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Aug 21

8/21/17 - Kids Day at the Farmers Market, Flu Shot Deadline

Posted on August 21, 2017 at 3:39 PM by Tara Jenkins

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The Farmers Market will be a little extra fun this week with story time and activities for kids. Stop by anytime between 3-6 p.m. Sponsored by the Crooked Lake Library. More info can be found on the City website.

Important Flu Shot Deadline - Sign Up by August 31!

You may have read last week that the City of Coon Rapids is hosting a flu shot clinic for City employees and their dependents on three different dates in September. The deadline to sign up for these shot clinics is by end of day August 31. No late sign ups will be allowed. Why? Because the City must provide accurate numbers to the flu shot administrator. The City also does not want to have to pay for flu shots that are not used, so accurate numbers are vital.
Thank you in advance for signing up promptly! If you have any questions about how to use the online sign up system, please contact Stephanie Ring (ext 582) or Karen Herman (ext 456).

Find the Flu Shot sign up link here

Read about all of the original Flu Shot Clinic Information Here


Bunker Hills Scramble - Thursday, Sept. 28

Mark your calendars for the annual employee event, the Bunker Hills Scramble, Thursday, Sept. 28. This event benefits the ACBC Food Shelf of Anoka County. Shotgun start begins at 3:30 p.m. More details will be coming up in future employee messages.


Employee Picnic, Thursday Sept. 14
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public Works Garage
Burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, fruit and more!
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Fall Recreation GuideFall/Winter Parks and Recreation Guide Now Available
NEW this year is an online version of the fall/winter Parks and Recreation guide, featuring information about classes, City facilities and community events. This guide is available online only; only a limited number of guides have been printed for City facilities. See the guide online here.







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Aug 16

8/14/17 - Flu Shot Deadline - Must Read, Bunker Hills Scramble and more!

Posted on August 16, 2017 at 11:18 AM by Stephanie Ring

Important Flu Shot Deadline - Sign Up by August 31!
You may have read last week that the City of Coon Rapids is hosting a flu shot clinic for City employees and their dependents on three different dates in September. The deadline to sign up for these shot clinics is by end of day August 31. No late sign ups will be allowed. Why? Because the City must provide accurate numbers to the flu shot administrator. The City also does not want to have to pay for flu shots that are not used, so accurate numbers are vital.
Thank you in advance for signing up promptly! If you have any questions about how to use the online sign up system, please contact Stephanie Ring (ext 582) or Karen Herman (ext 456).

Find the Flu Shot sign up link here

Read about all of the original Flu Shot Clinic Information Here


Bunker Hills Scramble - Thursday, Sept. 28

Mark your calendars for the annual employee event, the Bunker Hills Scramble, Thursday, Sept. 28. This event benefits the ACBC Food Shelf of Anoka County. Shotgun start begins at 3:30 p.m. More details will be coming up in future employee messages.


Employee Picnic, Thursday Sept. 14
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public Works Garage
Burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, fruit and more!
Employee-Picnic-Save-the-Date


Last Chance Fruit Order - Send Liza by August 18

Colorado Peaches   $33  (20 lbs)

Colorado ORG Peaches  $45   (20 lbs)

Colorado Bartlett Pears   $26    (20 lbs)

Order by August 18, delivery will be August 28.

To Order:

Email or call Liza X410

To Pay:

Check, cash or PayPal

Check payable to Dan Masloski

PayPal via dmasloski@comcast.net


Fall Recreation GuideFall/Winter Parks and Recreation Guide Now Available
NEW this year is an online version of the fall/winter Parks and Recreation guide, featuring information about classes, City facilities and community events. This guide is available online only; only a limited number of guides have been printed for City facilities. See the guide online here.







IT Tip From Last Week - Have You Done this Yet?

Last week, instructions were provided on how to back up your address books in the Outlook email system. The instructions for how to do this can be found here in the Information Technology area of the Employee Web.

A reminder from IT, if you have not done this, please do so. Backing up these address books is vital in case you need access to your contacts. If you have further questions or need help, please contact the IT department as they are happy to help you.

