Page 1

our voice Mission: We are dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

YWCA WESTMORELAND COUNTY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES Fall 2018

Vision: We live and work in a community that embraces equity, acceptance and diversity and in which women and girls have opportunities for enrichment and advancement.

2018 - 2019 YWCA Board Members Diane Hightower (First Vice President) Keisha Jimmerson Jackie Johns (Secretary) Marcy Karasek Nicolina Kelly (Second Vice President) Cindy Leonard (Executive Director) Karen Struble Myers (Treasurer) Carlotta Paige Faye Rosatti Theresa Rusbosin Lois Sculco, SC Norma Skillings (President) Carlene Williams Tina Wodzinski

contents

2

A Message From Our Executive Director

3

Annual Poster Contest

4

International Women’s Group

5

Literacy

6

Field Hockey

7

Wellness Schedule

8

Childcare

9

Childcare

10

Rentals

11

TechGYRLS

12

Technology Center Class Schedule

13

Technology Center Class Schedule

14

Thrift Shop

15

Fashion Show

16

Fashion Show Appreciation

YWCA Executive Staff Cindy Leonard, Executive Director Diana Basick, Thrift Shop Director Marae Johnston, Childcare Director Gina McGrath, Technology Director Maggie O’Leary, Literacy Program Director Cheryl Angus, Fiscal Manager Betty Hammer, Fund Development Consultant

Would you like to have your newsletter emailed to you? If you are receiving a hard copy of the newsletter and would prefer to have it sent only via email, please let us know by sending an email to info@ywcawestmoreland.org with the subject line “Email Newsletter.” Thank you!

YWCA Westmoreland County • 424 North Main Street • Greensburg, PA 15601 724-834-9390 • fax: 724-834-9391• www.ywcawestmoreland.org Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


A Message From Our Executive Director Dear YWCA Westmoreland Members and Friends, I am delighted to be penning my first “Letter from the Executive Director,” because to me, this job feels like a sort of homecoming. With the exception of one year spent in Athens, Georgia to attend UGA, I have lived in Westmoreland County my entire life. (Some of you will know me by my maiden name Cindy Daugherty.) I have not, however, been working in Westmoreland County for many years. I have been commuting from Youngwood to downtown Pittsburgh, where I worked at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University. I love nonprofit leadership and capacity building – it’s been my career for over 20 years now, but I was never able to bring myself to move out of Westmoreland County. In fact, a colleague once said to me “why do you bear that long commute when you could live anywhere?” My reply was “you’ve got it backwards – I can work anywhere, my heart is in the Laurel Highlands.” When a friend called to tell me about the executive director position opening up here at the YWCA, I jumped at the chance to bring my nonprofit management experience and skills back to my home county. And not just for any cause – but for social justice that is sorely needed in our country right now. Women and people of color have come a long way from our country’s colonial days, when these groups could not vote, hold property, or be elected to office. We have made progress since the Civil Rights Movement and Second Wave Feminism of the 1960s, but we are not finished! Today, a woman still makes 76 cents for every dollar a man makes. If that woman is black, she makes 61 cents for every dollar. And even though in 2015, male to female ratio for United States of America was 97.9 males per 100 females, we have yet to see a woman POTUS be elected. And a black friend of mine told me recently that she pulled up to a stoplight, only to have the person in the car next to her yell a racial slur through his open window. Like I said, we still have work to do – nationwide and at home. I believe in my core that every problem has a solution, even if the solution takes time and is not yet apparent. Social justice issues are complex, a many layered onion to peel, and our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women will take a multi-faceted approach that requires dedication, patience, and time. Lack of gender parity, racism, and other injustices are systemic in many cases, so we must dig deep to change systems and structures as well as hearts and minds. I also believe we are up to the task! In just my first week on the job, I have met so many people who care about the YWCA and its mission. I am touched by program participants telling me how the YWCA has helped them. Our staff, board, and volunteers are smart and fiercely dedicated. I couldn’t be prouder to join the ranks of these amazing people. In the upcoming months, I plan to talk with as many people as I can to learn what you need and want from your YWCA. If you have ideas, you may email them to me anytime: CindyL@ywcawestmoreland.org. Yours in service,

