From the Mailbag…

Posted November 16, 2012 at 5:53 am by

Outstanding Achievement for a New Dentist Practice

Let’s see what peo­ple are send­ing along for announcements.…

OK, here’s a good one and wow this is cool: Our very own Dr. Michelle Reynolds of The Tooth Fer­ry den­tal office, has won a nation­al design award. Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment for a New Den­tist Prac­tice. Check this out:


And the Sorop­ti­mists sent this over:

Sorop­ti­mist Awards Available

Fall is awards sea­son for the Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Har­bor. Local women are encour­aged to apply for the Women’s Oppor­tu­ni­ty Award, the Vio­let Richard­son Award, the Ruby Award and the Fel­low­ship Award.

The Women’s Oppor­tu­ni­ty Award assists a woman in over­com­ing per­son­al dif­fi­cul­ties and improv­ing her life through edu­ca­tion and skills train­ing. A woman who is the pri­ma­ry wage earn­er in her house­hold and is pur­su­ing an under­grad­u­ate or voca­tion­al degree may apply for the award. Appli­ca­tions are avail­able at the Sorop­ti­mist web­site,, at the Toy Box or by con­tact­ing Kris­tine Odle (, phone 378‑2414). Com­plet­ed appli­ca­tions are due by Decem­ber 15th, 2012.

The Vio­let Richard­son Award hon­ors a young woman between the ages of 14 and 17 years to is help­ing to make our com­mu­ni­ty and world a bet­ter place through her vol­un­teer activ­i­ties.  Appli­ca­tions are avail­able at the Sorop­ti­mist web­site, or at The Toy Box. For more infor­ma­tion con­tact Gretchen Staehlin ( or 370‑5933). Com­plet­ed appli­ca­tions are due by 5:00 p.m. on Decem­ber 1, 2012.

The Ruby Award hon­ors a woman who has worked to improve the lives of women and girls through her pro­fes­sion­al and/or vol­un­teer work assist­ing women and girls. The pro­gram enables local Sorop­ti­mist clubs and the Sorop­ti­mist orga­ni­za­tion to thank these women and encour­age oth­ers to explore ways to assist women and girls. Appli­ca­tions are avail­able at the Sorop­ti­mist web­site, or at the Toy Box. For more infor­ma­tion con­tact Dana Bune, ( or 378‑0857). Com­plet­ed appli­ca­tions are due by Decem­ber 15th, 2012.

The Fel­low­ship Award will be pre­sent­ed to a woman who is return­ing to school for post­grad­u­ate study in an accred­it­ed col­lege or uni­ver­si­ty lead­ing to an advanced degree (Mas­ters or Ph.D.) The local win­ner will receive a schol­ar­ship award. Her appli­ca­tion will then be sub­mit­ted to the North­west­ern Region of Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of the Amer­i­c­as for fur­ther con­sid­er­a­tion of an addi­tion­al schol­ar­ship. Appli­ca­tions are avail­able at the Sorop­ti­mist web­site, or at the Toy Box. For more infor­ma­tion please con­tact Lenore Bayuk ( or 378‑3636. Com­plet­ed appli­ca­tions are due by Jan­u­ary 10, 2012.

To learn more about Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Har­bor or to down­load appli­ca­tions, vis­it their web­site at


Here’s a mes­sage from the Trails Com­mit­tee:

The Wash­ing­ton State Recre­ation and Con­ser­va­tion Office (RCO) is revis­ing the state’s strate­gic plan for out­door recre­ation and we’d real­ly like your thoughts about what’s impor­tant to include.
The state’s out­door recre­ation strate­gic plan, called the State Com­pre­hen­sive Out­door Recre­ation Plan (SCORP), needs to be updat­ed every 5 years to main­tain our abil­i­ty to receive fed­er­al fund­ing from the Land and Water Con­ser­va­tion Fund. RCO uses these fed­er­al dol­lars for grants to local com­mu­ni­ties to build parks and trails, and con­serve wildlife habitat.
The SCORP address­es the future recre­ation needs of our res­i­dents and helps guide deci­sions about what projects to fund.
Your input is cru­cial to under­stand­ing what’s impor­tant to include in the plan. To make it easy to give us your opin­ions, we cre­at­ed the ‘SCORP Town Hall’ Web site at ( where you can quick­ly share your views.
Please help us spread the word and let your mem­bers know about this oppor­tu­ni­ty through your dis­tri­b­u­tion lists, newslet­ter, or Web site. Every­one who is inter­est­ed in recre­ation should have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to participate.
Thanks for your help in plan­ning for the future of out­door recre­ation in Washington!
If you have addi­tion­al ques­tions, contact:

Mark Duda, Respon­sive Management’s Exec­u­tive Director

Michael Fraiden­burg, sub­con­trac­tor to Respon­sive Management

Domin­ga Soliz, RCO’s project coordinator
San Juan Island Trails Com­mit­tee, a com­mit­tee of Island Rec
Facil­i­tat­ing and par­tic­i­pat­ing active­ly in the cre­ation, main­te­nance, and use of a net­work of trails for non-motor­ized use on San Juan Island

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