Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hopkinton Network Group meets Fri - Feb 18th at 10:00 AM

Now that the winter is upon us, and the inclement weather has arrived, there will be no Hopkinton meetings if the Hopkinton schools close due to weather conditions. Listen to the radio or watch the TV for school closings, if there is a delay, the meeting will still occur. Whenever the weather conditions are poor, please stay home. There isn't anything worth risking an accident over.

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by our speaker, Agnes Rivera . The facilitator for this week will be Gil Krispien. We will devote the first hour, from 10 to 11 AM to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs & Leads. Please arrive early, so we can make every effort to start on time. In the second hour, Agnes will talk about "Insurance Resources for the Uninsured."

"Insurance Resources for the Uninsured"

Agnes has a power-point presentation that will provide details of her talk.

About Agnes Rivera:

Community Outreach Team Lead

No one is more focused than Agnes Rivera on making a project come together - securing that challenging Partnerships: successfully surpassing Community expectations, and motivating teams to execute the vision and exceed goals. A master fixer, she tackles problems head-on, work smart and hard to develop winning solutions, and maximizes community wellness performance.

"As a project management leader, I always try to be clear of my objectives in order to create a win- win situation in the interest of community ."

Agnes tells it straight. She is driven by a fundamental belief in honesty - offering her colleagues, partners, and associates direct viewpoints on where the opportunities stand; providing accurate feedback and evaluation to all teams;

Born of Puerto Rican Parents in Queens,

New York , Bi-lingual and Bi-Cultural in Spanish.

Residing in Worcester, Massachusetts since 1988.

A graduate of Springfield College School of Human Services, Graduate( 1993) and Undergraduate (19910program in Human Services Administration, with a thesis in Civic Participation: Worcester Latino voter Registration Project

Have received special recognition from the National Minority AIDS Conference, 1988; Centro Las Americas Community Service Award 1989

Agnes has worked in establishing successful interagency collaborations, in the area of Latino and Diabetes, Tobacco Control,

Certified trainer:

It Takes a Village to raise a child -Community parenting curriculum

Latino health Institute Latino Diabetes educator

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention -multicultural community prevention strategies

In all of her work and community initiatives Agnes has had a focus on developing marketing and recruitment plans -establishing success in the following: Worcester Community Connections , Worcester Future Teachers academy, Massachusetts department of Social Services Advisory Council, Worcester Fights Back-Substance Abuse prevention , career ladders for community Health Centers , Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center- Certified Alcohol and Drug certification seminars for minority counselors , Worcester Latino Festival first Latino festival ,

Currently working for Boston Medical Center Health Net Plan in the Marketing Department, supporting State wide efforts to promote services as a managed care organizations. This serves as a model for national Health Care Reform.

Schedule for HNG Meetings:

March 4, 2011 Ed Yee Tax Talk
March 18, 2011 Fran Ganek "Refreshing the Body, Mind, and Soul during Unemployment (and any other Time)"
April 1, 2011 Elaine Jackson Workshop for PMP Application
April 15, 2011 Joellyn Schwerdlin
May 6, 2011 Dr. Paul Power
May 20, 2011 Stephen Balzac "Interviewing For Success: How to Find, and Land, Your Dream Job"

General Information:

The networking group meets in Hopkinton, at St. John the Evangelist Church parish hall. The meeting occurs, from 10 to 12 noon, and will meet the first and third Friday of the month. The parish hall has a capacity for 250 people and there is plenty of parking spaces in the parking lot and on the street. Around the perimeter of the parish hall are rooms to allow us to have focused network groups or for any other purpose we need. We chose every other Friday to allow everyone to attend the Acton Networking Group or any other networking group, if they wanted, on the Friday we do not meet.

We will maintain our close affiliation with Acton Networkers by using the same list-server to share information between the groups. Any e-mails specific to the Hopkinton Networking Group (HNG) will be indicated in the subject line either by "Hopkinton Networking Group" or "HNG"; this way anyone attending these meetings will know the e-mail is intended for them.

We will follow the following agenda items:
Landings (with doughnuts)
New member introductions
Needs and Leads
Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group

For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would like to know:
Skills and Value Statement
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Your title
Your target companies
Geography of search
Name and e-mail address

If anyone wants to join our team, please let one of us know; we could always use the extra help and input for ideas.

Take Rt. 495 North/South and get off Exit 21A. Go through three traffic lights. Colella's Supermarket is on the right at the third traffic light. The first street after the third traffic light is Church Street, take a right turn. The church is on the right. Go around to the left of the parking lot and go into the side entrance of the parish hall.

Depending upon where you live, perhaps you may want to use Mapquest for a more direct route. The address of the church is:
St. John the Evangelist
20 Church Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Coordinators

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