Who’s News

January 11, 2011

By Staff

Couple donates $40,000 to Athletes for Kids

Ken and Liz Moscaret, of Sammamish, co-founders of Athletes For Kids, donated $40,000 to the organization last month.

Athletes For Kids matches male and female high school athletes as mentors to younger children with disabilities, enabling them to overcome social challenges by improving self-esteem and promoting inclusion. Athletes For Kids operates at six area high schools and serves children with disabilities in Sammamish, Issaquah, Bellevue, Renton, Redmond and Woodinville.

Athletes For Kids is seeking additional donors in order to expand the scope and reach of its program in 2011. Call Teresa Bretl at 260-2109.

DownTown association names board of directors

The DownTown Issaquah Association recently named its 2011-12 board of directors.

Executive members will be David Irons, president; Lynn Rehn, vice-president; George Naumann, treasurer; and Karen Donovan, secretary.

Its board-members-at-large will be Joe Forkner, Tom Gotuzzo, Reisha Holton, Tressa James, Louise Kincaid, Barak Rosenbloom, Felecia Tomlinson and past president Keith Watts.

Contact the association to volunteer and help the committees run the programs that have brought economic vitality to Issaquah. The 2011 committees include: Cultural Events Program (ArtWalk, Music on the Streets and more), Fenders on Front Street, Grant Writing, and Cultural and Community Stewardship. Learn more by e-mailing Greg Spranger, community relations manager, at mainstreetdude@aol.com.

Local Realtor gets leadership position with association

Joan Probala has been installed as vice-president elect of government affairs for the Seattle King County Association of Realtors.

She was elected by her peers to serve as the focal point between the organization and the Legislature and local councils regarding issues affecting homeownership. She will work with representatives in all of the Seattle districts to stress the role that real estate plays in the economic conditions of the area.

Probala has been a member of the government relations committee for 12 years and has served as the Realtor key contact for the legislators in the 5th District.

Probala has been a Realtor with Windermere Real Estate/East Inc. in Issaquah, for more than 20 years. She serves on the board of directors of the association as well as on the Washington State Realtor Board of Directors.

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