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Seeking citizens to serve

Islanders interested in serving the community through one of the many advisory boards are encouraged to apply for one of the open advisory board positions. There are positions open on the Arts Council, Design Commission, Open Space Conservancy Trust, Planning Commission, Utility Board, and Youth and Family Services. Applications are due by May 6. More information is available on the city's Internet web site: www.ci.mercer-island.wa.us. Or, for an application, call Ali Spietz, city clerk, at 206-236-3572.

Lions Club scholarship

The Mercer Island Lions Club is seeking applicants for a one-time, $1,000 scholarship to be used for tuition and enrollment fees at any two-year or four-year college in Washington state for any curriculum. The scholarship also applies to technical and vocational colleges.

Applicants must be legal residents of Washington, live on Mercer Island and be enrolled at a either a public or private high school on the Island or home schooled. Financial need is not a requirement.

Completed applications, which include a 750-word essay on the importance of service club activities to a community, must be submitted by April 29. Applications are available at the college counselor's office at MIHS or through Jim Horn, 232-2347.

Senior Foundation

The Senior Foundation of Mercer Island is now accepting grant applications/proposals from individuals or organizations which meet the following requirements:

? Benefits Mercer Island senior programs and be open to the public; and/or

? Addresses unmet program needs; and/or

? Assists existing Mercer Island agencies and programs to increase the health, safety, and well-being of seniors; and/or

? Acts as a catalyst for educational programs that raise community consciousness on aging.

The foundation encourages proposals that are innovative and creative, that capitalize on resource and resident involvement, and that may offer programs and events not currently existing on Mercer Island. Call Leslie Scott (232-4597) for an application form. Submit completed proposals to PO Box 51, Mercer Island, by June 15.

Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels program provides frozen meals to homebound seniors who are age 60 or older. Meals on Wheels participants are also eligible to purchase liquid supplements, such as Ensure. If you would like additional information about the Mercer Island Meals on Wheels program, please call (206) 236-3545.

Summer volunteers

The Summer Volunteer Program, open to sixth and seventh, graders is back. SVP introduces young volunteers to community service and social service issues around the larger community. All service projects are structured group activities. Applications will be available Friday, April 8, and the program will run from Monday, June 27 through Monday, August 25. For more information or to get on the mailing list, call 236-7293.

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