Connect through People First Online

Take advantage of the many online zoom gatherings.

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The online zoom space is open to all People First members for scheduling events.


To schedule a meeting day and time for your group or for an Advocate, Celebrate or Educate event, or if you'd like some training on how to use zoom, connect with Kristen Still, your Online Coordinator.

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Advocate

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“What’s New in Olympia”

The Following Wednesdays:
August 31,
September 14, and
September 28
Noon to 1:00 p.m.

with David Lord
Public Policy Educator

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Recommended for:


  • Learn about Legislative Advocacy from your peers!
  • Get detailed information about current bills!
  • Plan for meetings with your legislators!

This is your meeting, so come with bills and legislative topics of interest that you would like to know more about.

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“Ready, Set, Advocate!”

Fourth Wednesday of the Month
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

with Tim McCue

Self Advocacy Educator, DD Ombuds

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Recommended for:


Join Tim for a presentation and discussion on a variety of self-advocacy topics.

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“Shut Them Down Coalition”

Every Other Friday
September 2nd, 16th, & 30th
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

with Kyle Matheson and Eric Mathes

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Recommended for:


Every other week, the General Meeting provides an opportunity for both the Media Committee and Legislative Committee to share their progress on closing RHCs.

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“Legislative Committee Meeting”

Third Wednesday of the Month
11:00 a.m. to Noon

with Resa Hayes

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Recommended for:


Legislative Committee members monitor bills and other legislation related to RHC closures in Washington State.

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“Media Committee Meeting”

Every Other Friday of the Month
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
September 2nd, 16th, and 30th

with Shawn Latham

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Recommended for:


Media Committee members produce an annual newsletter and invite legislators and media personnel to learn more about the Shut Them Down Coalition.

Educate

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“Reaching My Own Greatness”

Dates to be determined soon

with Resa Hayes

Community Educator

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Recommended for:


In this meeting, we’ll focus on what it takes to build communication, leadership, and planning skills for self-advocacy. We'll spend time talking about how to identify what you want to do, what barriers you might face, and strategies for dealing with those barriers.


resa@pfow.org
509-904-3842
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“Peer-to-Peer Support”

Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

with Resa Hayes and Craig Sicilia

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Recommended for:


Join in in weekly disability support topics, developing strategies for coping with various issues that the group will decide on. We are stronger together!

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“Advisor/President Training”

Every Last Tuesday of the Month
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

with Michelle Broeckling, Resa Hayes and Bill Fale

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Recommended for:


Whether you are a new or experienced chapter advisor or president, or you'd just like to learn more about what it takes to become one, this training time is rich in information on how to successfully lead a chapter. Learn the importance and skills of goal-setting and developing action plans. Get tips on how best to support each other to keep the chapter running smoothly. The trainings are fun and engaging and sure to keep you on your toes!


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“Zoom Training”

Every Monday
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

with Kristen Still

Online Coordinator

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Recommended for:


This class is for any member who would like to become more comfortable using zoom. Learn all the skills you need, from navigating all the controls, to setting up and leading your own meeting.

Celebrate

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“People First Chat”

Every Monday and Tuesday
from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and
Every Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

with Online Coordinator Kristen Still, Michelle Broeckling and Bill Fale

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Recommended for:


This almost-daily gathering is a great way to check in and connect with others. There is no set topic ahead of time. Drop in to talk about whatever is on your mind and listen to what’s going on with others, too.

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“Movie Night Tuesdays”

Every Tuesday Night
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

with Craig Sicilia and Kiernan Chojnowski

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Recommended for:


The always young at heart Student First Images Chapter hosts this fun, informal movie night. Horror, sci-fi, and who knows what else!

Chapter Meetings

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“Washington State Online Chapter”

Third Wednesday of the Month
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Recommended for:


Monthly online meeting for all Washington State members.

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“King County Champions Chapter”

Every Second Thursday of the Month
6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Recommended for:


Monthly online meeting for the King County Champions Chapter members.

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“Lewis County Chapter”

Every Third Thursday of the Month
1:00 p.m.

Recommended for:


Monthly online meeting of the Lewis County Chapter.

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“Snohomish County Chapter”

Every Fourth Tuesday of the Month
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Recommended for:


Monthly online meeting of the Snohomish County Chapter.

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“Southwest Washington Chapter”

Starting September 6th
Every First and Third Tuesday of the Month
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Recommended for:


Beginning September 6th, the monthly online meeting of the Southwest Washington Chapter.

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“Spokane Lilac Chapter”

Every First and Third Tuesday of the Month
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Recommended for:


Monthly online meeting of the Spokane Lilac Chapter.

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“Thurston County Chapter”

Every Second Friday of the Month
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Recommended for:


Monthly online meeting of the Thurston County Chapter.

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“Tri-Cities Chapter”

Every First Thursday of the Month
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Recommended for:


Monthly online meeting of the Tri-Cities Chapter.

People First of Washington
P.O. Box 1180
Spanaway, WA 98387-9997

253-999-7222
krista@pfow.org

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