Lake Chelan Valley Events, Meetings Nov. 18-Dec. 16

EDITORS NOTE: Because of the new lock down guidelines issued by  Gov. Inslee the American Legion Post #108 Dec. 7 meeting has been canceled. They  hope to meet again on Jan. 4.

Coats for kids
CHELAN -  Chelan Fire & Rescue is collecting new and softly worn winter coats for kids at 232 East Wapato Ave., for Chelan Valley Hope. The bucket will be inside the front entrance of the fire hall. Those who want to donate will need to ring the doorbell and someone will let you in to the foyer of the building to make your donation.

Chelan Fire & Rescue: Nov. 18
CHELAN - The  Chelan Fire & Rescue board of commissioners will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. via Zoom. The public is welcome to join by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87284665516 Meeting ID: 872 8466 5516 or dial +1 253 215 8782.

Lake Chelan Rotary: Nov. 19, 24
CHELAN/MANSON -  Lake Chelan Rotary holds their weekly meeting every Tuesday at noon via Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9588160732
New - Satellite meeting options have started. On the first and third Thursdays of each month, meet at 5 p.m. at Ancestry Cellars, 50 Wapato Way, in Manson. On the second and fourth Thursdays, meet at 7 a.m. at The Vogue, 117 E. Woodin Ave. in Chelan. Join your fellow Rotarians to catch up on what’s going on in Rotary. For more info: www.lakechelanrotary.org

Food Bank  food distribution:
Nov. 21, 24
CHELAN - The Lake Chelan Food Bank food giveaway is on Saturday and Tuesday distribution, 9-10 a.m. Distribution continues to be drive-thru. The Lake Chelan Food Bank is located at 417 S. Bradley Street.

Lake Chelan Bach Fest fundrasier: Nov. 22
CHELAN - ‘A Bach Collage’ - A Fall Benefit for Lake Chelan Bach Fest will be held on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. On Facebook go to Lake Chelan Bach Fest. Hear some of your favorite Bach pieces performed by some of your favorite Bach Fest musicians. Curl up in your favorite chair relax and enjoy this gift of music. They presented 10 virtual concerts this past summer, which are still available on their Facebook page. Plans are being made for their 40th Anniversary Celebration in July of 2021. For more information: bachfest.org.  

Manson School District: Nov. 23
MANSON - The Manson School District board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. on Nov. 23, via video conferencing. If you would like to attend this meeting via phone or computer, please contact the district office at 687-3140.

Chelan County PUD: Nov. 24
WENATCHEE -  The Chelan County Public Utility District board of commissioners, will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. They will be part of the Tri-Commission meeting (CCPUD, CC Commissioners, and Regional Port Authority), in a virtual meeting. For more information: chelanpud.org

City of Chelan Council: Nov. 24
CHELAN - The Chelan City Council and Lake Chelan Airport Boards will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 24, beginning at 6 p.m. via video conferencing. Council is encouraging citizens to listen from home. For more information:  cityofchelan.us

Lake Chelan School District: Nov. 24
CHELAN - The Lake Chelan School District board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. on Nov. 24. This meeting will be available to the  Board of Directors and community members via video conferencing.  If you would like to attend this meeting via phone or computer, please contact Georgia Mashayekh prior to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, to learn how to connect. Because of the format of the meeting, public comments and questions for the school board must be submitted to Georgia Mashayekh before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Small Town Holidays in the Lake Chelan Wine Valley:
Nov. 27-29

New this year -
Light Up the Lake

CHELAN/MANSON - The Historic Downtown Chelan Association is teaming up the Lake Chelan Wine Alliance, the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce and More to Manson to create a series of new activities and events for the upcoming holiday season. Thirty-three days of shopping, dining, wine tasting, and holiday fun for the whole family in the Lake Chelan Valley starts Friday, Nov. 27.
New this year - Light Up the Lake - A new annual tradition. Everyone in the Lake Chelan Valley (private homes, wineries and downtown Chelan and Manson business) are invited to participate by decorating their homes and business with lots of lights Everyone will be asked to turn their lights on at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27. The light up finishes with the first fireworks show from Don Morse Park.
Other weekend events will be: Hot Friday, Fall Barrel Tasting at the  Wineries, Santa Chelan Neighborhood Visits (Chelan and Manson), Lady of the Lake Holiday Light Boat Parade, Light Up The Lake, Fireworks in Chelan and Manson, Driving Light Tour around Lake Chelan, Small Business Saturday, Santa Nice/Naughty List Wine Barrel Train Rides (Manson).  More info at: smalltownholidays.com

