Baptist Community Ministries – Congregational Wellness Newsletter, The REMEDIUM, October 2018

OCTOBER 2018
Wellness Ministry Leaders:
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Have you submitted your monthly activity report? For a fillable PDF Form, download by clicking [HERE]. Wellness Ministry leaders are to submit activity reports to Lisa Collins or Sharon Burel by the 20th of each month. Also, to be considered for the annual Meritorious Grant, your reporting must be up to date (meritorious grants are awarded when funds are available).
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
COMMUNITY EVENTS

Your Ultimate Fall Festival Guide

During the fall in New Orleans, festival season is in full swing with celebrations showcasing music, food, New Orleans culture, neighborhoods and more. Click here for details.
WELLNESS MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT
Celia Higgins-Miles
Grace & Glory Family Worship Church International
Congratulations to Celia Higgins Miles, our spotlight for October.  In 2016, Celia Higgins Miles was called by her pastor to lead the wellness ministry for Grace and Glory Family Worship Church International (GGFWCI). Prior to moving to GGFWCI, she was an industrious member of Household of Faith (HOF) for 19 years where she served in the Ministerial Alliance, Sisters by Faith and Intercessory Prayer Group.  In 2014 when HOF Associate Minister Eileen Lumar Johnson was called to pastor GGFWCI, Mrs. Miles was called to follow. Click here to read the full article.
BE INSPIRED

Satisfied in His Presence

As the deer pants for water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God. Where can I find him to come and stand before him? Psalm 42: 1, 2

This passage is believed to be written by David, an Old Testament saint, who was often afflicted and just as often rescued by God’s sovereign grace. David was a believer but often faced persecution, peril and depression. As a believer, he never lost his hope in God nor his longing to be in the presence of God. For David, the presence of God was always available in the temple. He said in another place that he longed to be in his courts, meaning in the temple, the house of God. He wanted desperately to be in God’s presence. He said:

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
Psalm 84:10

To read the full article, click here.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Public Health Advisory – Opioid Epidemic

If you or someone you know is in a behavioral health crisis, call the Metropolitan Crisis Response Team at
(504) 826-2675.

January 23, 2017 – The Louisiana Department of Health issued a standing order so you do not need a prescription for Naloxone. Anyone 18 years or older can get Naloxone from pharmacies that carry it without a prescription. Pharmacies that are known to carry Naloxone are the University Medical Center ‘Outpatient Pharmacy’ at 2000 Canal Street and Crescent City Pharmacy at 2240 Simon Bolivar Avenue. For additional services, visit thePublic Health Advisory webpage.

HEALTHY TIPS

Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

Due to the increased use of mammography, most women in the United States are diagnosed at an early stage of breast cancer before symptoms appear. However, not all breast cancers are found through mammography. The most common symptoms of breast cancer are a change in the look or feel of the breast, a change in the look or feel of the nipple and nipple discharge. Click here to view warning signs you should be aware of.
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Tulane University, Center for Public Life: Campus Community Connections

Storytelling & Resource Sharing for Meaningful, Long-Lasting Partnerships

Last Wednesday, CPS hosted a Storytelling & Resource Sharing event at our home-base in Alcee Fortier Hall on Tulane’s campus. Community partners, along with some undergraduate and graduate students and CPS staff, came together to discuss the many ways to maintain and improve upon existing partnerships. All participants were able to share their unique experiences and exchange advice on best-practices. The beautiful weather even allowed for some outdoor activities! A link to the resources discussed at the event, including pictures, can be found here.


CPS Events and Programs

Understanding Your Program: How a Simple “Program Roadmap” Can Make Planning and Evaluation More Useful

Date: Monday, October 8th
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Small Center, 1725 Baronne Street
Everyone is under pressure to show the impact of their efforts.  Why not use an approach that not only helps you make the case to funders and stakeholders, but, in the process, gives you the understanding YOU need to make immediate improvements to your efforts.  Tom Chapel, who is the Chief Evaluation Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has been helping public and non-profit programs do planning and evaluation for several decades, is returning to repeat his series of popular workshops. For more information or to RSVP, click here.

