We are excited to announce that South Bay Down Syndrome Association (SBDSA) is now part of Club 21 Learning and Resource Center. We will be called “Club 21 South Bay Community Group (Club21SB)”. This will be the first Club 21 Community Group established by Club 21 to serve families with Down syndrome in outlying areas! [MORE TAG]
Please know as a Community Group we will continue to provide THE SAME events LOCALLY that we do now, including Playdates, Youth Group and Monday Night Meetings. We will still have an annual Fiesta celebration. We hope to also continue the Self-Advocate programs started by Eden Rapp. This will all be funded by Club 21 giving us a budget for local community events.
We will now have a bigger voice and a larger organization to support our families and children with Down syndrome through an expanding network of educational and learning opportunities at Club 21.
As with SBDSA, Club 21 is a non-profit and will continue to be dependent on fundraising activities, generosity of donors and a pursuit of sponsorships and grants. The Club 21 South Bay Community group will be actively participating in raising funds for the organization so that we can grow and serve all communities with individuals with Down syndrome as well as our community here in the South Bay. The success of the above continues to be dependent upon our active membership, participation and enrollment in all Club 21 activities, both locally in the South Bay and in Pasadena.
We will still be a non-profit, however our 501(c)(3) Tax ID # has changed. It is now 26-2887301. Please make a note of this, when considering additional financial support for our organization.
This Community Group moves us from running a separate non-profit and toward a larger organization utilizing liaison support. Rather than running our own affairs and wasting time holding board meetings and filing paper work, we will have two Co-Leaders who will volunteer for Club 21 to lead our Community Group. Karen Cull and Roz Mooney have committed themselves to this task. It is a two-year commitment and then someone else will have this wonderful opportunity. The Community leaders will organize local playdates, Youth Group, Monday Night Meetings, and the Annual Fiesta. Having been active in the organization since inception we are excited about this opportunity to continue the great work that has been done in the South Bay over the last 8 years, and we know that as we work together we can continue to benefit all of our local families and our children with Down syndrome.
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