The 2nd quarter of 2014 has been a busy one for my husband Kurt and I. We spent the month of May on the Big Island of Hawaii, a place we absolutely love. Upon our return we launched into an addition on our home in Hidden Valley that will keep us busy for the next year. Mid-June our son Adam graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Civil Engineering. He and his wife Claire just moved to Seattle where he commutes to Boeing in Everett and she works downtown for the Seattle Audubon Society. Next month our daughter Jenny and her husband Josh and our two young grandsons, will move to Ellensburg from Eugene, OR. We are so looking forward to being more involved in the lives of those little boys! Yes, there is a lot going on in the Lucke family this summer!
Because of all of this activity, I had to miss the May and June Grange business meetings. I am so thankful to VP Carel Edgerly for being there to run the meetings, to Secretary Gerry Lloyd for her accurate minutes that have kept me up to date on what went on at the meetings, to Treasurer Joyce Dunbar who has made sure the bills got paid, and to everyone who turned out to vote on the necessary business of the Grange. I want to also thank Dennis Giannotti who not only mows the grass at the Grange every Thursday, but who keeps the grounds looking top notch. Kudos also to Bill Lloyd who has kept the grass watered so that it looks its best for the weekend hall rentals. Swauk-Teanaway Grange is fortunate to have dedicated members who care about this wonderful organization. Thank you all for your enthusiastic participation!