Racial Reconciliation and Equity Institute

Dates: Oct. 9, 11, 23 & 25, 30, Nov. 1

Time: 11AM-1:30PM

Location: TBA

In collaboration with the Center for Restorative Approaches, CPS is offering a six session institute for a cohort of community leaders who are interested in learning more and practicing dialogue about racial reconciliation and equity in the workplace. Delve into constructs and concepts of race: definitions, history, and institutional frameworks through mindfulness exercises, thought-provoking discussions, speaker presentations, videos, poetry, hands-on experiential educational activities, social gatherings, community building, meals, skills/knowledge component and “homework” assignments.  Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until September 21, 2018. Apply here.

Public Service Internship Fair

Dates: Wednesday, November 7

Time: 5:30PM-7PM

Location: LBC Qatar Ballroom

The Center for Public Service Internship Program aims to offer quality internship opportunities to Tulane students in a variety of fields. The Internship Fair provides an excellent chance for community partners to meet with undergraduate students seeking unpaid, public service internships for the Spring and Summer 2019 semesters. Reserve a table today, by RSVP here. For more information, please contact Myriam Huet mhuet@tulane.edu


Tulane Events

Tulane PRC Health, Racism, and Communication Seminar Series

Seminars cover communication skills focused on the intersections of health and racism, specifically for community organizers, neighborhood groups, and public health students, professionals, faculty and researchers. Free and open to the public. Recordings will be made available on the Tulane PRC’s YouTube page afterward.
  • Thomas LaVeist, PhD: Dean of Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity
    • Tuesday, September 11th
  • Julie Fitch, MA: Testing and Capacity-Building Supervisor; STD/HIV Program at Louisiana Office of Public Health
    • Tuesday, September 18th
    • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    • 1440 Canal Street, 12th Floor, Room 1210
  • Troi Bechet, MSW: Founder and CEO of Center for Restorative Approaches
    • Tuesday, September 25th
    • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    • 1440 Canal Street, 12th Floor, Room 1210

Community Events  

Not In My Neighborhood! Gentrification Screening and Discussion

Date: Friday, September 7th
Time: 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Location: The Broad Theater, 636 N Broad Street
Film screening and discussion on gentrification and resistance from New Orleans to South Africa. Discussion after the film will feature filmmakers Kurt Orderson and Turpania Bonner. For more information, click here.

PitchNOLA 2018: Education

For the 4th year of PitchNOLA: Education, Propeller is looking for concrete solutions to measurably improve equitable education outcomes in New Orleans. If you have an idea to tackle the achievement gap and support educational equity in New Orleans, send in your application by September 9th! For more information, click here.

Ethical Lunch

Date: Wednesday, September 12th
Time: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, 2903 Jefferson Avenue
The Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal has organized a lunch to organize hospitality workers and secure just working conditions in the industry. For more information, click here.

Nonprofit Fundraising 101

Date: Thursday, September 13th
Time: 1:30 pm-4:30 pm
Location: Ashe Power House Theater, 1731 Baronne Street
Every nonprofit needs to know the options for how it will raise money. This workshop will give you the essential background you need in order to keep your work well-funded. For more information and to register, click here.

Towards Collective Liberation: Embracing an Anti-Racist Worldview 
Dates: Friday, September 21st-Sunday, September 23rd

Location: The Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal, 2903 Jefferson Avenue
With the guidance of Chris Crass, Ruth Idakula, and other special guests, we will work together to unpack the role of white supremacist culture in our organizations and in ourselves, and co-create strategies for moving forward in ways that free us all. For more information or to register, click here.

Casa Samba 2018 Fundraiser

Date: Friday, October 19th
Time: 7:00 pm-11:00 pm
Location: Lyons Recreation Center, 624 Louisiana Avenue
Join Casa Samba at their “Carnaval” style fundraising event, featuring the merging of Brasilian Music and New Orleans Carnaval Music. For more information, click here.

