Veterans Day Dinner and the Honoring Our Own:

and the
A Monthly Publication of the Southside Senior & Community Center
NOVEMBER 2014
VOL. XXIX , No. 11
YOLO's $49er Club
Christmas Party &
Eagle Watching Cruise
December 12
Thursday, November 6 / 5:30 p.m.
Honoring Our Own:
(See page 11 for details)
Veterans Day Dinner
Leavenworth Lights
December 3 - 5
(See page 14 for details)
Western Caribbean
February 1-8
(See page 14 for details)
Please join us in honoring our Veterans
who have served and are now serving
our country.
tSpecial recognition for WWII and Korean War vets
tHonor Guard -- Fairchild Air Force Base
tKeynote Speaker -- Rudy Lopez, Director, State Veterans Cemetery,
Medical Lake
Tulips of Northern Holland
tEntertainment -- Master Class Big Band with musical tributes to each
(See page 15 for details)
tIntroduction of all Veterans and Gold Star Mothers present;
April 9 - 16
military branch
bios printed in the evening's program
tDinner -- Waldorf salad; roasted pork loin smothered in South Carolina mustard sauce;
baked sweet potatoes; green vegetables; apple pie and ice cream
Veterans are FREE!!! $15 for non-vets. Sign up today!
In this Issue...
Board and Staff Directory..............2
From Executive Director................2
From the Board President ............2
Exercise & Dance Classes .......... 3
Lunches & Dinners........................4
Volunteers/Membership ...............5
Calendar................................ .6 & 7
Activities / Dances........................ 8
Photo Gallery................................ 9
Travel................................... 11-15
Honoring Our Own.......................16
Christmas Travel
Custers' Christmas Crafts Show ...........................November 21
Holiday Wine Tour.................................................November 22
*Leavenworth Lights and Shopping...................December 3 - 5
Cocoa and Elegance at the Davenport .................December 8
$49er Cd'A Eagle Cruise and Christmas Party.......December 12
*Overnight at the Coeur d'Alene Resort................December 17
Christmas Lights Tour ...........................................December 16
Traditions of Christmas ........................................December 20
New This Year: Christmas travel gift certificates
-- wrapped and delivered!
*overnight trip
Your Board of Directors & Staff
The Mission of the Southside Senior & Community Center is
to enhance the physical and mental well-being of those we serve
by providing social, recreational, educational and volunteer opportunities.
-- Approved by the Board of Directors, March 8, 2011
Board of Directors
Helen Dennis, President
Jeff Olson, Vice President
Linn Edmonson, Secretary
Ray Tomlinson, Treasurer
& Board Member Emeritus
Board Members
& Committee Chairs
John Anderson, Finance Committee
Janet Baker, Finance Committee
Denise Fanazick, Membership Committee
Chair & Travel CommitteeChair
Lynn Jones, Personnel Committee Chair
Florence Haidle, Programs Committee Chair
Marnie McCoy, Travel Manager
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (509) 535-0803, ext. 108
JoAnn Young, Rentals & Kitchen
Manager, Accounts Receivable
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (509) 535-0803, ext. 102
Sara Gardner, Programs, Assistant
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (509) 535-0803, ext. 100
Bobbe Carson, Volunteer Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (509) 535-0803, ext. 114
Bookkeeper (Volunteer)
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (509) 535-0803, ext. 105
Custodians -- Earl Jackson, supervisor;
Bruce Jackson, Danny Villapando
3151 East 27th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99223
Telephone: 509-535-0803
Fax: 509.535.4336
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Website: sssac.org
501c(3) non-profit corporation
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A Message from your Board President:
Extravaganza went well;
dances continue to grow
The annual
Extravaganza:
'That Sporting
Thing' went
well. A big
Helen Dennis, President, thanks goes to
the sponsors
Board of Directors
and contributors
who made this event a success -- both
for a fun evening and for a financial
boost to the Center.
Staff
Bonnie McDade, Executive Director
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (509) 535-0803, ext. 103
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From the Desk of the
Executive Director
THANK, THANKS -again, again, again
It's always
so nice to have
the happy
task of saying
'thank you,
thank you' .
. and here I
go again: to
all of those
who helped
with the
Extravaganza
Bonnie McDade,
fundraiser on
Executive Director
Oct. 4, our
sponsors and donors, KXLY's Mark
Peterson, and our auctioneer Mike
Ferguson; all the committee members,
servers, and more.
And to our legion of steady
volunteers without whose help and
dedication this place simply would not
run. I don't know how we ever say
'thank you' enough to all of you . . .but
please know that you are so appreciated
and so needed.
Happy Thanksgiving!
-- Bonnie
Seniors and the Community On the Move
The October 17 'Friday Night
Dance' brought in almost 100 fun-loving
dancers who apreciate one of the few
remaining quality dance floors in the
Spokane area. They came ready for fun
and to establish that they want dances
like this to continue.
The Center's books are open to
any member who may be interested in
learning that this Center is continually
on a solid footing.
-- Helen Dennis
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Nov./Dec. drawing
WIN!
WIN!
. . . an overnight
stay and dinner
for two at
Northern Quest
Casino & Resort
Stay in a classic room
for two and enjoy
a dinner for two
at Rivers Edge Buffet
~ Drawing at December 16th
Christmas luncheon
~ Get your $5 per-chancetickets at the Front Desk
(Donated by Northern Quest
& Casino Resort)
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Exercise, Dance Classes & Activities
DANCE CLASSES
with Melissa Finke
Tuesdays, (two 12-week courses)
6:00 p.m.:
Fox Trot
7:00 p.m.:
Tango
Cost: $105
single; $195
couple;
Register at
Center's front desk,
or call 535-0803. For
information, call
Melissa at 509-993-1204
TAI CHI with Altari
Wednesdays
8:45 to 9:45 a.m.
