Tampa Bay Charities Make New Contacts Through Speed Networking at Fort Harrison

Representatives from fifty non-profit organizations gathered at Clearwater’s Fort Harrison on August 22nd.

Non-profits in the Tampa Bay area got a boost in new contacts at the August Charity Coalition Luncheon

A community that pulls together can make a better society for all.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

CLEARWATER, FL, USA, August 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Wednesday, August 22, the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization held its bimonthly Charity Coalition Luncheon, a networking event for non-profit organizations and charities. Over 50 Tampa Bay non-profit organizations were represented including the Pinellas Sheriff’s Police Athletic League, PACE Center for Girls, Clearwater Jazz Holiday and Clearwater Garden Club.

Mr. Dylan Pires, the Community Affairs Director for the Church of Scientology, opened the event and served as the MC. He facilitated a community update, bringing the guests up to speed on recent major accomplishments from Charity Coalition members.

Mr. Pires read the L. Ron Hubbard quote, “A community that pulls together can make a better society for all” and said, “We can all work on our own and do our programs separately—but—imagine all the non-profits in the Tampa Bay area working together to achieve our goals. We would be a united force, helping all those who need help.”

Mr. Ed Thiebe, Development Director for the Community Service Foundation, spoke about how they provide affordable housing, educational training in homeownership and household budgeting and other related housing services to Pinellas County residents.

Next Mr. Pires introduced the “speed networking” portion of the event. The guests get 2 minutes to introduce themselves to another guest and exchange business cards. After the 2 minutes are up, the buzzer sounds and they have to find a new partner. They did this for 20 minutes and they had a great time.

The next Charity Coalition function will be the 4th Anniversary Banquet and concert in the Fort Harrison on October 20. To attend or for more information please contact Dylan at (727) 467-6860 or dylanpires@churchofscientology.net.

About the Church of Scientology:

The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 nations. Based on L. Ron Hubbard's words, "A community that pulls together can make a better society for all," the Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs and community events. To learn more, visit www.scientology-fso.org.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
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The Dangerous Dimension – L. Ron Hubbard’s First Sci-Fi Story Debut at the Scientology Information Center

“Dr. Mudge” (right) and the “Martian Princess” (center) whom he encounters on one his many “dimension shifts” from the Sci-fi story, The Dangerous Dimension performed by the L. Ron Hubbard East Coast Theatre at the Scientology Information Center performed

Actors reenact L. Ron Hubbard's Pulp Fiction Story in the tradition of 30's/40's radio-style theater.

It takes you back 80 years to the topsy-turvy 1930’s.”

— guest at reading of L. Ron Hubbard's Dangerous Dimension

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA, August 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Saturday August 18th the L. Ron Hubbard East Coast Theatre brought The Dangerous Dimension – L. Ron Hubbard’s first science fiction story -to life at the Scientology Information Center. The performance was once again “standing-room-only” for fans of dramatic readings and radio-style literary entertainment.

Guests enjoyed complimentary refreshments. Ms. Joanie Sigal, the theatre’s producer and narrator, performed a short set of jazz-like blues songs from the pulp fiction era of the 30’s and 40’s.

The performers brought to life the humorous, scientific story of Dr. Henry Mudge being thrown back and forth across the galaxy with a single thought. Special lighting, sound effects and minimal props accompanied by their dramatic acting kept the audience captivated.

The audience laughed throughout the performance watching “Dr. Mudge’s” antics and the show ended with a standing ovation. One guest said, “It was the best performance yet! Another, “It takes you back 80 years to the topsy-turvy 1930’s;” and yet another guest’s comment, “Mr. Hubbard really had an imagination!”

The L. Ron Hubbard East Coast Theatre is a volunteer group founded in 2011. Their shows combine actors, costumes and sound effects, bringing the exciting pulp-fiction stories by L. Ron Hubbard to life.

L. Ron Hubbard was among the most prolific and popular writers through the Golden Age of Pulp Fiction. Indeed, between 1934 and 1940, some 140 L. Ron Hubbard tales appeared in the pages of legendary pulp magazines—with as many as three titles an issue and bylined under some fifteen pen names. With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 350 million copies of his works in circulation, Mr. Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time.

“This venue is very unique. It provides educational information on Scientology and it’s also a gathering place for community meetings and events such as this one,” said Amber Skjelset, Manager of the Center and event organizer. “Their next theatre performance will be a spooky Western, Shadows from Boot Hill on October 26th – just before Halloween.”

