Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
A retired educator who finds fulfillment in volunteering. Virginia says, “I’m passionate to help provide pleasant times and memories for the local population, especially the seniors who find it difficult to leave the community to find social interaction and attend quality live entertainment. It has been a pleasure to share a common goal with a strongly motivated group as together we develop food for the soul of our community, and I’m very grateful to everyone who has helped make the dream of Sunday Afternoon Live become a reality.”
Cecelia has lived all of her adult life in various places around Washington State: Leavenworth, Seattle, Aberdeen, McCleary and South Bend. “My dad was a Navy man, and we also lived in Nova Scotia and other Canadian places when I was young.” She loves travel, especially in the Caribbean, and goes to Jamaica whenever she possibly can. She also enjoys volunteering and is on the board of Sunday Afternoon Live. “I have learned so much as part of this group,” she shares. “It is a good feeling to work with the others on the board to make our great shows happen.”
Beryl was a member of the Women’s Army Corps and served in England and France during World War II. After her discharge, she worked for the Rural Electrification Association (REA) in Washington, D.C. and Spokane. When her husband was hired to manage the Pacific County Public Utility District, they moved to Raymond. She states, “Sunday Afternoon Live offers an important entertainment event for the community, and I’m happy to be a part of it.”
Effa lived in Raymond for several years, and became an active member of SAL. While she has moved to Central Oregon for the sunshine (healthier for the bones). She still is very active member of Sunday Afternoon Live thru technology.
Marilyn (Doots) Stephens has been a patron of Sunday Afternoon Live since the very early days when gathering to hear music at local churches. A lifelong Raymond resident and retired laboratory technician Marilyn finds fulfillment in volunteering through her church and following her grandchildren’s activities. The arts are close to home for Marilyn. A lover of music, and painting (Scandinavian Tole) Marilyn enjoys all things creative and often uses her husband Roy’s woodworking as media for her painting. Of her invitation to join the board Marilyn says, “The decision was an easy one, I have the highest regard for the organization and all they have accomplished, I am honored to be asked and look forward to contributing in any way I can”.
I began learning at Wenatchee Valley College where I received a sound basis for my artistic pursuits. It continued at Central Washington University, with graduate work at Western Washington University. I taught art for 39 years in the South Bend School District. I am now retired and teach occasional workshops.
Vivian Edersheim and her husband, Les, first visited Raymond during an RV outing at Bayshore in Tokeland. They liked what they saw and began talking about retiring here. The couple moved to Raymond in 2008. It wasn’t long before they came across Sunday Afternoon Live events, and both began volunteering for SAL, Les as a greeter and Vivian wherever she was needed. Both enjoy the concerts, community spirit and camaraderie of SAL. Vivian is active in other local groups, primarily the Willapa Harbor Quilters, Raymond Kiwanis and American Legion Auxiliary. It’s an honor to join the SAL board and serve with a great group of people, Vivian says.
I retired after 27 years working for the Division of Children and Family Services. I have a husband of 42 years, 3 children and 5 grandchildren who are the lights of my life! I enjoy gardening, reading and, of course, music…especially jazz. Since retiring my husband and I have been lucky enough to travel and look forward to more adventures!
I am thankful for the opportunity to join with all the members of “SAL” in making Sunday Afternoon Live a continuing contributor to all of us who enjoy fine arts. I am proud to say the selected artists performing at the Raymond Theatre (our acoustic marvel) have been and are hand picked by members of this board. I hope to compliment their talents in knowing what their patrons appreciate.
After 28 years as a pharmacist and 10 years of exploring other ways of being in the world, I found my way to the Willapa Harbor area as a local pastor in 2012. I was invited to a SAL concert my very first Sunday in town; it was love at first ‘hearing’! SAL concerts offered a wonderful to enjoy wonderful music in my ‘backyard’ as well as a way to meet friends old and new. I am honored to join the SAL board, and look forward to this new adventure!
Dick has been an active supporter of Sunday Afternoon Live since its inception. Welcome!