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STEP Celebrates 48 Years

STEP celebrated 48 years since its incorporation as a Community Action Agency and recognized the 50th anniversary of Community Action at its 2014 Annual Meeting, held Thursday, October 16 at the Genetti Hotel. STEP’s founding father, Bill Nichols, began the evening’s program by presenting an overview of the history of Community Action, which was brought into effect by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. Bill Nichols

STEP presented five mission awards during the event:

Mission Awards Left, Bernard A. Oravec, publisher of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette receives the Outstanding Contribution mission award. Center, Joyce Jones receives the Employee of the Year mission award. Right, Rolando Calderon receives the Customer Achievement mission award.
Ray Humphrey Left, Fred Shrimp presents Ray Humphrey, right, with the Public Service mission award.
Donna Welshans Donna Welshans accepts the Volunteer of the Year mission award.

Click Hereto view the 50 Years of Community Action video, Highlighting Events from STEP's 48 Years.
Click here to view a few Highlights from STEP's 2013-2014 fiscal year in our Year in Review.
Click here to view the Mission Awards Videos

STEP Office of Aging Welcomes Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Brian M. Duke

STEP's Messiah Senior Community Center in South Williamsport Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Brian M. Duke visited STEP's Messiah Senior Community Center in South Williamsport on Tuesday, October 14. Secretary Duke spoke to area seniors about state initiatives concerning the aging population. An open forum for seniors to ask questions and address concerns followed his address.
Blood Pressure Reading Staff and students from Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Nursing Program attended the event and offered a free health screening. Nursing students strengthened their skills while giving seniors free blood pressure readings and blood-glucose testing.


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