September 2019
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Dear Friends,

Our team is preparing to meet 50 new people in our Community Leadership Series; 20 new people in our Executive Leadership Series; 100 new people in our 2 Beyond Leadership summits; and countless new people in our Leadership Speakers Series events and other community trainings. It’s an exciting and overwhelming time of year. We strive to honor everyone we meet by remembering their name, but it can be hard sometimes. Here are some tips that have helped us through the years.

  • Trying to remember a name can seem very arbitrary. Make it personal! A person’s name represents their individuality and identity and provides the very foundation for your connection.
  • When meeting a new person LISTEN as they say their name and concentrate when they’re saying it. This has to be intentional. Repeat their name out loud. Say it right back to them or even ask them to spell it out. “Hello, Sean. How do you spell that?” Maybe they’ll offer you a business card so you can SEE IT, SAY IT, and COMMIT IT to memory. 
  • Associate their name with something familiar and even SAY IT again. “Sean. My dad’s name is Sean too.” “Sean, I see that you work at PSECU. Do you know Margaret Delmonico? Me too!”
  • Associate their name with a physical characteristic or fact ~ not meant to say out loud. Sean with the receding hair line just like my dad. Or Sean is much taller than my dad. 
  • Follow up. Nothing helps to remember the person faster and build the connection stronger than sending an email just to say “It was nice to meet you at the Leadership Harrisburg Area luncheon yesterday.” Maybe you build on the introduction with another meeting.  
  • Be honest. If you encounter brain freeze and can’t conjure up the person’s name when you meet them next, just apologize and tell them that their name has slipped your mind, ask for it again, and go back to the steps above.

At Leadership Harrisburg Area, we always provide name tags to support this process. We use attendance lists, photos, and social media to help us remember all the people we meet each year.  It may seem like a small thing, but remembering a person’s name really does go a long way in making lasting connections. It’s worth the effort!

Una Martone, '07
President & CEO
Leadership Harrisburg Area
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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. For more information, contact Alyson Long, Program Supervisor at 717-652-4987 Ext. 2001.
The Cumberland County Democratic Committee is seeking an experienced fundraiser to help pro bono with revamping current efforts and teaching a group of enthusiastic volunteers how to effectively raise money. Help is also needed with coordinating a new capital campaign, as well as, running training seminars for candidates on how to fundraise for their own campaigns. If interested, please contact Maurice Reeves at 717-649-7000 or maurice.reeves@gmail.com .
Elegant Progressions , the renowned black-tie progressive dinner presented each December through a unique and creative partnership of Historic Harrisburg Association and The Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania , has volunteer opportunities for event planners, decorators, cater-waiters, bus hosts, coat checkers and more.  The 28 th edition of this legendary event takes place Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 (choice of evenings for volunteers and attendees), while “progressing” among four distinctive Central Pennsylvania architectural landmarks. Contact KFCP at 717-652-8123 or info@kfcp.org , or HHA at 717-233-4646 or info@historicharrisburg.com .

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.
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 .
The Finkelstein-Cohen Kosher Meals on Wheels Program at Jewish Family Services of Greater Harrisburg is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound older adults in Dauphin County. The hours range from 2 – 6 hours per week on either Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings. Please join us in our efforts to change people’s lives. Contact John Jantos at jjantos@jfsofhbg.org or 717-233-1681 for more information.
The Nobody's Cats Foundation needs your help to keep its fee for community cat spay/neuter, vaccines and related services affordable to the public! We are especially in need of volunteers who can assist with fundraising activities to help us retain our $35 per-cat fee. Do you have an idea for an event or strategy that might help us raise funds? Or are you available to help staff or manage events, from Meowy-Hours at local breweries to our annual summer community yard sale or spaghetti dinner? To learn more about us, 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.
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.
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 need volunteers to assist clients with Choice Food Pantry and breakfast feeding program. If you can assist, please click  here . For more information, contact Kathy Anderson-Martin at kathy.anderson-martin@use.salvationarmy.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 , Pamela Carnes at pstpammy@verizon.net 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, Interim 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.
Do you enjoy beautifully performed choral music?  If so, come join us!  The Harrisburg Singers  is looking for servant leaders (specifically those with a financial or business background, social media expertise and/or fundraising experience) to serve on its Board of Directors. Additionally, we are seeking an individual to fill the role of treasurer. The Harrisburg Singers' mission is to set the standard for virtuosity and tonal beauty in choral performance for Central Pennsylvania and beyond. We aspire to be innovative, inspiring and artistically adventuresome. We dedicate ourselves to imparting to our audiences the real joy that lives in great choral literature from a variety of musical traditions. Please contact Whitney Sherbocker (LHA Class of 2011) with any questions and interest at  wsherbocker@gmail.com  or 717-385-7511.
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 looking for people with the following skill sets: 1) Someone with non-profit finance experience (background as a CFO or a CPA preferred) to serve as our Board Treasurer; 2) individuals with development experience; and 3) individuals with legal expertise. If you're interested in learning more, please contact Amanda L. Arbour at aarbour@centralpalgbtcenter.org or 717-920-9534.
Make a difference in the lives of Central PA teens!  Medard's House is a youth-focused non-profit after school program that helps teens by providing a safe space for mentoring, a hot meal after school, organized physical activity, homework help and spiritual growth. In fall of 2019 we will launch two new programs in partnership with local school districts and community partners: (1) supporting students who want to go to college with resources to do academic research and direction to find scholarships and additional monies to help lower costs (2) a program collaborating with businesses who emphasize the trades, creating apprenticeship opportunities for teens who are unsure of their path after graduation.  

