Retirement Dinner for Howie Ganter

Thursday, January 12, 2023
5:00 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, Watertown

Howie is Retiring!

Please join us in wishing Howie Ganter the best on his retirement!

5 o’clock cocktails

6 o’clock dinner and program $50 per person (due upon registration, non-refundable, open seating)

The Hilton Garden Inn 1290 Arsenal St., Watertown, NY 13601

Kindly RSVP by December 29, 2022 by mail or at slstarr@thearcjslc.org, 315-836-1364.

THE ARC JEFFERSON – ST. LAWRENCE HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING AND HONORS ACHIEVEMENTS

The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org), recently held their Annual Meeting to elect the officers for the Board of Directors, as well as honor employees, volunteers, and individuals supported by the agency. The 2022-2023 elected officers for The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence Board of Directors are as follows: Jackie Sauter, President; Jennifer VanReenen, Vice President; and Joanne Rhode, Secretary/Treasurer.

THE ARC JEFFERSON – ST. LAWRENCE ANNOUNCES TARA CARR SELECTED AS NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org) has announced that Tara Carr, will transition from Director of Residential and Day Habilitation to Chief Operating Officer (COO) in December. As previously announced, Lynn Pietroski will be moving from the COO role and will become Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after Howie Ganter’s retirement from CEO on January 27, 2023. The team continues to collaborate to ensure a smooth leadership transition that will encourage further growth in services for people with disabilities.

INTRODUCING THE ALEXANDER VOCATIONAL SERVICES BUILDING

The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence is pleased to honor Pat and Dick Alexander with the naming of our Vocational Services Building located at 968 Bradley Street. The Alexanders donated the facility to the agency, giving a cost savings of over $1 million. The building is home to our manufacturing, packaging and printing entity, Production Unlimited, which provides work opportunities to adults with disabilities, and our Community Pre-vocational program. The building also houses the agency’s UPS Store and serves as the primary Foundation office. Mr. Alexander has served on the Foundation Board for several years and has generously supported multiple efforts over the decades which benefit the people with disabilities of the North Country. We are grateful to both Pat and Dick for their continued contributions and support of our mission.

Paint 'n Sip in Jefferson County

Thursday, December 8, 2022
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
420 Gaffney Drive, Watertown

North Entrance, Facing Coffeen Street

Painting with a Purpose Led by Jade Reynolds

Create your own version of this snowman with a beginner paint ‘n sip.

Register the painting class here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/Painting-With-A-Purpose

Limited seating available for both events so don’t wait to register!

Register by Phone: 315-836-1364 | www.thearcjslc.org

Hosted By: The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence Foundation

To Benefit: The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence

Proceeds Benefit People with Disabilities

Paint 'n Sip in St. Lawrence County

November 30, 2022
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
1942 Old Dekalb Road, Canton

Lower Lot, Not USDA Entrance

Painting with a Purpose Led by Jade Reynolds

Create your own version of this snowman with a beginner paint ‘n sip.

Register the painting class here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/Painting-in-StLawrence

Limited seating available for both events so don’t wait to register!

Register by Phone: 315-836-1364 | www.thearcjslc.org

Hosted By: The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence Foundation

To Benefit: The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence

Proceeds Benefit People with Disabilities

ANDREA JOHNSON HONORED AS OUTSTANDING PERFORMER

In honor of October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org), announced that Andrea Johnson of Ogdensburg was awarded the distinction of “William B. Joslin Outstanding Performer,” from the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID.)

JRC FOUNDATION, INC. RECEIVES COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANT FROM NEW YORK LIFE

The JRC Foundation, Inc. announced today that it received a $15,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life in support of the Bridges program, which provides services and supports to children and youth with disabilities from age 3, through the various stages of youth, and into early adulthood. The program offers vital afterschool and weekend activities which help build social skills, grow independence, gain needed life skills, assist with schoolwork, and provide recreation. Bridges is a Program of The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence and offers three program sites throughout St. Lawrence County.