Volunteer Opportunities
  • Help maintain the community contacts listthrough data base data entry a few hours a week. Flexible hours, training provided. Contact: Lynn Terry 509-499-8700.
  • Fido Fete*—be a committee member to plan and make our dog festival happen.
  • Newsletter*—Help format the newsletter and create other documents using Microsoft Publisher.
  • October Health Fair*—be a committee member to plan and make the Health Fair happen.
* Contact Claudia 509-701-5964,

A Special Request for the May Mega Garage Sale
We appreciate your donations and enthusiasm, and please, please, please hold your donations. We have a major storage problem. We will let you know later in the spring when we have solved thestorage dilemma and are able to accept your awesome items — the more the better.

Welcome New Members
Austin Bauman and Catherine Ficken * Charles and Pamela Neill * Marion Witters * Bob and Nancy Young * David Vogel * Linda Bowen
Next New Member Orientation is Tuesday, February 18 at 11 a.m. before the Valentine luncheon. Luncheon is hosted for new members.

 Happy Birthday Donn!
Remember when dues were $10 per year? Or were you part of the Center’s golf group that took to the links for 18 years? If your answer is “yes” to either question, you remember DONN THOMPSON who turns 97 this month.
Donn was a Marine in WWII in the South Pacific for 27 months, and part of the last landing on Okinawa. He held all Center board officer positions (except Secretary/Treasurer), one of which was President in 1995 as well as taking his turn as a front desk ambassador.
Happy Birthday, Donn, from your family at Southside Community Center.
Enjoy 2020 to its fullest.

Classy Corner Donations Needed
Classy Corner, our boutique thrift store right off the lobby, is running low on merchandise. Thanks for donating high quality items from décor, jewelry, books, toys, household items, to clothing.

Thanks For Your Generosity
  • Linda Webster for teddy bears for Santa Breakfast
  • Sally Flume – Christmas Coffee for Santa Breakfast
  •  Doreen Rugg – soft drinks
  • Ann Armstrong, Diana Hart for coffee
  • Donna Carl – Kleenex
  •  Joanne Baldwin – copy paper
  • Margaret Nelson – candy for front desk
  • Barbara Cumpton – ice melt

                                   Wish List
  • DE-ICER to keep us safe during the winter!
  • Stanley Box Cutter
  • Duct tape and gaffing tape
  • Sponsors for van upkeep
  • Volunteer drivers for day trips
  • Commercial clothes steamer for linens and napkins
  • # 20 Copy paper
  • Regular coffee
  • Tissues, napkins, paper plates,
  • Keyboards needed for a new music class.

U.S.A. Census Job Applications
If you are looking for a job with flexible hours the 2020 Census Team is looking for help. You can apply on line at or call 855- job-2020. Brochures are in the lobby entrance with more information.

 Attention All Gardeners
The Southside Community Center is opening a new community garden in spring of 2020 located behind the 10 foot cyclone fence just west of the Center.
We are taking reservations for plots in the garden for folks who want to raise veggies and/or flowers. There will be 30-40 4x8-foot raised beds available at a cost of $25 for the season. The $25 includes water and soil. If you are interested call Dennis Anderson at 280-6854 or email
Leave a Legacy …..
Estate gifts left in your will to the Donna Johnson Legacy Fund for Southside Community Center are used to enrich and sustain programs. Please consider this as you update your will. Call Lisa at 535-0803 for more details.

Two Ways to Shop and Help the Center
1. Shop at Amazon Smile. Go to, select Southside Senior & Community Center as your organization and shop as you usually do. Amazon then donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Center.
2. Shop at Fred Meyer.  Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Center at When asked to select your organization, enter BC373--please note this is a new organization number. Then every time you use your Rewards Card, the Center gets a donation! And you still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates. Rewards Cards are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

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.

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.