December 2017 – Lunch Calendar

What’s for lunch at VIP in December?  Or click here for a PDF version of the menu!

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Stir It Up 2017 – A Wonderful Success!

WOW and THANK YOU to everyone for your generous support as sponsors, ticket sellers, attendees and volunteers at Stir It Up! A charitable fundraiser on Sunday, November 5. For event photos: https://www.flickr.com/…/134064841…/albums/72157662471126878.

We welcomed a record-breaking 700 attendees and raised about $40,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships, raffles and other donations. Three high schools, Elkhorn Area High School, Big Foot High School Music and Westosha Central High School Choirs provided fantastic entertainment while guests enjoyed delicious and hearty samples from 18 top area restaurants. For a complete list and menus: www.stiritupwalco.com.

Thank you again…what a truly awesome event. Be sure to mark your calendar for Stir It Up 2018 – Sunday, November 4!

Stir It Up breaks record

 

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#GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 is the national #GivingTuesday (www.givingtuesday.org) campaign and VIP Services will once again be taking part. #GivingTuesday has become a day dedicated to charitable giving, combining the power of social media and the generosity of people around the nation to bring about real support for their communities.  Following closely on the heels of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday celebrates the power of giving in all forms and inspires people to think about charitable giving at the start of the busy holiday season. We hope that you will consider supporting VIP Services.  To make a gift on line – click here!

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November 2017 – Lunch Calendar

Check out what’s for lunch at VIP in November – or click here for the PDF version.  Bon Appétit!  

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Rest Area Maintenance (RAM) Program Recognized

Carol Deyaert from VIP’s Ram Crew is pictured with Lt. Gov. Kleefish accepting the award.

MADISON (WKOW) — A group of Wisconsin Department of Transportation workers were honored on Wednesday at the State Capitol for their dedication and service to the community. Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch recognized the 30-year Anniversary of the Rest Area Maintenance Program.  Watch it on line – click here!

“We know that you guys do exactly what needs to be done every day to make sure that everyone’s safe,” said Kleefisch. “And that our rest areas are beautiful and that everyone has a really nice time and fond memories of our great state of Wisconsin, so thanks guys.”

The “RAM” program offers jobs to workers with disabilities to help them earn a paycheck and live independently.

17 million people stop at rest areas around Wisconsin every year. A recent survey revealed more than 95% of people reported cleanliness of restrooms as excellent or good.

The VIP Services Rest Area Maintenance (RAM) program provides facility maintenance for state-owned rest areas in Walworth and Rock County, as well as a Safety Weight Enforcement Facility in Dane County. VIP’s RAM crews also maintain the Genoa City Park and Ride site and the state welcome sign.  Congratulations RAM Crew!

 

 

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Volunteers Step in for Weeks of Caring

During Aurora Health Care’s Weeks of Caring campaign, VIP Services, Inc. clients, (seated, from the left), Travis Pederson, Kelly Findlay, Stephen Weisbrod and Martin Ingram, play Bingo Sept. 25 with volunteers (not in order) Marquette Baylor, Erica Ward, Dawn Greeson, Dawn Hixton and Denise Dobersztyn. Amy Rademaker (not pictured) also volunteered at VIP. (Heather Ruenz photo)

For the complete story go to My Walworth County – Southern Lakes News – click here!

For more photos and stories, go to our Facebook page – click here!

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October 2017 – Lunch Calendar

What’s for lunch at VIP in October?  Check it out – click here!

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September 2017 – Lunch Calendar

What’s for lunch in September?  Check out the menu!  PDF version:  September 2017 Lunch Calendar.

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VIP Voice Newsletter – Summer 2017

Hear ye, hear ye! Check out our latest edition of the VIP Voice!  VIP Services – Summer 2017 Newsletter

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Corporate Volunteers Give Back

Corporate Volunteers Giving Back – We recently welcomed volunteers from the bio-tech company, Genentech. They engaged with the clients on an art project that practices fine motor skills as well as enjoyed lively conversations followed by a tour. Thank you to Genentech for volunteering, making an impact in our community!

Corporate volunteering provides employees with meaningful opportunities to make a difference in their communities.  To learn more about our corporate volunteer opportunities, please contact Lynne Dempsey, Volunteer Coordinator at 262-723-4043 ext. 106 or lynnedempsey@vipservices-inc.org.

 

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