Japan Delegation Itinerary
January 4 – 10, 2006
Wednesday January 4, 2006
Delegates arrive and settle into hotel.
Thursday January 5, 2006
Delegates meet the PANO staff and Board chair. Shared expectations for their visit and
Joe Geiger shared pictures from his visit to Japan. Delegates got a chance to tour the
state capital and meet with Colonel Brian Leonard about NGO’s and peacekeeping.
Delegates had presentations from the deputy fire chief of Harrisburg, Tim Sevinson about
Task force 1 and Jerry Ozog about the Shumaker Public Safety Center
Friday January 6, 2006
Delegates attended the PANO board meeting and had an exchange with board members
about U.S. NGO operating systems compared with Japan. Delegates also attended the
town hall meeting where they listened to presentations about non-profit employment and
charitable reform legislation; Yoji Kaneko of the delegation also made a presentation.
Delegates were presented with a letter from the Governor via Pedro Cortez.
Saturday January 7, 2006
Delegates saw PA NGO’S, touring the Milton Hershey School, visited the YMCA
Model United Nations program and the Ronald McDonald House. Delegates also got a
chance to attend the Farm Show.
Sunday January 8, 2006 (Tour and Amish & farm country day)
Delegates received a taste of Pennsylvania visiting the Lancaster outlets and touring
Amish country. Delegates also toured the Willow Valley Retirement System.
Discussions were also held in the evening to plan the next steps for the future between
PANO and NAN.
Monday January 9, 2006
The delegates were broken up into three teams based on interests and visited a number of
PA non-profits throughout the area.
The first team concerned issues of women and children.
They visited the United Methodist Home for Children hosted by Rev. Ken Arthur,
Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance and Angie Fogle
Dawn Knepp with Youth Advocate Programs INC
Colleen Stauning at the Morning Star Pregnancy Center.
The second team visited organizations dealing with issues concerning elder people, poor
and other welfare.
The sites included: Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg- Paula Levitas
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Susan Kreidler with Mid Penn Legal Services
Sue Mitchim with the Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center
Jacqueline Rucker with the Christian Churches United of the Tri-County Area
Brethren Community Ministries and Brethren Housing with Gerald Rhoades.
The third team dealt with issues of environment, disaster and community. The
Tri-County Association for the Blind with Danette Blank
United Way of Capitol Region with Tim Whelan and Joe Capita
Save the Bay with Kelly Donaldson
American Red Cross with Linda Biller and Julia Groom-Thompson
Janice Black at Foundations Enhancing Communities.
Delegates ended the day at the Harrisburg City Mayor’s Office and received honorary
Tuesday January 10, 2006
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