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Sunday, February 20th, 2005
12:13 pm
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Fighting to Survive-NCCJ
Beset by financial and organizational problems, a venerable charity makes major changes to stay afloat

By Grant Williams



The National Conference for Community and Justice has spent the past 78 years fighting prejudice. Now it is fighting for its life.

The organization, which for most of its existence was called the National Conference of Christians and Jews, is beset with financial and organizational problems that threaten its future. Its endowment has dwindled, it has shut down more than a third of its 60 regional offices, and last year it laid off eight, or one-fourth, of the employees at its national office in New York.

"The current state of NCCJ's finances is grave but not irretrievable," warned a report issued in September by a consultant hired by the organization. Without major changes, it said, the group would probably "become insolvent at some point in FY 2006."

The group -- which opposes bias, bigotry, and racism -- is also undergoing a major change in leadership. In December the organization's president, Sanford Cloud Jr., resigned after nearly 11 years on the job, amid strong criticism from some of the organization's regional offices. Mr. Cloud says his departure was not related to the complaints. This month Brian Foss, the group's executive vice president, said he would soon leave the organization after more than a decade to let "the new leadership form its own team" and to pursue new challenges.

The organization has asked a longtime volunteer to step in and help the charity get out of its difficulties. Alan A. May, the organization's interim president, has volunteered with the charity for 25 years, and his father helped start the organization's office in Detroit in the 1930s.

Mr. May has hired a specialist in working with organizations in financial and management trouble to help chart the charity's future.

$30-Million Budget

The human-relations organization's struggle for survival sheds light on how a long-established and respected group can thrive for many decades and then quickly fall into disarray.

The charity, which has had an annual budget of about $30-million, says that its troubles stem from a combination of factors. Like many nonprofit groups, it says it had trouble raising money in recent years because of the turbulent economy and the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and its endowment lost money because of dips in the stock market. The organization has also had trouble getting a handle on its finances because of the way its major fund-raising events collide with the end of its fiscal year.

In addition, the charity says it spent a lot of money on much-needed improvements in the past few years, including upgrading the charity's computers, developing a walkathon fund-raising event for regional offices, and conducting a national marketing campaign.

The organization also cites difficulties caused by its structure as a single entity -- rather than as a national group with regional affiliates -- which has led to conflicts between its national and local offices over money and authority. Regional offices operate an array of programs that include organizing discussions among people of different races, religions, and cultures; staging diversity-training sessions for employees and employers; and teaching young people about diversity. As a result of the conflicts, the charity is seriously considering changing its structure in coming months.

Demoralized Employees

Many current and past employees of the National Conference for Community and Justice also blame top leaders in the national office -- especially Mr. Cloud -- who they say were slow to react to alarming trends. They say those executives have performed incompetently and have failed to communicate clearly, leaving many current and former employees feeling bitter and demoralized.

The national office waited too long to close regional offices with fund-raising deficits, they say, and then shuttered some offices that should have been left open, following what some regional officials called a subjective and secretive process that they found infuriating.

Mr. Cloud, the former president, and other officials adamantly reject the criticism and the notion that they failed to act quickly and properly. "I have let it be known clearly to the regions that their financial performance had to improve," he says. "It's not as though no one knew all this was happening."

He adds: "I haven't been a Lone Ranger leader, aloof and separate and apart from the organization. I've been the voice of the organization and I've also been a decision maker."

Mr. Foss says Mr. Cloud and the charity moved decisively to make fundamental changes. "I understand that people are upset," says Mr. Foss. "But among many nonprofits, there is nothing unusual about what NCCJ is going through. We're right-sizing the organization for its future. Do we wish we were doing this? No, we wish we had all the resources in the world. We wish we were back in the days where we could absorb deep deficits, but we did that for four years, it cost us a humongous amount of money, and we just can't do it anymore."

While opinions differ over who deserves blame and what to do now, all involved seem to agree the organization has been scrambling to stay afloat.

When revenue began to drop in 2001, says Mr. Foss, charity leaders expected soon to see an upward tick in the organization's investments and fund-raising results. In subsequent years, they used part of the endowment to absorb the losses of the regional offices to keep the charity's programs operating in as many communities as possible.

Many people at the organization believe an underlying problem has been that the charity operates as one entity. The national and regional offices are each responsible for raising money, and that revenue goes into one pot. The national office then pays all the bills from that pot, including salaries of regional officials.

