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Pullman Community Update

City of Pullman  Pullman Chamber of Commerce  Pullman Regional Hospital  Pullman School District  Washington State University Vol. 22 No. 12 • December 2016

Pullman Chamber of Commerce



Center for Civic Engagement PO Box 647204 Pullman, WA (509) 335-7708

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS Membership dues are assessed on the anniversary month of a member joining the Chamber. Special thanks go out to the following businesses and individuals who have elected to continue their support of the Pullman Chamber of Commerce: • Jon Anderson • Artisans at the Dahmen Barn • Lynda Carey • College Cabs LLC • Daily Grind • Dan Walker Productions, LLC • Design West Architects • FAB Consulting • Foundry Kitchen & Cocktails • Gritman Medical Center • Sue Hinz • HUB International Insurance • KACI General Contractor • P1FCU-Potlatch No 1 Federal Credit Union • Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute

The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) at Washington State University (WSU) advances the land-grant mission of the University by facilitating student and faculty engagement with communities through service, leadership, and scholarship. For over twenty years, the CCE has forged campus-community partnerships on the Palouse that build community capacity, generate knowledge, and influence positive change. Civic engagement is central to the public purpose of higher education and essential to the student experience, empowering students to become active citizens in a democratic society. The CCE facilitates the civic engagement of WSU students, including advocacy, political participation, and community-based learning experiences. In collaboration with faculty in a variety of academic disciplines, the CCE supports curricular integration of service learning, a pedagogy that connects hands-on community experiences with academically-based learning objectives. As a hub of civic engagement activities, the CCE also involves student clubs, living groups, and individual students who have an interest in active community engagement and civic leadership development. In recent years, the CCE has facilitated the annual engagement of over 9000 students and more than 150 Palouse-based community organizations. On October 27, at the 99th Annual Pullman Chamber of Commerce Meeting and Banquet, the Chamber announced the recipients of their five annual community awards. The WSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) was named the 2016 recipient of the Civic Improvement Award, which is presented for outstanding contribution to improvement of the community and citizen relations. “We are honored that the Pullman Chamber selected the CCE for this award,” said Melanie Brown, CCE Director. “It is a tribute to the efforts of all who have contributed to strengthening community-campus relations through civic engagement.” The WSU CCE welcomes new partnerships with nonprofit and public organizations that are inclusive and committed to serving the public good. Learn more about partnerships with the CCE at New partnerships can be initiated by completing a short form at If you have questions about the CCE, please contact Tiffanie Braun, CCE Assistant Director, at or 509.335.0579.

• Palouse Audubon Society • Palouse Country Photo Tours • Peterson Barn Guesthouse • Poe Asphalt Paving, Inc • Prodigy Construction • Pullman Regional Hospital • Rico’s Tavern • Rolling Hills Derby Dames • The Churchyard Inn • The Yarn Underground • Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters • University Mobile Home & RV Park • Carlet

Pullman Chamber of Commerce • 415 N. Grand Ave. • Pullman, WA 99163 509-334-3565 • Fax: 509-332-3232 • •

In This Issue… Pullman Chamber of Commerce..............1-3 Washington State University...................5 Pullman School District...........................6-7 United Way of Pullman............................9 Palouse Discovery Science Center............10 Gladish Community & Cultural Center.....11-12 Community Calendar...............................14-15 Kiwanis of Pullman..................................16 Whitman County Humane Society..........17 City of Pullman........................................18-19 Pullman Regional Hospital......................21-23 Community Action Center.......................24 Spokane Falls Community Colleges.........25 Dahmen Barn..........................................26

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff: Executive Director: Marie Dymkoski • Events Coordinator: Britnee Packwood • Tourism Director: Carol Cooper • Office Manager: Kimberly Marshall

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Lucy Ward

Sam Fereidooni

Lucy Ward is a senior honors student at Pullman High. Lucy is ASB Senior Class President, and has been class president each of her four years. She is Vice President of the Pullman FFA Chapter, and was District VI Secretary for 2015-2016. She served as Palouse Empire Rodeo Queen for 2016, and worked this past summer as a research assistant at WSU.

Sam Fereidooni’s visa status prevents him from having a paying job but he has started his own company which employs others, and was recently championed in the WSU Business Plan Competition. Sam’s goal in life is to launch more creative endeavors which aim to solve people’s problems and give back to the community. He plans to study Business and Engineering as an undergraduate and to continue on the path of Lucy swims for the PHS girls’ swim team, attending Districts each year. One of her favorite Entrepreneurship. memories of her time at PHS is singing the fight Sam moved to Pullman from Canada and in song with her teammates after every meet. his two short years at PHS has participated in the Association of Washington Student Leaders, She plans to attend a four-year college or DECA, Science Bowl, Math Team, Destination university to study Mathematics or Statistics Imagination, and PHS Wrestling. He also holds and eventually will attend graduate school. three volunteer positions in our community: on Her ultimate goal is to be a mathematician, the Pullman Parks & Rec Commission, the Child statistician, economist or actuary. Judging by her many accomplishments and activities, Lucy Foundation, and as a tutor. is well on her way.

Sam has grown to cherish each day spent at Pullman High School thanks to the passionate teachers and staff, and the exceptionally friendly students.

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Washington State University

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Pullman School District

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Pullman Public Schools 2016 Education Showcase November was “Focus on Education” month in Washington State. In an effort to show off our fantastic facilities, programs, and staff, and highlight the challenges facing public education, we hosted community leaders for an “Education Showcase”. Guests toured several schools, met principals and staff, observed instruction, and heard firsthand about our facility and staffing needs.

Pullman Schools hired a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) specialist teacher at the start of the 2016-2017 school year. All elementary students attend an ageappropriate STEM lesson every other week. Guests observed a class of students hard at work building a city in Ms. Harbour’s STEM class.

Guests watch technology in action in the classroom of LMS teacher Deni Claypool. Students used Chromebooks to participate in a lively online quiz about the correct usage of apostrophes.

Pullman High School Principal Erik Heinz shows off the new shop space at PHS

Guests tour the fantastic new broadcasting space at Pullman High School. Broadcasting and video courses are just some of the diverse CTE (Career and Technical Education) opportunities for students at Pullman High School. Mayor Glenn Johnson, and other guests, heard from Sunnyside Elementary Principal Pam Brantner about the teacher shortage crisis facing our schools, especially in the area of special education.

Sunnyside teacher Alyson Koerner shares her story of transitioning from 3rd grade teacher to special education teacher this year. When the district was unable to recruit a qualified special education teacher for Sunnyside Elementary, Ms. Koerner stepped up to fill the role. With the qualifications and a heart for serving students, she saw a need she could fill, and took on the special education position 3 days into the school year. It is teachers like Ms. Koerner that make Pullman Public Schools great.

Superintendent Bob Maxwell closed the showcase with a presentation of the challenges we face in public education, and how we can advocate for our schools. Our priorities, as a district and as we speak with our legislators, include: Equity, Effective and high-quality professionals in every classroom, and ample funding.

Please contact your local legislators to let them know that public schools are a priority in the State of Washington. If you have questions about how you can support and advocate for your schools, please contact the district office at or 509-332-3581. How to contact local legislators: Representative Mary Dye: 432 John L. O'Brien Building P.O. Box 40600 Olympia, WA 98504-0600 (360) 786-7942

Representative Joe Schmick 426B Legislative Building P.O. Box 40600 Olympia, WA 98504-0600 (360) 786-7844

Special thanks to Brandon Chapman, from the WSU College of Education, for photos.

Senator Mark Schoesler 307 Legislative Building PO Box 40409 Olympia, WA 98504 360.786.7620

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Pullman School District

Jefferson Elementary Tutoring Program

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Jefferson staff profile Esther Joireman is in her third year as the Office manager at Jefferson Elementary School. She has worked for the school district as a special education paraprofessional and as a secretary in the district office. She holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University.

Students enter the elementary schools at a variety of academic levels. Our teachers are masterful at differentiating their lessons to address the needs of each child in their classroom. One of the many ways that we can help to address the academic needs of our students at Jefferson is through a tutoring program that addresses a variety of needs. We have partnered with WSU Students to provide a no cost, before school tutoring option for families.

Her interests when she was in school included swimming for her high school swim team. She worked in Alaskan Fish canneries to earn enough money to put her through college. After college she worked for Food Bank of Delaware. Her current interests include reading, biking, traveling and being outdoors with her family. She is married to Jeff Joireman and they have two sons, Trevor and Joshua. Esther loves the way the Jefferson staff works as a team to teach and care for our students.