(intermediate);
9:50 to 10:50 a.m.
(beginners)
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10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
(all levels);
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$60/non-members for 10 classes; $5 members;
$6 non-members
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'STUFF' with Deb Fry of
Pack with Compassion
If you missed Deb Fry's
first workshop on
rightsizing and decluttering, you won't
want to miss her
second one -Thursday, November 13, 10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. / $7.50
Workshop B: "The Paper Trail
- Control Your Piles Before
They Control You!" presented
by Deb Fry, owner of PACK
WITH COMPASSION:
Living & Moving Transitions;
[email protected];
www.packwithcompassion.com
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EXERCISE with Toni Kuder
NEW! SOUTHSIDE BODY CONDITIONING
November 3 through December 15 ; Mondays and Wednesdays
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. / six-week course
This invigorating, six-week class features a combination
of aerobics, conditioning, balance and floor exercise.
Bring a stability ball and floor mat. Four-inch benches
and resistence bands provided. Exercise can be modified
to fit individual abilities.
Cost: $60 members; $72/non-members. Register at Center's
front desk, or call 535-0803. Questions? Call Sara at 5350803, ext. 100.
1003 E Queen Ave / Spokane WA
[email protected] / 509-475-2837
Preserve your memories
for your family
Record in your own voice.
Experienced. Thorough. Friendly.
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Lunches & Dinners
Tuesday, November 25
Birthday Potluck
lunch at noon
Come join the
BIRTHDAY CLUB
C
elebrating November birthdays
for all those
born in this lovely
month . . . Be sure
to bring along your
favorite potluck dish.
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arvard Park
Retirement
provides yummy birthday cupcakes for
all to enjoy.
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Tuesday, November 18 --noon to 1:00 p.m.
Annual General Membership Meeting
-- 1:05 p.m.
'Celebration of
THANKSGIVING' Luncheon
MENU:
~ Tender roasted Tom turkey ~ Cranberry sauce
~ Grandmas' old favorite dressing
~ Snowflake whipped potatoes ~ Natural turkey gravy
~ Slow-simmered green beans
~ Buttery whole kernel corn
~ Assorted rolls / Coffee, tea, punch
~ Pumpkin pie / Apple pie / Nuts and mints
from new Center member, Chef Jim Elliott
VERYONE IS INVITED!
Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
NEW GAME
NIGHT
After dinner, come on down -- we'll
have a room full of board games (from
Trivial Pursuit, to
Scrabble, to puzzles,
to Yahtzee . . . and
whatever you want to
play), plus coffee, tea,
juice and snacks.
Just $2 to keep the
lights on.
EVERYONE WELCOME!!!
SPONSORED by
Sign up at front desk by 4:30 pm / Friday, November 14; member $10.00; non-member $13
(Monday, Nov. 17, and Tuesday, Nov. 18, sign-ups or 'at the door', add $2.00. )
Souper Mondays
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. / in the Center lobby
Cook's Choices:
wNovember 3
Tomato Bisque & Ham and Beans
Cost:
wBowl = $3.50
includes wheat roll;
wLarge container =
$7.50 includes wheat
rolls
w'To Go' orders
filled as well.
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wNovember 10
Minestrone & Cheddar Broccoli
wNovember 17
Clam Chowder & Vegetable Beef
wNovember 24
Vegetable Beef and Taco Soup
Menus subject to change if needed.
LAVOINE Schellenberg,
CSA / Medicare Specialist
with ALL MEDICARE SOLUTIONS
We will help you find the very best
research-based, perfect-for-your situation
Medicare Plan out there!!
Nov. 4, 11, 18 and Dec. 2 -- 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
at Southside Senior & Community Center
Lavoine at 990-6522
Office at 928-7194
Seniors and the Community On the Move
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Events/Volunteers/Membership
AN INVITATION
from The Teal Ladies
. . . to the ladies of the Center to be guests
at the Teal Ladies November 6 meeting.
WELCOME
NEW MEMBERS
We will have cake and coffee and invite you to hear about
what we do as volunteers for the Center, and then see if you
would be interested in helping us serve the Center.
We meet in the Schultz Room at 10:00 a.m.
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70 ies ALL-MEN'S CHALLENGE!
cook ed . . . for I-90 REST STOP
fundraiser,
need
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21, 22 & 23
Sprague Lake / Westbound
I-90 REST STOP Fundraiser co-chair, Carol Gabel, has thrown down the gauntlet challenging
the MEN of the Center to 'man' the Rest Stop this busy weekend before Thanksgiving.
She calls it Our First Ninja Warrior Southside Challenge. Guys, better sign up quick like!
New Members
Orientation and Lunch
3rd Tuesday – Nov. 18
Time: 10:30 am
at the Center
We look forward to meeting
our new members at orientation
and at our lunch at NOON.
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE
Sunday TEA DANCEs
with VARIETY
PAK
Sunday, Nov. 2, 'Bye, Bye,
Daylight Savings Time'
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
$10 non-member; $8 member
($6 students with coupon)
Friday NIGHT DANCES
November 21 / 7 to 10 p.m.
$10 non-member; $8 member
($6 students with coupon)
Everyone welcome!!!
Sunday afternoons,
Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
1 to 3 p.m. at the Center
Bring your daubers and a snack to share.
