Subject: IMPORTANT: Membership in Safe Schools Coalition - an update from the membership chair
From: Gabi Clayton ~ Safe Schools Coalition <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 08:34:34 -0700

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:

Membership in Safe Schools Coalition - an update from the membership chair

Some of your agencies and schools belong -- or have belonged in the past -- to the Safe schools Coalition. Thank you so much; you are helping save people's lives. Others of you may have been loving the listserv without realizing that the awesome way to support it is by encouraging your organization (your GSA, your PFLAG chapter, your church, your government agency, your non-profit agency, your national or local club, fraternity, sorority or team, etc.) to join or to renew.


We really hope you will join or renew for 2011 if you have not already done so! We need you. As a true coalition, it is because of the work, inspiration and support of our members that we are together able to make schools safer for all students, families, teachers and staff.

Below is a list of Safe Schools Coalition memberships for 2011 paid as of 06-12-11. They are broken down by "paid" and "invoiced - not paid yet" -- if your organization isn't on either list it means either that your membership from previous years was not renewed in 2010 OR that your organization hasn't ever joined. Please think about rectifying that.

There are some in the paid list with an asterisk after the name and those are ones I need some information from. Please contact me - see below.

Those organizations which have not renewed for 2011 by July 29, 2011 will be taken off the Safe Schools Coalition's list of members on our website and on our letterhead. We would love to know, if you aren't renewing, why that is ... Did the one staff person who did safe schools work retire or graduate and move on?  Did we miss the boat on an issue that mattered to you? Did you just have a lot on your plate and it got buried in your in-box?

PAID (via dues or in-kind contributions):

American Friends Service Committee
Avanti High School - Olympia, WA
Delta Lambda Phi at University of Washington
Families United Against Hate
Gay-Straight Alliance Network*
Gay Straight Educators Alliance (GSEA) of the National Council of Teachers of English
GSBA - Greater Seattle Business Association*
King County (WA) Sexual Assault Resource Center
Kitsap Safe Schools Network - Poulsbo, WA  
PFLAG Olympia 
PFLAG Seattle 
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest 
Pride Foundation 
Programs for Peaceful Living 
Public Health - Seattle & King County
Ravenna United Methodist Church
Rosehedge/Multifaith Works
Safe Schools of Wyoming 
Science & Management of Addictions (SAMA) Foundation*
Seattle Office for Civil Rights 
Seattle Public Schools
Teaching Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center*
Three Wings*
Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation
Youth Guardian Services
Youth Suicide Prevention Program

  INVOICED- not paid yet:

Ally Action - California
Charles Wright Academy - Tacoma, WA
Equality New Mexico
GLOBE (sponsored by PFLAG Everett-Snohomish County)
GLSEN Washington State
Human Rights Campaign
Idaho Safe Schools Coalition
Inlaws & Outlaws Hearts and Minds Campaign
Lake Washington Education Association
Lambert House
Leander Middle School - Leander, Texas
Lifelong AIDS Alliance
Morningside Academy
Oregon Safe Schools and Community Coalition
OSPI (The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State)
PFLAG National – Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays
PFLAG Bellevue
PFLAG Skagit Valley
Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and Northern Idaho
Pride Center of the Capital Region, Inc. (was Capital District Gay & Lesbian Community Council)
Respect for All Project / GroundSpark
Seattle Counseling Service
Teen Talking Circles
Turning Institute
University of Puget Sound - Multicultural Student Services
Vista Youth Center
Washington Association of School Social Workers
Washington Education Association
Washington State University’s Gender Identity/Expression & Sexual Orientation Resource Center
YouthAware Educational Theatre

Here is the page with links to access our pdf & online secure membership forms to renew or to join the Coalition:

See this page for more information about membership in Safe Schools Coalition, and for a link to a page to update your organization's information (liaisons names and contact information, address, email address, etc.):

Please contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or to let me know of information I don't seem to have.

Thank you,
Gabi Clayton

webspinner, trainer and membership chair
phone: (360) 628-8412 / cell: (360) 888-5291

Safe Schools Coalition

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For non-emergencies:
206-451-SAFE (7233).

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Frieda Takamura, retired from the Washington Education Association
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Listserv Managers:
Beth Reis for Action Items, Resource messages (books, films, curricula, etc.), Professional Journal messages and Help Needed by Reporters/Authors, Researchers, and Member Organizations
Joseph Bonnell and Robyn Walters for News messages
Tara DeZao for Event messages
Ethan Blustein
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Ryan Schwartz for Right Wing Watch messages
Julie Parmenter
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Carrie Johnson for Lesson Planning Guide messages
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