A Thank You to Share

Dear Lisa,

Thank you once again for the great support that you and your staff provided while I was recently teaching ACT 2 classes at the Southside Center.

The facility was great, but your staff was even better. They were courteous, friendly and professional, such a nice balance that made my students and me feel welcome.

The front desk staff was so helpful and it was always a pleasure to walk into your lobby to be greeted by them and asked if there was anything that I needed. Customer service at its best!

I also want to let you that Danny was always on top of things, setting up the classroom in just the right way, including making sure that we had the necessary audio-visual equipment, the heat was just right, and checking in to see if there was anything else we needed.

It was a relief to me to know that Danny was there to make sure that things went smoothly for my class. He is a pleasure to work with and a real asset to the Southside Center.

Please feel free to share this letter as you deem appropriate.

Yours truly,

Richard Sola


Garage Sale Date Change
The garage sale has been changed to August 18. Reasons for this change include several unexpected conflicts, needing more time for organizational issues, and a need for more high quality items. Hint! Hint! Hint!

Legacy Fund Renamed
The Board of Directors has voted to rename the Legacy Fund to the Donna Johnson Memorial Fund in honor of Donna who passed away in February.

New Board Members Welcomed
The Center welcomes two new members on the Board of Directors: Bobbi Ahouse and Lynn Terry.

Upcoming Road Construction on 27th
According to the Spokane Road Department, construction to grind and resurface 27th Avenue from Ray Street to Southeast Blvd. will begin sometime between June 15 and August and last around two weeks.

Welcome New Members
Julie Duteau * Dennis Gillette * Isabelle Green
Lloyd Harding * Marilyn Knight * Susan Lopez
Marcia Olson * Dianne Patterson Charmaine Peterson * Marcia Plewman
Robert & Janet Rowles * Alice Tanaka * Robin Walter

New Member Orientation— Tuesday, May 15 at 11 am before the luncheon. Luncheon is hosted for new members.

Volunteer Needed for QuickBooks Support
Can you help? Do you have experience with QuickBooks? Do you have 2-3 hours a week to help with the Center’s payroll and accounts receivable? We REALLY need you! Ron Rector is stepping down and wants to train a new volunteer. Call Lisa or Cornelia—535-0803.

 FYI—Center Financial Statements Available
The most recent financial statements are displayed in the lobby on the notice board between the bathrooms. If you have any questions, Lisa or Ron Rector will be happy to answer them.
Members are also invited to monthly Board meetings the second Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. to hear the latest about plans and issues at the Center.

 Thanks for the Donations
  • Terry Skeesick – dishes/cups
  • Mary Shea – mints
  • Joan Bridge – tea
  • Ruth Stewart/Bridge – two reams of paper
  • Theodora Salle – framed iris picture
  • Gayla Jensen – coffee
  • Mary VanCouvering – ream of paper
  • Marilyn Burgis, Ann Armstrong, Susan Fleek, Barbara Tuttle, Carol Huber – coffee
  • Carol Gabel for her dedication to the Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
  • Betty, Josh and Cornelia for helping with the Center pamphlets
  • Staff and board members for serving, cleaning and setting tables at our April lunch
  • Shelagh, Claudia and Mary for helping Lisa at the Expo
  • Family Home Care and Drew Kimbrough from Beltone
  • Barbara Cumpton – Priscilla change
  • Bobbi Ahouse – for donating her luncheon bar tips to Priscilla
  • Claudia – contents of a quart-size “penny” jar to feed Priscilla
  • Priscilla for donating the change you fed her to the Center
  • Betty for making the new key holder
  • Phyllis for trimming the patio roses 

 Thank You!
  • Thanks to IBM for a $2,000 IT grant to help upgrade our computer systems.
  • Thanks to Volunteer Spokane for a $500 grant to help beautify our building and grounds.
  • Thanks to Samsung for donating security cameras including installation labor and an additional office printer.
  • Thanks to the Spokesman Review who will donate advertising for Center events based on our participation in the Active Living Expo on April 14.
  • Thanks to Fortress Business Systems of Post Falls for helping the Center purchase an affordable new printer that will save us money.
  • Thanks to all the hard workers who helped with the Center beautification project worked on April 28.

 Wish List
  • Volunteers to help with day trips and event planning
  • Steam mop
  • Carpet Cleaner
  • 55 cup stainless steel coffee percolator (our kitchen one died may it R.I.P.)
  • Box fans
  • Projector for Wii Bowling
  • Coffee/black tea (not loose tea)
  • Soda/water
  • Cordless microphone
  • Blower for outside gardens
  • Copy paper
  • Outdoor patio furniture (now the weather is getting nicer)
  • Sponsors for luncheons and events

Membership is a Bargain!
If you are a non-member and regularly participate, you will save money by becoming a member. For example, if you’re a mahjong enthusiast and play a minimum of three hours every week, the activity fee alone adds up to over $150 a year. This amount is three times the yearly membership of $50 for one and twice the couple’s membership of $75. What other benefits do you get as a member?
  • The newsletter mailed to your home.
  • Discounts on many Center activities, travel programs, and room rentalss
  • Perks, like early members-only shopping at garage sales.
  • Participate in games and many activities for free.
  • Elect board members and vote on issues at annual meeting.
  • Soon to be announced discounts at local businesses
A limited number of scholarships are available for those needing financial help to afford membership. Please contact Betty at 535-0803.

 A Well Kept Secret — Southside Center Has a Free Lending Library
Did you know the Center has a free lending library in the lounge? No check-out system or card needed. It functions on the honor system. Remove a book or books from the shelves, read, and then return to the basket. If you have books to donate, you can put them in the basket too.
This well-kept secret to many offers a thrifty and easy opportunity to keep up with the latest novels, non-fictions, references and knowledge-building resources.
The library is monitored often and updated with new arrivals. If you have an organization that would benefit from the books being removed from the shelves, contact Tori (extension 113).

Membership–sponsored Fund
Sponsor a membership for someone who’d like to join our community here at Southside Community Center but can’t afford the membership. Your donation will allow someone in financial difficulty to enjoy center activities for one year. Contact Betty if you are interested in being a membership sponsor.