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Nonprofit Excellence Awards Sept. 11

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014


Local nonprofit organizations and businesses will be honored on September 11 at the Nonprofit Excellence Awards sponsored by the Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington. The awards reception, which is presented by Columbia Credit Union, will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Drive in Vancouver. Additional sponsors are Michael J. Plymale, Inc., P.S. Certified Public Accountant and Pacific Continental Bank. The 2014 honorees include:

Excellence in Collaboration Award: The winner is Clark College Foundation
Excellence in Impact Award: Nominees are Friends of the Children and WSUV Business Growth Mentor & Analysis Program
The Excellence in Volunteer Program Award: Nominees are Free Clinic of Southwest Washington and Second Step Housing
The Excellence in Corporate Community Support Award: Nominees are Riverview Community Bank and RSV Building Solutions.
Award recipients will be announced at the September 11 reception. Cost for the reception is $20 per person. For more information and registration details, visit or call 360-735-7110.

Washougal School District hosts forum on school safety Aug. 25

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014


The Washougal School District will host a School Safety and Facilities Planning Forum to address school safety concerns, facilities conditions, and to plan for future needs and growth. The forum will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at the Washougal School District Office, 4855 Evergreen Way in Vancouver.

During the 2013-14 school year, a Long Range Facility Planning Committee evaluated the needs and conditions of school district facilities and prepared recommendations to ensure that Washougal school facilities support a safe, positive environment for student learning and success. To review the full report, click here.

The committee consisted of 18 members representing Washougal area citizens, district staff, two School Board members and other individuals with professional expertise in facility planning. They reviewed nearly 300 needs identified by the district and toured school buildings over the course of several months. RSVP’s are requested to Cassi Marshall at 360-954-3005 or

24-hour online giving event challenges residents to “Give More” Sept. 18

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014


The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington is organizing southwest Washington’s first-ever day of giving. The event, called Give More 24!, has seen more than 80 nonprofit participants register over the last three months. Now, the Community Foundation is inviting residents to get ready for this 24-hour online giving challenge that empowers people who care about southwest Washington to give what they can, wherever they are, on September 18.

Beginning at 7 a.m. that morning, the Community Foundation will encourage everyone to visit and give to local nonprofits for 24 hours. People can also sign up for email updates by visiting the website today.

Give More 24! site will make it simple for anyone to give by offering an easy-to-use directory of participating nonprofits and secure donation forms for charitable giving. Visitors can search by general cause areas or specific nonprofit names to find organizations that they want to support. Additionally, the site allows users to encourage their friends and family members to join them in giving to local organizations through the use of social media sharing. For more information, visit

Vancouver Energy donates 30 new lifejackets to Klineline Pond loaner station

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Life Jacket Photo 1The “Borrow a Lifejacket” Program at Salmon Creek Park’s Klineline Pond, run by Clark County Fire District Six, has received a donation of 30 new lifejackets from Vancouver Energy that can be used by all ages and sizes. ”One drowning death is too many,” says Vancouver Energy General Manager and Vice President Jared Larrabee. “Supporting the Borrow a Lifejacket Program is a great way for us to provide something for the community that can help save lives.” The Borrow a Lifejacket Program is available at Klineline Pond at Salmon Creek Regional Park, located at 1112 N.E. 117th St. Lifeguards are on duty from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Labor Day. For more information, contact Sarah Mitchelson at 360-576-1195.