issue 1 l 2013 the chronicle Meeting Family Mental Health Needs children’s center www.thechildrenscenter.org Glamorous Gams presented by raises over $140,000 Sherri McMillan wins the Golden Gam Sherri McMillan took home the coveted Golden Gam after raising over $45,000 for Children’s Center. Two of her friends also purchased “Legs About Town” art in the silent auction. Left to right: Jane Duvauchelle, Tamara Fuller, Emm Moore, Sherri McMillan and Tina Louise. Left to right: Shari Van Dinter (Wilma), Courtney Sheldon (Pebbles), Troy Van Dinter (Fred), Jan Blair (Betty), Marty Blair (Barney), Alex Van Dinter (Bam Bam), and Trevor Thomas (Dino). Three of the dazzling Glamorous Gams contestants: Cora Chandler as Tomb Raider, Tonya Rulli as Wonder Woman and Ali Novinger as Pretty Woman. The new fundraiser for Children’s Center featuring thirteen community movers & shakers exceeded all expectations. Approximately 300 people attended the event that began with a Mystery Legs Contest, a bagpiper and a lively dance number to “Footloose,” performed by 30 young dancers from the Groove Nation Dance Academy. Emcee Poison Waters and the Capeloto Commentators, Kim and Lisa, entertained the audience with exceedingly good humor. Sherri McMillan was the first of the contestants to take to the stage and she and her back-up dancers (including Ike Turner) absolutely rocked the house with their rendition of “Proud Mary.” To read more about Glamorous Gams, turn to page 6. Go to www.thechildrenscenter.org and click Former Congressman Brian Baird was the keynote speaker at the annual luncheon on April 26, 2012. Turn to page 8 for a complete article about the luncheon. This year’s annual luncheon features Patty Duke (see back page) www.thechildrenscenter.org [Letter from Executive Director] Gratitude for Collective Effort By Pat Beckett, executive director Glamorous Gams is a shining example of the power of collective effort for the common good. A gamtastic group of community members united in their goal to raise funds for the children of our community raised over $140,000 in a first time event. We are incredibly appreciative for the efforts put Enjoying the event are board members Nancy Retsinas and Lisa Schauer with forth, both in fundraising and performance executive director Pat Beckett. quality, by each and every one of our Glamorous Gams contestants. Please see pages 6 & 7 for photos of our wonderful contestants. Children’s Center is able to serve over 400 children weekly thanks to the collective effort of the community and our donors who embrace our mission and by doing so, give the children in our community the opportunity to have a different path and a brighter future. We are grateful that our community thinks of others not just during the holidays, but throughout the year. With appreciation for your support, Pat Beckett Founding board member Peg Busick helped check-in our Glamorous Guests. Board members (left to right) Darryl Walker, Wendy Kelley, Maggie Traverso and Kate Sacamano all participated in the Parade of Mystery Legs. Board of Directors Kate Sacamano, President Kelly Parker, President Elect Tonya Rulli, Secretary Wendy Kelley, Treasurer 2 Peg Busick Nancy Retsinas Bill Roller Lisa Schauer Roman Schauer Mike Stromme Maggie Traverso Darryl Walker Brian Willoughby New Board Members Maggie Traverso is a Trust Officer with Riverview Asset Management & Trust Company where she specializes in investment management and financial analysis. Maggie has been with Riverview since October 2001, and has been working in investment management since 2004. Brian Willoughby is the Community & Public Relations Specialist for Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, WA. Prior to that, he worked as the Southwest Washington Outreach Director for U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell; as managing editor of Teaching Tolerance magazine at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, AL; and as a daily newspaper journalist in Vancouver, WA, and several cities in Northern California, covering poverty, homelessness, welfare, family issues, philanthropy, nonprofits and religion. Through his company Digital Marketing Department, Roman Schauer helps entrepreneurs, team leaders and executive directors devise and execute online communications strategy. He cofounded a marketing