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March, 2011

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Thank you to all organizations for your logo item donations and your newsletter information. 
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!

2011 DACCS Officers

President – J. Adama Vacanti
Vice President – LaToiya Whipple
Secretary – Clem Oliver
Treasurer – Bernice Gammon
Membership – Amy Bracey
Newsletter – Clem Oliver
Members at Large - Debbie Flinn, Nicole Crews, Van Avery, Pat Danielse
Past President – Pattie DeShazor

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DACCS Meeting
Friday, March 25, 2011

 12 noon at Golden Corral Restaurant

Speaker
Speaker

Speaker Laurie Moran, President
Danville-Pittsylvania Chamber of Commerce

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DACCS Announcements!
April Meeting
Friday-April 22, 2011

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 would like to be our Guest Speaker at one of the DACCS Meetings to discuss your organization, please see LaToiya Whipple for details. Your lunch will be provided.

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Social Security Column
ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS ARE A MUST
By J. Adama Vacanti
Social Security District Manager in Danville, VA

For years, Social Security has stressed the convenience, security, and safety of getting benefit payments electronically. Soon, direct deposit (or Direct Express) will not only be the best way to receive Federal benefit payments — it will be the only way.

That’s because the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced a new rule that will phase out paper checks for Federal benefit and non-tax payments by March 1, 2013.

Here is how the transition will work.

Anyone applying for Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits on or after May 1, 2011, will receive their payments electronically, while those already receiving paper checks will need to switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013.

Anyone already receiving their benefit payments electronically will continue to receive their payment as usual on their payment day

People receiving benefits have the option of direct deposit to a bank or credit union account (of their choice) or into a Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card account (a Treasury-recommended prepaid card option). You can visit www.GoDirect.org to learn more.

Social Security, SSI, Veterans Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management benefits, and other non-tax payments are included.

For most people getting monthly benefits, this won’t really be a change; already 8 out of 10 beneficiaries receive payments electronically.

Why the push for electronic payments instead of paper checks received in the mail?

  • It’s safer: no risk of checks being lost or stolen;
  • It’s easy and reliable: no need to wait for the mail or go to the bank to cash a check;
  • It saves taxpayers money: no cost for postage and paper and printing;
  • It saves you money: no check-cashing fees or bank fees; and
  • It’s good for the environment: it saves paper and eliminates transportation costs.

If you still get your check in the mail, you don’t need to wait for the new rule to go into effect to enjoy the benefits of electronic payments. Please visit www.godirect.org today and begin getting your Social Security and SSI payments the safe, easy, inexpensive, and green way — electronically.

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Spring preschool storytimes begin

Every branch of our library system offers early literacy education through preschool storytimes. These programs incorporates books, fingerplays, and songs to lay a solid groundwork for success in reading. If you have a preschool in your life, please call any of our libraries to receive a schedule of these events.

  • Chatham – 432-3271, ask for Candace or Jennifer
  • Gretna - 656-2579, ask for Pam
  • Mt. Hermon-835-0326, ask for Yvonne
  • Brosville, 685-1285, ask for Kim

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Danville Cancer Association

Danville Cancer Association is selling tickets for a full/queen quilt made by James Cline and the Danville Quilting Guild. James started the quilt but passed away before he could finish it. His friends at the Danville Quilting Guild finished the quilt from him and it was given to the Danville Cancer Association to raise funds to help our local cancer patients.

Tickets are $5.00 each and the drawing will be held on June 16, 2011 at the Annual Celebration of Life for our local survivors.

You can see the quilt in the inside of the upper level of Piedmont Mall in the window in front of where the cafeteria used to be. Karen’s Hallmark Shop, also on the upper level of the mall, has tickets for sale as well as all Danville Cancer Association members and the Danville Cancer Association office. For more information call Danville Cancer Association at 791-3227.

Mediators are there, not only to help clients come to a resolution, but also to help them put that resolution to work. Action is the end result of this process, and it is this action that allows both parties to walk away feeling satisfied and ready to move forward.

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