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The Human Resources / Talent Development Team had a chance to spend an evening at the Birmingham Ronald McDonald House and prepare dinner for those staying in the House. As you may recall, Ronald McDonald House Charities provide temporary housing to families that are staying from out of town while their child is undergoing treatment/therapy at a Children’s Hospital or other pediatric facility. Many of these families are already financially strapped because of their child’s illness and volunteers often help provide meals for these families. The HR/TAD Team prepared chicken, roasted vegetables, macaroni & cheese and salad, most all from scratch for these families. Funding assistance for the food items was provided via a grant request from the ADTRAV Community Impact Foundation.
And the winner is….
This month’s update is a little different than our previous month’s. In addition to a general update on what’s been happening with the ACIF since our last update, we also need to promote a special event that hits us close to home. We always want to support charities and causes that we have a personal connection to, but we always hope that our ADTRAV Family Members aren’t right at the heart of those issues or problems at the moment. Tabatha Contorno’s husband, Michael, is presently battling cancer. In their honor and showing them how we can support our ADTRAV Family, we want make a financial pledge and participate in the Rumpshaker 5k and One Mile Fun Run. If you can make a pledge to the ACIF in Tabatha and Michael’s honor, we will sign you up to participate in the Rumpshaker as a Member of the ADTRAV Team. We are hoping to get a lot of support for this event and make a great turnout and provide financial support to an organization that is fighting against colorectal cancer. All pledges and proceeds made to the ACIF in honor or Tabatha and Michael will be contributed to the Rumpshaker, Inc. which is not for profit that directly funds efforts to fight and treat colon and rectal cancer.
Michael and Tabatha Contorno
If you commit to pledge at least $1 per pay period, you’ll get an entry into either the 5K or Fun Run.
Want to make a one-time donation or an extra donation above your current pledge? That works too.
All pledges/donations made in connection with the Rumpshaker 5k/Fun Run will be contributed by the foundation as a grant from the ACIF prior to the event.
1 Mile Fun Run Participants – Suggested Minimum Donation $20
5K Team Event Participants – Suggested Minimum Donation $25
Please contact Dan Crumpton if you wish to pledge/participate or have any questions.
The Rumpshaker 5k and One Mile Fun Run is on Saturday, March 25th.
For February, the ADTRAV Community Impact Foundation made a donation to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. As many of you know, this is a charity that is very important to the Hale Family and the MMRF is leading the charge in finding cures for this disease.
It’s time to submit your grant requests! As you recall from the Annual Meeting, the most important part of the ACIF is actually using the money to support charities in the communities where ADTRAV Associates live and work. Please take the time to consider submitting a grant request so we can see this money help those in need. Follow the link below to submit your grant request:
Let’s Get Fiscal finally shakes off the past few weeks and pushes past RezDesk for the top team of the week. The top individual walkers has been shaken up a little the last couple of weeks. Tyler Poynton, on the Sales Team representing SMCC, takes the top spot just barely edging out Lisa McGowen for the week. Great job to everyone keeping it going. Also, just noting that based on the map in Walking Works RezDesk is getting close to reaching the west coast. They’ve got a big team, but they’ve been putting in the miles as well. Let’s Get Fiscal and Special Services has certainly done a great job as well. KEEP IT UP!
Thanks for the pics submitted last week.
Join the CSN Team to support ADTRAV’s 2016 Relay for Life Team. Use the link below to visit our team page to either join or donate online. If you are able to join us at Oak Mountain/Heardmont Park on Friday, April 29th 5:00PM-11:00PM, you can participate in the event and assist the CSN Team in selling hotdogs/chips/drinks.
As you may recall, all of our Spring fundraising efforts go towards the American Cancer Society and support this event. AND…. Your donation enters you into a raffle for the trip below!
PUNTA CANA – Sivory Boutique Hotel Raffle
3 night, 4 days in a Deluxe Jr Suite for 2 at Sivory Punta Cana Boutique Hotel. Air included.
Reservation is subject to availability. Blackout dates apply. Trip must be taken prior to October 31, 2016
When you make a donation to the American Cancer Society and join ADTRAV’s Team, each $5.00 you donate with be counted as an entry into a raffle for the prize listed below. A drawing of the participants names will be held on Wednesday, April 27 for the winner of the trip. Click here to join the Team and make your donation to the ADTRAV Relay for Life Team.
We are looking forward to your participation and thank you for your donations. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any assistance.
If you haven’t met Sundae, she is our wonderful Human Resources Assistant that sits at the front desk in our Southlake office. Sundae came to ADTRAV on a temporary basis in September of 2014, and has been a valuable asset to the ADTRAV family ever since. When asked what her favorite part of her job is, Sundae simply replied, “I don’t have a favorite part, I love it all!”
On behalf of everyone at ADTRAV, Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day, Sundae! Thank you so much for all that you do!
ADTRAV would like to congratulate Richey Keith on his recent achievement of being chosen as a semi-finalist in the Alabama Letters about Literature Contest! Richey is the son of our Account Manager, Buffy Keith, and is in 8th grade at Berry Middle School.
Letters about Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are assigned to read a poem, speech, or book and write a letter to the author about how their work affected them personally. Students are asked to consider questions such as, “How did the author’s work change you or your view of the world?” and “How and why are you different now than you were before you read this work?” Richey chose to write his letter to J.R.R Tolkien about The Lord of the Rings trilogy with a specific reference to The Hobbit.
The letters are carefully selected and submitted by teachers and are then judged on state and national levels. Currently, Richey has advanced as a semi-finalist to the state level, which is a BIG deal because thousands of students are under consideration. Richey will know if he is a state finalist next week. If chosen as a state finalist, Richey will advance to nationals which are held in April.
Congratulations and good luck, Richey!