A Decade of Hope | Wine for Hope 2022 presented by Huntington Bank

A Decade of Hope | Wine for Hope 2022 presented by Huntington Bank

A Decade of Hope | Wine for Hope 2022 presented by Huntington Bank

Friday, April 29th, 2022 | 6:30-10:30pm

This event has been rescheduled from Wine for Hope 2020. All Honorees from 2020 will be honored at the Wine for Hope’s 2022’s class of Honorees.

An exciting evening of fine wines, gourmet food, and great music.Each year, we celebrate spring’s arrival with our Wine For Hope wine tasting event. Enjoy great wines and food, all for a great cause – to help better the lives of children who are battling chronic/terminal illnesses in the Mahoning Valley. More info at http://www.hopemv.org/wine-for-hope.

Canfield Fair 2021

Canfield Fair 2021

2021 marks the 175th anniversary of the Canfield Fair, Ohio’s largest county fair. The fairgrounds cover 350 acres, with a wide variety of exhibits, rides, livestock, crafts and the best fair food you’ll ever eat!

The 2021 Canfield Fair will be held September 1-6, 2021. Visit the Canfield Fair website for the latest news.

Kool Boiz Foundation presents Cigars and Sundresses

Kool Boiz Foundation presents Cigars and Sundresses

The Kool Boiz Foundation Presents Cigars and Sundresses back by popular demand for Summer 21′.

The Kool Boiz Foundation is hosting our Third Annual Cigars and Sundresses event Saturday, August 14, 2021, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.  This event is being held at The Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion Street, Youngstown, OH 44503.  Proceeds from this event support the Kool Boiz Foundation Mentoring Programs, College Scholarship Fund, and Empowerment Conferences.

Ticket and Sponsor Details:
$75 – “General Admission Ticket” (Includes 1 cigar)
$250 – “Friends of the Foundation” (Includes 2 admission tickets, social media love, and event recognition)
$500 – “Advocate for Young Men” (Includes 4 admission tickets, logo placement on advertisements, social media love, and event recognition)
$1,000 – “Leaders of the Community” (Includes 6 admission tickets, a box of cigars, logo placement on advertisements, social media love, website recognition, and event recognition)
$1,500 – “Champions for the Kids” Presenting Sponsor (Named as presenting sponsor for the event, includes 8 admission tickets, VIP seating, a box of cigars, logo placement on advertisements, social media love, website recognition, and event recognition)

Event Details:

  • Open Bar (that’s right… Open Bar)
  • Cigars for purchase
  • Free food
  • Live Entertainment by The Michael Austin Project
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Chinese Auction
Make a Difference in Children’s Lives The Foundation is Looking to Grow the Board of Trustees

Make a Difference in Children’s Lives The Foundation is Looking to Grow the Board of Trustees

(Youngstown, OH) The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is looking to grow its Board of Trustees in order to make a larger impact for our community. We are seeking leaders who are passionate about making an impact and giving back to the community.

The Foundation is governed by the dedicated members of our Board of Trustees, who are responsible for establishing the policies for grants or donations consistent with the stated purpose for which The Hope Foundation was established. Review the Foundation’s Job Description, for Board of Trustee applicants, to see if this is a great fit for you.

We are growing our Board of Trustees, as well as serving more individuals and families during these difficult times. All who are interested are encouraged to Apply Now.  The due date for applications is Friday, August 13th at 5pm and the term would start October 2021.

Kool Boiz Foundation presents Cigars and Sundresses

Kool Boiz Foundation presents Cigars and Sundresses for Summer 2021

The Kool Boiz Foundation Presents Cigars and Sundresses back by popular demand for Summer 21′.

The Kool Boiz Foundation is hosting our Third Annual Cigars and Sundresses event Saturday, August 14, 2021, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.  This event is being held at The Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion Street, Youngstown, OH 44503.  Proceeds from this event support the Kool Boiz Foundation Mentoring Programs, College Scholarship Fund, and Empowerment Conferences.

Ticket and Sponsor Details:
$75 – “General Admission Ticket” (Includes 1 cigar)
$250 – “Friends of the Foundation” (Includes 2 admission tickets, social media love, and event recognition)
$500 – “Advocate for Young Men” (Includes 4 admission tickets, logo placement on advertisements, social media love, and event recognition)
$1,000 – “Leaders of the Community” (Includes 6 admission tickets, a box of cigars, logo placement on advertisements, social media love, website recognition, and event recognition)
$1,500 – “Champions for the Kids” Presenting Sponsor (Named as presenting sponsor for the event, includes 8 admission tickets, VIP seating, a box of cigars, logo placement on advertisements, social media love, website recognition, and event recognition)

Event Details:

  • Open Bar (that’s right… Open Bar)
  • Cigars for purchase
  • Free food
  • Live Entertainment by The Michael Austin Project
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Chinese Auction

More info, click here.

POTW, Regina Helmick, LaBrae School District

POTW, Regina Helmick, LaBrae School District

Each week, the #SpanningtheNeed podcast will present an “Inspirational Person of the Week’ and have a “Q & A” with one of its many gifted individuals and/or groups who are willing to go out of their own way to help others. This week’s featured is a Regina Helmick, from the LaBrae School District. Nominate someone now.

