For Immediate Release
WICHITA, Kan. – Carl Lindsey, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped (KETCH) announced in May that Ron Pasmore, president and CEO, will retire after 29 years of service to the organization.
Pasmore will leave the organization in April, 2017, after leading the organization as president and CEO since 1997. The KETCH Board of Directors has appointed Sheila B… read more
Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped (KETCH) today announced that it has received a generous donation from the Kansas Elks Association’s Ladies Major Project.
The gift of more than $19,000 will be utilized for the construction of an outdoor space for persons served in KETCH day and work services programs. The outdoor space will be primarily used as a break and lunch area. The organi… read more
Earlier this month the Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped (KETCH) honored several persons served for their outstanding achievements as well as community members for their service.
The awards presentation took place at the KETCH Annual Meeting on May 4. Nominations for Individual Achievement Awards are made by KETCH employees based on each person’s successes in the preceding year. … read more
Congratulations to Charles & Patrick on their awards!
Congratulations to all the Award Winners!
The Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped (KETCH) saw significant growth in its event, Palette to Palate, a wine tasting and wine/art auction to benefit adults with developmental disabilities.
The second annual Palette to Palate, held on Saturday, March 3, at the Drury Broadview Hotel, drew 500 guests. With attendance more than doubled from the first year proceeds also increased, with the event bringi… read more
The Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped (KETCH) was one of four grant recipients selected to benefit from the CJ Memorial Golf Tournament held this past September. The $4,000 KETCH was awarded will be used towards the purchase of an $11,000 four-post vehicle lift.
The vehicle lift will be used by the automotive mechanics in the maintenance department to provide critical maintenance of the transportation departme… read more
KETCH To Hold Rededication Ceremony for Country Acres ApartmentsOrganization Celebrates Completion of First Phase in Building a Future of Success CampaignKETCH will celebrate the reopening of its recently rehabilitated Country Acres apartment complexin west Wichita by holding a rededication ceremony on July 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. The three 10-unit apartmentbuildings have been under construction since early 2010. Immediately following the ribbon cutting ceremo… read more
Savor the night at Palette to Palate
A night filled with fine wine and great art. Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped, Inc. (KETCH) will be holding its first annual wine tasting and art auction, Palette to Palate. The event will be at the Wichita Scottish Rite on Saturday, Feb 19. The night will begin with an exclusive meet-the-artist hour, where guests will have a chance to speak with the artists and talk about their art pieces. The… read more
InterHab to recognize KETCH employee at conference
Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped, Inc. (KETCH) employee,Robin Johnson, was awarded Outstanding Service Achievement by InterHab, aresource network for Kansans with disabilities. This award recognizes those in the DirectCare Service industry who go beyond their responsibilities to care for the disabled.“She truly understands and embodies the ideals of a direc… read more
KETCH receives generous contribution from Spirit’s Good Neighbor Fund
The Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped (KETCH) is onestep closer to completing a low-income housing project for persons with developmentaldisabilities thanks to a generous $15,000 contribution from the Spirit Good NeighborFund.KETCH is in the process of rehabilitating the Country Acres apartment complexat 351 and 355 Cou… read more
KETCH receives donation from Cargill CaresPeople with developmental disabilities have an increased nutritional risk and thankfully, someone understands that. Cargill Cares has donated $20,000 to the Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped (KETCH) to assist in providing persons with disabilities adequate nutritional food.“Most adults with developmental disabilities receive about $160 each month for food. That’s a little ov… read more
KETCH awarded Ad Astra Award by Kansas Housing ConferenceThe Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped (KETCH) wasawarded an Ad Astra Award for Special Achievement in Affordable Housing Developmentby the Kansas Housing Conference. They received the award for their housing development,Richmond Place. The 20-unit development provides nice, accessible studioapartments for individuals with developmental disabilities.
“KETCH is very gr… read more
Kansas Elks Association Donates $20K to KETCHThe Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped, Inc. (KETCH) recently received a donation totaling more than $26,000 from the Kansas Elks Association (KEA). The donation comes from an annual fundraising initiative spearheaded by the ladies of the Elks, a group of women associated with the KEA since 1972. Each year, for the past 38 years, the ladies hold a fundraiser for KETCH. As th… read more
KETCH Raises Nearly $20,000 from Champions’ Golf Tournament
The swing was in the air at the Seventh Annual KETCH Champions’ Golf Tournament on Monday, May 24. More than 115 golfers teed off at Tallgrass Country Club to show their support for adults with developmental disabilities.The Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped raised nearly $20,000 from the event. All of the funds raised go directly towar… read more
KETCH to honor persons served, community members
The Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped (KETCH) will honor several persons served for their outstanding achievements as well as several community members for their service Friday, May 7, during the KETCH Annual Meeting and achievement awards ceremony held at the Wichita Airport Hilton.Ken Haun will be honored with the “Achievement at Home” award. Haun has … read more
KETCH awarded $3K from fundraiserThe Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped (KETCH) was one of four organizations to benefit from the CJ Memorial Golf Tournament held in September. The KETCH Program for Adaptive Care and Environment (PACE) program was recently awarded $3,000 from the fundraiser.This is the third year PACE has been awarded funds from the tournament. This year PACE will use the funds towards the installation of a kitchen.… read more
New PR Coordinator announced
The Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped (KETCH) recently announced the promotion of Ashley Ruckman to Special Events/Public Relations Coordinator.In this position Ruckman will be responsible for organizing the KETCH Golf Tournament and other special events as well as spearheading public relations efforts.
Ruckman graduated from Wichita State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. … read more