The Arc of Schuyler hosts its Annual Meeting and Member Reception on May 21, 5 – 6:30 PM at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
The Arc will present its first Partner in Health Award to Cargill, Inc. in Watkins Glen, NY for its generous support of Health and Wellness Committee initiatives that engage people with developmental disabilities. People with disabilities statistically are more prone to obesity and correlated health problems. Through Cargill’s grant program, they aided advancement of The Arc’s Eat Smart and Move More objectives by sponsoring opportunities such as Zumba classes, nutrition trainings for staff and people receiving services, and in-home demonstrations of healthy meal planning and cooking.
The Arc will also recognize Watkins Glen International with its Business Partner of the Year Award. Watkins Glen International is the title sponsor and host of The Arc’s newest fundraiser, The Arc Grand Prix Run at Watkins Glen International. Over the past two years the event has raised more than $20,000 in support of The Arc’s programs and has helped to broaden awareness of the needs of people with developmental disabilities, including autism, in the Schuyler County community.
Watkins-Montour Rotary Club will receive The Arc’s Community Partner of the Year Award. The civic service club has been a longtime sponsor of The Arc’s annual holiday party for people receiving supports and their families. Club members provide volunteer help for this annual celebration and other Arc events throughout the year.
The Arc’s annual Direct Support Professional Excellence Award will be presented to Patrick Pritchard of Elmira, an 11 year employee of The Arc. Pritchard is being recognized for his demonstrated leadership, creativity, and dedication to providing quality supports to people with developmental disabilities.
The awards ceremony will be preceded by a short business meeting for the organization’s membership to elect directors and officers for the upcoming year.
The Arc of Schuyler’s 2014 Annual Report is now available on the agency’s new website, arcofschuyler.org.
The Arc of Schuyler is a family based not-for-profit organization that provides residential, vocational, day support, job training, service coordination, advocacy and other support to people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc is currently conducting its Annual Membership and Fund Drive. To make a donation and become a member or for more information, visit arcofschuyler.org or call 607.535.6934.