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www.sequimchamber.com


      Chamber
     Luncheons
January 10
Luncheon at Sunland
  Program:
  Annual Chamber
  Membership Meeting
                                                                                  Ribbon Cuttings!
  Sponsored by:
  Olympic View Properties

January 24
Luncheon at Sunland
  Program:
  Dungeness Water Management –
  Department of Ecology
  Guest Speaker:
  Sally Totesf, Department of Ecology




                                        On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the Chamber Board, members and guests joined               The Visitor Information Center hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and
                                        together to welcome Tranquility to the Sequim Chamber. Tranquility              open house on Tuesday, Dec. 6, for five of our Chamber members with
                                        is at 164 E. Bell St. and is owned by Andrea Sivertsen and Jenny Hays           home-based businesses: Sherry Grimes Design, Brad Griffith Home
 January 17                             who specialize in massage therapy, spa pedicures, gel nails and facial          Improvement & Maintenance, Ralph’s Drywall, Sequim Electric and Clark
“After Hours”                           waxing.                                                                         Horticulture. Thank you to everyone for attending!
  Columbia State Bank -
  Sequim Village Branch
                                                        Welcome to our newest
  Grand Opening
                                                                                                                                                     the 
                                                                                                                                                 Save  Date!
  5-7 p.m.
       Light
                                                         Chamber members!                                                                            Annual Membership
  refreshments,                         Tranquility                                                        Linda                                         Luncheon
 including beer                                                                                            Barnfather
                                        164 E. Bell St., Sequim
 and wine, will                                                                                            Individual Member – Sequim
                                        Phone: 360-775-5940 or 808-2888                                                                           Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 11:45 a.m.
  be served and
                                        E-mail: ags@olypen.com or jjhays78@aol.com
 a business card
  drawing will
                                        Relaxation, Renewal, Rejuvenating – Spa                                                                    Installation
     be held!
                                        pedicures, gel nails, facial waxing, health and                                                            of the 2012
                                        wellness. Deep tissue, relaxation, sports and pre-   Pondicherri                                            Chamber
                                        natal massages                                       119 E. Washington St., Sequim
                                                                                                                                                      Board
        the 
    Save  Date!                                      Arthur Buhrer
                                                                                             Phone: 360-681-4431
                                                                                             Website: pondicherrionline.com
        February 4th                                 Home Loans                              E-mail: pondicherri@olypen.com
Join us at the Oasis Bar and Grill                   234 W. Washington St., Sequim           Textiles and linens from India. In business since
 for a Chamber fundraiser dance                      Phone: 360-477-1011                     1969 and 20 years in Sequim!                         Sunland Golf
      with Crème Tangerine!                          Website: sequimhomeloans.com                                                                 and Country
                                        E-mail: arthur@sequimhomeloans.com                                                                            Club
    Stay tuned for more details         Financial services, home loans and mortgages
Meet Your 2012 Chamber Board of Directors                                                                                                                   Chamber Member
         Congratulations and many thanks for your service and dedication!                                                                                    Announcements
                                                                                                                                             Pondicherri                                    p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Blue Whole
                                                                                                                                                We will be celebrating and welcoming        Gallery, downtown, Sequim. www.
                                                                                                                                             back our new member, Pondicherri,              bluewholegallery.com.
                                                                                                                                             with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1
                                                                                                                                             p.m. Jan. 25. Please join us in welcoming
                                                                                                                                                                                            First Federal
                                                                                                                                                                                               Congratulations to Kathi Larsen for
                                                                                                                                             Pondicherri to the Chamber!
                                                                                                                                                                                            being voted “Affiliate of the Year” by the
    cHrISTy rOOkard         pHIL caSTELL              ScOTT cLauSEN                BILL LITTLEJOHN                  JOE BOrdEN
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sequim Association of Realtors! You can
         President             Ways & Means           Secretary/Treasurer              Past President           Individual Member, Special   SARC
        First Federal         Castell Insurance        Peninsula Mailing        The Lodge at Sherwood Village     Projections/Fundraising                                                   reach Kathi at 452-1889 or kathi.larsen@
                                                                                                                                                 The SARC board recently approved
                                                                                                                                                                                            ourfirstfed.com.
