January 2020
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Dear Friends,

If your 2020 goals include increasing community service, meeting new people, learning, and becoming a more effective leader, please make sure to take advantage of all of the opportunities that Leadership Harrisburg Area has to offer. We can help!

  • Read The Community Caller each month and find opportunities to volunteer and events to attend. Be proactive and make connections to explore these opportunities. A simple email or phone call can make a huge difference!
  • Sharpen your skills as a board member by becoming Board Strong! Simply watch the Board Strong video and respond to a few questions. LHA will email you a personalized Board Strong certificate. Click HERE for more details and to access the video.
  • Pursue your dreams! Join Leadership Harrisburg Area on January 31 for a special presentation by Eric Savage who is traveling all the way from Hawaii to present on Goals, Dreams, and Legacy.  This might be the most important breakfast of your year! For more information and to register, click HERE.
  • Enroll in the next Community Leadership Series or Executive Leadership Series. Applications will be available later this month.
  • Enlist Leadership Harrisburg Area to create a customized training for your non profit organization or business, your department, your board of directors, committee, or team. Featured topics include: servant leadership, effective community service, effective board service, team building, and we offer specialized workshops on Finding Your Purpose; How Gratitude Changes Everything; The Color Code; Meetings that Work, and more.
  • Plan ahead to attend Beyond Leadership on April 17. This is a full day summit on the 10 Essentials of Servant Leadership: self awareness, humility, listening, empathy, values, courage, purpose, inclusion, love, and commitment to developing others. For full program detail and to register, click here.

What can we do to help you achieve your 2020 leadership and community service goals? Let us know; let’s talk! 

Happy New Year.
Una Martone, '07
President & CEO
Leadership Harrisburg Area
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Capital Area Greenbelt Association is looking for someone with an energetic and philanthropic personality to chair the newly created Volunteer Committee . Responsibilities for this role include: lead the Volunteer Committee, recruit other Volunteer Committee members as needed, hold monthly committee meetings and provide monthly updates to the CAGA Board of Directors and work with the Volunteer Coordinator. Also needed: connect volunteers with volunteer opportunities which include trail maintenance, PR events, fundraising events, maintain a database of contacts for all past and newly interested CAGA volunteers and coordinate and provide annual recognition to those who have volunteered. If interested please contact Michael Shaull (Vice President) at 717-585-3435 or  meshaull@hotmail.com .
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 to talk. You must be 18 years old to participate. Training and apprenticeships are required as well as a background check. For more information, contact Alyson Long, Program Supervisor at 717-652-4987 Ext. 2001.
Historic Harrisburg Association , “promoting historic preservation, urban revitalization and smart growth since 1973!” has a wide array of volunteer opportunities ranging from board membership, service on committees (education, special events, communication, etc.). You can also act as guides for house tours and as greeters and hosts at parties and events. Contact the Historic Harrisburg office at 717-233-4646 or info@historicharrisburg.com for more information.
Homeland Hospice recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary. Artists, Hospice staff, businesses, individuals, and schools decorated larger-than-life guitars.  In 2020, these guitars will "travel" around the area to be displayed in businesses, banks, coffee shops, hospitals, etc. We are looking for a self-motivated, well organized individuals who would enjoy connecting with businesses in the Dauphin, Cumberland and Northern York area. The position requires 3-6 hours of time a week (on average), reliable transportation, great interpersonal skills and knowledge of Microsoft Excel is helpful. You must complete the Hospice Orientation (take home training manual available), background check, and two-step PPD or TB Test (free of charge). For more information, please contact Laurie Murry, Volunteer Coordinator at lmurry@homelandhospice.org , or 717-409-8882. 
Get involved with Junior Achievement ! We have volunteer opportunities for our one-day financial literacy, career readiness and STEM programs through February.  Click here for available dates. Highlighted areas are in most need. Along with the one-day programs we offer classroom programs at the elementary level that are five sessions, each session 30-55 minutes. More information on classroom programs can be found on the here or by contacting Mary Reinhard at MReinhard@jascpa.org .        
JDRF , formerly known as The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, is seeking committed, dynamic, and energized community leaders within the Central Pennsylvania region to serve on its Advocacy, Corporate Development, Outreach, Gala, and Walk committees of its Central PA Chapter. Interested individuals should have time and interest to devote to being an active volunteer to support our vision of a world without type 1 diabetes. For more information, please contact Natasha Lewis, Executive Director, at 717-395-9778 or nclewis@jdrf.org .
Leadership Harrisburg Area is serving the Susquehanna Harbor Safe Haven homeless shelter for men this winter. Volunteers are needed to sleep over on January 14, 15, or 16, from approximately 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM.  Volunteers will be responsible for making coffee & putting out mats, blankets, and snacks. More details will be provided. If you can help, please email Una at umartone@leadershipharrisburg.org
2020 Internships Available! Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking for an internship site for 2020? The LGBT Center of Central PA i s a fast-paced and dynamic workplace where you can get real-world experience relevant to many different fields including PR & marketing, working with youth or older adults, non-profit management, operations, and more! We are currently accepting applications for the spring 2020 semester. If you're interested, check out this list of opportunities and send a cover letter and resume to aarbour@centralpalgbtcenter.org
Volunteer with our Common Roads Youth! Are you an adult looking for a volunteer opportunity? Our Common Roads program is looking for adults to help chaperone our Wednesday and Friday night youth groups! The Common Roads program is a space for LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in Central PA to find community, connection, and support. The meetings are held on Wednesday nights at the LGBT Center of Central PA in Harrisburg from 6-8 PM and Friday nights at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Lancaster from 6-8 PM . As a volunteer, you would be a welcoming presence in the room for our youth. If interested, please fill out this form and Gabe will be in touch with you!
The Nobody's Cats Foundation seeks help with upcoming fundraising events that make it possible for us to keep our life-saving services affordable for community cats from throughout our region. We need volunteers who can assist with soliciting sponsorships and ticket raffle items and package donations for major events such as our annual spaghetti dinner in March 2020. We also want to increase vendor participation for our annual community yard sale in June 2020 . Visit our Facebook page to learn more about our mission, or contact Christine Arnold at carnold@nobodyscats.org or call 1-855-867-4228.
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 please contact Terry Christopher at tchristopher1958@gmail.com or call 717-877-2978.
Special Olympics PA needs one-day volunteers for our Bowling Sectional on January 19 . Locations include: ABC North Lanes: 5303 Locust Ln, Harrisburg, ABC East Lanes: 1001 Eisenhower Blvd, Harrisburg, and ABC West Lanes: 6454 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg. Click here to sign up. We also have opportunities for long term volunteering with Special Olympics athletes or in a management role in Dauphin County & Harrisburg. If you are interested in volunteering for SOPA please contact Kerry Wevodau, Program Director at 717-732-6756 or kwevodau@specialolympicspa.org .
BOARD OPPORTUNITIES
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, email at dgetz@wwwpalaw.com , or Deb McClain, executive director at 717-418-1829 or email at  executivedirector@beaconclinicpa.org . Click here for application.
The Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association (CATRA) in Grantville is growing its board of directors. Since 1985 CATRA has offered an opportunity for Capital Area residents from all generations with all types of special and typical needs to establish an atmosphere of support, respect, and health in an equestrian farm environment. We offer a therapeutic riding experience to those able to benefit from it. CATRA also offers opportunities and events well beyond its weekly therapeutic riding program including its Miniature Horse and Equine-Assisted Programming as well as Paws N' Read in support of childhood literacy. All interested individuals, especially those with strategic planning, legal, IT infrastructure, or human services experience encouraged to contact Mike Babbitt at  Mike@catra.net .
Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz is seeking a few music-loving folks to join our Board of Directors. Specifically, we need new members to replace our retiring fundraising chair and folks with an interest in writing for our newsletter and website. If you want to join a board with other people dedicated to the preservation of jazz in Central PA, call Sheila Ross at 717-540-1010.