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N O V E M ber daily activities
MondaYS
MORNING
8:30 Toni Kuder's Aerobic Exercise & Strength Training (ACT2/IEL)
9:40 Toni Kuder's Aerobic Exercise & Strength Training (ACT2/IEL)
11:00 - 1:00 SOUPER MONDAY
11:00 - 12:20 Senior Serenaders
AFTERNOON
Noon
Noon 1:00
1:00
1:00
3:30
3:30
4:45
5:45
Care Bears
Mahjongg
Toni Kuder's Aerobic Exercise & Strength Training (ACT2/IEL)
Texas Hold’em
Welcome Bridge
Toni Kuder's Body Conditioning
Bereavement Support
Aerobic Exercise: Breathing & Meditation with Lorri*
Yoga* with Lorri* (ACT2/IEL)
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
MORNING
8:30 Toni Kuder's Aerobic Exercise & MORNING
AFTERNOON
AFTERNOON
Strength Training (ACT 2)
9:40 Toni Kuder's Aerobic Exercise & Strength Training (ACT 2)
10:00 Canasta
12:30
1:00
2:00
3:15
4:00
6:00
7:00
Knifty Knitters
Friends Bridge
Chair Yoga with Lorri* (ACT2/IEL))
Gentle Exercise* with Phyliss (ACT2/IEL)
Therapeutic Cooking**
Fox Trot Lessons with Melissa
Tango Lessons with Melissa
8:45
9:50
10:15
11:00
11:30
* = ACT2/IEL classes
** = Parks & Recreation Dept. classes
1:00
1:00
1:30
3:30
5:00
6:30
Tai Chi II with Altari
Tai Chi I with Altari
Mexican Train
Toni Kuder's Aerobic Exercise & Strength Training (ACT 2)
NEW!! Chair Massage with Altari
Texas Hold’em
Welcome Bridge
Cloggins
Toni Kuder's Body Conditioning
Hula/Polynesian Dance
Table Tennis
* = ACT2/IEL classes
** = Parks & Recreation Dept. classes
N O V E M ber A C T I V I T I E S ,
SUNDAY 2
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.: BINGO
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Table
Tennis
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.: Sunday Tea
Dance with Variety Pak
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1:00 - 3:00 p.m.: BINGO
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Table
Tennis
3:30 a m - 7:00 p m : TRAVEL
-- Galloping Gourmet at
Harvester
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.: BINGO
Monday
3
7:00 p.m.: Swing Dance
(ACT2)
Historic Fact: 1957 - Soviet
Russia launched the world's
first inhabited space capsule,
Sputnik II, which carried a dog
named Laika.
-- Travels with Denise
6:30 p.m.: Publishing 101 with
Jessica Titchenal (ACT2/IEL)
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.: Swing Dance /
beginning (ACT2/IEL)
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9:00 - 11:45 a.m.: Pedicare
11:00 - 12:00 p.m.:
TRAVEL -- Travels with Denise
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Red Hats
6:30 p.m.: Submit Your Novel with
Jessica Titchenal (ACT2/IEL)
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.: Swing Dance /
beginning (ACT2/IEL)
10:00 - 2:30 p.m.:
TRAVEL -- NQ Casino
11:00 - 12:00 p.m.:
TRAVEL -- Travels with Denise
6:30 p.m.: Submit Your Novel with
Jessica Titchenal (ACT2/IEL)
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1:00 - 3:00 p.m.:
BINGO
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Table Tennis
CENTER CLOSED
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9:30 a.m.: All Medicare
Solutions
1:30 p.m.: Art: Drawing
in Color with Sue Rorhback
(ACT2/IEL)
5:00 - 9:30:00 p.m.: TRAVEL
-- National Geographic
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- 11:45 a.m.: Pedicare
10 9:00
11:00 - 12:00 p.m.: TRAVEL 11
16 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Table
Tennis
Tuesday
8:30 a.m. - Noon: AARP
Driver Safety
11:00 - 12:00 p.m.: TRAVEL
-- Travels with Denise
6:30 p.m.: Submit Your Novel with
Jessica Titchenal (ACT2/IEL)
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Swing Dance
Wednesday
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9:30 a.m.: Middle East
Tribe of Nations (ACT2)
Historic Fact: Guy Fawkes
Day in Britain, for the 1605
anniversary of the failed
"Gun-powder Plot" to blow up
the Houses of Parliament and
King James I
9:30 a.m.: Middle
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.: AllEast Tribe of Nations
Medicare Solutions11:30 a m
(ACT2)
- 1:00 p m : TRAVEL -- Solo
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.:
Travelers Potluck
TRAVEL --Coeur d'Alene
1:30 p.m.: SSCC Board of
Directors Meeting
Casino
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Drawing in Color 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Quilting
with Sue Rohrback (ACT2/IEL)
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10:30 -- New Member
Orientation.
8:30 a.m.: All Medicare
Solutions
Noon to 2:00 p.m.: THANKSGIVING
LUNCHEON and ANNUAL MEETING
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Drawing in Color
with Sue Rohrback (ACT2/IEL)
7:00 p.m.: Lincoln Heights Comm.
Noon: NOVEMBER
Birthday Potluck lunch
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Drawing
in Color with Sue Rohrback
(ACT2/IEL)
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8:30 a.m. - Noon: AARP
Driver Safety
8:30 a.m.: All Medicare
Solutions
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Drawing in
Color with Sue Rohrback
(ACT2/IEL)
Seniors and the Community On the Move
9:30 a.m.: Middle
East Tribe of Nations
(ACT2)
9:30 a.m.: Middle
East Tribe of
Nations (ACT2)
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Quilting
Historic Fact: '1967 The first successful
heart transplant was
performed by Dr. Christiaan
Barnard at Cape Town,
South Africa.
