Community Service Committee
PSALA's Community Service Committee is a very active committee that works to provide visibility for the Chapter through organized participation in community service. As members of PSALA, our mission, in part, is to (1) support the diverse community in which we live and to work through our members’ collective time, talents and contributions; (2) to provide Chapter members with opportunities to reach out to others; and (3) to lead by example, encouraging our local organizations to increase their volunteer efforts in the community. The Co-Chairs of the Community Service Committee for 2013-2014 are Lisa Miner and Evelyn Dunagan.
PSALA is pleased to announce that for the 2013-14 chapter year it’s community service partners will be the Literacy Council of Seattle, Operation Homefront Pacific Northwest, and the Seattle Rock Orchestra. For more information about these organizations, watch for an article in the next issue of Soundings.
Your community service committee was hard at work (and rocking out) at the Seattle Rock Orchestra’s May 11 and 12 performances of The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at the Moore Theatre. Funds for their summer camp at the Moore Theatre was raised via their auction of 2 vintage acoustic guitars. Visit SRO’s website to purchase tickets for the Fall performance of Pink Floyd covers and the Spring 2014 performance of the Beatles’ White Album. There will also be opportunities to volunteer at each of these performance.
PSALA will be collecting backpacks, calculators and gift cards from Target, Walmart, Fred Meyer, etc. for the back-to-school needs of the children of our active duty enlisted men and Wounded Warriors in support of Operation Homefront. PSALA Business Partner Access Information Management has provided 4 weeks of pick-up and delivery services for the school supplies being donated to Operation Homefront by the Dollar Store. AIM will also have a van at the Summer Social & Golf Tournament on August 9 to collect the items donated by our members.
Over $3,000 was raised at from the sale of donated books at the Literacy Council of Seattle’ 2013 book sale. LCS will be the recipient of PSALA’s silent auction proceeds at this year’s Managing Partners Dinner on October 23, 2013 in the Cirrus Room at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel on 6th Avenue.