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SPRING 2015                    
A Message from the Executive Director:

We’ve just completed three fundraising events! Thanks to all of the sponsors listed in this newsletter for making 2015 Boots on the Brazos our most successful event ever. Also, special thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Waco for sponsoring their annual golf tournament at Twin Rivers that benefits The Arc’s summer camp. And we are deeply grateful to Austin Avenue United Methodist Church for hosting The Arc Cake Auction that provides funds for camp scholarships. The Arc is most appreciative of these generous community partners.

Speaking of partners, we have two new partnerships with area colleges. Occupational Therapy students at MCC will do internships at The Opportunity Center and our summer camp, and marketing students at Baylor will help develop a marketing plan for The Arc in the fall. We are excited about the possibilities inherent in these two new collaborations.

We just recently received notification that long-time Arc supporter, Sue Strother, who passed away earlier this year, has left her estate to The Arc. This was a lady who lived frugally in order to be able to help others financially. Sue got connected with The Arc through our work with her uncle. Thank you, Sue, for your selfless legacy that will continue to serve people in our community with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

My thanks to each of you for all that you do to help The Arc help others.

-Tom Pearson
Boots on the Brazos

We had a successful night at The Arc’s annual fundraising event, “Boots on the Brazos,” that was held Saturday, March, 21st. A big "Thank You" to everyone who participated through donations and volunteering . We had one of our best years ever. Thank you again to the following businesses, organizations and individuals for your donations.
Underwriters
 Rondy Gray- Bosque Realty LTD.
Gary and Diane Heavin Community Fund
Darrell and Judy Holick
Charles and Olivia Johnson
Melvin Lipsitz
Mid-Tex Fence & Repair, Inc.
Tom and Cathy Pearson
Pinnacle Insurance Group, INC.
Greg and Karen Salome
Tom and Martha Salome
Tri-Coastal Trading


Patrons
 Atmos Energy
Tommy and Jackie Bowman
Buddy and Anne Salome
Sanderson Farms
Superior Health Plan
Texas MHC, LLC
Table Sponsors
 Action Fire Pros, LLC
American Income Life
Avec Metals
Bailey Insurance & Risk Management, Inc.
Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center
Big Czech/Bud’s Tiger Stop
Bird-Kultgen Ford
Blondies
Bobcat Contracting, LLC
Brister Stone
Callan Equipment Company
Central Texas Iron Works, Inc.
Central Texas Security & Fire Equipment, Inc
Marty and Cindy Curbo
Educators Credit Union
Friends of The Arc
Bill and Beverly Gaventa
GENCO Federal Credit Union

Thomas and Jeanelle Greene
Jack’s Mobile Electronics
Jaynes, Reitmeier, Boyd & Therrell, P.C.
Barbara Johnston
Jim Lewis
Lone Star Ag Credit
JP Lowry Construction, LLC
Mattson Financial Services
Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC
Eddie and Sharron Odom
Pakis, Giotes, Page & Burleson, P.C.
Pattillo, Brown and Hill, L.L.P.

Marie Pearson
Premier ER Plus
Progressive Waste
Providence Healthcare Network  
RAMS Mechanical
Redwoods, Inc.
Reed Construction Srvs. L.L.C
Abel Reyna
Sandy Creek Services LLC
Sorrells & Co.
Specialty Restoration of Texas, Inc.
Spross Insurance Agency, Inc.
Stodg Land & Cattle LLC
Sykora Family Ford
Texas Farm Bureau
Texas First State Bank
The First National Bank of Central Texas
Total Placement II, LTD
Uptmore Motors
Waco Tribune-Herald
Waste Management
Clint and Casie Weaver
Fred and Sharon Winslow


