Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year from The Arc of the Hill Country!!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Merry Christmas from The Arc of the Hill Country!!


Lisa Reddam




                                     
















Blessings to you and yours!!
from 



Lisa Reddam












Monday, December 7, 2015

Thank You For Your Support - From The Arc of The Hill Country

 
On behalf of The Arc of the Hill Country, I would like to thank you for your support during this year.  Thanks to your support, the year 2015 was the best year in our organization history.  I am writing this letter to let you know how your membership and volunteer hours made an impact on the lives of those with developmental or intellectual disabilities in our community this year;
  • We were able to host a Spring Talent Show, where over 30 talented clients proudly showed off their hidden talents,
  • We held a Summer Theater Camp with 17 clients and showed off their theatrical talents at the Brauntex theater, 
  • We completed a nine-week Fall Craft Workshop teaching basic woodwork and painting skills to 12 – 20 clients in each class.  In addition, the crafts made in the class were used to raise funds for future creative workshops, 
  • We held monthly dance parties where members and clients enjoyed social interactions and a night of dancing,
  • We received 10 monetary donations amounting to $6,835 and numerous material donations from various individuals and local business entities, and
  • We received over 1,200 volunteer hours from parents, students, and board members to carry out the events listed above.

The above accomplishments would not have been possible without the support from people like you.  The officers and board members are planning an even more successful year in 2016 offering new programs/social events, and your membership and volunteer hours are instrumental in the success of this new challenge. Please contact us today to volunteer, or donate for this great cause.  I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season.

Sincerely,
 
Kim Ha
Membership Director
The Arc of the Hill Country
 
http://arcofthehillcountry.org            P.O. Box 312338 New Braunfels, Texas 78131          Tel: 877-476-9864

The Arc of the Hill Country's December dance is this Saturday, the 12th!! RSVP to make sure Santa has your gift!!



Merry Christmas Ya'll!!
This Saturday the 12th is our Christmas dance!!  We are so excited about it and can't wait!

Santa Claus will be there for a bit and we need to know if you will be there also!!  We want to make sure he has your gift with him, so RSVP!!!
We'll making sandwiches and snacky stuff, along with sweet stuff!!  So bring something sweet to share if you can!

We will also have a contest for the best   UGLY Christmas sweater!!  So dig thru your closet for the best, worst sweater you have!

Hope to hear from you soon if you are planning on coming!!  See you Saturday!




Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Arc of t he Hill Country Annual End of the Year Board Meeting Dec.6, 2015 2pm


Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Well, here it is another end of the year!  Wow how time flies!   As we bring 2015 to an end, so does our 5th year as 
The Arc of the Hill Country, Chapter 3232!!  From just a hand full of folks wanting more for their loved ones,  to all you wonderful
people, we have succeeded in touching many lives.  And we are not done!

Sunday, December 6, at 2pm, at the John Paul II High School, we will be meeting for our end of the year annual board meeting,
and you are invited!    We hope you will attend our meeting to hear about our accomplishments for the year, and to discuss 2016 and 
what all we hope to see happening.  We will be discussing our short term and long term goals.  Which we have many!
We have a few board member positions that are opening up and want to discuss what  those positions mean to the new members.
We generally have our board meetings before our dances so we are asking for one day a month commitment.  Plus a couple extra days
through the year for fundraising and other fun events.  
Our reason for this board and our activities is to better provide outlets for our loved ones to get out and about in the community.
We want their lives to be fulfilled and busy and fun.  That is our main concern, our loved ones.

There are many things in the works, and many long term goals, and the only way to get any of these things accomplished, is with 
help from you.   There are workshops, seminars, continuing education, transportation and many other ideas  to get to.
Sometimes it doesn't go the way we hope, and sometimes we just have to keep trying.  Many folks work full, or part time and cannot
participate in all, which is why we need more folks to help fill the gaps.  Sometimes we don't all agree, but majority rules and our loved 
ones having more options is our goal.  There are many local resources that have not been tapped and just waiting for the opportunity.

