Letter to the Editor, Jan. 22, 2020

MIYFS Foundation Breakfast

Dear Mercer Islanders,

Greetings from the 2020 MIYFS Foundation Breakfast Club. We are loud, enthusiastic and independent-minded fellow Islanders. Add on our amazing table captains, set-up crew, sponsors, business partners, board members and community partners, and we are over 100 strong in the planning of this incredible event.

We are your neighbors, friends, family. We, like you, proudly contribute to the vibrant and rich fabric of Mercer Island. Some of us have roots on Mercer Island dating back four generations; some of us are recent transplants. We all feel lucky to live on this extraordinary piece of land on a lake that we call home.

As fellow residents, we also share with you a deep understanding that with rights conferred to us as members of this great community come also responsibilities — responsibilities to be informed, to vote, to be good stewards of this beautiful place. We also have a moral responsibility to make sure that in this town, where most of us do well and thrive, those struggling among us are not left behind. The health of our entire community declines when we don’t take care of our own, simple as that.

So supportive are we of the mission of MIYFS, and equally concerned about its future funding, that we have invested time and creativity to put together an original and informative MIYFS Foundation Breakfast based on HOPE. Please join us 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center. Register online at www.miyfs.org.

If you are unsure who to sit with, know that we want you at our table. We have room, want you to feel welcome and would love your company. We, after all, we are fa-MI-ly.


Becky McKanna, Robin Moore, Mai Krishnaswamy, Anne Hritzay, Leslie Moore, Laura Oberto, Monica Burnside, Jim Schwab, Pam Hinnen, Christina Hendelman, Marina Moscovici, Jody Kris and Jean Greaves


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