company that worked with big names in media, including major record labels (Capitol, EMI/BMG, Epitaph), sports franchises (New Jersey Nets, Washington Capitals), and entertainment companies (MTV, LiveNation). Children’s Center 415 W. 11th Street P.O. Box 484 Vancouver, WA 98666-0484 t: 360.699.2244, f: 360.699.1900 www.thechildrenscenter.org issue 1 l 2013 [Partners, Programs & Grants] Vancouver Rotary Foundation Grant Provides Waiting Room Makeover An inviting and comfortable environment is essential when dealing with children and families presenting with severe emotional and behavioral problems or trauma-related issues. Thanks to a very generous grant from the Vancouver Rotary Foundation we created a warm, inviting environment that promotes healing and recovery and reduces feelings of anxiety and fear. The facility improvements include new carpeting, paint and countertops in the reception waiting room, new window blinds throughout the agency, and new countertop, sink, mirror and paint in the client restroom. These much needed improvements demonstrate the Agency’s commitment to providing a warm and soothing environment for vulnerable children, adolescents, and families. We thank the Vancouver Rotary Foundation for their care and support! Before After “Dancing with Death,” said the 15 year-old boy in describing his life fueled with alcohol, drugs and serious depression A Significant Partnership – Children’s Center and Daybreak Youth Services Imagine that your teenager, an honor student involved in sports and clubs, is now skipping school, failing classes and spending time with a new and alarming set of friends. He’s confided in you that he’s seriously depressed and is using alcohol and pot to feel better. Young people sometimes turn to alcohol and drugs to cope with life’s frustrations, to feel more adult-like, to fit in, to rebel, or to satisfy their curiosity about drugs and drinking. Teens with depression or other mental health problems are particularly vulnerable to alcohol and drug use. Among adolescents entering substance abuse treatment, 62% of males and 83% of females also have an emotional disorder, according to SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Research has shown that adolescents with substance use disorders are most likely to attempt suicide when they also have a cooccurring mood disorder. Continued on page 8 Children’s Center provides a range of mental health services for children including: l Mental Health Program for children/youth (depression, anxiety, ADHD) l School-based mental health program in Evergreen and Vancouver School Districts l Child Sexual Abuse Recovery Program l COACHES Program (specialized treatment and training program for preschool children, school-aged children/youth affected by methamphetamines) l PATHWAYS (free Clinic for uninsured or under-insured children & youth) Helen Sullivan (Right), clinical supervisor, and Melissa Glader, therapist, provide training and consultation to Daybreak staff members. 3 www.thechildrenscenter.org Children’s Center Summer of with Fred Flintstone and Friends Presented by Fred Flintstone & Friends Bowling Tournament at Big Al’s (Left) Fred Flintstone (Troy Van Dinter) and Bam Bam (Alex Van Dinter) were a big hit with the kids at the bowling tournament including Eddie Taylor, who is proudly modeling his Water Buffalo Lodge hat. (Right) Participating in the bowling fundraiser were Glamorous contestants Cora Chandler, Brett Bryant and Troy Van Dinter. Big thank to Big Al’s for the use of Slider Alley! A good time was had by all! Indoor Rock Climbing, Zumba, and even a Triathlon! Rock solid thanks to Michael Lary and The Source Climbing Center for hosting a fundraising fitness event to boost Sherri McMillan’s fundraising efforts for Glamorous Gams! Young and old, tall and small all enjoyed scaling the walls at the Source! The Rock Wood Fired Pizza The Rock supported Troy Van Dinter’s fundraising efforts by creating the Cactus Cooler, Fred Flintstone’s favorite drink! $2 from every purchase was donated by owner Brad Loucks! Britnee Kellogg Concert Britnee Kellogg, a season 11 American Idol top 45 contestant, delivered a fantastic concert in Ridgefield in support of Troy Van Dinter’s efforts to raise funds for Glamorous Gams. Approximately 200 people turned out to enjoy the summer concert. Year of Fun