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January, 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 – OPEN
Treasurer – Clem Oliver
Membership/PR – Amy Bracey
Newsletter/Website – J. Adama Vacanti
Members at Large - Nicole Crews

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DACCS Meeting
January 23, 2015
12:00 pm – 1:00 p.m.
Golden Corral Buffet Restaurant
195 Holt Garrison Pkwy, Danville, VA

NATHAN WITTKAMP
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE
AMERICAN RED CROSS OF VIRGINIA,
LYNCHBURG, MARTINSVILLE AND STUART

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AT THE NEXT DACCS MEETING!

  • MEETING SCHEDULE
  • GREEN BOOK PUBLICATION
  • NEW LOCATION FOR MEETING

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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 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

Every year, on February 2, we wait to see if Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most famous groundhog, will predict six more weeks of winter. Huge crowds have waited for Phil’s prediction each year since 1886. For Phil, seeing his shadow predicts six more weeks of winter-like weather. More often than not, he sees his shadow and goes back inside.

You, too, can remain out of the cold, and save time and money at the same time, by using our secure online service, my Social Security, to conduct Social Security-related business from the warmth of your own comfortable home.

When you create a my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount, you can:

  • Keep track of your earnings and verify them every year;
  • Get an estimate of your future benefits if you’re still working;
  • Get an instant letter with proof of your benefits if you currently receive them; and
  • Manage your benefits.

Setting up your account is quick, secure, and easy. Set it up during the cold weather, while you’re waiting for spring.

Punxsutawney Phil usually predicts more wintery weather, and according to the Groundhog Day event organizers, he is accurate 75 to 90 percent of the time. And let’s face it, spring doesn’t really start for seven weeks after Phil’s time in the spotlight each year.

Whatever the weather, you can expect to be more comfortable than Punxsutawney Phil by using my Social Security. Follow the groundhog’s example and stay inside!

From the warmth and comfort of your own home, visit www.socialsecurity.gov to learn about all the services we provide online.

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QUICK! RETIRE ONLINE IN A FLASH

Zoom! Whoosh! Was that the sound of cars speeding by? No, it was the sound of more and more people applying for Social Security retirement benefits the quick, convenient, and secure way—at www.socialsecurity.gov.

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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
Monday, January 26, 2015 at  7:00 P.M.
750 Memorial Drive
All donors, partners and faith community representatives are encouraged to be present.  We will vote on Board Members and the 2015 Budget and provide an overview of God’s Storehouse.  We need your participation and support as we help those in need in Danville and Pittsylvania County

Empty Bowls – a fund-raiser for God’s Storehouse
Friday, February 27, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  and 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
at God’s Storehouse.
Tickets will be $15 per person and will be available after Jan 15th at God’s Storehouse, Karen’s Hallmark, Betsy’s Place (Riverside Drive), Woodforest Bank (inside Walmart) and God’s Storehouse Board Members
Dinner will include a simple meal of soup, crackers and water
Entertainment provided throughout the day.
Each person will receive a beautiful, hand-made pottery bowl.  The bowls were created by George Washington High Schools students and Swanson Studio Potters part of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.
The event is co-sponsored by the Danville Register and Bee
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: Potters and artists of the community work together to create handcrafted bowls for the event which will be held at God’s Storehouse. The empty bowl you keep is to serve as a reminder of all the empty bowls in our community.  Join us!

 

Karen Harris
Executive Director
God’s Storehouse
P.O. Box  2600 | Danville, VA  24541
Office: 434-793-3663
Email: Karen@Godsstorehouse.org

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It is that time a year again, don’t forget to pay your
DACCS dues for 2014.

We are once again accepting your generous contributions towards the printing of the

GREEN BOOK!

IT IS UP TO YOU TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!

GREEN BOOK UPDATE!

REMEMBER THE GREEN BOOK IS
ONLINE WITH CURRENT
INFORMATION.

CHECK US OUT @ WWW.DACCS.ORG

DO YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION IN THE GREEN BOOK?

Go To www.daccs.org, click on the Contact Us button and submit your changes.

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DACCS SURVEY QUESTIONS

As we all know, most agencies and facilities are suffering from a staff shortage and therefore are reluctant to allow their employees extra time to attend outside community activities.

DACCS continues to be a platform for Non-profit, Federal, City and State employees to meet and network. In order to make it more convenient for all members to attend the meetings on a consistent basis we are considering changing the frequency of the DACCS meeting. The DACCS newsletter will continue to be published on a monthly basis.

Please visit www.daccs.org, click “contact us” or write j.adama.vacanti@ssa.gov and submit your choice of the following meeting times for the Danville Area Council of Community Services In 2014.

  • Every three months

  • Every other month

  • Monthly

WE VALUE YOUR OPINION

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