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

April 19, 2017 

One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. 
What's Happening at The Arc Dane County
The Arc 2017 Spring Ball
Don't Miss Your Chance for Tickets!

Get your dancing shoes ready for this year's Spring Ball.  We will be dancing the afternoon away at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club on Sunday April 30th from 2pm - 5pm.  We hope you can join us for a fun  afternoon of dancing, friends and celebrating the spring season. 

Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis.  Don't wait to get yours, they sell out fast!  Ticket Request Forms are due on or before April 10th. Forms are available by clicking here.
Notice of Annual Meeting & Nominations

The nominations committee recommends the following for a two year term on the Board of Directors:

  • Jean Schmeichel
  • Sarah Barnes
  • Deni Fuhrman
The Committee nominates the following for officers to serve a one year term:
  • Barbara Hughes,  Vice President
  • Mark Lederer,   Secretary
  • John Leemkuil,  Treasurer
  • Ken Hobbs,  President
The Annual Meeting will be held on
Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30pm
The Arc Dane County offices
6602 Grand Teton Plaza, Madison, Wisconsin, 53719

for the purpose of elections and other business that may be brought by the members.

I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Agenda
III. Report from the Nominations Committee
IV. Elections
V. Other
VI. Adjourn
In This Issue
Upcoming  Events
The Arc National Events
Welcome New Members
The Arc Dane County welcomes our newest members
Michelle Dover & Family
Sally Schieldt

As we work to increase our membership and create a strong community advocating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, please consider sharing information about The Arc Dane County.

Joining our membership is as easy as clicking here and filling out our form.
Harmful Health Care Bill is Coming Back - Call Congress Now!
Congress will be in recess April 10 - 21. This means Members of Congress will be at home and the bottom line is, they urgently need to hear from you.

This week, Members of the House of Representatives and the Trump Administration are having renewed discussions on the American Health Care Act - which would repeal major provisions of the Affordable Care Act and decimate Medicaid (learn more here).

Here are three ways you can #JoinOurFight during recess to protect vital supports and services:
  1. Stop what you are doing and call YOUR Members of Congress - then ask your friends & family to call. Click here for a short script and contact information to call your Members of Congress. It only takes a few minutes to tell them how important Medicaid and the ACA are in your life.
  2. Have 2 more minutes? Follow The Arc on Facebook & Twitter to participate in "#WeActWednesday." Each Wednesday The Arc shares a quick way to take action on a current advocacy issue on our Facebook and Twitter. Please take action, share, like, and retweet every Wednesday
  3. Have a free night? Attend Town Hall meetings. Showing up matters so much. Check out this resource listing all scheduled town hall meetings across the country, bring your friends and family and ask your Members of Congress to protect the ACA and Medicaid.
Update Your Contacts - New Email
The Arc Dane County has a new email address.  We are no longer using  Please update your contacts and begin using our new email:
The Arc Dane County | (608) 833-1199
6602 Grand Teton Plaza | Madison, WI 53719