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calendar
Thursdays
MORNING
Fridays
8:30 Toni Kuder's Aerobic Exercise & Strength Training (ACT2/IEL)
9:40 Toni Kuder's Aerobic Exercise & Strength Training (ACT2/IEL)
10:50 Clogging
MORNING
AFTERNOON
AFTERNOON
Noon Mahjongg
12:15 Party Bridge
12:30 Knitwits
2:00 Chair Yoga with Lorri* (ACT2/IEL)
3:15 Gentle Exercise with Phyllis*
(ACT2/IEL)
9:00 Toni Kuder's Aerobic Exercise & Strength Training (ACT2/IEL)
10:00Tai Chi with Altari
1:00 Texas Hold’em
1:00 Pinochle
* = ACT2/IEL classes
** = Parks & Recreation Dept. classes
* = ACT2/IEL classes
events & travel
Thursday friday
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8:30 a.m.: Senior
Network Board Meeting
10:00 a.m.: Teal Ladies
Meeting
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.: Knitwits
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.: VETERANS
DINNER
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.: Kiwanis
8:30 -11:15 a.m.: NO
ART CLASS
12:30 p.m.: NO ART CLASS
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saturday
1
5:00 - 10:00 p.m.:
Rental -- Cushman
Wedding Reception
8
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m:
Rental -- Moran Prairie
Penny Auction
8:30 a.m.: Art Class:
Problem Solving
Landscapes (ACT2)
12:30 p.m.: KXLY COATS FOR
KIDS
12:30 p.m.: Open Art/ Multi Media
15
10:15 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.:
TRAVEL -- Men's Day
Out
Historic Facts: American
astronomer Edwin Hubble
(1889-1953) was born in
Missouri.
8:30 -11:15 a.m.:
Art Class: Problem
Solving Landscapes
with Sue Rohrback (ACT2)
9:30 - 2:00 p.m.: TRAVEL -Custers Craft Show
12:30 p.m.: Open Art/ Multi
Media with Sue Rorhback
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Fry
10:30 - Noon: "The
Paper Trail: Control
Your Piles" with Deb
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10:00am- Steve Rigg
Insurance
CENTER CLOSED
8:30 a.m.: Senior Network
Board Meeting
10:00 a.m.: Teal Ladies
Christmas Party
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Book
Club
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.: Knitwits
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Historic Fact:
1777 - The Articles
of Confederation were
adopted by Continental
Congress.
12:00 - 7:00 p.m.:
TRAVEL -- Holiday
Wine Tour
Historic Fact: 1963 -President John F. Kennedy
was assassinated in
Dallas, Texas
Historic Fact:
'Little Women'
author Louisa May Alcott
(1832-1888) was born in
Philadelphia
CENTER CLOSED CENTER CLOSED
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.: Kiwanis
8:30 - 11:15 a.m.: Art
Class: Problem Solving
Landscapes with Sue
Rohrback (ACT2/IEL)
12:30 p.m.: Open Art/ Multi Media
with Sue Rorhback (ACT2)
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Historic Fact: '1973 Gerald Ford was sworn
in as vice president
under Richard Nixon
following the resignation of
Spiro Agnew who pleaded
no contest to charges of
income tax evasion.
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Southside Senior & Community Center
2014
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendar for . . .
Tuesday, Nov. 18
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Annual
Thanksgiving
Luncheon
and
at 1:05 p.m.
Annual
General
Membership
Meeting
(See pages 4 and 10 for more details)
Thursday, November 6
5:30 to 8:00 pm
Honoring Our
Own:
Veterans
Day Dinner
(See pages 1 for details)
Roses, roses, roses
Buy some for your
favorite people . . .
or yourself . . .
beautiful, multicolored roses -in the Center Lobby
A November fundraiser
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Events, Activities, Dances
THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
to everyone who made
our Annual Extravaganza
Fundraiser a success!
SPONSORS:
~ Addus Healthcare
~ Avista
~ Banner Bank
~ Emeritus
~ Globus Family
of Brands
~ Manito Tap House
~ Numerica Credit Union
~ Rockwood Retirement South
~ Shopko
~ Walt's Mailing Service
~ Washington Trust Bank
Honoring our
Centenarians
LUNCHEON
These ladies were honored -- and one of them
entertained -- during our Centenarians' luncheon,
October 21. (From left) Audrey Willey, only 95, played
background piano music for the event; Willean
Lindstrom, 101; Jeunette Nelson, 102; Marge Hill, 99 and
nine months; and Florence (Flo) Newman, 104. They
are each holding a specially-baked and decorated cake
made by Center member Mary Van Couvering.
(Top) KXLY's Mark Peterson, emcee extraordinnaire, ran the 'heads and tails'
game as the final three vyed for the prize of four seasons of Downton Abbey
CDs donated by KSPS; (center) volunteer chef Kristin Watson spent several
days prepping and cooking -- with help from her other chef friends Ruwan
Ranasinghe and Helen Dennis, and helper Mike Watson; (bottom left) Marnie
McCoy, Center travel manager, and Barbara Haynes, former Center travel
manager, took time from their registration table to join forces with Otto, the
Spokane Indians mascot; (bottom right) Loyal UW Husky fans brought their
purple and gold to the party.
It's a fact:
World War I started 100 years ago on July 28.
Spokane’s Community of Choice
for over 50 years
Locally Owned and Operated • Non-profit
Independent • Assisted • Skilled • Memory Care
2903 E. 25th Ave • 509-536-6850 • rockwoodretirement.org
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Photo Gallery
New York, Niagara
Falls and Wash., D.C.
Great time was had by all!
Both seasoned Center travelers and
newcomers enjoyed this amazing 10day tour. From the skyscrapers of New
York, the awe inspiring falls at Niagara,
thought- provoking memorials in D.C.,
and back to New York, we experienced
centuries of history.
