Deadlines coming for NVG18!
- Sept. 10 - Special Room Rate at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Ends
- Sept. 17 - Registration for National Village Gathering Closes!
- Sept. 23 - Last Day You Can Cancel Your Registration
The 2018 National Village Gathering is October 7-10 in
We want to thank our sponsors and exhibitors and we encourage everyone to check them out!
Coastline Neighbors is celebrating its first birthday!
Coastline Neighbors, located on the southern Oregon coast, probably started like lots of other rural Villages. A few friends sat around a kitchen table and discussed ideas, groaned over the daunting task of establishing a nonprofit and then found our way to VtV Network.
We will be forever grateful for the resources, advice and encouragement we received from VtV and its generous members. Thanks to you, we went from the kitchen table out into our community.
Coastline Neighbors services a low-income area, so, we patterned our organization after similar villages in order to stay all-volunteer staffed. We are small and successful. Coastline Neighbors has filled 99% of the 375 Member requests received.
During this first year, we amended our goal of serving our entire county and focused instead on the largest town. We are gearing up to provide services to the other towns next year.
Coastline Neighbors likes to have fun! We put on funny hats to become Members “Martha and Harold” during our Community Chats. These two get a lot of laughs while describing our services. We also sing our “Dos and Don’t's” to the tune of Jingle Bells during Volunteer training.
Having completed our first year of operation, we are now seeking marketing funds to attract more Volunteers so we can accept more Members. To that end, and to have more fun, Coastline Neighbors recently entered a “Haiku Contest” sponsored by Oregon Community Foundation.
Here are the rules and our entry. ‘Feel free to borrow this idea for your Village.
Send 17 Syllables and an Image...
Line #1 5 syllables – Your mission
Line #2 7 syllables – What you do
Line #3 5 syllables – Why you need money
It’s been a great first year for Coastline Neighbors! We know it’s been worthwhile when a Member offers a hug and whispers, “I don’t know what I’d do without you.”
Phone: (541) 207-1366
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