PA3 Makes a Splash at SONJ Summer Games
July 8, 2011: Thanks again to Sabrina King ’01 for her stellar work
organizing this year’s PA3 volunteer day at the Special Olympics New Jersey
Summer Games on June 12. Her excellent summary is below, as are a couple of photos. The
group picture looks like it was taken from the bottom of the swimming pool –
but at least you can make out those awesome PA3 hats. The in-focus picture
shows Amy Lai ’06 at the awards ceremony.
The SONJ group consisted of Elizabeth Jacobson k10, Rachael
Edelson, Amy Lai ’06, Elizabeth Henry ’88, her husband Keith Henry and daughter
Lauryn Henry, Haiyan Bian, Doug Henn *83, Katherine Tenaglia ’07, and Sabrina
Most of us were grouped with the aquatics awards, so after
the athletes competed, they came up to receive their medals. Between lining the
athletes up, organizing the medals, and escorting the athletes to the podium,
we were kept busy. It was rewarding to see all the athletes come through,
excited to be on stage with flowers in hand and medals around their necks!
Other PA3 volunteers got pulled from the group to do security and aquatics
timing. Thanks to everyone who came out for the fun day, and we hope more can
join next year!
Posted by Arlen almost 12 years ago.
PA3 Recognized for Community Service
May 27, 2011: The PA3 Committee on Community Service received the 2011
Community Service Award, given annually by the Alumni Council Standing
Committee on Community Service "for recognition of outstanding contributions by
groups of Princetonians in their efforts to address critical social, economic
and environmental needs throughout our society, particularly in local
communities." The award was presented by Mary Koger ’86, Chair of the Alumni
Council Standing Committee on Community Service, at the Alumni Council Annual
Meeting on May 27, 2011.
Posted by Arlen almost 12 years ago.
Pine Barrens Trail Work CANCELED (3 times)
May 18, 2011: Our planned trail clearing work in the New Jersey Pine Barrens was rained out three times in April and May, and we've run out of open dates this spring to reschedule. We'll try to organize a comparable activity later in the summer or fall.
Community Service - Trail Work - CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER (
Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 10:00 AM to
Location: New Jersey Pine Barrens
Organized by: PA3 Community Service Committee & NJ Conservation Foundation
Posted by Arlen about 12 years ago.
PA3 Volunteers Sort Donations at the Rescue Mission
January 8, 2011: The Community Service Committee proudly reports that all five volunteers who came out to sort clothing for the Rescue Mission of Trenton's monthly volunteer day on Saturday, January 8, were from PA3. Pictured (l-r): Joe Voigtsberger '82, Marian Zelazny p11, Olek Zelazny p11, and Halina Bustin s70. Committee chair Arlen Hastings '80 was behind the camera. Joe and Olek display some donated items.
Posted by Sara about 12 years ago.
PA3 Visits Rescue Mission of Trenton
December 11, 2010: Nine PA3 members visited the Rescue Mission of Trenton
for a morning of learning and service. Picture on left was
taken in the women’s emergency shelter. PA3 volunteers (pictured l-r) were Grace Penn ’99, Ed Andrews ’71, John Penrod *94, George
McLaughlin ’58, Tom Pyle ’76, Arlen Hastings ’80, Sara Hastings ’09, Tom
Hastings ’79, and Sunu Joseph p13.
According to its literature,
the Rescue Mission “helps struggling individuals in Trenton by providing
them with shelter, food, and substance abuse treatment.” This is an
understatement; the Rescue Mission, which occupies a full city block,
provides an impressive array of services and learning opportunities on
both an ongoing and emergency basis. It was abundantly clear that the
Rescue Mission takes seriously its commitment to “create an environment
where its clients can live with dignity, build self-esteem, and
experience love, responsibility and hope.”
OPPORTUNITIES: The Rescue Mission offers classes and individual tutoring
for its resident clients. Volunteers who are able to make a weekly
commitment are currently needed to teach a GED writing class (Mondays
from 5-6) and a basic computer skills class (Fridays from 1-2). There
are openings on Sundays at 11 and Tuesdays at 2 for volunteers who would
like to design their own classes. Tutors are needed weekdays from 5-6 ,
or on weekend mornings, to work with individuals. For more information
about ways to volunteer, click here
. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Jennifer Sanderson
of the Rescue Mission staff, with a copy to Arlen Hastings
, PA3 Community Service chair, and identify yourself as a PA3 member.
you would like to volunteer but can't make a weekly commitment, the
Rescue Mission also welcomes volunteers on the first Saturday of every
month from 10:00-12:30 to assist in a variety of projects including
sorting clothing for the thrift store, painting and cleaning.
Posted by Arlen over 12 years ago.