Meeting – Tuesday, October 18, 2016

LUNCH – Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at NOON

Joshua’s Restaurant

113 N. DelGuzzi Drive

Please reply if you will be attending. Reserve your spot for lunch by 3:00 the Sunday prior to each meeting by replying to the email that is sent out or by calling Darlene Jones (360-457-5352) or Marcia Homer (360-683-4317).

MENU

Menu items start at $8.
Soup, Soup and Salad, just Salad Bar, a Lunch Special, or
off the Menu Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner items are offered.

PROGRAM

Our guest speaker will be local author and historian Alice Alexander speaking about communities on the west end of Clallam County as outlined in her new book “West of the Elwha.”

 

September 20, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Executive Meeting

Program of Work: A yearly calendar of presenters for the monthly meetings was handed out. The presenters for today were Colleen Robinson and Trisha Davis speaking about Habitat For Humanity. Presenters need to be contacted to see if they need the use of power point in their presentation. Next month’s presenter will be Alice Alexander sharing information on local history.

Business: *Benefit Fairs: Lora Brabant, Marcia Homer, and Linda Frazer attended the Sequim School District benefits fair on August 25th. Lora Brabant attended the Port Angeles School District fair on August 29th and was able to sign up 12 new members with the possibility of 5 more to join. Lora has also contacted Joyce School District about being at their benefits fair next year. Marcia Homer and Linda Frazer will work together to send a thank you to each new member.

*On September 27, 2016, Lora Brabant, Gary Gleason, and Marcia Homer will attend the SW/3 meeting in Bremerton.

*An additional 185 books were delivered to First Step by Lora Brabant. This now makes a total of 264 books our group has donated to First Step this year. First Step greatly appreciated all the books. We will continue to collect new and slightly used books for First Step.

*The book club meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 1pm to 2:30 at Traylor’s Library.

*Lora Brabant contacted three school districts on August 20, 2016 regarding mini grants. The application forms will be sent electronically to the districts in November and put on their district websites.

*Lora Brabant and Beverly Brown will be attending the October 13th luncheon at Peninsula College to be part of the recognition of recipients and donors of the Isabelle Whitfield scholarship.

*Gary Gleason shared that, this year, there will be more money distributed from the Naddy grants.

*Lora Brabant shared that Michelle Guerin is retiring at the state level. A card was passed around for individuals to sign.

*A thank you letter was received from Rick Nebeker, WSSRA president, who was a guest at our picnic in June.

*Ideas for local field trips were discussed. A decision for these trips will be made by our next meeting.

*Marcia Homer invited everyone to a Sweet Adelines Pie Social and musical on October 23, 2016.

General Meeting

We celebrated one September birthday for Arlene Morganroth.

Mike Chapman was introduced. He shared information about himself and the upcoming election.

Colleen Robinson and Trisha Davis were introduced. They gave a presentation on Habitat For Humanity. They explained what the local organization is doing as well as what is taking place globally.

Lora Brabant shared about our participation in the recent Benefits Fairs for Sequim and Port Angeles School districts.

Twelve new members joined.

Announcements from the board were made regarding mini grants and future field trips. Field trip schedule will be available at our next meeting.

Meeting – Tuesday, May 17, 2016

LUNCH – Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at NOON

Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 N. DelGuzzi Drive, Port Angeles, WA  98362

Reserve your spot for lunch by 3:00 the Friday, May 13, 2016, by calling Darlene Jones (360-457-5352) or Marcia Homer (360-683-4317).

Come a bit early so we can all be seated by noon.

MENU:

Menu items start at $8.

Soup, Soup and Salad, just Salad Bar, a Lunch Special, or

off the Menu  Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner items are offered.

PROGRAM:

Glenda Schaad, co-author of “Women to Reckon With”

Presentation of “Community Service Award” to one of our members who has made significant contributions to our local area.

Installation of Officers – THANK YOU to those who are willing to serve

CONVENTION:  DONATIONS NEEDED by May 17 for State Convention in Yakima

We’re putting together baskets to be raffled at the convention.  Anything you make or donate will be accepted.  Local items are especially appreciated.

Please donate gently used books for a Book Sale to benefit PAC (Political Action Committee) at the convention.

