I hope everyone is keeping hydrated, cool and slathered in sunscreen now that the temperature is rising. We’re in our first full summer at our space on MLK and we’ve never been so happy to have air conditioning at SMYRC! Drop in is busy and I, for one, am ready for a picnic in our beautiful back garden space. (With tasty veggies from our garden!)
We’ve got a few things coming up at SMYRC and WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Community Outreach Walk
July 9th 2010
The first official community outreach walk with SMYRC volunteer Lyndsey and Jess will be this Friday, July 9th, leaving SMYRC at 3pm. During the walk we will explore the Boise-Eliot neighborhood by taking photos, video, notes, drawing pictures, and interviewing people we meet. Ultimately this is an opportunity for people in the neighborhood to learn a bit more about SMYRC and for us to learn a bit more about the neighborhood. We’ll finish our walk with popsicles and zine making!
Also, Monday, July 12th we’ll be doing interviews to hire some new on-call drop in staff at SMYRC now that Sunshine and Kerst’s Americorps terms are up. If you want to be on the hiring committee, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503.969.2266.
And, as I mentioned above, last Wednesday was Kerst and Sunshine’s last day as rad SMYRC Americorps members. We had a lovely goodbye for them in drop in, complete with delicious cake and beautifully made cards by SMYRC youth and a bit of SMYRC-style teasing involving Kerst wearing their fancy gardening hat around drop in and everyone reminiscing their favorite funny Sunshine free-pile moments. SMYRC is so lucky to have had them all around for as long as we did! THANK YOU Kerst and Sunshine for all the time and passion you put into SMYRC!!
Enjoy the sun, take care of each other and we’ll see you this weekend!