PERSON SERVED OF THE MONTH
Philip EMt. Pleasant
Philip has been working at MMI since 1995 on various litter crews. Philip has excellent attendance, and a strong work ethic. Philip is “friendly” and “easy to get along with”. He takes pride in his appearance and keeps his work space neat and clean. Philip likes collecting key chains, working on his puzzle books, and going out to eat. Congratulations Philip, for being selected Person served of the month for January 2019.
Jonathon Sawyer is Clare MMI’s person served of the month for January 2019. Jonathon began attending MMI, in December of 2016, after his family moved to the area. He initially came two days per week and participated in transitional employment and Community Connections. Not long after he started Jonathon asked to add a third day to his schedule and has continued this ever since, participating in a combination of Employment Connections and Community Connections activities throughout the week. Jonathon also holds a permanent spot on the night crew one night each week and is willing to sub on occasion when needed.
Jonathon is very friendly and likes to be helpful whenever he can. He will often assist others in the Fishing group with baiting their hooks, taking fish off, and with carrying and packing needed equipment. He has been very understanding about the changes happening at MMI and eagerly participates in Learning Center activities and setting a great example for others in his group. Jonathon willingly does whatever is asked of him by his job coach and other staff and is really a pleasure to be around. Congratulations, Jonathon, on being Clare MMI’s Person Served of the Month for January 2019. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication!
Dorothy LMt. Pleasant
Dorothy began working with MMI over 30 years ago. For over 10 years, Dorothy has been working independently at Mid-Michigan Development Company. She also works on the Sacred Heart Janitorial crew cleaning the school. Over the previous 30 years, Dorothy has worked on several Community Employment Crews at MMI. Dorothy would like to get another independent job, in addition to what she is currently doing. Congratulations, Dorothy, for being the Person Served of the month for December 2018!
Carol D is the MMI Clare branch Person Served of the Month. Carol has been part of MMI since 1987 when she entered services in Transitional Employment. Over the next 31 years Carol participated in Transitional Employment, Community Connections, and Community Employment. At one time she decorated picture frames and successfully sold them. Carol is blind, but she doesn’t let that slow her down. She does everything as independently as she can, yet gracefully accepts help when she needs to. She is friendly, greeting by name those whose voices she recognizes and asking the name of those she doesn’t know. Carol has a beautiful singing voice which she will share whenever the opportunity presents itself. She is a pleasure to be around, and Clare Consumer Council is proud to name Carol as Person Served of the Month for December 2018!
Susan GMt. Pleasant
Susan began participating at MMI in 2010. She is currently scheduled two days per week in the Employment Connections program where she is a very hard worker and always tries to do her best when working on production. Susan loves being around people, joking, and having fun. She seems to always have a great time in her Community Connections groups which include art, shopping, cooking, musi,c and volunteer activities. Susan is a member of the Isabella Consumer Council Committee. In her free time, Susan enjoys doing puzzles, shopping, and cleaning her room. Thank you, Susan, for a job well done. Keep up the good work and congratulations on being MMI’s Person Served of the month for November 2018!
Jamie started attending MMI in Transitional Employment/Employment Connections in May of 2003 in Mt Pleasant. He transferred to Clare MMI in June 2017 when he moved from his mom’s home to an AFC home in Farwell. Jamie attends MMI five days a week and participates in a combination of Employment Connections and Community Connections activities. Though he is quiet most of the time, Jamie is very friendly and always has a positive attitude. He willingly works on any job or task he is given by his job coaches, and he actively participates in all his CC activities. He particularly enjoys Friday afternoons when his group goes out to lunch and then bowling. Clare Consumer Council is proud to name Jamie as MMI’s Person Served of the Month for November. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication, Jamie!
Gary T.Mt. Pleasant
Gary T. has worked with MMI for over 20 years and has pursued independent jobs in the community during that time. Gary’s most recent independent job was working with Goodwill, cleaning and stocking the shelves. When this job was completed, he resumed working on day crews and production crews, and participating in various community activities. Gary enjoys working on the CMU litter crew and is always willing to pick up extra jobs. He also likes doing production work and being in the learning center. Gary enjoys bowling and shopping with his community connections group. One of his hobbies is fishing, which is what he enjoys doing in his free time.
Congratulation Gary, for being October’s MMI person served of the month.!
MJ started attending MMI in Employment Connections in 2014 after moving to the area from Wisconsin. He attends MMI two days a week for a combination of Employment Connections and Community Connections activities. He also attends one day per week as part of a crew that goes to Jay’s Sporting Goods to clean up their grounds and then goes to pick up recycling. MJ was also a long-time member of the mini crew, helping to clean the Clare building after persons served had left for the day. Though the mini crew isn’t an option anymore, MJ has waited patiently for an opportunity to be on another crew. Recently, he was placed in a permanent spot on one of the night crews in Clare. He is a hard worker with a positive attitude and will accept any tasks given to him by his job coach. MJ is also a sports fanatic, having a particular love of all Detroit sports teams and U of M. MJ likes to talk about the teams and how they are doing. Clare Consumer Council is proud to choose MJ as MMI’s Person Served of the Month for October. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication, MJ!
Myron DMt. Pleasant
Myron has worked with MMI for over 20 years. During those 20 years, he has worked on several crews. Myron has done an excellent job wherever he has worked. He is friendly, always has a smile on his face, and a hello to whomever he sees. Myron is always willing to lend a hand and help people. Every year, Myron canvasses local businesses to get advertisements for the MMI calendar. He has a great sense of humor and will laugh with everyone. Currently Myron is working in Community Connections, participating in four different activities during the week. In the past, Myron has been on several committees at MMI and CMH where he has advocated for those with barriers to employment. Congratulations Myron, on being employee of the month for September 2018!
Andy started attending MMI in Employment Connections in 2014 after graduating from the Clare/Gladwin RESD school. He lives in Gladwin, so getting to MMI requires him to take two different buses each way, but that doesn’t stop him from coming! Andy is friendly, outgoing, and has a great sense of humor. He is a hard worker and takes on any task he is asked to do without hesitation, paying close attention to his work to make sure he does the job well. He has also adapted well to the changes at MMI and to being in the Learning Center, where he participates in activities and conversations happily. Andy has a great relationship with the officers at the Gladwin County Sherriff’s office and aspires to work there some day. Clare Consumer Council was proud to choose Andy as MMI’s Person Served of the Month for September. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication, Andy!
Jimmy SMt. Pleasant
Jim currently works on the CMU litter crew two days a week and participates in Employment Connections. Jim does his job well and is eager to take on new tasks and responsibilities. Jim completes his work with good quality, and he has a strong work ethic. He has great attendance and is very flexible with schedule changes. Jim has a great sense of humor and is well liked by his co-workers, who consider him to be friendly and outgoing. Congratulations Jim, on being the August 2018 person served of the month!
Sean began training with MMI in January of 2000 as part of MMI’s Community Employment Program. Sean is a very dedicated person who is reliable and timely when he is scheduled on the evening Janitorial crew. He is very cooperative and willing to complete any task asked of him. In October 2017 at his annual person centered planning meeting Sean expressed interest in becoming more connected to the community, so he chose to begin participating in MMI’s Community Connections program. Sean first began with one day a week and has since increased to two days per week going out into the community. Staff shared that Sean is friendly, easy going, and is eager to participate in community events and activities. Clare Consumer Council is proud to name Sean as Person Served of the Month for August 2018. Thanks for all your hard work, Sean!