                                                                                                                                             the 2012 rates for admission. General
                                                                                                                                             admission rates are going down! Rates are      Museum & Arts Center
                                                                                                                                             as follows: adult $8, youth (8-16) $4, child       The Museum & Arts Center in the
                                                                                                                                             (2-8) $2 and infant (0-2) free.                Sequim-Dungeness Valley will hold
                                                                                                                                                 Another change is that starting on         its annual members meeting at 1 p.m.
                                                                                                                                             Jan. 1 is that SARC will be opening at         Saturday, Jan. 21, at the historical
                                                                                                                                             5 a.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. on Saturday       Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne
                                                                                                                                             and 11 a.m. on Sunday. SARC will be            Road in Sequim. All current members
    LIzBETH HarpEr             VIckIE OEN              STEVE pErry                    BILL THOmaS                   mIcHELE                  tracking the usage of the expanded
          Director                 Director                 Director                      Director
                                                                                                                   SOrrENTINO                                                               and life members are encouraged to
     Blue Whole Gallery   Purple Haze Lavender Farm   Peninsula Daily News         Bagley Creek Associates             Director              hours to determine the feasibility of this     attend, as are those who join or renew
                                                                                                                Sound Community Bank         15-percent increase in operating hours.        their membership at the door.
                                                                                                                                             Additionally, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Jan.          The meeting is an opportunity to hear
                                                                                                                                             1, SARC will offer free admission with         firsthand what the MAC has in store for
                                                                                                                                             free classes encouraging residents to see      2012 and beyond, and refreshments will
                                                                                                                                             everything that SARC has to offer.             be served. Also in January, the MAC
                                                                                                                                                                                            will celebrate the life’s work of 97-year-
                                                                                                                                             Sequim Humanities                              old artist Joy McCarter, a co-founder of
                                                                                                                                             and Arts Alliance                              Sequim Arts.
                                                                                                                                                S equim Humanities and Ar ts                    McCarter, whose work ranges from
LINda BarNFaTHEr          THErESa ruBENS                LIz parkS                   rON FarquHar                 dEON kapETaN
          Director                Director                 Director                      Appointee                      Appointee            Alliance’s Cultural Connections is a           watercolor and oil paintings to a method
     Individual Member        Solar City’s Tesa       RE/MAx Fifth Avenue              Shiso Sister City            Irrigation Festival      monthly public meeting from 6-8 p.m.           of underwater acrylic ink painting known
                            Boutique and Tanning
                                                                                                                                             on the third Monday of the month,              as solar technique that she developed,
                                                                                                                                             except for July and December. Cultural         plans to be on-hand for the artists’
Applications for Citizen of the Year Award
                                                                                                                                             Connections is a series of lectures,           reception from 5-8 p.m. during the First
                                                                                                                                             workshops and performances enriching           Friday Art Walk on Friday, Jan. 6, at the
                                                                                                                                             our local community through education,         MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St.
    Begin the New Year right and help us recognize                   Nominations for the awards are made to the                              exploration and professionalism in             in Sequim. Some of McCarter’s extensive
members of our community who have dedicated                       Chamber by residents of the Sequim Dungeness-                              the Arts and Humanities. The Lodge             collection of showcased work also will be
significant time and energy to the community above                Valley. Nomination applications will be accepted at                        at Sherwood Village generously hosts           available for purchase, as well as prints of
and beyond the expectations of their job in 2011.                 the Chamber during January and the awards will be                          Cultural Connections.                          her work. This featured art exhibit runs
    The Citizen of the Year program is sponsored                  presented at the Feb. 28 luncheon.                                            Upcoming Cultural Connections:              Jan. 3-28.
