Superior Health Linens - September 2013
On September 5th, a luncheon was held in Batavia to bid farewell to Dennis Sershon, Batavia Driver Supervisor. He has decided that now is the time to begin his retirement.
Dennis has been with Superior Health Linens since November 2007 starting out as a delivery driver at the Palatine, Illinois depot. He’s been a hard working, dedicated employee during the Palatine days, through the temporary move to the “Douglas Street” depot and on into the new Batavia facility. Along the way Dennis was promoted to Batavia Driver Supervisor. He’s endured the late night emergency calls, winter blizzards, tunnel breakdowns, flat tires, delivery mistakes, linen shortages, special trips and everything else that a person experiences in the linen transportation business. No matter the obstacles – Dennis made sure the deliveries were made.
Dennis didn’t come to SHL as an inexperienced rookie. We thank him for his military service–(a decorated veteran of the Marine Corps and Vietnam). He’s worked at Columbia Hospital as a supply clerk and spent many years as a bartender listening to the “woes” of his patrons, I’m sure. Several years were spent operating his own bar in Chicago. Most importantly, Dennis has been husband to a wonderful lady, Pat, and a father to two great sons, Joey and Willy.
We will certainly miss seeing Dennis on a daily basis but the good news is that he has agreed to periodically assist SHL with special assignments.
I want to thank Dennis for his dedication, hard work and commitment during the past 6 years. I also want to wish Dennis and his wife, Pat, a very happy and exciting retirement. I stated once before ---- friendship isn’t a factor when hiring drivers but often great friendships are created.
Dennis Sershon & Rich Mulcahy in a very serious discussion regarding SHL transportation issues!
Safe Driving To All,
Director of Fleet Services
“For every minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
KEEPING PEDESTRIANS SAFE
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,432 pedestrians were killed in traffic related accidents in 2011. This is an 8 % increase over the previous two years. Three out of four of these deaths occurred in urban areas and 70 % of these urban incidents were at non-intersections. 70 % of all pedestrian fatalities occurred at night and many involved alcohol, either on the part of the vehicle driver (13%) or the pedestrian (37%).
Federal grants are being made available to cities to improve the safety of pedestrians. Driver and pedestrian education, walking paths, improved crosswalk markings and better lighting are all part of this project. As drivers we must also do our part. We must –
--Watch for pedestrians. Darkness, fog, snow and rain all reduce visibility.
--Slow down! Be prepared to stop quickly especially in urban areas. Pedestrians don’t just cross the street at the intersections / crosswalks but can dart from between parked cars at anytime and anywhere.
--Stop at crosswalks when pedestrians are present. It’s the law. --Always be cautious when backing a vehicle. As always, if you are unsure of your surroundings, get out of the vehicle and look.
--Obey the speed limit, especially in school zones. Children are unpredictable and oblivious to the dangers around them.
--Be cautious of pedestrians walking on the right and in the same direction as you are driving. With their backs to you they may not see or hear you approach.
--Be alert. Safety doesn’t just happen, it’s created.
Sept. 9 - KEITH GARDNER - Joliet
Sept. 19 - JIMMY GORDON - Joliet
Presidential Quotes - - -
“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”
President John Kennedy
“Being president is like running a cemetery: you’ve got a lot of people under you but nobody’s listening.”
President Bill Clinton
“When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘Present’ or ‘Not Guilty’.”
President Teddy Roosevelt
“If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: ‘President Can’t Swim’.”
President Lyndon Johnson
“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?”
President Abraham Lincoln
“A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.”
President Franklin Roosevelt
You know you’re getting old when ---
--You look forward to a dull evening.
--You sink your teeth into a steak, & they stay there.
--Your children are beginning to look middle-aged.
--Your knees buckle and your belt won’t.
--You have all the answers but nobody asks.
--You remember when - - ??????????