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Lifelong Learning Brewing Event Postcardv2

As part of our new Lifelong Learning educational series, join us for a special presentation by MCH chef and prize-winning home brewer Derek Sanderson on the art of craft brewing!  Derek will share some of the equipment and techniques used in the home brewing process, and will of course have some samples for us to try!

 When: Friday, June 27th, 2014, 2:00 pm

Where: MCH Health and Rehabilitation Center Courtyard

 Please RSVP to Tori Smith at (414) 220-4610 ext. 3383 or tsmith@milwaukeecatholichome.org.

We hope to see you there!

 

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MCH Chefs Chris Reinheimer and Kevin Mussatto with some fresh Wild Ridge produce

You may have read in the most recent issue of Focus that we have partnered with a community supported farm called Wild Ridge, located in Fredonia.  Community supported agriculture, or “CSA,” is a way for people to get closer to the food they eat. Members purchase shares in the CSA, becoming investors in the upfront costs of running the farm. They then reap the rewards in the form of a weekly box of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables.

MCH is purchasing Wild Ridge Farm produce wholesale so we can incorporate fresh, naturally grown produce into the meals we serve. We’re also the pick-up site for members in the city of Milwaukee to pick up their shares.

The growing season is now under way, and we’ve been finding creative ways to use Wild Ridge produce with special entree or salad offerings every Wednesday.

For more information about Wild Ridge Farm or to learn about buying a share, visit waubaveggie.com.

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Alissa, Anna and Joseph – our friends at Wild Ridge Farm

Dave Fulcher, CEO

Dave Fulcher, CEO

Our CEO, Dave Fulcher, was recently interviewed for The Corner Office, an online publication of REALM senior living consulting group.  The topic of the interview is: “The Leadership Challenge: Hospitality.”  Read the whole interview here!

A sample:

REALM: What is your leadership style?

Dave: My style is relational. It’s about building teams, building confidence within the team, and also having fun. Team building takes a level of trust and that occurs when there is open communication about everything that is appropriate. It’s about treating each other as you want to be treated. For me, my personal faith plays a crucial role in my leadership. It’s important that we recognize that we are not perfect and we need prayer and support from others to be more successful. It can sometimes be hard to admit I need help, but I have to do it to become a better person and a better leader.

REALM: Coming into an existing organization, how did you create that trust?

Dave: The key was listening to other leaders in the organization because they had something to offer based on their experience and professionalism. When you need to make decisions, you’re not doing it in a vacuum and people feel like they are being heard. Plus, it’s important to have buy-in from everyone on the team, and that often extends the time for that decision to be made, and also requires compromise – a word that is sometimes taboo in today’s world. A great leader must be willing to compromise on the issues so that everyone can be heard, but not on his or her values – there is a difference.