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Opportunities to get involved in Stillwater, Oklahoma

Sepcial Olympics 2012 Summer Games


Special Olympics provides year-round sports training & athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children & adults with intellectual disabilities (mental retardation). Competition is provided for people of all ability levels through a divisioning process designed to allow each athlete an equal opportunity to compete & win.

Please check the link below for the volunteer registration form

http://osuserves.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/2012-sg-volunteer-form-revised1.pdf

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“Tee It Up For Teens”


PayneCountyYouthServices,Inc.
8th Annual Golf Classic
“Tee It Up For Teens”

Ways you can participate include:
• becoming a hole sponsor
• playing in the event
• sponsoring a team
• volunteering at the event
• providing donated goods or services to be used as prizes, raffle items or to fill goody bags for the golfers.

Please check the link for the event flyer and registration form http://osuserves.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/flyer-tee-for-teens-golf.pdf

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CASA Announces New Fundraising Effort: Searching for the Stars!


If you loved the Gong Show, if you miss Star Search or you’re a fan of America’s Got Talent then you’ll LOVE CASA’s Searching for the Stars!  Payne County CASA is searching for stars to help in its mission to advocate for abused and neglected children!  CASA is searching for groups and individuals who are interested in showcasing their talent for a good cause.  CASA is now accepting audition entries for the first phase of its Searching for the Stars fundraiser.  The talent auditions will be held on July 30, 2011 at
6 pm at the Stillwater Community Center.  Auditions are open to anyone who would like to perform and have the chance to move forward in the fundraising event.  The entry fee is $25 and must be included with the entry form which will be available on Payne County CASA Association’s Facebook page and at
www.casaforkids.com or can be emailed upon request by contacting info@casaforkids.com.  The deadline for entries is July 15, 2011 by 5 pm.  The audition performances will be scored by a panel of three judges based on stage appearance and personality, originality and creativity, audience response, delivery and overall performance. 
The entry form can be found at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/56419405.
Entries will also be accepted via YouTube until July 15, 2011 by 5 pm.  All performances both live and video, must be two minutes or less.  For YouTube submissions simply email a link to your YouTube entry to info@casaforkids.com.  Your video submission will not be considered until your entry form and fee are received in the CASA office.  All YouTube submissions will go through a pre qualifying panel made up of Payne County CASA Fundraising Committee members.  The chosen YouTube entries will be shown at the live auditions on July 30th to the panel of three judges and the audience and given the same opportunity for a chance to advance as one of the six finalists.
The top six finalists and three alternates will be announced at the end of the auditions.  The six finalists will then perform at the 12th Annual Hearts Go Out for Children Gala Fundraiser on February 4, 2012 at 6 pm at the Payne County Expo in front of 300-350 guests.  Finalists will collect pledges on their behalf as a portion of their scores.  The six finalists will have three months to prepare for their final performances and their individual pledge campaigns which will kick off on November 16, 2011.  The overall winner of CASA’s Searching for the Stars will be determined by adding 50% of the finalist’s points determined by funds raised with 50% of the scores given by the panel of three judges.  The six finalists will compete for CASA’s Searching for the Stars trophy and prize package sponsored by local businesses. 
The auditions on July 30th will be open to the public, first come first serve, for the first 700 guests.  The auditions are general admission.  The cost is $5 for adults.  Children under 12 are free.
For more information please review CASA’s Searching for the Stars Entry Form or call 405-624-2242 or email info@casaforkids.com.  Entry forms will be accepted via email, fax at 405-624-2250, by mail or in person at 315 W 6th, Ste 205, Stillwater, OK  74074.  Payne County CASA is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit agency and all pledges/donations are tax deductible.  Payne County CASA is a United Way agency. 

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July is Make a Difference In a Child’s Life


(Stillwater, OK)  This month and throughout the year, Payne County Youth Services, Inc. encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Payne County a better and safer place for children, youth and families.  By ensuring that youth have supportive and caring people they can turn to, we can improve their quality of life.

