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ACOA Call for Volunteers and

 Opportunities to Lead Events!!!!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

Co-Chairs:  LCDR Danielle Barradas and LT Rachel Cook 

 

Come Join Us! The Professional Development Committee provides information and opportunities to officers regarding career and professional development. 4-8 volunteers are needed for positions on subcommittees listed below.Subcommittees will be responsible for coordinating and advertising the events as well as highlighting these events and other pertinent career and professional information by writing for the ACOA's Signal Newsletter.

  • "Lunch and Learns" are seminars that are held at least four times a year for officers. In the past, these seminars have addressed topics such as leadership development, job opportunities across PHS, and deployment readiness. This year the committee plans to include new topics and possibly some innovative ways for conducting the Lunch and Learn events.

    • We need officers on our committee to come with new and fresh ideas!

    • We also need officers to lead the Lunch and Learns

       

  • Officer Portrait events are also organized by this committee on a bi-annual basis, at the Roybal Campus.

If you have any questions, or would like to participate on this committee, please send your name and area of interest (indicate if previous experience) to

LCDR Elizabeth Irvin-Barnwell (jcx0@cdc.gov) and LT Rachel Cook (Rachel.Cook@fda.hhs.gov)

Call to Volunteer at the USO!

Join us in this rewarding service opportunity!

The United Service Organization’s (USO) mission is to enhance the quality of life of United States Armed Forces personnel and their families worldwide. Their flagship operation is the Jean Amos Center at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The Atlanta USO is located in the world’s busiest airport and assists thousands of service men and women, and their families, every year.

When: Saturday, January 20

Saturday, February 17

Saturday, March 17

Saturday, April 21

Shift: We staff the USO every 3rd Saturday of each month in two shifts. Each shift is staffed with 3-4 officers.

 

 Shift 1: 0900 to 1200

 Shift 2: 1200 to 1500 

 

Attire:  Service Khakis or ODU

Guidelines: Family members over the age of 18 are allowed to participate in this event. The USO does not allow volunteers under age 18. Preference will be given to ACOA members. Officers are encouraged to bring food or water to donate to the USO on their own accord; however, this is not a requirement for participation. A list of recommended donations and further instructions will be provided prior to each volunteer date. 

Please provide the information below to CDR Terrance Jones (tcj9@cdc.gov) and CAPT Stardust Mazzariello (Stardust.Mazzariello@fda.hhs.gov) if you are interested in volunteering:

  • Name & Rank
  • Employee ID
  • Agency
  • Telephone #
  • Preferred Date & Shift

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Greetings Officers,

The DeKalb County School District is in need of approximately 120 volunteers to serve as judges for their 2018DeKalb Science & Engineering Fair. The event will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 8:30am-2:30pm at DeKalb County School District's Administrative and Instructional Complex (AIC), located at 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083. 

The DeKalb Regional Science and Engineering Fair is comprised of students who matriculate at home, parochial, private or public schools within the DeKalb County borders. Categories for the Fair include Novice (Grades K-5), Junior (Grades 6-12), and Senior (Grades 9-12) level participants. 

Serving as a judge is the perfect opportunity for Officers to serve the local community and students within Georgia area schools.  The County will also provide support to first time judges by pairing them with an experienced partner.

If you are interested in participating, please register to serve via the following Google doc link https://goo.gl/forms/d9cQMz9OuAjwMfXU2, as well as email LT Tanesha Tutt (ttutt@cdc.gov)your Employee ID # to ensure you are included on the list of Commissioned Corps participants from ACOA. Volunteers will be notified by the County prior to the event on the grade level and topic area in which they will judge, as well as the timeslot in which the judging will occur. Timeslots are approximately four hours. However, the judging process for many of the categories can be finished in less than four hours.  

Allthose participating will receive a letter of appreciation from PACE and ACOA.Volunteers should wear their uniforms (Khakis will be acceptable). Also, ifattending, please take pictures.  

For more information about theScience and Engineering Fair, please contact LT Tanesha Tutt (ttutt@cdc.gov).

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Call for Volunteers and Donations for the Veterans Empowerment Organization Cleaning Supply/Paper Goods Drive Collection

Atlanta, GA on February 24th, 2018 1000-1100 EDT

JOAG and ACOA Officers inthe Atlanta, GA area: 

You are invited to helpsupport homeless Veterans in the Atlanta metro area. The Veterans Empowerment Organization (www.veohero.org) empowers the lives of military veterans through comprehensive social reintegration programs. This event will assist in the collection of cleaning products (e.g.,bathroom/kitchen cleaner, wood floor cleaner, ajax, scouring pads, febreeze,and general household cleaners) and paper products (e.g., toilet paper, papertowels) needed for Veteran residents. 