Manson Council seeks candidates for open positions: Deadline Nov. 30

MANSON - The Manson Community Council will hold elections for three open positions on Tuesday, Dec. 8. These current three positions are expiring on Dec. 31. Any members of the community that live within the 98831 zip code and are currently registered Chelan County Voters can run for the office and vote in this election. Monthly meetings are held every third Tuesday of each month and members will be expected to attend. Each of the three positions requires as three year commitment from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023.  Applications must be filled out in full and returned to a Council member, council meeting or where they originally picked up the application packet, no later than Nov. 30 to be considered for election. Elections held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, between 12 noon and 7 p.m. at Manson Parks Department on Pedoi Street. Community members wishing to vote must have a valid ID with them at time of voting. New members will be sworn in at the Dec. 15, meeting.  Applications available at: Blueberry Hills, Wine Girl Wines, Green Dot Sub Shop or at our next meeting on Nov, 17, at 1 p.m. at Blueberry Hills. Candidates are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting. Any questions can be directed to Kari Sorensen, 509- 860-8409 or Kathy Blum, 360- 620-2619.

VFW Post #6853: Dec. 1
CHELAN - VFW Post #6853 will meet at the Clubhouse located at 427 S. Bradley St. (near Chelan Valley Hope) at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday,  Dec. 1. For more information call 509-670-3346.

CANCELED: American Legion Post #108: Dec. 7
MANSON - Because of the new lock down guidelines issued by  Gov. Inslee the American Legion Post #108 Dec. 7 meeting has been canceled. They  hope to meet again on Jan. 4.
American Legion Post #108 normally meets the first Monday of each month unless it falls on a holiday then it goes to second Monday. They meet in the Hub at North Shore Bible Church, beginning at 7 p.m.

Manson Community Council Elections: Dec. 8
MANSON - Manson Community Council Elections will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, between 12 noon and 7 p.m. at Manson Parks Department on Pedoi Street. Community members wishing to vote must have a valid ID with them at time of voting. Results will be posted on Manson Community Council’s Facebook Page that evening . New members will be sworn in at the Dec. 15, meeting.

Manson Fire #5: Dec. 8
MANSON - Chelan County Fire Protection District No. 5 board of commissioners will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 4:30 p.m. at Station 51, 250 West Manson Blvd. via phone conference. For information: mansonfire.org

Manson Park & Recreation: Dec. 10
MANSON - The Manson Park & Recreation board of directors will meet in Thursday Dec. 10, at 4:10 p.m. via a phone in meeting. For more information call 687-9635.

VFW 6853 Auxiliary: Dec. 11
CHELAN - VFW Post #6853 Auxiliary meets the second Friday of the month at the VFW Post Clubhouse at 427 S. Bradley Street (near Chelan Valley Hope). The next meeting will be Friday, Nov. 13, at 1 p.m.

Lake Chelan Health board: Dec. 15
CHELAN - The Lake Chelan Health board of commissioners (formerly Lake Chelan Community Hospital & Clinics) will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 1:30 via zoom. For more information go to www.lakechelanhealth.com. They normally meet the 4th Tuesday of the month.

Manson Community Council: Dec. 15
MANSON - The next Manson Community Council meeting will be held Dec. 15, at 1 p.m. at Blueberry Hills.   Agenda will be posted on their Facebook page, closer to the meeting. Monthly meetings are held every third Tuesday of each month.

Red Cross Blood Drive: Dec. 16
LAKE CHELAN VALLEY - The next American Red Cross Blood Drive in the Lake Chelan valley will be Dec. 16. Donors can call 800-733-2767 or 800 REDCROSS or go to redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.  All blood will be tested for antibodies of the COVID-19 type viruses.  Please make sure you have recovered from the virus on the day of the donation.  All social distancing, masks, and procedures will be followed.

Help available for Douglas County veterans
EAST WENATHCEE - Sarah Simonson the Veterans Service Officer for Douglas County, is available for appointments in her office at 211 11th St. NE in East Wenatchee. Call her at 509-683-3605.  You can also find her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/douglascountyvso

Monetary donations sought for Manger Mall
LAKE CHELAN VALLEY - For the past 11 years, Chelan Valley Hope’s Manger Mall has provided Christmas gifts to approximately 750 children each year.  However, due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, changes must be made to protect our participating families and volunteers.
The most significant change is that toys will not be provided for families, and there will not be a shopping event for toys this year.  Instead, each registered child will receive a Lake Chelan Chamber Bucks gift certificate which may be used for toys, electronics or clothing at any business or store belonging to the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce.
The second significant change is that this will be a drive-through event similar to how the Food Bank operates. Parents will drive up to a check-in point, give their Appointment Confirmation card to a volunteer, and receive a gift certificate for each of their pre-registered children.
Donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 477 in Chelan, 98816 or made electronically to ChelanValleyHope.org, by clicking on the “Donate to Manger Mall” button on the Home page.  Please make your donation by December 7, to allow time for the Chamber to print certificates.
Manger Mall anticipates that this year’s need will be even greater in these uncertain economic times.  Please help with any amount you are able to give.  We know that many of you have enjoyed volunteering at Manger Mall each December and hope that you will consider helping instead through your monetary donations.
The one thing that will not change is that this heartwarming annual community event will again ensure that many children in the Chelan Valley will have a Merry Christmas.  Thank you for your generosity and support.

