Leaves of Class XX – July Winners!

JULY ~ Congratulations to Stephen & Teresa Andrichak of Sterling, who won the following prizes:

Extravaganza: Mount Airy Casino Resort: An overnight stay in a luxurious and elegant deluxe king suite, 2 entertainment tickets to any show of choice, a couples massage, and $200 food credit.

Culinary Delights: Gertrude Hawk Chocolates: $25 gift card.

Tres Chic: Pop It! Jackets & Accessories: $25 gift certificate.

Didn’t win this yet? That’s ok, because you still have FIVE more chances to win!

To purchase entries online, visit: www.scranton.edu/leaves. To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko – kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816.

Thank you & good Luck!

Leaves of Class XX – June Winners!

June ~ Congratulations (again) to Joe & Mary Barrett of Dunmore, who won the following prizes:

Entertainment: Anthracite Heritage Museum: 4 museum tickets & 2 books on the anthracite coal industry; Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library: 2 tickets to the Distinguished Author Award dinner; Kalahari Resorts and Conventions: $100 gift card; Ritz Company Playhouse: 6 tickets for 2018 season of Ritz Company Players productions; Wildflower Music Festival: 6 flex tics; Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival: 2 tickets to the 2018 festival.

Culinary Delights: Nana’s Pasta House: $25 gift certificate; Tasty Freeze Ice Cream: $25 gift certificate for individual treats; Zummo’s Café: $25 gift card.

Tres Chic: N.B. Levy’s Jewelers: $50 gift certificate.

WellnessAlexander’s Spa & Salon: $100 gift card; Spunk Fitness: one 3-month membership, 1-free bring a friend week card, one $10 Synergy cash for use at Salon or Spa.

And More!: Basket of Cheer ($250 value; courtesy of Ann Moskovitz); Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards: large peach jar candle; $10 Starbucks gift card and bottle of wine (courtesy of Charles Kratz);

If these names look familiar, it’s because they are! In the 20-year history of the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library’s Leaves of Class raffle program — a total of 234 monthly drawings through the middle of this year — no winner’s name has ever been drawn in consecutive months. Until now.

Joe and Mary Barrett of Dunmore are the lucky couple whose winning ticket was randomly selected in May of this year — and again in June!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Didn’t win this yet? That’s ok, because you still have SIX more chances to win!

To purchase entries online, visit: www.scranton.edu/leaves. To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko – kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816.

Thank you & good Luck!

Leaves of Class XX – May Winners!

MAY~ Congratulations to Joe & Mary Barrett of Dunmore, who won the following prizes:

EntertainmentRustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar@Mohegan Sun Pocono: 2 tickets to the live cooking show “In the Kitchen” with Chef Kim McLendon; Cinemark ($20 gift card).

Culinary DelightsArcaro & Genell Restaurant & Catering Services ($25 gift certificate); Manning Farm Dairy ($25 gift certificate); Nana’s Pasta House ($25 gift certificate); Ragnacci’s Family Restaurant ($25 gift certificate); Revello’s Pizza ($25 gift card); Russell’s Restaurant ($40 gift certificate); Sanderson St. Tavern ($25 gift certificate); Tiffany’s Tap & Grill ($25 gift certificate).

Tres ChicLenora’s: pink leather tulip shaped crossbody bag and grey and pink designer scarf; Lillian Pulitzer cooler with Elk Mountain wine glasses; Nann Blaine Hilyard: one-of-a-kind, handmade quilt.

Wellness: Sanderson Place Salon & Spa Scranton: $75 gift certificate; Mulberry Bush: $25 gift certificate.

And More!: Hudson General Store: “Summer Afternoon” framed art print; 6 bottles of Nimble Hill wine (courtesy of The Weinberg Memorial Library).

Didn’t win this yet? That’s ok, because you still have SEVEN more chances to win!

To purchase entries online, visit: www.scranton.edu/leaves. To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko – kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816.

Thank you & good Luck!

Leaves of Class XX – March & April Winners!

