June 2020
Dear Friends,
 
On this primary election day, please exercise your right to vote! Voting is the epitome of community service in action. Our vote is an expression of what we want our community to look like and what type of leaders we trust to help raise the quality of life for all. In the midst of a tumultuous week, after months of disruption, these words from the brother of George Floyd stuck with me yesterday.
 
“Let’s do this another way. Stop thinking that our voice don’t matter and vote. Educate yourself. Don’t wait for somebody else to tell you who’s who. Educate yourself and know who you’re voting for.”
Terrence Floyd
 
And if you aren’t satisfied with the people on the ballot and what they represent, consider putting YOUR NAME on there! Our communities continue to need leaders who are willing to build relationships, create equity, and solve difficult problems. 
 
If not in elected office, plenty of community service opportunities need YOU and your ideas, input, and resources. Check out the listings in this months edition of The Community Caller. Feel free to send your announcements, volunteer and board member listings, and events to  LHA@leadershipharrisburg.org .
Thanks and take care.
Una Martone, '07
President & CEO
Leadership Harrisburg Area
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Make a Difference - Join the HACC Foundation Board
Did you know the HACC Foundation :
  • Distributed $4,815 in emergency assistance funds to students enrolled in HACC’s Message Therapy Program?
  • Allocated $145,000 to provide tech support to HACC students impacted by the global pandemic?
HACC is seeking professional, ethical, knowledgeable and hard-working individuals to join the HACC Foundation Board. Qualified individuals interested in representing HACC’s Gettysburg, Lancaster, Lebanon or York campuses or individuals involved in healthcare or manufacturing industries are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted any time and should be submitted using the online application at hacc.edu/recruitboard. To see why others enjoy serving on the HACC Foundation Board, please view the Board member profiles available at hacc.edu/FoundationBoard . For more information on the HACC Foundation, visit haccfoundation.org .
Help Make Dreams Come True
SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success. Volunteering is a way for you to give back, network with business experts, and share your knowledge. SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. Join our team of 10,000+ volunteers, and share your talents and expertise with the small business community here in Central PA by being part of Susquehanna SCORE. You can help in four different volunteer roles: 1) Mentor: offer confidential business mentoring services, either in person or online; 2) Subject matter expert: provide focused knowledge based on your professional skills or industry; 3) Workshop presenter: lead local workshops, seminars and events to help entrepreneurs meet their goals and achieve success; 4) Chapter support role: share your skills in marketing, tech, finance, fundraising and more to help expand the outreach of SCORE. To read more visit our website . If you have specific questions please feel free to reach out to George Japak , SCORE Certified Mentor / Community Outreach at  george.japak@scorevolunteer.org.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Go Red for Women Goes Virtual
The American Heart Association will hold its annual Go Red for Women event virtually on Thursday, June 4 th  at 4 pm. This year, the event is free to attend from home and will feature some local stories, as well as information about what AHA is doing in response to Covid-19. For more information and to register, click here .
500 Men & Women Reading (Livestream)
The American Literacy Corporation Presents Floyd and Friends Birthday Celebration and The Great Summer Reading Kick-Off on June 6 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Men and Women from the community (Celebrity readers include: Ron Claiborne, Ali Lanyon, Susan Hubley, Tina Nixon, Una Martone, Valerie Pritchett, James Crummel, David Botera) will read every 15 minutes, starting with author Floyd Stokes at 10 a.m. Giveaways will happen every 15 minutes. Join us via Zoom or Facebook live. Zoom and Facebook links can be found here .
Volunteer Readers Needed
We are still in need of people willing to be scheduled to read on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. throughout the months of June and July. Here are the additional reading dates and times: June 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, July 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 24, 25, 29.
To sign up, visit:  www.superreader.org.
CLS Class of 2020 Graduation
Members of the Community Leadership Series Class of 2020 will graduate from the program on June 15, 2020. A livestream event will also feature the speakers & award presentations  Click here for more detail and to register for the event.
PURSE abilities Goes Virtual
