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13
Nov

November Meeting

We had a fantastic turn out at our November DCC meeting with wonderful presenters and great connections and conversations among partners!

We heard from Eldon Bensen with Boys and Girls Club sharing about the new Satellite club they are opening at the South Sioux City middle schools. Erica DeLeon spoke about Mohamade Warsame sharing about a recent event that taught newcomers about preparing for winter and winter driving tips. Dawn Kimmel, SIMPCO, shared about the services they offer. Lastly, Pam Everett, who was honored for her work in helping to keep our community clean.

You can find our November meeting notes here.

12
Nov

Dakota County Connections Updates, November 2018

Dakota County Connections Updates

November 2018

 

What: Optimist’s Soup & Dessert Luncheon, bake sale and raffle

Who: South Sioux City Optimists (Soups: Cheeseburger, Chili, Chicken Noodle)

Where: American Legion/VFW 109 19th Street

When: Thursday, Nov 15th, 11:00-1:30

Why: Proceeds go to support the youth of the South Sioux City community (Cost $7.00)

 

What: Speed Networking Happy Hour

Who: South Sioux City Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

Where: Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

When: Thursday Nov 15th, 5:00-7:00pm

Why: Perfect Opportunity to make new contacts and build new relationships

 

What: 2nd Annual Trivia Night

Who: Heartland Counseling Services, Inc.

Where: Covington Links Golf Course-497 Golf Road

When: Saturday, Nov. 17th, 6-10 pm

Why: Teams of six, chili feed, fun, 5 rounds of 15 questions, raffle and more. Suggested donation $10.00 Sign up on Facebook Event.

 

What: Community Thanksgiving Worship

Who: Dakota County Ministerial Alliance

Where: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1977 A St. SSC

When: 11/18/ 2018

Why: Free will donation to support Dakota City Residents that need, gas, food, or a hotel stay.

The money is distributed by the South Sioux City Police

 

What: Trees of Hope

Who: Heartland Counseling Services

Where: 917 W21st St. SSC NE 68776

When: Dec.1st-21st, M-F

Why: Free Christmas trees for those in need. Also- you may donate a tree if you have one you can drop it off at Heartland Counseling.

 

What: Fundraiser for the Food Bank of Siouxland

Where: Buffalo Alice 1022 4th Street

When: Sunday November 18th from 4:30-7:00 pm

$11 for Adults, $4 for kids 4-12, kids 3 and under are free ($27 household maximum)

100% of your tips go to the Food Bank of Siouxland

You can bring can good too that will go to local food pantries

 

What: 16th Annual March to Honor Lost Children Educational Conference

Who: Briar Cliff University

Where: Briar Cliff University

When: Monday-Nov. 19th, Race the Power of Illusion and Fatherhood is Scared

Tuesday Nov. 20th, Educational workshops

Wednesday Nov. 21st, March from War Eagle Monument

Register on line at Briarcliff.edu/march-to-honor-lost-children/registration

 

What: Health Fair

Who: Everyone is welcome, especially newcomers

Where: Sugal Consulting-3900 Dakota Ave.

When: Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 2-5 pm

Why: Health information, flu shots, diabetes and blood pressure screening

 

What: 2018 Winter Gathering (Crafts, food, info booths etc…)

Who: Hosted and Coordinated by Winnebago Housing and Development commission a long with Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation.

Where: Whirling Thunder Gym-Winnebago NE

When: Dec. 7th, 2018, 8 am set up for vendors 9am start until 4 pm.

Contact: Michelle Parker for more information mparker@hccdc.org, 402 878 2192

 

What: Annual Christmas Auction Fundraiser

Who: Boys & Girls Clubs of Siouxland

Where: Hard Rock Anthem

When: December 11th, 5:30 pm

Why: Raise Money for ongoing club programs. Donations of Auction Items are welcome.

 

What: Show us Siouxland! Talent Show

Who: anyone with a talent- young or old or not so young who wants to share their talent with Siouxland.

Where: Heelan Performing Art Hall

When: Dec 15th, 2018 6-10 pm

$30 entry fee- 1stplace wins $1,000 cash!

Call Kristine at Women Aware at 712 258 4174 for more information

 

What: Delivery of Cardinal Christmas Baskets

Who: Call Bill Garvey at 712 301 7835

Where: SSC Fire Hall 16th& First Ave

When: Saturday, Dec. 22nd, 7:45 am

Why: We will have approximately 365 baskets to deliver. Many hands make for light work. Please consider donating 1-2 hours to our project.

