CENTER NEWS


Need a Notary?
Get Your Documents Notarized at the Center
  •  Free to members, donation for non-members
  • Available by appointment
  • Licensed and bonded by the State of Washington.
Call for an afternoon appointment.
Lori Trowbridge – 805-458-8116

Strut Your Stuff in a SCC T-shirt
Due to demand we are selling gorgeous blue T-shirts that show yoursupport of the Center.
They are currently on orderfor sizes, Small, Medium, Large, XL and XXL: 100% cotton,excellent quality and feel.
Members: $12 /Non-members: $18
Get your order in now.
 


Gardeners Sharing Veggies
Community Garden Space Available for 2022
At least until the first frost, veggies are flowing out of the community garden. If you see some on the table in the lobby, feel free to take what you need and put something in the donation bucket.
If you would like to be a gardener next year, get a registration form at the front desk, or from dennis_anderson@mac.com and sign up for 2022.

We are actively raising money to build 10-20 new planting boxes and a tool shed. Donations can be made to the Southside Community Center, noting that it is for the garden.

A great garden basket will be raffled at the Health and Wellness Fair to raise money for the garden. Hope to see you there. 

Would You Like to Be a Teal Lady?
 
This vital, dynamic, active group of volunteers supports the Center and the larger Spokane community throughout the year in many ways. They are looking for people to join them (men are welcome too).
This is some of what they do:
  • Center Garage Sale: Donate baked goods to sell at the sale.
  • Center Monthly Luncheons/Other Center Events: Teal
    Ladies help with set up and clean up after the monthly
    luncheons and some other events.
  • September: Annual Back to School Supplies Collect school
    supplies for various local schools. Volunteers separate the
    donations for delivery and deliver them to schools.
  • December: Collect Toys for T ots (or money) and deliver to
    local fire stations for needy families.
  • February: Cross Walk Sock Drive Collect socks for all ages
    and sizes (short, long, short, small, all colors) and deliver them
    to the Cross Walk youth shelter.
  • April: Collect items for The Humane Society such as old
    towels. blankets, pillows, dog and cat food and always money is
    accepted.
    If you are interested, call Robin Walter 951-1961 or
    attend a meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m.

 Fall/Winter Event Plans Move Forward
We see masks in our future but we are proceeding with plans for upcoming events. If we have to change anything, we will let you know. Here's the schedule for now:
 
•    November 16-Thanksgiving Luncheon and Annual Meeting
•    December 4, 11, 18 - Breakfast with Santa
•    December 21-Christmas Luncheon and Gift Exchange

We need lots of help. Call 535-0803 and leave a message.
 

 New Activities Planned if You're Interested

*Take the Challenge, Trivia Night is ON!
Sunday November 21, 7pm-9pm
$5 for members and $7 for nonmembers
The first trivia night will have a general theme, but on future trivia nights the theme will be decided by drawing from a box of suggested themes. Sign up sheet in the lobby.  Come and test your knowledge!!! 
 
*The Center Book Club, returns on November 9. At this first meeting attendeesz will discuss what book to start with and other books they would like to read and discuss.  John Spencer, a retired academic librarian from Gonzaga, is taking the lead and brings a wealth of book knowledge.  Feel free to contact him at 509-599-6453 or email guspencerjs@gmail.com to let him know about your book ideas and if the second Tuesday each month from 10:30-Noon works on an ongoing basis.
 
*Hand and Foot Canasta will be starting at the center on Wednesdays starting November 3 @ 10am.
 
 Wish List
  • Volunteers: kitchen, lunch committee, travel, Santa Breakfast, Teal Ladies
  • Batteries-AA and AAA
  • White copy paper 8 ½” x 11” inch 20#
  • Disposable gloves
  • Adult disposable masks
  • Manila file folders
  • Soft drinks (including diet)
  • Bottled water
  • Hand sanitizer

Fun and Games For All
BINGO / Sunday 1 -3 pm
Bridge Welcome Bridge - Mon & Wed /1-3:30 pm
Party Bridge - Thursday / 12:15-4 pm
Canasta - Tuesday / 10 am-12 pm
Teal Ladies - First Thurs 10 am-noon
Pinochle - Friday / 1-3 pm
Knifty Knitters - Tuesday / 1-3 pm
Quilters - 2nd & 4th Wed / 1-3 pm
Tai Chi with Altari - Wed / 10-11:30 am
Qigong - Dr. Brian Flake - Mon / 2:30-3:30 pm (CHANGES DEC. 6TH)
Mexican Train - Wed / 11 am-1 pm
Texas Hold’em Poker - Mon & Fri / 1-4 pm
Wii Bowling - Mon & Wed / 12:30-3 pm
Red Hat Ladies - 3rd Monday / 1-3 pm
Questions about times, costs, etc.? Call Julia 535-0803 ext. 108
Programs@southsidecenter.com
Check your email for updates or call.


 
 Welcome New Members
 *Paula Clark *Margaret Dahmen-Burns *Michael Burns *Stephanie Wagg *Kris Fiala *Darlene Edmonds *Susan Kurtz *Tiffany Lattimore *Carol Martin *Karen Nelson *Kim Roberts *Katherine Smith *John Spencer *Frederick Carbone *James & Barbara Anderson *Joe Munoz *Eunice Rieken *Helen Hansen *Tami Pogue *Coyleen Carlson *Brenda Craig *Carolyn White


Southside Community Center Has Just the Right Space for All Your Needs
Affordable, competitive rates.
• Ballroom accommodation for up to 300 people with tables and chairs.
• Newly renovated flooring and sound system with conferencing capabilities.
• You or your caterer are welcome in our commercial kitchen.
• Accessible with lots of easy parking.
• Smaller rooms available at a low rate.
• Members receive a discount.
For details about amenities and rates contact Julia at 535-0803 or email programs@southsidecenter.com.
 

The Donna J. Johnson
Endowment Fund Is a Reality

Donna Johnson left $10,000 to start an endowment fund for the Spokane Community Center. The purpose of an endowment fund is to provide financial security for the organization. It gives donors a way to perpetuate the Center’s programs and activities. Donna’s gift, along with $4,289 in the Center’s Sunset Heritage Society (given earlier by donors to start an endowment fund), are now being managed by Innovia Foundation.
You are invited to support the Center’s future by donating to the Endowment Fund. There are many ways for you to give and grow the fund for the financial security of the Center.


1.
Checks: Payable to Innovia with The Donna J. Johnson Fund noted in the                memo line.
2. Gifts of Securities: Innovia supplies the Securities Transfer Form.

3. Insurance policies, retirement funds, real estate gifts, or other planned     gifts: Arranged by calling Innovia’s Director of Gift Planning.

For those not familiar with endowments and how they work, think of an endowment as an investment account in which the principal can never be touched. The earnings of the account are used to fund operations of the center. In the case of this fund, even the earnings cannot be distributed for five years.

An endowment gift gives donors the option to perpetuate their annual gifts. For example, the $100-year donor might make a $2,000 endowment gift in order to continue annual gifts of $100 to the organization in the future. Income in this example is based on 5% earnings, which is not unusual over time. The gift can also be restricted for a specific program or activity.

Questions: Call the Center at 535-0803.



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 smile.amazon.com, 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 www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. 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 Melissa 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 Melissa if you are interested in being a membership sponsor.