We kicked off the 2014 fiscal year with exciting company events spanning from the end of September through the month of October. Monday, September 30th, Rho hosted a company-wide lunch, celebrating the end of another successful fiscal year. Pie Pushers, American Meltdown, and Gussy’s food trucks attended giving employees a wide variety of options to treat their taste buds. Employees also enjoyed having their caricatures made, taking home frame-worthy portraits along with gray, hooded sweatshirts with the Rho logo as corporate thank you gifts.
Top left: Employees wait in line for the American Meltdown food truck; Top right: Herman Mitchell shows off his new hooded sweatshirt
“I love the end of year celebration and this year’s definitely didn’t disappoint! Besides getting to hang out and see folks that I don’t always run into, the food truck lunch was a spectacular idea and I have my caricature hanging in my office.” – Karen Kesler, Sr. Statistical Scientist
Above left: Karen Kesler shows off her caricature; Above right: Artist draws caricatures of employees during the end of the year celebration
On Friday, October 11th, we held our 14th RhoGOLF Tournament at Wildwood Green Golf Course in Raleigh. Over 75 players, including employees and their guests, took a break from their busy schedules to enjoy an afternoon out of the office. A boxed lunch was provided before four-person teams took to the course. Competitions were set up along the way such as a longest marshmallow drive and a closest to the pin contest. An awards dinner concluded the event where competition winners, the 1st place team, and raffle winners were announced.
Top left (l-r): Kiley Gilbert and guest with Chris Scofield and guest; Top right (l-r): Allie Bolick, Laurie McLeod, Stephanie Wellford, Caroline Owen; Bottom left: Golf event organizer Bryan Patterson; Bottom right: Golf carts heading out to the course
“The golf tournament is one of my favorite Rho events! I participated the past two years and had so much fun watching everyone play and mingling with colleagues outside of work. It is a great way to get to know people I typically do not interact with in the office all while doing something fun. I definitely plan to attend again next year!” – Stephanie Wellford, Study Coordinator
Crisp air from the golf course and Rho sweatshirts set the mood for fall here at Rho. So, on Saturday, October 20th, employees and their families were invited to Rho’s Fall Fest at Pullen Park in Raleigh. Guests were treated to a catered lunch by Thrills from the Grill and a handful of employees took their spatulas to battle for a dessert competition. Many delicious treats were submitted but the raspberry lemon cake, triple berry pie, and pumpkin cake were victorious. Employees that shine less in the kitchen and more on the ball field enjoyed a fun filled game of kickball. There was plenty of entertainment for the kids as well. A mini-pumpkin painting station, bubbles and hula-hoops, and tickets to ride the historic carousel, kiddie boats and train were provided for employees’ children.
Top left: Brad Saunders and family; Top right and bottom left: Kids enjoyed bubbles and pumpkin painting among other activities; Bottom right: Gina Johnson (front left), Nathan Bryant (front right), and others enjoy food provided by Thrills from the Grill
“Not only was the Rho Fall Festival a great place to chat with coworkers and eat tasty food, it was a blast for the kids! My 2 little guys had an awesome time on the train, giant “spider web” aka the jungle gym, and of course the carousel. This was great family and work fun!” – Shea Tripp, Study Coordinator
Above left: dessert contest goodies; Above right:kickball tournament