Regional offices that unexpectedly raise more money in one year than they budgeted for do not keep the excess funds because the money is invested in the organization's endowment. But they are credited with a reserve. If they happened to run a deficit in a future year, they could "draw" on this reserve and receive the funds they need.

For many years, the system worked well as few regions had deficits. But in recent years the arrangement soured as many regional offices fell into the red and the charity began taking money out of the endowment to help them. That meant that reserves that individual regions figured they had were actually used to cover deficits in other regions.

The report by the charity's consultant said that the organization's national office has also shown a deficit for several years. Mr. Foss says the national-office deficit appeared only in 2004.

Mr. Foss says that when shortfalls appeared in the charity's 2001 and 2002 fiscal years, "all of us said, This is just a blip. The economy is going to spring back, fund raising is going to come back after September 11. We didn't panic, we just kept doing our work, despite huge losses. It was not a big problem because we had the resources to pay for those losses. But then it didn't get better."

In 2003, the organization decided it had no choice but to close three offices -- in Houston, Oklahoma City, and Reno -- that it said had financial problems. By the fall of 2004, the organization had closed eight more offices. "We had given them plenty of opportunity to get out of financial trouble," says Mr. Foss. "The boards tried, the staff tried. They couldn't."

In another cost-cutting move, the national office in 2004 trimmed its budget by $1-million, laid off eight workers in its New York office, reduced salaries of senior staff members by 10 percent, and eliminated contributions to all employees' pension plans.

Some employees say they believe the charity should have reduced the $25,000-per-year housing allowance it provided to Mr. Cloud, which he used to defray the costs of a Manhattan residence that he maintained in addition to his home in Hartford, Conn. Others say Mr. Cloud made a bad impression by billing the charity for his extensive use of a car and driver to travel between his Connecticut home and New York, as well as to move within cities during visits to the charity's offices across the country.

Mr. Foss, speaking for Mr. Cloud, says that the housing allowance was appropriate as part of the president's overall compensation package, and notes that Mr. Cloud took a 10-percent salary cut last year while donating $25,000 to the charity.

He says that Mr. Cloud frequently drove his own car, and that Mr. Cloud's car and other expenses were regularly reviewed and approved by the chair and vice chairs of the charity's board.

Last spring members of a group that represents the charity's employees challenged the national office's handling of the financial situation in a memorandum submitted to James A. Joseph, the chair of the organization's board, and demanded the departures of Mr. Cloud and Mr. Foss.

"Sandy [Cloud] has not demonstrated effective leadership to make strategic decisions to close regions or turn them around," the committee members said. They added: "We are a broken organization."

Consultant's Review

In response to these and other concerns, the board hired a consultant to review the organization's operations and recommend improvements.

When the consultant's report was released at an annual conference the charity held in September, many regional officials were stunned by its sweeping conclusions. In 2000, the charity's endowment was worth $22-million, but by 2004 it had spent all but $4-million of that money, in part to cover deficits incurred by its national and regional offices, it said. Mr. Foss says regional officials should not have been surprised by the financial picture because the charity had provided them each year with copies of audits and other reports.

"The organization is very probably unviable in its current configuration of mission, form, and operational capacity," said the report by the consulting firm Hamilton, Rabinovitz & Alschuler. "Fundamental changes are needed."

Among a dozen and a half conclusions reached by the consultant: The charity's national fund-raising department was "essentially defunct"; efforts to rescue financially troubled regional offices had generally been ineffectual; and no set of activities existed that could be described as the charity's "core program" that was operated in all locations.

'Ransom Note'

In November came a crushing blow: The national office sent e-mail messages to 24 regional offices saying that they would be closed as soon as possible unless their local board members, corporate donors, or others signed a pledge to cover any deficits accrued in 2005.

An executive director of one of the regional offices who asked not to be identified says the "blast e-mail" was unexpected and impersonal. "I call it my ransom note because that is what it felt like: 'If you don't pay us a zillion dollars by next month, we are killing you and your region,'" the official says.

Toby Ayers, who was executive director of the charity's regional office in Providence, says she did not immediately get the closing notice sent to her office because she and her board were on a retreat that was, ironically, devoted to devising an updated fund-raising plan.

