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
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.
Special Olympics Summer Games coming to Dutchess County
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.
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.
Rec and Teen Club at Track and Field Competition at West Point
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!
For his professional response to a medical crisis with an individual he truly cared for and loved.
For Coming to the aid of a fellow employee during a healthcare emergency.
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.
for her prompt and professional action to ensure everyone’s safety.
For her prompt and professional action to ensure everyone’s safety.