 

What: Earth Day Celebration 2019

Who: Looking for volunteers for a steering committee to plan the first annual Earth Day Celebration.

Contact:Pam Miller miller@hotmail.com or Dawn Kimmel at Kimmel@simpco.org

 

What: Tyson is announcing the Nonprofit Summer Job Program

Who: All non-profits

Where: More information about the Program and a link to the application can be found at – https://iacampuscompact.org/resource-posts/nonprofits-eligible-tyson-community-internship-funding/.

Key Points:

  • The Program provides 22 nonprofit organizations with a grant of $3,000 to hire a qualified college student to work eight weeks during the summer.
  • This is a competitive program – nonprofits must apply in the next several weeks to participate.
  • Tyson Foods has awarded a grant to Campus Compact to administer the program on our behalf.  All questions about the application should be directed to Justin Ellis at 515-235-4681.
  • The nonprofits have sole discretion for choosing which college student they hire.  Tyson Foods does not get involved with employment choices.

Dakota County Health -Living Well – Take control of your health

Interested in Hosting a class get your family and friend together!

Call today 402 987 2164

  • Leave a message Siouxland is a local awareness campaign about planned giving. This effort is aimed at benefitting the entire Siouxland area. If you are interested in know more please go to www.LeaveAMessageSiouxland.org.
  • Please make sure that the organizations know about our Parent Corner the South Sioux City Library, and that there are spots available for flyers! They can be printed and brought in or emailed to Odessa.
25
Oct

Dakota County Connections Updates, October 2018

Dakota County Connections Updates

October 2018

 

What: 29th Annual Tri-State Early Childhood Conference

Who: Child Care Providers, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten and 1st grade Teachers, Child Care Administrators and Directors, Parents of young children

Where: Delta Hotel, Fourth and B Street South Sioux City Ne

When: Oct.13th 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Why: Positive ways to guide the next generation.  For more information call 402 987 2140 at the Ne Extension office in Dakota City.   Dakota.unl.edu 

 

What: Nebraska FWD> Future Workforce Development: All are invited!

Who: Wayne State College and others request the honor of your presence for a business and industry community roundtable event. (explore the potential areas of workforce needs)

Where: The College Center 1001 College Way SSC

When: Oct. 22nd noon to 1:30 a light lunch will be provided Please call Joni Backer at 402 375 7200 by Oct. 15th to register as a light lunch will be provided. 

 

What: Human Trafficking 101 and Trauma Informed Care Training: training by Tonya Bauman Building Blocks Foster Care (Free)

Who: All

Where: Wayne Ne at Our Savior Lutheran Church Social Room

When: Oct. 18th, 2018 – call NNPHD at 402 375 2200 to RSVP

 

What: Siouxland Sleepout for the Homeless

Who: All

Where: Explorers Ball Park

When: 7 pm Oct 18th Free movie at Sioux City Community Theater 7 pm.  Sleep out Gates open at 4 pm Nov. 2nd

 

What: Suicide TALK session (Free)-90-minute info session on saving lives from suicide builds awareness and encourages open discussion.

Who: All

Where: Northeast Community College 1001 College Way-SSC

When: 10/22/2018 – to register call 402 841-3834 or email donna68701@yahoo.com

 

What: Education Exhibit on Human Trafficking on Display at the College Center

Who: Public is welcome

Where: South Sioux City College Center, 1001 College Way

When:  Now through 9am Friday Oct. 19th.  7:30-7:30 Mon.-Thur.

 

What: Working with Multiple Cultures-Jackson Recovery Centers (Through this training and discussion, we aim to prepare participants to leverage our diversity into opportunities that will help our community grow. Registration due by Oct. 17th-call Jackson at 712 234 2300.

Who: All

Where: 3500 W. 4th St. Sioux City 51103

When: Friday Oct. 19th 8:45 -12 noon 

 

What: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Wear Jeans in OCT and donate in support of CSADV services)

Who: Everyone

Where: CSADV would like to invite everyone to join their efforts by promoting a “Jeans Day” at your place of employment during the month of Oct. 

