Rec and Teen Club at volleyball at Dutchess Community College

Rec and Teen Club at volleyball at Dutchess Community College

By Michael Rao

On Saturday September 14th, the Rec and Teen Club attended a volleyball game at Dutchess Community College, as they hosted Westchester.  The teams take turn serves in 25 points in a 4 period set. Westchester comes out with a big win with 3 sets to 1. Congratulations to the girls.

Our Club members Zachary Hilibrand and Michael Rao with staff Pablo Morey-Quintana
2 volleyball teams

 

 

 

 

Rec and teen Club goes to Renegades Baseball Game

Rec and Teen Club goes to Renegades Baseball Game

Writtin by Michael Rao

A renegades player takes bat

On Sunday, August 4, the Rec and Teen Club went to the Renegades Baseball Game. Before the game happened it was raining on that day and they stayed in the van until the rain stopped. On Saturday, August 3 the day before, it was Disability Dream and Do theme at the Dutchess Stadium. Tonight’s game theme was Star Wars. Everyone dressed up as Star Wars characters. Before the game they held a moment of silence for the people who died in 2 violent tragedies  in El Paso and Dayton. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. And then came game time. The Hudson Valley Renegades celebrate a big win over the West Virginia Black Bears 5-3!! Congratulations to the Hudson Valley Renegades!!

Michael Rao
Michael Rao and Carrie O’herron
Carrie, and Josh

 

Arc Of Dutchess At the 2019 Special Olympics New York State summer games

Arc Of Dutchess At the 2019 Special Olympics New York State summer games

This past Weekend, The Arc Of Dutchess sponsored  the Special Olympics New York state summer games. After Dutchess sponsored the Special Olympics state winter games in 2016 and 2017, the Special Olympics comes home. On Friday June 14th, they were fans in the stands at the opening ceremonies at Vassar College. They cheered on the athletes from every region, including our athletes who represented the Hudson Valley. They cheered them on as they wished them good luck in the games. The ceremonies were concluded with the traditional Torch Run.

On Saturday June 15th, Came the Big competition. Athletes competed in Track and Field, Swimming, Tennis, and basketball at Vassar College while others competed at other places in Dutchess County. Dutchess Community College hosted Volleyball and Power lifting. Mr Todd’s Gymnastics hosted gymnastics, and Fishkill Bowl hosted bowling. The weekend came to a close with the closing ceremonies and victory dance at Vassar College. Congratulations to all the athletes who did a great job. Also a big thanks to Vassar College, Special Olympics New York, Dutchess Community College, Fishkill Bowl,  and Mr Todd’s Gymnastics for hosting the events. Dutchess County Executive Marc Mollinaro, who was the chairman of this years state summer games,  reminded us to Think Differently. Next year the State summer games will return to Dutchess County at Vassar College on Friday June 19th and Saturday June 20th 2020.

ARC OF DUTCHESSS Fans in the stands
the stage and the couldron
stage
the rec and teen club
The sign
Michael Rao And Anastasia Slocum
Michael Rao
The Traditional Torch Run

 

The Greatest flag of the United States of America

 

Rec and Teen club at Special Olympics in West Point

Rec and Teen Club at Special Olympics in West Point

 

On Saturday May 4th, The Rec and Teen Club once again competed in the Special Olympics Track and Field Competition at the United States Military Academy. They did a wonderful job. They were thrilled with Caitlin Service and Brian Conklin both getting 2 Gold Medals.  They will be going to be spectators at the opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics New York State summer games at Vassar College on June 14th. Congratulations Green Vipers!!

 

The Rec and Teen Club Track Team
THe west point band perfoming at the opening ceremonies
Arc residential team also did a great job
The Torch Run

 

 

Arc of Dutchess at the Community Autism Walk

Arc of Dutchess at the Community Autism Walk

BY Michael Rao

 

Care Design had a great booth
Our County Executive Marc Molinaro

On Sunday April 28th The ARC OF Dutchess once again participated at the Community Autism Walk, a walk for autism awareness. Organized by Allison Fedigan. This year’s Walk was at a new location, Stringham Park in the town of Lagrange. The ARC Of Dutchess Rec and Teen Club were there.  High School football teams from many local schools including Our Lady of Lourdes, Spackenkill, Arlington, Roy C. Ketcham, Millbrook, and John Jay were there as volunteers for the event. Care Design had a booth in one of the tents.

State Senator Serino

We know how to Think Differently from our County  Executive Marc Molinaro.  Then we walked around the lake. The rain held off but it doesn’t dampen our spirit!! We hope everyone had fun!!

 

Recreation Club at the 2019 Special Olympics Time Trials

Recreation Club at the 2019 Special Olympics Time Trials

 

3 relay teams represent the Rec and Teen Club

On Saturday, April 6th the Rec and Teen Club competed in the Special Olympics time trials. They did a great job and they look forward to West Point on May 4th. The weather on April 6th was a very warm sunny day. The time trials started around 9:00 am and ended around 12:00 pm with the relay races. They had to qualify for the competition on May 4th at West Point, New York.

 

The Rec and Teen track team

 

 

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