On Thursday, January 12, 2017, LAKV Class XXV was hosted by Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights, PA. The topic of the day was local health care. The day began with a welcome session presented by William Englert, President and CEO of Allegheny Valley Hospital. His presentation described the importance of our health care providers in the Alle-Kiski Valley and the difficulties that those providers face when trying to provide the best care for patients.
The second session was presented by Michelle Bond, Executive Director of the Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center. The Alle-Kiski Area HOPE Center’s mission is the elimination of of domestic violence through intervention, prevention, and collaboration. This was the second time that LAKV Class 25 was fortunate to hear from the HOPE Center. This session discussed teen dating violence and the resources available in the Alle-Kiski Valley for teenagers.
The third session discussed Medical Marijuana in the workplace. Since the Pennsylvania House passed SB3, legalizing Medical Marijuana, the “do’s” and “don’ts” for supervisors in the workplace have been very unclear. Attorney Kate Coop Irwin from Tucker Arensburg provided us with insights pertaining to SB3 and how it can be interpreted in the workplace.
The fourth, and final, session of the day was presented by our fearless leader, Michele Pastrick. Michele presented “Preventing Co-Worker Violence in the Workplace”. Unfortunately, in today’s world, workplace violence is not uncommon. In this session, we were presented with warning signs and scenarios where violence may be imminent and how we can prevent that violence from occurring.
Outside of these sessions, another major focus of LAKV Class XXV throughout our day at Allegheny Valley Hospital was our upcoming fundraiser event to be held at Edgewood Winery on Monday, April 24, 2016 from 5 – 8:30 PM. LAKV Class 25 is excited to host “A Taste of Spring”. Lori Shumaker from Edgewood Winery joined us throughout the day to help us with planning. We thank Lori and Edgewood Winery for all of their assistance and all that they are willing to provide for our event.
Mark your calendars, save the date… For $25 a person, “A Taste of Spring” will include wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, live music, auctions, raffles, and door prizes. For tickets, reach out to a one us in LAKV Class 25, an LAKV board member, or Edgewood Winery. We look forward to seeing you there to support Leadership Alle-Kiske Valley.