Needed now - A person with a professional finance background to join the Board and Chair the Finance Committee.   The role of the Finance Committee is primarily to provide financial oversight for the organization including: budgeting, financial planning, financial reporting/monitoring, and developing internal controls and accountability policies.   

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 34th season of contemporary theatre, starting this fall. Interested in joining the team? Contact join@openstagehbg.com for more information. 
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.
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 non profit 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
Please join Historic Harrisburg Association for the opening reception of "Revisiting the City Beautiful: New Initiatives for a New Century" on September 5 from 5-7:30 PM at the Historic Harrisburg Resource Center, 1230 N. Third Street, Harrisburg.
Messiah College Art Department presents Juried Student Work - 2018-2019 Studio Year . Now through September 6 from 9 AM - 7 PM at the Climenhaga Building, Aughinbaugh Art Gallery. For more details, visit messiah.edu/galleries .
31st Annual Harrisburg Gallery Walk - September 8 from 11 AM-6 PM - 19 venues and 20 Sprocket Murals. No Last Call Band will be providing their lively brand of music throughout the day along the Gallery Walk route, and many of the venues will also have live music and refreshments to complement the art. Event is FREE! Contact the Art Association of Harrisburg at 717-236-1432 or www.artassocofhbg.com for more information.
The Art Association of Harrisburg has full calendar of events for Fall. Lots to do for the entire family!
  • SUSTAINED: ARTISTS & THE ENVIRONMENT - AAH Fall Membership Exhibition, September 8-October 10.
  • Fall art classes for youth and adults - Starting September 9.
  • INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION - October 18-November 21 - Opening Reception October 18 from 5-8 PM.
  • Psychic Gallery with William Stillman - November 9 from 6-8:30 PM - $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
  • Painting Demonstration by Katriel Srebnik - November 10 at 2:30 - #10 donation at the door.
or more information on all of the above visit WWW.ARTASSOCOFHBG.COM