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.
Daystar Center is seeking board members with a legal, financial, or medical background and knowledge of recovery from addiction. Daystar Center for Spiritual Recovery is serving individuals and families through a community-based holistic residential treatment approach for those suffering from substance abuse. Recovery is accomplished through evidence-based counseling, case management, spiritual guidance, compassionate support, education, and practice of daily life skills. If you have a desire to help our community please contact Fern Wilcox, Executive Director, at 717-230-9898 or email Fwilcox@daystarrecovery.net .
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, Executive Director, at  kcullings@dcls.org  or 717-234-4961 ext. 1105 for more information.
The Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center 's (HCPAC) Board of Directors 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. Please email Sherry Webb at   swebb@thehcpac.org to receive more information to receive more information about serving on one of these committees.
The Harrisburg Parks Foundation is seeking board members to grow our all-volunteer organization to better support the needs of Harrisburg’s green network of parks, parkways, and playgrounds. Board members guide the organization, but also help raise funds for specific playgrounds (such as a new play equipment or a pavilion), or to improve numerous recreation areas (such as new picnic tables and attractive trash bins). Board members assist committees where their skills and interests fit best, including organizing special events, soliciting sponsors, connecting with donors, managing our website, outreach through social media, or writing grants. For more information, contact Paul Zeph, Chair, at pzeph1@verizon.net .