Dates Raffle Our wonderful volunteers help out at the aid station at the Girlfriends & Dudes Triathlon Sherri McMillan perfected her fundraising talents by hosting a series of events throughout the summer that benefited Children’s Center. Through NW Personal Training, she hosted a Zumba Party at the Atrium Lounge, Girlfriends & Dudes Triathlon and Trial Tri Swim, the Little Girls & Dudes Half Marathon and more! 4 Kristy Weaver put together an incredible “Mae West” raffle package that included over $2,500 worth of fun “dates for a year.” We thank all those businesses and restaurants that donated certificates for this gamtastic package! issue 1 l 2013 Fundraisers Tomb Raider Wine Tasting Party at Java House (Left to Right) Felicia Tuck, Cora Chandler and Chlo´e Gunderson demonstrate some Tomb Raider moves at her wine tasting party. (Right) Lonnie Chandler shares his wine expertise. Erik Runyan Jewelers donated a beautiful diamond and pink sapphire martini necklace as a raffle item. Beaches Restaurant Mark Matthias and Ali Novinger (Pretty Woman) present Kim Hash, Director of Development, with a check at the Beaches Summertime Cruisin’ at PIR this summer. Beaches also dedicated all donations made at the charity tables during the month of August to Children’s Center and had a “Cashback for Children’s Center” day during which 50% of each check was donated to Children’s Center when diners mentioned the agency. Thank you Beaches! Thank You! We asked area artists to create art using mannequin legs for our Legs About Town art promotion.The public was invited to vote for their favorite leg. The ballots were tallied and the People’s Choice Award was presented by Susan Courtney at the Glamorous Gams event to artist Katie Willis who created a Hawaiian themed leg that is on display at Beaches Restaurant. Katie is the owner of Sole Purpose, a popular manicure and pedicure shop in Vancouver. All of the created art pieces were sold at silent auction to raise funds for Children’s Center. We thank all the artists who participated! 5 www.thechildrenscenter.org Supporting Sponsors: Kim and Lisa Capeloto joined Posion Waters on the stage as the Capeloto Commentators, interacting with each of the Glamorous Gams contestants in a fun and very humorous exchange! presented by Sherri McMillan was absolutely in Groove Nation kicked off the evening with an rousing and energetic dance number to “Footloose.” Turner! She danced down the catwa Turner, portrayed by Rob Cloke. She win the competition and the covete It’s a good thing that Lee Hazelton is a VFD Fire Chief, because he set the place on fire as Elvis! Tonya Rulli, dazzling as Wonder Woman, used her super powers to rescue Superman – or Super Mayor, as played by Mayor Tim Leavitt! Kelly Parker glowed as a true legend of the silver screen, a fiery redhead named Rita Hayworth! 6 Cora Chandler amazed the audience as Tomb Raider. She not only performed a cartwheel on the catwalk, but did the splits, too! Though Patrick Lamb couldn’t attend as he had to go on tour, he appeared via video as a Timbers Soccer player along with Timbers Joey! Linda Owen, the Lt. Governor’s wife, and First Citizen Pat Jollota became the world renown female duo of ABBA, performing “Take a Chance on Me.” During their number, all of the Glamorous Gams contestants came out in pairs, dancing down the catwalk hoping for last minute donations. Photos: David Heidinger, Paul Montague and Tim Stewart. issue 1 l 2013 Media Sponsor: Print Sponsor: ncredible as powerhouse Tina alk with the assistance of Ike erri raised over $45,000 to ed Golden Gam! Troy Van Dinter brought the entire Flintstone clan, including Dino, to join him on the stage. Old Twinkletoes demonstrated his bowling expertise as he rocked the house! Brett Bryant as Gladiator gallantly throws Cleopatra (Patti Bryant) over his shoulder to keep her out of the romantic grasp of Elvis! Brett entered the stage on a custom Segway chariot and led the audience in a sing-a-long about Children’s Center! Kristy Weaver could have passed for the real Mae West! She delivered some of Mae’s best lines, “I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.” Bob Dingethal entered the arena to the tune Ali Novinger was joined by of “Rocky!” Battling Bob warms up before Mark Matthias as Edward Lewis fighting his way down the catwalk. Bob was a in