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Ester Moe Lodge bestows donations to worthy causes

Clara Larsen of the Young Skandia Dansers presents Salli Schonning of Ester Moe Lodge No. 39 a thank-you gift for leading a class for the dancers on how to make lefse.  - Photo courtesy of Marcia Jacobsen Comer
Clara Larsen of the Young Skandia Dansers presents Salli Schonning of Ester Moe Lodge No. 39 a thank-you gift for leading a class for the dancers on how to make lefse.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Marcia Jacobsen Comer

Each year, Ester Moe Lodge No. 39 announces financial donations to various South Whidbey organizations.

On Saturday, Jan. 9, lodge president Marcia Jacobsen Comer named nine groups and the amounts awarded to each: Good Cheer building fund, $500; Whidbey Island Nourishes, $100; Hearts & Hammers, $250; Citizens Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse, $250; Gifts from the Heart Food Bank, $250; Holiday House, $250; Trinity Lutheran Church, $250; Helping Hand of South Whidbey, $250; and South Whidbey Commons, $250.

At the same meeting, two new members — Karen Weber and Sharon Johnson — were welcomed, and officers for the coming year named.

New officers for 2010 were installed. They are president Marcia Jacobsen Comer; vice president Diane Crawford; secretary Salli Schonning; financial secretary Janice Dakin; treasurer Pat Nostrand; trustees Carol Olson, Arlene Diamond and Suzanne Ramsey; judge and scribe DeAnn Lofthus-Olson; marshals Jean Milfs and Betty Lehman; cultural director Mary Ann Saglie; greeters Julie Sand and Carolyn Haroldson; and musician Kathy Foster.

Installing officer was Grand Lodge secretary Judy Hadlock, assisted by installing marshal and parliamentarian Mary Spurgeon.

For more information on lodge activities, call 360-678-2155 or e-mail mljchome@cablespeed.com.

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