Who’s News

January 25, 2011

Issaquah resident wins on Wheel of Fortune

Matt Molen

Matt Molen, of Issaquah, won $4,000 during his appearance on “Wheel of Fortune” Jan. 10.

Molen, a marketing professional for a board game company, tried out for the show at Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma.

Issaquah Curves wins decorating contest

Curves of Issaquah won first place in the DownTown Issaquah Association’s sixth annual Deck the Halls DownTown decorating contest. Flying Pie Pizzeria won second place and Buddha Belly placed third.

Issaquah gets Aktion Club

Aktion Club

The charter installation of the Issaquah Aktion Club, formed by Chris Brandt, of Issaquah’s AtWork! facility was Dec. 15. It was the first such club in the Northwest. Frank Morehouse, Kiwanis Pacific Northwest governor, emceed the event and Sylvester Neal, the president of Kiwanis International, attended to congratulate the club and its efforts.

EFR honors Issaquah Swedish

Eastside Fire & Rescue recently presented its Friends of EFR award to Swedish Hospital in Issaquah for the good work provided by way of inoculating the EFR work force.

The Friends of EFR award recognizes extraordinary service by community members and organizations that have been instrumental in helping EFR accomplish the agency mission.

Who’s News

October 12, 2010

Top Kiwanis international official visits Issaquah club

President of Kiwanis Club International, Sylvester Neal, was recently in Issaquah for the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah weekly luncheon.

Kiwanis International is a global organization of members of every age who are dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.

Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Service is at the heart of every Kiwanis Club, no matter where in the world it’s located. Members stage nearly 150,000 service projects and raise nearly $107 million every year for communities, families and projects.

The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah has been serving our community since 1929. The club provides financial support to dozens of eastside nonprofits, and sponsors additional service clubs such as Key Clubs for high school students and the Aktion Club for disabled adults.

Anyone is welcome to attend the club’s weekly luncheon at Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way S.W. in Issaquah each Wednesday at noon. Learn more at www.issaquah.kiwanis.org.

Backpacks, school supply donations needed

August 10, 2010

Help Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank clients get prepared to go back to school.

The food bank needs backpacks and school supplies for families unable to afford them. School begins in the Issaquah School District on Aug. 31.

A backpack filled with required supplies costs nearly $50 per student. The cost is even more for high school students who also need geometry sets and calculators.

Donations may be dropped off at the food bank, 179 First Ave. S.E., or at blue collection barrels at the Issaquah locations of Safeway, 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd.; Staples, 628 Front St. N.; Rite Aid, 1065 N.W. Gilman Blvd.; Walgreen’s, 6300 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E.; Bartell Drugs, 5700 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E.; Issaquah-Newport Way Storage, 795 N.W. Juniper St.; or The Issaquah Press, 45 Front St. S. Read more

Donate backpacks, other school supplies to food bank

August 6, 2010

NEW — 8 a.m. Aug. 6, 2010

Help Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank clients get prepared to go back to school.

The food bank needs backpacks and school supplies for families unable to afford them. School begins in the Issaquah School District on Aug. 31.

A backpack filled with required supplies costs nearly $50 per student. The cost is even more for high school students who also need geometry sets and calculators.

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Buy concert concessions to help new community group

July 20, 2010

NEW — 1 p.m. July 20, 2010

Help members of the Aktion Club — a group of civic-minded adults with disabilities — raise money for community projects at Concerts on the Green.

Aktion members will serve concessions during the 7 p.m. concert. Mr. Miyagi, a band playing ’80s and ’90s classics, performs Tuesday on the Issaquah Community Center lawn.

Aktion resulted from collaboration between the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah and AtWork! The nonprofit organization helps people with disabilities learn skills and find jobs.

Aktion launched last month; 12 adults with disabilities joined the group at the inaugural meeting. The organization provides members with opportunities to participate in community events and projects.

Before the school year starts, Aktion members will help Kiwanians collect supplies and stuff backpacks for needy children.

Kiwanis invites community to take Aktion

May 11, 2010

The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah has organized a community meeting to talk about Aktion Clubs, service leadership programs of local Kiwanis Clubs.

Aktion Clubs provide adults living with disabilities the opportunity to develop leadership and initiative, serve their community, be integrated into society, and demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities.

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. May 17 at the Clark Elementary School Library, 500 Second Ave. S.E. The club seeks input from advocates, family members, educators, service providers and friends of people with disabilities as it plans for the launch of the new club.

Aktion Club members are Kiwanians and benefit by actively participating in community life — contributing to the community, improving self-esteem, achieving personal goals, and developing abilities, leadership skills and social awareness.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah serves the community by donating more than $75,000 each year to needy organizations, and through thousands of hours of community service performed by the club’s volunteer members.

Learn more about Aktion Clubs or the community meeting by calling 766-2774.