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  • SOLUTIONS Newsletter: January 2012
    care that they believe would provide the most consistency and stability for all I ve been asked countless times Why have you continued being a family mediator for the past 18 years My general answer Because I love what I do The general response to me is Why do you love it My response is I think I was always destined to become one Being the second child of seven children and having only one of five brothers being older than myself started to prepare me for family conflicts Add to that my father had thirteen sisters and their families From there life continued to introduce a vast array of conflicts that I had never imagined growing up as a child My first introduction to Dispute Resolution was in 1993 and my response then was This is everything I believe in And it still is Thank you to our past CTTT Sponsors We couldn t do it wit hout you A Moveable Feast By O Connor s Adirondack Bank Bank of Utica CBB Realty Clinton Moving CNY Open House Dean L Gordon Erin Gall Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield Gilroy Kernan and Gilroy Harts Hill Inn Holland Farms Joanne Fanelli Image Group Kalil Eisenhut LLC Matthew Ossowski Murad Murad Nicolas Jewelers Observer Dispatch Park Outdoor PMP Board of Directors Ralph DiNicola Photography Roser Communications Sodexo The Fountainhead Group The Hartford Utica General WKTV D id U K now that you can find Peacemaker on Facebook that The Peacemaker Program offers large group facilitation for your own company s strategic planning needs Why do all the work yourself During mediation a neutral third party assists the participants in the reaching a voluntary mutually beneficial resolution Mediation can resolve all issues important to the parties not just the issues that seemed apparent Peacemaker Leading the Way Gone are the days of federally funded not for profits depending solely on your tax dollars and a few fund raisers to keep their agency solvent When it comes to funding today s not for profits need to be forward thinking and forward moving Peacemaker is leading the way Steve Robinson has declared 2012 to be the Year of Fee for Service advancing Peacemaker to the next level of sustainability in a difficult economy We are taking Peacemaker from an agency that is mostly funded by outside sources fund raisers and grants to an agency that offers valuable unique conflict resolution and strategic management services to other agencies thus lowering our dependency on federal funding and tax dollars Mission driven sustainability is my hope for our fee for service programs adds Beverly Quist President of the Board of Directors of The Peacemaker Program Inc This transition is expected to take a few years but the change must happen if we are to continue to serve the hundreds of companies and clients who have taken advantage of our trademark Conflict Consolation Services and the thousands of people we help through our and mediation and advocacy programs Stay

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  • SPECIAL EDITION: Come to the Table Newsletter
    Most Artistic in 2011 because I love the city and both of my daughters live there Some of the places she haunts for deals are TJ Maxx Marshalls The Christmas Tree Shop and Pier One She is always looking for a good price Sue a Mohawk Valley native would tell any would be table designer That it s not as hard as it looks You just need to get inspired I have helped many people get their feet wet and once they get going they love it It is great if you can find someone to help and or sponsor your table I am fortunate to have Tony Scibelli as my sponsor I do the designing and he funds everything Cindy Roth has designed 15 or more tables for Come To The Table That is impressive creativity and dedication She has won many Judges awards 2005 Judges Choice Wok this Way 2006 Judges Choice Cha Cha Cha 2009 Most Elegant Golden Holiday 2010 Most Artistic Birds of a Feather Dine Together co designer with Susan Gustafson and Susan Warwick 2011 Best Holiday Theme Dashing Through the Snow co designer with Lisa Longeretta Wow That is quite a list of design accomplishments Cindy first found out about the event from Christine Kiesel who was a board member of The Peacemaker Program Her familiarity with mediation has increased through her job at the Court House Cindy stays committed to Come To The Table because Year after year it is a rewarding challenge that allows me to pursue the secret designer inside while supporting an organization and cause I strongly believe in Living in the Mohawk Valley for 24 years Cindy likes to spend time with her family and friends and calls her design style eclectic She keeps her eyes open all year for inspiration and shops anywhere she can Inspiration can come from something as small as a colorful martini glasses to something as large a telephone booth Click Here to Learn More Sponsored by Who Says What Celeste Billins In an age where the glamour and elegance have faded from the dinner table Come to the Table brings elegance back to an evening meal Having purchased several tables in the past unpacking and discovering the treasures and incorporating them in my home is an engaging process It is amazing to see the creativity and whimsy that designers pack into every table Lisa Miller One of the finest displays of local talent and creativity Tracy Soules Everyone should come out to this event You don t have to purchase a table There will be great food dancing drinking and SOOO much to talk about you will not believe it The tables are amazing conversation starters the Peacemaker people are so much fun to work with and be around it is one of the best weekends of the year I never miss it Drusilla Horn Love the event fabulous displays and great imaginations Beautiful tables Heather Smallman Marsh A fancy fun feast for

