January-February 2020 Calendar and Newsletter

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Membership Renewal and Policy Forms Update 2020

Your membership application for 2020 is included in this mailing and can be found online or at that center. Please return your form with your membership selection as soon as possible.

You are also asked to sign three Policy Forms (Intake/Participant Agreement, Level of Support Policy, and Code of Conduct). Even if you have filled these forms out in the past, you MUST complete all three forms and a membership application for participation in programs in 2020 and in the future. Membership and Policy forms can also be found on the website under the Events tab.

    DAC Bowling League 2020
Note time change to 11 a.m.

Our Winter Bowling League will start on Saturday, January 11th at 11 a.m. at the Fairmont Bowling Center and will continue at that time on Saturdays through February 29, 2020 (Pending any cancellations due to snow or tournaments). “Active and Inclusive” Members will pay for one game ($1.50) and the DAC will cover the cost of a 2nd game ($1.50). Our Bowling Banquet will be held at the end of the season (March 7th if no cancellations) to recognize those Bowlers who participated the entire season.

For more information you can contact Mike and Liz at 304-290-6724 and always check the DAC Facebook page for updates!

School Closing Schedule

Winter is fast approaching and we are sure to get some wild wonderful WV weather! We will be following the Marion County School Closing Schedule. If school is cancelled then our classes/programs will be as well. If there is a 2 hour delay, we will have classes/programs as scheduled. If there is an early dismissal, our classes/programs will be cancelled, including After-School Full STEM Ahead Programs with Miss Ann.

Please call the center if you have any questions.


General Membership Meeting 

Our first General Membership Meeting in 2020 will be held on January 27th at 5:00 p.m. at the center. A light meal will be provided prior to the start of the meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Please make every effort to attend, learn about DAC programs and projects, and help us kick of the New Year with ideas and feedback!          


Friday Night Outs

January 17th, 2020  6-8 p.m.
On January 17th, 2020 the FNO will be hosted by Community Outreach for Mental Health with assistance from the Girl Scout Barrackville Troop 35851    . The meal will be a taco bar and activity will be live music!

We will not have a Friday Night Out in February as we are encouraging everyone to participate in The Night to Shine at South Ridge Church of February 8, 2019. See Below for more details.


Night to Shine: Sponsored by The Tim Tebow Foundation

Held locally at South Ridge Church
February 7, 2020  6-9 p.m.
Pamper Room at the DAC (must preregister) 4-6 p.m.

This fabulous evening will include all the celebrity treatment including a Red Carpet, Limo Rides, Dinner, and Dancing, and much more! Support and respite provided for parents/caregivers and “buddies” will be provided for attendees. This event is open to individuals with special needs age 14 and older. The DAC is working with South Ridge in support of the Night to Shine and will have volunteers assisting with the evening.


Night to Shine Dress Fitting and Registration

(Held at the DAC and Open to All)
January 3rd, 2020 9 a.m. to 12 noon

The DAC and South Ridge Church, and others will be on hand to assist those in need of dresses. We will have a variety of sizes and styles to try on…hope you will come and find your perfect dress.

For more details of the event, including online registration, please visit www.southridgechurch.net


Fairmont State Basketball Games- GO! Get Outdoors Winter Activities
January 18th, February 8th,and February 29th  at 4 p.m.
Sponsored by Hood Agency and the Nuzum Family in memory of our friend Bobby Romino.
The DAC has 8 FREE tickets to each game.
Please call the Center to reserve your spot.

 Additional Winter GO! (Get Outdoors) Activities
January 8, 2020   12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Movie Day at Tygart Cinema: 1:00 p.m. Movie to be Announced. Meet at 12:30
February 12, 2020    1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Local Place of Interest Surprise
Limit 10 participants for each activity due to limited transportation.
Please call and reserve your spot for these and ALL Go! Activities


Experience IT Co-Op-Winter-Spring Schedule
Full STEM Ahead and Creative Arts
A partnership of the DAC and Homestead Farm Center 

  • Abilibots (adult robotics class) Tuesday 10-11:30 a.m. New Class starting in January. Registration going on NOW. New students will be given preference for the Spring Semester
  • Handbells continues on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.
  • Full STEM Ahead after school high school program. Wednesdays from 3-4:00 p.m.
  • Try This Thursday (TTT) on Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m.
  • January TTT: Theatre with Bev Slagle
  • February TTT: Theatre with Bev Slagle TWO Full Months of Theatre will allow participants to learn basic acting, play writing, set design, and performing the play from conception to finish!

Check the calendar for full details and descriptions of classes.


Learn to Paint with Acrylics-NEW Class

Alternative for Tuesday afternoon programs 1-2 p.m.
Maximum of SIX Participants.

Miss Ann is offering this beginning painting program in January and February for those who are wishing to learn more and expand their painting abilities. Participants must provide their own table easel and materials (approx. cost $20).

Please call Ann for more information. MUST PRE-REGISTER


DAC Biggest Loser
Back by popular demand-Mondays at 2 p.m.

The DAC’s Biggest Loser Challenge 2020 is an 8 week program that will consist of weekly weigh-ins, informative classes, and independent nutrition and exercise goals.  All program results will be kept confidential. The program is meant to be fun and educational and is not intended to replace medical guidelines and physician’s recommendations. Teams will consist of two individuals.

Weigh-Ins:
Weigh‐ins will take place at the DAC each Monday, any time during business hours 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 pm.

The initial, baseline weigh‐in will be Monday, January 6, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For consistency, it is recommended (but not required) that the weigh‐in take place at the same time of day throughout the contest.

Weigh‐ins will be tracking the percent of body weight lost. The calculation is made taking your actual weight (today) and subtracting it from your initial weight. The result is then divided by your initial (starting) weight. Percentages will be tracked to 1/100 of a percent.

Prizes and Incentives:
Prizes and Incentives will be given in the following categories:

  1. Team with the highest percentage weight loss.
  2. Team with the highest percentage weight loss.
  3. Individual with the highest percentage weight loss.
  4. Individual with the highest total weight loss.

It is encouraged that you consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise/weight loss program.

Class attendance each Monday is not mandatory but is a crucial part of the learning and team building that will be necessary throughout the challenge. All worksheets and materials will be available for participants who cannot attend a class.

Full Contest Rules and Guidelines will be distributed at the January 6th Kick-Off.

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