Saturday, May 30, 2015

The latest Peace Panel

The latest Peace Panel was unveiled minutes ago at the Chico Peace Vigil for Loie. Time for more attention to some basic facts of our homeless situation. Housing saves lives and money.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Career Builders presentation at the Chico Boys & Girls Club 5/27/15

They were just a little concerned.  The management at the Chico Boys & Girls Club Teen Center had read the 1/29/15 CN&R write up on Career Builders. They informed me that at the Center they didn't want to be perceived as taking sides.  I assured them, as we set up, that I wouldn't be "taking sides" i.e. bashing the military.  So they let me go ahead with my scheduled presentation.  I got to address 40 or so older teens who were in attendance.   Afterward Pedro, the Director, suggested that Power Point was nice, but it was old school and suggested to get short videos to describe each program.  Good goal.  If anyone has an idea how to do that please contact me.  Charles 530-518-1417

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hamilton Union High School

Just back from a Career Builders event at Hamilton Union High School.  Passed out a lot of brochures about Career Builders and the CCC.  Talked to a lot of kids about alternatives to the military.  We were able to attract some attention by offering great cookies thanks to Midnight Munchies.   Nice day.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Paradise High

Career Builders was well received at Paradise High School Friday. I presented ten programs that young adults can participate in, to a class room of juniors and seniors; got applause at the end and many thanks from the teacher. After the presentation several of the students checked out the table of brochures I had laid out for them. One of the highlights of my speech was the news that CCC Chico has 15 openings now. Their next orientation is Friday, May 29.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Farmer's Market May 15th

I pedaled up to the Chico's Saturday Farmer's Market manager's booth to announce the arrival of the Peace Panel Project and request permission to set up under the old magnolia tree.  After more than a year of approvals I was surprised to be informed that the Peace Panel Project was now too political for that (southwest) location, on the inside of the sidewalk, and would I please set up on the outside of the side walk on the north east corner.  The Farmer's Market did not want to appear to be taking sides with anything political.  I have always thought of Peace Panel Project as merely statements of fact and an expression of values rather than anything partisan or one sided politically.  What do you think?

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Endangered Species Faire 2015

The Endangered Species Faire was great this year!  Chico Tree Advocates shared a booth with the Chico Peace & Justice Center and the Peace Panel Project. We got some new volunteer sign ups, sold books and raffle tickets, met a lot of new people and old friends; Not too hot, a little breeze, some great music, Queen Bee MC, the Parade of Species, good food under the big trees of One Mile made for a nice day.