ORSP Holiday 2018 Newsletter
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Holiday Edition of the ORSP Newsletter

From your friendly workplace culture committee elves:
Ashley, Dan, Debra, Julie, Kathy, Lisa, Lizzie, Maggie, Tracey L., and Yvonne

List of Holiday Events

'Tis the season to give and celebrate. Be sure to read about the wonderful activities and giving opportunities planned this season.

Holiday Baking Competition Results

Thanks to the participants of the first annual ORSP Holiday Banking Competition. We had seven wonderful entries:

                      Holiday Baking

Congratulations to Patrick Woods for taking 1st place for his Date Pinwheels!

 First Place ribbon           Date Pinwheels            

Congratulations to Maggie Swift for taking 2nd place for her Macarons!

2nd place ribbon   Macarons     

Congratulations to Tracey Larkin (Key Lime Cake) and Lizzie Howard (Cherry Wink Cookies) for 3rd place!

3rd place ribbon    Key Lime Cake Cherry Wink Cookies
It goes with our theme of ... "So good! So good! So good!"             

Happy Holidays!!!

Holiday Movie Time

Christmas with the KranksDon't miss the final holiday movie:

Dates:  Thursday and Friday, December 20 and 21, 2018
Time:   12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Room:  Room 1025
Movie: Christmas with the Kranks

Bring your lunch and enjoy a holiday movie! 



Traditional Canteen ORSP Brunch

Our annual Canteen holiday breakfast is Thursday!

Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Place: Room 1025

There is no need to bring a dish. Just bring yourself!

Thank you to the Canteen team:  Karen Alameddine, Neil Carver, Lisa Kiel, Tracey Larkin, Karen Sampson, and Colleen Vogler for organizing the breakfast, and maintaining the Canteen through the year!

White Elephant Gift Exchange

The first annual ORSP White Elephant Gift Exchange will be on:

Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Place: Around the islands 

Anyone who would like to participate in the White Elephant Gift Exchange would need to bring a wrapped gift, with a $10 value. It can be new or very gently used, but nothing that is broken or in bad condition. 

white elephant
How it works: We will be doing a different version where everyone gets in a circle and Ashley reads a story and you follow the directions. At the end of the story, you open the gift you hold. 

Please join in on the fun ... the more the merrier!


Holiday Giving/Donation Opportunities

Salvation Army

There is one more day to select a gift for the Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family program and the Humane Society, due by noon Tuesday, December 18, 2018. 

Still in need for List 1!  

  • Mother: Clothes, robe, movies, or winter hat.
  • Son: Erector set, race track, clothes, gloves, or movies.
  • Daughter: Dollhouse, toy kitchen, or hoodies.
See sizes and details within the list.

Still in need for List 2! 

  • Senior Citizen: Boots, long johns, wallet, clothes.
See sizes and details within the list.

Still in need for List 3!

  • Veteran: Air mattress, shirts, robe, wallet, comforter, hobby/craft-model cars, etc.
See sizes and details within the list.

Please do not wrap the gifts.  

Humane Society Donation

Humane Society logoColleen Vogler is organizing a donation box (outside of Coyote's cube) for the Humane Society of Huron Valley. Review their wish list of items, and please bring in an item to support our furry friends.

Items they always need:

Items they cannot accept:

  • Controlled substances or medications (except unexpired flea/heartworm preventative)
  • Large comforters and pet beds that cannot be laundered in a normal washing machine
  • Cedar or pine bedding
Please have your gifts/donations in the box by noon on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Thank you and happy holidays!

Newsletter Ideas: Do you have news to share? Items you would like to see or a few snapshots from your vacation? Or an important announcement for ORSP staff? Great! Please get the copy and/or images to Constance Colthorp and Cindy Dames by Friday at 5pm. Guidelines: Your copy should be semi-complete and cleaned-up with somewhere between 250 and 1000 characters. Also, let us know if anything is time-sensitive and we will help to meet that communication goal. Thank you!
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