Continuation of Reduced Services

Hi SWITCHers,

In January, unfortunately SWITCH will continue with reduced services – by operating on Monday and Wednesday evenings only. Our Board of Directors and our staff are working diligently to gain more sustainable funding for SWITCH. Our goal is to bring back the Saturday shift by September 2015. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our Board of Director Chair, Reed Gillanders at reg758@mail.usask.ca.

-the SWITCH team

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Band Swap poll

Band Swap has created a poll to determine which organization they will support in 2014 and SWITCH is one of the options! Follow the link to cast your vote!

http://www.poll-maker.com/poll175929x68d0425C-7

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SWITCH Charity Breakfast!

Hey SWITCHers!

Tickets are now available to the SWITCH charity breakfast on November 28th, 2014!  Buy a ticket to support your favorite non-profit charity! Tell your friends and family to check out www.picatic.com/SWITCHcharitybreakfast for more information or to purchase tickets!

- The SWITCH team

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Cancellation of Saturday Shifts

Hey SWITCHers,

On November 1st, 2014, the program hours for SWITCH will be reduced due to financial constraints. Instead of three days per week, services will now be offered two days a week – on Mondays and Wednesdays only. The change will be effective until the end of December, and may be extended past that time. As a board, we remain committed to the community and inter-professional education during this time.

 

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Flu shots for SWITCH volunteers

Hi SWITCHers!

We have been informed that this year SWITCH volunteers will be required to either be vaccinated against the flu or wear a mask while volunteering at SWITCH.  Our hosts at Westside clinic have graciously offered to improve access to flu shots for SWITCH students on shift nights.  If you are an active volunteer and would like to receive a flu shot, please show up to shift around 4:30PM on a Monday or Wednesday and speak with the Westside clinic reception and let them know that you are a SWITCH volunteer and would like a flu shot.  If you are arriving early please do not park in the Affinity Credit Union parking lot, as they are open until 5:00PM on these days.

- the SWITCH team

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SWITCH Zombie Run

For more information and to register, follow the link below:
https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=11270

General Information:
We will be hosting our 6th Annual Fun Run on Sunday, October 19th.

This year there will be a unique twist to the event. Participants will have to navigate the route while avoiding getting tagged by zombies hiding throughout the course. It will be a great opportunity to test out potential Halloween costumes while having tons of fun and promoting SWITCH to the community!

Sign-in will begin at 2:00pm, and the race will start at 3:00pm.

Prizes available for fastest runners, most pledges collected, and most successful zombie!

The race will start and finish in the Bowl, at the University of Saskatchewan.

-The SWITCH Team

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Annual General Meeting

Hey SWITCHers!

Our AGM has been scheduled for Saturday October 4th after shift (2:30 PM) and all of our membership (volunteers, clients, mentors, etc.) is encouraged to attend. At the AGM there will short presentations on SWITCH’s operations and finances in the last year, all attendees will have the opportunity to help revise our bylaws, and we will be electing our new student board.

If you are a student at a post-secondary institution in Saskatoon and would like to be nominated for a position on the board of directors please e-mail me (Reed) at my USask account. NSID: reg758. The SWITCH board of directors presents an excellent leadership opportunity for volunteers that want to help SWITCH to grow and succeed. Joining the SWITCH BOD is also a great way to improve your professional communication skills. Nominees will have the opportunity to do a short (less than 2 min) speech at the AGM about why they are a good candidate for a board position. Although nominees typically have previous SWITCH experience, all students are welcome to apply.

SWITCH looks forward to seeing a great number of our membership participate in the AGM and board nominees from a variety of disciplines!

Best regards,

- Reed

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Open Door Society Volunteer Fair

Hey SWITCHers!
We’re looking for a handful of awesome volunteers to help us out at the Open Door Society Volunteer Fair on October 7th, 2014.  Come help us operate a booth and spread knowledge about our services and volunteer opportunities!  Sign up on the scheduler or contact Michael at switchclinic@gmail.com for more information.

The SWITCH team

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SWITCH Community Barbeque

Hi SWITCHers!

We will be hosting our annual community barbeque on September 20th!  Please sign up on the scheduler to help us out with this event!

the SWITCH team

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September Volunteer Barbeque

Hey SWITCHers!

With school quickly resuming- we will be having a volunteer appreciation barbeque on Saturday, September 13th after shift from 3:00PM onward at Rotary Park. The BBQ will be run Potluck style: please feel free to bring anything you wish to share with everyone (salads, desserts, pop). Smokies and Hamburgers will be provided. Feel free to bring any activities you wish.

If you do not have a ride let us know and we can help arrange one. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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