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The North Central Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has the honor of inviting you to Join us for our 15th Annual Scholarship Banquet to gather funds for the scholarships that are given to local students annually.

On Friday June 19th from 5pm to 9pm at the Senior Center on 1312 Maple St. in Wenatchee WA.

There will be dinner, drinks and live entertainment from Mariachi "Estrellas De Oro". And a silent auction.

For more information , regarding Sponsorship or Tickets please call Lorena at 670-8575 …. Area 509 670—8575
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La Camara Hispana de Comercio de Norte Central Washington, le invita a su decimo quinta Cena de Gala para reunir fondos para becas que se daran a estudiantes locales.

El evento sera este Viernes 19 de Junio de 5pm a 9pm en el Senior Center del 1312 Calle Maple St. en Wenatchee, WA

Habra cena, bebidas y entretenimiento en vivo con “Mariachi Estrellas de Oro” ademas de una subasta en silencio. Para informacion de patrocinios, boletos o mesas llamar a Lorena 670 –8575 area 509 670-8575.

bucknerblossom350IN THIS ISSUE
Include in this update from the Orchard are the following;
 
  •     Annual Meeting May 11
  •     Great News!
  •     Buckner House Renovation
  •     Membership Renewal - Is your's in?
  •     Blossoms!
 
ANNUAL MEETING
The Annual Meeting of the Foundation will take place at 7 PM, May 11, at the Lake Chelan Reclamation District Offices in Manson.
  • Election of officers and board members
  • Financial Report
  • Orchard Report
  • Review of 2014 Activities
  • Interpretative Activities Review
  • Projects - Review and Funding
  • Goals Report and Adoption
  • Budget Adoption and Project Funding for 2015
 
GREAT NEWS AT THE ORCHARD!
Since purchasing the Buckner Orchard from Harry and Lena Buckner in 1970, the National Park Service has employed seasonal workers to maintain the orchard.  For the past 20 years, Laurie Thompson has, as a seasonal employee, cared and nurtured the historic trees. 
 
In March, that all changed.
 
With little fanfare, and after months of process, the orchardist position at the Orchard was designated a permanent position and Laurie was hired to fill it.  This is great news for both Laurie and the Orchard!  Laurie will no longer have to continually reapply for the seasonal work, and funding is now on a more secure basis for care of the Orchard.
 
BUCKNER HOME RENOVATION UPDATE
Attached is an NPS document laying out the how and why of the next phase of renovating the Buckner Home for future NPS housing at the Orchard.  This is a worth-while read if you are interested in what is happening with this historic house.
 
Renovation was begun in 2014 and was detailed in our http://bucknerhomestead.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/BHHF-2014-ANNUAL-REPORT.pdf Annual Report and this document.
 
 
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
Have you renewed your Foundation membership for 2015 in support of our work at the Orchard?  Forgot?  Its never too late!
 
Would you like to support our work by acquiring your first membership?  Guess what, its not too late for that either!
 
Memberships and donations can be sent to BHHF at PO Box 184, Manson, WA  98831.
Here the link to our membership page and how to be involved:  http://bucknerhomestead.org/get-involved/"
 
 
BLOSSOMS AT THE ORCHARD
The first apple blossoms of the year began emerging on April 19, and rushed head-on into full bloom three days later.    Unfortunately, or fortunately, we missed the full-bloom but did see the early blossoms as they began to sneak out in the warm April sun.

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The Manson School District Board of Directors announced the 2015 Blue and White Excellence Awards winners at its March board meeting. Nominations were submitted by staff, students, and community members. Award recipients were: English Language Development Coordinator/ELA Teacher, Katie Sperling and Manson School Bus Driver, Lynn Chamberlain.

The Manson School District Board of Directors will officially recognize the award winners at its regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday, April 27 at 6:00p.m. in the elementary library.

The recipients will also be recognized on May 5 in Wenatchee at the Convention Center at the annual North Central Educational Service District’s Excellence Awards Banquet.

A big congratulations to other nominees: Addie Velasco, Kim Williams, Jane Pratt, Kevin Sanford, Amy Anderson, and Janine Sanford.

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Katie Sperling - A nominator shared, “She is truly an advocate for all students, has vast literacy knowledge (both English and Spanish readers) and works tirelessly to support staff on a daily basis. I am proud to work alongside her and she energizes and inspires me by the work she is doing district-wide.”
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Lynn Chamberlain - A nominator shared, “She has an excellent driving record and is appreciated by her riders/students, parents and colleagues alike. Lynn goes beyond her working role in support of students by voluntarily attending many school and athletic events. She is a “true blue” Trojan fan.

wsdot logoHYAK – Drivers traveling on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass next week should plan for minor delays due to rolling slowdowns and lane closures.

On Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17 the Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close the shoulders in both directions during the day on I-90 from mileposts 47 to 55. Crews will also be conducting rolling slowdowns during the day and close a single lane eastbound at night from mileposts 56 to 61. 

Drivers will also experience minor delays due lane closures from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, April 13 through Thursday, April 16 at mileposts 88 to 93 and at milepost 79.  

WSDOT provides a variety of tools to help plan your trip over Snoqualmie Pass:

chamber new160The new center opens at 216 E. Woodin Avenue in Chelan on April 25, 2015

LAKE CHELAN, WA (April 6, 2015) — The new Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center opens for operation April 25, 2015, starting with a public grand opening celebration from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce staff will host visitors for building tours and light snacks.

Over the past three years the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has been working diligently to find a new home for our organization, knowing that our current lease with the Chelan County Public Utility District at 102 E. Johnson was set to expire.

The new location both accommodates our growing organization and houses our vision for a state-of-the-art visitor center that is representative of all the Lake Chelan Valley has to offer. We have been extremely fortunate to find a partner that was willing to work with us to achieve something fantastic for our community, visitors and businesses. With the support and investment of the Naur Group, LLC, we remodeled an 8,000 square foot building in the heart of downtown Chelan located at 216 E. Woodin Avenue. We have entered into a 20-year lease agreement with the buyer with the option to renew for an additional 15 years.

“We are extremely excited for the opportunities this new space will provide our organization, our membership, our visitors and our entire community. This is an exciting step forward in the growth and evolution of our organization and the Lake Chelan Valley,” says Chamber Executive Director, Mike Steele.

This new building will include office spaces, conference rooms, and a state-of-the-art Visitor Center. The office spaces will provide individual work areas for our organization’s staff. In addition, we will rent space to new or fledgling businesses. This practice, known as accelerator space, allows businesses to utilize the common resources of our building, receptionist, conference rooms, copy centers, etc.; while growing their own business. Once they have developed a solid foundation, they will move out of the building to find their own space.

The Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce has also received tremendous support from the business community of the valley. The sponsorship of different spaces of the building by local businesses have allowed us to reach our goal of creating something that is a community asset, an impressive visitor experience and great resources for our businesses. We would like to thank the Port of Chelan County, Sage Vacation Rentals, Coldwell Banker Lake Chelan Properties, Chelan County Public Utility District, My Chelan Vacation, Tsillan Cellars, and Chelan Rotary for their generous support.