The theme for 2019 came to Anne-Marie Zell Schwerin during a sleepless night in December. “It was after the new board orientation. Our board member Liza Jacobson advises Leadership Academy at Blue Ridge Elementary and told us that YWCA Mariposa girls are the core of that group. Leadership Academy students do service projects for their … Continue reading One of our own to speak for YWCA Leadership Luncheon
On May 23, 2017, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of our YWCA charter with a birthday party. A letter and the above certificate from Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office alerted us to another anniversary. This Century Corporation Certificate commemorates our incorporation 100 years ago in April 1919. “Incorporations were at that time either delivered … Continue reading YWCA celebrates its first century as a ‘corporation’ in 2019
“When I first started exploring the possibility of becoming an Early Achievers childcare center, I put the question to my staff: Do we want to take on all his extra work?” said Tabitha Vance, YWCA Director of Childcare. She explained to her team that the accreditation process would mean having observers in classrooms for two … Continue reading My Friends’ House always striving for excellence
YWCA Walla Walla’s Fireside Room was festive on Monday, February 4, when nearly 80 friends joined staff and board members at the 101st Year-in-Review Luncheon. The annual event celebrates the previous year’s accomplishments and those people who have helped YWCA staff serve women and families. YWCA LiNC Director Deana York spoke about the program’s first … Continue reading YWCA reviews ‘FEARLESS’ past year
Children of all ages were invited to YWCA Walla Walla Dec. 12 to build Hansel & Gretel holiday houses using graham crackers, candy, and a sturdy white frosting from John’s Wheatland Bakery. High school volunteers from Walla Walla Valley Academy were on hand to assist with construction, decorating, and cleanup, leaving parents to take pictures … Continue reading Hansel & Gretel Houses a treat for kids
The Walla Walla Sweets Rollergirls recently donated 50 welcome bags for new guests of the YWCA domestic violence shelter brimming with toiletries and other necessities as well as little extras like candy and journals. “It’s wonderful to have these thoughtful packages filled and ready to go,” said Mary Byrd, YWCA Client Services director. “This is … Continue reading Thank you, Rollergirls, for September bout donations!
Assistant Manager Eric Dean (left) and Store Manager Josh Hooker present check to YWCA representatives Jan Asher Dolph and Anne-Marie Zell Schwerin.
PROUD TO HAVE SERVED: Thelma Tryon bucked rivets for the Marines, and husband Robert was a cook for the U.S.Navy. “Sometimes I tell people I was a Rosie the Riveter during World War II,” said 96-year-old Thelma Tryon. “Nobody has heard of Rosie the Bucker!” While her partner held the rivet gun, she would crawl … Continue reading Real-life ‘Rosie’ living in Walla Walla valley
Maybe you’ve heard Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, described as Mexican Halloween. But according to YWCA Advocate Lorena Ault, it’s much more than that. “In our culture,” Lorena said, “Dia de los Muertos is a way to celebrate and honor our departed loved ones. Because so many come together for this … Continue reading YWCA leads out in cultural celebration
Thank you to Allstate volunteers Machelle Colligan, Agency Owner, and Steve Skurka, Amanda Dross, Brianna Coffland, and Terri Collette, Personal Financial Representatives, for their generous support of YWCA Walla Walla. “Allstate challenged each of us this year to become involved in The Allstate Purple Purse Foundation,” said Machelle. This foundation, established in 2005, is dedicated to helping … Continue reading AllState volunteers secure 5 grants for YWCA