The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties Board of Directors
THE ARC OF JEFFERSON & NEARBY COUNTIES
The Board of Directors of The Arc of Jefferson & Nearby Counties met Thursday.
Brian Simmons indicated The Arc is scheduled to sponsor Fairfield Middle School dances Jan. 17, Feb. 7 and March 7. A 5K run will be in May.
Barb Withrow, treasurer, said $3,000 was sent to Camp Courageous to help defray costs for local camperships.
Tracy Liptak spoke about the Thanksgiving dinner Optimae hosts for people with disabilities and mental health issues. The dinner will be Nov. 21 in the First United Methodist Church. The Arc will donate $100 to help fund the meal.
Committee appointments were made: Publicity - Darlene Vorhies; Audit - Doris Van Alst, Lori Vaughan; Scholarships - Kathy Henry, Mary Sue Hoaglin, Rhonda Robinson; Camp Courageous - Toni Scott; Special Olympics - Lynn Kane, Janet Morris, Rhonda Robinson, Barb Withrow; Fundraising - Codie Amason, Toni Scott, Brian Simmons, Barb Withrow; County Fair - Kathy Henry, Darlene Vorhies; Christmas/Thanksgiving - Wendy Hendricks, Rhonda Robinson, Darlene Vorhies.More appointments will be made at the November meeting.
Ronnie Withrow and Brian Simmons are selling Special Olympics U.S. Team shirts to help pay for their trip in June to the 2014 National Special Olympics in New Jersey. Withrow is organizing a spaghetti dinner in early 2014 at Fairfield Foursquare church to raise funds.
Final plans for Christmas cards and monetary donations to special education classrooms in the area, as well as to facilities and organizations, will be made at the November meeting.
Kathy Henry is updating a brochure to be used as hand-outs and mailing inserts for The Arc.
A thank you was read from Camp Courageous for continued support. The recent Camp Courageous Courier included pictures of LuAnn Morton, Ross Robinson and Rhonda Robinson, who attended a banquet in Oskaloosa honoring the Chicago Urban Bicycle Society that rides RAGBRAI and are contributors to Camp Courageous. Rachel Robinson also attended. All shared with C.U.B.S. the impact the camp has had on the lives of their child/sibling.
The next meeting of The Arc Board of Directors will be at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at First United Methodist Church.
For information about The Arc, call Brian Simmons at 919-4004.