The Center itself is open seven days a week, from 10am to 10pm.

For more information on the theatre’s next performance at the Information Center please contact Amber Skjelset, Manager of the Scientology Information Center at (727) 467-6966 or email amber@cos.flag.org.


The Scientology Information Center, located in the century-old Clearwater Building in downtown Clearwater, opened on July 11, 2015, and currently houses a gallery of audiovisual displays with some 400 videos. The Center is open to all and provides a self-guided tour showing basic Scientology beliefs, Churches around the world, ongoing social programs and the life of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology’s founder. The Center offers tours to the broad public and civic leaders; holds concerts, theatrical performances and receptions for the community; and opens up the use of its conference room to social, civic and non-profit groups.

For more information on Scientology, visit www.scientology.org or the Scientology Network on DirecTV channel 320, or streaming at www.scientology.tv or apps at appleTV, fireTV and ROKU.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
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The Clearwater Community Volunteers Center Hosts One of the Largest Regional Meetings in SCUBAnauts History

The Scubanauts International had their regional meeting in the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center. (Above) The young divers installing anchors for a coral transplant “tree” in the waters off the coast of Florida.

"Care of the Planet begins in one’s own front yard. It extends through the area one travels to get to school or work…one can do something about it".”

— L. Ron Hubbard

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA, August 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Saturday August 18th, the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center hosted The SCUBAnauts International, Inc. in one of their largest regional meetings to date. Four chapters of the SCUBAnauts from across the Tampa Bay area came together, with over 60 parents and divers in attendance. Together they reviewed their summer diving trips, organized their diving agenda, and awarded divers with ranking advancements for their skill and dedication over the past months.

The SCUBAnauts is a nonprofit that teaches youth to improve our ocean environment through education in the marine sciences & SCUBA diving. SCUBAnauts are a group of ultra-dedicated Florida students who become top-notch scuba divers. They began their meeting with a review of the past summer’s dives at Summerland Key and coordinating on their on-going project of monitoring coastal seagrass. A short break was had before the ‘nauts’ moved onto their ranking advancements.

“The SCUBAnauts came in full force, and were able to coordinate their activities with members of the group that they don’t see often.” said Michael Soltero, Manager for the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center.

“Their organization has high priority on creating a better environment. Humanitarian and Philosopher L. Ron Hubbard once wrote, ‘Care of the Planet begins in one’s own front yard. It extends through the area one travels to get to school or work…one can do something about it.,’ which they do this every day by improving the environment we all live in – and we are happy to host groups like this in the Center.”

The venue and refreshments were provided by the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center at no cost to the SCUBAnauts to support their efforts.

For more information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center or to hold an event or meeting for your own charitable organization, please call Michael at (727) 316-5309 or email ccvcenter@ccvfl.org.

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:

The Clearwater Community Volunteers have over 25 years of community service under their belt with over 150,000 families and children helped since their founding in 1992. CCV stays true to their reputation of helping others with their new center – located on the corner of Fort Harrison Ave and Drew St in downtown Clearwater – which facilitates the growth of nonprofits by serving as a free event venue & meeting space. CCV and the CCV Center are both sponsored by the Church of Scientology.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
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Human Rights: A Solvent for Hate Speech?

Erica Rodgers, Youth for Human Rights National Office Director

Human Rights materials available

Youth from around the world at the Youth Summit at the UN

International Day of Peace Celebrated to urge youth toward promoting human rights rather than joining hate groups

Hate speech and hate marches can not be responded to with more hate. Human Rights are the solvent that we promote to youth to keep them from joining hate movements.”

— Erica Rodgers

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, August 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Human Rights: Are they a Solvent for Hate Speech?
International Day of Peace Celebrated

In response to the anniversary of the deadly Unite the Right demonstration in Charlottesville and the moving of that event to Washington, D.C. – many community groups have searched for activities to counter hate speech. Announcing a campaign to promote human rights instead of hate, Youth for Human Rights was inspired to hold a Human Rights exhibit on September 21st in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – created in 1948 by the United Nations. More events throughout the coming year will be done to counter hate with human rights education and peaceful responses.

“Hate speech and hate marches can not be responded to with more hate. Human Rights are the solvent that we promote to youth to keep them from joining hate movements. Instead they can help create a movement for peace,” Erica Rodgers, Director of Youth for Human Rights National Office, Washington, DC, commented.
The UN Declaration is the basis for the Youth for Human Rights educational campaign featuring videos of the 30 human rights as well as a booklet aimed at youth, which clearly explain what human rights are. Surveys show that very few people know what their rights are under the Universal Declaration.