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Laura Murphy

Laura is a senior this year at Tulane University. She is majoring in public health and international development, and minoring in economics. Laura will be working at CPS during the Fall semester as a Student Associate with the partnership team. When not working at CPS, she keeps busy by working as a residential advisor in Weatherhead Hall, working as a research assistant at a Chagas Disease laboratory, and volunteering at CrescentCare. A fun fact about Laura is that she has formally studied 5 languages, but can only speak three (English, Japanese, and Spanish).
Tulane University’s Center for Public Service, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, Alcee Fortier Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118

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Congressional Wellness Newsletter, The REMEDIUM, August 2018

AUGUST 2018
Wellness Ministry Leaders:
To ensure that you continue to receive all communications from Congregational Wellness, please complete the
network contact form.
Have you submitted your monthly activity report? For a fillable PDF Form, download by clicking [HERE]. Wellness Ministry leaders are to submit activity reports to Lisa Collins or Sharon Burel by the 20th of each month. Also, to be considered for the annual Meritorious Grant, your reporting must be up to date (meritorious grants are awarded when funds are available).
Need Instructions for a fillable PDF
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
RSVP Options, please contact Gretchen Dobbins at gdobbins@bcm.org, (504) 593-2363 or
SELECT a hyperlink below.
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COMMUNITY EVENTS
The Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans promotes cancer survivorship through education,  patient services and research, with a mission to assist local cancer patients and their families by providing support that will enable them to continue their treatment.
SAVE the DATE: 5th Annual Viva La Cure
September 8th, 2018

For questions about reserved tables and/or sponsorships, contact Michelle Burtch at michelle@cagno.org or 504-733-5539.
Viva La Cure began as a way to give hope to other cancer patients.
New Orleans Behavioral Health Council Panel Discussions
Are you interested in hearing from experts working across diverse fields of behavioral health? Do you want to get involved in these discussions and have your voice heard? Please join one of the following interactive panel discussions click to preview flyer.

The Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) is the local government entity responsible for developing, supporting and sustaining vulnerable residents in Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes. MHSD has established a single point of entry to mental health, addiction and intellectual/developmental disability services for adults and children (accessible by calling 504-568-3130).

WELLNESS MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT
Suzanne Tarver Vincent
Victory Fellowship
This month we honor Suzanne Tarver Vincent, wellness ministry leader of Victory Fellowship. She is a graduate of Congregational Wellness’ Congregational Health Promoter Program (CHPP). She immediately completed the STAR Project training and implemented the project in her church in 2017. Click here to read the full article.
BE INSPIRED
Live Out Loud, Together
All of nature declares God’s glory. Every creation, animate or inanimate, speak a resounding refrain: how majestic is your name, oh Lord1. Whether a snow capped mountain or an autumn dressed tree, whether a roaring, tempestuous ocean or shallow, quiet stream, whether a ferocious bear or a glowing firefly, they all declare God’s glory – his splendor, his power, his artistry. By his boundless knowledge and agency he crafted all of nature and nature does not fail to be, to exist, to exist out loud. Nor should we. We, God’s best creation, have been fearfully and wonderfully made2. Is there any reason that we should not live out loud above all? Read the full article by clicking here.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
NOLA.gov and City web services
click link for online resources

COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Bike Easy has Community Bicycle Workshops for everyone – commuters, recreational riders, young people and more! Our programs promote bicycle safety and equip old and new riders alike with the resources and skills they need to ride a bicycle safely and confidently, with the ultimate goal of increasing bicycle ridership in our region. If you are interested in hosting a Community Bicycle Workshop, please click to view flyer or contact virginia@bikeeasy.org.

HEALTHY TIPS

Diabetes and Flu

  • Diabetes, even if it is well managed, puts you at high risk of serious flu complications. These problems can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death.
  • Flu complications can include pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infection and ear infections. The flu also can make some chronic health problems worse.
  • Diabetes can make the immune system less able to fight infections. Infections can make it harder to control blood sugar levels.
  • People with diabetes are at high risk of developing pneumococcal pneumonia because of the flu. Being up to date on the pneumococcal vaccine is important.
  • People who have diabetes and other health conditions should get a flu shot.
  • Flu vaccination has been associated with reduced hospitalizations among people with diabetes.
SEPTEMBER HEALTH AWARENESS

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

Children, young adults and older Americans can have high cholesterol. Learn how to prevent high cholesterol and know what your cholesterol levels mean.

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. For more information, click here. 
Reference: https://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/cholesterol_education_month.htm

Newly Updated, Full Version of Appleseed’s Manual Now Available

Dear Friends:

Thank you so much for your work on behalf of vulnerable immigrants and refugees, and your interest in the ongoing update of Appleseed’s Manual, “Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation: A Guide for Practitioners and Immigrants.” For the last several months, we have been working very hard with pro bono partners and other allies—including many of you—to produce a new edition of the Manual that will help families keep deportation from becoming a financial and family catastrophe.

