Northwest NEWS

November 16, 1998

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Kenmore Heritage Society established

   A group of Kenmore history buffs, known as the Kenmore Historians, has now officially organized and has a new name: the Kenmore Heritage Society. In other business at its transition meeting last week, the group elected officers and set goals for the coming year.
   Charles Payton from the King county Landmarks and Heritage Commission spoke to the newly formed group about ways in which his department can give technical assistance and support in the organizational efforts. Sue Kienast of the Bothell Historical Society was in attendance and pledged support and assistance from her organization.
   Officers elected were Tom Traeger, president; Priscilla Droge, vice president; Pat Telquist, secretary and Jeanie McBee, treasurer. Plans call for an additional three board members to be elected at the January meeting. The historical group has approximately fifty charter members.
   Current members will be surveyed in the coming weeks to identify areas of special interest in which they would like to become involved in the new organization. Some of these areas will be photo collections, archives, school connections, landmark designations, historical markers, grant writing, and publicity.
   President-elect Traeger indicated that his goal will be to "keep the spirit of fun and adventure in the study of Kenmore's history and its preservation."
   The next meeting of the Kenmore Heritage Society will be on Jan. 20. Anyone interested in more information about the organization or wish to be on the mailing list should contact Tom Traeger at 488-2818 or Priscilla Droge at 486-4202.