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January 18, 2014

Just a few moments for LGBTQ Vermonters...


SamaraHey All-

The Samara Fund, part of the Vermont Community Foundation, has been a huge supporter of RU12? Community Center. We have been able to do everything from truly committing to a statewide expansion to strengthening the safety nets for LGBT seniors in the NEK because the Samara Fund has been there supporting LGBTQ issues. Now, you can help them out by taking this survey. They are seeking your opinion on needs and services that are important to you and the broader LGBTQ community in Vermont. 

As our thank you for participating, at the end of the survey you will be able to vote for your favorite Vermont-based LGBTQ organization to receive a mini-grant of $250.  The organization with the most votes at the end of the survey period will receive this gift of appreciation. You can also use this link to share the survey on your Facebook page:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZCFBRXH

Thanks all!! 

Kim Fountain, Executive Director

 

December 17, 2013

Internship Opportunities: Spring 2014

Internship opportunities

RU12? has six internship opportunies available for students in Chittenden County:

  • The GLAM Interns will assist in the coordination of RU12?'s fun, social HIV prevention

    program, GLAM. Two openings exist for this internship.
  • The Marketing and Outreach Interns will participate in various stages of print and online marketing and outreach projects. Four opportunities are available. 

All internships will be able to provide opportunities for skill development, gaining experience in their respective fields, and fulfilling internship or college credit requirements. Interns receive training, tailored assignments based on interests and skills, and supportive supervision from our staff. See below for details!

 

GLAM Intern:

Description

RU12? Community Center is looking for two interns to help plan events for gay, bi, and trans guys who like gay, bi, and trans guys for GLAM, RU12?’s Mpowerment program. GLAM is a group of young gay, bi, queer and/or trans guys who are coming together, getting out, and enjoying the connections we make. Through building a stronger queer community in Chittenden County, we empower one another, support each other, and fight the HIV epidemic. Glam pride

This fun and meaningful project is run by and for GBQT guys. Interns of all identities are encouraged to apply.

This intern should be prepared to work in a deadline oriented team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of event planning, marketing and community organizing.

Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly core group meetings every Wednesday at 6:30pm
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of weekly social events for GBQ folks on the masculine spectrum.
  • Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials via social media networks, through the organizations website and through direct contact with collaborating agencies and members of the LGBTQ community.
  • Help recruit core volunteers and program participants at LGBTQ events in the area.

Requirements

RU12?  is looking for an undergraduate student in the Chittenden County area who is majoring in Art/Design, Gender Studies, Human Service / Non-Profit Mgmt, Journalism, Social Work, Community Development, Marketing Public Relations or any other related field.  This person should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially with web and social media. This internship would require a minimum of 4 hours per week.

If you are interested in this position please email michael@ru12.org

 

Marketing and Outreach Intern:

Description

RU12? Community Center is looking for a tech savvy intern with an eye for design to join our fabulous team. Our organization provides services that celebrate and support LGBTQ Vermonters, and seeks an intern who can participate in various stages of print and online marketing campaigns.

This intern should be prepared to work in a deadline oriented team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of marketing and community organizing.

Experience in HTML or design is helpful but not necessary. We’re willing to train the right candidate.

Responsibilities 

  • Assist in the creation of e-mail & print campaigns, weekly e-newsletters and blog postings
  • Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials via social media networks, through the organizations website and through direct contact with collaborating agencies.
  • Perform analysis of communications and outreach data.

Requirements

RU12?  is looking for an undergraduate student in the Chittenden County area who is majoring in Art/Design, Gender Studies, Human Service / Non-Profit Mgmt, Journalism, Social Work, Community Development, Marketing Public Relations or any other related field.  This person should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with web and social media. Experience with design programs, PowerPoint, Word and Excel experience is a bonus. This internship would require a minimum of 4 hours per week.

If you are interested in this position please email michael@ru12.org

September 04, 2013

TONIGHT: Pride Parade Prep at RU12?

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Burlington Pride is just around the corner (Sunday, September 15) and we at RU12? are gearing up to CELEBRATE!! 