With the beginning of the new year, the LGBT Center of Central PA is seeking passionate and committed individuals to serve 3-year terms on our Board of Directors starting in January 2020! We are currently seeking an attorney to join our Board, as well as queer and trans people of color and transgender and non-binary people with a variety of different skill-sets and experiences. Our goal is for our Board of Directors to be as representative as possible of our LGBTQ+ communities and all of the intersections therein. If interested, please contact Amanda L. Arbour at aarbour@centralpalgbtcenter.org or 717-920-9534.
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 34th season of contemporary theatre. Interested in joining the team? Contact join@openstagehbg.com for more information. 
Perhaps Today Ministries International has opportunities for value and mission aligned individuals to join its board of directors. Presently there are vacancies for Board Secretary and Board Treasurer. We are also looking for Board members who are well-connected and interested in philanthropy and fundraising. The Board of Directors generally meets quarterly. Perhaps Today Ministries, (PTM) is a small faith-based nonprofit organization offering Christian Spiritual counseling, educational workshops and benevolent funding. If interested email Cheryl Ciambotti (CEO) at counselor@perhaps-today.com or call 717-938-6133.
Established in 1979, The PROGRAM , "It's About Change" is an independent non-profit committed to providing resources to ex-offenders reentering our community. The PROGRAM is seeking 3-4 individuals interested in serving on the Board of Directors or a committee. We are looking for volunteers with a background in human resources, technology, fundraising, community outreach and housing. To volunteer, contact AliceAnne Frost at a.frost@therprogramhbg.org or call 717-238-9950 ext. 108.
The Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is recruiting new Board of Trustee members to support the mission of the NMSS. People affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Trustees work together with chapter staff and society leadership to raise revenue and awareness within a 56 county-wide territory of Pennsylvania to achieve MS breakthroughs. Please contact Anne Mageras, Chapter President, anne.mageras@nmss.org , or 412-261-6347, ext. 63203 to discuss opportunities. 
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.
Shalom House Transformational Services is seeking board members with a passion for our mission - empowering women and transforming lives. Shalom House is on a pathway to excellence as we move women from crisis to independence through collaboration and community. If you are interested in learning more contact Marsha Fortney at mfortney28@comcast.net .
The Sycamore House , an Episcopal Service Corps program supported by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral in Harrisburg, seeks board members to strengthen our mission in Greater Harrisburg to provide recent college graduates with opportunities to serve local nonprofit organizations while living in community with one another. The board meets monthly. Interested? Please contact Lynda Goldstein, current chair at lynder28@gmail.com and 814.321.5335 or Micalagh Moritz, Program Director at mmoritz@statep.org or 717.557.3321.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Art in the Atrium at WITF ! Celebrate Central PA regional artists with WITF in 2020. Dennis Maust will exhibit ceramics and photography January 6-February 28 . Join us on January 22 from 5-7 PM for the Artist's Reception. Gallery hours are from 10 AM-4 PM, Monday-Thursday .
The ever-popular Figuratively Speaking Winter Membership Exhibition will open at the Art Association of Harrisburg on January 10 , with a reception from 5-8 PM .  AAH Board Members Emeritus Tracey Meloni and Randy Michener are the exhibition sponsors, with Tracey Meloni and John Keck hosting the reception, along with Cynthia Graeff and Barbara Warfel. Millworks is generously donating beer for the event, and Free the Tweeds will provide the lively music. An awards ceremony will take place at 6 PM . The exhibition will remain on view through February 13. Visit www.artassocofhbg.com for more information or call 717-236-1432.
Market Square Concerts presents Perpetulum - Third Coast Percussion on Wednesday, January 15, 8 PM at the Whitaker Center Sunoco Performance Theater . Expand your musical palate with this Grammy-winning ensemble as they perform music by contemporary American composers including the first ever work for a percussion ensemble by Phillip Glass. For tickets call 717--221-9599 or click here .
Theatre Harrisburg presents The Scarlet Letter , January 17-February 2 . For tickets call 717-214-Arts or click here . Performances take place at the Jay and Nancy Krevsky Production Center located at 513 Hurlock Street at the corner of Sixth & Hurlock Streets in uptown Harrisburg next to the studios of WHP TV21. 
The Susquehanna Art Museum 's 5th Birthday Bash is on January 23 from 5-7:30 PM. Celebrate five years in Midtown. This festive evening kicks off with music by Ralph Diekemper and hor d’oeuvres. A special announcement will be made at 6:30 PM followed by a champagne toast and cake!  For tickets click here .
Escape From Poverty! Tri County Community Action invites you to an Escape Room event on January 25 at 2 pm at the Harrisburg Escape Rooms at ABC East Bowling Lanes , Eisenhower Blvd . Teams will work together, find clues, solve puzzles and crack codes to escape before the time runs out. Like solving the issue of poverty, it takes teamwork. Event includes bowling, a NASCAR-style virtual reality racing simulation, food and drinks. Order tickets here .
If you think dreams are for sleeping , join us at the Radisson Hotel on January 31 at 7:30 AM for the 2019-2020 Leadership Harrisburg Area Leadership Speaker Series Goals, Dreams & Legacy with Eric Savage from Freedom Spas Ohana. If you know Eric, you may be familiar with his ethos of the Life Improvement Business and Mahalo Mindset. But, did you know that Eric savagely pursued his dreams all the way from Central PA to Hawaii? Come hear from someone who has made his dreams come true and can help you do the same! Register here .
Dining with St. Stephen's School - A Taste of Harrisburg! Join us at the School, 215 North Front Street, Harrisburg, on February 13 from 11 AM - 1 PM for a catered lunch from Harvest Seasonal Grill. RSVP here .
Join us for the Capital Region Heart Ball on February 22 from 6-11:30 PM at the Hershey Lodge . We will bring together our community’s most influential leaders from the corporate, philanthropic and medical communities to raise funds and promote the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. This year’s masquerade gala will be an exciting evening of auctions, cocktails, a heart-healthy dinner, entertainment and dancing the night away. Click here for tickets.
Are you looking for fun winter activities that your family can enjoy? Check out the Winter Calendar of events from Dauphin County Parks and Recreation .
GENERAL INFORMATION
Board Strong is a new program of Leadership Harrisburg Area that was made possible through a partnership with The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. This 90 minute video series addresses: the roles & responsibilities of non-profit board members; the financial oversight, fiduciary and compliance responsibilities of non-profit board members; non-profit board members’ role in fundraising; tips for non-profit board member to effectively tell the organization’s story; and tips for engaging high performing board. Anyone who is considering serving on a non-profit board; or who is already serving on a non-profit board will gain valuable insights from the experienced non-profit leaders featured in this video. To begin your certification process, click here .
Minimize Conflict! Maximize Your Attendance! 
You plan, you prepare, you promote your event...then you learn that another big fundraiser is being held during your event! 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.  Visit eventsavvy.org for more details and to post your group's events. 
Do you know an extraordinary leader in your community? The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 's (LLS) Man & Woman of the Year Campaign is a 10-week philanthropic competition for leaders in local communities across the United States. Candidates and their teammates raise funds for LLS in honor of local blood cancer survivors. The title "Man or Woman of the Year" is awarded to the candidate whose team raises the most funds during the competition. Contact Tara Reyka at Tara.Reyka@LLS.org or 717-736-7199 for more information.
Do you know a high school student who stands out? The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is seeking exemplary high school students for our Students of the Year Campaign , a philanthropic leadership development program. During the campaign, participants foster professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management. We need students who are strong enough to stand up to cancer and fight for others. Contact Jess Newcomer at Jess.Newcomer@LLS.org or 717-736-7192 for more information.
P ANO is offering the following webinars in January.