We  can't quit now because we have many years to fill the lives of our loved ones.  We want them to have the best and no one but
their loved ones, us!, can make that happen.  Who else will fulfill their lives but us?  Who else will offer programs, seminars, fun activities, 
continuing ed and making the best friends of their lives?  Only we can do that, and only we can do that with help from you!
If you want more for your loved one, get involved and make it happen.  The Arc is our solution, only with your assistance!
What goals do  you have for your loved one?   

Our goal is to one day have our own center, with endless possibilities.  There is no miracle to making this happen.  It's hard work, commitment, 
time,  energy and you.   Don't quit on the dream, make it happen and try harder.  What will your loved one being doing for the next 20 plus
years?   Not much without you doing your part.  Gordon Hartman doesn't live in New Braunfels, but we do!!  Let's make it happen!

Lisa



Lisa Reddam




Sunday, November 29, 2015

Fwd: December 12, 2015 Save the date for The Arc of the Hill Country's December Dance




Season's greetings everyone!!

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas in no time at all!!
Our December dance is a week sooner than normal, so it won't be the weekend before Christmas.  It'll be
the 12th, which is real soon!

We are planning a fun night and Santa Claus will be coming!!
We would really like to know how many to expect so mark your calendars and let us know!!

Because it's such a busy day and because we have SO much to discuss,  we are having a board meeting
on Sunday December 6th, 2 pm,   at JPII school.  

We are inviting you to join us as we make plans for next year.  We have so many ideas and projects we would like
to put into motion, but we need help!!  We need you!    We need others to join the board, and become part of our activities.
It is usually just one day out of the month, that you need to commit to.  

Our primary goal is to offer services, continuing ed, transportation, making friends and having for our loved ones to live the best lives they can in our wonderful community!!    More info to come!!

Save these dates!!   December 6 and 12th!











Saturday, November 14, 2015

Re: Save the date!! The Arc of the Hill Country's Dance is next Saturday the 14th of November!





Our 4:00 Board meeting has been canceled, but the dance is still on!!
We'll start getting there at 5 to set up,    and the dance starts at 6lpm!

Hope to see you tonite, with a pie!!




Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Arc of the Hill Country's Dance is this Saturday the 14th of November!



Hello everyone,
We are having our monthly social dance a week early so  that will free up the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving!!  It's here already!

We'll be having pizza pie and desert pie!  Or if you would rather bring some other desert please do!
If we all bring something we'll have plenty and hopefully a piece to take home as well!.

We are so excited to have been offered a partial performance of The Nutcracker performed by 
Ballet New Braunfels.  These girls have been working hard to show us a bit of the ballet!

We'll have a couple of ballet tickets to their show to add to the raffles so don't forget to buy your raffle tickets!!
Only  $1.00 a ticket!!

Our board meeting will be at the school, starting at 4pm.  We really do want more folks to get involved,  we need you!!
Please feel invited to sit in the meeting and join us in striving to make the most for our loved ones!!
December we will vote in new board members,  don't you want to be one of them?!!  Come on!  You are wanted and needed!

Hope to see you next week,  Saturday  November 14, 2015 at    4pm for the meeting,  
 the dance starts at 6pm,   and the ballet show will start at 7pm!!




Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Save the date!! The Arc of the Hill Country's Dance is next Saturday the 14th of November!


Hello everyone,
We are having our monthly social dance a week early so  that will free up the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving!!  It's here already!

We'll be having pizza pie and desert pie!  Or if you would rather bring some other desert please do!
If we all bring something we'll have plenty and hopefully a piece to take home as well!.

We are so excited to have been offered a partial performance of The Nutcracker performed by 
Ballet New Braunfels.  These girls have been working hard to show us a bit of the ballet!

We'll have a couple of ballet tickets to their show to add to the raffles so don't forget to buy your raffle tickets!!
Only  $1.00 a ticket!!

