July, 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 2015!

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

Speaker
SHERIFF MIKE MONDUL
PROJECT LIFESAVER

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  • DACCS NEW QUARTERLY MEETINGS
    • JULY 24, 2015
    • OCTOBER 23, 2015
  • THE GREEN BOOK IS PUBLISHED ONLINE @ www.daccs.org!
  • THE ONLINE GREEN BOOK WILL BE UPDATED QUARTERLY.
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    • DOWNLOAD IN PDF
    • VIEW IT ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
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    PLEASE CHECK YOUR LISTING @ The Online Green Book
    SUBMIT ANY CHANGES VIA THE CHANGE REQUEST FORM.

    THE GREEN BOOK in paper
    TO BE PUBLISHED
    AUGUST 2015

REMINDER: IN ORDER TO SECURE YOUR
FREE GREEN BOOKS,YOUR DUES FOR
2015 MUST BE PAID !

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

Social Security has provided critical financial help to people of all ages for the last 80 years, and despite our age, we’re far from retiring! As the Social Security program celebrates its historic birthday this August, we’re reflecting on our diverse history, our current strengths, and ways we can continue to improve our services to you.

On August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. In doing so, he promised the law would protect “the average citizen and his family against the loss of a job and against poverty-ridden old age.” Today, we continue to provide financial security for our country’s most vulnerable citizens. In fact, Social Security provides world-class service to millions of people every day — online, on the phone, and in our network of field offices across the country.

As we celebrate 80 years, we’re proud to present our “Celebrating the Past and Building the Future” anniversary website. There, you can read 80 interesting facts about an agency that touches everyone’s life at some point or another! For example, did you know the original name of the Social Security Act was the Economic Security Act?

The anniversary website also includes a timeline of our history. It begins with the signing of the Act in 1935 and ends with this year’s announcement of Vision 2025, our bold vision that will guide the agency as we work to meet the future customer service needs of the public. A memorable spot on the timeline is November 2, 2000, the date when we started taking retirement claims online.

Since our agency’s beginning, we’ve relied on our passionate and hard-working employees to face challenges and provide exceptional service. Throughout the 80 days leading up to our anniversary, we’ve been posting employee testimonials that answer the question, “Why do you serve?” We also invited you to share your story with us. You can tell us how Social Security has made a difference in your life and/or the lives of your family and friends. We would love to hear from you, the people we serve every day.

When the Social Security program started 80 years ago, our goal was to provide an economic lifeline for people in need. Today, Social Security continues to protect millions of people. Join us in commemorating this significant milestone! Visit www.socialsecurity.gov/80thanniversary.

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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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Danville Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert May 16 – food collection
Spring Pops Concert - "Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain" - Celebrating Appalachia. Doors open at 7:30pm, concert starts at 8pm at GW High School Auditorium. They will be collecting donations for God’s Storehouse. Please bring 2 cans (or more) of canned food and/or cash donations.

Blood Drive at God’s Storehouse May 20 9am-2pm
Each donor will receive a free t-shirt or umbrella. All blood types needed.

Donations needed for the “Store”
God’s Storehouse “Store” where customers can pick one item free such as toiletries, hygiene products, cleaning products, paper towels, toilet paper, diapers (all sizes), baby food, etc. is very low. Please drop off donations M-W 9:30am – 2:30pm, Thurs 1-5pm. Your support is appreciated.

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How Healthy is Your Home or Business?
Protect Yourself from Cancer Causing Toxins

Is your water quality good? Do you drink well water? Do know about radon? Lead-based paint? Pesticides? Asbestos? We all view our homes as our safe place, but that is not necessarily true. The same applies in the workplace. There are toxins in our homes and businesses that can lead to illness, including cancer. Join us for a free panel presentation by experts on the various types of toxins common in our area and how to eliminate them from homes and businesses. How Healthy is Your Home or Business? will be presented on Tuesday, August 11, from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at Ballou Recreation Center, lower level. This is part of the popular, free Keeping Well in Mind, Body & Spirit Series for those concerned with cancer prevention and survivorship. The entire community is welcome and will find it beneficial. It is important to take the simple steps necessary for a healthier life. This exiting program is brought to the Dan River Region by the Cancer Research and Resource Center of Southern Virginia/Danville, an outreach initiative of VCU Massey Cancer Center, in partnership with Danville Parks & Recreation. Please being your lunch and a friend! Drinks and dessert are provided. Boxed lunches can be ordered in advance for $6.50. Call the Resource Center to make a reservation, 434-421-3060, or email cllitzenberg@vcu.edu.

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BALLOU’s SOUTH BOSTON, VA TRIP

Just a quick reminder that Ballou Recreation Center's Trip in a Day to South Boston, Virginia is this Wednesday, July 15th. Cost is
$34 per person ($41 Non City Resident). This van trip will depart Ballou at 9am and return by 5pm. There are still some seats
available; so, call Ballou Tuesday 9am-5pm to reserve your seat!

See the play Anything Goes at The Prizery, an arts and cultural center located in a 38,000 square foot building that is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places as part of the South Boston Historic Tobacco Warehouse District, and is considered to be the
most architecturally prominent and interesting of the 15 buildings in the 20 acre district. We will also enjoy lunch (not included in fee)
at a local South Boston eatery and tour Berry Hill Plantation.

Have a great evening!

Sincerely,
Linda Jones
Administrative Specialist
Danville Parks & Recreation
Ballou Recreation Center (434) 799-5216
Stonewall Therapeutic Recreation Center (434) 799-5199

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It is that time a year again, don’t forget to pay your
DACCS dues for 2015.

GREEN BOOK UPDATE!

REMEMBER THE GREEN BOOK IS
ONLINE WITH CURRENT
INFORMATION.

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

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