PERSON SERVED OF THE MONTH
Ian MMt. Pleasant
Ian has been employed with MMI since 1997. He has worked in CE and the TE programs. Ian is very friendly and well liked by his co-workers and others. He switched from shop #4 to shop #1 this past year and it has been a great move and positive change for Ian. He is now earning minimum wage on certain jobs, and has been very helpful to his Coach Mike and to his co-workers. Ian enjoys being active and spending time with his family and his friends! He loves to fish and can tell great stories on how big his fish are he catches when at home with his parents! Ian also enjoys walking, bowling, AIM class, and going to movies and sporting events. Congratulations Ian for being chosen as Person served as the Month for March of 2017!
Thomas has been with MMI since August 2012. Thomas attends MMI two days a week and participates in our Transitional Employment, and Community Employment, programs. Thomas is outgoing, friendly and well liked by peers and staff alike. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Thomas as March 2017’s Person Served of the month! Thank you Thomas for a being such a hard worker and subbing whenever needed, we appreciate all that you do.
Kenny H.Mt. Pleasant
Kenny has worked for MMI over 10 years in the Community Employment Program. Currently Kenny works on a Monday night janitorial crew, and Tuesday through Thursday Kenny works on the blue recycling truck. Occasionally Kenny will sub on hotel crews as needed. Kenny was nominated because he is a very good worker who is dependable, flexible and rarely asks for time off. Thank you Kenny for a job well done! Keep up the good work and congratulations on being MMI’s Person Served of the month for February 2017!
Phillip has been with MMI since July 1981. Phillip attends MMI five days a week and participates in our Transitional Employment and Community Connections programs. Phillip has recently raised his production rate, and enjoys spending time and working in the shop. Phillip is a friendly and kind individual who enjoys spending time with his family, and dancing. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Phillip as February 2017’s Person served of the month! Thank you Phillip, for being a great friend to everyone here at MMI.
Heather WMt. Pleasant
Heather has been employed in the MMI Transitional Employment Program since February of 2005. Over the years, Heather has learned and excelled at many jobs! She has mastered operating all of the machinery, and has exceptional quality on all of her finished work. Heather has displayed a terrific work ethic, and does not give up until she has the assigned task mastered. She is very helpful to staff and to her co-workers. She has made many friends over the years here at MMI, and is well respected for her dedication to her job and for her friendly smile!
Some comments from staff and peers: “She loves to help!”, “She watches out for everyone.”, “She is proud of the work she does.”, “She has a positive attitude.”, “She is a real sweet girl. She would do anything for anybody.”
Thank you Heather for a job well done. Keep up the good work and congratulations on being MMI’s Person Served of the month for January 2017!!!
Jesse has been with MMI since January 2016. Jesse attends MMI three days a week and participates in our Transitional Employment and Community Employment programs. Jesse enjoys going out to eat, watching sports of all kinds, and hanging out with friends. Jesse has shown great responsibility by obtaining independent employment and helping out staff whenever he is needed. Jesse is kind, polite and well liked by his peers and staff. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Jesse as January 2017 Person Served of the month! Thank you Jesse for all your hard work.
Ron OMt. Pleasant
Ron began working at MMI in 1984. He currently participates in the Transitional Employment and Sensory Integration Training Programs. In the production area, Ron works very hard at building cardboard partitions and shredding papers, as well as any other paid work opportunities presented. He has a great work ethic and is not happy when he has to miss a day of work. In the Sensory Room, Ron enjoys doing his exercises and positioning program. He has a great smile and thoroughly enjoys socializing and especially teasing his female staff. Thank you, Ron for a job well done.
Kim has been with MMI since June 1988. Kim attends MMI three days a week and participates in our Community Employment, Transitional Employment, and Community Connections, programs. Kim enjoys her Community Connections activities most where she is able to socialize with peers, staff, and individuals from the community. Kim also enjoys working in the shop for a paycheck. Kim is outgoing, friendly and well liked by peers and staff alike. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly selected Kim W as December’s 2016 Person Served of the month! Thank you Kim for a being such a wonderful and caring friend to all.
Barb PMt. Pleasant
Barb began participating at MMI in 2004. She works three days per week in the Transitional Employment program where she is a very hard worker and always tries to do her best while learning new production jobs. While participating in the Community Connections program, Barb has created many beautiful paintings and cards; in addition to, having fun while cooking and bowling. Barb enjoys spending time with her friends and meeting new people. Thank you, Barb, for a job well done.