When: Pick a day or several where employees can wear blue jeans to work for a $5.00 donation to CSADV

Why: Can’t do Jeans day?  Consider going purple, the traditional color for Domestic Violence Awaarness Month!  And or let us put together a display for you or provide a speaker.  To participate contact Shelli by phone at 712 277 0131 or email rachelle@csadv.org 

 

What: Congregational Health Ministry Workshop-Looking at Health through a holistic lens Mind-body-Spirit (presenter Rev. Dr. P. Morgan Gordy)

Who: All

Where: Salem Lutheran Church- 1753 G Ave. Dakota City Ne 

When: Friday Oct. 19th 6-9 pm includes dinner Saturday Oct. 20th 9 am- 5 pm includes lunch.  RSVP office@salemdakotacity.org or 402 987 3582 

 

What: Trunk or Treat

Who: Heartland Counseling

Where: 917 W 21st St. SSC Ne 68776

When: Thursday Oct 25th 5:30-7:00 pm

Why: Free trick or treating for all.  Also, if anyone would like to have a car to give out info and candy contact Haley- haley@heartlandcounselingservices.com 

 

What: Designer Trick or Treat Bags!

Who: Anyone- 15.00 per adult>bring as many children as you can supervise at no additional charge.

Where: Northeast Community College South Sioux City 1001 College Way

When: Oct 26th 1-2:30 pm There is no school so let’s have some fun!

 

What: Craft Fair/Bake Sale

Who: First Lutheran Church 

Where: 3601 Dakota Ave South Sioux City

When: Saturday Nov. 3rd 9 am to 3 pm 

Why: If you would like a table/booth the cost of each space is 30.00 each and each vendor needs to provide a $10 gift card or an item of that price for a raffle.  The doors will open on Friday from 5-7 pm to set up.  Please Contact Rita Todd 712 574 1769 if you are interested or toddsix@aol.com 

 

What: Blood Drive

Who: First Lutheran Church Bloodmobile

Where: First Lutheran Church

When: Saturday Nov. 3rd 9-noon 

Schedule your appt. www.lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800 287 4903

 

What: Siouxland’s Coffee Extravaganza

Who: Everyone

Where: Sioux City Convention Center

When: Nov. 3rd 2018 11:00 am -4:00 pm

Why: Celebrating the region’s coffee culture with all thing’s coffee, coffee sampling, tasting, latte art, live entertainment and so much more- all for a good cause.

Venue phone: 712 279 4800

Website- http://siouxcityconventioncenter.com

 

What: Optimist’s Soup & Dessert Luncheon, bake sale and raffle

Who: South Sioux City Optimists (Soups: Cheeseburger, Chili, Chicken Noodle)

Where: American Legion/VFW 109 19th Street

When: Thursday, Nov 15th 11:00-1:30

Why: Proceeds go to support the youth of the South Sioux City community (Cost $7.00)

 

What: 2nd Annual Trivia Night

Who: Heartland Counseling Services, Inc.

Where: Covington Links Golf Course-497 Golf Road

When: Saturday Nov. 17th 6-10 pm 

Why: Teams of six, chili feed, fun, 5 rounds of 15 questions, raffle and more.  Suggested donation $10.00 Sign up on Facebook Event

 

What: Community Thanksgiving Worship

Who: Dakota County Ministerial Alliance 

Where: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1977 A St. SSC 

When: 11/18/ 2018

Why: Free will donation to support Dakota City Residents that need , gas, food, or a hotel stay.

The money is distributed by the South Sioux City Police

 

What: Fundraiser for the Food Bank of Siouxland

Where: Buffalo Alice 1022 4th Street 

When: Sunday November 18th from 4:30-7:00 pm

$11 for Adults, $4 for kids 4-12, kids 3 and under are free ($27 household maximum)

100% of your tips go to the Food Bank of Siouxland

 

What: Show us Siouxland! Talent Show

Who: anyone with a talent- young or old or not so young who wants to share their talent with Siouxland.

Where: Heelan Performing Art Hall

When: Dec 15th, 2018 6-10 pm

$30 entry fee- 1st place wins $1,000 cash! 

