Rec Connect Winter Programs – Now Open!

Registration is NOW OPEN for winter programs!  Rec Connect is our new Walworth County-wide recreation program that is available to all people with disabilities. This program collaborates with existing organizations, programs and entities and develops additional options consistent with consumer needs and interests.

Rec Connect – 2019 Winter Activity Guide

  1.  Yoga Clinic – Friday, January 4:  Click here for more info or to register!
  2.  Winter Wonderland Crafting – Saturday, January 12:  Click here for more info or to register!
  3.  Strikers Bowling on Mondays, January 14 to February 29:  Click here for more info or to register!
  4.  Baker’s Delight on Tuesdays, January 15 to February 26:  Click here for more info or to register!
  5.  Sports of Sorts on Wednesdays, January 16 to February 27:  Click here for more info or to register!
  6. Water Aerobics on Thursdays, January 17 to February 21: Click here for more info or to register!
  7. Social Voyagers on Fridays, January 18 – February 22:  Click here for more info or to register!
  8. Zumba on Saturdays, January 19 – February 16:  Click here for more info or to register!
  9.  Valentine’s Dance, Saturday February 16th: Click here for more info or to register!

Registrations are accepted through mail, e-mail and phone.  Please include registration form and payment method.  To register or for more information, contact Tara Scott, Recreation Specialist at 262-723-4043 ext. 138 or e-mail: tarascott@vipservices-inc.org.

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Finding Workforce Solutions: Community Breakfast & Forum

Finding Workforce Solutions by Employing People with Disabilities:

A Community Forum and Breakfast

VIP Services, Inc., in partnership with the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, will host a complimentary breakfast event for employers and other community members at the Matheson Memorial Library on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

At the event, area employers who are interested in learning how to leverage local resources to meet their workforce needs and diversify their businesses will hear from other local business who have had positive experiences employing people with disabilities. Employers will learn how partnering with VIP Services, Inc to include the talents of people with disabilities can benefit their workplace. Participants will have an opportunity to network and learn while talking with VIP Services staff and people with disabilities about their own hiring needs.

This event is part of a two-year statewide initiative called Partners with Business that was passed by the Wisconsin Legislature in the spring of 2018 to build capacity with businesses to hire and support workers with disabilities.  There is no cost to register and includes a complimentary breakfast.  To RSVP for the event, visit https://findingworkforcesolutions.splashthat.com/ or for more information, contact Kim Brady at kimbrady@vipservices-inc.org or (262)723-4043 ext.136.

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You are invited! VIP Bowl-a-thon: Saturday, March 2nd

Come have a ball at VIP Services’ 11th Annual Bowl-A-Thon! 

Funds raised support VIP’s mission to empower adults with disabilities.  

Join us for this fun event on Saturday, March 2nd at Delavan Lanes.  This popular event welcomes all ages and abilities and provides participants with the opportunity to raise funds for VIP Services operations while simultaneously having a fun time. The day will be divided into two sixteen team sessions, the first beginning at 12:00 p.m. and the second at 3:00 p.m. Special incentives will be offered for those teams who raise $400 or more in pledges.

 

Bowl-a-thon registration forms will be distributed in early January at VIP and via mail. This event is sure to sell out early, so get your registration forms completed and returned as soon as possible.  For more information, contact Julie Cotter at 262-723-4043, ext. 105 or juliecotter@vipservices-inc.org.

VIP Services 2019 Bowl-a-thon – Saturday, March 2

Early bird registration is $40 per team (team of 4 – $10 per person) till 2/11/19.  Team registration after 2/11/19 is $80 (team of four – $20 per person). Registration fee includes THREE games per person and shoe rental.  

VIP Services – 2019 Bowl-a-thon Team Registration Form

Official Rules Tips on Raising Pledges

Pledges-Donations Received Form

Interested in being Bowl-a-thon Sponsor?  We have lots of great opportunities available.  Sponsorship benefits include signage at the event, listing in VIP publications, Facebook and website, plus the good feeling that YOU are supporting the great programs and services at VIP!  Download the form (below) or click here for the on-line link!

VIP Bowl-a-thon 2019 Sponsorship Form

We hope you can be a part of the 2019 Bowl-a-thon! 

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January 2019 – Lunch Calendar

What’s for lunch at VIP in January?  Check it out!  Or, click here: January 2019 Lunch Calendar for the PDF version.

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December 2018 – Lunch Calendar

What’s for lunch at VIP in December?  For the PDF version: December 2018 Lunch Calendar.

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Shopping at Southridge Mall on December 8th

The Rec Connect program is taking a trip to Southridge Mall in Greenfield on Saturday, December 8, from 9 a.m.—2:00 p.m.  Cost is $25, includes lunch and transportation.  Rec Connect is our Walworth County-wide recreation program that is available to all people with disabilities.

We will meet at VIP and then board VIP’s transportation to the mall. Southridge is the largest mall in Wisconsin and features Dick’s Sporting Goods, JC Penney, a fabulous food court, pictures with Santa and much more.  Bring your own $$ for shopping!  To register for the trip or for more information about Rec Connect, contact Tara Scott at 262-723-4043 ext. 138 or tarascott@vipservices-inc.org.

 

 

 

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One week till Giving Tuesday on November 27th

One week till #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday and kicks off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

 

To make a gift, go to:  VIP Services – Giving Tuesday.  Or, go to www.givingtuesday.org and search for VIP Services.

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Homes for the Holiday Housewalk – Saturday, Nov. 17th

Tour beautifully decorated homes in the Elkhorn area from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 each.  When you have finished the tour, stop by Advia Credit Union at 837 N. Wisconsin Street in Elkhorn  for homemade refreshments, friendship and for a chance to win one of their holiday gift baskets!  The event is sponsored by the Elkhorn Area Women’s Club and proceeds benefit VIP Services.  Tickets are available at VIP Services, Advia Credit Union, Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce, Perkup, Matheson Memorial Library and from any Elkhorn Area Women’s Club member.  We hope you can join us for this lovely annual tradition!

 

 

Holiday Homes of Elkhorn are located at:

W2888 Loveland—home of Laurie Kyle

W4144 County NN—home of Karen Gonzales

1119 Lark Dale Lane—home of Kati Hansen

209 N. Washington Street—home of Sue Zimmerman

837 N. Wisconsin Street—end of tour gathering at Advia Credit Union

 

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VIP Voice 2018 Newsletter

Join the fun!  Check out the latest edition of the VIP Voice Summer 2018 Newsletter.

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November 2018 – Lunch Calendar

What’s for lunch at VIP in November?  Check it out!  Or, for the PDF version:  November 2018 Lunch Calendar.

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