The Way of Giving Back…The United Way!
Many years ago when I first thought about giving back to my community I searched and searched to find the non-profit agency that had the biggest impact where I lived. It didn’t take long to identify…it was the United Way. Each dollar touched the lives of many people, not just a few. My contribution not only helped the needy in select parts of town but also touched my neighbors and my own family through programs with various youth groups and agencies including Scouting, and the “Y”. Think of it, you give and your gift gives back to many others, from all walks of life, including back to you! By the way, did you know that some of Allen’s own were awarded funds to help change lives in our community? Funding for education and health programs at Allen College, Allen Women’s Health and People’s Health Clinic will make a difference in 2010 and 2011!
If you don’t know the local United Way’s mission is simple but noble: Helping People, Changing Lives, Making your Community Investment Count.” And they mean what they say! Contributions are awarded to agencies and their programs that meet the criteria for three of the greatest community needs: Helping children succeed through education, Promoting self sufficiency and poverty reduction and Supporting vulnerable populations through health initiatives. With up to 100 local non-profit programs from 35 agencies your United Way dollars create more productive, engaged and educated youth; people that can achieve better financial stability; and basic healthcare and prevention programs.
Look at it this way, giving is a way to make a difference and the United Way can help you spread your dollars to many in need in our community. You know, I like giving back because it touches many people in a positive way. I also like giving because I’m selfish! I’m selfish because by giving it makes me feel good.
I hope that you like feeling good too…please consider supporting the United Way!
Sr. Director, HR
Attend the Upper GI Tract Educational Seminar
Learn more information on the current issues in Gastroenterology on Wednesday, December 1. Click here for more information and here to register.
The Northeast Iowa AHEC Reaches Elementary Students- Teaching about Healthcare Careers
Over the past two years, many employees of Allen Hospital and clinics have worked with AHEC in one way or another. It may have been by providing clinical hours to professional students, organizing continuing educational events, hosting job shadows or planning activities for the various camps, tours and/or career days at Allen Hospital. By now, many employees have heard about AHEC and their mission is to help address the shortage of trained healthcare professionals in Iowa by teaching students about healthcare careers, offering clinical training sites for healthcare professional students and supporting healthcare practitioners with continuing education programs.
In addition to helping high school students and graduates make confident decisions about what healthcare career is right for them; AHEC is also trying to educate younger students about the vast array of jobs available in healthcare through fun, interactive activities in the elementary school classroom. “With the young students, it is really about exposing them to some of the professions out there and making healthcare seem to be less scary,” says Michelle Heine, Recruitment Coordinator for NEI AHEC. “We have a lot of fun showing students the different instruments used in healthcare and trying to figure out who might use them and why. Kids LOVE to see some of the things used in medicine that might seem more intimidating in a hospital or physician office,” says Heine.
Click here to see what the 2nd grade students from Washington Elementary in Charles City have to say about their experience with NEI AHEC.
Another Presciption Drug Drop-Off Scheduled for Saturday, November 13. Read more.
Extended Stay Unit Opening November 15.
Click here to find out exciting information on our NEW EXTENDED STAY UNIT!. Read more.
Winter Weather Cancellations and Closings
Here’s a quick refresher on winter weather cancellations and closings for Allen services and facilities. We’re here to help you, so contact us day or night.
- Send all notices to Jim Waterbury at Corporate Relations.
- Contact Angie Fuller in Jim’s absence.
- Use email when you can. It is faster and more accurate.
- Leave voicemail if you can’t send email.
- Call any time, day or night.
- We start checking overnight messages at 5:00 a.m.
- Tell us what is closing/delayed and when it is happening.
- Leave a callback email or phone number.
- Understand we must edit messages for length.
- We notify KWWL, KCRG, KGAN, KFXA, area radio stations and the Courier.
- KWWL website is www.kwwl.com.
- Courier website is www.wcfcourier.com.
| Contact Jim Waterbury
||Contact Angie Fuller
Tickets Still Available for Mary Poppins
We do have limited space on our charter bus to Mary Poppins in Des Moines. We also have tickets available if you would like to travel separately or who live near or in Des Moines!
Allen College Alumni & Friends - Join us at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines for
Saturday, December 4, 2010
2:00 pm matinee performance
Reception immediately following across the street from the Civic Center in the Heritage Art Gallery. Ticket price $50.00 (face value) must be paid in full to hold ticket/seat. Includes bus ride for Waterloo area residents. Price includes the reception catered by Gateway Market for all Alumni & Friends joining our group. Appetizers, salad, pasta, wine, beer and soft drinks will be served.
Join us for a FREE Holiday Concert
All associates are invited to the Allen College Chorus Holiday Concert. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 7:00 PM
McBride Auditorium/Gerard Hall, Allen College Campus
You must complete the Net Learning module “Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Dependent Adult Abuse” by December 1, 2010.
Shop the Allen Gift Shop for all your Christmas needs!
We have NFL and College items, Beanpod candles, Willow Tree angels and the new Embellish Your Story magnetic photo holders plus many additional items to choose from!
Nov 29 and 30
South Bend Chocolate Company
Meeting Room #5
Mark your calendars for a Christmas Open House at UMP!
Tuesday, Dec 7th
10 am – 2 pm
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Interested in Weight Watchers.
Join us for an introductory meeting. Read more.
IAOMA Seeks New Members
The Iowa Association of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture is a newly-formed, non-profit professional association
that welcomes inquiries and new members. Visit the website at www.IAOMA.org, or call Alice Spitzner Claussenin Iowa City at 319.887.6992.
Allen Auxiliary Mobile Blood DriveThursday, December 2
2:00 – 4:30 (note new time)
To register go to www.bloodcenterofiowa.org or call the Volunteer Office at 3692.
Congrats go out to Kayla Simpson, 3 Medical and Jenny Boevers, Occupational Health, who were the November GBPAC ticket winners.
The December ticket drawing will be announced November 29.
Saturday, November 20 at Crossroads Theatre. $2.50 per ticket, 3-D Movies are $5.50. Purchase your tickets at the Crossroads Theatre box office at 8:00 am on November 20. Movies start at 8:30 am. Must bring ID badge to purchase tickets. Purchase limit is 6 tickets. Adults must accompany children.
Beef and Noodle Dinner, read more.
Empowering Dads Seminar, read more.