Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, January 23, 2004

UAS to host nonprofit board member training session at Egan Library

Many nonprofit organizations struggle with conducting meetings, committee organization, developing a working relationship with employees and other aspects of being a board member.

Jim Douglas, resource development and youth agent with University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service, will be offering a "Nonprofit Board Training Meeting" from 7 to 10 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004 in room 109 of the new Egan Library complex at UAS. The program is co-sponsored by Soroptimist International.

The course covers rights and responsibilities of board members, legal ramifications of being a member, how to organize more effective meetings, working with hired help, developing committees and will answer individual questions.

It is not necessary that every member of your board attend.

A handout will be made available that can be duplicated for your own board members. The class costs $10 at the door with seating available for up to 40 people.

To enroll, please call CES at 465-8749.

American Red Cross to offer pet first aid class Thursday, Jan. 27

The American Red Cross will be offering a pet first aid class on Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 5:45-9:45 p.m. Pet First Aid is the immediate and temporary care given to an injured animal until it can be taken to a veterinarian for more definitive medical care and attention.

The class is limited to 10 participants, and will be held at the American Red Cross office at 3200 Hospital Drive, Suite 203.

The class will cover conscious and unconscious choking, signals of cardiac arrest, how to administer CPR, types of wounds, shock, chemical, electrical and thermal burns, muscle bone and joint injury, insect and animal bites, poisoning, frostbite, hypothermia, heatstroke, car or motion sickness and how to prepare for disasters.

To register for the class, call 463-5713.

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