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Arc Southeastern MN annual awards banquet

Mon, Feb 7th, 2011
Posted in Business Announcements

Arc Southeastern Minnesota recently held its Annual Awards Banquet and annual meeting at the Eagle Bluff Learning Center, in Lanesboro, MN.

The following people were elected 2011 officers of the Arc Southeastern Minnesota Board of Directors at the annual meeting. Carl Deobald of Rochester, president; Matt Bradford of Kasson, vice-president; Julie Winkels of Byron, secretary; and Jim Maronde of Rochester, treasurer.

Newly elected to the Board were: Wendy Hanson of Rochester; Vicki Hildman of Rochester; Peggy O'Toole Martin of Rochester; and Lisa Meiners of Caledonia. Re-elected board members were: Lyn Smith of Rochester and Sue Landsom of Mabel. Other board members include: Karen Larson of Faribault; Joan Thoreson of Zumbrota; Nancy Falde of Lake City; Terra Lidbom of St. Charles; and Larry Goetzinger of Caledonia.

Arc Southeastern Minnesota also gave out their awards the same evening. Winners were:

Ann Ferguson Community Service Award for Community Organizations: ARSYS presented to Kevin Smith and Kevin Ward of Rochester.

Ann Ferguson Community Service Award for Human Service: Karen Meyer of Rochester Park & Recreation.

Inclusion Award: Byron United Methodist Church presented to Pastor Sharon Nelson.

Media Award: Lindy Lange, Rochester Post-Bulletin, of Rochester.

Media Award: Spring Grove Herald presented to Heather Gray.

Self-Advocacy Award: Milton Topness of Winona.

Hang In There Award: Cheryl Ghionzoli of Winona.

Arc Southeastern Minnesota provides advocacy, support, and education for persons with developmental disabilities and their families. We serve people in the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Olmsted, Rice, Wabasha, and Winona.

For more information, please contact the Arc Southeastern Minnesota office at 6301 Bandel Rd NW, Suite 605, Rochester, MN 55901 or call 507-287-2032 (888-732-8520 toll free) or visit the website at

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