by the Chamber of Commerce to recognize persons                      Applications are available beginning Jan. 2 by                             Jan. 16: Cultivating Arts Tourism               For the latest in upcoming MAC
who have contributed significantly to the Sequim-                 contacting the Chamber at 683-6197, via e-mail                             with Barbara Hanna, City of Sequim             programming, visit the MAC website at
Dungeness Valley community. Each year, the Chamber                at info@sequimchamber.com or online at www.                                communications and marketing director,         www.macsequim.org, follow the MAC on
selects a Citizen of the Year as well as two awards for           sequimchamber.com.                                                         and Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond,                Facebook or call the MAC Exhibit Center
Community Service.                                                   Deadline for nominations will be Feb. 1.                                community arts event producer and              at 683-8110.
                                                                                                                                             promoter. For more information, visit
                                                                                                                                             http://sequimartsalliance.org                  Home Remodeling Seminar
 Calendar of events                                                                                                                          Blue Whole Gallery
                                                                                                                                                                                                Please join Home Improvement
                                                                                                                                                                                            & Maintenance business owner Brad
    January 2012                                                                                                                                 In 2012, the Blue Whole Gallery            Griffith and Sherry Grimes Designs for
                                                                                                                                             opens with an exciting program: A Trio         a free Home Remodeling Seminar, from
6        First Friday Art Walk 5-8 p.m.                          17          Chamber After Hours 5-7p.m.                                     in Diversity. Showcasing front windows         5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the
         Renne, 460-3023                                                     Grand Opening – Columbia Bank                                   in January will be veteran watercolorist       Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of
6        First Friday Reception 5-8 p.m.                                     Call 683-6197.                                                  Reggie Consani; award-winning metal            Commerce, 1192 E. Washington St.. Call
         Blue Whole Gallery, 681-6033                            21          MAC Annual Members Meeting                                      artist Larry McCaffery; and unique wood        683-6197 for more information and to
         Museum & Arts Center, 683-8110                                      Dungeness Schoolhouse 1 p.m., 683-8110                          artist Carl Baker. Meet artists from 5-8       reserve your seat!
         Sequim Library, 683-1161                                22          Pancake Breakfast 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
10       Sequim Chamber Annual Membership
                                                                 24
                                                                             Sequim Prairie Grange
                                                                                                                                                       Save                         CITIzen OF The YeAr

                                                                                                                                                     the Date!
         Luncheon, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. RSVP 683-6197                           Sequim Chamber Luncheon 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.                                                              AnnuAL LunCheOn
12       Building & Remodeling Workshop                                      RSVP 683-6197                                                                                       Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 • 11:45 a.m.
         5-6:30 p.m. RSVP 683-6197                                                                                                                                                 Sunland Golf & Country Club
                            Merchant Group Meeting
                The next Merchant Group Meeting will be held Jan. 18
               at the Sunshine Café. Meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. sharp.
                       Please be sure to attend, as we will recap
                                                                                                                      Seen Around Sequim
                   Holiday Happenings and plan for 2012’s events!



117th Irrigation Festival gears up
    2011 was a great year for the Irrigation                school students will represent Sequim and the
Festival. Our float won many awards and the                 festival throughout the year.
royalty had fun and were great representatives                  We are very excited to announce that Darrell
of Sequim.                                                  Sharp has been named as Grand Marshal for the
    We anticipate 2012 to be another great                  2012 Irrigation Festival. The Sequim Pioneer
year. The theme for the                                                              Ass o ci at ion w i l l b e
117th Sequim Irrigation                                                              naming the 2012 Festival
Festival is “117 & Still                                                             Pioneers shortly after the
Growin’ Green.” We held                                                              beginning of the year.
