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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)


Volunteers Needed at Woodward Academy PACE Event

Prevention through Active Community Engagement (PACE) is a national USPHS 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. Join PACE Atlanta in hosting a two-day event at Woodward Academy delivering a curriculum promoting the promoting the surgeon general’s priority area of increasing Opioid epidemic awareness.

TOPIC: Opioids: What you need to know (a curriculum to increase Awareness about the Opioid Epidemic) 

DATE: Thursday April 19, 2018

TIME: (20 officers requested, 5 per shift, 4 overlapping shifts)

830-1015

920-1105

1125-1315

1300-1446

LOCATION: Woodward Academy Middle School (detailed directions will be provided)

1655 Hardin Avenue

College Park, GA 30337

DATE: Friday April 20, 2018

TIME: 1415 to 1530 (5 officers requested to support assembly activity) 

LOCATION: Woodward Academy Middle School Champions Gym (detailed directions will be provided)

1655 Hardin Avenue

College Park, GA 30337

UNIFORM: Any authorized USPHS uniform (Khaki, SDB, Modified SDB, ODU)

VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES: Volunteers for 4/19/18 will be expected to assist in guiding 7th graders through PACE Opioid curriculum (20 officers requested, 5 per shift). Volunteers for 4/20/18 will support assembly speaker and assist with subsequent student Q&A (5 officers requested). Please consider volunteering for more than one shift. Volunteer hours will count towards requirements (5 hour min) for national PACE appreciation letter.

Please email LCDR Rashid Njai (rnjai@cdc.gov) 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- ACOA members will receive an additional letter of appreciation from ACOA. Please register NLT April 14, 2018 COB. 

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The Commissioned Officers Association (COA) is a voluntary professional organization of Commissioned Officers of the US Public Health Service. The Atlanta COA mission is to advance the PHS by uniting, serving and advocating for the approximately 1,000 Atlanta-based Commissioned Officers.

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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STEM Day

Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 8:30am-4:00pm

Greetings Officers,

Northbrook Middles School is inneed of at least 10-15 volunteers to serve as speakers for their STEM Day. The event will be held Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 8:30am-4:00pm at Northbrook Middle School, located at 1221 Northbrook Parkway, Suwannee, GA30024.

Volunteers will provide a 25-30 minute career presentation, which includes a 10-minute introduction, 10-minuete hands-on activity or demonstration, and 5-minute Q&A. You conduct an individual presentation or pair with another officer. Time slots are available for morning (9a-1p), mid-day (10:30a-2:30p), and afternoon (12p-4p). A hospitality room will offer breakfast and lunch for all volunteers. 

STEM Day exposes students to a variety of career opportunities, with an emphasis on how science, technology, engineering, and match connect to 21st century careers. Serving as a speaker is an opportunity to share your real-world knowledge and experience,inspiring future leaders in STEM. 

If you are interested in participating, please register to serve via the following Google doc link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8S3M2APCfL0KlijmuzgGx4yHbrBgs_Iizaz6f8ERpTa8PgQ/viewform as well as email LT Tanesha Tutt (ttutt@cdc.gov)your Employee ID #, Category and Agency affiliation to ensure you are included on the list of Commissioned Corps participants from ACOA. Volunteers will be notified by the school prior to the event on final details. The registration deadline is Friday, April 13, 2018. 

All those participating willreceive a letter of appreciation from PACE and ACOA members will receive anadditional letter of appreciation from ACOA. Volunteers should wear theiruniforms (Khakis will be acceptable). Also, if attending, please take picturesand share them with us!  These may be included in a Signal article aboutthe event.  

For more information about STEMDay, please review the attached flyer or contact LT Tanesha Tutt (ttutt@cdc.gov).

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The Commissioned Officers Association (COA) is a voluntary professionalorganization of Commissioned Officers of the US Public Health Service. TheAtlanta COA mission is to advance the PHS by uniting, serving and advocatingfor the approximately 1,000 Atlanta-based Commissioned Officers.

St. Francis Table at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Atlanta is in need of volunteers to assist in their food program to feed the hungry. Each Saturday, St. Francis may feed as many as 500 people. 

Volunteers should expect a variety of job assignments in preparation of a buffet-style setup in the dining hall. The food is provided by the Atlanta Food Bank.  Please remember those who may be homeless and looking for their next meal or place of shelter.  Your time & talent is much appreciated! 

WHEN:          Saturday, May 19th,2018

WHERE:      St. Francis Table at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception 

48 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW

Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 521-1866

SHIFT:           0700to 1200 (20 volunteers needed) 

Volunteer Guidelines: Volunteers may bring children who are at least 8 years of age, but children must be supervised at all times. Family members will be accommodated, if possible.

Appropriate Attire: Please dress appropriately for kitchen and dining hall work (closed-toe shoes only).   A PHS t-shirt and jeans is appropriate. St. Francis will provide protective gloves for food handling.    

Directions: http://www.catholicshrineatlanta.org/phpMap/main.php 

Parking is available kitty-corner from the Shrine at the Underground Atlanta Parking Deck for $12.00 per vehicle. Unfortunately the Shrine is unable to validate for parking on Saturdays.

Please email CDR Johanna Gilstrap (gjf5@cdc.gov) and LCDR Emily Petersen  (fmd9@cdc.gov) by May 16th,  to sign up or to for more information.  A reminder announcement will be sent prior to the event.Please include your name, rank, PHS#, Employee ID#, email, and phone number in your email.

Preference will be given to current ACOA members.

At the end of the year, volunteers who are members of  ACOA will be provided with a thank you letter from ACOA that can be included in your eOPF.

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