MARCH ~ Congratulations to Walter Wujcik of West Chester, who won the following prizes:

Entertainment: Actors Circle: 2 tickets for 2017-2018 season of shows; Ritz Company Playhouse: 12 tickets for 2018 season of Ritz Company Players productions.

Culinary Delights: Aramark (25 free coffee or café beverage gift certificates); Domino’s: 1 gift certificate for 1 large pizza with 1 topping; Downtown Victoria’s Gourmet Cuisine ($25 gift certificate).

Wellness: Clear Image Optical: one free eye exam & one $50 off regular or sunglasses gift certificate; Greater Scranton YMCA: 3-month family membership; Medicus Express Care: 351 piece first aid kit; Mission Yoga: 5 class pass card; The Wright Center for Primary Care Mid-Valley: one wellness/preventative health exam and one dental hygiene exam and teeth cleaning.

And More!: Spring Wreath (courtesy of Jerry’s For All Seasons); $50 Amazon gift card (courtesy of Charlene Reese); bottle of wine and Perilogics cell phone holder (courtesy of Charles Kratz).

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APRIL ~ Congratulations to Faye Bishop of Scranton, who won the following prizes:

Entertainment: The Dietrich Theater: 1 movie gift bag; Electric City Trolley Station & Museum: 4 admissions to the trolley excursion & museum; Montage Mountain Resorts: 4 waterpark admission tickets.

Culinary Delights: Aramark (25 free coffee or café beverage gift certificates); Gold Crown Pizza ($25 gift certificate); Krispy Kreme Gift Bucket (dozen donuts gift certificate, mugs, treats, etc.); The New Café at Greystone Gardens ($20 gift card); POSH@The Scranton Club ($25 gift card); TGI Fridays ($25 gift card) courtesy of Metz Culinary Management.

Tres Chic: Nada & Co. Scranton ($50 gift certificate); handmade crocheted bag (courtesy of Patti Davis).

Wellness: Spunk Fitness: one 3-month membership, 1-free bring a friend week card, one $10 Synergy cash for use at Salon or Spa; Total Hair Solutions: $50 gift certificate towards manicure & pedicure.

And More!: Lackawanna Heritage Valley basket of gifts: DVD, trail guide, cap, mug and more; 3-bottle pack of White Birch Vineyard wine (courtesy of William Varady); GoPro Hero3+ Silver 10mp camera with rechargeable batteries & dual battery charger.

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Didn’t win this yet? That’s ok, because you still have EIGHT more chances to win!

To purchase entries online, visit: www.scranton.edu/leaves. To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko – kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816.

Thank you & good Luck!

5th Annual Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture – April 19, 2018, 5 pm

The University of Scranton will host the fifth annual Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series on Thursday, April 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center.

At the event, George Cristian Maior, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the United States, and Dr. Remus Stefureac will join Dr. Nathan for the panel discussion, “The Rise of Romania: History. Culture. Economy.” The talk will be followed by a performance of traditional Romanian music and dance by the professional dance group “Folcor” and a reception.

The event is free of charge and open to the public, and made possible through the generosity of Dr. Nathan, a former professor in Scranton’s Kania School of Management who is now a tenured professor of management at St. John’s University in Queens, New York.

A recipient of the Fulbright Travel Scholar Grant to Romania, and the Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards to Thailand, Poland, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia, Dr. Nathan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Association. He serves as editor of the Journal of Global Awareness, and was past president of the Global Awareness Society International. In addition, he is the author of recently published books on Kazakhstan and India.

Ambassador Maior has been in his current position since 2015, and prior to that he held a number of prominent positions within the Romanian government.

Between 1992 and 1997, he was a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2000 and 2004, he was state secretary and head of the Department for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Defense Policy within the Ministry of National Defense. In that role, he was responsible for coordinating the strategic and military dimension of Romania’s NATO accession process. In November 2004, he won a senate seat in the Romanian Parliament.

