August 2022 Directors Letter

I’m so excited to give you a progress report on the Sno-Valley Affordable Senior Apartments! Thanks to support from our generous community, we’re making headway on gathering all the funds needed to start construction next summer.

We are getting closer to our financial goal as private foundations consider our proposal and as our community continues to give. We have $75,000 in hand as of mid-July and much more promised or considered toward our $300,000 goal. The great news is that we have procured 70% of the $7.4 million in funds needed to construct this building. We are so close!

You still have an opportunity to give any amount or buy a brick with your name and message engraved! These bricks will go up the walkway to the apartments so your name or message will be visible to all for years to come. What an opportunity to make a permanent impact!

I hope you can help us get the rest of the way toward our goal. We’ll have a housing breakfast on Tuesday, August 16 from 8:00-9:00am with pastries, fruit, coffee, orange juice, and more! At this breakfast you’ll also have an opportunity to see the drawings and ask questions and rejoice in the progress made. Be part of this historic moment.

Curious about the senior center workings? Our board meetings are open to the public. We meet every other month so the next meeting is Monday, Sept. 12 at 5:30 pm. Our minutes are on the website and on a bulletin board in the hall by Re-In Carnation. Our annual report with financials is on the website.  If you want to see the financials for the month, ask Lisa and she’ll e-mail or print for you. Our treasurer is an accountant who with our finance committee keeps a close eye on the financials. Right now we are running a deficit, but when we get payment for some grants in the fall, we are projected to end the year in the black. We are now recruiting for the board, so if you are interested in serving the Center this way, let Lisa or Board President Sara Lambert know.

We are offering Estate Planning Day on Tuesday, August 23  We’ll start with a presentation from 9:30 – 10:30 am. Followed by individual 45 minute appointments from 10:45 am – 4:30 pm with the option to spill over into the next day with appointments if needed. This is an opportunity for you to have a free consultation with Elder Law Attorney, Jerry Sprute. Call 425-333-4152 to line up your free appointment and be sure to attend the live presentation at the senior center. We’ll have free forms on making a will too!

So now you have no excuse for not being prepared for the inevitable. While you are making your will consider a gift to the Senior Center in your will or make SVSC a beneficiary of your life insurance.  A legacy gift ensures that this senior community center is around for a long time to continue to inspire, support and empower seniors to lead healthy enriched lives.

If you have questions about anything, call Lisa Yeager at 425-333-4152 or e-mail or contact board president, Sara Lambert- .