By Judy Woods
The Sultan Education Foundation was chosen for the Volunteer Of The Month award last night for the City Council and the award was accepted by founding members of the Foundation.
The Sultan Education Foundation was conceived to provide financial aid to the Sultan School District through scholarships for graduating students who are planning on attending a four-year instruction or technical schools.
Also, there are grants for classroom and learning enhancement.
It was begun in 1993, and the founding members were Debbie Copple, Laura Koenig, Donna Murphy and Brian Copple, and they had $300 to start with. They were able to give $20,000 in scholarships last year. They have awarded $850,000 in grants over the last 21 years, for the classroom and equipment enhancement. Their net worth now is $502,000. They collect money through endowments, the yearly golf tournament, working the kitchen at Winter Fest, investments and corporate donations matches.
“The Sultan Education Foundation has exceeded expectations in community involvement and is doing it because they care about the town they live in. They have made Sultan more than just another little town along the highway, but a community, a gigantic family,” said Michael Tran, a 2010 graduate.
It couldn’t have been said better, and congratulations to the Sultan Education Foundation!
There is a new Pack of Cub Scouts in Sultan. Julianna Johnson is the Pack Leader of Pack 52, and it started up in November. At this time she has five boys in her Pack, three Tigers who are first-graders, no Wolfs, which are second-graders, and two Bears, who are third graders. Fourth and fifth-graders are called Webelos. When they enter sixth grade they enter scouting with Bill Russell.
Julianna is very excited about getting this pack started and has offered an invitation to the parents to please come and observe a meeting before deciding on whether your boys can join.
There is a yearly fee of $20 that can be pro-rated at $2 a month and is paid to the Scouts. She would like to see a Cub Scout shirt and kerchief with a slider for her boys.
Julianna is very family-oriented, so if your son has a sibling that has to come along because of transportation or babysitting problems, they are welcome, be it girl or boy. She wants to orient the children in community service, so there will be some community service projects for them this summer.
For more information please call Julianna at425. 864.1407, or you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
There were two city employees honored as Employees of the Month at the last City Council meeting by Public Works Field Supervisor Connie Dunn, who was very proud to announce their names. The first is John Harris, who is the Waste Water Treatment Plant Supervisor. The other employee is Todd Strom. These two work in the Plant Lab. The standards in the Lab are set by the E.P.A which can present challenges. These two men have met the challenges and have saved the city a considerable amount of money by keeping the testing done at home.
Congratulations to John Harris and Todd Strom and to the Public Works Department.
The Safety Fair and Bicycle rodeo has been cancelled this year. The reason is that the emergency personnel and equipment are being used in Oso. The feeling is that that disaster will last for quite a while.
A Potluck Picnic and possibly a bar b-q is being discussed for August, it would be to honor and thank all of the first responders.
Nancy Kildahl has announced the birth of her 34th great-grand child, a little boy. Nancy said that she doesn’t know of any more at this time. Bonita’s nineteenth grandchild was down at the Senior Center the other day. He was seven days old, and tiny. His name is Gabriel.