That’s why we are so pleased to announce that a newly updated, full version of the manual has been redesigned and is up on our website.

The newly updated version contains many of the same chapters that we have been posting over the last several months, as well as a few additional chapters, including considerations for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, veterans benefits, and dissolving and selling a business; please see below for an updated list of chapters.

We hope you will download, review, and share individual chapters or the entire manual with as many people as possible. Our goal is to provide an indispensable product for you and other groups and people who are so incredibly dedicated to helping vulnerable immigrants and refugees. We are proud to be part of this effort, and to work with so many of you.

We want to extend our deepest thanks to the many pro bono partners that researched, wrote, and edited chapters of the manual. They include: Adams and Reese LLP, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-based Violence, ASISTA, Ballard Spahr LLP, Cooley LLP,Hogan Lovells LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright, O’Melveny & Myers, The William Alanson White Institute Center for Public Mental Health and White & Case. We also want to thank the Annie E. Casey Foundation and theFord Foundation for their support of this work.

We are happy to report that we are not done yet. You can stay tuned over the next several weeks and months for a full Spanish translation of the manual, training materials, shorter, more user-friendly versions of various chapters and more. If you have ideas for more chapters, please let us know. And if you know someone who should be subscribed for these updates in the future, please forward this email and encourage them to sign up for email updates.

Thank you for your support, comments, suggestions and for the work that you do every day to help immigrant families. We look forward to continuing to work with you!

– The Appleseed Team

Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation: A Guide for Practitioners and Immigrants

  • Chapter 1: Child Custody
  • Chapter 2 Assets and Benefits of Minor Children
  • Chapter 3: Ensuring Safety in Public Schools
  • Chapter 4: Psychological Aspects of Deportation and Child Custody
  • Chapter 5: Considerations for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  • Chapter 6: Managing, Accessing, and Closing a Bank Account
  • Chapter 7: Credit Card, Prepaid and Debit Cards
  • Chapter 8: Managing Outstanding Short Term Service Contracts and Related Bills
  • Chapter 9: Payday and Other Short Term Loans
  • Chapter 10: Insurance
  • Chapter 11: Power of Attorney
  • Chapter 12: Selling a Residential Property
  • Chapter 13: Cars, Car Loans and Car Leases
  • Chapter 14: Ending a Residential Lease
  • Chapter 15: Handling Valuables
  • Chapter 16: Taking Cash Across the Border
  • Chapter 17: Remittance Protections
  • Chapter 18: Collecting Unpaid Wages
  • Chapter 19: Social Security
  • Chapter 20: Veterans Benefits
  • Chapter 21: Dissolving and Selling a Business
  • Chapter 22: Filing Taxes

National Appleseed: Appleseed Network | 727 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005

Louisiana Appleseed: 1615 Poydras St., Suite 1000, New Orleans, LA 70112

Submitted by: Tara Richard – trichard@appleseednetwork.org 

April 2015 Congregational Wellness E-Newsletter

 The McFarland Institute a Division of Baptist Community Ministries

COMMUNITY EVENTS

●The Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship is accepting applications to award two $5,000 scholarships to those who exem­plify commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved community related to tobacco prevention and/or control. Applications will be accepted until April 30th. For more information:  https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=rnkDWlzN7QRD_gh9zfTT2mAFi-LnoO38-2DIQ6T9um2Yp9uyiQ6bDg2

-New Directions-New Orleans: Toward A Health-Based Approach to Drug Policy conference will be held at Dillard University in New Orle­ans on Thursday, April 2nd from 9a.m. to 5p.m. Dr. Carl Hart will be the keynote speaker for the conference. Topics will include Drug Laws, Incar­ceration and Sentencing Reform in Louisiana, The Right to Health for Peo­ple Who Use Drugs, Re-imagining Drug Courts: A Health Based Solution to Problematic Drug Use, and more. To register:  http://drugpolicy.nonprofitsoapbox.com/new-directions-2015

