News

Keep up on the latest VIP Services News.

VIP in the News! ‘Building Full Lives’ Article 02.09.17

Joe Helper at his job in the community

Joe Helper, a client of VIP Services is shown working at his community-based job.  We were recently awarded a ‘Building Full Lives’ grant to support training efforts for staff who will play key roles in integrating people with disabilities in their communities.  Story by Heather Ruenz, Editor of the Elkhorn Independent Newspaper.

VIP Services preparing for future changes

 

Share

Join us for the 2017 Bowl-a-thon on Saturday, March 4th

Facebook Picture (3)Come have a ball at the annual Bowl-A-Thon!  Open to all ages and abilities.  Funds raised support VIP’s mission to empower adults with disabilities.  

The 9th Annual VIP Services Bowl-a-thon will take place on Saturday, March 4th at Delavan Lanes.  This popular event 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 have recently been distributed. 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.  We hope you can be a part of the 2017 Bowl-a-thon! 

VIP Services – Bowl-a-thon Event Flyer

Early bird registration is $80 per team (four people) till 2/13/17.  Team registration after 2/13/17 is $100 (team of four). Registration fee includes THREE games per person and shoe rental.  

VIP Services – 2017 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:  VIP Services – 2017 Bowl-a-thon sponsorship link.

VIP Services – 2017 Bowl-a-thon Sponsorship Form

 

Share

Make a difference at VIP!

Make your gift todayLooking for that perfect gift and want to make a difference at VIP?  Make a gift in honor of or in memory of someone who has been or is important in your life.  Go to: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E12559&id=2.  Gifts of any size are truly appreciated and help us provide great programs and services.  Thank you!

Share

2016 Stir It Up! A county-wide fundraising success

Event Co-Chairs: Donna Neshek and Ed Scaro

Event Co-Chairs: Donna Neshek and Ed Scaro

On Sunday, November 6th, we welcomed 650 guests who were entertained by four area high school music groups as they enjoyed delicious food from 19 top area restaurants.  The event raised more than $40,00 and funds raised this year will benefit VIP Services, Association for the Prevention of Family Violence (AFPV), Elkhorn Area Youth Center and Elkhorn High School Music Program.  The event is a partnership with the Elkhorn Rotary Club.  Thank you to our attendees, sponsors, donors, entertainers and volunteers.  Mark your calendar for the 2017 event – Sunday, November 5!

Read more about it from the Elkhorn Independent newspaper:  http://mywalworthcounty.com/?p=21717. For event photos, go to: https://www.flickr.com/…/134064841…/albums/72157673319300774.  A special thank you to Heather Perkins with Southern Lakes Newspapers for sharing the story.

Share

VIP Services Awarded “Building Full Lives in the Community” Grant

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) has awarded a 2016 Building Full Lives in the Community Technical Assistance Grant to VIP Services, Inc. The grant provides technical assistance to support the organizations in providing services and supports that are individualized; full of choices; and built around the dreams and aspirations of individuals.  Organizations will learn how to establish services that support individuals Full Lives in The Community by flexibly combining customized employment with individualized community integrated activities.  Read the full press release:  VIP Services Awarded Full Lives Grant from WPDD.

 

Share

VIP Voice Newsletter – Fall 2016

VIP's Mission In ActionCheck out the latest edition of the VIP Voice:  VIP Voice Newsletter – Fall 2016. The featured front page article, “VIP’s Mission in Action” is about our Accelerated Community Employment Service (ACES) and Community Connections programs.

Share

Get your ticket to Stir It Up! Sunday, November 6th

Stir It Up! Invitation

It’s the 2nd Annual Stir It Up on Sunday, November 6 from 11:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. at Elkhorn Area High School (www.stiritupwalco.com).  This Walworth County-wide charitable fundraising event to benefit VIP Services, the Association for the Prevention of Family Violence, the Elkhorn Youth Center and Elkhorn Area High School Music and Mentoring Programs.

To save $$ and NOT pay on-line ticket fees, admission tickets are available at VIP Services, Peoples Bank, Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly (Lake Geneva and Delavan stores), Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce and at the event.  Or, go to:  ON-LINE TICKET SALES – CLICK HERE!

Tickets types and prices:
-Youth (ages 5 – 14): $10 (children ages 4 and under—no charge)
-General Admission: $30
-Couple: $50 for a couple
-Family for $75 (two adults and three kids)
-Limited number of “Preferred Seating” tickets $60 per person (including children)
Top area restaurants will generously be donating samples of their signature fare for the event.  Participating restaurants include, Best Events Catering, Crafted Americana, The Geneva Inn, Geneva National Resort, Greenie’s Clubhouse, Hawk’s View Golf Club, Lake Geneva Pie Co., Lake Lawn Resort, Moy’s Restaurant, Next Door Pub, Papa’s Barbecue Pit Stop, Sperino’s, The Trout House at Rushing Waters and Tuscan Tavern and Grill.  Entertainment will be provided by the wonderfully talented students of Big Foot High School Jazz Ensemble, Delavan-Darien High School String Choir, Westosha High School Show Choir and Elkhorn High School Jazz Band.

