As you may know, 2020 has been a challenging year for us all. Our world has changed from face to face with a handshake to a world of faces on a monitor and virtual high fives. Through each transition RHA has worked to encourage, empower, and engage our team.
Annually we host a company appreciation picnic for our staff, however, with a world-wide pandemic taking place our normal has changed and the picnic was canceled. Canceling our company picnic was a hard, yet necessary, decision to protect the health and safety of our staff and their families. Our Recreation Committee worked diligently to put together a replacement concept that would both engage and excite the staff. The result was The Picture Project. Each week, for four weeks total, staff had to submit pictures with a theme. We took selfies, nature snaps, and activity pictures over the course of these four weeks and shared them with our staff. Each day a random winner was selected to win $25 and each week two random winners were selected to win $50. At the end of the four weeks we gave the staff the opportunity to vote for their favorite pictures in five categories. Each winner received $100!
It may have not been the same type of fellowship and engagement that we are used to, but it gave us a peek into the daily lives of our team. We learned about likes and dislikes, and met families through a digital platform. We saw baby pictures and receipts of staff supporting local businesses. We even saw our staff’s comical side as they got creative in their pictures! All in all, the Picture Project helped us to smile each day and to cheer each other on in our quest to find the best picture!