Sunday, February 22, 2009

Girls Aloud still in the headlines on craigslist



From a Craigslist Ad Eugene W4W Forum regarding Girls Aloud vs. HotFlash
http://eugene.craigslist.org/w4w/
LEAVE IT ALONE ALREADY

I have not wanted to get involved in arguments about the dances, as I do not think it serves the higher good. I will say a few things now, but I will not post about it again, so if you are looking for a debate...have kids or something!

No one event, or group, is going to serve everyone. Nor is everyone wanting to go to every event. This is a very difficult community of women to serve. I am thrilled that Girls Aloud is stepping up to the plate with something different. So they aren't perfect and have made mistakes....who is or hasn't???

The more events, the more we will be out getting to know each other, coming together celebrating. Hot Flash felt very exclusive & clique, to me. I disliked the music and rarely had a good time, as I didn't know folks. I only went when I felt desperate for community, and usually left feeling the same. Club Pynk is more fun, but has chosen a location that has a reputation for being unsafe for women. I stopped going to John Henry's years ago because of negative energy & being attacked on the dance floor by college boys. Though I tried Pynk a couple of times; I won't support JH anymore.

I will continue to support Girls Aloud. I like the music & have always loved the venue. I find people more open & friendly & am making new friends quickly. That their prices are lower is thoughtful & more inclusive, as they understand that we don't make as much here as in PDX. Also cool that they are giving back to our community with the food drive. I hope Girls Aloud has dances twice a month, as I would attend every time!

Stop thinking like minimalists & embrace abundance consciousness! Realize the more events there are, the better off we all are, whether they are on the same night or not. Our community can support it! But this back biting and "us vs. them" attitude is most harmful. Please stop attacking each other!

Be the change you want to see and help create a loving, inclusive woman's community in Eugene.
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Well said.
And I want to state for the record that we were not intending to be in direct competition w/ HotFlash on Valentines Day.
We hoped that with only a one hour overlap there wouldnt be any hurt feelings.

We at Girls Aloud focus on our community its needs as we see them. We feel there is enough room for everyone and for even more!


as always - peace - love - and freedom!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

We HaD aLoT oF fUn!


We danced - we boogied - were going to make some exciting announcements by March 1st......

I know that my weight is discussed a lot by some but I think I'm pretty average - look I didnt even photoshop out the little roll I have - like a mini muffin top.


Phat axceptance now!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

$29K+ raised for Jakobi Mulgrave

Even with the economy the way it is right now – communities are still banding together to support one another. This was very evident yesterday when the fundraiser at Papas Pizza raised $29,185.01for the Jakobi Mulgrave Medical Fund –

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

JAKOBI MULGRAVE MEDICAL FUND


Please come into Papa’s and help us out!

With your support on February 11, 2009 we can have a really successful fundraiser!

Follow the link to print out this flyer into Papa’s Pizza on February 11th and the fund will receive 50% of the value of the food you purchase!

Buy a pizza, salad, soup or breadsticks and Papa’s will donate 50% of your order.

I'm having a mini garlic chicken pizza.....yum!


By KVAL.com Staff
EUGENE, Ore. -- While the 10-year-old boy who survived Eugene's deadliest car crash in memory recovers in Portland, his supporters plan to have a pizza party in his honor today.
Jakobi Mulgrave, 10, survived the Jan. 21 crash that killed 4 people, including his mother.


The driver of one of the vehicles faces four counts of manslaughter and other charges, and Jakobi's father filed a lawsuit on his son's behalf against the driver of the car, the car's owner and two establishments where the plaintiff says the driver consumed alcohol before the crash.
Supporters plan a vaeriety of fundraisers for Jakobi, including an event Wednesday at area Papa's Pizza restaurants.


The fundraiser requires boosters to download a flier and submit it with their purchase.
As extra incentive, the two businesses that purchase the most pizza Wednesday for employees will be eligible for a $100 gift card to Oregon Electric Station or Sixth Street Grill, according the Jaclyn Moore, fundraising coordinator.


Moore said businesses must write their business name on the flier. She said it would take about a week to determine the winners and present the gift cards.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Morning Java @ Allan Bros w/ the Wild Womyn Coffee Group then later.....

HoLd ThE pHoNe LeBrOn

from the register guard regarding Former Commish Green's DUII....

"Kletzok declined to disclose Green’s blood-alcohol content at the time of his arrest, citing state law governing the release of information gathered during criminal investigations."

Huh? How come I knew Matthew Elmers B.A.L. hours after he made his Register Guard debut for the now infamous West 11th massacre?

Am I missing something?

Green charged with DUII

He admits making a serious error in judgment and apologizes

Published: Feb 6, 2009 11:15PM


Former Lane County Commissioner Bobby Green was arrested Thursday night in Eugene on a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge, police said Friday.

