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From the Director’s Desk
October 2016 was a really busy month for Clallam Mosaic. On October 15th we hosted our big fundraising gala. The event was a wonderful success and we are so grateful to everyone who turned out to enjoy the evening and support our many programs! On October 22nd we collaborated with Clallam County Health & Human Services, DD and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church to host a showing of the movie Inside Out (with popcorn supplied by Swain’s). We had about 35 people attend the afternoon matinee in the newly equipped HTLC Fellowship Hall. Then, on October 27th, Ursula Schletter, Randy Brackett & Carr Brackett joined me in presenting at Studium Generale at Peninsula College. The presentation was attended by PC students and faculty as well as other members of our local community. Hopefully, these types of presentations are raising awareness of developmental disabilities, the value of inclusion and people first language!
On the parent/caregiver support front, we are in the fourth month of implementation of Clallam County’s Parent to Parent (P2P) program. With Shawnda Hicks (email@example.com) in the lead as the new Clallam P2P Coordinator, we are compiling resource information and developing strategies for matching families in order to better support families with special needs kids in the area. As a first step, Shawnda has arranged a Q&A Forum with Brianne Barrett, Director of Special Services at Port Angeles School District on Friday, November 18th from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center (905 W 9th St, Port Angeles). I would like to encourage all families parenting kids with special needs to attend this discussion. In future we hope to host staff from other school districts in similar Q&A Forums. Understanding how different districts in the area provide special needs services will give parents tools to effectively advocate for their child.
Finally, we are super excited to tell everyone about a collaboration we recently initiated with Hillcrest Baptist Church, Wilderness Escapes and the Crossing Church. Hillcrest was recently awarded a grant from the Tim Tebow Foundation to host a Night to Shine prom on Friday, February 10, 2017. Clallam County is just one of the 350 locations worldwide participating in this amazing event! As we get into planning for the event, we are looking for volunteers, sponsors and donors. We need everything from donated dresses & suits to individuals interested in chaperoning to people willing to help with preparation of corsages & boutonnieres. If you would be willing to help us out, please contact us at ClallamNTS@gmail.com.
Clallam Mosaic's gala fundraiser took place on October 15, 2016. Despite the threat of a “storm of the century” we had ~200 individuals come and enjoy a wonderful evening of dinner, auctions, performances, dancing and more! The funds raised from this event will go directly towards support of day programs for individuals with developmental disabilities as well as towards support network activities for family & caregivers. Thanks to all those who made the evening possible!
Staff Musical Directors
Chelea Alwine, Gary & Laura Andersen, Diane Bloodworth, Russ & Wendy Bonham, Laura Brackett, Charles & Jacque Brandt, Michael & Amy Bratton, Keith & Susan Brown, Irene Dow, Mary Jane Duncan, Richard & Claudia Fox, Mr. & Mrs. Froomer, Crissy Gelderd, Joe Gladfelter, Peggy Green, Thomas Green, Bob Groff, Megan Haskett, Suzanne Hayden, Sandy Holbrook, Steven Holmes, Jay Jayadev, Carol Johnston, Ruth Lancaster, Barbara Lippert, Dagny Lord, Dave & Jean Luebbert, Carolyn McAndie, Jen Mackey, Connie & David Michener, Kat Napiontek, Molly Oman, John & Lisa Petrisin, Michael Rief, Tom & Missy Rief, Cindy Rogers, Peggy Romero, Lotus Rose, Tom & Jacque Schaafsma, Eric & Dena Schneider, Nathan & Mary Schneider, Bonne Smith, Lisa Sparhawk, Emma Swanson, Chris Van Santen, Sandy Voelz, April Watkins, Brett & Kim Yacklin
Adagio Bean & Leaf, Alley Cat Boutique, Andreyka’s Plumbing & Water Treatment, Applebee’s, The Bag Ladies of Sequim, Ben’s Bikes, Birds of a Feather, Bliss Salon Co. & Apparel, Brown’s Outdoor, Carpet Barn, The Cedars at Dungeness, Cherry Hill Florist & Gift, Chestnut Cottage Restaurant, Cold Stone Creamery, Cole’s Jewelers, Common Grounds Café, Country Aire Natural Foods, Domino’s Pizza, Drake’s U-Bake Pizza & Subs, Dungeness Kids Co., Enviro-Clean Northwest, E-Z Pawn Inc., Family Chiropractic Center, Fieldnotes, First Street Haven Restaurant, Full Moon Candle Co., H20 Waterfront Bistro, Hair Solutions, Hurricane Hills Winery, InSpired!, Iron Apparel, Jack in the Box, Kokopelli Grill, Koto Teriyaki, Lee Shore Boats, Le Plume Boutique, Leitz Farms Inc, Michael's Seafood & Steakhouse, Mariner’s Café, Mark’d Body Art, Moon Palace, New Day Eatery, New Moon Craft Tavern, North Olympic Discovery Marathon, Oak Table Café, Olympic Cellars Winery, Olympic Distributing Co., Over the Fence, Panacea Spa, Patricia’s Pet Shop, Phoenix Dragon Martial Arts & Fitness, Pondicherri West, Port Angeles Baby Store, Red Lion, Port Angeles, Sandy’s Kitchen Shop, Sassy Kat Hair Salon & Clothing Boutique (Janee), Sergio’s Family Mexican Restaurant, Shear Elegance Haircut & Products, Stage Right Vintage Outfitters, Subway, Sunny Farms Store, Sunny Farms Supplements, Swain’s General Store, Taco Time NW, Tacoma Rainiers Baseball Team, Westside Pizza, William Shore Memorial Pool
Mary Jane Duncan
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More than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one.
-- Caregiving in the United States; National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP; November 2009