Kiwanis is a global organization of
volunteers dedicated to changing the
world one child and one community at a
Kiwanis Club of
Friday Harbor serves the San Juan
Islands here in beautiful Washington
If you live here
in the Islands, you may have
enjoyed the Pig War Picnic we sponsor
every 4th of July! Great food, great
music and fun had by young and old.
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Pig War Picnic Crew 2023!!
Vicky Thalacker, our
club's Past President and current Region
2-Island Lt. Governor, presents a check
for $500 from FH Kiwanis to David
Stegman, FANS President. David Stegman
states “We sincerely appreciate FH
Kiwanis’ continued confidence in FANS
and in Island Rec’s excellent programs.
Your generosity will help provide
remarkable experiences that create
lasting memories for islanders of all
ages. Thank you for partnering with us
Jan Hansen recently
received a Certificate of Appreciation
and a $100 gift certificate as the FH
Kiwanis nominee for the Everyday Hero
award. In presenting the award, Kiwanis
President Doug Popham stated "The
Kiwanis Club of Friday Harbor has a
history of honoring people who go above
and beyond what is expected of them
without thought of recognition or
reward. Today we'd like to honor a
retired school teacher who has been
volunteering four days a week at Friday
Harbor Elementary School for the past
four years and who we feel is a perfect
candidate for our Everyday Hero award.
Thank you, Jan, for what you do."
Pictured, left to right, club president
Doug Popham, Mike Hansen, Jan Hansen.
We Support the Family Resource Center
The FH Kiwanis Club presented a check for $1,000 to the San Juan Island
Family Resource Center at their May 2
meeting. In accepting the donation,
Family Resource Center Director Jennifer
Armstrong said "The Joyce L. Sobel
Family Resource Center is so grateful
for the ongoing support of the Kiwanis
Club of Friday Harbor. Our shared focus
on helping to enriching the lives of
children and youth in our community make
this an especially meaningful
collaboration. Our many Family Resource
Center programs, such as Youth Mentoring
and Early Childhood Supports, will
definitely benefit from the generosity
of Friday Harbor Kiwanis members!"
Pictured, left to right: Jennifer
Armstrong, Director, SJI Family Resource
Center; Samantha Bryner, FH Kiwanis; and
Doug Popham, President, FH Kiwanis.
For a Stronger Future
Kiwanis board member
Jerry Ball presents a check for $750
from the Friday Harbor Kiwanis Club to
Friday Harbor Elementary School for
support of their after-school reading
program. The program targets students in
the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. Pictured
left to right are Tiffany Christensen,
Jerry Ball, and Ellyn Goodrich.
The 2018 Pig War Picnic Crew
San Juan Islander slideshow photos by
Because Every Child Matters
On Thursday Friday Harbor Kiwanis club
presented $1,000 to Friday Harbor
schools for the disadvantaged and
homeless children of the district. The
money will be divided evenly between the
high school, middle school, elementary
school, and Griffin Bay school.
Accepting the check from club president
Vicky Thalacker, center, are school
board members Ralph Hahn, left, and Jack
McKenna, right. Friday Harbor Kiwanis
club puts more than $10,000 back into
the local economy benefiting children
through the fund raising efforts of
New Officers for 2018!
Friday Harbor Kiwanis
recently installed officers for 2018
during their October installment dinner.
Pictured, left to right, are Jerry Ball,
past president; David Eden, vice
president; Vicky Thalacker, president;
Chris Hartman, District 20 Lt. Governor;
Nancy Fusare, secretary; Jack Rice,
treasurer; and Dave McMillin, past
District 20 Lt. Governor.