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In This Issue
A Note from Michelle
Program News
Wild West Gala 2019
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 Note from Michelle

Hello friends! So much has been happening around Society! June is DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH throughout Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced Counties. We have been busy attending meetings and accepting the proclamations. We are grateful to our partners in local government for recognizing the importance of celebrating those with different abilities. We encourage everyone to wear PURPLE on Fridays in June to celebrate Disability Awareness Month. Our newest program, Buddy Club, is in it's 4th month. This is our program for young adults 16+ to come and hang out with peers, do crafts, watch movies, eat snacks and play games. On May, 20 participants enjoyed bowling and pizza at Yosemite Lanes! We had a great time together full of laughter and friendship. UCP of Stanislaus is partnering with us on Buddy Club.
Our 2019 Wild West Gala: Jeans and Jewels is  all set for SATURDAY, SEPT 28th at the DURRER  BARN in Modesto! Tickets will be on sale in July! Sponsorship opportunities are available! At our Gala this year, we also plan to announce the start of our Capital Campaign. Society is in desperate need of a new and LARGER location. We have outgrown our current location by leaps and bounds (which is a good thing). We will need a lot of help from our community to make this happen. We hope that you will consider donating what you can to help us grow. A new location will help us to expand our services and programs. We are thankful for all of your support. 
                 
Program News
Miss Stanislaus Spirit Princess Pageant
The Miss Stanislaus Spirit Princess Pageant has two new princesses for the 2019 term. We are pleased to announce that the  Little Miss Stanislaus Spirit Princess is Olivia Aguilar and the Teen Miss Stanislaus Spirit Princess is Michelle Ortiz. It was such an amazing and fun event for all of our lovely contestants and we can't wait to do it again next year! THANK YOU to all the volunteers, judges, escorts, visiting royalties and contestants for making this pageant one to remember!


Day on the Farm
Our annual Day on the Farm will be held on Saturday, June 22nd this year hosted by Jim Sanchez at Sanchez Farms in Oakdale, in honor and memory of Patti Sanchez. Patti Sanchez passed away April 27, 2019 after a courageous fight with cancer. We will be honoring Patti with fun and laughter at her favorite Society event. This day on a working farm provides a special treat of riding a horse or pony, planting in the garden, and a leisurely hayride through the orchards. The Oakdale Lions wrap up the day with a delicious Ranch Style BBQ!

To register for the program, just click  HERE

Water Ski
The weather is sure heating up for a hot summer! Cool down during the summer heat by joining us for Water ski. We have five dates to choose from throughout the summer, so find a date that suits you best and enjoy a relaxing day by the water. The first water ski session is scheduled for June 29th, can't wait to see you there!

To register for the program, click  HERE



Bike Camp
Want to learn to ride a bike? Then we have just the program for you! Join us for our annual Adapted Bike Camp and learn to ride a two-wheeled bike in a week. We are also always in need of volunteers that are willing to help so sign up today!

Bike Camp will be Monday through Friday, July 15th-19th with three different sessions to choose from.

To register as a participant or volunteer, just click HERE

Miracle League
We want to give a huge THANK YOU to all of our Miracle League volunteers for making this season one for the books! We had amazing Buddies that assisted one-on-one with Players, volunteers who helped check people as they came in, volunteers who helped set up and clean up, and the amazing coaches who helped lead the teams. Without all of your hard work and commitment, Miracle League wouldn't be what it is today. Let's continue this incredible momentum into the fall season!

To see our programs, please visit our  Facebook page For more program information, please contact  Channa  o r call (209) 524-3536 
EVENTS 

Save the Date! September 28th, 2019 will be our Annual Wild West Gala. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, an event not to be missed!  Click Here for Sponsorship Form

Tickets will be available soon for $100.00 Per Person (*21+ event) 

Volunteers are needed for the day & night of the Gala. There is room for you on our committee if you are interested in helping with the planning of this event.

Questions? Please contact Sasha Harris at (209)524-3536 EXT. 3511 or by email at Sasha@societyfordisabilities.org