Call Kristine at Women Aware at 712 258 4174 for more information

 

What: Delivery of Cardinal Christmas Baskets

Who: Call Bill Garvey at 712 301 7835 

Where: SSC Fire Hall 16th & First Ave

When: Saturday, Dec. 22nd 7:45 am

Why: We will have approximately 365 baskets to deliver. Many hands make for light work. Please consider donating 1-2 hours to our project

 

What: Tyson is announcing the Nonprofit Summer Job Program

Who: All non-profits

Where: More information about the Program and a link to the application can be found at – https://iacampuscompact.org/resource-posts/nonprofits-eligible-tyson-community-internship-funding/.

Key Points:

  1. The Program provides 22 nonprofit organizations with a grant of $3,000 to hire a qualified college student to work eight weeks during the summer.
  2. This is a competitive program – nonprofits must apply in the next several weeks to participate.
  3. Tyson Foods has awarded a grant to Campus Compact to administer the program on our behalf.  All questions about the application should be directed to Justin Ellis at 515-235-4681.
  4. The nonprofits have sole discretion for choosing which college student they hire.  Tyson Foods does not get involved with employment choices.

 

What: Dakota County Health -Living Well – Take control of your health

Interested in Hosting a class get your family and friend together!

Call today 402 987 2164

25
Oct

October 11 Meeting

Thank you to everyone who joined us on October 11 at our monthly meeting. We heard from Sarah Deck with Juvenile Diversion about our DCC community goal, Jennifer Jackson presenting on the AWARE grant, Matt Ohman presenting on 0>3 Prime Age to Engage literacy distribution, Julie Boyle presenting on the Think Make Create Trailer, and Kim Neesen who spoke about Nebraska Dept of Labor Services.

View our October meeting notes here.

 

19
Sep

Dakota County Connections Updates, September 2018

Dakota County Connections Updates

September 2018

What: Her Health Women’s Center Diaper Dash

Who: Everyone, walkers and runners

Where: Crystal Cove, South Sioux City

When: Sat. Sept. 22nd9:00 am

Why: Annual Fundraiser

Register@herhealthwomenscenter.org or at Crystal Cove on the day of the walk

 

What: Welcoming week

When: September 15 – 25 –a nationwide opportunity for us to come together as neighbors and celebrate each other.

Siouxland events include:

  • September 17 – Citizenship Day Celebration at Mary Treglia (900 Jennings Street) – Tours at 7:45am and 4pm; open house all day; Citizenship Trivia (see if you can pass the test!).
  • September 21 – Citizenship Clinicat Mary Treglia (immigration attorneys will prepare naturalization applications for prequalified clients)
  • September 21 – 9am, 12pm, and 3pm – Naturalization Informational Sessions for potential candidates for naturalization.  Hosted by Unity in Action at Mary Treglia, 900 Jennings Street
  • September 25 – 4:30pm – Immigration Simulation at Mary Treglia. Great opportunity to get a glimpse of the challenges faced by those wishing to make the US their home. PRE-REGISTRATION STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Child care and food available

 

What: Local Resource Grant
Who: WellCare Health Plan
Where: Online Application
When: Sept.1st-30th
Why: Small Grants of up to 1500 to local Community-Based Organizations-request must focus on 1/3 issues. Housing/Homelessness, Heathy/food Access, Mental Health. No reporting requirements at this grant level.

 

What: Volunteer Management-Training Series (Volunteer Centers of Iowa)

Who: Volunteer Coordinators and Managers

Where: online

When: Sept. 20th – Nov. 29th, 2018- 9:00- 10:30 am

Why: Your involvement in this training series will connect you with other volunteer coordinators and managers in Iowa to provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of planning, recruitment, placement, orientation, supervision, and evaluation.

 

What: Who You A.R.E Matters! – (Beyond the Bell)

Who: Staff who want to learn, discuss, and practice intervention positive strategies in managing and changing inappropriate behavior.