· Promoting Community Health and Safety with the Medical Reserve Corps webinar will be held on April 23rd from 11:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. This national network of volunteers—including medical and public health professionals—is eager to work with you and your community on a broad range of health activities including chronic disease prevention, AED and Hands Only CPR training, obesity reduction, heart health and so much more! Join us to learn more about building a relationship with your local Medical Reserve Corps. To register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3131016955156064514

WELLNESS MINISTRY LEADER SPOTLIGHT

This month we honor the memory of Bruce Anthony Long, 54, a lay health advocate who passed away on March 15, 2015. Bruce completed LHAP in 2009 along with his wife, Francis Long. They were faithful mem­bers and served in the health ministry of Bethlehem Lutheran Baptist Church. The Longs volunteered with health fairs, distributed disease prevention literature and ministered to the homeless population in the community. Bruce received an Associate of Science in Health Administration Service from Colorado Tech­nical University and worked in health information management, electronic medical records, quality im­provement and IT security. Mr. Long was laid to rest in New Jersey.
Keep the weight off:
· Follow a healthy and realistic eating pattern. You have embarked on a healthier lifestyle, now the challenge is maintaining the positive eating habits you’ve developed along the way. In studies of people who have lost weight and kept it off for at least a year, most continued to eat a diet lower in calories as compared to their pre-weight loss diet. For more suggestions regarding a healthful diet, visit Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight.  http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/index.html
· Keep your eating patterns consistent. Follow a healthy eating pattern regardless of changes in your routine. Plan ahead for weekends, vacations, and special occasions. By making a plan, it is more likely you’ll have healthy foods on hand for when your routine changes.
· Eat breakfast every day. Eating breakfast is a common trait among people who have lost weight and kept it off. Eating a healthful breakfast may help you avoid getting “over-hungry” and then overeating later in the day.
(Source: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/losing_weight/ keepingitoff.html Accessed February 20,2014)

●Crescent City Farmers Market is now running the Market Match Pro­gram. Market Match meets SNAP shoppers half-way who want to eat healthy and support local farmers and fisherman. During the campaign, Crescent City Farmers Market matches up to $20 in SNAP purchases per market visit (while supplies last).
Visit http://www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org for more information.

●Agenda for Children will provide parents and caretakers with a free list of childcare options determined by zip code. If you need information about childcare, pre-k, or other early childhood development resources, call the Agenda for Children phone number, 1-800-486-1712. Searchable database can be found at http://www.agendaforchildren.org/

● Health Insurance Marketplace – After February 15, 2015, people can enroll in a 2015 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace only if you have a life event that qualifies you for a Special Enrollment Period. Life events that may qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period are listed on HealthCare.gov. There is also a new Special Enrollment Peri­od if you paid the fee for being uninsured with your 2014 taxes. You may still be able to get 2015 coverage if you met three criteria listed on this page. This special enrollment period will start on March 15 and end on April 30, 2015.

The Rev. Dr. Patrick Keen who has served as pastor of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Orleans since 1999, and has been a partner in health and wellness with Congregational Wellness for nearly 10 years. He has always had the unwavering support of his wife, Catherine M. Wallace-Keen. Dr. Keen has recently been reappointed to the pastorship of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Bethlehem Lutheran partnered with The McFarland Institute to improve the health and wellness of con­gregants and community members by implementing a stellar wellness ministry program, which included diabetes education, annual health fairs, a vegetable garden, healthy cooking demonstrations, and physi­cal fitness for youth. Grant funding received from BCM allowed Bethlehem to build a wellness stage in the parking lot, serve healthy snacks and offer activi­ties to bring the community together.

Long before the current smoking-free ordinance passed, Dr. Keen was a stanch advocate. In 2007 he spearheaded an effort in Central City and was suc­cessful in passing a city ordinance which banned smoking within 300 feet of Orleans parish schools. In 2009, he started the Prevention Research and Well­ness Institute to partner with other agencies in New Orleans to study and tackle chronic heart disease and obesity of indigent populations in southern Louisiana.
Dr. Keen has exemplified great understanding of the importance of holistic health and the integration of faith and wellness in the church. His replacement has very large shoes to fill. On behalf of the Congrega­tional Wellness staff and Baptist Community Minis­tries-The McFarland Institute, we wish him all the best in his new assignment.