"I came out of the retreat, went over to my computer, read the e-mail, and nearly had a heart attack," she says.

Even though her organization had a deficit of about $61,000 in 2004, she says, it had built up reserves of more than $88,000 with the charity based on past revenue that it expected would have offset its recent deficit.

The Rhode Island office's board members decided not to agree to the national office's terms.

On January 31, she says, the NCCJ closed the office. On February 1 Ms. Ayers and her board started a new organization, Rhode Island for Community and Justice, which she says could decide to affiliate with the NCCJ if the national charity eventually reorganizes itself and has independent affiliates.

Twelve of the 24 regional offices that received closing notices will remain open this year because they agreed to assume responsibility for any deficits or found other ways to stay in business.

But 23 of the 60 regional offices that the group had in 2003 have folded or will be closed soon.

All the while, many regional offices have continued to see donations climb, despite the controversy.

The regional office in Washington, D.C., for example, raised $114,000 more than expected from its major fund-raising dinner last spring. "Our donors and volunteers are as supportive as they have always been," says Cheryl Kravitz, executive director. "I sincerely doubt that this region will fall because of this mess."

Seeking New Approach

In December, regional board members who represented eight offices went to New York City to appear before a meeting of the national board. By the time they spoke, their first request had already been met -- Mr. Cloud had resigned. He says he had planned to retire from the charity for a year and that his departure was not a result of any demands that he step down.

The regional representatives insisted that the money they generate at home be spent there and not go to underwrite national or regional deficits. "This is the implied understanding we have with our communities when we raise funds, and our historic understanding with the national office," they said in a statement.

Three days before Christmas, John H. Conley, a seven-year veteran of the national board from Omaha who once served as treasurer, resigned because he says the charity needed new leadership.

Mr. Conley says that the board and the charity's top leaders acted in good faith and made the best decisions they could over the past four years without the advantage of hindsight. But, he says, "you can say that NCCJ has been mismanaged and the old guys should be thrown out and a new team brought in, and to a large extent I don't disagree with that -- that's why I offered my resignation." He adds: "The work of the organization is just far too important to do anything to erode the confidence of the donor."

Meanwhile, the charity -- which continues to press its mission, including fighting "unfair and unjust stereotyping" of Muslims and Arabs living in the United States -- awaits recommendations for the future from Mr. May, the interim president.

"There is going to be total transparency here -- everybody is going to know what we're doing," says Mr. May. "Down the road, NCCJ will still be here. It may be here in a little different form, but its substance is going to be exactly the same."
Sunday, February 13th, 2005
8:12 pm
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Dear Friends,

"When one door closes another one opens."

When my past employer closed its doors last month I was not sure where I would land or where my career would take me. My main criteria in searching for a new job was that I could continue contributing positively to our San Diego Community. Additionally I wanted to be part of an organization that worked towards celebrating diversity, encouraged community building, believed in developing their employees, and genuinely cared about the community it worked for. I have found a home that fits all that and so much more. That is why I have accepted the position of Associate Executive Director with The Jackie Robinson YMCA.

The Jackie Robinson YMCA is going through some very exciting times. We have entered a capital campaign that over the next few years will allow us to rebuild this entire center so that we can continue providing quality programming to fit the needs of a diverse community. I am blessed to have the opportunity to work with a qualified and passionate team. I cant mention everyone that I am working for but I will point out that I am very excited to be working with Megan Blanek (Past director of AIDS walk) and our Executive Director Michael Brunker.

Now that I have somewhat "settled into" the position I wanted to invite you all to come by and say hello and get to know The Jackie Robinson YMCA. We could explore ways for our organizations to collaborate in the future or simply you could become a member of the Y. We do have an open house & Health Fair this Saturday, January 22, 2005 7 10am to 3pm. Please swing by and say hello.

CAUTION: I figure I would put this in here now. I will be asking for your help to make sure this organization continues to do the amazing things it does within this community. I will be asking for help with our Annual Support Campaign, I will be bugging all of you to become members (its cheaper than a gym), to come to our events (including our Tribute & Scholarship Dinner in February) and most importantly for your input. Those of you who know me this is normal and I am sure you expect this, "knowing Pedro is knowing work."

