2nd Saturday of the Month10 a.m. unless otherwise stated
OLD REDMOND SCHOOLHOUSECOMMUNITY CENTER
16600 NE 80th St
APRIL 14 ~
on the late local sculptorDudley Carter.
MAY 12 ~ Shirley Haines
on theLake Washington shipyards
.JUNE 9 ~
RHS holds its annualpicnic at Anderson Park at noon.
SEPTEMBER 8OCTOBER 13NOVEMBER 9
Terri Gordon Tom HitzrothJon Magnussen Amo MarrDoris SchaiblePatti Simpson Ward
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Published nine times annuallyMiguel Llanos
Patti Simpson Ward
Newsletter Graphic Designer
By 1933 they hadenough money tobuild a library on a lotdonated by theBrown family. Thebuilding still standsand today is thehome of theRedmond Chamberof Commerce.Well, they’ve come a long way and are not winding down. All of theoriginal members have passed on, but there are currently about 50members who still meet for lunch the last Friday of each month. Due tothe generosity of
grandnephew the club has enoughmoney to continue their tradition of awarding a $1,000 scholarship eachyear to a Redmond High School graduate. Next on their agenda is a lastingremembrance (to be decided) of their organization that will be dedicatedon their 100th anniversary in 2009.The women who have been part of this organization are very proud ofall the accomplishments and gifts to our community, and rightfully so. They just might be the longest operating women’s service club in the state.On Saturday,
Yvonne Johnson Conway
will speak about living thepioneer life in Redmond and her mother
Perky (Perrigo) Johnson
, who wasactive in the Nokomis Club.
~ Judy Aries Lang, RHS President
Yvonne’s contribution to Derby Day history.“When I was 17, I was chosen to be a candidate to run for Derby Queen.The Queen candidates traveled to other town celebrations and sold ticketsfor the Derby rafe (a new car). The Derby Committee ask me to drive thatnew car and the other candidates to these functions! I was rst stunned, thenhonored and just a little nervous.“All the candidates entered the parade in our ‘Queen Gowns’. Then Ichanged into my shorts to enter the 25 mile (bike) race, which takes abouttwo hours. Then it’s back into the Queen Gown for the race presentationsand the crowning of the Queen (It’s me!).“Now it is late afternoon and we go home for our annual potluck withfriends, relatives and neighbors to eat, relax and wait for the dance to startat the IOOF Hall (and
),” she writes, referring to the building that istoday’s Edwardian Antiques on Leary Way. “It was a thrill to win the race andan unbelievable honor to be the Derby Queen. What a day!”
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Meetng Topc: Growng up n Poverty Heghts
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Redmond's first librarians, 1928