District 19 meets thrice

Water District 19 will hold three special meetings: the first at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, the second at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, and the last at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. The purpose of the meetings is to review three engineering firms’ proposals for the Beall test well project.

Bank Road safety meeting

In response to requests from Bank Road residents, the community council’s public safety committee will meet at 10 a.m Friday, Jan. 4, at Courthouse Square to consider safety issues on and beside Bank Road.

“Beside being the main route from town to the recycling center, Bank Road carries a lot of traffic to and from the west side of the Island,” said Jennie Hodgson, public safety committee chair. “In addition to vehicle traffic, there are many pedestrians and cyclists as well as equestrians using the shoulder.”

Islanders who live along Bank Road or travel it frequently and have thoughts to offer but cannot attend the meeting may call or e-mail Jennie Hodgson at 463-5408 or jollyoctopus@comcast.net.

The mailing address is P.O. Box 25, Vashon, WA 98070.

VFW bestows essay awards

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2826 Essay Awards Banquet will meet at the Veterans Hall at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.

Ninety-one students from from Chautauqua Elementary School, McMurray Middle School and The Harbor School submitted essays. Each student will receive a certificate of accomplishment.

The first, second and third place winners in each grade will receive a framed certificate and cash. In the past years, the VFW Post has spent around $1,000 for framed certificates and cash awards; however, the group is low on funds now and would appreciate contributions, according to organizer Olde John Croan.

Please make checks to Vashon VFW Post 2826, and send the contribution to Veterans of Foreign Wars, P.O. Box 162, Vashon, WA 98070.

The VFW encourages the students to bring family and friends to the banquet, and all that helped with the contest are invited.

Women’s forum meets Jan. 12

Island women looking to make changes in the new year are invited to attend a conference from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Methodist Church.

Five speakers will provide a wide range of information to empower women and assist them in developing a vision for their future.

Call organizer Sandra Cheney to register, at 463-5241.