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  • SOLUTIONS Newsletter: May 2012
    process requires 3 reference checks NYS Child Abuse Registry clearance Criminal history background check Interviews for prospective CASA volunteers will be May 14 thru the 25 In house training is scheduled for Mondays June 4 11 18 and 25 at 5 PM to 8 30 PM 25 fee for material costs Please go to our website to fill out the application Come To The Table Our 8th annual Come To The Table fund raiser was held March 9 th at Harts Hill Inn in Whitesboro NY Three hundred people attended the two day event and helped Peacemaker raise over 13 000 00 Steve Robinson Come To The Table was a great success This fundraiser is very important to The Peacemaker Program as a whole The money raised goes directly back into our various advocacy and dispute resolution programs and goes a long way to helping us serve over 2 000 individuals each year Come To The Table could not happen without the tireless help of our volunteers and table designers who spend hundreds of hours to ensure this event is spectacular fun and entertaining I can never thank them enough Want to see more S H H ou T o U T Beverly Quist the President of the Board of Directors of The Peacemaker Program Inc retired from her long held position as a professor of Criminal Justice at Mohawk Valley Community College She is also a member of many justice related associations and causes including the Justice Studies Association and the YWCA of the Mohawk Valley Beverly recently received The Vanguard Award from the Justice Studies Association JSA is an international not for profit membership association established in 1998 to foster writing and research about the practice of and activism for justice without violence We look forward to many more years of working with this most amazing woman Congratulations Beverly Job well done C o n f l i c t B u Z z Always wanted to learn more about mediation We will be holding a Basic Mediation Class this fall Stay tuned for updates C onflict Tip Treat conflict as an opportunity Conflicts are neither positive nor negative in themselves Use moments of conflict to deepen your understanding of the person you are in conflict with and with yourself What makes you tick what makes you explode Which reaction escalates the conflict Which reactions deescalates the conflict Q uo ta bl es Peace cannot be kept by force It can only be achieved by understanding Albert Einstein M e e t d a F a m i l y Bert and Ernie appear in the Paths to Resolution Interactive PC Game The Peacemaker Program Inc provides a continuum of services including skill development dispute resolution programs and child advocacy services through the use of carefully trained volunteers Our mission is to offer inclusive innovative approaches to resolve conflict and achieve positive outcomes for children families and the community Not interested any more unsubscribe Unsubscribe AcyMailing Joomla Newsletter

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  • Community Peacemaker Award
    here nominee form Community Peacemaker Award Please help us find and acknowledge our first recipient by nominating a person you think best works towards peaceful outcomes in our community Kindness generosity compassion These are qualities we see in actions taken by our families friends neighbors and coworkers every day Please join The Peacemaker Program Inc in selecting and honoring a person in the Mohawk Valley who exemplifies these qualities and helps to create peaceful solutions for the community Rules are the candidate must be from the Mohawk Valley in Central New York and they must be able to attend our Awards Breakfast on October 11 2012 here in beautiful downtown Utica Send those nominations in today Nomination are being accepted now until September 15 2012 Don t miss your chance to recognize the people that make our community a better place one click will get ya there The Peacemaker Program Inc provides an array of services including skill development dispute resolution programs and child advocacy services through the use of carefully trained volunteers Our mission is to offer inclusive innovative approaches to resolve conflict and achieve positive outcomes for children families and the community Not interested any more AcyMailing Joomla Newsletter System Invest in Your Community The Peacemaker Program Inc provides a continuum of services including skill development dispute resolution programs and child advocacy services through the use of carefully trained volunteers Our mission is to offer inclusive innovative approaches to resolve conflict and achieve positive outcomes for children families and the community Please consider supporting our efforts Amount USD EUR GBP CHF AUD HKD CAD JPY NZD SGD SEK DKK PLN HUF CZK ILS MXN Upcoming Events Third Thursday Attack of the Conflict Creatures 02 18 2016 6 00 pm Category Trainings Third Thursday Game Night 03 17 2016

