Steamboat Briefs: Steamboat youth hockey board meets Thursday

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Steamboat youth hockey board meets Thursday

Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association holds a special meeting of its board of directors at 6:15 p.m. Thursday in Howelsen Ice Arena's meeting room to vote on a fundraising proposal and an increase in funding for need-based scholarships. Contact the SSYHA office at 871-0063 or visit www.steamboatyouthhockey.com.

Volunteers needed at Stagecoach State Park

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado are working at Stagecoach State Park today and Sunday completing several projects in the park to celebrate Colorado State Park's 50th anniversary, VOC's 25th anniversary and National Public Lands Day.

Volunteers will be building a new fire ring with seating for 40 people, constructing new fishing access trails and improving existing trails. Volunteers can work on a variety of projects and will receive giveaways and meals for their work. Anyone interested in volunteering can call Kimi at 736-2436 or visit www.voc.org.

Advocates offers volunteer training starting Thursday

Advocates Building Peaceful Communities is offering a new volunteer training beginning Thursday. Volunteer training is 25 hours and prepares volunteers to respond to its 24-hour crisis line.

The training takes four to six weeks to complete. Volunteers offer support, advocacy, information and referrals to victims of domestic violence. Volunteers are asked to take two to three shifts per month. Call Amelia at 879-2034 if interested.

Rotary Club offering exchange to Australia

When it's the middle of winter in Steamboat Springs, it's the height of summer in Australia.

What better time to visit and become engrossed in the richness of the local culture?

The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs is looking for a young professional between the ages of 25 and 40 who would be interested in, and benefit from, a four-week vocational and cultural exchange to northeast New South Wales.

All travel expenses are paid by Rotary International, and the Group Study Exchange team members will stay with host Rotarians in New South Wales. The four-week exchange will take place from Feb. 6 to March 13. The team members must have been fully employed in their profession with a minimum of two years experience and have an interest in the study of people and vocations of another culture. Applicants must be willing to devote one weekend a month prior to departure for orientation sessions.

Information about the GSE program and application forms can be found on the Rotary Club's Web site, www.rotary.org. Completed applications are due to the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs no later than Oct. 7. For more information, call Brent Boyer at 871-4221 or Jim Steinberg at 879-3718.

Pilot & Today Editorial Board seeks new members

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is accepting letters of interest from readers who would like to serve as community representatives on the newspaper's Editorial Board. Those representatives will be asked to serve a four-month term from Oct. 6 to Feb. 2, 2010. The Editorial Board meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays.

Readers interested in serving on the Editorial Board should send a letter of 500 words or less expressing interest to Brent Boyer at bboyer@steamboatpilot.com.

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