Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Peggy Schreck Named 2012 Best Friend at Arc's Annual Dinner

The Arc of Orleans County is please to announce that Peggy Schreck has been named the Agency's 2012 Best Friend!  Peggy was honored at the Best Friend Dinner and Annual Meeting on Friday, April 19th, at Hickory Ridge Golf and Country Club, Holley, NY.  Arc Executive Director Kellie Spychalski told attendees, "Peggy has been a volunteer for the Agency for over ten years; she has been a member of the Signature Series Planning Committee since its inception, is on the Community Relations Committee, volunteers at Camp Rainbow for the Albion and Holley School Spell-A-Thon field trips, and began volunteering at Rainbow Preschoool in Albion last year.  Peggy Schreck is deserving of the Best Friend Award.  She truly has a love for the Agency and the individuals we support and it shows in everything she does."

Also honored were the Community Service Award recipient Samantha Neal; Self Advocate of the Year Joseph Moltrup; and Heritage Award winner BMP America, Inc.  Vocational winners included Michael Woodward - Community Worker; Jon Bombard, Orleans Enterprises Worker; Anthony Avino, Enclave Worker; Tauhna Micek, Mobile Crew Worker; and Chapin Manufacturing, Inc. Business Partner of the Year.

The evening also included celebration of the 243 volunteers who donated over 5,700 hours of their time (and talents!!) in 2012 assisting The Arc to fulfill its mission.  Arc Board President Ken Barchet shared that every volunteer is important.  He said to those in attendance, "Through your hard work and your valuable time, in collaboration with our dedicated staff, The Arc is able to provide services and programs, and hold our many events.  Thank you for all that you do for the Agency and for the individuals that we serve."

The Annual Meeting was held with election of officers and directors to The Arc Board and amendment to the Agency by-laws.  The evening concluded with dancing to music by Brad London Productions.




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