Cindy Leonard, Executive Director Cindy Leonard joined the YWCA Westmoreland County as Executive Director in September 2018, bringing over 20 years of nonprofit leadership and management experience. The YWCA endeavors for social justice by working to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Previously, Cindy spent 12 years at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, working with the director and consulting team to enhance the Center's consulting and technology programs. She also performed community organizing around technology through the Center's popular Bagels & Bytes meetups and annual TechNow conference. Before that, she managed IT for Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. An experienced speaker and trainer with a highly engaging, interactive style, Cindy has successfully worked with groups as small as 10 and as large as 200 on a wide variety of topics. She has presented and trained at over 100 conferences and classes, including conferences by Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Nonprofit Technology Network, Nonprofits LEAD, Alliance for Nonprofit Management, Association of Fundraising Professionals of Western Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania Library Association. Cindy presently serves on the board of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Education, all from Seton Hill University. Raised in Blairsville and Derry Township, Cindy has had a lifelong love affair with the Laurel Highlands, and currently resides in Youngwood with her husband Rob and a handful of very spoiled felines. She blogs about nonprofit management and technology at www.cindyleonard.org.

2


Annual Poster Contest YWCA Westmoreland County is sponsoring a

POSTER CONTEST

“Make Our Differences Our Strengths” Rules: 1. The contest is open to all students who are residents of Westmoreland County and enrolled in grades K-12. (home-schooled, public or private schools) 2. The theme is “Make Our Differences Our Strengths.” 3. Poster Size Minimum = 12”x 18”; Poster Size Maximum = 18” x 24” 4. Students may use any type of paper. 5. Do not roll posters. 6. Students may use any medium. (i.e., crayons, watercolors, markers, coloring pencils, etc.) 7. The following information should be clearly written in pencil or pen on the back of the poster in the lower left hand corner: Student’s Name, Home Address, Telephone Number, School and Grade Level 8. Only one entry per student. 9. The poster submitted must be the student’s original work. 10. Judging criteria: Creativity, theme representation, and visual appeal 11. Deadline to submit an entry is October 19, 2018. 12. Posters should be submitted to the YWCA Westmoreland County atth 424 North Main Street in Greensburg, PA. Alternately, you may call the YWCA before October 19 at 724-834-9390 to arrange for a pick-up date and time at your school’s office. Prizes and Voting: One winner will be selected in each of the following grade level categories: K-3; 4-6; 7-9; 10-12 Each winner will receive $100 and a certificate. Entries will be displayed and voted on at the Westmoreland Diversity Coalition’s Annual Unity Celebration held on October 24th at Ferrante’s Lakeview Restaurant. The celebration is free and open to the public. Parents and children are encouraged to attend. The voting will be open to celebration attendees from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Winners will be announced before 8 p.m. Winning posters will be displayed through the end of the school year at the YWCA Westmoreland County.

Please call the YWCA at 724-834-9390 with questions or for more information. Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 Annual “Unity Celebration” Sponsored by the Westmoreland Diversity Coalition

at Ferrante’s Lakeview 6153 US-30, Greensburg, PA 15601

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. “Make Our Differences Our Strengths” A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT Dynamic Speaker, Agency Displays, Entertainment, Light Refreshments and Games for All Ages

For more information call: 724-834-1260 Ext. 109

3


International Women’s Group

The YWCA's International Women's Group welcomes women of all nationalities to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The International Women's Group provides a meeting place for women to meet each other and develop friendships, to share and learn about the United States (particularly the new area in which they are living), improve their English and become a part of their new community.

Upcoming Meetings Wednesday, October 10th 12:30 - 2:30 PM “Pumpkin Festival” Wednesday, November 14th 12:30 - 2:30 PM "Celebrating Thanksgiving”

Wednesday, December 12th 12:30 - 2:30 PM “Christmas around the World” The International Women meet the second Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at the YWCA Westmoreland County located at 424 N. Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601 The purpose of the meetings is to promote international exchange, friendships, and help women adapt to their new community. For more information, call 724-834-9390 or email at info@ywcawestmoreland.org.

4


Literacy

“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.” ~ Zig Ziglar ~

To every volunteer who helped to make this year’s used book sale a huge success, we say

Thank You!

BOOK DONATIONS Book Donations will be accepted again after October 1st for the 2019 Used Book Sale. We accept gently used hardbacks and paperbacks in all categories. We cannot use Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, magazines, VHS tapes, audio cassettes, or encyclopedias/text books that pre-date 2016. If you’d like to donate a large quantity of books, please call the office so we can make arrangements to meet you at the warehouse. Thank you!!

