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Sunday | May 21 | 2017 At the pond at Lincoln Park Bub and Alice Olsen VID Race: 2:00PM Main Race: 2:30PM Presented by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe to benefit the Olympic Medical Center Foundation and Sequim Rotary

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2017 BUB AND ALICE OLSEN TOP DUCK: Bill Whitten

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Many people who retire to the North Olympic Peninsula are content to sit back and enjoy their retirement years, but that wasn’t the case with Bill Whitten. He moved to Sequim in late December 2007. Since that time, he has been heavily involved as a volunteer to several organizations and has made a real impact along the way. Before making the move, he worked for Boeing as an IT manager in the commercial airplane division and volunteered for several organizations, including Evergreen Hospital. Upon moving to Sequim, he sought out volunteering for Olympic Medical Center (OMC) and has been a mainstay ever since. “Because of my experience at Evergreen, it was only natural that I would gravitate towards OMC,” Whitten said. “Kathy Coombes [OMC’s volunteer coordinator] approached me about joining the auxiliary.” He was then told the organization was looking for a vice president. “I always liked being the person behind the person,” Whitten said, “so I said I would do it.” However, the auxiliary president soon resigned, and Whitten moved up to that position. He wasn’t content that the organization stay status quo. Whitten first linked up with the OMC Foundation thinking the two organizations could work together to make things better for hospital patients.

BUB & ALICE OLSEN TOP DUCK WINNERS 2016: Wilder Toyota Team 2015: Bill Littlejohn 2014: Kay and Bill Hermann 2013: Jim Leskinovitch, Gay Lynn Iseri & Jean Hordyk 2012: Lisa Schlaffman 2011: Kim and Daryl Wakefield 2010: Ron Allen and Liz Mueller 2009: Edie Beck 2008: Gail Ralston and Tanya Smith 2007: Rand Thomas 2006: Caroline Putman and John Wahl 2005: Delores and Dick Kent 2004: Scooter Chapman 2003: Dan Wilder Sr. 2002: Terry and Jim MacDonald 2001: Jack Montgomery and Don Fairbairn 1990-2000: Bub Olsen

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He now also serves as a committee chair for the foundation, Duck Derby and Festival of Trees. Whitten also wanted to give the auxiliary more visibility in the community and wanted to increase its membership. “I was fortunate to be able to work with a lot of good people, and I think working together we accomplished both of those goals,” he said. The auxiliary is the fundraising arm for OMC volunteers, and its No. 1 activity is the hospital gift shop. They also help out on foundation activities by helping with its fundraising events and work with vendors who set up in the hospital and sell to employees.

Whitten also likes to serve in the short stay unit in the hospital. “When patients come to the hospital, they’re nervous. I try to be a calming influence. That’s the most rewarding to me,” he said. Whitten is most proud of the fact that he has started a program at the cancer center, putting together cancer center comfort bags, which are given to every new patient. “It contains information about their treatment process, skin cream, antiseptic wipes, gel eye mask, notebook/pen, calendar, tissues and other items.” Whitten’s volunteering extends way beyond the hospital. He also: •  Is the president of

the Advisory Board of the Senior Center. •  Is a long-time softball official and state umpire-in-chief, and has served as Port Angeles Parks & Rec umpire 2008-2015. •  Was instrumental in bringing softball as an event to the Olympic Peninsula Senior Games and served as commissioner. •  Has refereed football since 2012. •  Served as the president of the Washington State Association of Hospital Auxiliaries. “I really enjoy volunteering,” Whitten said. “And it’s not necessarily for altruistic reasons. I just don’t want to sit home and lie around and watch TV. I want to do something productive.”

Olympic Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors: Ron Allen Simon Barnhart Bill Benedict Dave Blake Harbir Bower Dick Cable Jim Cammack Joseph Cammack Trisa Chomica Jennifer Ciarlo Janis Clevenger Tom Curry Ed Ebling Dr. Mark Fischer Casi Fors Lindsay Fox Bill Gellor Kelly Gouge Art Green Mary Hebert Kay Hermann Jean Hordyk Larry Hueth Mary Irwin

Jim Jones Jr. Dick Kent Eric Lewis Bill Littlejohn Jesse Long Bob Lovell Dan McKeen Sarah Methner Jake Oppelt Doug Parrish William Payne Edna Petersen Sherry Phillips Gail Ralston Karen Rogers Sandy Sinnes Molly Smith Laurie Stewart Charles Stroeher Joyce Stroeher Phil Walker Dan Wilder Duane Wolfe Dan Wilder Jr.


