Mariachi Event Update: A great success! Raised over $4000 for the CCFD#9 and just over $1600 for the club's expenses. Tallies still aren't final as last payments come in. Kahler Glen is glad to show our support for the firefighters of our community. Kahler Glen Athletic Club welcomed new members Gary and Carolyn Bell, who own a house on Lake Wenatchee and work in the Puget Sound area, were the successful bidders on the initiation fee. We celebrated the 60th wedding anniversary of Pat and Claude Munsell and recognized that we are going to miss Claude and Pat here at Kahler Glen when they move to Wenatchee this fall. The Mariachi Event was well attended and well organized, and staffed by volunteers from the club and from the surrounding community. Kaye Marks was the event planner and worker bee the whole night and recruited items for the silent auction as well as brought in additional volunteers to assist with the BBQ. Members of the board and club put in a great deal of work on the day of the event as well as the day after. Special thanks to the firefighters, for bringing their rescue truck and turn-out suit to give us visual inspiration. From the local community we had the assistance of George Wilson with set-up and hauling. Jimi Wilson, Barbara Schmitten, Pat Bottoms and Marion Brittain helped set-up and managed the food service. From KG we received assistance from Mike Olmstead and the staff at the restaurant in accessing the walk-in cooler to keep our meat and ice ready and loaning three tables. Special thanks go out to board member Kaye Crandall and Carol Pierce who assisted with the silent auction display set-up, former board member Lee Naffz who served as our bartender for the evening, board member Mark Demeritt who was the BBQ chef and chief grill-master for the evening, board member Thom Cook and his golf cart for retrieving hamburgers and ice from the restaurant, and Rob Casad with his trailer and golf cart to set up and clean up and do gofer work in between. Former board member Nancy Graham and Tom were there to help with our set up activity and much appreciated.Board member Gary Marks helped coordinate the event and worked the entire evening. Sandy Lund and her golf cart were drafted into emergency duty when the propane tank went dry and the second one needed to be retrieved. Nancy Miller learned to process credit cards, and is now ready for retail sales and long hours. The food was great, the beverages were cold, and a good time seemed to be had by everybody. The kids enjoyed the piñata; talk with the volunteer fire fighters, and inspecting the new rescue truck. The Mariachi Band arrived later than expected, but for those that stayed to listen, the music was wonderful. We are in the middle of fire season. At least four helicopters are now stationed at the Lake Wenatchee emergency airport (near the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Center that the Community Association uses for annual meetings), fighting fires in the surrounding area. If you were unable to attend this event and still want to show your support for the local fire department, send your check to the CCFD#9 Firefighter Association, in care of the Kahler Glen Athletic Club at 20625 Haight Drive, Leavenworth, WA 98826 and we will make sure they get your contribution. We will be posting pictures from the event. We hope you were there, and we hope to see you there again next year! Sincerely, Bill Miller President, KGAC
Saturday August 1, 2009 the KGAC is having a live Mariachi Band and BBQ event to help support our local firefighters. From 5pm until 8PM we will be conducting a live auction of a KGAC membership initiation fee -- with proceeds going to the Chelan County Fire District #9 as well as silent auction items that will assist with our local fire depart as well as help defray the cost of this event.
Firefighters fund raiser event
Sponsors and Items to be auctioned off
Kahler Glen Athletic Club
Lake Wenatchee Properties, Steve Craig
Kaye and Gary Marks
Kahler Glen Golf and Ski Resort
Nancy and Tom Graham
Rex and Sandi Lund
Linda and Mike Wandell
Dave and Anne Reynolds
Rob and Donelyn Casad
Piñata event for the kids
Items for auction:
Initiation fee for a KGAC membership with obligation of successful bidder to maintain yearly dues, a minimum bid will be set
Two hours of backhoe work, contributed by Mike McComas a $170.00 value
Handmade chair donated and made by Jim Adamson.See samples at Mountain Springs
Sock yarn and needles from the Cashmere Cottage Yarns, donated by owners Judith Jorgensen and Jan Meredith-Evans
Hosted Party for 8 at the home of Kaye and Gary Marks
Four rounds of golf at Kahler Glen and a $50.00 gift certificate from the Pro Shop, a $300.00 value donated by KGG&S Resort
Athletic Club T-shirts
Facial SPA Treatment, a $300.00 value, donated by Home SPA Inc.
2 night’s use of KG condo on a non-holiday weekend, donated by Nancy and Tom Graham
Wine/Picnic Basket – valued at $50.00, donated by the Woman’s Century Club
Golf Lamp—a $50.00 value, donated by Kaye and Gary Marks
Potted Herb Plants – a $25.00 value, donated by Kaye and Gary Marks,
Baseball Card Game – a $150.00 value,
Prune Fluff Pie, donated by Gary Marks
Killian Cookies, donated by Deanna Killian
Gopher trap, donated by Claude and Pat Munsell
Suede Coat, a $250 value, donated by Claude and Pat Munsell
Eric’s Spa Repair, donates 1 hour labor (parts not included)--- via Thom Cook 509 630 3524. He services tubs in KG and the rest of Plain.
Surf sailing lesson on Lake Wenatchee. Contributed by Gary Schuster
Moor your boat for a weekend on Lake Wenatchee, for the next sockeye season opening or just your convenience.Contributed by Gary Schuster
Fish with the Director. Go sockeye fishing with Rollie Schmitten. Meet for coffee and a light breakfast at this home on Lake Wenatchee and leave at first light for the early bite. Fish till noon and again in the late afternoon if limits are not taken. Fishing for two persons. All gear provided. All that is necessary is a fishing license and salmon punch card. Dates will be arranged.
Contributed by Rollie Schmitten
Pedal boat: Pelican Capri pedal boat has room for two passengers, plus beverage compartments.
Great fun for kids, of all ages.Not new but in good condition.We cleaned it up!Contributed by Skip & Kay Mussen 509 679 8347 Cell phone or 509 763-3920---cabin
Yakima Valley 2010 Spring Barrel Tasting Tour several Yakima Valley wineries and taste the 2009 vintage in the Spring of 2010 --April 23,24 or 25 exact date to be arranged one day and one night. You will receive a sober driver tour, overnight in Wade and Judy's spacious double wide villa, gourmet dinner and a send off breakfast. 509 697 4433Wade and Judy Gano
More to follow:
Still in the works
Some of the above silent auction items being contributed are made to the Firefighters to benefit our local volunteer fire department and some are being contributed to the KGAC to assist in sponsoring this event.
If you want to help sponsor this event or contribute items to the silent auction, contact Bill Miller 763.0560