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Jim Bailey Retirement Party 12-17-14

Joseph V. Sowmick - December 17, 2014

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council, SCIT Public Relations and the SCIT Utilities department came together to celebrate one of our own.  A packed Seniors room filled with family, coworkers and community came together in celebration of Jim Bailey and his 20 years of service to the Tribe on Dec. 12.  Jim is employed as the Waste Water Treatment Manager in the Utilities Department and his official last day is slated for Jan. 2, 2015. 

He was gifted with a Tribal Pendleton Blanket from Tribal Council with Chief Steve Pego, Council Member Michele Stanley and SCIT Public Relations Director Frank Cloutier doing the presentation in front of the appreciative audience of well-wishers.

“I started working with my good friend Stan Sineway at Utilities and finished working with Director of Facilities Barry Skutt,” Bailey smiled broadly.  “I met lots and lots of good people here over the years and my idea of leaving with no fanfare went out the window today … I appreciate everyone who came out and thanks to all!”

His wife (Mary Lue Bailey) was deeply moved by the outpouring of affection.  “Jim and I started out our married life in 1968 and two days later he went to Vietnam,” Mary Lue explains.  “Over 46 years later, we have had many wonderful years of being a part of the Tribe and this community … it is a blessing raising our families here and watching their lives grow and change.”

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