Proposed Change to By-Laws at the

Annual Membership Meeting, Nov. 20 

Article 3.2

The Board shall consist of not less than nine (9) members, the specific number to be set by a Resolution of the board.

(No limit to number of board members)


Wish List
  • Classy Corner - High quality boutique-type donations. Bring to the Center between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Make sure your donation is marked for “Classy Corner”.
  • Sponsors for luncheons and events
  • Coffee/black tea (not loose tea) and soda/water
  • Storage Pod because our previous one is gone
  •  # 20 copy paper
  •  Updated van

Board of Directors Nominees

New members of the Board of Directors will be elected on November 20 at the annual meeting which follows the Thanksgiving luncheon. Amendments to the by-laws to add additional board members will also be voted on, including a minimum of board of directors with no maximum. A description of the nominees’ qualifications is available here.

 Thanks for Your Donations
  • All Get Your Game On the participants and volunteers
  • Cathy Crum—tea
  • Kaye Engel for coffee /Dot Verry—coffee and Coffee Mate
  • Twilla Anderson—Kleenex Box Cover
  • Carol Gabel—candy and décor
  • Jesse Jones—poker table and puzzles
  • Colleen Robertson—cups/napkins
  • Bernadine Sanders—coffee and copy paper
  • Kaye Engel and Lisa Rosier—candy
  • Alan Darnell—Christmas Tree (to be used in the lobby)
  • Ed/Cynthia Tonge—quilting and embroidery supplie
  • Joanne Baldwin— water
  • Clayton Klippert— beverages

Welcome New Members
Jeffrey and Lori Addis * Dennis and  Carol Anderson * Ann Beyer * Myrna Brandmueller * Sheila Dodson * Emily Farish * Susan Gilman * Margart Goldbach * Thomas and Carolyn Grey * Atisha Hunt * Walter and Pat Jensen * Meg Jones * Pat Kennelly * Shirley and Amy Larson * Angela Moore * Helen Ordner * Donna Paras * Terri Pederson * Alexander and Connie Scott * Jack Williams * Ann Young
Next New Member Orientation Tuesday, November 20 at 11 a.m. before the luncheon. Luncheon is hosted for new members.

 WARNING! Fall Cleaning Coming Soon
In a few weeks, a committee will clean out all the Center’s cupboards and storage areas. If something needs to stay, label it, take it home, or leave a message for Shelagh or Lisa. If we don’t know about it, it may be donated or placed in the dumpster.
Thank you, Stripe Rite
 Many thanks to Stripr Rite, CEO Logan Trotter, and his staff for their generous donation to the Center. The company repainted the striping in the parking lot. It looks fabulous, and it means a lot to our members and guests that organizations like your are willing to give a helping hand to non-profits like ours that provide a valuable service to the community.

Teal Ladies Invite You to Help With Christmas Giving
The Teal Ladies are already planning their annual Toys for Tots and Tree of Sharing drives. Giving back to the community is one of their major missions. To be part of this group of community-minded women join them on the first Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. The meeting this month is October 4. The Teal Ladies would love you to join them.

Our Van is Sick!
The Center’s van which we depend on for day trips is showing it’s age and limping along the best it can - in spite of its over-the-hill age and miles. It regularly costs us money for repairs and needs many things. And it’s beyond bad when it breaks down on a trip.
We are applying for grants and also seeking sponsors and other financial support from dealerships or other businesses to help us replace “old Betsy” with a newer, reliable and affordable vehicle. Can you help? If you have any contacts or ideas about sponsors to help us get a new van, please call Lisa, 535-0803.

Volunteer Opportunities
Classy Corner needs help in the Center’s boutique during business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.). Call the front desk (535-0803) and leave a message for Nancy.

Day Trip Van Drivers. No special license required and good benefits. Call Josh (535-0803).


Board Meeting Time Change
Regular Board meetings now are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Members are welcome.

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 91967. 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.