Some of the needs are: • Providing students with guided practice to improve their skills in reading and math • Provide an option for families who need to have a place for their children to go before the recess supervisors are on the playground • Provide WSU students who want to major in education an opportunity to document 80 hours of experience in working with children. Through the work of Sandra Casanova, Jefferson elementary teacher, and Paula Abustan, doctoral student through the WSU College of Education, a tutoring program was created to meet these needs. They solicited volunteers to open a tutoring center at 7:30-8:30 each morning at Jefferson. The tutoring center has 20 dedicated WSU students to provide individual support for the Jefferson students Monday through Thursday between 7:30am and 8:30am. If you are interested in having your child involved in this program, please talk to your child’s classroom teacher.

PHS Booster Christmas Tree Sales are on NOW! We are excited offer Christmas tree sales to our community to raise funds and we join again with “O Christmas Tree” sales at 640 S. Grand Avenue (next to Fire Station No.1). Sales will be Monday through Friday, Noon-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am-8pm. Student Groups, Clubs, Activities and Sports Teams will assist with sales during various hours and will offer excellent choices of trees and service to assist you with choosing your tree. Make your Christmas Merry and Bright and purchase your tree from PHS Boosters and O Christmas Tree!

Follow Pullman Schools on Twitter! Stay up to speed with District and PHS news by following us on Twitter: Pullman Public Schools: Pullman High School: Find us on Facebook at: The Pullman School District Board of Directors and the Pullman School District shall provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities programs without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation (including gender expression or identity), marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, participation in the Boy Scouts of America or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Roberta Kramer, Assistant Superintendent, Pullman School District Administrative Offices, 240 SE Dexter Street, Pullman, WA 99163, 509.332.3144. Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in the application process by contacting the Personnel Coordinator at (509) 332-3584.

Pullman Public Schools Child Find Early Childhood Developmental Screening

Board of Directors President Jim Evermann, Director, District 3

Allison Munch-Rotolo, Director, District 2

Karl Johanson, Director, District 4

Susan Weed, Director, District 1

Dean Kinzer, Director, District 5


Children—Birth through 5 years of age who reside in the Pullman School District.


This screening is an opportunity to review your child’s development and to address potential concerns.


Community Child Care Center/Head Start 530 NW Greyhound Way, Pullman, WA


Call Paula Bates at the Pullman School District office at 332-3144 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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United Way

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Palouse Discovery Science Center

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December 2016 Activities at PDSC Weekly Themes:

Nov 29-Dec 2...........................Winter Time! Dec 6-9......................................Natural Beauties Dec 13-16.................................Exploring Ice Dec 20-23.................................The Truth About Christmas Movie Animals Dec 27-30.................................Sweet Science

Sound Vibrations Tues. Nov 29, 1:30..................Wonder!Science: Signs of Winter 4:00...................Afterschool Science: Signs of Winter Wed. Nov 30, 1:30..................Kinder!Science: Tracks in the Snow Thu. Dec 1, 10:30....................Curious!Kids: Wintery Days Fri. Dec 2, 10:30......................Just Ask Why: Frosty the Snowman

Exploring Ramps Tue. Dec 6, 1:30.......................Wonder!Science: Landforms 4:00.......................Afterschool Science: Landforms Wed. Dec 7, 1:30.....................Kinder!Science: Nature’s Jewelry Thu. Dec 8, 10:30....................Curious!Kids: Panning for “Gold” Fri. Dec 9, 10:30......................Just Ask Why: Growing Crystals

Snow Science Tue. Dec 13, 1:30....................Wonder!Science: The Many States of Water 4:00....................Afterschool Science: The Many States of Water Wed. Dec 14, 1:30..................Kinder!Science: Glaciers Thu. Dec 15, 10:30.................Curious!Kids: Expansive Ice Fri. Dec 16, 10:30....................Just Ask Why: Ice Under Pressure

Tree science Tue. Dec 20, 1:30....................Wonder!Science: Unicorns of the Sea 4:00....Afterschool Science: Unicorns of the Sea Wed. Dec 21, 1:30..................Kinder!Science: What Exactly is a Donkey? Thu. Dec 22, 10:30.................Curious Kids!: Penguins Fri. Dec. 23, 10:30...................Just Ask “Why?”: Reindeer Science

Black Light Science Tue. Dec 27, 1:30....................Wonder!Science: Candy Science 4:00.....................Afterschool Science: Candy Science Wed. Dec 28, 1:30..................Kinder!Science: Sweet & Sticky Thu. Dec. 29, 10:30................Curious Kids!: Chocolate Fri. Dec. 30, 10:30...................Just Ask “Why?”: Colorful Candies

Open Hours: • • • • •

Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Daily Admission Fees: • • • • •

Junior Scientists (ages 2-14) $5 Adult Scientists (ages 15-54) $7.50 Senior Scientists (55 years +) $6 Up & Coming Scientists (under 2) FREE Seniors are FREE ON FRIDAYS!

Membership Options • Family memberships $70 per year (Two adults and children under 18 who live in the same household) • Grandparent memberships $60 per year (Two adults and up to six grandchildren under 18)

• Individual memberships $40 per year Individual Senior (55+) memberships $35 per year

Membership benefits: • Admission to the science center for a full year. • Guest/Family Passes so you can bring your friends. • 10% discount in the Curiosity Shop. • Discounts on Super Science Birthday Parties. • Discounts on camps and other programs. • Invitation to Member-only events. • Free Admission to 339 ASTC Passport Participant science centers worldwide! To look up current participating member museums, just visit this website: members/passlist.htm

Call 509.332.6869 for more information.

Palouse Discovery Science Center 950 NE Nelson Court, Pullman, WA 99163 332-6869 • 332-2474 (fax) Visit our website for program and scheduling information.

Palouse Discovery Science Center — your regional hands-on, minds-on science center

Gladish Community & Cultural Center

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On Saturday December 10, 2016, Graham Academy of Classical and Contemporary Ballet/ Graham Ballet Theater will host Graham Ballet Theater’s Annual Winter Performance and Auction in Gladish Cultural and Community Center 115 NW State Pullman WA. The event will begin at 1 PM in Domey Auditorium and includes GBT performance, auction, hors d’oeuvres, beverages. Tickets are $20.00.

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The Community Band of the Palouse will hold their annual Holiday concert in the Domey Auditorium in Gladish Community Center at 7.00 pm on Tuesday, December 13th. Music will include Jingle Bells, Clarinet Candy, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, A Hanukkah Festival and other seasonal favorites as well as Highlights from Lionel Bart’s Oliver. Everyone is invited. Admission is free but donations of non-perishable food for our local food bank will be welcome.

Our Winter Concert and Auction is Graham Ballet Theater’s primary annual fundraiser. Proceeds go to scholarships, costumes and sets, productions and operating expenses, etc. This year we have a program of classical and contemporary pieces. New ballets and old favorites- choreographed by Hannah Myers and Noreen Graham. Established in 2001 by Noreen Graham (a former professional dancer with twenty years teaching and choreographic experience in the San Francisco Bay Area) Graham Ballet Theater is a unique local 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. The mission is to bring local professional-level dance training and performance to the area. Our focus is giving local students the opportunity to have the technical and artistic ability to achieve success at the national and international level. The school offers classes for ages 3 and above. Although not every child who studies at Graham Academy, will pursue a professional career in dance, the skills and focus learned in a professional program are invaluable in all areas of life. Graham Academy students have been acceptanced into internationally-recognized summer and year round programs of, American Ballet Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Lines Contemporary Ballet SF. San Francisco Ballet, Pittsburg Ballet Theater, Houston Ballet. Washington Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, Alvin Ailey, The Rock, Dance Theater of Harlem, Chicago Ballet, Joffery Ballet, Ballet West, to name some. Graham Ballet Theater has collaborated in performances with Sinombre Quartet, The Idaho Washington Symphony Orchestra, the Pullman Youth Choir and various local musicians. Since 2001, the company has mounted numerous new ballets to works by composers as diverse as Peter Gabriel, Ahn Trio, YoYo Ma, Mozart, Arvo Part and Elgar. Every program includes new works by Ms. Graham and other local choreographers.

Our Little Theatre is perfect! Perfect for movies-with our projector, screen, and surround sound. Perfect for plays-with our stage lighting Perfect for lectures-with space for 100 guests Perfect for recitals, choir or band practice-wonderful acoustics The Little Theatre has 40 cushioned theatre seats, additional folding chairs to fill in, tiered flooring, surround sound, mounted projector screen, and catering kitchen included.

Continued Thank You to Oktoberfest Silent Auction Donors: Crimson and Gray, Washington State Employees Credit Union, WSU Athletics, Cori Dantini, Inland Northwest Radio, New Garden Restaurant, Palouse Discovery Science Center and Rick Wayenberg.

Please join us for this special holiday event, supporting the arts with good food and holiday shopping combined!

Thank you, Friends of Gladish Members for your recent donations!

We look forward to seeing you! For further information contact 509-338-4446,,, or look up our Facebook event page- Graham Ballet Theater Winter Performance.