Our board meeting will be at the school, starting at 4pm.  We really do want more folks to get involved,  we need you!!
Please feel invited to sit in the meeting and join us in striving to make the most for our loved ones!!
December we will vote in new board members,  don't you want to be one of them?!!  Come on!  You are wanted and needed!

Hope to see you next week,  Saturday  November 14, 2015 at    4pm for the meeting,  
 the dance starts at 6pm,   and the ballet show will start at 7pm!!




Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Arc of the Hill Country's Haunted Halloween Dance is this Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015!!


Hello Everyone!
We are SO excited about our dance this Saturday, October 17, 2015.   
It starts at  6pm ends at 9pm.
We'll have hot dogs, a haunted house, a cake walk, games, a costume contest and of course a dance and lots of fun!!

We hope to see you there and would love to know if you are coming!  We expect a great crowd and want to have
enough food,  there will definitely be enough fun!




Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Arc of the Hill Country's September Dance is this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 & we want you to RSVP!!



Hello everyone, 
We have a fun night planned and need to know how many to plan on!  

Come dressed up country style, ready to rodeo!

BBQ, dancing and fun!!






Re: The Arc of the Hill Country's September Dance is this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 & we want you to RSVP!!



Hello everyone, 
We have a fun night planned and need to know how many to plan on!  

Come dressed up country style, ready to rodeo!

BBQ, dancing and fun!!






Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Arc of the Hill Country's September Dance is this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 & we want you to RSVP!!


Hello everyone, 
We have a fun night planned and need to know how many to plan on!  

Come dressed up country style, ready to rodeo!

BBQ, dancing and fun!!






Friday, September 11, 2015

Mom Writes The Most Priceless Letter To Siblings Of A Special Needs Child. This Is Amazing.Heartwarming

I was sitting in the lobby of the va hospital waiting! Next thing I know I was crying in the middle of some of the strongest and hardest Heroes in our country. Oh well. I hope it touches you all as it did me.
Sam

Ps. You may have seen it posted on Facebook

http://www.hrtwarming.com/mom-writes-the-most-priceless-letter-to-siblings-of-a-special-needs-child-this-is-amazing-2/


Sam Musslewhite
May You Be Blessed Like Me 👫

Monday, September 7, 2015

September 19, 2015 Country dance





Hello Everyone!!
It's time again for the Comal County Fair & Rodeo!!  We are doing are part, how about you?
This month we'll have BBQ, line dancing and a country attire contest!!  Come dressed up and ready to
dance!!



Sunday, September 6, 2015

Fall Arts and Crafts Workshop

  Fall Arts and Crafts Workshop





September 14, 2015 thru November 16, 2015
(Every Monday for 10 weeks)
10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. (Bring your own lunch or snack)
Elks Lodge (353 S Seguin Ave, New Braunfels, TX)

This is a free workshop sponsored by the Arc of the Hill Country and the New
Braunfels Elks Lodge #2279. The workshop is designed for individuals with
intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to bring their talents and
creativities into making various seasonal woodwork crafts (see the samples in
the picture above). All workshop materials are provided free and the
participants can take home a sample of the crafts they made. Some of the
crafts they make will be donated to Arc Expressions to raise funds to support
the Spring 2016 Workshop.
We accept any type of donations and welcome your volunteer hours.
Anyone requiring assistance must be accompanied by an attendant.
Contact Kim Ha (830-627-8280, rolly78132@yahoo.com) for registration,
volunteer hours or any questions. Registration required by Sep. 11th.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Re: Upcoming Workshop

If you need more information about the workshop, please email Kim (rolly78132@yahoo.com).  Thanks!
 

