by Ralph Blankenship, President

Season’s Greetings fellow Olympia History Buffs:

Well here we are approaching the end of 2010 and all the holiday activities. So much to do.
Most of us are looking forward to the December 5 Bigelow House tour of historic homes for the Olympia area. I am volunteering to docent at that event for the first time. Be sure to get out for the tour. I’m told there will be a wonderful lineup of homes this year. See you there.

Along with the historic homes tour I always enjoy the Parade of Lighted Boats including the
historic Sand Man tugboat. And the downtown and area home Christmas decorations. And the two feet of La Nina snow. Oh wait – I didn’t say that!

This year the Olympia Historical Society is losing two outstanding board members due to bylaw required retirement. Please join us at our annual potluck meeting to thank Lois Fenske and Sue Goff for their many years of great service to the Society. The meeting starts at 5pm at the State Capitol Museum. Lois and Sue have a huge store of institutional memory about the society between them that will be missed at board meetings. But they will remain members and will be available to answer questions from us less experienced members.

Speaking of board member spots, we will need a couple of new recruits to fill the big shoes of Lois and Sue. Any takers? Come to the December 5 meeting to help vote in your new board members.

Happy Holidays from your President,

Ralph Blankenship