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Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan Annual Meeting: August 14, 2012 (for Fiscal period July 2010- June 2011)

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1 Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan Annual Meeting: August 14, 2012 (for Fiscal period July June 2011)

2 OUR MISSION The mission of the Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan (is a 501)c(3) non- profit organization established in We have a proven history of responding to the changing needs of people with Down Syndrome and their families. The DSG provides support, resources, and advocacy with the aim of increasing awareness and opportunities for individuals with Down Syndrome.

3 THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU OVER 350 VOLUNTEERS GENEROUSLY GAVE OF THEIR TIME IN 2010/2011 IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS STEP UP FOR DOWN SYNDROME CONFERENCES EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST TRAININGS ONE CALL NOW SIBSHOPS YOUNG ATHLETES PROGRAM NEW PARENT SUPPORT –MENTORING –MEDICAL OUTREACH FAMILY PICNIC HOLIDAY PARTY OFFICE SUPPORT LENDING LIBRARY MICHIGAN MIRACLE LEAGUE COMMUNITY GROUPS

4 IN AWE OF YOUR DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO THE MISSION OF DSG What Independent Sector Says About Volunteer Service Hours Independent Sector is the leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs worldwide. It is a nonpartisan consortium of about 600 organizations. Every year, Independent Sector determines the dollar value of a volunteer hour, and this number is used by the majority of charities across the country. For 2010, a volunteer hour of service was valued at $21.36.

5 VOLUNTEERING What Does That Mean for the Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan Our Board of Directors donated almost 800 hours during fiscal This translates to a service contribution = to $17,088 Volunteers participated in multiple areas and contributed over 2,300 hours of service This translates to a service contribution = to $49,128 Together, this was a conservative estimate of volunteer service hours = to $66,216

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7 BOARD ELECTIONS New Executive Officers New Board Members Renewing Board Members Retiring Board Members

8 THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Current Board Members (18) David BuckleyPaul Nobles James HanggiNancy Faralisz Laurie Whell Kim Reynolds Kirk Anderson Tricia Dewar Denise Dunn Colleen Holmes

9 ELECTION OF NEW EXECUTIVE OFFICERS President: David Buckley Vice President: James Hanggi Treasurer: Kim Reynolds Secretary: Laurie Whell

10 ELECTION OF GENERAL BOARD MEMBERS Renewing Terms David Buckley, Jim Hanggi, Laurie Whell, Kim Reynolds– 3 year term (2012 – 2015) New Board Members Nancy Faralisz(2012 – 2015) Paul Nobles(2012 – 2015)

11 RETIRING BOARD MEMBERS Thank You for Your Generous Service Nancy Nelson Nadia Cosovic Mary Mazur Bob Spamen Laurie Mathes Caryn Ivey Tom Liike

12 BELIEVE IN ME Celebrating 20+ years of service to our members…and growing

13 How We Serve Our Members FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS New Parent Support Medical Outreach Information & Referral Community Groups Family Picnic Holiday Party Scholarships Hired full time staff Leased 1 st office EDUCATION PROGRAMS Michigan Miracle League Down Syndrome Education Specialist Training Conferences Speakers Bureau Resource Library AWARENESS & ADVOCACY Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk in the Park Calendar “I’m Down with That” Bumper stickers, window clings and bookmarks MEMBER COMMUNICATIONS Website Friday E-Blasts Facebook & Twitter Newsletters Annual Report Annual Meeting One Call Now

14 FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS and AWARENESS & ADVOCACY

15 HOLIDAY PARTY AND FAMILY PICNIC

16 FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMS NEW PARENT SUPPORT & MEDICAL OUTREACH

17 NEW PARENT SUPPORT Making a Difference for our Families 60 families were welcomed into our DSG family since July, of these families contacted us with a pre-natal diagnosis 50 New Parent packets were distributed since July, new Moms (46%) elected to receive New Parent Support Mentoring 214 mentoring hours were provided by the Wayne State Genetics Department 403 New Parent families have been served since program inception in 2005

18 SERVING 9 COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN Where Our New Parents Live And Receive Our Services The DSG serves southeast Michigan; including Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Livingston, Monroe, Lapeer, Genesee, and St. Clair Counties.

