Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia honors employees

February 13, 2019 by

Nine employees of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia were honored Feb. 12 at the 2019 Employee Appreciation Banquet at the Nazareth Motherhouse.

The annual event drew of a crowd of more than 100 employees, guests and Sisters of St. Joseph to the auditorium in the Nazareth Motherhouse.

The theme of the evening was “Kaleidoscope,” with each beautifully decorated table highlighted with a hand-made kaleidoscope made by Sisters Ramona Medina and Donna Otter with help from volunteers at Neighbor to Neighbor.

Sister Jean Rosemarynoski, president of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia, opened the evening by explaining how the kaleidoscope was invented, and how it has come to symbolize releasing your creativity while seeing yourself in a bigger scope of life.

“It also represents that while you might observe the very same set of basic circumstances, if you turn the kaleidoscope just a little, you can view those circumstances in hundreds of different ways,” Sister Jean said.

She told three stories to illustrate how the employees that work for the Sisters of St. Joseph are resourceful, inclusive and creative.

“And as I’ve told you before, we not only believe, but we know we have Concordia’s finest. We are humbled and grateful that out of all the employers in this area, you have chosen us,” Sister Jean said. “Every single one of you are living examples of kaleidoscopes every day.”

The employees honored, listed with their length of service, are:

Lisa Sorell, 25 years

Cecilia Thrash, 20 years

Greg Gallagher, 10 years

Brenda Dvorak, 10 years

Jane Wahlmeier, 10 years

Eric Tremblay, 5 years

Amanda Wolf, 5 years

Marcia Helton, 5 years

Lyle Pounds, 5 years

In addition to the meal provided by the Nazareth Motherhouse food service staff under the direction of Larry Metro, door prizes were randomly drawn throughout the night.

Also, a lucky employee or guest got to take home the hand-made kaleidoscope on each table.

“They gave me the idea, the theme, and just let us do it,” Sister Ramona said. “We used Pringles cans (for the body of the kaleidoscopes). We ate a lot of Pringles for a while.”

The Sisters of St. Joseph have about 70 employees in Concordia, working at the Nazareth Motherhouse, Manna House of Prayer and the CSJ Administrative Center at 215 Court St.

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  1. Sister Kathy Schaefer on February 13th, 2019 1:45 pm

    Wonderful evening, good companions, good food and beautiful photos Cathy Doud.

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