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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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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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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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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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