We are in the process of organizing a contingent of community members to march or ride in the Parade with RU12?Meet-up for the Pride Parade on Sunday, September 15: Hood Plant parking lot (behind Burlington Telecom) on King Street between S. Winooski and lower Church Street, 11am if you want to help decorate the RU12? float, or 12noon to line up for marching

Join us tonight for a POSTER/BANNER-MAKING POTLUCK with RU12?
Get dressed to get messy and join us for a Family-friendly night of making Pride banners/posters and flags! 
We'll have supplies on hand (posterboard, paint, markers, glue, etc., even slogan possibilities) and some snacks. Make yourself a poster/banner to carry in the parade, or help us make RU12? hand flags--with RU12? logo coloring pages for kids (or kids at heart!) to decorate the flags.
Bring a dish (or some snacks) to share, any supplies you think could be useful, and join us at one of two locations in the coming weeks:

**TONIGHT Wednesday, 9/4/13, 4:30-7pm
RU12? Community Center, 255 S. Champlain Street, Ste. 12

Tuesday, 9/10/13, 4:30-7pm
St. Johnsbury, North Congregational Church basement, 1325 Main Street
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at the Center at 801.860.7812 or email jean@ru12.org.

July 25, 2012

Notes from a donor...

Notes from a donor: As a member of the RU12? Community Center Staff, I experience first hand the positive change affected by our programs & services in the lives of LGBTQ and allied Vermonters. It’s rare that donors get a chance to witness the impact of each dollar spent on the vital programs offered by the center each day. I can see that financial contributions are crucial in maintaining the sustainability of the organization’s mission and how carefully each dollar is spent. I would love to show my support for RU12? by donating a large lump sum of money. Unfortunately my personal budget doesn’t reconcile with that wish, so I choose to donate a smaller amount each month. The Network for Good website allows me to determine a monthly donation that feels comfortable & won’t break my budget. They even send me an email 10 days before they charge my card so I keep track of my donations. I feel good about investing in my community and I know that Vermont is a better place because the RU12? Community Center thrives. Please join me in supporting a fantastic organization!

-Mike Bensel, HIV Prevention Program Coordinator

 

January 31, 2012

Military Group with PIZZA and Games, this Thursday!

Military LGBQ members join us for pizza and games at the RU12 community center on February 2 from 5-7!!! (notice the time change!)

You heard right, next meeting we'll have pizza and discussion centered around Wii sports action and board games.. Scrabble, Scategories, LIF...E, trivia, UNO, we've got 'em all!

If you know for sure you can make it, please RSVP at angela@ru12.org so we can make sure we have enough pizza for everyone! Also, please let me know if you have any special dietary concerns!

As always, please distibute this as much as possible to any LGBQ service members!

Hope to see you there!

This is a Group for LGB-Q active and non-active military service members. If you'd like more information or would like to get involved please contact: Angela@ru12.org or call 802-860-RU12 (7812).

This group is held from 5-7 pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month, in the library at the RU12? Community Center in the Champlain Mill (1st floor).

January 18, 2012

This isn't your ordinary volunteer opportunity!

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Facebook Event

When: Sunday, January 29th, from 11am-12:30

Where: RU12? Community Center, 20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, VT

If you are interested in joining us at this session, please contact Kim Fountain:DCAT@ru12.org or 802-860-7812

If you can't make it to the session, but are still interested in volunteering with DCAT, there will be another session on Monday, March 27th at 6:00 pm.

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Do you know someone who you think would be perfect for DCAT? Download the DCAT and pass along to a friend!

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Events that you could help create:

 

Summer Semester

Summer SemesterOne of RU12? Community Center’s first programs is back! Summer Semester offers the opportunity for LGBTQ community members to draw upon the skill, ability and knowledge of our talented peers with short series of classes throughout the summer. Potential classes to be offered include: Basic Car Maintainance, Yoga, Financial Planning, Photography, Zumba, Resume Writing, Home Ownership and more!

Family Bowling!

When you host a bowl-a-thon, you recruit people to bowl on a designated day for your special event. Each participating bowler solicits a flat rate pledge among neighbors, friends, and relatives. This could be a fun way to get families to engage in supporting RU12? as well as having a great event for families to enjoy together.