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Bub and Alice Olsen Top Duck Award The Bub and Alice Olsen Top Duck Award was created to honor the Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby’s stars — those special volunteers who go far out of their way to help make Olympic Medical Center Foundation events succeed. The award is named for the original star volunteers, Bub and Alice Olsen. A longtime Olympic Medical Center Foundation board member, Bub sold ducks inside Swain’s for 21 years until his death in 2010. He was one of the all-time top duck salesmen, with more than 15,000 ducks sold during nearly two decades as team captain of the Quacker Backers. His wife, Alice, also was deeply dedicated to the Olympic Medical Center Foundation cause. On race day each year, together they hosted the Very Important Duck Party, a tradition that continues today and is also named in their honor. Duck Derby season at the Olsen’s was a family affair — most of the children and grandchildren are involved in one way or another, including daughter, Sandy Sinnes, who is a past president of the Olympic Medical Center Foundation. The Bub & Alice Olsen Top Duck Award plaque with the annual winners listed is displayed at the OMC Foundation office.

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Lucky duck will win its owner a new Toyota One lucky duck will win its owner a new 2017 Toyota Corolla. The 28th Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby and race is Sunday, May 21, at the pond at Lincoln Park, located in Port Angeles off Lauridsen Boulevard (next to the Clallam County Fairgrounds). The Bub and Alice Olsen VID Race (Very Important Ducks) will be held at 2 p.m., with the main race following at 2:30 p.m. The Kids Pavilion opens at 1 p.m. The catered VID party, for those supporters who purchased VID packages, will be in the old Loomis Tavern building at the race site, with lunch beginning at 12:30 p.m.

HOW THE DUCK DERBY WORKS Duck tickets can be purchased from the dedicated people who volunteer their time to sell ducks, many of whom set up shop at business around town and Peninsula.

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For each duck that’s “adopted,” the purchaser receives a ticket with a printed number, which corresponds to a number that is placed on the duck. Ducks cost $6 each or $30 for 6 ducks. All of the numbered ducks are dumped into the pond at Lincoln Park on race day and make their way across the pond with help from the Port Angeles Fire Department volunteer fire fighters, who use fire hoses to push the mass of ducks across the pond. The “owners” of the first 45 ducks to cross the finish line win great prizes (see page 9 for a list). The generous people and businesses of the North Olympic Peninsula make the Duck Derby memorable for everyone involved. Last year, nearly 30,000 ducks were adopted in a market of 70,000 people in the Sequim-Forks-Port Angeles area, making this race the most successful per capita duck race in the world

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The Jamestown S’Klallam tribe has again agreed to continue to be a sponsor of the Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby and other Olympic Medical Center Foundation events during the next few years. “We appreciate the opportunity to help make a difference in our community,” said Jamestown S’Klallam tribal Chairman W. Ron Allen. “We have committed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the foundation over the past 15-plus years, and since our health clinic in Sequim works closely with Olympic Medical Center, we know firsthand what a difference the foundation’s fundraising has done for OMC operations. “We are extremely impressed with the leadership and team addressing the quality of health care in our community. We truly believe that the foundation makes a difference.” Olympic Medical Center Foundation Executive Director Bruce Skinner said: “Because of the tribe’s and other sponsorship, we are able to give 100 percent of monies that are donated to us at our events to Olympic Medical Center.” The tribe is joined by its business interests, including 7 Cedars Casino, The Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course and the Longhouse Deli. The tribe will continue to be the title sponsor of the “Red, Set, Go!” Heart Luncheon and to be involved in all other foundation fundraising events, including the Sonny Sixkiller Husky Legends Golf Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby mascot Duck E. Duck, aka Tournament, Harvest of Hope and Festival of Trees. Shelly Thompson, stands in front of 7 Cedars Casino in Blyn.

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Kids Pavilion draws in the fun It will be a family affair again this year at the Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby. Everyone is invited to partake in the festivities surrounding the main event, especially kids. Each year the Kids Pavilion becomes an entertaining place for children in the community, providing them with arts and crafts supplies and a location on race day where they can meet the Happy Tymers Clown Group, decorate their own duck, play games, win prizes or meet the big duck. The Kids Pavilion opens at 1 p.m. with fun for children of all ages. Stephanie Casillas is the Kids Pavilion executive director this year and is very excited about the activities that are planned, including the popular Duck Putt game and Ducky Toss. “This is a really great event, and the kids always have fun,” she said. To make this year’s derby the best yet, organizers invite children to come out with their parents to the events on race day at Lincoln Park. The duck derby is not only a chance to give back to our community in the most important way, but it is also a chance for families to enjoy some great entertainment and enjoy some family friendly activities, Casillas said.

The Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby Olympic Medical Center is deeply grateful for everything the OMC Foundation does to support the health care needs of our community. Thanks also to the organizers, sponsors, volunteers, duck sellers and supporters who make the Duck Derby a success.

