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Chamber Weekly Newsletter

April 13 to April 20, 2015 

Mission of the Colville Chamber of Commerce:  Provide leadership to stimulate, promote and support economic vitality, tourism, communication, education and community pride in the greater Colville, Washington area.

Ladies and Gentlemen: 

Your Colville Chamber of Commerce invites you and your friends to attend our Chamber Open Golf Tournament to be held Friday, May 1st at Dominion Meadows Golf Course in Colville. The day will be full of events starting with a FUN golf tournament! The entry fee includes green fees, sack lunch, dinner at the Elks Club, goodie bag and door prize ticket. Registration deadline is April 21, 2015. If you did not receive an invite in the mail, registration forms are on our website under events. For golf cart rental, you must make your own arrangements through the Pro Shop at (509) 684-5508. To donate silent auction items please contact the Chamber Office at 684-5973 or e-mail: Throughout the afternoon silent auction items will be on display for bidding.  This is a great opportunity to introduce or highlight your business with donated items. Following golf will be a social time and dinner. There will be a brief program honoring the Colville “Business of the Year” and “Volunteer of the Year” and introductions of the new Chamber Board members for 2015-16.  New this year is a hole in one contest sponsored by Sunshine Disposal & Recycling. 

Chamber Meetings: 

Everyone is invited to attend Chamber meetings held on Tuesdays at noon at the Eagles Lodge on North Wynne Street.  It is a no-host lunch with a speaker or program for each meeting.  We try to publicize these meetings in advance so everyone can make plans to attend.  If you would like to make a presentation of interest to the community, call Chamber office 684-5973. We want to thank Vonny McCoy for her presentation and demonstration during last weeks’ Chamber luncheon meeting. 

April 14: Tom Webster will present the happenings with his local business, Dominion Distillery. Tom will share what he and his partner, Henry Anderson is doing with the unique micro-distillery and what products are currently available as well what they will be expanding on in the near future. 

April 21: Laura Engell with the Rendezvous Encampment committee will share information about upcoming Rendezvous Days coming up July 31 to August 2. 

April 28: Jake Wilson with the Colville Recreation Department will present the news on the upcoming Tiger Triathlon. 

May 5: Debra Hansen County Extension Director with Washington State University will be the presenter for EDC. 

May 12: Mayor Lou Janke is sharing the news from of the City Hall. 

May 19: Sharon Cording the Crime Victim Advocate for Rural Resources Victim Services will share information on the services that are available for crime victims.  

May 26: NO Chamber meeting. 

Chamber News & Events:  

Chamber Open Golf Tournament will be on May 1, 2015. Get your golf teams ready and bring in your check to reserve your spot for this day. Registration forms online @  

Calendar of Events:  Go to or Colville, WA on Facebook for more info. 

 April 13: Nonprofit Workshop: Leading Nonprofits to Make a Difference: Leadership, Fundraising & Partnerships 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., come for coffee starting at 9:30 a.m. At the WSU Extension / Tri-County Economic Development District, 986 S Main, Colville, WA 99114. Cost is $15, including lunch. Visit this link to register, this Washington Nonprofit’s: webpage for more information or contact Gael Treesiwin at (509) 690-1299 or 

April 13-May 20: Colville Community Colleges of Spokane will be holding classes for ACT 2: Using Technology in Communications with Tommy Howe.  Each Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $79. Explore the world of amateur radio operations, aka ham radio, and prepare for the Technician for Amateur Radio test. Learn to assemble, disassemble and operate your radio, read schematics, troubleshoot electrical systems, and review satellite operations. Learn laws and safety of radio operations. Provide emergency service functions by producing, transmitting and receiving radiograms; contact far away locations using a handset, linked towers, and a computer. Option of taking the test for the Technician for Amateur Radio lifetime license at the end of the quarter for $15. Text not required, but the ARRL technician’s manual suggested; book information will be sent after registration. For more information regarding amateur radio operations, visit or by calling (509) 279-6027. 

April 14: Colville City Council meeting  at 6:30 p.m. 

April 15: Wild Turkey Dazes starts and goes through to May 31. Welcome hunters! 

April 15: Rural Resources Victim Services and Kids First Children's Advocacy Center:

Women + Men Making a Difference Committee meeting—seeking volunteers committed to social change work who want to help coordinate this year’s big fundraising event. Meeting held at Rural Resources Victim Services office at 12:00. 

April 16: BYU-Idaho Collegiate Singers 2015 Tour will be performing at the Colville Community College at 7 p.m. Admission will be a monetary donation or food for the food bank. All proceeds will be donated to the Colville Community Food Bank. For more information call Nancy Maruji at (509) 680-1216. 

