The United Arc July 2019 Newsletter

June was full of fun events at The United Arc.  We celebrated staff who have served many years with us at our special staff longevity dinner.  It was amazing to see such dedication to the work that we do.  We gathered at our Holyoke location for an Open House and had a blast at the Annual picnic.  

Our online auction is live and gaining excitement. Visit our online auction and preview our auction catalog and bid on some excellent auction packages! Make sure to get your Early Bird Tickets to the 2019 Gala & Auction before they sell out.

See you soon,

Lynne Marie Bielecki
Executive Director

Staff Longevity Dinner

June 6, 2019

Staff celebrating 5 year milestones came together for a celebratory dinner at the Terrazza Ristorante at the Country Club of Greenfield.  Staff received a United Arc mug, chocolates and a personal day off!  A fun time was had by all.  We look forward to honoring our dedicated staff again next year. 

Sue Jones and Lynne Bielecki honor Betsy Misch for her 20 year milestone.

Sue Jones and Lynne Bielecki honor Barbara Jaillet for her 15 year milestone.

Kathy Arsenault, Brian Ross and Lynne Bielecki honor Charlene Thresher for her 10 year milestone.

5 Year Milestones

Darlene Reilly, Sue Shea, Katrina Richotte, Alicia Bauer, James Dussault 

Not shown: Miguel Morales, Tom Mangan & Felix Oyola

Thank you for your dedication to The United Arc and the people we serve.

Sharing Stories - Holyoke Open House

June 14, 2019

Our partners and community members gathered together at our Holyoke Positive Parenting Center for a conversation on inclusion, choice and independence.  Laughter and storytelling echoed through the hallways as visitors enjoyed the space and shared their stories.

The United Arc Annual Picnic
Thursday, June 19th, 2019

Friends of The United Arc gathered to celebrate summer with swimming, music, great food, good friends, trolly rides, face painting, an ice-cream truck, dancing, and tons of smiles and laughter.  We were very lucky to have beautiful weather and the biggest turnout so far!

Welcome to The United Arc Team

Hired May 28, 2019: Stephen Marvell,
Administrative Assistant
for 111 Summer Street

Hired May 28, 2019: Fred Warren,
Manager of Human Resources

Hired June 4, 2019: Adrianne Browne,
Direct Care Staff – Hastings A

Hired June 5, 2019: Sarah Marshall,
Previously Americorps volunteer,
Currently our Americorps Coordinator - In Home Supports

Hired June 11, 2019: Warren Lett
Direct Care Relief Staff - Adult Services
Hired June 14, 2019: Kelly Luddington,
Custodial Staff at 111 Summer Street


Hired June 20, 2019: Rachel Lempert
Registered Nurse for Adult Services



Are you interested in joining our fabulous team or know someone who is looking for a career opportunity that makes a difference in lives of others? Check out all the wonderful jobs we are currently offering by clicking the "Career Opportunities" button below.

The United Arc 2019 Gala & Auction

The United Arc 2019 Annual Gala & Auction will be held on Saturday, September 14 at Hadley Farms Meeting House. We are delighted to announce that Greenfield Savings Bank, USI Insurance Services, and Workers Credit Union are again joining us as Supporting Sponsors! Dillon Chevrolet, Renfrew Real Estate, Greenfield Cooperative Bank, Kyocera Document Solutions New England, Snow & Sons Landscaping, and Baker Office Supply are also returning as Associate Sponsors. 

Join us for a splendid evening of celebrating The United Arc and supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Featuring our Live and Silent Auctions, we're also bringing back the very popular Magic Mystery Box and a new Pandora's Box. Get your Early Bird Tickets by July 31!

Can't wait for the Auction? Support us all summer by bidding on packages online. Want to get the word out about your business' wonderful products and services? Reach our community by becoming a sponsor or donating a package. Contact Willow Ross. The sooner you do, the sooner we can promote you!


 Committed Sponsors for our 2019 Annual Gala & Auction 

Supporting Sponsors 

Associate Sponsors 


Looking for our July program activities?
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Achieve with us.


The United Arc
294 Avenue A
Turners Falls, Massachusetts 01376
(413) 774-5558


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