Member News- May 26, 2021

1st Annual Kathleen Deegan Hughes Memorial Golf Tournament Raises Over $50,000 to help fight Adrenocortical Carcinoma (ACC)

 On Saturday May 8th, friends and family gathered at Frosty Valley Resort in Danville, for the 1st Annual Kathleen Deegan Hughes Memorial Golf Tournament. Service 1st Federal Credit Union was honored to be the primary sponsor for the event. The golf outing raised over $50,000 to fund research to one day find a cure for Adrenocortical Carcinoma (ACC).

“Our family is beyond grateful for the generosity and support from this amazing community,” said John Deegan, Kathleen’s brother. “The outpouring of love is a true testament to the impact that Kathleen had on every single person that she met.”

In addition to raising funds, the tournament celebrated Kathleen’s resilience and charismatic spirit. Kathleen, the youngest of four siblings, grew up in Danville and was a graduate of Bloomsburg University and a member of Service 1st. Kathleen died in January 2020 at the age of 29 after battling ACC.

John also shared Kathleen’s message, “Abnormal symptoms in your body are not something you should ignore. Seeing a doctor right away is worth your time. Following up on your health can change your life. Be proactive and make your health your top priority. Please share this message with your loved ones, because you never know… you could end up saving their life.”

Over 108 volunteers and golfers participated in the inaugural golf outing.

ACC is a rare cancer affecting less than one per one million people in the United States per year.

All proceeds from the Tournament benefited the ACC Warriors Fund.

If you would like to make a donation, payments may be made via check to the ACC Warriors, and mailed to: ACC Warriors c/o The Deegans, 30 N Glenbrook Ave., Danville PA 17821. To learn more visit: https://www.kathleenhughes.org/acc-awareness.

For more information, contact Service 1st today at 800.562.6049 or visit www.service1.org.


CPWDC Rebrands to Advance Central PA

 The Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation (CPWDC), the local Workforce Development Board (WDB) for the Central Pennsylvania region, announced today that it has rebranded to Advance Central PA. The rebrand to Advance Central PA reflects a very positive, forward-thinking organization that expresses how the local Workforce Development Board works tirelessly to move the Central Pennsylvania region forward.

As the premiere workforce development resource for jobseekers and employers, Advance Central PA’s mission is to be the leading vehicle for regional unification, coordination, integration, and alignment of workforce activities, resources, and initiatives to support economic sustainability, improve education systems, and develop and retain a quality labor force.

“We are excited about the new name and the new resources that we will provide as Advance Central PA,” said Erica Mulberger, Executive Director. “Our new name and identity reflects our commitment to leading a market-driven workforce system that meets the needs of employers and workers, and helps Central Pennsylvanians prosper.”

Along with the name change, Advance Central PA released a new logo design and new website that echo the Workforce Development Board’s continued progress in cultivating emerging industries, supporting existing businesses, and enhancing the skills development of the Central Pennsylvania workforce while taking advantage of strategic opportunities provided by swift economic change.

Visit www.AdvanceCentralPA.org to explore the new website, brand, and logo design.


Public comment welcome on transportation priorities plan

Starting May 24 through June 22, those living or working in eight counties have the opportunity to comment on a draft plan thatcentra prioritizes transportation investments in the region from now until 2045.

The SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has created the draft 2021-2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan on behalf of its eight member counties: Clinton, Columbia, Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union.

Through SEDA-COG, counties and municipalities in central Pennsylvania have a voice in the state’s transportation plans. Working together with SEDA-COG, groups and individuals representing local government, the business community, and non-profit organizations help to establish the region’s transportation priorities.

There will be a special opportunity to comment and ask questions at a 1-hour virtual public meeting and information session starting at 7 p.m. on June 3.

The meeting can be joined via teleconference or videoconference using the following credentials:

Teleconference: 312-626-6799; Conference ID: 963 9794 1377
Videoconference: https://zoom.us/j/96397941377

If accommodations are needed for those with special needs related to language, sight, or hearing, please contact the SEDA-COG MPO at 570-524-4491 a minimum of five days prior to the scheduled meeting date to allow sufficient time to arrange accommodations. 

Those who want to submit comments may send them via email to [email protected]; fax to 570-524-9190; submitted online through https://bit.ly/345O8UQ; or mailed or dropped off at SEDA-COG, 201 Furnace Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837 (in care of Don Kiel).

Comments must be received by 4 p.m. June 22 and must include the name and address of the individual submitting the comment(s) to be considered in the update process by the SEDA-COG MPO.

The SEDA-COG MPO will consider adoption of the plan at a public meeting at 9:30 a.m. June 25 via teleconference and videoconference.

An electronic version of the draft plan is available at http://bit.ly/sedalrtp. Hard copies of the document are also available for review during normal business hours at the SEDA-COG MPO office, and other locations throughout the MPO’s eight-county region. A listing of these locations and their addresses may be viewed at http://bit.ly/sedalrtp, or may be requested by email at [email protected] or 570-524-4491.

As a community and economic development agency, SEDA-COG enhances the quality of life and economic advantage for residents and businesses in 11 central Pennsylvania counties through its vital partnerships and initiatives. SEDA-COG also is an advocate for the interests of communities at the state and federal levels. For more information, visit www.seda-cog.org.