- January   2019 -

Dear Friends,
Happy New Year from Leadership Harrisburg Area!  Our board members and staff wish you good health, peace, and happiness in 2019. 
As many of you are making resolutions or setting goals for the new year, I ask that you keep Leadership Harrisburg Area in mind.  We might not be able to help you shed the pounds or organize the clutter, but we can certainly help you connect with people in meaningful ways; learn; serve others; make a difference in your community; lead; and grow both personally and professionally.  Here are some ways in which Leadership Harrisburg Area can support your goals and objectives in the new year.
  1. Learn how to create conversations that matter with Chad Littlefield on January 11. Register here.
  2. Ask Leadership Harrisburg Area to make a presentation to your community group, board, or service club.  Call 717-216-5200 to schedule. 
  3. Be inspired by people who have started over, ventured outside of their comfort zones, and found their passions. February 15. Register here
  4. Increase employee engagement and improve communication by scheduling The Color Code workshop for your team.  Call 717-216-5200 to schedule.
  5. Consider the leadership traits of dogs and how they can be applied in our lives on March 15.  Register here
  6. Enter a mentor relationship for the year ahead ~ let us know if you need help finding one.
  7. Meet Eric Savage of Freedom Auto Group and gain new understanding of how to grow as a servant leader on April 12. Register here.
  8. Celebrate the success of 52 new leaders as they graduate from the Community  Leadership Series on May 10. Stay tuned for registration details.
  9. Donate to a worthy charity or charitable cause that you care deeply about.  There are so many in need of support.
  10. Engage with civic minded, aspiring servant leaders by applying for the Community Leadership Series Class of 2020 by May 28.  Applications coming soon.
  11. Join a board of directors or planning committee of a non profit organization.  The Community Caller is full of opportunities each month.
  12. Send someone a thank you note or card to express your gratitude and appreciation.  This one is all on YOU!
Make the most of every day and seek out opportunities to help and serve others and you will not only be fulfilled, you will find happiness!  Here's to 2019. 

Take good care,

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 in January 2019.  For more information, contact Alyson Long, Program Supervisor at  717-652-4987 Ext. 2001.
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. Please call Brett McChesney at 717.421.1394 or email bmcchesney@simpson-rehab.com for more 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.
Junior Achievement  offers numerous volunteer opportunities!  JA programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities. 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 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 visit https://www.timetosignup.com/salvationarmyhbg/folder/4807.  For more information, contact Kathy Anderson-Martin at kathy.anderson-martin@use.salvationarmy.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.
Do you enjoy the outdoors? Do you have a financial background? The Friends of Pinchot State Park is looking for someone to volunteer as their Treasurer. The Friends are  volunteers who help the State Park at Gifford Pinchot maintain the park and campground and assist with environmental efforts and learning experiences for neighboring children at their Education Learning Center. To volunteer p lease contact Mary Beth Zeigler at zigsbuddy@gmail.com or call 717-773-9857.
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. Are you  willing to help guide the organization as it moves forward and grows to impact more students in Central P A?   We have been impacting youth in Central PA since 1962 by producing quality theater while training youth and young adults with skills for the stage of life.   P lease email Sherry Webb at  swebb@thehcpac.org to receive more information about HCPAC, to receive a copy of our Statement of Faith and/or to receive a board application.
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.
The Central Pennsylvania Congressional District Internship Association is looking for board candidates. The  association's mission is to provide qualified college students of Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District an opportunity to understand and take an active part in the democratic process of the Federal  Government. This group  seeks candidates to join the governing Executive Committee. Preference will be given to those with financial, legal, and fundraising backgrounds and skill sets.  For those interested in this committee opportunity, direct contact can be made with Taylour Trostle, at 717-413-9137 or ttrostle@hbgrc.org , or Larissa Bailey, at 814-244-2437 or llb2389@gmail.com .
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.
"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.
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.
All are welcome to attend events in Leadership Harrisburg Area's 2018/19 Leadership Speakers Series. On January 11, Questions, Conversations & Connections will feature  nationally renowned speaker, author, and professional facilitator, Chad Littlefield, M.Ed. Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer of We and Me, Inc.  Chad  will share his formula for asking powerful questions to build strong trusting relationships and increase employee engagement.  Click here to register

On February 15 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! 