19 SERVING 9 COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN WHERE OUR NEW PARENT SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS LIVE

20 MEDICAL OUTREACH SERVICES Educating & Increasing Knowledge for New Families & Medical Professionals 85+ hospital packets have been distributed this fiscal year among our 7 hospitals 87 OB/GYNs, Geneticists, Pediatric Nurses, and Counselors received informational materials through our exhibiting at a region 5 ACOG conference. Genetic Counseling students at Wayne State University received our Medical Professional Packets

21 HOSPITALS THAT HAVE OUR PACKETS READY TO DISTRIBUTE TO NEW PARENTS WAYNE: Oakwood OAKLAND: Beaumont-Royal Oak Beaumont- Troy Crittinton Rochester Huron Valley- Sinai Hospital Providence (South John Hospital)- Southfield St. Joseph Mercy Botsford Hospital- Farmington Hills LIVINGSTON: U of M- Ann Arbor

22 COMMUNITY GROUPS Sustaining Support Groups in 9 Counties COMMUNITY GROUPS SUPPORTED BY THE DSG OFFICE Baby Buddies/ Playgroup Birmingham, Clarkston, Dearborn, Detroit, Dexter, Farmington/Farmington Hills, Flint/ Grand Blanc, Grosse Point, Heartland/ Highland, Holly, Lake Orion, Livonia, Macomb, Mount Clemons, Plymouth/Canton, Rochester/ Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Southfield, Southgate, South Lyon, Taylor, Troy, Walled Lake/ Commerce Township, Wyandotte, Hispanic Families, African American Families.

23 EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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26 MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR FAMILIES AND THE EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY DOWN SYNDROME EDUCATION SPECIALIST TRAINING 125 teachers, administrators, therapists, and counselors participated in 24 hours of training in school districts in Oakland County were represented, a parochial school in Wald Lake, a charter school in Detroit have named a specialist 3 community agencies were trained 125 participants have completed the certification since the program was implemented in 2009

27 Down Syndrome Ed Specialist Program PARTICIPATING SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND COMMUNITY AGENCIES Avondale Public Schools Berkley Public Schools Birmingham Public Schools Bloomfield Hills Public Schools Caesar Chavez Academy- Detroit Clarkston Public Schools Clawson Publics Schools Farmington Hills Public Schools Ferndale Public Schools Lake Orion Public Schools Lamphere Public Schools Livonia Public Schools Novi Public Schools Plymouth-Canton Public Schools Rochester Public Schools St. Williams Parochial Schools Troy Public Schools Walled Lake Public Schools

28 CONFERENCE 128 participants attended the Saturday all-day session on “Reaching for Opportunity- Educating Students with Down Syndrome” at U of M Dearborn 12 volunteers helped create and manage these sessions 90 volunteer hours were contributed

29 ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES RESOURCE LIBRARY 400+ Books, DVD’s, and CD’s are available for check-out by our families INFORMATION & REFERRAL 1,250 Calls were received requesting information about a variety of topics, including community service recommendations, physician referrals, counseling referrals, services we provide, etc. SPEAKERS BUREAU 5 Presentations were given to area schools and community groups 30 Volunteer hours were donated 5 Presentations were given by staff

30 AWARENESS & ADVOCACY

31 STEP UP FOR DOWN SYNDROME (SUDS)

32 INCREASING COMMUNITY UNDERSTANDING Members and friends participated in the Step Up Walk on October 9, ,000+ Members and friends participated in Step Up For Down Syndrome on October 8, Volunteers donated 20 hours of service to “I’m Down with That” on June 25, Volunteers donated 320 hours of service 500 Calendars were purchased 3 Volunteer photographers donated 60 hours of service

33 COMMUNICATIONS 40 Friday E-blasts were created 3,000+ members receive our E-blast 6 Bi-monthly “ A Little Something Extra” 560+ Facebook fans are signed up One Call Now: an automated phone service has saved the DSG 881 hours, 33 minutes to date.

34 FINANCIALS INCREASED ACCOUNTABILITY IMPROVING OUR FINANCES


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