Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Note that it receives the quality label of "100% Best Practices" from the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota's quality standards assessment.
From the webpage -
Connected Kids Mentoring
Thursday, July 3, 2014
This is an additional resource for mentoring organizations and mentors.
|Cover of the full guide|
Written for primarily for pediatricians to use with their patients, the topics are practical and necessary. Much can be learned without purchasing additional materials.
We will read through the materials and incorporate ideas in our training for mentors and parents. Share your evaluation of the materials.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Consider all the research into types of local fish, their habits and bait preferences. Look at lures. Perhaps learn to tie fly fishing lures. Make stink bait! Practice casting. Visit a hatchery if one is nearby. Discuss "catch and release" for conservation.
How much more fun would it be to have a fish fry afterwards on the same day or the next month? Clean and freeze the fish, of course, if keeping for next month. 'Endless possibilities!
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation offers information about fishing--where and how. From the site -
In addition to state fishing license requirements, some municipalities require daily or annual city fishing permits. Check with local officials for details on cost and permit vendor locations. Phone numbers for city offices are listed below.
Close-to-Home Fishing waters have the following additional restrictions:
• Fishing is limited to no more than three (3) rods and reels per person, with no more than three (3) hooks per line (treble hooks are considered one hook). No other fishing methods are allowed, except noodling is allowed in the North Canadian River from the NW 10th Street bridge downstream to the MacArthur Street bridge in OKC.
• All largemouth and smallmouth bass caught must be released (returned to the water) immediately after being taken; no harvest is allowed.
• Channel catfish and blue catfish have a combined daily limit of six (6); no size limits apply.
For all other species, consult the statewide regulations.
Oklahoma City (405) 755-4014:
• Crystal Lake (6625 SW 15th)
• Dolese Youth Park (5105 NW 50th)
• Edwards Park (1515 N. Bryant Avenue)
• Kids Lake (3200 W Wilshire Boulevard)
• Route 66 Park (9901 NW 23rd)
• South Lakes Regional Park (4210 SW 119th) Note - west pond fishing access is closed.
• Zoo Lake (2101 NE 50th) east shoreline only
Choctaw (405) 390-8198:
• Choctaw Creek Park (NE 23rd Street and Harper Road)
• Ten Acre Park (NE 10th Street and Choctaw Road)
Del City (405) 671-2868:
• Eagle Lake (3405 E Reno)
Edmond (405) 216-7641:
• Hafer Park (1034 S. Bryant Avenue)
• Mitch Park (1501 W. Covell Road)
• Bickham-Rudkin Park (450 E. 33rd Street)
Also, the Department of Wildlife Conservation sponsors a Youth Writing Contest. http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/facts_maps.htm
Saturday, June 28, 2014
|Moon Summer STEAM Academy students,|
Rosser Conservation Education Center,
Imagine doing something similar with mentoring staff, volunteers, peer mentors, and parents in your area--as a meaningful fundraiser or charity event.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Back to the list--
From our foundation archives, we list some fundraisers executed by local education foundations around the state in 1997-98 and 2001. Of course, we added comments.
Tying certain types of fundraisers to community festivals, holidays or other events should increase audience.
For example, when the Boren Mentoring Initiative recently took its Magical Mentoring Tour to Guymon, board and staff members as well as volunteers of Main Street Guymon and its Main Street Guymon Transformers mentoring program provided delicious, plentiful "from scratch" salads and homemade rolls for the event lunch. They volunteered their time, resources, and skills for an organization fundraiser, but the attendees "made out like bandits" because of the extraordinary quality of the food and the hospitality. A huge win-win!
ADA - Afghans
ALTUS - Vision Seekers Prints and Belt Buckles
DEER CREEK - Annual Phone Campaign (Supply scripts!)
GROVE - Five couples paid $600 each for dinner served by superintendent and principals at Stone Point Supper Club
OKARCHE -450 tickets sold to their banquet and auction
OKLAHOMA CITY - Mrs. Baird's Bread donated $ .05 per loaf for a six-week period
UNION - $5 per new account at local bank (Rogers County Bank)
WAKITA - Planned giving dinner
YUKON - OKC Philharmonic
Also, ask businesses with matching dollars or funding programs/foundations
Real estate agents
Sports events, especially golf tournaments
Regarding talent shows, we recently attended the Senior Follies in Oklahoma City. Tickets were $22.50 each except for a small discount for blocks of 10. The performance was in a theater at Oklahoma City University. All of the performers were over 60, including a spry choreographer and tap dancing performer, age 78. Think creatively!
|Sausage Sizzler/Hot Dog Fundraiser Map, Rotary|
Bubbles, image maps, flow charts, and all other kinds of images help us perfect fundraising projects from what is required to who does what.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
- Open House (College Night/College Day)
- Financial Aid Night
- College Ap Day
- Calling tree, marquee, Twitter and other social media
Brenda Stinnett at Putnam City High School, which has about 1,800 students, suggests getting students excited so they go home and tell their parents.
|Putnam City's Senior Retreat Site|
Conference sponsored by the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education