Nominate someone by May 3 for Kiwanis awards

April 23, 2013

Kiwanis Club of Issaquah is seeking nominations for three awards, to be presented at the city’s Annual Community Awards. Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination.

The three awards are:

  • Volunteer of the Year Award — to honor a person whose efforts have made a huge difference in the community.

Nominees should frequently volunteer in the greater Issaquah area; exhibit their commitment by contributing a large number of hours over a significant period of time; and have achieved outstanding results for the betterment of the community.

Kiwanis to feature Issaquah Nourishing Network at sock hop

April 9, 2013

Jitterbug the night away in celebration of the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah and its 84 years of community service.

On April 26, the nonprofit organization will hold its annual community auction with a Sock Hop Dance in the Pickering Barn, beginning at 6 p.m. Themed around the 1950s, the club will provide food, drinks, entertainment and many things for attendees to bid on.

Price for admission will be $40. All funds raised through the auction will go directly to help those in need in the Issaquah community.

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Help those in need by attending sock hop

March 26, 2013

Get hopping at the Kiwanis Club Sock Hop Dance and Auction on April 26.

Your $40 ticket gets you into the dance and auction, two drink tickets and your choice of dinner. Meal choices are three different sliders: smoked chopped brisket, smoked chopped pork, Thai lamb, or a vegetarian burger. All meals also include salad and dessert.

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Who’s News

January 29, 2013

Local Realtors earn regional leadership posts

Joan Probala

Joan Probala

Joan Probala, a managing broker at Windermere Real Estate/East in Issaquah, has been elected as the 2013 president of the Seattle King County Realtors.

Probala, a real estate professional since 1990 and resident of Issaquah, serves as vice chairwoman of the Issaquah Planning Policy Commission, chairwoman of the Issaquah Arts Commission and survivor chairwoman for Issaquah Relay for Life. In addition, she is a past president of the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club of Issaquah.

Also named to the leadership team was Mike Winkler, principal managing broker at Coldwell Banker Bain Issaquah, as this year’s East Region director.

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Washington State Patrol hosts youth law enforcement camp

January 26, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 26, 2013

Washington high school juniors and seniors interested in a law enforcement career can spend a week learning about job opportunities in the field.

The 36th annual Washington State Patrol-Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Career Camp is accepting applications. May 10 is the application deadline.

The camp provides high school students with the opportunity to explore job opportunities in the law enforcement field. Participants can experience the law enforcement problems and challenges encountered by officers on a daily basis, and then learn how to handle the situations in a professional manner.

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Who’s News

January 22, 2013

Kiwanis Club of Issaquah coat drive a success

Issaquah Kiwanis annual coat and shoe drive last month collected more than 500 donations for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. Several pairs of warm socks and scarves were also donated.

Top donations came from Hawkins Orthodontics with a record 171 coats and shoes, Pine Lake Club’s 84 items and the Liberty High School Key Club’s 74 items.

Kiwanis Club of Issaquah coat drive continues

November 20, 2012

For some people trying to keep the rent paid and the electricity on, the need for a warm coat or new shoes goes to the bottom on the list.

Residents can help by cleaning out their closets and donating new or gently used shoes and coats through the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah’s annual drive.

The coat and shoe drive runs through Nov. 30. All donations go to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. Donations should be cleaned before donating. All sizes from toddler to adult are welcome.

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Kiwanis Club of Issaquah coat drive opens

November 6, 2012

For some people trying to keep the rent paid and the electricity on, the need for a warm coat or new shoes goes to the bottom on the list.

Residents can help by cleaning out their closets and donating new or gently used shoes and coats through the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah’s annual drive.

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Kiwanis Club of Issaquah honors Every Day Hero

September 18, 2012

The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah recently presented their Every Day Hero Award to Pamela Poirier. She was nominated by the director of the Issaquah Valley Senior Center.

Poirier is the artist in residence at the senior center. For almost two years, Poirier has volunteered to teach the Friday afternoon art workshops at the center.

She donated several original paintings to the center and conducted an art show last spring, where she and her students displayed their work.

Poirier’s influence on her students’ work is evident. The students use color more vibrantly, their artistic perspectives have grown and their use of texture is much more comprehensive.

Press Editorial

August 21, 2012

Children win when community unites

There is nothing like a good challenge, especially in the name of a good cause. Issaquah’s two leading service clubs — Rotary and Kiwanis — challenged each other to see who would donate the most for the purchase of computer flash drives for students in need.

The club challenge was just a small part of a wonderful outpouring of support to fill 1,000 backpacks for kids registered with the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.

Numerous groups got together to coordinate the drive. The PTSA Council and Issaquah Education Association kicked things off by gathering donations of gift cards that could be used to purchase school supplies.

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