Donor
American Trade Shows, Inc.
Axiom Advertising
                        Barlow Tank Co., Inc.                       
Bell Fence of South Central Texas, Inc.  
Bollenbach Benefits, LLC
Dr. Dick Brunn
Community Bank & Trust
Farm Tires Direct, LLC
                 Hart & Associates Builders                   
Leon and Cindy Jackson
                        Jamieson Manufacturing Co.                         
Bill Kosub
                                         Kubitza Utilities                                             
                          Mike and Jill Lednicky                              
Mazanec Construction
Janis McIntosh
                                          Old Corner Drug                                            
Jim and Kim Pearson
                Pioneer Steel & Pipe Co., Inc                   
Doreen Ravenscroft
RBDR, PLLC
Red Caboose Winery
Texas Life Insurance Company
                     Triad Development LTD                        
Volvo/Mack Truck
Bill Walker
Jerry and Diane Waltman
Wardlaw Claims Service
Janette and Gerald Winkler
              Charles Wright, CPA    
   
 
     
Summer Camp

It is that time of year again. We are getting ready for another fun filled summer with our Arc Summer Camp. This year's camp will be 8 weeks starting June 15 and ending August 7. Please fill out all of the enrollment forms and sign the polices and procedures. The enrollment fee will be $25 and The Arc annual membership fee is $20 (all families must be Arc members). Please have all forms and fees turned into The Arc office as soon as possible.

2015 Summer Camp Enrollment Packet
2015 Summer Policies and Procedures - return signature page and keep packet
Kiwanis Golf Tournament

Thank you to everyone who came out and participated and donated to the Kiwanis Club of Waco's Annual Golf Tournament. They had a good turn out and 80% of the proceeds will benefit The Arc's Summer Camp.
 
The Opportunity Center

The Opportunity Center is still accepting applications. The new pottery room has been completed and classes will be taught by Doreen Plott.

DONORS:
The Arc of Texas
The Clifton Foundation
Dr. Shamonica Trunell with Hillcrest Chiropractic

Stage Stores/Bealls
Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Key Jr.
Linda Hatchel
Susan Barnett with First United Methodist Preschool
Lt. Jamie Downs with Texas Rangers Company F
W. D. Walker Jr.
Dee Light
Lisa Listach
Karen Armstead
Dayna Roberts
Makenzie Meyer
Greg and Daryl Meyer
Jennifer and Jeremy Counseller
Kimberly Lubel with CST Brands Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Norman Nossaman

Jerry and Barbara Powell

 
NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERSHIPS:

Individual/Family:
Jennifer Alaniz
Lori Blaschke
Roxanna Bledsoe
Wanda Cross
Jeani Collard
Yessica Dominguez
Philip and Amanda Fields
Russ and Terri Garrett
Chaney Hall
Michael and Angela Kusler
Maria Lune
Justin and Kristal Lowry
Robert Maiden
Mary Ompad
David Poulter
Linda Quirga
Camellia Rinehart
Graciela Salazar
Carla Sessions
John and Erin Shank
Nancy Strasser
Stephen and Laura Sumrall
Kevin and Erin Taylor

Friend of The Arc:
Tommy Bowman
Carlie Gause
Bill and Beverly Gaventa
Leon and Cindy Jackson
Mike and Jill Lednicky
Marie Pearson
Wayne and Toni Peel
Stuart and Elizabeth Smith
Della Thomas

Arc Benefactor:
Greg Salome


K-Club:
Tom and Cathy Pearson

MEMORIALS

In Memory of:

 Camilla Bare Gidden
        by: Gerald, Jan and Freddy Winkler

Johnnie Lynn Traweek
         by: Gerald, Jan and Freddy Winkler

Jean Davis
        by: Sandy and Skip Londos

Gary Mattson
          by: Ross and Nelwyn Regan

Kylie Dawn Mize
           by: Ovida Williams

Burl and Catherine Davenport
            by: Barbara B. Johnston

Alton Pearson
             by: Barbara B. Johnston

Abby Stecher
               by: Margaret and Ricky Stecher

In Honor of:

Shanna Mattson
                 by: Ross and Nelwyn Regan
                      Calvin and Frances Baker




 
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

JUNE
4th- Last Day of After School Program
15th- First day of Summer Camp
16th- Self Advocate Meeting
at 6pm
23rd- Board Meeting
at 5:30pm


JULY
3rd- 4th of July Holiday- No Camp
21st- Self Advocate Meeting
at 6pm
28th- NO BOARD MEETING

AUGUST
7th- Last Day of Camp- early release at 1pm
18th- Self Advocate Meeting
at 6pm
25th- Board Meeting
at 5:30pm

 
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