Tri-County Community Network Event Cancellation Notification

Due to the forecast for inclement weather, the TCN Meeting & Winter Celebration scheduled for tomorrow morning at Copperfield Inn is canceled. The event will be rescheduled at a later date.

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Fundraising Gala To Support Local Nonprofits

TriCounty Community Network and the Sunnybrook Foundation invite you to join a new committee to develop a large-scale fundraising gala to support local nonprofits.

Wednesday, August 14th, 10:00am – 11:30am

Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown

Registration Required.  Please email:  register@tcnetwork.org

Job Announcement

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Chester County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Chester County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Phoenixville Healthy Start Bilingual Family Health Advocate

The Bilingual (Spanish) Family Health Advocate supports Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County (MCHC) Healthy Start Program, a nation-wide effort to ensure positive birth outcomes for women in high-risk communities.  Click here for the full job description.  To apply for this role, please send your resume, preferably in Microsoft Word format, to careers@ccmchc.org.

For more information about Healthy Start and Maternal & Child Health Consortium of Chester County,
please visit http://www.ccmchc.org/

Flu Shots

ACLAMO Family Centers will offer Flu Shots Nov 30, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Flu shots will be administered by the Montgomery Health Department.  Any interested persons should contact Wanda Rivera at (610) 970-2134.

 

The Pottstown ACLAMO office is located at:

515 Walnut Street

Pottstown, PA 19464

 

The Norristown ACLAMO office is located at:

512 West Marshall Street

Norristown, PA 19401

Phone: 610 277-2570

 

Raffle To Benefit YWCA Literacy Programs

You could be a BIG winner! WIN $500 1st Prize an e-Nook Reader 2nd Prize or $100 3rd Prize!  You can be in the drawing by buying one ticket for $1 or 6 tickets for just $5!  Get your tickets at the YWCA‘s Main Office, 315 King Street, Pottstown or the Literacy Center 1830 E. High Street, Pottstown.  The drawing will be held December 5th at the Pottstown Rotary Club meeting and you don’t need to be present to WIN!

National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Event To Be Observed In Pottstown

The TCN Homeless Services Program will commemorate National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day with a Candlelight Ceremony remembering those who have passed away in the region this past year.

 

Thursday, December 20, 5pm-6:30pm

Smith Family Plaza

100 E. High Street, Pottstown

 

Please bring new men’s sweat socks & long johns to help keep someone warm this winter.

For more information, call 610-705-3301 or email homeless@tcnetwork.org.

TriCounty Community Network Names Two New Board Members

Karen Higgins of A & E Communications and Tom Thunstrom of Penn Liberty Bank Join Board

Pottstown, Pa. (July 12, 2012) – TriCounty Community Network(TCN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health, social and environmental conditions in Western Montgomery, Northern Chester and Eastern Berks counties in Pennsylvania, today announced that Karen Higgins, president of A & E Communications, Inc. and Tom Thunstrom, assistant vice president and branch manager of Penn Liberty Bank in Limerick join its board of directors.

“TCN continues to grow both in members and in the programs we are offering the community,” said Jen Doyle, executive director for TCN.  “Karen and Tom have both the business and nonprofit experience to help us continue this upward momentum helping individuals and organizations in our area collaborate to support the needs of the tri-county community.”

Karen Higgins

Mrs. Higgins founded A & E Communications, Inc., a marketing communications firm in 2003.  She works with small and mid-sized organizations helping them to build market awareness and credibility.  Previously, she was vice president of PR at TMP Worldwide, where she provided public relations services to a wide range of clients for 10 years.

Currently, Mrs. Higgins is immediate past president of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) where she has held numerous board positions and is the recipient of the 2006 President’s Award, 2009 Board Member of the Year Award and 2010 Special President’s Award.  She is also Marketing Committee chair for the United Way Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Women’s Initiative Leadership Committee and serves on the Marketing & Membership Committee for TCN.  Mrs. Higgins is a graduate of Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa.

