Spring Into New Volunteer Opportunities!

Spring Into New Volunteer Opportunities!
Events, Volunteer Opportunities, Summer Programs, Classes and More

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Retiree Connection Salutes CCJ And Gerry Garvey

Open Door, Circles of Support, Home Repair, Fair Start, Thrift Shop, Warm For Winter are just a few of the programs and services CCJ (Coalition For Compassion and Justice) provides our community. Thank you to Executive Director Gerry Garvey and all the CCJ Staff who work so hard to create support and advocacy to empower people to self-sufficiency.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mother's Day Brunch All Proceeds Will Benefit Coalition For Compassion and Justice Programs

Chef Bryan Mother's Day
Reserve your seats now!
Make your reservations now for CCJ's Mother's Day Brunch, on Sunday, May 8th in Esther Hall at Prescott United Methodist Church! Call (928) 445-8382 with your preferred entree choice and seating time for hours between 12 noon and 3 p.m.

$20 per person, 2 for $35, Child's Plate (12 yrs. and under) $8.

Chef and staff will provide a full service buffet with your entree choice from the mesquite grill and choice of beverage.

Assorted Pastries and Muffins, Bagels, Cream Cheese, Fresh Fruit,
Strawberry Field Green Salad with Candied Walnuts and Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Scrambled Eggs with Cream Cheese and Chives, Smoked Slab Bacon, Potatoes O'Bryan, Spinach and Crab Cake Eggs Benedict with Roasted Pepper Hollandaise Sauce
From the Mesquite Grill:
Top Sirloin with Carmelized Onions and Portabello Mushrooms
Filet of Salmon with Blackberry Compound Butter
Assortment of Balsamic Marinated Vegetables:
Broccolini, Mushrooms, Zucchini and Eggplant

Slow Cooked BBQ Vegan Pinto Beans
Dark Chocolate Mousse Cups, Peach and Apricot
Puff Pastry Bows

All proceeds help to serve local community members struggling with poverty.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Yavapai College Big Band Event

"Yavapai College Trailblazer Big Band is so good you will not be able to stay in your seats"

Prescott Resort’s Main Ballroom

Sunday, May 22, 2011 3:00-6:00 PM - Cash Bar (No Food)

Appropriate attire recommended.

Tickets are $10.00 per person from the YC Music Department.
Raffle Drawings and a Silent Auction will take place during this fun event!

Proceeds go toward the fund raising efforts to send the Yavapai College Big Bands to the 2012 Reno Jazz Festival at the University of Nevada at Reno.
Call 928-772-2045 for further information.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Painter Artist Charles Conrardy Shares Thoughts on Retirement And His Passions For Life

Painter/Artist Charles Conrardy shares how be came to be a painter and his philosophy on what to do in retirement.  Charles is from the Bay Area in California and he and his wife came to Prescott, fell in love with it and retired here.  They have a lovely home that is filled with his powerful and beautiful art pieces.  For further information about his work contact Charles at concots@cableone.net

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dr. James Horton Talks About Retirement, Yavapai College and Entering A New Phase In His Life

For those of you who don't know Dr. James Horton, President of Yavapai College is set to retire on December 31, 2010. He was kind enough to agree to a short video interview in which he revealed his thoughts on retirement, Yavapai College and his humble beginnings. We wish Dr. Horton the best and Yavapai College will certainly miss him as a President, a person and as a person who contributed so much of himself to support and sustain Yavapai College.

ABC 15 News Showcases Prescott As A Top Small City For Business And Careers

We're famous!
Click on the link below to view our featured video on ABC News out of Phoenix. It just keeps getting better.

Experience Romance and Enchantment

Experience Romance and Enchantment
OLLI offers the opportunity to see the award winning musical live at the ASU Gammage. Only 20 tickets left!

30 Fast Growing Careers For Seniors

30 Fast Growing Careers For Seniors
Many seniors are going to need to continue to work to finance their retirement years. A new report predicts which industries will be the most likely to create new jobs and hire older workers.

Twenty Tickets Left For Jesus Christ SuperStar.

Twenty Tickets Left For Jesus Christ SuperStar.
Jesus Christ Superstar at ASU Gammage Saturday, April 10th, bus leaves at 11 am, return by 8 pm Meet on the Yavapai College campus – by the flagpoles The first masterpiece from the legendary writing team of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, exploded onto the scene in 1971 changing the world of musical theatre forever. With a score of amazing songs - “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Hosanna,” “Everything’s Alright,” “What’s the Buzz,” “Superstar” and “Heaven on Their Mind,” this original groundbreaking production starring Ted Neeley in the title role is as relevant and timeless as ever. Cost: $85 per person for members/ $90/non-members, includes dinner at PF Chang’s For further information about OLLI, it’s classes and dynamic field trips Contact Patricia Berlowe @ 717-7634 or Deni Harris @ 717-717-7631

Twelve Committed Travelers Are Off To Africa

Twelve Committed Travelers Are Off To Africa
Do you have a sense of adventure? Yavapai College Community Education's African Safari Edventure has only 3 slots left! Contact Heather Hurst, Coordinator Community Education/Edventures @ 717-7638 for further information.

