June 2016
Athena ACE Nominees Sought
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
The Athena Award for Continuing Education (ACE) Association celebrates the 8th annual year of the Athena ACE Scholarship.  Application forms are available in the “Application” section on our website, http://athenagenevaace.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=94e4387342355bb2c4e021ce1&id=111c8b0142&e=f9a60a1f9f and can be submitted electronically to AthenaACEA@gmail.com or by mail to the following address:
Athena ACE Association
P.O. Box 744
Geneva, New York 14456
 
Applications for the scholarship will be accepted until Saturday, June 25th at 4:00 pm.

The scholarship is open to women ages 25 and older that are enrolled (or plan to be enrolled) in a qualified educational program by September 30, 2016, and, who live in eastern Ontario, Seneca or Yates counties. Qualified educational programs may include: formal higher education (college degree) programs or any certification or training program (including a GED) that is necessary for the recipient to advance in her career or pursue a stated career goal.
 
The Athena ACE Scholarship supports women developing their capacity for leadership in our community by pursuing additional education.  The scholarship will be awarded to one or more women that demonstrate the qualities promoted by the ATHENA International program: excellence, creativity and initiative in her profession, valuable service by contributing time and energy to her community, and assistance to other women in reaching their full potential.
 
The Athena ACE Association will award up to $2500 in scholarship assistance.  The recipient(s) will be announced in August, 2016.
 
Questions may be emailed to AthenaACEA@gmail.com
Seneca Soundwaves Rehearsal
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Sing Into Spring---Chase the Winter Blues Away!

Off with the old and ON with the new!

Canandaigua, New York- All over the globe, Sweet Adelines International choruses are joining together to teach the world to sing. Women of all ages who enjoy singing are invited to attend a rehearsal of Seneca Soundwaves Chorus and the Good Sheperd Church at 320 South Pearl Street in Canandaigua any Saturday morning from 9:30 to 11:45 am. Seneca Soundwaves Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an organization of nearly 25,000 women worldwide who sing four-part a cappella harmony, barbershop style.

The Seneca Soundwaves members share a love for music and singing barbershop harmony. As a member, you too can experience the exhilartation of performing and singing with the Seneca Soundwaves Chorus. Any women of average singing ability, with or without vocal training, will find a part that fits her voice range with the help of the chorus' musical leaders and director(s).

The Seneca Soundwaves Chorus performs regularly throughout the community, offering its talent for entertainment at civic events and charitable functions. This summer we will sing at the Waterloo Memorial Day celebration and the Relay For Life in Manchester, NY.

To learn more about Sweet Adelines International and how to become a member of the Seneca Soundwaves Chorus visit www.senecasoundwaves.com or contact Jo Anne Coutlee at jjcoutlee@gmail.com. Additional information is available on the International website by visiting, http://www.sweetadelineintl.org.


About Sweet Adelines International

Sweet Adelines International is a musical force in the United States and around the world. The organization is headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., where it was founded in 1945. This nonprofit musica education organization is one of the world's largest singing organizations for women encompassing nearly 25,000 members, 1,200 registered quartets and 600 choruses in most of the fifty United States, Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, The Netherlands and Wales.

Woodlot Volunteers Sought
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - Woodlot owners need other woodlot owners. Cornell Cooperative Extension is looking for a few good forest owner volunteers to meet and work with their neighbors. The NY Master Forest Owner Program is entering its 24th year and is looking to fill up its new volunteer training workshop. Volunteers who complete the 4-day workshop will join the corps of over 200 certified volunteers across the state. September 7-10, 2016 at Cornell University’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest, VanEtten, NY (south of Ithaca in Schuyler County.

Volunteers can commute daily or free accommodations are available. There is a $125.00 fee ($200.00 per couple) that helps defray lodging, publications, food, and equipment costs of the 4-day training. The workshop combines classroom and outdoor field experiences on a wide variety of subjects including: tree identification, finding boundaries, forest ecology, wildlife and sawtimber management, communication techniques, and a visit to a nearby sawmill. The goal of the MFO Program is to provide private forest owners with the information and encouragement necessary to manage their forests to enhance ownership satisfaction. MFOs do not perform management activities nor give professional advice. Rather, they meet with other forest owners to listen to their concerns and questions, and offer advice as to sources of assistance based on their training and personal experience.

Applications due by August 15, 2016.

Information and an application are available at: www.cornellmfo.info or an information packet and application form can be mailed to you. Please send your name and address to; Diana Bryant, 214 Fernow Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, Phone: 607-255-2115, Fax: 607-255-0349, email: dlt5@cornell.edu

Sponsors: New York Forest Owners Association; NYS-DEC Lands & Forests; The Robert H. Wentorf, Jr. Foundation; USDA-NIFA Renewable Resources Extension Program; and Cornell Cooperative Extension.