Luncheon at Sunland
Olympic View Properties
Luncheon at Sunland
Dungeness Water Management –
Department of Ecology
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
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
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a business card
Relaxation, Renewal, Rejuvenating – Spa Installation
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
Save Date! Arthur Buhrer
February 4th Home Loans E-mail: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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 email@example.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
Sequim Prairie Grange
Save CITIzen OF The YeAr
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: email@example.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.
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!
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.
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