New Horizons Un-Limited

             Outlook


 

 Fall  2015                                                                                               Volume 12,  Edition  3


 

NHU Outlook Newsletter is published quarterly by New Horizons Un-Limited Inc. (NHU), a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization based in Milwaukee with a mission to make information and life experiences more accessible to people with lifelong disabilities, their families and caregivers.  Our programs are made possible through the generous contributions of our community partners, member and donor families and many in-kind donors.  To contribute to New Horizons Un-Limited, see page 4.   

To learn more about NHU, visit our website at www.new-horizons.org or send us an e-mail at horizons@new-horizons.org    

 

 

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”

                                                                                                       William Hutchinson Murray

 


 


In this newsletter:

 

NHU - Cabin Dedication

·      8th Accessible  Cabin  

      Wisconsin State Parks -

      Harrington Beach State Park

 

NHU 2015 

     Aug - Sept - Oct

     Volunteer Opportunities

 

·         Fall Fundraising with Flowerbulbs

 

·         August Scrip Orders

 

·          Like NHU on Facebook!

        Share on our Forums!

        Visit our Blog!

        Follow us on Twitter!

 

·         Simple Ways to Give

 

NHU Appreciation

·         Donors and Sponsors NHU Benefit Golf Outing

 

 

NHU Outlook Newsletter

published quarterly by:

 

New Horizons Un-Limited Inc.

811 E. Wisconsin Avenue,

Suite 937

Milwaukee, WI   53202

(414) 299-0124

www.new-horizons.org

horizons@new-horizons.org

 

Harrington Beach State Park Accessible Cabin Dedication

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

 

   

 

The 8th accessible camping cabin nears completion at Harrington Beach State Park, Belgium, Wisconsin and views Puckett's pond and surrounding prairie woodlands.

 

On July 8th the Friends Group of Harrington Beach State Park (HBSP), representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), including the regional and park rangers and engineers, construction volunteers, workers, contractors, engineers, donors and families including family members of Jim Schendel (who in memoriam inspired the construction of this cabin) were on site at the dedication ceremony of the Harrington Beach State Park Accessible Camping Cabin.   

 

In 1990, Art Miller founder of New Horizons Un-Limited assisted in the design of the first accessible cabin for the Wisconsin State Parks at Mirror Lake, as well as 6 out of the 8 cabins built through the following years, including this cabin.

 

Speaking of the history of the accessible cabins in the State Parks, Art described how he was asked by the Telephone Pioneers to help design the first cabin, how they dreamed of building 5 more like it and how they designed and constructed the cabins to be built to last 100 years.   Explaining to everyone how much the accessible amenities of the cabin can mean to those for whom it was built, he remarked, "You have no idea what this means to families who face each day with the challenges of disabilities and how much respite in the outdoors can mean to a family and the family member with disabilities. It gives them hope for tomorrow to begin again!” 

 

These words were echoed by many of the speakers at the dedication as well as from the Wisconsin DNR representatives who thanked everyone and described the appreciation they have witnessed from those families who have benefited from the accessible cabins in the parks throughout the state of Wisconsin.  (Continued on page 2)

                                               



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Carolyn Morgen, Superintendent/Interim Park Manager, thanked everyone who had been involved with the construction of the accessible cabin.  She assured everyone that the many representatives from the DNR present at the dedication were there to express their gratitude to the volunteers who had dreamt it and built it.  If anyone had any doubt whether this project was worth it, they need only spend a day in the main office at Kohler Andrea State Park to hear the testimony of grateful families, touched by the generosity of volunteer groups who built the cabins and appreciative of the opportunity to take their family member for a camping experience, something they never thought would be possible.

 

Ronnie Martin, President of the Friends Group, reminded us of Jim Schendel, a HBSP volunteer who had loved this park and worked tirelessly for the many accessible features for the park.  It was at Jim’s passing when family members asked for a bench in Jim’s name, the group decided to build an accessible cabin instead.  With Jim’s memorial gift the seed was planted in the hearts of Andy Krueger, former HBSP manager, Danny Goldsmith, Ray Carey, Ronnie Martin and Jim’s siblings, Denise Carney and Mary Movich of the Friends Group.  Neil Kraemer and Ray Carey project managers soon asked Art Miller, Miller Engineering ITG and NHU and Lavern Nall, Strass Maguire Architects Assoc. Inc. for the design.

 

Wisconsin State Senator, Duey Stroebel commended the community of hard workers and friends to have the testament to come together and to give so much to make the cabin happen.  He offered, “Congratulations for this fine achievement!”

 

Dan Schuller, DNR Bureau of Parks and Recreation Director, spoke of the variety of recreational activities available through Harrington Beach State Park and all the Wisconsin State Parks. “The parks are meant for all of us and this community has made it possible for those with disabilities to have the opportunity to enjoy them too.  In this way the accessible cabin fulfills the vision of the state which has become the leader in accessible facilities across the U.S.”  On behalf of the citizens of Wisconsin he thanked everyone who had helped to take this cabin to completion, a phenomenal feat.   

