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Diamond on the Prairie Live Auction Bill

The organizers of the upcoming Diamond on the Prairie event have released the live auction items list.  Featuring some great experiences including a day on Detroit Lakes, Golf Suite package, and some Christmas gift ideas.  

MC's Named for Upcoming Diamond on the Prairie Event

Marci Narum and David Borlaug share North Dakota roots, she growing up on a farm at Douglas, graduating from Garrison High School; and he in a newspaper publishing family at Washburn, where he graduated high school. 

They both have had colorful careers.

Marci was a news anchor for both the CBS and NBC affiliates in western North Dakota.She operated a nonprofit organization and then published a woman's magazine before joining David at The Capital Gallery in Bismarck in 2020.

David was a newspaper and magazine publisher before creating the Lewis & Clark Foundation at Washburn over 25 years ago. Through that nonprofit, he opened The Capital Gallery in 2016.

The duo recently left their positions in the gallery, and will have exciting news to share with attendees of the Diamond event!

Marci and David share a love for writing and helping others tell their stories here on the northern prairie.

Ticket deadline is Monday, Nov, 21

 

Foundation Happenings

Greetings from the Richland #44 School Foundation!  In partnership with the community, the Richland #44 School Foundation financially supports creative programs that stimulate excellence in the areas of academics, the arts, and extra-curricular activities while enriching and enhancing the education offered by the Richland #44 School District. 

Two projects have been approved for funding to enhance the Richland #44 educational experience.

Knowledge Bowl~ 

A request to support Knowledge Bowl was approved for up to $1,500. Knowledge Bowl is an interdisciplinary academic contest that combines intense competition with the incredible skill of knowledge recall.  Students work cooperatively in teams of four to solve oral and written questions while teams race against each other to be the first to "buzz in" and answer the question correctly. These funds will help with the cost of travel to meets and for materials for practice and to support meets at Richland #44. 

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program~

A request was approved for $9,520 to support to the Richland #44 Elementary Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for the 2022-23 school year. The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program is a Federally assisted program designed to introduce students to a variety of fruits and vegetables and increase awareness and consumption of healthier options. By fueling our students nutritionally, we are giving them a healthier foundation to participate well in school and in extra-curricular activities. When students are fed, they are focused. Focused students are involved students.

Richland Elementary received $9,520 from the Federal program to provide a fresh healthy snack for PreK-6th grade 2-3 days a week.  Match funds from the Foundation will ensure that a healthy snack is provide 5 days a week for the 2022-23 school year.

 

Mr. Neagbour's ELECTRIFYING Science Class

Mr. Neagbour, the High School science teacher at Richland #44 had all of his students electrified in science class.

This giving season, give more than just stuff to your friends and family. Give the gifts of experiences, charitable giving, delicious food, your time or something handmade.

The new year is right around the corner, and with a solid altruism plan, you’re sure to have the most successful giving year yet!

There are many ways you can say ‘thank you’ to the people in your life. Use these ideas both today and year round!

The workplace is a space to get stuff done. However, it doesn’t have to be all about making money. In fact, the workplace can be a great place to give back.

Although the weather is cooling down, that doesn’t mean volunteer opportunities are also cooling! Use this season to participate in activities made for the colder months.

This year, GivingTuesday falls on Tuesday, November 29th, and November is right around the corner! Whether you’re wanting to donate, organize a fundraiser or volunteer, the time for action is now!

Here’s a few reasons to celebrate this momentous anniversary of United Nations Day, and how you can use it to promote altruism within your own life.

One person can inspire change for the entire world. This year, celebrate National Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 22. Check out these ideas to help get you started with making a difference in your community and the world.

While Halloween is normally reserved for scary-good fun, that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved to benefit a scary-good cause!

Living a positive lifestyle has more benefits than just “feeling better.” Focusing on positive thoughts can actually impact your overall health.

When it comes to saving our planet, small steps make a big impact. Every person can make an effort toward reducing their carbon footprint and living a more altruistic lifestyle for the world.

Take the time to find out how those around you like to receive gratitude, appreciation and love. You’ll find that meeting them with the love language they most appreciate will help strengthen your relationships.

Journaling can not only improve your personal life, but it can also improve your altruistic focus. As it turns out, regular writing in a journal has a lot of surprising mental and emotional health benefits.

This September, remember to focus on you and your personal growth. Even small steps can add up to huge results over time. It all starts now!

Positivity is something you may not always possess, but there are ways to bring it into your life. Surround yourself with positive people, and remind yourself of the positive things in your life and the positive qualities you have.

Taking the first step to volunteer or get involved with an organization is hard, but these steps can help you dive in!

