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November, 2014

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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!

2014 DACCS Officers

President – Nicole Crews
Vice President – J. Adama Vacanti 
Secretary – Clem Oliver
Treasurer – Nicole Crews
Membership/PR – Amy Bracey
Newsletter – J. Adama Vacanti/Clem Oliver
Members at Large - Earl B. Reynolds Jr, Pat Daniel

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DACCS Meeting
November 21, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 p.m.
Golden Corral Buffet Restaurant
195 Holt Garrison Pkwy, Danville, VA

No Speaker
OFFICER NOMINATIONS For 2015
FEEL FREE TO SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS!
WE NEED A QUORUM OF 15 PEOPLE!

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January 2015 Speaker
To Be Determined

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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 2014 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

Let’s face it, the last thing you’re going to want to do during this holiday season is another errand. You’ve hung the lights, plugged them in, and were frustrated when you realized you needed to replace one little bulb to make the entire string work. That’s a trip to the store. You opened the cranberry sauce to discover it was mislabeled and you’re holding a delicious can of pink salmon. That’s another trip. And you thought this holiday season would be easy. When it comes to taking care of Social Security business, it is easy. You’ll find that www.socialsecurity.gov makes it easy to stay home and get that one last thing done. You can check off much of your Social Security business quickly and securely from your home using your computer or tablet (which you might have unwrapped early). At the Social Security website you can—

  • Create a my Social Security account, which enables you to:
    • obtain an instant, personalized estimate of your future Social Security benefits;
    • verify the accuracy of your earnings record—your future benefit amounts are based on your earnings record, so it is important to make sure your earnings are recorded properly;
    • change your address and phone number, if you receive monthly Social Security benefits;
    • sign up for or change direct deposit of your Social Security benefits; and
    • obtain estimates of the Social Security and Medicare taxes you’ve paid;
  • Apply for retirement, disability, spouses, and Medicare benefits;
  • Check the status of your benefit application;
  • Use our benefit planners to help you better understand your Social Security options as you plan for your financial future;
  • Request a replacement Medicare card; and
  • Apply for Extra Help with your Medicare prescription drug plan costs.

Looking for more Social Security information? The website has everything you need to know about the Social Security program. Information is available on subjects ranging from how to get a Social Security number for a newborn to how to apply for veterans’ benefits.

Keep in mind that during the holiday season, your wait time may be longer if you call or visit a local Social Security office. If you need to reach us by phone, you can call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213. We can answer specific questions from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call during the week after Tuesday. We can provide information by automated phone service 24 hours a day, and you can use our automated response system to report a new address or request a replacement Medicare card. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may call our TTY number, 1-800-325-0778.

Skip your trip to the Social Security office so you have time to pick up that can of cranberry sauce. Stay warm and cozy, and get convenient service by going to www.socialsecurity.gov.

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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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CROP Walk
Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty – neighbors of all ages and different faith and cultures walking together to fight hunger in our world.
Oct 5th  3pm
25% of funds raised are donated to God’s Storehouse
To participate as a team or individual: www.danvillecropwalk.org

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday Nov 15
Kickback Jacks  8am – 10am
$10/person – includes breakfast & visit with Santa
Tickets go on sale Sept 2nd and will be available at God’s Storehouse, Karen’s Hallmark and Woodforest National Bank (in Wal-mart)
Limit of 350 tickets, no tickets sold at the door
All profits benefit God’s Storehouse

Empty Bowls
A fund raiser to benefit God’s Storehouse
Feb 27th 11:30am – 7:00pm
At God’s Storehouse
We are looking for potters and artists to create and donate handcrafted bowls. At the event guests will be served a simple meal of soup, bread and water in a handcrafted bowls. In exchange for a donation, guests can keep the handcrafted bowl.

 

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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