Things Going On

Posted November 27, 2012 at 4:31 am by

Aaron Shep­ard got a great shot of a Trum­peter Swan on Egg Lake this past Sat­ur­day. Thanks for the pho­to, Aaron!

Trumpeter Swan on Egg Lake

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Give Blood!

Wednes­day, Novem­ber 28
Noon until 6:00 PM
Mullis Com­mu­ni­ty Senior Center

Walk ins wel­come. Donors with appoint­ments have pri­or­i­ty at reg­is­tra­tion. For infor­ma­tion or to set an appoint­ment, con­tact Curt Van Hyn­ing at 317‑8399. Spon­sored by the San Juan Islands Lions Club

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Carter Travel Fund

Nicole Elben sends this message:

I would like to let our com­mu­ni­ty know that there is a trav­el fund set up at Wells Far­go Bank to help Sam Carter’s sis­ter Ayl­cia and her fam­i­ly trav­el from Anchor­age Alas­ka to Seat­tle to attend his Cel­e­bra­tion of Life in Fri­day Har­bor. Their finan­cial sit­u­a­tion won’t allow them to pur­chase air­line tick­ets. As this com­mu­ni­ty always does when one of us is in need, let us come togeth­er and help the John­son Fam­i­ly. Go to any Wells Far­go branch and ask to donate to the Aly­cia and Lionel John­son trav­el fund. You can also con­tact me at 378‑6139 or 317‑7054. Thank you.
Nicole Elben

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New Board Members Named to Home Trust

Mary, Chary, Martha and Erin

Four islanders famil­iar to many have been named to the Board of Direc­tors of the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Home Trust, just as the orga­ni­za­tion received a $15,000 match­ing grant from an anony­mous donor.

Martha Alvara­do, man­ag­er of Key Bank; Mary Michael, long time employ­ee at Mar­ket Place; Chary Caren, for­mer ele­men­tary school teacher, and Erin Gra­ham, ear­ly child­hood edu­ca­tor and fire­fight­er, were all appoint­ed to the board at the recent Home Trust annu­al meet­ing. Michael and Gra­ham are res­i­dents of the new Sun Rise neighborhood.

The Home Trust has built twen­ty-nine per­ma­nent­ly afford­able homes in Fri­day Har­bor and plans to begin design plans soon for anoth­er phase in the Sun Rise devel­op­ment, on Grover St. E.

“These islanders are bring­ing new ener­gy to our board.” said exec­u­tive direc­tor Nan­cy De Vaux, “Just as we have fin­ished our strate­gic plan­ning for the next five years and just as we’ve had a gen­er­ous dona­tion from anoth­er islander.”

The new Board mem­bers will join sev­en con­tin­u­ing mem­bers: Bar­bara Starr, Peter Kil­patrick, Dina Mel­ic, Glen Bru­els, Sam Buck. Jim Lawrence and Lee Sturdivant.

The Land Trust mod­el of per­ma­nent afford­abil­i­ty is now being imple­ment­ed even in large cities like Chica­go; and becom­ing inter­na­tion­al, in Lon­don Aus­tralia, and Belgium.

Any­one want­i­ng more infor­ma­tion about the Home Trust, or its next phase of devel­op­ment, should call 378‑5541

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