Aboard Cosmos' full-sized coach,
20 travelers from the Center joined 22
mostly
British
nationals as
we ventured
through the
cities and
countrysides of five states. In New York
City, we circled Manhattan Island on a tour
boat, rode subways and double-decker
busses,; we saw Broadway plays and
wore out our feet. On the Canadian side of
Niagara Falls, we were awestuck by the sheer force of nature and pampered
at dinner in the soaring Skylon Tower. Many poignant moments were felt
at the war memorials in
Washington, D.C. There, we
honored the five veterans
in our group with a short
ceremony.
(Clockwise from top left) Penny Moore, Helene Murphy and Carol Johns take in the
New York City sights on the first day's Circle Tour. A sunny ride on the Maid of the Mist
at the base Niagara Falls turned ultra soggy for Ann Sundgren and Denise Fanazick.
Veterans Bob Eachon and Jack Kendall lit a candle at Idaho's marker in D.C.'s WWII
memorial. Ivanka Lopes, Penny Herold and Pat Funkhouser cheer "Rocky style" at the
top of the famous steps in Philadelphia. New York street performers entertained us
after our visit to the 911 memorial brought back memories of that horrific day.
Spokane’s Community of Choice
for over 50 years
Locally Owned and Operated • Non-profit
Independent • Assisted • Skilled • Memory Care
2903 E. 25th Ave • 509-536-6850 • rockwoodretirement.org
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BOARD CANDIDATES
12 names on ballot for 10 Board positions
Twelve Center members
have volunteered to run for
ten openings on the Board of
Directors during the election to
be held at the Annual General
Membership Meeting,
Tuesday, November 18, at
1:05 p.m., AFTER our annual
Thanksiving Luncheon at
noon. Short bios, Center
membership tenures, and activities
for each candidate follow below.
More information may be
available at the general meeting.
oJohn Anderson has been a minister
and college comptroller (financial administrator)
at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa,
Idaho. John and his wife, Jo Swanson, met at
SSCC. John and Jo live at Touchmark Retirement
Community and are active in Center functions.
Center Membership: Since January 2007
At Center: Member, Board of Directors;
coordinates Tuesday Birthday Potluck lunches
oJanet Baker private-sector business
background, owing and operating several
businesses, currently in land development and
operating apartments. Has lived in Spokane
since 1964. One of her children and several
grandchildren also live in Spokane.
Center membership: Since February 2010
At Center: Member, Board of Directors; travel
program -- international and overnight trips;
fundraiser committees
oClaudia Craven: varied background in
teaching, technical writing, editing and marketing.
Now retired, she is active in the community
as public relations liaison for the Annual Fall
Folk Festival; board member and conservation
chairman of the Hobnailers Hiking Club; and
volunteering at Spokane Civic and Interplayers
theaters.
Center membership: Since June 2010
At Center: participates in travel program (also a
van driver), exercise programs, and supports a
variety of Center activities.
oDiana Hart: raised in San Francisco; worked
for the City of San Francisco; moved to Spokane in
1977; raised two children while working for the City
in human resources, finance and the retirement
department for 31 years; retired as the assistant
retirement director in 2011; was the Managerial &
Professional Association's staff representative at
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the City for 10+ years.
Center membership: Since September 2011
At the Center:. Quilting
Center membership: Since December 2011;
inactive; then renewed September 2014
At Center:
oLynn Jones worked as a supervisory
claims adjuster, personnel officer at Grand
Coulee Dam, elementary school teacher
in Spokane District #81, and then as fulltime president of the Spokane Education
Association. He and his wife, Bev, live in south
Spokane.
Center membership: Since November 2010
At Center: Member, Board or Directors;
participates in special events,
oRodger Regele: 35-year background
in management accounting and tax; worked as
controller for a real estate developer, property
manager and various retail businesses; currently
self employed operating his own tax practice.
earned the designation of Enrolled Agent (EA)
with the IRS and an MBA from City University;
moved to Spokane in 2005 to be near family;
has two children and three grandchildren;
enjoys sporting events, biking, hiking and home
improvement.
Center membership: Since May 2014 (with
partner, Linda)
At Center: participates in events and fundraisers
oDenise Fanazick: spent 25 years
working in senior fitness programs through the
YWCA and Community Colleges of Spokane.
During that time she was approached to
participate in a seniors' travel program where
she combined fitness of active seniors with
travel for same; allowed her to develop lifelong relationships with a super population of
seniors. Now she IS a 'senior' and continues
to share the joy of travel with her fellow peers.
She and her husband, Dick, are lifelong
Spangle/Spokane residents. They have a son,
daughter and three grandchildren.
Center membership: Since April 2006
At the Center: Member, Board of Directors
-- travel and membership chair; fundraising
committees; leads and co-leads many trips
every year to help make the travel program
profitable; Center's 'goodwill ambassador'
oYvonne Lopez-Morton has
extensive experience with non-profit boards
and commissions both in Spokane and
statewide--serving on Spokane Civil Service
Commission, the Washington Human Rights
Commission and the boards of the Women
Helping Women Fund, Leadership Spokane,
and several others.. Retired after more than 25
years in communications; interests include art,
gardening, volunteering and traveling; lived in
Spokane since the mid 1980s; with husband
Bob own Focus Medical Business Solutions;
have son, Geoff, who lives in Seattle area.
Center membership: Since May 2013
At Center: travel, several activities
oJan Penny: Retired in August 2013 as
Assistant Director and Administrative Services
Coordinator at West Central Community
Center. Many years experience working for
non-profits and government programs; human
resources specialist for Spokane School
District; secretary for Spokane County Planning
Department; served on the SFCC Professional/
Technical Advisory Board, volunteer for
Bloomsday, on Funding Committee for Friends
of the Bluff; has over 18 years experience
working with boards.
Seniors and the Community On the Move
oBarbara May Tuttle.