Both luncheons are held at the Radssion Hotel Harrisburg, Camp Hill, from 11:30 AM - 1 PM.  Sponsorships are also available. 
Professional Development: Goal Setting -  January 23 from  6-7:30 PM   - T his interactive session explores both personal and professional opportunities that can create lasting meaning throughout the year and beyond. Lead by  Steve Riccio, lecturer in the International Business & Management at Dickinson College and owner of Steve Riccio Coaching & Consulting, you will use exercises (including a values assessment) and empowering questions to gain greater personal and professional fulfillment.  Register  here. 

How It's Built in the 'Burg - January 30 from 6-7:30 PM This is a live interview event that showcases the stories of the people who have founded the local companies we all love, like Andrea Grove's Elementary Coffee Co. Join us as our guest shares her triumphs, failures, serendipity, and insight in starting a company.  Register here. 
Gather the Bands for Gather the Spirit from 4-7 PM on January 20 in the Abbey Bar at  Appalachian Brewing Company. Gather the Spirit supports programming that provides a sense of hope and dignity while strengthening the Allison Hill community. For tickets click here or call 717-533-2632.  
Housing System Change - Diversion Training on Wednesday, January 30 from 1-4:30 PM - Comfort Suites, Carlisle.  Join the Partnership for Better Health as we learn the role diversion plays in an effective crisis response system.  Gain an understanding of the critical elements of implementing effective diversion practices at the front door of the homeless system as well as an understanding of the key elements of diversion. 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. 
The Lotus Fund, a fund of the Perry County Community Foundation, a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), is pleased to announce that Letters of Application are now being accepted from nonprofit organizations for arts projects serving Perry County residents. Within this opportunity, up to $1,400 will be available for the support of arts programs or projects.  Letters of Application must be submitted to Jennifer Strechay, Program Officer for Community Investment by 4 PM on February 1, 2019. Letters may be mailed or hand delivered to: The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, Attn: Jennifer Strechay, PO Box 678, Harrisburg, PA 17108-0678. For more information, click here.
Join PANO Thursday, January 10 from 1-2 PM for a Webinar Small Games of Chance: Everything you Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to AskIf you've ever raised funds for your nonprofit, chances are you've had experience with small games of chance. Many of the laws governing small games of chance can be subject to interpretation. This webinar will answer all your pressing questions. Register here.

On Tuesday, January 15 from 1:30-3 PM   there will be a webinar New Accounting Standards and the Tax Act Nonprofit organizations will be subject to a series of significant new accounting standards that will affect financial statements beginning with fiscal years ending December 31, 2018. The Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued several pronouncements will be discussed during this webinar. Register here.
The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council has released its NEW 2018 Request for Proposals (RFP) book.  Several funding objectives are featured including the promotion of cross disability efforts, employment, and technology.  The Council invites interested groups and organizations to review our RFP and requirements, and to attend one or more of our pre-proposal conferences (available live or via webinar) to ask questions and learn more about our ideas.  Download the RFP Book, additional forms, and access more information through this link: http://www.paddc.org/grant-funding-opportunities/rfp-book/ .
Grant Opportunity from The Youth Community Development Team of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg! The Youth Community Development Team (YCDT) is a joint project of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg, the Harrisburg School District, and Bishop McDevitt High School.  Each year, approximately 40 high school juniors and seniors from Harrisburg schools are selected to participate in the 9-month YCDT program. The program encompasses leadership development, community service, involvement and community support. The students identify an area of need in the community and raise funds to make an annual grant to a program that addresses those needs. Click here for all the details.
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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