Rec And Teen Club At Renegades Game

Our Rec and teen club Members, with Renegades mascot Rascal and Santa Claus

Rec and teen club had fun on Sunday July 22nd at the the Renegades to celebrate Christmas in July. It’s part of that game. Our member Michael Rao used A Hashtag #ATTHEDUTCH to get the picture of the rec and teen club on the Video screen At Dutchess Stadium.

Community and Membership Forum-An Enjoyable Evening for All

Community and Membership Forum-An Enjoyable Evening for All

The Arc of Dutchess held its annual meeting at its Community and Membership Forum on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The Third floor of the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory was filled to capacity with standing room only.

Board President, Sharon Russitano and Board Secretary, Gary Collins conducted the election of new board members, officers and its Nominating Committee.

At the close of the short business meeting the membership was treated to a viewing of the film “The Sassy Chef” followed by a Panel Question and Answer discussion. The Panel included two of the actors, two parents, one crew member, one staff person and the director of the movie.

Refreshments were provided by the Arc of Dutchess Outreach Committee.

Panel Discussion Participants
One of the stars talking to a friend
Refreshments were served
Board President, Sharon Russitano, Center, Addresses the group.

 

Special Olympics Summer Games coming to Dutchess County

Special Olympics Summer Games coming to Dutchess County

Special Olympics New York athletes, staff and local dignitaries during Tuesday’s press conference at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie on June 5, 2018. The Special Olympics Summer Games are going to be held in Dutchess County for 2019 and 2020.

A Press Conference was held to announce that Dutchess County will host the organization’s Summer Games June 14-15 in 2019, and again in June 2020.

It will mark the Special Olympics’ return to the region, after the Hudson Valley hosted the Winter Games in 2016 and 2017.

The area at that time drew positive reviews from Special Olympics for its support of the athletes, with more than 3,000 volunteers, according to organizers. County representatives, meanwhile, said local businesses saw a boost from the those who entered the area to attend.

Vassar College and Dutchess Community College are scheduled to host the events. Athletes will come to Poughkeepsie on Friday of the weekend for the opening ceremony, followed by a full day of competition and the closing ceremonies on Saturday.

The Press Conference Was Attended by The Arc Of Dutchess’ Associate Executive, Marie Fitzmaurice, Linda G. Campbell, Director of Marketing and Employment and several Arc of Dutchess athletes.

Members of the planning committees during Tuesday’s Special Olympics press conference at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie on June 5, 2018. The Special Olympics Summer Games are going to be held in Dutchess County for 2019 and 2020.
County Executive Marcus Molinaro welcomes the Summer Special Olympics to Poughkeepsie.

 

Coffee for a Cause

Coffee for a Cause

On April 28th The Ugly Mug Café hosted Coffee for a Cause to benefit The Arc of Dutchess. Half of all tea and coffee sales were donated to our agency. Proprietor Ori Brachfeld and his staff also donated all of their tips. We appreciate this generosity very much and thank everyone who stopped by and participated.

A fun contest between coffee or tea drinkers resulted with coffee as the favorite drink.

Please visit the Ugly Mug at 39 Market Street in Poughkeepsie for delicious coffee and say “Thank You” for supporting people with disabilities.

https://www.theuglymugny.com/

Rec and Teen Club at Track and Field Competition at West Point

The 2018 track team and the cadets!

Rec and Teen Club at Track and Field Competition at West Point

Anastastia Slocum from Pessia was there too with the ARC hurricanes!
Colin Lawrence saluting and Jacob walsh with hand on heart!

On Saturday May 5th, the Rec and Teen Club participated in the Special Olympics Track and Field competition at West Point.  They did a great job and had a lot of fun!

 

Rec and Teen Club at the Time Trials

Rec and Teen Club at the Time Trials

On Saturday April 21st the Rec and Teen Club participated in the track and field time trials in Peekskill New York in preparation for the track and field competition at West Point on May 5th. The Team did a great job. Michael Rao won the 400 meter race and dedicated this to the ones who died in in a terrible school shooting in Parkland.