Welcome to "Mike's Memo," an update on what's
happening in the 48th Legislative District, the State Capitol, and the progress
of my legislative priorities. If you haven't done so already, please take a few
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Week of October 17, 2016
The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC Catalyst Award Recipients
The Harrisburg Regional
Chamber & CREDC announced the recipients of the 2016 Catalyst Awards who
will be recognized at the annual awards event on Wednesday, November 30 at the
Whitaker Center for Science and the
Arts. I am honored to have been chosen for the
Government Leader of the Year award. Congratulations to
the following businesses and individuals who were also selected:
Athena Award: Christine Sears, Penn
Business Diversity Champion of the Year:
Catalyst Award: Harristown Enterprises,
Entrepreneur of the Year: Russ DiGilio,
Duck Donuts Franchising Company
Lifetime Achievement Award: Linda
Small Business of the Year: Premier #1
Volunteer of the Year: Brenna Kernan,
Members 1st Federal Credit Union
Nominations Now Being Accepted for the Lebanon County Women’s Hall of
County Commission for Women is accepting applications through November 30
Women’s Hall of Fame, which honors women who have made significant
contributions to Lebanon County through their profession and/or volunteerism
while serving as role models. Women being considered are to: live or work in
Lebanon County, or; have played an integral part in the implementation of
project(s) that have benefited the Lebanon Valley, or; have worked as hidden
heroes touching lives in a positive way. Nominees may be living or deceased, and
previous inductees and Commission members are not eligible. The categories
include: Leadership; Creating Community; Promoting Agriculture; Advocating
Athletics; Working for Justice; Promoting Healthy Lifestyles or Healthcare;
Contributing to the Arts; Innovating in Education; Serving the Military, and;
Fostering Advancements in Science/Technology. Click
here for the nomination form.
Thank America’s Teachers: Support for Mr.
Ludwig, Lebanon High School!
Farmers Insurance is giving $1 million to
teachers through the
Thank America’s Teachers program with 180 $2,500 grants, and six $100,000
grants. Once a teacher was thanked on the website, they can apply for a grant.
Beginning October 1, fifteen teacher proposals will be posted on the
Teachers website and the community votes on who should be awarded the grant.
One of 15 finalists for the $100,000 Dream Big Teacher
Challenge is Dale Ludwig, a teacher at Lebanon High School.
Beginning October 1,
vote here! Click on “Vote for a $100,000 Proposal”, and
vote for Mr. Ludwig daily! Voting
tabulation will be done the first week of November.
Highlights of Mr. Ludwig’s
proposal include: “The Great Lebanon Community Project” is to work closely with
the Lebanon Mayor on a community-wide waterway and watershed project that would
benefit both the PA
Department of Environmental Protection and the
Environmental Protection Agency. Students
would test water quality, assist with storm water drains, and public service
announcements developing the skills necessary to be good citizens in the 21st
Michael Webster Recognized in Statewide School Bus Driver Safety
Congratulations Michael Webster,
of Lebanon, who was awarded Second Place in the Transit Category in
School Bus Driver Safety Competition! Competitors were required to complete a
written examination and 11 behind-the-wheel events. Michael will be recognized
on October 19 at the Governor’s Residence for his accomplishment in conjunction
with National School Bus Safety Week from October 17-21.
Bills Signed into Law by the Governor
House Bill 1155 – Act 108 – provides for license plates recognizing active
members of the military, reserves and PA National Guard;
Senate Bill 1226 – Act 109 – enhances the
PA Veterans Trust Fund.
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