Join us for our Training this May 6, 7 & 8th 2014

Our next Community Mediation Training is being held May 6, 7 & 8, 2014 in Webster, NC.  This 21 hour training follows the guidelines of the Mediation Network of NC and provides hands-on instruction and practice for the co-mediation model.  Participants learn to deal with conflict constructively and help others find peaceful resolution to their differences.  The cost is $195 for the three days of instruction and class size is limited.

for more information or to register for the training, please contact our Sylva Office personnel at mmssylva1@dnet.net or call 631-5252.   Thanks!

To pay for the training online, click the “Buy” button on the left.

 

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Mountain Mediation Beach Raffle!

Find yourself in Myrtle Beach for a relaxing get-away this fall. Let Beach Colony Resort treat you to a sauna, or maybe a trip down the lazy river. For the more active visitor, try the racquet ball court or fitness room. The rest of us can relax in one of the three outdoor pools or hot tub. If it’s rainy, try the indoor pool and hot tub. The breakfast buffet offers everything from waffles to eggs Benedict, but the best part is waking up to the sounds of the ocean and the view of the waves from your bed.

Get-Away to Myrtle Beach this fall!

As school starts and summer shifts to fall, consider supporting local conflict resolution services in your community with the chance to visit the beach for 3 nights!  The “Myrtle Beach Fall Get-Away,” sponsored by Mountain Mediation Services (MMS), gives the winner their choice of fall dates to visit the coast.  Proceeds help support local mediation services, truancy mediations, bullying prevention trainings and conflict resolution services.  The drawing will be held August 25th at MMS’ Volunteer Appreciation Picnic in Clyde. (Winner will be contacted and does not need to be present to win.)

Tickets cost $5 for one or $12 for 3. Purchase your tickets here, online, or at the following locations:

Attorney Bradley S. Tisdale office in Franklin;

City Lights Bookstore and Jack the Dipper in Sylva;

United Community Bank in Bryson City;

Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville;

and Joey’s Pancake House in Maggie Valley.

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Mediation awareness events to be held in area next week!

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 wcucampusmediation@hotmail.com.

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Congratulations to our Raffle Winner!

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.

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MMS Picnic in Clyde-August 2012

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

Good Picnic Conversation

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!

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Beach Condo Raffle to Support MMS!

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.

Get-Away to Myrtle Beach this fall!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.

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May 2014 Training

Our next Community Mediation Training is being held May 6, 7 & 8, 2014 in Webster, NC.  This 21 hour training follows the guidelines of the Mediation Network of NC and provides hands-on instruction and practice for the co-mediation model.  Participants learn to deal with conflict constructively and help others find peaceful resolution to their differences.  The cost is $195 for the three days of instruction and class size is limited.

for more information or to register for the training, please contact our Sylva Office personnel at mmssylva1@dnet.net or call 631-5252.   Thanks!

To pay for the training online, click the “Buy” button on the left.

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Exciting Raffle and a Big Thank You to Harrah’s!

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.

Thank You!

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.