30th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 4:30 to 7:00 PM
Dear ILCNSCA member/supporter:
The Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc. (ILCNSCA) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary as the disability rights and services organization of the North Shore and Cape Ann, MA on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM at the Kernwood Country Club in Salem, MA. We are holding this event this year in lieu of our Legislative Breakfast. Your presence is requested as you have been a supporter of choice, self-determination, consumer control, accessibility, access, and inclusion of all who have disabilities of all ages and who live or work on the North Shore and Cape Ann.
ILCNSCA has a proud history, now reaching 30 years, of dedication to the Independent Living paradigm as well as the disability rights motto ‘Nothing About Us Without Us’. We will be issuing our Annual Awards at this event and invite you to nominate award recipients on the attached form, returning to ILCNSCA by March 31, 2017. Music will be provided by the Essex County 4, and slides/messages via video will be shown during this event. Come celebrate our 30th Anniversary on April 27, 2017 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM at the Kernwood Country Club, Salem, MA with us!
Many community businesses and organizations are sponsoring this event. To RSVP and purchase tickets, which have a suggested donation of $30 per ticket, please go to this Eventbrite Link:
Please insure you bring your ticket with you to obtain one free beverage from the Cash Bar.
Any questions, please contact us at 978-741-0077, and have a great day. Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 4:30 to 7 PM at the Kernwood Country Club, Salem, MA.
Commercial donated by North Shore 104.9
2017 ILCNSCA Awards Nomination
Every year ILCNSCA recognizes outstanding achievement and contributions made by individuals and businesses making a difference in the lives of people living with disabilities. At our 30th Anniversary Celebration on April 27, 2017 at the Kernwood Country Club we will be issuing our Annual Awards this year. Please let us know of someone you feel deserves recognition! Descriptions of award categories follow.
The Leavitt Award:
This award is considered a lifetime achievement award. This award is given in memory of Bernice Leavitt, one of the Center's founders, to an individual with a disability who lives or works on the North Shore or Cape Ann, who by his/her actions and accomplishments, has done the most to promote the ideals of the Independent Living.
The Adrien Award for Outstanding Advocacy:
This award, named in honor of ILCNSCA Founder Gil Adrien, is given to an individual with a disability on the North Shore or Cape Ann who, by his/her actions and accomplishments, has done the most to promote the ideals of the Independent Living Philosophy. The nominee should be a dynamic advocate who lives or works on the North Shore, Cape Ann, or is a service recipient.
The Nielsen Youth Leadership Award:
This award, named in honor of ILCNSCA Founder Joan Nielsen, is given annually to a youth with a disability (under 25 years of age) who has done the most to promote Independent Living ideals on the North Shore or Cape Ann. This individual must possess strong leadership skills or potential, and live on the North Shore, Cape Ann, or be a service recipient.
Distinguished Employer of the Year Award:
This award is given annually to an employer who has done the most to promote independent living ideals through the employment of a cross-disability population on the North Shore and Cape Ann. Nominee(s) must employ and actively recruit individuals with all types of disabilities.
Family Support Award:
This award is given to recognize a person who provides support to a family member with a disability to attain or maintain a full, independent life. Family is defined as those chosen by the individual with the disability, either due to blood or relationship ties.
30th Anniversary Sponsors
Administrative Business Services
Boston Center for Independent Living
Boston Document Systems, Inc.
Disability Law Center, Inc.
F.D. Mason Company
North Shore 104.9 Radio
North Shore Elder Services Inc.
Salem Five Bank
Center for Living and Working
Cape Organization for the
The Hope and Lisa Team
Disability Policy Consortium
Elder Services Merrimack Valley
Greater North Shore Link
Integrated Human Resources, Inc.
Law Offices of Spano & Dawicki
MetroWest Center for
National Council on Independent Living
Northeast Independent Living Program
Salem Waterfront Hotel & Marina
Shetland Properties of Salem
Solimine Funeral Homes
Soucy Insurance Agency, Inc
COP Amputee Association
Mystic Valley Elder Services
The House of the Seven Gables
Music Provided by:
Essex County Four
Fran Page, Irwin Cohen, Charles Coogan, Steve O’Connell,
Sound and Visuals Coordination
Sound City Entertainment
P.O. Box 80055, Stoneham, MA 02180