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St. Clair Associated Vocational Enterprises, Inc.

Winter, 2013

In Touch with In This Issue Cover

Celebrate SAVE event! 2 - Halloween & Thanksgiving Events & Annual Awards

SAVE’s 40th Anniversary Celebration was held at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville. We honored the people who have volunteered their time and talent at SAVE for 20+ years. Michelle Buchheit, Betty Keaton, Susan Keeley

3 - Executive Director’s Corner 4 - SAVE Foundation Legacy Gifts & Ways to Help 5 - SAVE Advocates, We Remember, Consumer Spotlight, Marvin Johnson 6 - Foundation & SAVE Donors and Memorial Gifts 7 - 40th Anniversary Trivia Night, Dine to Donate at Olympic Restaurant, Chamber gives award to SAVE

Back Cover Save the Date for SAVE Trivia Night In Touch with SAVE welcomes submissions for publication

Above: George & Lorraine Lewis Right: Nancy Daake & Dororthy Matejka Below: Guests of Honor Hank, Eugene & Susan Keeley

David Bruchhauser, Foundation Pres.

Contact the Editor: 618-234-1992

Special thanks to Mikal Milton from Christopher Mikal Photography for the photos of the Celebration. 625 East Main, Belleville 618-799-2286

St. Clair Cty Board Chairman Mark Kern presents to the Junior Service Club’s Ann Koleson with help from Andre and Sharon

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The Junior Service Club of St. Clair County celebrated Halloween at SAVE with tricks & treats!

Empire Comfort Systems served up a delicious Thanksgiving lunch for SAVE consumers & staff. Thanks so much!

SAVE Annual Awards Banquet DT Consumer of the Year Tory Sillas

Residential Staff of the Year Estelle Vinyard

Turkey Hill Consumers of the Year Sharon Parent & Marvin Johnson

Ed Bench Memorial Award Lorita “Rita” Gain

Residential Consumer of the Year Andre Matlock

Job Track Employee of the Year Madison Clavell

Staff Longevity Awards Sherry Christ - 20 years Paul Wibbenmeyer - 20 years Jim Schnipper - 30 years Optimist of the Year Donna Forness

North Illinois Staff of the Year Joyce Waddy-Bownes

Job Track Employer of the Year Lebanon McDonalds - Luke, Mgr.

Board Member of the Year Julie Hermann

Turkey Hill Staff of the Year Denise Huffman

Friend of SAVE Award Junior Service Club of St. Clair County

Volunteer of the Year Robert “Bob” Foree

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Executive Director’s Corner

SAVE Board Members Pat White, President Hank Keeley, 1st Vice President Don Rigney, 2nd Vice President George Lewis, Secretary Larry Fox, Treasurer Ty Cottingham, Past President Eugene Briggs Lisa Doiron Julie Hermann Barbara A. Hohlt Betty Keaton Anne Fohne Keeley Marilyn Vise Jim Wescoat, Jr.

Lee Hopp SAVE Foundation Board Members

Dear Friends of SAVE, New Year’s greetings to one and all from the consumers, staff and members of the boards at SAVE. As we enter 2013, all of us are excited about the opportunities and possibilities that lie ahead for furthering the SAVE mission. While the times continue to be a challenge for us, we firmly believe expansion of our existing programs, as well as new ventures, are on the horizon. These will help our consumers expand their capabilities, experience greater happiness, and attain a higher level of independence. As you know SAVE celebrated its 40th Anniversary this past year. The months were filled with sharing highlights of the four decades of growth and development along with . As we embark on a new decade of caring service, I would like to share some historical constants that provide a firm foundation for our future endeavors:

1972 to Present - Support from St. Clair County Mental Health Board begins Board affirms importance of SAVE’s programs 1978 to Present - Partnership with United Way is established Program funding expanded

David Bruchhauser, Chairperson Eric Rhein, Vice Chairperson Eric Forguson, Treasurer Randolph Law, President Frank Booker Laninya Cason Craig Hubbard Gayle Keniley Dennis Jacknewitz Dr. Marlene Smoot Steve Voss

What all this boils down to is we could not do what we do or have a bright vision for the future without YOU. We want to thank each of you who support our work through your care and concern; who volunteer at Turkey Hill and North Illinois; who share the SAVE story with others; and who provide financial support.

Honorary Foundation Board Members

As we express our gratitude, I hope that 2013 is filled with success, happiness and fulfillment for you and all of those close to you.

