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Liberty Resources Service Award Luncheon

February 28, 2008

The Liberty Resources Service Award Luncheon is a special agency celebration where we recognize and show appreciation to employees who attained a milestone of 5, 10, 15…years of service. On Wednesday, January 30, 2008 employees, Divisional Directors and VPs gathered at The Spaghetti Warehouse to do just that, CELEBRATE! Celebrate the dedication; celebrate the accomplishments, but most of all to celebrate the individual. Some honorees boldly addressed the group and a summary of their heartfelt comments are below:

Virginia Bennati, who has worked at Liberty Resources for five years, said that she felt happy and blessed. She also mentioned that it is nice to be given a gift for doing something that she loves. Liberty has become an important part of Virginia's life.

Sue Lamb, 10-years of service, is thankful to be part of a greater whole that is supporting those around us and hopes to be here for another 10-years.

Gary Pinto, who has 10-years of service, loves the diversity, the assignments, the clients and the employees at Liberty Resources and feels fortunate to be here.

Below is a list of employees who reached 5-years of service in 2007.

Jacqueline Adams, Developmental Disabilities Services
Kelly Baker, Child and Family Services
Susan Bastedo, Child and Family Services
Virginia Bennati, Developmental Disabilities Services
Tracy McGraw, Child and Family Services
Debra Merchant, Administration
Amy Millington, Child and Family Services
Colleen Saccocci, Developmental Disabilities Services
Leah Schad, Developmental Disabilities Services
Joanne Smith, Child and Family Services
Brenda Soules, Developmental Disabilities Services
Deborah Spiwak, Developmental Disabilities Services
Paula Vrooman, Developmental Disabilities Services
Mark Wells, Developmental Disabilities Services
Elaine York, Developmental Disabilities Services

The year these folks began working the Winter Olympics were held in Salt Lake City, UT; The United States Department of Justice announced it would pursue a criminal investigation of Enron; The New England Patriots beat the St. Louis Rams 20-17, in Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans; the final piece of debris from The World Trade Center was removed from Ground Zero and President George W. Bush signed the Homeland Security Act into law, establishing the Department of Homeland Security.

Below is a list of employees who reached 10-years of service in 2007.

Sue Lamb, Developmental Disabilities Services
Gary Pinto, Child and Family Services
Stephen Russell, Developmental Disabilities Services
Marty Sorensen, Developmental Disabilities Services

The year they began working, scientists announced that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned; Ennis Cosby, son of actor Bill Cosby, was killed by a gunman while changing a flat tire; Bill Clinton began his second term; Mother Theresa of Calcutta died of heart failure; the first Harry Potter book was published; Diana, Princess of Wales, was pronounced dead after a car crash in Paris, France and the first color photograph appeared on the front page of the New York Times.

Congratulations and thanks to this year's honorees!

Liberty Resources Service Award Luncheon
Back Row L to R: Carl Coyle, Stephen Russell, Gary Pinto, Brenda Soules, Mark Wells Front Row L to R: Sue Lamb, Paula Vrooman, Deborah Spiwak, Leah Schad, Virginia Bennati, Tracy McGraw, Kelly Baker, Debra Merchant, Susan Bastedo, Liz Nolan
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