Bellingham Harborview Lions Club installs new officers


Sue Watjen is the new Bellingham Harborview Lions Club president. She and officers for the 2013-2014 Lions year were installed June 26 at Bellingham Golf and Country Club, according to Francine Kincaid.

Michele Barrie was elected to serve as club secretary. The club's vice-presidents are Cindy Grandquis, Georgia Johnson Carroll and Connie Osborne.

Sue has been an active member of the club for the three years. Her theme for the year is "We can do it together."

The club, chartered in 1990, has worked on community projects, including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall, Pumpkins for Pajamas, Bellingham Theatre Guild and the Lions Health Screening Van. The club also has raised money for Days for Girls, Womencare Shelter, Whatcom County Humane Society, Northwest Youth Services and hospice. The club is currently working on upcoming theatre guild and the Pumpkins for Pajamas projects.

Bellingham Harborview Lions Club has 46 members and meets at noon the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at The Willows. For details or become involved, contact Shirlee Dickerson, 360 384-4944, or find the group on Facebook.


The Assistance League of Bellingham awarded more than $44,000 in summer enrichment scholarships to Whatcom County students in grades 6-11 this year. The students applied for scholarship funding in March 2013 by completing an application packet,

Winners are:

• Blaine Middle School -- Nickolaus Fricker.

• Fairhaven Middle -- Fiona Layton, Gareth McGuinness, Nate Southcott.

• Kulshan Middle -- Noah Stratman.

• Lynden Middle -- Ben Smith.

• Meridian partnering -- Zoe Kuchar, Pearson Lund.

• Mount Baker Academy -- Shylee Cloninger, Sumi Suda.

• Mount Baker Middle -- Wylie Suda.

• Shuksan Middle -- Lena Albarran, Jaiden Bundy, Savannah Davis, Claire Enstad, Marcos Herrera, Erik Huynh, Jonathan Kim, Maleena Martin, Bekkah Myers, Cayla Ricketts, Karanueer Singh.

• Vista Middle -- Jacquelin Jolly, Ona Underwood.

• Whatcom Middle -- Austyn Brown, Alex Nelson, Keenan Rice.

• Bellingham High School -- Ian Aegerter, Emily Allaway, Megan Cornwell, Rachel Cornwell, Hunter Dunn, Maya Enstead, Carmen Ferran, Savannah Ferron, Ava Johnson, Chloe Johnston, Sophia Kongshaug, Samuel Kunesh, Theresa Rogers, Ian Slater, Aiyana Stephens, Tyler Stratman, Jose Velasco, Tanner Wallace, Andrew Wilson.

• Blaine High -- Coral Nuno; Ferndale High -- Monica Burlingame, Gabriela Llanos, Jana Peterson, Ryan Pringle.

• Lynden High -- Katherine Haveman, Harmeen Kaur.

• Meridian High -- Lacey Lewis, Pearl Petaia.

• Mount Baker Academy -- Ian Thomas; Mount Baker High -- Tanner Bass, Nicole Boardman, Chandra Harting, Fanter Lane.

• Sehome High -- Kenneth Brown, Melanie Cahill, Hannah Chute, Sarah Chute, Sara DeRoy, Sinclair Elliott, Alexander Harris, Dorothy Linneman, Ali Morrow, Amelia Mundell, Kyler Southcott, Tulley Williams.

• Squalicum High -- Brooklyn Bell-Stevenson, Timothy Lann, Erica McCord, Isadora Steiger, Sarrah Truong.


Emerson Process Management has donated wireless field instruments worth more than $66,000 to Bellingham Technical College's Instrumentation and Control Technology degree program.

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Dave Berry of Blaine notes that his daughter, who goes by the stage name of Michelle Cameron, is in the "Broadway's Rising Stars" show July 15 at the Town Hall Theater in New York. The Broadway show features the top 20-plus musical theater graduates in the country. Michelle graduated in May 2013 from NYU''s "New Studio on Broadway," part of the Tisch School of the Arts. ...

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