Leadership Harrisburg Area can help you accelerate your access to Capital Region business and community leaders! Participate in just five sessions of the Executive Leadership Series . Registration deadline for this year’s class is September 9 . For full program details, a video testimonial, and online registration click here .
Join Harrisburg Young Professionals for our 3rd Annual Puppies and Pints Social benefiting Homeward Bound Animal Rescue at Midstate Distillery on September 11 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Homeward Bound will be bringing several dogs that are currently in search of their forever home. Come get your puppy fix and enjoy delicious drinks and happy hour specials at Midstate Distillery. Who knows, maybe you will meet your newest family member!
The Harrisburg Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI), is celebrating its 40 th Anniversary on September 12 from 5:30 – 8:00 PM at Hollywood Casino . EWI of Harrisburg is actively involved in the Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship and provides support to various literacy and community projects. Purchase tickets here or email Sue Gebhart at suegebhart@comcast.net .
Celebrating 100 Years of Serving Greater Carlisle Area and Cumberland County! To recognize this historic occasion the YWCA-Carlisle will hold a free Community Block Party on September 14 from 3-10 PM at 301 G Street, Carlisle. Festivities include family friendly activities, live entertainment, food vendors and a beer & wine garden. Learn more here .
HISPANIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL on September, 14 from 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM at 1300 Derry Street. Celebrate with our main sponsors: PNC BANK, CAPITAL BLUE, and UPMC. Enjoy Spanish food, entertainment with Los Monstros, free activities for children and giveaways. Register here .
On September 14 Estamos Unidos de Pennsylvania will celebrate its 17th Annual Gala at the Best Western Premier Central Hotel at 5:30 PM . This year’s theme is “Embracing and Upholding Our Hispanic/Latino Roots!” It will be an enlightening night of cultural traditions, scholarship recognition, and special entertainment that highlights talent from various parts of the world! RSVP by September 6 by calling 717-585-1150 or euptreasurer@gmail.com .
Messiah College School of Arts presents upcoming concerts, listed below. To purchase tickets, contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at 717-691-6036 or online at messiah.edu/tickets
  • September 15 at 4 PM - MUSIC FOR PIANO TIMES TWO III “War and Peace I”, High Center, Parmer Hall.
  • September 20 at 7:30 PM - ROD GILFRY Baritone, High Center, Parmer Hall
  • September 27 at 7:30 PM - Messiah College Wind Ensemble with James Colonna, conductor and Messiah College Symphonic Winds with Travis Weller, conductor, High Center, Parmer Hall
  • October 19 at 11 AM - Messiah College Symphony Orchestra Family Concert with Timothy Dixon, conductor, High Center, Parmer Hall
  • October 19 at 4 PM Concert Choir and Alumni Choir with Joy Meade, conductor, High Center, Parmer
  • October 19 at 7:30 PM Messiah Jazz Ensembles with William Stowman and Mark Hunsberge, directors
  • October 29 at 7:30 PM - AN EVENING with CHRIS THILE - mandolinist, singer, songwriter, composer and radio personality, High Center, Parmer Hall 
Making a Community Case for Redistricting Reform
Join regional and community leaders on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 to discuss the important issue of redistricting reform. The topic is timely as every 10 years following the census, new district lines are drawn for Congressional and state legislative districts. The way districts are drawn has a long-term impact on how our citizens and communities are represented.
Representatives from Fair Districts PA and three Commissioners from California’s Redistricting Commission will be in Harrisburg to testify at a hearing about redistricting reform in the Commonwealth. California's reform effort won Harvard and the Ford Foundation's prestigious Innovations in American Government award as a national best practice approach.
Just last week, the PA Governor's Redistricting Reform Commission, chaired by David Thornburgh, released its bi-partisan report so the conversation is timely. 
Details about the time and location are coming soon. For more information, contact info@pposinc.com .
Chamber Business Women present Strategies to Bridge the Generational Gap in the Workplace by Masai Lawson from Gannett Fleming on September 18 from 8-9:30 AM at Central Penn College Conference Center. Masai will discuss strategies that focus on communication and building more cohesive strategies that focus on communication and building more cohesive teams, directly impacting growth, retention and innovation. Register here .
The PA Family Support Alliance invites you to the PA Child Abuse Prevention Symposium on September 18 at the Harrisburg Hilton , 8 AM - 4 PM . This Symposium will feature nationally acclaimed speakers who are experts in child abuse prevention. Presentations will include a variety of topics that are relevant to professionals and organizations that provide programs to children. Register here .
Friends of International House , a fund of TFEC , invites you to Golf Around the World on September 20 at 8 AM at Dauphin Highlands Golf Course . Proceeds will support programming and events for international and domestic students living, working and studying in Harrisburg, and help to further the increasingly important need for global understanding. Register here .
Get your teams ready! Leadership Harrisburg Area 's Annual Cornhole Tournament is on September 20 from 4:30-9 PM in the parking lot of Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, 210 Grandview Avenue, Camp Hill. 4PM Check In ~ 4:30PM Tournament Begins ~ 9PM Final Game . Registration is $50 for 2 Person Team and includes a variety of free beer & drinks, prizes, and food for purchase. All proceeds benefit LHA’s community outreach services. Register here .
Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg North  presents the 2019 Beer and Wine Fest ! Join us September 21 from 3-7 PM at Central Penn College to celebrate local and regional craft brewers and wine makers. The event will feature: 16+ Craft breweries; 4+ Local Wineries; Live Music and Food Trucks (not included in ticket price). Purchase tickets here. Funds raised support our numerous local, national and international service projects.
The YWCA Junior Board invites you to their annual Fall Fest on September 21, 4-7 PM at Camp Reily , 300 Camp Reily Road, Harrisburg. Fall Fest is celebrating its 10th year. The Junior Board hosts this event to raise funds that help support upgrading the Camp for use and enjoyment of the community and children served by the YWCA Greater Harrisburg. Your ticket includes food from Mission BBQ, beer tastings from great local craft breweries, entertainment and a fantastic location! Register here .
Do you love a good party?    CPYB presents An Evening at the Barre will be held on Saturday, September 21 from 5-10 PM at the Hilton Harrisburg . To learn more, contact Asheleigh Forsburg at 717-254-8945, or forsburg@cpyb.org .
