Get your tickets now for an evening of fun and excitement!!!

April 30th, 2016

night at the races

Looking for trash to treasure volunteers

April 30th, 2016

Trash to Treasures

Do you want to be a volunteer?

We need your help! We’re looking for volunteers to help us prepare for the sale—and to assist us on sale day. It’s a great way to help out a good cause.

Information for Volunteers

  • Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Minors accompanying volunteers must be escorted by parent or guardian at all times.
  • Some of the items you’ll be handling may be dirty. Please dress accordingly.
  • Please arrive promptly for your shift. Special instructions are provided at the start of each shift.
  • Volunteers will receive confirmation emails with parking and additional information following

registration.

Student and youth organizations looking to volunteer should contact Beth Shaha at Centre County United Way for additional information.  814-238-8283

Register for times that fit your schedule. It’s easy! Let us help you give back!

Individual Registration

https://www.absecom.psu.edu/TRASH_TO_TREASURE/PUBLIC_PAGES/VOLUNTEER_REQUEST_INDIVIDUAL_WIN.cfm

Group Registration  

https://www.absecom.psu.edu/TRASH_TO_TREASURE/PUBLIC_PAGES/VOLUNTEER_REQUEST_GROUP_WIN.cfm

Who can volunteer?

The annual Spring Trash to Treasure sale needs hundreds of volunteers. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

How are volunteers utilized?

Volunteers are needed for a variety of jobs. Pre-sale volunteer opportunities include sorting, organizing, and setting up displays. Sale volunteer opportunities include working the check out lines, managing gate entry, post-sale clean up, and much more. For more information on volunteering, visit

http://sites.psu.edu/trash2treasure/volunteer/.

As a volunteer, do I get to shop early and can I buy during my assigned shift?

Volunteers are able to get a look at the products before sale day by working in each venue. We do not allow volunteers to purchase items prior to sale day.

 

JOIN OUR FELLOW CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER IN SUPPORT OF PENN STATE MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

March 23rd, 2016

Volleyball

The 2016 April Fool’s 5K

March 10th, 2016

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The Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association hosts its 6th Annual April Fool’s 5K Run and Walk on Saturday April 9, 2016 at 10 am.

Funds raised will support the Centre County Alumni Chapter Endowed and Emergency Scholarships and the State College Mini-THON Four Diamonds Fund.

We invite all Chapter members, friends and family to participate by running, walking or dressing up to participate in our BIGGEST FOOL COSTUME CONTEST!!!!

5K Starts: 10am
Race Day Registration: 8:30am – 9:30am @ Medlar Field
Entry Fee Adult $18 Preregistered by April 4th, $25 – thereafter
Student (age 17 and under ) $12 Preregistered by April 4th, $15 – thereafter
Course: through the Penn State Campus – mostly level
T-shirt guaranteed to all Pre-Registered Runners

Awards:
Biggest Fool Costume Contest
1st Male & Female Overall
Age Groups:
Women: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over
Men: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over

Registration:
Online registration is closed. Register at the race.

Centre County Chapter March Newsletter 2016

March 10th, 2016

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Dear CCCPSAA Members,

Here is an exciting overview of our upcoming Chapter events.  For the most up-to-date information, check out our website at http://www.psucentre.org or our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/psucentre.org.

1.       CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER MARCH HAPPY HOUR – Will be at LOCAL WHISKEY on 107 East Beaver Avenue, State College on Friday, March 11, 2016m from  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Come join us for an evening of cocktails, good food, and great conversation.   Meet new members or bring some friends along with you to join the Chapter.  There is a $5 charge for non-members. Membership forms will be  available to fill out.

2.       THE CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER AND THE THON FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE – Want to share these great results of their fundraising efforts over the past few months. Chapter Members along with Alumni Association staff members donated a total of $2,251.25 receiving an “Alumni ♥ THON” t-shirt in appreciation for their gift.  The “Hearts for THON” 50/50 raffle raised $900. Congratulations to the winner Ashlee Tate from Donor and Member Services.  Combined, these two fundraisers totaled $3,151.25. This amount will be divided evenly between the Lion Ambassadors and Blue & White Society student groups and donated to THON on their behalf.  Thank you to everyone who supported these THON Fundraising efforts.  Watch your email, our Centre County Chapter Facebook page, newsletter and web site for details on a ‘Night at the Horse Races for THON’  party planned for Friday, May 20, 2016. FTK!

3.       Alumni Volunteers Needed for 2016 Accepted Students Program – CCCPSAA is supporting the Undergraduate Admissions’ Accepted Students Program on various days in March through April 2016.   Alumni volunteers will be required at the following locations:

7:30—9:30 a.m. Greet the accepted students and their parents in Lot 44

8:00—9:30 a.m. Ride on the shuttle buses along with student tour guides

8:30—9:30 a.m. Greet at Schwab Auditorium or the HUB when the buses arrive

8:30—9:30 a.m. Help distribute the day’s materials at Schwab Auditorium or HUB as required.