Jamie Auffenberg Michael Buehlhorn Mrs. Georgia Costello Alan J. Dixon Elizabeth Metcalf Marianne Serkin

1972 to Present - Volunteers regularly provide assistance supporting SAVE’s programs, activities and facilities 1972 to Present - Community organizations pitch in to further SAVE’s work 1972 to Present - Financial support from individuals continues to expand

Randolph B. Law Executive Director

Executive Director Randolph Law 3001 SAVE Rd. Belleville, IL 62221 618-234-1992

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SAVE Programs & Services JOBtrack offers employees who WANT to work onsite job coaches to help train and monitor their progress. Developmental Training and Vocational Development programs provided consumers with 100,000 hours of employment last year. Residential Services offers 30+ individuals supervised, independent living in a home and neighborhood environment. For information on SAVE’s programs and services, visit us online at or call 618-234-1992. For contract services, call Jim Schnipper at 618-234-1992.

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Lee Hopp SAVE Foundation REMEMBER THE SAVE MISSION James Freeman, Director of Development

“Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.” - D. Thomas If you would like to leave a “legacy of hope” for the men and women SAVE serves, consider including a gift to SAVE in your will or other estate plans. By doing so, you will be creating a sustaining investment that will provide resources far into the future for persons who need help to realize their potential and live as independently as their abilities allow. A special legacy gift to SAVE in your will or living trust is a wonderful way to extend your commitment to our mission. SAVE provides education, care and developmental programs that enable the women and men we serve to achieve success. If you are considering this type of addition to your plans, you may want to take the following language to your attorney:

Easy Ways to Help! Remember! SAVE Electronic Recycling Center at SAVE North! Open M-F, 9am-3pm Computers, keyboards, mice, cords, game systems and other electronics. Note: Temporarily SAVE is not accepting TVs or monitors.

It’s all FREE! cell phones & toner cartridges

“After fulfilling all other provisions for my heirs, I give, devise and bequeath to the Lee Hopp St. Clair Associated Vocational Enterprises Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation located in Belleville, IL, _____ percent of what remains of my estate (or $______ ) for its general purposes.” If you choose to remember SAVE’s vital mission with a gift in your will, please let us know. For more information about making a legacy gift to SAVE, call 618-234-1992 ext, 123.

Are You Using Your Schnucks Escrip Card? It’s an easy way to help SAVE.

Does the Schnucks eScrip program work? Two years ago SAVE received about $550 from eScrip, and last year it was up to $600. So, YES! It works! Don’t have an eScrip Card? Call 618-234-1992 and ask for it - simple as that. Thanks for helping.

Clean out those closets and drop clothes & shoes in the Yellow SAVE Donation Boxes!

Swipe your card before checking out, and Schnucks will donate 2% - 3% of your purchase to SAVE. Doesn’t cost you an extra dime!

Call SAVE 618-234-1992, ext. 123 for your card.

100% of the Proceeds go to SAVE Belleville SAVE North, 620 N. Illinois 2785 South Belt West Safe Lock Storage, 2215 Lebanon Ave North Belt W. Liquor Store, 3620 N. Belt W. Freeburg Dollar General #5, 1231 N. State Buck's BP, 108 S. State Lebanon Dollar General, 707 S. Madison

Mascoutah Dollar General, 844 N. Jefferson St. American Legion Post 292, 1414 W. Main St.

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95 Mascoutah Plaza (across from Tom’s Market)

O'Fallon Mississippi River Cons., 201 Scott-Troy Rd. Lakepointe Center, 715 Lakepointe Ctr Dr. (E. Hwy 50)

Casey’s General Store, 504 Hartman Lane Swansea State Beauty Supply, 1600 N. Illinois St.

at to make a donation online! Use PayPal or your credit card to help SAVE. Easy, secure & fast!

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Consumer Spotlight Marvin Johnson

SAVE Advocates Thank you to the following members of the ADVOCATES FOR SAVE program. Advocates provide regular financial support of at least $25 a month ($300/year).

Kim Anderson Robert & Marcia Atchison Frank & Marti Booker David Bruchhauser Kay Bruchhauser Laninya Cason Jack & Sharon Denham Aletha Dressel Eric Forguson James Freeman James & Carol Graham Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Gregowicz Ron L. & Karen Hindman Pauline Holdener Eloise Homan Rodney & Barbara Horton Georgia & Robert Huelsman Dennis & Carol Jacknewitz Dennis & Trudy Jones Hank & Susan Keeley Eugene & Anne Keeley Randy & Ellen Law Col. Maurice Lee Marion & Deborah Mason John & Eleanor Matejka Janet Poe Edward & Shirley Quinn Eric Rhein Don & Carrie Rigney Ed & Sara Schrock Dan & Jane Skaer Martha Stenger Larry & Joan Vick Steve & Marilyn Voss Vivian Wade Dolores Anne Waller Pat White If you would like information about this effort to provide a firm foundation for SAVE’s programs, please contact James Freeman, Director of Development at 234-1992 ext. 123.

