Tippy Arc News for November and December 2022

Our Mission…   The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. www.arcoftippecanoe.org

Executive Director Update

Hi All!

Can you believe it is November already? It seems like fall has just flown by this year.

We had a very busy October with lots of events. We enjoyed Exploration Acres and hot dogs on the open fire along with a big Halloween Bash at Club 53. Thanks to all the Volunteers who made these events possible. Check out the great pictures from the events on Facebook and Instagram.

We have two more events for 2022. We have our November Club 53 Harvest Dance with the gentleman from Pi Kappa Phi on November 12th and a Club 53 Christmas Party on December 10th. We are going to try something new this year and combine the big dinner of the Holiday Dinner with a Club 53 event. We will have food, music, crafts and a visit from Santa with gifts for everyone along with some treats for our caregivers. I am looking for a few elves to help me with this event- Crafters, Cooks, Wrappers etc. Email me if you would like to volunteer. We will need lots of hands for an event like this.

We will also be sharing events from other organizations and companies as well. If you would like us to share your events- that are open to all Adults with I/DD and or families in Tippecanoe County, just send me an email at director@arcoftippecanoe.org.

The Tippy Arc Caregiver Support Group is meeting in person at the end of the month. I am looking at the 29th or 30th. Please let me know if you would like to participate so I can plan for everyone. I have had several family caregivers who have asked to meet other parents to expand their community.

We will be doing 10 Days of The Arc of Tippecanoe County Fundraising Event starting December 1st and ending at Club 53 on December 10th. This is one of our biggest fundraising events of the year. Each day we highlight on Facebook, Instagram and our website different events/programs from the Tippy Arc showing what we accomplish when we work together to support our Mission. Please consider making a donation or share the posts with friends and family telling them how you or someone you love is impacted by our organization.

As always, thank you for letting me work with you all. Let me know how I can help.

Thanks!

Milissa

November/December Tippy Arc Events- Event Flyers will go out for each event.

 

 November 12th 5:30 to 8 pm Club 53’s Harvest Dance

Cost is $20 and includes drinks/snacks plus activity. Caregivers get in free.

November 30thth 6 to 8 pm Great Skates Sensory Skating!!

       Cost is $5 per person plus $4 skate rental.

December 10th 5:30 to 8 pm Club 53’s Christmas Celebration

Cost is $5 and includes drinks/dinner plus crafts, prizes and a gift from Santa.    Caregivers get in free. THIS PARTY WILL REQUIRE AN RSVP TO ENSURE WE HAVE SUPPLIES FOR EVERYONE- MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON.

*RSVP reminder- all events with the exception of Club 53 require an RSVP with names of those participating in the event to rsvp@arcoftippecanoe.org This ensures we have enough food, drinks or supplies for everyone. RSVP to Club 53 is not necessary but is really helpful.

** I am also pleased to announce that starting in December we will have the ability to take debit/credit cards at all events. We will also be able to send electronic receipts from the event.

 

Check out The Arc of Tippecanoe Counties website it at www.arcoftippecanoe.org Pictures on Facebook and Instagram!!  Are you following us?

Have you visited our Facebook page lately?  Lots of great pictures from recent activities. We also post educational opportunities and resources frequently on social media. You can also join our Caregiver Support Group or Arc Friends Group.

 

Special Requests:

 Paper plates, napkins and cups for events.

Thank you cards and envelopes

Stamps

Games for Club 53

Check our Tippy Arc Amazon Wishlist at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/O8UGYOS8QS7U?ref_=wl_share

 

The Tippy Arc Needs You! 

There are many opportunities to volunteer with The Arc of Tippecanoe County!  Many of the activities can be done in your own home in your free time.  Below are just a few of the areas in which we need volunteers:

  • Serve at an event or Club 53.
  • Teach Dances at Club 53
  • Share you Art/Music Skills with us- Teach a class
  • Be a guest Bartender for Club 53- no alcohol served and no experience needed 😊
  • Manager for Club 53- oversee set up and volunteers for monthly Club 53
  • Caregiver Support Team Members- help other caregivers/plan support events
  • Outreach Volunteers to share events with other groups.
  • Technology Support

Let us know how you’d like to help:

765-476-3277 or director@arcoftippecanoe.org.

