FINS News

By Steve Wilson / February 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

California State Budget 2016-2017 Governor Brown released his proposed state budget for 2016-2017. Within the proposal, he has asked for funding to increase for Regional Centers by 10%. In May the Governor and Legislators will get together to offer revisions to the proposed budget.The issue before them is how to fund the increase. The Governor…

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By Steve Wilson / February 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

As of Feb. 29th, MV Transportation will no longer service San Andreas Regional Center clients. At the time of this announcement, 29 of 52 students were using the MV vans.The issue is the amount that SARC can pay the drivers based on the current funding from the State of California. This is just another result…

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FINS Events

Teacher’s Appreciation Brunch

By Steve Wilson / February 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

The FINS Board and parents hosted a Teacher Appreciation Brunch in the cooking classroom before class on Friday the 14th of February. Items offered were Starbuck’s coffee, orange juice, muffins, 3 different egg dishes, fresh fruit and various valentine candies. As it was Valentine’s Day, the motif was hearts and balloons. It was wonderful to…

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Results of 2019 FINS Dinner and Auction

By Steve Wilson / April 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

We had over 140 donors turn out for our Italian Dinner and Auction. Everyone got a complementary glass of red wine and had a delicious buffet meal with dessert. We had set a goal of making around $10,000 for the IN Program, and actually ended up above $15,000. We will be presenting a check to…

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FINS Silent Auction Items

By Steve Wilson / March 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

FINS Silent Auction Items- Website version (1)

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Call to Action for FINS Annual Fundraiser

By Steve Wilson / February 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ther are only 5 weeks until the FINS Italian Supper and Auction Fundraiser. We need everyone to be diligently reaching out to family and acquantances to buy tickets to the dinner. We need to sell 100 tickets to break even on the food and venue costs. Take the time to support Independence Network, the students…

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Independence Network News

By Steve Wilson / February 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

The Santa Clara Weekly Newspaper wrote an article highlighting Independence Network and FINS in a February 2020 edition. This is great publicity within our community. Besides the publicity, it is an invitation for local residents to consider joining the FINS Board and help us further assimilate IN into the Santa Clara Valley offerings. FINS Creates…

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Wheelchair Van Update

By Steve Wilson / February 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

The San Jose Mercury News contacted us last week and verified that we had raised $55,000 toward the purchase of a new wheelchair capable van from their holiday Wishbook Program. The school administration is working on getting the info needed to purchase the van. Updates to follow as the process works through all the channels.

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Wheel Chair Van

By Steve Wilson / February 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

FINS put together a package and submitted it to the San Jose Mercury Wishbook. Verbally we have heard that our goal ofg $50,000 was met. This should furnish the IN program with a brand new van for wheelchair bound students and allow them to attend more off campus outings. More to follow when we see…

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IN is participating in Mercury News Wishbook Program 2019

By Steve Wilson / December 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Independence Network has been selected by the San Jose Mercury News to benefit from their 2019 Wishbook Program. We have asked for $50,000 for a new van with a wheelchair lift. Our current van no longer has a working lift and needs some major work done on the rest of the van. We have found…

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Independence Network Events

2018-2019 Awards Ceremony

By Steve Wilson / July 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

July 5, 2019 was the Annual Awards and Pizza celebration of another year for the 2018-2019 school year. Each class presented awards to every student and aide in the 3 classes. The awards were appropriate to the advances that each student made in the last 12 months. Several students were missing because of the holidays,…

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FINS Silent Auction Items

By Steve Wilson / March 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

FINS Silent Auction Items- Website version (1)

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Call to Action for FINS Annual Fundraiser

By Steve Wilson / February 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ther are only 5 weeks until the FINS Italian Supper and Auction Fundraiser. We need everyone to be diligently reaching out to family and acquantances to buy tickets to the dinner. We need to sell 100 tickets to break even on the food and venue costs. Take the time to support Independence Network, the students…

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FINS 2019 Silent Auction Items (as of 02-10)

By Steve Wilson / February 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Auction and Raffle Items for FINS Annual Raffle and Auction

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