Next Meeting: Monday, May 20th, 2013, 5:30PM
The May General Meeting will be held Monday, May 20th at the Brinnon Community Center.
The June General Meeting will be held Monday, June 17th at the Quilcene Community Center.
The Guest Speaker for the June General Meeting will be: Peter G. Quinn, Executive Director of EDC Team Jefferson.
Saturday, May 18th, 2013, 9AM
Dosewallips Watershed Clean-up
Students (those under 18 must have parent permission) and Community Members are invited to help clean our local watershed! Please register beforehand. For more information, or to register and receive necessary forms, send your name and contact information to Sue Hay (Jefferson County 4-H): shay; 360-379-5610, ext. 208.
Tuesday, May 21st, 2013, 12PM
Heart of Service Award Luncheon
Join the celebration of Cass & Tom Brotherton, winners of the 2013 Jefferson County Heart of Service Award. The award luncheon will be at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water Street in Port Townsend. You will be able to choose lunch plates for $9 or $12. Cass and Tom have done so much for Quilcene, it’s no wonder they’ve been selected for the annual recognition of individuals who “are truly local heroes, working to make life here stronger, tighter, happier, richer.”
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013, 6:30PM
Jefferson County Parks & Recreation District 2- Special Meeting
A special meeting will be held at the Brinnon Community Center (306144 Highway 101), to discuss the District’s Mission Statement and Bylaws. The public will be invited to comment both before and after the commissioner have had time to discuss both of these important governing items. For more information please visit the district’s new website: www.brinnonparksandrec.org.
Saturday, May 11th, 2013, 11:30AM-1:30PM &
Saturday, May 25th, 2013, 10:30AM-1PM
Hama Hama Open Farm Days
”Open Farm Days” are simple u-pick days where you can harvest your own oysters and clams at the Hama Hama Store (35846 N Highway 101) in Lilliwaup. You pay for what you pick/dig, and Team Hama Hama will be on hand to help you identify, strategize, and then help lug your catch up to shore. Bring your muck boots, a bucket, a cooler, hand-held garden tools for clam digging, some gloves, a chair for the picnic area if you feel like lounging around, and a healthy appetite. BBQ oysters and steamed clams will be available for sale if you just can’t wait to dig in, or you can call to reserve one of the two barbecue pits. Please RSVP for the event by calling or e-mailing: orders@hamahamastore; (888) 877-5844.
Saturday, May 25th, 2013, 9AM-1PM
Memorial Weekend Plant Sale
The Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club will be holding their ever popular annual Memorial Weekend Plant Sale at the Quilcene Masonic Hall (170 Herbert Street) this year. Japanese Maples, vegetables, herbs, shrubs, native plants, hanging baskets, indoor houseplants, fresh flower bouquets, seeds, homemade pies and pastries, and garden items will be for sale. All donations are welcome. All proceeds from the sale are returned to the community through donations to food banks, school libraries and scholarship funds. If you would like to make donations of plants, bulbs, seeds, raffle prizes, gardening supplies and materials, bakery goods or bouquest materials, please contact a co-chair: Bonnie- 360-765-0967, bonnie or Gloria- 360-796-0039, gloeastman.
Saturday & Sunday, May 25th & 26th, 2013, Sat: 10AM-6PM; Sun: 10AM-5PM
The Emerald Towns Alliance is pleased to announce that the 2013 Shrimpfest will be bigger and better than ever in its new location. Shrimpfest’s new location is approximately 3 miles north of the old location, in the field of the Yelvik General Store (251 Hjelvicks Road & Highway 101) in Brinnon. Live music, local vendors, beer garden, belt sander races (Saturday only), delicious food, great fun and shrimp! Active Military FREE with ID; KIDS under 12 FREE with paying adult; Free Parking; Gate Fee: $4/day OR $6 for two-day pass. Email: shrimpfest; Phone inquiries: 360-796-4456.
Thursday, June 6th, 2013, 7:30AM-12:30PM
The ABC’s Of the Law: What Are the Legal Issues Your Nonprofit Needs to Know
This seminar, sponsored by DLA Piper, Pfizer, Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations (WAACO) and many pro bono partners around the country, will be held at: DLA Piper, 701 Fifth Avenue, Ste 7000 in Seattle. The seminar will focus on three main topics: running your organization by the books, learning what is included in a contract and why, and the basics of employment law. This live video-cast seminar is free and breakfast is included. There will be a fee of $25 for Attorneys who want CLE Credit. For more details, please email: contact. Space is limited, so register early. Please register by May 31st by going to: http://goo.gl/iMkHl
Volunteers Needed for ShrimpFest 2013
Plans for the Brinnon ShrimpFest are moving forward! The Yelvik Family has graciously offered the North end of their property to host ShrimpFest 2013 and are working to get the field ready for this event. The ShrimpFest Comitee is in need of volunteers to help make the return of this important community event a success. If you would like to be part of the ShrimpFest team, please either call Joe Baisch at: 360-796-4886 or e-mail him at: elk.
Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County receives "NRI Affiliate of the Year" Award
In 2010, Quilcene was selected as the pilot community for Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI). This program was developed to assist low-income homeowners with repairs and preservation with a focus on resident input and the community. Four homes in Quilcene have been repaired and the Habitat for Humanity Quilcene Store was opened to help raise funds. Ealier this year, at a national Habitat conference in Atlanta, Habitat representatives from our area (Jamie Maciejewski, Cassandra Johnson and Brian Kienle) were presented with the "NRI Affiliate of the Year" Award and a $1,500 conference scholarship. Congratulations! If you have any donations, you can bring them to the Quilcene store Wednesday-Saturday 11AM-3PM. If you need to have Habitat pick up your donated item(s), call Melissa McSwain at: 360-379-2827.
Volunteers Needed for "Last Day of School Beach Gathering"
Plans are in the works for the annual “Last Day of School Beach Gathering” at the Herb Beck Marina Swimming Beach. The school district calendar calls for Thursday, June 13, to be the last day of school, and Carol and Brian Barker are putting the call out for volunteers to help with some of the following tasks: preparing the beach area, getting the swim float out and anchored, preparing and posting flyers, procuring donations, purchasing prizes, helping with refreshments, and arranging and coordinating with event guests. If you are interested in helping plan and/or participating, please e-mail Carol Barker at: carbar, or call Brian Barker at: 360-561-9837 (best phone) or 360-765-3102.
Chamber Newsletter Reminder
Spread the word about your business! If your business has reached a milestone, has an event scheduled, or you have brought on new staff, please let us know and we will include it in future Chamber Newsletters. Deadline for copy is the first Monday of the month. The Chamber reserves all editing rights.
Chamber Events Calendar Reminder
If you know of or are sponsoring a local event this year, please e-mail the details to: visitorscenter and we will post it for all to see! Thank you!
Our mailing address is:
North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce
295142 Highway 101
P.O. Box 774
Quilcene, Washington 98376-9667