Southeastern Community & Family Services, Inc.
Newsletter Issue #27 - February 2017
"To do all things
necessary or proper to
aid in improving the
education, economic opportunities, living
environment and general
welfare of the people........"
February 2017 - In This Issue:
A Role Model For The Ages
What is a role model? The dictionary defines a role
model as a person looked to by others as an example to be imitated.
During Black History Month we remember the important people
and events in the history during a time when life racism and
bigotry ruled the lives of african americans. Below are 5 qualities
that many of the people we have heard about this month contained.
These also are qualities that we should aspire to have in our own
lives, for our families and community.
and Ability to Inspire
Set of Values
models show passion for their work and have the capacity to
infect others with their passion.
models live their values in the world. We tend to admire
people who act in ways that support their beliefs. For
kids it helps them understand how their own values are part
of who they are and how they might seek fulfilling roles as
and Acceptance of Others
models are other-focused as opposed
to self-focused. They are usually active in their
communities, freely giving of their time and talents to
to Overcome Obstacles
also tend to admire people for their selflessness and
acceptance of others who are different from them.
- Not surprisingly, we also admire
people who show them that success is possible.
©2016 ROOTS OF ACTION
Health, Nutrition and
Mental Health/Disability Training was held February 10, 2017 for
all Head Center Staff. Pictured, Sicily Galbreath-Health
Specialist, Carol Greer-Nutrition Specialist, and Alanna
Norris-Mental Health/Disability Specialist facilitated the 8 hour
training. Head Start staff members learned about the new
standards pertaining to Health and Nutrition and received a very
energetic and informative training titled, "From chaos to
calm" for one of our partners Meghan Miller, Shining
Stars-Public Schools of Robeson County.
Galbreath-Health Specialists; Carol Greer-Nutrition Specialist;
Alanna Norris-Mental Health/Disability Specialist
Welcome to the 27th edition of our
newsletter. In the United States, the month of February is
observed as Black History Month and we use this month to remember
the important contributions and achievements of African Americans
throughout our nation's history. At SCFS we want
to continually encourage great types of leadership in our
families and communities, even today.
Of Directors Spotlight
Board of Director
SCFS, Inc. Board of
Directors attended a Group Dynamics and Organizational training
summit on January 20, 2017. The summit started off with a
refresher learning course on Roberts Rule of Orders, the
facilitator was Mr. Alan Taylor Parliamentarian for the Baptist
State Convention of North Carolina.
Ms. Patricia Beier,
President of PODS, Inc. a consulting firm that provides support,
training and development strategies for nonprofit and for-profit
companies in the southeastern US facilitated training on Group
Dynamics and Organizations. The training included group
expectations as a board, revisiting the Agency's Vision and
Mission. This session resulted in the Agency adopting a new
mission statement: "To improve and empower the lives of
families we serve". The Board members engaged in telling
why this team needs me because....of their leadership skills,
people skills, concerned about the children, voice of the community,
change agent, voice of the parents, passion for helping others and
the list goes on.
One of the group's
expectations were to "learn where we are, so we can determine
how to move forward". The Board is looking ahead to the future
with a concern for the people they are representing and serving.
In order to move forward the Board identified their
strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT analysis).
Now that the Board is
shifting gears let's start from the beginning "Board
Recruitment"... we want you to join our board because of your
expertise in _______________________. We need someone with your
skills and experience to lead us in this area. In addition, we
expect members to attend all meetings, to be involved in
friend-raising and fundraising and to make a personal contribution
to our agency."
We recognize that parents
are the child's first teacher and our most important partner in
education. The 2016-2017 Parent of the Year Celebration was held
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Golden Corral, Lumberton NC.
One parent from each Head Start was recognized with plaques
for their outstanding volunteer service and dedication to the
center. Ms. Trinity Douglas, Red Springs Head Start Center,
was honored as the "Parent of the Year" for Southeastern
Community & Family Services, Inc. She also serves as a Policy
Council Alternate Representative. As the winner, Ms. Douglas will
represent our agency at the NC Head Start Association Conference to
be held March 15-17, 2017. She will compete with other Parent
of the Year contestants from Head Start programs across the
Ms. Sylvietta Pace,
1st Runner up; Hoke Head Start Center
Ms. Songul Gerald,
2nd Runner up; Tabor City Head Start Center
to Right) Denita Campbell - Asst Head Start Director;
Songul Gerald - 2nd Runner up; Tabor City Head Start Center;
Sylvietta Pace - 1st Runner up; Hoke Head Start Center
Douglas - Parent of the Year Red Springs HS Ctr;
Lamont is happily married
LaShawn Grate and they
are theproud parents of three sons: RaShawn, Christian and
TreShawn Grate whom all came through the head start program in
which he feels has been a very valuable asset to their lives.
He is newly employed with
Southeastern Community and Family Services, and enjoys helping
others and serving his community. Some of his community
involvement include: He is Mayor Pro Tem of Tabor City, an
Executive Board member of the Cape Fear Council of Governments, a
member of the Rotary Club in Brunswick County, a member of Tabor
City Star Lodge #778, and an Advisory Council Member of Tabor City
Lamont is one whom is
compassionate, genuine, humble, always willing to serve, can be
humorous, believes in living, laughing and loving, and is known for
quoting "Nothing but Love". He believes when you
put God first, everything else will fall in place.
He finds greater balance
in life through giving whole heartedly to work, family, and
serving. He believes in a strong work ethic, character,
integrity, education, values a strong knit family, and believes in
one fully believing in himself.
He is a well -rounded man
who enjoys spending time with his family, sports, traveling,
barbecuing, golfing, mentoring youth and staying abreast of
community and world news.
He desires to give back
to the community and has a passion for serving and helping others;
the youth and elderly hold a special place in his heart. He desires
to give back to the community and has a passion for helping others,
building a stronger community and to be a positive role
model. Through coaching, volunteering, and various outreach
and mission activities, he reaches many people in a positive
way. He loves to see others succeed and find purpose in
life. He certainly believes in living life to the fullest.
He knows that all his
help comes from God, and the most important thing to know about him
is that he is a willing vessel for Christ.
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