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*Call for Volunteers*

 2019 ACOA Anchor and Caduceus Dinner


Greetings Fellow Officers!


Are you looking for a great way to get more involved with Commissioned Corps activities? Well, here is your opportunity!

We are seeking active and energetic officers to donate their time, skills, and creativity to make the 2019 Anchor and Caduceus Dinner a successful and enjoyable celebration for Atlanta-area Commissioned Corps Officers and their guests! The event will be held on February 9, 2019 at Druid Hills Golf Club, 740 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307.

Listed below are the various subcommittees in which you can serve. We have also underlined specific roles and/or number of volunteers needed for each area. Please note that all volunteers who are at the dinner will need to purchase Anchor and Caduceus dinner ticket(s) but will be eligible for early bird pricing! 

All Atlanta-area active duty and retired officers who are current members and are in good standing with COA and ACOA are eligible to serve. At the end of the year, ACOA Leadership will recognize committee members with a thank you letter from the ACOA President that you can include in your eOPF.

If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please email CDR Sapna Bamrah Morris (Sbmorris@cdc.gov) and LT Jessica Tomov (JTomov@cdc.gov). 

Your email should include your name, rank, duty station, area of interest, desired role (i.e. chair, co-chair, general member) and any previous experience. All responses must be received by no later than November 9, 2018. Additionally, to be eligible for a letter of appreciation, current membership is required.

Anchor and Caduceus Subcommittees 

Social Secretary – responsible for invitations, programs, place-cards, thank you notes, and securing awards and/or gifts as appropriate. A co-chair and 3 day of volunteer members are needed. Day of volunteers can help during the lead up to the event but will mostly be responsible for checking the guest list as people enter the event and directing VIPs to the appropriate areas.


Raffle and Silent Auction – raises money for the Commissioned Officers’ Foundation Dependent Scholarship Fund. A chair, co-chair and eight volunteers are needed.


Public Relations – responsible for marketing, publicity, and ticket promotion and management. A chair and volunteers are needed and will work closely with the social secretary.


Protocol Officers – responsible for military customs and etiquette (including, master of ceremony briefing, keynote speaker relations, ceremonial rituals, coordinating with Honor Cadre, aides-de-camp, etc.) Need 1-2 officers to volunteer for this task.


Entertainment – responsible for coordinating music selection, securing or arranging photographer, working with Logistics to plan for setup. A list of potential photographers and DJs has been provided by the venue to choose from so the majority of tasks include coordinating chosen vendors and setup logistics the day of the event. Need a subcommittee chair and members.


Decorations – responsible for planning, securing, and setting up decorations. Will work with Logistics as needed. Need a subcommittee chair and members.


Prop Coordinators- responsible for, securing proper Flags, the Bell and a Sword for the Anchor and Caduceus dinner. Will work with Logistics as needed. Need 1-2 officers to volunteer for this task.


Logistics Officers – responsible for overall event details, functional considerations. Need 1-2 officers to volunteer for this task.


Thank you in advance for your service!

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The Holiday Season has arrived at the

FUN FACTORY

at Scottish Rite of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

If you have never had the opportunity to volunteer for ACOA’s Fun Factory then here is your chance!

We are seeking up to ten (10) volunteers for the Fun Factory project at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) at Scottish Rite on Monday, December 10, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM (time includes set up and clean up).

Scottish Rite is located at:

1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30342

CHOA’s Fun Factory is a corporate program that allows community and civic volunteers to host a themed activity/craft for children who are hospitalized at Scottish Rite or Egleston Children’s Hospitals. Their families and ACOA volunteers will help participants decorate arts and crafts such as fans, door hangers, and pillowcases to brighten their rooms during their stay in the facility. Help ACOA create happy memories and make a hospital stay as pleasant as possible for these children. You only have to bring yourself and your smile.

Because we will be working with arts and crafts, we encourage volunteers to dress casually in jeans and a USPHS t-shirt.

For more information on the Fun Factory please visit

http://www.choa.org/Support-Childrens/Corporate-Philanthropy/Corporate-Volunteer-Opportunities

*Please email LCDR Lisa Llata at gge3@cdc.gov by Dec 3, 2018 if you would like to volunteer for this event! 

Please include your name, rank, employee ID#, agency, email, and phone number in your email. 

