Staff Fest 2002 will be held Friday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. on the Quadrangle. Bring your colleagues for lunch and an afternoon
of fun in the sun. Beth Grubb, communications manager for Human
Resources, submitted the winning slogan/logo design for this years
event: A Taste of the Tropics.
If you plan to eat lunch, you need to bring your Emory ID card.
Retired staff members should stop by the retiree table to pick up
their meal tickets. This years menu will include jerk chicken
sandwiches, beef patties, a vegetarian selection, black beans and
rice, plantain chips and macaroon cookies. Bever-ages will include
sodas and bottled water. Be sure to stop by the popsicle carts for
a cool refreshment.
Get caught up in the new Tidal Wave giant monsoon or
slide see how low you can go in the limbo contest. Visit the Carlos
Museum for a free tour at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. or 3 p.m.
Volleyball participation will be limited to the first 14 teams
to register. Teams are co-ed and may include up to 10 people. Games
will be played six on a side. The last day to register is Tuesday,
Staff Fest volunteers are needed for all shifts in all areas. To
sign up, please contact: Carolyn Yanes (food) at 404-727-1589 or
email@example.com; Pat Hutchinson (games) at 404-712-0810 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
Osborne Pinto (retirees) at 404-727-7645 or email@example.com;
Martin Coleman (Quad maintenance) at 404-727-2544 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
or Wynell Lauver (floaters willing to help wherever
needed) at 404-727-2242 or email@example.com.
All volunteers must sign up by Monday, May 13.
In case of rain, the festivities will move into the Dobbs Center
(food) and the P.E. Center (games/entertainment).
Staff Fest 2002 planning committee members include Fatima Blackwell,
Dawn Carpenter, Marietta Clark, Martin Coleman, Pat Douglass, Sue
Fillon, Beth Grubb, Yvonne Hodge, Rani Huang, Pat Hutchinson, Mark
Kimbrough, Wynell Lauver (chair), Ginny Lawver, Vickie Mehta, Kevin
Moody, Lynn Nester, Linda Nodine, Mattie Petty, Osborne Pinto, Carrie
Roebuck, Gayle Stokes and Carolyn Yanes.
Apple Fun Run/Walk
to be held May 16
Kick off this years Staff Fest by participating in the Apple
Fun Run/Fun Walk on Thursday, May 16, at Lullwater. The two-mile
run at starts at 4 p.m., and the one-mile walk begins at 4:30 p.m.
For details, contact Yvonne Hodge at 404-727-WELL or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retirement fund changes
Emorys Benefit Funds Committee regularly reviews the funds
offered by our retirement plan for performance, diversification
and expenses. As a result of this review, effective May 1, five
funds will be dropped from the plan and three new funds will be
The funds being eliminated are five of the Fidelity Select Funds,
which are highly concentrated in specific industries. The plan offers
other funds that include these industries but are focused on broader
sectors (such as high technology) and therefore are more appropriate
choices for retirement funds. The Fidelity funds being eliminated
are Select Biotechnology, Select Computers, Select Developing Communications,
Select Electronics, and Select Software and Computer Services.
Retirement plan participants directing contributions to these funds
have are reminded that they must contact Fidelity at 800-343-0806
prior to May 1 to reallocate future contributions. If you do not
reallocate, your contributions will be deposited in the Fidelity
Retirement Government Money Market Fund.
The funds being added will round out some industry gaps in our
fund selection and allow for additional diversification. The new
funds are Fidelity Select Financial Services, Fidelity Utilities
and Vanguard Health Care.
Before investing in a new fund you should carefully review the
prospectus. Call Fidelity at 800-343-0806 or Vanguard at 800-523-1188
for a prospectus or to talk to a customer service representative.
If you have any questions, contact your benefits specialist.