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Board of Ducks Lindsay Fox, Harry and Mary Hebert, Molly Smith and Chuck Stroeher

The Lifesavers Michele Billings (co-team captain), Corinne Burwash (co-team captain), Paul Ainsworth, Georgia Anderson, Tonia Appeldoorn, Micah Benedict, Chloe Brown, Anne Gibbs, Alyssa Hamrick, Jill Heustis, Jasmine Iliff, Brittany Lin, Dimitriy Lisenkoff, Diane Martin, Hannah Nelson, Michael Osuna, Sarah Pierce, Lauren Piper, Jaime Sanders, Judd Santry, Jessop Schoff, Kaitlin Smith, Bracey Ulin, Amber Valdez, Emily Wallner and Steph Watts

Class of ’66 Susan Elings, Mark Pesola, Dusty Rhoads, Sherry Zindel, Rindy Hainstock, Pam and Chuck Lockhart, Ken and Bonnie Hansen, Cheryl Dahl and Harriet Convention Crestwood/Sequim Health & Rehab/Park View Villa Janaye Birkland, Marnie Dewees and Renee Worthey Ducktails Leslie English, Tony and Sally Rowland and Mary Rupprecht First Federal Downtown branch, Eighth Street branch, Sixth Street branch, Eastside branch, Sequim Avenue branch and Sequim Village branch Fluff’s Ducks Lisa Schlaffman (team captain), Darlene Knight, Melody Megonigle, Steve Schach and Donna Moreau Free Range Ducks Dorothy Barker, Stephanie Casillas, Jan Gilchrist, Carrie Wait, Shari Spencer, Debbie Searles and Cindy Teitzel Friar Duck Bill Littlejohn (team captain) and Cindy McClain Healthy Duckies Lillian Eastman (team captain) Olympic Medical Center Auxiliary Bill Whitten (team captain), Malcolm Alexander, Edna Lees, Mary Flagg, Donna Geer, Leif and Donna Olson, Betty Olszak and Nanette Osbourne Hospital Ducks Debbie Nelson, Gay Lynn Iseri and Jean Hordyk Patient Navigator Ducks Elizabeth Thomas (team captain), Susan Clements and Jen Manchester Lions Club Scooter Chapman (team captain) Meduckal Assistants Rachel Pairsh (team captain), Nikki Beverford, Devanee Cipriano, Ashley Crear, KayLeigh Fosdick, Lu Thu Hardin, Payton Lee, DeAna Pierce, Michelle Slavin, Brenda Rae Taylor, Kailee Wise and Tracey Young

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become very popular and make a great memento of each year’s race. For $300, VID supporters receive a souvenir duck that is used in the VID race, plus 60 ducks in the main race, invitations to a “quackers and cheese” catered race day party and a special parking pass. Not only do the VID purchasers help contribute to the overall well-being of our community by supporting Olympic

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Medical Center and the other charities involved, but they also have an opportunity to join in the festivities on race day. Ask your local duck seller about becoming a Very Important Duck! The VID race will be held at 2 p.m. this year, which is a half-hour before the main Duck Derby race. The top three finishers of the VID race will receive $500, $250 or $100 cash prizes. This list reflects VIDs sold as of May 12.

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The 2017 Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby could not happen without the generous support of these businesses and individuals Matt Bailey / Bailey Signs & Graphics Joe Barton Baskin-Robbins David Benoff Bruch & Bruch Construction Bob’s Chevron Barb & Jim Cammack Scooter Chapman Corey Delikat Drake’s U Bake Don Droz Mike Egan Fiesta Jalisco All First Federal Branches Eric Flodstrom Forks Soroptomists John Fox Ted Frogge The Happy Tymers Clown Group Hartnagel Building Supply Jim Haugen Dave Johnson KONP Lions Club Michael LaGrange Lilly & Rylan MacDonald Marine Spill Response Corp. Julian McCabe Steve McCabe Scott Metzler Ben and Stacie Neff Olympic Printers

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Sequim Rotary Club, Forks Soroptimists busy Each May, members of the Sequim Rotary Club don’t have any trouble finding ways to keep themselves busy. Besides spending countless hours selling thousands of ducks every year, the Sequim Rotary also helps put numbers on the ducks at the duck tagging event before the race. In addition to the Duck Derby, they also must find the time each May to help organize and operate the Sequim Irrigation Festival Parade. Money raised by the Rotary over the years has been used for its support of organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Olympic VIDS, from page 10 Wolfley Law Office Jennifer Zaccardo, CPA Zenovic & Associates, Inc. Karen Rogers Consulting Deborah & Jerry Sinn Lindsay Littlejohn Sunburst Builders Olympic Rocket Transportation Denis Holcomb Strait View Credit Union Sunrise Car Wash Red Carpet Car Wash

Peninsula, funding for scholarships to Sequim High School graduates, the food bank and the Carrie Blake Park project, along with the Museum of Art — all of which are in Sequim. May also is an active month in Forks for members of Soroptimist International of the Olympic Rain Forest (SIORF). SIORF has supported a wide variety of community service projects since chartering in January 1991. The primary use for the funds raised from selling ducks on the West End goes to Soroptimist Oncology Support, which provides assistance to women with cancer living on the West End of Clallam and Jefferson counties. Karen Munro

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Special Sections - Duck Derby, 2017  

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Special Sections - Duck Derby, 2017  

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