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    Why You Should Become a Member of The Resource Center

    The Resource Center is a Membership Organization. Our members come from a variety of different areas: individuals who receive supports from TRC, and their families; TRC employees; people in the community who believe in TRC’s Mission.

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    Membership is important for several reasons. Membership dues provide critically needed funds. But perhaps more importantly, Membership is a concrete way of demonstrating that people believe in the work TRC does, around the clock, 365 days a year, to improve the lives of people with disabling conditions.

    Membership is important for another reason – the more members we have, the louder TRC’s voice becomes when we need to express our opinion on a critical issue pertaining to services for people with disabilities. Because individuals with disabilities are among society’s most vulnerable citizens, and often are unable to speak out for themselves, The Resource Center must serve as their advocate. Lawmakers and decision-makers take note when we mention that we have more than 500 dues-paying members, but imagine how much more attention they would pay to us if we could tell them we had more than 5,000 members!

    The TRC Membership card is available to those who pay annual Membership dues of $10 per person. Membership is available to:

    • individuals whose principal place of residence or employment is in Chautauqua County, NY
    • individuals who receive or have received supports from The Resource Center
    • individuals who are blood relatives or the legal guardians of persons who receive or have received services from The Resource Center
    • current and former employees of The Resource Center

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    Benefits of Membership

    There are several benefits of Membership. One of these is the TRC Membership Card. This card entitles you to discounts at about 50 local businesses – discounts you can use over and over throughout the year. So whether you’re dining at Applebee’s, enjoying coffee at RydersCup, knocking down pins at Jamestown Bowling Company, or pampering yourself at Serenity Salon & Spa or Salon 1, your TRC Membership Card can save you money, over and above the cost of your TRC Membership. Click here to see the complete list of businesses offering discounts to TRC Members.

    By becoming a Member of The Resource Center, you also become a member of The Arc New York, the nation’s largest non-profit organization serving people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Together, The Resource Center and the other 54 chapters of The Arc New York boast a membership exceeding 87,000 people.  By becoming a member, you give TRC and The Arc New York a stronger voice when we advocate on behalf of people with disabilities.

    As a Member of The Resource Center, you’ll receive our newsletters and Annual Reports. And, you’ll be eligible to attend our Annual Membership Meeting.

    But the most important benefit you’ll receive by becoming a Member of The Resource Center is the warm feeling that comes from knowing that you are Making a Difference in People’s Lives!

    Click here to pay your Membership dues online. For more information, or if your business would like to offer a discount to TRC Members, contact Kayla Bohall, Corporate Administrative Assistant, at (716) 661-1434 or kayla.bohall@resourcecenter.org.

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    What people say

    Patricia Sharp, Community Helping Hands Office Manager

    “We are extremely grateful for The Resource Center or any group that donates or volunteers, because we serve a lot of people in need in the community.”

    Jim Maione, Director of Distribution, Southern Tier Brewing Company

    “Southern Tier Brewing Company is happy to bring jobs back to the local economy. Our relationship is important with The Resource Center because it gives us an opportunity to provide meaningful work to people with disabilities. Additionally, they are providing a wonderful service for us.”

    Amanda S. – Patient

    “The Resource Center’s Primary Care Staff have been helpful and responsive to my health concerns. I am able to see my provider the same day I contact the office with a need.”

    Mike Richner, Manufacturing Manager, Dahlstrom Roll Form

    “I’ve used The Resource Center in the past and their quality is excellent and their work ethic is very good. The employees knew what the expected quality level was and where it needed to be.”