Where: Howard Johnson Hotel Conference Room 707 4th St., Sioux City, IA

When: Friday, Sept. 28th 8:30 am -3:30 pm (Lunch provided)

Why: An activity-based training that encourages staff to develop skills in initiating and maintaining positive relationships. $30 per person, 6 approved DHS DHHD credit hours for ECE and school-age professionals. Call 712-635-0267 or email kkoser@beyondthebell.us.com

 

What: Free Dental Clinic

Who: Iowa Mission of Mercy/ Questions-call 800-828-2181 or email iowamom.org

Where: Tyson Events Center Sioux City IA

When: October 5th – 6th 2018/ Doors open at 6:30 am and close once capacity has been reached

Why: Patients will be seen on a first come basis, no income restrictions, all ages welcome, childcare provided, services include: filings, extractions, cleanings and flippers (partials)

 

What: Barn Fest (STARS INC)

Who: Family Fall Festival

Where: STARS, Inc. 33148K-22, Sioux City IA 51104

When: Oct 6th, 2018, 5 pm – 8 pm

Why: A great night for families to come and enjoy a carnival, hayrack rides, food trucks, etc.…

Website: wwwscstar.org

 

What: Circle of Security Parenting Class offered in Spanish by Crittenton Center

Who: Crittenton’s Resource Center 712-255-4321 ext 151

Where: South Sioux City Public Library

When: Oct. 10th – Nov. 28th

 

What: 29th Annual Tri-State Early Childhood Conference

Who: Child Care Providers, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten and 1st grade Teachers, Child Care Administrators and Directors, Parents of young children

Where: Delta Hotel, Fourth and B Street South Sioux City Ne

When: Oct.13th, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Why: Positive ways to guide the next generation. For more information call 402 987 2140 at the Ne Extension office in Dakota City, Dakota.unl.edu

 

What: Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair / Dakota City Fire Dept.

Who: All Welcome

Where: TBA

 

What: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Wear Jeans in OCT and donate in support of CSADV services)

Who: Everyone

Where: CSADV would like to invite everyone to join their efforts by promoting a “Jeans Day” at your place of employment during the month of Oct.

When: Pick a day or several where employees can wear blue jeans to work for a $5.00 donation to CSADV

Why: Can’t do Jeans day? Consider going purple, the traditional color for Domestic Violence Awareness Month! And or let us put together a display for you or provide a speaker. To participate contact Shelli by phone at 712 277 0131 or email rachelle@csadv.org

 

What: Siouxland’s Coffee Extravaganza

Who: Everyone

Where: Sioux City Convention Center

When: Nov. 3rd, 2018 11:00 am -4:00 pm

Why: Celebrating the region’s coffee culture with all thing’s coffee, coffee sampling, tasting, latte art, live entertainment and so much more- all for a good cause.

Venue phone:712 279 4800

Website-http://siouxcityconventioncenter.com

18
Sep

September 13 Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended on September 13, what a wonderful meeting. We had Rebecca Krohn with the Siouxland Community Foundation and Heather Hennings with the United Way Siouxland. They both shared about “Resource Sharing” and the positive impact it has in supporting each other and the children, youth, families, and communities we all serve. We also heard from Dr. Cyndi Hanson with North East Community College about collaborating to build Community Child Care Solutions, Erica DeLeon with One Siouxland about Welcoming week activities coming up that will include all of our communities, and lastly Brenda Sale, she shared about the collaboration with Voices for Foods. View our September meeting notes here.

 

15
Aug

Dakota County Connections Updates, August 2018

Makerspace

Now thru August 13th, 2018. What is a Makerspace?  It is a work space for making learning, exploring and sharing tools and equipment.  It is open to adults, kids, entrepreneurs and inventors. Equipment available can provide you the opportunity to try tools such as 3D printer, embroidery machine, laser cutter, vinyl heat press and more. The Equipment is free you just need to purchase the supplies.

South Sioux City Public Library  (402) 494-7545

Nebraska Extension in Dakota County (402) 987-2140


Haskell Agriculture Laboratory Climate and Crops Family Field Day

August 14th at the Haskell Ag Lab, 57905 866 Road, Concord, Ne 68728 – 402-584-2261

Backyard Farmer -Live Q&A

Free Lunch


Northeast Community College-Adult classes for those interested education services

Adult Education Registration-ESL Classes, GED classes and ABEL

At Northeast Community College Extended Campus, room 135

August 20th-24th-9:00-12:00, 1:00-3:00,- 5:00-8:00


Blood Drive

8/10/18-2-7 pm – First Lutheran Church, 3601 Dakota Ave., SSC

You can pre-register online at: http://www.FLCSSC.ORG


Flea Market/Farmers /Vendor/Bake Sale

8/10-8/12 on the 10th-10 am to 8 pm, on the 11th-9am to 4 pm, on the 12th-11 am to 4 pm

First Lutheran Church, 3601 Dakota Ave., SSC


2018-19 United Way of Siouxland Campaign Kickoff 

Mark your calendars for the 2018-19 Campaign Kickoff on Wednesday, August 15th from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. at Long Lines Rec Center – 401 Gordon Drive


Transportation Training Day

August 17th-10am – 1:30

At MLK, Jr. Ground Transportation Center, 505 Nebraska Street

Will include a tour of Sioux City Transit and Siouxland Regional transit buses. Private providers will be invited.