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Questions or comments? E-mail us at croberts@bcm.org or call 504-593-2350.
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YLC: Young Leadership Council Newsletter

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The Weekly Mark…leaving our mark since 1986.

Leadership Symposium

Join YLC on Wednesday, September 10 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Longue Vue House and Gardens (7 Bamboo Road) for our Leadership Symposium. Event panelists include Tara Hernandez, Karyn Kearney, Ti Martin, Stephen Perry, and Tim Williamson. The event will be moderated by Lee Zurik.

Tickets are $10.00 and include entry to event, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and beverages. This event is open to current YLC members only. To check on the status of your membership, please email caitlin@ylcnola.org.

Seats are limited, purchase your tickets here today!
YLC Board Nominations

The YLC Nominating Committee has begun accepting nominations for the 2015 Board of Directors. Any YLC Member interested in serving on the YLC Board can self-nominate or have someone nominate them.

Please submit a nomination letter stating why you would like to join the Board and how you would help support the mission of the YLC. Please also submit your resume, including activities on behalf of YLC as well as professional work and community activities. All nominations should be submitted no later than close of business on Friday, September 26 at 5:00 p.m. Nominations can be emailed to Richard Pavlick at rpavlick@burglass.com.

Saints Kickoff Run

Come help us support New Orleans Recreation Development Commission and Louisiana Children’s Museum by joining us with our New Orleans Saints for the Saints Kickoff Run on Saturday, September 6.

Click on the link below and register with the Young Leadership Council Team. The organization with the most runners wins the Corporate Cup! Wear your YLC purple or email the office to find out how to get a shirt. Registration closes on September 4, so please sign up soon! http://nflrunseries.com/saints/register/

Volunteers are needed to serve beer at Champion’s Square from 7:00 a.m. to noon. If you are interested, please sign-up here.
RECreate Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation for RECreate’s 2014 Fall Season will be held on Monday, September 8 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the YLC Building (1840 Euterpe St.).

Please note that orientation is MANDATORY for all new volunteers and veterans. Also, please bring a copy of a photo ID and come prepared to fill out the background check informational form, so that we may complete the volunteer registration process. Attending orientation enables volunteers to meet our project leaders and other volunteers, to learn important details about the upcoming season and to ask questions!

Please click here to RSVP. For any questions or comments, please email recreate@ylcnola.org.

The dates for the 2014 Fall Season are Saturdays, September 20 through November 22. All program sessions will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Harmony Oaks Community Center/A.L. Davis Park (2514 Washington Avenue).

Kickoff: Unfathomable City

One Book One New Orleans is kicking off their 2014 season on Thursday, September 11 at Publiq House (4528 Freret St.) from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Join them for an evening featuring Margie Perez from the New Orleans Nightingales, Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker, authors of this year’s book selection, Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, food from local Freret Street restaurants, and Publiq Houes’s strawberry basil margaritas! Attendance at this event also allows you 2-for-1 pricing on tickets for the Brass-a-holics show that begins at 9:30pm.

Click here to RSVP for this event.

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Calendar of Events
Toastmasters – September 2
Leadership Symposium – September 10
Don’t forget about the other events and volunteer opportunities going on this month.

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Happy Birthday to You!

Margaret Adler
James Babst
Amy Baver
Ann Bernard
Shannon Bernard
Danielle Burrell
Matthew Caplan
Jessica Chevis
Danielle Dalson
Michael DeMeo
Anna Duggar
Genevieve Dumont
Virginia Eckholdt
Katie Elizardi
Kristina Gabik
Bessie Goggins
Jordi Goodman
Thomas Hayes
Julie Joffrion
Kyle Jones
Margaret Kinney
Shweta Kohsman
Michael Lamb
Luke Morin
Kristina Nielsen
Cha-Kara Parkman-Wimberly
Kristin Petry
David Rittvo
Molly Ruben-Long
Kristen Scott
Kelsey Scram
Jenni Seckel
Natalie Short
Will Smith
Thomas Stranova
Colbert Tew
Hamilton Tinsley
Stephanie Todd
Shelley Whitehead
Sabrina Wood

Young Leadership Council
PO Box 56909
New Orleans, Louisiana 70156-6909
504-585-1500
Email us here
The YLC Building is located at 1840 Euterpe Street.