Operations – May, 2012

Think Spring! Our annual Spring Work Party is coming up May 5. We also have the Home Front Project on the same day. Participants can do either or both. Bring tools, gloves, garden tools, wheel barrows, pruners, shovels, pitchforks and the like.  Lunch will be served in Fellowship Hall for both Spring Clean-up and Home Front participants. Please bring a dish to share.

We have installed a new Xerox 7545 WorkCenter. This gives us color copying capability with folding and stapling capability as well. Our old copier was over 10 years old and that is ancient in the era of copying technology.

New hand dryers will soon be installed in our main bathrooms. The current dryers were installed when we did our addition and had a long life, but one recently failed and it was too expensive to repair. Hence, we decided to replace both.

A new window has been put into the Office Door. This helps with safety and provides a more welcoming aura. Similar door windows are planned for Rooms 16 and 17. Thanks to Fran Proceller for helping with this project.

All of our office computers have now been connected both to Verizon’s new FIOS service and have been tied in with our new copy work center.

Jose has continued his improvement projects which are done on Fridays. The Gathering Space has been painted and rearranged to provide more open space and a more welcoming atmosphere. Other painting has been done throughout the buildings. A big thanks to Jose for this continuing effort.

Further improvements are being investigated as well. These are: rehab of our main unpaved driveway, annual dressing of our two north parking lots and air conditioning for our newly rehabbed office.

Routine maintenance continues throughout our facilities.

If anything looks amiss, please let me know. If an improvement is indicated, please discuss that with me as well.

Dick Seymour, Chair of Operations