Rec Connect: Fall programs and activity guide

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

FALL PROGRAMS – Click here for the Fall Activity Guide

  1. Sports of Sorts program (7 classes) on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The dates are September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17, October 24, November 7 and November 14.  There will not be a class offered on October 31st.  Cost is $35 for 7 classes.  To register or for more info:  Click here!
  2. Water Aerobics program (5 classes) on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The dates are: September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18 and October 25.  Cost is $55 for 5 classes.  To register or for more info:  Click here!
  3. Social Voyagers program (4 outings) on Fridays from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  The dates are September 28, October 12, November 9 and November 16.  Outings include rock climbing, attending a high school football game, board games and much more!  Cost is $55 for 4 outings.  To register or for more info:  Click here!
  4. Crafters Club (5 classes) on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  The dates are: September 29, October 6, October 13, October 20 and October 27.  Cost is $40 for 5 classes. To register or for more info – Click here!
  5. Monster Masquerade Dance on Friday, October 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn, cost is $5.  To register or for more info: Click here! 

Registrations are also accepted via mail, include registration form and payment method. 

To register by phone or for more information, contact Tara Scott, Recreation Specialist at 262-723-4043 ext. 138

or via e-mail: tarascott@vipservices-inc.org.

 

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VIP Voice Summer 2018 Newsletter

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

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September 2018 – Lunch Calendar

What’s for lunch at VIP in September?  Or, click here for the PDF.

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August 2018 – Lunch Calendar

What’s for lunch at VIP in August?  Check it out or go to a PDF version:  August 2018 Lunch Calendar

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Stir It Up – Tickets on sale!

It’s the 4th Annual Stir It Up, a Walworth County-wide fundraiser on Sunday, November 4 from 11:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m. at Elkhorn Area High School.  

This year’s event benefits: VIP Services, New Beginnings – Domestic Violence Shelter Build for Walworth County, Lakeland Animal Shelter and area high school music programs.

For tickets – click here!

For more information, go to: www.stiritupwalco.com.

The event is hosted by VIP Services and the Rotary Club of Elkhorn.

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July 2018 – Lunch Calendar

What’s for lunch at VIP in July?  Check it out or go to a PDF version:  July 2018 – Lunch Calendar – click here!

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VIP Receives Partners with Business Award

For a PDF, go to:  VIP Services Receives Partners with Business Award from BPDD

WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities Announces Partners with Business Awards

(Madison) — The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) has announced seven awards statewide to school districts and services providers designed so they can help local businesses hire and support workers with significant disabilities.  The “Partners with Business” initiative was signed into law this spring and is based on a successful, cost-effective strategy from BPDD’s Let’s Get to Work youth employment project that shows businesses how co-workers can provide supports to employees with disabilities on the job.

Congratulations to VIP Services Inc., located in Elkhorn. Here is why they’re interested in the PWB model.

VIP Services, Inc. believes the PWB model will be beneficial because “the efficiency of having on-site, co-worker involvement will lead to better employment outcomes.”

 Partners with Business supports workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be successful on the job by using a combination of natural and formal supports, both of which are provided by the employer.  Using the Partners with Business approach, a school or vocational service agency works with an employer to provide initial job training for a worker with disabilities and develops on-the-job supports through co-workers.  Once co-worker supports have been developed and job training is complete, the employer may receive funds from the long-term care system (i.e. Family Care, IRIS, Partnership) or other sources to designate co-worker(s), instead of agency-provided job coaches, to provide necessary ongoing supports.

“The Partners with Business approach has shown success reducing the need for outside job coaches and has demonstrated increased numbers of hours worked per week by employees,” said Beth Swedeen, BPDD Executive Director.  “Overall, workers supported through Partners with Business have needed fewer public supports to get and keep their jobs. It’s a win-win employment strategy for people with disabilities in Wisconsin.”

