BIKING FOR DISABILITIES
Cross Country Trip Raised Funds, Awareness
Speaker Ryan Dodge and Arc member
This summer, Ryan Dodge bicycled 4,000 miles in 67 days in order to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities. Dodge and 90 other members of the fraternity Pi Kappa Phi cycled from San Francisco or Seattle to Washington, DC, stopping at Arc chapters along the route to meet with a fascinating and diverse group of people.
The nineteen year old Dodge is the son of The Arc's new Executive Director Corinne Clarke. Please join us at the Dan Godwin Community Center following the Board of Director's meeting on Saturday, September 25 at 10 am where he will share tales of his adventures. The meeting lasts until 11:30 and light snacks will be served.
Ryan is also the Keynote speaker and DJ for this year's Down syndrome Outreach Buddy Walk. The seventh annual Buddy Walk travels through Fairhaven on Saturday, October 2 from 11am to 2pm, and features music, food and games. Come out and have some fun!
7th ANNUAL BUDDY WALK
Down syndrome Outreach Needs Walkers, Volunteers
The 7th Annual Buddy Walk is coming up on October 2nd, and we need your
The Arc's Down
syndrome Outreach is a self-directed volunteer program, and the Buddy Walk is
their largest event of the year. We're looking for additional
volunteers to help prepare for the event, both in the next several weeks
and on the day of the Walk. If you're interested in volunteering,
please contact Makenna Padgett by calling
(360) 715-0170 x205 or by emailing email@example.com
Featuring food, games, music and more,
the Buddy Walk has been promoting acceptance and awareness of people
with Down syndrome since 1995. Buddy Walks are held across the country,
from Bellingham to Washington, DC. This year's walk begins at the
Fairhaven Village Green and winds through downtown Fairhaven. Events,
including music by DJ Ryan Dodge, begin at 11 am and continue until 2.
A NEW LOOK FOR THE ARC
New Website Is More Up-to-Date, Easier to Navigate
The Arc of Whatcom County's website has undergone a thorough reworking. Out with the old, in with the new! We're hard at work making sure that you get the news and information you need, and this new design makes understanding where to go and what to read that much easier. Visit www.arcwhatcom.org
and see what you think!
New features include:
WHATCOM TAKING ACTION
Community Meeting Open to All
This Friday, September 17, Whatcom Taking Action is holding a Community Meeting sponsored by Peace Health St. Joseph Medical Center, St. Luke's Foundation, The Arc of Whatcom County and the Whatcom Community Foundation. Everyone is invited! Learn about successful model programs in other Washington communities
and hear updates from community action groups. Pope's Kids Place of Centralia and Children's Village of Yakima will be on hand to talk about the community efforts that helped them.
Taking Action began in 2008, and helps coordinate the growth of services offered by support agencies in Whatcom County. The group identifies service gaps and shares new ideas from families and programs focusing on the needs of children and youth with special health care needs.
The meeting begins at 11:30 am at the St. Luke's Community Health Education Center at 3333 Squalicum Parkway and is a brown bag luncheon. Visit the Taking Action website
for more information.
The Arc of Whatcom County provides information and referrals,
educational programs, and funding for people with developmental
disabilities, their families and the organizations that serve them.
To become a member of The Arc, visit our website
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
To reach any Director:
Corinne F. Clarke
Assistant Executive Director
Parent Coalition Coordinator
Public Outreach & Fund Development
Assistant Volunteer Coordinator
To reach any staff member: