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August 22, 2008 - "Showdown for St. Louis Arc" Texas Hold 'Em Tournament

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

Where: Hilton St. Louis Frontenac

When: August 22, 2008

Time: 6:30 PM

Ticket Prices: Please contact Lindsey for ticket information

Beneficiary: St. Louis Arc’s programs for people with developmental disabilities

EMCEE: Paul Harris

President(s): Kathy Meat

Staff: Lindsey Harris - Special Events Manager, John Taylor - Vice President of Advancement, Cyndi Woollard - Administrative Manager, Nancy Simmons - Executive Assistant, Audrey Ting - Coordinator of Volunteers & Community Outreach, Gail Ramspott - Grants & Program Marketing Specialist, Mark Keeley - Vice President of Support Services, Rose Bretana, Vicky Soffner, Beth Moeller, Georgi Ramsey, Jenny Shult, Christina Angiel

Sponsors: Anheuser-Busch, Mutual of America, SM Wilson, Total Rewards Strategies, Ocules Inc.

Attendance: 190 Guests

Attire: Evening Attire, Business Formal or Cocktail Attire

Information: Lindsey Harris (314) 817-2241

Board of Directors: F. Michael J. Lackey, President & Managing Director, Total Rewards Strategies, Leland B. Curtis, Partner, Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O'Keefe, P.C., Secretary/President Elect; John J. Kang, Managing Director & Senior Trust Officer, The PrivateBank & Trust Company, Immediate Past President; Kathie Winter, Financial Consultant, Moloney Securities, Treasurer/Vice Pres. of Admin. & Finance Policy; M. Beth Schulte, M. Beth Schulte, CPA, Vice President of Development; Suzanne C. Engelhardt, Community Volunteer, Vice President of Events & Corporate Outreach; Robert J. Gunthner, Managing Partner, Fitz’s Bottling Company, Vice President of Marketing & Communications; Benedict G. Janson, Retired, Ralston Purina Company, Vice President of Legislation & Advocacy; Corinne A. Walentik, M.D., Neonatologist, Cardinal Glennon Hospital, Childgarden CDC Appointee; Richard L. Daly, Community Volunteer; Mary Deverman, Manager Corporate Community Relations, Centene Corporation; Fred Jaeckle, Vice President Pre-Construction & Estimating, S.M. Wilson & Co; Ted Liebig, President, Trend Manufacturing Company; Kathy McLaughlin, Self Advocate; Linda Proctor, M.D., Radiologist, Missouri Baptist Hospital; Ron Reim Executive Vice President, Oculus, Inc.; Andrew Rohan, Account Executive, Adrian N. Baker & Company; Connie Schnuck, Community Volunteer; John Shapleigh, Chairman, Hospice Foundation; Thomas K. Vandiver, Partner, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal; Jan Wickenhauser, Director of Human Resources, Argosy Gaming Company; Brandi Williams, Senior Auditor, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation; Marlene Kopman, Emeritus

Blacktie Photos by: Harry R. Bean

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

 Mike Koncki, Matt Kahrhoff, Tim Koncki
Mike Koncki, Matt Kahrhoff, Tim Koncki

"Showdown for St. Louis Arc" Texas Hold 'Em Tournament

St. Louis Arc held its 4th Texas Hold'Em Tournament on August 22, 2008 at Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. Guests enjoyed round after round of poker, a silent auction, food and beverages, as well as the celebrity guest Paul Harris. In all, the seventeen tables of players helped raise $25,000, all of which went to St. Louis Arc.

Their mission 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.

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