Good News for Brickworks

Posted November 23, 2012 at 5:26 am by

Good news for Brickworks!

Brick­works Receives $100,000 Match­ing Dona­tion Pledge

NOVEMBER 20, 2012 — The San Juan Islands Agri­cul­tur­al Guild is delight­ed to announced its receipt of a new major $100,000 match­ing dona­tion pledge to help pay for build­ing ren­o­va­tions at its Brick­works site in the core of Fri­day Har­bor, San Juan Island.  Under the terms of this pledge, for every dona­tion con­tributed by oth­ers up to $100,000, the anony­mous pledge donors will con­tribute a like amount to the Cap­i­tal Cam­paign now underway.
When com­plete­ly matched, the result­ing $200,000 will rep­re­sent a major step towards the Guild’s ini­tial goal of $430,000 to com­plete both the build­ing ren­o­va­tion and the addi­tion of a com­mer­cial kitchen.  “This amaz­ing­ly gen­er­ous con­tri­bu­tion by a local island res­i­dent fam­i­ly pro­vides a major boost to our fundrais­ing activ­i­ties”, said Susie Wampler, Ag Guild board mem­ber help­ing to spear­head the fund­ing cam­paign.  “Com­ing hard on the heels of sev­er­al oth­er major recent con­tri­bu­tions and pledge com­mit­ments, we are fired up by the extra­or­di­nary sup­port we are receiv­ing from the com­mu­ni­ty for the Brick­works Project.”
The Ag Guild Cap­i­tal Campaign’s over­all goal of $800,000 will not only cov­er all the planned ren­o­va­tions and addi­tions, but also pay off the orig­i­nal loan tak­en out when pur­chas­ing the prop­er­ty.  Achiev­ing this will help make the project self-sus­tain­ing through rental fees and pro­ceeds from oth­er events under­tak­en by the Guild or oth­ers at Brickworks.
“Through extra­or­di­nary lead­er­ship grants and pledges such as this, along with the grow­ing num­ber of dona­tions and in-kind con­tri­bu­tions by an enthu­si­as­tic  group of vol­un­teers, our objec­tive of hav­ing the build­ing up and run­ning by next sum­mer is now clear­ly in sight,” said Wampler.
The Brick­works Project rep­re­sents a cen­ter­piece for the Ag Guild’s mis­sion to fos­ter a vibrant and sus­tain­able local food sys­tem in San Juan Coun­ty, Wash­ing­ton, through tech­ni­cal and finan­cial sup­port to the agri­cul­tur­al com­mu­ni­ty, con­sumer edu­ca­tion, and advo­ca­cy on behalf of con­sumers and agri­cul­tur­al pro­duc­ers.  When com­plet­ed, it will also serve as a sig­nif­i­cant eco­nom­ic dri­ver for the island’s econ­o­my, bring­ing new life and sense of com­mu­ni­ty to a pre­vi­ous­ly under­de­vel­oped and neglect­ed part of the Fri­day Har­bor down­town area.
For infor­ma­tion on vol­un­teer­ing and donat­ing, vis­it www.fhbrickworks.com or write to info (at) fhbrickworks.com.
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The True Spokes rock the Rumor Mill Saturday night, Nov. 24th.

“Togeth­er [The True Spokes] come up with music that strikes a nice bal­ance between being musi­cal­ly and lyri­cal­ly cre­ative and yet like­ly to have wide appeal. There are touch­es of retro sounds, but orig­i­nal­i­ty dom­i­nates. The group often shows some clev­er­ness, and yet it’s fair­ly sub­tle and unpretentious.”
George Gra­ham — WVIA-FM

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Photo from WA State Prevention Summit 2012

San Juan, Lopez and Orcas Island youth and Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion lead­ers trav­eled to Yaki­ma for the 3 day WA. State Pre­ven­tion Sum­mit. Over 750 youth and youth advi­sors par­tic­i­pat­ed from all over the State! The Youth Lead­er­ship Track includes train­ing work­shops, ser­vice projects, moti­va­tion­al speak­ers and net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties so we can return to our com­mu­ni­ties and apply our new skills and con­fi­dence in the area of prevention.This year’s theme was Pre­ven­tion is EPIC: Empow­er, Pro­mote, Inno­vate, Col­lab­o­rate. Want to join us? Con­tact the San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion at 378‑9683.

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