These mini-grants are part of the 2017 Wisconsin Act 323, passed on April 16, 2018.  To view the statutory language, visit: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/acts/323.

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June 2018 – Lunch Calendar

What’s for lunch at VIP in June?  Check it out or go to a PDF version:  June 2018 – Lunch Calendar – click here!

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VIP Volunteers Celebrated!

Paul Kremer along with Cindy Simonsen, Executive Director of VIP Services, Inc.

We recently honored and celebrated VIP Volunteers at our Volunteer Recognition Reception.  Volunteers are truly the backbone of VIP; people we need, trust and value. Who are VIP Volunteers? Our Board members, corporate volunteers, school activity volunteers, community members and VIP Ambassadors. In 2017, VIP volunteers completed an incredible 1,771 hours of service!

Paul Kremer was recognized for his long-time dedication as a VIP Volunteer and Ambassador Coach. Kudos to Paul as well as ALL our volunteers. We are truly blessed!  A special thanks to The Elk Restaurant for their generous donation of the delicious food food.  For event pictures, check out our Facebook page – click here!

 

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VIP’s 20th Annual Golf Outing – Monday, June 11th

The VIP Services 20th Annual Golf Outing is Monday, June 11th at Big Foot Country Club.  The event is presented by Kikkoman Foods, Inc. and the Kikkoman Foods Foundation, along with Awards Dinner sponsor Tankcraft Corporation / Plasticraft Corporation.

Funds generated from this annual event play a vital role in supporting the mission of VIP Services to empower people with disabilities to explore and experience endless possibilities.

 Registration Form:  2018 VIP Golf Outing Invitation Brochure

 GOLF OUTING EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Co-chairs Cherie Ackman and Bob Putnam, Cheri Brost, Rose Crandall, Kathi George, Jim Homan, Regan Homan, Larry Kosiek, Donna Neshek, Bill Ring and Mark Stinebrink

Event Schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m.    Registration, Putting Green and Buffet Lunch
  • 11:30 a.m.     Shotgun Start
  • 5:00 p.m.      19th Hole Reception
  • 6:15 p.m.       Welcome, Dinner, Program, Auctions and Awards

 2018 Sponsors To Date

Presenting Sponsor – Kikkoman Foods Inc. and Kikkoman Foods Foundation

Course Sponsor – Aldridge Electric

Awards Dinner Sponsor – Tankcraft / Plasticraft

Lunch Sponsor – MPC, Inc.

 Eagle Sponsors for:

 Birdie Sponsors:

Platinum Medal Sponsors:

  • Marge Bellock
  • Tim and Dani Brellenthin
  • Michael and Julie Cotter
  • Tom and Donna Neshek Family Foundation

Gold Medal Sponsors:

  • Cornerstone National Bank & Trust Co.
  • Bob and Carol Foster
  • Mike and Kathi George
  • Greenbriar Canine Academy—Cindy Simonsen
  • Integra Seating
  • George and Mary Jorndt
  • Matustik Builders
  • Bob & Rita O’Brien
  • Plote Construction Inc.
  • VIP Services’ Management Staff

Silver Medal Sponsors:

  • Thomas & Cathy Arnold
  • Edward Jones—offices of: Stacy Whiteman & Isaac Hart
  • Hummel Construction LLC
  • Tom & Mary Oehler

Bronze Medal Sponsors:

  • Carolyn & Joe Chambers
  • Lynn Crawford
  • Greg & Debbie Hammes
  • Joel and Sue Stokes-Nelson
  • The Rauland Agency, Inc.
  • Wayne & Karen Rockenbach
  • Fred Van Strydronck
  • William & Margaret Walker
  • Mark R. Weksler & Company
  • Gerald and Barbara Tax
  • Bradley Young

Friend Sponsor:

  • William and Marie Trow

Online Registration is now CLOSED:

For sponsorship & golfer info, please contact Julie Cotter at 262-723-4043 ext. 105 or juliecotter@vipservices-inc.org.  

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