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Phil Stafford, NJ Food and Clothing Rescue
January 12, 2018 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Phil Stafford, NJ Food and Clothing Rescue.
Phil is 58 years old, married for 30 years with two sons. He worked as a painting contractor for over 30 years. In 1999 he lost everything in hurricane Floyd. During that time he saw how hard it was to get different services that were needed by people just to get back on their feet. That is when he decided to start helping people in need with basic items during times of crisis—out of his own pocket. As he helped more people, it became apparent that more help was needed. In 2015, he registered his charity as a 501C3 so that it could help even more people. In 2016, the charity started taking off enabling Phil to leave his painting job to work with the charity full time.
|January 13, 2018|
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Sally Seymour: 40 Years as a Nurse in the Bronx
January 19, 2018 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Sally Seymour: 40 Years as a Nurse in the Bronx - Through Good Times and Hard Times.
Rotary Club of The Palisades member Sally Seymour will talk about her decision to go into the field of nursing, her years as a medical surgical nurse in a big city hospital, as a public health nurse in the South Bronx during the years of the AIDS and crack cocaine epidemics, and later as a school nurse.
Sally Seymour has lived in Leonia for 25 years with her husband Mike, and recently retired after working for 40 years as a nurse. After graduating from Barnard College and working in a few other fields, she went on to get a Masters degree in Nursing and embarked on a satisfying and varied career as a nurse in several different settings in the ever-changing, fascinating borough known as "The Bronx."
|January 20, 2018|
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Andra Watkins, Author
January 26, 2018 7:30 am - 8:30 am
New York Times best selling author Andra Watkins lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, Michael T Maher.
A non-practicing CPA, she has a degree in accounting from Francis Marion University.
She’s still mad at her mother for refusing to let her major in musical theater, because her mom was convinced she’d end up starring in porn films.
She’s the author of four books and counting. Her acclaimed first novel To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis was published by Word Hermit Press on March 1, 2014. Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace is a memoir about her dysfunctional family adventure; it is a National Book Award nominee and a New York Times best seller. Natchez Trace: Tracks in Time is a book of photography, shot during her 15-mile daily hikes on her 444-mile Natchez Trace walk.
Hard to Die is Andra’s latest novel. It’s an afterlife story of Theodosia Burr Alston, tragic daughter of Aaron Burr and subject of the song “Dear Theodosia” from the Tony-award-winning smash Hamilton: An American Musical.Read more about it HERE and get your copy everywhere November 1, 2016!
|January 27, 2018|
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Leonia Library & Rotary Speaker Series: Helene Cohen Bergen PAC
February 1, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Helene Cohen: The Bergen Performing Arts Center - Your Community Resource.
Helene Cohen, Arts Access Manager, Ticket Concierge and Gallery Curator at Bergen PAC
The Bergen Performing Arts Center (Bergen PAC) in a concert venue in Englewood that hosts approximately 200 performances throughout the year. In addition, the Bergen PAC runs a Performing Arts School that trains students of all ages, and is involved in community outreach programs, such as the one managed by our speaker, Helene Cohen. Among her multiple duties, such as booking artists for the monthly gallery exhibit at the theater, Helene directs the Arts Access Initiative, a unique program developed by Bergen PAC that offers free tickets to make the live performing arts accessible to individuals who otherwise would be unable to experience the arts. She will talk about the work of the theater in general and the Arts Access Initiative specifically. Helene is always looking to partner with local non-profits who can take advantage of her program, so this talk is also an opportunity to meet with Helene and advocate for your organization. Free tickets to an upcoming show will be offered as a prize.
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