Send Kudos Now!
Do you have a "Kudos" for Kudos Korner? What is that you ask? It's a way to give a "pat on the back" to an employee, a public thank-you for a job well done. Maybe someone helped you with a project, gave a little extra time to train you on something or did something extra special in their job. Acknowledge these employees by publishing a special "Kudos" in the Kudos Korner (an initiative of the Coon Rapids Innovation Team). Send your Kudos to Stephanie Ring or Tara Jenkins in Communications.

Have a wonderful week!
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Aug 09

8/7/17 - Employee Picnic, Flu Shots, Export Address Book

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 1:42 PM by Stephanie Ring

Flu Shots
The City of Coon Rapids is hosting a flu shot clinic for City employees and their dependents on three different dates in September. Only flu shots will be available, no flu mist.
September 12, 11:15 am - 12:45 pm at Public Works.
September 14, 8 - 9 am at Fire Station 1.
September 18, 11:45 - 2 pm at City Hall.

The shots are free for an employee and dependents if the employee and his or her dependents are covered by the City of Coon Rapids health insurance plan. Please bring your health insurance card to the clinic.

Employees or dependents desiring a shot who are not covered by the City's health insurance, may also receive a shot, free of charge, if they have the following insurance plans:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN
  • HealthPartners
  • Medica
  • PreferredOne

Bring your insurance card with you. Homeland Health Specialists will bill the insurance provider.

Those without insurance will be be required to pay $35.00 per injection. 

The flu shots are strictly voluntary. Flu shots can be beneficial to all people, especially those in the following high-risk categories:

  • People age 65 and over
  • People of any age with the following medical problems; heart disease, lung disease, cancer, diabetes, immune system disorders or chronic medical illness requiring regular doctor visits
  • Children and teenagers receiving chronic aspirin therapy
  • Health care workers or those who perform essential public service jobs
  • Pregnant women who will be in their second or third trimester or immediately postpartum during the flu season (December-March)
  • All household members and caregivers of the people listed above.
  • Children must be at least 3 years of age to receive the flu shot.
To sign up for the Flu Shots, go to the online registration here. After you sign up, you will receive an email confirmation with your date and time. Each family member must be signed up individually.


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Mark your calendars for Thursday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for this year's employee picnic. The picnic takes place at the Public Works garage. Come and enjoy a delicious lunch and spend some time with your co-workers!


 


Coon Rapids Fire Department Fall Golf Classic

Interested in the CRFD Fall Golf Classic? There's still time to sign up! The event takes place
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Registration, driving range and practice green opens
11:30 a.m. - Tee times start for 18-hole play
4:30 p.m. - Social hour begins followed by dinner
See complete details in the brochure.

Fruit order
If you are interested in ordering Washington Peaches, Pears, Blueberries, Nectarines, Neptune Plums or Italian Prunes, contact Liza Brazelton, ext. 410, by the end of Tuesday, August 8. The shipment for the order will arrive Monday, August 21.

IT Tip - How to export your address book
Instructions on how to export your address book can be found here in the Information Technology area of the Employee Web. Access this area for "Outlook Tips and Tricks" to learn some of the ins and outs of Outlook.

CRFD Fall Golf Classic


Mark your calendars for the Coon Rapids Firefighters Fall Golf Classic:
Friday, September 15, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Registration, driving range and practice green opens
11:30 a.m. - Tee times start for 18-hole play
4:30 p.m. - Social hour begins followed by dinner

CRFD Fall Golf Classic


Mark your calendars for the Coon Rapids Firefighters Fall Golf Classic:
Friday, September 15, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Registration, driving range and practice green opens
11:30 a.m. - Tee times start for 18-hole play
4:30 p.m. - Social hour begins followed by dinner

CRFD Fall Golf Classic


Mark your calendars for the Coon Rapids Firefighters Fall Golf Classic:
Friday, September 15, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Registration, driving range and practice green opens
11:30 a.m. - Tee times start for 18-hole play
4:30 p.m. - Social hour begins followed by dinner