Engaging the community in knowing, defending, and promoting their rights and encouraging youth to respect the rights of others – to counter any hate groups or hate speech they might be exposed to – the event will feature a human rights education exhibit. An entire floor of the Church of Scientology will cover feature panels, displays, artwork, and videos promoting and educating on various aspects of human rights.

The highlight of the event will be “Peace Lights” – an artistic rainbow of selected multi-color lights projected on walls,which was originally shown at the International Youth for Human Rights Summit at the United Nations in New York. These will be displayed on the exterior of the Church of Scientology’s building at the corner of 16th and P St NW Washington, DC, for Peace Day on September 21st, 2018. The lights will simultaneously be shown at of the UN in NY, Melbourne Australia, and other sites across the World.

Other human rights organizations will display their materials at the event which will include interactive stations where people can participate and learn about human rights. Human rights related art displays will also be featured.


Erica Rodgers
Youth for Human Rights International
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TROY, MI, US, August 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — NOW, the real work begins. How can "THE NEW ANGRY AMERICAN WOMAN", prosper in her exciting, modern Feminist created world?

NOW an American woman can have a successful love life, a very rewarding career, family and/or Lesbian lover, if she goes about it in the right way. All this and much more is explosively revealed in "THE NEW ANGRY AMERICAN WOMAN"

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The American woman has a right to be angry. She has been cheated out of her very life. The author offers women the opportunity to find happiness in her life and avoid poverty and lonely old age

The author is a poet, inventor, entrepreneur and philosopher. The author’s main purpose in life is to bring entertaining and thought provoking subject matter to assist individuals in becoming open-minded, independent thinkers.

The author’s body of work can be found at undergroundfreedompress.com.

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Vol, Equity Deriv Products To Find Increased Traction In Europe, Asia In 2019

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, August 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —
The use of global volatility and equity derivatives products and instruments will increase at a faster rate among investors in Europe and Asia than those based in the Americas over the next 12 months, according to global hedge funds and institutional investors, as set out in EQDerivatives' latest Equity & Volatility Derivatives Report – "Real Flows, Real Views." Variance and volatility swaps, dispersion and correlation were identified by investors as instruments primed for further growth going forward, with global hedge funds and institutional investors collectively expecting to expand their usage of equity derivative and volatility products by 43% over the next 12 months. The key findings of the report cover the increasing demand for investors for sellside modelling of strategies, a requirement for the creation of a liquid Asia Pacific volatility product as well as calls for improvements in settlement processes for some listed volatility products. The latest report also includes an ‘Alpha-Seeking Review' – relating to an institution's allocation of derivatives to alpha seeking strategies. In terms of rankings by hedge funds and institutional investors of banks, Societe Generale, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, UBS and BNP Paribas all ranked highly across specific regions and products. Subscribers to EQDerivatives can access the table of contents and introduction to the report by clicking on the above headline.

To find out more or to purchase the report, please contact Peter Thompson (thompson@eqderivatives.com) or Pat Fay (fay@eqderivatives.com).

This EQDerivatives Market Mapping project continues our independent, in-depth look at the equity and volatility derivatives market, including its potential for growth in the coming years. The report is formed from the views of buysiders around the globe: asset managers, hedge funds, pension funds, private banks, family offices and insurance companies. The findings and analysis provide a map of how equity and volatility derivatives are deployed by managers globally.

About EQDerivatives

EQDerivatives is the premier provider of volatility derivatives and alternative risk premia news, research and event content for investors, portfolio managers and service providers. The company connects and educates the leading thinkers in the space globally by delivering the latest strategies from the practitioners buying and structuring investments. For more information, visit www.eqderivatives.com.
For more information, visit: http://eqderivatives.com/commentary/vol-equity-deriv-products-to-find-increased-traction-in-europe-asia-in

Bailey Bryan
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National Drug Screening Ranked Within Winners’ Circle of the 2018 Leadership Excellence and Development Awards

National Drug Screening, Inc. was recognized in the 2018 Leadership Excellence and Development Awards (LEAD) presented by HR.com receiving two Top 10 awards.

I am honored to accept these awards on behalf of NDS and our amazing team whose dedication to training and development has made this possible.”

