October 2021 Events Calendar
Flu Season: Protect Your Community
With covid-19 circulating, flu shots are more important than ever to limit the risk of having to fight off two diseases at once. Protect yourself and your community by making a plan to get your flu shot today. Call a participating pharmacy near you in advance to check their hours and vaccine availability. Then simply show up to the pharmacy, present your Cigna ID card, and receive your flu shot. Find more information on getting your flu shot and other vaccinations here.
World Architecture Day
Monday October 4
To celebrate you and your hard work, each of the DG Offices will be holding their own in-office pizza parties on Monday the 4th.
World Mental Health Day
Sunday October 10
This day calls awareness to the prevalence of mental health issues worldwide.
So take some time today to check in with yourself. How are you doing? What tools do you use to manage your mental wellbeing? Do you feel as though you're struggling and not sure what to do or where to find support? If so, email HR@dennisgroup.com with questions about available options and mental health resources to help you achieve better mental wellness.
Monday October 11
Thanksgiving Day in Canada is observed on the second Monday of October as a celebration of the harvest and the blessings of the past year. Foods served typically highlight the offerings of the harvest, including roasted turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and sweet corn. Happy Thanksgiving, Canadian employees!
Nossa Senhora da Conceição Aparecida (Brazil)
Tuesday October 12
In the Roman Rite Catholic Liturgical Calendar, the day of Our Lady Aparecida ranks as a solemnity, and is a holy day of obligation to the Blessed Virgin Mary who is considered the principal patroness of Brazil by the Brazilian Catholic Church. It has been a National Holiday in Brazil since 1980. It also coincides with Children's Day in Brazil.
Children's Day (Brazil)
Tuesday October 12
Children's Day coincides with the day of Our Lady Aparecida, and is as such celebrated with a day off. Many parents present their children with gifts or take them to public parks for fun activities. This day is also used to raise funds and awareness for children's causes, such as access to healthcare and education.
Dennis Group's 34th Anniversary
Tuesday October 19
Happy birthday, DG! Since its founding in 1987, Dennis Group has grown so much, both as a business and as a family. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who continues to make DG great—even during challenging times.
Office Halloween Parties!
It's spooky season! Get in the spirit with your colleagues at one of the DG office parties this October--and prepare your best costumes and Halloween dishes for some sweet prizes!
Toronto: Thursday October 28th, noon
Springfield: Thursday October 28th, 3:30pm
Salt Lake City: Thursday October 28th
San Diego: Friday October 29th, 3:30pm
Sunday, October 31
Happy Halloween, DG employees!
Safety Committee Meetings
Want to help make DG safer? Contact Chris Klesse to join DG's safety committee meetings.
Tuesday October 19, noon EDT (Atlanta)
Tuesday October 19, noon PDT (San Diego)
Wednesday October 20, noon MDT (Salt Lake City)
Thursday October 21, 10am EDT (Battle Creek)
Thursday October 21, noon EDT (Springfield)
Now introducing the Safety Committee's Safety challenge series!
"Safety Has No Quitting Time"
Challenge 2: Creating a Family Disaster Preparedness Plan
Now that you've created a home safety plan, let's look at how to stay safe when conditions outside the house are less than ideal.
This week, we're challenging you to create a Family Disaster Preparedness Plan. Whether there are heavy storms, downed power lines, fires, flooding, or earthquakes, good preparation can help save lives. In creating this plan, you'll look at which disasters are most likely to affect your household, designate escape routes, stock emergency supplies, and create a plan for where to meet if you become separated from members of your household.
Visit the Red Cross Family Disaster Plan template to start creating your plan today. The Challenge 2 submission deadline is October 22nd, 2021. Good luck!
Participants can submit their plans to the Safety Committees in the form of written plans, photos, and videos. At the end of the month, the Safety Committees will hold a lunch and learn to review the thoroughness of the submitted drills and plans and select a winner to receive a prize: a home safety pack.