A Call for Caring Adults

Caring adults are needed to mentor students in grades 4-12 who attend Clover Park schools. We have several students on a wait list who need extra encouragement and support in order to thrive in school. Was there a person who came into your life and empowered you to reach your potential? If so, maybe now is the time for you to do the same. [Read more...]

Kiwanis Club of Clover Park officers for 2014/2015

Kiwanis officers for 2014/2015: Maren Dunlap, President; Bob Reed, President -Elect; Mike Darrah, Treasurer; Jerry Dunlap, Secretary

By Walt Sommers

The Kiwanis Club of Clover Park installed new officers for 2014/2015: Maren Dunlap, President; Bob Reed, President -Elect; Mike Darrah, Treasurer; Jerry Dunlap, Secretary at its September 30 meeting. Also at that meeting Jerry Dunlap was awarded the Kiwanis International Hixon award for community service to Lakewood. Kiwanis meets every Tuesday at noon at the Ram.

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Dance Theatre Northwest at Tacoma Narrows Rotary meeting, Oct. 14

Dance Theatre Northwest’s Melanie Kirk-Stauffer will discuss “Community Service and Arts Education Outreach programs through Dance Theatre Northwest” at the October 14 meeting of the Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows.

The Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows meets weekly at Tower Lanes, 6323 6th Avenue, Tacoma, on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. [Read more...]

CPTC: Automotive students participate in public service event


Nine automotive students from Clover Park Technical College volunteered in a statewide “Lights On” campaign Oct. 4.

Automotive Technician Instructor Bob Offerdahl and his students assisted Automotive Service Association Northwest from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free inspections and free exterior vehicle bulb and headlamp replacements in support of National Car Care Month to promote vehicle maintenance.
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KeyBank one of 14 area businesses in Goodwill Corporate Alliance

(l-r) Key Private Bank Relationship Manager Jason Hall, KeyBank President Brian Marlow, KeyBank Community Relations Manager David Parent and Goodwill CEO Terry Hayes.

TACOMA – Goodwill recently unveiled nearly a dozen Goodwill delivery trucks that have been custom painted to acknowledge 14 area businesses who have formed the new Goodwill Corporate Alliance. The Alliance is donating $800,000 in job training resources that will benefit 9,500 unemployed individuals over the next year.
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Lakewood Rotary distributes $6500

At the club’s October 4 meeting, $6500 was approved for distribution to three Lakewood groups in need. Greater Lakes Mental Health will receive $2000 to help with their holiday gifts program. The Family Renewal Shelter will receive $2000 for its temporary housing program. And LASA (Lakewood Area Shelter Association) will receive a check for $2500 for unfunded emergency repairs of some of their housing. [Read more...]