— Tom Fulmer

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — National Drug Screening, Inc. recognized in the 2018 Leadership Excellence and Development Awards (LEAD) presented by HR.com. National Drug Screening (NDS) was awarded two Top 10 placements for its leadership development programs putting NDS in the Winners’ Circle for Best Sales Leadership Development Program and Best Customer Service Leadership Training Program. These awards recognize innovation and creativity within an organization for the design and execution of an internal leadership programs.

These prestigious leadership awards recognize the world's top leadership programs and highlight their company’s dedication to developing their workforce. The awards were presented at the LEAD Awards Gala of the LEAD2018 Leadership Conference at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.

National Drug Screening believes strongly in providing leadership development program to team members. The programs include weekly group training, on-demand training videos, mentoring, one on one coaching sessions. NDS strives to be the industry leader not only in drug testing and drug testing management but also in insuring employers and individuals have access to accurate information related to drug testing.

“I am honored to accept these awards which stands as a testament to our dedication to training and development,” said Tom Fulmer, NDS’s VP of Business Development and Training. “Our award-winning LEAD programs are an investment in our people, who we want to give every opportunity to excel both at work and in life.”

The Winners’ Circle, including the top distinguished recipients of the LEAD Awards for 2018, were named for outstanding achievements in leadership development and programs in the areas of Education, Corporate and Individuals in advance of the LEAD2018 conference.

For the past 35 years, the LEAD Awards, formerly known as Leadership Excellence Awards, have identified and recognized the top leadership programs and organizations, and their strategies and solutions, in their yearly ranking. This year's award winners were published in the February edition of the Leadership Excellence Essentials e-publication. Other issues of the Leadership Excellence publication feature interviews from select top award winners in each category. These interviews will outline each program's unique qualities that made them a LEAD Awards winner.

About LEAD
The Leadership Excellence & Development Forum is an annual 2-day inspirational leadership event dedicated to helping organizations create AN INNOVATIVE, HIGH POTENTIAL AND PASSIONATE WORKFORCE. Both days are action-packed with leadership and HR-specific roundtables, workshops, networking opportunities and speakers. Participants learn how to take the world’s best corporate leadership practices and concepts and put them into practice, applying them to their organizations.

About HR.com
HR.com strives to help create inspired workforces by making HR professionals smarter. Over 1,100,000 HR professionals turn to HR.com as the trusted resource for education, career development, and compliance: thousands of lessons in the HR Genius on-demand training library, 400+ webcasts yearly, the largest HR certification exam preparation practice supporting SHRM and HRCI certifications, a global leadership annual event, twelve monthly themed interactive HR e-publications, and 35+ primary research reports. HR.com offers the best training and networking for HR professionals globally 24/7/365.

About National Drug Screening, Inc.
Located on the east coast of Central Florida, National Drug Screening, Inc. offers nationwide service for drug testing and results reporting by state of the art TPA (Third Party Administrator) software platform. Immediate testing for both drug & alcohol testing is available for employers and individuals. NDS specializes in Drug Screening, Immediate Testing, Drug-Free Workplace programs, DOT Compliance, Employer Programs, and customized Employer Drug Screening Programs. National Drug Screening is also known for providing the most trusted drug testing search engine on the web via NDS SEARCH on their website, https://www.nationaldrugscreening.com/search.php

Tom Fulmer
National Drug Screening, Inc.
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KDG Has Team to Help with ADA Section 508 Compliance

logo for KDG and its ADA Section 508 team

KDG is offering support for businesses, schools, and nonprofits seeking to improve their online ADA compliance.

ALLENTOWN, PA, UNITED STATES, August 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — As organizations struggle to implement ADA section 508 compliance measures, the Allentown web design team at KDG is working to help them make their websites more user-friendly and accessible.

Companies with websites that are not accessible to users with disabilities face fines and even lawsuits. This has made ADA Section 508 compliance a primary concern for many site owners.

“It is our goal to ensure that every user, regardless of their physical ability, is able to have a pleasant experience on the sites we build,” says Kalyn Kates, UI/UX designer at KDG.

Some of the steps KDG has taken on clients’ sites include adding alt tags to images so users with screen readers can access them, adding closed captions on all web videos for hearing-impaired users, and carefully planning color palettes for users prone to seizures.

Kates suggests that each organization seriously pursue accessibility options so they can “make their website one everybody can enjoy.”

KDG is currently offering a Higher Ed Web Plan to colleges and universities looking to improve ADA, SEO, and overall usability.

