MRSA Staff Lounge
The MRSA staff lounge remains open for those staff members working on campus. We have worked with Environmental Health and Safety to ensure COVID-19 measures are being followed. The furniture has been arranged to ensure appropriate physical distancing including only 1 chair per table. Wipes and hand sanitizer have been placed in the lounge.
To ensure this space continues to be available please follow these measures...
- Masks must be worn in the staff lounge except when eating or drinking.
- One person per table or couch - please do not move tables or chairs.
- Wipe down microwaves and fridge after use.
- Wipe down faucets and the water filter lever after use.
- Wipe down the table and chair or couch that you use.
- Wipe down the TV remote after use.
- Please follow safe handwashing practices.
Events and Activities
February Positive Messages Campaign
Sending out all of the positive messages to the Mount Royal community made my heart warm. The Social Committee is thrilled that this went over so well and that so many people took part. We’re sure if we did it again, there would be even more people participating. There were almost 600 messages that were sent out in our community, that’s a lot of love and the Social Committee would like to say thank you! Christine Pepper has been suggesting this idea for a couple of years now, but on campus, we couldn’t figure out the best way to have written notes sent without a huge logistical plan. This year, COVID actually made the plan come together, we realized we could manage this virtually. Thank you to everyone for making this a successful activity!
I want to share some of the nice messages floating around this day - February 12th:
- There are positive vibes flying everywhere right now!
- This compliment made my day.
- You made my day/week/month/year.
- It not only improved my day, it made my day perfect.
Our Mount Royal community is a special place and I hope you all continue to send those positive vibes to your colleagues all year long.
Upcoming Social Committee Activities
MRSA Members, get ready to participate in some more fun this month.
St. Patrick’s Day Photo Scavenger Hunt Contest, March 17, 2021
View Categories for photos at this link. You may print this to keep track of your photos.
Rules: Each photo you submit gives you one entry into our draw to win a $75.00 e-gift card prize (maximum 14 photos per person). Photos must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on March 15, 2021 to the firstname.lastname@example.org email address. Please list the categories of the photos you are submitting in your email via the category number. A winner will be drawn on March 16, 2021 and will get to choose from an Amazon, Tim Hortons, or Starbucks e-gift card. The winner will need to notify Christine Pepper by Friday March 19, 2021 which e-gift card they would like to receive. By submitting photos, you agree to having them shared with the MRSA community. All photos will be shared in a slideshow or video format with all participants on March 17, 2021. This contest is open to MRSA Members.
Talent Show, May 27, 2021
That’s right, May 27, not March, but we’re announcing it now to let people have time to prepare their talent! Watch for information and a sign-up sheet in our April Newsletter. Start thinking about what talent you can share live at the Google Meet or via video submission. Members will be voting for first, second and third place prizes of $150.00, $100.00 and $50.00 e-gift cards respectively. Now that you’ve seen the prize amounts, are you considering a talent you have? It can be anything from poetry, cocktail making (like in the movie Cocktail), magic show, pet tricks, unicycle riding, a physical skill, etc. If you consider it a talent, then so do we! Show us what you’ve got; you have almost three months to hone your skill or even learn something new to share with us. We can’t wait for the show!
Recap of this year so far from the Social Committee
We hope you’ve been having fun with us virtually this year. It’s been fun coming up with virtual ideas for you during this crazy time. So far this year we have held:
- Halloween Costume Contest (by photo submission)
- Pumpkin Carving Contest (by photo submission)
- October Movie Night
- November Crossword Puzzle Contest (via Google Drive)
- November Games lunch
- Gingerbread House Contest (by photo submission)
- December Movie Night
- January Crossword Puzzle Contest (via Google Drive)
- New Year’s Resolutions Sign-Up
- February Positive Messages Campaign
Please send us some feedback or suggestions. We’d love to hear from you via this form.
Contacting the Social Committee
You can reach us via this email: email@example.com. You can use this email to provide us with suggestions, feedback, or to let us know you’d like to join our team. We’re always happy to have more people join our Committee, don’t be shy. We meet once per month on the second Tuesday of each month at noon (virtually right now).