In October 2006, Ambassador Maior was appointed director of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI). During the eight years he led the SRI, it went through an extensive reform process, allowing it to strengthen bilateral and multilateral partnerships with the most important intelligence services throughout the democratic world.

A university professor and Ph.D. coordinator at the Department of International Relations and European Integration within the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest, Ambassador Maior has been a keynote speaker at many prestigious universities, organizations and think tanks, including Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, George Washington University, American University, Atlantic Council, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Center for European Policy Analysis. In 2017, the CIA awarded him with the Earl Warren Medallion for his leadership during his tenure as director of the SRI.

Dr. Remus Ioan Stefureac is a political scientist, obtaining his degree in Political Science at the National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest. In 2003, he graduated from the same university as Master of “Governance and Institutional Development”. In 2013, he obtained the title of Doctor of Military Sciences and Information at the National Academy of Information “Mihai Viteazul”. Between 2008-2011, he was adviser to SRI Director George Cristian Maior. During the last 15 years he has published numerous articles of political analysis in the Romanian press, as well as specialized studies in the country and abroad. Currently he coordinates the activity of INSCOP Research, a specialized structure of sociological research and political analysis

The Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series invites international scholars from emerging democracies and countries in political and economic transition to visit the University to address issues that will enlighten and benefit students, faculty and the community at large. While visiting the campus, scholars deliver presentations on topics of interest to the academic community and meet informally with attendees, students and faculty.

Reservations are suggested for the lecture, and can be made at scranton.edu/JayNathanLecture, or by calling 570-941-7816.

Leaves of Class XX – February Winner!

FEBRUARY ~ Congratulations to Mary Palmira Marek of Scranton, who won the following prizes:

Entertainment:  Actors Circle:  2 tickets for 2017-2018 season of shows; Broadway Theatre League of NEPA:  2 tickets to the opening night of Kinky Boots (Mar. 16);  Scranton Cultural Center:  1 voucher for up to 4 complimentary tickets to a membership season of shows presented and produced exclusively by the Scranton Cultural Center; Ritz Company Playhouse:  6 tickets for 2018 season of Ritz Company Players productions.

Culinary Delights:  Aramark (25 free coffee or café beverage gift certificates); Domino’s:  1 gift certificate for 1 large pizza with 1 topping; Cuppa Cake Café ($20 gift card); Lynn Sandy’s Bakery ($25 gift certificate).

Tres Chic: Pen set (courtesy of Charles Kratz); handknitted cashmere shawl (courtesy of Bonnie Strohl).

Wellness: LAVISH special beauty basket; Golf Gift Bag with 4 boxes of golf balls and Bushnell GPS Rangefinder watch (courtesy of Glenmaura National Golf Club); Lakeland Golf Club ($50 gift certificate for golf & carts); Pro Fitness Club:  gift basket with 3-month (New Adult) membership including 2 personal training sessions and more.

And More!:  Wine gift pail (courtesy of Franklin Hill Vineyards).

Didn’t win this month? That’s ok, because you still have TEN more chances to win!

To purchase entries online, visit: www.scranton.edu/leaves. To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko – kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816.

Thank you & good Luck!

Leaves of Class XX – January Winner!

Congratulations to Yvette Vinson of Dalton, who won the following prizes:

Entertainment:  Actors Circle:  1 set of 2 tickets for 2017-2018 season of shows; Broadway Theatre League of NEPA:  2 tickets to the opening night of A Chorus Line (Feb. 23);  F.M. Kirby Center:  2 orchestra seat tickets to the Howard Gospel Choir (Feb. 17);  Scranton Cultural Center:  1 voucher for up to 4 complimentary tickets to a membership season series of shows presented and produced exclusively by the Scranton Cultural Center;  PNC Bank:  4 club seats at the Mohegan Sun Arena to see the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Mar. 25)

Culinary Delights:  Applebee’s ($25 gift certificate); Aramark (25 free coffee or café beverage gift certificates); AV ($50 gift certificate); LongHorn Steakhouse ($25 gift card); P.J. Scanlan’s ($25 gift certificate); Sidel’s Restaurant ($30 gift card).

