The Arc of Whatcom County General News
The Arc of Whatcom County

We Love & Thank our very special Buddies,

Sponsors, Donors, Volunteers & Participants!!!


The most amazing, generous, energetic DsO Buddy Walk volunteer committee in the NW:


Patty Reimers

Bill Padgett

Makenna Padgett

Sandi Hughes-McMillan

Alison Jamey,

Christine Griffin


Musical Performers:            


Out of the Ashes & Jon Dalgarn

Amy Ryan


Master of Ceremonies:


Ryan Dodge


Individual & Corporate donors:


Bayview Property Management

Dr. Cook

Rand's Law Firm

Robert and Debbie Hughes

Teamsters Care


In-kind Donors:


A Lot of Flowers

Alison Lyddan

American Museum of Radio and Electricity

Ann Vitaljic

Arne Hannah Aquatic Center

Bay to Baker Trading Company

Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Christine Griffin

Cindy Boss

Command Aviation

Cool Beans Espresso

Fairhaven Pizza Company

Fairhaven Runners & Walkers

Flo La-Dne-Leader

Hohl's Feed & Seed

Katie's Cupcakes

Kerri Holferty of Hand Dancers

LeeAnn Impero

Lesley Keefer

Matt Priestman

Mount Bakery Café & Creperie

Northwest Sleep Solutions

Old Fairhaven Wines

Ooh La La: Heidi Hull Designs

Osaka Restaurant

Pacific Chef

Paper Dreams

Patty Reimers

The Grotto

The Padgett Family

The Upfront Theatre   

Toy Garden

Trader Joe's

Whatcom Transit Authority

Yvonne Anderson


Food & Beverages:


Ferndale Starbucks Coffee:

Julie Brown, Manager Starbucks

Amanda Mason

Kaelene Nobis



Fairhaven Runners & Walkers





Alison Lyddan

Amy Ryan

April McMurry

Bill, JoAnn and Makenna Padgett

Carol Jahn

Christine Griffin

Cindy Boss

Colin McMillan

Collin Knight

Dorene Moors

Erin Dodge

Gwen Bynon

Jennifer Schouten

Katie Edson

Ken & Susan Larson

Laura Rawlins

Margaret Jahn

Margaret Leverett

Mary Baker

Maureen Monroe

Natalie Vwich

Patty Reimers

Rebekah Einfeld

Ryan Dodge

Sandi Hughes-McMillan

T.J. Boone

Valeri Logue


Sehome High School Cheerleaders:

        Alexandra Simon

        Allie Bernard

        Alyssa Carey

        Bailey Lisosky

        Brittany Connolly

        Dalton Ranson

        Gema Moreno

        Hannah Hughes

        Loren Dolan

        Madison Koellmann



We welcome Emily Ackerland, our new dedicated Executive Assistant/Office Manager, who brings excellent experience in non-profit communications and an open heart for people with developmental disabilities. Emily will assist our Executive Director with most aspects of organizational management and help create an efficient engaging work environment for all.


We are thrilled to attract Tami McNamara as our incredible Database consultant. Tami has been working closely with our Director since June on developing a comprehensive agency database that will allow staff to track all contacts and streamline our communication efforts. Tami has previously provided countless hours of volunteer energy to the Arc.


Welcome to Erin Dodge, a junior at WWU majoring in Music & Creative Writing. With a few hours to spare each week, Erin has stepped into the role of Design Assistant, designing our eAlerts and newsletter while updating our web page & facebook. She's only just begun!


During this time of transition, we have been blessed to consult with Maureen Godwin, former Assistant Director and woman of many hats! She has been an invaluable resource in encouraging team work, learning from history and keeping our eye on the ball. Maureen Monroe, on leave from the Board, has stepped into to shepherd several important projects such as the Calendar Distribution and working closely with our self-advocate staff. A legend in her own time, Susan Jewell has graciously consulted with Corinne on several management issues.


And last but not least, we welcome our high-spirited dedicated Executive Director Corinne Clarke. Corinne, an attorney and former non-profit leader in several Seattle organizations, brings vision, enthusiasm and organizational expertise to the Arc. Her love for Bruce Springsteen and rock 'n roll may change the face of staff meetings and future events!

Make your voice heard! 

The Arc is seeking new Board members with expertise in one of the following areas: fund development, marketing, community involvement, business, organizational growth. Please contact Corinne for further information @ 360-715-0170 or

Baby, it's cold outside!

The National Weather Service is predicting cold weather all weekend (with highs in the upper 30's) and a 50% chance of snow between Saturday night and Monday, so stock up on hot cocoa and warm blankets!
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Ken Larson
Katie Edson
Vice President
Hilde Schaaf
Vice President
Maureen Monroe
Patty Reimers
Melissa Bartell
Joyce Pedlow
Jennifer Schouten
Dale Whipple

To reach any Director:
(360) 715-0170


Corinne F. Clarke
Executive Director
Beverly Porter
Parent Coalition Coordinator
Emily Ackerland
Executive Asst & Office Mgr

 Jan Carlson

Tami McNamara
Database Consultant

Erin Dodge

Design Assistant

Terri Hansen
Inclusion Advocate
Makenna Padgett

Asst Volunteer Coordinator
Sonja Hellinga
Administrative Support
Justin Vanderwoude

Sandy Courtney
Facilities Maintenance
Meleah Korver
Document Security Specialist
Olivia Murguia
Newsletter Production
Nick Smith
Facilities Maintenance

To reach any staff member:
(360) 715-0170