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After almost two years as working as a volunteer community resource group in the Payette area, interested community members and leaders have come together to organize as a non-profit.
The organization’s by-laws have been created and the necessary fees and filings have been completed with Idaho’s Secretary of State. Additionally, an application as been filed with the IRS for Recognition of Exemption, which will designate Payette Community Alliance Network as a 501(c)3 (non-profit organization).
With this designation, we will be able to sponsor grant applications, community projects, support other community groups and utilize many available resources to enhance our community.
In the beginning, we organized with the assistance of Rural Development Initiatives (RDI) as a HomeTown Competitiveness Team. The structure of HTC is to bring a comprehensive economic development strategy that builds on community assets & resources. Within that strategy the concept is to focus on the following four pillars:
- Building Local Leadership
- Expanding Community Philanthropy
- Energizing Entrepreneurship
- Engaging Youth & Young Adults
Within those four pillars and operating as HTC, we have partnered with and led many projects within the community. We have also become a centralized information hub of needs and projects in our area.
Moving forward, we plan to continue to develop and grow utilizing most of the same concepts as we have used thus far as a HomeTown Competitiveness Team. But more importantly, we are confident that this organization will assist in bringing about economic and social development within our surrounding communities.
Come join us for wonderful company and delicious food. We’re open to the public and all ages are welcome.
Salad Bar opens at 11:30 AM with the main meal served at Noon.
We have the best cook ever and you’ll not go away hungry.
Coffee, milk and dessert are included.
<60 years of age is $6.00. 60 years of age and over is by donation.
Providing access to nutritious and locally grown produce by connecting area farmers with families in our local communities. In addition, area artisans feature and sell their unique creations.
A family-friendly venue to connect with neighbors and friends, while also supporting the local economy!
Vendor applications currently being accepted. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, September 26th is our last market of the season!
Janice Pasqualin will offer free yoga classes at the Portia Club in Payette. The classes are for everyone interested. If you cannot get down on the floor, you can participate siting on a chair. Please bring a mat or a blanket and water. Classes will include movement, meditation and relaxation. There is tap water and cups available at the Portia.
Please note some schedule changes September thru December.
What is Youth Mental Health First Aid?
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (Including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Be the Difference.
Become certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid.
Toastmasters is the world’s largest, most influential educational organization. Learn Communication and Leadership skills in Ontario, Oregon each Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Attend as a guest for free, or, as a participating member for less than $6 per month. Walk-in guests are welcome, or pre-arrange to meet with a host member by calling Paul Kraft at the above number.