Help Police Dog “Haywire”
Get a Bullet Proof Vest

If you were at Fido Fete, you met Officer Stone and Haywire, Spokane’s newest police dog. Sadly, when Haywire’s working and chasing “perps” to keep us safe, he really needs the protection of a bullet proof vest, but he can’t afford it. They are really pricey!
So, Southside Community Center wants to help. When you walk by Priscilla the pig, who resides of the counter of the front desk at the Center,  you can make a donation to the cause by putting money in Priscilla's tummy to help raise funds for a bulletproof vest for canine officer, Haywire.
Thank you for your generosity!
Support the Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, September 7 / 11 a.m. ~ 3 p.m.
Avermere South Hill 3708 E 57th
At this fund raiser for Spokane’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s for a $5 donation you can get your car washed and eat a hot dog. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Spokane’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is on Saturday October 5 in Riverfront Park. For more information about how to take part, contact Leslie Woodfill 509-995-5431
Avamere South Hill generously sponsored our August lunch.

Welcome New Members
Kathleen Alexander * Deborah Bisenius * Judy Buren * Teresa Chavez * Marilyn Clemons *Patricia Cole * Dan and Kathy Derbawka * Kim and Pat Fell * Judee Grayson * Ralph and Thelma Gustafson * Karen Hasslinger * Robin Heintzelman * James Olsen * Jacqui Parker * Kim Renette * Annie Trueblood * Michael Wells and Becky Imler 
Next New Member Orientation
Tuesday, September 17 at 11 a.m. before the luncheon.  
Luncheon is hosted for new members. 
 Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election
at Tuesday, November 19 Luncheon
Dennis is a licensed mental health counselor. After a long career with organizations throughout the Spokane area, including St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Center, Sacred Heart Medical Center, Deaconess Medical Center, and Group Health Northwest. He is currently in private practice and a lecturer at Eastern Washington University. He’s a lifelong Spokane resident and has been involved in community and neighborhood projects for many years. He joined the Center after retiring from EWU. He was raised in a family that played pinochle at every family gathering, but because his wife didn’t like to play cards he jumped on the chance to join the Center’s pinochle group. He also looks forward to developing a Community Garden near the center and is working actively to make that happen.
Sue is currently the office manager at Hennessey Funeral Home & Crematory in Spokane. She has lived in Spokane for the last 40 years and has an AA Degree from Spokane Community College. After working at a prominent local law firm for seven years she worked at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home and then moved to Hennessey Funeral Home, where she has been for the last 15 years. Sue takes great pride in her role as office manager at Hennessey and considers it a privilege helping families during the most sensitive time in their lives. Sue loves volunteering in the community. She enjoys walking, scrapbooking, reading, cheering on the Seattle Mariners and Gonzaga Bulldogs, and yearly trips to Las Vegas. Being a Grandma brings her great joy.
Brynne attended high school at Gonzaga Prep and graduated in Secondary Education from the University of Washington. After teaching history at Gonzaga Prep, he became a stockbroker and investment advisor and became Vice President of Investments at Nelson Securities and Kemper Securities. His next career was building a Guardianship Agency which advocated on the behalf of vulnerable citizens by acting as their legal guardian. After growing a successful Guardianship agency he joined a small home health care agency in Spokane providing nursing services and therapies to homebound patients. Under his management this agency was recognized by Medicare as a Top 500 agency each of the years of his tenure. The agency also exceeded all financial and quality of care measures established by Medicare. He is now the agency’s Regional Manager of Sales and Operations for Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Washington. He says the opportunity to serve and be a resource to families in need brings great joy and purpose to his life. He looks forward to working tirelessly to make Southside Community Center a wonderful place of interaction and community.

 Upscale Items Needed for Pop-Up Shop Saturday, November 16
Downsizing? Tired of dusting antiques or collectibles that no longer fit your life style or home? Donate these special items to the November Pop-Up Shop sale that will feature fine décor, china, glass ware, collectibles, and art. We would love to offer your collectible or antique items. This is not a garage sale. Upscale items only, please. Wonder if your loved piece fits? Call Lynn 509-499-8700.

Tips from “Adopt-A-Cop” Jake Willard,
Neighborhood Resource Officer
Hi All, I just returned from a needed vacation, but want to take time to give you some tips — old perhaps but worth repeating.
With the good weather comes an increase in property crimes. These types of crimes are often avoided if we pay a little more attention to our surroundings and property. Crimes of opportunity are best battled by not giving them the opportunity. Remember—always be vigilant, and aware of your surroundings and property. Never leave valuables inside your vehicles; always double check to make sure your vehicle is locked and secure. Apply this to your home too. Don't advertise your valuable stuff for all to see, close your blinds, make sure your house is locked and secured when leaving, and close your garage doors. Also, you are probably familiar with the phrase "if you see something, say something." This is true! Report anything you see that looks suspicious, or out of the norm. You can call me with any neighborhood issues and/ or concerns 509-625-3310 or 509-625-3326 and enjoy the rest of summer and the time with your loved ones.

A Note to Retired Teachers & Others Members
from Lynn Terry
I am writing as a retired teacher asking for your help. The Center is partnering with EWU and Franklin Elementary School to provide a special science event called Book It! Kids – Wiggly Science – on October 2. Seventy percent of Franklin students qualify for free lunch. This means many students and their parents will not be able to attend the event unless we sponsor them. Remember children like this from your classrooms? I am asking for donations to support attendance for children who are financially limited from educational, fun experiences. The cost is $5.00 per person.
When you send your check or pay at the Center, be sure to mention the contribution is for Franklin Sponsorship! If you wish to charge your gift, call the Center at 535-0803 and ask for Betty. There is a $25 limit for credit card payments. Thank you so much for your support. I am starting the fund with $100.

                                   Wish List
  • Refrigerator for bar inventory
  • Clothes steamer for linens and napkins
  • # 20 Copy paper
  • Coffee and tea bags / regular and decaf
  • Tissues and napkins
  • Diet sodas, seltzers and chocolates
  • Lighted arches to decorate for Center events and rentals
  • Volunteers / helping hands are always needed
  • Volunteer drivers for day trips

 Thank You For Your Generosity
  • Linda Webster for water and snacks
  •  Carol Gabel for cold beverage dispenser and foyer decorations
  • Lou Regelin for yard
  • Patty Lee for Thomas Kincade ornaments and gift basket for auction
  • Shelagh Camak for coffee
  • Donna Carl for paper plates/cups and Kleenex
  • Dennis Gillette for miscellaneous items
  • Joanna Baldwin for bottled water
  • Clayton Klippert for front desk candy
  • Barbara Haynes for tea and sugar
  • Ann Wear for coffee

New Washington State Regulation
According to the Washington State Gambling Commission, only members can play card games or other games involving betting. Ask at the front desk about how to become a member.

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.