Rotary Learns of the History of ARC

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Published on October 3 2012 5:56 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

ARC Community Support Systems is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and one of those who has been with the organization for most of those years shared its history with the Effingham Noon Rotary Club Wednesday.

Executive Director Mike Poe has been with ARC for 40 years and has seen its growth from a solitary location to its relocation to the former Stevens Industries building along Main Street in Teutopolis and the construction of a Developmental Training Center along Harvester Street in T-Town.  Rotarians also heard about the acquisition or construction of several residential facilities and group homes in Effingham and Teutopolis.

Rotarian Randy Jones, who serves on the ARC Board of Directors, served as weekly program chairman.

The Rotary weekly student guest was Kallie Koester, the daughter of Dan and Janie Koester and a senior at Effingham High School.

(FROM LEFT, A-R-C COMMUNITY SUPPORT SYSTEMS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MIKE POE, ROTARY WEEKLY STUDENT GUEST KALLIE KOESTER, AND ROTARY WEEKLY PROGRAM CHAIRMAN RANDY JONES)