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February, 2012

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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 are hoping you will be at as many meetings this year as possible!

2012 DACCS Officers

President – J. Adama Vacanti
Vice President – Nicole Crews
Secretary – Clem Oliver
Treasurer – Bernice Gammon
Alternative Treasurer - Melinda Dalton
Newsletter – Clem Oliver
Members at Large - Earl B. Reynolds Jr, Van Avery, Pat Daniel
Past President – Pattie DeShazor

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DACCS Meeting
Friday, February 24, 2012
 
 12 noon at Golden Corral Restaurant
Speaker

Kasey Rising, YMCA

Membership/Marketing Director

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DACCS Announcements!
March Meeting
Friday, March 23, 2012 

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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 Nicole Crews for details. Your lunch will be provided.

Do you have news to share to put in the DACCS newsletter?
If so, please contact: Clem Oliver with your information.
All information is needed by the 2nd Friday of each month.

If you are interested in being an officer in DACCS for the year 2013 please contact Mrs. Pattie Deshazor

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MEDICARE PART B DEADLINE APPROACHING
By J. Adama Vacanti
Social Security District Manager in Danville, VA

If you didn’t sign up for Medicare Part B medical insurance when you first became eligible for Medicare, you now have an opportunity to apply — but time is running out. The deadline for applying during the general enrollment period is March 31. If you miss the deadline, you may have to wait until 2013 to apply.

Medicare Part B covers some medical expenses not covered by Medicare Part A (hospital insurance), such as doctors’ fees, outpatient hospital visits, and other medical supplies and services.

When you first become eligible for hospital insurance (Part A), you have a seven-month period in which to sign up for medical insurance (Part B). After that, you may have to pay a higher premium — unless you were covered through your current employer's group health plan or a group health plan based on a spouse's current employment. You are given another opportunity to enroll in Part B during the general enrollment period, from January 1 to March 31 of each year. But each 12-month period that you are eligible for Medicare Part B and do not sign up, the amount of your monthly premium increases by 10 percent.

There are special situations in which you can apply for Medicare Part B outside the general enrollment period. For example, you should contact Social Security about applying for Medicare if:

  • you are a disabled widow or widower between age 50 and age 65, but have not applied for disability benefits because you are already getting another kind of Social Security benefit;
  • you worked long enough in a government job where Medicare taxes were paid and you meet the requirements of the Social Security disability program and became disabled before age 65;
  • you, your spouse, or your dependent child has permanent kidney failure;
  • you had Medicare medical insurance (Part B) in the past but dropped the coverage; or
  • you turned down Medicare medical insurance (Part B) when you became entitled to hospital insurance (Part A).

You can learn more about Medicare by reading our electronic booklet, Medicare at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10043.html. Or visit the Medicare website at www.medicare.gov. You may also call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227; TTY 1-877-486-2048).

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INTEGRATED THREAT MANAGEMENT

A Systematic Approach to Identifying, Assessing, and Managing

Threatening & Violent Behaviors in the Workplace 

Over the last several months, several national incidents have again brought attention to critical issues regarding management of situations involving persons who engage in threatening and violent behaviors in the workplace.  These behaviors may range from tactics of bullying and intimidation, to acts of violence that devastate a workplace or community.  Managers are increasingly involved in collaborative approaches designed to mitigate potentially violent situations and to sustain continuity of business operations.  In this session, participants will learn best practices in how to develop and implement multi-disciplinary approaches to threat assessment and management, leading to more effective (and safer) resolutions of disruptive and potentially dangerous situations.

Session Learning Objectives

  • Understand key aspects regarding the dynamics of violence in the workplace
  • Increase awareness of best practices for integrated,

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Institute Conference Center, Danville
Check-in begins 11:30 AM
Buffet Lunch begins 11:45, included in registration fee
Workshop 12:30-4:30 PM
$29 registration (individual)
$119 (table of up to five)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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DANVILLE CANCER ASSOCIATION AND DANVILLE RUNNING AND FITNESS CLUB PRESENT THE

ANNUAL 5K RACE;

THE DANVILLE CANCER ASSOCIATION AND THE DANVILLE RUNNING AND FITNESS CLUB WILL HOLD THEIR THIRD ANNUAL 5K RACE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2012 TO BENEFIT THE DCA IN OUR MISSION TO SERVE OUR LOCAL CANCER PATIENTS. ANYONE INTERESTED IN THE EVENT CAN CONTACT THE DCA OFFICE AT 791-3227.” THANK YOU, MARY CRIDER, EXEC. DIRECTOR

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Danville Science Center

The Science Center regularly hosts presentations by experts, enthusiasts and scientists. We have a particularly interesting set of programs over the next few months. Join us and bring a friend. All talks are FREE.

Methods of Chiropractic Medicine, February 14, 6:30 p.m.
Local chiropractor, Dr. Stephen Eggleston shares how small applications of pressure and adjustments in alignment can bring about large results in the human body.

