Stansbury receives Rising Star award for 2010
Rachel Stansbury, development assistant for the Clark College Foundation, has been selected for the 2010 Rising Star Award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII. The award honors outstanding individuals with three to five years’ experience in the advancement profession and recognizes early success as a good sign of future leadership and achievement. Stansbury will be presented with the award at the District VIII Conference on February 17, 2010, in Portland.
Ara Serjoie, foundation vice president for development, notes that Stansbury continues to seek new challenges in the advancement field and enhance her learning opportunities. “Since her arrival in March 2006, Rachel has demonstrated an amazing aptitude for growth and success, particularly with the foundation’s events and annual giving activities.”
For the past two years, Stansbury has successfully orchestrated the Clark College Foundation Charity Golf Tournament, which generates scholarship funds. In addition, she provides direct support for the Alumni Association Board, Penguin Athletic Club Board, and the Annual Giving Committee of the foundation board of directors. “Rachel’s enthusiasm, determination, and ‘can do’ attitude are a terrific complement to her creativity and self-starter nature,” says Lisa Gibert, foundation president/CEO. “She’s both effective and fun to work with.”
“This is a real honor,” Stansbury said when learning of the award. “But I’m motivated more by the mission of an organization rather than compensation and public acknowledgement.” In January 2010, Stansbury will begin the Master of Public Administration program at Portland State University to take the next step in her career. “I really feel I’ve found my niche and a field in which I can make a difference in society.”
Lapellah Restaurant to donate 72 Christmas dinners to the YWCA and Salvation Army
Above are this years’ thanksgiving turkeys donated by Lapellah Restaurant. Photo by Luka Vitasovic.
Lapellah Restaurant will be closed to the public Christmas Day, but the staff will still be hard at work cooking and delivering house-cured ham dinners for some very special customers.
Lapellah, led by executive chef David Mork, has coordinated with the YWCA and Salvation Army to provide 72 Christmas meals with all the trimmings to members of the community who need it most. The meals will go to 12 families selected by Food Bank partners Salvation Army and YWCA Safechoice domestic violence support programs. Some of the families are recovering from domestic violence situations, while others are in need of emergency food assistance after a period of prolonged unemployment.
Lapellah Restaurant regularly participates in projects supporting the Vancouver community. Mork and staff recently spent Thanksgiving Day cooking and delivering 72 turkey dinners to Vancouver families in need. Local purveyors are participating as well, including hams from Carlton Farms and produce from Sheridan Fruit Company. The menu will feature house-cured ham, honey glazed carrots, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli and cheese casserole, dinner rolls, and apple pie.
Murray bill to provide flight crews with family leave signed into law
Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Chairman of the Senate HELP Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee, announced that legislation she introduced to make the nation’s flight attendants and pilots eligible for 12 weeks of unpaid leave time each year under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been signed into law by President Barack Obama. Senator Murray’s bill, S. 1422, The Airline Flight Crew Technical Correction Act, clarifies the FMLA to accommodate flight attendants and pilots who, because of their industry's unique calculation of work hours spent on overnights, layovers and waiting to be called to duty, currently do not qualify for leave time.
To qualify for FMLA coverage, an employee must work 60 percent of a full-time schedule or 1,250 hours per year. Courts calculate the requisite number of hours using the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which covers most workers. However, the hours worked by airline flight crews are calculated differently.
Unlike most workers, flight crewmembers are not credited for each hour they spend on the job. Instead, they are credited only for actual time “in flight,” although they can spend several days, a week, or more away from home. This means that time between flights, such as overnights and layovers, does not count toward FMLA coverage and has resulted in flight crews being excluded from receiving unpaid leave. The legislation that was signed into law clarifies the FMLA to reflect the original intent of Congress to include these workers under the FMLA protections. This will allow flight attendants and pilots to qualify for leave when they have fulfilled 60 percent of a full-time work schedule at their airline.
Senator Murray’s bill passed the House of Representatives on Dec. 2 by voice vote and passed the Senate on Nov. 10 by unanimous consent. For more information, visit http://murray.senate.gov/workforce/flightcrew-fmla.pdf.
Port of Ridgefield is having a regular meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, in the Port office, 111 W Division Street. <> Red Cross is offering free gift-wrapping for blood drive participants at its You Give, We’ll Wrap blood drive from 1 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at the Clark County Donor Center, 5109 NE 82nd Avenue. Up to three pre-boxed presents can be wrapped during the donation appointment. Those interested in donating should call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule an appointment. <> Loaves and Fishes will be serving hot meals to senior citizens from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, La Center Community Center, 1000 E 4th Street.
Tuesday on the air
Vancouver Rotary Foundation Festival of Trees' Community Tree Lighting (11-27)--4:30 p.m. CVTV
Vancouver Rotary Foundation Festival of Trees' Pops Orchestra Concert (11-27)--4:59 p.m. CVTV
Clark County World AIDS Day Recognition (12-1)--6:30 p.m. CVTV
Vancouver Housing Authority: Housing Matters (12-6)--7:59 p.m. CVTV
Vancouver Children's Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors (10-24)--8:29 p.m. CVTV
VPD All Access: Neighborhood Police Officers--9:29 p.m. CVTV
Clark County Land Use Hearings (12-10)--10 p.m. CVTV
Washington State Jail Industries Board: Working Inside-Out--11:14 p.m. CVTV
Bravo! Vancouver: Messiah - An Oratorio (12-6)--11:44 p.m. CVTV
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