St. Martin’s Home recently celebrated Employee Recognition Day, treating employees to a cake and ice cream social. The yearly event recognizes the dedication of the employees and celebrates service milestones.
Employees recognized for years of service awards include:
5 years: James Koppenhaver, Mary Decker
10 years: Melody Shrieves, Quade Forko
15 years: Christian Randle, Elizabeth Duppins
30 years: Joyce Bowersox, Diane Davis
The highlight of our celebration was announcing the retirement of receptionist Marjorie (Margie) Bright. Margie has served in her present role for 16 years. Her duties included greeting visitors, answering telephone calls and helping to keep our Home running smoothly. In addition, Margie also used her “down time” at work to assist Sister Joseph in crafting beautiful bracelets and necklaces.
During her retirement ceremony, Mother Alice presented Margie with a statue of St. Jeanne Jugan and a gold watch emblazoned with the Little Sister of the Poor logo and our values of Reverence, Compassion, Humble Service, Family Spirit and Stewardship. Margie was also presented with a L.O.V.E. Award (Living Our Values Everyday), an award created to capture moments when an employee personifies the core values.
A highlight of the event was a special “thank you” to the employees and Little Sisters by Resident, Charlotte Muth. Charlotte spoke of her admiration for all the employees at St. Martin’s Home and offered thanks on behalf of the Residents for the staff’s efforts and kindness.