Support our Extension Professional Development Fund
It's that time again! Time for our traditional fundraising event at the O & E Conference! Many of us have benefited from at least one of the four professional development fund scholarships -- to help with professional conference expenses, to attend training workshops, or for additional formal education. Here's a great way to give to the fund that provides financial assistance for our professional development activities. Bring a door prize, bring your checkbook, or better yet, bring both! The more we raise for the funds, the more support dollars there are to distribute.
If you haven't applied for professional development funds yet, the deadline is November 1. Check out the website at this link for more information: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/internal/ProfessionalDevelopmentFund
Here's how you can contribute to this year's fundraising effort:
1. We're asking each county/campus unit to bring one (or more) raffle items that are representative of your county/campus unit.
2. You can personally contribute a raffle item! This is a great way for those who were honored with a scholarship in the past to “pay it forward” and help another advance their learning.
3. You can buy raffle tickets! Look for ticket sales throughout the conference at the OSUEA membership/information table (Alumni Center foyer). You'll get one ticket for every $10 contribution.
4. Arrange for a payroll deduction. The payroll deduction is an easy way to contribute. For only $5/month, you'll make a $60 contribution to the fund and receive 6 raffle tickets at the conference (contact Glenda Hyde for application form)!
Thanks in advance for supporting the OSU Extension Professional Development Funds! If you plan to bring a raffle item, please email Glenda Hyde in advance. Bring your raffle items to the registration area on Wednesday. We will have drawings at the group meals and meetings Wednesday and Thursday. See you at the conference! Thank you for your support!