Memberships:  Everhart Museum:  1 – family membership.

Wellness:  Crunch Fitness:  1 – three month Peak Plus membership with 2 personal training sessions; Montage Mountain Resorts:  4 Extended Lift Tickets; Bella Natura – $50 gift card (courtesy of Sidney Prejean).

And More!:  3-bottle pack of White Birch Vineyard wine (courtesy of William Varady); Amazon ($25 gift certificate).

Didn’t win this month? That’s ok, because you still have ELEVEN more chances to win!

To purchase entries online, visit: www.scranton.edu/leaves. To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko – kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816.

Thank you & good Luck!

 

Leaves of Class XIX – December!

Congratulations to Joyce Hatala of Fleetville who won a new iPad from The University of Scranton, Division of Information Resources, a hand knit scarf courtesy of Bonnie Strohl; a wine gift basket from Franklin Hill Vineyards; a wine bottle opener kit courtesy of Charles Kratz; and two phone cases courtesy of William Varady.  Joyce also won the following gift cards/certificates to: Alexander’s Family Restaurant ($50); Alibris ($50); Lenora’s ($50); Thai Thani ($40); Ruth’s Chris Steak House ($25) & Wolfgang Puck ($10) from Metz Culinary Management; Amazon ($30); Six East Restaurant (dinner for 2 up to $30); Regal Entertainment Group ($25 courtesy of Alan Mazzei); JJ McNally’s ($25); Nana’s Pasta House ($25); POSH@The Scranton Club ($25); Riccardo’s ($25); and Stirnas Restaurant ($25).

Raffle chances for Leaves of Class XX are now available. To purchase entries online, visit: www.scranton.edu/leaves. To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko – kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816.

Thank you & good Luck!

Leaves of Class XIX – November!

Congratulations to John Norcross of Clarks Summit who won $250 cash courtesy of Kratz Auto Supply; a drone, courtesy of Brian McHugh; a green plaid Southern Proper tie from Burlap and Bourbon; a lighted Christmas village, Longaberger ornament, and crystal bear courtesy of Charlene Reese; A beehive sugar bowl courtesy of Hudson’s General Store, two bottles of Royal Crown whiskey in a Longaberger basket courtesy of Charles Kratz and Charlene Reese, and two logo t-shirts and a baseball from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. John also won gift cards/certificates to: Amazon ($60 gift card); Boscov’s ($50 gift card); Debbie’s Flower Boutique, Inc. ($50 gift card toward a silk arrangement); Live with It by Lora Hobbs ($50 gift certificate); Nada & Co. ($50 gift certificate); The Settlers Inn at Bingham Park ($50 gift certificate from ); Stirna’s Restaurant ($25 gift certificate); Lucky’s Sporthouse Kitchen & Cocktails from Metz Culinary Management ($20 gift card), and Abe’s Deli ($10 gift certificate).

Raffle chances for Leaves of Class XX are now available. To purchase entries online, visit: www.scranton.edu/leaves. To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko – kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816.

Thank you & good Luck!

Leaves of Class XIX – October!

Congratulations to Gloria Jablonski of Dickson City who won a 1 ct. t.w. diamond bracelet courtesy of Midori Yamanouchi, Ph.D., a Pet Basket of Gifts (gift certificates from local pet stores and more — $100 value), an adult coloring book basket from the Library Express, a cozy handmade fleece blanket by Annette Kalwaytis, and a Java City gift basket. Gloria also won four reserved tickets to the Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s performance of The Nutcracker at Marywood University (Dec. 26-28) and the following gift card/certificates: The University of Scranton Bookstore ($150), Alexander’s Family Restaurant ($50), and Barnes & Noble Booksellers ($25).

There are still TWO chances to win! Our next drawing for Leaves of Class XIX is November 30, 2017.

To purchase entries online, visit: www.scranton.edu/leaves. To request mailed brochures, contact Kym Balthazar Fetsko – kym.fetsko@scranton.edu, 570.941.7816.

Thank you & good Luck!