The Parent Coalition Newsletter The E-newsletter of The Arc of Whatcom County
September 1, 2008


in this issue
  • Upcoming Events
  • North Whatcom Special Olympics Bowling Schedule
  • Celebrate Diversity!
  • Creating Connections
  • Thanks for reading...

  • North Whatcom Special Olympics Bowling Schedule

    It's time again!

    Every Saturday Starting September 13

    • Sept. 13
    • Sept.20
    • Sept. 27
    • Oct. 4
    • Oct. 11
    • Oct. 18
    • Oct. 25
    • Nov. 1

    November 8 - TBA
    NW Regional Tournament
    Whidbey Island

    November 15 - TBA
    NW Super Regional Tournament in Lynnwood
    (Gold medalists from NW Regional Tournament only)

    Saturdays, Sept. 13 - Nov. 1
    1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    Mt. Baker Lanes
    1788 LaBounty Drive

    If you have questions or need more information,
    please call Coach Mary or Keith Rothbauer at
    360-354-0384 or 360-739-5451

    Celebrate Diversity!

    Chris Burke concert in Bellingham

    Widely known for his role of Corky in Life Goes On, actor and musician Chris Burke has been performing and touring with Joe and John DeMasi.

    They have been delighting audiences throughout the U.S. and Canada with their inspiring, uplifting and entertaining music for over a decade.

    The trio brings a message of love, inclusion and celebration to the hundreds of concerts, schools, festivals, conferences and conventions that they perform at each year.

    Join us for their premier Bellingham
    Inclusion Concert
    Celebrate diversity...
    Celebrate abilities...
    Celebrate each other!

    Syre Theatre
    Whatcom Community College
    September 23
    7:00 p.m.

    Bring a can of food for the Youth Self-Advocates' food drive.

    Creating Connections

    18th Annual Region 3
    Supported Employment Conference

    Region 3 conference to recognize the value of work and all of the elements that go into the support of successful employment.

    This conference brings together persons with disabilities, family members, local employers, agencies that help provide employment, case/resource managers, vocational counselors, teachers and others.

    Meet and network with peers and colleagues;
    Learn what is working well in other areas of the northwest region;
    Enjoy the pleasant surroundings of the Warm Beach Conference Center in Stanwood.

    Free bus transportation from both the north and the south will be provided once again.
    Sign up soon to reserve your seat.
    Save money on gas and energy on the driving!

    Stipends are available for persons with disabilities, their family members and aides.
    Apply on the conference registration form.

    Registration required;
    deadline is September 15

    Thursday, October 2
    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Warm Beach Conference Center
    Stanwood, WA

    For more information contact:
    Lynn Van Vactor at 425-744-3338 (V/TTY) or
    Phil McConnell -
    Rob Martin -

    Thanks for reading...

    Upcoming Events

    Friends at the 4th Annual
    Buddy Walk~ October 2007

    Knowing Your
    Personal Boundaries~
    Safety Awareness

    4:00-5:30 p.m.
    Register now
    Groups now forming for sessions
    that will begin this month!
    Here is an opportunity to learn all about personal safety and awareness.
    Presented by
    John Davis and Jan Jung
    Husband and Wife Team
    Mental Health Counselors
    203 W. Holly St.
    Bellingham, WA
    Registration required
    please call 360-715-0170 X 302

    Care Giver Support
    Learn Self-Nurturing Techniques

    Noon-1:30 p.m.
    Weekly Group Meetings for parents and other family members who are primary care providers.
    Facilitated by
    John Davis and Jan Jung
    Mental Health Counselors
    203 W. Holly St.
    Bellingham, WA
    No fees
    Registration required, please call
    360-715-0170 X 302

    September 6
    Youth Self Advocacy Group
    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    The Arc's
    Dan Godwin Community Center
    2602 McLeod Rd.
    Bellingham, WA
    Contact: Maureen at
    360-715-0170 X 302

    September 8
    Parent to Parent Support Meeting

    7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    2001 H Street
    Contact: Christine at
    360-255-2056 ext. 1
    Childcare available,
    please call ahead

    September 12-14
    People First of Washington
    2008 Convention

    Holiday Inn
    3105 Pine St.
    Everett For information and registration call:

    September 22
    Whatcom County
    Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board

    4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
    St Lukes Helath Education Center
    3333 Squalicum Pkwy
    Information contact: Jessica
    360-676-6724 X 32014

    September 23
    Inclusion Concert Celebration

    Chris Burke with
    Joe and John DiMasi
    7:00 p.m.
    Syre Theatre
    Whatcom Community College
    For information contact:
    Kristy at 360-715-0174 X 307

    September 24-26
    Valued Lives Conference

    Keynote speaker: Chris Burke and
    Featured presenter: Rachel Simon
    Yakima Convention Center Registration Information: 590-966-1998 or

    October 4
    5th Annual Buddy Walk

    11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
    Maritime Heritage Park
    Information contact: Kristy at
    360-715-0170 X 307

    Know Of An Event ?
    Want One Published?
    Contact Us at

    Join our mailing list!
    Email Marketing by