MEDIA – VFW Media Post 3460, 11 Hilltop Road, Media actively recruits veterans, especially those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“They need us and we need them,” explained post warrant officer Joe Casey.
The Media VFW is a non-smoking establishment with a canteen, a banquet hall and a games room.
The active VFW Post just received the All American Post award from VFW National in Kansas City for its participation in the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen writing contests at area schools, community service donations, and other accomplishments.
For more information on how to become a member of VFW 3460, stop by the Post or visit http://www.vfw3460.
10th Annual Adult Literacy Champions Highlights the Faces of Literacy at Harrah’s Event
Over the past 47 years, more than 20,000 adults have pursued their goals at the Delaware County Literacy Council.
Each of these adults worked to improve their lives and, in doing so, affected the lives of others. This staggering statistic only evokes the many stories of challenge and triumph experienced by adults who have studied with the council since its founding in 1975.
Whether they came to improve their basic skills, to study for the GED or to learn English as a new language, these adults worked towards their goals in a welcoming environment where they were taught by staff members and highly skilled and caring volunteers. All counseling services are free and available to adults who reside in Delaware County.
To honor these students and their determination, the council will celebrate Faces of Literacy, the 10th annual Champions of Adult Literacy fundraising event, on Wednesday, October 19 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Harrah’s Racetrack and Casino in Chester.
The evening will include a friendly Q&A game from the Quizzo team, delicious pub-style food, inspiring student stories and recognition of the 2022 Adult Literacy Champions. Tickets and additional information are available. on https://delcoliteracy.org.
Champions will be honored at the event, including Monica Horan Rosenthal, who will receive the 2022 Hometown Hero Champion of Adult Literacy award.
A Delaware County native and accomplished actress, Horan Rosenthal is best known for her role as Amy McDougall/Barone on the television sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond.”
She also appears regularly on Netflix’s food travel series, “Somebody Feed Phil.” Rosenthal appeared on the council’s online telethons in 2020 and 2021 and provided financial support to the council through the Rosenthal Family Foundation. The foundation currently funds digital literacy classes open to adults in Delaware County and offered through local libraries and community organizations.
The Sun East Federal Credit Union will be honored as the 2022 Adult Literacy Community Champion.
Sun East Federal Credit Union is a full-service, non-profit financial institution that supports local charitable and community outreach initiatives in the Greater Brandywine Valley alone and through the Sun East Foundation. Sun East has been a partner of the council over the years, providing financial support and inviting mature students to participate in community programs such as the People Helping People Essay Contest, which recognizes students for their community service.
Theresa Green will be recognized as the 2022 Student Adult Literacy Champion.
Currently a line cook at the Maris Grove retirement community, Green came to the council to improve her reading enough to pass the ServSafe exam required of all chefs.
She fell in love with cooking in high school and passed a culinary JobCorps program, but life’s challenges, as well as reading difficulties, kept her from pursuing her dream. With the help of council volunteer tutor Maureen Fleming, Green improved her reading skills, passed the ServSafe and now enjoys cooking in a professional environment.
The Delaware County Literacy Council offers free literacy services to local adults, including online and in-person classes in basic adult literacy, English as a second language, GED preparation, and digital skills, as well as than free career services that help people get full-time work. To learn more or to get involved, or to order tickets for the October 19 event, visit https://delcoliteracy.org.
DCCC Honors 2022 Wong Moss Outstanding Alumni Recipient
Dr. James Plummer, administrator of the Delaware County Health Department’s Division of Population Health, received the 2022 Wong Moss Outstanding Alumni Award from Delaware County Community College. The award is for alumni who personify academic achievement, career achievement, and a deep commitment to community service.
For nearly five decades, beginning with his role as a member of the Army Medical Corps in 1973, Plummer has made it his mission to help others. After his tour with the Army, Plummer joined the United States Postal Service for a successful 25-year career.
His retirement was short-lived, however, as he joined the US Department of Homeland Security as a screening officer from 2002 to 2005.
While the job was rewarding, Plummer felt he had unfinished business and decided to return to class. He re-enrolled at Delaware County Community College to complete his Associate of Applied Science in 2006, then held several leadership positions with the American Red Cross, Exam One, Rosemont College, Penn Medicine, Crozer-Keystone Health System, Philadelphia University of Osteopathic Medicine. and Axia Women’s Health.
Most recently, he became the Population Health Administrator with the new Delaware County Health Department, which coordinates with community partners, agencies, and health care facilities.
It uses public health data to look closely at local communities and identify health disparities and issues. Major services provided by the division include community health assessment; health education and resources for chronic disease prevention; pandemic emergency preparedness, the ministry’s wellness call center and promoting health equity.
Plummer serves on the board of the Penn Foundation and the Delaware County Medical Society. He also volunteers as a member of the Thomas Jefferson University Institute of System Wisdoms, the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society at Eastern University, and as a mentor with the Delaware County Community College Alumni Association.
In December, he was named Outstanding Alumnus for his studies and service at Eastern University.
The Wong Moss Award was established by the late Barbara Wong Moss, a former administrator, and her son, John Moss, in honor of Barbara’s father, an immigrant from China.
To be eligible, nominees for the award must have completed at least 30 academic credits in college and have given service to others and to the community in which they live and work.
For more information about Delaware County Community College, visit http://www.dccc.edu/.
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