Save the Date!  Central PA Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk is on September 21 at 5 PM , Soldier's Grove, State Capital. Teams and their communities Light The Night at our walks where we gather together to celebrate, honor and remember those touched by cancer. Volunteers and team members register here
FAB 2019 in honor of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, the LGBT Center of Central PA invites you to join us on September 21 from 6-10 PM at the Hershey Lodge to Celebrate a Legacy of Resistance and Resilience . Register here .
Join us for the HCPAC Benefit, " Dancing With Our Stars " on September 21 at 7:30 PM . Enjoy an evening of food and dance as local celebrities, business owners and dignetaries take to the dance floor alongside of HCPACs finest young talent. Buy tickets here .
Join the Central PA TAKE STEPS walk on Sunday, September 22 beginning at 10:00 AM on City Island. The TAKE STEPS walk benefits the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and their efforts to find a cure for IBD.  Full event detail and registration available here . For more information about the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, please contact Caroline Webel at  cwebel@crohnscolitisfoundation.org .
Picasso Comes to Harrisburg! Now through September 22 , The Susquehanna Art Museum features works on paper - Picasso: A Life in Print, 45 Years of Collecting from the John Szoke Gallery on NYC. For tickets and more information, click here .
PANO presents the 2019 Collaborative Conference - Putting the Unity in Community - September 24 - 25. Are you ready to push the boundaries of how we bridge divides and come together for the greater good? Ready to put your teamwork skills to the test and break down with it means to work together?   Register here .
Join Hope Within on September 27 for our 6th Annual Golf Tournament ! Registration begins at 11:30 AM at the Sunset Golf Course , 2601 Sunset Drive, Middletown. Proceeds will benefit the new addition to house our expanding counseling ministry and a new dental suite. To play, register here .
Join Project SHARE on September 29 for our annual Farm to Table & Auction from 5-8 PM at the Barn at Creek’s Bend . Enjoy an abundance of locally sourced and creative cuisine prepared by area restaurants, catering and private chefs, along with some of the area’s best craft beer, cider and a variety of PA wines. Proceeds from this year’s event enhance SHARE’s efforts that strengthen families and their children who face the challenge of food insecurity. Purchase tickets here .
Salsa Sensation Latin Dance Series! Join HYP to learn the basics of one of the most popular and exciting Latin dances! This series will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 , beginning at 6 PM at HMAC. It consists of a one-hour salsa lesson taught by Leonetti Entertainment’s Ben Heikenfeld and Jenn Mercado, followed by an hour of open dance and socializing. Sign up here .
The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra presents Malina Madness October 5 & 6 at Forum Place. Stuart Malina opens his 20th season as HSO music director with a Suite for Orchestra by his son, Zev, and then performs as soloist and conductor in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 26. After intermission, enjoy the technicolor orchestral showpiece inspired by The Arabian Nights, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Order tickets here .
Plan to attend the YWCA’s Power of Style Fashion Show on October 10 from 5:30-8:30 PM at the Hilton Harrisburg Power of Style features the fashions and accessories of local, women-owned boutiques. Local speaker, mentor, author and domestic abuse survivor, Cherie Faus-Smith , will deliver the keynote address. Proceeds from the event benefit the YWCA's Violence Intervention and Prevention department, which offers free medical, legal, housing, employment and counseling services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in Central PA. Purchase tickets here .
This year BHA celebrates 30 years of Building a Future with Hope. Join us for our Annual Celebration on October 10 , at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey . It will be an evening of reflection, thanks, and anticipation for the future. For additional information, contact  Jessica Johnson Vinton  at 717-233-6016. Purchase tickets here .
HYP presents the 6th Annual 5 Miler for 5 Charities on October 12 on City Island from 7:30-11:30 AM . The race features a safe and scenic course running along Riverfront Park (Capital Area Greenbelt) and ending back at City Island. In addition to the 5 Miler Race, we are bringing back the Kids Fun Run! The Kids Fun Run will be a 1/4 mile and all registrations will be “day of.” There will be no entry fee, but donations are welcome. Register here .
Join us for Fall Harvest Festival at Central Penn College on October 19 from 10 AM-2 PM . This year’s theme is “A Very Hippie Harvest” in honor of Woodstock’s 50 th anniversary. The festival features inflatables, live music, food trucks, vendors, an original children’s play, pumpkin carving, face-painting, tarot-card readings, raffle baskets and more! Free and open to the public!
Join us for RKL 's Not-for-Profit Forum on October 22 at Spooky Nook Sports, Lancaster from 8 AM-3:30 PM . Hear from RKL and industry experts on how to Improvise, Adapt and Overcome challenges and come away with strategies to develop a game plan to minimize your fraud risk, adopt successful fundraising techniques, avoid common legal pitfalls and maximize your recruiting and retention efforts. Five credits available. Register here .
Join Leadership Harrisburg Area for Beyond Leadership on October 30 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at Central Penn College Conference Center . Beyond Leadership overviews the 10 Essentials of Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership is not about the number of non profit organizations served by an individual, or the number of hours spent attending board meetings or community events. Servant Leadership is about one person making an investment in the growth and development of another person; it's one person putting another's needs before their own. It happens at home, at work, and in the community, and it is very important.  Registration is coming soon!
Mark your calendar for the American Lung Association’s 6 th Annual LUNG FORCE Walk on November 2 on City Island. Register as a team, individual, virtual walker, or volunteer! Proceeds and donations go towards clinical trials, access to lung cancer screenings and asthma care, development of treatments and cures, tobacco and air pollution regulation, and community education. For more information, questions, or how YOU can help, contact Janise Bankard , Development Director, at Janise.bankard@lung.org or 717-971-1118 or visit our website .
TFEC - The Fund for Women & Girls presents the Power of the Purse Auction on November 8 from 11:30 AM - 2 PM at the Sheraton - Hershey Hotel . Start your weekend early and come ready to shop. Festivities include purse silent auction, cash bar & plated luncheon, “Women in Philanthropy” award presentation and “Dream Team” induction. Buy tickets here .
The Mental Wellness Association presents the 2019 National Conference, November 21-22 at the Radisson Harrisburg . Register here .
Are you looking for fun fall activities that your family can enjoy? Check out the Fall 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. 
P ANO is offering the following webinars in September.

