In this week’s issue:

Bright Spots

The Dalles Game Dev. Students Win Player’s Choice Award at OGPC

Last month, two middle school 4-H Tech Club teams from Wasco County travelled to Monmouth to show off their video game projects at the annual Oregon Game Project Challenge (OGPC).

“Lightened Studios” from The Dalles, with developers: Colin Schecter, Ian Field, and Silas Parsons, took home the Player’s Choice award for their game Light which dealt with the season’s theme of scarcity by allowing players to explore a world without light. Their game also looked at mental health issues such as depression.

The Dufur team “DR Studios,” made up of developers: AJ Shaw, Caleb Brougher, and Kathryn Schreiber, also got plenty of attention and feedback for their first year at the competition. And the team has already started planning what to make for next year’s challenge.

Willie Riggs Retirement Celebration

Willie Riggs is retiring, come to his retirement celebration at the Klamath County Fairgrounds blue building, June 28 from 4:00-8:00 PM. There will be light refreshments and drinks, a no host bar is provided. Come and celebrate a great career.

Dana Martin Retirement Celebration

Please join us for a few minutes or the entire time, to just say hello to Dana, tell your favorite Dana story (oh I know there are many) or just remind her how much her efforts have been appreciated.

We’ll provide some hors d’oeuvres and punch, please feel free to bring something you and/or others will enjoy, or not – mostly it’s your presence that will be most valuable.  Please join us on:

Thursday, June 27, 2019
4 – 6 pm (or so)
North Sister Building, Deschutes County Fair & Expo
Redmond, OR
RSVP if you can attend, by calling/texting Candi Bothum.

Office:  541-548-6088 x 79540
Cell/Text:  541-419-6350

Nonprofit law changes go into effect in January 2020

At long last revisions have been made to the Oregon laws governing nonprofits! Please share this information with your professional associations, 4-H associations, and other nonprofit partners. Some of the major changes include a new provision to allow a board to vote by email, default rules for voting and governance if they are not specified in the corporation’s documents, requiring a treasurer (as well as a president and secretary), and permitting the election of officers who are not members of the board. There are also new definitions for “appointed,” “designated,” and “elected” board members.

from the Nonprofit Association of Oregon:
SB360 was passed by the Oregon Legislature and signed into law by Governor Kate Brown with an effective date of January 1, 2020. This law refines and rewrites portions of ORS Chapter 65 – the set of laws that govern nonprofits in Oregon.

Changes should clarify or improve the functioning of the statutory framework, but not make major policy changes to the legal structure for nonprofit corporations in Oregon. A nonprofit corporation should, with limited exceptions, be able to draft its own governance rules through its Articles and Bylaws. Certain rules will be mandatory and will be clearly identified as such in the statutes. Most rules will be default rules and will apply if the Articles and Bylaws of a nonprofit corporation are silent on the issue.

For a detailed explanation of the bill and discussion of the purposes behind some of the changes, see the Report on the NOLS website.

Full text of the bill:

Juntos statewide leadership

It is a great pleasure to announce Gina Galaviz-Yap has been appointed as the Statewide Leader of the OSU Juntos Program, beginning July 10, 2019. Juntos has been under the interim leadership of José Garcia since August of 2018.

Currently, the Director of Admissions at Eastern Oregon University, Gina brings a wide variety of experiences to Juntos, including serving at Oregon State University as the past Interim Program Coordinator of the Campus Visitor Center from 2011-2014. Gina has also been an Admissions Advisor at OSU, and is a self-described social justice champion. With this incredible background, Juntos will continue to be closely aligned to OSU Enrollment Management and the University Division of Outreach & Engagement.

Under the leadership of OSU’s Open Campus Program, Juntos serves Latinx families across the state to reduce barriers to higher education, empower families around educational systems, and develop culturally-relevant curriculum. Juntos partners with over 40 schools across the state to provide year-round impactful programming funded by OSU, Community Colleges, School Districts, The Ford Family Foundation, and multiple community partners.

Please help me welcome Gina back to Oregon State University, and thank José Garcia for his interim leadership.

Promotional items now easy to order

The promotional items are now in an online catalog similar to the publications catalog. You can get to it through the For Employees  link at the bottom of the main Extension page on the right. The link to Marketing/Promo items is the fourth option down on the “Popular Links” menu on the left. You’ll need to be logged in with your affiliate account (the same login used to purchase catalog publications) Let Pete know if you need your password reset.

