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Mercer Island Women’s Club is pleased to announce that the club raised over $13,000 this year for local charities. While the Mercer Island Women’s Club is primarily a social club, it also raises money to be donated to local charities voted upon by its 350 members. During the course of the year, the club holds several fundraisers including a Holiday Bazaar and auction, raffles, luncheons and wreath sales. After tallying this year’s votes, Civic Projects chairs Carolyn Holm and Helen Hitchcock announced the following grants:
• $2,500 to Eastside Domestic Violence, which provides life-saving services, support and accessibility to more than 6,000 victims of domestic violence in our communities.Islanders honored
Suggestions from as many as 50 drop-ins at the “Speak Out” event included greater transportation resources, a designated senior center at the Community Center at Mercer View, neighborhood-based “buddy” support or social networks, the creation of more affordable senior housing, reduced travel hazards such as the placement of additional marked and sound-signal crosswalks, and more in-home services and delivery of goods.Island briefs
On April 23, three young women from Mercer Island High School — Michele Zemplenyi, Ladan Mozaffarian and Tamara Babenko — were honored by the American Association of University Women for their academic success in math, science or technology. The students were distinguished before the organization, a national group that promotes education and equity for all women and girls.A lot of little faces