Rec club stayed at the longest basketball game

Rec club stayed at the longest basketball game

Arlington and John Jay Girls

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!!!!

OUR MEMBERS HAD A Wondeful time!!

Holiday Formal 2018

Holiday Formal 2018

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!!

Having fun
Elizabeth
Fred and Caitlin

CQL Re-certification

CQL Re-certification

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

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!!

 

The 2018 Rec and Teen Physical Fitness Team

ARC Outreach Committee Attends Business and Hospitality and Expo

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.

WOW CAFE

WOW CAFE

The Sassy Chef was a guest

On October 24th Day Hab WOW had a special cafe!! They had waffles cereal and french toast! The Sassy Chef was there as well!! Good job everyone at Day Hab WOW!!

 

Caroline O’Herron served as the waitress

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone is ordering meals from a menu.

 

 

Lovely Sign

OUR STAFF Tia Thomas AND Jonita Biscardi made the meals!!

2018 NYSID Joslin Award Winner Maxine Nelson

2018 NYSID Joslin Award Winner Maxine Nelson

Maxine Nelson!

 

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 at 32nd Annual Dutchess County Executive’s ThinkDIFFERENTLY in the Arts Award

Arc of Dutchess honored with ThinkDIFFERENTLY in the Arts award

2018 Honorees – representing The Arc of Dutchess: back row 7th, 8th and 9th from right, Crys McCuin, Sarah Weikel, and Evelyn Flavin. Front row 2nd from left, Sharon Russitano, Board President

 

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.

2018 Special Olympics softball

2018 Special Olympics softball

Carrie waits for her turn

 

On Sunday October 7th, our  Rec and Teen Club and residential teammates participated in the Fall Special Olympics softball skills and team competitions. They had fun!!  Congratulations to all!

 

 

Richard and Uriah

Michael Rao takes the bat

Nina takes bat!!