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Wed. 10/18/17
October 20 is International Credit Union Day
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 10/18/17 10:29 AM
Find out why 235 million consumers worldwide, and 3.6 million in Washington, have chosen not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions as their financial services partners.

SEATAC, WA-- If you visit a credit union branch anytime, you'll receive a warm welcome, local service, and better interest rates than most other financial institutions offer. If you visit a credit union branch October 20th you'll feel an even more energized buzz. It's International Credit Union Day, an annual celebration of more than 68,000 credit unions and their 235 million members worldwide.

As not-for-profit financial cooperatives, credit unions provide a viable alternative to profit-driven financial institutions. Credit unions not only offer a plethora of financial services to their member-owners; they are also committed to community service, and are a force for positive economic and social change.

In Washington, 10,000 employees of 90 credit unions serve 3.6 million members across the state, in 521 branch locations, and with 24/7 technology that helps consumers make wise financial decisions.

Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions' proud history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union difference. This year's theme, "Dreams Thrive Here," celebrates how credit unions and other financial cooperatives serve as catalysts to make different professions, personal choices, and career paths real.

Interview credit union employees and members in your community on #ICUDay. Please share this video with your audiences so consumers know they have a not-for-profit, cooperative financial services choice: https://vimeo.com/229748075

Attached Media Files: 2017-10/4992/108865/International_Credit_Union_Day_in_Washington.docx
Fri. 10/13/17
TTMS Disaster Drill Day!
Three Tree Montessori - 10/13/17 12:42 PM
Team Tackle Member and Seattle Defensive End Cliff Avril to Host Event with 200 Middle School Kids on Oct. 17
American Diabetes Association - 10/13/17 10:36 AM
Avril will talk to students about healthy eating, participate in fitness activities with kids

Renton, Wash. (Oct. 13, 2017) -- The American Diabetes Association(R) (Association), the nation's leading voluntary health organization committed to advancing the research, prevention, care and treatment of diabetes, will team up with Team Tackle member and Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril to host an event at Dimmitt Middle School (12320 80th Ave S, Renton, WA 98178) on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.

WHAT: American Diabetes Association Team Tackle member and Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril will discuss the importance of healthy eating and physical activity, and participate in fitness activities hosted by the Austin Foundation.

Avril is a member of Team Tackle, an initiative launched in 2016 that brings current and former professional football players together with the Association to raise diabetes awareness and support for its mission.

WHO: Cliff Avril, Seattle defensive end and Team Tackle member and 200 kids from Dimmitt Middle School

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 17 12:45-1:45 p.m.

WHERE: Dimmitt Middle School (12320 80th Ave S, Renton, WA 98178)

WHY: Team Tackle is an initiative that brings professional football players together with the American Diabetes
Association to draw attention to diabetes, a leading chronic health crisis. Uniting current, former and upcoming professional football players, Team Tackle is working with the Association to raise awareness of diabetes and prediabetes; champion additional research, fair treatment and total wellness for all people living with diabetes; and provide hope for the millions of individuals and families who are managing diabetes or are at risk.

Please note this event is private and NOT open to the public. Participants have been pre-selected.

About the American Diabetes Association
More than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and every 23 seconds another person is diagnosed with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (Association) is the global authority on diabetes and since 1940 has been committed to its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To tackle this global public health crisis, the Association drives discovery in research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and provides support and advocacy for people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes and the health care professionals who serve them. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).

About the Austin Foundation
Austin Foundation's MISSION is to transform lives, through education, positive mentors and providing accessible, safe, interactive opportunities for young people to experience the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Today's youth face serious challenges to their basic health and well-being. Our youth are eating worse and exercising less, often as a result of factors out of their control. A growing number of youth confront serious health issues such as stress, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and violence. These health problems carry lasting implications and if left unchecked can severely affect a child's long-term quality of life.
Thu. 10/12/17
Tonight: Annie Wright to Host Student-Led Mayoral Candidate Forum
Annie Wright Schools - 10/12/17 3:41 PM

WHAT: Annie Wright Schools will host Tacoma mayoral candidates Jim Merritt and Victoria Woodards for a student-led forum followed by a brief reception.

WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 6:30-8:30 pm

WHERE: Great Hall at Annie Wright Schools, 827 N Tacoma Ave, Tacoma WA 98403

WHO: The forum is for the Annie Wright Schools community, though media are invited. Please contact Jen Willey (jen_willey@aw.org) or 253.284.5419 to ensure space is reserved.

WHY: Upper School girls from the Global Action after-school activity, who are organizing the forum, presented key issues affecting Tacoma residents in developmentally appropriate ways to all three divisions today. They then solicited questions from students of all ages to include in the moderated discussion. Issues will include immigrant rights, environmental protection, infrastructure, crime, education the rising cost of living in Tacoma and more. After the chosen questions are presented, there will be time for audience questions before a short reception.