The Arc of McLennan County newsletter

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Winter 2014                     
A Message from the Executive Director:

Thanks for making 2013 such a successful year for The Arc.  Your continued support ensures that 2014 will be an exceptional year of providing support and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community.

Special thanks to Brian Callan and Bobby Rice for their 6 years of service on The Arc Board of Directors. Also, a special welcome to new Board members Bill Gaventa, Mike Lednicky, and Stephen Sumrall. Please see the complete list below of our 2014 Officers and Directors, led by President Charles Johnson. These volunteers do so much, month after month, to secure the well-being of The Arc of McLennan County and the people we serve.

-Tom Pearson
2014 Officers and Directors
President- Charles Johnson
First Vice President and Chair of Program Committee- Tommy Bowman
Second Vice President and Chair of Fundraising Committee- Greg Salome
Recording Secretary- Brandy Abel-Clark
Treasurer and Chair of Personnel Committee- Russell Jones
Corresponding Secretary and Chair of Planning Committee- Kristal Lowry
New Directors
Bill Gaventa
Mike Lednicky
Stephen Sumrall
Returning Directors
Jason Brock
Jeff Peel
Wayne Peel
Kelley Perkins

Community Meeting

On January 13, there will be a Community Meeting featuring Arc of Texas staff.  The Arc is collaborating with the Heart of Texas Autism Network to host this community advocacy meeting. The meeting will feature Jeff Miller, Governmental Affairs Director at The Arc of Texas, and Ginger Mayeaux, Advocacy Specialist at The Arc of Texas.  They will provide an update on legislation that passed in the last session and facilitate a discussion on the issues impacting people with disabilities in Waco.  The meeting begins at 6:00 with a potluck dinner and concludes at 7:30 at Austin Ave. United Methodist Church, 1300 Austin Ave.  Please call 756-7491 to RSVP if you plan to attend. 

The Opportunity Center
Opening in February 2014
A program for adults on the autism
spectrum that fosters social, artistic, vocational,
volunteer, entrepreneurial, and recreational development.
 Please contact The Arc at 756-7491 to enroll.
"Boots on the Brazos"
The Arc's Annual Fundraising Event
Saturday, March 1st, 2014, 7:00pm-11:30pm

Waco Convention Center, Brazos Room

Barbeque Dinner catered by Eddie Ray's Smokehouse (7:00pm-8:00pm)

Music/Dancing with Billy Roy and Heart of the Night (8:00pm-11:30pm)

Open Bar - Beer, Wine, Sodas (7:00pm-11:30pm)

Individual Tickets available- $90.00 each

Table Sponsorships available - $600.00/per table
(includes eight complimentary tickets for dinner, open bar, & dance)

Raffle Tickets available for purchase throughout the evening

Casual or Western Attire

All proceeds benefit The Arc of McLennan County
(1300 Austin Avenue, Waco, Texas 76701   254-756-7491)
a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to
expanding opportunities, care, and support for
persons and families impacted by intellectual
and developmental disabilities.


Steven and Lotte Bostick
Maria Duran
Lucille Jander
Chris Schmid- Axiom Advertising
Tony K. Smith, Sr.
Action Rental Center
The Clifton Foundation
Waco Mammoth Site
The Junior League of Waco

Waco Legal Professionals Association
New and Renewing Memberships:


Larry and Jina Becker
Angele W. Griffith
Stephen and Linda Heyde
Joanne and William Jaster
Betty Kingery
Jennifer Kingery
Kandy Money
Kristal and Justin Lowry
Jeff and Jenny Peel
Wayne and Toni Peel
Kelley Perkins
John and Erin Shank

Friend of The Arc:
Tommy and Jackie Bowman
Brian Callan
Charles and Mary Evans
Dr. James Ferguson
Charles Johnson
Marie Pearson
Kim Stanford
Stuart and Elizabeth Smith
Della Thomas
Gerald and Jan Winkler
Redwoods Inc.
 Arc Benefactor
Greg Salome
Barbara Tate
Tom and Cathy Pearson




In Memory of:
Arden Haltom
            By: Michael & Kathleen Plemons

Dr. Bradley Miller
            By: Dr. and Mrs. Ross F. Shipp

The Arc Website
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13th- Community Meeting with Arc of Texas staff
at 6pm
14th- Sewing Class
at 10am
21st- Self Advocate Meeting
at 6pm
28th- Board Meeting
at 5:30pm

11th- Sewing Class
at 10am
18th- Self Advocate Meeting
at 6pm
25th- Board Meeting
at 5:30pm

1st- Boots on the Brazos 7pm@Waco Convention Center
11th- Sewing Class
at 10am
18th- Self Advocate Meeting
at 6pm
25th- Board Meeting
at 5:30pm


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