- February   2019 -

Dear Friends,
Leadership Harrisburg Area joins local social services providers to help ensure that people have shelter, especially during this extreme cold.  In Harrisburg, the City shelters that require an application process are at capacity.  To our knowledge, the following walk-in shelters listed below can still accommodate people in need.  In addition, many of these shelters are seeking donations such as new socks & underwear for men; single use hand & feet warmers; lip care items; individual packs of tissues; travel sized Vaseline; and individually packaged snack items.  Items should be delivered directly to the locations.

Susquehanna Harbor Safe Haven Winter Overnight Safe Haven for Men at 1805 N. 12th Street, Harrisburg. 
Doors are open from 8:00pm-10:00pm. Guests are expected to be out by 7am the next morning.
Downtown Daily Bread Emergency Night Shelter for Men at 234 South Street, Harrisburg. Doors are open from 7:30pm-8:30pm. Guests are expected to be out by 7am the next morning.
Bethesda Mission Extreme Weather Overflow at 611 Reily Street, Harrisburg. Doors are open from 8:00pm-9:00pm. Guests are expected to be out by 6:30am the next morning.

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg Winter Overnight Shelter at 1101 Market Street, Harrisburg. 
Doors are open from 8:00pm-9:30pm. Guests are expected to be out by 7:00am the next morning.

According to  Christian Churches United of the Tri-County Area , every effort will be made to ensure that people have a place to sleep on these extreme weather nights. They say that if you are worried about someone's safety in the cold after hours or at any time, call 911 if an emergency, or contact Crisis Intervention at (717) 232-7511.
Thank you!

Una Martone, '07
President & CEO
Leadership Harrisburg Area 

Dedicated Helpline Specialists Needed!  Directly impact your community one connection at a time!  Specialists at CONTACT Helpline play a critical role in assisting callers with difficult situations, providing confidential, nonjudgmental, and emotional support on the helpline. We also provide referrals to callers who need assistance with basic needs (food/clothing/housing, etc.).  We are always prepared, 24/7, to take a call from someone that may just need someone to talk to.  You must be 18 years old to participate. Training and apprenticeships are required as well as a background check.  Our next set of training dates begin April 1, 2019 For more information, contact Alyson Long, Program Supervisor at  717-652-4987 Ext. 2001.
Do you have a love of music or a passion for dance and choreography and a desire to impact the lives of young people? If so, Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center needs you! Music Directors and Choreographers commit to an 8-11 week production period, an average of 8 volunteer hours per week and receive a small stipend to cover any costs associated with volunteering.  Don't let a lack of teaching experience keep you from volunteering!  P lease email Sherry Webb at  swebb@thehcpac.org to receive more information about HCPAC. 
The Helen M. Simpson Rehab Hospital  is committed to providing an exceptional patient care experience that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate environment.  We hold a one hour monthly meeting to review Patient Safety issues affecting the hospital. We are looking for at least two volunteers to attend this meeting. Community volunteers are essential in providing layman viewpoints and ask great questions to assist us in providing excellent patient care. Call  Brett McChesney  at 717.421.1394  or email  bmcchesney@simpson-rehab.com  for details.
Hope Within Ministries is growing and serving a record number of patients.  Medical patients may wait up to 2-3 weeks to be seen by one of our providers. We want to see each patient in a timely manner to meet their medical needs, for both acute care and health maintenance.  We are looking for individuals in the medical field who would consider serving with us for 1-2 half days a month:  PAs - Physician Assistants;   CRNPs - Nurse Practitioners;  MDs - Doctor of Medicine and  DOs - Doctor of Osteopathy. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Chelsea Bright at Chelsea.Bright@hopewithin.org or call 717-367-9797 x303.
Do you remember a childhood moment that mattered? At  Junior Achievement we are all about creating "aha" moments. JA programs teach young people how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs that make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. All programs are presented by volunteers. We had 8,000 in 2018. Become a volunteer and help us create the "aha" moments"! For a list of  volunteer opportunities, click  here . For more information, contact Mary Reinhard at mreinhard@jascpa.org
The  LGBT Center  is looking for volunteers!  Do you like people? Don't mind greeting visitors and answering questions? Are you available some daytime hours during the week? Friendly and reliable volunteers are needed to cover our front desk so that the Center can be open during the day! If you're interested, please fill out our  volunteer form  and select "receptionist". Not your thing? There are other volunteer opportunities too! Check out the website .