Additional instructions will be provided to volunteers prior to the event. ACOA members will receive a letter of appreciation from ACOA at the end of the year.

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Wreaths Across America!

Wreaths Across America’s mission is “Remember, Honor, Teach” and is carried out in part by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies on a specified Saturday in December at Arlington and many other cemeteries in all 50 states. Wreaths Across America Day is made possible by thousands of volunteers who organize local ceremonies, raise funds to sponsor wreaths, and participate in the events. You will have the option of volunteering at either Marietta National Cemetery in Marietta or South-View Cemetery in Atlanta.

Locations:

Marietta National Cemetery, 500 Washington Ave. NE, Marietta, GA 30060

Saturday December 15, 2018

11:15 AM – End of Event (Approximately 2 hours)

- OR -

South-View Cemetery, 1990 Jonesboro Rd. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

Saturday December 15, 2018

11:00 AM – End of Event (Approximately 2 hours)

Uniform of the Day: Service Dress Blue Uniform. Please bring an umbrella in case of rain; event will be held rain or shine.

There is no limit to the number of officers who may attend this event. All junior and senior officers are welcome to volunteer. Family and friends (of all ages) are welcome to attend the ceremonies. 

The names of volunteers should be submitted via e-mail to LCDR Rachael Cook at Rachael.Cook@fda.hhs.gov and LT Gideon Esuzor at Gideon.Esuzor@fda.hhs.gov by COB on Friday November 30, 2018

In your e-mail please include the following information:

Cemetery at Which You Are Interested in Volunteering - Rank, First and Last Name, Phone Number for Day of Event, PHS Number.

Officers interested in purchasing wreaths or engaging businesses to purchase wreaths should contact LCDR Cook and LT Esuzor as above.

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                   Volunteer at Trees Atlanta

Dedicated to protecting Atlanta's urban forest through planting, conservation, and education. Here is a great opportunity to get involved with a fantastic organizationTrees Atlanta!

ACOA Community Service Committee is seeking at least 20 volunteers to assist with tree planting activity in collaboration with Trees Atlanta on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 8:45am to 12pm. Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized citizens group that protects and improves Atlanta's urban forest through tree planting, conservation, and education efforts. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta has planted and distributed nearly 100,000 trees, recruited thousands of volunteers, and educated an average of 2,000 children and adults annually about the importance of urban trees and how to plant and properly care for them. You can find out more information regarding the organization at http://treesatlanta.org/.

Volunteers will be working outside while planting and watering trees. No special skills are required and novices are welcome! Children of all ages may participate but those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Additional family members are welcome and would be of great help. Please dress appropriately for working outdoors and getting dirty, and bring your own drinking water in a reusable container. PHS T-shirt preferred, but not required. Projects happen rain or shine, so please check the weather beforehand and come prepared. Trees Atlanta will provide all the necessary tools and instructions for planting. The location for this event may be the Kirkwood Urban Forest. Additional instructions will be sent to officers who volunteer, including directions to the location and contact numbers.

If you would like to volunteer, please email CDR Agam Rao (ige4@cdc.gov) and LCDR Tara Houda (Houda.Tara@epa.gov)by Tuesday December 4th, with the following information:

Employee ID Number, PHS number, Name, Rank

Agency:

Cell Phone Number:

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Join us for this rewarding service opportunity!


The United Service Organization’s (USO) mission is to enhance thequality of life of United States Armed Forces personnel and their familiesworldwide. Their flagship operation is the Jean Amos Center at theHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The Atlanta USO is located inthe world’s busiest airport and assists thousands of servicemen and women, andtheir families, every year.

When: Saturday, December 22nd 

 Shifts: We staff the USO every 3rd Saturday of each month in two shifts.Each shift is staffed with 3-4 officers. Shift 1 is from 0900 to 1200 andShift 2 is from 1200 to 1500. Expanded shifts will be available during December.Details to follow. 

Attire: Service Khakis or ODU. 

Guidelines: Family members over the age of 18 are allowed to participate inthis event. The USO does not allow volunteers under age 18. Officers areencouraged 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 recommendeddonations and parking instructions will be provided before 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

· Are you a member of ACOA?

*ACOA members will receive a letter of appreciation from ACOA at the end of the year.  

 
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