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Membership Goal 1,000
Current Roster 365
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P.O. Box 12474
Salem, OR 97309
The Arc Webinar: Grow your Leadership Board:
The National Arc is presenting a webinar on Wednesday, June 5th at 11:00 Pacific Time. This live webinar was developed to help volunteer
only chapters build their board. Several of our Board Directors are interested in getting together to watch the webinar.
Supports & Services Fair 4/18/13:
Dawn Alisa Sadler gave a review of the Fair and included ideas for next year’s fair. The plan is to move to a larger location with even more
vendors for 2014. Michelle volunteered The Arc Marion to help with greeting participants. Pam will find out where to purchase a table cover
and Arc display banner for future public events.
Tom Beach gave an overview of his background and current interest and activities. Tom is very involved in our community and currently also
coaches a Challenger Little League team. He provided a copy of the camp flyer and a list of potential camp activities. A discussion followed
regarding methods to contact potential campers. The actual cost per camper is $350. Each camper pays $75.00 towards this cost. He asked
for assistance in advertising the camp. Cathie & Michelle will help. Information on Summer Camp with the Flyer and
Registration form can be found on our Activities page.
Mini golf started this week at the Best Little Road House in Salem. There were 10 golfers plus their family caregivers.
We are still awaiting a proposal from The Arc Oregon.
Lindsay Terrett attended the Board Meeting tonight. Several board members met Lindsay at the recent Marion County Supports and Services
Fair. She is new to the Salem area and brings with her 9 years of experience working with disability groups in Las Vegas. We are excited to
have her interested in our organization and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship.
Michelle led a discussion regarding continuity of the Arc Dances as the current board directors age out. It is important to all of us that the
dance continue as long as there are dancers to participate. We would like to see more individuals involved in running the dances so its long
term survival is assured. It takes about 15 individuals working together to put on each dance. We welcomed a new DJ at our May 4th dance
who will be working part time. His name is Lee Majors and he currently also works for the Shangri La Corporation in several capacities. In an
effort to increase security and solve the problem of locating caregivers when someone needs assistance we have started a new practice at
our dances of asking all patrons to be identified by their purpose for attending. It is our hope to continue providing dancers with the
traditional hand stamp and to provide others with a label indicating if they are a friend/family member, Brokerage worker, adult foster
home (AFH) or group home staff. Arc volunteers will wear a name tag as well. So far, most of those who have attended have said they
appreciate this new plan.
Because we were unable to confirm location details for our annual meeting, it has been postponed. Alternative dates and agendas were
discussed. No final decision was made, but it was suggested that a family picnic preceding a summer dance might be fun. Bonnie Terhaar will
follow up on this idea.