Name:  Regina M. Helmick
Position: 
LaBrae High School English Teacher
School District: LaBrae Local Schools
What made you want to go into the education field?
My love of the written word and many years of coaching high school cheerleading lead me to my career in education.  I value and admire the individuality, the intelligence, and the zest of young adults and want to offer them a place to be heard. 

What’s the biggest factor that has helped you be successful in education?
I continuously remind myself that each of my students is a son or a daughter.  Seeing with parental eyes ensures I never forget compassion.  

What is the biggest professional mistake you made along the way?
Years before I became a teacher, a sassy yet respectful senior cheerleader gave me an unexpected thank you card as she exited the cheer bus from our last basketball game.  Knowing that she was not always in agreement with my coaching methods, I was shocked by her gesture.  Her writing in the card revealed her observant nature as she acknowledged the ups and downs of our last four years.  She thanked me for what I thought she never noticed.  However, her “P.S.” line revealed my “biggest professional mistake.”  It read, “Don’t make your favorites so obvious.”  I interminably reread these six words, and they still play over and over in my mind.  Seeing my actions through her eyes made me a better coach then and makes me a better teacher today.

What is the best advice you can give future educators or the public?
Ask for and be willing to listen to student feedback. They know you as a teacher better than any principal, colleague, or professor ever will.   

If you could start all over again, what would you do differently regarding your profession? 
Nothing. 

What song best describes you or is the soundtrack to your life?
As the final song of almost every family wedding in Fairmont, West Virginia, John Denver’s “Country Roads” fills me with unparalleled comfort. The vivid memory of swaying arm and arm and singing off key with generations of those I love and that love me plays in my mind no matter when or where I hear this song. 

What is your best accomplishment/experience in life?Becoming a mom ranks as my top life experience, grounding me and giving me purpose. 

Who is your role model and Why?
My mom is my role model. She raised my four brothers, my sister, and me with love and faith.  She supported all of our interests and allowed us to prosper as individuals, all while instilling an unmatched work ethic. Her patience and acceptance created the ideal environment for children to be children, and her own actions created the archetype needed for us to grow into successful and fulfilled adults.

If there was one person that you would like to meet, past or present, who would it be and why?
I would like to meet my mom when she was in high school.  I would love to know the strong, young woman responsible for my confidence and my faithfulness.

A favorite quote that you live by?
“I am a human being, not a human doing.” ~Kurt Vonnegut

POTW, Rosetta Carter, ACTION for a Better Community

POTW, Rosetta Carter, ACTION for a Better Community

Each week, the #SpanningtheNeed podcast will present an “Inspirational Person of the Week’ and have a “Q & A” with one of its many gifted individuals and/or groups who are willing to go out of their own way to help others. This week’s featured is a Rosetta Carter from ACTION for a Better Community. Nominate someone now.

Name: Rosetta Carter
Occupation 
Organizer
Position: Executive Director
Organization: 
ACTION for a Better Community
Bio: Rosetta Carter (Rose) is a lifelong resident of the Valley. She is the eldest of three children born to Dec. and Mrs. Clifton Carter, mother of (2) daughters, 2 grandsons, and 4 great grandchildren. Rosetta is a graduate of The Rayen School, Bangor School of Nursing, Bangor Me, Chicago Retain Management, attended YSU, and Bradley School in Divinity.

She retired from Huntington Bank after 23 years at various financial institutions throughout the valley. She was instrumental in helping to creating the CRA in the valley working to improve redlining in Banking. After retiring she worked for Family Service Agency and Credit Counseling in Warren, Ohio.  

She presently serves as the Executive Director/Lead Organizer of ACTION (a Faith based Organization with over 32 Churches, Organizations, and Block watches.  She also is proud to serve as CEO of the Dress to Succeed Ministries that serve those from reentry programs in Ohio State Prison, Trumbull Correctional, CCA and those persons that have a need. She organized the Home for Good Reentry Referral center.

Rosetta is a member of Christ Centered Church under the leadership of Pastor Leta Paramore and Bishop Kenneth Paramore, where she serves as an ordained Elder , Christian Education Director and the Director of Imani, a non profit organization working with the community with the parents and children. She is the CEO. 

What made you want to go into this field? (in video above)
What’s the biggest factor that has helped you be successful? (in video above)

 

What is the biggest professional mistake you made along the way?
TRYING TO WEAR TOO MANY HATS AT ONE TIME.

What is the hardest decision you ever had to make in this field?
Having to reprimand co workers

If you could start all over again, what would you do differently regarding your profession? Nothing, I love the one on one and the relationships I have made with people all over the valley, city, nation.

What inspires you to do good in our community?
I love God and people.

What do you enjoy most about volunteering in our community?
Meeting and giving a hand up to people of all ages.

What song best describes you or is the soundtrack to your life?
“Better together” sang by Pastor Cynthia Wright Palmer.

What is your best accomplishment/experience in life?
My 2) beautiful daughters

Who is your role model and Why?
My Mom, she was strong, faithful, wise, beautiful and loving. She cooked, sewed, did hair, worked in the church , and raised (3) beautiful daughters and loved my dad until the end.

If there was one person that you would like to meet, past or present and why? I would like to meet Michele Obama, She is the epitome of womanhood

A favorite quote that you live by?
If anybody asks you who I am,  Tell them I am a child of the King.