Volunteers wanted! Newport High School will conduct Mock Interviews on  April 23 from 8:30 AM-2:45 PM . If interested, contact Becky Kephart at  pccc@perrycountychamber.org or Karen Smith at  KJsmith@newportsd.org .
Volunteers wanted! The  PA FBLA and the State Leadership Conference in Hershey will be held April 8-9, 2019.  We need to fill 200 judging spots. There are over 50 different competitions that will be occurring over the course of two days and over half of them include presentations. Please consider volunteering your time to help our students become stronger business leaders. Please use this link to sign up. For questions or more information, please email Derek Selleck, Competitive Events Coordinator, at  dselleck@pafbla.us.
Do you enjoy the outdoors? The Friends of Pinchot State Park is looking for volunteers. We  help the State Park at Gifford Pinchot maintain the park and campground and assist with environmental efforts and learning experiences for neighboring children at the Education Learning Center. To volunteer p lease contact Terry Christopher at tchristopher1958@gmail.com or call 717-877-2978.
Volunteers are Needed at the Food Pantry!  Since converting The Salvation Army food pantry to a choice shopping model, we have doubled the number of people we are serving each month including larger families and those with specific dietary needs.  We are also providing more fresh foods vs. one-size-fits-all bags of canned goods. W e need volunteers to assist clients with choosing their food items, packing bags, friendly conversation and more.  There's no better 4-hour "team building" experience than friending and feeding! If you can assist, please click hereFor more information, contact Kathy Anderson-Martin at kathy.anderson-martin@use.salvationarmy.org

The Art Association of Harrisburg (AAH) is looking for two new board members to share their valuable skills. The AAH seeks a dynamic marketing professional to advise the staff and Board of Directors on proper marketing avenues in addition to volunteering a few hours a week to bolster the AAH's social media outlets. An experienced IT person is also needed to advise and assist on technology issues including the total redesign of the AAH website and the related functionality. For more information please contact Rachel O'Conner at  rachel@artassocofhbg.com .
We are expanding our board! Beacon Clinic for Health and Hope located in Uptown Harrisburg near Polyclinic is a faith-based, FREE primary healthcare clinic serving the uninsured and underserved in the Greater Harrisburg communities. We provide health care and prescription medicines as well as health education and the promotion of health to adults 18 years and older. We welcome all! For more information, please call Dave Getz at 717-234-4182 or email at dgetz@wwwpalaw.com, or Deb  McClain, executive director at 717-418-1829 or email at  executivedirector@beaconclinicpa.org .
Bretheren Housing Association is looking for new board members  with financial and legal expertise.  BHA provides housing and supportive services to families experiencing homelessness.  BHA is a faith-based organization restoring hope to hurting individuals and families. While faith is our motivation, we do not require those who serve to profess a faith or participate in religious activities. For additional information, please contact Crystal Brown, Executive Director717-233-6016 or cbrown@bha-pa.org.
Scouting for Board Members!  Become a Board Member for  CONTACT Helpline . Help bridge the gap between community needs and CONTACT Helpline. Through decision making, fundraising, and building rapport within the community, you will be helping the people in your community receive the resources they need to lead a more fulfilling life.  For more information, please contact Alyson Long, Program Supervisor, at 717-652-4987 Ext. 2001
Dauphin County Library System seeks board members to join in the mission of strengthening our Dauphin County community by promoting literacy and providing resources and services for information, education, and recreation.  The board meets monthly.  To learn more about  the Library  please contact Karen Cullings, Interim Executive Director, at   kcullings@dcls.org  or 717-234-4961 ext. 1105 for more information.
The Friends of the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library is looking for some new members to join the board.  We are looking for people who are passionate about reading, books, literacy, education, technology, and children as those things are at the heart and soul of our mission and our daily services to our community.  For more information about the Friends and board service, click  here or contact Sue Erdman, Executive Director, at serdman@ccpa.net or 717.766.0171, ext. 233.
The HANNA Education Foundation's  mission is to assist Susquehanna Township School District in meeting the needs of students providing equitable access to an innovative educational experience.   If you are interested in serving as a Trustee to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students, families, and teachers in our community, contact Lori Shienvold, Executive Director, at hef@hannafoundation.org or visit hannafoundation.org.
The Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center' s (HCPAC) Board of Director s is seeking diverse individuals who are passionate about impacting today's youth and young adults.  The following committees are actively seeking new members:  Finance Committee - assists in the management of finances;  Development Committee -  responsible for oversight and coordination of all HCPAC fundraising activities;  Church & Community Outreach - responsible for the public presentation of HCPAC to the community.   Building & Grounds Committee - responsible for overseeing the building and grounds;  Safety & Security Committee - regularly examines the building, grounds, operation and policies of the organization with respect to the safety and security of students, guests and volunteers.  P lease email Sherry Webb at  swebb@thehcpac.org to receive more information to receive more information about serving on one of these committees.
Join our Board of Directors!  Since 1957, the  Harrisburg Police Athletic League  serves the greater Harrisburg community through its unique mentor programs, which are based on positive interactions between law enforcement and our young people. Together, with athletic and character development programming, these relationships help to further trust, respect, and hope. The time commitment is dependent on the role you wish to fill, with a minimum of attending a board meeting every other month. To discuss this opportunity, please contact Anbria Bates at admin-2014@harrisburgpal.org or call 717-233-3104.
Are you  interested in making a difference in the lives of Central PA teens?  Medard's House is  a start-up faith based organization that wants to build a hands-on board. We provide a safe place where teens are met, at whatever "place" they are in, with whatever they need. Sporting opportunities, a home-cooked meal, homework support, spiritual growth, arts, mentoring, and connection to other services are offered to those in need. It is a place where teens are loved like family.   Interested persons please contact Gigi Jantos  at gigijantos@gmail.com.
Open Stage of Harrisburg , a professional non-profit theatre located downtown, is seeking professionals interested in serving on its board and committees. The theatre company is entering into its 33rd season of contemporary theatre, starting this fall. Interested in joining the team? Contact join@openstagehbg.com for more information. 
The Premier Arts and Science Charter School in Harrisburg is seeking board members with legal and financial backgrounds. Additional board members are also needed to support our mission and vision, "To provide access to a world-class education for every student, without exception, using a back-to-basics approach to learning integrating science, technology, and the arts." If you are interested in learning more, please contact Darlene Smith at 717-648-8790 or dmsmith316@aol.com.
"Working" board members sought to help The Nobody's Cats Foundation  with grant and fundraising development. We are looking for experienced leaders to take our fundraising program to the next level by coordinating and building upon existing events and activities, and exploring new possibilities. The Nobody's Cats Foundation serves 15 counties in south central PA with resources for implementing Trap Neuter Return to humanely manage and reduce populations of outdoor domestic cats. Visit our website or Facebook page to learn more about our mission, or contact Christine Arnold at carnold@nobodyscats.org or call 1-855-867-4228.
On February 8 from 7:30-9 AM we welcome LTC Mark O'Neill, Jr., Army National Guard to our CEO Roundtable. The CEO Roundtable Series is a special program  which features leaders from the Harrisburg region who speak about their professional journey, lessons learned, struggles and successes, and provide insight to young professionals hoping to make their own career path a success. Register here . This session will be held at  Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar , 1 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg.

Join us for the Annual Meeting & Awards at The State MuseumFebruary 13 from 5:30-8:30 PMWe will have a packed night starting with a cocktail hour at 5:30 PM in the State Museum's beautiful foyer, followed by a program including a keynote speech by Amma Johnson and our Annual Awards ceremony recognizing those who have done great things for Harrisburg. Register here
The Susquehanna Art Museum presents Visions of Place: Complex Geographics in Contemporary Israeli Art. This is a powerful exhibit offering a unique glimpse into the terrain and culture of contemporary Israel. The exhibit runs from February 10-May 19, 2019. The museum is located at 14-1 North Third Street, Harrisburg. Exhibit hours Tuesday-Saturday from 10AM-5PM with extended hours on Wednesdays until 7 PM. Sunday hours are from 12 noon-5 PM. Contact Lauren Nye, Director of Exhibitions at LNye@SusquehannaArtMuseaum.org for more information.
