July 12 Meeting

We had a fantastic Dakota County Connections meeting on July 12th! The collaboration and it’s wonderful partners continue to grow in number every month. We enjoyed honoring our School professionals at the meeting, and are so appreciative of every partner in our collaboration! We had a great presentation from Bob Fitch Director of the Launchpad Museum. We had reports from three of our focus groups and the chairpersons, Brenda Sale, Sandy Nation, and Stacy Gritten gave wonderful reports. We start out our meetings with a few minutes of connection time at our tables, which includes lots of fun and conversations.

View the July meeting notes here.

Dakota County Connections Updates, July 2018

South Sioux City Chamber

Speed Networking July 19th, Noon to 1:00 pm at the Delta Hotel

Food Bank at 1st Lutheran Church 3601 Dakota Ave. SSC

First and Third Thursdays, 2-4 pm, First Lutheran 3601 Dakota Ave, SSC ID is required

Food Pantry First Lutheran Church 3601 Dakota Ave. SSC

Tue-Fri, 9 am – 11:30 am
No ID Required-can receive food once a month

Christmas in July: 7/15/18, 5:30-6:30, Klasey Park SSC

This is through the Dakota County Ministerial Alliance
Free Hamburgers/Hot Dogs, music, and inspirational message
Free Will Offering to Benefit those in need in Dakota County

Big Truck Night

Bring your family to Sunnybrook Community Church parking lot (5601 Sunnybrook Drive)
July 25th, 5-6:30 pm

Come and explore cars and trucks and things that go.

Biking for School Supplies

July 31st, 2018 At the Cardinal Complex Park by the Jr. High School

Great opportunity for our youth to ride their bikes through a course and learn about bike safety, get fun school supplies, and many fun groups will be there with fun give a ways and activities. Registration Starts at 6:00 pm

Blood Drive

8/10/18-2-7 pm First Lutheran Church 3601 Dakota Ave SSC

You can pre-register online at: http://www.FLCSSC.ORG

Flea Market/Farmers /Vendor/Bake Sale

on the 10th, 10 am to 8 pm,
on the 11th, 9am to 4 pm,
on the 12th, 11 am to 4 pm

First Lutheran Church 3601 Dakota Ave. SSC

Drive in Worship

Honk on Amen for Applause
Listen from your car on 88.9 FM, sit on the bleachers, coffee is brought to your car

First Lutheran Church 3601 Dakota Ave. SSC

Heartland Counseling Services, Inc.

Heartland is hiring 2 full time mental health practitioners for the SSC Schools. (Student Loan Forgiveness $47,000-52,000. Email cover letter and resume to Michelle Halladay.

Nonprofit Resource Sharing Conversations:

This is an ongoing conversation- talking about how nonprofits can share everything from ideas, office space, or staff. If you would like more information email Heather.

Haven House Central Office is moving to a new home-On July 31st

Haven House is purchasing a building near downtown Wayne that will serve as the new home for it main office. We are moving from a rental to our own building as part of our 40th anniversary of service to the area. The location will be 217 E 2nd St. Wayne.

Discover Bethany- An Overview of Adoption

August 2nd, 2018 at 4:30
123 Albany Ave, SE Orange City, IA 51041

South Sioux City Registration Event

August 6th, 10:00 am-6:00 pm
South Sioux City High School
For All PreK-12th grade Students Register For the school year, free hotdogs, Bounce Houses, etc.

Business Diploma-Northeast Community College

This convenient hybrid course format allows you to meet face-to face once a week on Monday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m., while the rest of the coursework is completed online- the best of both worlds
Classes begin August – 402-241-6400

The SSC Chamber of Commerce and CVB would like to spot light different groups from our DCC Collaboration in their Newsletter. If you would send 2-4 Facts associated with your group and your link to Jgieselman@siouxlandship.org. I will get it to them and they can put the link on the bottom of the facts.

For Example:

South Sioux City is in great need of Foster Homes. Presently we have 45 children and only 5 beds.
For more information click here Building Blocks.

Do you need a place for your community organization to meet?

Give First Lutheran Church a call! It is a free will offering, with many rooms available.
Check out our website Calendar and see all the activities going on at www.FLCSSC.ORG.

The University of Lincoln is offering a Crop and Climate Field Day at Haskell Agricultural Laboratory

Tuesday Aug 14th 2018 9 am- 3:30 pm – Venders, children Activities, Beef Lab, Free lunch, Shooting Sports, Drone Demo, Speaker Al Dutcher and Tours

Attention Gardeners!!

Over 1,700 people in our community are considered food insecure; about 500 of those are children.
You can help feed a family and a community simply by growing an extra row of produce and donating to families in need.

It’s Easy!
“Grow an Extra Row”
Locate a produce collection site at www.Dakota.unl.edu
or call Nebraska Extension at 402-987-2140
Drop off your produce.

Volunteers Needed:

Unity in Action is looking for volunteers to help with their “Get out to Vote Campaign” for the 2018 elections.
For more information contact Cristina at 402-412-3333 or cristina.topete@unitedinactionne.org

Building Blocks Foster Care

“Inspired to Improve” 1st Annual Conference Featuring: Brian Mendler
September 8th, 2018, 8 am-4 pm
Northeast Community College
Lifelong Learning Center
701 E Benjamin Ave
Norfolk, Ne 68701
Watch our website for conference details www.buildingblocksforkids.org

Tri State Early Childhood Conference

Oct. 13th, 2018 (Marina Inn) Delta Marriott on the River, Conference Center
Flyers will come from Carol Larvick, at the Dakota County UNL Extension Office and Erika Fink, ESU #1 ELC


Where Communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming EVERYONE. September 14th – 23rd www.welcomingamerica.org

Please contact Andrea Paret education@marytreglia.org if you would be interested in funding Sarah Stillman a staff writer for the NEW Yorker magazine to come to Siouxland on Friday NOV. 16th to present. She is currently reporting on immigration and criminal justice issues.

New Stage Players presents:

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
South Sioux City Middle School
Familiar to all from the childhood biblical story about the wise Joseph, this story finds a second life on the stage.  July 20, 21, 23, 27, 28 and 30 at 7:30pm and July 22 and 29 at 2:00pm
Tickets are $15 for adults and Children 12 and under are $10.


Now thru August 13th, 2018

What is a Makerspace?  It is a work space for making learning, exploring and sharing tools and equipment.  It is open to adults, kids, entrepreneurs and inventors. Equipment available can provide you the opportunity to try tools such as 3D printer, embroidery machine, laser cutter, vinyl heat press and more. The Equipment is free you just need to purchase the supplies.
(Committee members, Volunteers and people to train on the equipment are needed.)
South Sioux City Public Library  (402) 494-7545
Nebraska Extension in Dakota County (402) 987-2140