Photos and Quotes Requested for a WSFN video project

Hello, I’m writing to ask for your participation in a video project being done by our WA State Fathers Network.   The idea is to create a video that will:

 

  • Give dads the opportunity to show and tell others what their child with special needs means to them
  • Create something inspirational about the involvement of dads in the lives of their children
  • Create something that helps market the Fathers Network

 

A pilot of this video has been done and can be seen here.  It gives you an idea of the concept but now we want to make it quicker and with more photos (we’re hoping for 100).   As in the pilot, we’d also like to include some quotes from dads. 

 

My request is that you send me a photo of you and your child who has special needs (and a quote, if you’re so inclined).   If you don’t have a quote please don’t let that stop you from sending in a photo. I’d appreciate receiving your photo and/or quote by February 12.  (Please note: if you send in a photo or quote you are giving permission for those items to be used in this video which will be used for promotion/advertisement of the Washington State Fathers Network).  These can be sent to me at louis.mendoza@kindering.org.

 

Photo ideas:

 

  • Of you and your child having fun
  • A memorable moment with your child
  • A photo of your family doing something together

Quote ideas (one to two sentences):

 

  • How has having a child with special needs affected you?
  • What does the moment in this picture mean to you?
  • What would you like people to know about having a child with special needs?

 

Thank you for your help with this project,

 

Louis

 

 

FUN AND EDUCATION! Two upcoming events

The Education Piece:

David Petonyak, creator of the website Imagine and a nationally recognized expert on the role that inclusion plays in the lives of people with developmental disabilities relative to challenging behavior, will be in Spokane on the second week in February.  The Spokane County Parent Coalition may have an opportunity to have him present a short workshop while he is here, but we need to know how many people would be interested in attending.  Click the link to learn more about David and the Imagine website:  http://www.dimagine.com/index.html      

If you are interested in attending a workshop with David sometime between February 8 and 10 (a specific date and time is yet to be determined), please advise Brian Holloway by return e-mail at //bholloway@arc-spokane.org“>bholloway@arc-spokane.org soon as possible.  Please also let us know if a morning, afternoon or evening event works best for you so we can accommodate people’s schedules as best we can. 

 

 

The Fun Piece (from the Experimental Education Unit at the University of Washington):

 

Now that the happy holidays are complete it’s time to plan your next evening out. The EEU Dad’s Group is hosting a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament Saturday, January 30th, between the last week of football playoffs and the Superbowl. The night isn’t just for parents of the EEU, any friends or family are welcome to come and have some fun together while raising funds that go towards the EEU Auction. 

Dinner, Drinks (unlimited) and Poker fee are all included in the $100 cash entry fee. The reception will begin at 5:30 with beer, wine, cocktails and sizing up the competition. Dinner will be catered by Pecado Bueno and the cards will start flying around 6:30.

 If you’re poker skills are rusty or you get ‘beat on the river’ there are Re-buys available. The funds that are raised are split between the winners and the Dad’s Council to be used to raffle items at the EEU. 

+++Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1517518421909398/

  amandabturner@gmail.com also ask any questions to the same address.+++

 

EEU Dad’s Sponsored Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

Location: Saturday January 30th Fremont Abbey Arts Center – 4272 Fremont Ave North

5:30 Reception (Beer, Wine, Cocktails)

6:00 Dinner (Catered by Pecado Bueno)

6:30 Poker (Shuffle Up & Deal)

***$100 Includes Poker Fee, Dinner & Unlimited Drinks ***

***CASH ONLY***

 

 

 

Let’s Gather in Bothell on Saturday December 12th

What: Fathers Network Meeting

 

Why: To meet and engage in great conversation with other dads

 

When: Saturday, December 12th, 9:30 to Noon

 

Where: Kindering Center Bothell office: 19801 North Creek Parkway, Suite 200, Bothell, WA 98011

 

Who:  You’re all invited.  I know Bothell isn’t convenient for many of you but I hope you’ll drop by if you can

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spokane Fathers Network meeting this Thursday evening – Join them for conversation, pizza and soda

The Spokane Chapter of the WSFN is meeting this Thursday, November 12th at 6:00 p.m..  The location is The Arc of Spokane at 320 E. 2nd Ave. 

 

Enter at the side door by the large parking lot on the east side of the building (look for the sign).   So that he knows how much soda and pizza to order, please let Brian Holloway know if you’re coming.  He can be reached at 509-328-6326 or at bholloway@arc-spokane.org

 

 

 

Special Appearance by James May at the Bellevue Fathers Network Meeting on November 14th!

Yes, James is making a special appearance in Bellevue on November 14th to help facilitate the meeting.   For those of you who’ve been around for a while you know what a pleasure it will be to have James join us.  For those who haven’t met him, James is a former Director of the Fathers Network, is an amazing advocate for dads and the Network, has great historical perspective on the work that’s been done and is generally an all-around good and interesting guy.  I hope you can take some time to join us.  The meeting will be from 9:30 to Noon at the Kindering Center Bellevue office, 16120 NE 8th St.  Bellevue, WA 98008.

 

Special Appearance by James May at the Bellevue Fathers Network Meeting on November 14th!

Yes, James is making a special appearance in Bellevue on November 14th to help facilitate the meeting.   For those of you who’ve been around for a while you know what a pleasure it will be to have James join us.  For those who haven’t met him, James is a former Director of the Fathers Network, is an amazing advocate for dads and the Network, has great historical perspective on the work that’s been done and is generally an all-around good and interesting guy.  I hope you can take some time to join us.  The meeting will be from 9:30 to Noon at the Kindering Center Bellevue office, 16120 NE 8th St.  Bellevue, WA 98008.