January Flex Update
Spring 2011 Independent Flex days will held on January 19 and January 20. Mandatory Flex day is Friday, January 21, beginning with College Convocation from 10 a.m. to noon and followed by Department Meetings organized by your Department Chair from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fall 2010 Flex Verification Forms are due in Human Resources by Friday, December 17, 2010. The forms can be downloaded from the Staff Development Web Page.
Holiday Food Drive
The Marin Food Bank will host a food drive through Dec. 16, 2010. Barrels are located inside the Internet Café at the Indian Valley Campus and inside the downstairs main entrance of the Student Services Building at the Kentfield Campus. Please bring any non-perishable food items to donate. Canned goods, boxed dry milk, beans, and whole grain rice are just some of the many items that our local food pantries are in need of. For more information contact Vickie Lamke at (415) 485-9376.
Kudos to every member of the Associated Students College of Marin (ASCOM) leadership, especially ASCOM Vice President Richelle Gomez and Director of Public Relations Alana Barton, for spearheading a very successful Night of Giving Program. A special thank you goes out to the Athletic Department and members and coaches of the athletic teams who took part in the Night of Giving by serving meals and assisting with cleanup. We also want to thank the different clubs who participated by having games and crafts for the children, plus the added treat of having a student choir entertain the guests. Overall, over 150 meals were served and gifts were given to over 50 children. It was a very special night. Thank you to all who participated. Special thanks to David White who took time out of his extra busy schedule for a last minute request to wheel a piano from the Fine Arts Building to the Student Services Building, through the construction zone, for the event.
Wine and Cheese Raffle Winner Announced!
The winner of the Wine and Cheese Raffle is COM Counselor Luz Moreno. She and nine others will enjoy a wine and cheese tasting valued at $175 from A.G. Ferrari Foods. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to offset the cost of the Night of Giving held last week by Associated Students College of Marin. Thanks to all who participated.
You Are Invited to the Grand Opening of New IVC Main Building
The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the new building at COM’s Indian Valley Campus will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. Tours start at 3 p.m. and the ribbon cutting will begin at 4 p.m. Guests will be treated to refreshments and live music. A special presentation will be held as part of the event recognizing the efforts of former COM Trustee Harry Moore.
Retirement Reception for Barb St. John
After 25+ years at College of Marin, Barbara St. John (Barb) is retiring! Please join her for cake and coffee on Thursday, Dec. 16, in the Student Services Building Deedy Staff Lounge from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Anyone interested in contributing towards a gift for Barb, please contact Sandra Tachihara,Sandra.Tachihara@marin.edu; Vickie Lamke, Vickie.Lamke@marin.edu; or Gina Longo, Gina.Longo@marin.edu.
The Sound of Courage
Men’s Basketball vs. Butte College
Section 125 Benefit Plan – Open Enrollment
The college’s Pre-Tax Section 125 program year ends on Dec. 31, 2010. You should have received an open enrollment memo for the Section 125 Benefit plan in your campus mail box. Employees who wish to enroll or make changes in their current plan(s) will need to do so by Dec. 14, 2010. Participation in the pre-tax plans is voluntary and the enrollment period is limited to once annually.
Seasonal Flu Vaccines—Now Only $10
Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease which can be spread by coughing, sneezing, and nasal secretions. For most people the flu lasts only a few days and includes symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, and fatigue. By getting vaccinated, you can protect yourself from influenza and may also avoid spreading influenza to others. The Health Center will offer flu shots for only $10 until the campuses close for the winter break on Dec. 23. Please call (415) 485-9458 for an appointment.
I hope to see you at the grand opening of the Indian Valley Campus Main Building on Dec. 14!
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