Retired CPA in
the non-profit and healthcare fields for over 30
years; lived in Spokane since 1986. Interested in
the Board as an opportunity to give back to the
community and provide a level of expertise and
oversight necessary to help keep SSCC a viable
organization that will be available to its members
and the community for many years.
Center membership: Since November 2010
At Center: Mahjongg, exercise classes
oMary Van Couvering: Retired as
President of First American Title Company of
Spokane after 25 years; chair of Spokane Area
Economic Development Council and co-chaired
Children's Miracle Network Telethon; served on
numerous boards, including Downtown and Valley
Chambers, Homebuilders Association, Spokane
Chapter of Executive Women International,
Association of Professional Mortgage Women
and Deaconess Hospital Board.
Center membership: Since February 2010
At Center: serves at luncheons, data entry for
membership, Mahjongg, special events
oKristin Watson: 20-year background in
personal insurance sales, hiring, training and
managing salespeople. In addition to serving as
a local branch manager for Combined Insurance
Co of America, she also held positions of regional
manager (WA, ID, OR & MT) and director of
recruiting, covering the western half of the United
States. Owned five small businesses; worked
at Safeway as advertising supervisor, and Boise
Cascade mobile home division preparing 20-year
budgets Interests include cooking, entertaining,
gardening and SSAC. Mike is her husband of
50-years and they have three children and two
grandchildren.
Center membership: Since April 2013
At Center: Front Desk, program committee,
fundraising committee chair, chef/cook for
lunches
.
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TRAVEL
WE DO TRAVEL -- near and far
The gift
of travel all
packaged &
ready to go!
Denise Fanazick
and Marnie McCoy
Let us do your shopping! Try
something new and make it easy on
YOLO Partners
yourself. We'll mail nicely designed
travel certificates anywhere you choose or you pick up lovely
wrapped packages at the Center with your travel gift enclosed.
Your loved one can choose their adventure, or you can
personalize your gift with a trip chosen especially for a family,
your grandkids or an exciting getaway for you and a friend.
How about joining the $49er club for our Christmas party
and bald eagle cruise or a tour of the Silver Valley
in the spring? Introduce friends to the Center's
travel department and support your Center at the
same time!
Everyone wins! Minimum purchase $20.
Thelma (Marnie) & Louise (Denise)
Lincoln Heights Garden Apartments
and
Lincoln Terrace Garden Apartments
between 27th and 29th on Spokane’s South Hill

Government-subsidized
senior housing community
located Spokane’s South Hill.

Features beautiful grounds,
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Other days by appointment
2632
East
27th
Avenue
2632
East
27th
Avenue
Spokane,
WA
99223
Spokane, WA 99223
509-535-4543
509-535-4543
Professionally
Managed
Professionally
Managed
byby
Black
Realty
Black
Realty
Management,
Inc.
Management,
Inc.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
club house, community
activities, on-site laundry
facilities and close to
shopping (Lincoln Heights
Shopping Mall directly across
the street) and dining.
December 12
$49'er Club
Christmas Party
& Bald Eagles
Galore
We'll start the day on a luxury coach out
to Coeur d'Alene Lake and a chartered morning eagle watching
cruise. Last year was truly amazing. Our group spotted over
225 different eagles! The coastline looked polka-dotted with
hundreds of gleaming white heads. After the cruise we'll
gather for a scrumptious meal and
entertainment that will take you back in
time. Christmas music, old favorites and
tunes to get your toes tappin' Bring your
dancing shoes.
Escorts: Thelma (Marnie) and Louise (Denise) Cost:
$49 member/$54 non-member. Coach leaves the
center at 8 a.m. and returns at approximately 4 p.m..
Husky Fans Wanted!
University of Washington Husky fans, WE WANT YOU for tailgating
fun. Let's plan some tailgating opportunities either here
in Spokane or at an actual Husky football game. There
may not be many of us on this side of the Washington
but we are loud and proud!
We are looking for Husky friends, ideas for
activities and Husky sports fans. Get in touch via
e-mail at [email protected] . Leave your
name, e-mail address and lots of good ideas. GO DAWGS!!!!
Tuesday, November 4 FREE TICKETS!
National Geographic
LIVE! Exploring Mars:
The Next Generation
TicketsWest offered us
complimentary tickets to spread the
word about the series. Sign up must
be by Monday morning, Nov. 3.
Kobie Boykins, a mechanical
engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion
Laboratory presents an engaging
evening exploring the Red Planet with an update on the very latest in the
ongoing story of Mars exploration.

Must be 55+ year of age
for market-rate apartments
and 62+ years of age for
subsidized housing. Rent
is based on 30% of income
for qualified individuals for
subsidized housing.
Volunteer Driver: TBD Cost: $5m/$8nm for van transporation only (no
meal stop). Van leaves Center at 6:15 p.m.; returns about 9:00 p.m.
November 2014
Southside Senior & Community Center
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Travel Day Trips
Monday, December 8
Cocoa and Elegance
at theDavenport
Bundle up and head downtown to see the
glitz and glam of the wildly decorated trees
at Christmas tree elegance.
Choose your favorite tree
and take a chance on the
raffle. Maybe your living room tree
will be extra special this year! We’ll
find a cushy spot to relax and enjoy
a foamy mug of cocoa and take it all
in. Nothing will give you the feeling
of Christmas more than the holiday decor at the historic
Davenport Hotel.
Cost: $8 member; $13 non-member. Driver/Escort: TBD Van
leaves Center at 2:00 pm; returns approximately 5:00 pm.
