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:  June 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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May 2018 – Lunch Calendar

Check out what’s for lunch at VIP in May.  Or click here for the PDF.  Yum!!!

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Volunteer Recognition Reception – Tuesday, April 17

Please join us for this special event to recognize and thank our volunteers for their service and dedication. In addition, we will be recognizing, Paul Kremer for his long-time service as a VIP Volunteer and Ambassador Coach.  The event is from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Light refreshments are provided by The Elk Restaurant.  

For more information or to RSVP, contact Lynne Dempsey at 262-723-4043 ext. 106 or Lynnedempsey@vipservices-inc.org  by April 13, 2018.  

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2018 Bowl-a-thon Recap!

1st Place – The Three Cowboys & a Cowgirl: Steve, Jennifer, David and Derek raised $1,480!

The 10th Annual Bowl-a-thon on Saturday, March 3rd was a wonderful success, netting over $16,000!  Funds raised will help us continue to provide programs and services for people with disabilities.  The Bowl-a-thon is one of our most popular annual activities, bringing together clients, family members and the broader community for an afternoon of fun and fellowship.  For a complete list of team fundraising totals, click here!

Plus, there were lots of fantastic smiles to go along with the bowling.  For a sampling of event pictures (see below) and click here!  Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported, participated, donated and attended the event!  

2nd Place – Elkhorn Rotary Club: Tom, Cindy, Bill and Dan raised $1,039!

3rd Place – The Eagles: Tammy, Dave, Paul and Mario raised $700!

Witches of Brunswick – Stacie, Mandy, Gina and Melissa raised $230!

Strikers – Advia Credit Union: Doug, Nicole, Kathi and Kristi (and Joette) raised $444!

Madison Street Madness: Katie, Joanie, Beth and Ed raised $500!

The Shamrocks: April, Kelsey, Amy and Shelly raised $200!

Frank Hoover, VIP Ambassador and his coach, Paul Kremer, welcomed 128 bowlers to Delavan Lanes.

Presenting Sponsor: Casey’s General Stores

Strike Sponsor: The Weber Boys

Spare Sponsors: House Check – Peggy & Michael Bentley, Integra, Inc. – Monroe & Deena Putnam and Missy & Bob Putnam

Team Sponsors: Kathi and Mike George, Prop Shaft Supply Inc. and Voskuil Adult Family Home

Lane Sponsors: Advia Credit Union, Annie Frame’s Family (Neill & Pam Frame), The Bark Market – Karen Conell, Delavan Fitness Center/ Rocky’s Gym, Ron and Ann Deschner, Edstrom Industries, LLC, Fontana Family Dentistry, LLC, Greenbriar Canine Academy, Heckel Tool & Manufacturing Corporation, Madison Street Subs, Donna and Tom Neshek, Oak Leaf Capital Partners – Chris Reed, Pete’s Porting Service/ Engine Design Machine, Steven Pils, Robertson Ryan & Associates, Inc. – office of Jeff & Nancy Parrish, Royal Basket Trucks, Southern Lakes Credit Union, State Farm – office of Chuck Palma, Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly, Joel and Sue Stokes-Nelson,  Walworth County ARC and Youngquist and Kennedy Orthodontics.  General Sponsor: McCullough’s Prescriptions and Gifts.

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VIP’s Annual Recognition Dinner, “Celebrating courage and determination.”

Celebrating courage and determination

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