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January, 2013

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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 2013!

2013 DACCS Officers

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

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DACCS Meeting
Friday, January 25, 2013
 12 noon at Golden Corral Restaurant
Speaker

James F. Bebeau, M.S., LPC
Executive Director
Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services

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DACCS Announcements! 
February Meeting
Friday, February 22, 2013
 12 noon at Golden Corral Restaurant
Speaker

Shelia E Isom
Director of Annie’s House Adult Day Care Center

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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 10th of each month.

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

 

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

SOCIAL SECURITY AND TAX TIME

April’s showers bring more than just May’s flowers — they also bring the deadline day for filing taxes. Don’t wait until the showers arrive to prepare for tax season. Whether you are a small business owner, a retiree, or a new parent, here are some Social Security tax tips that may help you.
Are Social Security benefits taxable? They are for some people. About one third of those receiving benefits must pay taxes on some of their Social Security. If your total income, including Social Security and all of your other taxable income, is $25,000 or more and you file federal taxes as an individual, you’ll need to pay federal taxes on some of your benefits. (That amount is $32,000 for married couples filing a joint return.)

Will I get a tax form for my Social Security benefits? Yes. In fact, you should have already received it. Social Security Benefit Statements (Form SSA-1099) for tax year 2012 were mailed to beneficiaries and should have been received by January 31, 2013. If you receive Social Security and haven’t received your 1099, you can request one online at www.socialsecurity.gov/1099.

We had our first child in 2012. Does our baby need a Social Security Number? Yes. Most people apply for their baby’s Social Security number while they’re still in the hospital at the same time they apply for the birth certificate. But if you didn’t, you’ll need to apply for your child’s Social Security number in order to claim the child as a dependent on your tax return. You’ll also need it if you ever apply for government benefits on behalf of the child or your family. Learn more about Social Security cards and numbers at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber.

I changed my name when I got married last year. Do I need to report it to Social Security? Yes. If you’ve legally changed your name due to marriage, divorce, court order, or for any other reason, make sure you change your name with Social Security, as well as with your employer. If you change with one source but not the other, it could cause your earnings to be improperly recorded. That could result in you not getting all the benefits you earned when you become eligible for Social Security in the future. You can learn more about your Social Security number and how to change your name at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber.

I own a small business. Can I report the W-2s of my employees online to Social Security? Yes, and we encourage you to do so at www.socialsecurity.gov/bso. Filing your W-2s electronically is free, fast, and secure! Plus there’s an added bonus: when you file electronically, you receive an extra month to file because electronically filed W-2s aren’t due until March 31st. You’ll also receive an electronic acknowledgement receipt. And when you file electronically, you can print out your W-2s for your employees.

Does Social Security have any advice to make tax filing and future benefit applications go smoothly? We encourage you to carefully check your name, Social Security number and all of the data on your W-2s, your online Social Security Statement, and Social Security card to make sure they all match. If you don’t have access to your card or Statement but know your Social Security number, make sure the number and information is correct on your W-2s. A mismatch could delay your tax refund and cause problems with your Social Security benefits in the future. Such errors are much easier to fix now. If you do notice an error, you should contact Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), or if the information on the W-2 is incorrect, notify your employer.

For more information about Social Security, visit www.socialsecurity.gov.

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It is that time a year again, don’t forget to pay your DACCS dues for 2013.

This is the year we need to print the Green book, but this will not happen without you

We need almost $3000.00 to print the minimal amount of books and our Treasury has less than $1000.00.  We do not qualify for grants because we are not 501 3C. 
DACCS IS IN NEED OF DONATIONS TOWARDS THE PRINTING OF THE GREEN BOOK.
Every three years a new “Green Book” is printed, with the names and addresses of current facilities within the Danville and Pittsylvania County area. The Green Book is a useful resource and provides contact information within your reach 24/7.

PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TOWARDS THE PRINTING OF THE GREEN BOOK IN 2013

Speak with

Bernice Gammon, Melinda Dalton, Nicole Crews or
J. Adama Vacanti at the next DACCS meeting or send an email to
Melinda Dalton @
Dalton2836@gmial.com or  Bernice Gammom @ bcgammon@embarqmail.com

As of today, DACCS has received several donations from members in excess of their annual dues towards the printing of the Green book, thank you for your generosity.

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Keeping Well in Mind, Body, and Spirit:
A FREE program series for those concerned with Cancer Prevention and Survivorship.