Join us on February 15 for Leadership Harrisburg Area's  Leadership Speakers Series.   We will hear from Bim Arthun, Past Director, Water Project for Haiti; Evelyn Chatel '15, President, Freedom Auto Group; Abdul Moosa '13, Owner, 717 Tacos; and David Schankweiler, Founder & Former CEO, Journal Multi Media. These inspiring community leaders have eloquently handled Transitions, Changes & New Beginnings. Learn what they did well and where they may have stumbled.  Click here to register! Lunch will be  held at the Radssion Hotel Harrisburg, Camp Hill, from 11:30 AM - 1 PM.  Sponsorships are also available. 
The Chamber Business Women presents : GRATITUDE CHANGES EVERYTHING on February 20 from 8-9:30 AMEvery significant leader has this one thing in common. It's not title or position. It's not where they went to school or where they work. It's gratitude. Take a look around and you'll see that the most effective leaders, in any setting, and the most well respected people are grateful.  You might think it's just the way they are... that they were born that way. The fact is that gratitude is intentional and it changes everything. Join this session to learn how to get started or even learn how to increase the practice of gratitude in your life.  Presented by Una Martone, President & CEO,  Leadership Harrisburg Area. Register here
Put some fun in your February! Central Penn College and the  West Shore Chamber of Commerce are hosting a Mixer on February 20 from 5-7 PMEnjoy complimentary beer, sangria and heavy hors d'oeuvres provided by CulinArt, the college's new caterer, at the College's Conference Center, 600 Valley Road, Summerdale. There also will be a crazy "networking" poker game with a chance for participants to win gift baskets and other prizes! The event is free and open to alumni, faculty, staff, friends of the college, Chamber members and local business professionals. Register here
Join us on March 15 for Leadership Harrisburg Area's Leadership Speakers Series. Amy Kaunas, Executive Director, The Humane Society of Greater Harrisburg, will discuss Loyalty, Determination & Curiosity. These loveable traits of our four-legged furry and tail wagging friends are also some of the exact traits found in exceptional leaders. Can we learn to be better leaders from our pets?  Click here to register! Breakfast will be  held at the Radssion Hotel Harrisburg, Camp Hill, from 7:30-9 AM   Sponsorships are also available. 
Shalom House Presents:  Music, Magic & More, Saturday, March 16 from 6-10:30 PM.  at the Colonial Golf and Tennis Club, 4904 Linglestown Road. Enjoy food, drinks, a silent auction and an evening of entertainment provided by international magic performer Randy Shine and music and dancing courtesy of DJ Dan Allen. Buy tickets here
Join the Partnership for Better Health on March 18 for Effective Nonprofit Governance: How Boards Should Work from Noon-5 PM at the Comfort Suites in Carlisle. This impactful nonprofit training will highlight the true roles and responsibilities that every effective board member holds. Participants will also learn about standard tools for board assessment and governance, and essential board policies. Register here
Leadership Harrisburg Area is honored to be a finalist in the Programs category of the 2019 Non Profit Innovation Awards. We extend congratulations to our fellow finalists and invite everyone to come celebrate with us on  Wednesday, March 20 . Register  here
Register now! The YWCA of Greater Harrisburg presents the 30th annual Tribute to Women of Excellence. The awards dinner will be held on March 21, 2019 at the Hershey Lodge. For more information click here.
Join us on April 12 for Leadership Harrisburg Area's Beyond Leadership featuring Una Martone, President & CEO, Leadership Harrisburg Area and Eric Savage, Owner, Freedom Auto Group. Learn the 10 essentials of servant leadership via an interactive, multi-media format. You will immediately be able to establish a servant leader culture in your organization.  The session runs from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM at the Dixon University Center.  Register here
Save the date for the third annual Lead By Example event on April 18 featuring Dr. Margee Ensign of Dickinson College.  This event is presented by Executive Women International in conjunction with Leadership Harrisburg Area and is open to the public.  Registration information coming soon!
Celebrate with us on May 10 for Leadership Harrisburg Area's 2019 Community Leadership Series Graduation from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg. Join us as we welcome the newest class into the ranks of our esteemed alumni. Register here.
Winter Calendar of Events 
The winter season comes alive at Dauphin County Parks and Recreation with an exciting line up of great indoor and outdoor winter  programs, live music, activities for kids, and much more for your entertainment pleasure. Click here for the full calendar of events. 
Junior Achievement has been running its STEM program at area high schools for six years. Now it's the volunteers' turn to compete! Is YOUR TEAM ready?  Junior Achievement STEM Corporate Challenge is coming this SPRING!  For more information contact Allison Kierce at akierce@jascpa.org Click below to view video.
