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Community Organizer

Community Organizer: Community Unity with Tina Gardner


Music is Moving Forward by Scott Holmes, from Free Music Archive, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.
Photo provided by the Azalea Pageant Committee.

Community Organizer: Coastline Neighbors – Every Neighborhood Has Good Neighbors


Music is Moving Forward by Scott Holmes, from Free Music Archive, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

Community Organizer: Everyone Has a Gift to Share With Sandy Griffith, Keith Jones, and Eleanor Cook


Music is Little Lily Swing by Tri-Tachyon, from freemusicarchive.org, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Community Organizer: Coastline Neighbors

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In this episode of Community Organizer, Lindy McClean sits down with community organizer Scott Clapson to talk about the new nonprofit, Coastline Neighbors, a volunteer-based organization providing support for local seniors to “age in place” in their own homes. Coastline Neighbors is based on a nation model called the Village to Village Network.

Sometimes we all need a little support from those around us. Coastline Neighbors connects members with volunteers for tasks such as transportation, light housework, check in phone calls, and friendly visits.

The Chetco Activity Center is hosting a 59-minute informational meeting for volunteers and community members who want to learn more about Coastline Neighbors on Wednesday, November 9th, from 12:30 – 1:29 PM in the dining room at the Chetco Activity Center. For more information, go to coastlineneighbors.org, or call 541-469-0864.

Host: Scott Clapson; Producer: Scott Clapson; Sound Editor: Peter Schreibe


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Music is Little Lily Swing by Tri-Tachyon, from freemusicarchive.org, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Community Organizer: Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club

In this episode of Community Organizer, Paul Carlin of the Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club (PBARC) sits down with community organizer Scott Clapson to talk about PBARC and their extensive community involvement. They have installed radios at many strategic locations around our area. They also teach new interested people about amateur radio. This is a dynamic and engaged group of volunteers.

Pelican Bay Ameture Radio Club LogoPaul is encouraged by the mutual support and collaboration between PBARC and local fire departments, schools, municipalities, nonprofits, and churches supporting emergency preparedness. He encourages others to get involved in this incredibly important, educational, and engaged community organization.

Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club meets on the last Friday of the month at 6:30 PM downstairs at the Chetco Activity Center.

You can learn more about PBARC at pelicanbayarc.com.

Host: Scott Clapson; Producer: Scott Clapson; Sound Editor: Peter Schreiber


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Music is Little Lily Swing by Tri-Tachyon, from freemusicarchive.org, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Community Organizer: Curry Public Transit

In this episode of Community Organizer, Joanne Wausbauer sits down with Scott Clapson to talk about our regional public transportation system, Curry Public Transit. Under her leadership Curry Public Transit went from being a dial-a-ride service of the Brookings senior center to it’s own nonprofit corporation.

Curry Public Transit LogoRecently retired as the general manager, Joanne tells listeners how Curry Public Transit grew to be an asset to our entire region and how to take advantage of its services. There are opportunities to catch other regional transit buses at the end of the route in either Coos Bay or Smith River.

Curry Public Transit operates a Dial-a-Ride service and Coastal Express from Smith River to Coos Bay. You can schedule a ride with Curry Public Transit by calling 541-412-8806.

Host: Scott Clapson; Producer: Scott Clapson


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Community Organizer: Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Wild and Scenic Film Festival Flyer

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In this episode of Community Organizer, Scott Clapson talks with Alyssa Babin about the Wild & Scenic Film Festival which will take place on Saturday, May 28th, at 7:00 PM at the Port of Brookings-Harbor Kite Field.

The film festival is hosted by Wild and Scenic Rivers, a local nonprofit focused on protecting and advocating for our wild and scenic natural spaces. Alyssa Babin is the Founder and Executive Director of Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Two of the films featured in the evening’s event showcase footage from two of our local rivers.

Tickets are $10, and volunteers are needed to help with the event.

Special thank you to Relay for Life for cosponsoring the event.

For more information contact Alyssa Babin at AlyssaBabin@gmail.com, 415-786-3304.

Host: Scott Clapson; Producer: Scott Clapson


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Community Organizer: Ira Tozer

In this episode of Community Organizer, Ira Tozer talks with Scott Clapson about Ira’s upcoming part as Grand Marshal in the 2016 Azalea Festival Parade. They talk about having fun and connecting with other community members at the Chetco Activity Center, where Ira volunteers as a computer teacher and tutor.

Ira Tozer

Ira Tozer

Ira and Scott share about how we can help support each other in the adverse experiences of our lives, about how everyone has a skill or a talent to contribute, and the need to come together to help transform our world. We all live in community, and we all have gifts to share.

Thank you Ira for the love you share with everyone and all the volunteering you do in our community.

Be sure to wave to Ira in the Azalea Parade!

Host: Scott Clapson; Producer: Scott Clapson


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Community Organizer: Azalea Park Foundation Community Garden

In this episode of Community Organizer, Alyssa Babin, Secretary of the Azalea Park Foundation, sits down with Community Organizer and fellow Azalea Park Foundation Board Member Scott Clapson to talk about the new Azalea Park Community Garden.

Community GardenAlyssa and Scott, who are both community garden advocates, share information about the upcoming Volunteer Meeting for the Community Garden in Azalea Park and how they are passionate about including all members of our community in this project. They tell their personal stories about why this project is important to them. The Azalea Park Foundation hopes to begin building the garden in June of this year.

The Azalea Park Foundation Community Garden Volunteer Meeting is Tuesday, May 10th, at 6:00 PM in the large meeting room of the Chetco Community Library. You don’t have to attend the meeting to be a Community Garden volunteer. If you would like to participate, please call Community Garden Coordinator Scott Clapson at 541-254-1958, or email him at scottclapson@yahoo.com.

You can find the Azalea Park Foundation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/azaleaparkfoundation.

Host: Scott Clapson; Producer: Scott Clapson; Sound Editor: Peter Schreiber


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Community Organizer: Sacred Reciprocity with Beth Walden

In this special episode of Community Organizer, host Scott Clapson talks with Dr. Beth Walden about what inspired here to dedicate her life to helping others, the path that brought her here to Brookings, and the role of faith, and the importance of both giving and receiving in personal fulfillment.

Beth Walden

Beth Walden

During her teenage years, Dr. Walden’s father would accuse her of being, “good for nothing.”  But now, that is exactly what she aspires to be by volunteering for multiple organizations and activities. She moved to the Brookings area just this last July after several years of research and two scouting trips. In her short time here she has become deeply involved in the community.

Beth currently volunteers for the Chetco Activity Center and Coastal Home Health and Hospice, and is a member of the local CERT Emergency Communications team.

In her conversation with Scott they discuss how volunteering feeds their souls and how “Ayni“– sacred reciprocity – serves to lift a whole community.

Host: Scott Clapson, Producer: Scott Clapson


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