From the office of the Director.


From the office of the Director.
Second Quarter 2016
323 13th Street
Franklin, PA 16323
814 432-2229
[email protected]
From the office of the Director. . .
Well, I think it might be safe to say that spring is here!
Although we had a very light winter, it did still seem to
go on forever! But, as with life, there is a cycle. New
birth, maturing and death. Thank you, Lord, for this
season of new life!
I’m excited to report that ABC continues to be a light
and beacon to families in our community and you are a
part of that! Each baby born, each parent mentored,
each blanket that cradles, each book that is read to a
child, you are a part of because of your generous
support of ABC!
We continue to endeavor to share the love of Jesus
Christ with all who enter our doors. As you
contemplate spring and the new life it represents, I pray
that you will also contemplate how God will use you
(as He has been or in a new way) as a part of the
ministry here at ABC.
There continues to be a waiting list of families ready to
join our Earn While You Learn program. We are still
working to increase our Sexual Risk Avoidance
Program (abstinence) and the funding to complete the
ultrasound imaging is still behind. There are many
ways to become involved such as volunteering,
financial support and praying for the ministry.
As we come out of the winter season into the spring, we
look forward to working with you in whatever way God
leads you! Please call if you would like suggestions of
ways to become a part of the ministry here!
Keep lookin’ forward!
Executive Director
Board Members:
Ruth Ruditis, Chairperson
Bill Yard, Vice Chairperson
Judy McGill, Financial Officer to the Board
Becky Kearney, Secretary
Mike Kearney
Paul McGill
Jason Peterson
Mary Lee Riley
Carol Thompson
Executive Director
Robyn Ohmer, LAS
Director of Client Services
Diane Montgomery
Fiscal Manager
Pat Dilley
Client Services
*Jane Allen
Georgia Capozzi
Sharon Goldsmith
Kathy Hoffman
Mary Lee Riley
Carol Thompson
In Training
Madeline Fedor
Baby Boutique Services
*Mary Jane Craig
Phyllis Hiles
*Kathy Johnson
Sheri Manross
Barbara Books
Cathy Campbell
Peggy Hamm
Bernice Nelson
Dodie Schmidt
Tish Way
*Karen Dunlap
Anna Marie Jersey
Becky Kearney
*Judy Reilly
*RSVP Volunteers
Data Entry
*Judy McGill
Robin Riddle
Teen Volunteers
Lexi Herdle
Audrianna Montgomery
Center Care Services
Kim Bega
Kelly Clark
Dave Herdle
Dan Kearney
Sonja Shirley
Creative Concepts
Jodi Herdle
Sydney Herdle
Kaleb Ohmer
Art Capozzi
Linda Clark
Megan Hilton
Zach Persing
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart…” Jeremiah 1:5
Second Quarter 2016
Volunteers of the Quarter
Typically, each quarter, we choose a volunteer to
be the volunteer of the quarter and feature them
in our newsletter. This month, I am choosing all
of our volunteers. We love and cherish each one
of them and are blessed to see how God uses
each one in the ministry here at ABC. I would ask
that you look at our staff list on page 1 and pray
for each one. And if you know them, the next
time you see them, give them a big hug or pat on
the back and thank them for serving so faithfully.
ABC would never be able to do what we do
without each one!
Some of the ladies from the office were
showing off their “jeans” for Rare Genes Day.
World Rare Disease Day is an annual
observance held on the last day of February to
raise awareness for rare diseases and improve
access to treatments and medical
representation for individuals with rare
diseases and their families.
We Love Our Rare Friends!!
Thank You Volunteers!
You Bless Us!!
Stephen Kosak,
of the PNC
Charitable Trust
and ABC
Paul McGill
Early this month, we received that visit that we
are always excited for—Stephen Kosak hand
delivering our grant from Samuel and Edith Justus
Charitable Trust. Thank you Steve, for your
faithful service to our community and most
importantly your fight for children & families of
Venango County and beyond!
February always brings our babies to the
limelight when we have our Beautiful Baby
Contest. Above are this year’s winners. 1st
Place was a free photo session and 8x10
picture from Olivia Williams Photography.
2nd Place was a free photo session from
Riddler’s Eye Photography and 3rd place
was scrap booking supplies. Thank you to our
wonderful contributors!
Second Quarter 2016
Zonta International
Oil City-Franklin, PA
Thank you to the Zonta Club for their very
generous baby shower to benefit the clients
of ABC Life Center! Diane Montgomery,
Director of Client Services attended the
shower to represent ABC and one of our
clients attended to open the gifts while
everyone “ohhed & awed”! Everyone
enjoyed a great time and all the clients
benefitted from the gifts both material and
financially. Way to go Zonta!!
323 13th Street, Franklin, PA 16323
Syd Herdle’s Senior Project
30 Hour Famine
Syd Herdle, a senior at Franklin High School,
held a 30 hour famine at her church to raise
money to help with World Vision in their
endeavor to end world hunger. As part of the
famine, it is suggested that the group pick a
service project in the community. Syd brought
her group to ABC to help with some projects we
needed finished. Some prepped bottles for the
Baby Bottle Boomerang, others made up baskets
of new baby items for new babies and her sister
Lexi worked on the bulletin board! (and we must
not forget the youth leader, Jonathan got all the
pictures ready for the Beautiful Baby Contest.)
We accomplished a lot in a few hours! Thanks
Syd and friends!
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Sun May 8th
Sun Jun 19th
Sat Jun 25th
Thurs Aug 25th
Tues Oct 11th
10:00 – 2:00
Baby Bottle Boomerang Begins
Baby Bottle Boomerang Ends
Golf Outing at Lucky Hills
Car Seat Inspection Station at ABC
ABC Fundraising Gala at the Franklin
Second Quarter 2016
Bowling for Babies 2016
Riddler’s Eye Photography
held a fundraiser for ABC.
They offered low cost,
quality pictures with a
portion going to ABC.
Thank you Riddler’s Eye for
your generosity.
What a fun afternoon of bowling while raising almost
$2800 for the center! Thank you to our lane sponsors:
Engles Trucking, LeGoullon Counseling Services,
Lighthouse Apartments, Potter’s Chiropractic, and
Specialty Fitness Systems. And a special thank you to our
Baby Bottle Boomerang
It’s that time of year again!
Mother’s day May 8th
Father’s Day June 19th
The Baby Bottle Boomerang is our biggest fundraiser! It’s fun and easy to
implement! If your church or organization (or even just yourself) would like
to be involved, it’s simple! Just call ahead and let us know how many bottles
you would need. We will get them ready and you can pick them up (or we
can deliver if needed) by Mother’s Day. You pass them out on Mother’s
Day, letting your congregation or group know that they are to fill them with
checks, cash or change and return them where they received them by Father’s
Day. Sounds so simple, right? Everyone can do it! It’s an easy, fun way to
come alongside the ABC Life Center as we work with the families of our
community. We raised over $25,000 last year. Do you think we can pass
$30,000 this year???

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