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June, 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, June 28, 2013
 
 12 noon at Golden Corral Restaurant
Speaker

Tiffany Haworth
Executive Director Dan River Basin Association

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DACCS Announcements! 
July Meeting
Friday, July 26, 2013
 12 noon at Golden Corral Restaurant
Speaker

Delilah White
Adult Career Coach/Outreach Specialist
Danville Community College

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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: 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 J. Adama Vacanti or  Clem Oliver

 

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

DECLARE YOUR INDEPENDENCE WITH MY SOCIAL SECURITY

Independence Day is a good time to declare your independence from heavy traffic, long lines, and visits to crowded offices by taking important matters into your own hands. When it comes to doing business with Social Security, you can!

Anytime, anywhere Social Security’s website is waiting to let you take care of important matters yourself, independently, without the need to visit or call an office.

All you need to do is visit www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount to set up a my Social Security account so you can do business with Social Security the easiest, fastest, and most convenient way.

We’re only halfway through 2013 and, already, more than six million people are registered for a my Social Security account. They use it to easily get information and service — without needing to visit an office or make a phone call. That’s a great reason to set off some fireworks!

The things you can do using your account are as varied as the menu at a Fourth of July picnic! For example, you can use my Social Security to obtain a copy of your Social Security Statement to check your earnings record and see estimates of the retirement, disability, and survivor benefits you and your family may be able to receive.

If you are already receiving benefits, you can join the parade. We recently expanded my Social Security for those receiving benefits; now you can use your account to view, save, and print a benefit verification letter, check your benefit payment information, and even change your address and your phone number in our records. You also can start or change your direct deposit information. You can do this all from the comfort of your home.

Whether you are currently getting Social Security benefits, or you are planning for that day in the future when you do, you can easily access all your important Social Security information by creating a my Social Security account. Just visit www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount.

Before you go to your Independence Day picnic and fireworks, declare your independence from traffic and lines by saving a trip to the office and going online to www.socialsecurity.gov. And happy Independence Day!

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DANVILLE CANCER ASSOCIATION

Local cancer patients and guests are invited to hear guest speaker, Dr. Joey Faucette and stories of the journeys from four cancer survivors, enjoy refreshments and a chance to win one of many great door prizes.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013 7 P.M.

STRATFORD CONFERENCE CENTER

(149 Piney Forest Road)
Call 791-3227 for additional details

COPING Cancer Support Group will meet on July 30 at 1:00 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 409 Arnett Blvd., Danville.  Anyone who is currently going through cancer treatment and those who have been in treatment in the past are welcome. 

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JCpenney and Haggar Team Up in June to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters
Customers Invited to Round up Purchases to Benefit Mentoring Youth

Danville, VA June 1, 2013 --   Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, is joining forces with jcpenney in June for the retailer’s charitable giving program, JCpenny cares.  By rounding-up purchases both in-store and online at jcp.com, customers support maintaining and monitoring long-term mentoring matches to help children who face adversity in school and life

“Our partnership with JCpenny cares aligns perfectly with the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Start Something® brand message, which tells people and organizations there are many ways they can support mentoring; volunteering is just one of them,” said Charles Pierson, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America president and CEO.  “JCPenny cares is providing financial support and awareness that will make resources available to help our local agencies carefully match more volunteers and children and provide support needed to keep the mentoring going strong long-term.”

 JCpenney stores in Danville and across the nation will invite customers to become friends of Big Brothers Big Sisters by rounding up purchases to the nearest dollar and donating the difference to the nationwide mentoring organization.  In addition, jcpenney will donate $1 for every $50 gift card sold in June, up to $50,000, giving Big Brothers Big Sisters an opportunity to receive additional funding. 

Contact: John Gilstrap
johnbbbs@dancom.com
434-792-3700, ext. 233 

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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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For immediate release                              
June 6, 2013                                                                 

For more information,
contact Debra L. Dodson

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is now accepting proposals for its next round of grant making. The Community Foundation has awarded approximately $16 million in grants since it began in 1996.

Information has already been mailed to approximately 150 community non-profit organizations in Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Caswell County. The Foundation is accepting Preliminary Request applications from 501(c)(3) charitable organizations until July 9, 2013. The Preliminary Request applications should include a brief overview of the proposed project. The Foundation’s Distribution Committee will then select which organizations to ask to submit full grant applications.

Approximately $600,000 is available for grants this year.  This total includes a generous gift from the Danville Regional Foundation to benefit the residents of Caswell County, Pittsylvania County and the city of Danville. 

The Community Foundation is a public charity established in September 1996 by a steering committee of civic leaders to meet a variety of social, educational, cultural and other charitable needs in the Danville, Pittsylvania County and Caswell County area, as well as Southern Virginia and Northern North Carolina.

Organizations interested in receiving more information should contact The Community Foundation office at 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA 24541, (434) 793-0884 or visit www.cfdrr.org.  

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Affordable Care Act saves young adults millions in emergency room care

By Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
Posted May 31, 2013

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 3.1 million previously uninsured young adults have health coverage through their parents’ plans.  The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a first look at how health insurance coverage is protecting young adults and their families from the costs of a serious medical emergency.

According to the study, newly insured young adults made over 22,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms in 2011, at a cost to health insurance plans of $147 million.  That’s nearly $7,000 per visit that those young adults and their families would have paid out of pocket, or that would have been shouldered by hospitals, charities, and other health care consumers through uncompensated care.

This is just one more way the health care law is protecting families from the financial damages of a serious illness or injury.  Starting October 1, 2013 consumers will be able to enroll in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, where they can shop for and compare insurance options. Visit www.HealthCare.gov  to get all the information you’ll need to get ready for open enrollment.

To read the study in the New England Journal of Medicine, visit  http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1212779

To learn more about coverage for young adults under the Affordable Care Act visit http://www.healthcare.gov/law/information-for-you/young-adults.html

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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@gmail.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.

PAY YOUR DUES ONLINE USING PAYPAL OR ANY MAJOR CREDIT CARD
ALSO PAY WITH A SUBSCRIPTION!

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