For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities, etc., contact Julie Cotter at 262.723.4043, ext. 105 or juliec@vipservices-inc.org.

Stir It Up provides a creative way for residents of Walworth County to support a group of important causes working to improve the quality of life for people.  The event is sponsored through a partnership with VIP Services and the Rotary Club of Elkhorn. 

Share

You are invited – Book Signing and Meet & Greet!

CPR Book Picture for FB event (2) - CopyJoin us for a book signing on Saturday, September 24 from 10:30 a.m. – noon at the Walworth Memorial Library (525 Kenosha Street, Walworth, WI ) featuring local author and philanthropist Trudy Schubert. The Walworth Police and Fire Departments and Rescue Squad will be on-hand to sign books along with their fire trucks and ambulances on display!

Trudy’s new 10th self-published book, “CPR-Caring, Protection and Respect” will be available for sale ($5 per copy) and shares a simple message about diversity, giving reasons that color and religion do not matter.   “CPR-Caring, Protection and Respect” is dedicated to Police, Fire and Ambulance and Service men and women.  Come join us, bring your children and grandchildren and say “thank you!” to our Service Department friends.  The proceeds of the book will benefit VIP Services.  For more information contact:  Julie Cotter, Development Director at (262)723-4043 ext. 105 or juliecotter@vipservices-inc.org.

Share

Book to benefit VIP Services, Inc.

“CPR-Caring, Protection and Respect” Book to benefit VIP Services, Inc.

Local author and philanthropist, Trudy Schubert just self-published her 10th book “CPR-Caring, Protection and Respect” with all proceeds to benefit VIP Services. The book shares a simple message about diversity, giving reasons that color and religion do not matter.  Trudy’s mantra, “All that matters is what you do and say!”  The book is now available for purchase at $5 per copy at VIP Services at our front desk or by contacting Julie Cotter at juliec@vipservices-inc.org or 262-723-4043 ext. 105.  Copies are also available The Rauland Agency in Walworth.

Schubert, a retired children’s librarian, brings her love of storytelling and writing together as a way to contribute and raise awareness to causes she supports. She shares, “Children born with disabilities come with many blessings for the lives they affect.  I hope each of the books I have written will help children to realize something they might not have understood before.”

The cover features a firetruck which serves a dual purpose; a central character, Ted is a fire fighter and Trudy has dedicated the book to Police, Fire and Ambulance and Service men and women.  Schubert writes, “When I read or hear about the unrest in our world we know our Police, Fire, Ambulance and Service men and women are protecting us every minute of our day risking their lives for us. You all are a very important part of our lives Thank You for being there for us and protecting us. We pray for your safety.”

Schubert published her first book, “Sweet Treats,” in 2005 to help benefit Lakeland School. She donated the proceeds from subsequent books to organizations which include the Red Cross, Lakeland Animal Shelter, The Dance Factory, Aurora Lakeland Cancer Center, the Alliance for Children and Inspiration Ministries.

Thank you to Trudy, we are grateful for her wonderful generosity!  

P1000782

Trudy is pictured with VIP clients Adam Millard and Stephen Weisbrod

CPR Book - Trudy_Page_01

Share

Tickets on sale! Stir It Up 2016, November 6th

Post card - side 1 (7)

Stir It Up! Sunday, November 6 from 11:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. at Elkhorn Area High School

Pre-sale tickets are available for a REDUCED price from now till August 31* – ON LINE ONLY – Click Here!

 -Youth (ages 5 – 14): $7.50 (children ages 4 and under—no charge)

-General Admission: $25

-Couple:  $40 for a couple

-Family for $60 (two adults and three kids)

-Limited number of “Preferred Seating” tickets $50 per person (including children)

*Regular prices go into effect on September 1. 

Top area restaurants will generously be donating samples of their signature fare for the event.  Participating restaurants include, The Geneva Inn, Greenie’s Clubhouse, Hawk’s View Golf Club, Lake Geneva Pie Co., Next Door Pub, Sperino’s, and Tuscan Tavern and Grill.  Entertainment will be provided by the wonderfully talented students of Big Foot High School Jazz Ensemble, Delavan-Darien High School String Choir, Westosha High School Show Choir and Elkhorn High School Jazz Band.

This year, funds raised by Stir It Up will benefit VIP Services, Association for the Prevention of Family Violence, Elkhorn Area Youth Center and Elkhorn Area High School Music and Mentoring Programs.  In 2015, the event raised almost $34,000!

For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities, etc., contact Julie Cotter at 262.723.4043, ext. 105 or juliec@vipservices-inc.org.

 Stir It Up provides a creative way for residents of Walworth County to support a group of important causes working to improve the quality of life for people.  The event is sponsored through a partnership with VIP Services and the Rotary Club of Elkhorn. 

 

 

Share