Member Resources Newsletter - Spring 2016 Issue 2

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Member Resources Newsletter
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March 4th, 2016


In this week's issue, get ready for a treasure hunt for a chance to win 2 tickets to The Casa Zimbabwe/ Ridge Project 50th Anniversary Block Party!
Food, beer, wine and live music are all included with the tickets!!! 


Here's how... 
Put together the letters highlighted in purple throughout this newsletter to find the 'magic word', then submit the word into the survey form here!
Good luck... =)

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I. Co-oper of the Month Nomination
II. BSC Event Calendar
III. Student to Student Peer Counseling 
IV. WestCo Coperative Conference 
V.(Dis)ability Awareness Week: March 7th-11th, 2016
VI. Hiring Committee Training: Wed., March 9th 
VII. BSC Graduation
VIII.BSC Scholarships
IX. Paid Internship
X.BSC Contract Renewal Guidelines
XI. How to Contact Me

I. Co-oper of the Month Nomination
Nominate your  "Co-oper of the Month
Know a co-oper who has demonstrated outstanding cooperative behavior? Nominate them for the co-oper of the month award today! 

Nominations can be submitted at anytime in the term, and a winner will be announced each month. Nominate now!!

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. Nominate now!!!

What are you waiting for????????
Nominate now!!!!!!!!!!!
II. BSC Event Calendar
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See more information for upcoming events below!
Davis House Mar. 12 2016 1pm

Fight to the death for your house! 
Show your house pride by competing with other houses in a cook off...for an amazing PRIZE!! 
Come have fun and eat good food! 

Find directions to Davis house here

- Suggested team size: 2-5
- The categories: appetizer, entrée, dessert
-Outside funding for your dish will be provided with a budget ranging from $25-50
-Coop Cook Off winners will receive: customized kitchen gear,Culinary Champion sash, certificate

Team Sign up here
Judges Sign up here 
Direct questions to
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Find Casa Zimbabwe's address here
III. Student to Student Peer Counseling
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The student to student peer counseling group on UC Berkeley's campus will be providing free counseling sessions to students.  The office is located at 342 Eschelman and open office hours are available everyday between 11am and 5pm.

Check out this website for more information about the peer counseling group! 
IV. WestCo Coperative Conference 

| April 15-17, 2016 | Santa Barbara, CA

WestCo, an annual conference for members of cooperatives in the Western United States and Canada, will be held this year in Santa Barbara, CA from April 15th through 17th.

WestCo is a space for local cooperators to build community, attend educational workshops and social events, and celebrate their common interests and experiences. This year’s conference is organized by members of the Santa Barbara Student Housing Cooperative.

More programming details will be released in March.Visit NASCO's website for more information. 

V. (Dis)ability Awareness Week: March 7th-11th, 2016
VI. Hiring Committee Training: Wednesday, March 9th 
Interested in joining the Hiring Committee? 

Our Spring 2016 HiCom training is on Wednesday, March 9, from 6:30 - 7 p.m., in the LibEd room of Cloyne. 

Food and refreshments will be provided starting at 6:30 p.m.

Be ready to learn! 

Find Cloyne's address


VII. BSC Graduation
VIII.BSC Scholarships

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! 

IX. Paid Internship

Jewish Voice for Peace 

Are you a student, or do you know a student who does Palestine organizing on their campus, and wants to sharpen their organizing skills?Apply for JVP's Summer Student Fellowship!

This summer, Jewish Voice for Peace is running a Summer Student Fellowship program to plug students into JVP organizing across the country, and train students to be powerful organizers for justice in Palestine on campus. Our Student Fellows work closely with our organizers to complete projects around the country, and also participate in weekly political education sessions, skills trainings, and more. Last year, our Fellows helped organize churches around divestment, helped set up our Academic Council, organized statewide JVP meetups, and more.

The Summer Student Fellowship is 8-weeks long, and includes a stipend. Jewish and non-Jewish undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Jews of Color, Sephardi and/or Mizrahi Jews are especially encouraged to apply. If you have any questions, please contact Campus Coordinator Ben Lorber at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Apply here


Cooperative Internship Network

Are you looking for a job this summer? NASCO is accepting applications for cooperative summer internships with a dozen organizations across the United States. NASCO's Cooperative Internship Network connects talented, up-and-coming cooperators with established cooperative organizations, supporting the exchange of cooperative knowledge while building careers for young cooperators.

Since the 1980s, this program has provided organizations with qualified interns while building the skills and knowledge of new generations of leaders. To learn more about the program and open positions click the image above! 

Applications are due on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
X.BSC Contract Renewal Guidelines

Confused about contract renewal policies for next semester?

Updated information regarding your options for summer and academic year, including information about which houses have construction projects and food for summer as well as important program options for the year, have already been sent out! Please read the information carefully. You must log into the on-line Member Portal starting no later than Wednesday, March 9th to give us your intentions. 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
Submit your answer for the treasure hunt here!
XI. How to Contact Me
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.