Washington Brewers Guild Executive Committee Members Announced

Washington Brewers Guild announces the appointment of three new members to its Executive Committee, as well as the full slate of officers for 2018-19. New officers are Pamela Brulotte as President, Scott Houmes as Treasurer, and David Vitt and Greg Brandt as At-Large Board Member. These elected roles are a two-year position.

WASHINGTON BREWERS GUILDWashington Brewers Guild Executive Committee Members Announced

The Washington Brewers Guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the interests of WA craft brewers while building and strengthening the community of brewers. For more information about the Washington Brewers Guild or to become a member visit www.washingtonbrewersguild.org.

The slate of board members for 2018-19 is listed below:

Pamela Brulotte, Icicle Brewing Company, President

John Bryant, No-Li Brewhouse, Vice President

Scott Houmes, Silver City Brewery, Treasurer

Roger Bialous, Georgetown Brewing Company, Secretary

Pat Ringe, Diamond Knot Brewery, At-Large Board Member

David Vitt, Kulshan Brewing Company, At-Large Board Member

Greg Brandt, Iron Goat Brewing, At-Large Board Member

Brewers Guild Staff:

Anne McGrath, Executive Director

Tamera Rice, Membership Coordinator

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Anne McGrath at 1-425-306-9350 or email at annie@washingtonbrewersguild.org.

Year-Round Shelter At Lincoln Center Approved For Study By Bellevue City Council

Year-Round Shelter At Lincoln Center Approved For Study By Bellevue City Council. The City Council has agreed to study expanding operations at the temporary men’s shelter at Lincoln Center to year-round. The center is located at 116th St NE.

Year-Round Shelter At Lincyear-round shelteroln Center Approved For Study By Bellevue City Council

Currently, the emergency shelter, which has existed since 2008 at various sites, is only open during the winter months. The proposal comes in the wake of the new Land Use Code Amendment for siting permanent shelters and homeless services which was passed last week by the council.
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America’s Car Museum to Host 4th Annual Spring Concert

America's Car Museum LeMay Drive the Blues Away 2018Tacoma, Washington event will feature live music as well as tastings from distilleries, wineries and breweries on Feb. 24

America’s Automotive Trust (AAT), a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring a vibrant future for the collector car pastime, will kick off its 2018 Signature Event season with a bash at America’s Car Museum (ACM) in Tacoma, Washington on February 24.

Drive the Blues Away, which has been held at ACM for the past three years, has become a staple event in Tacoma that brings together car and music enthusiasts to celebrate the end of winter with live music, and tastings from local distilleries, wineries and breweries. This year’s event is expected to attract more than 500 guests.

The 21-and-over event will feature music from Hit Explosion, Incendio and Junkyard Jane. Refreshments will be provided by Balvenie, Elysian Brewing, Hedges, Heritage Distilling, Sidetrack Distillery and Suntory Whisky, among others. Continue reading “America’s Car Museum to Host 4th Annual Spring Concert”

Washington Wine Industry Foundation Raises $160k w Wine Party & Auction

Washington Wine Industry Foundation 2018 Party and AuctionWashington Wine Industry Foundation Hosts Another Successful Event

A Party + Auction held as a fundraiser for the Washington Wine Industry Foundation raised over $160,000.

The event, held in early February, drew nearly 400 wine industry movers and shakers to support the Foundation’s work and the future of Washington wine. Attendees enjoyed a diamond derby, live music, a custom chef-designed dinner, wine from premier Washington wineries, and silent and live auctions. Auction items included international cruises and trips, exclusive winemaker dinners with industry legends, magnums of Washington wine and more. Continue reading “Washington Wine Industry Foundation Raises $160k w Wine Party & Auction”

Coin Up for March of Dimes and Create Change with the Click of a Button!

March of Dimes logoCan you spare your change? You’ve likely been asked that question many times, walking down the street or checking out at the grocery store, and you may think that the nickels and dimes you donate don’t really make a difference. Well, think again! For 80 years, nonprofit March of Dimes [marchofdimes.org] has improved the health and saved the lives of several generations of moms and babies —and they did so largely with the support of small change donations. Now March of Dimes has gone digital with Coin Up.

March of Dimes was founded in 1938 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to fight polio. 

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AAA Collects Over 1 Million Toiletry Items in 10th Annual Soap for Hope Drive

AAA Washington logoAfter concluding its 10 annual AAA Soap for Hope toiletry donation drive, AAA has announced that it has collected more than 1 million items and donated them to local charities.

AAA Soap for Hope was created out of a desire to not waste, or throw away, the small soaps, shampoos, conditioners and lotions that our travel clients get from hotels or cruise lines, and get them into the hands of people who use them.

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Classy Introduces Classy Passport: The First Cross-Currency Fundraising Solution for Nonprofits

Classy logoOn the heels of a record-setting #GivingTuesday, Classy, creator of world-class online fundraising solutions, is launching Classy Passport—the only international fundraising solution with “cross-currency” capability—allowing for multi-currency donations, multi-currency peer-to-peer fundraising, and international currency processing, all under one platform.

Classy Passport enables nonprofit organizations to instantly take their fundraising global, while providing worldwide supporters with a seamless giving experience for the causes they care about. Continue reading “Classy Introduces Classy Passport: The First Cross-Currency Fundraising Solution for Nonprofits”

What to Give Those that Already Have it All This Holiday Season: A Guide from Guide Dogs for the Blind

Guide Dogs for the Blind Holiday Gift GuideThe holiday season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. But, what do you give to those who already have everything?
Give them something you can’t buy in stores. Donate to Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) in their name. Not only will this support these special furry friends, it will also allow GDB to continue to provide their services free of charge to people with blindness or visual impairments. Some important things to know about GDB: Continue reading “What to Give Those that Already Have it All This Holiday Season: A Guide from Guide Dogs for the Blind”

America’s Car Museum Exhibit to Showcase a Century of American Culture

LeMay America's Car Museum by State Farm‘Through the Lens: Cars Defined by an American Century’ will highlight iconic cars from the past 100 years
On November 9, America’s Car Museum will open its newest exhibit titled “Through the Lens: Cars Defined by an American Century” showcasing vehicles from the past 100 years which reflect contemporary culture at the time of their debut.
Specifically, Cars Defined by an American Century will showcase milestones in technical innovation, design, labor, commerce, mobility and entertainment by featuring one vehicle from each decade that exemplifies these key characteristics. Continue reading “America’s Car Museum Exhibit to Showcase a Century of American Culture”

Bellevue LifeSpring Opens New Flagship Store Concept; Moves Offices to Bellevue Square

Thrift Culture Bellevue LifespringBellevue LifeSpring recently announced an expansion and continuation of a 70-year legacy with Kemper Development Company (KDC) with the grand opening of its new flagship store concept on the third floor of Bellevue Square. The new space houses both its administrative offices and the newly designed and named shop, Thrift Culture (formerly the Bellevue LifeSpring Thrift Shop).
Bellevue LifeSpring’s thrift shop has been an institution at The Bellevue Collection since Kemper Freeman, Sr. became involved with the organization in 1947 and founded a legacy that would span more than 70 years and three generations. He guaranteed the shop rent on Kemper Development property for only $1 a year so that this critical Bellevue organization can raise funds by selling high-quality new and gently-used merchandise. Continue reading “Bellevue LifeSpring Opens New Flagship Store Concept; Moves Offices to Bellevue Square”