April 17: Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference – create a strong small business eco-system in your community. Our keynote presenter, Erik Pages, is a national expert in changing the entrepreneurial climate. He will present on a live webinar, leading participants through the process of identifying and creating a small business eco-system. After interacting with Erik, local facilitators and experts will share information about the current status of our ecosystem. Engaging exercises that will move us forward in developing a plan – this is an opportunity for small town governmental and civic leaders working alongside rural business owners to discuss what next steps should happen to create and/or strengthen an effective “entrepreneurial ecosystem.” 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Stevens County Sheriffs and Ambulance Building, 425 North Hwy, Colville. Cost is $30 but there is a $25 early bird special between March 5 and April 10 (light breakfast and lunch included.) For more information, contact Debra Hansen, (509) 684-2588 or or visit the website: 

April 17-18: Rural Resources Victim Services and Kids First Children's Advocacy Center:

Victim Services Yard Sale at 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 147 S. Hoffstetter—we need donations and can arrange for pick up anytime before April 16—just call 684-3796.  

April 19th through April 25th is National Crime Victims’ Week:  The event is being partnered by the Nat’l Center for Victims of Crime; and the U.S. Dept. of Justice- Nat’l Center for Victims of Crime.  The chosen theme is “Engaging Communities/ Empowering Victims.”  On 4/24 at 1 p.m. there will be a tree planted near the entrance of Rural Resources Victim Services.  The purpose of the event is to honor the involvement & commitment of our community to victims of crime, and to acknowledge the strength & resiliency of victims if they are given access to appropriate resources.  

April 25: N.E.W. Family Life Services Presents LifeRun 2015 the fourth annual 5K fun run/walk and 80 mile motorcycle run will be on Saturday at Yep Kanum Colville City Park.  Motorcycles leave the park at 10 a.m. Runners leave at 11 a.m.  Register on line at or pick up a registration form from the office 144 W. 5th Ave. in Colville.  LifeRun is a fundraiser for N.E.W. Family Life Services crisis pregnancy center and maternity home and a family fun day in the city park with live music, food and free children's activities.  For more information please call 684-9895. 

April 25: The Tough Enough Equestrian Drill Team will be hosting our 3rd annual "Manure Mania" April 25 and 26; and May 2 and 3.  We will be selling 50# - 70# bags of well-composted cow manure in the Maruji and Raines parking lot from 9:00 a.m. till approximately 3:00 p.m.  Cost per bag is $5.00.  We will load the bags in your vehicle for you!  This is our big fundraiser for the season.  Last year we were able to sell 350 bags of "manure"!  The funds raised will be used for travel expenses for the team, and team equipment.  We are taking pre-orders and special orders now.  You may call Cindy at 684-1710 and put in your order to pick up on one of our regular sale days, or you may set up a special day for pick-up.  The Tough Enough Gals thank our community for the support! 

April 25: The Inland Northwest School of Music: Located in Colville is offering  piano and voice lessons to children and adults, all ages and skill levels welcome.  

On Saturday  April 25 at 3 p.m.  students from my studio will present a recital that is open to the public. This recital will be held at 233 S Elm in the Draper Building in Colville. This event is free and open to the public. Families and students that are interested in lessons are encouraged to attend! 

April 29: Chamber After Hours at Stevens County Historical Museum and Keller House. 

May 1: Chamber Open Golf Tournament: Registration forms can be found online at 

May 4: Resources Victim Services - Volunteer Training, May 4 - May 20, 2 evenings/week and 1 Saturday.  Help contribute to ending violence and abuse through volunteering on our Help Line, providing community education, or working in our office. Call Angela at 684-3796, or on-line at Application deadline is May 1st.  

May 7: Disabilities Resource Fair: The Developmental Disabilities Program of Stevens and Ferry County would like to announce that we will be hosting our annual Disabilities Resource Fair on May 7 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Ag Trade Center Building located at 317 W Astor Ave in Colville.  If your organization / business has information that may be beneficial to those families or individuals with disabilities and are interested in having a table, please contact Lorie Sandaine at or 509-685-0680.

May 27: Sign up for Chamber After Hours.

Save the Date:

*June 6- 4-H Fishing Derby

*June 19-20—Father’s Day Weekend Rodeo returns to Colville

*June 27-AAUW Garden Tour

*July 16-18—Sidewalk Sale & Street Faire

*July 16-18-Shriners Childrens Hospital Benefit at the Blues & Music Festival

*July 31-August 2—Rendezvous Days at Yep Kanum City Park

*August 1—Airport Fly-In Breakfast

*September 14-19—Cycle the Selkirk Loop

*October 9-Women + Men Making a Difference Fundraising Luncheon

*October 30—Moonlight Madness

*November 20-December 12—Home for the Holidays

*December 12—Chamber Holiday Dinner Gala 

Business Information: 

Dominion Distillery Tasting Room is now open from 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.  The Tasting Room is located at 116 N. Main Street in Colville between Webster Law Office and Dodson’s Paint and Glass. 