a reenactment from Pretty knock-out! Woman. They recreated several of the movie’s key scenes in a beautiful photo montage before Ali took to the catwalk to “Real Wild Child.” Gary Bock proudly walked the catwalk as Posiedon, God of the Sea, with his mighty trident bearing the WSU flag! Our wonderfully entertaining Emcee for the evening was Poison Waters, pictured here with Susan Courtney. Susan participated as one of our Mystery Leg contestants along with Paul Montague, Tom Owens and Rhona Sen Hoss. Trevor Smith had the crowd out of their seats with his tremendous performances of “Celebration” and “Higher Ground.” Bart Hansen, bearing face paint and a killer kilt, entered from the side door and made it to the stage in one brave leap. Braveheart commanded the audience to support Children’s Center as he wielded his mighty sword! He even managed to pull his wife from the audience for a kiss! It was Gamstastic! Thank you to all! 7 www.thechildrenscenter.org [Annual Luncheon] 2012 Annual Luncheon reminds us that “It’s all About the Kids.” The Honorable Brian Baird delivered the keynote remarks last April at the annual luncheon to an audience of over 240 attendees and community partners raising over $105,000. The former congressman holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a license to practice in Washington State, which equipped him to deliver a particularly Brian Baird visited with Lt. Governor Brad poignant message. “For some people, Owen, who introduced Brian at the luncheon. through no fault of their own, life and the mere challenge of living itself can be terribly difficult and sometimes terribly cruel,“ Brian explained. “Consider, for example, the case of children whose parents are addicted to methamphetamine or the child who observes or is the target of domestic violence on a daily basis. Consider the child obsessed with cutting (selfinjuring), or who is obsessed with starving herself to the point even of death. When those precious hearts are doing their best to run around and find meaning, love and joy instead are lost and tortured and seem beyond hope, someone, some place must be there for them, for their families, and indeed for our whole community. That is why Children’s Center is in our community. That is why we are here today.” Please join us on April 23, 2013 as Patty Duke will be our featured speaker. Ticket information is on the back page. PARTNERSHIP—Continued from page 3 Both male and female substance abusers who attempt suicide begin taking drugs at an early age and have more symptoms of psychiatric and substance use disorders than adolescents who do not attempt suicide. Children’s Center and Daybreak began an exciting collaboration in early 2011 designed to better serve adolescents faced with both mental health and drug/ alcohol issues. The program started off as a grass roots effort funded internally as both agencies realized that they often share clients whose needs would be better met by a more unified effort. Thanks to the generosity of a Meyer Memorial Trust grant, a new collaboration between Children’s Center and Daybreak Youth Services allows us to work together helping youth with co-occurring disorders in a more seamless and effective manner. Bringing kids back from the brink is a high priority for both Children’s Center and Daybreak Youth Services. Thank you! Meyer Memorial Trust generously provided a $25,000 one-year grant to establish a new working partnership between Children’s Center and Daybreak Youth Services to provide crucial mental health consultation and training on-site at Daybreak. Further funding will be needed to continue this vital partnership. Brian Baird met with some of our current and former board members prior to the luncheon. Left to right: Brian Baird, Jeanne Bennett, Wendy Kelley, Nancy Retsinas, Lisa Schauer, Kate Sacamano, Peg Busick and Bill Roller. Toy Drive! Dianna Kretzschmar inspired Drew Carney, KGW Northwest Newschannel 8, returned as our M.C. for the second year. 8 Board member Mike Stromme introduced advanced acting students and their teacher from the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, who portrayed clients of Children’s Center in a very moving segment of the event. many community leaders to gather as the Children’s Center All-star Community Choir to film a video of “When Christmas Comes to