Red Cross Holds Summer Youth Leadership Conferences

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A student practices using an AED during the Youth Leadership Conference in Netcong.

Red Cross Summer Youth Leadership Conferences are underway across the North Jersey Region where more than 80 high school students will participate in four days of activities to develop leadership skills and learn about emergency preparedness.

This week students at the Youth Leadership Conference in Netcong learned life-saving skills. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, the Red Cross First Aid, CPR/AED course trained students how to properly administer CPR and utilize an AED to provide immediate care during a cardiac or breathing emergency until medical personal arrive. Students also learned how to respond to common first aid emergencies including cuts; burns; head, neck and spinal injuries.

“In addition to CPR training, the conferences offer students the opportunity to develop skills in effective leadership, communication, project planning and diversity awareness through a variety of activities during the week,” said Michelle Esposito, director of volunteer services with the American Red Cross North Jersey Region.

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Summit participants during a creative-thinking exercise.

Each conference includes the following courses:

Government Relations and Civic Responsibility provides students with the tools to make effective change within their communities.

Be Red Cross Ready teaches students how to prepare for disasters.

Exploring Humanitarian Law during which students learn about the Geneva Conventions by engaging in hands-on activities, thought provoking discussions and exploring the powerful and fundamental concept of human dignity in wartime.

Exploring Cultural Diversity helps students build critical thinking skills as they analyze complex questions.

Students also learn how to start a Red Cross Club at their schools by developing a Constitution and learning how to run meetings. Additionally, they will be trained in programs that they can use to become Red Cross ambassadors in their communities.

Youth Leadership Conferences continue in Montclair from July 28 – 31 and in Princeton from August 4 – 7.

VIEW PHOTOS from the Summer Youth Leadership Conferences.

Thanking our Volunteers for Their Years of Service

Both the American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey and the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey honored volunteers for their years of service during recent Clara Barton Society events. 

NORTHERN NEW JERSEY 

Jocelyn Gilman, Red Cross of Northern New Jersey chapter executive, Ed Susco, board chair, Red Cross of Northern New Jersey and Michelle Esposito, regional director of volunteers recognized 57 volunteers on Tuesday, June 24 at The Clubhouse in Montclair.  ??????????????????????????????? 5 Years: Marquerite Baroody, Patti Bonczkowski, Ofira Bondorowsky, Healther Borbely, Eileen Bucher, Jack Casale, Sue Casale, Larry Condit, MaryAnne Condit, Abba Kris Maria Dela Cruz, Kristi Drew, Kimberly Durba, Edoardo Ferrante, Mark Freiling, Elsy Fulgencio, Yolanda Garcia, Salvatore Giangresso, Jeffrey Giesberg, Debroah Gruber, Carroll Gunningle, Niel Haymes, Mary Hiel, Sheila Holmes, Alexander Howie, Lisa Indovimo, Heru Keonte, Virginia Molinaro, Robert Morris, Hector Navarro, Walter Olivia, Elizabeth Ozden, Diane Reinke, Jim Smith, Rev. James Staton, Tiffany Taylor, Shiv Thavamani, Cynthia Uber, Cristina Vasquez, Kathleen Weinberger and Kristen Zuleg 10 Years: Meredith Barrentine, Mary Card, Jack Card, Jackie Cascio, Connie Kearney, Carol Leach, Susanna Lee, Janet Orr and Ruth Scolny 15 Years: Catherine Brodo, Michael Festa and Emma Justice 20 Years: Diana Brown, Jeanne Falco and Mary Harrell 25 Years: Mary Carroll  30 Years: Joe Montan

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Sean Andersen, American Red Cross of Central New Jersey board member, and volunteer Joelle Junior.

CENTRAL NEW JERSEY

Mathieu Nelessen, regional CEO, American Red Cross North Jersey Region, and Sue Hasmiller, Red Cross of Central New Jersey board chair, honored eight volunteers on Wednesday, June 25 at The Nassau Club in Princeton. 5 Years: Kay Hurd, Joelle Junior and Murali Venkataraman 10 Years: Kenneth Heaphy, Susan Mondics and Bryan Fountain 15 Years: Sylvia Fountain and Dwight Wilkinson

Thank you to our volunteers!

BECOME A RED CROSS VOLUNTEER - The Red Cross invites the public to sign up to volunteer and be a part of the lifesaving work it does every day. The Red Cross relies on the generosity of its volunteers to fulfill its mission. There are a variety of ways people can get involved and the Red Cross is looking for diverse volunteers of all ages and skill levels.

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New Jersey Crossroads Honors Volunteers for Years of Service

American Red Cross New Jersey Crossroads honored volunteers for their years of service to the organization at its Annual Meeting on June 18 at the NJ Sharing Network in New Providence.

Christy Hodde, Red Cross New Jersey Crossroads community chapter executive, and Marisa Hottat, volunteer manager, presented awards to 55 volunteers.

25 Years of Service

Ed Borneman, Jack Clemence and Robert Lloyd

Christie Hodde, Red Cross New Jersey Crossroads community chapter executive (left) and Marisa Hottat, volunteer manager (right), honor volunteer Robert Lloyd (center) for 25 years of service at the American Red Cross New Jersey Crossroads Volunteer Recognition Awards on June 18 in New Providence.

Christie Hodde, Red Cross New Jersey Crossroads community chapter executive (left) and Marisa Hottat, volunteer manager (right), honor volunteer Robert Lloyd (center) for 25 years of service at the American Red Cross New Jersey Crossroads Volunteer Recognition Awards on June 18 in New Providence.

“Tonight we call attention to the level of commitment all of the volunteers in the room have demonstrated,” said Hodde. “We are humbled by your dedication and service to the organization.”

20 Years of Service

Geraldine Barton, Sherri DeRose and Irene Sacks

15 Years of Service

 Richard Barrett, William McPhail and Anna VanderSchraaf

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10 Years of Service

Arlene Burian, Fleur Conrad, Judith Gaudino, Thelma Leff, Maria Petrilli, Ray Rochford, William Rosen and Carolyn Rummel

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5 Years of Service

 Robert Arnold, Daniel Baer, Robert Brenner, Linda Carchia, Judith Chester, Vincent Chiu, Patty Christian, Barry Clayton, Margaret Connors, Elizabeth Corvino, Derek DeRosa, Henry Dickson, Gretchen Doner, Eve Goldband, Jay Grossman, Nirza Harris, John Leatherbee, Holly Lenhardt, Jennifer Loia, Marjorie Londono, Donald Mackinson, Carly Maffucci, Joseph Masucci, Maureen Moniz, Dina Morley, John O’Connor, Amanda O’Connor, Arlene O’Connor, Pasqualina Patuto, Richard Pfluger, Malini Raghu, Giselle Rojas, William Roth, Joel Schwartzman, Phyllis Sheppard, Israel Sierra, Stephen Theriot and Sheldon Wu

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Thank you to our volunteers!

BECOME A RED CROSS VOLUNTEER – The Red Cross invites the public to sign up to volunteer and be a part of the lifesaving work it does every day. The Red Cross relies on the generosity of its volunteers to fulfill its mission. There are a variety of ways people can get involved and the Red Cross is looking for diverse volunteers of all ages and skill levels.

 

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