On Wednesday January 23rd the rec and teen club were at a varsity girls basketball game with John Jay Patriots and the Arlington Admirals, at John Jay High School in East Fishkill. At the end of the 4th period, the game went into overtime. It’s the longest game ever. During overtime John Jay broke the tie, defeating the Arlington Admirals 62-60. Congratulations John Jay Patriots!!!!
On Sunday December 16th everyone from the Arc of Dutchess had fun at the holiday formal at the Villa Borghesse. Abilities First and New Horizons were also there. They had a nice dinner, had photos at the photo booth, and danced the night away!! Everyone had a fun time!!
The Arc of Dutchess has received CQL Re-certification
The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) visited The Arc
of Dutchess this past week to complete the final assessment of the agency for
renewal of its CQL accreditation. The Council on Quality and Leadership
accreditation holds high standards and in depth review before awarding an
agency CQL accreditation.
We are very pleased to announce that as of Friday morning,
12/14/18 The Arc of Dutchess was approved for another four year CQL
accreditation with high praise for its work over the past four years. The
agency must now complete its CQL plans and goals for the next four year period which
were submitted in draft form during the reviewers’ visit.
The Council on Quality and Leadership provides
accreditation, training, certification, and customized consultation to human
service organizations and systems that share our vision of dignity, opportunity
and community for all people.
Rec and Teen Club at the 2018 Special Olympics Physical Fitness Competition
On Saturday December 1st 2018, the Rec and Teen Club participated in the Special Olympics physical fitness competition. They did sit ups, circle run, line push ups, line jump, front scale, and much more. They did a great job!! Congratulations Vipers!!
ARC Outreach Committee Attends Business and Hospitality and Expo
The Dutchess County Regional of Commerce hosted the 2018 Hospitality and Business Expo at the Civic Center. Thank you Evelyn Flavin for packing little candy bags, gathering brochures and providing the computer for us to show some of our individuals at their jobs, during the show! A big shout-out to Stephanie Kistner (my chief “set up” helper), Nikki Rowell, Steve Dambra, Joan Sczerba, Barbara Wood and Sharon Russitano for their time at our booth and scouting around the show to pick up ideas.
Maxine Nelson was recognized as the 2018 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award ceremony in Albany on October 12, 2018. Maxine has worked with the Arc of Dutchess for over 18 years. She currently works with the Dust Busters and has been for about seven years. Congratulations Maxine Nelson!!
Click below to see a video about Maxine and her award.
Arc of Dutchess honored with ThinkDIFFERENTLY in the Arts award
The Arc of Dutchess won the very first “ThinkDIFFERENTLY in the Arts” award for the 2018 film “The Sassy Chef” which was produced, written, and filmed by people supported by The Arc of Dutchess. The honor was bestowed by Marc Molinaro at the 32nd Annual Dutchess County Executive’s Arts Awards ceremony on October 4th hosted by Arts Mid-Hudson. “ThinkDIFFERENTLY in the Arts” is a new category and The Arc of Dutchess is honored and proud to receive this award.