Town,” to help publicize the toy drive. Left to right: Dianna Kretzschmar, Jack Burkman, Kim Hash, Sean Guard, Diane Figley, and Ron Figley. issue 1 l 2013 [Volunteers] Volunteers are vital! Throughout the year we rely on volunteers to assist at a number of events in a variety of capacities as well as helping at our annual food and toy drives. Here are a few pictures of our wonderful volunteers in action! Heavy Helpers Food Drive Volunteers from New Heights West made Heavy Helpers for the children we serve with sensory issues. The Clark County Newcomers Club donated new coats and backpacks for the children we serve and will make Children’s Center the focus of their fundraising efforts for the year. Students from St. Joseph’s Catholic School annually host a food drive for Children’s Center in the fall. With them are several volunteers who brought their pick-ups and helped transport the food back to the agency for sorting and packing. Toy Drive Dianna Kretzschmar of the Fort Vancouver Convalescent Center partnered with Children’s Center to encourage a much larger level of participation in our annual toy drive throughout the community. Dianna gathered a team of Santa’s elves to help pick up donated toys at various locations in a festively decorated Jingle Bus. Left to right: Vicki Scheel, Dianna Kretzschmar, Sean Guerrero, Maria Cura Jokela, Ken Ross and Nicole Haltiner. Volunteers help sort and pack the food for easy distribution to the families that Children’s Center serves. Special Events Carly Hansen and Paige Brockway register attendees at a Braveheart (Bart Hansen) fundraiser. Donna Bleth was invaluable as the Glamorous Gams backstage manager. Amy Maxwell and Roman Schauer were the magic behind Glamorous Gams! Amy masterly controlled and directed the very complex musical elements. Roman created and operated the intricate power point and video presentations that were the backdrop for the event. Thank you both! We thank all the contributors to our successful toy drive! Great appreciation to all our hosts including Java House, Halo Design, Kazoodles, Dolce Gelato, Fort Vancouver Convalescent Center, Mustangs Unlimited, Mill Creek Pub, Rosemere Tavern, All Risk Insurance, US Bank branches, C-Tran employees, AL Insurance, Home Street Banks, Luepke Senior Center, Regence Bank, The Quarry Senior Living, Global Security, Happy Hoppers, SW Contractors Association, BIA, Walker & Dunlop, Veolia Water, Patrick Lamb Holiday Soul Show, Fort Vancouver High School Medical Magnet Program, the Feno Family and more! If you would like to get involved with Children’s Center and volunteer, just call or email Kim Hash at 360.699.2244 or [email protected] We’d appreciate your participation and support! See page 10 for a list of upcoming events. 9 www.thechildrenscenter.org [Development] The year ahead is filled with leprechauns, triathletes, a brewfest and more! By Kim Hash, Director of Development Children’s Center is extremely fortunate this year to be the nonprofit partner for many wonderful fundraising events. Mt. Tabor Brewing which is owned by Eric Surface started the fundraising year off at the First Friday event in February. They sold t-shirts produced by Moreland Print depicting scenes from Artist Charlie Layton’s Freezer Friday Art Collection and donated $10 from every shirt purchase to Children’s Center! Mark your calendar for these upcoming events that will benefit Children’s Center: l Milestones and Memories is a project created by Colleen Hoss. Colleen has a goal. She wants to raise $70,000 in honor of her 70th birthday in March. She is going to donate the money raised to Children’s Center, Daybreak Youth Services, North County Community Food Bank and the Ronald P. Hoss Memorial Scholarship at WSUV. Plan to attend the Milestones & Memories fundraiser, Share a Little Green St. Patrick’s Dinner Auction* March 16, 2013 at Summit Grove Lodge in Ridgefield. www.hoss-legacy.com l On May 17 from 5 to 8 pm, Spoiled Spa and Salon (5500 NE 109th CT #L) will be celebrating their second anniversary! They are hosting a party with a mission. Open to the public, this celebration includes nibbles, beverages, and a live DJ. The entire spa will have themed gift baskets in each room that will be up for raffle. Proceeds benefit Children’s Center! www.spoiledspaandsalon.com. 10 l The summer sun of July