Annual Meeting & Recognition Dinner – April 29


invitation2014-1Join us for the 46th Annual Meeting and Awards Recognition Dinner on Tuesday night , April 29 at Grassy Hill Lodge as we celebrate another year of service to the community and recognize those who made it all possible including Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian Award Winner, Joe Andreana.

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Community Corporate Cup – CDW Again!

Corporate Cup 2014 logoCDW is threatening to run away with the 2014 Community Corporate Cup after Charlie Piendl and Dan McQuirk of CDW captured the Cornole title to add to the Bowling and Darts Tournament that they won previously. You can find out more about their latest win on the Cornhole page.


Click here for Bowling results and pictures.  Click here for the complete Darts story.

Click here to learn more about the Corporate Cup or here to see the full schedule of events for 2014.

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For all you Healthy Team participants who want to build your running skills and get in shape for the 5K Road Race in June, the YMCA is offering a very special training program called Couch to 5K. By building slowly, you’ll be able to surprise yourself with how quikcly you can prepare yourself for the run. Call the Y to register. (203 736-1435).

We are currently working to finalize the Horseshoes date because of a   potential conflict in dates at the facility on April 26. Watch for an announcement shortly of final details.

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25th Anniversary Class of the Youth Leadership Program

Join us in Welcoming our 25th Anniversary Class!

Youth Leaders 2014-2015Valley United Way has a great Youth Leadership Program which begins its 25th Anniversary year with the 2014-2015 group.

This year we have 25 students in our Youth Leadership program, 11 of which are new members.They just completed their first team building weekend at Camp Jewell this past weekend.

The Valley United Way Youth Leadership Program consists of high school students living in the Valley. This years class has students from the high schools of Ansonia, Derby, Hill Regional Career, Holy Cross, Lauralton Hall, Notre Dame, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton and St. Joseph’s.

To view photos from their weekend and to learn more about our new & returning members visit the 2014-2015 Youth Leadership page!

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Financial Education Series – Retirement is on our mind!

Are you ready for retirement?

retirement-fes2We have a great program coming up in our Financial Education Series designed to help you plan for one of the most important decisions you will ever make – a plan for successful retirement. The program is free and a light meal will be served, but registration is required. The Retirement Income Planning workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 13 at Barnum Financial.  Click here to learn more.


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Joe Andreana Named Flynn Humanitarian Award Winner

Joe AndreanaJoe Andreana of Oxford has been selected as the 44th Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian Award (the Valley’s oldest and most prestigious community service award) winner by Valley United Way. It is named for the late editor of The Evening Sentinel and has been presented annually since 1971.

The award is presented for a lifetime of service to the community, encompassing more that one town or organization. The award will be presented at Valley United Way’s 46th Annual Meeting & Recgonition Dinner of April 29. Click here for information and reservation forms. Continue reading

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United Way & Valley Council Studying Food Security

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logo-smallweb_small1Valley United Way is working with the Valley Council for Health & Human Services to examine food and hunger issues in the Valley. The Council has established a Food Security Task Force to look into the causes and extent of the problem in the Valley and the capacity of the community to deal with the issue. United Way is working with a grant from the Prudential Foundation to provide assistance to the committee in the form of a study to be conducted by the United Way of Connecticut’s Community Results Center. Continue reading

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Prudential Annuities Helps Displaced Tenants Capture New Memories

Making New Memories

DSC_0014After the Howe Avenue fire, many tenants were not only without a home, they were without every momentum, photo and keepsake they ever had. Thirty people lost everything in that fire, some of which they can never get back. Appliances and furniture can be replaced but the countless photos and videos they lost can never be recreated. Prudential Annuities is helping them capture new memories by donating Canon Power Shot cameras to each of the households displaced by the fire.

Deborah McGuigan said, “The intent of these cameras is to help those tenants capture new memories for the future.” With these cameras, tenants can start focusing on the good to come and put this very sad incident behind them.

Featured in the photo above are (from left to right) Jennifer Myers, Executive Assistant from Prudential Annuities, Suzanne Reilly, Director of Family Support Services of TEAM Inc., Deborah McGuigan, Chief of Staff from Prudential Annuities, and Patricia Tarasovic, Valley United Way Volunteer Center Director.

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