Thursday, August 26, 2010

Marin Community Foundation: Opening on Board

TERM EXPIRATION FOR "REPRESENTATIVE OF THE POOR AND NEEDY" ON THE MARIN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEESApplications Due: Friday, September 3, 2010, by 5:00 p.m.The Marin County Board of Supervisors invites county residents to apply for an appointment to the Marin Community Foundation Board of Trustees for a 4-year term beginning October, 2010. Qualifications are set out in the application packet and copies of the packet may be obtained in the following ways:¨ On the County of Marin's web site. Go to, click on the "FORMS" link and look for "Applications for Boards, Commissions, and Committees. This is a special application.¨ ¨ By calling the Clerk of the Board and requesting a packet at 499-7331, or¨ ¨ By picking up a packet at the office of the Board of Supervisors, Room 329, Marin County Civic Center.If you have questions or need further information, please call Patrice Stancato, Deputy Clerk of the Board at 499-7331. For more information on the Marin Community Foundation, please refer to its web site at FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 11, 2010 Contact: Patrice Stancato, Deputy Clerk Phone (415) 499-7331


After some months of negotiating with the gubernatorial candidates as well as media, we are pleased to announce that the California Gubernatorial Debate will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 6:30 p.m. in Angelico Hall on our campus. Veteran NBC broadcaster and author Tom Brokaw will serve as the moderator for the debate between Republican candidate Meg Whitman and Democratic candidate Jerry Brown. The debate will air live at 6:30 pm on the California NBC stations including NBC Bay Area, KNBC Los Angeles, KNSD San Diego, KCRA Sacramento and KSBW in Salinas/Monterey and will be offered to other California NBC stations. C-SPAN and Telemundo will also air the broadcast. The announcement today has already generated media attention throughout the country; that momentum should continue as we get closer to the October date. Below are links to some of the coverage about Dominican's presentation of the debate in today's media. This is a significant debate and election and our involvement underscores our presence within the higher education landscape.


President's Citizen's Medal winnersWe received over 6,000 outstanding nominations from around the country. It was a tough choice, but we were able to narrow it down to 13 recipients of the 2010 Citizens Medal: year's Citizens Medal recipients should serve as an inspiration to all Americans: A widow who lost her husband on 9/11 and turned her grief into a message of hope for Afghani women whose husbands were lost to the Taliban; a school bus driver who delivers hot meals and coffee to New York City's homeless and forgotten 365 nights a year; a North Chicago nurse and childcare professional who opened a live-in resource center that has given help and hope to hundreds of pregnant teenagers. They are all powerful reminders of the impact individuals can have on their community and on the world.Congratulations to this year's Citizens Medal recipients, and thank you to the millions of Americans who strive to make their communities better every day.Sincerely, President Barack ObamaP.S. If you want to make a difference in your own community, but aren't sure where to start, check out, your one-stop shop for finding and creating service opportunities in your community.

What Your Lender Doesn't Want You to Know...

What Your Lender Doesn't Want You To Know! The topic includes: Loan Modification, Short Sale and Foreclosure Options, Credit Restoration, Investment Property Shortfall with expert speakers on each topic. San Rafael Community Center 618 B Street. The two upcomming are 8/25 & 9/22; 6:30 to 8 pm, For all your Real Estate Needs, Susan Paul does it all! DRE License #01152704 Cell 415-609-7596 Certified Eco Green REALTOR Certified Distress Property Expert FACS Certified, CSSA

YMCA Annual Shut Down Schedule

Every year we shut down specific areas in the Marin YMCA building to make necessary repairs, deep clean, and paint. Below are the dates and locations of what areas in the building will be closed and what work you can expect to be accomplished. Please know that you are always welcome to use our facilities at the Novato YMCA. In addition, we will contact the JCC to see if use of their pool is available during our pool closure. Please check with the Front Desk to check on the JCC availability. Gymnasium & Racquetball Courts ClosureAugust 30 - September 5· Change lights and ballasts as needed· Scrub walls and paint as needed· Clean backboards· Clean out and reorganize storage closets· Clean floors· High dusting of beams Pool ClosureAugust 22-29· Pool drained and scrubbed· Spa drained and scrubbed· Deck scrubbed and power washed· Tiles repaired Locker Room Closure*August 22-29 · Deep clean floors, showers, and walls· Deep clean and wood sanded in saunas*While the adult locker rooms are shut down, the youth locker rooms will be available. Workout Area· Painting of the walls (in sections - so the room doesn't need to be shut down)


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Hello Parks and Open Space Volunteers,It is once again time for the Annual Marin County Parks and Open Space Department's Volunteer Recognition Picnic at McNear's Beach Park. It is happening on Saturday, September 11th, 2010 from 11am-2pm. Your invitation is attached to this email. This is our way of saying thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers. It allows us to recognize your valuable community service. If you haven't been volunteering much lately but are interested in getting back in to it this is also a great way to get reacquainted with the program. Come out and be inspired. As always, the Ranger staff will prepare a delicious meal including BBQ tri-tip, chicken, grilled vegetables, and other tasty treats. Feel free to bring a favorite dish to share. Participants will receive "door" prizes and we'll provide a snow cone machine and a jumper for the kids. You may even be the recipient of a volunteer award. This is a family event, so bring the entire gang for a day of fun in the sun at McNears Beach Park, 201 Cantera Way, San Rafael. Parking fee waived for volunteers. Greg Reza Volunteer Program Coordinator, Marin County Parks and Open Space District, (415) 499-3778, Email -


CERT CLASS!There is an upcoming education program called CERT - Community Emergency Response Team. It teaches residents how to take care of themselves and their neighbors when a major emergency strikes.Classes start in just a few weeks, Sept 14th and the cost is only $40.Hundreds of residents from all over San Rafael have taken the course. They have enjoyed the classes immensely and left with the feeling of being empowered to take care of themselves and their neighbors after a major event. But so many more can be trained - and should be trained.Please help us to advertise the upcoming class by copying and pasting the attached document into an email to members of your organization.The classes are offered by the San Rafael Office of Emergency Service. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.You can also reach the the San Rafeal Office of Emergency Service by email; or their website at

Nominate America's Greatest Outdoor Place

Tell us about your favorite outdoor spacePresident Obama's recently released America's Great Outdoors initiative aims to develop a new strategy for 21st century conservation and to reconnect Americans to the outdoors.To do this, the Obama administration is collecting conservation ideas and personal stories about special outdoor places from the American public. They will incorporate our ideas and stories into a report outlining a revitalized national conservation plan that benefits all Americans this fall.