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Newcomers’ Book Club

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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donates to libraries

Newcomers of the North Olympic Peninsula donated $100 each to the Port Angeles and Sequim libraries. In the photo at left, from left, Lucy Kittrick, Newcomers’ Book Club co-chair, presents a check to North Olympic Library System Director Paula Barnes and Nina Pitts, librarian at the Port Angeles Library. In the photo at right, Pat Wisen, right, the other Newcomers’ Book Club co-chair, gives a check to Margie Palmer, librarian at the Sequim Library. The book club meets monthly, alternating the site between the two libraries. For more information about the Newcomers organization, visit www.olympicnewcomers.org.

Sustainable art exhibit on tap at Sequim museum Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — Artists working in all media are invited to share their visions of environmental, economic and social sustainability at the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley’s featured art exhibit for April. The exhibit, “The Art of Sustainability: Considerate Creativity Taking Personal Responsibility for the Future,” will explore how one might engage in the world through renewable and nonimpacting means that integrate natural systems and resources with human needs. Areas of artistic focus might include but are not limited to environmental impact issues, wildlife conservation, the use of “green” technologies and utilizing existing natural resources. MAC Art Exhibit Committee member Renne Brock-Richmond developed the exhibit theme. She encourages artists to “challenge yourself to foresee the Olympic Penin-

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ntries will be accepted Sunday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Monday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at the MAC Exhibit Center.

sula’s ecosystem and environment and encourage leadership to maintain an optimistic impact through expression and innovation.” Entry forms are available at the MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St., Sequim, and on the MAC website at www.mac sequim.org. There is a flat entry fee of $5 for MAC members and $10 for nonmembers, and artists can submit up to three pieces. Entries will be accepted Sunday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Monday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at the MAC Exhibit Center. The exhibit will run March 29 to April 30.

Honoring

excellence

Stevens Middle School eighth-graders, from second from left, Audra Perrizo, Rikako Yamamichi, Stephanie Dudley, Kendal Jacobson and Melanie Schimschal stand with Rotarian Andy Callis, left, as they are honored by the Port Angeles Nor’Wester Rotary Club. Each year, the club recognizes eighth-graders chosen by their teachers from Stevens and Queen of Angels Catholic School for excellence in areas such as academics, music and sports. Small groups of the honorees are hosted at weekly Rotary meetings, where they discuss hobbies, favorite classes, interesting stories and future aspirations.

Briefly . . . Cubs’ annual event slated for Sunday PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend Cub Scout Pack 4479’s annual Blue and Gold Dinner will be Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St. The event is free to the public. Pack 4479 will be collecting food for the Port Townsend Food Bank, and donations of nonperishable items will be gladly accepted. For information, phone Cubmaster Andrew Dubar

Wendy Duede, left, Soroptimist treasurer, and Barbara Carr, Girls Circle program administrator, hold the ceremonial check for the donation from the professional women’s group.

at 360-379-9047 or e-mail adubar@gmail.com.

Laureate society SPOKANE — Breanna Krumpe of Sequim has been named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for the fall semester. To qualify for the academic honors society, a student must earn a 3.75 or higher grade-point average during the semester. Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Peninsula Daily News

PT Soroptimist group makes donation Peninsula Daily News

scholarships and monetary awards to single mothers attempting to further their education and improve the lives of their families The Port Townsend/East Jefferson County chapter is made up of professional women with diverse backgrounds. They meet Thursdays at noon at Discovery View apartments in Port Townsend. For information, visit www.soroptimistpt.org.

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stocking clothing and other necessities for children moving into foster homes. ■  Birthday gifts throughout the year for children in foster homes. ■  Furnishing linens and other necessities to the Dove House domestic violence center. ■  Monetary donations to the domestic violence program. ■  Sponsoring free mammograms to rural Jefferson County women. ■  Presenting annual

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PORT TOWNSEND — Soroptimist International of Port Townsend-East Jefferson County has donated $1,000 to Girls Circle, a program designed to promote resiliency in adolescent girls. In doing so, the Soroptimists are partnering with Jefferson County Juvenile and Family Court Services, which facilitates the program. Because of recent reductions in funding for juvenile justice programs, the support of the local Soroptimist chapter is necessary for the survival of the program. The check was presented to Barbara Carr, Jefferson County Juvenile Court administrator and one of the facilitators of the program. Through Girls Circle programs in several counties around the state, juvenile justice professionals are trying to serve their

female population in a more gender-responsive manner. The match between this program and the Soroptimists is a natural one because the mission of Soroptimists is to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and around the world, said the Soroptimist announcement of the donation. During the 10- to 12-week Girls Circle program, girls can get together with peers and adult women in their community in a structured support group set up to counter trends towards self-doubt, help girls maintain connections in their community and allow for self-expression through verbal and creative activities. The circle meets free of charge at the Dove House. Other examples of projects by the Soroptimists of Port Townsend and East Jefferson County are: ■  Foster Care Closet,

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