ARC of Rockland | 25 Hemlock Drive | Congers, NY | 10920 | 845-267-2500

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Autism Awareness Month

Proceeds from an April 18th Bake Sale  at ARC of Rockland will be used toward the purchase of technological devices for use by people enrolled in ARC’s Transition Day Program for People with autism spectrum disorders.  A special thank you goes to Anna’s Bakery in Congers for donating many of the delicious baked goods. Pictured: l Maddie Katz, left,  makes a selection while Assistant Director Lindsey Emmerich looks on.   


Rotary Presentation

Annie Culianos, ARC Assistant Coordinator, Transitional Services, left;  and Kathy Canter, ARC Director of ARC Job Placement , far right, were guest speakers at the April 11 Valley Cottage/ Congers Rotary meeting at La Triestina in Congers. At center is Stacy Culianos, Rotary president.

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At the Pinnacle

Members of the ARC of Rockland Board of Directors and ARC Foundation Board were on hand at the RBA Pinnacle Award Ceremony.  Pictured from left:  President, ARC Foundation Board of Directors Harold Peterson; President, ARC Board of Directors Richard Sirota; First Vice President, ARC Board of Directors Karen Feinstein;  ARC Foundation Board member Dr. John Durney;  ARC of Rockland Board member  Hon.Thomas Zugibe; ARC Foundation Board member  Inna Needelman;  ARC Foundation Board member Paul Piperato and ARC Executive  Director Carmine Marchionda.  Present but not pictured, ARC Foundation Board member Don Reilly.  Photo by John  Eccelston


ARC of Rockland Recipient of Pinnacle Award

ARC of Rockland Executive Director Carmine Marchionda accepted an RBA Pinnacle Award during the April 9 dinner and celebration at the Marriott Hotel in park Ridge, New Jersey.  ARC was named as the Non-Profit Organization of the year.  Speaking before a crowd of more than 400, Mr. Marchionda said, “This award is really a tribute to our dedicated and caring staff.  They are the very lifeline of the organization—they always go the extra mile. ARC of Rockland would not exist without our caring and dedicated workers. It is also a tribute to the hard working volunteers on our Board of Directors for their leadership, vision, governance and fundraising support.  Lastly, and most importantly, tonight’s award is a tribute to the individuals we support and their families. They are truly amazing individuals that focus on their abilities every day and not their disabilities. They celebrate life and serve as a daily inspiration for all of us.” Timothy P. Cawley,  President,  Orange & Rockland Utilities,  right,  presents award to ARC Executive Director Carmine Marchionda.


Pajama Night

Author Jean Barlow made a guest appearance at Prime Time for Kids Early Learning Center Pajama Night. She is pictured here reading  to Amira Shoneye.  Ms. Barlow is author/ publisher of I See the World,  an inspirational story designed to appeal to sighted, visually impaired or blind children.

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Deep Blue Sea

Prime Time Upper School students visited the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT.  Stingrays, frogs and seals brought the science curriculum to life. Pictured atleft: Ruairi Hartnett with jellyfish in the ‘touch tank.’


The Water's Fine

Frankie Jennings, a student in ARC's Prime Time Upper School, shows his prowess as a swimmer in ARC of Rockland's indoor, heated, therapeutic pool. To learn more about Prime Time please call 845.639.2425.

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Pictured from left: Mark, Alana and Tara Nowak and Dawn Walker were among the people to spearhead ARC of Rockland’s NYSARC Gives Back Campaign on behalf of the Hi-Tor Animal Care Center, Inc. in Pomona, NY. Abundant contributions from staff members, family and friends included blankets, sheets, towels, canned and dry cat and dog food, newspapers, wipes, heavy duty trash bags and an array of animal toys. Drop off boxes placed in several at ARC sites helped to fulfill items requested on the Hi-Tor wish list


In accordance with the Chapter By-Laws, the Nominating Committee presents the following slate

for election at the Annual Meeting of the Chapter on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 7 pm, at 25

Hemlock Drive, Congers, NY. 


 Directors—Three Year Term:   May 2014 to 2017

Sonia Crannage, Esq.               Joseph Francomano

John M. Smith                              Edward Raush

 Directors—Two Year Term:   May 2014 to May 2016

Lynne Davidson

 Directors—One One Year Term:  May 2014 to May 2015

Jackie Curtiss

Jody Muhlmeister

 Nominating Committee—Two  Year Term:  May 2014 to May 2016

 Gisela D. Schmidt

 Officers—One Year Term:  May 2014 to 2015

President:      Richard Sirota

First VP:          Karen Feinstein

Second VP:     Audrey A. Tarantino

Third VP:        Audrey McCue

Treasurer:      Edward Raush

Asst. Treas.    Susan Conklin

Secretary:      Gisela D. Schmidt