WINS – June 17, 2022

Please welcome Laura Voelkel to the accounting team!  Laura is temporarily contracted with us for the next 12 weeks to help us prepare for year end and audit.  She will be in the Controller’s office and can be reached at x1500. – Lisa Ernsting

Just a reminder that quarterly bonus deposits will be made Thursday, June 23! – Janice Knop

We had a great turnout at the Prep. Freeze. Cook. class last night at First Methodist Church – 51 families and over 1,700 meals prepped and freezer ready!  This program came out of our Food & Nutrition Community Action Team, and was in partnership with the Randolph County Farm Bureau.  It was chaotic at first, but once everyone got into the groove it was really quite impressive.  Look for us to host a fall event 🙂 – Jennifer Barbour

Thank you to Nancy Metcalf for braving the heat with me last weekend at the Percy Fun & Family Resource Fair!  There were roughly 125 people in attendance of both hispanic and low-income families.  What was fantastic about this particular event, is Puentes de Esperanza was onsite, and bilingual staff physically walked their clients over to the Mobile Health Clinic and shared what it was and how it can be utilized.  – Jennifer Barbour

Another big thanks in advance to Nancy Metcalf for taking the Mobile Health Clinic to the Juneteenth Celebration at the Sparta Fairgrounds tomorrow (June 18).  Nancy and Joann Emge will be onsite offering free BP checks.  We’ll also have free COVID-19 home testing kits and information about the importance of wellness exams.  We will be set-up 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the fairgrounds. – Jennifer Barbour

I’m excited that we are able to really hit the ground on community offerings and have quite a few things scheduled.  Please check the calendar section for upcoming events, such as:  Eating Well for Bone Health (June 23), Happy Hacks (June 27), Illinois Junior Chef (July 11-15), and the kick-off for our new series in partnership with the U of I Extension, Keys for Embracing Aging – Attitude (July 18). – Jennifer Barbour