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August September Newsletter

  1. 1. A August/September Newsletter Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt Employee of the Month September LaShonda Reed She loves to be busy with multiple tasks and learn new things at the same time. She volunteered to be on the Safety Committee and a couple of months after that she also wanted to join the Recognition Committee. When presented with the option to present the Recognition Slides in a Wednesday meeting, she stepped forward and did an outstanding job She is a Qualified Trainer to train the group on the “client” work instructions and continues to volunteer to train the staff on any additional changes/additions that may occur. She keeps a positive attitude and assists the team whenever they have a question. LaShonda has excelled since joining our team. She came to the group shy and uncertain but immediately stepped up to the challenge and has proven to be a true asset and a true gift to our team. August Patricia Drayton “She has been a very valuable member of our team for the past several months. She has been here to step in and step up no matter where this associate has been needed. When a group lost a member, it has been Pat who has moved in and took up the slack whether it was short term or a longer period of time. Her versatility and knowledge of the clients often goes under the radar, but is never unappreciated by the team.”
  2. 2. Upcoming Events United Way Continental Breakfast September 28th $5.00 per plate Side Dish Cook-off September 28th Roller-skating @ Christiana Skating Rink October Date to be Determined Safety Tip – Safety Tips for Heating provided by Nicole Neall S Keep space heaters away from flammable materials and never use when you sleep. Make sure the wiring is sound. s Have all alternative heating sources such as a wood stove examined by an expert to make sure they are functioning properly. e Do not use the oven for heating. D Clean and check fireplaces and chimneys regularly. Work Place Fashion and Creativity- Dress your age! Fall fashion for 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s “Glamour” magazine on the latest trends and styles for every age group Fall fashion in your 20s… One of the biggest issues 20-year-olds have is letting go of the collegiate look and embracing an office-appropriate wardrobe. Flip-flops, logo sweatshirts and faded denim should be confined to your weekend wardrobe, if at all. This is the time in your life you want to climb the corporate ladder and be taken seriously, but you still want to have fun doing it. Our past rules about mixing colors no longer apply. Black, navy, gray and brown can all be worn together, as can stripes and patterns. The trick to mixing your patterns is to stay in the same color family. A wide or narrow belt over your cardigan looks sweet and is a great way to define your waist.
  3. 3. Fall fashion in your 30s… In your 30s, your wardrobe needs to work 24/7 — you should be able to go to the office and look fab and then go out at night in the exact same thing. The new trend is to have your look take you from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. — no accessory changes necessary. This fall, a shapely floral dress looks good on everyone and goes just about everywhere. To give the dress a little extra charm, add vintage-y accessories. Fall fashion in your 40s… The old rule of keeping hemlines below the knee once you hit 40 has been put to shame. Clearly, you don't want to go too mini (if it feels inappropriate, it probably is), but there's nothing that looks more modern than a great coatdress in a fancy fabric paired with an opaque black tight. The new shoe style this fall is an oxford-inspired heel — look for a fall fabric like tweed, or patent leather. The delicate balance of masculine and feminine touches also looks great with suits. Fall fashion in your 50s… If you’re in your 50s, this is the season to invest in a coat that’s anything but boring. A bright red trench is the perfect attention-grabber. A wide-leg jean makes this ’70s- inspired look totally 2007, and it would be just as chic on a 20-year-old as it is on a woman in her 50s.