Grab a Bite with Friends

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Help introduce the community to RU12? by working with your favorite local restaurants to host benefit nights.

 

 

House or Garden Party

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Team up with a friend or neighbor to put together a fabulous event for your friends. Let them know how much you care about your community and ask them to support a organization you believe in.

Tee Off With RU12?

Hosting a golf tournament can be a high-profile, and often very lucrative fundraising event. A great advantage of hosting a tournament is the connections you make with local businesses and celebrities that support the RU12? Community Center. Plan a whole day event with lunch and prizes.

 

Pitch us your own idea!

Contact Kim Fountain: DCAT@ru12.org or 802-860-7812

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 Make a Difference in Your Community 

Join the RU12? Community Center's Development Committee Action Team (DCAT). DCAT is designed to produce events aimed at fundraising and/or 'friendraising' for RU12?.

On January 29th, we will be hosting our first DCAT volunteer recruitment. This is not your ordinary volunteer opportunity. Whether you want to lead the organizing, participate in only one particular aspect of the organizing such as advertizing or outreach, or you only have time to show up at the event and help take care of logistics, we have the need for your time, energy, and commitment.

The recruitment session will introduce you to RU12's plans for 2012, outline the DCAT structure and present you with opportunities to get involved.

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January 17, 2012

Military Group this Thursday! Bring a battle buddy!

Military Group This Week!!!!!

You know you want to join! Invite all your gay military friends!

This is a Support Group for LGB-Q active and non-active military service members. If you'd like more information or would like to get involved please contact: Angela@ru12.org or call 802-860-RU12 (7812).

This group is held from 6-8pm on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month, in the library at the RU12? Community Center in the Champlain Mill (1st floor).

Please pass the group information along to any service members you may know.

December 12, 2011


The Military Support Group scheduled for Thursday December 15th has been canceled. The next group session will meet January 5th 2012, from 6-8pm at the RU12? Community Center.
Happy Holidays!

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November 30, 2011

THURS 12/1: LGBTQ Military Service Members Social Support Group


6-8pm 1st & 3rd Thursdays, in the library at the RU12? Community Center in the Champlain Mill (1st floor).

This is a Support Group for LGBTQ active and non-active military service members. If you'd like more information or would like to get involved please contact: Angela@ru12.org or call 802-860-RU12 (7812)

 

November 08, 2011

Check out our temporary new space!

‎**IMPORTANT UPDATE**

The elevator in the Champlain Mill is out of service for the next several weeks. In order to remain accessible, all public meetings, support groups and HIV testing services will now occur in the RU12? Community Center Annex located on the second floor (accessible from the 2nd fl ramp) The temporary space that the staff affectionately calls "Narnia" is located one floor above our current space, on the left side of the building if you are facing the entrance from the outside. Stay tuned as we will provide more detailed information developes.

We still have use of the full community center but the accessible 2nd floor location will be the entry point for almost all center activities. Please call if you have questions: 802.860.7812

Check out the video to see where the RU12? Community Center Annex is located. 

 

 

 

November 03, 2011

Paid Opportunity: Pride Chair Wanted

WANTED: Energetic, organized, dynamic individual to oversee the Vermont Pride Committee. Outright Vermont, the RU12? Community Center, and Vermont CARES are teaming up to find a chair to help make Pride 2012 a successful event. A small stipend will be awarded.Responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of the Pride Committee and facilitation of meetings
  • Oversight and support of fundraising for Pride
  • Working with the fiduciary (Outright Vermont) to track the budget
  • Coordination with the City of Burlington and other venues to schedule and secure permits for Pride events
  • Management of publicity
  • Facilitating communication and organization of partners in Pride

Interested? Email a brief letter of interest and a resume to VTPride2012@gmail.com 

 

October 27, 2011

New RU12? Program: LGBTQ Military Service Members Social Support Group

Gays_military-749694_thumb6-8pm 1st & 3rd Thursdays, in the library at the RU12? Community Center in the Champlain Mill (1st floor).

 

This is a Support Group for LGBTQ active and non-active military service members. If you'd like more information or would like to get involved please contact: Angela@ru12.org or call 802-860-RU12 (7812)


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