a contest last summer                                                                    The 2012 Irrigation
for the design of the                                                                Festival is from May
2012 logo. We plan to                                                                4-13. The events for the
incorporate blue water                                                               2012 festival, including
and green fields, colorful                                                           the Kick Off Dinner
crops, hay bales, farm                                                               (March 24), Arts and
implements, irrigation                                                               Crafts Fair, Kids Day                    Thank you to Santa Walt and his entourage and motorcycle escorts!
devices and farmers                                                                  Picnic, Merchant Fair,
throughout the festival.                                                             First Friday Art Walk,
    Laura Friedkin’s design, shown here, was
chosen as the one that best epitomizes our
                                                            Crazy Daze Breakfast, Grand Parade, Car Parade
                                                            and Car Show, Logging Show, Carnival, Sequim                 The Chamber thanks the following members for
theme. Congratulations, Laura, on designing
this beautiful logo! You will see this logo design
                                                            High School Operetta and the Sequim Arts Juried
                                                            Arts Show are all in planning. You can learn more
                                                                                                                           renewing their investment in the Chamber
carried out in the collectible festival lapel pins,         about the 117th Sequim Irrigation Festival at              Allen Roofing                             Old Dominion University
posters, float design, programs, advertising, the           www.IrrigationFestival.com. During January, it             Bridge Builders, Ltd.                     Olympic Peninsula Title Company
royalty pageant, the festival events and more.              will be updated with the new logo and specific             Costco Wholesale                          Olympic Theatre Arts
    In addition to the lapel pins, festival buttons         information about each of the events.                      Cozy Care Pet Boarding                    Peter Black Real Estate
will be sold by the fifth-graders from Greywolf                 If you are interested in joining the Irrigation        Denture Care, Inc.                        RE/MAX Fifth Avenue
and Helen Haller Elementary schools. This year              Festival Committee and having an active role in            Edward Jones                              Sequim Health & Rehab
the festival button was designed by Melody                  planning the 117th Sequim Irrigation Festival,             Irrigation Festival                       Sequim Sunnyside Mini Storage
Workman, a fifth-grader in Sue Parks’ class                 contact Deon Kapetan at 461-6511 or via e-mail             Hiway 101 Diner                           Sequim Valley Center
at Helen Haller Elementary. Congratulations,                Info@IrrigationFestival.com.                               Kim Mishko & Associates CPA               The Cedars at Dungeness
Melody!                                                         The Irrigation Festival Committee meets on             Kiwanis Club                              The Cutting Garden
    The selection of the royalty is the first activity      the first Wednesday of the month at the Mariner            Mark McHugh Real Estate                   Thomas Building Center
that takes place each year. The applications for            Café. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting starts        Morningside                               Timber & Iron Erectors
2012 royalty are now in and the pageant will be             at 6 p.m. The next meeting is on Wednesday,                Mountain View Christian School            Trinity United Methodist Church
held on Saturday, March 3. The selected high                Jan. 4.




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                                                      Special thanks to:
                                                          All the holiday elves who helped replace
                                                      lights on the Christmas bells and who decorated
                                                                                                            Congrats!                                   reception planned
                                                                                                                                                           After opening the Dungeness River Audubon
                                                                                                                                                        Center in 2001 and 10 years of outstanding
                                                                                                                                                        of outstanding service as its director, Bob
                                                                                                                                                        Boekelheide began a new chapter of his career
                                                      the Bank of America Park and the Garden Bistro                                                    on Jan. 1.
                                                      lot in all its holiday splendor, to be enjoyed by                                                    Friends are cordially invited to attend a
                                                      the entire community. Also, thanks goes to the                                                    reception from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, to share
                                                      City of Sequim for its assistance and to Diana                                                    stories and thank him for his remarkable legacy.
Mission Statement                                     Cross for donating the 35-foot Christmas tree.                                                    The center is in Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W.
