Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Stuffed and Grateful

There's nothing like an intimate dinner for 200.

On Tuesday, I shared in all the fun and frenzy of serving a healthy Thanksgiving dinner to our clients. We pulled our round tables from storage, square tables from our conference rooms and assorted chairs from everywhere else, and managed to get everyone seated and served with no complaints.

In fact, clients told me the food this year was better than ever. "I'm stuffed!" said Clinton, giving kudos to the menu of roast pork, roast beef, stuffing, veggies and pumpkin pie.

I can't say enough about the Rotary Club of San Francisco who organized this event, purchased the food and prepared it all in our small kitchen.

Past President Eric Schmautz from Wells Fargo said he was fortunate to have over 40 Rotary volunteers to help him this year--The Arc is a popular destination!

Current President Scott Plakun of The Plakun Group told me how much it meant for his team to lend a hand in celebrating this traditional holiday.

For many clients, this will be their only special meal of the year and it means a great deal to be able to sit down with peers and be served in a dignified setting with a wonderful plate of well-prepared food.

As we all look forward to sharing Thanksgiving with family and friends, I am especially grateful to our volunteers and our dedicated staff at The Arc who made this day possible.


Tim Hornbecker, CEO

Monday, November 16, 2009

Meeting Your Goals

Hi, I'm Tatyana, and today I want to talk about meeting your goals.
A goal is something you want to acheive. It's really fun to meet your goals. They can help you learn new things and make you feel good. Some examples of goals are being more responsible, being like an adult, saving money, treating people well, and helping others.

Here are some tips to help you meet your goals:

  • As your staff for help
  • Go over your goals before you go to bed
  • Show up to program
  • Do what your IPP says
Having goals helps you to be more independent and happy.
Good luck meeting your goals!

*Individual Program Plan