Greetings fellow Olympia History Buffs:

At our March board meeting we elected a new slate of officers.  I agreed to serve as president along with a great board that includes three new board members, Mark Derricott, Karen Bowen, and Sean Krier.  Our website lists all with a little bio on each.

First I would like to thank outgoing President Lanny Weaver and outgoing board member Roger Easton for the great job they did over their years of service.   Under Lanny’s leadership we helped with Olympia’s 150th year birthday celebration.  And thanks to Roger Easton and his team as well for organizing festivities including the Priest Point Park historical celebration & educational effort.

The fun and learning about Olympia’s history we got during the sesquicentennial celebration gives us a good start for our future programs.  Continuation and expansion of our collaborative work with other Thurston County historical groups brings valuable historical information to us and to the general public that will generate interest in our history.  Please feel free to contact our board with any ideas you have for future events and activities, and celebrations of Olympia’s history.  In the meantime, we encourage you to check our website, read our bimonthly bulletins and this newsletter to be kept up to date on the Society’s activities and other events and information about Olympia’s history.

Thanks to you all for your continued support and membership

Ralph Blankenship, President