Karl and MaryAnn Boehmke, Howard and Mary Jane Neill, Sue and Mike Hinz, Meade Snoddy and Peggy Ray

Gladish Community and Cultural Center Business Directory • GLADISH is great for Education… Celebrations… Performances… and Events. Contact us today. ARTS • Catherine Jasmer, Custom Sewing 334-7476 • Larry Arbour, Artist 332-5790 CHILD CARE AND RESOURCES • Boost Collaborative Children and Family Support Services 332-4420 • The Learning Center • 334-1234 DANCE STUDIOS • Graham Academy • 338-4446

FITNESS/WELLNESS • Bete Cruz and Beata Vixie Massage Therapy 509-592-8009 • Aloft Yoga and Nia • Piper Warwick, MS, LMHC Counseling and Therapy 509 270-5460 • Pullman Kokondo Academy 334-7824 • Yogatopia • (208) 310-1279

ORGANIZATIONS • Plateau Archaeological Investigations 332-3830 • Whitman County Genealogical Society Library • 332-2386 • Whitman County Historical Society Archives • 334-3940 • Rolling Hills Derby Dames • Friends of Hospice, Room 117

SCHOOLS • Community Colleges of Spokane 332-2706 • Pullman Language Center • Montessori School of Pullman 334-4114

Please support your community center and become a Friend of Gladish. Send a $35 (Individual), $50 (Family) or $100 (Business) donation to: 115 NW State St., Suite 212A Pullman, WA 99163 Or give online here: Email us:

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Gladish Community & Cultural Center

Sound Experience

Seattle Theatre Group

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

Ritzville Public Development Authority

Olympia Film Society

Fort Ward Community Hall

Northwest Seaport Inc.

Gladish Community and Cultural Center

University Heights Center

City of Auburn

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The Washington State Historical Society website lists all 35 finalists: http://www. For more information, contact Donna Gwinn, Executive Director of the Friends of Gladish; Phone: 509 332-8081 or Email:

When it Comes to Funding Historic Preservation in Wash., There are No Shortage of Projects Written by Monica Spain, One thing about historic buildings is—they’re old. They need maintenance and often costly upgrades so they can be enjoyed by future generations. In Washington State, there’s a whole list of projects that are cued up and ready for restoration. There are 35 projects on the list, everything from Seattle’s Paramount Theater to the Fort Ward Community Hall on Bainbridge Island. In 1995, the state legislature recognized the need to preserve historic places and artifacts, so it established the Heritage Capital Projects Fund. According to Jennifer Kilmer, director of the Washington State Historical Society, it’s one of the few issues that doesn’t cause a ruckus during budget season.

“You know the nice thing is that history really isn’t political. It’s not a Democrats issue or Republican issue,” said Kilmer. Typically the legislature appropriates about $10 million every two years for renovations—things like upgrades to sounds systems in old theaters. Projects can even play a role in revitalizing a town. “All of the little buildings that get funded across the state — so a historic gymnasium that functions as a community hall for a small town — for that community, the project is really important,” said Kilmer. Kilmer says you’d think eventually we’d run out of projects, but given the very nature of historic buildings, it’s pretty certain there’ll be a never-ending need to restore, refurbish and repair.

Gladish Community and Cultural Center has an opportunity to receive a grant worth $130,000 in 2017! This funding will really help replace most of the remaining roof sections of our historic Gladish building. Washington State Legislators are meeting to discuss and vote on funding these very important projects in our state. If you are interested in helping the Friends of Gladish receive funding for roof replacements projects, you can help! Here’s how: Invite our legislators to Gladish Community and Cultural Center to learn about our project and the urgent need for this funding, and the positive impact it will have in our community. Our legislators for District 9 are Mary Dye, Joe Schmick and Mark Schoesler. Their emails are listed, below:;; Mark.Schoesler@leg. What to communicate: 1. Inform them our project has been recommended for funding; 2. Encourage them to support funding in the 2017-19 Capital Budget for the full list of recommended projects (35 projects totaling $8.95M in requests) and; 3. Invite legislators to tour Gladish Community and Cultural Center firsthand to witness the need for funding. Contact Governor Inslee to voice your support for the Heritage Capital Projects Fund and urge him to include funding for the full project list in his proposed Capital Budget for 2017-19. (

contact/contact/contact-gov-inslee). Please be sure to copy the following key members of Gov. Inslee's staff with your request: David Postman, Chief of Staff: Kelly Wicker, Deputy Chief of Staff: David Schumacher, Director, Office of Financial Management: Sample Message to the Governor: Since 1997, the WA State Historical Society’s Heritage Capital Projects Fund has supported over $67 million in funding to projects in communities across the state that preserve our rich heritage, rehabilitate cherished historic structures, and tell the collective story of who we are as Washingtonians. In turn, this support has generated an additional $135 million in local investment, highlighting the truly significant role heritage holds statewide. Thirty-five projects have been recommended for funding in the 2017-19 biennium. I encourage you to support each of these projects by including $8,985,520.91 for the Heritage Capital Projects Fund in the 2017-19 Capital Budget—an amount that would ensure funding for the full list while generating nearly $18 million in additional local investment.

Thank You!

Gladish Community and Cultural Center Business Directory • GLADISH is great for Education… Celebrations… Performances… and Events. Contact us today. ARTS • Catherine Jasmer, Custom Sewing 334-7476 • Larry Arbour, Artist 332-5790 CHILD CARE AND RESOURCES • Boost Collaborative Children and Family Support Services 332-4420 • The Learning Center • 334-1234 DANCE STUDIOS • Graham Academy • 338-4446

FITNESS/WELLNESS • Bete Cruz and Beata Vixie Massage Therapy 509-592-8009 • Aloft Yoga and Nia • Piper Warwick, MS, LMHC Counseling and Therapy 509 270-5460 • Pullman Kokondo Academy 334-7824 • Yogatopia • (208) 310-1279

ORGANIZATIONS • Plateau Archaeological Investigations 332-3830 • Whitman County Genealogical Society Library • 332-2386 • Whitman County Historical Society Archives • 334-3940 • Rolling Hills Derby Dames • Friends of Hospice, Room 117

SCHOOLS • Community Colleges of Spokane 332-2706 • Pullman Language Center • Montessori School of Pullman 334-4114

Please support your community center and become a Friend of Gladish. Send a $35 (Individual), $50 (Family) or $100 (Business) donation to: 115 NW State St., Suite 212A Pullman, WA 99163 Or give online here: Email us:

December 2016

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Come Share The Magic of The Season with Bishop Place

December 8th 6pm enjoy musical performance from the WSU Chorale group. While you are here, enjoy Christmas cookies, cocoa and tour over 30 individual themed trees throughout our community.


GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTH & HAPPINESS! 815 SE Klemgard St • Pullman, WA 9913 • 509-334-9488

Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas musical, 2nd-4th, Pullman Civic Theatre’s Nye Street Theatre,

• PRH, CAC Cooking Class, 2 p.m., see pg 23 • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall



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• PRH, Total Joint Replacement Class, 3 p.m., see pg 23 • LWV, Holiday Cookie Exchange 6:30 p.m., Program at 7 p.m., on Civics Education for the Public, Umpqua Bank


• JES = Jefferson Elementary School • LMS= Lincoln Middle School • PAFC= Pullman Aquatic and Fitness Center • PHS= Pullman High School • PDSC= Palouse Discovery Science Center • PRH= Pullman Regional Hospital • SES = Sunnyside Elementary School • SFCC=Spokane Falls Community College

• WSU Women’s Basketball vs. Boise State, 2 p.m., Beasley Coliseum • A British Isles Christmas, 7:30 p.m., St Boniface Catholic Church, Uniontown,



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• Pullman Regional Hospital 332-2541 • Pullman School District 332-3581 • Washington State University 335-7628



• City of Pullman 338-3208 • Chamber of Commerce 334-3565

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• Sip-n-Sale, savings on WSU apparel and gear, appetizers, drawings, 3-7 p.m., Palouse Ridge Golf Club and Banyans Restaurant • Board Work Session, 4:30-6pm at LMS • PHS Booster Meeting, 7pm in PHS Counseling center • PHS Holiday Concert, 7pm in PHS Theater • Lawson Gardens Committee, 3:30 p.m. Pioneer Center • Holiday open house for the Pullman community, hosted by WSU President Kirk Schulz and First Lady Noel, 5-7 p.m., 755 NE Campus St., free parking. Information via Mary Jenkins, Office of the President, or 335-7374 • PRH, Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., see pg 23 • WSU Men’s Basketball vs. Idaho, 7 p.m., Beasley Coliseum



• Pullman Chamber Holiday Party & Volunteer Appreciation, 5 – 8 p.m., WSU Brelsford Visitor Center, • • Live Drive-thru Nativity, 6 – 8 p.m., Living Faith Fellowship, facebook. com/LFFchurch • SES Grades 4 and 5 Musical, 6:30pm • Eurydice, Black Box Classic play, 7:30 p.m., Wadleigh Theatre at Daggy Hall