I have attached a PDF document for our 9th Annual Tribute & Scholarship Dinner. Please join us in Celebrating the Legacy of Jackie Robinson and the accomplishments of Southeastern San Diego High School Seniors.

I look forward to seeing you at our dinner and working with all of you in the future in my new capacity.

Si Se Puede!
Pedro Anaya Jr. M.A
Associate Executive Director
Jackie Robinson Family YMCA
151 YMCA Way
San Diego, CA 92102
619.264.0144 x107
619.264.7356 FAX
panaya@ymca.org
http://jackierobinson.ymca.org/

"Jackie Robinson Family YMCA It's For Everybody
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities"
Sunday, January 2nd, 2005
10:29 am
[iztaccuatli]
NCCJ CLOSES
Dear Friends,

As many of you may already know The National Confernce for Community & Justice (NCCJ) has decided to close its San Diego regional office. I wanted to take this opportunity, as we prepare to enter a new year, to thank all of you for your incredible support over the last few years. I am deeply saaddened that the organization will be leaving but I am overjoyed to think of all the young people we affected over the last few years. I am optomistic that NCCJ's work will continue in San Diego. I trust that our alumni will conitune to work towards the organizational mission of fightin bias, bigotry, and racism and will make this city, country and the world a better place for all of us not just some of us.

If you would liek a PDF version of IMPACTs last newsletter e-mail me and I will send you a copyt. I feel that this piece is really reflective of the true impact that NCCJ had over this region. IMPACT, our youth coalition will be continuing its work idependently of NCCJ and I am sure they will need all of your support in the near future. As for myself I am entering the year looking to begin a new chapter in my life. Not sure where I will end up, but I am working very hard to ensure I end up somewhere that allows me to keep working towards a better San Diego. Additionally please support this years MLK all People's Breakfast. As a result of NCCJ leaving San Diego this annual tradition almost faded away without anyone knowing. Fortunatly for our community several passionate and caring individuals stepped up and made this event a reality once again. This year the prices will be lower than ever before and a great program will be delivered.

Once again I thank you for all youi support over the year both organizationally and personally. I have included my personal contact information below and will forward my new business information as soon as it becomes available.Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Gracias & Si Se Puede

Pedro Anaya Jr. M.A
Interim Executive Director, The National Conference for Community & Justice (NCCJ),
100 Woodlawn Ave., Spc103
Chula Vista, CA 91910
619.410.9590
panayajr@cox.net
Friday, October 29th, 2004
4:10 pm
[iztaccuatli]
IMPACT Meeting This Monday
Date: November 1, 2004
Time: 4:30-5:30pm (New Time)

Location:
NCCJ Office-4443 30th St, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92116






NO agenda, no formalities, we just need your help. Come to the meeting on Monday and help us "keep it real!"

If you're interested in organizing your campus to fight bias, bigotry and racism or interested in bringing Mintowners and Anytowners together please join us.

-The meeting starts at 4:30PM (if you Get out school later we will be here until about 6pm, so please come anyway). If you dont have a ride, call us and we can try to get you here (or better yet convince someone to join you at the meeting and give you a ride.)
-Do whatever you can to get here!!!
-If you need diretions you can call us at the office at 619.521.2906 or e-mail Banannamay@yahoo.com, or better yet visit www.mapquest.com

**PLEASE COME AND HELP US CONTINUE TO KEEP THE MINITOWN/ANYTOWN SPIRIT ALIVE!**
Wednesday, October 13th, 2004
9:49 pm
[idlegypsy]
Important March on Saturday!
CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH
Saturday October 16, 10:00 AM--East Los Angeles

March begins at Cinco Puntos: Corner of Cesar Chavez and Lorena - 10:00 AM

Student/Youth Contingent meets at 9:00AM at Roosevelt High School (456 Matthew St.)


TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION FROM THE BAY AREA (East Bay):

Buses will board at UC Berkeley in front of Eshelman Hall (Bancroft Way & Telegraph)
on Friday, October 15 at 11PM and will return around 11PM on Saturday, Oct. 16
RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW by calling 510.502.9072



* Stop the Raids!

* Defeat All Racist Attacks!

* Build the New United Civil Rights Movement to Fight for Full Rights and Dignity of Immigrants!

* We Are All Californians!



ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 IN LOS ANGELES, immigrants, Chicana/o, Latina/o, black, other minority, and anti-racist white people will march through the streets of Los Angeles to take a united stand against the racism and inequality that pervade our society. In particular this march will provide an opportunity for the youth of Los Angeles to lead the way to a new California. Together we will fight for the full rights and dignity of immigrants. Together we will fight to make California truly a place for all Californians.

Beginning in June, the United States Border Patrol launched what is intended to be a continuing campaign of harassment and terror, by immigration authorities, against the Chicana/o, Latina/o population of California. The initial wave of roundups was carried out predominately in the San Diego, Riverside and San Bernadino County areas. The operations have consisted of detentions and deportations directed almost entirely against Latina/o people, particularly Mexicans. In many cases the operations have been carried out with the cooperation of local police. These raids have no real impact on the levels of illegal immigration – the ostensible reason for the raids. All that they accomplish is the humiliation and terrorizing of all victimized by them. During the first wave of raids, 28 year old Ecar Paz Moradel died in the custody of the Border Patrol. THESE RAIDS ARE UNACCEPTABLE AND MUST STOP.

The Los Angeles Civil Rights March must serve as a point of departure for organizing the mass power of the new civil rights movement in Los Angeles. Mobilizing the power of this new movement in our city can shift the balance of political power in California in favor of minorities and immigrants. Together, we can lead California away from being a state leading in attacks on minorities and immigrants, towards a state that is a beacon of progress for the nation.

The foundation of the California economy is the labor of immigrants, both documented and undocumented. The designation of some immigrants as "illegal" is a hypocritical cover for the most thoroughgoing exploitation and discrimination. Real equality, for black, Latina/o, Native American, Asian American and other minority people, can be realized in our state only when it transcends the racist practice of denying opportunity to some of its people because they were born in Mexico. California cannot continue to function as a racial caste system protecting white privilege.

The forces that stand for equality and progress in California hold a tremendous amount of power in our hands now. Victory requires that we recognize and organize our full power.

Although still young, a new Civil Rights Movement in America has won a string of impressive victories. The activity of this new movement, which included a 50,000 person strong march on the U.S. Supreme Court, successfully defended affirmative action for the nation in Grutter v. Bollinger, the University of Michigan Law School affirmative action case. In California we defeated Proposition 54 and prevented the new anti-immigrant Proposition 187 from reaching the ballot in 2004.

This march will be an opportunity to stand up and fight for equality. Now is the time for a new pride and determination in confronting the racism against Chicana/o and Latina/o people in California. No more will the racism and degradation of Latina/o people be accepted in our state. By uniting to defeat these attacks our New Civil Rights Movement can bring hope and dignity to minority and poor people across the nation. Join us on October 16!


Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, & Immigrant Rights, and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN)

For more information: 510-502-9128
california@bamn.com
www.bamn.com


ASUC-Sponsored, Wheelchair Accessible


This march is endorsed by (partial List): BAMN; SEIU Local 660; United Union Representatives of LA; Central American Resource Center (Carecen); Centro Community Service Organization; IAC - International Action Center; National Lawyers Guild; Vellanoweth and Gehart, Attorneys; SEIU Latino Caucus; Latino-American Truckers and Workers Association; Hermandad Mexicano Latino Americana; Korean Immigrant Workers Association; Mexican American Political Association (MAPA); Alianza Indígena; Academia de Líderes Latinos en Acción; Aztlán Media Kollective; Bayan International USA; Aztlannet; Communities for a Better Environment; Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights; Comité Pro Uno; FMLN and Juventud FMLN; Librería del Pueblo; Homies Unido; International League of People’s Struggle; International Socialist Organization (ISO); Latinos Against War; Latino Roundtable San Gabriel Valley; National Alliance for Human Rights; No Te Dejes Institute; Orange Law Offices; Philippine Peasant Support Network; San Gabriel Valley Neighbors for Peace and Justice
Friday, October 1st, 2004
7:37 am
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IMPACT Meeting This Monday
Date: October 4, 2004
Time: 4:30-5:30pm (New Time)

Location:
NCCJ Office-4443 30th St, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92116
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NO agenda, no formalities, we just need your help. Come to the meeting on Monday and help us "keep it real!"

If you're interested in organizing your campus to fight bias, bigotry and racism or interested in bringing Mintowners and Anytowners together please join us.

