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Arc of Yates hosts Annual Meeting, recognizes outstanding individuals and community support

  • 27 June 2017
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Arc of Yates hosts Annual Meeting, recognizes outstanding individuals and community support

Penn Yan, NY (June 27, 2017)-  The Arc of Yates hosted its Annual Dinner and Meeting on Tuesday night at Lakeside Country Club, recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding individuals, community partners, and board members. 

The Agency recognized the Yates Community Center with the Community Partnership Award, given annually to recognize an organization or business that has contributed resources or opportunities to the Arc of Yates that furthers the integration of people with disabilities within our community.  The YCC was recognized for its partnership with the Arc of Yates that allows individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities to volunteer at the center as well as utilize the fitness center.  Pam Worth of the YCC was present to accept the award.

Three individuals were also recognized with Outstanding Achievement Awards.  Nathan Calabria, an artist and animator from the SkylArc Institute of Fine Art, and Michael Santillo, Jr. and J.R.Smith, both students at Keuka Lake School, were recognized.

The Jim Fitzgibbons Scholarship, a scholarship awarded annually to an Agency employee for the purpose of continuing their education, was awarded to Karen Ballard.  Ballard will use the scholarship to attend a healthcare business seminar.

Board officers were also voted on during the business meeting portion of the event.  Elected to one-year terms were:  James Blackburn, Chair, Michele Howland, Vice Chair, Robert Iszard, Jr., Treasurer, and Monique Baran, Secretary.

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