SWITCH is having an Un-gala (a dressed down music gala) at Amigos Cantina (632 10th St. E) on January 11, 2014 featuring the following artists: Eekwol, The Matt Remenda Ensemble, Scripted Serenade, Dash Reimer, Fire Lily and East of Eden. Tickets are $15 and it is a 19+ show. There will also be a silent auction and a 50/50 draw!
See you there!
On Wednesday, November 13 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm AIDS Saskatoon will have two tables booked where we will be selling mass amounts of tasty baked goods for people to enjoy at Royal University Hospital. Last year it was tons of fun, and their agency raised approximately $700 between their bake sale and employee contributions! They are looking to outdo themselves and beat their total from last year, and with 5 hours and a ton of baking, I am sure they can do it!
SWITCH’s Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Saturday October 5th, 2013. The meeting will occur at the Westside Clinic after the regular shift ends at 2:30 pm. All volunteers, mentors, and interested members of the public are welcome to attend. The meeting will be in the conference room on the second floor. Parking is available in St. Mary’s Credit Union parking lot across 22nd St from Westside Clinic.
The Nominations Committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2013-2014 Board. Self-nominations or nominations of another are acceptable. Applicants must be current student volunteers in good standing.
Please email the Nominations Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to nominate yourself or another student. We need the nominees full name, college/ educational institution, program of study, and year in the program, with 2-4 paragraphs highlighting strengths and skills which the nominee will bring to the SWITCH Board. Nominations will be accepted until 5:00 pm, October 4th. Please put SWITCH 2013-2014 Board Nomination in the email subject line.
Board member election will take place at the AGM. All applicants should have a short speech prepared, in case there are more applicants than available seats. The SWITCH membership (volunteers who have been through orientation) elects board members. Selection and assignment of committees, subcommittees, and portfolios will take place after applicants have been selected and approved.
Run, Walk, or Roll along the Meewasin Valley Trails to support SWITCH!
We will be hosting our 5th Annual Fun Run on Sunday, October 6th.
Registration will begin at 10am and the race will start at 11am.
(Registration includes lunch, a T-shirt, and insurance)
Prizes for the fastest runners and most pledges collected!
Race will start and finish at 810 Spadina Crescent West near the Victoria Park Boathouse (near Riversdale Pool)
Registration forms and pledge forms available on our websitehttp://switchclinic.ca/
Please direct questions to Danielle email@example.com
SWITCH will be hosting a welcome back BBQ on September 14th! We are asking for donations of warm winter clothing and boots/shoes. If you would like to bring a donation, please bring your items at 9am to SWITCH on September 14th. All donations brought before this time will be turned away due to a lack of space in our office.
STOP CUTS TO REFUGEE HEALTH CARE!
There is a day of action on June 17th at noon. Meet at the Vimy Memorial Bandshell in Kiwanis park. Everyone will march across the University Bridge to the Royal University Hospital.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SWITCH is canceled Monday June 3rd due to a lack of volunteers.
SWITCH is now moving to our summer hours. For June, July and August, SWITCH will only be open on Wednesday evenings. We will resume our regular hours in September.
BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) is doing a 2nd annual 100 mile ride on Saturday May 18th, 2013! Motorbikes and Cars are welcome! Its $25 per car or bike to buy a wrist band to receive $10 free casino play and a buffet meal. The ride starts at 1pm sharp and they arrive at Dakota Dunes between 2:30-3:00pm. There will be 50/50 door prizes and a buffet at 4pm. The draw will be at 5pm. If you are not riding, bring your kids down for free hot dogs while supplies last! There will be a bicycle draw for kids prior to the ride. Contact Tap at 306-292-4619 or by email at email@example.com for more information!
SWITCH is seeking Mentors to help guide the organization’s Board of Directors. SWITCH’s Board is comprised of post-secondary students from a variety of colleges. This non-voting position will provide guidance and leadership to SWITCH board practices and operational processes. The successful candidate will have experience in governance and board practices, and have a strong commitment to community development.
This is a voluntary position with a time commitment of approximately 10 hours per month and will begin in June 2013. SWITCH is offering a one year term, with the possibility of extension.
To volunteer for this position please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31, 2013
As many of you SWITCHers now, we are very low on volunteers in the summer. We are asking that more community members throughout Saskatoon volunteer at SWITCH. So, please ask your friends and family if they would like to engage in a unique volunteer opportunity by becoming a SWITCHer! We request that community members attend a 4 hour orientation, provide a CPIC and a letter of reference. Thanks!
Our next orientation is on May 13th from 5-9pm. Please email email@example.com to sign up.