Southside Senior & Community Center
Funding, membership luncheon, dues, 'thank you' Board of Directors
a Message from your Board President
Curt Connolly, President, Board of Directors
fall and winter. Keep track of what’s coming up in the newsletter.
Successful events: It’s autumn with lots of great activities in store at the center. Oktoberfest was a great success with a particularly delightful traditional German dinner. More festivities are in store for
City funding issue: The last three months have been a whirlwind of additional work for the staff while working with the Parks and Recreation Board to maintain our 2012 funding at the 2011 level. We are fortunate to have a P & R Board that is open minded and willing to listen. In the end, they have restored the funding to the senior and youth centers of Spokane for the coming year.
Because of this fragile funding source, our SSCC Board is anticipating a dues increase beginning January 2012 from $25 to $35 which will be discussed at the general membership meeting.
General membership meeting: The SSCC annual general membership
meeting FOR members will follow the traditional Thanksgiving lunch to be served Tuesday, November 15 at 11:30 am. Plan to sign up in advance for the luncheon and stay on for the annual meeting that will follow. We will vote for board members in addition to hearing first-hand about the activities of the board. If you would like to nominate candidates for the board or run for the board yourself, you are welcome to do so. Please let me or Bonnie know ASAP.
Thanks for courtesy: Thanks to all of our members for respecting the fire lanes at the entrance of our building and parking in the lot. During a recent occurrence at the center, emergency vehicles were able to respond unimpeded.
-- Curtis Connolly
for election this year and will be on the ballot at the November 15 general election meeting to be held at 12:30 pm, immediately after the Thanksgiving Luncheon. Four positions are elected for three-
year terms; one position will fill an unexpired two-year term. The candi- dates put forward by the nominating committee are:
Ernie Becker, two-year term; is a lifelong resident of Inland Northwest; earned BA in business administration, and MA in Taxation from Gonzaga. He is a Korean War veteran, a retired CPA where he was a partner at McFarland & Alton. In 2010, he married southside member Anita Morphy. Together they have
11 children, 29 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Linn Edmonson, three-year term; is a lifelong resident of Inland Northwest; earned BA in business administration, and MA in Education from Whitworth. For 32 years, he taught English, guitar and computers at Central
Six Board candidates named Virginia Holmes, three-year term; Five Board positions are up
current Membership Chair
Valley High. Linn is an active member of Project Joy where he was board president and is involved in three groups like Grandpas Sound. He is married with two daughters and three grandchildren.
Denise Fanazick, three-year term; is a lifelong resident of Inland Northwest; and has been a member of and worked with Southside for more than a decade -- primarily in the travel area. She leads trips all over the country and the world.
Virginia has been a member of the Center for 15 years where she currently
serves on the Center Board and as membership chair since 2006. She is active with the Thursday night dance committee. Prior to her retirement, Virginia was a partner with her husband in their business, Scotty Holmes Interiors; and co-owned and managed several rental properties. Virginia has served on the boards of
Denise has taught aerobics for several decades with many healthier followers of hers who are busy and active because of her efforts. She is married with two children and two grandchildren.
Florence Haidle, three-year term; current Program Chair
member of the Center since its inception when it was housed on Perry Street. She has led the Galloping Gourmet Sunday outings for 22 years. She has served on the SSCC
Board of Directors, is a front desk volunteer, and can be found at almost all special events in a volunteer capacity.
Florence has been a
the Home Builders Association and apartment associations.
Don Roise, three-year term; current Travel Committee Chair
is also chair of the travel committee. He has led many tours around the country and around the world. He is retired from the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department where he managed the special interests classes. He is also a board member of Spokane City Credit Union, and a past board member of
Eastern Washington Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the YMCA Youth Advisory Committee.
Don is a current Board member and
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