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VIP Closed on April 14th

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VIP Bowl-a-thon Thank You!

THANK YOU! A big thumbs-up to all who participated, sponsored, volunteered and cheered in our VIP Services 9th Annual Bowl-a-thon​! We had a blast raising more than $18,000 AND raising awareness for our mission to empower adults with disabilities. Check out these great photos – click here!

Congratulations to the TOP fundraising teams pictured below.  Picture 1: The Backstreet Gang (David, Derek, Jennifer and Steve) $1,356.  Picture 2: Elkhorn Rotary Club (Cindy, Bill, Tom and Dan) with $930.  Picture 3:  Findlay’s Green Bay Packers (Kelly, Andy, Frank, Laura and Connie) with $740.  Picture 4:  Scared Splitless from Peoples Bank​ (Lisa, Bryan, Alex and Egle) with $655.  Picture 5: Team Dowty from VIP (Barb, Pat, Joe and Scott) with $502.  Picture 6:  Team Shodeen (Beth, Joanie and Stephen) with $500! Teams raising more than $400 were awarded special prizes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A special thank you goes to Lavonne and Jack at Delavan Lanes​ for a great day and venue, to the AWESOME volunteer committee: Bob & Missy Putnam, Ed Scaro, Ellen Weber, Carol Prchal​, Connie Kretschmer and Regan Homan, to our AMAZING photographer, Marie Gornick and Frank Hoover, VIP Ambassador.  Be sure to mark your calendar for the 2018 Bowl-a-thon on Saturday, March 3, 2018!

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VIP in the News! Annual Recognition Dinner Recap

‘VIP Services Annual Recognition Dinner an evening of inspiration’ story and photos by Heather Ruenz, Editor of the Elkhorn Independent Newspaper. http://mywalworthcounty.com/?p=23066.  

Additional Pictures 1:  Chris Sonheim of Whitewater – Overall Individual Achievement Honoree is pictured with Cindy Simonsen, Executive Director and Donna Neshek, Board Chair 2: Lynne McIntyre VIP Services Ambassador and her coach, Pat Eames. 3. Scott Sims cleans windows on a truck at Kunes Country of Elkhorn – VIP’s Employer of the Year. Sims, a VIP client, has been an employee at Kunes for nearly a year. 4. Tom Keefe, President of Keefe Real Estate of Lake Geneva and staff from Lake Geneva – VIP’s Community Partner of the Year 5. Adam Wiese, President of A-1 Creative Packaging and staff from Palmyra – VIP’s Business of the Year, VIP Client 6. Dan Kunes, Scott Sims and Kelli Kunes.

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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!

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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. 

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