A Eugene police officer stopped Green’s Chevy Blazer on Echo Hollow Road in west Eugene at 11:31 p.m. after seeing the vehicle stray from its traffic lane, police department spokeswoman Melinda Kletzok said.

The officer conducted a field-sobriety test and determined that Green, 54, was intoxicated, Kletzok said.

The officer transported Green to Eugene City Hall, where further testing was done, Kletzok said.

Green was cited on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants and failure to drive within a lane, and later released from police custody. He was not taken to jail.

“He was treated just like anybody else” arrested on a drunken-driving charge, Kletzok said.

Green was ordered to appear in Eugene Municipal Court on the charges on Feb. 19.

Kletzok said Green was “very compliant” when he was taken into custody. Green was alone in the Blazer when he was pulled over, Kletzok said.

Green, who served 13 years as the county’s north Eugene commissioner before being narrowly defeated in last November’s election by Rob Handy, spoke briefly about his arrest when contacted Friday by The Register-Guard.

“I acknowledge I made a serious error in judgment and one that I will learn from,” he said, adding that he has apologized to his family, friends and other community members. “I now ask that our privacy be respected as we deal with this matter.”

Kletzok declined to disclose Green’s blood-alcohol content at the time of his arrest, citing state law governing the release of information gathered during criminal investigations.

After losing his commissioner seat, Green was hired last month to work as a lobbyist for the Salem-based Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs.

The nonprofit organization represents agencies from around the state that provide addiction treatment services and programs for developmentally disabled and mentally ill people.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

VALENTINE'S DAY!

Saturday, February 14th , 2009
From 8:00 PM - MIDNIGHT

Who doesn't love gathering at Cozmic Pizza?
Full menu along w/ beer and wine available for purchase on event night.

We've booked the whole building for a safe comfortable environment for all! Come to eat - come to have a drink - come to dance!


We are a group of LOCAL WOMYN who want to rock w/ you on the dance floor!

FEATURING EUGENE HOMEGROWN DJ AMANDA!

$7 or $5 with at least 2 cans of food to benefit FOOD FOR LANE COUNTY

COZMIC PIZZA 199 W 8TH Ave. Eugene

NIA Technique

Hi Friends,

I am enjoying teaching NIA so much again this week. Especially the Aqua NIA class that started on Tuesday. Thank you to those of you who attended. What a wonderful time we had. Many of you have asked for a reminder, so here it is. Please pass this onto to others who might enjoy attending.

All my classes are at Tamarack Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St.
Call 683-7506 for all registration, except my morning classes.
Showers are available at the pool for $1.
Both pool & yoga center have separate scholarships available; just ask for an application at each office.

M – W – F
8-9 am ongoing classes w/Katie $6-9 sliding scale drop in rate and $50. for unlimited morning classes for 4 weeks.

Monday
4:30 – 5:30 pm NIA For Self-Healing Series (starts 1/12) w/Katie $8 drop-in rate $75 per 10 week series

Tuesday (every other Tuesday, thru Feb.)
7:30 – 8:45 pm Aqua NIA Series (starts 1/13) w/Katie $9 drop-in rate $30 per 4 week series
Aqua Dance with Teresa are on the alternating Tuesdays....super fun!

Wednesday
4:15 – 5:15 pm Classic NIA (starts 1/14) w/Janet (my mentor, friend, and NIA Black Belt) $8 drop-in rate $75 per 10 week series

Friday
4:30 – 5:30 pm Classic NIA Series w/World Music! (starts 1/16) w/Katie $8 drop-in rate $75 per 10 week series

If the "series" classes are well attended, they will eventually become ongoing, so we won't have breaks between terms. And if they aren't, the classes could be cut by the end of the month, so don't wait to attend a class, if you are interested.

If you need babysitting for an afternoon or evening class, or some other time,my son Ethan, now 14, is Red Cross certified & needing new clients.

The info is also available thru the links below. Please don't hesitate to call me with questions. I look forward to dancing with you all!!!

Much pleasure & peace,
Katie
--
Katie Strong
NIA Technique White Belt
541-485-9953

Soromundi Fundraiser

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            Cowgirl Poker Night!

            dress w/attitude!

            (WIN A $10.00 COFFEE CARD!?)

            all women welcome!

            WHEN:1st Saturday of the month

            feb 7, march 7, april 4

            SOCIAL:6:00

            POKER:7:00

            WHERE: Eugene Coffee Co. 1840 Chambers

            $20.00 buy-in

            winner receives double

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            2nd place=$20.00

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            Seats goin' quick

            to reserve:

            new players encouraged

            we have cheat sheets

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            Sue will have her coffee card special and other surprises

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            stop by for a cuppa java and

            get your raffle tickets to win 2

            orchestra seats