Reminder!!!  Arc of Tippecanoe County memberships are now free and entitle members to email news blasts, Arc of Indiana newsletters, news on upcoming trainings, events and more!  For more information, check the Arc of Tippecanoe website at www.arcoftippecanoe.org to fill out the form!

 

*Remember to notify us of changes in your email address so we can update our system

November/December Tippy Arc Events- Event Flyers will go out for each event.

 

 November 12th 5:30 to 8 pm Club 53’s Harvest Dance

Cost is $20 and includes drinks/snacks plus activity. Caregivers get in free.

November 30thth 6 to 8 pm Great Skates Sensory Skating!!

       Cost is $5 per person plus $4 skate rental.

December 10th 5:30 to 8 pm Club 53’s Christmas Celebration

Cost is $5 and includes drinks/dinner plus crafts, prizes and a gift from Santa.    Caregivers get in free. THIS PARTY WILL REQUIRE AN RSVP TO ENSURE WE HAVE SUPPLIES FOR EVERYONE- MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON.

 

*RSVP reminder- all events with the exception of Club 53 require an RSVP with names of those participating in the event to rsvp@arcoftippecanoe.org This ensures we have enough food, drinks or supplies for everyone. RSVP to Club 53 is not necessary but is really helpful.

** I am also pleased to announce that starting in December we will have the ability to take debit/credit cards at all events. We will also be able to send electronic receipts from the event.

October Tippy Arc Events- Event Flyers will go out for each event.

 

October 15th 11 am to 2 pm -All Arc Event- Exploration Acres

Cost is $11 adults $9 kids at gate and $3 for Lunch at fire pit.

October 21st United Way Movie Night Hocus Pocus

      Cost is $5 Adults and $3 kids. Gates open at 7:00 pm

October 26th 6 to 8 pm Great Skates Sensory Skating!!

       Cost is $5 per person plus $4 skate rental.

October 29th 5:30 to 8 pm Club 53’s Halloween Bash!!

Cost is $20 and includes drinks/snacks plus activity. Caregivers get in free.

 

FUTURE EVENTS

November 12th 5:30-8:00 pm Club 53

November 19th– Tentative for Holiday Dinner Dance

December 10th 5:30 to 8:00 pm Club 53

 

* I am working on adding a Art Activity to our schedule as well. We will be selling popcorn at the Movie night to support United Way. Let me know if you would like to help. I need about ten volunteers for this project.

 

*RSVP reminder- all events with the exception of Club 53 require an RSVP with names of those participating in the event to rsvp@arcoftippecanoe.org This ensures we have enough food, drinks or supplies for everyone. RSVP to Club 53 is not necessary but is really helpful.

Tippy Arc News for October 2022!

Our Mission…   The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. www.arcoftippecanoe.org

Executive Director Update

Hi All!

 

Welcome back to the monthly Tippy Arc Newsletter! The Board decided to bring this back to help communicate better with our Members. Please let me know how you like this format. I am open to suggestions.

 

We have a busy October filled with lots of Tippy Arc Event’s and are sharing other events that might be interesting to our Members. You will have lots of opportunities to put on your Halloween Costume this month 😊 We have our Annual Halloween Bash at Club 53, Exploration Acres with a fire pit, Sensory Skating Night and a Movie Night at Loeb Stadium to support United Way. If you would like us to share your events- that are open to all Adults with I/DD and or families in Tippecanoe County, just send me an email at director@arcoftippecanoe.org.