Tom Thunstrom

Mr. Thunstrom has nearly nine years of bank management experience, spending three years with a regional bank in Minneapolis before relocating to Montgomery County to join PNC Bank in early 2001.  After several years with PNC, he joined financial education nonprofit Operation HOPE in 2005.  During his time running Philadelphia’s Operation HOPE office, Mr. Thunstrom oversaw year-over-year increases in services provided, an annual increase in dollars raised, and helped to expand financial education programs to numerous schools and community organizations throughout the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys.

Mr. Thunstrom joined Penn Liberty in March of 2011 and is responsible for community and business outreach in Upper Montgomery and Chester Counties, as well as managing the Limerick branch.  He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and has served two years as president of Pennsylvania’s Jump$tart financial education coalition and is presently on the board of directors for Royersford Public Library, the Spring-Ford Chamber of Commerce, and is also chairman of the Park and Recreation Commission in Upper Providence Township (Montgomery County), where he resides.

About TriCounty Community Network                 

TCN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership-based organization that partners with nonprofits, businesses and community members to improve health, social and environmental conditions.  Serving Western Montgomery, Northern Chester and Eastern Berks counties in Pennsylvania, TCN offers seven key programs: Build Up Youth, C.A.R.E. (Caring in Alternative Residential Environments), Environmental Awareness, Family Literacy, Homeless Services, S.A.F.E. (Supporting Abuse Free Environments), and Workforce Development.  For more information on TCN, visitwww.tcnetwork.org.

Tri-County Community Network’s Member And Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Please Join Us for the Last TCN Membership Meeting until September .

Tuesday, June 19, 8am-10am

Montgomery County Community College, West Campus

Community Room, 101 College Drive, Pottstown

Special thanks to our breakfast sponsor
Sanatoga Court

Registration required.  Please call 610-705-3301, Ext. 2 or email nparker@tcnetwork.org.

 Membership Meeting Agenda

8:00am-8:30am Breakfast & Networking

8:30am-8:40am Introductions

8:40am-8:50am Announcements

8:50am-9:00am Breakfast Sponsor Presentation

9:00am-10:00am Recognition Ceremony

Rep. Tom Quigley To Speak On Local Job Creation

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

TCN Membership Meeting

Rep. Tom Quigley to Speak on Local Job Creation

 Tuesday, May 15, 8am-10am

Montgomery County Community College, West Campus

Community Room, 101 College Drive, Pottstown

Special thanks to our breakfast sponsor
Money Management International

For more information or to register call 610-705-3301, Ext. 2.

 Membership Meeting Agenda

8:00am-8:30am Breakfast & Networking

8:30am-8:40am Introductions

8:40am-8:50am Announcements

8:50am-9:00am Breakfast Sponsor Presentation

9:00am-10:00am Presentation

TriCounty Community Network Board Member, Patricia Eltz, To Receive VNA’s 2012 Nursing Champion Award

Pottstown, Pa. (May 7, 2012) – TriCounty Community Network (TCN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health, social and environmental conditions in Western Montgomery, Northern Chester and Eastern Berks counties in Pennsylvania, today announced that its founding president and current vice president of the board, Patricia Eltz, RN, MSN, retired community health specialist at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center (PMMC), will be the recipient of the VNA of Pottstown Home Health & Hospice’s 2012 Nursing Champion Award. 

Ms. Eltz will receive this award at the 2012 Health Care Champion Breakfast being held on May 8 at 7:30 a.m. at the Copperfield Inn at Lakeside.  She is being recognized for her work promoting health care in the community.     

“We are thrilled that VNA is honoring Pat with this prestigious award,” said Jen Doyle, executive director for TCN.  “She believes in giving back and making a difference in her local community.  This is evident in her efforts to coordinate the TriCounty Health Partnership (TCHP) and her vision that led to TCHP and the Tri-County Interagency Consortium to merge in 2005 to create TCN.” 

