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First ED Job Description and Application Information -Deadline Extended to Jan 15, 2024

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We at SOCAN are thrilled to announce that our fundraising campaign “Reaching a New Level of Climate Action” was very successful and as a result we are hiring our first Executive Director! We will be advertising the position over the next several weeks and plan to hire the right person to lead our organization to a new level of climate action in early 2024. Thank you to all of the supporters, donors, foundations and friends who helped make this first step possible. Over the next few months we will be reaching out as part of our new campaign, so please look for that! I especially want to thank my fellow board members who worked tirelessly to make all of this possible. It is a pleasure working with all of you. Here’s to a new level of climate action and an even larger footprint for SOCAN moving forward!
Hogan Sherrow,
President, Board of Directors
Southern Oregon Climate Action Now

 Southern Oregon Climate Action Now

Fall 2023 Campaign

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This Fall, after eleven years of largely all-volunteer leadership and climate activism, SOCAN embarked on a new campaign, SOCAN: Reaching a New Level of Climate Action.

Climate change continues to impact communities across Oregon, with increasing temperatures and heat waves, reducing snowfall, persistent drought, ecological disruption, and ever-increasing wildfire risk. Southern Oregonians face the challenges and risks of being on the frontlines of the climate crisis every day.

For over a decade, SOCAN has been deeply rooted in the Southern Oregon community. SOCAN promotes awareness of the science of climate change and the chaos it is imposing and, within the framework of resolving a history of social injustice, stimulates individual and collective action to address it. As a result, SOCAN is well positioned to continue promoting climate action.

Over this period, SOCAN has achieved regional and statewide success in serving our mission of promoting awareness and understanding about the science of global warming and its climate change consequences and, within the framework of targeting social injustice, stimulating individual and collective action to address it. Since SOCAN has achieved its success with a corps of volunteer activists and leaders, our funding needs have been relatively modest with an annual operating budget of $20,000 to $30,000.

For the new campaign, we anticipate moving from the volunteer leadership currently in effect to hiring an Executive Director. This will allow us to expand our fundraising efforts and our impact across populations in Oregon and to meet the continuing and increasing need for action.

As can be expected, enhancing our capacity in this way requires that we increase our budget.  To achieve this, we have set a campaign goal of $90,000 for 2023. We are now well on our way to achieving this goal! As of mid-November 2023, we have raised nearly $83K of the total, thanks to a gift of $30,000 from the Oregon Raindrop Fund, $15,000 from Oregon Community Foundation and your generous donations!

We now expect to surpass our $90K goal, with the excess amount funding projects that will move SOCAN to new levels of climate action. So please continue to be generous and consider making a tax-deductible donation by the end of 2023!

Reaching a new level of Climate Action – Kickoff!

September 9, 2023

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SOCAN’s Grateful Americana Benefit Bash!

November 11, 2023 

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November 28 at 6 pm SOCAN Monthly Meeting at Medford Library. Presentation by Garett Long, Troon Vineyard, Director of Agriculture

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December 9 from 3-6 pm SOCAN’s Solstice Gathering. Time to enjoy good company and our accomplishments.

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Thanks to our campaign sponsors!!