-The meeting starts at 4:30PM (if you Get out school later we will be here until about 6pm, so please come anyway). If you dont have a ride, call us and we can try to get you here (or better yet convince someone to join you at the meeting and give you a ride.)
-Do whatever you can to get here!!!
-If you need diretions you can call us at the office at 619.521.2906 or e-mail Banannamay@yahoo.com, or better yet visit www.mapquest.com

**PLEASE COME AND HELP US CONTINUE TO KEEP THE MINITOWN/ANYTOWN SPIRIT ALIVE!**

<3
Tyler

Current Mood: cheerful
Tuesday, September 7th, 2004
2:00 pm
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1:31 pm
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Tuesday, August 31st, 2004
7:32 am
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There are still tickets available for the padres game next Monday! Reserve your tickets today!


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Minitown, Anytown and IMPACT Reunion at the
San Diego Padres

vs.  St. louis Cardinals


Labor Day
Saturday, September 6th
7:05 Start
Petco Park


Thanks to a generous donation by the San Diego Padres we have acquired
75 tickets to the Labor Day game on September 6, 2004. The San Diego Padres will play against the St. Louis Cardinals starting at 7:05pm at PETCO Park.

You can reserve your tickets by calling or e-mailing NCCJ (619.521.2906/pedroanayajr@earthlink.net). The following information will be required for your reservation: Name, number, e-mail, high school, camp info. Tickets will be available for pickup at NCCJ during Business Hours (8-5pm) between August 25th & September 2, 2004. Special arrangements can be made for those wishing to attend from the Corona Norco Unified School District.

Everyone is eligible for at least one ticket and tickets will  be distributed on a first come-first serve basis. If you attended any of the following events you can get an additional ticket per event (up to a maximum of three): San Diego Pride Parade, Summer IMPACT Meetings, Volunteer at least 3 Hours at the NCCJ office within the last 3 months and/or the Scouting for All Rally. We will need the Names of your guests (the name you give us must attend) and Tickets are non-transferable (you can't give them away or sell them).

All camp rules apply and don't forget to wear your shirt-YOUR SHIRT IS YOUR TICKET!!! Please only request tickets if you will use them. If you will not be attending or your guest will not be attending then please return your ticket to us by September 2, 2004. Parking: You are on your own for parking we recommend parking at The San Diego Convention Center $8.00/car...or take the Trolley.
Monday, August 30th, 2004
9:45 am
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Minitown/Anytown End of Summer Reunion this Saturday


Join us for a day of barbecue, softball, and an astro jump for the kids. Summer is almost over & IMPACT is hosting a final summer reunion on September 4, 2004 of Anytowners/Minitowners before the sun is gone & we go back to school, work, or both. This event is open to friends and family members.

Kearny Mesa Recreation Center
3170  Armstrong St., San Diego, CA, 92111 (field #10)
1PM-4PM


Come and reunite with old friends, meet new friends, play softball, eat, and enjoy the last summer weekend.  REMEMBER bring your softball equipment and please wear your shirt!

This event is a potluck and everyone has been assigned to bring something based on your last name.
A-E: Chips & Dip,
F-J: Soda, juice, H20,
K-O: Cookies & Pastries,
P-Z: Salads (i.e. potatoes, green, fruit).
NCCJ will provide Hot Dogs, Burgers, & Boca Burgers. Please bring enough food for 7-20 people and any serving spoons if required. The food listed above are just recommendations to avoid everyone bringing the same thing. BUT if there is something not on the list you'd like to bring, GO FOR IT. Wear your shirts and all camp rules apply.
Wednesday, August 25th, 2004
8:24 am
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Don't forget!
Monday, August 23rd, 2004
5:11 pm
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BSA Rally Pictures


see the rest of them here:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/tearsofhurt/52568.html

<3 Tyler

Current Mood: artistic
12:41 pm
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Donations, Volunteers, and Fundraising!!!


Come one come all to the IMPACT rummage sale!

IMPACT has an exciting year planned, and we want to get off on the right foot by raising some money to help us in our fight against bias, bigotry, and racism. Come help us!

Saturday, August 28th, 7-11AM
4443 30th Street (parking lot)


WE NEED ITEMS TO SELL!!!
(You will recieve a tax receipt for your donation)
books
clothes
cds
toys
furniture
appliances
costume jewlery
anything else you will donate to us to sell!!!!

