Arc Baton Rouge part of Inclusion Project
The National Inclusion Project has partnered this year with The Arc Baton Rouge to implement “Let’s ALL Play — Inclusion in Recreational Programs.”
The partnership will allow children with disabilities to enjoy successful recreational experiences in an inclusive setting. As part of this initiative, the National Inclusion Project provides a program model, training, expertise and an award of $10,000.
The National Inclusion Project was co-founded in 2003 by entertainer Clay Aiken, and works to bridge the gap between young people with disabilities and the world around them by opening doors for all children to be included together through recreational programs and training to make after-school programs, summer camps and classroom activities inclusive for all children.
The Arc Baton Rouge provides services, advocacy and support on a daily basis for more than 500 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in seven parishes.
DeLees host meeting of Feliciana UDC
The Feliciana Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met on March 9 at the kitchen house in back of Jane and Dewey DeLee’s home.
Jane DeLee spoke about Confederate silver and showed some examples. Member J uliana Daniels, of Montgomery, Ala., attended with her daughter, Emily, who assisted President Marilyn Nasser in a humorous lesson on the “proper way” for Confederate women to swoon. She led the singing, gave the blessing and also assisted in teaching members how Southern ladies used their fans to communicate their moods and intentions.
ROTC cadets attend AFA chapter meeting
Members of Air Force ROTC Detachment 310 Flying Tigers Cadet Wing attended the Feb. 26 meeting of the Maj. Gen. Oris B. Johnson Chapter of the Air Force Association.
Silver Wings announced a reactivation plan for fall 2013 semester. The Flying Tigers Cadet Wing has 62 students and is on track to commission 13 second lieutenants on May 16. Among them are Kyle Simmons, who will attend law school; Chloe Ward, who will attend medical school; Caleb Shotwell and Albert Steen, who will proceed to pilot training; and Felix Carrillo, who will start his career as an Air Force recruiter. Thirteen junior cadets are aiming to receive commissions in 2014.
The meeting included a video tour of the NASA Space Station. Two new members were welcomed. For information on the chapter, call (225) 769-7118.
Terracon golf event benefits local CASA
The second annual Terracon Golf Benefit for Capital Area CASA Association was held March 11 at University Club Golf Course in Baton Rouge. The four-person scramble raised about $9,000 to support Court Appointed Special Advocates’ work on behalf of abused and neglected children in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Forty-eight additional sponsors took part in the event, which attracted 80 golfers. Firms participating included contractors, engineering firms, companies associated with solid waste and analytical testing laboratory services. The event featured door prizes, contest hole prizes, food and drinks.
Terracon is an engineering and consulting firm providing geotechnical, environmental, construction materials and facilities services.
All proceeds from the golf tournament support Capital Area CASA Association, a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supports community volunteers who advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in need of safe and permanent homes.
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