This FREE series brought to the community by the Cancer Resource Center of Southern Virginia with the support of Danville's Cancer Task Force presents We Are Survivors: Discussions on living with a cancer diagnosis. A panel of survivors of various types of cancer will openly and honestly discuss their journey and answer your questions. Thursday, January 17, from 11:30 am-1:00 pm, at First Presbyterian Church, 937 Main Street, Danville. Please bring your lunch and a friend! Boxed lunches are also available for $6.00. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Call the Cancer Resource Center to make a reservation, 434-766-6650, or email cllitzenberg@vcu.edu

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area will have its annual Bowl For Kid’s Sake event on March 9, 2013 at Riverside Lanes from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.  To learn more about the event, please visit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville area website at www.biglittledanville.org

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GIRL SCOUT COOKIES

Girl Scout Cookies are on Sale, $4.00 per box. The new cookie is a Vanilla Cookie with a Mango flavored filling.  Some of the girls actually have the cookies on hand to sale directly You do not have to wait for the cookies to come in later.  Melinda will have them at the January meeting.  Jan 26 and 27 there may be Girls at Wal-Mart and Feb 2 at Sam's Club

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PATHS CHAAP SERVICES

PATHS CHAAP Services has obtained a portion of the AIDS Quilt and has partnered with the Danville Museum of Art & History to display this piece for the public to view.  Our goal is to bring awareness and conversation to the community about the importance of testing and reducing stigma associated with HIV.  All of the PATHS Community Health Centers offer FREE, Confidential Rapid HIV Testing.  15 minutes and you can know you results.  1 in 5 people, 20% of the population, is positive and unaware of their status.  The Quilt will be on display free to view until Feb 3, 2013.

Carol D. Napier
PATHS CHAAP
Services Manager

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Emeritus at Danville hosts a monthly Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM.

Emeritus at Danville is located in the Country Club West neighborhood at 432 Hermitage Drive, Danville, VA  24541.

The February meeting will be Tuesday, February 19, 2013.  Please call Amy Bracey at (434) 791-3180 for more information.

Emeritus at Danville Invites You to Nominate a Local Senior for Valentine’s Day Friendship and Cheer 

Do you know a senior in the Danville/Pittsylvania County area who will be home alone this Valentine’s Day?  You are invited to nominate him or her to receive a free Valentine’s dinner at home with gifts and companionship. Two local seniors will be chosen as the recipient from among those nominated by the public. 

At the time of year that we celebrate love, it’s important to extend caring and friendship to the senior generation. We know that many will spend Valentine’s Day on their own. For those who have lost spouses, it can be a sad occasion that contributes to feelings of loneliness. Family and friends may live far away, and perhaps physical challenges limit their ability to get out into the greater community. We hope to brighten the day for one of these seniors through festivities and friendship.

Bringing Valentine’s Day festivities to a local senior is part of the philosophy of Emeritus at Danville’s assurance that seniors are living “safely somewhere.”  What that means is we believe it is crucial for seniors to live in environments that enhance their well-being, whether they reside with us or somewhere else.  That is why we would like to offer this special occasion on Valentine’s Day.

To suggest a senior, please provide:

  1. His or her name and contact information.
  2. Your contact information.
  3. A brief explanation of why you are nominating this person.

Submissions are due to the community by Thursday, Feb. 5th. Nominations can be emailed to Amy Bracey at Danville-ED@emeritus.com, mailed to, or dropped off at Emeritus at Danville, 432 Hermitage Drive, Danville, VA 24541, or fax to (434) 791-3378.

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 God’s Storehouse Annual Meeting
Monday, January 28, 2013
7:00 P.M.
750 Memorial Drive

All donors and faith community representatives are encouraged to be present.  We will vote on Board Members and the 2013 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

God’s Storehouse is hosting a SNAP Challenge
For the week of February 25th through March 1st, God’s Storehouse is hosting a SNAP Challenge and asking area leaders and organizations to live on a "food stamps diet" to better understand the choices facing hungry Virginians.  You can find the basic rules and FAQ here: http://goo.gl/fLGJF

Challenge Guidelines

  1. Each person should spend a set amount for food and beverages during the Challenge week. That amount is $21 for all food and beverage.
  2. All food purchased and eaten during the Challenge week, including fast food and dining out, must be
    included in the total spending.
  3. During the Challenge, only eat food that you purchase for the project. Do not eat food that you already
    own (this does not include spices and condiments).
  4. Avoid accepting free food from friends, family, or at work, including at receptions, briefings, or other
    events where food is served.
  5. Keep track of receipts on food spending and take note of your experiences throughout the week.
  6. Invite others to join you, including co-workers, reporters, chefs, or other elected officials.

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541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA  24541 - (434)793-0884
www.cfdrr.org

NEWS RELEASE

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
ANNOUNCES $577,000 IN NEW GRANTS;
MORE THAN $15 MILLION GIVEN SINCE FORMATION

For release after

For more information,

3:30 p.m. January 15, 2013

contact Blair Lumpkins

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region announced today a total of $577,000 in new grants to 44 non-profit community agencies at a reception at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. The Community Foundation was incorporated in 1996 and has already returned more than $15 million in community grants and scholarships funded in 2014.

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is a public charity established in September 1996 by a steering committee of civic leaders to improve and enrich area lives through the generosity of donors.

The Community Foundation office can be reached at 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA, 24541, (434) 793-0884 or their web site at www.cfdrr.org.