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August 26, 2006 - St. Louis Arc's Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament

What: Put your best poker face on for the St. Louis Arc’s Second Annual Showdown for St. Louis Arc.

Where: The University Club

When: August 26, 2006

Time: 6:30 PM

Ticket Prices: A $100.00 donation or more suggested but not required for entry into the tournament (to comply with Missouri Gaming Laws.)

Beneficiary: St. Louis Arc

Executive Director: Kathy Meath, MSW, LCSW

Attire: Casual

Information: Jessica Froidl 314-817-2241

Board of Directors: John J. Kang, President; F. Michael J. Lackey, Secretary/President Elect; M. Beth Schulte, Treasurer/Vice Pres. of Admin. & Finance Policy; Leland B. Curtis, Vice President of Development; Suzanne C. Engelhardt, Vice President of Public Relations/Special Events; Connie Schnuck, Immediate Past President; Thomas K. Vandiver, Childgarden CDC Appointee; Richard L. Daly; Bernard A. Duco, Jr.; Robert J. Gunthner; Benedict G. Janson; Ted Liebig; Linda Proctor, M.D.; Ron Reim; Andrew Rohan; Corinne A. Walentik, M.D. and Marlene Kopman.

Blacktie Photos by: Carolyn Westhues

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

 Kathy Meath, executive director, Stacy Haberstroh
Kathy Meath, executive director, Stacy Haberstroh

St. Louis Arc's Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament On Saturday, August 26, 2006 St. Louis Arc held their 2nd Annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament at the University Club. There were card dealers, prizes for table champions and a silent auction. Guests enjoyed fabulous food and beverages, and an awesome grand prize. All proceeds benefit the St. Louis Arc’s programs for people with developmental disabilities.

Their miission is to provide the highest quality services to help people with developmental disabilities, and their families, achieve their goals. They work hard to provide the kind of individualized services that can really help make a difference to an adult… to a child… to a family. Services provided are designed to maximize choice and to support people as they build quality lives within the St. Louis community. Founded in 1950 by a group of activist parents who wanted more for their children with mental retardation, the St. Louis Arc has a long tradition of advocacy and respect for the rights of people with developmental disabilities—from its earliest work in opening education and recreation opportunities to today’s commitment to high-quality, person-centered programs and services. For the past 55 years, the St. Louis Arc has offered a wide array of services, including residential, employment, leisure, respite, family support, early intervention, prevention and advocacy. The St. Louis Arc is recognized as a quality leader among professional agencies. Since 1983, St. Louis Arc has been accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL), an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to being a leader for excellence in the definition, measurement and evaluation of personal and community quality of life for people with disabilities. In 2004, St. Louis Arc became only the fifth organization in the world to be awarded a Value-Added accreditation from CQL.

For more information about St. Louis Arc, please call Jessica Froidl at 314-817-2241 or visit their website at

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