Week of September 14th, 2020
Beer(less) Pong was a hit this week. While this hasn't been verified by any other sources, Tammy & Jeff are claiming a victory.
John's Usual Excuses & Apologies--

Like everybody else at CLI, I'm still playing catch-up after the 4 day work-week and we start pulling new activities together, apply for grants, and push out new programs like CLI's new Occupational Therapy Program.

CLI is also expanding our client base to serve a broader array of people. This started during the state-wide shut down when doing anything was better than doing nothing. There have been some interesting developments in terms of CLI services to non-traditional client groups. We have applied to both DODD to expand our waiver services to include Occupation Therapy, and Ohio Medicaid account for the same.
Don't forget that Kenilee Lanes is pulling fall/winter bowling leagues together. There are openings on the Seniors' day league, the Tuesday & Wednesday Men's leagues, and the Wednesday night and Thursday morning women's leagues. Cost is typically around $11 per week and it's lots of fun.

Kenilee Lanes and all leagues will be following the State of Ohio's COVID guideline for non-contact sports. We'll be sanitizing between leagues and actively ventilating the inside with fresh outside air between leagues.

That's all I have for this week. Feel free to call me with questions or suggestions. Enjoy the tail end of summer-- and wash your hands!
Just one final shot from this weeks CLI Zoom Olympics. This is a still-- not a video with sound, but Haven says that if there were sound, you'd hear Jen B trash-talking Tammy!

We're still running a lot of Zoom activities open to anyone who wants to jump in. While the Zoom Olympics have been the most fun so far, Bingo seems to be a close second.
CLI's virtual schedule:
Firelands Local LLC Update:

James Johnson
Lots of shred-room cleaning this week. It hasn't looked that good in . . .

to be honest, we're not sure that it's ever looked this good. For anyone that may be thinking-- "Hey, I still see a little dust on that baler" -- remember that these machines shred paper constantly (a dusty business).

Nice job Margaret, Roxanne & Matt!
From James Johnson, GM

There was not much excitement happening in Firelands Local last week.
Everyone enjoyed having Labor Day off. I was happy to see everyone back hard at work on Tuesday. We were able to finish 3 production jobs.
We were also able to finish all shred material. Due to Covid-19, all material sits for 3 days before we begin the shredding process.

The pictures show what happens when Margaret and Roxanne finish shredding and have to wait to begin the next group of bins.
I would like to remind everyone that the truck will be in Monroeville on 9/21 from 11-2 for the drop off of material to be shredded.
By the time everyone reads this note, the NFL will have started playing again, and the Browns will once again have a losing record. Even with all the changes that have been happening in the world, all the new “norms”, some things will remain the same. Sorry Browns fans.
We still have recycle bins that are for sale. Still only $20 each.
Everyone please stay safe, wash your hands and remember this is the last newsletter before my birthday on the 20th.
Who says there's NO FREE LUNCH? We know people--

How is CLI able to afford giving away free food when we (and everybody else is hustling to break-even?

It's a good question. The answer is that CLI invested a (very) small amount of seed money in April to open up a new checking account just for the Good Works Cafe. After that, it's been 100% funded by donations.

Our on-going investment now is just time.

CLI is always looking to help people give to their local community. Got an idea of something that a small group can to do to help? Let us know!
The FREE Good Works Cafe will runs every Friday at 11:30 am until they run out of meals.
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.*

Spread the word!