Back-to-school time can be a learning experience for everybody, even if you don’t have school aged children. It’s a time to remember that no matter where you are in life, you can continue to learn!

Water sustains life. Therefore, it’s vitally important to all of us. This August, celebrate National Water Quality Month by being aware of your water habits and taking steps to ensure clean water for everyone. When we have clean water, we can lead satisfying lives.

Family Fun Month is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the end of the summer before your children head back to school. Take advantage of these creative and altruistic ideas in order to have the best Family Fun Month possible this August.

Take advantage of the simple ways to find total wellness during August to celebrate National Wellness Month.

Take some time this week to think of a way that you can make a difference in the lives of others and go do it!

Whether you choose to volunteer your time, get involved in the community or even commit time to strengthening your relationships, living an altruistic life provides many ways to impact others around you. 

Many of us fail to follow through on creating a new habit that truly sticks. However, If you’re looking for a way to build a habit that lasts, there are some tried-and-true steps you can take to succeed!

Buying food from farmers and ranchers has so many great benefits. Consider stopping by your local farmers market to enjoy the many advantages it has to offer.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to focus on your wellness. How you feel trickles into your everyday life, which is why it’s important for you to put your physical and mental health and wellbeing first.

When times are hard, it’s important to move forward and do what you can for others. Above all, open yourself up to listen and try to better understand the situation from your friend or loved one’s perspective.

June is the first official month of summer, which makes it the perfect opportunity to celebrate the great outdoors!

Memorial Day is an incredibly special time in America’s history. This weekend, do more than barbecue. Take time to truly commemorate the meaning of the holiday and celebrate the servicemen and women who have given everything to this country.

Summer is the perfect time to show your kids that giving back can be fun. Choose an organization that has a shared interest among your family and ask about volunteer opportunities.

All work and no giving back makes for a dull workplace! Talk to your employer about already existing programs such as matching gifts or time off to volunteer.

Use the power you have to make the world a brighter, better place, and you’re sure to also experience some of that kindness. Together, we have the power to change the world!

In order to preserve our beautiful planet, it’s going to take work from everybody. Encourage your family and friends to join you so that we can preserve the place we call home!

Now is the perfect time to join a local or national organization as a mentor to help make a difference in the lives of kids around the world. Check out these top reasons you should become a mentor today.

Whether you’re just getting started or a seasoned volunteer advocate, read on for ways that you can celebrate Global Volunteer Month and inspire others to join in to make our world a better place.

This April, celebrate Keep America Beautiful Month by working in your community to get up and clean up. There are lots of ways to beautify our world, and together we can keep it that way for generations to come.

If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, start by reprogramming your brain to think more positively. Try out these six tips to focus your thoughts and train your brain to be more positive.

Spring is a time of renewal, and cleaning doesn’t have to simply mean scrubbing the floors! Try these cleaning activities to promote a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Spring break is a time for rest and relaxation, but it has the potential to be so much more. Ask your kids about causes they’re passionate about and try to line those passions up with a local organization.

Women have made massive and inspiring contributions to our communities and the world. Use Women’s History Month as a reminder to celebrate the women in your life who inspire you every day.

In the spirit of “going green” this month, use this holiday  as a reminder to focus on the world around us. Check out these ways you can give the month of March new meaning by going green!

Starting young is a great way to ensure you’re helping to shape givers for years to come, through volunteering and giving back to your community. Whether you’re inspiring your own kids or children in your community, it’s never too early to start inspiring the next generation!

There’s no doubt that times have been hard in the past few years, and we could all use a reminder to focus on our mental health. Check out these tips to help put yourself first for your overall well-being.

How will you spread love during the month of February? Use one of these ideas or come up with your own! You never know how much a small act of kindness will mean to a person. Get out there and spread the love!

February is the month of love, and we’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day. Now is a great time to give back in any capacity for any cause you’re passionate about!

Have no fear, because spring is around the corner, and warmer months are ahead. In the meantime, take as many steps as you can to boost your mood and help others along the way. 

Use this as a reminder to commit acts of service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even after the holiday passes, his spirit can carry on. Explore new ways you can give back to your community, involve your family and friends and set attainable goals for yourself.

This January, celebrate National Blood Donor Month by taking steps to go out, roll up your sleeve and give. Set the tone for the month and the rest of the year to live more altruistically.

If you’re ready for fun and flurries this winter season, check out some of these great winter wonderland adventures to try with your family.

This new year, start off right by living more altruistically… for yourself. Establish new, healthy habits and goals to accomplish in 2022.

This time of the year is the perfect reminder to consider your altruistic and giving goals for 2022. Take a look below at some ways you can plan out your 2022 giving strategy, from fundraising to volunteering and random acts of kindness!

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