Good Afternoon! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe in these challenging times. I would like to ask you to follow us on Facebook book- The Arc of Tippecanoe County on Facebook. We are posting resources on where to get food, recent updates on the Covid-19 Virus and other community service information. We are also posting activities to keep folks busy at home during our social distancing. I am working towards getting this information on our website as well, but it is all current right now on Facebook.
Please consider making a donation to United Way’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund to help the front line agencies like Food Finders, Mental Health America and Lafayette Transitional Housing. The Arc made a donation of $250 on behalf of our members.
I am available by email and phone if we can help you in any way. We have also set up a new group on our Facebook page called Arc Members Group. It allows you to communicate with your Arc friends in a closed group.
Take Care!! We will be back together dancing the night away before you know it!!
I am very sad to report that in response to the Covid-19 Virus, the Board of Directors and I have elected to postpone all Arc events until April.
This includes the following events/meetings:
Direct Services Committee March 12
Education Committee March 12th
Aktion Club March 19th
Adult’s Dance Club March 21st
Annual Resource Fair March 24th
Cypersafety Training April 1st
Best Buddies has also cancelled all events through May 3rd.
I am working with venues and groups to reschedule events and will post information as it becomes available.
Our Arc on the Go Movie will be April 11th at Eastside 10 Theater featuring the new Trolls Movie. Watch for more information coming soon on this lights up sound down Arc member only showing of the movie.
Please keep yourself informed about the virus. Stay home if you have a fever and wash your hands frequently.
As providers and the state prepare for the possibility of an outbreak of the Coronavirus in Indiana communities, The Arc of Indiana is seeking input from families, guardians and people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Please take a few minutes to respond to this anonymous survey by 12:00 Noon, March 11. The Arc will share your comments with the state. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J5VJHDB
We have also been notified by Purdue that Best Buddies will not be meeting again until after May 2nd as part of the University’s response to the Coronavirus. I will notify you when I have a May meeting date. You also need to be prepared for Purdue Buddy’s who may not return to campus after Spring Break so outings with your Buddy may not happen during this time as well. It is my understanding that meeting individually with Buddies is up to the student. Please let me know if you have any questions.
The Tippy Arc Board of Directors is working closely with me to come up with an action plan for our organization. Look for an email on Friday about our events and meetings for the remainder of March.
Please take care of yourselves. Stay home if you are sick and WASH YOUR HANDS!!
The Arc of Tippecanoe County is pleased to announce our Annual Resource Fair on March 24th, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Tippecanoe County Downtown Library located at 627 South Street. We will be in the McAllister Rooms A and B.
We are looking for Vendors- Community Resources, Volunteer Opportunities, Community Supports and Activities. We hope to have 25 Vendors this year. We are also opening the Resource Fair vendor opportunities to small businesses owned by individuals or family members of persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
To Reserve your table, email Milissa O’Hern at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 765-476-3277.
Please feel free to share this email and flyer with other organizations you believe would be interested in this event. Also please share the flyers and post on your social media.
We will have door prizes and start advertising once we have a few Vendors names to share in our email and social media blasts.
2020 Resource Fair Flyer
The Annual Arc Valentines Dance hosted by NSSLHA- Purdue’s Speech, Language and Hearing Association will be Saturday, February 8th from 5:30 to 8 pm at Bauer Community Center. The admission cost is $10. This flyer has all the information. Valentines Dance 2020-MLO
Remember to RSVP to email@example.com by Thursday, February 6th at 8:00 am. If you do not have an email associated with your search engine, you will need to copy and paste or manually type in this email address firstname.lastname@example.org into your email address section. The email account does work.
• RSVP and payment are required for admission to the event.
• Staff and/or family members do not have to pay to attend this event if they do not participate in craft or snacks. When you rsvp to email@example.com you will receive an email confirmation of your reservation, if you do not please email again.
• Registration will close at 6:00 and the doors will be locked due to security requirements of the Center.
• Payment can also be made using our donate now button on The Arc website www.arcoftippecanoe.org
• Please call Milissa with questions…not Bauer Community Center…at 765-476-3277