Mandy Weiland – Gehlen Catholic School Nurse
January Employee of the Month
Jon Penne – Culligan Water Conditioning
February Employee of the Month
Get them in the line up for 2019. Contact Kevin.
Nominated by Gehlen Catholic Faculty, Staff, Students
January 2019 Chamber Employee of the month…Mandy Weiland
Mandy serves as Gehlen Catholic School’s Pre K-12 school nurse. A
2000 graduate of Gehlen Catholic, Mandy has served in this position
for 10 years. Mandy’s family is a heritage family as her grandfather,
parents, brothers and sisters have all attended Gehlen Catholic.
Today, she is happy to serve her alma mater where her 4 children, a
niece, and nephew attend and where her mother also serves Gehlen
Mandy is an excellent employee and truly demonstrates Gehlen
Catholic’s mission to “instill Catholic values in a caring challenging and
prayerful environment.” Mandy cares for the medical needs of
students and staff, maintains student medical records, distributes
medications, teaches health and safety lessons, serves as a facilitator
for the Student Wellness Committee as well as being the local
coordinator for Diocesan Wellness Program. She assists in
supervising students during recess and lunchtime, distributes weekly
LeMars BackPack supplies, serves as a student supporter/cheerleader
for the elementary PBIS check-in/check-out program, coordinates
health screenings for student/staff and maintains communications with
families. Mandy and her husband Aaron served as the chairs for the
2018 Friends of Gehlen Ball. Mandy is always willing to assist and
does so without hesitation.
Mandy’s calm manner, her work welcoming smile, skills as a nurse and
mom, friendly personality and caring approach to others as well as her
strong faith make her a great fit for Gehlen Catholic. She works
tirelessly to assure students and staff are healthy and ready to learn. It
is through the dedication of such employees as Mandy that Gehlen
catholic is able to continue to serve families in Northwest Iowa with a
quality education based faith.
Congratulations Mandy for the January 2019 LeMars Area Chamber of
Commerce Employee of the Month.
Jon Penne – February Employee of the Month
Nominated by Culligan Water Conditioning, Inc. Staff
February 2019 Chamber Employee of the month…Jon Penne
The staff of Culligan Water Conditioning, Inc. has a special
congratulations to extend this morning to Jon Penne for being selected
as the February 2019 LeMars Area Chamber of Commerce Employee
of the Month.
Jon was hired in February 2004 and celebrates his 15 year
anniversary of service work with Culligan Water in LeMars. When Jon
started he was newly married to Angie and just 24 years old. He and
Angie now have three kids; Ian, Ava and Tye, and two are already
Being a serviceperson can definitely have its challenges, and even
after 15 years it still doesn’t appear that Jon has any gray hair because
of it. We do know that the gray hair will be here soon, especially given
the fact that he is a die-hard Iowa Hawkeye and Minnesota Viking fan.
Jon’s expertise and knowledge have been an important part of
Culligan and have contributed to his success. He is a hard worker and
a very talented serviceperson. He is very well liked and respected by
his coworkers and his desire to have fun and his infectious laugh
definitely make working with him more enjoyable.
Jon………Dave and Kim want you to know they appreciate your hard
work and dedication to the job for the past 15 years and wish you and
your family continued success.
Congratulations Jon Penne for the February 2019 LeMars Area
Chamber of Commerce Employee of the Month.
Continue the legacy. Participate,
encourage and stand tall.