VCN Annual Meeting 

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Please join us at the
Friday January 11, 2019
11:30 AM -1:30 PM
Union Church
(Now Oasis)

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Election of officers will be held.


There will be no charge to attend.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Past VCN General Meeting(s)

Friday, November 2, 2018

PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME 9:30 am -11:30 am.

Union Church

Meeting Reminder!
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Friday, November 2, 2018
9:30 -11:30
Union Church
BEV’S CORNER (Now Oasis)


9:30 AM – 9:45 AM – Networking & Breakfast

(Scones from Harvest Bread will be provided by Melanie Merkel from CVC)

9:45 AM – 10 AM General Meeting Business

Welcome – TeriLynn Rogers, President

 – Treasurer – Judie Culy
 – Membership – Judie Culy
 – Secretary – Michelle DiCorpo
 – Website – Amy Blank
 – HFPG Grant Update – Laura Corliss
 – Community Chest – Laura Corliss

10 AM – 10:15 AM Jeff Boulrice –
Howe First Assurance
Sustainable CT

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Melanie Merkel –
Community Voice Channel (CVC)
Community Outreach Manager

10:45 AM – 11 AM Eileen Medina –
Community Child Guidance Clinic (CCGC)
Clinician for the Victim of Crime Services Program –
Providing information on support she or the federal
government can offer victims of crime and the
impact of crime on a child and family

11 AM – 11:15 AM Andy Rocket (Tentative) – 
Vernon Regional Adult Based Education  (VRABE)
Vernon Public Schools

11:15 AM – 11:25 AM Agency Announcements

11:25 AM – Prize Drawing & Adjournment

Speakers are subject to change.

The next meeting will be our VCN Annual Meeting!

Friday, January 11, 2019 

(Snow Date of January 18, 2019)

Past VCN Meetings

September 7, 2018 Meeting


Sarah Von Duntz, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Child & Adolescent Ambulatory Behavioral Health

Cynthia Zingler
Vernon Public Schools
Director of the Family School Community Partnership Center

Ellyn Laramie
Chrysalis Center
Volunteer Manager
Phelps House Rockville

2017-2018 VCN Calendar

Executive Committee Meeting
Monday, Aug 28, 2017
3:00 pm – Saint Bernard Church

VCN General Membership
Friday, September 8, 2017 from 9 am – 11 am

Sept 16, 2017 RockvilleFest/Baby Fair
10am – 3 pm

Executive Committee Meeting
Friday, October 6, 2017
(11 am – 1 pm)

VCN General Membership Meeting
Meet & Greet/Provider Fair
Thursday, October 19, 2017
from 9:30 am – 11 am
South United Methodist Church
1226 Main Street, Manchester, CT

Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 26, 2017@ 3 pm

VCN General Membership
December 8, 2017
Friday from 9 – 11 am
Union Church/Bev’s Corner
9 Elm Street, Rockville, CT

Guest speakers:
Vernon’s NEW Town Administrator –   Michael Purcaro
Perception Programs, Inc.
Learn how to recognize and prevent an overdose!

Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

VCN General Membership

postponed to Feb 23 — Friday, February 2, 2018 from 9 – 11 am

Ruth Freeman LCSW, of Peace at Home Parenting Solutions

She will present about her innovative online positive parenting program. Ruth will share the Peace at Home Parenting format of online classes, support groups, and overview of topics covered. Ruth’s virtual parenting classes and webinars as well as face-to-face parent education groups are free to Vernon families. Come and learn about how to share this unique and much-needed parenting support within your community of practice!

Allison Maynard  – New Social Service Director for the Town of Vernon

AMaynard@vernon-ct.860-870-3564 ext. 3

The Department’s Mission is to promote the social well-being of the community, self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life for Vernon residents.

Purpose: The Department provides a variety of social service programs such as crisis intervention, case management services and benefits counseling. The Department is also the intake site for energy assistance applications, emergency fuel and utility assistance, limited emergency assistance, subsidies for summer camp programs, and information and referral. The Department staffs the Human Services Advisory Commission to assist with its initiatives and manage the grants allocated to private, non-profit human service agencies serving Vernon residents.

Scott Basile Field Program Supervisor – (Expeditions) for The Wilderness School

The Wilderness School
240 North Hollow Road
East Hartland, CT 06027, 860-653-8059 or 800-273-2293;


Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

VCN General Membership
Friday, April 6, 2018 from 9 – 11 am

Exec. Committee
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 116 1/2 Grove Street

VCN Annual Mtg. (luncheon)
Friday, June 1, 2018 from 11 am – 1:30 pm
Cornerstone Community Center, 3 Prospect Street

VCN General Membership Meeting
VCN Annual Mtg. (luncheon)
Friday, June 1, 2018 from 11 am – 1:30 pm

Date:  June 1, 2018
Time:  11:00-1:30
Location:  Cornerstone Community Center 
                 3 Prospect Street
                 Vernon, CT 06066

Please park at St. Bernard Church located at:
25 St. Bernard Terrace in Rockville/Vernon.
(please park in the section furthest from the church building to reserve it for their activities taking place)

Cost:  $5.00 for paid members
          $10.00 for non members

Table for the Provider Fair: $5 additional
         (Please bring your own table.)

Please make checks payable to the VCN. 

Payment can brought to the meeting or sent to:
VCN (Vernon Community Network)
P.O. Box 1426
Vernon, CT 06066

Please RSVP by mail or to
by May 25, 2018

Shannon Yearwood
The new Executive Director of End Hunger Connecticut!
Jeff Boulrice
Solarize Vernon & Sustainable CT
Jacqueline Coleman
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

We look forward to seeing you there!

No meetings in July or August 2018



2017-2018 schedule being approved