The dates alumni volunteers are needed are: March 1, 3, 15, 28, 29 and April 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 29

If you are interested in helping on any (or all!) of these dates or have any questions, please contact Linda Rohrer via email lcrohrer@verizon.net, or phone 238-8095.

4.       THE CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER WELCOMES THE FOLLOWING NEW MEMBERS FOR 2016 - Ted & Holly Walker; Charles & Roberta Kulp, Jr.; Patricia Paone; Bette B. Jackson Smith; Paul & Kathryn Mackes; Dale & Melissa Fritts; Gregory Hamluk; Nicholas & Theodora Nicholas.

5.       CONSIDER RENEWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW –  Our membership year runs from July 1st through June 30th and if you renew now your membership will be valid through June 30, 2017.  It’s like getting 3 months free.  Annual membership dues remain a reasonable: $20/Individual, $25/Couple.  Go to our chapter web page: http://www.psucentre.org, Click on Membership and pay either by Credit Card or download the membership form and return it with a check payable to CCCPSAA,  write membership dues in the memo line.  Thank-you for your continued support!

 6.       SAVE THESE DATES

MARCH CHAPTER  HAPPY HOUR @LOCAL WHISKEY, 107 East Beaver Avenue, State College, PA

Date:  Friday, March 11, 2016

Time:  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

2016 Accepted Students Program—Volunteers Needed

Dates:  March 1, 3, 15, 28, 29/April 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 29

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Watch for our ‘THON HORSE RACE PARTY’  on Friday, MAY 20, 2016

*Please consider a tax deductible gift to the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship or our  Emergency Grant Fund for information contact us  at cccpsaa@gmail.com.

7.       ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK?  Become a fan of the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association by Liking us on Facebook?  You will find chapter updates, events, and more.  Just go to  http://www.facebook.com/psucentre.org.

Winner In the 50/50 Hearts for THON Raffle

February 15th, 2016

16 Alumni thon logo (3)Hope you had a very Happy Valentine’s Day. The winner in our Hearts for THON 50/50 Raffle was Ashlee Tate. Congratulations to Ashlee and thank you to all that purchased tickets. Our Blue & White Society and Lion Ambassador dance teams thank you for your continued support. We are all winners For The Kids!!!!

CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER FEBRUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER

February 5th, 2016

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Dear CCCPSAA Member,

Here is an exciting overview of our upcoming Chapter events.  For the most up-to-date information, check out our website at http://www.psucentre.org or our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/psucentre.org.

1.     CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER  FEBRUARY HOUR – At the BARREL 21 DISTILLERY at 2255 North Atherton Street (In front of Otto’s Pub) on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Come join us on a new experience for  cocktails, good food, and great conversation. Meet new members or bring some friends along with you to join the Chapter.  There is a $5 charge for non-members. Membership forms will be  available to fill out.

 2.     THE THON FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE - Is conducting a 50/50 to benefit both the Lion Ambassadors and Blue & White Society THON dancers.  We won’t be doing the Cash Party in January this year.  The THON Fundraising  committee  (CCCPSAA joining with members from the Hintz Alumni Center) will be conducting a Hearts for THON 50/50 drawing.  Tickets will be available from Rachel Breon in Old Main,  any of the following Hintz committee members (Bob Barlock, Cheryl Bonner, Cheryl Harrison, Wendy Jo Hartsock, Shelley Houck, Teri Kerr, Jen Markley, Deborah Marron, Ashley Martin, Michele Moore, Jill Selfe, Carolynn Stoicheff)  and  the Centre County Chapter Board members through February 12, 2016.

 3.     The Hearts for THON 50/50 Drawing will be held on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. Thank you for your support. FTK! Watch your email, our Centre County Chapter Facebook page , newsletter and Web site for details on a Horse Race for THON  party planned for Friday, May 20, 2016.

 4.     Alumni Volunteers Needed for 2016 Accepted Students Program – CCCPSAA is supporting the Undergraduate Admissions’ Accepted Students Program on various days in February through April 2015.

Alumni volunteers will be required at the following locations:

7:30—9:30 a.m. Greet the accepted students and their parents in Lot 44 when they arrive and direct them to shuttle buses in front of BJC

8:00—9:30 a.m.  Ride on the shuttle buses along with student tour guides as the buses take them to Schwab Auditorium or the Hub

8:30—9:30 a.m. Greet them at Schwab Auditorium when the buses arrive

8:30—9:30 a.m. Help distribute the day’s materials in Schwab Auditorium lobby or the Hub

The dates alumni volunteers are needed are:

February 5, 8, 9, 26, 29

March 1, 3, 15, 28, 29

April 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 29

If you are interested in helping on any (or all!) of these dates or have any questions, please contact Linda Rohrer via email lcrohrer@verizon.net, or phone 238-8095.

