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Happy New Fiscal Year!   Summer is officially here and it has brought on some hot weather! We are closing the books on a successful year and we are continuing to make strides to improve and add to our overall services.  . . .  For more read the Newsletter here.

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June Employee of the Month, Mark West!

Mark West

Mark West Nevins june Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Mark West, Nevins Employee of the Month for July. “I’ve been with the Nevins organization for 3 years. I really enjoy the family atmosphere and the spiritual and therapeutic relationships between staff and consumers. This has left a lasting impression I  will remember for a lifetime. I thank you for the opportunity to be a part of such a historical and phenomenal organization.”  Thank you for the great service Mark.

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Looking forward to Camp Nevins and Harley Day!

May has turned out to be a busy time for all of us here at Nevins. The 9th Annual St Anthony’s Festa Italiana was held on Sunday May 18th , and all the proceeds go the Nevins Center. You couldn’t ask for a better day and the best food that Charlotte has to offer. This year the goal is to utilize the funds to purchase a handicap accessible van for our individuals we support.  I am pretty confident that we are going to meet that goal! A big thank you goes out to Dr. Voci, and the St.Anthony’s Foundation to for not only what he continues to do for Nevins, but also within the community. Thank you to all the Nevins staff that came out to our event and volunteered for a shift.

Moving forward we look forward to a busy summer. Nevins will be introducing “Camp Nevins” with a camp theme this summer for

the individuals we support in our Abilities and Possibilities program. We have had a lot of interest and look forward to providing a fun and structured program to new and current individuals.

Also, SAVE THE DATE! June14th is our annual Harley Day.For those who are not familiar, the Charlotte H.O.G Chapter #3456 was founded in 1986 and the Nevins HarleyDay was one of their first charity events. Participants will have the opportunity to ride on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle and visit with members from Charlotte’s Harley Davidson owners, with lunch provided. Be at Nevins at 10 am to see the arrival of all the HOGs. I hope to see you all here!

- Adam Lawlor

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May Employee of the Month! Yvette Cousins

Congratulations to Yvette Cousins our May Employee of the Month! Yvette has been a part of the Nevins family since October 2013. Yvette is a strong dedicated worker and is an excellent problem solver that is committed to going beyond the call of duty. Yvette has a dual role here at Nevins. She provides services two days a week in the day program here at Nevins, and the other three she works at Carolina Medical Center with her individual in our employment services group. Yvette has a sincere passion for the individuals we serve here at Nevins, and really appreciates making a difference in their lives.

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Cardinal Innovations is here and so is the FESTA!

The transition from MeckLink to Cardinal Innovations has gone into effect April 1. We look forward as an organization to continue to provide quality care and services to our individuals we support. As we move forward, we will continue to meet individuals and families through Cardinal Innovations that are involved with the measurable services that are provided. Please introduce yourself and make anyone feel welcome to The Nevins Center when coming through our doors. Without a doubt, I know that you all will.

Our Spring Fling was a great success! A big thank you goes out to Phil Gussman for organizing and coordinating such a great event. If you have not met Phil on campus please feel free to introduce yourself to him. He is making a lot of noise in the community for us.  Thank you to our boa

rd of directors that ran the grill, and donated items for our event. Also, thank you to Lakendra Sims for having the marching band kick things off for the day. It really set the tone for a wonderful day! Congratulations goes to Mary Killough for our 2013 Nevins Melanie Lester Employee of the Year, and to Lana Haecherl for our 2013 Nevins Bridget Murphy Patron of the Year.

Mary Killough, 2013 Nevins Melanie Lester Employee of the Year

Lana Haecherl, 2013 Nevins Bridget Murphy Patron of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have a number of exciting things going on this month in the community, first Nevins is participating in it’s first online fundraising campaign Give Local Charlotte where we hope to raise $1000 on May 6th please check out www.givelocalcharlotte.org and tell your friends to help make our first online campaign a success.

Festa Italiana is on May 18th this is the 9th year the Saint Anthony Foundation has held the event in support of the Nevins Mission and it looks like it will be the best one yet learn more about the event at  www.festaitalianacharlotte.org.

- Adam Lawlor

 

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April Employee of the Month Glendalyn Jeffers!

Congratulations to Glendalyn Jeffers! She is recognized as Nevins Employee of the Month for April. Glendalyn has been with Nevins for over 20 years and she continues to demonstrate passion and dedication for the participants we serve. She is often the first staff in the building and almost always the last to leave. Her ability to build and maintain rapport with staff and participants is admirable. Thank you Glendalyn for all you do!

 

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Nevins Spring Fling April 12th

Spring Fling is right around the corner!  Mark your calendars for April 12th here at Nevins, from 11-3 courtesy of our board of directors. We will have food, drink, a DJ, performance from our Nevins Chime choir, and a lot of other exciting things on our agenda. Remember Spring Fling is open to all members of our Community invite your friends, I hope to see you all here!

 

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March Employee of the Month

Michael Kimble is Nevins March Employee of the Month! Michael has been with us since October 1, 2013 working at CMC with our partnership on the Sterilization and Decontamination Department. Michael is a very hard worker, pays close attention to detail, and his strongest attribute is being a team player. Michael’s words to live by are, “Always be prepared and do everything with a smile”. Michael also is in his senior year at Johnson C. Smith University majoring in Sociology. Congratulations Michael!

 

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February Employee of the Month Kenneth Melton

Kenneth Melton is Nevins February Employee of the Month! Kenneth has been with the Nevins family since March 2013. Kenneth says “I enjoy working at Nevins  because it gives me an opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of the individuals we support here.” Kenneth is currently working on his bachelor’s degree in Human Services at Gardner-Webb University and anticipates graduating in August 2014. Kenneth acknowledged the honor of the award, and he hopes he can continue to utilize his skills and compassion to support our individuals to reach their full potential. Congrats Kenneth!

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January Employee of the Month Janice Alexander

Janice has enjoyed a long career with Nevins Inc. for 26 years, providing 1 on 1 habilitative services to our consumers assisting them in developing the skills to live a more fulfilled life.  “I have great passion for the work we do and believe in the differences we make every day in the lives of our consumers.  I truly enjoy working for Nevins, and look forward to the future for continued growth and opportunities that Nevins has to offer.” Thank you for your hard work Janice.

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