In the spotlight for this issue of In Touch With SAVE is the recipient of the Consumer of the Year Award this past fall, Marvin Johnson. Following graduation from Centreville High School 24 years ago, Marvin attended Belleville Area College for one year. Then he became part of the SAVE family. He has been a faithful worker during this time, including 19 years of service at Taco Bell! His outgoing personality has made him a source of encouragement and joy for consumers and staff alike. Marvin’s willingness to be of help in any way makes work and life more pleasant for everyone around him. Marvin is especially appreciative of the help he receives from his professional counselor, Leroy Turner. Leroy has been an ever-ready listener as well as a source of encouragement and advice. Outside of work, Marvin enjoys the blues music of B. B. King and the storyline of the TV show “The Young & the Restless.” His favorite comic character is ‘Underdog,’ and he likes the exploits of Superman and Wonder Woman. He is an avid Cardinal fan and looks up to Ozzie Smith, Willie McGee, Mark McGuire and Pete Rose. One of nine children, Marvin remains close to his family and talks to his mother on the phone every day and to his brothers and sisters on a regular basis. He joins the family for special occasions and knows he can depend on them for anything he needs. Editor’s note: The Consumer Spotlight article in each newsletter is a collaborative effort by Consumer Tineka Howell and Development Director Jim Freeman. They work together to share the stories of the men and women at SAVE, so our readers can share in the lives of those we serve. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

We Remember... SAVE lost three friends over the past few months.

John Wayne Anderson, Foundation Board Member (2004) Sheriff Mearl Justus, Advisory Board Member Rita Gain, Medical Assistant - Residential They will be sorely missed. The Boards, Staff and Consumers send our thoughts and prayers to their families.

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Thank you! Donations to SAVE & the SAVE Foundation for September 1 - December 31 , 2012

SAVE AT&T Employee Baltz, Jim & Sue Bauer, John & Mary Bietsch, Michael & Deborah Blaies, Robert Bolt, Betty Bone, Maurice Brandt, Bob & Gloria Martin Buss, William & Marquita Caldwell, Nora Cottingham, Ty & Carol Creek, Paula S. & Terry D. Cullen, Sue David Hauling Company Doucette, David Eitzenhefer-Tune, Mary Elmore, Edward & Patricia Empire Comfort Systems Inc. Forbes, Judith Foree, Robert & Marlene Freeman, James Fritz, Leonhard and Evelyn Gehrs, James & Mary Ann Geolat, Joan Glauber, Joseph & Aurelia Graham, Carol J. Graulein, Richard & Carmen Gregowicz, Dr. Andrew & Mrs. Gundlach, Patricia Haas, Kenneth W. Hageman, Dr. Dean & Susan Hauser, Stuart Hindman, Karen L. & Ronald L. Hoffmann, David and Sue Huff, Bill & Pat Isenhart, Jean Jonas, CDR Jon B. & Sally L. Keeley, Eugene & Anne Keeley, Henry & Susan Kienstra, Theodore A. Klawonn, Shirley Knights of Columbus Council 4239 - O'Fallon Council 4596 – Cahokia Council No. 1028 Koehler, Virginia Kohnen, Ann Koldehoff, Herman & Esther Lee, Maurice Lewis, George and Loraine Lintz, John & Marlene Maclair Asphalt Sales LLC Matejka, Dorothy McDaniel, Jayne & Lonnie Meriwether, William Midwestern Propane Gas Co.

Morfick, Ron & Sharon Needles, Carol J Pfeil, Kay Poe, Janet Poelker's Garage Poettker, Linus & Barb Quinn, Edward & Shirley Rehling, Blanche Reno, Richard Rogers, Franklin Scheller, Leroy and Joan Schmidt, MD, Stephen Schrock, Edward & Sara Siekmann, Henry & Donna Skaer, Dean and Jane Smith, Milton and Judy Spinnenweber, Jenrose Spisak, Kenneth Starr, James J. Stevenson, Helen Sudol, Lucille J Thomas, G.L. CPA Toenjes, J. Twigg, Edward & Mary Twigg, Larry & Ana Vernier, Robert & Janice Walter, Marlene Walther, Terry & Charlotte Watkins, Thomas Weber, Steven Wegner, Patricia Weidler, David J. Weisman, Mark White, Pat Wilson, CMSGT RET. Emil E. Wilson, Dorothy & Lloyd Wolf, Steven and Prudence Wombacher, Donald & Janice Woolsey, Mary

