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2015 August Newsletter

VCN BOARD PRESIDENT JIM SAYRE IN MEMORIAM

James (Jim) Sayre passed away in the early hours of August 25th from esophageal cancer.

Jim used his law degree to assist the disadvantaged, representing clients of the Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) in the areas of Workers’ Compensation and Employment Insurance law.

Jim played a big part in the Vancouver Community Network (VCN), from the very early days to now. He was Board Chair for more than a decade and a significant proponent in VCN’s charter challenge to gain charitable status. His chief concerns recently had been C-51 and the limits it may place on citizen’s right organizations as well as the day-to-day enjoyment of basic liberties to Canadians. Jim felt that VCN should help community groups, advocates and activists improve their understanding of the internet in order to assist their clients more effectively.


VCN TO OFFER COMMUNITY VOICE MAIL

VCN is happy to announce a new partnership with Lu’ma!

Lu’ma’s Community Voice Mail is a simple yet important tool for people who are homeless, phoneless, in crisis, and/or in transition.

With the help of VCN staff and volunteers, clients are set up with a phone number free of charge. Clients will be able to remain in communication and receive voice mail from their caseworkers, loved ones, and prospective employers.

The VCN help|desk is available Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm at #280-111 West Hastings St. (the Woodward’s Building) to assist those who are interested in setting up voice mail.
SEND AND RECEIVE VCN EMAILS WITH YOUR PHONE

 Did you know that registered email account users can set their phones to send and receive emails using their VCN email address?

The instructions for setting up your Android or iPhone are on our website.

If you need further assistance, you can call VCN’s help desk at 778-724-0826 or send an email to help@vcn.bc.ca.

Please note that we will be removing inactive email accounts from our system. Tell your friends that this may make email handles normally difficult to obtain—such as jeff@vcn.bc.ca– easier to get.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE UPCOMING FEDERAL ELECTION

In order to vote, you must be registered at your current address. Elections Canada as an online voter registration service that allows you to:

  • check if you’re registered to vote
  • update the address on your voter registration, or
  • register to vote

Remind your friends and family to check that they are registered at their current address.

Ensure you have appropriate ID to show when you go to to vote. You can find a list of acceptable forms of identification on the Elections Canada website.


UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENT – 
LISTENING TO YOUR MEMBERS: USING SOCIAL (MEDIA) INTELLIGENCE

Learn how to develop a social media listening strategy.

Find out what your members want… They’re already telling you!

When:    Tuesday, September 8, 5:30pm-7:30 pm
Where:    The HiVE, #210-128 W Hastings St.
RSVP:       http://www.meetup.com/net2van/events/223657747/

 

LADIES LEARNING CODE: HTML & CSS FOR BEGINNERS

Are you looking to build your programming skills? HTML and CSS are the backbone of all websites, and knowledge of them is a necessity if you are interested in web development, creating marketing emails, or even blogging this is the workshop for you.

When:                       Sep 5, 2015 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Host:                         Ladies Learning to Code: Vancouver
More Info here:      http://bit.ly/1fLlsnT