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Member Resources Newsletter - February 19th, 2016

Yo! Coopers...


The spring semester is in full throttle! This is going to be an exciting semester. My name is Neda Chavoshi and I am the new Member Resources Assistant. For one, I am happy to introduce my very first issue of the newsletter as a new member of the team. And two, there are awesome things going on in the BSC. Check them out... Hope you enjoy it :)

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I. Rent Payment Due March 2nd!

Mark your calendars! 3rd Spring rent payment due Wednesday, March 2nd.

Payment Arrangements: If you have paid your second rent installment already and you need more time to pay off your third installment or any fines or fees that are on your account then you may be eligible for a payment extension. Payment Arrangement Requests for the third payment are available now on the  BSC Member Portal.
 

II.Co-oper of the Month Nomination

The Board of Directors and the Experience & Training Committee passed a new program named the "Co-oper of the Month". It is a program that awards up to (4) members in the BSC for outstanding, cooperative behavior. Nominations can be submitted at anytime in the term, and a winner will be announced each month! The winners will be awarded with appreciation from all, co-op fame, a spot on the award-winning member resources newsletter, and least importantly -- money.

Here's the Co-oper of the Month nomination form: nominate now
 

III. BSC EVENT CALENDAR



Davis House
Sat. Feb 27 @ 1pm


Compete with other houses for the chance to win Best Chef! Sign up to cook with your housemates and bring your dish to Davis House to meet with other culinary enthusiasts and be recognized for your abilities!

Click the photo for information about rules and sign-up! 


 
 
 

IV. BSC General Membership Meeting: Wed, Feb. 24th

Our Spring 2016 General Membership Meeting (GMM) is on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 7 - 9 p.m., location TBA. Come learn more about central-level projects, share your perspective, and engage in cooperative governance!

Food and refreshments will be provided starting at 6:30 p.m., so plan on coming early to get food and talk with your fellow members before the GMM begins. Stay tuned for updates about the location. 

We will be discussing the following issues:

  1. What is a Board Director? Understanding the BSC Board of Directors
  2. BSC Theme House Support Initiative
  3. BSC 2016-2017 Budget
  4. Online Governance Portal Demonstration and Cooperative Governance Discussion 
  5. Do We Own It? Our Cooperative’s Structure

Questions? Talk to your unit's Board Director(s), or send me an email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank" style="mso-line-height-rule: exactly; -ms-text-size-adjust: 100%; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; color: #656565; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;">.

 

 

V. Restorative Justice in Communities Training:
Sat, Feb. 20th

Restorative Justice in Communities Training
Location: Anthony Hall

Saturday, Feb. 20 10am-3:00pm
Lunch will be included!

The training will include:
Discussion of the philosophies and practices of Restorative Justice Experiential Learning: Community Building Circle RJ in Communities: Schools, Juvenile Justice, Universities Positionality: You and RJ 
Please RSVP at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank" style="mso-line-height-rule: exactly; -ms-text-size-adjust: 100%; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; color: #656565; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
What is Restorative Justice? Read here 
Want to know more about the Restorative Justice Center at Berkeley? Read here
 
 
 

VI. BSC GRADUATION


 
Dinner, fun, and memories to keep forever...
 

VII. BSC Scholarships


NEED MONEY? APPLY NOW! 

BSC Members and Applicants Apply for a BSC Scholarship!

We are excited to announce that the student-run BSC has doubled its scholarship program! To better serve our mission of providing affordable housing to those who need it, we increased our scholarship budget to $100,000 annually. All full-time students can apply for the BSC scholarship, which is distributed as rent credit at the BSC after you have accepted a BSC housing offer.
Apply here! 

 

VIII. BSC JOBS
 

JOBS JOBS JOBS JOBS

*BSC JOB OPENINGS*

Professional Position: 
The BSC is looking for a new Human Resources Manager.  If you want more information about this full time position click HERE.
Applications must be received by 10am on Monday, February 22nd, 2016
Student Position:
The BSC is looking for a new ?HAFP- Finance Researcher. This job averages 5 hours/week, if you want more information click HERE. 
Applications must be received by 10am on Monday, February 22nd, 2016.
 
Apply to jobs!!

The Person of Color Theme House is now accepting manager applications!

Applications are due February 29, 2016.
Interviews will occur March 1-4, 2016.
Managers selected and announced on March 4, 2016.

Apply Here!

 
IX. Paid Internship

Are you looking for bike advocacy, community organizing, communications, or non-profit experience? Bike East Bay is currently hiring for 2 paid internship positions.

Outreach and Communications Intern: Shape Bike East Bay messaging leading up to Bike to Work Day, and be the face of Bike East Bay at events during Bike Month (Start Date: March 21).

Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to Events Manager Dave Mann (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by March 3 for a March 21 start date.

X. BSC Contract Renewal Guidelines

Confused about contract renewal policies for next semester?

Friday, February 26th, the Housing Department will be emailing out updated information about your options for summer and academic year.  You will log into the on-line Member Portal starting Friday, February 26th and no later than Wednesday, March 9th to give us your intentions. When we send the information on February 26th, it will include information about which houses have construction projects and food for summer as well as important program options for the year. Please read the information carefully. We will have summer and fall rates available before you have to sign your contract.  The rates will be determined after the Board passes the next fiscal year budget at their meeting before spring break. If you are choosing to remain in the co-op for summer and/or the upcoming academic year, you will need to sign your contract and make the appropriate payment.  Summer contract signing will take place  starting March 29th and academic year signing will take place starting April 5th. We have created a comprehensive document that outlines the complete renewal process for those of you who would like a step-by-step guide to the process.   
Learn more using this helpful DOC
 
If you have an event, announcement or scholarship/job opportunity you would like to be included in the next Member Resources Newsletter, email me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.