Time has a way of rushing by us. No sooner had we held our Third Annual Dinner of Hope , than it was time to plan for our 4th , which was held on April 13, 2019. Our winter volunteers from China were great help in producing flyers, invitations, and even the cover of our souvenir program book.
Where Would We Be
without Our Amazing Volunteers?
Introducing Our 2019 Winter Chinese Volunteers
Our Board and Advisory Grows
We wish to welcome two new Directors and one new Advisor to our organization. Find out more about them and get reacquainted with the other Directors and Advisors at our Website.
Dinner of Hope, 2019
This year's Dinner of Hope was held on April 13, 2019 at Maria's Galleria Banquet Room in Haverhill, MA. Making a return engagement as our intrepid Master of Ceremonies was Haverhill's and WHAV 's very own, Tim Coco.
Tim Coco
Once more our dear friend, Stephanie Beach, returned to weave her magic.

OK, Steph! Inquiring minds want to know - how do you do what you do?
Flash Drive Returns
The best local band anywhere returned to provide both background and dancing music. And, as usual, they did a fantastic job.
A big thanks goes to our keynote speaker and award presenters without whom our event would not have been as much fun as it was.
Diana DiZoglio
Our Keynote Speaker, State Senator Diana DiZoglio, battled both exhaustion from numerous public appearances and laryngitis, but made sure that she was present for our big event.
Bill Macek & Attorney Shain Neumeier
Macek Pinch-hits for Vargas
City Councilor Bill Macek presented the Bryan Noble Award to disability activist Attorney Shain Neumeier of Springfield, MA. He was one of our two surprise presenters. Andy Vargas, who was scheduled to do the presentation, could not return to Haverhill in time for the Dinner.
McMeen Presents Award to The Arc
Our schedule presenter, Former State Rep. Juana Matias was not able to be come to our event, and so the task of presenter went to our Advisor, Rachel McMeen. She gave out the Community Service Award to The Arc of Greater Haverhill-Newburyport Executive Director, Luis Bachman.
Rachel McMeen & Luis Bachman
Lisa Rajczyk & Christina Minicucci
Rajczyk Accepts Award on Behalf of Wood
This year's Asperger Works Award went to Tom "Woody" Wood, a former member of our Board of Directors. He was not able to be present to accept the award, but a member of the Advisory Board, Lisa Rajczyk, accepted it on his behalf. It was presented by State Rep. Christina Minicucci. We must note, that Rep. Minicucci also delivered the keynote address on behalf of Senator DiZoglio.
Board President Delivers Moving Speech at Dinner
Board President and Executive Director Daniel Rajczyk welcomed everyone to the Dinner in a moving address in which he described why he started Asperger Works. To read his speech, please click the link: ED's Speech.
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