Top Up Contributions
After 6 months of experience with the new Top Up contributions, we have tweaked the guidelines. Please visit the website and let’s keep on the giving path. Small Grants are available for local or international projects.
Apply for Grants
Ask non-profits in your network if they need a small grant and encourage them to apply! Check out the details and applications on the SEAPAX website under the Grants tab.
SEAPAX made a $120 donation to Refugee Artisan Initiative (RAI) towards the purchase of a new home industrial machine. RAI is dedicated to helping recent immigrants and refugees integrate into American Society. The women learn skills to make handcrafted jewelry and hand sewn goods while earning livable wages Visit their website.
Flash Giving at Holiday Party
Announcing Flash Giving at the 12/9 Holiday Party. In the holiday spirit of giving, bring a bit of cash to put in the donation jar to help another organization. We will select two organizations from members’ suggestions to give a collective donation. Send your suggestion of a 501c3 organization in WA or International to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will vet the organizations using our guidelines posted on the website.
SEAPAX Holiday Party
Tom Miller, SEAPAX Vice President, has once again generously offered to host this year's holiday party. All are welcome, but please be sure to RSVP. Street parking is available, but carpooling recommended. We look forward to celebrating the holiday season together!
When: Sunday, 12/9 3pm-6pm
Where: Private home in West Seattle. RSVP for the address
RSVP: Please send number of guests to email@example.com
Potluck Item: Food or drink item. Please bring a label and serving utensils. SEAPAX will provide wine/beer and non-alcoholic beverages.
Optional Donations: 1) One canned good for a local food bank 2) Cash for Flash Giving (see above)
Mt Baker RPCV Assn Potluck
The next potluck will be 11/10 at the home of Sue Dabney, at 6 pm, 405 Hillcrest Way, Bellingham, just south of WWU.
RSVP by 11/7. Remember your reusable plates, utensils, etc. and bring a casserole, salad, bread or dessert and something to drink.
Critical Language Scholarship
Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program at http://www.clscholarship.org/apply
Applications are due Tuesday, 11/27 by 8 PM EST.
The CLS Program is a fully-funded intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Most CLS languages do not require previous study of the target language.
The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. The scholarship program includes international airfare, tuition, and all program costs, as well as meals and living accommodations (often with a host family).