 

I have received lots of questions about Club 53 recently. Club 53 is an ongoing fundraiser for our organization. It is a nightclub for people over 18 with developmental disabilities from all over the area. The admission cost is $20 and includes unlimited drinks- nonalcoholic frozen/mixed drinks and snacks- along with dancing and other activities. Caregivers/staff and Family members are admitted free and can chat with other caregivers in the lounge. The Fall Season is September, October, November and December. The Spring Season is February, March, April and May. The hours are 5:30 to 8 pm and it is held at Bauer Community Center. We are always looking for guest Bartenders and Sponsors for the event. RSVP is not necessary but helpful

 

Like all local nonprofits, we are struggling to find Volunteers to help with our events. We have added two new sections to our newsletter with Volunteer Opportunities for our events and Volunteer Opportunities for our Members in the Community. Please check this out and consider helping us out at an event or joining us for a group Volunteer Opportunity.

 

I am working on our Annual Holiday Dinner and Dance. Most of you know this is my very favorite event, I am so ready to see it back after these long Covid years. We received a very generous donation from the United Way Annual Golf Outing Sponsored by the United Steelworkers Union Local 115 to support this event. Please email me if you would like to help with this event. It takes lots of hands to make this happen.

 

As always, thank you for letting me work with you all. I look forward to seeing you at events this month.

 

Thanks!

Milissa

 

 

 

October Tippy Arc Events- Event Flyers will go out for each event.

 

October 15th 11 am to 2 pm -All Arc Event- Exploration Acres

Cost is $11 adults $9 kids at gate and $3 for Lunch at fire pit.

October 21st United Way Movie Night Hocus Pocus

      Cost is $5 Adults and $3 kids. Gates open at 7:00 pm

October 26th 6 to 8 pm Great Skates Sensory Skating!!

       Cost is $5 per person plus $4 skate rental.

October 29th 5:30 to 8 pm Club 53’s Halloween Bash!!

Cost is $20 and includes drinks/snacks plus activity. Caregivers get in free.

 

FUTURE EVENTS

November 12th 5:30-8:00 pm Club 53

November 19th– Tentative for Holiday Dinner Dance

December 10th 5:30 to 8:00 pm Club 53

 

* I am working on adding a Art Activity to our schedule as well. We will be selling popcorn at the Movie night to support United Way. Let me know if you would like to help. I need about ten volunteers for this project.

 

*RSVP reminder- all events with the exception of Club 53 require an RSVP with names of those participating in the event to rsvp@arcoftippecanoe.org This ensures we have enough food, drinks or supplies for everyone. RSVP to Club 53 is not necessary but is really helpful.

 

Check out The Arc of Tippecanoe Counties website it at www.arcoftippecanoe.org

 

Pictures on Facebook and Instagram!!  Are you following us?

Have you visited our Facebook page lately?  Lots of great pictures from recent activities. We also post educational opportunities and resources frequently on social media. You can also join our Caregiver Support Group or Arc Friends Group.

 

Special Requests:

 

Paper plates, napkins and cups for events.

Thank you cards and envelopes

Stamps

Games for Club 53

Check our Tippy Arc Amazon Wishlist at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/O8UGYOS8QS7U?ref_=wl_share

 

 

 

 

 

The Tippy Arc Needs You! 

 

There are many opportunities to volunteer with The Arc of Tippecanoe County!  Many of the activities can be done in your own home in your free time.  Below are just a few of the areas in which we need volunteers:

 

  • Serve at an event or Club 53.
  • Teach Dances at Club 53
  • Share you Art/Music Skills with us- Teach a class
  • Be a guest Bartender for Club 53- no alcohol served and no experience needed 😊
  • Manager for Club 53- oversee set up and volunteers for monthly Club 53
  • Caregiver Support Team Members- help other caregivers/plan support events
  • Outreach Volunteers to share events with other groups.
  • Technology Support

 

Let us know how you’d like to help:

765-476-3277 or director@arcoftippecanoe.org.

 

Reminder!!!  Arc of Tippecanoe County memberships are now free and entitle members to email news blasts, Arc of Indiana newsletters, news on upcoming trainings, events and more!  For more information, check the Arc of Tippecanoe website at www.arcoftippecanoe.org to fill out the form!

 

*Remember to notify us of changes in your email address so we can update our system