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To our sponsors and donors for their help with the production of our
"Smiles of Life" 2011 Calendar:

 Focus Photography
Whatcom Education Credit Union
Elder Law Offices of Meyers & Avery

Bruce Cox Imports

The Grace Cafe
The Bagelry

Lynden Print Company
Cascade the Dafo People

Northwest Fence

Samuel's Furniture
Propane Gas

If you would like your own "Smiles of Life" in 2011, please contact Emily.  Suggested donation is $10



from Parent to Parent 

WHEN: Saturday December 11, 12:00-2:00 PM
WHERE: Bloedel Donovan Park, Large
Multipurpose Gym
2214 Electric Avenue, Bellingham
Who: Sponsored by Parent to Parent

Crafts, fun activities, and even jolly old Saint Nicholas will be making a special guest appearance! Support and resources will be available, including information for families of children with seizure disorders.
Beverages will be provided; please bring your favorite lunch potluck item to share!
Judi VanDerveen, Featured Artist

Whatcom County Association of Realtors Annual Give-A-Thon



Max Higbee Center Community Recreation Center, providing recreation for people with developmental disabilities 


WHERE: O'Donnell's Bellingham Flea Market


When: Friday, December 10 from 12 - 8PM


Featuring: Work by Judi VanderVeen, a resident at Savannah Rose Adult Family Home. Hand-made knitted scarves, hats and other items. Judi's creations are truly beautiful, and she has items for babies, children and adults. Also, Judi will take your special order!  Make a donation or buy a gift that makes a difference.

The Arc of Whatcom County Holiday Party



The Arc of Whatcom County held their Holiday Party on Saturday, December 4 where the Youth Self-Advocacy Group gathered food for the local hungry. 


Thanks to our fabulous volunteers who made this party a success: Nancy & Ray Briegel, Loretta Hogg, Ken & Susan Larson, Makenna Padgett, Bill Padgett, Emily Schmuh, Patty Reimers, Susan Jewell, and Jennifer Schouten.


We'd also like to thank our wonderful planning committee:  Maureen Godwin, Susan Larson, Maureen Monroe and Makenna Padgett


Thank you!  

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

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.

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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

 Jan Carlson


Emily Ackerland

Office Manager & Executive Assistant

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