Hi everyone! In this blog, I’m very happy to say that fun things are happening in the month of September at the Arc. On Thursday, September 22nd, the Arc of San Antonio had a staff karaoke competition, hosted by Arc Staff Member, Leon S. to celebrate the kick off of the United Way Agency 2011 campaign.
The United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. The Arc has always been part of the United Way Agency because the United Way gives funding to the Arc’s Life Enrichment, Childcare, and other programs. The kick off celebration is a fun way of promoting the United Way Agency. The other Arc Participants and I are very proud to say that the first, second, and third place Arc Staff Members of the karaoke competition were: Shawntye P. singing: “Stop! In the Name of Love” by The Supremes, Sandra B. singing: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper, and Eddie P. singing: “Stand by Me” by Otis Redding. The United Way Agency always gives so generously to the Arc. We are extremely thankful for their donations and for being a part of their campaign celebration kick off of 2011. It was fun!
If you would like more information about the United Way Agency, please call: (210) 352-7000 or go to: www.unitedwaysatx.org/. The Arc of San Antonio’s United Way Agency number is 215.
Also, on September 22nd, the C.E.O. of the Arc of San Antonio, Mr. Steve Enders, presented Ginette R. (a Life Enrichment Instructor) the new award of “Staff Member of the Quarter” (Ginette was awarded for the months of July, August, and September 2011). Every three months, this award will be given to any Arc Staff Member that has a positive work attitude, produces a positive environment for his or her classroom, and is a team player for all of his or her co-workers and the Arc Participants. Ginette surely has all of these qualities. Ginette always has a warm, beautiful smile and wonderful laugh to greet you. Also, Ginette is willing to help any Participant or Co-worker in any way that she can. The Arc Staff Members and the Arc Participants are very proud of Ginette and her accomplishment. The Arc Participants can’t wait to see who wins the next “Staff Member of the Quarter” award.