June 2013 Meeting Notes

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June Meeting Notes

Shaping Clay’s mission is about networking, education, and collaboration among nonprofit champions. If we network and learn well together, we’ll get better at combining our efforts to serve our community more efficiently and with greater joy. On Friday, June 28th, we welcomed distinguished guest speaker, Maureen Jung, Ph.D., who used a highly interactive, small-group format designed to bring us closer together as a working group to better serve our community. About Maureen:  As a business writer and consultant for more than 25 years, Maureen’s communication workshops have reached thousands of individuals across the country, from healthcare providers to nonprofit and government employees to businesspeople and professional writers. In recent years, she’s written two presentations for the White House Office of Faith-based Initiatives, as well as a successful $15-million Federal grant for a healthcare nonprofit. In 2012, she wrote A Place to Grow: Nutritious Food, Better Health, Stronger Communities, a study of nine effective nutrition education and obesity prevention projects for the California Dept. of Public Heath/Network for a Healthy California. A resident of Orange Park since 2006, Maureen works locally with BASCA, Inc. as a grant writer and communication specialist, and she leads Clay County Writers, sponsored by the Florida Writers Assn.

Using her vast experience in community-building (which included two large multi-million dollar collaboration projects), Maureen helped the group identify criteria for “excellent” partnerships and talked about potential “red flags.”  By the end of the discussion, Maureen shared some very helpful literary and online resources, all of which you can learn more about in the enclosed notes. For a full copy of the June Meeting Notes, please click here.


The Way Free Medical Clinic has a Canon Imagerunner 33201 available for free.  There is a problem with the drum, not sure if just needs cleaning or replacing.  First person to call may have it, you must transport.  Contact Christy at 904-531-9504

Mercy Support Services: July 18 is the next meeting to identify community resources. They will use focus groups to work on community collaborations.

Clay County Chamber: July 11, 10am, successful email marketing, free.  Email Catrine if you are interested in attending space is limited.

Nonprofit Center, visit nonprofitctr.org for information on “how to create a spokesperson for your organization,” as well as “Give and Go” with the Jaguars

Handsonjacksonville.org Volunteer management training series, starts Oct 9.  Receive a certificate from UF, Tracy Connors, Oct 9, 16, and 23.

Habitat is building homes in Green Cove Springs and looking for volunteer builders (clayhabitat.org).  Also looking for prospective homeowners.

Quigley House has counseling office in Keystone Heights. Tuesday night Lake Asbury United Methodist church hosts a victims’ sharing time. Call 284-0830 ext. 319 for more info

Community Hospice has Camp for Children who have lost a relative or friend, 3 day weekend camp includes grief issues and bereavement counselors

Graceful Warrior Advocates, Inc., on July 20 is having a garage sale, 2945 Lakeside Villa Rd, 8am – 2pm to raise funds for their organization.

Military Museum of NE FL had their 1st really successful in Military Day at the Museum. They will have a display at the NASCAR Fan zone in Daytona.

Mercy Support Services along with Andre VanHeerden are working to accumulate an email data base of agencies. Please contact them at libbywb(at)mercysupportservices.org and provide name of CEO of your organization and email address.

Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and partnership with us each month!

Till August, I wish you all much peace and joy –