Please join the JOAG Public Health and Community Service Committee, Uniformed Services Community Service Subcommittee and Atlanta Commissioned Officers Association to honor and support these service members who served in our military and made sacrifices for our freedoms and way of life. This activity also supports the National Prevention Strategy priority to improve mental and emotional well-being and will enhance visibility of USPHS in the community.

We are seeking both volunteers and donors to assist with this event. 

Donation Drop-off Date & Time:             Saturday,February 24, 2018 from 1000-1100 EDT

Location:                                                        Central Collection Point (Target Parking Lot)

                                                                         2400 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

Participants: PHS officers, civilian co-workers, family, and friends to serve as donors/volunteers. 

Donors: Donors are needed to provide items such as cleaning supplies and paper products to event coordinators and volunteers. (donations acceptedfrom February 12 – 24, 2018)

Volunteers:  Volunteers will serve as points of contact during the donation period to assist with collecting items, inventorying items, and educating the public about VEO and veteran social reintegration programs. Volunteers will be provided an overview of collection procedures, timeline, and education materials. Volunteers are also tasked with bringing all collected cleaning supplies and paper products to the central collection point (Target parking lot) on Saturday, February 24th, 2018. 

Uniform of the Day (Drop-Off Event):   PHS t-shirt and loose fitting pants or jeans with no rips, holes or tears.  Shorts or skirts at the knee are also permitted.  Family and friends may wear similar, appropriate clothing. 

There is no limit to the number of officers who may support this event. All officers are welcome to volunteer as a point of contact and/or provide donations. No special skills are required and there is no associated cost to participate. Those interested in serving as a volunteer, please provide LT Shayne Gallaway lnx7@cdc.gov with your Name, Rank, and Employee ID # NLT February 12th, 2017.  Those serving as a Volunteer will receive a Letter of Appreciation.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to collect donations but are unable to make it to the central collection point on February24th, please contact LT Shayne Gallaway (lnx7@cdc.gov) (404) 477-7010 and LT Naki Clemmons (xjb4@cdc.gov) (870) 413-1155 to make arrangements.

Volunteer at the Atlanta Science Festival with ACOA

20 volunteers needed

The Atlanta Science Festival (ASF) is an annual public celebration of local science and technology. Scientists and educators from museums, local schools, universities, and companies will uncover mysteries and explain discoveries in a variety of hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances. With 100 individual events each year since the inaugural Festival in 2014, the Atlanta Science Festival has been attended by over 100,000 people. Collaborations with 100-plus community partners, including school districts, post-secondary institutions, museums, businesses, civic and community groups have aided to facilitate the festival’s success. Join the CURIOUS CORPS, the army of volunteers working to make the ASF and event to remember!

WHEN: Saturday, March, 24th, 2018

The festival runs for 15 days, beginning on March 9th, with the grand finale or Exploration Expo taking place on the 24th.  There are events taking place every day but this is the one day we can volunteer as a group. There are other opportunities to volunteer also, for example as a STEM professional. Explore the website and see where else your talents can be used! There are also many great events taking place for kids and adults.

SHIFT: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

WHERE: Piedmont Park

Volunteer Guidelines: Volunteers will be assisting with a variety of activities during Exploration Expo day on March 24th at Piedmont Park. After registering at the website below, you will be contacted by event organizers and matched. Last year volunteers helped with making sure people only entered the park through official entrances, delivered snacks to volunteers and handed out maps. Water and snacks were provided last year. Volunteers must be 16 years and older; however there may be instances where younger children will be allowed.  Preference will be given to current ACOA members. Volunteers who are ACOA members will receive a thank you letter at the end of the year to include in their eOPF.

Website: https://atlantasciencefestival.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Please email CDR Tara Foley at tara.foley@cms.hhs.gov and LCDR Denise Duran, fne0@cdc.gov after you have registered on the ASF site and include your name, rank, agency, PHS Number and emp ID, email and cell phone number. Also include whether you are an ACOA member or not.  Please register by March 2nd.

Attire: Please wear a USPHS shirt and dress appropriately for being outdoors, weather can be unpredictable in March.

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