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[FERNDALE] – Sullivan Renaissance released its 2009 calendar of seminars, events and deadlines today. A copy of the calendar is attached. Details about the various programs are available by contacting the Sullivan Renaissance office at 845-295-2445 or visiting the website at www.sullivanrenaissance.org.
Sullivan Renaissance begins its 2009 program at the 13th Annual Winter Conference and Expo on Saturday, February 21 at CVI Building in Ferndale. “Celebrating Sullivan County – A Place Worth Caring About” features exhibits and workshops on celebrating the bicentennial and historic preservation, Sullivan Renaissance programs, green and sustainable resources, gardening, beautification and community development efforts, and youth activities. Author James Howard Kunstler will deliver the keynote address. Registration is available online.
Applications for Beautification and Community Development Grants must be returned by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30 at the CVI Building. These grants will be awarded at the Spring Forum on April 16 at the CVI Building.
Please note that several Sullivan Renaissance grant programs have different deadlines and requirements, including: environmental, municipal and seasonal grants; internship and scholarship programs for young people. Check the website for more information.
Beautification and Community Development Projects must be completed by Monday, August 3 and documentation binders submitted by 5:00 p.m. Groups will meet with a panel of judges at CVI and their individual project sites during the weekend of August 7 to 9. The Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony will be held on August 10.
Seminars on a variety of topics of interest to Sullivan Renaissance volunteers and groups are held each month, usually on the first Wednesday.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation. Additional funding has been secured by NYS Senator John J. Bonacic and Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther.
For more information, call 845-295-2445.
SULLIVAN RENAISSANCE 2009 COMMUNITY PROGRAM CALENDAR
January 14 (Wed): “Get Ready for Renaissance” Seminar – 7:00 p.m. at CVI
February 4 (Wed): “Wanted: Volunteers Under 21” Seminar – 7:00 p.m. at CVI
February 21 (Sat): WinterConference and Expo – “Sullivan County – A Place Worth Caring About” with keynote speaker James Howard Kunstler, workshops, applications available – 8:00 a.m. at CVI
March 11 (Wed): “How to Fill Out the Paperwork” Seminar – 7:00 p.m. at CVI
April 1 (Wed): “All About Trees” Seminar – 7:00 p.m. at CVI
April 16 (Thurs): Spring Forum – Beautification and Community Development Grants awarded to communities and groups – 7:00 p.m. at CVI
May 6 (Wed): Environmental Seminar – 7:00 p.m. at CVI
June 3 (Wed): “Best Kept Secrets of Renaissance” Seminar – 7:00 p.m. at CVI
July 8 (Wed): Gardening Seminar for Seasonal Communities – to be announced
August 10 (Mon): Renaissance Awards Ceremony – to be announced
September 2 (Wed): “ Understanding Phase II Grants”Seminar – 7:00 p.m. at CVI
October 7 (Wed): “Put Your Garden to Bed” Seminar – 7:00 p.m. at CVI
November 4 (Wed): “Winter Lights” Seminar – 7:00 p.m. at CVI
November 12 (Thurs): Showcase Awards Dinner sponsored by Sullivan County Board of Realtors – 6:00 p.m. at Eagles Nest in Bloomingburg
December 2 (Wed): End of Year Seminar – 7:00 p.m. at CVI
February 2 (Mon): Grant applications available on line – www.sullivanrenaissance.org
March 30 (Mon): Beautification and Community Development Grant applications due at CVI
August 3 (Mon): Beautification and Community Development Project binders due at CVI
August 7-9 (Fri-Sun): Judging Weekend – Groups meet the judges at CVI and their project sites
For additional program deadlines and information, contact Sullivan Renaissance, 845-295-2442, www.sullivanrenaissance.org