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Join SCALA Oregon for THINK & DRINK Trivia: Banned Books Week Edition!

drink&thinkWe are hosting another Drink & Think Trivia!  This time we’re
bringing you the Banned Books Week Edition!  Our last fundraiser back
in April was very successful, with 600 books and $200 donated to the
Children’s Book Bank and Books to Prisoners!!  This time, we are going
donate the proceeds to the Freedom to Read Foundation.

You can find the Facebook event page here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/830003990490284/

If anyone wants to help us spread the word (which we would be thrilled
about!), please share our flyer!  It can be printed or
shared digitally.  You can also help by inviting people to the event
on Facebook!

Here are all of the event details:
SCALA Oregon Presents:
Drink & Think Trivia
Banned Books Week Edition

September 30th
Black Water
835 NE Broadway
7:00 PM
$5 per person
Team limit of six people

All proceeds will benefit the Freedom to Read Foundation

Fabulous prizes will be awarded to the winners!

For more info, check out:
http://bannedbooksweek.org/
http://www.ftrf.org/
https://esuscalaor.wordpress.com/

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SCALA Emporia Portland meeting 3/18/2017

SCALA Meeting Notes – Saturday, March 18, 2017
In attendance: Carina Bernard, Cassandra Dunn, Jessie Duplessis, Rachel Fellman, Barbara Fischer, Sean Gaston, Alex Halpern, Katie Patterson, Sylvia Podwika, Lynne Stahl, Kat Temple, and Esther ZenZele.
Funds: $144

Meeting with Candace Morgan on Intellectual Freedom- 4/1/2017
Katie would like to do the meeting on Facebook Live – people could watch it after the fact and could type questions – seems like there are some technical details to work out
Does anyone have a webcam separate from the one built into their computer for the event?
Do the survey! Perri will email it again.

Trivia Night!!
John Forshew’s work will be a drop off spot for book donations – Starbucks at 1972 W Burnside
Suggestion of us each donating $5 for a GC to Powell’s if we don’t get enough prizes
Devon did the logos – we voted on a design and it will be sent out shortly for us to share on social media
Please send Alex questions for the trivia night – Esther will start an email thread
Jessie gave us coupons for New Renaissance to give as consolation prizes
Sylvia knows the owner of Laurelwood and will talk to her about prizes
When we meet for the next class meeting Katie will bring us printed posters for advertising. She’s printing 75 big posters and 375 photo size fliers. Please ask permission before you post and definitely post in libraries!

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SCALA Emporia Portland Meeting 2/25/2017

SCALA Meeting Notes – Saturday, February 25, 2017
In attendance: Celeste Bennett, Carina Bernard, Cassandra Dunn, Jessie Duplessis, Rachel Fellman, Barbara Fischer, John Forshew, Sean Gaston, Alex Halpern, Katie Patterson, Sheila Shapiro, Lynne Stahl, Kat Temple, and Esther ZenZele.
Funds: $144

Book Drive/Trivia Night Saturday April 15th 7-9 PM
Location: Black Water Bar 835 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232
Donation Drop-off: Hair of the Dog 1211 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211 (Katie’s work)
Esther’s concerned about prizes and wants people to be thinking about it and looking for resources
Jessie can get coupons from New Renaissance for consolation prize and possibly a gift certificate from the café she used to manage.
KBOO promotion was discussed, we need update from Sylvia
Flier needs to be worked on by Shaleigh and/or Devon once all the details are finalized
April 1st will be kick off for donations at drop site(s)
Kat + Alex will write questions; categories discussed were “current events”, “pop culture” and “Portland” – please forward them any ideas you have for questions and/or categories

Intellectual Freedom Seminar
The SCALA chapter in Emporia wanted to know if we would be interested in attending a seminar discussing Intellectual Freedom
It would probably be via Zoom or the like, but the person who will be presenting is local, so we might be able to see it IRL
We’ll get an update when there’s more information available.

Google Group Creation
We discussed creating a google group for communication (UPDATE: I went ahead and did it)

Future Meetings
Discussed possibly meeting via Zoom after our in-person classes end

Other Projects
Alex offered to draft a letter of support and will post it to the Dropbox for review
Esther curios if we are interested in going to conferences or participating in events and writing blog posts about our experience
Possible trivia night during banned books week in Sept was discussed

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SCALA Portland Meeting

SCALA Meeting Notes – Saturday, January 28, 2017
In attendance: Carina Bernard, Cassandra Dunn, Jessie Duplessis, Rachel Fellman, Barbara Fischer, Alex Halpern, Katie Patterson, Sylvia Podwika, Sheila Shapiro, Lynne Stahl, Kat Temple, Shaleigh Westphall, and Esther ZenZele,.
Funds: $144

Book Drive/Trivia Night
New and gently used picture books featuring diversity (birth-8th grade) are requested for the Children’s Book Bank
Dictionaries – both English and Spanish/English, mostly paperbacks are requested for Books to Prisoners
Devon is making poster for the event, just needs info
Sylvia is working on getting KBOO to promote us on air
Jessie is getting used books from New Renaissance that weren’t bought from individuals and subsequently donated
Kick off of book drive at trivia night and have it be a month long

Social Media and Website Discussion
Please email or text photos for the SCALA Instagram to Jessica
Facebook and Twitter clarification – it is just for communication and/or relevant stories
Barbara changed the website theme and needs to update info
Discussion of logo for SCALA PDX – referred to Devon

Other Projects
Alex offered to draft a letter of support and will post it to the Dropbox for review
Esther curios if we are interested in going to conferences or participating in events and writing blog posts about our experience
Possible trivia night during banned books week in Sept was discussed