Juanita Neighborhoods Association
Building Community in the Juanita Neighborhoods in Kirkland, Washington
"....what we are called to do – is to love each other, through service and advocacy for everyone." - quote from Rev. Mary Alyce Burleigh
Please check out the attached message from Rev. Mary Alyce Burleigh about inclusiveness and creating a welcoming community. She presented this beautiful message to us at the Welcome to Kirkland event this past Saturday and her words live with us as we continue our journey through life. Her very thoughtful and heartwarming message teaches us about how we can overcome the challenges of our past and embrace a welcoming and inclusive future.
Here is another quote from her keynote address:
"It is my belief that our nation is “Great” because we have been willing to work to overcome our checkered past and recognize that the contributions, hard work and a cultural tapestry that includes folks from all over the world has made us who we are – Not a melting pot as much as a tossed salad – with each group contributing their unique culture that has become one of the most envied in the world, one that strives to be a nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. For all!"
You can read more in the file attached to this blog post!
You are invited to have a table for your business, service or organization at no cost at our event, Welcoming Kirkland on September 16, 2017, 1-4 pm at Heritage Hall, 203 Market Street, in Kirkland, WA 98033.
We invite organizations, and businesses that provide services within the following categories: schools, including universities or driving schools, in the area close to Kirkland, other educational services (afterschool programs, adult education classes, tutoring, wellness classes and clubs), local health care facilities, ethnic restaurants and stores; organizations helping with opening a business, getting a loan, join a club, create support groups, find mentorship, and family to family connections, or church affiliation. We invite musicians, dancers, and presenters, too.
Please confirm your participation in the event with your email no later than September 1, 2017 to the Community Organizers: Larissa Chuprina, Diversity Coordinator of Juanita Neighborhood Association at Lchuprin@gmail.com.
Mission: The event is organized to build bridges between receiving communities and newcomers to the area (from other parts of this country or the world) to network and make friends, to help immigrants to integrate into the community and contribute to the society.
The members of Juanita Neighborhood Association are committed to creating community through activities and initiatives that improve the neighborhood and develop relationships in order to serve the residents and visitors in the Juanita area, and provide an opportunity for the residents to get involved in the community.
Ken Albinger, JNA Board member, organizer of the event
Larissa Chuprina, Diversity Coordinator, co-organizer
425 327 6872
The City of Kirkland’s trip reduction program, Kirkland Green Trip (KGT), is now accepting applications for the KGT Business Grant.
From now until July 15th, eligible businesses can apply for grant funding to create or enhance your business’s employee commute programs. Kirkland Green Trip is offering grants up to $7,000 to Kirkland’s employers and property managers to build a new or enhance an existing commute program that supports alternative commute options for their employees and tenants. The grant can help pay for secure bike lockers for storage, creating a transit subsidy program, setting up an “Emergency Ride Home” program for your office, and much more. Instructions, sample grant projects, and the KGT Business Grant application are all included in the pdf attachment.
Additional information and eligibility requirements (as noted in the attached application packet) are posted at www.KirklandGreenTrip.com/Grants. KGT staff is available to help connect employers and property managers with resources and will help businesses identify program ideas for the grant.
Contact KGT staff at support@KirklandGreenTrip.com or 425-990-3097 with any questions about the grant or to request a consultation for your business.
The JNA is forever thankful to Steven Charie, the man who saved Doug Rough's life with CPR and an AED when Doug collapsed at the health club. Doug might not be with us today if it were not for the quick action of Steven Charie. We send Doug many well wishes while he recovers from his health scare. Steven Charie will be honored by the Kirkland City Council with an award at their meeting tonight, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Kirkland City Hall. Thank you so much Steven Charie!!!