Thank You
Volunteer from the Finishing Trades Institute Northwest, Local 427 and District Council 5 recently repainted our Ballroom for free.
Painters: Dan Okanovic, Austin Freeland, Marc Mattingly, Jeremy Ungemach, James Jokun, Jeremy Davis.
Save Large Cans for the Center
We need 40 empty, clean 2-lb or larger cans (coffee or other foods) .... for the garage sale. Bring them to Brigitte at the Center.

Please Stay Safe On Ice

Falling on the ice can be very, very BAD and we don’t want it to happen to you. The Center puts de-icer on the sidewalks by the building, but the parking lot can still be very slippery. In the parking lot, be sure to wear footwear with traction, walk flat-footed, slowly and perhaps use a walking stick.

By the way, we really appreciate your donations of bags of de-icer to keep us all safe. Thanks!

Ballroom Dance for Fun
Saturday, April 6 / 7 - 9:30 p.m.
All are welcome to enjoy the music, open dance, and no host bar at this bi-monthly event. All proceeds support the Center.

                                    Wish List

*Paper plates and napkins
* Sponsors for luncheons and events
* Small curio display cabinet
* Lighted arches for ballroom
* Ice melt
*Water glasses, wine glasses and white dinner settings (sets of 8 would be wonderful)
* White dessert bowls
* Coffee and soda/water, including diet
* 20# copier paper
* Updated Van / contacts with Dealers

Mahjongg Update
Congratulations and Thanks
Congratulations are in order for 12 ladies and gentlemen who completed three weeks of Mahjongg instruction! You are more than ready to join those already playing Mahjongg at the Center on Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. Thanks to the volunteer instructors: Phyllis Kirby, Mary Van Couvering, Tim Ugaldea, Lynn Terry, Ellie Yones and Joan DeGroot...with special thanks to Nadine Larson.

 Thank You For Your Generosity
  • *Anna Murphy for coffee
    *Phyllis Williams and Bill Staeb for candy
    * Dot Verry for Coffee Mate
    * Mary Heath for plastic cutlery
    * Jessie and Diane Quincy for Classy Corner donations and for nitrile gloves for kitchen
    * Betty Weber for clothing donation
    * Joanne Baldwin for de-icer
    * Rosalie Hembroff for liquid creamer
    * Bernadine Sanders for coffee filters


                           Welcome New Members

Jean Berghouse * Ron Dalla * N and Yoshiko Dalton * Velma Davis * Nancy Figy * David Holick * Stephen and Mary Llewellyn * Darcy Spracklin * Kristy Waller
Next New Member Orientation is Tuesday, March 19 at 11 a.m. before the luncheon. Luncheon is hosted for new members.



Open Wine Bottles Now Available for Sale

At the end of an event, open bottles of wine can be recorked and purchased by you to take home. The cost is:

$9—3⁄4 bottle;
 $6—1⁄2 bottle; and
$3—1⁄4 bottle.
Just ask your server at the end of the event for assistance.

Board Meeting Time Change

The new Board meeting time is the third Wednesday of each month at 4 - 5:30 p.m. All members are welcome at the monthly Board of Director meetings.


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.