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April, 2015

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Thank you for your newsletter information. 

REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR NEWS ITEMS NO LATER THAN THE 10TH OF EVERY MONTH!

Keep them coming!

The Board is working hard to build up DACCS membership at the meetings. We know that you have a busy schedule but we hope that you will come to hear all of the exciting speakers we have scheduled for 2014!

2015 DACCS Officers

President – Earl Reynolds
Vice President – Pat Daniels
Secretary – Tytiana Dennis
Treasurer – Clem Oliver
Newsletter/Website – J. Adama Vacanti
Members at Large - Nicole Crews, Brooke Saunders

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DACCS Meeting
April 24, 2015
12:00 pm – 1:00 p.m.
Golden Corral Buffet Restaurant
195 Holt Garrison Pkwy, Danville, VA

Speaker
Robin W. Young
Director of Admissions
Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center

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  • DACCS NEW QUARTERLY MEETINGS
    • APRIL 24, 2015
    • JULY 24, 2015
    • OCTOBERr 23, 2015
  • THE GREEN BOOK IS PUBLISHED ONLINE!
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    THE GREEN BOOK in paper
    TO BE PUBLISHED BY April 30, 2015

ALL PAID UP MEMBERS AND ORGANIZATIONS
WILL RECEIVE THEIR GREEN BOOKS AFTER
PUBLISHING

Two free books for individual members
Five free books for organizations

Pick-up Locations:

  • Virginia Department of Veterans Services
  • Danville Social Security Office
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area

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If you would like to be our Guest Speaker at one of the DACCS Meetings to discuss your organization, please see Pat Daniels or J. Adama Vacanti for details. Your lunch will be provided.

Do you have news to share to put in the DACCS newsletter?
If so, please contact: J. Adama Vacanti with your information.
All information is needed by the 10th of each month.

If you are interested in being an officer in DACCS for the year 2015 or please contact J. Adama Vacanti or  Pat Daniels

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Social Security Column
By J. Adama Vacanti
Social Security District Manager in Danville, VA

April has arrived, and spring is here! As we say “goodbye” to winter weather hardships and “hello” to gardens budding with vibrant color, we welcome the season by celebrating Stress Awareness Month.

Did you know that stress, also called the “silent killer,” could cause heart disease and high blood pressure? Recognizing the sources of stress is the best way to understand how you can start eliminating factors in your life that put unnecessary strain on your body and mind.

Social Security wants to make your retirement planning as stress-free as possible, which is why we have a number of online tools available for you. You can create your own secure, personal my Social Security account from the comfort of your living room and avoid unpleasant traffic and a possible long wait in one of our field offices. Once you have a my Social Security account, you can view your Social Security Statement, verify your earnings record, and find out what to expect in monthly benefits if you retire at ages 62, 67, or 70. Once you begin receiving Social Security benefits, you can use my Social Security to check your benefit information, change your address and phone number, change your electronic payment method, and obtain an instant benefit verification letter and replacement SSA-1099/1042S.

You can easily sign up for my Social Security at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

If you’re thinking about retiring at an age not shown on your Statement, reduce the stress of the unknown by using our Retirement Estimator. The Retirement Estimator allows you to calculate your potential future Social Security benefits by changing variables such as retirement dates and future earnings. You may discover that you’d rather wait another year or two before you retire to earn a higher benefit. Or, you might see that this is the season for you to kiss that work stress goodbye and retire right now. To get instant, personalized estimates of your future benefits, go to www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator.
When you decide it’s time to start receiving your retirement benefits, the application process is far less stressful now that you’re prepared. You can securely apply online without picking up the phone or leaving your house. Simply go to www.socialsecurity.gov/applyonline, and, in as little as 15 minutes, you can breeze through our online retirement application.

Our website and online tools are always available. You can enjoy Social Security’s stress-free retirement planning tools any time of the year, giving you more time to enjoy these warmer months. Doesn’t that put a spring in your step?

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ATTENTION VETERANS

If your DD214 has been lost, misplaced or destroyed, we can order a copy for you at no charge. Come by our office for assistance.
Vietnam veterans may be eligible for disability compensation and health care benefits for diseases that VA has recognized as associated with exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides. For a list of these diseases or to discuss eligibility and the application process, please come by our office.

Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Virginia Department of Veterans Services
139A Deer Run Road
Danville, VA  24540

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God’s Storehouse Annual Meeting

Empty Bowls – a fund-raiser for God’s Storehouse
God’s Storehouse fund-raiser on Feb 27th was a huge success.  Tickets were sold out two weeks prior to the event.  It was a wonderful event.  We greatly appreciate ALL the support from the community, the Danville Register & Bee, the restaurants that donated soup, Diamond Paper, Dan Valley Foods, WSET-Channel 13 and the individuals and businesses that donated to the silent auction and all the volunteers, staff and board members who helped that day. THANK YOU for supporting God’s Storehouse.

