WSC Monthly Bulletin - March 2019

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March 2019

2nd Quarter stories of service due March 15

When submitting in TimeTracker, be sure to select "Q2-2018" from the Quarter menu.

REMINDER: Your session in TimeTracker will time out after 30 minutes of inactivity. To avoid issues when entering your story, you can either click the Save button every few minutes, or type it out in another program and copy/paste it into TimeTracker.


Timesheet tip: inclement weather

Members, if your site closed during the recent winter blast and kept you from serving, you can account for those missed hours on your timesheet by categorizing them under Inclement Weather.

Check out our Reporting Absences video for steps on how to do that.


AmeriCorps Week

What will you be doing March 10-17 to celebrate and spread the word about AmeriCorps?

We'll be at the Olympia Capitol on March 14 (1:30p-3:30p) with fellow service programs educating our state's legislators on the impact our members are having in their communities! If you're local, we'd love to see you there!

We have a new look!

Unveiled last week by our director, James Trujillo, WSC and WRC are now represented by refreshed logos, evoking both the Washington state seal and AmeriCorps!

Next year's gear will sport the new logos. For the rest of this program year, members can still wear apparel with the original designs.

In addition, you'll see our website is also undergoing a facelift to match!


Quarter 2 report due Mar 15

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IMPORTANT! There will be NO EXTENSIONS to the March 15 due date for this quarter's data performance report, as our roll-up report to the state commission is due soon after.

Thanks in advance for getting your report in as soon as possible!


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2019-20 member stipend

Aware that the rising cost of living in our state is making it increasingly difficult for our members to live on the current stipend, we've been working hard exploring potential options. We're extremely happy to share that our host agency will be augmenting our 2019-20 budget to allow us to increase the stipend to $1,450 starting this Fall.

Unfortunately, we can't change the stipend for the current term. But we do appreciate the input we received from many of you that helped make this change happen.


RFA released for 2019-20

Are you aware of an organization that could use the power of AmeriCorps members? We're currently accepting applications for our 2019-20 program year - please share within your network!


Serving during Spring Break

For those serving students, you know that Spring Break is right around the corner; have you started planning alternative service for days your site is closed?

Remember to fill out the form and get pre-approved before serving at an alternate site.


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