Young people perform better in all areas of their lives when they have a supportive relationship with a caring adult. For at-risk youth, volunteer mentors can be an especially positive influence that helps them make good decisions, believe in their own strengths, and excel in school. Safe Place agencies and sites can connect youth to positive supportive caring adults and help influence youth when they are in crisis and need someone to talk to.  Safe Place agencies can also connect youth to long term mentoring in their community which research has shown that youth with mentors are less likely to engage in at risk behaviors. (Big Brother’s Big Sisters)

Communities across the country search for ways to keep youth safe and many have established Safe Place as a community collaboration making help readily available.  Safe Place designates businesses, community buildings and mobile units as Safe Place sites that prominently display the Safe Place logo.  Any youth in crisis can walk in and a trained representative will come to meet with them and together they will begin to determine what kind of help is needed.  Safe Place connects children and their families with the supportive resources they need.  In Payne County, Safe Place is operated by Payne County Youth Services, Inc.

The designated Safe Place sites of Payne County include:

Stillwater Safe Place Sites:

  • All On-Cue locations, Anderson’s Taekwondo, Carl’s Jr., Cimarron Medical Services, Consumer’s Grocery, CREC (Central Rural Electric Co-op), Family Resource Center –OSU, Food Pyramid, IHOP,Holiday Inn and Suites, Lincoln Academy, OSU Parking and Transit Services, Payne County Youth Services, Payne County Youth Shelter, Stillwater Designs, Inc., Stillwater Fire Departments, Stillwater Home Health, Stillwater Medical Center, Stillwater Middle School, Stillwater Junior High, Stillwater High School, Stillwater Police Department, Stillwater Public Library, Strode Funeral Home, Texas Roadhouse,Total Health, Walgreens and the YMCA;

Perkins Safe Place Sites:

  • Perkins Junior High, Perkins High School, Perkins Library, On-Cue locations, Christian Church of Perkins, Perkins Drug

Cushing Safe Place Sites:

  • Cushing Middle School, Cushing High School, Cushing Fire Department, Cushing Youth Center, Escott’s Foods

Yale Safe Place Sites:

  • Yale Library, Yale Public Schools, Yale Maveric Mini Mart;

Glencoe Safe Place Sites:

  • Glencoe Maveric Mini Mart, Glencoe High School;

Ripley Safe Place Sites:

  • Ripley Maveric Mini Mart

The Safe Place sites display the Safe Place sign and employees are trained and prepared to assist any youth needing help. In Payne County, an estimated 2 to 4 youth receive help from the Safe Place program each month.

This national initiative operates in 40 states that serve over 1528 communities across the country.  Safe Place has helped over 265,000 young people who have gone to a Safe Place and asked for help or contacted the youth serving agency after they learned about the program at school.  For additional information, contact Angie Freeny, Safe Place Coordinator at Payne County Youth Services at (405) 377-3380.

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Relay for Life Needs Volunteers (Payne County)


Payne Co. Relay for Life needs 10-15 dependable volunteers August 19, 2011 to help set up the event 12 noon – 5 or 6 p.m.  We need your name and hours you can serve. Relay contact is Joe Toth with Stillwater Newspress, 372-5000, x286.
 
If interested call Joyce Montgomery at 405.744.5145 at the Service Learning Volunteer Center to register as a volunteer for the event. 

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Caregiver Support Group and Dinner


Tuesday, May 31st

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Memory Care Building

4300 East McElroy Road

Stillwater, OK 74065

Please reserve your spot today… 

(405) 743-4900

 

Elise White, RN

Cushing Regional Hospital Transistions Unit

 

Elise White, RN will be our guest speaker.
TOPIC:
COMMUNICATION
TIPS AND IDEAS TO MAKE THE MOST
OF YOUR VISIT
 She has extensive experience and education in the geriatric psychiactric field. This is a great learning opportunity for those of you that have been impacted with
Alzheimer’s Disease or other type of Dementia.
 
 
Free Respite Care Available
The Renaissance is happy to provide respite care at no charge. It is our mission to help caregivers at any given opportunity. We do require a 48 hour notifcation if you need respite for your loved one.
 
Please contact our Community Outreach Director, Ginger Thomas with any questions gthomas@renaissanceok.com or (405)743-4900

More info posted here.

 

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CASA Special Summer Session Training June 21


 

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Library of Congress Touring Museum Exhibit


The Stillwater Public Library needs volunteers for the Library of Congress Touring Museum Exhibit, which is June 7-8.

Volunteers will work a two hour shift…

  • Greeting the public and welcoming people to the exhibit
  • Signing up people for entry into the exhibit
  • Escorting children’s groups from the staging area to the museum entry

The library is looking for 16 volunteers to help out.

To volunteer, contact Stacy DeLano at sdelano@stillwater.org or 405-372-3633 ext. 124.


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