Membership plays a special role in the livelihood of our organization. When looking back over 60 years, The Arc of Sedgwick County, Inc. was built and subsidized by membership dues. Families have been passionate about the services and assistance provided by The Arc and excited about the possibilities of future growth and the impact The Arc will have for future families. Membership is open to anyone passionate about our mission and the work we do that impacts the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and our community.
Our Membership Year runs March 1 – February 28.
Annual Membership Meeting
The Arc’s annual membership meetings are called by The Arc’s Board President and usually fall on the 3rd Monday of April. Memberships must be renewed by Monday the week prior to the meeting to be eligible to vote. Our 2016 annual meeting is Monday, April 18 at 7 pm. Membership must be renewed by Monday, April 11 to be eligible to vote.
The Arc of Sedgwick County Membership Benefits
• You are eligible to participate in The Arc’s premiere programs
• You will receive a copy of The Arc’s Annual Report
• You are eligible to serve on The Arc’s Committees and Board of Directors
• Vote to elect Board of Directors and on issues advertised for membership meetings
When you become a member of The Arc of Sedgwick County, you will also become a member of The Arc of the United States.
Benefits of membership to The Arc of the U.S. are:
Information – receive a quarterly newsletter, bi-monthly e-newsletter, a weekly roundup of major events on Capitol Hill and up-to-the minute information about The Arc’s advocacy activities, programs and events.
Resources and Support – They will help you connect with a local chapter for services and supports and you can take advantage of information and resources available on thearc.org including research, fact sheets, national programs such as Autism NOW: The National Resource and Information Center and the National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability, and public policy information.
Services and Programs – access a portfolio of services and programs developed with you in mind.
• Mercer Consumer, offering quality protection plans from health coverage to affordable life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
• Liberty Mutual, providing a group insurance program that comes with special savings and benefits on auto, home and renters insurance.
Community – join an active online community and our social media channels, attend events hosted by The Arc and get involved with your local chapter. You can also join The Arc’s members-only National Sibling Council and National Council of Self-Advocates.
Discounts – receive discounted registration to annual national events such as the Disability Policy Seminar and the National Convention.
Rewards – Get free subscriptions to Apostrophe Magazine and ABILITY Magazine.
Family membership is for two adults and children living in the same household. The two adults each receive a vote. Family membership covers children (under age 18) participating in programs.
For single individuals 18 years old and older. Individuals receive one vote.
Associate Individual (non-voting) $20
For single individuals 18 years who do not want to vote at meetings, but would like to participate in paid programs.
Associate Group/Agency (non-voting) $100
For agencies, organizations, groups that want to support our mission
The Arc of Sedgwick County
Phone: 316-943-1191, ext 104
2919 W Second
Wichita KS 67203