Week of January 11th, 2021
Have you filled out CLI's 2020 Survey yet?
We need your thoughts!
What are your ambitions for 2021?

Send 'em in -- CLI is compiling a list!
Keep those masks on
and send us YOUR favorite pic!
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is merely tenacity.”
-- Amelia Earhart

We don't know about you, but we are really tired of watching the toob . . .
“The beginning is always today.”

- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
John's Usual Excuses & Apologies--

We're back! Rested and ready to jump in with both feet. We'll still be keeping to our small groups and isolated settings for at least 2 more months.

However, we need your help to build LOTS of fun community-forward activities in close proximity to real, live people. What have you missed most over the past 12 months? I know that Swick is really looking forward to putting together some old-school community rec activities so that we can get lots of people involved.

Don't be afraid to ask for too much. As tough as it is to tell people "no" or "not yet"-- I'd rather have that uncomfortable conversation than not know what's important to you.
As everyone looks forward to expanding what you do with CLI this year, don't forget that all of our services are required to be tied to 1 or more specific outcomes, like learning a new hobby, working on community employment skills, volunteering, meeting new people, etc. Any outcome is fine as long as you can argue (with a straight face) that it is related to a job outside of the workshop, increasing your independence, and/or getting more involved with the community.

If you haven't completed your CLI survey yet, please do this ASAP. CLI was awarded 2 grants from DODD this year and getting client & community feedback is a HUGE requirement. We need lots of honest input. I will be providing more information about both of these grants in future newsletters.
"Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties."

- Helen Keller, Author, Activist and Lecturer

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."

- Eleanor Roosevelt
Firelands Local LLC Update:
James Johnson
From GM James Johnson--
I know everyone is excited that 2020 is finally in our rear view windows. Firelands got back to work on the 4th and we were greeted with a dead battery in 2 of the 3 vehicles we use. I am sure this is not a sign of things to come for the rest of the year.
Production: we completed over 14,000 units this past week. We picked up 10,000 MSDS sheets to fold.
Shred: we shredded 11,000 pounds of paper.
We have also filled our first truckload of shredded material for the year.
On 1/6 we had our first Wednesday drop-off of the year. It was a good turnout. We collected 2,184 pounds of material and had 36 customers.
We also booked our first purge of the year.
We also welcome back the rest of the CLI crew. We will be able to see some other faces now.

“What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven't even happened yet.”

- Anne Frank, Author

The FREE Good Works Cafe will be back next week to run every Friday at 11:30 am until they run out of food.

If you or a friend want a delicious meal but cannot get transportation, we can deliver to you for a $20 donation!

*Donations are accepted & 100% go to future Fridays.*
DODD has some decent online content these days.

Click the video on the left to see a clip of Dr. Sorg getting the vaccine.

You can find more videos by clicking on either the youtube or the DODD website buttons below.

Spread the word!