President’s Message

I hope you find our LARCS website informative and interesting. LARCS was founded in 1957 and has been serving Central Valley’s developmentally and intellectually disabled citizens and their families ever since. As an organization we have grown from the original eight, dedicated women to over 150 currently active and sustaining women working hard to support our various organizations.
The function of LARCS is to render financial assistance to various non-profit organizations through fundraising events, maintain public educational programs regarding the individuals we serve, and provide scholarships for students who enter the filed of Special Education. In addition, LARCS has a Country Store-to-Go where our members make delicious jams, salsa, pies, and can various green beans and pickles. You will find an order form and information about purchasing these items on this website.
In addition to our hard work to raise money, we have FUN. While working on a fundraising committee, slicing cucumbers for our bread and butter pickles, or preparing fruit for our jams, we are building lasting, close friendships and relationships. In May, we celebrated, at our end of the year dinner meeting, a member who has actively participated in LARCS for 45 years. We also celebrated our new members who are just embarking on their journey in this great organization.
As you look through our website, and visit the various links, I hope you will get a sense of this great organization. If you have any questions, would like to make a donation or join our group, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would love to share LARCS Fresno with you!

Thank you for visiting our web site and I hope we hear from you.

Pam Wirth
President Larcs

Excecutive Board

PresidentPam Wirth
Provisional CoordinatorKathy Farmer
First VP – Luncheon 2019Karen Nishimura
Second VP – Systems
Second VP – Web
Pam Wirth
Lori Ramirez
Third V P – eNewsletterPam Wirth
Lori Ramirez
Recording SecretarySandra Fernandes
Corresponding Secretary/Birds of A FeatherPam Linsner
TreasurerJan Zoller

Committee Chairs

Budget & FinanceJan Zoller
CookbookDonna Joe
Country Store CoordinatorsMaureen O’Brien, Sally Mally, Patty Fitchner, Mary Howard
Education & ProgramPam Mighaccio
HistorianSharon Dunn
Jr LARCS, Special OlympicsChariya Newton
Membership/RosterMaureen O’Brien
NominationsKathy Farmer
ParliamentarianJan Zoller
Publicity/MarketingKaren Nishamura
ScholarshipPam Linsner
Seven Year & SustainingSally Maly
Pat Kourafas
Social & TelephoneSharon Dunn

Nominations Committee

1 – 5 Year MemberCharlotte Manchester
5 – 7 Year MemberDebbie Heinz-Trafican
7+ Year MemberPam Linsner
Jan Zoller
Pan Wirth