Marketing as a tool for social justice

Recorded at the annual brand symposium, University Marketing shared how they embarked on the adoption of a cultural enhancement model in a presentation titled Elevating the Conversation: How to use marketing as a tool for social justice. It’s an approach of great interest to EESC as we make progress in making our marketing tools and messages more authentic and accessible. A second presentation by Dr. Susan Shaw, College of Liberal Arts, titled Spheres of Influence: Difference, power, and social justice in university marketing also was recorded. The recordings have a permanent home in the “Marketing Templates, Tools and Inspiration” subfolder of the Box folder where logos are found.

Extension “healthy living” tote bags

Now available! A colorful tote bag promoting “healthy living” is the newest addition to the Extension promotional item inventory. Made from sturdy 100% recycled materials, it is an affordable ($1 per tote) and lively way to increase awareness of OSU Extension. Order totes through the promotional items web page.

Snapchat geofilter at your county fair

Last year, Snapchat geofilters proved to be a cost effect way to engage 4-H audiences and expand awareness of Extension at county fairs. The SnapChat Geofilter Innovation Team encourages each county to flight geofilters again this year. With no prompting, Snapchat users seek out new geofilters when they are in a new location or attending an event so no Snapchat expertise is required. Instructions, templates and everything you need to successfully flight a geofilter can be found in the Snapchat Box folder.

Extension Web Update

Tips to make web content accessible to visitors with disabilities and others using assistive technology.

Diversity Highlights

Please contact with any questions or comments or if you have suggestions for events or news stories to include in Diversity Highlights.

Events & Resources

Here Comes the FUN: Dam Right Drag Night’s 2nd Annual Pride: Join the Dam Right Drag Night crew for a night full of gag-worthy performances from some of the Willamette Valley’s fiercest performers in celebration of Pride Month. This show is open to all folks ages 16 and up. June 21-22 starting at 9:30am in Corvaliis. For more information, visit the event page.

Oregonians and the State’s Racist Past, Present, and Future: Join facilitator Tai Harden-Moore in a conversation that asks, What does Oregon’s racist past mean for Oregonians? How does the state’s history affect how bias shows up for individuals? This conversation will also look at how we can identify our own racial biases and work toward concrete ways to move forward as individuals and community. June 22 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm in Portland. For more information visit the event page.

Trauma-Informed Hate Response: How to Offer Help to Those Who Have Been a Target of Hate: In this training, they will address how to assess and respond to someone who has recently been the target of hate. June 29 from 9:00am to 1:00pm in Portland. For more information, visit the event page.

In the News

OSU-Cascades notes record diversity in Class of 2019

Oregon State University–Cascades graduated its most diverse class ever during its 18th commencement ceremony Sunday, June 16, including a record number of graduates who are the first in their family to earn a college degree.

In Rural Oregon, Pride Organizers Are Fighting For Recognition—From Their Hometowns and the LGBTQ Community at Large

Trish Perry has a dream—she wants to see a Pride parade in her hometown of Bend. At a glance, that hardly seems like an impossible goal. After all, Bend is one of the fastest-growing cities not just in Oregon but the entire United States, and there’s already a Pride celebration that happens in downtown’s Drake Park.

Women in Oceanography Still Navigate Rough Seas

Female scientists have weathered bias, lack of support, and unsafe work environments since the dawn of oceanography. Could recent initiatives, technology, and awareness chart the way to safer waters?

The lavender scare: How the federal government purged gay employees

You may have heard of the “Red Scare” of the 1950s – the fear stoked by Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy that Communists had infested the federal government. Accused State Department employees would be interviewed for the purpose of acquiring information concerning others. “That was the technique that was used by the government: grab one person, and then get that person to inform on other people,” said filmmaker Josh Howard.

Portland Pride Parade 2019: Tens of thousands clad in rainbow colors flood downtown Portland (PHOTOS)

An estimated 45,000 people packed about a mile long route in downtown Portland Sunday, June 16, 2019, for the Portland Pride Parade. Approximately 8,000 people from nearly 200 group participated, including the motorcycle group Dykes on Bikes, Nike, Keen, Alaska Airlines, the Harry Potter Alliance, Powells Books, Mayor Ted Wheeler, Senator Ron Wyden and Portland’s new fire chief Sara Boone.

Extension in the news

Growers hope standards bring order to hemp industry ‘mess’
Associated Press
Lloyd Nackley, a plant ecologist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, holds freshly picked tops of hemp plants from one of Oregon State’s hemp research stations in Aurora, Ore.

Milwaukie Center class participants Walk With Ease
Clackamas Review
For the past six years, the Milwaukie Center has partnered with the Oregon State University Extension Service’s Family and Community Health program in Clackamas County.

Drone safety needs emphasized
Fox 12 news
Victor Villegas helps get the message out, be safe with your drones.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Comments are closed.