means it’s time for the Girlfriends and Dudes Triathlon* hosted by NW Personal Training! Sign-up now, mark your calendar for July 21 and start training! Sign-up at www.nwpersonaltraining.com and click on events. Once again this fabulous event will benefit Children’s Center. Want to sponsor this event or have a vendor booth? Contact Kim Hash at Children’s Center! l October 13 is a chance for children to compete in the Kids Mini Marathon* at the Girlfriends Half Marathon hosted by NW Personal Training. What a great way to inspire your children to pursue fitness. They will walk or run 12 one-mile increments in the weeks prior and the last 1.1 mile on the course at the event. Watch your child swell with pride at receiving a medal after they crossing the finish line! Sign-up at www.nwpersonaltraining. com and click on events. Once again this fabulous event will benefit Children’s Center. Want to sponsor the Girlfriends Half Marathon or have a vendor booth? Contact Kim Hash at Children’s Center l August 9 – 11 join us in Esther Short Park for the second annual Vancouver Brewfest*! Children’s Center is one of the nonprofit beneficiaries of this great event offering tastes of many unique beers from our region along with great bands and music. www.vancouverbrewfest.com for tickets, to volunteer or for more information. l Benefiting Children’s Center for the first time is “The Season Electric 2013*,” a holiday show for kids of all ages and features some of the finest musicians performing seasonal favorites in a variety of musical styles. Producer and creator Blake Sakamoto has created a high energy extravaganza bringing together the excitement of a rock concert and the elements of a theatrical production to create a truly unique holiday event. Date and location to be announced. *Volunteer opportunities available! Contact Kim Hash for more information! [email protected] or call 360.699-2244. issue 1 l 2013 [Donors] Our great appreciation to our donors who have made a difference in the life of a child This list reflects donations of $250 and above received between 1/01/12 and 12/31/12 Transformation Hope Anonymous Meyer Memorial Trust Dustin Bennett Bryant Family Fund, a Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation for SW Washington Peg and Steve Busick The Community Foundation of Southwest Washington Kathryn Corwin Courtney Irvin Foundation Chris and Tracey Feno Kelley Gaylor Samara Gilroy-Hicks Greater Clark County Rotary Foundation Heritage Bank Clyde and Rena Holland Ronald Keil Elaine and George Killian KMR Group Foundation Kohl’s James Martin Karlene and Wilson McKibben Meiko Mitchell MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Jan and Steve Oliva Vicki and William Pahl Joe Pauletto and Kathy Corwin Providence Health & Services Quantum Residential Erik Runyan Jewelers John J. and Lois A. Tennant Foundation U.S. Bank Vancouver Firefighters Union IAFF Local 452 Voiture 99, La Societe Des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux Waste Connections $20,000 + $1,000 - 2,499 Stability $10,000 - $19,999 Beaches Restaurant and Bar Hansen Family Fund, a charitable fund of the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington Allan and Saundra Kirkwood Strength $5,000 - $9,999 Pat and Wayne Beckett Columbia Credit Union The Columbian People In Need Fund, a Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation for SW Washington Richard and Carol Dickey Jo Marie and Steve Hansen Kiewit Bridge and Marine District NW Personal Training Jan and Steve Oliva Charitable Fund, a Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation for SW Washington Riverview Community Bank Sterling Financial Corporation Balance $2,500 - $4,999 Leslie Durst Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital Ed and Dollie Lynch Fund, a Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation for SW Washington New Phoenix Casino/ The Last Frontier Casino Pacific Continental Bank Joe B. Pauletto Jr. Charitable Fund, a Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation for SW Washington Teresa Pauletto Cherry and Ed Shaw Jon and Colleen Thrift Comfort $500 - $999 Kate and Cameron Altenhof-Long Anonymous (2) Bank of America Matching Gifts Biggs Insurance Services Tomi Blackledge Earl and Kathleen Bowyer BR Capital, Inc. Helen Cartales Sally Charuhas Cinda and Bill