Member News – September 5, 2018

Member News

  • Service 1st Federal Credit Union held its 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament last month at Frosty Valley, during which it presented three local charities with donations totaling $56,000.

    Kyle Veen, Jr.; Steve Endress, Chairman, Service 1st Board of Directors; Dr. David Ledbetter, Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, Geisinger; Dr. Christa Martin, Director, Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute; Meg Epler, Program Manager, Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute; and Bill Lavage, President/CEO, Service 1st.

    Since 1994, Service 1st’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament has raised $453,500 to benefit area charities. This year’s tournament included 144 golfers, numerous volunteers and sponsors, including fellow credit unions and a number of local organizations. Funds raised were combined with those from Service 1st’s Seventh Annual Charity Duck Derby, held earlier in August and were presented at the end of the Tournament to the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, the ThinkBIG Pediatric Cancer Fund and Geisinger’s Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute.

 

  • Beginning today, the Montour St. bridge in the Borough of Danville (located just behind the Sunoco gas station on Rt. 54), will be closed for reconstruction. Motorists are reminded to please use an alternate route. Check the Borough’s Facebook page for updates on this project.

 

  • The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will hold a free concert tomorrow, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium.

    Willie Kelly and David Power

    This performance will feature David Power, one of Ireland’s foremost uilleann pipers, and New Jersey fiddler Willie Kelly, who will combine traditional Irish music. This duo recently collaborated on a new album titled Apples in Winter, which the Irish Echo described as something “will resonate with the people who love and admire traditional Irish music played with a stately air and a gentlemanly touch.” 

 

  • In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Camp Victory will hold a special free family fun day for the community next Sunday, Sept. 9, from 12-3 p.m. Its swimming pool, climbing wall and zip line will be open and there will be hot dogs, ice cream, drinks, an arts and crafts project, a moon bounce, wagon rides and live music. For more information, visit the Facebook event page

 

  • The Penn State World Campus will hold a number of informational webinars over the next few weeks for those that may be interested in pursuing a degree or certification through Penn State’s online/virtual delivery unit. Next Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m., there will be a virtual open house in which interested  individuals can customize their “journey” according to their interests and chat one-on-one with members of the PSU World team for up to 10 minutes. Representatives from academic advising, financial aid, undergraduate and military admissions will be participating. Next Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 12-1 p.m., there will be a webinar about the Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources and Employment Relations, which will provide a broad overview of the HRER program. Also on Sept. 12 from 8-9 p.m., there will be an information webinar on the redesigned Penn State Online MBA. Later in the month on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 7-8 p.m., there will be an online MBA sample class in which interested individuals can discover what it’s like to be a student in the Penn State Online MBA program. For a complete listing of upcoming PSU World Campus information events and news, check out its Sept. newsletter for alliance partners, through which all employees of Columbia Montour Chamber members, their spouses and dependents are eligible for a 5% discount on tuition through the Penn State World Campus. 

 

  • The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation will hold a luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 12-1:30 p.m. at Monty’s on the Bloomsburg University campus to celebrate the grants made to community organizations through the Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation. Local nonprofit organizations will be presented with the 2018 grant awards. There is no cost to attend, but an RSVP is requested. See the invitation for more information. RSVP online or by emailing or calling Karri Harter at 570-752-3930 ext. 6. 

 

  • The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation will also host a special presentation on how federal tax reform, signed into law last December, is impacting charitable planning for individuals and businesses next Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Iron Fork at Frost Valley Resort in Danville. A lunch session will focus on individuals and families and will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m., with lunch served at noon. An afternoon session focusing on businesses will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m., with hors d’oeuvres served at 4 p.m. There is no cost to attend either session. See the flyer for additional information. RSVP by by emailing or calling Karri Harter at 570-752-3930 ext. 6. 

 

  • The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will hold another free concert on Friday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium featuring classical Arabic music, Sufi music of northern Egypt and music popular along the Nile River.

    Mohamed Abozekry & Karkadé

    It will feature Mohamed Abozekry, an oud (lute) master still in his mid-20s, who brilliantly explores Egypt’s popular and classical music traditions, Sufi calls, and secular poetry with a new instrumental project called Karkadé. With Karkadé, his new project that he is bringing to the United States for the first time, he evokes the fragrant hibiscus tea found in Cairo and the eponymous French café at which the ensemble was born. He is joined by Farag Hamouda (ney – flute), Lotfy Aly (violin), Hany Bedeir (riqq – percussion), and Aly Mohamed (dehola/daf – percussion).

 

  • The Borough of Danville’s Flood Resiliency Task Force will host a flood insurance policy seminar at the Danville Borough building, 463 Mill St., Danville, on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. Stetler Insurance Associates will present information regarding what should be included on the flood insurance policy declaration page, review common mistakes seen on flood insurance policies, and answer questions. The Flood Resiliency Task Force is made up of representatives from real estate, banking and insurance industries, as well as local residents and Borough staff. See the flyer for additional information, or contact Jamie Shrawder at 570-275-3091 ext. 3 or email

 

  • The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation will hold a luncheon on Friday, Oct. 5, from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Iron Fork’s banquet room to celebrate the grants made to community organizations through the Danville Area Community Foundation. Local nonprofit organizations will be presented with the 2018 grant awards. There is no cost to attend, but an RSVP is requested. RSVP online or by emailing or calling Karri Harter at 570-752-3930 ext. 6. 

 

  • MePush will be hosting a series of study sessions throughout the fall at its conference room at 130 Buffalo Rd., Lewisburg, for information technology professionals that are taking and interested in getting together to study for the Cisco CCNA exam. This major certification in the IT industry is a big undertaking for some, so MePush would like to offer a forum to help other IT pros in the area improve their skills and certifications. If interested, please email Art so MePush can have a headcount.