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Here, you'll find our most current article in the WCB Newsline.


December 2011 Newsline Article


Fall is in full swing with winter trying to make an early appearance, but the PCB is a warm place to be with our meetings and other activities.

Rick Tally, one of the founders of our chapter twenty-five years ago, has come back to Bremerton and joined our chapter once again. It has been fun getting to know him and hearing some of our other founders talk about the way things used to be and how they are now. Were glad to have him back!

The beginning of November saw us all being swept up by the whirlwind that is convention. Over twenty of our members rode the chartered bus that left from Bremerton. Kim Moberg of Moberg Productions graciously provided bottled water, while Carrol Gray (affectionately known as Mama Carrol), brought homemade snack packs filled with chips and candy to give all of us some much needed energy. Thank you both for contributing to what made our trip to convention so wonderful.

There were three exhibit tables with PCB members manning them and selling wares. Joann Hunter sold Mary Kay products once again this year. Sarah Schweizer sold Scentsy wickless products and had warmers and samples for people to touch and smell. For the first time this year, the PCB had an exhibit table to sell the Blind Blend, whole bean and ground coffee specifically roasted for our group by a local roaster. We also sold chocolate covered coffee beans in little Ziploc bags and called them Braille Beans. It was great to have such a presence in the exhibit room; and thank you to all who purchased from us!

Congratulations to Cindy Van Winkle for being elected president, Meka White for second vice president, and Eric Hunter for being elected as treasurer. Also, congratulations to Michelle Denzer for being elected to a board position for Guide Dog Users of Washington State and to Barbara Evans for being awarded a WCB scholarship.

Whether we were working exhibits, participating on panels, or simply being a part of seminars and sessions, we all had a wonderful time at convention.

We are not without our own sad news, however. Earlier this month, Carol Lachata, one of our newer PCB members passed away. We are going to miss her dearly, and we send condolences to her husband Don. We are grateful for the time that we had with Carol and wish much peace to her husband and family.

We wish you all good health, peace, and joy over the holiday season. Have a Merry Christmas, and well be writing again next year!