Forty-eight consumers, family and friends had a wonderful time at the Karaoke and Comedy Night party May 1st. We enjoyed having Mike Beers there to give us some laughs. We also had Flo and peer advocates, Leo, Marty and Carolyn give a performance as “The Monkees” which was very “tuneful.” Silliness was everywhere as people enjoyed trying on outrageous glasses or having their picture taken “driving down Broadway.”
The next social event will be in August. MATOR from the Rural Institute in Missoula will be visiting us on August 10th to demonstrate accessible fishing, hunting and camping gear that you can borrow from them. We will be meeting at Snappy Sport Center’s Pond from 3:00 to 6:00. Watch your mailbox for more information, or if you are not yet on the social activities mailing list, call us at 406- 257-0048 to get on the list.
Summit ILC participated in Share Fair at the Kalispell Center Mall on April 24th. The display table was manned by Peers throughout the day. The Peer Advocates provided a Disability Awareness Training at Bigfork elementary May 14th for the fourth grade and May 19th for the eighth grade.
Dianna collaborated with the Samaritan House and other agencies in the planning and implementation of Homeless Connect on June 9th. During the day-long event, she provided information on Summit services and applying for Social Security benefits. Flo, Amanda and YODA participants also volunteered at the event.
A Self-Esteem for Women With Disabilities workshop was held in January and February. Flo and Dianna co-facilitated a Working Well with a Disability workshop in April and May. The next workshop will be offered in the fall. If you are interested in either workshop, please call to get on the waiting list.