TUTORS NEEDED We have classes for our English As a Second Language students, but there are some students who cannot attend these classes because of their work schedules. These students are in need of tutors and conversation partners. For anyone desiring to become an ESL Tutor, there will be a mandatory Orientation on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Our Tutor Trainings are self-paced, on-line through ProLiteracy. Please call Maggie at the YWCA, 724-834-9390, to register for the Orientation.

5


Field Hockey YWCA Girls Field Hockey News

(Photo Taken by Jeanne Kaylor, YWCA Girl’s Field Hockey Coach)

The YWCA Field Hockey Program is having a successful 2018 Outdoor Season with 31 participants from grades one through eight. The traveling team (players in grades 5-8) will play ten officiated games ending the last week of October. Please come to see our home games at Hempfield Park. You can find the game schedule on our website (www.ywcawestmoreland.org). After the holidays, the program will go indoors starting Sunday, January 6th at Murrysville Sports Zone, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for 1st through 7th graders & 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for 8th through 12th graders. The Indoor Program is for girls in 1st grade through 12th grade who are interested in learning or improving their field hockey skills and want to have fun during the off-season. All players are welcome. Beginners to advanced players are encouraged to sign up. The YWCA offers league play with some traveling in order to compete with teams within our area. Indoor Field Hockey registration forms will be available on our website (www.ywcawestmoreland.org) by the end of October 2018. All 2018 Field Hockey players will be notified via email when the registration opens for the 2019 season. REGISTRATIONS NEED TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2018. In anticipation of a large enr ollment, a fir st come, fir st-served policy will be in effect. PLEASE get your registrations in early to ensure a space.

6


Wellness Schedule New Beginners T’ai Chi

For the non-experienced and those who have taken a previous beginning class. T’ai Chi is a complete exercise that keeps you more stable and flexible, allowing you to maintain your active lifestyle, balancing your energy, and remaining calm. Linda Vucelich, Instructor. 4 - Mondays ~ 7:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3 Fee per session $48(M)/$58(NM)

Intermediate T’ai Chi I

For those who have completed a beginning class. Linda Vucelich, Instructor. 5 - Wednesdays ~ 7:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 Fee per session $60(M)/$70(NM)

Intermediate T’ai Chi II

For those who are continuing their practice. Linda Vucelich, Instructor. 5 - Wednesdays ~ 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 Fee per session $60(M)/$70(NM)

AM Yoga With Nancy Micheals

A series designed to focus on specific areas of the body to strengthen and stretch muscles. Classes will help participants build strength, balance the body’s system, increase body awareness, and increase energy while learning specific postures. Nancy Micheals, Instructor. Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session I ~ November 1 - December 13 (No Class November 22)

Session II ~ January 3 - February 7 Fee per session $45(M)/$55(NM)

Intro Holiday Sampler

Each week you will be introduced to something different. T’ai Chi, QiGong, & Mindfulness are the topics with intentions to quiet the chattering mind, focusing, and ignoring distractions to gain a more peaceful, centered self. A great Holiday gift idea for yourself or someone else. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Linda Vucelich, Instructor. 3 - Thursdays ~ 7:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. 11/29, 12/6, 12/13 Fee per session $38

Kids Power Karate Murrysville Sportszone

Combined T’ai Chi

For those continuing and wanting to refine and deepen their practice. Previous experience is a must. Linda Vucelich, Instructor. 4 - Tuesdays ~ 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 11/13, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11 Fee per session $45(M)/$55(NM)

4491 School Road South, in Murrysville Call YWCA Westmoreland County to register. Little Ninjas (ages 4-5) Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. November 14 - December 19 Six week introductory course is $40 Kids Power (ages 6-12) Wednesdays 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. November 14 - December 19 No Class 11/21 Six week introductory course is $45

Please call the YWCA at 724-834-9390 to register. No Refunds Unless Classes Ar e Cancelled. Visit our website at www.ywcawestmoreland.org for upcoming wellness classes.

