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The Annual Meeting



2018 Arc Annual Meeting & Recognition Event A Huge Success

The Arc of Alachua County’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Recognition Event takes place at The Village's Rion Auditorium on Thursday, October 18th from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Deborah Linton, CEO of The Arc of Florida, provided an impassioned speech at the 2018 Arc Annual Meeting & Recognition Event on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at The Village (see photo). Deborah urged all guests to advocate forcefully on behalf of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) in her remarks titled 'Commitment to a Greater Cause.'

A Standing Room Only audience of 155 people attended this annual celebration of The Arc of Alachua County, its mission, its clients, its employees and its volunteers. As part of this celebration of a very successful 52nd year in The Arc's history, The Arc also announced a number of very special winners of individual awards for 2017-2018; these included the following people:

Direct Service Provider of the Year - Ron Bryant
Employee of the Year - Betty Davis
Client of the Year - Michelle Kennedy
Volunteer of the Year - Anne Miller

The event could not have happened without the generous support of our event, individual award, and table sponsors. We ask that you thank these individuals, families and organizations when you get the chance as they made this fabulous evening possible:


Event Sponsors:

  • Shahpar & Abdol Chini
  • Ben & Bonnie Doerr
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • ABA Associates
  • Todd & Jessica Baker
  • Tom & Joan Rothrock

Table Sponsors:

  • Eric Parker
  • James Moore & Co.
  • Digestive Disease Associates
  • Pat Beach
  • Naomi Williams
  • Florida Food Service



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