All items must be dropped off at NCCJ office by 5pm on Friday, August 27

We also need volunteers to work pricing/sorting items on friday and working the sale on saturday. For more information call 619.521.2906 to find out how you can help.

and now...on to the graphic stuff.

Behind the cut you will find the full color poster as well as a black and white one for easy printing. You will also find smaller versions of the poster to post in your LJ, e-mail to your friends, and help get the word out!
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Don't be afraid to print them out and share them with your friends!
SUPPORT IMPACT!!!

<3
Tyler

Current Mood: cheerful
Friday, August 20th, 2004
8:48 pm
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RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
Thanks to a generous donation by the San Diego Padres we have acquired 75 tickets to the Labor Day game on September 6, 2004.
The San Diego Padres will play against the St. Louis Cardinals starting at 7:05pm at PETCO Park. You can reserve your tickets by calling or e-mailing NCCJ (619.521.2906/pedroanayajr@earthlink.net). The following information will be required for your reservation: Name, number, e-mail, high school, camp info. Tickets will be available for pickup at NCCJ during Business Hours (8-5pm) between August 25th & September 2, 2004. Special arrangements can be made for those wishing to attend from the Corona Norco Unified School District. Everyone is eligible for at least one ticket and tickets will be distributed on a first come-first serve basis. If you attended any of the following events you can get an additional ticket per event (up to a maximum of three): San Diego Pride Parade, Summer IMPACT Meetings, Volunteer at least 3 Hours at the NCCJ office within the last 3 months and/or the Scouting for All Rally. We will need the Names of your guests (the name you give us must attend) and Tickets are non-transferable (you can't give them away or sell them). All camp rules apply and don't forget to wear your shirt-YOUR SHIRT IS YOUR TICKET!!! Please only request tickets if you will use them. If you will not be attending or your guest will not be attending then please return your ticket to us by September 2, 2004. Parking: You are on your own for parking we do recommend parking at The San Diego Convention Center $8.00/car...or take the Trolley. THOSE WHO DID NOT SHOW TO SEA WORLD, AND DID NOT CALL WELL IN ADVANCE ARE ONLY ELIGIBLE FOR ONE TICKET UNLESS THEY ATTEND THE BSA RALLY THIS SUNDAY!
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[iztaccuatli]
Wednesday, August 18th, 2004
9:16 am
[riflessione]
Come support our Upcoming IMPACT Events!

(The first one has IMPACT info, the second one is for general use)

We have some exciting events happening in IMPACT over the next couple of weeks, including a yard sale, softball reunion, and attending the Scouting for All Rally in Balboa Park this Sunday! Here's the info about the rally:

Please tell 10 friends and bring 3 to the rally with you. The public needs to know how important this issue is to all folks.
Join us!


5th Annual Scouting For All Rally
Sunday, August 22 11:00 AM
Organizers: Scouting For All/Balboa Park For All

- Celebrating the groundbreaking legal victory of the ACLU over the Boy Scouts illegal sweetheart land lease of prime San Diego city property.
- Protesting the discriminatory policies of the Boy Scouts of America against gay and atheist youth and adults.
- Promoting public awareness of local and national issues.
- Validating ALL children for the beautiful individuals that they are.
- Signing petitions to end discrimination in the Boy Scouts of America.
- Providing information to taxpayers about what they can do to end discrimination in the Boy Scouts.

When: Sunday, August 22, 2004
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: The front of Boy Scout Headquarters, 1207 Upas Street (West of Park Blvd., North of the Zoo, on the northeast end of Balboa Park)


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the links:
http://img9.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img9&image=flyer2.jpg (with IMPACT info)
http://img31.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img31&image=bsaflyersmallfile.jpg (for general use)

Feel free to post on your own journal and print out and give to your friends! See you all on sunday at the rally!

<3
Tyler

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Tuesday, August 17th, 2004
3:59 pm
[riflessione]
Welcome to IMPACT's Livejournal Community!
Hi everyone! It's Tyler, the IMPACT chair from the 2003-2004 year of IMPACT. Welcome to the Livejournal community where we will post updates on IMPACT, upcoming evets, and ask you (yes, you) questions about what you would like to see happen in IMPACT in the future. Feel free to become a member and see everything that we're up to!

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Tyler
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