From: Kim Ha <rolly78132@yahoo.com>
To: Linda Miller <lcmiller461.thearc@blogger.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 11:06 AM
Subject: Upcoming Workshop

We are having a workshop planning meeting on Monday (8/31) at 11:00 am at Elks Lodge in downtown in New Braunfels. 
Please check it out and show us your support.  :)


Upcoming Workshop

We are having a workshop planning meeting on Monday (8/31) at 11:00 am at Elks Lodge in downtown in New Braunfels. 
Please check it out and show us your support.  :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Things To Do At Home

Hi everyone,

If you have young ones at home and are looking for creative/productive activities to keep them occupied, here are a few ideas.  Of course you can take the ideas and customize it to fit to the functional level of your young ones. 

o Monthly event schedule: Have your young ones to maintain his/her social event schedule on a calendar.  It can be as simple as writing down the events on a pre-printed calendar, or he or she can develop his own calendar on Excel spreadsheets, or use one of those apps available on cell phones.  Events such as Arc's monthly dance parties, bowling leagues, baseball practices, birthday parties, volunteer activities, etc. will certainly make them excited and anticipating.  Using stickers on the calendar is always fun. 

o Filling egg tray: I have my son to fill the egg tray in the frig.  Somehow he decided to count all the eggs when he fills the tray and every morning he counts them again.  I never run out of eggs in my house, because he is always keeping track of how many eggs we have left and reminds me to buy some when the tray is almost empty.

o Use texting as a daily planner: Have your young ones to text you every night what he/she plans to do the next day.  If he/she can not type, use the emojis creatively.  There are so many out there, you can depict almost any event with an emoji.  It's fun and it will make you feel very trendy. 

o Check weather: Another nightly ritual at our house is to check the weather for the next day using weather apps.  We talk about the weather, high/low temperature, what to wear, what to take to the outings on the next day. 

o Empower them: Have them in charge of a drawer in the kitchen, a closet, or a section of the frig so that he/she can organize his favorite stuff and keep them clean.  My son's favorite section is the beverage cabinet.  He keeps all beverages neatly lined up and transfers them to frig when they are low in frig.  It can be their toys, sporting goods, baseball cards, specialty t-shirts, shoes, jewelry, etc.  Everyone has their favorite stuff that they want to be OCD about.  Of course mine is the wine section :)

Please share your ideas with me as well.  I want to explore something new every week.  These can be fun as well as educational.     
 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Fwd: The Arc of the Hill Country Dance this Saturday the 15th!! Are you coming?? RSVP PLEASE!!!


HELLO EVERYONE!!

We  NEED to know how many to expect this Saturday, the 15th.   PLEASE   RSVP  today so we can go shopping for 
Hot Dogs, Drinks and fun stuff!!   
It's  $1.00 to get in and   a side dish to eat.  A bag of chips, bag of cookies bring yourselves and a side dish of your favorite kind!

Can't wait to hear from you and to see you Saturday!


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Arc of the Hill Country's Summer Celebration Splash Day Aug. 15, 2015 5-8 pm!!! RSVP Required!!!!



Hello everyone!
We have a fun day planned for next Saturday night,  the 15th of August.    Starting time is   5 pm until  8pm.    
Board meeting starts at 3pm,  ALL are invited!

We will provide the hot dogs,  drinks and water activities.
Please bring a side dish so we will have a large variety of things to munch on!
Bring a towel, change of clothes, and come ready to get wet!!

` We will eat in the cafeteria and then head out side to have lots of fun!

PLEASE  RSVP by next  Tuesday so we can know how many hot dogs and drinks to get!

See you  there!




Tuesday, August 4, 2015

RE: Tuesday 08/04 Agenda

I like 1 b/c the heater is not in the fore ground! Great pics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allysoun Musslewhite

 

REALTOR®, Office of Dana Dean, Anne Giles + Lindsay Harris

 

 

Gottesman Residential Real Estate

 

 

t 512.451.2422 x 105

 

m 512.635.1088

 

 

e allysoun@gottesmanresidential.com

 

w gottesmanresidential.com

 

 

 

 

From: Lisa Reddam [mailto:lisareddam@satx.rr.com]
Sent: Monday, August 03, 2015 10:46 PM
To: Kim Ha
Cc: sherene007; Sam Musslewhite; Allysoun Musslewhite; Linda Miller; Sandra Miller; Nadine Sheehan; buttonsbows2009; Cheryl Kloss; Miros Cooke; Jeneva Novak; Mary Lyn Luna; Linda Miller
Subject: Re: Tuesday 08/04 Agenda

 

I pick either   photo  1  or 5

 

 

 

On Aug 3, 2015, at 9:33 PM, Kim Ha wrote:



Here is the link to the group pictures taken by Linda.  We can print one group picture, sign and deliver it to Elks as a thank you note. 

