Livingston-Tangipahoa community briefs for March 14, 2013

‘Rules of Order’ seminar set at SLU

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Division of Extended Studies will offer a non-credit workshop on Robert’s Rules of Order this month.

Offered at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center, 9261 Florida Blvd., Walker, the workshop will be led by Judge James Kuhn and will be from 8 a.m. to noon March 22. The cost of the workshop is $57.50, but the Division of Extended Studies is partnering with the Livingston Parish Chamber to offer the workshop to its members for $50.

“Robert’s Rules of Order govern the conduct of most meetings of clubs, associations, large or small corporations, and public bodies,” said Kuhn, a justice with the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal. “Discussions will include the techniques for members of such organizations to express their will in a competent, straight-forward manner so as to present the views of the members on issues and, at the same time, prevent chaos during the meetings.”

Kuhn added that voting methods, polling of votes, and the effects of abstention of voting will be explained.

To register or for information about these or other Extended Studies courses, visit http://www.southeastern.edu/es or call (255) 665-3303 in Walker.

Bookkeeping class
set at Southeastern

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Division of Extended Studies will offer Bookkeeping Level I: QuickBooks 2012, a new career enrichment course.

Bookkeeping Level 1: QuickBooks 2012 is an introductory course that covers basic accounting terms, the set-up of a cash basis business in QuickBooks, financial report processing and basic payroll entry and terminology. Taught by Deborah Anderson, the course will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from March 19 through April 23 at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center in Walker, 9261 Florida Boulevard. The cost is $375, which includes the textbook, organizers said.

For online registration or to find out more about these or other Extended Studies courses, visit http://www.southeastern.edu/es or call Extended Studies in Hammond at (985) 549-2301 or Walker at (225) 665-3303.

Foundation grants funds to nonprofit

The Northshore Community Foundation has granted more than $117,000 from a charitable fund to nonprofits that moved quickly to provide relief after Hurricane Isaac.

After the storm, the Foundation’s donors provided money to support organizations that responded first to Isaac, a slow-moving hurricane that caused widespread flooding across Louisiana in August 2012.

Approved by the Northshore Community Foundation board, the grants to agencies in Tangipahoa Parish are:

OPTIONS Inc., $25,000 to offset the cost of operating three shelters.

Our Daily Bread of Tangipahoa, $10,000 for expenses related to distribution of relief supplies and food.

The Northshore Community Foundation opened in 2007, and has granted more than $3.5 million to nonprofits serving the greater good in St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington and St. Helena parishes.