- Submitted by cityclub on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:58pm
Megan was kind enough to answer a few of our questions on her experience as our state's 2011 Jefferson Award National Nominee. Hopefully her story inspires you to nominate someone equally deserving for this year's award!CC: What made you decide to devote so much of your time to helping others?MJ: I was severely bullied and harassed in elementary school because of my facial disorder. At the time, I couldn't image anyone suffering more than me. Than...at Vacation Bible School, I saw a 5 min video about the homeless. When I watched a man crawl out of his cardboard home, he looked into the camera and we connected. I KNEW he understood my pain. Since than, for over 10 years, I have met people that didn’t judge me and that needed me. I have made friends, given hugs and shared at time of tears. I found out through helping others that my life DID have value and that I could make a difference in others lives.And..I have found that I really enjoy partnering with the inmates at Monroe.I am trying to get programs like this started at other prisons in other states. I was the very 1st Girl Scout to ever work with male inmates and it helped me earn the National Young Woman of Distinction Award this past November in Houston Texas!!!I have never been homeless or in prison but I understand feeling hopeless and so....I do actually feel the pain of those in need.
- Submitted by cityclub on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:19pm
Head on over to the 2012 Jefferson Awards page and nominate your hero today!
You can also learn more about the Jefferson Awards by checking out this edition of Comcast Newsmakers Western Washington with our very own Program and Operations Manager, Jessica Jones!
- Submitted by cityclub on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 1:01pm
Thursday, January 26th
Behind-the-Scenes at The McKinstry Innovation Center
Join us for our quarterly Network Only event at the McKinstry Innovation Center! CityClub Network members and guests will enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the innovation center. We'll open with remarks and a short program about the innovation hub with David Allen, Executive Vice President.
Call us at 206.682.7395 to register!
If you are not a member but would like to become one, you can sign up here or call us!
Join now to attend this and all Network Only events.
The McKinstry Innovation Center | 210 S Hudson St, Seattle [view map]
Registration: 5:00 p.m. | Program and tours: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
$20 for CityClub Friends, Investors and guests
- Submitted by cityclub on Wed, 01/18/2012 - 2:38pm
The nomination deadline for the 2012 Washington State Jefferson Awards is fast approaching! The nomination period closes at 5pm on February 10th. Don't miss the deadline, nominate today!
The Jefferson Awards honor the unsung heroes in our communities that go above and beyond to help those less fortunate than themselves. People who work tirelessly for the good of others and don't ask for any thanks, though they probably deserve it. Do your part to remind them that their work does not go unnoticed! Nominate your unsung hero for a Jefferson Award!
Go to www.SeattleCityClub.org/JeffersonAwards for more information on the nomination process, or to fill out a nomination form.
- Submitted by cityclub on Wed, 01/11/2012 - 1:57pm
The Lightning Round at our 2012 Legislative Preview was a big hit again this year.
See what our legislators on the panel had to say on key questions when they had to think fast!
What would your answer be to these questions? Share with us on facebook.
See below for the answers from our panelists Rep. Gary Alexander, Senator Lisa Brown, Senator Mike Hewitt, and Rep. Pat Sullivan.
Pictured and answers from left to right:
Rep. Gary Alexander Senator Lisa Brown Senator Mike Hewitt Rep. Pat Sullivan
- Submitted by cityclub on Thu, 12/22/2011 - 1:05pm
Please consider a year-end gift to CityClub to:
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Robust social networking, broadcast, streaming, and online programming are essential tools to make CityClub available:
- across generations,
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As Lynn Briody, Councilmember and Mayor of Sunnyvale, CA, the"Heart of Silicon Valley," put it so eloquently in her recent letter:
"I thought long and hard about this donation. There are so many needs and wants in society at this time by human services organizations that I had to find an overarching reason to support CityClub...
I did so by calling up my memory of how I first became energized by civics and political action.
- Submitted by cityclub on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 11:23am
Check out this clip from Comcast Newsmakers Western Washington with Sabrina Register and our own Executive Director, Diane Douglas.
- Submitted by cityclub on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 2:14pm
"This honor is a once in a lifetime gift - a wonderful opportunity to share my passion with others in the hope that they will be inspired to make a difference in their community, too. Thank you for recognizing the positive impact of volunteers across the State of Washington. I am in awe of the honorees who share the honor with me and I am inspired by them to continue to work had and find creative ways to address the challendges of serving those less fortunate in my community."
- Peggy LaPorte, FUSION Founder, Washington State Jefferson Award Winner 2011.
(Pictured: Washington State Jefferson Award Winners 2011)
Five volunteers from Washington State will receive the Washington State Jefferson Award for their outstanding volunteerism. The winners will be judged by a panel of community leaders and their stories will be told on Evening Magazine the week of March 12th. New this year, winners will receive a gift of volunteer management assessment and consultation from the United Way of King County. One winner will be selected as the National Nominee and will be sponsored to represent our state in Washington D.C. You can help select the National Nominee by watching Evening Magazine during the week of March 12, then voting at KING5.com. Anyone in Washington State can vote. All five winners will be recognized at a breakfast in April in Seattle. The National Nominee will be announced at that time and also featured that day on New Day Northwest. The public is invited to attend the breakfast to honor our Jefferson Award winners and take part in the call to action for volunteerism. Click here to nominate your hero.
Find out about the amazing work of last year's Washington State Jefferson Award Winners and the Washington State Nominee, Meghan Johnson, who went on to win the National Jefferson Award. Then nominate your hero and you might see them on KING5 Evening Magazine in April 2012.