Children’s Trafficking Forum

Nov. 3, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Valentine Hall, United Lutheran Seminary

Featuring Susan Mapp: Dr. Mapp, Ph.D., MSSW, is program director and chair of the Social Work Department at Elizabethtown College. She is the author of the recent book “Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking” and has also published research on law enforcement awareness of human trafficking. She has also written several other books as well as numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on a variety of topics including social work, human rights, impact of war on children, violations of women’s human rights, as well as issues relating to the child welfare system. She has presented at national and international conferences.

Panel Speakers: Eric Chase, Children’s Aid Society; Diana Fasnacht, United Way of Adams County; Elida Murray, Children’s Advocacy Center

 

Adams County Heritage Festival

 

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, 12 to 4 p.m.

Gettysburg Rec Park, 545 Long Lane

Join the Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice and the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County for the 27th annual Adams County Heritage Festival on September 16! Held at the Gettysburg Recreation Park, this free event is a celebration of unity in our community!

The Adams County Heritage Festival is a celebration of ethnic music, food, and crafts that reflects the multicultural atmosphere of Adams County, Pennsylvania. It is a way of sharing our various traditions and appreciating the best that each ethnic group has to offer, as well as a commitment to community and the goal of living together in harmony.

Family-oriented entertainment includes music, dance, and a children’s play, as well as a full afternoon of children’s activities, including games, storytelling, and piñatas. Continuously throughout the afternoon, craft vendors and demonstrators have displays in booths on the park grounds. Ethnic foods are offered for sale by local citizens, church groups, restaurateurs, and community organizations. Local non-profit organizations have display booths, usually grouped in tents. Carriage and pony rides are offered by a local vendor.

Mainstage performances:

12:00 Bagpiper Rodney Yeaple
12:15 Celtic Duo: “ROVIN’ BOGHOPPERS”
1:00 Indian Dancers: SHREE ACADEMY OF DANCE
2:00 Afro- Colombian Singers: “REBOLÚ”
3:00 Zydeco & Roots Music: “KLINGER McFRY”    

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course

img_1062This is a Basic First Aid and Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED blended learning course taught through the American Red Cross.  This course is designed for anyone over the age of 16, who would like to be certified.  This certification is good for two years.

This is a blended learning course.  You will be expected to spend about 2-3 hours online.  The online portion of this course is expected to be completed prior to the skills day scheduled at the YWCA.

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Students are to register for this course by paying the YWCA fee for the skills/teaching portion of this course.  Everyone must pay prior to the class date.  Once this fee is paid, the student must contact the Aquatics Director, Cora Rhoads, via email crhoads@ywcagettysburg.org to have the online course link emailed to them.

Upcoming Blended Learning Class Dates:  Registration is now open for all dates.

Wednesdays 6:00pm- 9:00pm
Session 12: December 5       Register by December 3
Session 01: January 30         Register by January 28
Session 02: February 20       Register by February 18

YWCA Fee: $80   Pay Online

 

 

FREE YW Days

Thanks to our generous Hallmark Sponsors, the YWCA is open to the public for free on the following days:

  • Monday, January 22: open to close, pool 8am-10am
  • Tuesday, April 17: open to close, pool 4pm-8pm
  • Wednesday, July 11: open to close, pool noon-8pm
  • Thursday, October 4: open to close, pool 4pm-8pm

Come in and enjoy our indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center, gymnasium, and racquetball courts, all at no charge.

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Everyone is welcome to the YWCA’s Brown Bag Lunch Series! This series is held at noon in the YWCA Community Room at 909 Fairfield Road. Registration is recommended; call 717-334-9171, ext. 115 or email nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org.

Interfaith dialogue topic of YWCA Brown Bag Lunch

Dr. Rukhsana Rahman will be sharing her thoughts and techniques regarding Interfaith Dialogue on Dec. 11 at noon at the YWCA of Gettysburg and Adams County.

Rahman immigrated to America in 1979 to advance her medical career, starting with internship in Livingston, New Jersey and completing residency in Brooklyn, New York in 1984. She and her husband, Athar Rafiq, have lived in Gettysburg since 1986. Rahman worked as a radiologist at Gettysburg Hospital for 32 years before retiring in December 2017.

Upon return from Hajj in 2008 Athar and Rukhsana were invited by friends to speak at local churches about their pilgrimage. Understanding the dire need for interfaith communication and the scarcity of accurate information about Islam and Muslims, they have embraced this as their life mission. Since then they have been invited to well over 100 area clubs, churches, schools, colleges and universities. They have also taken United Lutheran Seminary students and Gettysburg community members to the mosque they attend in Frederick, for Friday sermon and prayers and love to invite folks to their house for casual tea and dialogue. She recently spoke to Peace and Conflict class on Interfaith Dialogue and feels that more than ever before we have a need to get to know our neighbors of different faiths and traditions.

