Get Involved for Feb. 14

February 14, 2010 

citizen advocacy

Americans United for Separation of Church and State, South Sound Chapter is dedicated to preserving the constitutionally guaranteed wall of separation between church and state. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2200 E. End St. N.W., Olympia. Call Dennis Mansker, 360-786-9584, or go to for more information.

League of Women Voters of Thurston County is a nonprofit, nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. The league influences public policy through education and advocacy. Call 360-352-8220, or go to

Washington Coalition Against Censorship is a statewide coalition of groups dedicated to preserving civil liberties. The goal is to protect intellectual freedom by opposing censorship. The coalition produces and distributes educational materials dealing with censorship issues and assists libraries, schools, the media and others who support intellectual freedom. Call Winnie Boland, 360-456-4657.

community service

American Association of University Women (AAUW) is an advocate and leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas affecting the lives of women and girls. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Merrill Gardens, 616 Lilly Road N.E., Olympia. Call Mary Alice Peterson, 360-357-7621, or go to

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound is dedicated to helping individuals, families and businesses realize their philanthropic

goals. The foundation guides donors setting up endowments, scholarships, and other funds to help communities within Thurston, Mason, and Lewis counties. Address: 111 Market St. N.E., Suite 375, Olympia, WA 98501. Call 360-705-3340, or go to for more information.

Habitat for Humanity of South Puget Sound builds homes for and with low-income families in Thurston County. Partner families must live or work in Thurston County, have a need for a change in their current housing situation, be willing to contribute 500 hours of sweat equity to build their own home along with volunteers, and fall within the income guidelines. Volunteers are needed. Call 360-956-3456, or go to for more information.


The Salty Sashayers Square and Round Dance Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month, except December, at Skookum Community Hall, 3480 Lynch Road, Shelton. For a list of beginner classes or more information, call Tanya Currier, 360-427-3261, email:; Bill and Pam Odam, 360-456-2579, e-mail:; or Mary and Scott Parsons, 360-705-4913, e-mail:

USA Dance Olympia, Chapter 1034, offers 8-12 dances each year at the Eagles Ballroom, 805 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Call 360-561-4872, or go to for more information.

Round A Bouts beginning round dance from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday, September-May, with round dance year round, from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, with Phase 2 and some Phase 3, at Lac-A-Do Hall, 1721 46th Ave. N.E., Olympia. Call Ron Woolcock, 360-456-2056, for more information.

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