Distinction for Dedication — 35th annual Issaquah Community Awards celebrates extraordinary community service
May 27, 2014
Robin Callahan and Ava Frisinger were the big winners during the 35th annual Issaquah Community Awards.
The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce held the event at the Hilton Garden Inn in a room full of city leaders and passionate citizens May 22. The yearly program aims to honor dedication to Issaquah and longtime volunteers for their service to the community.
Fourteen awards were given, celebrating multiple facets of how people improve Issaquah.
May 6, 2014
The city wants nominations for outstanding citizens for the 2014 Issaquah Hall of Fame.
Each spring, the mayor and the City Council president choose a person to honor for making a lasting contribution to the community. The selection process will evaluate nominees’ provision of inspiration, service, leadership, civic-mindedness, activity drawing positive attention, fundraising efforts and length of service.
May 6, 2014
Life Enrichment Options, AtWork! and the Tavon Center invite the community to nominate a volunteer who dedicates him or herself to supporting those with developmental disabilities for a “Caring Community Award,” as part of the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce’s Community Volunteer Awards.
Awards will be presented at the 35th annual Community Awards Banquet on May 22, where Issaquah’s service clubs celebrate and honor those volunteers dedicated to making a difference.
Deadline for nominations is May 14. Submit a nomination at www.lifeenrichmentoptions.org.
May 2, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. May 2, 2014
Eastside Baby Corner will open its doors to visitors May 5 to show the community how its nearly-all-volunteer team fills more than 1,000 individual orders, helping more than 500 kids, each week.
The 5:30-7:30 p.m. open house is a day before GiveBIG, the Seattle Foundation’s annual fundraising event for Puget Sound-area nonprofits.
April 22, 2014
Issaquah is a naturally beautiful place, but it could be cleaner. Litter — beer cans, gum wrappers — are often found along streets and sidewalks amid the landscaping.
It takes a community to care about keeping Issaquah beautiful, which is why volunteers begin litter patrol in the second annual Spring Clean-up this Saturday morning.
The event is hosted by the Downtown Issaquah Association and Kiwanis Club of Issaquah, but more than 200 volunteers from clubs, organizations and businesses, as well as individuals, have signed up to tackle a segment of town and give it a clean sweep. Girl Scouts will plant flowers to add some spring color to key locations.
April 22, 2014
The Issaquah Valley Grange No. 581 will honor Joyce Adams as its Community Service Volunteer of the Year at 7:30 p.m. April 28.
The public is invited to celebrate Adams and be entertained by The Roving Fiddlers. The celebration will be in the Masonic Hall, third floor (there is an elevator), across Sunset Way from the Issaquah Library parking lot. There will be refreshments after the program.
The Issaquah Valley Grange is a fraternal organization that supports local agriculture. It also emphasizes community service, including support for other Issaquah organizations like the fish hatchery, VFW and local schools. For 11 years, the organization has given a dictionary to every third-grade student in the Issaquah schools in the Words for Thirds program.
April 11, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. April 11, 2014
The Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is looking for an energetic individual with a supportive outgoing personality as its next volunteer coordinator.
The part-time position begins July 1; send applications by May 31. Successful candidates will have experience as a volunteer or a volunteer coordinator, demonstrated commitment to the environment, be at least 21, and have excellent oral and written communication skills.
September 24, 2013
Senior Services’ Volunteer Transportation program is seeking drivers to shuttle local seniors to medical appointments.
Volunteers pick up seniors at their home, drive them to the doctor and take them back immediately afterward. Many older adults are currently unable to get rides though, because there are not enough volunteers to serve their needs.
September 17, 2013
The 10th annual Nightmare at Beaver Lake needs youth and adult volunteers for a variety of roles, especially actors.
An orientation is from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 21-22 at Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E. Besides acting, roles are available for casting assistant, construction, security, driving, line control, traffic control, ticket sales, food service and more.
Nightmare takes over Beaver Lake Park from Oct. 18-31. Nightmare is 100 percent volunteer, 100 percent charity, produced by the Rotary Club of Sammamish in partnership with Scare Productions and the city of Sammamish. Learn more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.NightmareAtBeaverLake.com.
September 10, 2013
NEW — 9 a.m. Sept. 10, 2013
Salmon Days organizers need all the help they can muster to accommodate the more than 150,000 visitors expected to stream into Issaquah for the annual festival Oct. 5-6.
Prospective volunteers can join the iconic festival at the annual Salmon Days volunteer sign-up party tonight. Organizers need volunteers for a variety of activities, including manning booths, selling souvenirs and cleaning up after the event concludes.
Party participants receive a free dinner catered by Timber Ridge at Talus and, for signing up for one or more volunteer shifts, a free Ohfishal Salmon Days volunteer T-shirt.