CONGRATULATIONS 2020 NAVIGATING THE FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!
A drive through scholarship celebraton was held on May 27th at the Des Moines Senior Center …. signs, balloons, car parade, cheering ,honking and many Pix!
The Jean Atwell Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Dulcemaria Baez. She is a leader at school and a volunteer in our community. She will attend UW in the fall taking classes in English and Pre-Law.
The Margaret Moreau Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Hamreet Kaur. She is an ideal student, volunteer and mentor for younger students. She will attend UW taking STEM classes and looks ahead to Computer Engineering.
The Toni Overmyer Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Minh Quan Nguyen. He is an artist, scholar and volunteer. He will attend UW in the fall taking STEM, business and architectural classes.
FIRST MATES contribute to the betterment of our local community by providing scholarships to graduating students from Mt. Rainier High School. Awards are made possible by the hard work of fund raisers and through our Gift Giving Program.
GIFT GIVING PROGRAM
The DMYC FM NAVIGATING THE FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP FUND is a 501c3 federally recognized organization. Donations are tax deductable and matching funds from many employers are possible. A donation may be made to recognize an individual, or to honor the memory of an individual. First Mates send an acknowledgement card to the person honored or to the bereaved family, informing them that a donation has been made in their name and will include the name and address of the donor. A scholarship can be established in the name of a person or family member. Forms for the Gift Giving Program are found in the foyer or by contacting a committee member.
SINCE 2008 FIRST MATES HAS AWARDED 36 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR A TOTAL OF $32,500.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Des Moines Yacht Club Says Goodbye to Margaret Moreau
By Schelleen Rathkopf , NW Yachting Magazine
Des Moines Yacht Club is grieving the loss of their longtime club steward, Margaret Moreau, who passed away in February. She was just a couple months shy of her 95th birthday. “She was a really special lady that was admired by all,” shared Troy Childs, a longtime member of the club. “I have so many memories of her chasing us kids around at the club back in the day. She was always trying to keep us out of trouble!” Moreau was the club steward for over 40 years and DMYC was her extended family. She was born Electa Margaret Petrie on April 16, 1925, in Willowbrook, California. She married Everett Moreau on January 24, 1947, and they had three children together; Laura, Larry and Lynn. Margaret joined the Army Nurse Corp during World War II, and continued her work in nursing throughout her entire career. Margaret and Everett Moreau joined DMYC in 1974 and were active boaters and caretakers. Every
year, they would head out on their 25-foot Bayliner Nisqually, often with their grandkids on board. They cruised all over the Puget Sound region, frequently meeting up with other DMYC members. A favorite destination was Desolation Sound. “She had a memory like a computer, and after a while, we all just quit fact checking her because she was always right,” shared a longtime club member, who appreciated that all her records were handwritten in her notebooks. “We were all so spoiled.” Margaret handled most administrative functions for DMYC, including the creation of seating charts at DMYC functions. “She knew who wanted to be seated together and who should be seated apart!” The Des Moines Yacht Club misses Margaret’s presence tremendously, and has a respect and appreciation for what Margaret did to take care of the club and foster community with all club members.
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