Dem panel eyes violent crime
The Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a roundtable discussion on the growing problem of violence and violent crime in the state with a special focus on issues facing the small urban centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Sens. John Yudichak, D-Plymouth Township, and Lisa Boscola, D-Northampton, will participate. Also expected to attend are state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan and the district attorneys of Luzerne, Carbon and Lackawanna counties. Also in attendance will be the police chiefs from Nanticoke, Hazleton and Wilkes-Barre.
The roundtable will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Walsh & Fitzgerald Conference Rooms on the third floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center at King’s College, 133 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre.
Y starts 2013 campaign
Wilkes-Barre YMCA has begun its 2013 Annual Campaign with a goal of raising $104,000 to support programming and scholarship funds. The 2013 campaign is chaired by YMCA board member Jeff Thomas.
Last year, the campaign provided 200 adults and 183 children with memberships. Donations allowed for 154 children to attend YMCA summer camps.
The Childcare, Wellness and Aquatics departments all benefit and would not be able to provide services without the generous donations of members of the community. Donors can select a department or program at the Y to direct their donation.
Donations can be mailed in to the Wilkes-Barre YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Checks can be made payable to the Wilkes-Barre YMCA with “Annual Campaign” noted in the memo line. Donations can also be made online. For more information about the Wilkes-Barre Y, the Annual Campaign or to donate, visit http://wbymca.org/annual-fund.php.
Red Cross CEO named
The American Red Cross Northeast Pennsylvania Region has announced Peter Brown as chief executive officer of the Northeast Pennsylvania Region and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter effective April 15.
Brown brings 29 years of experience in banking and financial services, exclusively within business development, sales management, project management, strategic planning and marketing. His most recent role was that of vice president of marketing and sales for First Savings Bank of Perkasie.
Brown originally began his involvement with the Red Cross as a Leadership Volunteer and Treasurer. He has served as a board member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter since 2000 and most recently chaired the Marketing and Communications Committee.
Dedicated to community involvement, Brown is a youth soccer coach in Upper Milford, a volunteer with the Penn Foundation, a member of Bethany Church and a former leader with the Cub Scouts in Old Zionsville. Brown received his bachelor of science in Business Administration from Mansfield University and resides in Zionsville with his wife, Laura Goldy, and their children.
Pool positions are open
The Kingston Pool is accepting applications at the Kingston Municipal Building for the following summer positions: maintenance, snack bar, lifeguards, snack bar manager and office assistant.
The municipal building is located at 500 Wyoming Ave. and is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The pool will open June 15.