5 reasons I give thanks this Thanksgiving
I am only 1 year away from my 40th anniversary in the credit union movement and so that puts me only a couple of years from a milestone birthday. Recently I was asked to speak at the 10th anniversary of a branding project I did with Rogue Credit Union and shared the stage with a dear friend, now retired, Charlie Baggett. As Charlie and I said goodbye he said “This may be the last time I ever see you.” I don’t like to think like that and reminded him that the LAST time we saw each other he said that. But the reality of it hit me, I may not get the chance to tell all my “work family” how much they mean to me cuz I don’t spend Thanksgiving Day with them. So here goes, the five reasons that I give thanks:Reason #1: The beginning of my core values.Thank you Mr. Beazely for hiring a 15 year old girl as a serving wench in a fish-n-chips restaurant where I spent my entire high school years working so I could help pay for my private school after my dad lost his job. You told me we were put on this earth to serve others and when we serve others we do work that matters. I knew then that I always wanted to do work that matters.Reason #2: People helping people – now I get it.Thank you Tom Sargent, when you first became a credit union CEO for plucking me off of teller row and away from “Mean Jean” and giving me a desk, my first business card and a purpose. I wanted to do work that mattered and by giving me the opportunity to be the FIRST Member Service Rep at our small credit union I set out to demonstrate that I had more to offer than just my “cash handling” skills. I love helping people and it would later explain why I am doing the things I’m doing today. Reason #3: Dressing for SuccessThank you to Sarah Canepa Bang for also recognizing that this crazy young woman that took lots of, shall we say “fashion chances” really wanted to be in management and should be in management. I’ll never forget the day you pulled me aside in the mail room at the Oregon Credit Union League and told me that I could definitely “pull off” the bright lime green flowered pants I was wearing that day (you could see them from space), but I should dress for where I want to “be” not where I am. That was the day I went to Casual Corner and put my first suit on layaway. Reason #4: Cooperation among Cooperatives – now I really get it!Thank you to Jack Antonini and Shawna Luna for being my current work family and where I hope to finish my credit union career. When I discovered the trade association for CUSOs little did I know that I would find my bumble bees (reference No Rain video by Blind Melon – Google it). CUSO people have the cooperative heart combined with a shrewd mind for business and there is no better combination in my opinion. Reason #5: The Final Chapter – bringing it all together. Thank you to Chief John Gurule for never making me feel like an old woman and for having faith that I could become not just an Emergency Medical Technician with virtually NO medical background, but you pushed me to become an Advanced EMT. I’ll never forget when I first met you at the Fire Station Open House, recruiting for volunteers. You told me “Our only job is to help people get through their WORST day with dignity and compassion.” I hope I’ve been doing that my entire career, but now it’s in my community and I consider your time and your faith in me to be a precious gift that I intend to give back well into my retirement years. Now somebody pass me the gravy! Happy Thanksgiving y’all. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Denise Wymore Denise started her credit union career over 30 years ago as a Teller for Pacific NW Federal Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. She moved up and around the org. chart … Web: www.nacuso.org Details
MRE to power SeaMade
Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has signed a contract with Siemens Gamesa to provide temporary power provision during the turbine commissioning phase at the SeaMade offshore wind farm. Over the coming months, Rotra Vente and its sister vessel Rotra Mare will ship all components for the turbines, including the nacelles, tower parts, and blades, from various sites to the REBO site in Oostende. The installation of the turbines is expected to start mid-June and the wind farm is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. “Following several successful European temporary power provision projects over the recent past, we are looking forward to once again working with Siemens Gamesa; it’s a combination that works,” MRE Business Director Toby Mead said. The turbine components for the project started arriving at the Port of Oostende in March. Located some 50 kilometres off the Belgian North Sea coast, the 487 MW SeaMade wind farm will comprise 58 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD turbines.
Spinach and Bacon Quiche.
Tweet Sharing is caring! 25 Views no discussions Share Food & DiningLifestyle Spinach and Bacon Quiche. by: – April 1, 2011 Share Share A quiche is simply a pie filled with an egg-and-cream mixture and various meat or vegetable ingredients.This one has a mixture of bacon and spinach for a delicious meal that can be served any time of the day. If you do not have the time to make your own crust, use a rolled, refrigerated, unbaked instead to speed up the preparation time for this delicious pie.Ingredients1 recipe Pastry for Single-Crust Pie1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)6 slices bacon, chopped8 beaten eggs1/2 cup dairy sour cream1/2 cup half-and-half, light cream, or milk1/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon ground white pepperDash ground nutmeg (optional)3 cups lightly packed chopped fresh spinach2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 3 ounces)1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese (2 ounces)Cherry tomatoes, cut up (optional) DirectionsPrepare and roll out Pastry for Single-Crust Pie. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the pastry. Trim; crimp edges as desired. Line the unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of foil. Bake in a 450 degree F oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes more or until pastry is set and dry. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F.Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook onion and bacon until onion is tender and bacon is crisp. Drain on paper towels.In a bowl stir together eggs, sour cream, half-and-half, salt, pepper, and, if desired, nutmeg. Stir in onion mixture, spinach, and cheeses.Pour egg mixture into the hot, baked pastry shell. Bake in the 325 degree F overn for 45 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. If necessary, cover edge of crust with foil to prevent overbrowning. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with cherry tomatoes.Makes 6 to 8 servingsSpinach Quiche: Prepare as above, except omit the bacon. Cook the onion in 1 tablespoon butter or margarine. Stir into egg mixture with spinach and cheeses.Recipe source: BHG.com