October 26 Meeting Announcement

Posted by Cheryl On Sunday, September 06, 2009
The next regular meeting of Sac Heifer Volunteers is scheduled for Monday, October 26 at 6 pm. We meet in the Board Room at Campus Commons, 650 Commons Drive, Sacramento. The room is on the second floor. Phone number of the room is 924-9555. Here is a link to a map, http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Sacramento&state=CA&address=650+Commons+Drive

Eliza Penick, our regional volunteer coordinator from Seattle, will be at the meeting.

Ongoing, meetings are set for the third Monday of the month; however, this meeting is set for the fourth Monday so that Eliza can join us.

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Here's a recent message from Eliza Pennick: I want to alert you of the appearance of Nicholas Kristof (author of Half the Sky) on Oprah Winfrey’s show on October 1. Heifer will be mentioned, possibly even have a segment featuring Tererai Trent on the show. They will point to five or six charities and we will be featured.
Last time Heifer was mentioned on Heifer we were bombarded with calls & inquiries!

Back story to Kristof's appearance on Oprah: Here is a full article about women & development as covered in "Half the Sky":
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/23/magazine/23Women-t.html?pagewanted=1&_r=3&tr=y&auid=5219574&msource=EB1H090001 Toward the end of the article he relates the story of Tererai, an incredible woman who now works for Heifer, and who was inspired -- by an early meeting with Jo Luck, President of the Board of Heifer -- to perservere against many obstacles in her African home village.
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