Ms. Eltz chairs the TCN board’s Personnel Committee and also serves on the Executive, Finance and Board Development committees.  As a community health specialist at PMMC from 1995 to 2010, she developed PMMC’s Community Education program to encompass the greater community and heighten awareness of available services.  Her contributions to the community are endless.  Some examples include: implementing and obtaining funding and support for Community Dental Services (a dental service for the working poor); obtaining more than $1 million in funding and support through grants for both PMMC and TCHP; and promoting wellness and improved health in the Pottstown area utilizing education, prevention and early detection techniques.

Ms. Eltz received her post master’s certification in nursing administration from Villanova University, her master’s in community health nursing from West Chester University, her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of the State of New York, and her RN from Reading Area Community College.

About TriCounty Community Network                 

TCN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership-based organization that partners with nonprofits, businesses and community members to improve health, social and environmental conditions.  Serving Western Montgomery, Northern Chester and Eastern Berks counties in Pennsylvania, TCN offers seven key programs: Build Up Youth, C.A.R.E. (Caring in Alternative Residential Environments), Environmental Awareness, Family Literacy, Homeless Services, S.A.F.E. (Supporting Abuse Free Environments), and Workforce Development.  For more information on TCN, visit www.tcnetwork.org.

Rep. Tom Quigley To Speak At TriCounty Network May Meeting – Focusing On Local Job Creation

WHAT:      TriCounty Community Network (TCN) will be hosting Rep. Tom Quigley (146th District, Montgomery County) at its May 15 meeting.  Rep. Quigley will be focusing on his jobs platform, discussing job creation initiatives, such as Employ PA, which is aimed at improving legal, regulatory, and tax areas for large and small companies to help them prosper and move forward, and ultimately create jobs and boost the economy.

This event comes one day before the 2nd Annual TriCounty Community Career Fair, sponsored by the TCN Exelon Nuclear Workforce Development Program, where more than 70 employers will be exhibiting and more than 500 job seekers are expected.   

WHO:        TCN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership-based organization that partners with nonprofits, businesses and community members to improve health, social and environmental conditions.  Serving Western Montgomery, Northern Chester and Eastern Berks counties in Pennsylvania, TCN offers seven key programs: Build Up Youth, CARE (Caring in Alternative Residential Environments), Environmental Awareness, Family Literacy, Homeless Services, SAFE (Supporting Abuse Free Environments), and Workforce Development.  For more information on TCN, visit www.tcnetwork.org

WHEN:      Tuesday, May 15, 2012

                        8:00am – 10:00am

WHERE:     Montgomery County Community College – West Campus

                          101 College Drive

                           Pottstown, PA

COST:            Free

RSVP:            Members of the media should RSVP to Karen Higgins, A&E Communications, at khiggins@aandecomm.com or 610-831-5723.  To register for the May 15th meeting or for questions on the May 16th Career Fair, contact TCN at 610-705-3301 ext. 2.

TriCounty Community Network Announces The Addition Of John Hendrickson To Its Board Of Directors

Pottstown, Pa. (April 27, 2012)TriCounty Community Network (TCN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health, social and environmental conditions in Western Montgomery, Northern Chester and Eastern Berks counties in Pennsylvania, today announced that John Hendrickson has joined its board of directors.  Mr. Hendrickson currently serves as CEO of Frederick Living, a non-profit retirement community located in Frederick, Pa.

“John will be an excellent addition to our board,” said Jen Doyle, executive director for TCN.  “His experience as the CEO of a non-profit organization will prove invaluable in helping us to maximize the collaboration within and beyond the current TCN membership to impact residents of our local communities.” 

Mr. Hendrickson has been CEO of Frederick Living since 2005 and has served as executive director of two other retirement communities.  For 14 years, he served in progressively responsible positions at Nyack College (Nyack, N.Y.) culminating in responsibilities as associate dean/registrar in 1990.

Mr. Hendrickson serves on the board of directors of the Anabaptist Provider Group, and has also served on the LeadingAge PA (formerly PANPHA) board of directors.  He earned his B.A. in social science from Nyack College and an M.S. Ed in counseling and personnel services from Fordham University.  Post graduate work in higher and adult education was at Teachers College, Columbia University and he also attended Alliance Theological Seminary.  Mr. Hendrickson is a licensed nursing home administrator in the State of Pennsylvania. 