To learn more about ADA Section 508 compliance, visit https://www.kyledavidgroup.com/blog/ada-section-508-compliance/.

About KDG: KDG has been a leading provider of web design, custom software development for businesses, and small business IT support for over 17 years. KDG has developed a reputation for being able to see and respond proactively to changing markets. Learn more at https://kyledavidgroup.com/.

Keri Lindenmuth
The Kyle David Group, LLC
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Allentown Charter School Offering Tours to Interested Families

Logo for EEACS Allentown Charter School

Executive Education Charter School in Allentown is currently offering tours.

Executive Education Academy Charter School in the Lehigh Valley is open for classroom and facility tours.

We encourage members of the community to schedule a tour and see what we do.”

— Robert Lysek, CEO and Founder

ALLENTOWN, PA, UNITED STATES, August 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Executive Education Academy Charter School in Allentown is offering tours for interested students. Students, their guardians, and even community members can schedule a tour of the school, its classrooms, and its facilities on the school’s website.

The school is open for scheduled tours Monday through Friday, both in the summer and during the school year. Visitors can explore classrooms, learn about the school’s history, and meet some of the school’s administration.

“We encourage members of the community to schedule a tour and see what we do,” says Robert Lysek, founder and CEO of the Lehigh Valley charter school.

For students interested in enrolling in the school, scheduling a tour is the first step. Following the tour, students can apply to the school.

To schedule a tour of the Allentown charter school and learn more about the charter school enrollment process, visit https://www.ee-schools.org/tour/.

About EEACS: Founded in 2014 by highly experienced educators and management, Executive Education Academy Charter School, authorized for grades K-12 by the Allentown School District, leads the way in education by offering its 1,300 students opportunities for growth both in and out of the classroom. EEACS combines all mandated studies with a unique student-corporate culture. To learn more, visit https://www.ee-schools.org/.

Bruce Johnson
Executive Education Academy Charter School
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Enrolling at Executive Education Academy Charter School in Allentown

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Mandi Freger to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, August 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Autism now affects one in every 59 children and one in every 37 boys, making it one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S. Caring for children with autism can take an enormous emotional toll on the rest of your life, and can be challenging with respect to with interactions with others. To care for a child with autism, get as much help as you can, as soon as you can. Early intervention can give your child the best chance of fulfilling his potential.

Mandi Freger is licensed professional counselor specializing in energy psychology, more specifically as it relates to autism and those caring for children with autism.

“We're missing an enormous piece with parents, caretakers, and the family systems of those who are diagnosed with an ASD,” says Mandi. “I realized I could do much more with energy psychology for caregivers and the family members who are caring for persons who are diagnosed with an ASD.”

While energy psychology is a relatively newer field when compared to traditional therapeutic methods, Mandi has been trained in energy psychology from the very beginning of her career. Her first clinical mentor was one of the worldwide pioneers in the field of energy psychology. As a result, energy psychology was the first clinical modality that she had experience with. As Mandi worked in other types of behavioral health facilities, she was surprised to find that no one else used energy psychology. For her, using energy psychology was a “no-brainer.”

“Traditional therapeutic methods were not as successful as I felt they could be,” recalls Mandi. “To not use energy psychology felt like a step backwards.”

At the same time, autism treatment had been starting to gain momentum in certain parts of the US.

“I was interviewing for the Director of Autism Services position in a hospital system which had later become affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic's Children's Hospital Center for Autism. I remember learning very quickly, that Energy Psychology was not an accepted modality in that program, but I knew it had a place.”

Caring for children with autism can be quite intense; center-based programs like Mandi’s were for kids who had the most intense behaviors and couldn't be managed in a public school setting. As a result, there was a high burnout rate among the staff.

“I could feel my staff’s energy levels being down one day,” recalls Mandi. “They were great performers at work, they loved what they did, but they said they were going home and they had a very hard time ‘keeping it all together.’ They were tired and drained. They were having a hard time functioning with their own families.”

Energy psychology was totally off-limits with the approved protocol, but if she couldn’t use it with the kids, she could use it with the staff and families. The results were astounding.

“I can't tell you how many parents say, ‘When you’re doing work on me, my child’s behavior changes.’”

CUTV News Radio will feature Mandi Freger in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on August 23rd at 12pm EDT and with Jim Masters on August 30th at 12pm EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Mandi Freger, visit www.mandifreger.com

Lou Ceparano
(631) 850-3314
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