SAVE Foundation Jean Isenhart Aleta Dressel George and Loraine Lewis Edna Newcomb Joseph & Christine Sopiars Don, Lori, & Donna Forness James & Judith Schnipper Sue & Andrew Helferty Bill & Betty Brauer Dorothy Matejka Mary Woolsey Barbara Hohlt Dennis & Julie Hermann Frank Booker Robert J. & Marcia Atchison Paul Wibbenmeyer

Johanna G. Heimann Belleville Township Fund St. Clair County West Rotary Club Mark Kern Susie and Spike Briggs Dennis Jacknewitz Henry & Susan Keeley Hon. Laninya A. Cason PJR & Associates, Inc. jo kathmann Nu Way Concrete Forms Pat White Henry & Susan Keeley Mary Bench Stephanie Posey David Bruchhauser Dolores Anne Waller James Freeman Dow Heating & Air Blanche Rehling Patti Rettig Kay Bruchhauser Hans & Carol Schwan Citizens for Justice James and Geri Jolley Larry & Kay Fox Midland States Bank Wissehr Electrical Pearl Spies Elizabeth Metcalf Jenrose Spinnenweber Stephen P. Voss Linc, Inc. Nora Caldwell Anne Koleson George Renner & Sons John & David Riemer Citizens for Justice Randolph & Ellen Law Ila Lopez Jack Wagner John & Marlene Lintz Wilke Window & Door Ron & Sharon Morfick Marilyn Vise St. Clair County Mental Dale Luetkemyer Midwestern Propane Gas Kappa Tau Chapter Poelker's Garage George A. Lanxon Piling Sue Zaring The Bovinette Agency AFSCME Illinois Mark Weisman Hideg Pharmacy Kevin & Pamela Hutchison The Roho Group Jeff Renner Ricardo and Margaret Luna Linda Kujawa

In Memory of Brian McCarty Don, Lori, & Donna Forness Leonhard and Evelyn Fritz Lois Reno Carolyn Friedewald Dennis & Julie Hermann Sue Zaring Randolph & Ellen Law Margaret Kettler Aleta Dressel

Henry & Sarah Roth Herbert & Linda Katzman Martha & Robert Halvachs Jerome Toenjes TJ Appel Kevin & Patti Krazer Terry & Rose Rittmeyer Bertha Mae Kieffer Mary Buescher Jean Duffy Michael & Bonnie Bell Henry A. Roth Colin and Crystal Toenjes Shirley Renner M.A. or F.W. Colliflower Allen & Mary Ann Bohr

James Graham John Graham Tomas & Judith Watson Gary & Sandra Thompson Susan Schmeling Karen Smith

Jean Schnipper James Freeman Sue Zaring

John Wayne Anderson James Freeman

Kathy Evans Aleta Dressel

Randy Schneider Dennis & Julie Hermann

Ronald Duncan Larry & Kay Fox

Sarah Roth Wayne & Dorothy Freudenberg Bertha Mae Kieffer Michael & Bonnie Bell Richard Roth

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the families who have lost loved ones. We thank you for designating SAVE as the recipient of your memorials.

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It was a HUGE Success thanks to all the players and donors! We had a great turnout for the 40th Anniversary Trivia Night last November with 135 players. Our thanks to Wally Spiers from the Belleville NewsDemocrat for being the Trivia Master, and to the ROHO Group for their sponsorship of the event. The new location at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Fairview Heights was a hit, and everyone seemed to have a great time. The evening netted $4,600 for SAVE from entry fees and the Silent Auction. Our next Trivia Night is Saturday, April 27 at the KC Hall in Fairview Heights again. Start studying and getting your group together!

SAVE consumers volunteered at Trivia Night.

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Tickets to see the World Famous Rockettes perform were donated by Eric Forguson (r) and Midland States Bank.

Dine to Donate Saturday, February 9!

The Olympic Restaurant at 4508 West Main in Belleville is donating 10% of the day’s receipts to SAVE. After last November’s event SAVE received $400. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Olympic. Dine in or carryout from 6am 9pm. Our thanks to these generous folks who help support SAVE!


The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce presented the “Commitment to Community” Award to SAVE. l-r Chamber Exec. Dir. John Lengerman, Mayor Mark Eckert, Ambassador Wayne Schlosser, SAVE Board Pres. Pat White, SAVE Exec. Dir. Randy Law & Ambassador Lisa Phillipson

St. Clair Associated Vocational Enterprises 3001 SAVE Road Belleville, IL 62221

Mark your Calendar NOW! SAVE Trivia Night Saturday, April 27 Knights of Columbus Hall 5420 Old Collinsville Rd., Fairview Heights Doors open 6:30pm 路 Trivia at 7pm Teams of 8-10 路 Bring snacks! $12/person 路 Silent Auction Cash bar

For more info 618-234-1992

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