Becky Huber, President of the Lakewood Historical Society will discuss “Playgrounds of the Lakes District” at the May 21 meeting of Lakewood United.
The Lakewood United group meets at 7 AM every Thursday at Burs Restaurant, which is located at 6151 Steilacoom Boulevard SW in Lakewood. Upcoming topics are as follows:
May 28, 2015 “62d Airlift Wing – Mission to Antarctica” – Colonel Andy Hird, Operations Group Commander (Steve – MC)
June 4, 2015 “Tacoma News Tribune Coverage of Lakewood” – Debbie Cafazzo, Reporter, the Tacoma News Tribune (Steve/Kris – MC)
Congratulations to Sue Boguszewski who has rejoined the Lakewood United Board. We are so happy to have her back!
The May 14, 2015, program “Caring for Kids’ Spring Fundraiser 2015” featured Diane Formoso, Director, with Sue as MC. We learned of the history of Caring for Kids originating when Diane was a University Place School Bus Driver, seeing dramatically how some children did not have winter coats, shoes and basic school supplies. Diane spoke with passion about how the organization has grown, thanks to many caring volunteers. Small and large contributions are translated completely into essential clothing and school supplies so that our children can concentrate on learning and becoming the best informed citizens possible. More information is available at the Caring for Kids Website carekidsblog.wordpress.com/. Thank you, Diane and Sue, for a very valuable and encouraging presentation.
The dues for our fiscal year, which started on July 1, 2014, are $20 per year. Lakewood United operates with a volunteer board and our guest speakers only charge us the cost of a breakfast. You can pay your dues by mail to: Lakewood United, P.O. Box 99785, Lakewood, WA 98496 or directly to our Treasurer, John Huber, if he is present at the weekly Thursday morning events. Burs Restaurant does not charge us a room fee. Hence, please ensure that you at least order a beverage if you attend the meeting and remember to leave a gratuity. If you wish to make suggestions for future topics or speakers, please contact any of our board members: Marie Barth, Sue Boguszewski, Bryan Christensen, Gil Conforti, John Huber, Kris Kauffman, Karen Lebeter, Pamela Maddess, Teresa Nye, Steve Smith, or Herb Stumpf.
Lakewood United is now on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LakewoodUnitedofLakewoodWashington. Our website: www.thesubtimes.com/serviceclubs/lakewood-united/.
The next Lakewood United Board Meeting is on Thursday, June 18, 2015 (third Thursday), at 8:00 AM at Burs Restaurant, immediately following the Thursday morning weekly meeting. Visitors are encouraged.