Traditions of Christmas
Start a tradition with Traditions of Christmas at the
lovely Kroc Center!. You enjoy spectacular sets, over
60 cast members, live animals and gorgeous costumes
all work together to create the perfect show capturing
the sights and sounds of Christmas. Santa’s workshop
comes alive with dancing elves. Raggedy Ann dolls,
toy soldiers and other toys entertain. Sing along with
your favorite carols and see holiday
traditions from around the world. All this
together reminds us of the true meaning
of Christmas. Afterward we’ll stop for
dinner (no host) at last year's favorite the
Texas Road House for great food and lively
Christmas cheer.
Volunteer driver/escort: TBD $53 member; $58 non-member, includes:
ticket, transportation, valet parking and escort. Van leaves at 1:45
p.m. and returns at appoximately 7:30 p.m.
Monday, December 22
10:30 ~ 12:30, Mondays
Sunset Dinner
at Anthony's
Travel Talks with Denise
.
Saturday, December 20
Gather friends for some Christmas cheer. A four course
amazing meal for just $21.95! Choice of appetizer, soup or
salad, choice of entree and dessert! Yummmm...
Just drop in and talk travel.
Saturday, November 22
Holiday Wine Festival
Tasting Tour**
Back for another year:
Holdiay WineFest! What a
way to kick off the Holdiay season.
Wrap up the kitchen chores and
hop on the van for a fun afternoon
of tasting capped off with a
fantastic dinner. We promise you will not have to do the
dishes! Tasting fees may apply.
Driver/Escort: TBD Cost: $8 mem/$13 non-mem Van will leave
Center at 12:00 p.m. and return at approximately 7:00 p.m.
Driver/Escort: TBD Cost: $8 mem/$13 non-mem Includes
transportation, valet parking and escort. Van will leave Center at
4:30 p.m. and return at approximately 7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 21**
Custer's Christmas
Arts and Crafts Show
Hand-blown glass, beaded jewelry, watercolors, quilted
wall hangings, hand-thrown pottery, whimsical painted furniture,
metal sculpture, fabric santas, photography, woodworking,
candles, felted hats and much, much more
Cost: $8 member, $13 non-member. Van will leave the Center at
9:30 a.m. and return approximately 2:00 p.m.
TOUCHMARK ON SOUTH HILL
2929 S Waterford Drive • Spokane, WA 99203
509-536-2929 • Touchmark.com
126620 © 2012 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved
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(located at
29th and Pittsburg)
Full-service
Retirement
Community
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Day Trips Travel
Tuesday, December 16
Thursday, November 20
**
Christmas lights tour Men's Day Out
Join us as we begin our festive tour at Manito
Park’s Gaiser Conservatory. The conservatory
features thousands of twinkling lights, seasonal
poinsettias, mums, and a vast display of rare succulents.
We will continue our tour of beautifully lighted Spokane
homes with a stop for a
no-host supper. Stay cozy
and warm while enjoying the
stunning holiday lights and
synchronized musical displays
all around our lovely city.
Volunteer Driver: Al Berger Cost: $8m/$13nm; transportation,
escort and driver. Van leaves at 4 p.m.; returns about 9:00 p.m
at Blew Taxidermy
Garry Blew has been fascinated with
taxidermy since he was 14 years old. In
1988, Garry went to his first competition
and received two first place ribbons, one
for a fish and one for a game head. For
the next seven years, Garry competed at the state, regional
and national level and won numerous awards for his work.
From trophy fish to cape buffalo, he's been a busy man.
Let's head north to Deer Park and see the master at work.
Volunteer Driver: TBD Cost: $8m/$13nm; Van leaves Center
at 10:15 a.m.; returns about 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 9
*
Galloping Gourmet: the Harvester
Volunteer escort/Driver: TBD Cost: $8 mem/$13 nm. Van leaves
at 3:30; returns at approximately 7 p.m.
Tuesday, November 11 ~ 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.*
Help is only a call away.
Available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.
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Housework
Transportation
Meal Preparation
Medication Management
Care Coordination with Family
Background checks on all Employees
Locally Owned • Licensed • Bonded
(509) 323-0390 • (800) 320-1660
www.bihc.biz
Solo Traveler Potluck
Lets meet at the Center and talk about recent travels and
upcoming opportunities. Please bring a dish to share.
Wednesday, November 12
Coeur d'Alene Casino
Coeur d'Alene Casino van will pick up at at the Center at 10:00 a.m.
and return at about 4:00 p.m. Cost: $1
Monday, November 24
*
Northern Quest Casino
Our van will take you out to the casio at 10:00 a.m. and return at
about 2:30 p.m. Cost $5 member/ $10 non-member.
TOUCHMARK ON SOUTH HILL
2929 S Waterford Drive • Spokane, WA 99203
509-536-2929 • Touchmark.com
126620 © 2012 Touchmark Living Centers, Inc., all rights reserved
November 2014
(located at
29th and Pittsburg)
Full-service
Retirement
Community
Southside Senior & Community Center
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Travel
Excursions
April 29 - May 12, 2015**
February 1-8, 2015**
Canadian Train Odyssey
Western
Caribbean
Last winter's Eastern
Caribbean travelers want more,
so here it is! YOLO partners
seven days in the Western
Caribbean with an optional
three-night "Gold Coast Package" extension. There’s NOTHING
like the white sand beaches of the Caribbean. You don't have to do
a thing. But there is, of course, so much you can do. Snorkel into
the kaleidoscopic swirl of some of the best dive spots in the world.
Hunt for duty-free treasures in Grand Cayman; come face-to-face
with rare creatures in the outskirts of Cozumel; and get your fill of
Jimmy Buffet music in Key West.