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  • SOLUTIONS Newsletter: October 07 2012
    a positive family unit Some of Maria s most impactful work has been performed at Donovan Middle School in Utica where she runs an after school anger management group open to all students which helps children learn how to handle the very normal emotion of anger in ways that lead to positive solutions By teaching a child at age 12 how to be a more peaceful person our community becomes a more peaceful place for years to come Maria has been a driving force for the long term Young Scholars mentoring program that has given many students a connection not only to their mentor but to their community She further strengthens that connection by supporting the students involvement in community service activities Maria teaches by example working with the students at community service events providing transportation and making sure all feel welcome and comfortable in new and often strange environments All of her actions have a life long influence on the students and their families A connection to community skills to work toward positive and peaceful outcomes all given by an honest caring and kind person Our community is a better place because we have Maria CASA The Peacemaker Program welcomes Ruth Concepcion as a new CASA volunteer Thanks Ruth these kids need people like you We are please and proud to announce that through the diligent efforts of our CASA Advocates two more children have been adopted and now have safe permanent and loving home If you would like to know more about the Court Appointed Special Advocate program visit our website CASA of Oneida and Herkimer Counties is accepting money donations or crayons coloring books board games arts and craft items gift cards or make up to gift to children and families who are in the adoption process We have thus far 12 families that have adopted Donations are needed by Friday November 9 You can contact us at the Peacemaker Program for more information Thank you in advance We will be holding CASA volunteer training starting in November The training will include independent home study with 4 sessions 14 hours of in house training 4 hours of family court observation Our selection process requires 3 reference checks NYS Child Abuse Registry clearance Criminal history background check Please go to our website to fill out the application S H H ou T o U T To our newest mediators Benjamin Boucher Kitty Cully Kimberly Farrell Marcia Guzewich Shafer Lewis Age Lisi Dominic Piccininni Beverly Quist Mark Thomas Ashleigh Wade C o n f l i c t B u Z z The Peacemaker Program took Paths to Resolution on the road to The Guidance Center in Detroit MI Training others to help youth resolve conflict Stay tuned for further partnering with this agency C onflict Tip Body language controls over 40 of a conflict Closed body language escalates an argument Open body language deescalates a conflict Open arms raise head smile but not an I ma gonna rip

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  • SOLUTIONS Newsletter: January 2013
    to help youth resolve conflict Trained New Mediators We trained 10 new mediators who are now doing their apprenticeship training Developed Mobile Aps Playing Peacemaker Portable the full version 99 and the free version Playing Peacemaker Portable Icebreakers are ready for download Have you ever needed a quick game or icebreaker on the fly This is the ap for you All the Playing Peacemaker Icebreakers Communication and Teamwork games in the palm of your hand S H H ou T o U T C o n f l i c t B u Z z C onflict Tip Our 12 Tips to Saving Christmas Conversation was quite a hit on social media We gained 15 fans during that time period raised our number of shares and hopefully helped some people avoid conflict at the holidays Q uo ta bl es To observe people in conflict is a necessary part of a child s education It helps him to understand and accept his own occasional hostilities and to realize that differing opinions need not imply an absence of love Milton R Saperstein M e e t d a F a m i l y The Peacemaker Program Inc provides a continuum of services including skill development dispute resolution programs and child advocacy services through the use of carefully trained volunteers Our mission is to offer inclusive innovative approaches to resolve conflict and achieve positive outcomes for children families and the community Not interested any more unsubscribe Unsubscribe AcyMailing Joomla Newsletter System Invest in Your Community The Peacemaker Program Inc provides a continuum of services including skill development dispute resolution programs and child advocacy services through the use of carefully trained volunteers Our mission is to offer inclusive innovative approaches to resolve conflict and achieve positive outcomes for children families and the