• LMS Winter Orchestra Concert, 7:30pm in LMS Commons • Eurydice, Black Box Classic play , 7:30 p.m., Wadleigh Theatre at Daggy Hall, • Dec. 1-17 - NW Alternative Comics Exhibition, WSU Museum of Art



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• Antique Sale/Roundtable Craft Sale/Lunch, Palouse Community Center, Palouse, • Kiwanis Club of Pullman Pancake Breakfast & Music Fest, 7 a.m. – noon, Lincoln Middle School, Palouse Cares Food Drive, 9 a.m. Door to Door Food Drive, PDSC, Art and Science Laboratory, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Palouse Cares Auction, 11 a.m. Silent & Live Auctions & Lunch, Zeppoz, Annual Pullman Regional Hospital Holiday Tea, 1:30 p.m., Banyan’s on the Ridge Pavilion, auxiliary Eurydice, Black Box Classic play, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Wadleigh Theatre at Daggy Hall WSU School of Music’s Holiday Concert, “Seasonal Classics and Carols,” 2-5 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall WSU Men’s Basketball vs. New Orleans, 3 p.m., Beasley Coliseum PRH, Gift Garden Reopening & Renaming, 4 – 7 p.m., PRH Gift Shop 11th Annual Holiday Gift Gala, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Holiday Fest & Tree Lighting Ceremony, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Free cookies & hot cocoa, live entertainment and a visit from Santa! Pine Street Plaza, Holiday Bon Fire & Marshmallow Roast, 6 – 9 p.m., Paradise Creek Brewery,


• PRH, Monthly Bereavement Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 23 • Live Drive-thru Nativity, 6 – 8 p.m., Living Faith Fellowship, LFFchurch • Eurydice, Black Box Classic play, 7:30 p.m., Wadleigh Theatre at Daggy Hall • Eurydice, Black Box Classic play, 2 p.m., Wadleigh Theatre at Daggy Hall • Graham Ballet Annual Winter Performance and Auction, 1 p.m., • PHS Winter Dance


• North Pole Fundraiser for Atticus Gwilliams, 9 – 11 a.m., Pioneer Center, • Live Drive-thru Nativity, 6 – 8 p.m., Living Faith Fellowship, LFFchurch • Washington Idaho Symphony, 7:30 p.m., Pullman High School,


Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas musical, 2nd-4th, Pullman Civic Theatre’s Nye Street Theatre,

• Big Band II concert, 3-4 p.m., Kimbrough Concert Hall • Presidio Brass Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m., Jones Theatre in Daggy Hall, • A British Isles Christmas, 7:30 p.m., St Boniface Catholic Church, Uniontown, • WSU Women’s Basketball vs. San Diego, 7 p.m., Beasley Coliseum • Presidio Brass Holiday Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall



””Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation Gala, February 4 ””WCHS, The Phantom of the Pawpurra, February 25 ””Pullman Chamber of Commerce Cabaret, March 25

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Christmas Day



Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas musical, 8th-11th, Pullman Civic Theatre’s Nye Street Theatre,

• Washington Idaho Symphony, 3 p.m., Clarkston High School,


• City Government offices closed • PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support Group, 3 p.m., see pg 23

• City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall


• City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall

• PRH, Dementia Caregivers Support Group, 3:30 p.m., see pg 23 • Board of Adjustment 7:30 p.m. City Hall



• LMS Coffee with Cameron, 7:30am in LMS Library • Arts Commission, 4 p.m. Library • PRH, Lupus/Fibro, 4:30 p.m., see pg 23 • Community Band of the Palouse Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., Gladish Communtiy & Cultural Center, • City Council, 7 p.m., City Hall • LMS Winter Band Concert, 7:30pm in LMS Gym



• PRH, Caregivers Coffee & Support Group, 3 p.m., see pg 23 • Police Advisory Committee, 5:30 p.m. City Hall • LMS Booster Meeting, 7pm • Historic Preservation Commission, 7:30 p.m. City Hall



PSD Winter Break, December 21 – January 3

• PRH, Palouse Parkinson’s Support Group, 2 p.m., see pg 23 • Airport Board at 3 p.m. Airport Fire Station • Planning Commission 7:30 p.m. City Hall




PSD Winter Break, December 21 – January 3


• PRH, Monthly Bereavement Group, 12:30 p.m., see pg 23

• LWV, Brown Bag Lunch, noon – 1 p.m., Program: WSU Organic Farm, Community Congregational Church • PHS Orchestra Concert

• PSD Collaboration Day, all students dismissed at noon • Cemetery Committee, 9 a.m. Pioneer Center • Library Board of Trustees, 3 p.m. at Neill Library • Parks & Rec. Comm., 6:30 p.m. City Hall • PSD, Board Meeting, 6:30pm in PHS Board Room







• WSU Men’s Basketball vs. Santa Clara, 1 p.m., Beasley Coliseum • Skate Night at Gladish, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Gladish Community & Cultural Center, 509-332-8081


Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas musical, 8th-11th, Pullman Civic Theatre’s Nye Street Theatre,

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December 2016

Come to the 58th Annual

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast and Music Fest December 3 • 7 a.m. to Noon • Lincoln Middle School A popular start to the holiday season, the breakfast is officially the opening event of Pullman's Holiday Fest day of fun, a food drive, shopping, tree lighting and more. Join us at LMS for: • Great music from groups such as the Lincoln Middle School Jazz Band. • Delicious breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, fruit, coffee, milk, fruit juice and coffee. • Silent auction with items donated by Pullman businesses, organizations and Kiwanians. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. Proceeds serve local children and the community. These include a playground for children of all abilities at the new Mary's Park, support for the Pullman Child Welfare Food Bank, and much more.

The Pancake Breakfast and Music Fest is just one of the many programs of the Kiwanis Club of Pullman, the oldest and largest service club in the Pullman-Moscow area. We meet Thursdays at noon, Gladish Community Center. Guests are always welcome!

Whitman County Humane Society

December 2016

Join us for the 10th annual Furball and Yappy Hour! Grab your tickets today at, 509-332-3422. These make great Christmas gifts.


 Miss Pretty  Miss Pretty is currently in foster care receiving some lovin' from a WCHS foster parent! Please call us to arrange to meet this sweet kitty. Miss Pretty has the most striking eyes, and beautiful velvety fur. She takes some time to warm up, but when she does—boy does that purr motor go! Miss Pretty has been diagnosed with FIV. FIV+ cats may live long lives and may live with other cats! Consider adding an FIV+ kitty to your home. More information about FIV+ cats can be found at Please contact us for more information about how to adopt one of these kitties, who are often at risk of euthanasia at shelters because FIV is not curable and is transmittable to other cats, most often through deep bite wounds. FIV+ kitties's adoption fees are discounted and include spay/neuter surgery, age appropriate vaccinations, microchip, and current veterinary exam.

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 Kismet  Meet Kismet, a petite girl with a sweet spirit. Kismet can be very nervous with new people at first, but approach her slowly and she warms up quickly. Once she gets to know you, Throughout the month of December, WCHS will be participating in the she will give you a face full of kisses! She has “Bring Joy” holiday promotion and will be featuring $25 adult cat and dog lots of energy to spend, and will make someone adoptions. a great exercise partner. Her favorite activity is chasing balls and she is great at catching them mid-air!

Bring Joy

Santa Paws and Pet Photos With Santa:

Kismet has an interesting background Happy Howlidays: Support WCHS through that WCHS staff would be more than happy Santa Paws and Pet Photos With Santa! to discuss with you in person during our open hours. Kismet needs to be the only pet. If you Once again, we have our Santa Paws food and supply drive happening now! Visit the are looking for a princess to give a furr-ever trees in participating retailers, purchase the needed items in the store, and leave it under home, Kismet may be your girl! Call WCHS staff the tree for WCHS volunteers to pick-up. Santa Paws locations are in Pullman at: Ace today to arrange a meeting, you'll be happy you Hardware, Pets Are People Too, Pullman Building Supply, and Shopko. did! Another fun way to support the shelter this month is to bring your pet for Pet Photos with Santa! Your pet will sit with Santa Claus for a photo (to be delivered via e-mail) in exchange for a recommended donation of $10. Pet photos will be held in Pullman on 12/3 at Pets Are People Too from 12-4 and on 12/10 at Shopko from 12-3. Come get your holiday photos done and support a great cause!

**Shelter Open Hours Update** Effective 12/1, WCHS will be open to the public Monday-Saturday,1-6 PM. Please note, WCHS will be CLOSED to the public on Friday, 12/9, due to the Pet Your Stress Away event on the WSU campus.

