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Tuesday
Aug192014

Riverton 2014 Summer BBQ

We had our annual summer BBQ today in Riverton; we’ll be having our Kanab BBQ next week. It was phenomenal for several reasons. To start off, we used a new catering company, and while the company we’ve used in the past has been great, the food today was excellent. Everyone loved it!

And, although we called it a summer BBQ, it didn’t feel much like summer—Riverton was rainy and overcast today. Thankfully those who planned the event were inspired or something. . . while we had the traditional volleyball competition planned, they had added indoor activities this year. A Bingo game was going on in one of our larger training rooms, and there was a pretty constant line at the photo booth, where people lined up with friends to take photos with funny faces and fun props.

We topped off the event with our Heart of Stampin’ Up! award. We have four Heart of Stampin’ Up! awards from our Riverton office, and one to be announced next week in Kanab. As I was reading the Heart of Stampin’ Up! nominations, I was reminded what a great group of people we have at Stampin’ Up!  It was heartwarming to see employees who admire and love the people they work with. So many people shared touching, wonderful stories about their coworkers. Some were simple, some were significant, and all the stories were profound because they exemplified people who are committed to loving what they do and doing their best at it and caring for those around them.

Congratulations to all who were nominated (as well as the many who weren’t but were definitely deserving of a nomination), as well as the four who were recognized in Riverton: Julie Gandy, Aaron Westerman, Derek Christensen, and Traci Clark (her photo is missing because she was out sick today. . .darn!).

I work with amazing people. . . that’s all I can say! And I’m grateful that we have an opportunity on occasion to sit back, relax, and have fun with each other.

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Reader Comments (5)

Sure do love and appreciate all of the folks at Stampin' Up! Riverton!
August 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWendie Waldman
I am SO DELIGHTED to see that Derek was nominated and received a "Heart of Stampin' Up!" award. I met Derek whilst at my first ever Convention in Australia. (some 5 years ago) As a side effect to a health condition, I can find loud, noisy and busy places, especially being in the middle of them overwhelming. (sensory issue) I tend to take myself off to the side or take time out totally to regroup. Derek had noticed that I was looking unwell as I moved outside for some time out and appeared, to check that I was ok. Over the years, my health has improved, but I still have some issue with noise sensitivity. Whenever I find myself removing myself for some time out to regroup - Derek always appears from nowhere and asks "Are you Ok?" Life is getting better and so much easier, but I have always been touched by Derek's ability to notice when I have been "overwhelmed" and the fact that he takes the time out to check on me - without fail. Thankyou Derek.
I am delighted to see your gentle and kind nature has been noticed and acknowledged.
August 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSue Arthur
looks like fun!!! Shelli as the person who got me into stampin Up over 23 years ago, I want to invite you to our event on Sept 13th in Boulder City Nevada here is the Link
http://latenightstamper1.blogspot.com/2014/08/sept-13-unite-and-excite-event-in.html
August 21, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersherrill graff
So happy everyone enjoyed their day at the BBQ, so very happy for Derek to receive an award....he is so deserving, always smiling and ever so helpful....well done Derek :)
August 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMarlene Robins
Even though miles away in the UK, it is so encouraging and really heart-warming to see the true heart of Stampin'Up! being shared here by you Shelli. It is wonderful to be blessed and a privilege to be part of something that makes a difference in so many people's lives, including my own. Well done to the winners and thank you Shelli for giving us inspiration!
August 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDi Richardson

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