Monday, March 4, 2024

Community Bulletin Board

Issue 08



P.E.O. Upper Valley Scholarship Application

Applications are being accepted for the Upper Valley Scholarship supported by P.E.O. Chapter JF, Leavenworth, WA. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist women in need of financial help return to higher education at an accredited university, college or technical school in the State of Washington.  This needs-based scholarship must be used for school expenses and will be paid directly to the school. Applications must be received for consideration by April 30, 2022. Scholarship funds will be available by the Fall of 2022, and be sent directly to the school financial department upon confirmation of enrollment. Women applicants must be seeking further higher education at either the undergraduate or graduate level in one of the following ways:

  • Applicant must be age 30 or above and reside in Chelan or Douglas County, WA
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in, or returning to, a higher education program after a two-year or more absence. The colleges, universities, or technical schools where applicants have been accepted must be fully accredited and within the State of Washington.  Out-of-state, on-line accredited schools are acceptable.  Applicants may re-submit applications each year until they complete their programs of study.  Women interested in applying for the scholarship may receive more detailed information concerning the application process, as well as request the application form by sending an email to Mimi Keller at the following address:


The Wenatchee Valley Symphony

Announced the  winners of the 2022 Angela Schuster Svendsen Memorial Young Musicians Competition. The winner will be featured at the WVSO concert on Saturday, February 26 at the PAC. This year's winner is Julian Frank a student from Leavenwoth. For more information on the competition, contact Gordon Schuster, 509-669-1467, for more information.

Free virtual workshop

Learn about how to have courageous conversations during a free virtual workshop on Tuesday, February 22, 7 p.m., hosted by NCW Libraries in partnership with Cultures Connecting. Richard Kim, from Cultures Connecting, will provide an interactive overview of seven norms for engaging with our friends and family in a way that creates space for difficult yet empowering conversations. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on what is challenging and commit to practical action steps. This session will provide a strong foundation, equipping us all with helpful tools for continuing to build relationships while engaging in difficult conversations.

This is the fourth and final event in a series of workshops hosted by NCW Libraries in partnership with Cultures Connecting, a non-profit organization that provides culturally relevant professional development, consulting, coaching, and one-on-one diversity leadership support to organizations and communities. This event will be held through the zoom digital meeting platform. To participate, register at  Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information.

Free Virtual Book Club Discussion about Navigating Conflict

Get support and find tools for navigating conflict during one of two free virtual opportunities to discuss the book High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out by Amanda Ripley on Thursday, February 24, noon or Saturday, February 26 at 1p.m.

NCW Libraries is proud to partner with the Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center (WVDRC) to host and moderate these discussions through Zoom. Attendees are encouraged to read the book in advance, available through NCW Libraries in multiple formats.

NCW Libraries mission is to connect the people of North Central Washington to vital resources and opportunities that foster individual growth and strengthen communities.

The Wenatchee Valley Dispute Resolution Center’s mission is to change relationships through peaceful conflict resolution. “Building bridges, strengthening connections, and promoting community are goals that NCW Libraries and the WVDRC share. Partnering on this program has been a perfect fit, “ said Amanda Brack, Communications and Community Engagement Manager for NCW Libraries. All NCW Libraries' virtual programs are free and open to the public. This event will be held through the zoom digital meeting platform. To participate, register at  Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information.


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