Monthly Archives: February 2012

Ogden Community Meetings for Recreation Master Plan

March 1, 2012
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
March 8, 2012
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
March 29, 2012
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Ogden City is seeking input from residents to guide the City’s sports programs and recreational opportunities in coming years. The City is developing a Recreation Master Plan. The intent to is create services that will benefit Ogden citizens and their families.

If you would like your voice to be heard, plan to attend one of three upcoming meetings in Ogden. Presentations will be given at each location at 6pm and again at 7pm each night.

Thursday, March 1 from 6-8pm at Mount Ogden Junior High, 3260 Harrison Blvd
Thursday, March 8 from 6-8pm at Union Station, 2501 Wall Avenue
Thursday, March 29 from 6-8pm at Ben Lomond High School, 1080 9th street.

If you have questions, please call 801-629-8253 or email

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Join Rep. Dixon Pitcher for a “Night at the Capitol”

March 1, 2012
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

Utah District 10 Rep. Dixon Pitcher, R-Ogden has invited constituents to join him for a meet and greet at the Utah State Capitol on Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm in Room 130. Rep. Pitcher will provide pizza and drinks and tours of the Capitol building.

District 10 is in South Ogden and Ogden, from the Davis County and Morgan County borders roughly between Washington Blvd and the city limits, to the east to 30th Street on the North.

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Caucuses Meetings Being Held

March 13, 2012
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
March 15, 2012
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

With the legislature in session, it’s easy to focus our attention solely on the activity taking place in Salt Lake City. It’s important, and so much takes place on a daily basis that it’s hard to keep up with it all. But it is important to remember that crucial events will take place all year and throughout the state.

If the upcoming elections are important to you, it’s the perfect time to start preparing. Caucus meetings take place in two weeks. Consider trying to become a delegate for your party. As a delegate, you will have the ear of the candidates. They will seek you out and want to share their vision with you. It’s a great opportunity to ask candidates how they feel about disability issues.

The Utah Republican Party holds their caucus meetings at 7:00pm on March 15, 2012; the Utah Democratic Party holds their caucus meetings at 7:00pm on March 13, 2012.

To find out what precinct you live in and the caucus location for your precinct, contact your County government Elections Office or Clerk’s Office. You can also try your political party’s website or the Utah Elections website:

Utah County Elections Office

Utah State Democratic Party
(801) 328-1212

Utah State Republican Party
(801) 533-9777

Utah Elections website (Enter your name, birth date, county, and house number):

Caucus location information also appears in major newspapers a few days before caucuses.
If you would like further information about the importance of attending caucus meetings and becoming a delegate, click the link below to watch a 10 minute video:

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Hatch Town Hall at Weber State University

February 25, 2012
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch will be attending a town hall meeting at Weber State University on Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm in the Shepard Union Building, Sky Room, Room 404. This is a great opportunity to meet with Senator Hatch and share your views with him.

To RSVP for the meeting, call Michelle Scharf at 801-499-2095 or email

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Legislative Update

The good news is there are no budget cuts being asked for this year for disability services. However, the legislative session hasn’t ended yet. Keep checking back to see how things are going with The Executive Appropriations Committee. Watch for updates on specific legislative issues in our GAP Newsletters that go out weekly during the session.

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2nd Annual VIP Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt

To be held Saturday March 31 at ConAmore school in Myton, Utah.

If you’d like to donate candy, eggs, baskets, or other prizes please contact Christie @ or Dana @

Also you can volunteer to help out or just come to watch our VIP’s hunt eggs!! Thank you to everyone who made last year such a huge success.  The smiles on the kids’ faces was priceless!

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SLC Family to Family Networks

SLC Family to Family Networks ~ Tuesday, Feb 21 7-9 pm

South Valley School (8400 South Redwood Road)

Housing ~ Cathy Calara is the housing specialist for Utah Independent Living Center. – She will bring packets that contain all of the information needed to apply for housing.

There are a number of housing options for people with disabilities or those with low income. You need to sit through her very informative presentation to understand these options. There will also be a discussion about what you can do to teach independent skills to your son or daughter with a disability now to help get them ready for the future.

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Thanks to our partners at Sharetix, we have FREE Utah Grizzlies Tickets Available.

Thanks to our partners at Sharetix, we have FREE Utah Grizzlies Tickets Available.

DATE: Monday, March 5th, 2012 @ 7:05 PM, LOCATION: Maverik Center ~ 3200
Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, Utah 84119.

The game is the Utah Grizzlies vs. Ontario Reign. If you are interested in tickets please post a comment below and then send an email to me at

We will be adding you to our email list so that you will be informed of any upcoming activities within the disability community. Also, follow us on facebook at Grassroots Advocacy Partnership for People with Disabilities.

Thank you Sharetix for the tickets!

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Attention Duchesne County Residents

Just wanted to spread the word to Duchesne County residents that if you want to vote in this years primary and regular elections, you need to call the county building and make sure they have your correct address and signature on file. They aren’t having public voting locations this year. It’s mail in only!!

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Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities Legislators’ Reception

February 2, 2012
4:00 pmto5:45 pm

The Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities is hosting its annual Legislators’ Reception on Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 4:00pm – 5:45pm in the Rotunda of the State Capitol Building.

Invite your Representative and Senator to meet you at this important event.

For more information contact Joyce Dolcourt, LCPD Chair, at 801-718-3013.

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