Social Club Saturday


As we move into August, The Arc NWMS will be restarting our face to face social clubs with a different format.  Supper Club, which traditionally meets on Friday evening, has a very free format with lots of mingling and definitely no social distancing.  In an attempt to create a social club with lots of interaction but following the government guidelines, we are going to discontinue Supper Club until we can safely gather in large groups.  

INSTEAD... We would like to announce a new social opportunity for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Social Club Saturday with The Arc NWMS

This exciting new club will take place at Maples Memorial United Methodist Church in Olive Branch, MS.  We have our first meeting on Saturday, August 22, 2020.

  • 9:00-10:30           ELEMENTARY CLUB - LIMIT OF 21 (3 GROUPS OF 7)

  • 10:30-10:45         CLEANING AND RE-SET

  • 10:45-12:15         MIDDLE SCHOOL - LIMIT OF 21 (3 GROUPS OF 7)

  • 12:15-1:00           CLEANING AND RE-SET (LUNCH BREAK FOR STAFF)

  • 1:00-2:30             HIGH SCHOOL - LIMIT OF 21 (3 GROUPS OF 7)

  • 2:30-2:45             CLEANING AND RE-SET

  • 2:45-4:15             ADULT CLUB - LIMIT OF 21 (3 GROUPS OF 7)

This club will be staffed by 3 Special Education Teachers.  Participants will take part in 3 activities designed to encourage social interaction and cultivate appropriate social behavior over the course of the session.  Due to the large staff, cleaning supplies and session supplies, we are asking a $15 session fee for each participant.  As always, we will be happy to find sponsors for participants that are not able to pay the session fee.

To maintain the safest environment possible, each room will hold a maximum of 10 individuals.  The maximum number of participants will be 7 with 2 volunteers and the teacher in each room.  We will lower the number of participants to accommodate individuals with greater needs.  For examples, if a participant would benefit from a 1:1 volunteer, then we will lower the number of participants for that room and raise the number of volunteers.

  • Are we wearing masks?  If the current government guidelines dictate that masks must be worn, then we will do our best to wear masks.  We, of course, understand that our participants may not be able to wear masks.  We will do our best.
  • How do I RSVP?  You can reserve your spot by clicking the appropriate button below.  All RSVP's must be completed by the Wednesday before the club to allow time for purchasing the correct number of supplies.  Each participant will have their own set of supplies to eliminate concerns about the transmission of germs.

Elementary Social Club is for our friends in Kindergarten to 5th grades. 

Supper Club Junior is for our friends in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. 

Supper Club High is for our friends in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades. 

Supper Club is for our friends that are beyond high school. 

Membership with The Arc NWMS is required to participate in this program. 
Membership is $25.00 annually per family. 

Financial assistance is available. 
Please contact The Arc NWMS for more information at 
662-510-8989 or