NDAA Conference Committee results

first_img This post is currently collecting data… ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img DCUC is a happy to report that under “Items that may be considered under unanimous consent agreement”…Here is an excerpt from the Joint Explanatory Statement within the Conference Report which will accompany H.R. 6395; The William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (H. Rept. 116-617)“Equal treatment of insured depository institutions and credit unions operating on military installations”“The Senate amendment contained a provision (sec. 2885) that would amend section 2667 of title 10, United States Code, to require the Department of Defense to ensure that policies governing depository institutions and credit unions operating on military installations are equally applied to all relevant institutions. Additionally, the provision would prohibit any requirement for Secretaries of the military departments to provide no-cost office space or no-cost land lease to any insured depository institution or insured credit union.”“The House bill contained no similar provision.”last_img read more

Temporary Thurston County Fair Job Applications Due By May 31

first_imgSubmitted by Thurston CountyWarm summer weather may still be a few weeks away, but summer job opportunities are already cropping up at the Thurston County Fair—and going fast! Applications for as many as 40 temporary jobs with the Thurston County Fair must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 31.Temporary fair workers help make the fair clean, safe and fun for fairgoers of all ages. Job duties include tasks like washing tables and cleaning facilities and equipment for two-legged and four-legged fairgoers, selling and collecting tickets, assisting with managing fair parking, and helping with office duties like data entry and answering phones, along with many other tasks and duties that keep the Thurston County Fair running smoothly. Temporary fair workers will earn between $9.19 and $10.50 per hour.Temporary fair workers must be at least 16 years old and must submit a Thurston County employment application and disclosure form. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 31 at the Information Desk in Building One at the County Courthouse at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW in Olympia. Postmarks and electronic applications will not be accepted. Applications will not be accepted at the Thurston County Fair Office in Lacey. The job description, employment forms and information about working for Thurston County can be downloaded at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/cm/hr/external-employment.asp.WHAT:           Thurston County Fair—Apply for Temporary Fair JobsWHEN:           Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 31*Postmarks and electronic application packets will not be acceptedSubmit applications to:Thurston County Information DeskBuilding 12000 Lakeridge Drive SWOlympia, WA 98502-6045For more information on the temporary fair jobs or the Thurston County Fair, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Honoring Youth Leaders at GRuB June 12

first_imgFacebook37Tweet0Pin0Submitted by GRuBGarden-Raised Bounty (GRuB) is celebrating the “GRuBuation” of its 19th youth cohort on Tuesday, June 12, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at its West Olympia farm. Students come to GRuB struggling in school and/or dealing with hunger. In GRuB’s youth program, they work hard on the land and with one another to grow good food, meaningful relationships, and opportunities for a better future. They lead groups of volunteers and hundreds of younger children on farm-based field trips, speak to local city councils and service clubs, build backyard gardens with families with low-incomes, grow thousands of pounds of fresh food for local seniors and food bank clients, and much more.According to educator Bell Hooks, learning is about “imagining possible futures.” It is also about relationships; classrooms are microcosms of our larger society. The problems youth face aren’t just theirs, but those of our families, communities, and society as a whole. When young people grapple with inherited injustices, it shows up in the classroom. When young people imagine and act on solutions to these problems, it shows up far beyond it.The problems we collectively face are huge. They sometimes feel insurmountable. And yet– to paraphrase Kim Gaffi, GRuB co-founder, there is nothing more valuable to a gardener than a big pile of compost. There is also no one better-equipped to solve a problem than a person who has lived through and reflected on it. GRuB works to harness the fertile ground of our community’s challenges and wisdom of its youth to create opportunities for growth and transformation. Kyle Parker, current GRuB Youth, says, “GRuB gave me a chance to prove that I’m not a nobody, but I am a somebody.” The parent of another current student expresses excitement that their son is “learning lots in a place he feels valued. At least once a week he comes home excited to share something that he has learned.”“I remember that GRuBuation for me as a youth was an opportunity for me to reflect on the growth I had seen in myself and my peers over the last year in the program, and I got to hear from others how they had seen me grow,” shares Mallorie Shellmer, GRuB’s Pollination and Operations Coordinator and program alumna. “It really meant a lot to have a space to share and celebrate all of our team’s work that we had done together, and having so many people from the community there made that work and growth feel even more important.”“Magic and transformation happen at GRuB in our youth programs. GRuBuation is a wonderful time to pause, celebrate, reflect, and hear from the most important voices in our youth work: the students,” says Wade Arnold, GRuB School Lead Educator and youth program alumni. “We’re approaching our 20th year of providing teens a special experience, and I’d love to see the community support us in perhaps the most dire time in this generation to empower young adults by nurturing them, hearing them out, and empowering them to bolster this community.” Please join us at 2016 Elliott Ave NW for GRuBuation. Carpooling, bussing & biking are strongly encouraged.GRuB is a community-based nonprofit located in Olympia, WA, recently named Nonprofit of the Year by Thurston Economic Development Council. Its mission is to grow healthy food, people, and community. Its vision is of an equitable world where we are all nourished by healthy relationships, resilient community, and good food. Each year, GRuB directly engages approximately 650 Thurston County residents of all ages in relationships-based programming around food and agriculture. Visit www.goodgrub.org for more informationlast_img read more