Hannah has been with MMI since July 2016. Hannah participates in our Community Connections and Sensory programs five days a week. Hannah has recently graduated from the Clare/Gladwin RESD. Hannah is a gentle person with kind intentions. She enjoys watching movies, and listening to music in her free time. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Hannah as November 2016’s Person served of the month! Thank you Hannah for a being such a caring friend to all.
Dennis FMt. Pleasant
Dennis has worked at MMI for over 10 years. Dennis has worked on every evening crew that MMI offers, as well as, some day crews. Dennis is also willing to work on other specialized cleaning crew contracts such as; carpet and hard floor care, high dusting, chair cleaning, extra building cleaning, and outside window care jobs when they are available. Dennis was nominated for his willingness to help out on other crews, helping out his coworkers and is recognized as a valuable addition to the crews. When Dennis is not working, he is very involved with the community. In the past, Dennis has been the vice president and president of the RICC and currently works with the WIGGIO group, which focuses on doing internet meetings for issues related to persons with disabilities.
Amanda has been with MMI since September 2015. Amanda participates in our Transitional Employment program and recently started subbing occasionally for our Mini Crew. Amanda is a hard worker and enjoys spending her spare time with her family. Amanda is very polite, and is always willing to loan a helping hand when it is needed. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Amanda as Octobers 2016’s Person served of the month! Thank you Amanda for all your hard work and dedication.
Jeff JMt. Pleasant
Jeff has been working with MMI since 2002. He currently works on the CMPR 2 recycling crew, and in Shop 2. Jeff has good attendance, and a strong work ethic. Jeff is flexible with schedule and job coach changes. On days that Jeff is not scheduled to work on a crew, Jeff will often ask if there are any more opportunities to work on a crew. Jeff gets along well with his coworkers and job coaches. Jeff is always eager to step in and help his co-workers in order for the job to get done in a timely manner. Congratulations Jeff on being the September 2016 Person Served of the month!.
Pete has been with MMI since April 1996. Pete participates in our Transitional Employment program and recently has started working on our Community Employment Janitorial Crew. Pete has a sense of humor and likes to joke around. Pete is well liked by his peers and staff. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Pete as September 2016 Person Served of the month! Thank you Pete for your willingness to help out wherever needed.
Nick M.Mt. Pleasant
Nick has worked at MMI for over 20 years. In that time, Nick has worked on almost every Community Employment crew. He has also worked in Transitional Employment doing all kinds of production work, as well as, participated on several different Community Connection activities over the years including Mac TV, Bowling, and Art. Last year, one of the paintings that Nick had a painted was selected to be displayed on a Mt. Pleasant Banner. Over the years, Nick has had several independent placement jobs including such sites as the Mt Pleasant Country Club washing dishes, Taco Bell greeting customers and cleaning the dining area, T and J Trucking, where Nick did both janitorial and grounds maintenance work.
Nick was once selected as employee of the year for MMI and he has also served on the RICC board as a co-chairperson. Nick says he enjoys everything he does at MMI and also has lots of friends here. Currently, Nick is working in the community at Edmore PCA, doing line production work. Nick is also available to sub on other janitorial crews when the need arises and is a great addition to the Sacred Heart School crew when they are short a person. Congratulations Nick on being the August 2016 Person Served of the month!
Tommy has been with MMI since October 2013. Tommy attends MMI four days a week and participates in our Transitional Employment and Community Connections programs. Recently Tommy has been open to Community Employment, and has made every effort in fulfilling his subbing opportunities. Tommy is responsible, independent, loves movies and video games. Tommy has a great sense of humor, is very friendly and looked up to by many other individuals around him. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Tommy as August’s 2016’s Person Served of the month! Thank you Tommy, for being a great friend to everyone here at MMI.
Donald PMt. Pleasant
Donald has worked at MMI since 1986 and currently works 5 days a week in the TE program; working on paid contracts for area businesses. While at MMI, Donald also participates in 1 CC Shopping group each week. During which, Donald is able to go into area stores and purchase items with the money he earns from his paycheck. Donald has excellent attendance and does not like to miss time away from work. Donald was recognized for his strong work ethic, his ability to learn new contracts quickly and his polite demeanor towards others. When Donald is not at work, he enjoys watching his vast collection of Star Trek movies and spending time with his cats. Congratulation Donald on being the July 2016 Person Served of the month!