This train adventure across Canada begins in Toronto, ends
in Vancouver, and includes beautiful scenery and fun-filled
activities in some of Canada’s most popular cities. Travel in firstclass, refurbished art-deco rail
cars and observe unparalleled
views of Canada’s countryside
as you journey through Ontario,
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Banff National Park Travelling
by motorcoach west of Banff,
you'll take a thrilling ride aboard
an Ice Explorer, visit Kamloops,
Victoria and end your trip with a
tour of Vancouver.
Double occupancy: $3,059; single
supplement available.
See/call Denise Fanazick (324-6378) for
roundtrip air.
Explore 4 Promos!
December 3 - 5
*Ocean view staterooms receive $50 Beverage card ~ Dinner in the
Pinnacle Grill ~ $175 deposit ~ free or reduced fares for 3rd/4th guest in
stateroom
$1,167 pp dbl ~ interior stateroom (taxes and fees included); Gold
Coast package $599 pp double. Current airfare as low as $400.
December 17
Overnight @
How about a gift to yourself ? Wrap yourself in the luxury
and oppulance that is the Cd'A. Snuggle in to your eiderdown
quilt, or hit the shops for your last minute gifts. See the lights
and let the Christmas spirit in.
* Deluxe accomodations
* Christmas lights cruise
* Breakfast at the Dockside or $20 toward room service
* Spa packages and room upgrades available
$169 dbl/member; $222 s/member; $229 dbl/n-m; $272 s/n-m,
Inlcudes transportation. Lodging, transportation, cruise ticket,
breakfast and escort.
We have male and female members who are looking
for roommates on these upcoming trips:
[Leavenworth Lights
[49er night at the Cd'A Resort Dec. 12 -13
[Western Caribbean -- Feb. 1 - 8
[Tulips of Northern Holland -- April 9 - 16
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NEW DATE!!
Leavenworth Lights
& Shopping Soiree!
Join us in
Leavenworth where
the snow flakes fall and
Christmas music fills the
air. We will check into the
authentic old world Enzian
Inn and be enveloped by
their fabulous Christmas
display. It offers a
marvelous breakfast buffet,
swimming and soaking
right outside your door, and then it is shopping and tasting!
The next morning we head for a sleigh ride through the tall
pine forest, compliment it with
a foamy mug of hot chocolate
and then back to the village to
complete that Christmas list.
Finish your day dining in another
of Leavenworth’s wonderful
restaurants, then rest your feet
during Thursday’s leisurely trip
home. Come along and enjoy!
Volunteer group leader/driver: TBD, $349 dbl/member; $399 s/
member; $383 dbl/n-m; $549 s/n-m, Inlcudes transportation,
2-nights lodging, sleigh ride and welcome meal.
Seniors and the Community On the Move
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Excursions
travel
October 1- 24, 2015**
April 9 - 16, 2015
This extensive 24-day vacation covers
the British Isles — Scotland, England,
Ireland, Northern Ireland and Wales. No
other tour is as complete. Begin your
trip with two overnights in London, then
on to Scotland for two overnights in
regal Edinburgh. You’ll see Edinburgh
Castle, St. Andrews, the Isle of Skye and
Glasgow.
Off to Ireland via ferry to Belfast in Northern Ireland then
Derry, Knock and the Cliffs of Moher. Then, ferry back across
the Irish Sea to Holyhead and travel
south through scenic Wales with stops in
Wrexham and Cardiff.
Once back in England, explore
elegant Georgian Bath, famous for its
Roman ruins. See St. Michael’s Mount
and Land’s End on the way to the
seaside town of St. Ives. Experience
mysterious Stonehenge, overnight in Brighton, and take a break
in Royal Tunbridge Wells before returning to London for the
finale of your awesome adventure
This extensive 24-day vacation covers the British Isles—
Scotland, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.
If you’re looking for a vacation
that combines some well-known sights
with others that are off the beaten
track, this itinerary is for you! Arrive in
Amsterdam and transfer to your river
cruise vessel in Haarlem. Discover the
region of “North Holland,” where
tulip fields abound, then sail to the
region known as “Friesland,” famous for its black-and-white
cows. Visit the Batavia shipyard
in Lelystad, and choose between
visits of the Kröller-Müller
Museum or Museum Hartenstein
near Arnhem. Enjoy a harbor
cruise in Rotterdam, choose
between a visit to Keukenhof
Gardens or the town of Gouda and enjoy a tasting of Dutch
cheese, genever, and some local sweet specialties. Your vacation
concludes with a cruise along Amsterdam’s canals.
British Isles in Depth!
$3,537 per person double occupancy single supplement available.
See/call Denise Fanazick (324-6378) for roundtrip air.
November 2014
Tulips of Northern
Holland River Cruise
$2,196 per person (discounted) double occupancy single
supplement available. See/call Denise Fanazick (324-6378) for
roundtrip air.
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NOVEMBER 2014
CU's 'Pay It Forward'
program helps Center
Center member, Ron Vierra, who is also a member
of STCU's Board of Directors, participated in the
Northwest Credit Union Association conference in
Spokane recently. Their program to 'Pay It Forward'
left Ron with $114 in cash -- the average amount credit
unions saved their
Northwest members last
year. Ron decided to
'Pay It Forward' to the
Center -- so he matched
that $114 with his own
$114; then called the
Center to give it to us;
he told Helen Dennis
about it, and she, in turn,
matched with another
$114 -- netting the
Center $342 from that
one program. How cool
STCU Board and Center
is
that?
member, Ron Vierra, 'pays
it forward' with a matched
donation of $114 he received,
matched again by Helen
Dennis (left) and presented
to Center Director Bonnie
McDade in October.
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roses
FOR SALE
Here's a beautiful way to
add some bright color to our
darkening fall/winter days -
get your roses the first
week of November
at the Center
Single stems or bouquets!
All proceeds go to the Center
Who else would
like to Pay It
Forward again?
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