Southside Wii Bowling Team Wins
City Championship
Congratulations are in order! The Southside Center team (AKA The Pin Kickers) won first place over 30 teams in April in the monthly all-city Wii bowling tournament. Check out the H-U-G-E trophy in the lobby. They are practicing hard to win again and keep the trophy at our Center. Members of the winning team were Jeff Bergman, Wes Wright, Mic Cochran, Gary Turner, Judy Cadreau, Ed Lehane, Clayton Klippert, Colleen Dennis, Shirley Scheppard, Linda Brown and Debbie Rainey. Clayton was the top scorer with 298. Also, congratulations to Angela Moore, Judy Cadreau, and Clayton Klippert for bowling 300s last month.
New bowlers are invited to join the weekly fun and camaraderie on Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m. No experience needed. If you can hold a remote control and move your arm, you can Wii bowl. Members bowl free; non-members pay $2 an hour.
SPECIAL NOTE! Bowling starts at 1:30. If you plan to participate, please arrive 10 or 15 minutes before start time to allow enough stations to be set up. No bowling May 29 and 31.

An Invitation From the Board of Directors
Hello Everyone,
Your Board of Directors is busy planning and implementing new projects and events for 2019 that are designed to keep the Center moving forward. We are a hard-working board that gets things done. However, we need extra hands.
So we are asking for your help in two ways:
1. We need applicants to fill open positions on the Center Board of Directors. The Board meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Washington Trust Room.
2. We need new members to help on committees for activities and events. Please consider signing up for one of our committees or applying for one of the open Board positions to join this vibrant team.
Drop me a note in my mailbox at the Center or get my contact information directly from Lisa. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Shelagh Camak, Board President

Center Closed for Memorial Day
Monday, May 27
Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season. The Civil War, which ended in the spring of 1865, claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history and required the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries. By the late 1860s, Americans in various towns and cities had begun holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers by decorating their graves with flower and reciting prayers.

Thanks to Carol Gabel
Carol Gabel is our decor ating goddess. She has made the Center cheerful and seasonal with shamrocks, Easter eggs, bunnies and all manner of other colorful decorations. Thank you, Carol, for
bringing joy and cheer into our days.
 Join the Monthly Luncheon Planning Team
You are cordially invited to be part of a new team that will plan themes, entertainment and menus for the monthly luncheons. The kick-off meeting will be Monday, May 20 at 10 a.m. in the Gates Room. Please join us. We need your energy and ideas.

 Visit Classy Corner
The garage sale will come and go, but Classy Corner, the Center’s boutique thrift store, is here every day and it’s one of the best in town. Many thanks go to the team of dedicated volunteers led by Nancy Akino who work to display and sell items to help support the Center financially. When the garage sale is over, remember that they are always seeking high-quality items to sell, so donate. Also, come
shop. You may find treasures.

                                    Wish List

  • Battery operated drill set
  • Steam mop
  • 6-foot folding tables
  • Sponsors for luncheons and events
  • Coffee and soda/water
  • Storage Pod
  •  # 20 copy paper
  • $$$ for new van

 Thank You For Your Generosity
  • Donna Carl for napkins and paper plates
  • Anne Armstrong and Barbara Tuttle for coffee
  • Phyllis Williams for Sharpies
  • Doreen Rugg for beverages
  • Santa’s Workshop for Classy Corner Sign
  • Jeff Olson for Plaster of Paris
  • Terri Lynn from RSVP for electronic cash register
  •  Carol Gabel for 36 donated miles to deliver newsletters

                           Welcome New Members

Gene and Kim Haney * Lea Horn * Lorna Krahner *Teresa Krahner *Tanya Landrum * Pat Lydon * Walt and Shirley Rulffes * Susan Simonds *Larry Schilbe

Next New Member Orientation
Tuesday, May 21 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.

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.

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.