Nightwatch Receives Peace & Humanitarian Award
Operation Nightwatch as been chosen as this year’s recipient of the annual Peace and Humanitarian Award given by the Wholistic Peace Institute.
Based in Portland, the Wholistic Peace Institute holds regular World Peace Conferences featuring Nobel Peace Laureates who help others to focus their creativity on solving the world’s most violent-prone problems. As its core values, the Institute holds a reverence for all life, compassion, forgiveness, and the belief that non-violence is the only practical goal for the people of the earth. In addition to its World Peace Conferences it offers classes in mediation, dialogue, and Peace Studies, and serves as a resource for those engaged in world peace activities.
IN REMEMBRANCE AND HONOR
We are grateful to have received the following special gifts:
HERE COME THE CHRISTMAS PARTIES!
That’s right—we’re using the plural now, since Nightwatch is spread over several locations.
On Friday, December 13, we will be hosting the Christmas Party during our regular 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Hospitality Center hours downtown. On Saturday, December 14, we will then be celebrating with the guests at our SE Hospitality Center from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
We’d like to identify groups that will organize the food and activities for each night. But volunteering will be open to all.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS WELCOMES JUDY JOHNSON
Judy Johnson has become the newest member of Nightwatch’s Board of Directors. Recently retired from the practice of law, Judy’s connection with Nightwatch goes back several years as a regular volunteer at our downtown Hospitality Center. Judy’s also recruited her mother-in-law, Myra Sussman, as a member of our Tuna Team. Judy brings a compassion for our guests and practical wisdom that will serve our Board well. Welcome, Judy!
CO-SPONSORS INVITED TO SUPPORT 2014 OUTINGS
Taking our guests on monthly outings so they can enjoy time outside their everyday rigors has been a tradition since 1986. But things were simpler then; mostly, they were much less expensive!
Recently, we’ve had to explore new transportation options for our outings, and that has especially escalated our costs.
We would still like to take our guests on 12 outings a year, but with our rising expenses it may require two or three co-sponsors to pitch in per outing together in order to pull it off. Whereas cost of an event may be too dear for one individual to cover, in teaming with others, it might still happen.
Below is a listing of next year's outings, together with their projected expense. If you see one you want would like to finance, either partially or completely, please let us know.