7


Childcare YWCA Preschool News: 3 and 4-Year-Olds The YWCA 2018-2019 Preschool year has begun. We welcomed both some new and some familiar faces this year into the 3 and 4-year-old preschool programs. September’s lessons enhanced the opportunity for children to get to know each other, to learn about families, and to even find out more about themselves. We went camping, watched butterflies hatch, picked some apples, and began learning our ABC’s and 123’s as the foundation for future development. Beginning this month Miss Mary Ellen Tiberio will welcome the children to the TechTYKES lab on Wednesdays. TechTYKES is a technology-infused preschool incorporating elements of a traditional preschool environment with technology tools such as a SMART Table, tablets and laptops. The children will have a wide range of hands-on, interactive materials to experiment and explore. October’s lessons focus on the change in the seasons and diversity in the classroom, at home, and in the community. The children will be visited by our own Maintenance Director and Volunteer Firefighter, Matthew Kolbosky, who will discuss the importance of fire safety. Do you know a child who would like to be part of this educational and enriching program? Would they like to join the fun and gain kindergarten readiness skills? If so, please contact Marae Johnston, Childcare Director, at 724-834-9390 x117 for a tour and enrollment packet. You may enroll your child in our preschool program anytime, space permitting.

3-Year-Old Preschool Class Must be 3-years-old by Sept. 1st Tuesdays and Thursdays Morning Session: 9:30-Noon Monthly Tuition: $70.00

4-Year-Old Preschool Class

Must be 4-years-old by Sept. 1 st Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Morning Session: 9:30-Noon Afternoon Session: 1:00-3:30 Monthly Tuition: $95.00

Visit our website at www.ywcawestmoreland.org for more details.

8


Childcare Kidz Zone Kidz Zone is excited to announce we have moved to Living Hope Church in Whitney to accommodate childr en attending Baggaley Elementary School. The YWCA Westmoreland County is committed to supporting parents in meeting their children’s needs. The Kidz Zone Program seeks to provide affordable before and after school care in a supervised, safe, secure, and nurturing environment. Kidz Zone is licensed by the PA Department of Health and Human Services to operate a Child Care Center serving children grades K-6. The Program provides a variety of activities ranging from quiet time to exciting and stimulating indoor and outdoor fun and includes a nutritious afternoon snack.

Daily Rates

Morning Session 7:00 AM opening $6.00 per child AM Session

Daily Rates

Afternoon Session After school until 6:00 PM $6.50 per child PM Session For more information call 724-834-9390

Looking for a Rewarding Job? YWCA Westmoreland County Kidz Zone Program At Living Hope Church, Latrobe, PA Group Supervisors, Assistant Group Supervisors 3:45 PM - 6:00 PM Monday-Friday You are expected to have the ability to develop & maintain effective working relationships with the children, parents, and staff. You will agree and follow the Department of Human Services licensing standards. Your attitude is expected to be positive, enthusiastic, warm, & sympathetic to all children. To apply email your resume to Marae Johnston, Child Care Director at maraej@ywcawestmoreland.org.

9


Rentals

The Huff Mansion is a historical landmark in Westmoreland County and features a: Fully Equipped Kitchen for your Caterer Beautiful Portico and Porch Elegant Spiral Staircase Perfect Venue for Showers, Parties, Family Gatherings and Meetings

   

and for our business community the main building provides: Wireless Internet Access Podium and Microphone Projector Screens and/or Dry Erase Boards for your Presentations

  

The entire main floor of the mansion is available for your special event. Business meeting spaces and business rates may vary from special events. Call 724-834-9390 for more information. Living Room / Library Main Floor Founder’s Room Founder’s & Main Floor Computer Lab (8 PC’s) Coffee Service Small Table Cloths Large Table Cloths

       

1-4 hours $ 95 $ 150 $ 165 $ 250 customized pricing $ 15 $ 3 each $ 4 each

5-8 hours $ 105 $ 165 $ 190 $ 325

9 hours or more $ 115 $ 205 $ 220 $ 350

For your safety and convenience it is mandatory for a YWCA Receptionist to be present for your entire rental. The receptionist will be your hostess during your event, provide guests with access to the building, and answer questions. The fee for the receptionist is $9 per hour in addition to your rental fee. You can also visit our website at www.ywcawestmoreland.org to view the whole rental brochure.

