September is BUSY !!!

Event on top of event in September.

All County Meetings for each county will be scheduled.

Athens County,  Sept. 14 from 1p-4p and Sept 21st from 9a-noon. Both sessions will be at the Athens Pubic Library located at 30 Home Street.

Washington County, Sept. 19, from 10a-2p and Sept. 26, from 10a-2p. Both sessions will be at the VFW Post 5108 located at 319 Pike St.

There will be aditional sessions as needed for those who are not able to be scheduled for any of those dates due to consumer needs.

Staff Appreciation Picnic ONLY 25 Seats Left on the ferry. Who's joining us???

will be on Sept. 29th on Blennerhasset Island in Parkersburg from 11a-closing, if you choose. We are limited to 100 seats on the ferry to the island so please contact Brent West at the office to reserve your seat(s). The last boat departs at 4:30 p.m., but boats leave all the time, so folks are free to depart early if they choose.  HAVAR will be providing the cost of the boat ticket and lunch. We will be doing our special staff recognition awards directly after lunch, but then folks will be welcome to tour the mansion, ride the horse buggies, or any number of other things on the island (at your election and cost). We hope that many of our Board members will be available to join us in this day of fun and celebration. Program Managers and SC's, please make your staff and consumers aware of the event.

Other stuff coming up... Each of our County Boards of DD will be going through their ODODD Certification Surveys. And Havar will be preparing for our DODD Adult Services Certification Surveys in November. Coming at the end of October Putt People First Miniature Golf will host Spooksapalosa to thank our sponsors and patrons. Then we can all relax as we cruise into the holidaty season. Right? Keep your eyes and ears open for more information on events.

First Response to the 2017 Employee Satisfaction Survey;

One of the requests via the survey was to provide more in depth training for our Services Coordinator coworkers. Mitch Daugherty, PM. started a series of short sessions with SC's at the Athens office this week. There will be several more sessions to provide insights, techniques, sharing solutions to common challenges and IT tips. We will soon have the capacity to offer remote attendance over the Internet between our 4 program locations.