Ray Salcido Retires After 32 Years of Service
Friends, family and fellow staff from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Health and Human Services Department recently held a surprise retirement luncheon for one of the Community’s longest-serving employees, Raymond Salcido, who has worked as a Social Worker I for more than 30 years.
The luncheon was held on September 27 at the Community Building.
Heath and Human Services staff who worked closely with Salcido, along with former coworkers and family, gathered quietly at the Community Building to wait for Salcido to arrive. Salcido’s daughter had arranged a lunch date, but little did he know that he was about to be surprised.
As he entered the darkened Community Building, everyone yelled “Surprise!” which brought a big smile to his face.
|Many family members and staff from the SRPMIC Health and Human Services Department helped Ray Salcido celebrate his retirement during a surprise luncheon at the Community Building.||Salcido received gifts in commemoration of his 32 years of service with the Community.|
“Ray joined us along with his Mr. Coffee pot and creamer,” said Nayatewa. “We enjoyed working with Ray, and he worked with everyone very well, especially the seniors.”
|Friends, family and fellow staff from the SRPMIC Health and Human Services Department wait for Ray Salcido to enter the building to surprise him.|
“Thank you all for everything. It has been a long 32 years and I’ve seen a lot of things change,” said Salcido.
He said that his future plans include being more involved with his church and traveling to see his family in northern Arizona.