Welcome to GWArc
Welcome to Katie Hoenigke, GWArc's New Recreation Manager
A warm welcome to Katie Hoenigke, who joined GWArc as Recreation Manager in November!
Katie has over thirteen years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings, including day habilitation, residential, treatment and recreational programs. She was also a Special Olympics coach for five years. Katie was inspired to work in this field by her sister, who has developmental disabilities.
Katie will receive a B.S. in Social Work with a minor in Studio Art in December.
Tis the Season!
Looking for a holiday gift? How about a lovely 2014 calendar by the Artists of GWArc?
Sally Collura (left), owner of The Tea Leaf, and GWArc program participants Cindy Davis (center) and Mary Ann Monette (right) display The Artists of GWArc 2014 calendars now for sale at The Tea Leaf on Moody Street.
Our calendar features amazing artwork by participants in GWArc's programs, including painted ceramic tiles, paintings on canvas and photographs taken at Gore Place and The Lyman Estate, both historical sites in Waltham.
Pick up yours today for just $10 at GWArc (56 Chestnut Street), The Tea Leaf (487 Moody St.) or Back Pages Books (289 Moody St.)!
GWArc's 57th Annual Meeting
& Staff Longevity and Community Recognition Awards
and *World Premiere* of GWArc's Short Film "Our Question"
GWArc honored community members and staff for their contributions at our 57th Annual Meeting, held November 20th at Embassy Suites Waltham. Above left, GWArc CEO Roz Rubin presents a Special Recognition Award to Tom Coxall of Watertown Savings Bank. Above right, Roz presents the Advocate of the Year Award to John & Wendy Rocca of Operation American Soldier.
Congratulations to all of our Award Winners!
Staff Longevity Awards - Five Year Awards -
Delroy Dillon, Developmental Disabilities Assistant
Cherri Perez, BIS Mail Production & Marketing Coordinator
Stanley Soko-Samba, Case Manager/BIS Mailing
Volunteer of the Year -
Stuart Woodward, Visual Talent Group & Realtor,Keller Williams Boston Northwest
Advocate of the Year -
Operation American Soldier, Wendy and John Rocca
Special Recognition Award -
Tom Coxall, Watertown Savings Bank
Jane Z. Kirsch Community Service Award -
Lauren Lele, Director of Volunteer Services, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Outstanding Community Leadership Awards -
Anthony Antico/Charlesbank Estates
Louis J. Antico/Charlesbank Garden Apartments
Tom Dusel/Hobbs Brook Management
Business of the Year Award -
Catherine Mirick, Healthy Villi
Stakeholders’ Meeting Dates – 2014
For calendar year 2014, the Program Advisory Committee Meetings are the opportunity for stakeholders to hear about GWArc programs and give feedback to Committee members.
These open meetings are attended by GWArc's Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and GWArc Program Directors.
The dates of the meetings are:
Wednesday, January 16, 2014 *
Spring Meeting – Legislative Town Meeting – date/location to be announced
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 *
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 *
*Meeting is 5-6 PM at 56 Chestnut Street, Waltham.
Harvest Breakfast 2013 was a great success!
Our heartfelt thanks to all who supported GWArc's signature event.
Click on each picture to view the video. Enjoy!
NEW! Click here to see our Summary of the FY 2014 Operating Plan
NEW! Click here to see our FY 2014 Accessibility Plan
NEW! Click here to see our FY 2013 Performance Analysis Summary
BIS MAILING SERVICES
BIS Mailing Services is our agency-owned business. Founded in 1994, BIS Mail has served well over 150 customers with mailing and assembly services. BIS Mail employees are individuals served in our Vocational and Day Education Programs in Waltham. Employees complete BIS Mail jobs and are paid competitive wages.
BIS Mail is capable of completing numerous mailing tasks, and frees up your most valuable resources - your employees - so they can spend their time doing what they do best. GWArc staff members supervise, inspect and sign off on each job, providing you with timely and accurately completed work.
For more information or to speak with a BIS Mail supervisor, please contact us at 781-891-1904, or email BISMail@gwarc.org or visit www.BISMailing.com.
GWArc recently began advertising BIS Mailing Services on WCAC-TV "The Waltham Channel". (See ad below.)
This ad is possible through a complimentary 3-month WCAC-TV sponsorship that GWArc won at a Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce event.
Thank you WCAC-TV!