Swarthmore Honors Bob And Paula — Congrats to Bob Small and Paula Bronstein for being recognized by Swarthmore Borough for their dedication to the community.
“For years, Bob and Paula have faithfully attended virtually every council meeting, even when they have no direct involvement in the topics being discussed . . .,” says the commendation read by Mayor Marty Spiegel.
Leah And Greg Honored With Bill Of Rights Award — Leah Hoopes and Greg Stenstrom who have been fighting to expose election corruption in Delaware County since 2020 are the recipients of the 2022 Bill of Rights Award presented by the Bill of Rights Bicentennial Committee.
The award is presented annually.
The wording reads:
To honor and recognize two courageous, capable, and articulate individuals who have steadfastly persevered in their pursuit of fair and honest elections; who recognize that integrity in our elections is essential to the “consent of the governed” and the preservation of our free Republic; who have persisted in the face of much opposition and ridicule and at great personal cost.
Leah And Greg Honored With Bill Of Rights Award — Leah Hoopes and Greg Stenstrom who have been fighting to expose election
Charles Mitchell Heritage Honor— Charles Mitchell, who is president and CEO of Commonwealth Foundation, is a recipient of the prestigious Heritage Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award, old friend Jen Stefano tells us.
Jen is vice president of Commonwealth Foundation, which is a Pennsylvania-based think tank dedicated to preserving economic and civil liberty, and opposing government corruption and waste.
Constitutional Expert Rick Green spoke at the Avondale Presbyterian Church in Avondale, Sunday, March 17, and described the importance of being an actively engaged Christian citizen in today’s society.
Cheryl Spaulding Honored In Downingtown — Joseph’s People President Emeritus Cheryl Spaulding was presented a proclamation by Downingtown Mayor Josh Maxwell in honor of her 25 years of service at the organization’s annual Christmas Party, Dec. 11, held at St. Joseph’s School in Downingtown. The new president is Ernie Russom.
Mrs. Spaulding co-founded the group in 1995 and has been president since 2001. She will remain on the Board and direct the “Faith” Committee. Under her leadership the organization has grown from one location in Chester County to 12. It is the largest faith-based organization that supports those who have suffered job loss in the Philadelphia area. There are more than 5,000 graduates.
About 80 people associated with Joseph’s People attended the party, which was organized by Steve Bailey. Bailey is the treasurer of Joseph’s PeopleDowningtown Chapter and has been a volunteer for 12 years. Graduates of the program shared their experiences and how to gain employment with those who are actively seeking work during this season.
Santa Claus distributed gifts donated by the Phillies and Flyers. Hams were provided by Proconex Industrial Automation in Royesford for families to have Christmas dinner. Bottles of wine were given by Lenape Associates, an e-learning, Virtual Training Company in Downingtown.
Chester County Food Bank has cooked a turkey dinner with all the trimmings for many years. Aramark supplied a kitchen helper. Members brought desserts, while Entemanns provided bakery items. Snyder’s provided chips for the and 25 cases for members to take home. Chick-Fil-A supplied drinks.
Peace Breaking Out, Wonder Why — The nations of Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a peace agreement, July 9, ending two decades of brutal, bloody war. You all heard about it, right? Peace seems to be breaking out all over the world. Wonder why.
Cheryl Spaulding Stepping Down As Joseph’s Way President
By Kate Rainey
After volunteering over 23 years for Joseph’s People (JP), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping unemployed and underemployed workers, Cheryl Spaulding is stepping down. Mrs. Spaulding co-founded the group in 1995 and has been president since 2001. She will remain on the board as President Emeritus and direct the “Faith” Committee.
“I am passing the baton now because we are getting smaller as people are getting jobs,” Mrs. Spaulding stated. “History says we are going to get bigger again. The group has ebbed and flowed over the years.”
The mission of Joseph’s People is to guide those who have suffered job loss and recover their professional lives and personal dignity.It is the largest faith-based organization of this kind in the Philadelphia area. It has grown to 11 chapters in the Philadelphia area and one in Pittsburgh, with more than 5,000 graduates.
“The future of any organization is guaranteed as long as there are good people to carry on the mission,” Mrs. Spaulding explained. “The new Officers of Joseph’s People each have a long history of working with the organization.I am absolutely confident the future of Joseph’s People is assured in their good hands.”
Ernest W. Russom, III is the new President. He has been Joseph’s People of Central Delaware County Co-Chair and Chapter Leader of St. Laurence for 12 years. He is Executive Director of The Westview Associates, a firm that provides Accounting, Finance and Administrative staffing solutions throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware Region.
“Cheryl’s dedication has led Joseph’s People to become the leading job search education group within Southeastern Pennsylvania,” Mr. Russom said. “We will continue her strategy of utilizing professionals within the job search arena to donate their expertise and help members conduct an effective job search. There will never be a fee to benefit Joseph’s People services.”
Ann Marie Barr, the new Vice President, is President of West Grove’s JP in Chester County. She oversees human service advocacy, support groups and assistance for Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish. She works as Mobile Workforce Navigator at Open Hearth, Inc., connecting Chester County job seekers with CareerLink and United Way Financial Stability Center.
Sue Curran, who has been appointed Secretary, is the Chapter Leader of Huntington Valley, Montgomery County. She is the owner of SC Staffing & Consulting, which specializes in placing staff in financial, administrative and HR industry.
Jane Furgas will continue as treasurer, which she has been since 2011. She converted manual records to spreadsheets and on-line banking. She keeps track of banking and heating fund distributions. She has over 30 years accounting experience.