WORK HARD, SUPPORT EACH OTHER, BE PART OF A TEAM – Voice Of The Township

You can describe “team” as a group of people or other animals linked in a common purpose. Usually when you hear of someone’s success, you hear of some type of team work being involved.

Do you remember watching Dale Evans and Roy Rogers on The Roy Rogers Show, in which they played cowboy and cowgirl roles? What about the song “Happy Trails”, written by Evans? Thinking of this team brings back fond memories to me. According to a Wikipedia article, “Rogers and Evans were a team on- and off-screen. They were married 1947 through 1998, which is when Rogers passed away.

This time of year you hear discussion about football teams and the teamwork involved in ensuring a winning season. These are quotes by Vince Lombardi; “People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society”; “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”

No one can dispute the advertising and promotional success of The Budweiser Clydesdales. These teams of horses are used by the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company. Television advertising featuring the Budweiser Clydesdales is a Super Bowl tradition. A Dalmatian dog also travels with the Clydesdales. When the team performs, the Dalmatian sits on wagon, seated next to the driver. What a team this is!

In October, 2008, at the Embassy Theatre, Rameck Hunt, Sampson Davis, and George Jenkins gave a moving motivational presentation directed towards students from Fort Wayne Community Schools and East Allen County Schools. I was in attendance. Hunt, Davis, and Jenkins, authors of bestselling book “The Pact”, came from poor, single-parent homes in Newark, New Jersey, urban neighborhoods. They discussed the pact they had made with one another to find a way to go to college, and medical and dental schools. They vowed to change their lives, stay in school and become doctors. They said they encouraged one another to work hard; forced one another to study; helped one another find scholarships; and gave one another tips about open part-time jobs. Along the way they made mistakes and had disappointments, but by working hard and supporting each other, they achieved their goals. All three graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Hunt became an internist, Davis became a doctor working in emergency medicine, and Jenkins became a dentist.

At the Wayne Township Trustee Office, our employees function as a team to provide prompt, necessary relief to eligible citizens and residents of our community. Our Intake Department welcomes the clients, gathers information about their needs, and sets appointments for assistance. Our Investigations Department gathers additional information from the clients and works to provide the needed assistance for the clients. Our Workfare Department assists the clients in performing volunteer work at nonprofit agencies, to improve their work habits and interpersonal skills. Our Employment Department provides training and job leads for the clients, with the hopes of eliminating employment obstacles. We continually study our statutes and then work within the eligibility guidelines to provide assistance and guidance to the clients. Our employees team with one another, our clients, and other community resources to accomplish goals and enrich the lives of citizens of this Township.

Don’t forget to team with us in our 3rd Holiday Celebration at the Roller Dome South, on Saturday, December 13, 12:00-4:00 p.m. Tickets (which are free) are needed to enter the event, so stop by our office to pick them up. You can call (260) 449-7000, for information about the event.

Richard A. Stevenson, Sr.
Wayne Township Trustee
www.waynetownship.org

Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee

Wayne Township Trustee Rick Stevenson was elected Trustee in November of 2006 and took office in January of 2007. He is very passionate about helping those in need and considers it a privilege to be in a position to be able to help.

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Wayne Township Trustee Rick Stevenson was elected Trustee in November of 2006 and took office in January of 2007. He is very passionate about helping those in need and considers it a privilege to be in a position to be able to help. > Read Full Biography > More Articles Written By This Writer