5.     SAVE THESE DATES 

FEBRUARY  CHAPTER  HAPPY HOUR @Barrel 21 Distillery (2255 North Atherton Ave, in front of Otto’s Pub  and Brewery)

                Date:  Friday, February 12, 2016

Time:  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

PENN STATE WRESTLING AT THE BJC

Date:     Friday, February 5, 2016 vs. Ohio State @ 7:00 p.m.

2016 Accepted Students Program

Dates: February 5, 8, 9, 26, 29, March 1, 3, 15, 28, 29, April 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 29

 There will be no THON CASH PARTY this year  (Watch for a THON Horse Race Party  on May 20th)

*Please consider a tax deductible gift to the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship or our  Emergency Grant Fund for information contact us  at cccpsaa@gmail.com .

6.     ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK?  Become a fan of the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association by Liking us on Facebook?  You will find chapter updates, events, and more.  Just go to  http://www.facebook.com/psucentre.org .

 

CCCPSAA THON FUNDRAISERS

January 19th, 2016

The Centre Count Chapter with the THON Fundraising Committee has organized two fundraisers instead of a Cash Party to benefit the Lion Ambassador and Blue & White Society dancers this year at THON.

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Please consider making a donation to THON and receive a FREE t-shirt with the ‘Alumni Loves THON’ logo design.

You’ll receive a white short-sleeve t-shirt with your $20 donation or a Navy long-sleeve t-shirt with your $25 donation. Click here to download form Individual T-shirt Sale Sheet.  Completed form and payment should be dropped off at the Hintz Reception Desk marked for Cheryl Harrison before 5pm on Friday, January 29. Please make checks payable to CCCPSAA with THON in the memo line.

 The committee has also organized a Hearts for THON 50/50 drawing with the winner announced on Valentine’s Day. Tickets are $5/each. Please see Rachel Breon in Old Main or any of the following committee members (Bob Barlock, Cheryl Bonner, Cheryl Harrison, Wendy Jo Hartsock, Shelley Houck, Teri Kerr, Jen Markley, Deborah Marron, Ashley Martin, Michele Moore, Jill Selfe, Carolynn Stoicheff at Hintz) or one of your Centre County Chapter Board members to purchase tickets.

 Thank you for your support.

 

Centre County Chapter January 2016 Newsletter

January 4th, 2016

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Dear CCCPSAA Member,

A very Happy New Year to everyone in 2016.  Here is an exciting overview of our upcoming Chapter events.  For the most up-to-date information, check out our website at http://www.psucentre.org or our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/psucentre/

1.      CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER  JANUARY HAPPY HOUR – (Note:  Happy Hour will be on Thursday this month)  At THE FIELD BURGER AND TAP located  1 Country Club Lane, State College, PA (Toftrees Country Club) on Thursday, January 21, 2016, from  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.   Ring in the New Year with your Penn State Alumni friends enjoying cocktails, good food, and great  conversation.   Meet new members or bring some friends along with you to join the Chapter.   There is a $5 charge for non-members.  Membership forms will be  available to fill out.

2.       THE CLASSICAL COFFEEHOUSE – The next Classical Coffeehouse will be Thursday, January 21, 2016 in the Hintz Family Alumni Center’s Robb Hall at 8:00 p.m.   Sybarite5 will be performing.  This string quintet with the vibe of a rock band performs classical music from the eighteenth century, contemporary tunes by Radiohead, and a whole lot more. The group performs selections from its high-energy repertoire and interacts with audience members.   Presented in partnership with the Blue & White Society and the Penn State Alumni Association.   Free and open to the public.  Support provided by Penn State Council of LionHearts.  Enjoy complimentary refreshments and receive a Classical Coffeehouse mug, while supply lasts.

3.       MARK YOUR CALENDARS and SAVE THE DATE!! – CASH PARTY on Friday, January 29, 2016 at Our Lady of Victory Activities Center.  Join us for our Annual Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association in association with Hintz Alumni Staff Members.  Funds raised are credited to our ‘Blue & White Society’ and ’Lion Ambassador’ THON dance teams.  Note our new location this year will have free parking.  Your ticket will include; dinner, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), entry into the cash drawings and entertainment throughout the evening.   We will be taking orders for our dark blue long sleeve t-shirt or white short sleeve t-shirt with our logo ‘ALUMNI LOVE THON’ on the front.  Watch your email, our Centre County Chapter Facebook page and Web site for details on how to purchase tickets to the cash party, order T-shirts or contribute to our THON FUND.