 

April 19th Meeting Minutes Summary

The meeting was called to order at 12:10 PM. The election of officers was held with the following results: President is Lora Brabant. Vice-president is Linda Frazer. Secretary is Eve Farrell. Treasurer is Arlene Morganroth.

Please give program ideas for the 2016-2017 year to Gary Gleason, Marcia Homer, Linda Frazer, or Jill Oakes. Also give ideas for other activities to anyone on the executive board.

If anyone is interested in being a delegate at the WSSRA convention June 6 – 8 in Yakima, let Lora know ASAP. We have space for one more.

PROGRAM: Gary Gleason presented a program about adobe pyramids of the Moche culture of western South America.

Meeting – Tuesday, April 19, 2016

LUNCH – Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at NOON

Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 N. DelGuzzi Drive

Reserve your spot for lunch by 3:00 pm the Friday, April 15, 2016, by calling Darlene Jones (360-457-5352) or Marcia Homer (360-683-4317).

Come a bit early so we can all be seated by noon.

MENU:

Menu items start at $8.

Soup, Soup and Salad, just Salad Bar, a Lunch Special, or

off the Menu  Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner items are offered.

PROGRAM:

AMBA Member Benefits with George Smith

Western South America presentation with our own Gary Gleason

Nomination of Community Service Award

Nomination of New Officers

DONATIONS NEEDED by May 17 for State Convention in Yakima

We’re putting together baskets to be raffled at the convention.  Anything you make or donate will be accepted.  Local items are especially appreciated.

Please donate gently used books for a Book Sale to benefit PAC (Political Action Committee) at the convention.

BOOK CLUB: April 14 and May 12 at 1:00 (new time)

The second Thursday of the month in the Library at Traylor’s Restaurant at 1:30.  Bring a book to share or learn about some books you might want to read.  An informal meeting of folks who like to read.

FUTURE LUNCHES:

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month from September through May with lunch at noon, followed by a program.

March 15 Meeting Minutes Summary

*Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, September-May, at noon at Joshua’s Restaurant in Port Angeles. The Executive Board meeting precedes the general meeting at 10:00 a.m. and are open to all members.  We welcome new members!

*Upcoming Trips (Contact Jill Oakes, Lora Brabant or Marcia Homer for more information.)

April 7:                  Seattle Art Museum

April 21:                Peninsula College tour

May 4:                  Puget Sound Navy Museum

*Officers for the 2016-17 year will be nominated at the April 19 meeting. The historian and activity director committee chair positions are open.  If you would like to serve as an officer or committee chair, please contact Beverly Brown or Linda Frazer.

*Curt Horne suggested we write thank you notes to retiring State Senator Dave Hargrove. He also suggested we contact our legislators on three points:   1. The legislature appropriate the money to pay the current and back share of Plan1 retirement funds.  2. The $150 medical benefit should be left in the budget.  3. The legislature restore the medical benefit to $180 and restore the COLAs.

*The March program was presented by ONP Deputy Superintendent Lee Taylor.

*The April program will be a presentation by George Smith of AMBA and a program on western South America by Gary Gleason. Nominations for officers and the Community Service Award will be accepted.

 

Meeting, March 15, 2016

LUNCH – Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at NOON

Joshua’s Restaurant

113 N. DelGuzzi Drive

Reserve your spot for lunch by 3:00 the Friday prior to each meeting by replying to the email that is sent out or by calling Darlene Jones (360-457-5352) or Marcia Homer (360-683-4317).

MENU:

Menu items start at $8.

Soup, Soup and Salad, just Salad Bar, a Lunch Special, or

off the Menu  Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner items are offered.

PROGRAM:

Lee Taylor, Deputy Superintendent of Olympic National Park, will share news of “our” park.

WHY DO WE BELONG TO CCSRA?

To protect our retirement.  We’re not asking for more, we just want to keep what we have.

SAVE THE DATE:

APRIL 7, 2016 trip to SEATTLE ART MUSEUM

Admission is free on the 7th.  Group will leave PA WalMart at 7:15 am.  Return is planned about 8 p.m.  You need to sign up if you’re going so there’s enough transportation.