The Mission of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley            Sequim looks beautiful thanks to you!                                                             Hendrickson Road, Sequim. Donation forms for
Chamber of Commerce is to advance and promote             Everyone who made the tree lighting
business by providing a forum to address issues and                                                                                                     those wishing to contribute to the River Center
to unite and support our membership and community
                                                      ceremony and Santa’s arrival a wonderful                                                          Endowment to sustain Boekelheide’s legacy
through programs, events and services.                success: Sound Community Bank, Phil Tauran                                                        are available at the center by calling 681-4076
                                                      Photography, The Garden Bistro, Santa Walt                                                        and on the River Center website at www.
CHaMber of CoMMerCe                                   and his royalty elves and escorts, and for                                                        DungenessRiverCenter.org.
Sequim-Dungeness Valley                               Jonathan Simonson for performing and singing
1192 e. Washington St.                                carols at Friday night’s tree lighting.
Po box 907                                                Thanks also go to Ross Hamilton for                                                                 Sequim-Dungeness Valley
Sequim, Wa 98382                                      contributing the photo to be used for the                                                                Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 360-683-6197                               2012 membership plaque. The photo features
Toll free: 800-737-8462
fax: 360-683-6349                                     the loafing shed and the beautiful Olympic                                                        “Wealth of Support Wall”
Web site: www.sequimchamber.com                       Mountain range and valley.
e-mail: info@sequimchamber.com                            Many thanks to the following Chamber                                                              The Sequim Chamber invites you to support
                                                      members who contributed to the festivities at                                                     our organization by purchasing your personalized,
boarD of DireCTorS 2011                               the Chamber and Visitor Information Open                                                          engraved brick that will be placed on the front
Executive Committee                                   House/After Hours event on Dec. 20. Santa            Congratulations to Marsha Hendrickson,       wall of our Visitor Information Center and will
Christy rookard – President                           Walt, Irrigation Festival royalty elves, A Catered   2011’s winner of the Christmas Merchant      become a part of history.
First Federal
                                                      Affair, Wind Rose Cellars, The Garden Bistro,        Gift Basket valued at over $1,700. She was       Become a part
Joe borden – Vice President - Special Projects                                                                                                          of Sequim’s legacy
                                                      Cameron’s Café and Laura Perryman.                   presented the basket at The Red Rooster
Individual Member                                                                                                                                       forever and help
                                                                                                           Grocery who was the merchant with the
bill Littlejohn – Past President                                                                                                                        raise the Chamber
The Lodge at Sherwood Village                                                                              winning entry!
                                                                                                                                                        wall!
Scott Clausen – Secretary/Treasurer
Peninsula Mailing                                                                                                                                       Consider
Phil Castell – Castell Insurance                                                                                                                        a brick for:
                                                                                                                                                            • Your Name
Directors                                                                                                                                                   • Your
ron farquhar – Shiso City Sister City Appointee                                                                                                                 Company
Liz Harper – Blue Whole Gallery                                                                                                                                 Name
Deon Kapetan – Irrigation Festival                                                                                                                          • Memorial — honor a loved one
Vickie oen – Purple Haze Lavender
Steve Perry – Peninsula Daily News
                                                                                                                                                                who has passed
bill Thomas – Bagley Creek Associates                                                                                                                       • Family Special Memories
Michele Sorentino – Sound Community Bank                                                                                                                    • An inspirational message.
Theresa rubens – Solar City & Tesa Boutique                                                                                                                 Limited Time Offer! Please contact the
Liz Parks – RE/MAX                                                                                                                                      Chamber office at 683-6197 for more information
Linda barnfather – Individual Member                                                                                                                    or fill out the order form at www.sequimchamber.
                                                                                                                                                        com and return it with your $75 check to 1192
ParTNerS 2011                                                                                                                                           E. Washington St., or P.O. Box 907, Sequim, WA
Ken Hays - City of Sequim                                                                                                                               98382. Fax to: 683-6349 Credit cards accepted.
Lisa bridge - Sequim Open Aire Market


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