About TriCounty Community Network                 

TCN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership-based organization that partners with nonprofits, businesses and community members to improve health, social and environmental conditions.  Serving Western Montgomery, Northern Chester and Eastern Berks counties in Pennsylvania, TCN offers seven key programs: Build Up Youth, C.A.R.E. (Caring in Alternative Residential Environments), Environmental Awareness, Family Literacy, Homeless Services, S.A.F.E. (Supporting Abuse Free Environments), and Workforce Development.  For more information on TCN, visit www.tcnetwork.org.

Healthy Lifestyles EXPO – POTTSTOWN

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Healthy Lifestyles EXPO

Friday, April 20, 9:30am-1:30pm

Montgomery County Community College, West Campus

101 College Drive, Pottstown

Sponsored by State Representative Quigley’s Office, Montgomery County Community College, the Mercury, & TriCounty Community Network.

 http://www.repquigley.com/healthy_lifestyles.aspx

EXPO Workshops for Seniors & Caregivers

Presented by the TCN CARE & Environmental Awareness Programs

10:00am – 10:30am Saving Money with Medicare 

Presenter: Virginia Cox, Boyertown Area Multi-Service

 

10:30am – 11:00am Elder Law & Guardianship
Presenter:  Robert Slutsky, Robert M. Slutsky Associates

 

11:00am – 11:30am Senior Living Options

Presenters:  Stacey Petroff, Home Instead Senior Care

Shirlee Barlow, Columbia Cottage Assisted Living

 

11:30am – 12:00pm Financial Needs of the Older Adult

Presenter:  Charles Delaney,

Aging & Adult Services of Montgomery County

 

12:00pm – 12:30pm Veteran’s Affairs Benefits

Presenter:  Kathy Martin, O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei

 

12:30pm – 1:00pm  How to Make a Family Emergency Preparedness Plan

Presenter:  Dr. Lewis Cuthbert, Alliance for a Clean Environment    

Are You Prepared For An Emergency?

In the event of a natural disaster, would you know what to do?   Attend Tuesday’s TCN Membership Meeting and learn how to Make a Family Emergency Preparedness Plan!

Tuesday, April 17, 8am-10am

 Montgomery County Community College, West Campus

Community Room, 101 College Drive, Pottstown

Presented by the

TCN Environmental Awareness Program

Special thanks to our breakfast sponsor
Manatawny Manor

 For more information or to register call 610-705-3301, Ext. 2.

 Membership Meeting Agenda

8:00am-8:30am Breakfast & Networking

8:30am-8:40am Introductions

8:40am-8:50am Announcements

8:50am-9:00am Breakfast Sponsor Presentation

9:00am-10:00am Presentation

 Become a Breakfast Sponsor!

Sponsor an upcoming TCN membership meeting and receive 10 minutes on the agenda to promote your business or organization. 
You will also receive your own resource table to display marketing materials. 
For more information please call 610-705-3301, Ext. 2 or email sponsor@tcnetwork.org.      

 Meeting Fees

Meetings are free for members.

$25 fee for non-members.

If you would like to join TCN or to see if your membership is current, please call 610-705-3301, Ext. 2 or email membership@tcnetwork.org.

Breast Cancer: What You’re Eating & What May Be Eating You

Fellowship Farm and The Center for Advancement in Cancer Education

Invite You to an Empowering Saturday Afternoon, February 11, 2012, 1­4pm

Breast Cancer:

What You’re Eating & What May Be Eating You

Fellowship Farm

2488 Sanatoga Rd., Pottstown, PA 19464

 

Featuring Susan Silberstein, Ph.D.

  • Founder/Director, Center for Advancement in Cancer Education
  • Book Author: Hungry for Health and Hungrier for Health
  • National Lecturer: Nutrition & Cancer Prevention
  • Creator of video, Breast Cancer: The Diet Connection
  • Editor of Immune Perspectives and Global Woman
  • Fulbright Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, numerous awards

This program provides women with potentially life-changing information on preventing breast cancer, preventing its recurrence and supporting yourself during or after treatment.