Nonprofit Mergers, Acquisitions, and Affiliations - January 15, 1:30-3 PM . Learn about the differences between mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, strategic alliances, and takeovers. Register here .

Mission, Strategy, and Evaluation (1 of 6) - January 22, 10:30 AM . Register here .

The Complete Infographic Toolkit for Nonprofits: From Data to Action - January 23-February 13, 1 PM (4-part). Register here .

10 Technology Tools to Boost Your Fundraising - January 28, 1 PM . Overwhelmed by all the fundraising technology out there? You're not alone! With all the options available to support your nonprofit development needs these days, figuring out what's right for your organization can feel like a full-time job. Register here .

Five Threads that Impact Your Corporate Sponsorship and How to Leverage Them - January 30, 12 PM. Kick off your new year - and new decade - with fresh thinking to energize the ways your organization collaborates with corporations. Register here .
The Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (“PAB”) is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic executive director to manage our efforts and operations, as well as supervise members of our team. PAB is a statewide organization dedicated to supporting our network of member agencies by providing administrative support, funding, advocacy, and empowering assistance for Pennsylvanians to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, and manage blindness, vision loss, and similar impairment(s). View job description .
TFEC and HYP are partnering for the 7th year to provide the Emerging Philanthropist Program . This program seeks to engage Harrisburg's emerging business and community leaders with philanthropic endeavors in Harrisburg. The Emerging Philanthropists Program provides resources and educational opportunities for Harrisburg's developing leaders who wish to be actively engaged in giving back to their community. To participate, complete the application and return to HYP no later than January 8, 2020.
Registration is now open for t he  YWCA Greater Harrisburg 's Race Against Racism 5k run/walk on April 25 . Help us promote awareness of racism in our community and raise vital funds to support our racial justice programs. Following the Race through the Capitol Area and Midtown neighborhoods will be a Humanity Festival featuring culturally diverse entertainers, food, vendors and fun activities for children of all ages. The revenue from our race helps support all our social justice programs and mission focused community outreach. For more information about the Race Against Racism, please contact Monica Flickinger at 717-234-7931 ext. 3057 or mflickinger@ywcahbg.org .
A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
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.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
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 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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