Nonprofit Resource Sharing Conversations:

This is an ongoing conversation- talking about how nonprofits can share everything from ideas, office space, or staff. If you would like more information email Heather at hhennings@unitedwaysiouxland.com.


Iowa School of Beauty is still collecting school supplies to support the Siouxland Community through August 15th:

Crayons, Pencils/Pens, Rulers, Glue, Notebooks, Markers, Backpacks, Water Colors, Scissors, Calculators, Folders, etc. Call Iowa School of Beauty for more information- when you donate you get 25% off a product or $2.00 a service.


Business Diploma-Northeast Community College

This convenient hybrid course format allows you to meet face-to face once a week on Monday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m., while the rest of the coursework is completed online-the best of both worlds.

Classes begin August 20th –402-241-6400


Business Childcare Meeting-Northeast Community College

A community meeting to work towards solving the childcare crisis in Siouxland.

Child care is a family issue, a workforce issue, and a community issue!

It is very important that you call (712) 255-3551 to register for this meeting as they do need a head count.


Free Teen Health Event: At Girls INC. Sat. Aug. 25th 11 am-3 pm

Open to all students in grades 6-12 -Parents welcome to attend. It covers: Prevention, Sexual health, Emotional health, Human Trafficking, Cyber Safety, Health, Drugs and Alcohol, Self Defense


10 County Scrap Tire collection, Fri. Aug 24th8 am-12 pm, Cuming Co. Fairgrounds West Point, NE

Limit 100 tires per vehicle

For more information call PMRNRD (402) 374-1920 ext. ext. 3


Siouxland CARES is hosting its family-friendly Wiffle Ball Classic

Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Miracle League Field of Sioux City! This event will bring together some of our community partners and organizations. Proceeds will benefit Siouxland CARES’ positive youth development programs.


Jackson Recovery Centers-Intervention: Beginning the Recovery Journey

Friday, August 31st-8:45-12:00

3500 W. 4th Street Sioux City, IA

Registration deadline: Wednesday, August 29th

This training will help participants better understand the time frames of intervention (pre-intervention, intervention day, and post-intervention) with the focus of long-term recovery.


Artsplash-Sept.1st and 2nd

Fun in the sun and art in the park – a perfect combination.  Traditionally held on Labor Day weekend this festival includes artists, entertainment, popular adult and children’s hands-on activities, a wide variety of food, and so much more.


Zumba Classes at Northeast Community College

Classes are offered in August, Sept., Oct., Nov., and Dec. from 5:45-6:30, $30.00 a class /call 402-241-6400

The SSC Chamber of Commerce and CVB would like to spot light different groups from our DCC Collaboration in their Newsletter. If you would send 2-4 Facts associated with your group and your link to Jgieselman@siouxlandship.org. I will get it to them and they can put the link on the bottom of the facts.

For Example:

South Sioux City is in great need of Foster Homes. Presently we have 45 children and only 5 beds.

For more information click here Building Blocks.


The University of Lincoln is offering a Crop and Climate Field Day at Haskell Agricultural Laboratory

Tuesday, Aug. 14th, 2018, 9 am- 3:30 pm –Venders, children Activities, Beef Lab, Free lunch, Shooting Sports, Drone Demo, Speaker Al Dutcher and Tours


Attention Gardeners!!

Over 1,700 people in our community are considered food insecure; about 500 of those are children.

You can help feed a family and a community simply by growing an extra row of produce and donating to families in need.

It’s Easy!

“Grow an Extra Row”

Locate a produce collection site at www.Dakota.unl.edu

or call Nebraska Extension at 402-987-2140

Drop off your produce.


Volunteers Needed:

Unity in Action is looking for volunteers to help with their “Get out to Vote Campaign” for the 2018 elections.

