Newby Management’s Annual BBQ and Awards Ceremony for 2020

This year, we were able to resume to our annual BBQ and Awards Ceremony! We were so happy to be able to see and be with our employees, who came from all across the state of Florida. We were able to give out awards, enjoy board games, painting, laser tag, and some great BBQ.

Although the last year has been a tough one, our employees maintained their good attitudes and excellence in the workplace. We wanted to provide a time away for our employees to relax and enjoy fellowshipping with other staff members. We also wanted to publicly thank and recognize them for all the hard work and dedication they exhibited throughout the difficult year of 2020.

A number of awards were given out to our much deserving staff highlighting their Excellence in Stewardship, Super Support, being a Social Media Ambassador, and many more. Quail Hollow, managed by Lisa Graves, came away with The Most Outstanding Land-Lease community, while Clarice Campbell and her community, Tropicana Co-Op in Fort Myers, won The Most Outstanding Resident-Owned Community. The Most Outstanding RV Community was awarded to Bayhead in Tallahassee and their manager Doreen Wallace. For the greatly coveted President’s Award, corporate staff members Adam Pike, Director of Training, and Brenda Richter, Account Controller, were awarded for all of their hard work and long hours that were put into 2020.

To see more pictures from the BBQ and Awards ceremony, check out the album on our Facebook page.

Thank you all for the dedication and hard work shown in 2020. We are so blessed with our Newby Team and are anticipating a great 2021!

Staff Members Around Barn

What to Do In the “Waiting” Room

Good morning,

Anybody reading this today waiting on something? I’m sure for most of us the answer is yes. Waiting on the phone to ring, waiting on an answer that seems to be taking way to long, waiting on that new…._______, waiting for your stimulus, waiting on the vaccine, waiting in line at Walmart (OK maybe that one doesn’t qualify). We are all at some point in time in the “waiting room” of life. Not easy, never in our time or in our direction but many times waiting on God to respond.

So, what to do while we wait? What is God accomplishing during this “stand by.”

Here are a few thoughts that have come via a friends devotion this morning……..

“The pressures of a delayed answer are meant to purify our faith and enlarge our soul.”

“Delayed answers increase the magnitude of the “yes” when it comes.”

“To see and act on the needs of others in our hour of waiting is a great act of trust, surrender and worship.”

“Waiting on God increases the intensity of our need for Him.”

“Waiting on God produces deep surrender and patience.”

In all of this “waiting” God is at work! (Important to remember….daily)
In all of God’s “working” His goal in our lives is the finished product…..maturity.
In all of our “waiting” we want the fast answer….God wants the best answer.

So our challenge during the waiting is to be surrendered, confident and productive.
While we wait find the one thing that God wants you to do TODAY.

PS: Waiting is never easy and don’t beat yourself up if during the process you falter and grow impatient. God has promised to finish what He has started.

Praying for you today
Chap Dan