YWCA Carlisle’s fabulous PURSEabilities event presented by Highmark is moving to an online platform. Join us here from June 22nd to June 26th to bid on your favorite fashionable purses and support the programs and services offered at YWCA Carlisle. Pre-registration is not required; interested purse purchasers can join the online auction at any point from the comfort of their homes while the auction is live. Participants will receive email notifications with information on the status of the bidding. Please contact Jocelyn Kraus, Board President, at board@ywcacarlisle.org or connect with our office at 717-243-3818.
Continue Your Leadership Journey
Beyond Leadership is an experiential learning opportunity that explores the 10 Essentials of Servant Leadership; highlights the history of servant leadership and its relevance today; and provides activities designed to build new connections among participants. LHA’s President & CEO, Una Martone facilitates Beyond Leadership Register here for the next training summit on Thursday, June 25 , from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM at The Conference Center @ Central Penn College . Limited seating is still available.
Vision Bowl Strikes Awareness
Did you know that bowling is a sport that many blind or visually impaired individuals really enjoy? Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania (VROCP) , presents the Vision Bowl, a low vision awareness event, that provides you will have the opportunity to learn more about the major diseases that lead to vision loss and what has made VROCP a vital community benefit organization for individuals experiencing blindness, for nearly 100 years. Join us for a friendly, fun, first warm-up game, food, refreshments and a little humorous taunting between teams, followed by a competitive second game when bowlers will be competing for bragging rights and trophies, as they are required to bowl wearing one-of-four special lightweight eyeglasses that emulate what a person with Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Age Related Macular Degeneration, and Cataracts see. Vision Bowl will take place on Monday, July 13 , at ABC East lanes, 1001 Eisenhower Blvd., Harrisburg at 6:00 p.m. The competitors must bowl in teams of four and the $200 contribution entry fee, per team, includes shoes, a souvenir t-shirt, and foods to snack on. The event also welcomes sponsorships and all interested parties are asked to please contact Cheryl Cuddy at, ccuddy@vrocp.org for details.
Save the Date - 2020 PA Community Alliance Summit
Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council invites you to mark your calendars for September 16, 2020 : 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm and September 17, 2020 : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm for the 2020 PA Community Alliance Summit . Let’s maximize the power of our allied communities! 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. Chick here for more information.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Applications Available NOW!
Applications for the Community Leadership Series Class of 2021 are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2020 .  Click here full program detail, dates, and access to the online application.   Or feel free to call 717-216-5200 to discuss this opportunity.
Registration for ELS Open Now
The Executive Leadership Series offers senior decision makers an opportunity to accelerate introductions to Capital Region business and community leaders. Click here for full program details, a video testimonial, and online registration.  Or feel free to call 717-216-5200 to discuss this opportunity.
Be Certified for Board Service
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 .
Award Nominations Now Being Accepted
Each year at the TFEC 's Power of the Purse fundraiser, the Fund for Women & Girls honors local women who are philanthropists through two awards – the Rising Philanthropists Award and the Karen F. Snider Women in Philanthropy Award . The Power of the Purse is the largest fundraising event for the Fund with the purpose of creating a deeper understanding of a woman’s ability to be philanthropic. Click here for award criteria and nomination forms or Contact Heather LaManna at 717.236.5040 or hlamanna @tfec.org
COVID-19 Community Response Fund
The COVID-19 Community Response Fund was established by TFEC  in partnership with the United Way of the Capital Region . Together we are committed to serving our most vulnerable community members by providing responsive supports to our long-standing and trusted nonprofit community partners on the front lines. Funds will be released on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis, making it possible to move resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs in subsequent funding phases. Provided efforts will seek to expand local capacity to address the outbreak as efficiently as possible. Should donations raised through the fund no longer be needed for COVID19 relief, remaining funds will be used for future disaster relief in the area. Click here for details or contact Jennifer Doyle at 717-236-5040 or jdoyle@tfec.org for more information.
A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
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 Leadership Harrisburg Area via email at  LHA@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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