 

In the coming weeks as the Friends Group puts the finishing touches on the cabin, we look forward to the date when it opens and goes on-line to take reservations.  Only 30 minutes from Milwaukee, this park with its accessible trails around Quarry Lake and expansive beach on Lake Michigan offers a wonderful outdoor opportunity for families challenged by disability.

Camping cabins offer a low cost option for enjoying the outdoors for people with physical disabilities who require accessible amenities.  The opportunity to respite in the outdoors offers family members to bond in ways that may otherwise be more difficult, offers good nature therapy from life’s stresses and helps individuals with disabilities and their families to become reinvigorated, “It gives them hope for tomorrow to begin again!” 

 

 


         13th Annual  Fundraising With  Flower Bulbs  Sale!

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   Alliums, Crocuses, Hyacinths, Irises, Tulips & Daffodils

         plus, Fall and Winter Indoor Garden Plants

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For the 13th year, NHU will provide top quality flower bulbs and indoor gardening plants

during our Fundraising with Flower Bulbs Sale!

 

Order online via Flower Power.  Type the following in your computer browser’s address box:  http://ow.ly/PE9AR


On-line orders will be shipped (flat $5) directly to your door in time for fall planting.  Flowers will grow and bloom in your garden next spring and summer.  Our online sale will run thru October 15th, 2015. 

 

Questions?  Do not hesitate to ask us at:  horizons@new-horizons.org.

 

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Aug. – Sept. – Oct.  - -  NHU Volunteer Opportunities!!

 

To sign up for volunteer opportunities, call (414) 299-0124 or e-mail horizons@new-horizons.org

NHU volunteers are reimbursed up to $16.00 per month for your parking or transportation.

Report your volunteer hours to NHU on-line www.new-horizons.org/voltim.php


 

Purchase Scrip Gift Certificates from NHU

       

Are you planning purchases for back to school, fall gardening supplies or home building projects?  Groceries, gas, movies, fast food, restaurants, or gift retailers are all available.  Buy gift certificates and NHU will receive the discount! 

 

Purchase scrip gift cards thru NHU, redeemable for the exact amount you pay for them.  The retailer passes the discount savings (percentage listed next to each retailer on the order form) to NHU.  We deliver your order to you in 10 days.  Printable NHU Scrip order form at new-horizons.org/pdf/scripf.pdf 

 

Fill out and send your order form and your check or money order to NHU

 

Scrip orders due:  Friday, August 21, 2015

 

 

Follow NHU……

 

                                                                                                Like us, NHU on Facebook!

people, news, events

facebook.com/NewHorizonsUn-Limited

 

   Share on our NHU Forum!

experiences, ideas, solutions

new-horizons.org/forum

 

Join the Family Forum on Disability

conversation for life’s challenges

facebook.com/groups/ittakesonetoknowone

 

                                                                                                  Visit our NHU Blog!

everyday advocacy and inspiration

newhorizonsunlimited.wordpress.com

 

   Follow us on Twitter!

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We would like to hear from you!

Please-e-mail us at horizons@new-horizons.org

 

 

 

 

Giving back to your community…

has never been easier!

Here are some simple ways to give back to NHU!

 

Volunteers reach out and make a world of difference!!     For more information on volunteering,

 visit: new-horizons.org/volnet.html

 

NHU Wish List

Visit: new-horizons.org/wshlst.html  Make an in-kind donation of used equipment or make a donation for purchase of:

 

Pick ‘n Save, Copps, Metro Market, more

Purchase grocery store Scrip Gift Certificates (in left column) and NHU will benefit from your purchases.

 

Use Goodsearch.com, an Internet search engine that can raise money for NHU.  The next time you search the Internet, visit goodsearch.com and select or type in New Horizons Un-Limited Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) from the list and click on verify.  GoodSearch will give a penny to NHU each time you search the Internet. 

 

Use Goodshop.com, an Internet shop website that can raise money for NHU.  Visit goodshop.com   Select or type in New Horizons Un-Limited Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) and verify.  GoodShop will give a percentage to NHU each time you shop on the Internet. 

 

Make a secure on-line credit card donation via PayPal.  It’s free, secure and so easy!  Visit new-horizons.org/donnow.html and click the Donate icon.  Complete the online form to give back to your community!

 

Make a donation to NHU.  Fill out the form included on the back page of this newsletter.

 

Visit new-horizons.org/donate.html

 

Call NHU at (414) 299-0124

 

 

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Our June--12th Annual NHU Benefit Golf Outing was a Great Success in Support of Our Programs!

We appreciate our donors and sponsors! See our attached flyer or visit new-horizons.org/gfdn14.html

For photos of our 2015 event and all our golfers, visit facebook.com/NewHorizonsUn-Limited

 


 


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