November 2013 Employee of the Month

Congrats to Jacques Lee (MSLA) for being selected as Employee of the Month for November 2013.  Jacques is recognized as a resource for all staff at MSLA – somebody that can step in and provide quality support to anybody in the building.  PLUS – he is known to proactively check on people so that he is there to provide assistance without being asked. Jacques definitely exhibits each of the KALIX values:  Dependability, Adaptability, Professionalism and Teamwork. Congrats to others nominees:  JoAnn Robbins (DSP) and Laurie Larson (MSLA).

Kalix Employee selected for Award October 2013

The Turtle Award at the First Annual Turtle Mountain Disabilities Conference was presented to Mary Lee Vandal. Ms. Vandal was nominated for the award by Duane L Gourneau, LCSW, for her efforts in keeping people involved “in meaningful work and activities” in the community with “grace and dignity”. Four awards were presented for improving the lives of individuals with disabilities in Rolette County. Ms. Vandal won in the professional adult category. The award was presented by Willie Davis, Transition Specialist for Vocational Rehabilitation and one of the organizers of the conference. Mary Lee Vandal has been a part of Kalix...
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October 2013 Employee of the Month

Congrats to Christina Poitra (Rolla DSP) for being selected as Employee of the Month for October 2013.  Christina is a dependable employee that works as part of the Day Supports team in Rolla.  Christina is able to work with people to improve appearance, grooming, and self-esteem – all of which contributes to quality of life!  Congratulations Christina for exemplifying KALIX values. Other nominees include:  Stacie Hoffart (DSP), Becky Thorp (MSLA) and Bryan Steier (ICF 1005).

September Star Award and Employees of the Month

For many years, Kalix has selected and recognized exceptional support staff and job coaches as Employee of the Month.  Similarly, a supervisor or other employee is recognized each quarter through selection for the STAR Award. All recipients are expected to act according to the Agency mission:  Privacy, Dignity, and Purpose for all People.  The Wellness Committee bases their recommendations for the award on the Kalix Values:  Dependability, Adaptability, Professionalism and Teamwork (aDAPT). Star of the Quarter  Melissa Hornaday joined Kalix in 2011, and is currently working as a Program Supervisor at our Transitional Care Living Facility (TCLF).  Melissa was nominated...
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Kalix in the news for Earth Day 2013

Kalix celebrated another Earth Day with customer specials and a long line of cars waiting to unload recyclables. A giant “Thank You” to area residents for supporting recycling, a cleaner earth, and employment for people with disabilities! You can see the full news article here: Minot Daily News Photo Credit: JILL HAMBEK Minot Daily News  

April 2013 Employee of the Month and STAR Award

For many years, Kalix has selected and recognized exceptional support staff and job coaches as Employee of the Month.  Similarly, a supervisor or other employee is recognized each quarter through selection for the STAR Award. All recipients are expected to act according to the Agency mission:  Privacy, Dignity, and Purpose for all People.  The Wellness Committee bases their recommendations for the award on the Kalix Values:  Dependability, Adaptability, Professionalism and Teamwork (aDAPT). Corey Boucher joined Kalix in December 2008, and is currently working as a Program Director at MSLA.  Corey didn’t plan on a long career at Kalix but seeing the difference our...
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Fundraising for Accessible Vehicles 2012-2013

Kalix serves over 200 adults with disabilities, and 22 currently utilize wheelchairs for mobility.  Three vehicles that accommodate wheelchairs are required in order to provide adequate transportation services to medical appointments, work, shopping, and recreational activities. Within the last couple years, the three vehicles previously in use have aged past their practical life span.  Two new vehicles have been purchased, and we are currently raising money to purchase a third vehicle that is capable of offering rides to people with wheelchairs. Note that we have shifted to a smaller size vehicle – the new vehicles are easier to drive, more...
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