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WCHS is "Team H" at Buffalo Wild Wings! We have partnered with Buffalo Wild Wings® in Moscow, who believe that teamwork builds the foundation for a successful community and whose goal is to help make your community the best place to live, work, play and dine. Home Team Advantage is a way for your team to earn funds to benefit your program, all season long! Print out the card above or download a copy to your mobile device at and show it to your server at Buffalo Wild Wings and WCHS will receive 10% of the proceeds from your bill! This amazing promotion runs through December 31. Make sure you let your server know that you are on Team H! Thank you to Buffalo Wild Wings and Manager Troy Robinson for their support!

WoofTrax Want to help the Whitman County Humane Society just by walking your dog? Go to and download the free app and you can help support the shelter every time you walk your dog. The more active walkers we have, the greater the donation made by Wooftrax!

Donation Form

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Trap Neuter Release Calling all community cat caretakers! WCHS has developed a Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) program to help spay/neuter those frisky felines. What's involved? WCHS can provide live cat traps and will pay for the surgeries. All you need to do is trap the kitties and take them to a pre-determined vet clinic. To get more information, please call shelter staff at 509.332.3422.

City, State, Zip ____________________________________________________ Email _________________________________________________________ Please earmark my donation for: ___ Canine #2 ___ General Operations ___ Spay/Neuter Assistance Program ___ Pooch Park at Pullman ___ Hope Fund ___ Membership ($15 students, $30 seniors, $40 regular, $50 household)

Mail to: Whitman County Humane Society, P.O. Box 453, Pullman, WA 99163

Contact the Whitman County Humane Society Shelter: 1340 SE Old Moscow Road, Pullman • New shelter hours: OPEN Monday-Saturday 1-6 PM Pooch Park at Pullman • (509) 416-6181 • Open dusk to dawn daily WCHS President: Susan Wang • • Phone 332-3422 The next WCHS Board meeting will be held at the WSU Animal Disease Biotechnology Facility (ADBF), room 2018, at 6:15 PM on Monday, December 5. Meetings are open to the public.

City of Pullman

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Snow and Ice Control Program During ice and/or snow events, the overall goal of the Maintenance and Operations Division is to provide safe street access to necessary, life-sustaining, essential services (such as Pullman Regional Hospital), focusing efforts in the most efficient way to assist the most drivers. City crews concentrate initial efforts on primary streets—streets that lead to those life-sustaining services. (See table.) It is of little benefit for streets leading to primary streets to be passable if primary streets are impassable. Whenever possible, efforts are extended to secondary streets, including transit routes and other non-arterial streets with high-volume traffic, many of which are residential streets where the majority of the population can be found. Finally, as time and conditions allow, all other paved streets, cul-desacs, unpaved streets, paved alleys and unpaved alleys that are not designated as primary or secondary streets are plowed. Motorists are strongly urged to use the primary and secondary streets whenever possible to reach their destinations and are also encouraged to drive slowly, with caution and allow for plenty of stopping distance. A link to the complete snow and ice control program, including the table of secondary streets as well as information about the downtown business district, city sidewalks and parking lots, is posted on the city web site home page www. under Announcements.

Snow and Ice Control Primary Streets Street From To Bishop Blvd.............................Grand Ave ................................Main St Center St..................................Grand Ave ................................Panorama Dr Lost Trail.................................Panorama Dr...........................Marcia Dr Marcia Dr................................Old Wawawai Rd......................Latour Peak Crestview St.............................Sunnyside Dr...........................Carolstar Dr Davis Way................................Grand Ave ................................West City Limits Derby St ..................................Spring St..................................Professional Mall Blvd Fairmount Rd.........................Grand Ave ................................Bishop Blvd Grand Ave................................North City Limits.....................South City Limits Hall Dr.....................................Stadium Way Extension..........Larry St Harvest Dr...............................Fairmount Rd..........................Carolstar Dr / Crestview St Kamiaken St............................Whitman St..............................Olsen St Klemgard Ave..........................Bishop Blvd..............................End Larry St...................................Grand Ave ................................Greyhound Way Main St....................................Old Wawawai Rd......................Highway 270 Milepost 4 Merman Dr.............................Westwood Dr............................Valley Rd Olsen St...................................Grand Ave ................................Kamiaken St Paradise St..............................Grand Ave ................................Main St Rocky Way...............................Grand Ave ................................South St Spring St.................................Main St ...................................Crestview St Stadium Way Extension..........Grand Ave ................................Ritchie St Terre View Dr...........................Marshland Dr..........................Highway 270 Valley Rd.................................Stadium Way...........................Orchard Dr Old Wawawai Rd.....................Davis Way ................................West City Limits Turner Dr................................Grand Ave.................................Dillon St Johnson Rd..............................South City Limits.....................Bishop Blvd Pro Mall Blvd..........................Bishop Blvd..............................Derby St South St...................................Rocky Way...............................Riverview St B St..........................................Stadium Way...........................Colorado St Stadium Way...........................Grand Ave.................................Orchard Drive Airport Rd................................Terre View Dr...........................Orville Boyd Rd

ACTIVE ADULTS Plaid Tidings – Spokane Civic Theatre Francis, Jinx, Smudge, and Sparky are not sure why they’ve returned to Earth for another posthumous performance. So, heavenly Rosemary Clooney informs them they are needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Get ready for more humor and music than one can handle in this production directed by Kathy Doyle-Lipe. Lunch prior to the show at Anthony’s. Home pickup begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. We leave city hall at 10 a.m. and return about 6 p.m. Register by Dec. 2. No refunds after Dec. 2, as tickets are pre-purchased. *Fee: $39 which include admission, escort and transportation. Meal cost not included.

Brain Games and Dancing at Hillyard Hillyard has invited us for more fun times! They have challenged us to brain games such as Family Feud and more. We will have lunch with them, followed by a live-music dance for both singles and couples. Home pickup begins at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7. We leave city hall at 9 a.m. and return about 5 p.m. Register by Dec. 5. *Fee: $10, which includes admission, games, escort and transportation. Meal cost not included.

Hot Wassail Party and Christmas Bunko! Bunko (a dice game) is loads of fun! Win nice prizes and join your friends for an afternoon treat with some tasty refreshments, friendship, and holiday cheer at Pullman Senior Center in city hall! Home pickup begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. Register by Dec. 5. *Fee: $5.

Christmas Music with the Kids Join our Pullman Parks and Recreation preschool children as they perform their Christmas songs at the Senior Center from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12. This music program will

follow our lunch program. Thanks to Jean Druffel for providing this unique and fun opportunity. Christmas treats afterwards. Free.

Free! Christmas Potluck Party Join your friends for a fun afternoon of good food, games, and holiday cheer at Pullman Senior Center. Bring a holiday dish and a small white elephant gift (valued at $5 or less) to trade. Home pickup begins at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Sign up at the Center by Dec. 2. Free.

Lewiston and Colton Christmas Lights It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Wrap up in your scarf and hat, and ride along to Lewiston and Colton to see the magnificent Christmas lights. Dinner is at Rooster’s Landing. Home pickup begins at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20. We leave city hall at 5 p.m. and return about 9:30 p.m. Register by Dec. 16. *Fee: $11, which includes transportation and escort. Meal cost not included.

December 2016

New Pedestrian Crossing up and running: Last month, construction of the new pedestrian signal on N. Grand Avenue at Ritchie Street was completed. This signal is a type new to Pullman, commonly referred to as a pedestrian hybrid beacon, or HAWK signal. The Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon, is a signal designed to help pedestrians cross busy streets without the adverse impacts of a traditional traffic signal. While different in appearance to the driver and the pedestrian, this signal works the same as any pedestrian activated traffic signal. It stops vehicular traffic with a red signal indication which allows the pedestrian to cross safely. After the pedestrian crossing phase has ended, the signal facing traffic turns dark until the next pedestrian activates the signal. This type of signal has been successfully implemented in several Washington cities including Spokane, Vancouver, and Bellingham, as well as other states. A graphic explanation of the pedestrian and driver signal sequence can be found on the City of Pullman website at www. along with a video link that also explains how the signal operates.

December Aquatics Sale! If you missed our September super sale, there’s still a chance for you to purchase an annual membership at 20 percent off the original price. Remember that not only are all water exercise (WEX) classes free if you have an annual membership, you will receive a 25 percent discount on swim lessons, as well as access to Reaney Pool when summer rolls around again. Get your laps in! Swim lessons for this brochure period conclude Dec. 22, leaving the 5:30-7 p.m. timeslot open for anyone to swim until our next swim lessons begin for the Winter brochure period. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your laps in before the next set of swim lessons begins! Other dates to note:

Christmas Bingo and Refreshments at the Regency

Fri., Dec. 9: 6-7 p.m. Fitness Room Orientation

More Christmas fun with our friends at Regency Pullman beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21. You can win some prizes and enjoy some ho, ho, ho tasty refreshments that will surely sweeten you up. Sign-up at the Senior Center by Dec. 19. Free.

