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Summer 2019
          
A Message from the Executive Director:
       It's that time of year again for our annual 8-week Summer Day Camp.  This year we have 37 enthusiastic campers looking forward to a fun-filled summer experience with their peers.  They will enjoy art, field trips, water parks and swimming!
      Doreen Ravenscroft and volunteers from Waco cultural Arts are facilitating art projects for the campers.  An art exhibit to showcase their art is planned for the end of camp.

       Collaborative partners who have provided funding for this year's camp include Brent and Cindy Mattson, Heart of Texas Autism Network, Austin Avenue United Methodist Church, Kiwanis Club of Waco, Heart of Texas Electric Co-op and United Way of Waco-McLennan County.
      As you can see, it takes a lot of partners working together to create this wonderful camp for some great kids!  Thank you!
 
-Tom Pearson
 
In Honor of Rev. Tom Pearson
 
Donations given to The Arc for Camp Scholarships in honor of Reverend Tom Pearson, who resigned his position as Associate Pastor at Austin Avenue United Methodist Church:

Clint and Crystal Barr
LeRoy and Dianne Bates
Johnny and Sally Bledsoe
Bond and LuAnn Browder
Florence Carlson
Ace and Melissa Closs
Terry and Susan DeWitt
Paula Floeck
Joan Gervig
Norman and Louise Hay
Stephen and Susan Heyde
Jim and Eline Karban
Janis McIntosh
Jean McReynolds
Lewis McReynolds
Jeff and Fran Peters
Della Thomas
Edna Thompson
Lynda Thompson
Bill and Kay Turney
Barry and Eva Vokes
Tommy and Jeanne Waggener


 

After School Program
 
The Arc's After School Program ended on May 30, 2019.  We will start back up at the beginning of the new 2019-2020 school year.  The hours of operation are 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. each school day.  We now serve Waco and Midway ISD.  Cost is $50.00 per week.  Please call our office at 756-7491 if you know of someone who is interested in sending their child to our After School Program.
 
Self  Advocates
 
   A group from the Heart of Texas Self Advocates, along with their chaperones, are planning to attend the annual Texas Advocates Conference in San Antonio this year.  They anticipate having a great time on the River Walk.
    Our Self Advocate group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Austin Avenue United Methodist Church.  Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, aged 21 and up, are welcome.
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The Opportunity Center
 
    The Opportunity Center, a Day Program for adults on the autism spectrum, is located at 1825 Morrow Avenue and is open Monday - Friday  from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Please call The Arc office at 756-7491 if you have an adult on the Autism spectrum who might benefit from this program. 
The cost is $25.00 per day.
 
 FOR SALE AT THE OPPORTUNITY CENTER

16 pieces of Short Bread...............$10.00
 32 pieces of Short Bread...............$20.00
Molded Bird Feeders.....................$1.00
  Neck and Shoulder Warmers.........$20.00
   Custom Pillows........................Set $20.00
   Rugged Wood Sign................$10.00 & up
 Chex Mix Assorted Flavors.....$5.00/bag -
                                       (Pick your flavor)
Wind Chimes w/custom Art Work
Custom Vases
(Prices vary on custom items)

Will welcome donations of:  buttons, fusible webbing, thread-black & white,
Velcro (no sticky back), men's ties, nail polish-assorted colors,
thumb tacks-regular (no flat)

**Special Thanks to Joan and Michael Leonard for their donation
of a brand new cooking range for the Center!


Feel free to stop by and visit or check us out on Facebook.
 

NEW MEMBERS:
Individual/Family:
Jenna Cole

CraShanta Evans
Jennifer Pogan
Kasey and Jacob Reid
Mary and Reggie Thomas

Friend of The Arc
Beth Hicks


Renewals
Individual/Family
:
Yessica Dominquez
Phillip and Amanda Fields
Mike and Stormy Haddix
Pam Kellough
Jennifer Johannsen
Alice and Mark Kingston
Kirsten and Kevin Krause
Brenda and Charles May
Alena and Eugene Morgan

Eddie and Sharron Odom
Mary Ompad
Amy and Ben Rachuig
Crystal Robinson
Johnna and Robert Shutty
Adrienne Smith
Stephen and Laura Sumrall
Lenore and Henry Wright

Friend of The Arc
Naomi and John Fox
Carlie and Joseph Gause
Billy and Yolanda Hubert
Cindy and Leon Jackson
Jeff and Danna Stubbs

Benefactor of The Arc
Greg and Karen Salome

K Club
Dennis and Marilyn Brooks-Volvo Mack Trucks

 

 
DONORS:
AAUMC Pathfinders Sunday School Class
John and Linda Hatchel
Cindy and Leon Jackson
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Key, Jr.
Vernon King

Brandon Marble
Kandy Money
Chris Shoots
Johnny Siepert
The Slide Inn Sports Grill, Inc.
John Voss

Grant:  The Clifton Foundation


*Iceman Challenge Race -
Don Ickles, Performance Consilium Group LLC

In Honor of:
Nancy Kallus by Bernice and Mike Perry
Doreen Ravenscroft by The Waco Study Club
Danna and Jeff Stubbs by Melinda Ivy

In Memory Of:
Jan Winkler and on behalf of Heart of Texas
Self Advocates by Gerald Winkler

 
MEMORIALS:
In Memory of:
 
Bette Tengg
     Ovida Williams

Jimmy Clark
      Laura Crawford
      Peggy and Tyson Lane
      Deborah and Kenneth Massey
      Mazanec Construction - Victoria Mazanec
      Deborah Schmidt
      Ovida Williams



 
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

JUNE
10th - Beginning of Summer Day Camp

*8 Week Program - June 10th thru August 2nd*
18th - Self Advocate Meeting - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
25th - Personnel Committee Meeting - 4:30 p.m.
25th - The Arc Board Meeting - 5:30 p.m.

JULY
4th
- Independence Day Holiday
16th - Self Advocate Meeting - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
NO BOARD MEETING

AUGUST
2nd - 4th -
Texas Advocates Conference, San Antonio
20th - After School Program Starts Back Up
20th - Self Advocate Meeting - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
27th - The Arc Board Meeting - 5:30 p.m.

 
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