Steamboat briefs: Whiteman students to give presentations about trips

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— The Lowell Whiteman School foreign travel program groups will give a presentation about their trips at 7 p.m. today in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

The presentation, Receive, Learn, Give: Gaining a World Perspective, will include slideshows, first-person reflections and a question-and-answer session about the trips.

The 48 high school students traveled April 10 to May 5 in groups of 12 to Bhutan and Thailand; Vietnam and Cam­bodia; Tanzania; and Chile. The students participate in community service projects while being immersed in other cultures.

Whiteman’s foreign travel program began in 1958 as a way for the school to get away while the weather made the dirt Routt County Road 36 impassable.

Philanthropy group offers lessons on director boards

Northwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days is offering a workshop June 6 with Dr. Martha Vail, a professional in training and guiding nonprofit organizations to success. The workshop, “Growing your board of directors: cultivating quantity and quality,” is from 9 a.m. to noon June 6 at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

In the interactive workshop, Vail will help participants discover what sorts of board members their organization really needs and explore ways to bring just those folks onto the board in the right way, according to a news release.

The workshop also will identify how to create time-efficient but high-impact professional development activities that expand directors’ skills and increase their engagement in the organization’s work.

To register for the workshop or learn more about Northwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days, visit www.northwestrpd.org or call 970-846-5521.

Bird walk will be Tuesday at Haymaker Golf Course

The second annual spring bird walk at Haymaker Golf Course is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. May 31. The walk is free, but reservations are required through Yampatika. Call 970-871-9151.

Yampa Valley Community grant requests due June 1

Local nonprofits must submit a letter of intent by June 1 to be considered for the Yampa Valley Community Foundation’s 2011 Community Grant cycle. Letters of intent will be reviewed by the Grants Committee, and selected nonprofits will be asked to submit grant applications that are due August 1.

The letter should include a brief summary of the program/project the nonprofit is applying for and the amount of money requested. Send letters of intent to YVCF, P.O. Box 881869, Steamboat Springs, CO 80488.

More information is available at www.yvcf.org or by contacting Jennifer Shea at jennifer@yvcf.org or 970-879-8632.

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