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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)

Volunteer Opportunity to work with PACE

Fellow Officers,

Atlanta PACE is looking for active and dedicated members to further the mission of PACE (Prevention through Active Community Engagement).

PACE in a national program that targets education, providing targeted lessons, activities and curriculum to students in support of the Surgeon General’s Initiatives and the National Prevention Strategy. We also support community events such as science fairs, career days, health fairs, and community health forums.

All services are offered as a part of the Commissioned Corps mission to advance the health and safety of our Nation. Lessons and activities are delivered by Commissioned Corps Officers drawn from many professions, including environmental and occupational health, health education, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, dentistry, pharmacy, psychology, social work, hospital administration, health record administration, nutrition, engineering, science, veterinary, health information technology, and other health-related occupations

If you are interested in joining the PACE program please join us for the next general meeting of Atlanta PACE on November 1, 2017 at 1200. The meeting information is provided below:

Preference will be given to current ACOA members. Volunteers who are ACOA members will be provided with a thankyou letter from ACOA that can be included in your eOPF.

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If you would like to learn more about PACE, please contact Atlanta PACE Co-Chairs, LCDR Rashid Njai (hgo7@cdc.gov) and LT Tanesha Tutt (gpu3@cdc.gov).

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Volunteer at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite

If you have never had the opportunity to volunteer for ACOA’s Fun Factory (previously Camp Children’s The Zone), 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 Saturday, December 2nd from 2:30 PM until 4:00 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. ACOA volunteers will help participants decorate arts and crafts such as nightlights, door hangers, and ornaments to brighten their rooms during their stay. Help create happy memories and make a hospital stay as pleasant as possible for these children by volunteering with ACOA. 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

*All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Preference will be given to current ACOA members. Volunteers who are ACOA members will be provided with a thank you letter at the end of the year from ACOA that can be included in your eOPF. Please email LCDR Tara L. Houda at Houda.Tara@epa.gov and CDR Agam Rao at AKRao@cdc.gov by November 15th if you would like to volunteer for this event. Include your name, rank, email address, cell phone number, agency, whether you are a member of ACOA, PHS number, and employee number in the email.

For more information about membership or to check your membership status, please visit http://www.atlantacoa.com/membership

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Wreaths Across America

ACOA officers in the Atlanta area:

Please join the JOAG Public Health and Community Service Committee, Uniformed Services Community Service Subcommittee and the Atlanta Commissioned Officers Association in celebrating and honoring those service members who gave their lives for our country by participating in the Atlanta Wreaths Across America Day. Please visit http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ for more information on the organization.

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 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

OR -

 South-View Cemetery 

1990 Jonesboro Rd. SE

Atlanta, GA 30315

Date and Time (Both Locations):  Saturday December 16, 2017

11:15 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 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 December 8, 2017.

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

If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing wreaths or engaging businesses to purchase wreaths, please contact LCDR Cook and LT Esuzor as above.

Thank you so much for your interest in this event.

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