Men are also welcomed to support loved ones, mothers, daughters, sisters and wives. Understanding growing rates of male breast cancer and prostate cancer are applicable.

Please RSVP:  Deb Mason @ 610-326-3008, 215-870-0349, or eleanorvallone@gmail.com, director@fellowship-­farm.org, www.fellowship-­farm.org

(Call in case of snow)

TriCounty Community Network Hosts Rethink Homelessness Community Forum

TriCounty Community Network’s (TCN) Homeless Services Program, consisting of 40 local organizations, is hosting a Rethink Homelessness Community Forum on Thursday, February 9.  The goal of the forum is to provide an opportunity for discussion about homelessness, how we define homelessness, and how we are addressing homelessness as a community. 

The keynote speaker will be Will O’Brien, Special Projects Coordinator at Project H.O.M.E., a non-profit providing housing and services to chronically homeless men and women in Philadelphia and empowering them to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.  He will be introduced by Rev. Marvin Marsh of Pottstown First Baptist Church.  The program will also include stories from homeless individuals and volunteers, as well as educational information and a Q&A session.       

TCN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership-based organization that partners with nonprofits, businesses and community members to improve health, social and environmental conditions.  Serving Western Montgomery, Northern Chester and Eastern Berks counties in Pennsylvania, TCN offers seven key programs: Build Up Youth, C.A.R.E. (Caring in Alternative Residential Environments), Environmental Awareness, Family Literacy, Homeless Services, SAFE (Supporting Abuse Free Environments), and Workforce Development.  For more information on TCN, visit www.tcnetwork.org

Thursday, February 9, 2012

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Montgomery County Community College– West Campus

Community Room

101 College Drive

Pottstown,PA

This event is free.  A lite dinner will be provided.

Members of the media should RSVP to Karen Higgins, A&E Communications, at khiggins@aandecomm.com or 610-831-5723.  Others interested in attending should contact TCN at 610-705-3301 ext. 2.  Registration is recommended but not required.

TCN Winter 2012 Membership Meeting Schedule

TCN Winter 2012 Membership Meeting Schedule

Date & Time

Location

Topic

Tuesday
February 21

8am-10am

Montgomery County Community College, West Campus, 101 College Drive, Pottstown

Build Up Youth

Tuesday

March 20

8am-10am

Montgomery County Community College, West Campus, 101 College Drive, Pottstown

Caregivers Support & Resources

 

Membership Meeting Agenda

8:00am-8:30am Breakfast & Networking

8:30am-8:40am Introductions

8:40am-8:50am Announcements

8:50am-9:00am Breakfast Sponsor Presentation

9:00am-10:00am Presentation

Become a Breakfast Sponsor!

Sponsor an upcoming TCN membership meeting and receive 10 minutes on the agenda to promote your business or organization. 
You will also receive your own resource table to display marketing materials. 
For more information please call 610-705-3301, Ext. 2 or email sponsor@tcnetwork.org.      

Meeting Fees

Meetings are free for members.

$25 fee for non-members.

If you would like to join TCN or to see if your membership is current, please call 610-705-3301, Ext. 2 or email membership@tcnetwork.org.

YEAR OF THE YOUNG WOMAN

YWCA Tri-County Area’s YEAR OF THE YOUNG WOMAN special events series in 2012.

The first event will be held Saturday, January 21, 3:00pm-5:00pm, at the YWCA, 315 King Street. A panel discussion will include girls and women from different decades and generations sharing their views and insights on topics of interest.

There is no cost for the event with your reservation.

Please RSVP to Dawn Short by calling 610-323-1888 x202 or email dshort@ywcatricountyarea.org.

Girl Talk Series:

Join us at our other scheduled events:

 January 2012 – Bridging the Gap

 February 2012 – Journaling

 March 2012 – Body Image

May 2012 – Non-Traditional Careers

 July 2012 – Cyber Bullying and Stalking

 September 2012 – Go Green!

 November 2012 – Advocacy

 For information about events, please contact the YWCA at 610-323-1888.