 

 


From: sherene007 <sherene007@gmail.com>
To: Lisa Reddam <lisareddam@satx.rr.com>; Sam Musslewhite <smusslewhite@arcofthehillcountry.org>; Allysoun Musslewhite <allysoun@gmail.com>; Linda Miller <lcmiller461@mac.com>; Sandra Miller <salmos121@yahoo.com>; Kim Ha <rolly78132@yahoo.com>; Nadine Sheehan <nkstexas@yahoo.com>; buttonsbows2009 <buttonsbows2009@att.net>; Cheryl Kloss <hal.cheryl.kloss@gmail.com>; Miros Cooke <mcandcookies@yahoo.com>; Jeneva Novak <jnovak1955@aol.com>; Mary Lyn Luna <marylynluna49@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, August 3, 2015 5:12 PM
Subject: Tuesday 08/04 Agenda

 

 

Our conference call will be tomorrow August 4th at 9:00. 

 

Sam will send us the information to dial in. 

 

We have a lot to discuss and I am thankful for this opportunity to break it up with this call. 

 

AGENDA:

 

-Food

-Paper supplies

-Outside activities

-Set up times for

    Cooking

    Serving

    Outside activities

-Plan for ease of outdoor to indoor activities

 

I would also like to touch on 2 other things due to timing.

 

- Teacher Expo information

 

- A thank for the Elk's Club as we have a meeting on          the 10th with them

 

I look forward to speaking with everyone then

 

 

Sherene

512-393-9222

 

I am headed to Houston and will be out of pocket for awhile. 

 

 

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy Mega™, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

 

 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Arc of the Hill Country Summer Celebration at the Elks Lodge #2279, This Saturday July 18, 2015



Hello everyone!
The Arc of the Hill Country's Summer celebration is this Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Elks Lodge #2279!!
The Elks are wonderfully putting this on for us!   We will have a super time and just need you to be there!

PLEASE     RSVP  as they need to know how many to feed and we want the numbers to reflect who's coming!!

See you Saturday!


Friday, June 26, 2015

The Arc of the Hill Country & Wishing Star Production TOMORROW Night June 27, 2015, at the Brauntex Theater!!


Hello Everyone!!
Summertime fun is tomorrow night!!  We hope to see you at The Brauntex in downtown New Braunfels for our 
Second annual theater production!!
The kids have been working really hard and are so excited to show their skills!
Come celebrate their hard work and support The Arc of the Hill Country!!



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Arc at The Brauntex Theater this Saturday, June 27, 2015


Happy Summer Everyone!!

We are so excited to present along with The Wishing Star Theater group,
"We sing in Celebration"

This Saturday,  June 27, 2015  at   7pm  at the Brauntex Theater!!   
Admission is only   $3.00!!   We hope you can come support our group and watch a great show!!








Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Arc of the Hill Country's June event ~~~ NB KidsFest!!


Hello Everyone!
Summertime is here!!   
And so is Kidsfest!!    We will be spending the weekend out at the Comal County Fairgrounds and hope you will
join us!!     We will have a great selection of books, for children and adults.   If you have some time, we could
sure use your help!!




Volunteers are still needed for this big fund raiser event for our programs.