Sat.-Sun., Dec. 24-25: All day Holiday Closure

NOTE: Many of these trips are listed in the 2016 Fall Parks and Recreation brochure and may fill up due to preregistration.

*All registrants who live outside Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2.

Sat., Dec. 31: 3 p.m. Early Closure Sun., Jan. 1: All day Holiday Closure Pullman Aquatic and Fitness Center 500 NW Larry St 338-3290

City of Pullman

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PARKS & RECREATION Care to Share this holiday season?

Winter Youth Basketball Grades 2-5

Each year in communities across the country, thousands of kids are denied the opportunity to participate in recreational activities for the simple fact their families cannot afford the registration fees. Pullman is no exception. That is why the Pullman Parks and Recreation Department created the “Care-To-Share” scholarship program. To keep serving the people who can benefit from these services, we need your help. By making a contribution in any amount, you provide the opportunity for a disadvantaged child to participate in a favorite activity. Your gifts not only make these scholarships possible, but keep the Pullman community active and healthy. The benefits of recreation are endless. Donations can be sent to Pullman Parks and Recreation, c/o Care To Share, 240 SE Dexter St., Pullman, WA 99163. For more information, please call 338-3227.

Girls and boys in the 2nd-5th grades will learn the skills of dribbling, shooting, lay-ins, offensive and defensive skills plus play organized games. Players will learn the rules of the game, while working on team play, and positive sportsmanship. Practices begin the week of Jan. 16. Girls’ teams will practice Mondays and Wednesday; boys’ teams practice Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games are Saturday mornings at Sunnyside Elementary or Lincoln Middle School gym. Register online at www. or call 338-3227. *Fee: $40.

Winter/Spring Brochure The Pullman Parks and Recreation Winter/Spring brochure will be available the week of Dec. 12 and registration starts Dec. 21. Don’t forget you can register for your favorite activities or make a facility reservation anytime of the day that is convenient for you online at

Open Gym for Youth and Families

Holiday Evergreen Wreath Decorating with Neill’s Flower’s & Gifts Enjoy a festive holiday evening with the staff from Neill’s Flowers and Gifts. Mitch will share his expertise on creating a fresh evergreen wreath with a wonderful assortment of beautiful fresh-cut winter greens. Participants may bring a decoration from home to include in their fresh wreath or purchase something special from a collection on the many holiday display trees at Neill’s. Please bring a pair of clippers and/or wire cutters. All other supplies will be provided. Class will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6. *Fee: $30.

*All registrants who live outside of Pullman city limits will be charged an additional $2.

Directory of City Officials Elected Officials Glenn A. Johnson................................ Mayor Jeff Hawbaker...................................... Councilmember Fritz Hughes......................................... Councilmember Eileen Macoll....................................... Councilmember Ann Parks............................................. Councilmember Al Sorensen.......................................... Councilmember Nathan Weller...................................... Councilmember Pat Wright............................................ Councilmember

Administration Joanna Bailey .....................................................Library Services Dir. Wayne Brannock ................................ IS Manager Kurt Dahmen ...................................... Recreation Mgr. Alan Davis ........................................... Parks Manager Pete Dickinson .................................... Planning Director Kevin Gardes ...................................... Public Works Dir. Mike Heston ....................................... Fire Chief Leann Hubbard .................................. Finance Director Gary Jenkins ....................................... Chief of Police Laura McAloon .................................. City Attorney Karen Sires .......................................... Human Res. Mgr.

For more information or to register, go to www. Sunnyside Gym will be open for youth and families or call Pullman Parks and to burn off some of that holiday energy from 1-5 p.m. Recreation at 338-3227. on Dec. 22, 28, 29 and 30. Participants must carry clean tennis shoes into the gym. Families are encouraged to attend and children eight and under must be accompanied by an adult. Basketballs will be provided. The gym will be supervised by Parks and Recreation staff.

Winter and your library—a perfect fit website. No matter how you access our services, we’re here to help you find what you want and need. So, be in touch, stay warm and enjoy all your library has to offer.

Adult Programs • English Conversation Club meets from 5:30-7 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday in the library Hecht meeting room. Join other adults to practice your English language skills through basic conversation. Contact Louise Davison at (208) 3100962 or lmdavison66@gmail. com for more information. • Grand Avenue Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 in the Hecht meeting room. Chocolate Wars by Deborah Cadbury is the book we will be discussing. For more information, contact Library Supervisor Rezina Emmons at 334-3595. Winter has arrived on the Palouse, with only one month left before we embrace a new year. It’s the perfect time to head to the library to check out some books, DVDs and magazines to take home and enjoy with a cup of warm soup or hot chocolate. Too cold or snowy for you to get out and about? No worries! Use your library card to download books onto your devices from our

• Good Yarns knitting and crocheting group meets from 1-2:30 p.m. every Friday in the Hecht meeting room. For more information, contact the library at 334-3595. • Sew Happy hand and machine sewing club meets from 1011:30 a.m. every Tuesday in the Hecht meeting room. For more information, contact Linhda at 332-5340 or linhdasagen@

Children’s Programs Enjoy these language enrichment programs that features songs, rhymes, movement activities, wonderful books and more! For more information on library programs for youth of all ages contact Children’s Librarian Kathleen Ahern at or 3383258. • Mother Goose Time (newborns-24 months) meets from 9:30-10 a.m. on Wednesdays or Thursdays. • Time for Twos Story Time (2-3 years) from 10:30-11 a.m. on Wednesdays. Preschool Story Time (3-5 years) from 10:30-11 a.m. on Thursdays. Lego® Time! (ages 5 and older) from 3:454:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Drop in and join your friends for Lego Time! Imagine, build, create! Thousands of Legos await you. Pre-registration is not required.

Library Hours Mon • 1-7 p.m. Tue • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed & Thu • 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri & Sat • 1-5 p.m. Neill Public Library 210 N. Grand Ave 334-3595

Phone: 338-3208 • Fax: 334-2751 Police Nonemergency Services: 334-0802 Web address:

While you’re away To prevent possible property damage, especially during your absence around the winter holidays, the following recommendations may apply to you. • During the winter break, do not shut off your heat source. Instead, set your thermostat at 55º to protect against frozen pipes and potential water leaks from broken pipes. Leave under-counter kitchen and bathroom sink doors open and make sure that exterior plumbing pipes are properly insulated. For additional information call 338-3242. • During all absences from your residence, be sure to lock and secure your doors in order to minimize your chances of theft or burglary.

Sidewalk Snow Removal For the health and safety of all residents, the Pullman City Code chapter 11.42 requires property owners to remove snow from sidewalks adjacent to their properties. It is unlawful to permit any accumulation of snow or ice on a public sidewalk adjacent to your property. Snow or ice must be removed within eight hours of daylight after such snow or ice has fallen or accumulated on the sidewalk. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the sidewalks within the city clear of snow and ice for your neighbors and our fellow citizens.

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December 2016

Pullman Regional Hospital

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Pullman Regional Hospital Auxiliary15th Annual Christmas Tree Raffle Raffle tickets are $1 each. Purchase your raffle tickets at the Pullman Regional Hospital Gift Garden Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The decorated trees can be viewed inside the main entrance of the hospital. Raffle winners will be drawn at the Auxiliary’s Holiday Tea, Saturday, December 3rd at Banyans on the Ridge Pavilion in Pullman. (Need not be present to win.) All proceeds from the Auxiliary’s Annual Christmas Tree Raffle fund patient comfort and healing. Special thanks to volunteer event chair Charla Chaudhry and co-chairs Sarah Chilson and Courtney McLaughlin. Thank You Tree and Silent Auction Item Donors! Caitlin Champoux’s winning ticket last year claimed Washington Trust’s Golf themed Christmas tree, “All I Want for Christmas is a Hole-in-One” which included two rounds of golf at the Palouse Ridge Golf Club of Pullman.

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Pullman Regional Hospital

December 2016

Peg’s Story: “Lifesaving, Every Step of the Way” by Judy Sobeloff Peg Collins was watching TV on the couch with her husband one Saturday night when she suddenly slumped unconscious beside him. Two weeks before, they had been hiking and camping in the Grand Tetons. They walked together every night after dinner, and Peg walked to her job at Washington State University. In short, the 60-year-old Pullman resident considered herself active and in good health: she ate well, exercised regularly, had low cholesterol with a good “bad to good cholesterol” ratio, and had never smoked. Though her father and brother had died of heart attacks in their fifties and her two older sisters have heart problems, Peg had been given “a clean bill of health” for her heart 10 years before and had always considered herself low risk. On Tuesday, four days before losing consciousness on the couch, Peg had back pain and fatigue while walking on campus, which she attributed to the hot weather. She experienced similar symptoms along with chest tightness while walking the next night, symptoms which went away when she stopped walking. On Thursday night she felt too tired to walk. She called her doctor’s office Friday morning and was able to schedule an appointment for the following week. On Saturday night, however, she had the heart attack. One of the most valuable lessons Peg offers from her experience is that if something doesn’t feel right and you can’t get in to see your regular doctor, “go to the E.R. and do not wait.” (Pullman ReadyCare, housed in the hospital, can be another possible option.)

cardiologist had surgically inserted a stent into Peg’s artery, and Peg was already settled into a room.