Unemployment 101 - September 10 at 10 AM - Free. PANO has partnered with First Nonprofit since 1998, helping 300 Pennsylvania nonprofits save over $28 million. Last year alone, organizations saved an average of 36%. Ready to learn more about how unemployment insurance works and how you can be among the 300 nonprofits cutting down on unemployment costs? Register here .

Lobbying & Electioneering for Nonprofits - September 17 - 1:30-3 PM For nonprofits, every year is an election year. Every session of Congress, state legislature, or local government offers possible public policy changes that could significantly affect nonprofit work. This webinar addresses offers practical advice on developing relationships with legislators so that your voice can be heard when an issue is pending that can affect your work. Register here .
Interested in grant writing? The Grant Writing Certificate Program will cover the basics of grant seeking and writing. Temple Harrisburg will provide you with the tools to turn a good idea into a great proposal. Sessions are held every Tuesday from September 24-October 29 at Temple University Harrisburg, 234 Strawberry Square. Register here .
The Partnership for Better Health presents Fundraising Training with Chad Barger, CFRE, from Productive Fundraising . Mark your calendars for November 18 . Fundraising Tune-Up from 10-11:30 AM, Networking Luncheon from 11:30 AM -12:30 PM and Fundraising Solution Room 12:30 - 1:30 PM. Registration coming soon!
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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