June 2010, p. 2The membership unanimously accepted the recom-mendations of the Nominating Committee.Following a break for refreshments and conversa-tion, we thanked two outgoing Board members for their service:
, from Community for Inter-faith Celebration, who has ably and reliablyserved as Board Secretary for the past twoyears.
, from Faith Assembly of Lacey, who, during her two year term on theBoard, provided invaluable expertise in non-profit management and drafted comprehensivePersonnel Policies for IW.The Annual Meeting ended with a formal salute toseveral leaders who have been instrumental inbuilding and sustaining Interfaith Works:
Rev. Mark Dowdy
for his 41 years in ministry,his 23 years of service to The United Churchesof Olympia and his strong, enduring commit-ment to interfaith understanding and partner-ship. Interfaith Works is indebted to Mark for his leadership, vision, inspiration, and his en-thusiasm for translating faith into action for thebenefit of our community. He is an inspirationto his congregation, other faith communities,his fellow clergy, and all those dedicated toserving the needs of Thurston County’s citi-zens.
, Webmaster Extraordinaire, who,behind the scenes, provides invaluable webresources for Interfaith Works and over fiftyother local non-profit agencies and causes (seewww.oly-wa.us). Scott’s quiet generosity andthoughtful, savvy advice makes an enormousdifference – enabling Interfaith Works to do its job more successfully and keep our membersplugged in.
Barbara Gibson and Carol McKinley
for their years of dedicated service to Interfaith Worksand to faith in action, making our community abetter place for all. Between the two of them,Carol and Barbara have over the years beeninvolved in practically every facet of our pro-gram and leadership. We especially recognizethe compassionate leadership they havebrought to
Moments of Blessing
– public inter-faith services near the scene of homicides inThurston County, that bring support and com-fort to friends, neighbors and family and helpreclaim places of violence as places of life andpeace.
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The Family Support Shelter is a homeless familyshelter run by the Family Support Center of Sound,a local nonprofit organization whose mission is
working together to strengthen all families
.The Family Support shelter operates 7 nights aweek from 7 pm—7 am with 20 beds for familieswith children only. The Family Support Shelter op-erations are modeled after the Emergency OverflowShelter which has operated as a collaborative effortbetween the Family Support Center and InterfaithWorks for many years.We are currently in great need for volunteer shelter hosts!If you are interested in volunteering or have ques-tions please contact Brittany Barbour at 360-754-9297 x 209.
VOLUNTEER AT THE FAMILY SUPPORT SHELTER!