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Golf, Picnics, and Desserts...Oh My!

Posted by Brook White on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 @ 01:14 PM


September was a busy and fun month for Rho. Employees set aside some time from the hustle and bustle of their daily routines to enjoy some friendly competition on the golf course, an afternoon in the park with coworkers and their families, and wrapped up the month with delicious food truck goodies at Rho’s company-wide celebration marking the end of our fiscal year. 

Rho golf tournamentFriday, September 14th, kicked off a Rho-filled weekend with the 13th Annual RhoGOLF Tournament at Wildwood Green Golf Club in Raleigh. Close to 50 people participated, including employees and their guests, enjoying lunch and an afternoon of golfing with coworkers. The event concluded with prizes for 1st Place, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and a Raffle. 

Anne Hensley at the golf tournament“What a fun day enjoying the outdoors, getting to know co-workers, eating great food, and a marshmallow tee shot contest. Luckily I played with a group that didn’t take the game too seriously and had a much better swing than I do.  I can’t comment on the number of golf balls lost by the group, but we certainly did have fun! Success!” - Anne Hensley, Training Associate at Rho.

The next day, September 15th, employees took a few hours out of their Saturday to bring their families together at William B. Umstead State Park for the annual Rho Company Picnic. Hamburgers and hot dogs, complete with southern fixings, were served preceding a tasty dessert competition. Children were entertained with games, bubbles, and a balloon artist as coworkers enjoyed socializing with each other outside of the day-to-day office environment.

Ron and Mary Helms at the PicnicBalloon Animals








Above left: Ron and Mary Helms, Rho co-founders, enjoy the picnic.  Above right: Children at the picnic wait for balloon animals.

Matt Stutts-Picnic Organizer“I have to say, the picnic was OUTSTANDING!  We could not have asked for better weather, and everyone had a great time – especially the children!”Matt Stutts, Service Leader, Rho Service Desk



Below left: Suzanne Kennedy and family enjoy the picnic.  Center: Rebecca Lakey shows off her entry in the dessert competition.  Below right: Andrea Mospan (left) and Kristel Aman (right) introduce their newest family members to Rho co-workers.

Andrea Mospan and Kristel Aman

Suzanne Kennedy and FamilyRebecca Lakey



The end of September brought Rho’s 2012 fiscal year to a close with a celebration on company grounds Friday, September 28th. Monuts Donuts, Kona Ice, and Daisy Cakes participated in the Food Truck Rho-deo.  Employees celebrated another successful year and went home with bonuses and a new Rho jacket. 

End of the Year EventLeft: Rho employees wait in line at the end of the event to pick up their bonus checks and employee gifts.








Below left: Monuts Donuts provided a tasty selection of donuts for employees.  Below right: Kona Ice serve up delicious frozen treats.


Below left: Employees waiting at the Kona Ice truck.  Below right: Jamie Spencer (left) and Annie McCoy (right) standing in front of the Daisy Cakes truck.

Employees waiting for Kona IceJamie Spence, Annie McCoy, and the Daisy Cakes truck