First Wednesday Luncheon

You won’t want to miss First Wednesday luncheon on Wednesday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bay Club. Kathryn Lambka and Shelby Smith will be presenting the Community Wellness Project (CWP), a local nonprofit that cultivates the health, resilience, and wellbeing of Jefferson County students and their families, with a special program focus at the intersection of local food systems and our public schools.

While they serve all four school districts in East Jefferson County, they have been particularly active in Chimacum schools over the past six years. Major projects include building school gardens, providing garden education for students preschool through sixth grade, supporting culinary arts education and cooking classes, procuring a food truck to build culinary and entrepreneurial skills in the high school, supporting an Orchard Club at Blue Heron Middle School, and raising money each year for schools to purchase fresh and local food for school meals. Come and learn about their results and plans for the future!

As a special treat this month, we will be providing lunch. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we will have a taco salad bar buffet, complete with dessert and something yummy to drink. Please bring your own place settings. You are asked to sign up at either the Bay or Beach Club or RSVP to by May 1 as a courtesy to the club so we can have the appropriate number of tables set up in advance as well as provide ample food. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us in this effort.

Attendees are asked to bring donations in the form of cash, checks made payable to the Tri-Area Food Bank, or non-perishable food and hygiene products. Due to the recent reduction in Covid relief, the need for assistance has greatly increased.

The luncheon always includes a raffle with proceeds used to help support the Food Bank during July and August when the Luncheon is on hiatus.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the final program of the season on June 7. We will feature Quinault weaver, historian, and storyteller Harvest Moon Howell. She will share with us Quinault tribal legends and stories passed down from her great, great grandfather.