10


TechGYRLS Our YWCA TechGYRLS have been competing in the FIRST® LEGO® League robotics competition for 19 years! We are excited to have two teams this year participating in the competition. Mrs. Gail Burkett will be coaching our Yough Middle School team and Mrs. Sarah Doris will be coaching our Ligonier Valley Middle School team. The competition will be an all day event on January 12, 2019 in Altoona. This year’s theme is INTO ORBIT. The girls will program a working robot to complete 15 challenges on the competition board in addition to creating a project. They will be judged for their robot’s ability to complete the challenges and on the core values which include inspiration, teamwork, and gracious professionalism. Their project is judged for research, innovative solution, and presentation. Their robot is judged on robot design which includes mechanical design, programming, strategy, and innovation. The girls will work many hours a week after school preparing for this competition. Our other three schools which include Jeannette McKee Elementary, Greensburg Salem and Monessen Middle Schools will be offering Robolab I and Robolab II sessions this semester. Robolab II gives the girls the opportunity to experience building more advanced robots to complete challenges on a previous competition board. This program increases the girls knowledge in STEM and also increases their confidence to pursue a career in any of the STEM fields. We have a team of great teachers that teach the girls the basics and then mentor them along the way to encourage them to troubleshoot their programming and building problems. Their sessions conclude with a “Robo Expo” to demonstrate their robots to family and friends. When Gina McGrath attends the expos these are some of the comments she hears from the girls: It made me feel really happy and excited and it helped me understand robotics. I had so much fun in Robolab I and I want to take Robolab II and go to competition. It was great. It taught me how to work together better and problem solve. It showed me how to think in different ways to complete the tasks. We are so proud of our TechGYRLS and wish them the best this semester as they build and program their robots.

11


Technology Center Class Schedule Technology Class Schedule October to December 2018 Technology Question & Answer Session (Q & A) This is a great way to get answers to your questions about your computer, tablet, or smartphone in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Start keeping a list of all of your questions and bring them to this session. We meet the second Tuesday of each month from 1:30 pm - 3 pm Registration is required. Call 724-834-9390. Fee: $10.00. Dates: November 13 ~ December 11 Private Tutoring $55/hour (M)/$65/hour (NM) Get individualized instruction on exactly what you need for your personal use. You can bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Our computers are also available for tutoring. This instruction is meant for private use. Call for information for Business Computer Training.

Classes for Women and Men 50 Plus These classes are designed for women and men 50 plus years. You will never feel lost or left behind in our classes. We teach at a slow pace and help you to become very comfortable with technology. You will be at ease to ask questions and they will be answered in a language that you will understand. NEW! Smartphones/Tablets

$80(M)/$90(NM) Smartphones and Tablets basically work the same way. You can attend this class if you have one or both. Bring your device to class and become more comfortable utilizing many of its features. Friday Mornings 9:15 am - 12:15 pm Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 Wednesday Mornings 9:15 am - 12:15 pm Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21 Thurs./Fri. Mornings 9:15 am - 12:15 pm Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14 Computer Basics $80(M)/$90(NM) + $25 Textbook This class is designed for the beginner and for all ages to make you comfortable with your computer. You will learn how to use Windows, how to do word processing (typing on the computer) so you can compose your emails or create a letter, how to use the Internet, and your email program. You will also be introduced to the programs that come with Windows that are on your computer. Wednesday Evenings 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 Tuesday Mornings 9:15 am - 12:15 pm Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20 Facebook for 50 Plus $20(M)/$25(NM) Are you concerned about your account and security settings for your Facebook account? Do you want to control: who can see your posts, who can message you through Facebook, what people can see when they find you on Facebook? You will be surprised at the numerous settings that you can control. This class will cover them all. Friday Morning 9:15 am - 12:15 pm Oct. 12 NEW! What to Buy $20(M)/$25(NM) Do you need help deciding which electronic device you should buy? We can guide you in making that decision. We will cover computers, smartphones, and tablets. Thursday Morning 9:15 am - 12:15 pm Nov. 15

COMPUTER CLASSES Windows 10 $80(M)/$90(NM) + $25 textbook Windows 10 is the latest operating system for your computer. This class will teach you how to use this new operating system and also how to transition from an older version of Windows to this new one! Monday Evenings 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 Friday Mornings 9:15 am - 12:15 pm Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 Tuesday Evenings 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18 Microsoft Word 2016 - Beginners $80(M)/$90(NM) + $30 textbook Word processing for beginners. Learn how to create letters, mailing labels, envelopes and use the spelling/grammar check, bullets and numbering. If you are looking for a job you will want to increase your Word skills to the next level by taking Intermediate Word. Tuesday Evenings 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 Monday Mornings 9:15 am - 12:15 pm Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

