HPIC was fortunate to have a number of wonderful candidates apply to be our Club Manager. We are pleased to announce that Donna Burns has accepted the position.
Donna has been a West Seattle resident since she moved to Washington with her family in 1997. She and her husband sold their home in Gatewood and bought a house in Highland Park in 2003. They quickly fell in love with the Highland Park neighborhood because of the location, lush Green Belt, diversity, and obvious sense of pride in the community.
In 2011, Donna became involved with HPIC, attending Zumba and Yoga classes, and became an official “Club Member”. She enjoyed the Harvest Dinner, wreath making, and in early 2012, joined the committee for the Wine Tasting dinner,(now “HPIC Uncorked”). Each year she has made a greater investment in the Uncorked planning committee, and continues to contribute to this strong team as a significant volunteer. She has found a family of dear friends at HPIC, and feels that the new role of Club Manager is a natural fit for someone who is already familiar with the club and its goals; now and in the future. The position requires someone who cares about the club, the neighborhood and the entire West Seattle community, and Donna has happily accepted this job.
With a strong non-profit background, working with the YMCA, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Seattle Public Schools, as well as running her own West Seattle family business; she is familiar with the spectrum of work that needs to happen in this job. She has a strong connection to volunteerism and is committed to give her time to this position with 100% dedication and love!
The Seattle Public Library is hosting this free, no registration required, class for kids aged 5-12. Friday July 24th at 10:30. This will be the last of three such events. Below is a slideshow from the two previous Fridays.
Build a paper tower, create an electrical circuit with your body, learn a secret code, and more when you join us for hands-on Wild Science experiments and the chance to win free books!
Doors open at 6:00 pm with a children’s short at 6:15 and the main movie at 7. Free admission. Volunteers will be selling popcorn, candy and other movie fare. Bring blankets and pillows or sit in our chairs. This is an all ages event. Bring your friends, family and neighbors.
Children’s Movie Hint: In this 2013 cartoon special (22 mins) Marty finds that being irresistible isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Movie hint: This 1989 PG (108 minutes) Part II feature follows time travellers back and forth as they try to fix the past without messing up the future.
The Seattle Public Library is hosting this free, no registration required, class for kids aged 5-12. It starts Friday July 10th at 10:30. It will also be held the following two Fridays (17th & 24th). Build a paper tower, create an electrical circuit with your body, learn a secret code, and more when you join us for hands-on Wild Science experiments and the chance to win free books!
HPIC is happy to introduce our newest Yoga Instructor, Sarah Collier!
She will be teaching our Monday night Yoga Basics class @ 5:30pm.
If you are new to yoga, getting back to your mat or coming off an injury, this is the class for you! Fundamental postures, breath work, and relaxation techniques are introduced. Expect a slow pace and detailed instructions. No yoga experience necessary! Come give it a try!
Classes will be held at Highland Park Improvement Club, every Monday from 5:30-6:30pm.
Why do yoga?
Yoga has many benefits, not only physical but also on a mental level! It can enhance your life by relieving stress and improving strength and flexibility. A yoga practice can help heal injuries as well as prevent them!
Yoga classes at HPIC are community-oriented classes. We offer a safe, non-judgmental environment and skilled instructors.
Come check out a class and see for yourself!!
Summer Schedule from July- September
Monday @ 5:30 (60 min)- Intro to Yoga with Sarah
Monday @ 7pm (75 min)- Vinyasa Flow with Flower
Thursday @7pm (75 min)- Vinyasa Flow with Kandie
Sunday @ 10am (75 min)- Gentle Flow with Delina
Michelle Silver, our current Club Manager, is resigning at the end of June. We thank Michelle for her innovations and ideas and for her committed and meticulous service. The HPIC Board is now looking for someone to continue in that role.
The nitty-gritty: the Club Manager is responsible for booking the club and maintaining the club by overseeing janitorial services. The Club Manager
fields rental inquiries through the HPIC gmail account, telephone messages and occasionally in-person
shows the club to potential renters/teachers and explains the amenities along with the club rules and regulations
makes rental agreements per HPIC’s rental rates
meets renters as required to collect fees/manage keys
makes deposits to the HPIC checking account of all monies collected
does a walkthrough after each private rental to assess the renters’ compliance with club rules, determining whether and what amount of damage deposit will be refunded (usually there are no issues and the deposit is fully refunded)
Pay: $300 per month
The big picture: HPIC is evolving and along with that, the Club Manager’s role is evolving too. With Michelle’s help, our private party rentals have become smaller and more neighborhood-friendly. We continue to shape and develop our rental capacity to offer accommodations and services that benefit the neighborhood, supporting the club’s mission to be the heart of the neighborhood, bringing arts and education programming, while also supporting operational costs.
Club Manager qualities: likes to work with people, collaborative with renters and with the Board/club members, good communication skills, a problem-solver, organized.
Club Manager requirements/skills: access to a computer and scanner, knowledge of or able to learn Google Gmail, Drive and basic Excel spreadsheet entry. Living near the club or in nearby neighborhoods is desired.
Position is open July 2015 and will remain open for applications until filled.
Doors open at 6:30 pm, movie at 7. Free admission. Volunteers will be selling popcorn, candy and other movie fare. Bring blankets and pillows or sit in our chairs. This is an all ages event. Bring your friends, family and neighbors.
Movie hint: In this 2004 PG (90 minutes) feature, Oscar, a lowly tongue-scrubber at the local Whale Wash, becomes an improbable hero when he tells a great white lie.
DJ Rich will be setting the mood until 7 pm, between band sets and after McTuff is done.
Hammond organist Joe Doria brings together some of the best of the NW music scene to create a powerful and jaw-dropping funk and jazz sound like you’ve never heard, exhibiting a mix of stellar musicianship, seasoned songwriting and deep groove where no musical stone gets unturned. McTuff is a movin’ and groovin’ adventure that you will not soon forget, featuring the incredible Tarik Abouzied on drums and Skerik on saxophone. Their first set will start at 7pm and they will play until 9:30, with a break (two sets).
Draft beer, wine and a Bourbon Ginger Lemonade cocktail! As always, we offer a wide assortment of non-alcoholic beverages as well.
Award Winning Wines! We have been calling them “wines of distinction” and now we have confirmation. The Seattle Wine Awards has just awarded medals to four of the wines that we will be serving you this week. Ancestry Cellars Sauvignon Blanc (SILVER), Ancestry Cellars Riesling(DOUBLE GOLD), NW Wine Academy Zinfandel (GOLD) and NW Wine Academy Chardonnay (DOUBLE GOLD). Corner Bar is the ONLY place that you can still taste the NW Wine Academy winners!
Green Guidance – Walking or bicycling to the event is encouraged. It’s green, it makes the neighbors happier and provides a safe walk home!
Parental Guidance – There are toys and games set up on tables. Parents, please be aware of your child’s activities. Activities such as ball throwing and chasing games are discouraged.