National Volunteer Appreciation Week – April 12th – 18th
Eat Out to Help Out – fund-raiser May 5th
Mark your calendars…Eat Out to Help Out will be May 5th. Participating area restaurants will be donating 10% of sales (not include alcohol) to God’s Storehouse. Look for list of restaurants in next month’s newsletter and on www.godsstorehouse.org and God’s Storehouse Facebook page.

Letter Carrier Food Drive May 9th
Place non-perishables (no glass please) beside your mailbox for postal workers/volunteers to pick-up.  God’s Storehouse depends on this food drive to help us get through the summer months. 

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2015 Charity Golf 
Tournament

benefitting BGCDA
Join us on April 24 for our Annual Golf Tournament.
Goodyear Golf Course        11:30 Lunch          1:30pm Shotgun Start

For more information and to reserve your team today, contact Rosalee Maxwell at 434.792.6617, ext. 226 or maxwellr@bgcdanville.org.


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For Immediate Release:                                                     Contact:
March 12, 2015                                                                   Lori Merricks, lmerricks@drfonline.org

DANVILLE REGIONAL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES FIRST SPEAKER EVENT OF 2015 FEATURING JOSHUA DUBOIS ON APRIL 13

Danville, Virginia (March 12, 2015) – Danville Regional Foundation (DRF) is pleased to announce that the first speaker event of the year will be held on Monday, April 13 at Averett University’s North Campus and will feature Joshua DuBois, author of the bestselling book, The President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings that Inspired President Obama, and one of the country’s leading voices on community partnerships.

DuBois led the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships in President Obama’s first term and was called the President’s “Pastor-in-Chief” by TIME magazine. He spearheaded the White House’s work on responsible fatherhood, grassroots community partnerships and religion in foreign affairs, and brought together religious leaders from across the ideological spectrum to tackle the nation’s biggest challenges.

“We at DRF have seen firsthand how our communities give back to their own, over and over again,” said Karl Stauber, president and CEO of Danville Regional Foundation. “The spirit of community service and partnership is alive and well in the Dan River Region and with Mr. DuBois’ visit, we want to celebrate this fact as well as challenge ourselves to reach further and make more of an impact in our communities.”

DuBois’ event is timed to celebrate the National Week of Volunteerism, designed to inspire, recognize and encourage people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. Locally, Averett University’s Center for Community Engagement & Career Competitiveness will be sending out local college students from Averett, Danville Community College and Piedmont Community College during their Week to Engage – an entire week of college students making a positive impact in the Dan River Region.

“For our speaker series this year, DRF wanted to bring people to the region that challenge our entire community to make it the best place it can be possibly be,” said Stauber. “Following DuBois, we will host two speakers that will challenge the status quo of how change happens; guiding us on a path to not only see the possible in the Dan River Region but to make the possible, a reality.”

The event will be held at Averett University’s North Campus beginning at 5:30 pm with a community reception. The speaker event will begin at 6:30 pm.

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required by contacting the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce at 434-836-6990 or by visiting their website at www.dpchamber.org.

About Joshua DuBois

DuBois now leads a consulting firm, Values Partnerships, that creates faith-based partnerships for the public, private and non-profit sectors, teaches at Princeton University and is the weekly religion and values columnist for The Daily Beast.
DuBois is a frequent media commentator and his work with faith-based organizations has been profiled in The New York Times, The Washington Post, ABC News’ This Week, PBS Newshour, CNN and elsewhere. He has also has authored four cover stories for Newsweek magazine, including a seminal piece entitled The Fight for Black Men which historian Taylor Branch called “stunning.”

DuBois received his master’s degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and his bachelor’s degree from Boston University. A former associate pastor at a small Pentecostal church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, DuBois originally hails from Nashville, Tennessee. He currently lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Michelle.

DRF 2015 Speaker Series

For the speaker series in 2015, all three speakers visiting the Dan River Region will be focusing on how the members of this community have the power to make it the best it can possibly be. Joshua DuBois will lead the discussion regarding community partnerships and service in April, followed by Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love of Cities and Love Where You Live, on September 22 to discuss how to fall in love with a city and how to become engaged in local development.

And lastly, on November 4, DRF will host the New York Times best-selling author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Dan Pink. Pink will help the region understand what truly motivates change and how this knowledge can be used to work smarter and live better lives. More information will follow later in the year along with opportunities to sign-up for these events.

About DRF

DRF is a catalyst for innovation and an agent for transformation. Understanding that significant community change takes time, DRF invests for the long term in efforts that promise sustained positive impact for the Dan River Region. DRF is committed to activities, programs, and organizations that address the health, education, and well being of residents of Danville and Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina. 

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