I am so excited to share the information about our venture…Tippy Arc’s Club 53. This is our night club for folks with developmental disabilities. It will feature a bar with snacks and non-alcoholic drinks- this month’s featured drinks Strawberry Daquiri’s and Shirly Temples.  We will also feature music with live bands, DJ’s, dance lessons- this month we will have everyone’s favorite DJ Joe Davenport from Playback DJ providing the music for the evening. We will also have games, special activities and themes- this month we will have games set up. Tippy Arc’s Club 53 will meet monthly at the same time and location but each event will feature different themes, drinks and activities.


Tippy Arc’s Club 53 will be held monthly on the last Saturday from 6:30 to 9 pm. The Admission cost is $10 and includes one drink. Additional Drinks can be purchased for $3 each.  The Club will be held at Bauer Community Center. It is open to all Arc members, friends and family members. Support staff and Family Caregivers get into this event free and can purchase drinks for $5 at the bar. You do not have to RSVP to attend the event.


We will also have a BBQ Pulled Pork Dinner provided by D&R Market in the park beside Bauer from 5 to 6 pm. The meal includes a Pulled BBQ Pork sandwich, macaroni and cheese and Baked Beans. The meals will be $15 each. If you would like to just pick up dinners to support Club 53 we can do to go only orders if you request them in advance. RSVP for meals only so we know how many to order This is a fundraiser to support Club 53. Bring a blanket to eat on in the park beside Bauer if you are staying for the dance.

I am also looking for Sponsors for Club 53 and volunteers. We are looking for a Bartender, Photographer and other volunteers. This would be a great group volunteer activity. Call/text or email Milissa at 765-476-3277 or director@arcoftippecanoe.org

We will be looking for your feedback as we work to make Club 53 into the place to be on a Saturday night. Please come and become part of Club 53. We will be opening the Club up to people from all over the state this fall.


The Arc of the US is offering a webinar on July 28th at 6:00 pm to discuss the Better Care Better Jobs Act. The legislation proposes a $400 increase in funds for Medicaid Home and Community Based Services. We need to educate ourselves about this legislation and how to advocate for it. The following is the information about the webinar and additional resources.



In addition, here is a link to analysis of the Better Care Better Jobs Act, that includes state level data: https://gruberj.medium.com/impacts-of-better-care-better-jobs-act-on-home-care-and-jobs-d0ff8d1e4154

I am so pleased to announce officially that RSVP is open for the Aviators Game Thursday Night June 10th. We will be hosting a Tailgate Party at the Purple Shelter on Scott Street starting at 5:00 with hot dogs, chips and drinks for $5 per person. Ace the Aviator will be making a special stop by the Shelter to get us ready for the game.


The Baseball Game will start at 7:00 pm. The cost of a game ticket is $10. Everyone who goes into the stadium needs a ticket. You need to RSVP to the Arc and we will order your ticket.


You can RSVP for one or both events. The RSVP Deadline is June 7th at 5 pm.  PLEASE RSVP TO rsvp@arcoftippecanoe.org We will be ordering food at 5:30 so cannot take any late registrations for the Tailgate. HOWEVER, you will be able to order your Aviator Tickets online using the code ARC right up to the game.


We will distribute tickets for the game at the picnic for those who order through The Arc.


Call Milissa for more information 765-476-3277 or director@arcoftippecanoe.org This is a big fundraiser for us so please share the flyer with everyone you know. We get a portion of the ticket sales if people use our code.

Aviator game

You’re invited to join The Arc Picnic in the Park

We will have a picnic in the park and plant flowers for everyone to bring home.  Cost is $10 per person.  Please RSVP to rsvp@arcoftippecanoe.org by June 1st so we can order the food. We will not be accepting late RSVP’s due to the food and flower orders being placed on June 1st.

The Event will be from 6 to 8 pm in the Columbian Park Purple Shelter at the end of Scott Street. Box dinners will be provided with a sandwich, drink, salad, cookie and chips.  Call Milissa at 765-476-3277 or email to director@arcoftippecanoe.org with questions.