The other potentially life-saving lesson Peg learned is something many people don’t realize, that heart attack symptoms in women tend to be more subtle, more diffuse, and to manifest differently than traditionally publicized heart attack warnings—chest pain and radiating pain in the left arm—which are the symptoms typically experienced by men.

While Peg has no memory of anything that happened until the following day at Sacred Heart, she recounts, “The paramedics were there quickly, the E.R. handled me correctly, knew what to do, contacted Spokane, got me on the helicopter, and Spokane had me ready in the cardiac lab immediately with the surgeon there, so everything worked out. Everyone did exactly what they were supposed to do to save my life, or I wouldn’t be here right now.”

A few key elements worked in Peg’s favor and enabled her to survive, the most crucial being that her husband, Steve Mulgrew, was right there at the time. “If I’d been taking a shower, reading in the bedroom, cleaning the kitchen... I could’ve come back and found her dead,” Steve says. “My being right next to her when it happened and the paramedics only being 10 blocks away is probably what really saved her life, and prevented any real serious issues that can happen from the lack of blood to the brain.” Finding that Peg had no pulse, Steve called 911 and a team of four paramedics arrived “in less than two minutes.” They used a defibrillator to get Peg’s heart started, gave her medication, and used the defibrillator a second time to stabilize her heart rate. Steve followed the ambulance to the emergency room at Pullman Regional Hospital and answered questions about Peg’s medical history. The medical team gave Peg I.V.s, intubated and sedated her, and arranged for her to be seen by a cardiologist at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. The PRH team then administered x-rays and an ultrasound prior to sending her in the Life Flight helicopter. By the time Steve arrived at Sacred Heart in his car, the

Join us for the Emergency Department Remodel Open House At Pullman Regional Hospital Wednesday, January 4 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. See how we’ve redesigned our Emergency Department to increase patient safety and decrease interruptions to our providers through the inspiration of the airline industry’s Sterile Cockpit. Tours will be provided. No RSVP required.

Steve describes everyone involved as “very professional and polite” and says that everything that happened was “life saving, every step of the way.”

Shortly after returning home to Pullman, Peg began treatment in the PRH cardiac rehab program. She says, “It feels safe because when you’re there in the hospital, you’re constantly being monitored with the heart monitor. They’re taking your blood pressure and making sure you’re not overdoing it.” She appreciates that there’s always a doctor on duty and that a doctor comes in to meet with patients in the rehab once a week, which she sees as good follow-up and “an extra chance to ask questions.” A month into rehab, she finds that the nine-month program has “already helped tremendously,” and says she is already walking a mile and a half after dinner with Steve. “It’s a really good facility right here in the community,” she adds. “You don’t have to drive to Spokane for this.” She hopes the hospital can get more funding for this program so that the rehab will have the capacity to treat more people. Steve notes that while the rehab is benefiting Peg physically, “it’s also benefiting her confidence. They give you the encouragement that you can do this.”

December 2016

Pullman Regional Hospital

Women’s Health Physical Therapy Kim Fletcher, DPT, is specially trained in Women’s Health Physical Therapy and is dedicated to working with women on treating musculoskeletal and pelvic dysfunction in a private, one-on-one setting.

Women’s Health Physical Therapy is part of the Center for Women’s & Children’s Health at Pullman Regional Hospital. It’s designed for women who are experiencing urinary leakage, pelvic pain or dysfunction or post-partum pain. Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common condition that can result from pregnancy, childbirth, surgery, chronic constipation and aging.

Your first visit will consist of a history and exam, which may include general movement like bending forward and backward, observing how you move your body and specific tests of your joints, muscles and nerves. Your therapist may use surface EMG (electromyography), a form of biofeedback as part of your therapy. A referral from a doctor is needed and most insurance companies will cover pelvic rehabilitation but please check with your insurance company or Patient Financial Services at (509) 332-1163 if you have any specific concerns.

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Welcome to Rutendo Chikuku, AuD Rutendo Chikuku, AuD, is a new audiologist who recently joined Palouse ENT. She graduated from the University of Indiana in Bloomington. Dr. Chikuku completed her graduate externship year at the Medical University of South Carolina working mainly on an ongoing study investigating agerelated hearing loss. Dr. Chikuku works with both the adult and pediatric population and performs most follow-up testing for the pediatric population from birth to three years old. Her special interests include electrophysiological testing, hearing conservation and she is passionate about hearing health awareness in the community.

Sweet Treats

Pullman Regional Hospital’s Gift Garden has a sweet tooth! See’s Candy is flying off the shelves; stop in before we’re sold out! The Gift Garden is located by the Information Desk at the main entrance of the hospital.

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Community Action Center

December 2016

Enough Good Food for Everyone in Our Community A kitchen opens up new possibilities tothe kind of donation we can receive, and enhances the quality we offer. —Barb Mays, Community Food Bank

Serving Whitman County Communities… ˆˆ Emergency Housing & Services ˆˆ Transitional Housing ˆˆ Housing Development ˆˆ Affordable Rental Housing ˆˆ Ongoing Rental Assistance ˆˆ Community Food Bank, Kitchen, & Gardens ˆˆ Energy Assistance ˆˆ Home Weatherization

Hope for the Future Bill and Donna* were working hard when Bill suffered a traumatic brain injury. Now with a pile of medical bills & despite his will to try, Bill was unable to return to work. “It’s hard to come in and ask for help, Bill said, “We are usually the ones to help others.” Help from the Community Action Center included rent, food & energy assistance. Not enough to solve all their troubles, this help did give some stability, relief & hope for their future. *Names were changed. The Community Food Bank is here to continue helping people, with 7,000 visits in the first 3/4 of 2016. The demand remains high, and so do our goals of providing healthy, fresh food for every visitor. Through your gift, you can help meet the needs in Whitman County by helping us build and staff the Community Kitchen, to teach cooking, and to re-package & distribute bulk and prepared foods! Thanks in advance for your help! Your year-end donation to support the Community Food Bank, Build the Community Kitchen, and provide enough good food for ALL will make a difference. Go to to make a gift today!

Safiya & Hannah “Bob” have generosity matched by Quad Cities Nissan! The Community Food Bank appreciates the effort and generosity of two young people with their hearts set on doing good!

Healthy Food, Healthy Families That’s the goal of the Food Bank Gardens, so all community members have access to fresh produce. We teach, cultivate and empower individuals to think about food differently—and how to replace processed food with fresh. Over 6,000 individuals are served fresh produce a year & over 300 children received experiential education in gardening & scratch cooking. By 2017, we’ll have provided over 1,000 children with quality food education.

When Safiya Nazareli and Hannah “Bob” Hawk put together a food and donation drive for the Community Food Bank recently, their cash donations were doubled by local Quad-Cities Nissan who generously matched the funds! Thanks so much for these two young people and a local business who care enough to help those who need it most…

“I grew up poor—really poor! I know people need help & they have choices to make. I want to help make sure they have enough food so they can take care of their families with the other important things. I give to the Food Bank & am excited about the gardens— to see both grow & do more for people with better quality, fresh food.” A dedicated volunteer helps stock the Community Food Bank shelves for customer shopping.

—A Monthly Food Bank Donor

Thanks to Weatherization, Pullman Family Stays Warm Many Whitman County residents struggle with high heating & cooling costs. To help, the Washington State Low Income Weatherization Program at Community Action helps make homes healthier, more comfortable & more affordable. One young family whose home was weatherized said, “The crew insulated the crawl space, attic, and walls, as well as plugging holes we hadn’t even known about. Now we are warm! “

December 2016

Spokane Falls Community Colleges


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Upcoming Events • Easy Start Event on Friday, December 9. 8:30-3:30.  Join us for a one stop event that includes: application assistance, placement testing, account activation and general help. It’s not too late to sign up for Winter Quarter classes!

Rachel Stambaugh loves working with people and plans to become a physical therapist assistant through Spokane Falls Community College. She currently works and volunteers at Bishop Place Senior Living and enjoys classical music and spending time with her cat. She is excited about her new responsibilities as the ASG secretary-treasurer and loves being a part of the SFCC Pullman campus. One of her favorite quotes is by Thomas Edison, and it reads: "If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."


• Running Start Information Night on Monday, January 9 6:30-8:30. Learn about tuition-free classes for junior and senior high school students at the SFCCPullman Campus.

ENROLL NOW! 1. Apply for admission and financial aid online. 2. Complete any required placement testing. 3. Meet to discuss classes. 4. Register online.

