Prince's birth results in charitable donations


Members of the Royal Oak Chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire in Washington state held a charity baby shower in August in honor of the birth of His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge. Members from Bellingham and Lynden donated diapers and baby food, which were distributed to local charities.

Interfaith Coalition got 1,817 diapers and 370 baby wipes, Bellingham Food Bank got 16 pounds of baby food and Hope House got a bag of baby clothes, blankets, toys and toiletries.

The Royal Oak Chapter is open to anyone who has British or commonwealth ancestry by birth or marriage. For membership or autumn lunch information, call Jane Gordon-Ball, 360-671-4597.


Three Whatcom Community College nursing students were recently elected officers of the Nursing Students of Washington State organization, according to a press release from the school.

Elected were Grace Parks, treasurer; Clea Taylor, corresponding secretary; and Erin Johnson, director at large, west. Agnes Rogoz, who was elected to the director at large position last year, will continue in that office until December 2013.

Kathryn Saulsbury, assistant professor of nursing at Whatcom, will serve as a faculty advisor to the group.

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