Derry Township eNews, January 10, 2020
Current News
Board Makes Appointments for 2020
The reorganization meeting of the Township of Derry Board of Supervisors was held on Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Derry Township Municipal Building.
Supervisor Marc Moyer was named chairman, Natalie Nutt will be the vice-chairwoman and Supervisor Carter Wyckoff will serve as the secretary.

The Supervisors made the following advisory board appointments:

  • Appointed Geoffrey Crout and Supervisor Natalie Nutt to the Board of Library Directors for three-year terms.
  • Re-appointed Jim George to the Downtown Core Design Board for a five-year term. Supervisor Susan Cort will finish the unexpired term of Justin Engle (four years remaining).
  • Appointed Supervisor Carter Wyckoff to the Municipal Authority Board for a five-year term.
  • Appointed Paul Latham to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for a five-year term.
  • Re-appointed Donald Santostefano to the Planning Commission for a four-year term.
  • Appointed Steven Seidl to the Zoning Hearing Board for a five-year term.
  • Re-appointed Louis Verdelli and appointed Supervisors Susan Cort and Carter Wyckoff to the Police Pension Advisory Board for one-year terms.
  • Re-appointed Thomas Fowlston for a five-year term and appointed Geoffrey Crout for a two-year term to the General Authority. Also appointed were Supervisors Carter Wyckoff and Marc Moyer for four- and five-year terms respectively.
  • Re-appointed Jamed Ingalzo and appointed Todd Shaffer and Christopher Abruzzo to the Industrial Commercial Development Authority for two-, four-, and five-year terms respectively. Also appointed Supervisor Natalie Nutt for a five-year term.

The Board is grateful to all residents who expressed an interest in serving on an advisory board.
Various other volunteer opportunities with the Township will be presented for their consideration.
Events
The State of Poverty in the Hershey Community
The next Hershey Area All Things Diversity event will feature the topic of "Poverty in the Hershey Community," presented by Dee Stalnecker at Hershey Middle School, January 15, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

Hershey Area - All Things Diversity is a free series of programs coordinated by Derry Township, The Hershey Story -The Museum on Chocolate Avenue, Derry Township School District, The Hershey Company, Penn State Health, and Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. 

Ms. Stalnecker will examine poverty and available resources in the Hershey community. She will also discuss Ruby Payne's hidden rules of poverty and how they affect some of the judgments we make about people in poverty. Ms. Stalnecker has been a social worker for nearly 30 years and currently serves as the Derry Township school social worker. She has worked as a child welfare worker, juvenile probation officer, and counselor in alternative education. She earned her masters in social work at Temple University and is pursuing her doctorate. 


For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations based on a disability, please contact Amy Zeigler at azeigler@mshersheyfoundation.org or 717-520-5591. Seven business days advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.
Join Us at The Library
Under Construction
Renovations at the Hershey Public Library soon proceed to the floor replacement. The estimated period of disruption is 3-4 weeks. 
During this time, there will be limited seating and floor space. Beginning Friday, January 10, public computer access will be restricted to a small number of laptops for patron use. Monday, January 20, the library will be closed for the day. This closure date may be affected by the weather. Please call the library at 717-533-6555 for information, or visit the library's website at www.hersheylibrary.org. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience. 
USCF Rated Chess Tournament
Saturday, January 11 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Open to chess players of all ages and skill levels. 3 rounds with players in Quad sections based on rating and age. This will be a rated chess event so current United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership is required. (Sign up for USCF at www.uschess.org ) Young players and players new to rated chess tournaments are welcome and encouraged to participate!
Registration: $15 through Eventbrite.com On-site registration: $20 Saturday, January 11th, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Contact person and Chess Tournament Director: Leteef Street. E-mail: lstreet@dvchess.com
Barynya - Russian Music, Dance, and Song
Sunday, January 12 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

World-renowned folk ensemble Barynya introduces the rich traditions and culture of pre-revolution Russia. Lively songs from Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish, Roma Gypsy, Tatar, and Siberian traditions are sung and played on traditional instruments like the garmoshka (button accordion) and stringed balalaika. This Friends Children's Program is suitable for children in grades K-5. Registration is not required. Everyone is welcome. Contact: Rita Smith at (717) 533-6555 ext. 3707 or  ritahuntsmith@derrytownship.org
Services
Library and Recycling Center Hours and Addresses
Recycling Center Hours   - 650 Clearwater Road 
Hershey Public Library Hours  - 701 Cocoa Avenue
Community News and Events
Hershey Lions Club Donates Food
The Hershey Lions Club recently helped the Hershey Food Bank and hungry Derry Township residents with a food donation. This new service project provided food for the Hershey Food Bank at a time when it was needed most. This project netted over 278-pounds of non-perishable food items that was collected during the club’s December meeting.         
 
The Hershey Lions Club meets on the 1 st and 3 rd Tuesdays at 6:15 pm at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 433 E. Main Street in Hummelstown. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information visit our website at www.hersheylions.org .  
Pictured: Hershey Food Bank volunteer Odette Bergloff was a guest speaker for the Hershey Lions Club’s December meeting. Club President Lion Bart Callear is pictured with the club’s 278-pounds of donated non-perishable food items for the food bank. With at least 400-families relying on the food bank monthly, donating food is one way the Hershey Lions Club helps meet pressing needs within Derry Township.
Princess Skate & Tea Party
Sunday, January 26 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Hersheypark Arena

Hear ye, Hear ye! All princesses across the land are invited to enjoy in the magic & fantasy of Hershey Figure Skating Club's Princess Skate & Tea Party!

This enchanted tea party will feature learn-to-skate lessons by your favorite princesses and professional ice skaters followed by afternoon tea, tea sandwiches, cookies, and plenty of photo opportunities! Princess dresses and tiaras are highly encouraged! All ages & skating abilities welcome (gloves & helmets recommended). Space is limited Advanced payment and registration are required.

$20 per skater includes skating, skating lesson, skate rental, tea party, your own princess pictures and free parking.

Visit www.hersheyfigureskating.org for more information.
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