DONATIONS NEEDED by May 17

We’re putting together baskets to be raffled.  Anything you make or donate will be accepted.  Local items are especially appreciated.

BOOK CLUB: March 10 at 1:00 (new time)

The second Thursday of the month in the Library at Traylor’s Restaurant at 1:30 pm.  Bring a book to share or learn about some books you might want to read.  This is an informal meeting of folks who like to read.

FUTURE LUNCHES:

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month from September through May with lunch at noon, followed by a program.  Come a bit early so we can all be seated by noon.

 

 

 

 

February Speaker Information

LUNCH – Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at NOON

Joshua’s Restaurant 113 N. DelGuzzi Drive

Please reply if you will be attending.  Reserve your spot for lunch by 3:00 pm on Friday, February 12, 2016, by calling Darlene Jones (360-457-5352) or Marcia Homer (360-683-4317).

MENU:

Menu items start at $8.

Soup, Soup and Salad, just Salad Bar, a Lunch Special, or off the Menu Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner items are offered.

PROGRAM:

Wendy Brudge will speak about medical marijuana.

WHY DO WE BELONG TO CCSRA?

To protect our retirement.  We’re not asking for more, we just want to keep what we have.

FACEBOOK

Lora Brabant has started a Facebook group for us. (You must be on Facebook to be included.)  It is closed, so Lora has to approve each “friend.”  We can post photos, events and comments that can be seen only by our group.

DECEMBER COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT

Lora delivered 154 children’s books to the library of First Step Family Support Center.

SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 7, 2016 trip to SEATTLE ART MUSEUM

Admission is free on the 7th.  Group will leave PA Wal-Mart at 7:15 a.m.  Return is planned about 8 p.m.  You need to sign up if you’re going so there’s enough transportation.

DONATIONS NEEDED by May 17, 2016

We’re putting together baskets to be raffled.  Anything you make or donate will be accepted.  Local items are especially appreciated.

BOOK CLUB: February 11, 2016 at 1:30

The book club meets the second Thursday of the month in the Library at Traylor’s Restaurant at 1:30 p.m.  Bring a book to share or learn about some books you might want to read.  This is an informal meeting of folks who like to read.

FUTURE LUNCHES:

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month from September through May with lunch at noon, followed by a program.  Come a bit early so we can all be seated by noon.

PAHS Grad to Speak at Celebrate Education Dinner

On March 11, 2016, the Port Angeles Education Foundation will have their annual fundraising Celebrate Education Dinner at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N Lincoln Street, Port Angeles, Washington.

The guest speaker will be Leigh Morgan, Chief Operating Officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Leigh graduated from Port Angeles High School where she played basketball, including in the 1985-86 State Championship game.  Leigh earned a BA from Duke University and a Master’s Degree from American University.  She has served as associate chancellor at the University of California San Francisco, vice-president of Genentech, assistant director of the Carolina Justice Policy Center and helped establish the AmeriCorps National Service program while working in the office of the Governor of North Carolina.

How does a sports star from Port Angeles transition to leadership roles in education, corporate and philanthropy sectors of the world stage?  Find out at the dinner on March 11, 2016.  Visit the Port Angeles Education Foundation website to purchase tickets or email PAEFadmin1@olypen.com to have an email invitation sent to you.  The cost of the fundraiser dinner is $75 per person.

Clallam County School Retirees’ January 2016 Meeting

LUNCH – Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at NOON

Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 N. Del Guzzi Drive, Port Angeles, WA  98362

Come a bit early so we can all be seated by noon.

PROGRAM:

Dr. Robert Bean – a chiropractor in Sequim who focuses on spinal health and nutritional health.  His topic title will be ‘Youth and Vitality’.   In addition to his regular practice, he offers monthly talks related to health and nutrition.

Reserve your spot for lunch by 3:00 pm Friday, January 15, 2016, by calling Darlene Jones (360-457-5352) or Marcia Homer (360-683-4317).

MENU:

Soup, Soup and Salad, just Salad Bar, a Lunch Special, or off the Menu Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner items are offered.

FUTURE LUNCHES:

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month from September through May with lunch at noon, followed by a program.