Connelly Lois A. Cook Susan Courtney Carol Curtis and George Welsh Jane Duvauchelle Ron Edwards Evergreen Memorial Gardens/The Carlson Family Tamara Fuller Russ Garrow Kim Hash Lee and Nancy Hazelton iQ Credit Union Barbara Johnson Lee and Connie Kearney Joanne Kendall Alicia L. Lowe MacKay & Sposito, Inc. McMillan Fitness Group Inc. Paul Montague David, Rochelle, Riley and Raegan Moss New Seasons Market Northwest Custom Electric Pacific Office Automation, Inc. Paula and Jim Palmer Stuart Peek Rand Jewelers Julie Rawson David and Kelly Reiter The Rock Wood Fired Pizza Tonya Rulli Kate and David Sacamano Lisa and Al Schauer Dr Martha Sharman and Dr Warren Reid Carrie Skerbeck Smith-Root, Inc Southwest Airlines Co. Rick Takach U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management West Coast Bank Mike and Patti Westby Rebecca Writt Candace Young Advised Fund, a Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation for SW Washington Jay & Diane Zidell Charitable Foundation Rick Melching Donor Advised Fund, a Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation for SW Washington Marianne Moore Betty Sue Morris Randy Norris The Nutter Family Foundation Sally and Dave Palena Daphne Perry Prestige Development Compassion Nancy Nellor Retsinas $250 - $499 Retsinas Law Offices, PC Jane and James Adams Jennifer and Donald ADCO Commercial Rhoads Printing, Inc. Robert Ridgley Anonymous (2) Bill and Shannon Roller Winston and Jan Asai April C Rosen At Your Place, LLC Robert and Geri Rowe Brian Baird Jeanie and James Rulli Beigeblond, Inc. Don Russo Rich Biggs Bob and Sally Schaefer Mark Brown Tim and Kelli Schauer Jack Burkman Rand and Suzanne Annette Cleveland Schiltz The Columbian Jonathan Scott and Jim and Sharon Crowson Kelly Nolen Davidson & Associates Shamrock 51 Productions Insurance Agency Deborah Ewing Simon and Mike Simon Sheri Delgado John and Joleen Brad and Lisa Dow Skarberg Tammy Fox Tracy Skordahl Cathy Golik Julie Smith David and Cheryl Groth Somarakis Jack and Kay Grover Shair and Les Springer Ginger Hancock Bill Thomas Billy Henry Troy Thomas Scott Horenstein U.S. Bancorp The Scott Horenstein Foundation Employee Law Firm PLLC Matching Gift Julie Kuni Program Scot and Brenda Lubbers Tracey and Rick Waid Makad Corp Kirsten and Gregory John Marble Wallace Howard and Susan West Marine Products Marshack Inc. Bev and Jon McArthur Susan Wolff and Sherri McMillan Judge John Wulle For a complete list of donors who donated in 2012, please refer to our website. 11 Non-profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 4284 PORTLAND, OR PO Box 484 Vancouver, WA 98666 p:360.699.2244 f:360.699.1900 www.thechildrenscenter.org PLEASE JOIN US! It’s all about the Kids! Annual Luncheon and Fundraiser for a silent action Hilton Vancouver, Washington Master of Ceremonies Drew Carney KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 by April 17, 2013 For more information, call 360.699.2244 PATTY DUKE presented by Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:30 a.m. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. Individual seat - $50 Table for 10 - $500 Reserve your seat(s) on-line at www.thechildrenscenter.org Our featured speaker Featuring Musical Talents of Father Daughter Team Trevor and Kyra Smith Meeting Family Mental Health Needs Patty Duke, Academy Award-winning actress, past President of the Screen Actors Guild and best selling author, has been delighting and challenging audiences for more than 40 years with her work in movies and on television. Her Oscar-winning portrayal of blind, mute, and deaf Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker launched Patty as one of America’s finest young talents. Still a teenager, she went on to enjoy success in The Patty Duke Show before establishing herself as one of screen and televisions most versatile and beloved actresses. Patty has received much recognition from her peers — an Oscar, two Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, six Emmy Nominations, and a People’s Choice Award. Community service awards have honored her commitment to many social issues. Since the publication of her autobiography, Call Me Anna, and her second book, A Brilliant Madness, Patty spends a great deal of time speaking on the topic of mental illness.
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