Easter Seals Wisconsin held their biennial Recognition Dinner on October 9 at Nakoma Golf Club in Madison, honoring people and organizations that have made a significant impact on the programs and services of the organization and the disability community in Wisconsin. Ten recipients were recognized as honorees with distinguished awards.
Among those honored were Ray Dabler and the Wisconsin Elks Major Project Committee. The Elks first partnered with Easter Seals Wisconsin in 1976, to build the Elks Lodge Kitchen and Dining Hall at Respite Camp in Wisconsin Dells. Over the past 42 years, the organization has raised over $3.1 million for Respite Camp. Through this partnership, Easter Seals has been able to serve double the number of campers it served previously, over 1,300 children and adults with disabilities each year. The Wisconsin Elks/Easter Seals Respite Camp continues as a refuge and a welcoming place where families know they can safely bring their loved one to enjoy individualized care and outdoor recreation while they take advantage of a break from 24/7 caregiving.
Ray Dabler, retiring Chairman of the Board of Wisconsin Elks Major Project Committee, received this honor for his service to the organization for 46 years.
Thank you Wisconsin Elks Major Project Committee for all you have done and continue to do for Respite Camp! To see photos from the event and other honorees from the evening, visit our Facebook page.