For more information contact Cristina at 402-412-3333 or cristina.topete@unitedinactionne.org


Building Blocks Foster Care

“Inspired to Improve” 1st Annual Conference Featuring: Brian Mendler

September 8th, 2018 8 am-4 pm-Registration Deadline August 31st.

Northeast Community College

Lifelong Learning Center

701 E Benjamin Ave

Norfolk, Ne 68701

Watch our website for conference details www.buildingblocksforkids.org.


Tri State Early Childhood Conference

Oct. 13th, 2018 (Marina Inn) Delta Marriott on the River, Conference Center

Flyers will come from Carol Larvick, at the Dakota County UNL Extension Office and Erika Fink, ESU #1 ELC


WELCOME WEEK:

Where Communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming EVERYONE. September 14th– 23rd, www.welcomingamerica.org


Food Bank at 1st Lutheran Church, 3601 Dakota Ave., SSC

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 2-4pm, First Lutheran 3601 Dakota Ave, SSC ID is required


Food Pantry First Lutheran Church 3601 Dakota Ave. SSC

Tue-Fri, 9am – 11:30 am

No ID Required-can receive food once a month


Do you need a place for your community organization to meet?

Give First Lutheran Church a call! It is a free will offering, with many rooms available.

Check out our website Calendar and see all the Activities Going on. www.FLCSSC.ORG


Our next Dakota County Connections meeting will be Sept. 13th 9:00 am at the Cardinal conference Center!
See you there!!

15
Aug

August 9 Meeting

Thank you to everyone who could join us for our August 9 meeting. It was a fantastic meeting with highlights from two of our focus groups, Matt Ohman presented on the new 0>3 Prime Age to Engage initiative and we had a great presentation by Dr. Cyndi Hanson on Northeast Community College.

View our August meeting notes here.

 

17
Jul

July 12 Meeting

We had a fantastic Dakota County Connections meeting on July 12th! The collaboration and it’s wonderful partners continue to grow in number every month. We enjoyed honoring our School professionals at the meeting, and are so appreciative of every partner in our collaboration! We had a great presentation from Bob Fitch Director of the Launchpad Museum. We had reports from three of our focus groups and the chairpersons, Brenda Sale, Sandy Nation, and Stacy Gritten gave wonderful reports. We start out our meetings with a few minutes of connection time at our tables, which includes lots of fun and conversations.

View the July meeting notes here.

17
Jul

Dakota County Connections Updates, July 2018

South Sioux City Chamber

Speed Networking July 19th, Noon to 1:00 pm at the Delta Hotel


Food Bank at 1st Lutheran Church 3601 Dakota Ave. SSC

First and Third Thursdays, 2-4 pm, First Lutheran 3601 Dakota Ave, SSC ID is required


Food Pantry First Lutheran Church 3601 Dakota Ave. SSC

Tue-Fri, 9 am – 11:30 am
No ID Required-can receive food once a month


Christmas in July: 7/15/18, 5:30-6:30, Klasey Park SSC

This is through the Dakota County Ministerial Alliance
Free Hamburgers/Hot Dogs, music, and inspirational message
Free Will Offering to Benefit those in need in Dakota County


Big Truck Night

Bring your family to Sunnybrook Community Church parking lot (5601 Sunnybrook Drive)
July 25th, 5-6:30 pm

Come and explore cars and trucks and things that go.


Biking for School Supplies

July 31st, 2018 At the Cardinal Complex Park by the Jr. High School

Great opportunity for our youth to ride their bikes through a course and learn about bike safety, get fun school supplies, and many fun groups will be there with fun give a ways and activities. Registration Starts at 6:00 pm


Blood Drive

8/10/18-2-7 pm First Lutheran Church 3601 Dakota Ave SSC

You can pre-register online at: http://www.FLCSSC.ORG


Flea Market/Farmers /Vendor/Bake Sale

8/10-8/12
on the 10th, 10 am to 8 pm,
on the 11th, 9am to 4 pm,
on the 12th, 11 am to 4 pm

First Lutheran Church 3601 Dakota Ave. SSC


Drive in Worship

Honk on Amen for Applause
Listen from your car on 88.9 FM, sit on the bleachers, coffee is brought to your car

First Lutheran Church 3601 Dakota Ave. SSC


Heartland Counseling Services, Inc.

Heartland is hiring 2 full time mental health practitioners for the SSC Schools. (Student Loan Forgiveness $47,000-52,000. Email cover letter and resume to Michelle Halladay.


