vrsar, Association of Caterers Vrsar with the cooperation of partners, tourist company Maistra, and aims to present Vrsar and Istrian specialties to domestic and foreign guests and provide additional motivation for tourists to come. Restaurants participating in this second edition are: Batana, Basilico, Bevanda, Dvi Palme, Fančita, Goran, Kod Luce, Rotonda, Srdela, Trošt, Vrsaranka, Villa Vrsar and visitors will be able to choose between fish and meat menu at promotional prices, with focusing on seasonal and local products.
Jo Ann ParsonsJoAnn Parsons, 80, died August 10, 2013, at her childhood home and residence with her husband, Darl of Geuda Springs for the past 45 years. She was born April 28, 1933, in Winfield, Kansas, the daughter of John L. and Ivah M. (Notestine) Paton.A resident of the Oxford area her entire life; She was a graduate of Oxford High School in 1951. JoAnn attended Emporia State Teachers College for one year. She was employed by the Oxford Bank and the Oxford and Geuda Springs Post Office for many years as well as a devoted wife and mother. Jo Ann enjoyed fishing, bird watching and loved nature.On May 2, 1953, she married Darl Parsons. He survives. Other survivors include her sister Ila Skinner of Belle Plaine; two daughters Judi Parsons of Independence, MO and Barbara (Steven) Dietz of Merriam, KS; son, Scott Parsons of Wichita and two grandchildren; Brian Parsons and Joshua Parsons both of Overland Park with two great-grandchildren, Edie Parsons and Graham Parsons, nephews, Jerry Skinner and Ron Hilfinger and neice, Margo Hilfinger.She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Lovina Hilfinger and son, Mike Parsons.Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Saturday, August 24th at the Oxford United Methodist Church in Oxford. A memorial has been established with the Chapin Nature Center in Arkansas City, KS. Contributions can be left with the Oxford Funeral Service, 104 N. Sumner, Oxford, KS 67119. www.oxfordfuneralservice.com
Facebook5Tweet0Pin0 The 2012 Readers Project: Honoring the FallenThe Evergreen State College invites the public to its Memorial Day commemoration in honor of the U.S. military men and women of all races, faiths and nationalities who have died while serving in the Global War on Terror. The Readers Project: Honoring the Fallen will take place on the College’s Red Square, Thursday, May 24th at Noon. It will include recognition of each service member who perished in the past 12 months. An exhibit of the names of all the U.S. military fatalities since the start of the war will be on display in the Library lobby from May 22 through June 15. The college will be closed May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.The 2012 Readers Project: Honoring the Fallen resumes the roll call memorial of the military dead that took place at the College one year ago. At that time, members of the community recited the names of all 6,058 U.S. service members who had at that point been identified by the Department of Defense as fatalities in the various campaigns of the Global War on Terror. Reflecting on the 2011 memorial, Evergreen faculty member Sylvie McGee remarked, “I want to remember that the moment before, these young people were full of life – loving their families, grooving to their tunes, sending emails to their girlfriends/boyfriends, and I hope believing that they would be home soon. We have to grieve, but also to celebrate the lives our fallen warriors had and lived with vigor. “******On May 24, community members will recite the names of the approximately 400 servicemen and women who have been killed since May 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012. Readers will include Evergreen students, staff, and faculty, veterans, and representatives from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Naval Base Kitsap.********The memorial is an opportunity for the community to recognize the fallen service members and contemplate the profound sacrifices that military families and communities throughout the nation are continuing to make.The observance is being organized by The Veterans of Evergreen Transition and Success Team (VETS), an advisory group comprised of Evergreen staff, faculty and students.Musical accompaniment will include Jeff Parkhurst, snare drummer for the Artesian Rumble Arkestra and the Squaxin Island Drummers and Singers as an opening introduction. Closing music will be performed by the Artesian Rumble Arkestra, Olympia’s own community street band, and Rona Yellowrobe Walsh, who will perform a combination of a Native American honor song and Taps on wooden flute to mark the conclusion of the reading.For more information related to veterans at The Evergreen State College, please visit: Veteran Information at Evergreen