ResponAbility Meet & Greet

Event FlyerNeed a late afternoon pick me up? Take a coffee break and come out next Thursday, April 20, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the lower atrium of the Madison building. We’ll have free Starbucks, cookies, and cupcakes, as well as our various handouts and information—even a video playing in the background.

Come say hello to your friendly ResponsAbility board and fellow members.

Bengali New Year and Cultural Program

Event flyerGood Morning and Happy Bengali new year! Hope you can join us for luncheon and  short cultural program (Dance & Music) on April 19th at the Madison lower atrium from 11.30AM-1PM to celebrate Bengali new year.

Tickets are $10. Please let us know if you need ticket, one of us will stop by. You can also buy tickets online at Menu and other information can be found on the flyer.

Hope to see you there,

Mohammed Shahan Rahaman Bengali New Year Event coordinator & Vice President, BANGLADESHI-AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION (BAIPO)

April Wellness Events

Check out all these events coming up in April and don’t forget to register at: http://w-pattr-102:8504/EventRegistration.aspx

Modern MeditationTraining

TODAY Tuesday, April 11
12: :00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Jefferson Building Conference Room 1D70/80
Space is limited.
For questions, contact the Compensation
and Benefits Division at (571)272-6209.
At this training workshop, you will:
• Learn the science behind the ancient practice of meditation.
• Try out a new skill for coping with pressure.
• Find out how to thicken your frontal cortex, lower your blood pressure,
extend your lifespan, and much more.
Join Thomas F. Valone, PhD, PE, physicist, and licensed professional engineer with
30 years professional experience, as he shares insight on meditation. A retired
patent examiner, research engineer, instrumentation designer, author, lecturer,
and consultant on future energy developments, Dr. Valone is president and
founder of Integrity Research Institute, a former physics teacher at Erie
Community College, and a research director for Scott Aviation-ATO, Inc. He is the
author of several books and more than 100 published reports and articles, and he
has appeared on CNN, A&E, and the Discovery Channel.

Get an Individual Financial Q&A Session with First Financial Group
04/11-12/17@Knox Conference Center, Room 8D44A 11 a.m.— 1 p.m.

Parents Helping Parents
04/18/17via Teleconference Noon—1 p.m.

USPTO Green Fair
04/20/17@Madison Auditorium Lower Atrium 10 a.m.—2 p.m.

The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep
04/25/17 via Webinar Noon—1 p.m.

GEHA and AETNA Health Service Day
04/25/17@ETH 5th Floor 10 a.m.—2 p.m.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield Health Service Day
04/26/17@ETH 5th Floor 10 a.m.—2 p.m.

USPTO Annual Wellness Fair held in conjunction with Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day)
04/27/17@Madison Auditorium & Lower Atrium 10 a.m.—2 p.m.

Children’s Nutrition 101
04/28/17via Webinar Noon—1 p.m.

Last Friday was Transgender Day of Visibility

According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), “observed each year on March 31, International Transgender Day of Visibility is a day to celebrate the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while also recognizing the leadership of transgender and gender nonconforming trailblazers who have led the charge in the fight for equality.”
Your friends at Lambda PTO encourage you to live openly and authentically, thus inspiring your co-workers to do the same.  Don’t forget Lambda PTO is here as a resource for support and information about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. For more information on this day’s observance, read this article from HRC on why Trans Visibility Matters.

Community Day 2017: Call for Talent

Attention all performers! The Community Day Committee is looking for volunteers to liven up the talent show at this year’s event! So if you’re involved in any creative endeavors you can bring to work, please contact Gwendolyn Blackwell to sign up as a performer or feel free to place a casting call on our Facebook group to form a group.

LGBTQIA People with Disabilities Meeting in DC

A triangle made up of rainbow colors with the symbol of a person in a wheelchairThis is a new group being introduced targeting people with disabilities (PWD). It seeks to support, educate, empower and create change for PWD. Discussion would include but not limited to:

  • Common intersections between LGBTQIA/ disability.
  • Dating/ relationship perspectives
  • Creating access/ breaking down barriers in public spaces for LGBTQ PWD’s .

The group facilitator will be Actor/ Disability Advocate Andy Arias – queries can be sent to andyarias09 at
Meetings are every second Friday of each month.

Date – 03/10/2017 from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The DC Center

We need your help!

We have several events upcoming that we could use some (wo)manpower!  If you can offer an hour of your time PLEASE sign up (email!  These activities allow us to fund-raise, recruit and grow & support our membership!

Upcoming dates and times that we need your help are:
March 8 12p-3p (Affinity Group Fair)
March 14, 15 & 16 11:30a-1:30p (selling care packages-fundraiser)
March 21, 22 and 23 any time (delivering care packages)