Northwest NEWS

February 8, 1999

Valley Special

Valley Recreation Association elects new officers

   The Valley Recreation Association elected new officers at their January meeting. Jeffrey Spencer, a board member since last spring and the pastor at Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ in Carnation, was elected president.

   Nona Diediker, former board president, was elected treasurer. Penny Zeller, a board member since the summer and a vice president at Clear Medical, was elected secretary.

   The Valley Recreation Association is working to build a swimming pool and recreation center in the Lower Snoqualmie Valley, continuing the work of the Eastman-Rush Foundation.

   "I am deeply honored to be elected president of the VRA Board," Spencer said. "There's plenty of work ahead to make the dream become a reality. I know that all the board members are committed to making it happen."

   According to Spencer, the project will cost in the neighborhood of $6 million. "Building a pool and recreation center will take major corporate and foundation money," Spencer said. "In order to access that kind of money, we need strong public support."

   People who want to join the effort can call him at 333-4254, or write to the VRA at P.O. Box 522, Carnation, WA 98014.