Chelan Valley Hope seeking new board member
CHELAN - Do you have the time and passion to help others in the Chelan and surrounding communities?  Chelan Valley Hope has an opening on its board of directors, and they are looking for qualified candidates.
DO YOU HAVE an interest and background in any of the following areas; Successfully writing grant applications?  Do you have a passion for non-profit agency community fundraising?  Are you ready to apply your financial management and accounting skills to further the mission of CVH?  Are you a proven leader, willing and able to take the lead on projects as a board director and work within a dynamic team?
As a one-of-a-kind, social services, non-profit agency, CVH has been accomplishing positive change in people’s lives for 11 years.  CVH provides one-stop access to a host of essential local and regional services. We pave the way for long-term recovery for families and individuals with a hand-up, not just a hand-out.   
The board meets virtually in the afternoon on the 2nd Thursday of each month for 2 hours.  If you have questions or interest in being considered for a board director position, please send an email including a short resume to Michael Gibb at mag.gibb51@gmail.com  

TLC for Seniors has $10,000 shortfall, seeking donations
CHELAN/MANSON - TLC for Seniors has been offering “in-person” visits to clients for almost three months. We are so thankful to have safe, personal contact with most of our TLC friends.  During August to mid- October 2020, we have met with six new seniors/families and brought on five TLC clients. Two new TLC volunteers have begun serving. During August and September friendship visits have doubled over “no contact” March-July levels. The length of visits is increasing from one hour/visit back to our usual two hours/visit as volunteers are able to provide relief from social isolation, caregiver support and transportation.
TLC, like other non-profits, is suffering financially from the reduction in grant opportunities this fall. TLC has a $10,000 shortfall and we appreciate any donations. You can give on line: chelanvalleyhope.org., click Donate To TLC or by mail: TLC for Seniors, PO Box 635, Chelan WA 98816  
Since August 2017, Tender Loving Care, an Affiliate of Chelan Valley Hope, has provided services to help seniors live comfortably in their own homes: companionship, connection to other community services, support for caregivers and transportation for medical appointments and shopping. This is a volunteer organization that aligns your loved one with a friendly presence, all carried out under the Safe Start parameters of our Governor and CDC guidelines during this COVID-19 time.  TLC is actively seeking seniors who would like the friendship and support of a TLC volunteer.  Please call Claudia Swenson, 360-561-6090 or Kathy Miller, 509-470-2843 for more information.
Chelan Valley Hope is open and serving individuals, families
CHELAN - Chelan Valley Hope has moved from telephonic client support to resuming in-person client appointments. While the weather permits, in-person time with clients occur outside in a confidential setting and with adherence to current Health District requirements for COVID-19.  Their Team is there on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and they check voicemails regularly throughout the week.  Chelan Valley Hope is here to answer questions or assist with rent assistance, utility assistance, eviction issues, food and non-food needs, transportation, low-income housing resources, and homelessness. Spanish interpreters are available. They are located at 417 South Bradley Street and can be reached at 509-888-2114 or info@chelanvalleyhope.org. Please visit their website for more information on our programs and services at www.chelanvalleyhope.org
Rent Assistance
 Chelan Valley Hope is currently bringing awareness to those needing ‘Rent Assistance’. Through Federal CARES Act funding to Washington State, an Eviction Rent Assistance Program is now available to those in need across several Washington State Counties. This includes Chelan-Douglas Counties and their local partner Community Action Council is the agency administering this program. To learn more, or find out if you qualify, please contact Community Action Council at 509-662-6156 (Spanish interpreter available). They are located at 620 Lewis Street in Wenatchee, however, the application can be completed over the phone. If you, or you know someone who is behind in their rent and need assistance please contact them for this short term program that ends December 31st 2020.
Donations for the Lake Chelan Food Bank and Chelan Valley Hope can be dropped off at the Lake Chelan Mirror office, 310 E. Johnson Avenue in Chelan, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, outside in the provided tubs.
Chelan Valley Hope: baby wipes, diapers, toilet paper, travel size toiletries, shampoo, conditioners, dish and laundry soap.
Lake Chelan Food Bank: canned fruit, cereal, condiments, canned veggies, jam, chili, soup (other than tomato), boxed entrees and canned meats.
Submit your event
Email to your non-profit event: ruthk@lakechelanmirror.com, subject line LCM Events. Deadline: Friday, 3 p.m. Include date, time, place and cost if any.

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