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2017 SCA ANNUAL
HEAT WAVE to hit western washington
MESSAGE FROM SCA PRESIDENT
Just a heads up that a heat wave is expected to hit Western Washington this week.
With an excessive heat warning in effect from Tuesday afternoon to Friday evening, it is anticipated that temperatures will begin to climb on Tuesday then into possible record highs on Wednesday and Thursday. Thursday should be the hottest day for most of our area with temperatures reaching into the upper 90's (near 100 degrees) to possibly low 100's. Please refer to King5 news here.
Here are a a few reminders for preventing overheating and heat related illness:
Also, be reminded of fire safety and water safety.
Hope that these tips will help everyone continue enjoying our wonderfully warm, sunny summer!
Hard to believe we are already almost half way through 2017! It has been a wet and soggy beginning to
our year, but we look forward to a green, lush and comfortable summer!
Many wonderful things are happening this time of year, the Somerset Rec Club is now open, our 4th of
July Neighborhood Event planning is well underway and new programs are continuing to be developed
for our community.
As announced in the last newsletter a Somerset Volunteer Committee has been developed for both Adults and Teens. We had our first event in April with Earth Day! We focused much of our attention on clean up prep on the
Somerset Highland Entrance. It was fun getting to know some of our neighbors as we weeded, swept and hauled.
The Somerset Volunteer Committee is not ONLY for landscaping!!
The Board is also developing a new program called “Connect and Care”.
This program is intended to be multifaceted:
Inter-generational Buddies: Pairing Teens with 65+ community members. 1-2 hrs / mo. Teens visit their
assigned buddy to help with yard work, take out trash, small chores, aid with technology (phones &/or
computers) or just sit and chat. Our older generation has so much to offer our younger generation in
pure experience and knowledge. The goal is to develop a mutually beneficial relationship between generations within our community. In cases of emergency, snowstorms, power outages, etc. these relationships could become invaluable!
Sunshine Club (revitalization): I have heard of a group that used to exist in our community called the Sunshine club. These are the folks that would reach out to community members who were sick, just had a baby or maybe even a death in the family. They would send cards, organize dinner trains and provide support to families experiencing this life events. We would love to revitalize this club... if you have
experience or interest helping to bring this club back... please contact us!
Please go to our Website— www.Somerset98006.com— to sign up for any of our wonderful volunteer opportunities. WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING WORTHWHILE TO CONTRIBUTE... let us know how you would like to help.
Enjoy the Summer! ~ Tanya Franzen-Garrett, 2017 SCA President
Current 2017 BOARD MEMBERS
Tanya Franzen Garrett - President
Dana Knorr - Vice President
Beverly Edwards - Treasurer
Muriel Mittelstrass - Secretary
*Diane Fern - CRC Chairperson
JD Yu - CRC #2
Haresh Sangani - CRC #3
Carol Robl - Landscaping
*Melissa Davis - Communications
Katherine Ma - School Liaison
*Priya Talreja - Website
Sean Cox/*Angela Cheung - Emergency Preparedness
*Shabri Kelkar - Welcoming Committee
*indicates new board members
SOMERSET SUPPORTS CENSE!
Visit cense.org for more information on Energize Eastside and what CENSE is doing.
Energize Eastside” is PSE’s name for a proposed 230,000-volt transmission line that would run through densely populated neighborhoods in Redmond, Bellevue, Newcastle, and Renton. PSE claims they are simply upgrading old lines because of our growing population. They say if they don’t build it, our lights will go out.
With principal and interest payments, the project would cost customers more than a billion dollars over the lifetime of the project. Installation of huge steel monopoles (75-100 feet tall) close to the aging Olympic Pipeline would compromise safety. PSE says more than 6,000 trees would be limbed or removed to stay clear of the increased voltage.
After three years of research and findings by multiple industry experts, CENSE concludes that Energize Eastside is a project with no purpose other than increasing revenues for PSE’s Australian and Canadian owners. It is not necessary to serve growth (total electricity consumption has been declining for years). It will not improve reliability by any practical measure.
Read more in our document:
PSE’S “Energize Eastside” high voltage transmission line: WRONG for our communities.
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