Rahman and Rafiq, a Mount St Mary’s professor, are recipients of Peacemakers Of The Year award given by Interfaith Center For Peace And Justice, in Gettysburg; Living The Dream Award by MLK committee in Gettysburg and Peacemakers Among Us award by World Affairs Council of Harrisburg.

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County is located at 909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg.

Bridge

A group currently meets at the YWCA to review and improve through playing. This is a relaxed atmosphere of casual play. Anyone with a working knowledge of the basic skills of bridge may join us.

Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Rec Free     Basic $2     Non $4

 

Mah Jongg

submitted by Ruth Sullivan

Join the fun!

Mah Jongg is a game that originated in China. Commonly played by four players, it is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a certain degree of chance.

We play the American 4-player version that includes, along with the three suites, winds (honors), flowers and joker tiles.

We welcome new players. You do not need your own set to play.

Fridays, 12:15 p.m.

Rec Free     Basic $2     Non $4

Nearly New Sale

Our semiannual (spring and fall) Children’s Nearly New sale provides area families the opportunity to buy and sell good-quality, gently used, seasonal children’s clothing (infant – size 14), shoes (bagged in pairs), baby equipment, furnishings, toys and MORE!

Like many YWCA fundraisers, the Nearly New Sale relies on volunteers. Those who volunteer for at least five hours prior to the sale are invited to shop a special volunteer-only pre-sale. To volunteer for our spring or fall sales, call Nancy Lilley at 717-334-9171, ext. 115 or email nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org.

Click here for important information about volunteer hours and unaccompanied children at the Nearly New Sale (adopted by the YWCA Board of Directors March 2014).

Nearly New Schedule

Consignments accepted: Oct. 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 15, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Donations accepted: Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Volunteer pre-sale: Oct. 18, 6 to 8 p.m.
Sale: Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Nearly New Rules

Click here for our Consignment Agreement

Violation of these rules will result in a $10 penalty accessed against your consignment proceeds.

1. Only seasonal clothing may be consigned – off season items will be considered a donation to the YW. Seasonal clothing includes: Fall & Winter clothing in the fall sale; Spring & Summer clothing in the spring sale.

2. Only clothing for infants and children up to the age of 18 years old, will be accepted.

3. All clothing must be washed, folded and sorted by size.

4. Stained/torn clothing will not be accepted.

5. Items may not reference weapons, violence, alcohol or drugs.

6. Movies and related apparel must be Rated “G” or “PG”. Video games must be rated “E”.

7. No computer games can be accepted due to copyright issues.

8. Shoes must be tied together, bagged or boxed together or otherwise attached to one another.

9. No bras, nursing or otherwise, underwear or boxers will be accepted for consignment or donation, new or used.

10. Outfit sets must be safety-pinned together.

11. No car seats can be accepted.

12. Baby equipment cannot be more than 3 years old, and must meet current safety regulations. All belts, straps, etc must be attached in the proper place.

13. Toys must be in working condition and include all pieces. Pieces must be bagged and attached to the main item.

14. No stuffed animals will be accepted.

Nearly New Processes and Fees

1. Consignment fees are as follows – $5.00 for first 100 items, $10.00 for 101-250 items, $15.00 for 251-400 items, and $20.00 for 401-500 items. Cost for consignments over 500 items will be at the discretion of the committee.

2. The consignment income is split: 55% for consignor, 45% for the YWCA.

a. The YWCA portion of all sold items is considered a donation to the YWCA. You will receive a receipt with the amount of the donation along with your consignment check.

b. Items not sold will not be referenced as a donation.

c. Instead of consigning, you may make an outright donation of all of your goods to the YWCA. In this case, all items will be considered a donation. Please ask for a donation receipt when you drop off your donation.

3. Consignors may not tag their own items

4. Items, consigned or donated, may only be dropped off at posted drop-off times.

5. Consignors must accept the pricing established by the committee. These prices are based on our experiences at prior sales. If a consignor wants to set a price on a specific item, that must be discussed with a committee member at drop-off. Self-price items must be clearly more valuable than standard items of the same type (e.g. sleigh-bed style crib).

6. Items determined to be not sellable by committee members will be put in the rummage pile outside of the gymnasium. These items are given away for free. We will do our best to notify consignors if a large or expensive item is deemed not sellable, but there are no guarantees you will be notified. Once consigned/donated items have entered the gym, including plastic containers, they cannot leave the gym until everything has been tagged and placed on the tables for sale, or approved for the rummage pile as stained/torn.

7. Items not sold by the end of the day on Friday will be sold for ½ price on Saturday morning. Items not sold at the ½ price sale will be sold at a “bag sale” or given to other charities. Consignors receive no compensation or donation information for items sold at the bag sale or given to other charities. Consignors may claim unsold items between 5 and 6 p.m. on Friday to avoid losing half or all of the consignment income.

8. Consignors may not shop the pre-sale unless they volunteer for a minimum of 5 hours organizing for the sale. The pre-sale is for volunteers only.