February 22, 2011
You don’t need to look far to see the impact of Issaquah teens’ service projects.
Beaver Lake Middle School’s annual South African Humanitarian Project, a youth-run initiative, raises truckloads of school supplies for African orphanages each year.
Skyline High School’s Katie Mincin recently organized an Invisible Children Awareness Week that earned more than $4,000 in donations for the global nonprofit.
Beat writer Kim Bussing and classmate Kaileen Dougherty, of Issaquah High School, are holding a Destination Imagination event March 5 at the Pacific Cascade Freshmen Campus, where younger kids have the chance to participate in science fair type activities, acting and the arts.
Last year, Bussing and Dougherty raised $900 for Haiti by selling concessions at the event. This year, they plan to donate the earnings to Seattle Children’s.
February 22, 2011
Together Center announces board of director changes
Barbara de Michele, of Issaquah, has been named chairwoman of the Together Center board of directors. She is the executive director of the Issaquah Community Network.
De Michelle takes over for longtime chairman John Spangenberg, of Kirkland, who has been named chair emeritus.
John Rittenhouse, a manager at Microsoft from Issaquah, is now vice chair.
Also joining the board of directors is Donna Batter, of Issaquah, a fundraising consultant.
Together Center is a nonprofit organization that helps the needy find food, shelter, medical and dental care, child care assistance, youth and family counseling, and more.
January 18, 2011
Issaquah Community Network board members recently selected four people to join the organization board of directors. The fresh crop of members includes Trish Bloor, Dianne Bugge, Jon Clearwater, Rosemary Fahey and Iman Baghai.
Bloor serves as vice chairwoman of the city Arts Commission and is involved in organizations serving youth art and drama programs. Bugge is active in the Issaquah High School and Issaquah Middle School PTAs. Clearwater volunteers at the Issaquah Community Center and youth sports organizations. Fahey is a retired college educator and is also a volunteer for several Issaquah organizations. Baghai is a sophomore at Issaquah High School and a Community Center Youth Advisory Council member.
January 11, 2011
Students face decisions every day, from the flippant, “Should I straighten my hair today?” to the more serious, “Should I help my friend cheat on a test?” Read more
November 9, 2010
Trivia champions crowned
Issaquah Rotary Trivia Night on Oct. 26 at Malarkey’s raised $1,600 for the Issaquah Friends of Youth At Risk program.
The top three teams donated their prize money to the charity. The winning team crowned “Trivia Champions of Issaquah” included members Christine and Charles Chi and Shannon and Richard McVay. Read more
October 19, 2010
The Issaquah Community Network is seeking applicants for its volunteer board of directors.
Applicants should work or reside within Issaquah School District boundaries. To apply, send a letter to Barbara de Michele, executive director, at 360 N.W. Dogwood, Box R-101, Issaquah, WA 98027 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the letter, explain your interest in the network, list your community activities and interests and, if available, send your résumé before the Nov. 15 deadline.
Familiarity with human services or working with young people is desirable, but not required.
The network is a state-sponsored organization that focuses on youth issues, including suicide prevention, decreasing depression and risky behaviors among youths, and increasing availability of family counseling.