Looking ahead to the 2015-2016 season, DCIC would like to notify all our OPG members that the annual membership fee will increase starting September 1st 2015 from $50 to $100.
As always, any organization that has already contributed $100 or more
in donations to DCIC since January 1st 2015 is exempt from paying the
OPG membership fee.
More info to come.
DCIC continues to
work with Love/ Effron to extend savings on heating oil to Dutchess
County houses of worship and non-profits.
The 2014-2015 Oil Purchase
Group contract with Love/Effron started September 1, 2014 and ends
August 31, 2015. This year's contract remains the same as the
last contract season,
visit our Oil
Purchase Group page for all the details.
season we are happy to offer special pricing on propane to our members!
houses of worship and non-profits who pay for fuel oil or propane are
welcome to join the DCIC OPG. Are you a OPG member and need to
re-enroll? Would you like to enroll in the DCIC OPG as a new member?
This year's OPG Brochure and
Enrollment Form is now available in PDFand you can pay
the DCIC OPG membership fee online using Paypal.
Have questions about the OPG? Check out our OPG
Fair Trade Study Trip to Nicaragua Conducted by Bridges to Community Endorsed by DCIC
members are invited to join a Fair Trade study trip to Nicaragua
endorsed by the Interfaith Council and conducted by Bridges to
Community. Both organizations are members of the Dutchess
Regional Chamber of Commerce.
will meet with local rural farmers, artisans, and business leaders to
discuss economic conditions and obstacles and will visit existing Fair
Trade endeavors. Tours will include coffee plantations, hikes in
natural eco-tourism reserves, and historical sites. Briefings
with University historians, economists, and US AID representatives will
be undertaken to understand the history of Nicaragua and recent
developments including CAFTA, Fair Trade, and Free Trade Zones.
will have the opportunity to volunteer in rural communities in which
Bridges to Communities is engaged in sustainable development and will
enjoy the local foods, hotels, and traditional Nicaraguan music. We
will be departing on November 11 and returning on November 18, 2015.
Contact Frank Pepe at email@example.com or visit www.bridgestocommunity.org for a complete itinerary.