2014-06 June Newsletter

Party Downtown with Us - Update

On June 23rd (note the date change) Party Downtown in Eugene, Oregon will host a benefit fundraiser for StoveTeam International. Gracious hosts Mark and Tiffany, with the help of Trevor and Joe from Claim 52 Brewing, will prepare a five course Brewmeister’s dinner with beer pairings. A portion of ticket sales will benefit StoveTeam. Make your reservation today to ensure you don’t miss this party!

For more information call Party Downtown (541-345-8228). Please spread the word via email and/or by visiting our Facebook page and “sharing” our event posting.

Volunteer Fundraisers Help Advance StoveTeam’s Mission

We’re lucky to have local volunteer fundraisers working hard to advance StoveTeam’s mission by holding fundraisers within their communities. A big THANK YOU to:

The Lake Oswego Rotary Club, which raised approximately $40,000 through their annual Lobster Feed & Charity Auction;

The First United Methodist Church’s Senior High Youth Group in Santa Rosa, CA which raised approximately $5,000 through local presentations; and

The Eugene Waldorf School which raised $100 to purchase two stoves.

Coming up: Photographer Tom Barkin will host an exhibit at the O’Brien Photo Imaging Gallery in south Eugene, where 50% of the proceeds from the exhibit will be donated to StoveTeam. The exhibit starts June 23 and runs through July 10. For information call 541-554-7017.

If you would like to hold a similar fundraiser contact Katie Laughlin, Program Director.

Guatemala Trip – Updates from the Field

From June 21-29 we will be in Antigua, Guatemala leading a trip with a focus on culture and the natural environment. Participants will learn how to make Ecocina stoves and help the EcoComal factory transform part of their 25-acre property into an ecotourism site. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit a nearby elementary school started by EcoComal. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for Updates from the Field from Chris Esparza, StoveTeam International Brain Trust member.

Ninkasi Pints for a Cause – July 10th

Join us at the Ninkasi Tasting Room and have a Pint (or two) for a Cause! On July 10th Ninkasi will donate 25% of pint sales for the day (12-9pm) to StoveTeam. So come on down and enjoy a cold beer and marimba music by Mutswi Wambuya Youth Ensemble, from Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center.

Bienvenidos Katie!

We are excited to introduce our new Program Director, Katie Laughlin! Katie comes to us with 14 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including the environment, the arts, and affordable housing. Passionate about the environment and international affairs, Katie is excited to help implement StoveTeam’s mission and develop lasting relationships to ensure its long-term success.

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