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by Dec. 6 for a Dec. 11 publication.
A friendly reminder: the Averett Family Holiday Celebration is at the home of Tiffany and Joe Franks on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 4:30-7 p.m. If you have not already done so, please remember to RSVP to Jennifer Hooper at email@example.com. We hope to see you there!
|Trees for a Cause|
The Institute is holding its fourth annual "Decorating the Trees for a Cause" event from now until Dec. 20. Trees representing local causes and charities, including Averett, are on display in the atrium. Stop by the Institute to vote for Averett - $1 per vote and you may vote as many times as you would like. Your vote for Averett's tree will help support our autism programs. The first two voters to stop by Alumni Hall can pick up a free lunch pass to the Cyber Café at the Institute.
There will be an open house on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 5-7 p.m. Otherwise votes may be cast anytime between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The tree with the most votes by noon on Dec. 20 wins and all proceeds will be donated to their charity.
For more information, call 434-766-6700.
|Christmas Readings for Children|
The 1859-Coffeehouse Lecture Series will present the "Dr. Betty Heard Christmas Readings for Children" (ages 4-9) on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Linda Lemery, circulation manager at the library, will be the reader for this very special event. The event is free and open to the public.
“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”—Ralph Nichols
|Enrollment in the FSA|
Enrollment in the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is now available online via the Discovery Benefits website. Directions for creating an account, logging in, and enrolling in the plan were attached to an email sent on Monday. We do offer debit cards as noted in question 9 in the attachment. Please note, if you signed up for the High Deductible/Health Savings Account, you cannot enroll in the Flexible Spending Account with the exception of the dependent care option. Additional information on how the Flexible Spending Account works is located at www.discoverybenefits.com. Booklets are available in the HR office.
Ted Hunt, our broker, will be available on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Blount Chapel from 3-6 p.m. to answer any questions concerning the FSA option as well as any other insurance concerns. Feel free to drop in before you enroll or re-enroll in the plan. You must enroll in the FSA plan every year.
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