Tri-State briefs

August 09, 2010

Applicants sought for leadership program

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Nonprofit, educational, governmental and business organizations who need volunteer help on a project may apply to the Leadership Franklin County program for assistance.

Students in the leadership program, operated by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, are required to work on a team project. Participants in the 2010-11 class will choose their community service projects from proposals submitted by Friday.

Proposals must meet the following criteria:

  • The project must have a definable goal that can be achieved in less than nine months (October to May).

  • The organization has a single contact who will provide background, materials and support for team members.

  • The organization must complete an application available at

    The application includes a cover letter, organizational profile and responses to questions in the Request for Proposal. No faxed or handwritten submissions will be accepted.

    The LFC Community Steering Committee will inform organizations by Sept. 3 if their proposal will be forwarded to LFC students for consideration. If so, the contact person will be required to make a 10-minute presentation to the class of 2011 on Sept. 11.


Organizations will be notified by Oct. 8 if their project was selected by a leadership team. For more information, call 717-264-7101, ext. 212.

Formed in 1986, the leadership program is designed to develop and mobilize current and emerging leaders. The Chamber Foundation is an affiliate of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

Presenters sought for women's conference

MONT ALTO, Pa. -- Organizers of the 18th Annual Cumberland Valley Women's Conference are seeking presenters and exhibitors.

The event will be Saturday, Nov. 6, at Penn State Mont Alto.

It is sponsored by Penn State Mont Alto, Shippensburg University and Wilson College.

The conference, themed "Be Well, Live Well, Stay Well," is for women of all ages and from all walks of life in the Cumberland Valley. Organizers are calling for workshop proposals related to all aspects of health, including wellness, body, mind and spirit; and aging, relationships, spirituality, financial and family issues, or any other subject that will support the promotion of women's health locally, nationally or globally.

Proposals to present at the conference must be received no later than Monday, August 30. All applicants will be notified by Sept. 13 about the status of their proposals.

For event details and proposal forms, go to; or contact Alice Royer at 717-749-6234 or Grace Rockwell at 717-749-6061.

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