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Gavel Confiscated

October 18, 2016 - 9:15am -- Donald Thorn

As a member of the Evergreen District Operations Team, I attended various meetings at the recent convention in Vancouver, WA. At our Thursday night board meeting, the president called us to order without the official gavel. He told us that at the airport his luggage was inspected and the gavel drew interest. It was ultimately determined that the gavel was actually a hammer, therefore a potential weapon, therefore it would not be allowed on the airplane.

Storage space was rented and the gavel spent its weekend in the airport. I didn't miss it. I always felt the loud sound at the beginning of the meeting interferred with my nap.

So a word to the wise--when travelling by air, leave the gavel at home.

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Autzen Stadium, part two

September 28, 2016 - 7:38am -- Donald Thorn

I thought it would be appropriate to show you some of  our booth gang at work. Here you see a gaggle of folk awaiting the next request for service. We do appreciate the assistance of wives, s/o's and friends of Cascade. Yes, we let Gary have a pencil AND a calculator. But notice we kept Leanne close by to assist as needed.

"It never rains in Autzen Stadium". -- Stolen from Don Essig. Don used this statement in 1990 after umbrellas were banned in Autzen. He then had a 34 game rainless streak. Yes, you get interesting factual information here as well as great music.

See you in Autzen.

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Here we are, Autzen Stadium

September 27, 2016 - 10:34pm -- Donald Thorn

After an exciting day working an Autzen Stadium food booth for a futbol (aka soccer) game, we have now been assigned a booth at the home football (US football) games. We appreciate the opportunity and hope to see some friends at a game sometime soon. Here we find Rich Watkins supervising his booth crew. Go Ducks!

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Denny Stiers--Rest In Peace in Safe Harbor

June 28, 2016 - 9:33am -- Donald Thorn

As noted in our private Yahoo Groups, Denny passed away yesterday (06/27/2016). Denny was our director in the mid 1980's through our International performance as pirates in San Francisco in 1990. For those not on the Evernet, Dan Tangarone spoke with Chic and she is doing OK (her brother also passing 3 days ago).

Denny's Memorial Service will  be Monday July 18 at 2:00PM. The location is His Place Community Church 1480 South Burlington Blvd, Burlington WA.

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Thank you for your work

April 10, 2016 - 11:21am -- Donald Thorn

I'm sure most of you know I wear several volunteer hats. This weekend, I was primarily serving the Evergreen District as treasurer in the absence of Frank Bell. Frank chose to sing with his brother's barbershop chorus rather than attend a board meeting. Go figure.

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Rich Watkins at Harmony College

June 22, 2015 - 6:11pm -- Donald Thorn

A number of Cascade members attended Harmony College Northwest last weekend. We even have photographic evidence. Here is Rich Watkins working in Ron Blacks "Make More Changes, And Faster" class.


Once more cameras are uploaded we may find more familiar faces. Make plans to join us at Harmony College Northwest June 17-19 in 2016.


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