STEM Corporate Challenge Teaser
STEM Corporate Challenge Teaser
Now Accepting Applications for the next 
Community Leadership Series
BIG NEWS ~ The Community Leadership Series Class of 2020 will kick off in Gettysburg where we will take full advantage of the historic surroundings to lay the foundation for a transformational year!  Are you ready to immerse yourself in a learning experience?  Are you ready to expand your leadership capacity?  Are you ready to connect with a diverse group of professional?  Are you ready to make a difference in your organization, the community, and even the entire Capital Region?  Yes? Then take advantage of this amazing opportunity and apply for the next Community Leadership Series!  Applications for the CLS Class of 2020 are due by May 31, 2019.  Click on the link below for full detail and access to the online application.  Apply now
PANO is offering the following webinars in February.  
  • February 5 from 10:30-11:30 AM How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website. Register here
  • February 12 from 1:30-3 PM Bylaws The "Constitution" of Nonprofits. Register here.
  • February 13 from 10:30-12 PM Leadership, Part I, Board 2019 Guiding Principles. Register here
  • February 27 at 1 PM Fundraising is Everybody's Business: Engaging Your Whole Organization. Register here
The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council announces the 2019 PA Community Alliance Summit, May 21-22 at the Harrisburg Hilton. The Summit is a day of networking, discovering alliances and collaboration building among diverse organizations throughout Pennsylvania led by and/or supporting underserved/unserved populations who experience marginalization and oppression. For more information, please contact Dana Thompson at danathomps@pa.gov.
Teacher Impact Awards! Nominate an extraordinary teacher for the 2019 Teacher Impact Awards!  WITF is proud to partner with Rotary District 7390 to present the Teacher Impact Awards supported by  Franklin & Marshall College We all know teachers who have gone the extra mile to make a difference in the lives of their students.  This program is designed to recognize and celebrate seven K-12 teachers in public and private schools in the Rotary District's seven county area. Nominate your teacher here
One of LHA's Community Leadership Series Team Projects is serving the Susquehanna Chorale this year.  On behalf of the team, please take this five minute survey before February 15!  Everyone is welcome to participate in the survey.  The team is working to determine how the chorale can broaden their reach and share the joys of choral music with an increased audience throughout Central PA.  What are your thoughts?  Take Survey.
Minimize Conflict. Maximize Attendance! 
You plan, you prepare, you promote your event...then you learn that another big fundraiser is being held during your event! Eventsavvy is a tool created for nonprofit and community based organizations to use to minimize conflicting events in order to increase attendance for all.   Eventsavvy provides a centralized location for organizations in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry Counties to post upcoming events, so that other groups have the information they need to avoid using the same date whenever possible.   If you have an upcoming event that meets the submission criteria, you are invited to post the event.  Visit eventsavvy.org for more details and to post your group's events.  All events submitted to The Community Caller will be transferred to eventsavvy.org on a monthly basis.   All eligible events posted in The Community Caller will be transferred to  eventsavvy.org  on a monthly basis. However, organizations that meet the guidelines are invited to submit events directly at  eventsavvy.org
Looking for a meeting space for your non-profit or community organization?
Orrstown Bank is proud to share its 1600 square foot Zullinger-Coy Community Room with organizations in the community at no charge. Located at 4750 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, our newly renovated office building features a sizable room ideal for presentations, meetings or special gatherings. The 100 person capacity room is equipped with Wi-Fi, audio-video (AV), a large drop down screen and a podium. Catering access is also a benefit of the facility.
Contact Amy Strohm at Orrstown Bank at 717-530-3548 to reserve the room for one-time or recurring use.
The Community Caller is emailed to over 1800 subscribers on a regular schedule during the first week of every month.  The goal of the publication is to match people and resources with service opportunities and missions & programs that benefit the community.  Announcements are placed primarily by non profit organizations, educational institutions, and other community organizations.   If you would like to include an event or announcement in the next issue, please feel free to contact LHA with detailed information including:
  • Organization Name
  • Organization Website
  • Contact Name, Phone Number and Email
  • Date of Event
  • Specific Request
  • Description
  • Attach a flyer of the event, if applicable
Send submissions to Ann Myers  via email at special@leadershipharrisburg.org  or call 717-216-5200.  All content is subject to approval by LHA and may be edited for space.
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