The Arc of Whatcom County

Parent Coalition E-alert:

May 2012   

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We hope you are enjoying the warm weather and beautiful sunshine!


This week includes The Arc's Membership Meeting (great opportunity to get involved and make a difference!) and the Human Race (have fun and raise money!).


Please read below for more information. If you have any questions, contact Monica (360) 715-0170,


Thank you, and we hope you have a great week!  


Get involved and help make a difference!
The Arc of Whatcom County's Annual Membership Meeting is THIS WEDNESDAY! Join us Wednesday, May 9th from 5:30-7:30pm. We will be sharing progress updates and working together to create effective programs and inclusive activities. Committees will be formed to involve more of the community. Your participation is crucial as we expand and improve our services. Please get involved today!

Everyone is welcome. Childcare and light refreshments will be provided. (Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 8th for childcare.) *PLEASE NOTE: This will be a working meeting. A pizza party will be held later this year.

The Arc's Annual Membership Meeting
Wednesday, May 9
The Arc's Dan Godwin Community Center
2602 McLeod Road, Bellingham
RSVP: 715-0170 ext 200


Saturday, May 12
Whatcom Volunteer Center Human Race
9am - Registration begins, 10am - Race begins
Zuanich Point Park


Team Invincible 

The Arc of Whatcom County's TEAM INVINCIBLE will be participating in the Whatcom Volunteer Center's 2012 Human Race event, and we want you to join the fun! The Human Race is a 5K walk and 5K/10K run inside the beautiful harbor loop on Bellingham Bay. Participants decide what agency to support and raise funds for it by asking friends, family, co-workers and neighbors for donations.


This is a great opportunity to get involved and bring awareness to our community about individuals with developmental disabilities. We look forward to your support!


To join TEAM INVINCIBLE,  please contact Maureen:



Learn about the latest state and federal legislation impacting people with developmental disabilities and how you can make a difference. The upcoming fundraiser, Rock and Bowl, will also be discussed. For more information, contact: Ken Larson, 441-0104.


6-7pm, Saturday, May 19
Center for Independent Living
114 W Magnolia Suite 106, Bellingham

Parent Coalition




The Parent Coalition of The Arc of Whatcom County provides information and education to individuals with developmental disabilities, their caregivers, families and the community by responding to requests for assistance. We provide 1:1 support and serve as a resource to increase understanding of the developmental disability service system and special education system.

For information and assistance, contact Monica, Parent Coalition Co-Coordinator at (360)715-0170, x303,


This E-Alert is made possible by funding from the Whatcom County Health Department, Developmental Disabilities Program and the United Way of Whatcom County.


2602 McLeod Road

Bellingham, WA 98225


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