CENTER NEWS

Build the Future Raffle
Here’s your chance to win a fistful of cash and simultaneously support the ongoing programs, operations, and maintenance of the Center.
Tickets cost $5 each, and your odds of winning are way, way better than the lottery. You could win:
* First -$1,000
* Second-$400
* Third-$100
Tickets for this fundraiser are available at the Center or from Center board members. All members are encouraged to purchase tickets for themselves or as a gift.
The drawing will be held on December 19 during the Tuesday luncheon. The cash will be handed out during the event, but winners do not need to be present to win.
Please join us in financially supporting Southside into 2018. If you would like to help sell tickets, talk to Gary or Betty. If you have any questions please contact the center at 509-535-0803 for more details.
All proceeds from this raffle will help the Center provide services to members.

Thanks For Your Help at the Veteran’s Dinner

How many fabulous volunteers does it take to produce an event like the Veterans Patriotic Extravaganza? Lots!
Decorators: Bill Beyer; Marie Brown; Judy Cadreau; Carol Gabel; Gary Rashkoe; Kristin Watson

Table Setters: Jeff Bergman; Lou Connolly; Vicki Harter; Gail Jennings; Margaret Nelson; Nancy Raffa; Cheryl Rische; Nancy Tomlinson; Mary Van Couvering; Wes Wright

Kitchen Cooks: Judy Cadreau; Colleen Dennis; Carrol Givens; Sonia Hedderig; Karen Hovatter; Jeannie Sampson; Barbara Simas; Karan Unruh; Mike Watson; Kristin Watson

Kitchen Platers: Bill Beyer; Marie Brown; Judy Cadreau; Carol Gabel; Sonia Hedderig; Dorothy Kelly; Connie McCoy; Mike Watson; Kristin Watson

Bartender: Mary Van Couvering

Raffle Ticket Sales: Barbara Haynes

Cocktail Waitresses: Patti Wiley; Phyllis Williams

Military Servers: Airmen from Fairchild Air Force Base, after working all day, put on dress khakis and drove to the Center to voluntarily serve the dinner for the veterans. They also cleared tables and the ballroom.

Parking Attendants: Mike Prophet, Tim Griffith, Jeff Olson

 
HUGE Thanks - To Classy Betty
 
Classy Corner, the Center’s thrift boutique, has been under the direction of Betty Cosand for ten years (that’s a lot of volunteer hours). A huge thank you to Betty for her dedication and hard work making the boutique —well, classy. She is handing the reins over to Nancy Akino. Be sure to come say “hi” to Nancy and check out the Corner’s red hot deals.

 
News Bits

When Does Your Membership Need to be Renewed?
The month to renew your membership can be found near your mailing address on the last page of this newsletter. Be sure to renew during that month, so you don’t miss a single issue.

Messages After 4:30 p.m. or Weekends
Messages left on voice mail after the front line ambassadors leave at 4:30 p.m. will not be received for action until the Center’s next business day.
 

 Getting to Know You, Lisa — A Brief Introduction


Lisa Rosier, our new Executive Director, has an eclectic background with over 25 years working in state, local government and non-profit organizations.
 
She was born and raised in Australia. She joined the Queensland Police Service (a state agency) after High School and retired as a Sergeant after 22 years of service. She is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
 
She moved to Spokane after meeting her husband Chris and son Brian. While in Spokane, Lisa has worked with the Spokane and Cheney Police Departments, as a project coordinator for a Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant, the Spokane City Council, the Director of Supported Living for a non-profit organization, as our Center’s Program & Rental manager, and as the Manager of Employment Programs for The Arc of Spokane. She is a former Chair of the Spokane City Human Rights Commission, founding member and Vice President of the Spokane County Human Rights Task Force. She is also gubernatorial appointee to the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment.       

Like to Travel for Free? Healthy? Social? Good Driver?

Become a Center driver/escort and travel for free! Escorts must act as tour host and also drive. Good driving record and first aid training a must. Contact Lisa to find out how. No CDL required. Call 535-0803.


Our Wish List
  • HUGE NEED for ice melt during the winter season
  • One large computer monitor
  • Eight 9 ‘ x 13’ cake pans, new or good used condition
  •  Candy thermometer
  • 4-cup food processor
  • Six cooling racks for cakes, new or good condition
  • Regular Coffee
  • Roll of postage stamps

Welcome New Members
 
George Arger * Laura Athearn * Barbara Burkart * Kenneth & Sherran Croy JoEllen Dunning * Gerald Green * William Johnson Jennifer Kempner * Judy Kottwitz Dianna Kenner * Kim King * Susan Longoria * Mary Mackay * Claire Miethke * Helen Morgan * Gretchen Petrucelly * Susan Roberts * Luella Seely * Evie Skinner Nancy Vick * Janet Sinnott * Yvonne Takis
 
New Member Orientation—Tuesday, December 19
 

And, Thanks to Our Supporters
  • Regeneration Point– sponsor of the September “Diner Days at the Rockin' Ray Café” Luncheon.
  • 4:20 Friendly – sponsor of the October 7 Medical & Resource Round-Up.
  • The Academy at Merrill Gardens – sponsor of the Centenarians Celebration Luncheon.
  • All the Vendors at the Medical & Resource Round-Up on Saturday, October 7.
  • Huckleberry’s Natural Market- for the corsages and boutonnieres for the Centenarians Celebration.
  • All of the centenarians, caregivers & family who attended the Celebration Luncheon. You made it memorable!

IMPORTANT DATE! Tuesday November 21
Annual Membership Meeting & Board of Directors Election
Please be sure to attend a brief annual membership meeting immediately after the Thanksgiving luncheon. You will hear about the state and progress of the Center and vote for Board of Directors members. The agenda includes:
Reports
  • Treasurer’s Report – Rodger Regele
  • Center Update – Raffle & Fundraising – Lisa Rosier
  • Changes to Articles of Incorporation & Bylaws Approval – Megaen Childress
  • Endowment Fund/Estate Planning – Donna Johnson
Elections
  • Introduction of Board Candidates – Gregg Jones
  • Election of Board Candidates – Ron Rector
New Business

Board of Director candidates are:
Shelagh Camak —moved from California to Spokane in 2015. She retired from Riverside City College (RCC) in 2014 as Vice President of Workforce & Resource Development. Shelagh served on many boards during her tenure at RCC College, including nonprofit organizations.
John Lackie—currently a managing partner of Hennessey Funeral Home, John previously managed funeral homes in Othello and Tri-Cities. He is past president of Othello Rotary, Othello Chamber of Commerce and Othello Senior Center.
Mary VanCouvering—a current member of the Board of Directors, Mary is running for a second term. She is active at the Center and has been chair of the membership committee, co-chair of Fido Fete (annual dog festival), and worked long hours bringing the Center databases up-to-date.
Claudia Craven—a current member of the Board of Directors, Claudia is running for a second term. She is active at the Center and has been chair of the communications/marketing committee, co-chair of Fido Fete (annual dog festival), and is editor of the monthly On the Move newsletter.