12


Technology Center Class Schedule COMPUTER CLASSES Microsoft Word 2016 - Intermediate $80(M)/$90(NM) Take your word processing skills to the next level and learn how to insert pictures, logos, word art, tables, headers and footers. Learn how to do a mail merge. This class uses the same book as the Beginners Word class. Wednesday Mornings 9:15 am - 12:15 pm Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 Mon./Wed. Mornings 9:15 am - 12:15 pm Dec. 3, 5, 10, 12 Brush Up on Word and Excel Skills $45(M)/$50(NM) This class is for you if you use Word and Excel and just need to brush up on your skills. We will cover frequently used skills and any skills that you find difficult or do not know how to accomplish. We will also teach you how to determine which of these programs is the best program for you to use to create different types of files. Thursday Mornings 9:15 am - 12:15 pm Nov. 1, 8 Microsoft Excel 2016 - Beginners $80(M)/$90(NM) + $30 textbook Excel is a spreadsheet program used to track and analyze information. You will learn how to: setup a spreadsheet, sort and filter the information. Also covered will be charts and simple formulas. Thursday Mornings 9:15 am - 12:15 pm Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 Wednesday Evenings 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28 Tuesday Mornings 9:15 am - 12:15 pm Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18 NEW! Microsoft Excel 2016 - Intermediate $45(M)/$50(NM) + $30 textbook (This class uses the same textbook as Beginning Excel) Take your Excel skills to the next level. Learn how to: format charts, use the tables tools, how to protect worksheets. Learn how to use an advanced formatting technique called conditional formatting, and how to use advanced filters. Also covered are Excel’s data analysis features such as: Goal Seek and Scenarios. These features can assist with decision-making or management tasks. Prerequisite: Excel 2016 - Beginners Thursday Evenings 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Oct. 18, 25 Microsoft Outlook 2016 $80(M)/$90(NM) + $30 textbook Most companies and organizations use Microsoft Outlook for their email, but it can do a whole lot more. It’s a program that can help you to get organized. You use the calendar to schedule your appointments and get reminders. Tasks enable you to track projects and their progress. Contacts track client information and email addresses. You also have a place for your notes. Tuesday Mornings 9:15 am - 12:15 pm Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 $80(M)/$90(NM) + $25 textbook Learn how to create a professional slide presentation. Monday Evenings 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 Microsoft Publisher 2016 $80(M)/$90(NM) + $30 textbook Publisher enables you to create professional looking publications and marketing materials. You will enjoy creating greeting cards, banners, newsletters, signs, gift certificates and much more! Tuesday Evenings 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20 Google Docs and Sheets $20(M)/$25(NM) If you do not need the more advanced features in Word and Excel and you do not want to purchase them, then a good alternative that is free, is to use Google Docs to create documents and Google Sheets to create spreadsheets. We will introduce you to these two apps that you can use on your computer, smartphone and tablet. Thursday Evening 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Oct. 4 Thursday Morning 9:15 am - 12:15 pm Nov. 29 ID Theft 101 $20(M)/$25(NM) includes manual EVERYONE SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS! Learn the steps you need to take on your electronic devices to protect yourself from identity theft. Monday Evening 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Oct. 29 QuickBooks $150(M)/$170(NM) + $30 manual Learn QuickBooks with confidence. In this class you will: setup a company and learn how to navigate in QuickBooks, add customers and vendors, work with bank accounts and credit cards, enter sales information, receive payments and make deposits, enter and pay bills. Also covered will be: analyzing financial data, setting up inventory, tracking and paying sales tax, doing payroll with QuickBooks, customizing forms, and estimating and progress invoicing. Thursday Evenings 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Nov. 1, 8, 15

“I am so happy to have instructors teach to my level. I was able to ask questions to make sure I understood. I was happy to have questions from a previous class answered if I have problems applying at my job site.” ~ Student

13


Thrift Shop 221 S. Maple Ave

Greensburg PA 15601

724-834-4339 Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

THE AREA’S OLDEST RESALE & CONSIGNMENT SHOP

Follow us on Facebook for specials & announcements

www.ywcathriftshop.org

PA WORKWEAR PA WORKWEAR, provided by the YWCA Westmoreland County, sees clients on a referral basis from the County Assistance Office (CAO), Private Industry Council (PIC) as well as other county agencies. The women receive free professional clothing for job search, training and employment. The PAWW Consultant grooms each client by giving her the clothes, accessories, and hygiene items she needs in order to be successfully employed. As we organize and clean our closets, please assist and support PAWW with a donation*. We welcome and appreciate:  

THRIFT SHOP NEWS!

