Two events will be held in Sylva and on the Western Carolina University campus next Tuesday, Oct. 23, and Wednesday, Oct. 24th to raise awareness of conflict mediation as an alternative to litigation and to settle personal disputes.
A reception and panel discussion will be held at the Jackson County Justice Center in Room 220 on Oct. 23rd from 12:30 to 2 p.m. A panel of mediators from Mountain Mediation Services will discuss the advantages of mediation as an alternative to the often costly and time-consuming process of bringing a civil or criminal cases to court.
Then on Oct. 24, members of WCU’s Campus Mediation Society will stage a mediation followed by a question-and-answer session at WCU in Multipurpose Room B in A.K. Hinds University Center from 5 to 6:45 p.m. The presentation will feature student mediators who recently qualified for the 2012 National Mediation competition sponsored by the American Bar Association.
Both events are free and open to the public. They are supported by WCU’s College of Business and Campus Mediation Society, Mountain Mediation Services and the North Carolina Agricultural Mediation Program, and by a grant from the American Bar Association.
The Campus Mediation Society is a student organization advised and mentored by Jayne Zanglein, an associate professor of business law, in conjunction with WCU’s Department of Student Community Ethics. Whether the dispute is a civil case referred by a court official or a relationship disagreement between neighbors or college roommates, the mediation process and role of the mediator is the same – to be a nonjudgmental third party who facilitates a voluntary agreement between two disputing parties.
For more information, call Zanglein at 828-227-7191 or send an email to email@example.com.
Winner of the 2012 Myrtle Beach Get-AWAY Raffle at MMS!
Congratulations to Bernita Jones, the Winner of our Myrtle Beach Fall Get-AWAY Raffle! - Ms. Jones lives in Swain County where she is employed at Swain County High School. The really nice thing about her “fall get away?” She is planning on giving it to her son and his new wife! They will be visiting the beach in December.
Thanks to all who purchased raffle tickets. Mountain Mediation Services raised $1,268 through ticket sales. Proceeds support mediation services and trainings in bullying prevention, conflict resolution skills and peer mediation programming.
The Haywood Advisory Committee hosted its annual picnic for MMS Volunteers on Sunday, August 26th. Volunteers and staff had a relaxing time visiting with one another, eating good food and listening to some mountain dulcimer music before dinner. Thanks to all the Haywood folks who made this beautiful afternoon a reality.
Some good conversation on a pleasant evening
Mountain Mediation Services added a new tradition to the picnic by drawing the winner of the “Myrtle Beach Fall Get-AWAY” raffle at the picnic. A teacher from Swain County won this year’s raffle. Congratulations B. Jones! And many thanks to all the MMS’ Volunteers, Board Member and Staff for helping make this a successful fundraiser.
Winning Raffle Ticket being Drawn!
Remember to get your tickets for the Myrtle Beach Fall Get-Away Raffle! Ticket sales help support local mediation and conflict resolution services in WNC. The button on the left of the website allows you to purchase tickets from this website. You can also stop by the Waynesville or Franklin Mediation Offices located in the Haywood Justice Center, Suite 1100, or in the basement of the Macon County Courthouse, Room 141. If you are out and about in your local community, here are the other locations to find tickets:
- Joey’s Pancake House in Maggie Valley
- Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville
- City Lights Bookstore in Sylva
- Jack the Dipper in Sylva
- United Community Bank in Bryson City
- Attorney, Bradley S. Tisdale’s Office on Iolta St., Franklin.
The fine print: Raffle tickets can be purchased between Monday, August 6th and Friday, August 24th. One ticket is $5.00, or purchase three for $12.00. The winner will be drawn on Sunday, August 26th and will be notified on Monday, August 27th by phone or email. Tickets are not redeemable for cash. Stay dates are flexible (winner will be asked for first and second choice of preferred dates); must be redeemed between September 10th and November 15th, 2012.
The details for our 2012 mediation training are now up and available. Click here for more information. To pay for the training, click the “Buy” button on the left.
How would you like to get away to a lovely condo in Myrtle Beach this fall? For free?
Mountain Mediation will a raffle later this summer for a stay in a condo that sleeps six in Myrtle Beach! Details will be announced soon, but in the meantime, check out Beach Colony Resort to learn more info about the accommodations and location.
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel recently donated $2,000 to Mountain Mediation Services. This donation will help people in Western North Carolina communities settle conflicts and is part of the Community Relations Giving Strategy and partnership with Mountain Mediations. To keep reading, click here.