4.       SAVE THESE DATES 

  • JANUARY CHAPTER  HAPPY NEW YEAR HAPPY HOUR @The Field Burger and Tap     

Date:  Thursday, January 21, 2016

Time:  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • PENN STATE WRESTLING AT THE BJC

Date:     Friday, February 5, 2016 vs. Ohio State @ 7:00 p.m. (Reminder for those that ordered tickets from Marti)

·         ANNUAL THON CASH PARTY (Watch for Ticket and T-shirt sales by email, Facebook and CCCPSAA Web page)

Date:  Friday, January 29, 2016

*Please consider a tax deductible gift to the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship or our  Emergency Grant Fund for information contact us  at cccpsaa@gmail.com .

5.      ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK?  Become a fan of the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association by Liking us on Facebook?  You will find chapter updates, events, and more.  Just go to  http://www.facebook.com/psucentre.org .

Centre County Chapter December 2015 Newsletter

November 23rd, 2015

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Dear CCCPSAA Member,

Here is an exciting overview of our upcoming Chapter events. For the most up-to-date information, check out our website at http://www.psucentre.org or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/psucentre

1. CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER DECEMBER HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR – (Note Happy Hour is on Thursday this month). Come join the Centre County Chapter on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at THE TAVERN, 220 E College Ave, State College, PA from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Warm up around the fire and take some time to relax with your Penn State Alumni friends enjoying cocktails, good food, and great conversation. Meet new members or bring some friends along with you to join the Chapter. There is a $5 charge for non-members. Membership forms will be available to fill out.

2. JOIN THE CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER FOR WRESTLING AT THE BJC – Sunday, Dec. 13 vs. Wisconsin @ 1:00 p.m. and Friday, February 5, 2016 vs. Ohio State @7:00 p.m. Order your tickets NOW!! $15 a ticket. You can select one or both games. RSVP to Marti Duffy at martifd@hotmail.com – Hurry there are tickets are still available.

3. GIVING TUESDAY – As 2015 comes to an end, consider a tax deductible donation to our Centre County Chapter Emergency Grant Fund (Code SXXA2). The Centre County Chapter established the Emergency Grant Fund to help reduce the financial stress for all Penn State students facing unforeseeable hardships and help to complete their studies. There are no residency restrictions or other stipulations to receive emergency aid. CCCPAA is the only Penn State Alumni Association affiliate group to provide this type of assistance to Penn State students in need. With the high cost of education and economic conditions of recent years, the number of requests for emergency assistance has greatly increased.

Some of the Centre County Chapter Emergency Grants awarded in 2014 helped our students with the following items:

  • Funding for the purchase of books
  • Replace a computer and personal belongings stolen or damaged
  • Assist numerous students in covering health care costs
  • Cover shortages in funds to buy food for the semester
  • Help pay for cap and gown costs for graduating seniors
  • Cover auto repairs to cover transportation to and from classes or work
  • Help with tuition shortfalls
  • Provide funds to travel home for family emergencies

These are just a few of the many requests made against our emergency grant fund. The more money we can raise the more students with dire emergency needs can be helped. If you are looking for that end of 2015 tax deduction, please consider giving to the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association Emergency Grant fund.

The fund makes a major difference and helps eliminate some stress for many students so that they can succeed in their studies and successes at Penn State. WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY? #Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

The Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will match 10% of all donations raised up to $5000 on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. If you donate online at the GIVING TUESDAY web site go to Penn State Alumni Association and enter the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association Emergency Grant Fund Code SXXA2 into the other box or make a check payable to CCCPSAA in note area mark for Emergency Grant Fund and mail to:

CCCPSAA (Emergency Grant Fund Day of Giving Challenge)
P.O. Box 10082
State College, PA 16805-0082

Also, consider becoming a member or renewing your membership. Our member year runs from July 1st through June 30th and is separate from membership in the Penn State Alumni Association. Annual membership dues are
reasonable @ $20/Individual or $25/Couple.
Join online with a credit card at our chapter web page http://www.psucentre.org/index.php/membership/ or print out a membership form, fill it in with a check payable to CCCPSAA and mail to the above address listed as CCCPSAA (Membership).
Thanks for your continued support!!!!
4. SAVE THESE DATES

DECEMBER CHAPTER HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR @THE TAVERN , 220 E College Ave, State College
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
PENN STATE WRESTLING AT THE BJC
Dates: Sunday, December 13, 2015 vs. Wisconsin @ 1:00 p.m.
Friday, February 5, 2016 vs. Ohio State @ 7:00 p.m.
#GIVINGTUESDAY
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
5. ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK? Become a fan of the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association by Liking us on Facebook? You will find chapter updates, events, and more. Just go to http://www.facebook.com/psucentre

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER