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Naches Valley Dollars for Scholars

Naches Valley Dollars for Scholars
P.O. Box  66
Naches, WA  98937
Website nachesvalley.dollarsforscholars.org

Membership in Naches Valley Dollars for Scholars

Membership is open to men and women. Current number of members: 24, with 3-4 high school reps. Membership is free.

Membership entitles a person to attend board meetings and other special meetings with regards to fundraisers.  It also entitles them to a vote on all motions.

About Naches Valley Dollars for Scholars

We are a group of citizens who are interested in providing as many scholarships for Naches High School students as possible. In order to raise money for scholarships, we organize and work at fundraisers.  We also handle scholarship money from individuals and from groups.  We have an awards committee that works hard to distribute this money fairly to applicants in the form of scholarships.  Other services are also provided like assistance with completing scholarship applications.

Our activities include an annual Community Crab Feed.  It always proves to be, not only a fundraiser, but a fun community event. Many people look forward to our Crab Feed each March. In the Spring, we sponsor a Dollars for Scholars Golf Tournament.  It also includes a dinner, raffle and auction.  We have often sponsored a Fun Night at the Naches Valley High School.  This is a fundraiser for Naches Valley Dollars for Scholars, but we also work together with students to put this on. We are always open to other fundraising possibilities.

Our regular meetings are always on the third Tuesday of the month. We meet at Margaret's Apple Cart Deli in downtown Naches at noon.  Most members attending order their lunch at the deli.  We welcome any interested non-members.

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Community Services

Community services include the fun and social Crab Feed and we tend to make the community aware of supporting our students by encouraging and assisting their continuing education. It is also a service to many individual and group scholarship donors that we handle the informing, the selection, distribution and actual getting the money to the  institutions where the students are attending.

2023 Fundraisers

Naches Valley Dollars for Scholars Annual Feed will be held in March 10th, 2023 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Fontaine Estate Winery, 151 Rowe Hill Drive. Tickets on sale at Banner Bank. Contact Dee Huck at 452-3637. More details to come!

The Annual Golf Classic and dinner/auction/raffle will be held in May 19, 2023 at Suntides Golf Course. Gleed. Registration at noon; Shotgun start at 1:00pm. Teams please register soon. We also need donations of raffle and oral auction items. For more information, contact Dave Desmarais at (509) 952-6481.

For more information, please contact:

Ken Gregorich, President (509) 965-0165
Lonnie Welch, Vice President
Laurel Sorenson, Secretary (509) 966-2071 lbsorenson@charter.net
Brandon Flory, Treasurer

Board Members:

3 years: Stacy Young, Phyllis Steele, Kerry Stout
2 years: Dee Huck, Stephanie St. Martin, Dave Desmarais
1 year: Denise Cuillier, Sarah Flory

Committee Chairs:     

Large Donations: Debbie Rich, Paul Kauzlarich, Matt Miles
Fundraising: Dave Desmarais, Dee Huck
Investments: Lonnie Welch
Awards: Lonnie Welch
Public Relations/Website: Ashley Havens
Facebook: Sarah Flory
Investment Chair: Doug Rich, Brandon Flory
Liaison to High School: Kristine Spruill



Last updated - November 29, 2022


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