Chris has been with MMI since February 2013. Chris attends MMI three days a week and participates in our Transitional and Community Employment program, working on the Jays crew, Mini Crew and has recently started subbing on the night crew. Chris has shown great responsibility and helps to remind staff if subs are needed on the crews daily. Chris has been showing a greater independence level, and is willing to lend a helping hand by subbing on various crews when he is needed. Chris lives with his mother and sister in Farwell. Chris enjoys hockey, video games, and electronic devices. Chris is outgoing, friendly and well-liked by peers and staff alike. MMI would like to proudly congratulate Chris as July 2016 Person Served of the month! Thank you Chris for a being such a caring person.
Denise BMt. Pleasant
Denise started working at the Clare MMI in 1999 and later transferred to the M.P. branch in 2011, working in the TEX Program. Denise works hard, likes to stay busy and takes pride in her work. While in TEX, Denise works on the sorting and shredding of papers for different MMI contracts, as well as, works on a variety of small assembly contracts for area businesses. Denise was recognized for her great work ethic and her pleasant and polite demeanor. While at MMI, Denise also participates in 1x CC activity per week. In the past, Denise has participated in Art, Crafts/Cards, and now will be doing some Gardening activities through the CC program. When Denise is not at MMI, she enjoys shopping, coloring pictures and socializing.
Congratulations Denise for being chosen as the June 2016 Person Served of the month!
Due to a special meeting, No Person Served of the Month was chosen for the Clare location in June.
Sean LMt. Pleasant
Sean began his career at MMI in 1999 and currently participates in the Transitional Employment and Community Connections Programs. In the manufacturing area, Sean displays a terrific work ethic and has been willing to try the many new jobs which have come into the shop recently. In Community Connections, Sean participates in a weekly bowling group. He is a great team player and can often be heard cheering on his fellow teammates. Throughout the day, Sean is always helpful and friendly towards his staff and co-workers.
Some comments from his peers:
“He is great to be with!”, “He is a good helper”, “He is friendly”
Thank you Sean for a job well done.
Keep up the good work and congratulations on being MMI’s Person Served of the month for May 2016!
Shannon has been with MMI since January 2010. Shannon participates in our Community Employment program and works on the MMI night janitorial crew five nights a week. Shannon is a hard worker and enjoys spending her spare time with her family especially her three children. Shannon is outgoing, friendly, helpful, and well liked by peers and staff alike. The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Shannon as May 2016’s Person Served of the month!
Thank you Shannon for all your hard work and dedication.
Ruth TMt. Pleasant
Ruth has been with MMI since 1992. Ruth is currently in the Community Connections program, which allows her the opportunity to participate in a variety of community activities. Ruth especially enjoys activities that involve music and definitely likes dancing and groovy to all genres of music. Ruth is bilingual and likes engaging in conversations with others who are also able to speak Spanish. Ruth has a wonderful sense of humor and loves “gossiping” with others.
Ruth has been participating in the Bell Choir activity at MMI over the past several months, practicing and then performing at area nursing homes and community events. Although Ruth is visually impaired, she has been increasing her independence in knowing when it is her turn to ring her bell by having learned the song rhythm and is not needing a physical prompt on her shoulder from the staff to indicate her turn as before.
In Ruth’s free time, she enjoys attending concerts, watching the Ellen Show and drinking coffee while chatting with friends.
Congratulations Ruth on being selected as Person
Cody started working at MMI in October 2013 through MRS and then transferred to the Clare branch in April of 2015. Cody attends MMI two days a week and participates in our Transitional Employment and Community Employment programs. Cody participates in many Special Olympic sports throughout the year. On 3/18/2016 Cody was working on the Saturday recycling crew when the keys were accidently locked in the township hall building as the job coach and Cody were trying to figure out how to get the keys Cody noticed that there was a sign along with a name and phone number of who to contact in case of an emergency. Great job Cody! The Clare Consumer Council has proudly named Cody as April 2016’s Person Served of the month!
Thank you Cody for saving the day and being such a hard worker.