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November 2017 Newsletter – Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

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OACAA Newsletter - November 2017

Network News

Clothing benefit ends in hair-raising experience
(Source: Leonard Hayhurst, Coshocton Tribune)
"It's a memory they'll all have for the rest of their life, but I think it will be either extra special or extra frustrating for (Lucas), because (the family is) not very happy I'm doing it," Tony said with a laugh.  "But you saw a little grin on his face when he came up and did it."

Underwear and socks donations went to Kno-Ho-Co Ashland Community Action Commission for children in homeless shelters and to Chestnut Crossing, The Meadows and Heritage Apartments for those in low-income housing – read more and view video.

Lorain County Community Action celebrates new location
(Source: Bruce Walton, The Chronicle-Telegram)
With a snip of a blue ribbon, the Lorain County Community Action Agency announced its official relocation to its new building Thursday afternoon.  The agency hosted a ribbon-cutting and an open house at its new location, 936 Broadway, on Thursday.  Staff gave those who attended a tour of the new building – read more.

Association Updates

EXTENDED: 2017 Exemplary Program Awards Nominations
To allow agencies additional time to complete the nominations and obtain the required signatures, we have extended the Exemplary Program Awards nomination deadline to  November 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Be sure to submit your nominations to The Ohio State University John Glenn School of Public Affairs – read more.

EARLY BIRD Registration now open for #OHWLC18!
Early Bird registration is now open for #OHWLC18!  Be sure to also register for the GMS pre-conference regional training.  Interested in sponsoring the event or holding an exhibit – vendor registration form?

OACAA Board of Trustees Meeting
January 19 – Location TBA

Staff Spotlight

Ralph Kline of Ironton-Lawrence County CAO
OACAA would like to thank Mr. Kline for his contributions to the Community Action mission.

Ralph W. Kline, Asst. Executive Director of Planning and Development, Ironton-Lawrence-County Community Action Organization, 37 years with Community Action

"Many of the great things our agency has accomplished can be directly attributed to Ralph's work," said D.R. Gossett, executive director of Ironton Lawrence CAO. "He knows how to communicate the purposes of the dollars and the impact those dollars will have on the community. There is no way to do his work justice. Ralph has really bent the curve" – read more.

Community Action in Ohio Blog

The Community Action in Ohio blog shares some of the ways in which Ohio's CAAs have helped people in their community.

Year-End Fundraising Ideas

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