Its sweatshirts, hoodies, mugs, autumn decor and of course everything pumpkins at the YWCA Thrift Shop in Greensburg! Stop in for your fall decorations and Halloween costumes while they are well stocked.

   

Consignment is in full swing. The rules and regulations can be found at ywcathriftshop.org (on our website) and also please like our page on Facebook. Consignment is a great way to earn some money on your gently used clothing. Donations and consignment are accepted every day we are open. Our hours are 10 am till 4 pm, Monday through Saturday with extended hours on Thursday until 7 pm. If you have any questions, please call 724-834-4339. Our Holiday Kick-off will be on November 5, 2018. The shop will be magically turned into a winter wonderland with gifts, decorations and clothing for the whole family to enjoy the season.

IMPORTANT DATES Winter Consignment Starts Closed for Thanksgiving Closed for Holiday Break Shop Re-opens Winter Consignment Ends

14

October 1st November 22nd Dec. 22nd - Jan. 1st January 2, 2019 January 5, 2019

Clean business clothes including maternity wear Khakis, blue and black denim jeans, polo shirts, and medical scrubs Flat, wedge or low heel, closed-toe professional shoes Unopened trial/hotel sizes of hygiene products Professional purses that are black or neutral Clothing store gift cards Monetary donations

*Donations are tax-deductible. Occasionally, a client does not own a winter coat. So, coats are also welcomed donations during this time of year. Designate your items for PAWW and drop them off at the YWCA Thrift Shop during their business hours. For more information or to set up a drop-off, contact Ramona Kocinski via email at ramonak@ywcawestmoreland.org or by telephone at 724-834-1383. PAWW received clothing donations from Ginny Rach and Karen Phillips over the summer along with numerous anonymous donations. A huge thank you goes out to everyone for their kindness and generous support. PAWW clients always enjoy the ability to have outfits that make them feel confident at their interviews or on their new jobs. It obvious by the smiles on their faces!


Fashion Show 2018 Girls in Pearls Fashion Show Fundraiser

Congratulations to Erica Nuckles 2018 YWCA Rising Star Awardee!

The 2018 YWCA Westmoreland County “And All That Glitters” Fashion Show was held at Rizzo’s Malabar Inn in Crabtree on Monday, August 20th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Our emcee for the evening was Jennifer Miele. Approximately 290 people gathered for a fun and elegant evening to support the many programs and services of the YWCA Westmoreland County. The evening began with a welcome from YWCA Board President Norma Skillings. The evening concluded with remarks from Fashion Show Committee Chair Carlene Williams. The “And All That Glitters” event featured fashions from our Thrift Shop starring the clients, customers and friends of the YWCA. Through the fashion show script, attendees learned how the YWCA supports women and girls of our community in many ways through our child care, literacy, social justice, technology, Thrift Shop, and wellness programs. Among the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the YWCA Rising Star Award to recipient Erica Nuckles. Ms. Nuckles is the Director of History & Collections at Fort Ligonier Many thanks to our sponsors, models, attendees, and everyone who helped make the evening a huge success!

Save The Date! Girls in Pearls Fashion Show Monday, August 19, 2019

Erica Nuckles is the Director of History & Collections at Fort Ligonier where she recently opened seven exhibits she created for the newlyrenovated museum. A graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, she holds a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Wyoming, a M.A. in museum studies from the George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in history from the University at Albany, SUNY. Dr. Nuckles is also an alumnus of the 2013 Yale Public History Institute and has previously worked at Crailo State Historic Site: The Museum of the Colonial Dutch in the Hudson River Valley in Rensselaer, NY, the Carlyle House Historic Park in Alexandria, VA, the DAR Museum in Washington, DC, Bushy Run Battlefield in Jeannette, PA, and served as an adjunct professor at the University at Albany. She and her husband, Drue Spallholz, own the Eastwood Inn restaurant in Ligonier and are in the process of restoring and opening a café that was part of the Eastwood’s operations in the mid-20th century. They live above the restaurant with their three cats, Sadie, Horatio, and Clint Eastwood, and enjoy traveling the world whenever their busy schedules allow.

15


424 North Main Street Greensburg, PA 15601 www.ywcawestmoreland.org return service requested

16

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Greensburg, PA Permit No. 385

YWCA Westmoreland County Fall 2018 Newsletter  

Our Voice Featuring Programs & Services

YWCA Westmoreland County Fall 2018 Newsletter  

Our Voice Featuring Programs & Services

Advertisement