Week of July 12th, 2021
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Even though it was a quiet week for CLI-- a few folks managed to go sailing with SJSI & pitch in to help OHGo. You can find out more about both programs at the websites below:

John's usual excuses & apologies--

It was quiet this week. Tab helped a few people volunteer with OHgo & others sail with SJSI in Sandusky. Those are her pictures from those adventures above.

I spent a fair amount of time driving people to work in the new Leaf (which I really, really like so far). For those of you who also like electric cars (EV for short), the Leaf is one of the oldest purely electric production cars still being made. The warm weather range on this one is 230 ish miles per charge-- with the A/C running. We use a 30 amp, 220 charger overnight, so I don't know exactly how long it would take to fully charge it from 10% to 100%, but I'd expect somewhere in the ballpark of 6 hours. There is a fast charge option that's supposed to give you an 80% charge in 30 minutes, but there aren't any local chargers that serve that yet. So, probably not a perfect car for a carefree long-distance road trip quite yet-- but really good for community employment transportation where there's often only 1 or maybe 2 riders in the car at the same time-- and we're driving around 100 miles in a day. The cost of electric as fuel should be about 1/3 of what gasoline with quite a bit less maintenance costs as well. In the winter, the fully charged range will probably drop to around 150 miles. One benefit of the EVs is that the heat is instant, there's no engine to heat up. It works just like a hairdryer or toaster. Kristi is taking the Leaf back this week, but it was a good time while I had it. Thanks to everyone for being so patient with me last week as I learned everyone's community employment schedules

Not much else to report on my end. I'm hoping to have a new GTKM video for next week. Have a good week & keep those hands clean!
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Firelands Local LLC Update:
There is good news and bad news this week.
The good news is that there is not a lot of information to be added since CLI was shut down last week. The bad news, I am the only one that is supplying information this week and I get to fill the entire newsletter.

So...Once upon a time.

Firelands was actually working last week. We had our monthly drop off event on Wed. We had 40 customers and collected 1758 pounds of paper to be shredded.

Firelands Local & CLI have also finished our reports and submitted them for approval for the DODD "kick James to the curb" grant.  

We were able to do some cleaning up since there were not as many people around to watch what we were getting rid of. Nothing like a good purge of junk.  

Enjoy your week everyone and remember that our next drop off event will be August 4th.

James Johnson
Good Works Cafe Schedule:

Hello gang! It's hard to believe summer vacation is almost here! Just a reminder that Good Works Cafe will not be passing out lunches on July 9th. I'm hoping everyone takes the opportunity to rest up and enjoy themselves. I don't know about you, but I am pumped for the Fireworks this year! 

July Menu
July 2: Ham & Cheese Sliders w/ Pretzels
July 9: Cafe is closed/ No lunch
July 16: Sloppy Joes w/ Chips
July 23: Macaroni & Cheese w/ Green Beans
July 30: Mini Sub, Chips & Dill Pickle
Donation Requests
Hamburger Buns
Hoagie Buns
American Cheese Slices
Velveeta Cheese
Ground Beef
Elbow Macaroni
Wavy Plain Potato Chips
Dill Pickle Spears
Green Beans
Fruit Snacks
Applesauce Cups

Donations can be brought to the Clubhouse from 9:30a - 12p or call (419)921-6057 to arrange a donation pick-up.

This helps us keep costs down and be able to provide meals each Friday at a low cost.

Thanks everyone! Here's to a good week!
Kerrie Close
Community Settings Coordinator
It will be a couple weeks until we have some new interviews, but you can check out all of CLI's past video content on our YouTube channel:

Budget Update
from DODD Director Jeff Davis
This alert provides critical information to caregivers about keeping people with developmental disabilities safe around water and preventing drowning.