Nonprofit Resource Sharing Conversations:

This is an ongoing conversation- talking about how nonprofits can share everything from ideas, office space, or staff. If you would like more information email Heather.


Haven House Central Office is moving to a new home-On July 31st

Haven House is purchasing a building near downtown Wayne that will serve as the new home for it main office. We are moving from a rental to our own building as part of our 40th anniversary of service to the area. The location will be 217 E 2nd St. Wayne.


Discover Bethany- An Overview of Adoption

August 2nd, 2018 at 4:30
123 Albany Ave, SE Orange City, IA 51041


South Sioux City Registration Event

August 6th, 10:00 am-6:00 pm
South Sioux City High School
For All PreK-12th grade Students Register For the school year, free hotdogs, Bounce Houses, etc.


Business Diploma-Northeast Community College

This convenient hybrid course format allows you to meet face-to face once a week on Monday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m., while the rest of the coursework is completed online- the best of both worlds
Classes begin August – 402-241-6400


The SSC Chamber of Commerce and CVB would like to spot light different groups from our DCC Collaboration in their Newsletter. If you would send 2-4 Facts associated with your group and your link to Jgieselman@siouxlandship.org. I will get it to them and they can put the link on the bottom of the facts.

For Example:

South Sioux City is in great need of Foster Homes. Presently we have 45 children and only 5 beds.
For more information click here Building Blocks.


Do you need a place for your community organization to meet?

Give First Lutheran Church a call! It is a free will offering, with many rooms available.
Check out our website Calendar and see all the activities going on at www.FLCSSC.ORG.


The University of Lincoln is offering a Crop and Climate Field Day at Haskell Agricultural Laboratory

Tuesday Aug 14th 2018 9 am- 3:30 pm – Venders, children Activities, Beef Lab, Free lunch, Shooting Sports, Drone Demo, Speaker Al Dutcher and Tours


Attention Gardeners!!

Over 1,700 people in our community are considered food insecure; about 500 of those are children.
You can help feed a family and a community simply by growing an extra row of produce and donating to families in need.

It’s Easy!
“Grow an Extra Row”
Locate a produce collection site at www.Dakota.unl.edu
or call Nebraska Extension at 402-987-2140
Drop off your produce.


Volunteers Needed:

Unity in Action is looking for volunteers to help with their “Get out to Vote Campaign” for the 2018 elections.
For more information contact Cristina at 402-412-3333 or cristina.topete@unitedinactionne.org


Building Blocks Foster Care

“Inspired to Improve” 1st Annual Conference Featuring: Brian Mendler
September 8th, 2018, 8 am-4 pm
Northeast Community College
Lifelong Learning Center
701 E Benjamin Ave
Norfolk, Ne 68701
Watch our website for conference details www.buildingblocksforkids.org


Tri State Early Childhood Conference

Oct. 13th, 2018 (Marina Inn) Delta Marriott on the River, Conference Center
Flyers will come from Carol Larvick, at the Dakota County UNL Extension Office and Erika Fink, ESU #1 ELC


WELCOME WEEK:

Where Communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming EVERYONE. September 14th – 23rd www.welcomingamerica.org

Please contact Andrea Paret education@marytreglia.org if you would be interested in funding Sarah Stillman a staff writer for the NEW Yorker magazine to come to Siouxland on Friday NOV. 16th to present. She is currently reporting on immigration and criminal justice issues.


New Stage Players presents:

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
South Sioux City Middle School
Familiar to all from the childhood biblical story about the wise Joseph, this story finds a second life on the stage.  July 20, 21, 23, 27, 28 and 30 at 7:30pm and July 22 and 29 at 2:00pm
Tickets are $15 for adults and Children 12 and under are $10.


Makerspace

Now thru August 13th, 2018

What is a Makerspace?  It is a work space for making learning, exploring and sharing tools and equipment.  It is open to adults, kids, entrepreneurs and inventors. Equipment available can provide you the opportunity to try tools such as 3D printer, embroidery machine, laser cutter, vinyl heat press and more. The Equipment is free you just need to purchase the supplies.
(Committee members, Volunteers and people to train on the equipment are needed.)
South Sioux City Public Library  (402) 494-7545
Nebraska Extension in Dakota County (402) 987-2140