Sep
20
Wed
Board Service 101 @ Family Center
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation will host a four-part “Board Service 101” series beginning Wednesday.

The workshops are designed to serve nonprofit board members — those both new to board service and those who are more seasoned — as well as anyone who might have an interest in serving on a board in the future.

Sessions will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. every other Wednesday at the Family Center, 1800 N. Blanchard St.

Dates and topics include:

  • Sept. 20: Aly Sterling Philanthropy staff will present the basics of being a member, including roles, responsibilities and best practices.
  • Oct. 4: Patrick Sadowski and Greg Hull will cover legal concerns for board members, such as liability, questions to ask and coverage.
  • Oct. 18: Community Foundation staff will speak on fundraising, including strategies, best practices/trends and resources.
  • Nov. 1: Aly Sterling Philanthropy will discuss the decision to be a board member, signs of a healthy organization and board, as well as an exploration of personal values and skills.

The series culminates in a nonprofit “speed dating” event Nov. 15, where nonprofits in search of new board and committee members can network with potential leaders. Those who attend three or more of the sessions will receive a special designation on nametags at the event, making nonprofits aware of their completion of the sessions.

Registration is available at www.community-foundation.com.

Sep
22
Fri
Silver-tongued Bastards and Used-Car Salesmen: Veteran Reflections on Military Recruitment @ Stutzman Lecture Hall at Bluffton University
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm

Dr. Matthew Friesen, assistant professor of sociology, will present “Silver-tongued Bastards and Used-Car Salesmen: Veteran Reflections on Military Recruitment,” at 4 p.m. on Sept. 22, in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.

The colloquium will be based on research Friesen conducted on recruitment practices in the United States military. Friesen will discuss how the 1973 shift from the draft to an all-volunteer recruitment model has made an impact on recruitment strategies for the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, including employing the use of reserve troops, wavering public support of military deployments and stories of recruiter indiscretion.

Friesen will explore how veterans experience the enlistment process and how veterans viewed the honesty of their recruiters. Friesen’s research includes analyses of military recruiter training manuals and 45 interviews with recent military veterans.

Sep
23
Sat
Reaching Women Annual Conference @ Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Reaching Women presents an interdenominational women’s conference to provide spiritual growth and Christian fellowship to women of all ages. Allison Allen and Vicki Courtney will be the guest speakers and, back by popular demand, Next 2 Nothing will perform as the praise team. Allen uses her talents as a writer and dramatist to share her message, Courtney is an author and speaker who utilizes humor and practicality, and Next 2 Nothing is a praise and worship band with rock and country stylings.

Lois Hutchinson Visits @ Putnam County District Library -- Ottawa
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm

Author Lois Hutchinson will visit the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa at 1 p.m. Sept. 23.

Hutchinson wrote “Footprints in the Dust,” a historical fiction novel set in Putnam County during the Civil War. Her interest was sparked by stories about her great-grandfather, Sylvester Wilson Jeffrey, who fought in the Civil War.

The book will be available for purchase during the author’s visit.

For more information, call Amy Byers at 419-358-4150.

Sep
27
Wed
Flag City Morning Rotary
Sep 27 @ 7:30 am
Strengthening Families and Communities: Recovery Support in Hancock County @ University of Findlay Davis Building Room 2225
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A panel discussion on different types of recovery supports available for individuals and families, “Strengthening Families and Communities: Recovery Support in Hancock County,” will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 27 at the University of Findlay Davis Building Room 2225. This event is part of the university’s Combatting Chemical Dependency series.

Sep
29
Fri
Christ’s Earliest Images: Understanding Imagery and Interpretation in a Time of Change @ Winebrenner Theological Seminary
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm

Adam Levine, the Toledo Museum of Art’s associate director and associate curator of ancient art, will speak about early visual depictions of Christ as part of the University of Findlay’s 2017/2018 DeBow and Catherine Freed Contemporary Lecture Series.

Levine’s lecture, titled “Christ’s Earliest Images: Understanding Imagery and Interpretation in a Time of Change,” will take place Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary.

Levine will show examples of the earliest images of Christ, and discuss how they evolved over centuries. He will point out how Christ’s images reflect the beliefs and understandings of the people that created them. Insights into how Christ’s images can be interpreted historically will be applied more broadly to understanding how interpretation itself operates. Viewed in this way, understanding Christ’s historical image becomes a lens for understanding how we can more successfully interact with each other today.

Before joining the Toledo Museum of Art, Levine had worked in the Greek and Roman Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees in art history from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and has published on topics ranging from the museum business model to the aesthetics of Byzantine icons. He is currently completing a monograph version of his dissertation, “The Image of Christ in Late Antiquity: A Case Study in Religious Interaction.”

This event and all others offered by the Freed Contemporary Lecture Series are free and open to the public.

Oct
4
Wed
Flag City Morning Rotary
Oct 4 @ 7:30 am
Board Service 101 @ Family Center
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation will host a four-part “Board Service 101” series beginning Wednesday.

The workshops are designed to serve nonprofit board members — those both new to board service and those who are more seasoned — as well as anyone who might have an interest in serving on a board in the future.

Sessions will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. every other Wednesday at the Family Center, 1800 N. Blanchard St.

Dates and topics include:

  • Sept. 20: Aly Sterling Philanthropy staff will present the basics of being a member, including roles, responsibilities and best practices.
  • Oct. 4: Patrick Sadowski and Greg Hull will cover legal concerns for board members, such as liability, questions to ask and coverage.
  • Oct. 18: Community Foundation staff will speak on fundraising, including strategies, best practices/trends and resources.
  • Nov. 1: Aly Sterling Philanthropy will discuss the decision to be a board member, signs of a healthy organization and board, as well as an exploration of personal values and skills.

The series culminates in a nonprofit “speed dating” event Nov. 15, where nonprofits in search of new board and committee members can network with potential leaders. Those who attend three or more of the sessions will receive a special designation on nametags at the event, making nonprofits aware of their completion of the sessions.

Registration is available at www.community-foundation.com.

Oct
11
Wed
Flag City Morning Rotary
Oct 11 @ 7:30 am

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