The Messenger
A Newsletter From The Arc Dane County
Supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 65 years

July 12, 2017 

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.   
What's Happening at The Arc Dane County
Fall Program Planned For Family Care/IRIS Transition
The Arc Dane County is planning several sessions to help you transition your loved one to Family Care or IRIS.  There is a lot of information you need to know that will slowly be parceled out by the State Department of Health Services.  They will oversee the program.  We will be sharing relevant and timely information to help you act in the best interest of your loved one and meet the needs unique to your family member.  There will be at least one day-time program and one or two evening programs in early October.  Watch for details and date coming soon.
Register Now for the 2017 Golf Outing!
Be ready for a day of fun at this 18-Hole Scramble Event!  This is our single largest fundraising event of the year.  Help us be inviting friends and family to golf, sponsor, or donate a raffle prize.
  • 8am-9am Registration
  • 9:30am Shotgun Start
  • $5000 cash prize putting contest. 
  • Cash Prize for closest to the pin on a Par 3
  • Hole Prizes, Silent Auction, and Prize Drawings
Registration Fees are $115/golfer by August 15 & $130/golfer after August 15.  Fees include the putting contest, greens fee, cart, lunch and a goodie bag.

Event Hosts:
Mitch Henk, The Mitch Henck Show
Leah Linscheid, WISC-TV News

Special Thanks to our Everybody's Golf Tourney
Major Sponsors:

In This Issue
Upcoming  Events

The Arc National Events
2017 Membership Renewal Drive
It is time for The Arc Dane County's annual membership renewal drive!

Your membership provides financial support for our work promoting advocacy, social & educational events and information sharing. It allows us to provide all of this free of charge.
You also benefit:
  • You are part of the national Arc focusing on policy issues that affect the disabled from the halls of Congress, Department of Health Services all the way to our own communities (Repeal of ACA and cuts to Medicaid that impact state benefits are front and center)
  • Inclusive social events, ongoing educational programs
  • Receiving current information via The Messenger (our e-newsletter) and
  • Quick access to current information & relevant to services in Dane County, Wisconsin and Nationwide-The Arc Dane County curates information & news to help you find topics relevant to you
  • Collaboration with other organizations and the slightly different roles they play in advocating for disabled people in Dane County
We are proud to have you as a member. 
Disability Pride Festival - WE NEED VOLUNTEERS THIS WEEKEND!
The Arc Dane County will have a booth at this year's Disability Pride Festival.  We are looking for volunteers to help staff the booth and promote The Arc.  Minimum time slots are 2 hours.  We hope you can join us for this fun-filled day featuring live entertainment, exhibits and karaoke!
Saturday, July 29th - NOON to 5pm
Tenney Park, Madison
Please contact Tom Novotny, board member, if you are able to volunteer.
(414) 702-0678
The Arc Dane County | (608) 833-1199
6602 Grand Teton Plaza | Madison, WI 53719