Friday Setup: noon to 3:00pm
Saturday Setup from 08:00 - 10:00am
Sunday Setup from 10:00 - Noon
Sunday takedown 5:00 pm - 7:00pm
Event Hours:
Saturday:  10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday:  noon to 5:00pm
Volunteers will need to bring your own lawn chairs.
We still need help for setup on Friday, setup Saturday & Sunday before the function, and running the booth on Saturday and Sunday during operating hours, and help taking down our tent and return bins to storage on Sunday.
We will setup one of our 10x20 tents or two depending on booth size.
The Arc has 4 foldup tables and I am bringing 3 more.  We could some tables if you have them.
We will take 18 bins on Friday and use the empty bins to take more on Saturday morning.
I am donating 3 cases of bottle water for the event. 

We will have an area for reading, crafts, and coloring.  We need volunteers.

Jeneva had discussed making poster signs with photos of our members.  Can others help with this?

Thanks everyone,

Roger
President
The Arc of the Hill Country
 

Be sure to help out, with your time and energy and buy some books!!






















Thursday, May 14, 2015

NBISD Special Olympics - Unified Relay Across America

This is from Nancy Edelen and the NBISD Special Olympics   Unified Relay Across America



Begin forwarded message:

From: Nancy Edelen <nedelen@nbisd.org>
Date: May 14, 2015 2:41:02 PM CDT
To: Lisa Reddam <lisareddam@satx.rr.com>

Lisa,

I am attaching some info about an event coming up and was wondering if you would please send this info out to share with all of your contacts through ARC.  We would appreciate it very much,
Nancy Edelen



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Nancy Edelen
NBHS SPED / VAC

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email & attached documents may contain confidential information. All information is intended only for the use of the named recipient. If you are not the named recipient, you are not authorized to read, disclose, copy, distribute or take any action in reliance on the information and any action other than immediate delivery to the named recipient is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, do not read the information and please immediately notify sender by telephone to arrange for a return of the original documents. If you are the named recipient you are not authorized to reveal any of this information to any other unauthorized person. If you did not receive all pages listed or if pages are not legible, please immediately notify sender by phone.

The Arc of the Hill Country's Graduation Celebration!!

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May Graduation Celebration ~~ May 16, 2015 The Arc of the Hill Country


Hello Everyone,
Well,  here it is May!!  Time is flying by, especially for those who are graduating!!  Woo hoo  for you!!!

We are going to focus on our grads this month, so please let me know who all is in this graduating class! 
It's next Saturday, the 16th and we hope to see you there!!







Monday, May 4, 2015

Big Give SA ~~~ Live Comal, Give Comal!!






On May 5, 2015, San Antonio and the surrounding counties will come together for 24 hours of nonprofit giving during the Big Give S.A. The Big Give is South Central Texas' second annual giving day, and it's our chance to make a real impact as part of a family and a community. Last year's event raised nearly $2,100,000 for local charitable causes and I know that we can do even more this year! I have signed up as an Agency Advocate for The Arc of the Hill Country in hopes to help their cause in this year's Big Give. Help me make an impact on May 5th by donating to The Arc of the Hill Country through the Big Give S.A. website:          http://www.thebiggivesa.org/ 




The mission of The Arc of the Hill Country is to advocate and assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their efforts to achieve education, transportation, recreation, employment and residential living goals.  We are committed to supporting these individuals in an effort to provide them the ability to live a rewarding life while attaining their full potential within our local community.  ACHIEVE WITH US. https://www.thebiggivesa.org/#npo/the-arc-of-the-hill-country   







Friday, May 1, 2015

Big Give SA ~~~ Live Comal, Give Comal!!




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On May 5, 2015, San Antonio and the surrounding counties will come together for 24 hours of nonprofit giving during the Big Give S.A. The Big Give is South Central Texas' second annual giving day, and it's our chance to make a real impact as part of a family and a community. Last year's event raised nearly $2,100,000 for local charitable causes and I know that we can do even more this year! I have signed up as an Agency Advocate for The Arc of the Hill Country in hopes to help their cause in this year's Big Give. Help me make an impact on May 5th by donating to The Arc of the Hill Country through the Big Give S.A. website:          http://www.thebiggivesa.org/



http://arcofthehillcountry.org/


We, The Arc of the Hill Country,  THANK YOU!!