Front Porch Farm:  We are opening for the spring! We will be open 10am till 6pm Fridays and Saturdays now. Stop by and see what's new for the spring. 

Lake Roosevelt Joins National Find Your Park Movement: National Park Week 2015

Encourages Everyone To Find Your Park  Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area joins parks,

programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at Launched on April 2, 2015 by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service. 

Meyers Falls Market: Wine Tasting!  Friday April 17, 4:30 to 6:30 p.mDrop-in anytime to sample 3 distinct wines from our ion of over 100 varieties.  Tickets are only $2 and entitle you to save $2 off any bottle of that evening’s featured wines.  Join us the 3rd Friday of every month through fall and winter. 

Bicycle Advocacy Day, Sunday, April 19:  Kick off the week of Earth Day with a bicycle maintenance class and helmet fitting session.  Both will be led by cycling enthusiast, Will Bruse of Outback Bicycles.  The Basic Bicycle Repair & Maintenance class (open to teens and adults) will take place under a tent in the Market's parking lot from 1-2:30pm.  It will cover changing a flat tire, cleaning and lubing a chain as well as adjusting brakes.  The cost is $8 and pre-registration is required.  A free Bicycle Helmet Fitting Clinic will follow from 2:30-3:30pm. 

6th Annual Trash to Treasure Recycled Art Contest, April 20-25.  Everyone is invited to enter!  Submit your original artwork made from material that would otherwise be destined for the trash or recycling bin.  Deadline to turn in entries is April 18th.  Artwork will be on display from April 20-25.  Judging is open to the public; stop by and cast a vote for your favorite piece!  Winners will be announced in four different age categories.  Visit our website for complete rules and more information.

 “Cowspiracy:  The Sustainability Secret” Film Showing, Wednesday April 22 (Earth Day), 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Join us for this ground-breaking documentary, unveiling the massive environmental toll connected with industrial animal agriculture.  Afterwards there will be a panel discussion with several professionals in the field led by Tim Coleman of The Kettle Range Conservation Group.  For more information about the film go to:  Cost is $3 (Free popcorn included!  Drinks available for purchase.).  Preregistration is required.  Call or stop by the market to sign up.

 Earth Day Celebration, Saturday April 25, 12:00-3:00 p.m.  Completing our week-long celebration of Earth Day, stop in to chat with representatives from local environmental and sustainable organizations as well as local food growers, and make a Recycled Art Craft at our booth just for kids!!!

Featured Artist at Meyers Falls Market:  Shaina Emra is showcasing her work in the Gallery through the months of March and April.  Shaina specializes in acrylic painting and photography.

Northern Ales:

April 16 Finessa Fann Solo Act 6-8 p.m., April 17 Open Mic 7-10 p.m., April 23 Justin Johnson Solo Act 6-8 p.m.  

Parkview Senior Living:

Crochet a Ladder Necklace: Be the envy of all your friends by making this unique crocheted necklace from trellis ribbon. It’s a light weight, soft necklace that is sure to “pop” no matter what outfit you are wearing. April 15, 1:00 at the H.U.B. Senior Center 231 W. Elep Colville. Please R.S.V.P. 675-1479 or 684-4353 Supplies provided.

Parkview’s annual Yard Sale: I know, I know, everyone has one….but ours is special…I won’t tell you why…you just have to come and see. (We are also taking donations of “stuff” the day before - please!) April 24 9:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Proceeds go to the resident’s fund.

Parkview’s Pet Food Drive/Raffle: For the month of April (and at the yard sale). Parkview is accepting donations of unopened dog and cat food for Colville Pet Rescue. Please bring your donations to Parkview Senior Living 240 S. Silke the month of April. While you are there, you may purchase a 50/50 raffle ticket ( 50% of the pot goes to Colville Pet Rescue and 50% to the winner.) 

Tri-County Economic Development District’s Small Business Center Wireless Hot spot will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Please see their website at or call them at (509) 684-4571.  

WSU Stevens County Extension has the 2015 4-H Events: The yearly calendar for 4-H is out and can be opened here:    2015 4-H Calendar 

4-H News

May 1: Today is the deadline to enroll in 4-H or add projects to be eligible to compete as a

 4-H member during the summer’s 4-H events. Contact WSU Stevens County Extension at 684.2588 or email Shannon for information on joining 4-H. 

Zip’s has a new menu. Call-in orders welcome for lunch and dinner! Gift certificates are available! Zip’s honors military and seniors 60 and up with a 10 percent discount. For more information contact The Gariepy Family at 684-3548. 

If you have an event or activity of interest to our community, please email Have an awesome week!


Debbie Garringer

Karen Learn

Colville Chamber of Commerce

986 South Main Street Suite B

Colville, WA   99114


509-684-1344 fax

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