Seasons Newsletter – May 2014

May 2014


We’ve Got a New Look!

As you may already know, we just completed a major redesign of our website. To go with our new online look, we thought it was time to update the newsletter as well. We hope you enjoy the new design, and that it is easier for you to find exactly what you need.

Visit to see for yourself!


A Salute to New Americans

May 22, 2014

This week marks the ninth annual MOSAIC Awards, celebrating Multicultural Opportunities for Success and Achievement In our Community. Learn more about this unique event.

JFCS Annual Meeting

Continuing a Tradition of Service

May 27, 2014

You are invited to attend our Annual Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27. JFCS leadership will recognize volunteers, give awards and announce the election of new board members. Dessert and coffee will be served. There is no charge to attend, but we do ask that you call ahead to ensure that we have enough seating for everyone. RSVP to 452-6341.

Republic Bank Players Challenge

Golf, Tennis, Bridge, Canasta, Mahjong

June 23, 2014

Are you ready to take the challenge? This year’s event includes some new and exciting features such as a professional golf clinic with Nick Barth and a mahjong tournament. Learn more about the schedule of events and register online now.

Players may register online or by calling JFCS at 452-6341. Golf and tennis players should ask for Kathryn Bentley, ext. 240. Bridge, canasta and mahjong players may speak with Beverly Bromley, ext. 223.

Financial and Asset-Building Fair

Learn about your financial options

June 17, 2014

If you wonder about your financial options or how to protect and grow your assets in a difficult economy, join us from 4 to 8 p.m. on June 17 for our free Financial and Asset-Building Fair. Topics will include career, education, small business and home ownership. For more information, contact Caitlyn Sydnor or Zoe Jackson at 452-6341, ext. 116.

Family Services

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Enrichment Series

May 29 and June 12, 2014

This two-part seminar is for grandparents or other adults raising young family members. Sessions focus on increasing cooperation and respect with young children, preteens and teens. Pizza will be served, and childcare will be provided for ages 4 and up.

The program is free, but reservations are required by May 27. Contact Jo Ann Kalb at 452-6341, ext. 335, or sign up online today.


Career and Education Services

Job Seekers Resource Group

Improve your job search

Begins June 2, 2014

Learn basic job search skills from an experienced career advisor. This six-week workshop meets at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays beginning June 2. The workshop cycle has a one-time materials fee of $10. To register, contact Andrea Brown at 452-6341, ext. 334, or register online.

Launching Your Career

Boost your prospects after college

Begins June 9, 2014

This free five-week seminar is for recent college graduates or college juniors and seniors who are looking toward the future. Topics include planning your future, developing a job search toolkit, how to interview effectively, and more. Those who complete the program may sign up to be paired with mentors in their fields. Dinner is included as part of the program. Contact Janet Poole at 452-6341, ext. 222, or register online now.

ACT Preparation Workshop

Eliminate anxiety and ace the test

Begins July 7, 2014

High school juniors and seniors preparing for the ACT can benefit from our ACT Preparation Workshop. This eight-part course provides strategies to improve scores, reduces test anxiety and familiarizes students with testing conditions. The fee of $170 covers all class sessions and two latest edition ACT preparation workbooks. Contact Janet Poole at 452-6341, ext. 222, or register online.


JFCS Food Pantry

Food Pantry Requests for June

Toilet paper


Chunky soups

Dried beans (one-pound bags)


All donated items must be in the original packaging. We are only able to accept food items within their noted expiration dates.

Monetary gifts may be made to the Sonny & Janet Meyer Family Food Pantry Fund.

Thank you for your generosity!