Brooklyn Brown has been with us for many years. However, she is moving into a new position and we would like to welcome her into that role: Brooklyn Brown has been hired as SFCC-Pullman’s completion coach; she will assist students toward degree completion and/or transfer. Brooklyn graduated with an AA from Spokane Falls Community College and then transferred to WSU where she earned a BA in Social Science with emphases in Sociology, Psychology and Business. Since 2008, Brooklyn has been working at SFCC-Pullman where she has held positions such as Instructional Technician, Office Assistant Lead, and Administrative Assistant. Brooklyn also serves as the Designated School Official (DSO) in International Programs where she assists international students with admissions and immigration. We are lucky to have Brooklyn as a part of our team.

115 NW State St, Suite 305A • Pullman, WA 99163 509.332.2706 •

The SFCC Pullman Campus is located on the third floor of the Gladish Community and Cultural Center, 115 NW State Street.


Joal Lee

The citizens of our country have made some big choices recently. Choices that will affect us in the near term and the long. Through this process, many of us were reminded of the gravity of such selections. However, every day we make choices, thousands, even hundreds of thousands of them, most of which we aren’t really even aware of. We could use up a whole lot of time just diagraming how many choices we make each day. Some believe that we, as individuals, are simply the product of our choices and their consequences. I partially agree, though I think there is more nuance than that to personality and character. Certainly, we can build toward meaningful accomplishments by making and sticking with the choices that will get us there. Mahatma Gandhi advised that “you have the choice to create the life your heart is yearning to live.” If the path your heart yearns for you to tread might take you through community college, come talk with us. Make the choice to call us or stop in and see if we can offer an education or even part of an education that will bring you closer to where you want to go.

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Artisans at Dahmen Barn

December 2016

In Uniontown—20 minutes south of Pullman on highway 195 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown WA

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown celebrated its 10th anniversary and formally dedicated the Loafing Shed addition in October. The addition increases the Barn’s floor area by 60% and allows new programming – ceramics and cooking classes for both children and adults. The addition includes three more spaces for resident artists, one which is a clay studio that offers classes, a commercial kitchen used for events and for the new culinary arts program plus a large multi-purpose room used for workshops, live music performances, events and a gallery for the resident artists’ creations. December is a great month to visit because there are lots of holiday activities happening. Our resident artists have their studios stocked with gift items throughout the month and the exhibit in the Hay Loft Hall has a holiday theme. The Shop at the Barn, which carries art and fine craft from nearly 150 creative people from the region, is expanded to add seasonal specialty food items which make great stocking stuffers. The inaugural exhibit of resident artists’ work in the Loafing Shed is titled, “Who am I: Self-Portrait Showcase” where the artists may create in any medium something realistic, whimsical, wild, or non-representational. With each self-portrait, a photo of the artist along with his/her bio introduces you to our creative resident team members.

11th Annual Holiday Gift Gala a free event On Saturday, December 3, the gala showcases visiting artists and craftspeople who offer one-of-a-kind gifts from 10 am to 4 pm. Sample soups, breads and sweets from the “Artisans’ Cookbook—a Palette of Favorite Recipes” and pick up a copy of the cookbook. Two book signings are scheduled that day: Photographer Alison Meyer signs “The Palouse—A Favorite Place”, and author Steve Branting signs “Our Fruitful Dreams: The Lewiston Orchards as it Once Was.” Both books are available for purchase at The Shop at the Barn.

Holiday Open House a free event The open house is scheduled for December 9, 10 and 11. Sample locally made holiday food products and sign up to win a door prize each day. On Saturday, December 10, from 11:00 to 1:00 author Jeri Jackson McGuire will sign copies of her book, “Images of Asotin County”. Two children’s activities will take place in the new Loafing Shed on Saturday, December 10 from 10 am to 1 pm. Santa will be visiting and kids of any age may decorate two different kinds of cookies plus enjoy some samples. A donation of $1 for each cookie decorated is asked.

Learn what prime rib to buy and why, how to tie the rib, season it and cook it, plus serving it correctly; make the wonderful side dish Palouse potatoes; learn how to roast butternut squash and make a maple glaze. Also included is wine tasting and pairing wine with the prime rib plus buying budget-friendly wines. Learn how to make holiday party planning fun and easy on the checkbook. Please come hungry as you will be dining on all foods prepared during this evening of fun and education. Class fee is $60. Please register online by end of the day Sunday, December 11. On Saturday, December 17 from 1 to 4 pm, come learn to make an assortment of Holiday Cookies with resident artist and passionate, creative cook Christie Zeoli. Assorted varieties may include pecan sandies, almond lace rolls, jam thumbprints, pecan bars, traditional shortbread, chocolate crinkles and raspberry linzer torte bars! A lollapalooza of fun, and sugar, while getting a step ahead on holiday baking. Silly Christmas music will likely be involved! The class fee is $45, which includes all ingredients. A child at least 6 years old may accompany an adult at no additional charge. Please note on the registration if a child will be attending. Please register online by December 14.

Winter 2017 Wild Women Winter Art Series The third year in this fun series will resume in January with new topics presented by members of the Palouse Women Artists on Sunday afternoons. Check out the website for the class offerings.

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn is a non-profit creativity center in Uniontown in the big white barn behind the famous iron wheel fence, 20 minutes south of Pullman on highway 195. The facility is fully handicap accessible and has no daily admission fee. Holiday Culinary Arts Events Regular hours are Thursday through Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Holiday hours are: open The new program has holiday activities for both adults and children. every day in December through the 24th when it closes at 3 pm on Christmas On Wednesday, December 14 beginning at 6 pm, a hands-on workshop is scheduled, Eve and New Year’s Eve; closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. 2017 winter titled Prime Rib Dinner & Holiday Appetizers under the direction of Executive Chef hours begin with early closing at 4 pm January and February. Information: www. Aaron Jollymore and Bill Jollymore from Jollymore's—A Dining Experience, in Lewiston. or 509-229-3414.

December 2016

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The best seafood selection in Pullman! Beer Battered Fish, Halibut & Chips, or Cod N Chips! Buy One Entree, Get One Half Off Must be of equal or lessor value. Coupon expires 12/31/2016. One coupon per table per visit.

Coupon can not be combined or used with any other sale or special. Not valid for take-out.

Minors are now welcome until 7:30 p.m. (No seating after 6:30 p.m.)

200 E Main, Pullman • 332-6566

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225 NE Olsen Pullman, WA 99163

939 SW Mies • $445,000

Stunning 3471 sq ft home invites you to relax, enjoy life and entertain your friends and family. Open floor plan, master bedroom has a deck with a view, the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee. Large private backyard. Beautifully landscaped, even a sparkling pool area with decks and fully fenced to beckon you in on those warm summer days. 5+ bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, Recent upgrades are fresh paint, new carpet in the bedrooms and the wood floors refinished by Mighty Oak Floors. It is a must see! Owner is a Designated Broker in the State of Washington.

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Designated Broker Office: 509.338.9008 Fax: 509.338.3417 Email:

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Vol. 22 No. 12 • December 2016

Attendees of the 2015-2016 Women’s Leadership Guild Grand Award luncheon celebrate awarding $10,000 to regional non-profits.

The Power to Empower— the Women’s Leadership Guild

In its first year of development, members of the Women’s Leadership Guild raised and gifted $20,000 to support women’s and children’s health and wellness and Pullman Regional Hospital’s highest needs. After reviewing grant applications, members voted to award five regional non-profits funding to empower their actions and mission to make life better for women and children.

Now in its second year, the guild continues to recruit members who want to make a meaningful difference through the power of philanthropy. Thirteen non-profits submitted applications for the 2016-17 grant cycle, and members voted to award funds to:

• Backyard Harvest—afterschool and summer garden curriculum and nutrition education component of the Palouse YMCA afterschool and summer programs which target children ages 5 to 12 years.

• Community Action Center, Food Bank Garden Program—ingredient and supply costs in offering free, food, nutrition, and gardening educational opportunities (scratch cooking classes and food budgeting classes) to underserved women and children.

• Families Together for People with Disabilities—parent education classes to provide parents of a special needs child, age birth to three, education, tools and support for healthy emotional development, promote positive parent-child relationships and reduce the chances of child abuse and neglect.

• Family Promise of the Palouse—funding to support homeless families obtain a stable income and housing by supplying hygiene and first aid products, gas cards, and supporting parenting classes and Day Center supplies.

• Northwest Children’s Home, Inc.—funding to support the safety, mental health, education and care of up to 70 children who have experienced trauma due to abuse and neglect by contributing to a new wellness center and equipment.

“I love that we represent empowerment,” said Guild chair, Ashley Alred. “I deeply value the commitment our members make to giving of their time and treasure and learning about how we can band together and help women and children. We are going to do amazing things.”

Learn more about the Women’s Leadership Guild:

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