Kirk Cunningham & His Wife Kathy To Volunteer In Greece

Kirk Cunningham & His Wife Kathy To Volunteer In Greece
Kirk Cunningham and his wife Kathy have committed to teach English to school age children in Crete. This volunteer opportunity came to them through Global Volunteers. For more information on volunteering internationally click on Kirk's picture. An interview and pictures when Kirk and Kathy return. Exciting.

Yavapai College Continues To Celebrate The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through February

Yavapai College Continues To Celebrate The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through February
Yavapai College MLK Legacy Events

Have Fun In The Dirt? Prescott Department of Parks and Rec Needs Your Help.

Have Fun In The Dirt? Prescott Department of Parks and Rec Needs Your Help.
Help to rebuild the Greenways Trail devastated by storm damage. Volunteers will meet at Mile High Middle School on Saturday, February 27 from 9:00 - 12:00. Contact Chris Hosking @ 928 - 777-1121 for further information. Help to make a difference in your community!

Veteran's History Project Looking For A Camera Person

Veteran's History Project Looking For A Camera Person
The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Contact Mary McCord @ 776-1185 to volunteer your services and/or your camera.

Retiree Connection Was Uplifting and Inspiring

Retiree Connection Was Uplifting and Inspiring
We left the Retiree Connection's orientation with new and fresh ideas for the Dewey Humboldt Community Center. This was a great networking opportunity."

Erika Stone - Prescott Area Women's Shelter

Erika Stone - Prescott Area Women's Shelter
"Volunteers help to keep our doors open."

The Medical Loan Closet Needs Volunteers

The Medical Loan Closet Needs Volunteers
Catholic Charities Medical Loan Closet is a wonderful program in Prescott that provides support to community members by listening compassionately to their medical needs. It also provides low cost equipment from the Loan Closet and referrals to other resources within the community. Call Haley Hyatt @ 928-708-7279.

Retiree Connection "Water Smart" Commercials Are Aired

The Retiree Connection would like to thank Rick Derman and Clark Engle who were an integral part in 12 radio spots that are airing on KAHM.  Clark Engle collaborated with Donna Bellina to supply the voice talent.  Rick Derman did a great job writing some upbeat commercials about the "Water Smart" Program that were informative and represented the voice of the Retiree Connection.  Check out more information about the Water Smarts program at www.prescott-az.gov

Prescott Department of Parks & Recreation Needs Rangers

Prescott Department of Parks & Recreation Needs Rangers
Do You Like To Bike, Hike and Care About The Outdoors? Volunteer positions are now open for Park Rangers with the City of Prescott. If your have experience in law enforcement or just love the outdoors, we have a position for you. Becoming the eyes and ears of Prescott, will help ensure parks and trails are maintained at the highest levels. Contact us at 777-1588.

Prescott Valley To Open New DES Office. Looking For Volunteers

Prescott Valley To Open New DES Office. Looking For Volunteers
Volunteer Rita Myers says "I love working with Mark Kendall at the DES (Department of Economic Security) in Prescott. It's wonderful to feel so appreciated and needed. There's a new DES Building opening in Prescott Valley in October and they need a dynamic volunteer to run the reception area. Interested? Call Jim Ayers at 928-759-0316. These are such great people to work with!"

Travel Discounts for Volunteers and Educators!

Have you volunteered for eight hours with a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization? You can get a free or half-off night's stay at one of 53 hotels, which are scattered across 23 U.S. states. In other words: Give a day, get a night. 

This promotion, which we just found out about on the Jauntsetter blog, is being offered by Sage Hospitality as a way to support volunteerism. They're only giving out a limited number of completely free hotel stays, but the 50% discounts will run through March 2010, so you have plenty of time to plan your getaway. 

Sage also offers a deal for active and retired teachers and school administrators! Educators can get a 50% discount on rooms at all the company's hotels, up until December 30, 2009. 

I love the idea behind these promotions. There are already plenty of rewards out there for those who travel frequently or have certain corporate affiliations. Now, people are getting rewarded for choosing to volunteer (anywhere!) or work in schools. 

Disneyland and Disney World are planning to get in on the action too, starting in January 2010, when they'll offer free days at its theme parks after completing certain volunteer projects.