Butte Valley FFA Corned Beef & Cabbage Feast

The Butte Valley FFA Chapter currently has 62 energetic members diligently preparing for leadership conferences and competition trips this year.  Although our chapter is small, we endure the same registration costs per member for these events as California’s large chapters, along with travel and hotel fees. Butte Valley FFA is one of the northern-most chapters in the state of California and at times travel up to 688 miles to a leadership conference or competition. We are also starting a new Agriscience Pathway with brand new classes including Sustainable Agricultural Biology, Agricultural Science, and plans for a Floriculture class on top of our established Agricultural Mechanics Pathway. All of which need funding for class supplies promoting hands-on education for our students.

As you can see, the students, parents, and advisers of Butte Valley FFA have committed to providing our members and students with the highest level of agricultural education possible. So, join us for the 1st Annual Butte Valley FFA “ Corned Beef and Cabbage Feast” on March 17, 2020, 5:30 pm at Butte Valley Community Center (Log Cabin) in Dorris, CA. The dinner comprises a yummy ‘luck of the Irish’ meal, corn hole tournament with custom FFA boards for the winners, a give-and-get drawing, silent auction containing some of our students’ projects, and dessert dash.  All proceeds will be benefiting our students at Butte Valley FFA.

Butte Valley Museum and Historical Society Seeks Support to Repaint One of Mills Historic Water Towers

The Butte Valley Museum and Historical Society is hoping to raise funds needed to repaint the 130 foot water tower on their museum property, a historical mill site. For many years, the water tower has been defaced with graffiti, and in a community beautification effort the organization plans to hire Handsome Hand Signs artist, Heidi Tullman (of Etna CA), to clean up and recreate the natural metallic rust and add a mural representing the Butte Valley Museum and Historical Society’s logo.

If you would like to help in the fundraising effort, please contact Rennie Cleland, board president at 530-260-1147.

Malin Heritage Dinner and Movie

Join us for our 4th Annual Malin Family Heritage Dinner and Movie.


When: Sunday, January 26th – Doors open at 12:30 pm.

Dinner at 1:00 pm and movie starting at 2:30 pm.

Dinner menu to showcase our local resident’s heritage.


Where: Way Station and Broadway Theater in Malin, Oregon.


Ticket prices: Adults $10, Children (12 and under) $5 and family $25.

Children under 4 yrs old get in free.

Tickets are available at Malin Country Diner, Kalina Hardware and Corner Closet.


Full feature movie presentation is Overcomer.


Sponsored by the Malin Community Service Club.

For more information call 541-723-2681 or 541-723-2021.

Center for Nonprofit Stewardship receives grant from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation for nonprofit workshops in Klamath County

Center for Nonprofit Stewardship receives grant from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation for nonprofit workshops in Klamath County

The Center for Nonprofit Stewardship (CNS) has been awarded a $4,000 grant from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation (CCUIF) to build stronger nonprofits in Klamath County with training workshops, advice, and other support.

CNS’s Nonprofit Learning Series in Klamath Falls will include three half-day workshops held every other month from July to November. Each half-day workshop will consist of three hours of curriculum on board governance, fundraising, or finance and budgeting. The workshops will include speakers from CNS’s expert staff as well as other practitioners and resource providers.

Attendees will have the option of purchasing a three-workshop pass for $99 or a one-workshop ticket for $45. CNS is able to offer these defrayed rates thanks to funders like the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation.

CNS attended an awards ceremony held in Canyonville, Oregon on January 14, 2020 to receive the grant. CCUIF awarded a total of $474,650 to seventy charities in Southwestern Oregon during this funding cycle.

Foundation Executive Director Carma Mornarich said “with its emphasis upon meeting the basic needs of people, strengthening family, and assuring educational opportunity the CCUIF, one grant at a time, improves life in southwestern Oregon and beyond.”

Mornarich said the mission of the foundation is to offer assistance in youth education, strengthen youth and family, provide for positive youth development, and add to the quality of live for people in the region.


About Center for Nonprofit Stewardship
The Center for Nonprofit Stewardship is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that educates and empowers nonprofit boards, staff, and volunteers in sound financial, administrative and organizational stewardship.

Our programs and services develop more high-quality nonprofit leaders, improve organizational effectiveness, and increase accountability. We envision a future where nonprofits are well-prepared to advance their missions, supportive of one another, and benefiting from collaboration and the sharing of resources.

Herald and News Student of the Week in the Klamath Basin Award

We celebrate all of our students and their great work. This week Leea Brown is being recognized as an outstanding student. She has been active in sports for over 10 years. She plays travel ball for the Siskiyou Jaxx who won nationals in 2019 and she will be playing in a softball tournament in Italy this summer!

Leea has an extensive history of being very active in FFA where she is the Tulelake Chapter President and a Regional Officer where she participates as the Secretary. She is also involved in the Tulelake-Butte Valley Jr. Fair Board and raises and breeds sheep to sell through FFA in addition to spending her summers working for Basin Fertilizer and Chemical Company.

She is an outstanding student with a cumulative GPA of 3.97, which she has earned while doing dual credit and online college courses throughout her high school career. She participates in many extracurricular activities, donating much of her time to her school and community.

She is excited to attend Cuesta Community College or University of Nevada Reno to pursue a career in nursing.

Join us in congratulating Leea Brown on all of her great accomplishments!

12th Annual Banquet and Auction – California Deer Association

The California Deer Association’s Tulelake/Butte Valley Chapter is holding its 12th Annual Banquet and Auction at the Tulelake/Butte Valley Fairgrounds in Tulelake on Saturday March 14th.
Auction, Raffle/Games,Youth Raffle; Great food and fun!!

Doors open 4PM – Dinner at 6PM.

Early Bird Ticket Deadline: February 15, 2020 – Huge incentives for getting your tickets early!

For Information or Tickets Call: Rennie Cleland @ 530-260-1147 OR Chris Ratliff @ 541-892-2263

Many of our local projects focus on rebuilding the Oregon/California Interstate Deer Herd in Klamath/Lake Counties in Oregon, and Siskiyou/Modoc Counties in California. We are a wildlife habitat and conservation organization. Come and help support our efforts.