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2016 Community Corner Events

Information that will help you to stay active, informed,
and engaged in your Community!

Contact: Theresa Calhoun, JNESO’s Community Organizer
(800) 292-0542 x122 or

Health Fair at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Passaic: December 11th

SMH held a Health Fair in December. Thank you to those JNESO members who volunteered their time to participate: Stephanie Jimenez, Adelaida Garces, Dorothy Lezajski, Judy Schuck and Luz Tlatehui

Lead Awareness Walk: October 2016

JNESO nurses at Newark’s Department of Health and Community Wellness joined community leaders and elected officials on the steps of Newark City Hall to host an event to create awareness regarding lead poison prevention in our communities. Sam Yikona (left) and Kim Michel (right) join JNESO Board President, Elfrieda Johnson (center)

Voter Registration Drive: September 2016

JNESO Community Organizer Theresa Calhoun joins members of the A. Philip Randolph Institute to participate in a voter registration drive at Newark Penn Station.

Newark Celebration of Labor Event: September 2016

SMMC Members (and honorary junior members) marched in the 25th Annual
“Celebration of Labor” Parade.

122nd Annual Peter J. McGuire Labor Day Observance: September 2016

Virtua Local President Barbara Jones presents a JNESO Scholarship to a Gloucester County College Student.

Annual PMC Auxiliary Auction: April 2016

Pocono JNESO RNs worked the phones taking bids on donated items. All proceeds benefitted the Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center. A GREAT time was had by All! We can’t wait for next year!

Trenton: NJ Assembly Health Committee Testimony, February 22nd

Read the JNESO Press Release

JNESO Executive Director, Doug Placa and Community Organizer, Thurese Calhoun testify before the NJ Assembly Health Committee about the importance of LEAD and Lead awareness

Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) Day: Friday, February 5th

GKAS New Jersey is the largest, single-day program in the state providing free dental care to children ages 12 and younger. GKAS is meant to provide services to children who could not otherwise afford dental treatment and do not have a “dental home.”

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Three Kings Celebrations, Newark & Passaic, January

For the cities of Newark and Passaic the holiday season doesn’t officially end until the 12th day of Christmas known as “Three Kings’ Day”. In some European and many Spanish-speaking countries, Three Kings Day is known as Little Christmas or the Feast of the Epiphany, and includes a day of gift giving for children. It marks the end of the legendary visit of the Three Kings or the Three Wise Men.

Newark, January 6th: Essex County College Gymnasium for the Annual Three Kings Celebration

Drew Alzan IUOE Local 68 (left) Felix Rodriguez and Ernest Fogle SMMC Techs (right) at the Three Kings Celebration

Passaic, January 10th: at Fiesta Nightclub for the Annual “El Dia de los Reyes Magos” or “
The Day of the Three Wise Men”

Passaic Mayor Alex Blanco (left) Teresa Calhoun (2nd left) Dorothy “Skelly” Lezajski (2nd right) and
Councilwoman Zaida Polanco (right)