Showing posts from December, 2012

the people CAN control the gun violence discussion!

The NRA has lots of cash - we have lots of support and every little bit helps. They control the debate with money and we can change that - here are some orgs you can support with your end of the year giving

Today is the Day to Talk About Reducing Gun Violence

organizing vigils nationwide tomorrow (Sat.) evening calling 4 an end to violence. Attend 1 near you!

Important petition by calling 4 our elected leaders to act immediately to strengthen laws. Sign & share!

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) seeks to secure freedom from gun violence through research & policy advocacy.
The Brady Campaign is a nonprofit that lobbies in favor of gun regulations
Violence Policy Center (VPC), a national tax-exempt 501(c)(3)
Immediately address issue of c…

Dec 21 Tohoku Planning Forum

Keio University and TPF2 Forum. 21-22 December 2012.
TPF2 Event 21 December 1900-2100hrs

Tohoku Planning Forum will have the next event in conjunction with Keio University in side their Environmental Innovators Symposium 21-22 December.
TPF2 events are free.
Please sign up in advance.
Tohoku Planning Forum  will be focusing on a number of key points and

for details please see the website

Jan 10 Thursday “Wanna Be Starting Something”

Jan 10 Thursday
FEW Monthly meeting: “Wanna Be Starting Something”
Ever thought about starting a group, an organisation or a club? hear from people who have taken the idea to action. A fun panel discussion featuring people who have started their own groups.
The theme for January is starting your own group in Tokyo, with a focus on arts, cultural, sports and passions people have. Speakers will share unique perspectives and experiences.
Panelists include:
Rachel Walzer, ACTRESS and DIRECTOR, Black Stripe Theater
Francesca Conate’, founder, Africa in Japan
Patricia Reyes, President and founder of Yokota Scary Blossoms
Location Wesley Center, 2F, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama, Tokyo
Map and access info:
Cost: 3000 yen for FEW members 5000 yen for guests (women only) includes buffet dinner and drinks.
FEW monthly events are only open to women – members and nonm…

online volunteer mgt resources

Energize – online volunteer mag Speech on volunteerism Nonprofit mgt. help article Action without borders Risk Toolkit: How to take care of risk in volunteering, By Katharine Gaskin

Volunteer Management Capacity in America’s Charities and Congregations Volunteer Managemen

FEW Dazzling bonenkai - Dec 13 Dazzling prizes!

All proceeds from the raffle will benefit our community services strategic partners: Shine On! Kids (The Tyler Foundation), Peace Boat and Tokyo English Life Line (TELL)
One night getaway stay at Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport with Dinner and Breakfast
Kimono Wine Bar and Grill 50,000 Gift Certificate
Decanter Restaurant at the Tokyo American Club 30,000 Gift Certificate
Two night stay at the b Akasaka with Breakfast
Kimono Wine Club Membership 
ipad Mini
Web design and Business Card setup
Fantastic book bundles
Life coaching packages
Yoga classes
Wine and Champagne
Original Art Photo
Photo Session
Hair Makeover
Manicure and Pedicure 
Massage and facial package
Magazine and Beauty products

Dec workshops


Osaka Feb 2 workshop almost filled!