Quadco receives church donation

Staff report

Quadco Rehabilitation Center in Stryker has received a “generous” donation from a Bryan church, board members were told at their monthly meeting.

New Hope Community Church’s “Life Group” has gifted the facility with a large amount of art supplies and a storage cabinet, QRC Executive Director Bruce Abell said. The donation was in recognition of Quadco’s service to the community.

“It was a very nice and generous donation, one that we appreciate very much. The Art Club is a great activity that allows people to express their individual creativity, and the Life Group’s donation will enable them to create even more wonderful art projects,” he said.

Board members also spent time conducting an annual review of the Board Self-Evaluation Instrument. Abell told board members the tool is used to assist the group in improving focus and effective decision-making. “The annual evaluation process gives each of you an opportunity to identify what you feel that we do well and what areas we can improve upon in the coming year,” he said.

Program Manager Shannon Zellers said QRC’s Community Club participants have been active with outings, including trips to the Nevermore Used Book Store in Maumee. She said the trips give club participants an opportunity to see different aspects of employment and ask questions related to employment responsibilities.

Zellers reported the Garden Club has been decorating in and around various QRC facilities, and the Art Club is making autumn and Thanksgiving themed projects.

QRC continues the process of certification from the Forest Stewardship Council, said Philip Zuver, program director. The council’s mission is to promote environmentally-sound, socially-beneficial, and economically-prosperous management of the world’s forests. The certification, which requires third party audits, will enable the organization to continue supplying product to existing customers.

Rachel Lange, Northwest Employment Services manager, told the board the department is currently serving 29 individuals in job placement and retention services. Lange also reported that the department continues to enjoy support from local employers.

In a report from Transportation and Safety Manager Steven Slattman, the board was informed Quadco vehicles traveled 29,162 miles in 19 days during the month of September. Slattman said the organization had one recordable injury for the month.

In other business, the board approved its 2019 calendar and a policy for board self-evaluation.

The next meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the facility’s conference room.

Staff report