Dinosaurs Under the Microscope, February 24, 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Mary Schweitzer of North Carolina State University is renowned for her discovery of flexible dinosaur tissue within dinosaur bone. Dr. Schweitzer talks about the evidence for soft tissue in fossils and how this impacts our understanding of ancient animals and their environments.

Talkin¹ Turkey, March, 13, 6:30 p.m.
Did you know turkeys communicate with each other? Come learn about the variety of sounds turkeys produce and the meanings behind them. Local outdoor enthusiasts James Lumpkins and Dave Clark will speak about making box calls, wing-bone calls and diaphragm calls and will demonstrate how to use them.

The Music of Nature and the Nature of Music, March 27, 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Patricia Gray from the Music Research Institute at UNC-Greensboro, shares her studies of other species and their abilities to perceive and manipulate patterns of sound and time thus advancing our understanding of the deeper roots of human musicality.

Peering into the Musical Brain, April 10, 6:30 p.m.
Over the past 15 years, Dr. Don Hodges has worked on mapping the musical brain in an effort to understand how neural mechanisms support various components of musical behavior. Although there is still much to learn, a picture of the musical brain is beginning to emerge.

The Sounds of Bat Sonar, April 24, 6:30 p.m.
Bats live in a world of sound that is mostly inaudible to humans. They use sounds above our hearing range to navigate through their environments, find their food, and communicate with each other. Dr. Rolf Mueller shares his work on the communication systems of these amazing night flyers.

Jeff Liverman, Executive Director
Danville Science Center, 434.799.5160

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Our Children Need YOU to Participate in Bowl For Kids’ Sake!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area needs you to register for Bowl For Kids’ Sake. It's not about bowling. It's about kids. Bowl for Kids' Sake is an easy and enjoyable way to make a positive difference.  Everyone can get involved as a bowler on a team of family members, friends or co-workers; or as a sponsor. If you care about kids and can spare a little time for fun, then Bowl for Kids' Sake is right up your alley!

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is about having fun to help kids continue on a positive path.  By supporting Big Brother Big Sisters of Danville Area, you can Start Something BIG in our community – more Bigs and Littles can be matched, more friendships can be gained and improved outlooks on life can be started. 

Why is Bowl for Kid’s Sake so important to the youth of Danville and Pittsylvania County?  Reaching our goal of $45,000 will allow us to continue to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  One adult, one child, measurable results.  Independent research has shown that a Little Brother or Little Sister who is matched for one year or more is more likely to graduate high school, attend college, and to show more respect to adults.  The money raised stays in our community and goes directly toward recruiting, enrolling, matching and sustaining each volunteer/child match. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area is a true change agent, committed to providing an adult mentor for every child who needs or wants one, ages 6-14. Mentoring is a proven strategy that changes how our children grow up in America by meeting critical needs of our region’s children and engaging all levels of community. We help children build the attitudes and behaviors needed to stay in school, succeed academically, make healthy choices, create promising futures and contribute to the economic development of their community.  At the 2012 National Mentoring Summit this month In Washington, DC, Kerry Sullivan, president of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation said, “There is an unmet need for programs in our communities to help combat the dropout rate and provide pathways for young people to gain the knowledge and skills that will put them on the road to stable employment and meaningful lives.”  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area meets that need.\

Register now for Bowl For Kid’s Sake. It’s easy.  Go to the Big Brothers Big Sisters website, www.biglittledanville.org.  Form a Team of 4, collect $100 per bowler in pledges, and be ready to have a good time!  You will get a Free game, Free shoe rental, Free t-shirt, and a chance to win lots of Great Prizes!  Your Team will Change a Child’s Life!  Don’t wait – register online today and start collecting pledges.  You can collect pledges online, too.  It’s easy to raise $100 if you start today.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake
March 24, from 1:00-4:00
Riverside Lanes, Danville
For questions or more information about the event,
call Melanie Vaughan 434-710-2754 or email melaniebbbs@dancom.com.

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We will have 5 questions each month. The answers will be in next months newsletter

  1. Who is the outstanding metropolitan star from Danville and where is a park named for her located?
  2. Who is Wendell Scott and why is he famous in Danville history?
  3. What African American baseball Hall of Famer brought black All Stars to play an exhibition at Peter’s Park?
  4. Who portrayed Wendell Scott in the full length movie about his life?  What is the name of the movie?
  5.  What George Washington High School graduate played for the Detroit Lions?

Last month's trivia!

  1. Why did the supposedly invulnerable Iron Bridge built in 1887 collapse in 1927? - It caught fire during repair work.
  2. Who was Danville’s first City Manager? - T. Edward Temple
  3. What notable contribution did Frances Kipps Spencer make to Danville and the world? - She was the creator of the famous Chrisom Tree
  4. In 1915 an incredible event took place at the site of the Danville Train Station. What happened?- The train station was moved intact to its present location using mules, cables and rollers.
  5. Name three city managers of Danville whose last name had religious connotations. - Temple, Lord, Church

Answers next month!