  4. 4. United Way Updates United Way had a successful kickoff with the continental breakfast provided on September 14th. We hope you all enjoyed the goodies provided. There will be another Continental Breakfast scheduled for Friday, September 28th. This breakfast will include: Scrambled Eggs, Pork or Turkey Bacon, Home fries with Peppers & Onions, and your choice of Orange or Cranberry Juice. The cost will be $5.00 for everything. Be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for United Way Pledge cards! Even if you do not wish to donate, please fill out the card placing a zero for the amount. The United Way members are: Dwight Miller, Carrie Brereton, Felicia Davis, Kim Legg, and Angela Santos. Recognition Committee Updates • The ERC is looking for volunteers and positive feedback. All who are interested may contact any member, they are: Kim Douglas Sherri Barr Anita Schweppe LaShonda Reed
  5. 5. PCM-Cough Etiquette Provided by Serious respiratory illnesses like influenza (flu) are spread by coughing, sneezing, and unclean hands. Recent studies show only 32 percent of adults wash their hands after coughing or sneezing.* This PCM is part of our ongoing communications plan to update you on UPS’s pandemic preparedness activities, as well as situation updates related to the Avian Flu. Since the last PCM on this topic, the Avian Flu situation in most locations throughout the world remains the same: no or very limited human-to-human transmission. However, several countries in the Asia Pacific Region are reporting an increase in the number of cases in birds and human beings. As of January 16, Indonesia and Thailand together have accounted for 104 human cases with 78 deaths. At UPS, we are continuing a number of preparedness activities, including communicating virus prevention measures you can take. Serious respiratory illnesses like influenza (flu) are spread by coughing, sneezing, and unclean hands. Recent studies show only 32 percent of adults wash their hands after coughing or sneezing.* To help control the spread of germs: Key Messages •Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. •If you don't have a tissue, using your upper sleeve is better than coughing or sneezing into your hands. •Put your used tissue in a hands-free waste basket, if available. •After coughing or sneezing, avoid touching your eyes, ears, mouth, and nose. •Clean your hands after coughing or sneezing by washing your hands with soap and warm water. If water and soap are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Conclusion Many people are taught to cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze. When you cough or sneeze into your hand, you are putting germs on your hands, which can spread to everything you touch, including keyboards, door knobs, or another person’s hand. Anyone who touches these surfaces can become sick. In addition, stickers highlighting hand hygiene will be affixed to mirrors in restroom facilities.
  6. 6. Simple actions, like covering your mouth and nose, and cleaning your hands often, can control germs and prevent illnesses. Minutes with Mitch This is one of Mitch’s favorite authors and quotes ATTITUDE By: Charles Swindoll The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes. Birthdays September
  7. 7. Karen Robinson 9/4 LaKendra Harris 9/9 Kim Legg 9/11 Paul Addison 9/16 Carrie Brereton 9/23 August Erica Cochran 8/4 Felicia Davis 8/5 Patricia Massoni 8/6 Adrienne Lupo 8/8 Nancy Gioffre 8/9 Babbette Johnston 8/14 Dian Truitt 8/20 Patricia Drayton 8/27 Titania Santiago 8/31 Perfect Attendance August Michelle Kelley Sheena Whittle Karen Robinson Sherri Barr Theresa Bartlett Nancy Gioffre Sandy Jones Paul Ward Jeri Williams LaShonda Reed Suzanne Shaw Dian Truitt Peter Skopowski Gladys Hannibal Pat Massoni Marquita Latney Linda Bozarth Carlene Colasanti Cass Flounders Linda Scurry
  8. 8. Anniversaries September Larissa Jones Carrie Brereton Patricia Batchelor Lisa Waterman August Erica Cochran Kim Douglas Nancy Dye Michelle Kelley Marquita Latney Roger McLaughlin Joanie Page Karen Robinson Linda Scurry Vanessa Paugh Sidney Thayer-DuRoss Jeri Williams Tina Williams Employee Discounts Kodiak Footwear UPS employees receive a 25 percent discount off retail pricing on Kodiak Footwear. UPS employees receive 25 percent discount off retail pricing on Kodiak Footwear. Visit the Knot Limited Web site to start shopping for a wide variety of Safety, Non- Safety and Athletic Footwear. Employee Access Telephone Number: (615) 847-2719, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST
  9. 9. RECIPE OF THE MONTH Sweet Potato Recipe Pudding of the Month Ingredients: 1-2 large cans evaporated milk 4-5 cups freshly grated, peeled, raw sweet potatoes 4 large eggs 2 sticks butter or margarine, melted 1-2 whole nutmegs, freshly grated 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1-2 cups granulated sugar 3 Tablespoons lemon extract 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract 1/2 cups plain flour Instructions: As the potatoes are grated, stir them into the milk which has been poured into a large mixing bowl. (This prevents darkening of the potatoes.) Mix in by the cupfuls to make track-keeping easier. Sift in the flour and mix well. Thoroughly whisk in the remaining ingredients and pour into greased, shallow, pan or oven-proof dish. Bake until edges are dark and center of pudding is set. Check for doneness by digging in slightly with a spoon. If not done, smooth over and continue cooking and checking occasionally. Serve hot, warm or cold. Comments: Smells good enough to eat even before it is put in the oven and it makes the kitchen smell heavenly as it bakes! Well worth ignoring calories for this rich, unforgettable, down-home treat you will never forget!