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  • Peacemaker Newsletter January 2013
    and a Wine Pull Purchase your tickets now through our secure online system To learn more about Come to The Table For questions please call 315 724 1718 or e mail the Event Staff We hope to see you there Attention Table Designers The table design spots are filling up fast but as you know we will never turn any designer away The table designer sign up deadline is January 31st but don t despair If you want to do a table but don t have your idea firmed up or have your team pulled together no worries Sign up online and give us the information you already have and we will reserve a space for you Tell your friends tell your neighbors tell your mother in law about Come To The Table s design opportunities The more tables we have at auction the more money we raise to keep a conflict resolution center and a child advocacy program located in Oneida County What is a Wine Pull How often do you get a chance to pay 20 for a bottle of wine worth a hundred dollars Not very often At Come To The Table however we will be hosting a wine pull that will give you a chance to do exactly that The Wine Pull occurs as follows Contributors donate bottles of wine ranging in retail value from 12 to 100 Attendees can then purchase the individual bottles disguised in brown paper bags Surprise Guests have the opportunity to choose from the available bags by paying 20 per selection with one lucky buyer receiving a bottle worth big bucks All proceeds will go The Peacemaker Program Inc How often do you have the opportunity to take a chance on something where odds are that you will come out ahead while helping out a great cause This is it To make this possible we do need donations of bottles of wine or cash that we can use to purchase the bottles If you wish to contribute either way please contact The Peacemaker office 315 724 1718 Or email What s New this Year One day event this year Saturday April 6 2013 5pm 10pm Sit down dinner with two complimentary tickets per table design Table designs will be packed up and sent home with the winner or purchaser that evening The local band Playing Again will be there for your listening and dancing pleasure No need to design a table design a bed a crib anything you can imagine can be done No rules Just Creativity ok there are rules but not about theme All contact should go through our exclusive email address tabledesign thepeacemakerprogram org AcyMailing Joomla Newsletter System Invest in Your Community The Peacemaker Program Inc provides a continuum of services including skill development dispute resolution programs and child advocacy services through the use of carefully trained volunteers Our mission is to offer inclusive innovative approaches to resolve conflict and achieve positive outcomes for children families and the

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  • Spring 2013
    Erin Gall Kitty Cully Patti Robinson Tracy Soules Beth Guzski Susan Gustafson Dawn Maggiolino Vicki Fisher Sarah Deming Lisa Longeretta Gina Hobika Keri Kane Kelly Salomone Patrick O Connor We would also like to thank all the sponsors We could not do it without your help Hart s Hill Inn Patrick O Connor Knapp Winery Travel Masters Apex Copiers Whims and Doodles Radiology Associates of New Hartford Sodexo Beverly Quist Anthony Scibelli New York Life Getnick Livingstone Atkinson and Priore LLP Chris Thierfelder Eye Care Center of Rome Dr David J Vinci River Road Greenhouses Franks Gun Shop Ted Camesano DMD Richard Joswick Hummels Office Plus Holland Farms Bakery and Deli Adirondack Cheese Company Bikes boards at Surf Ski Café Del Buono Frank Abbey Custom Wood Design Jay K Lumber The Home Depot Trenton Station Liquors and Wines Woods Valley Best Buy Whitesboro Teachers Association A Moveable Feast The Hartford and Brodock Press Judges Award Winners Most Elegant Cindy Roth Erin Gall and Kitty Cully Downton Abbey Best Use of Theme Betsy Donovan Johann Russo Teri Gagliano A Star is Born Most Original Sarah Deming Little Dickens Judges Choice Patti Robinson Beth Guzski and Tracy Soules Be My Guest Most Artistic Sue Warwick Sunflowers Children s Marolyn Wilson and Eileen Pronobis How Does Your Garden Grow Most Cultural Cindy Outtrim and Caitlin Outtrim Ghostly Halloween Party Designers Choice Sue Warwick Sunflowers People s Choice Cindy Roth Erin Gall and Kitty Cully Downton Abbey Changing of the Guard Board of Directors The Peacemaker Program Inc held its Annual Meeting on May 8 th 2013 at Raspberries Café of South Utica Both staff and the board attended the meeting with a dinner to follow The board members in attendance voted on a new roster for the upcoming 2013 2014 year Beverly Quist continues in her final year as board president Mollie Pulver steps in as vice president Michael W Wilk CPA continues as treasurer as does Susan Warwick continue on as board secretary Completing his term on the board John A Russo will continue as a special consultant on the finance committee Filling out the board of directors roster are Jo Alexander Matthew Burks Christine Lawrence Patti Robinson Anthony Scibelli Tracey Soules and newly re elected board member George Murad Esq The Peacemaker Program Inc thanks all of these talented individuals for their time and talents used to help those in conflict and children with specific needs The board members and staff s biographies are on our website Peacemaker Expands to Include Madison County The Peacemaker Program Inc is now the court designated provider of Dispute Resolution services to all of Oneida and Madison Counties Previously Peacemaker was the Community Dispute Resolution Center for Oneida County only New York State Unified Court System Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Court Improvement Programs awarded Peacemaker the opportunity to run the agency through a grant application Community mediation and family mediation programs are now available to the residents of Madison County through The Peacemaker

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