British Soccer Camp RETURNS IN AUGUST!

The British are coming! Yes the British Challenger Soccer camp is coming AGAIN, and this time for a reduced price! They will continue to work with players so that their skills improve with maximum fun: no line drills or long speeches, lots of encouragement, teamwork, self-discipline and sportsmanship! We’ll do individual foot skills, technical drills, small sided games, coached scrimmages and daily tournament play. All clinics meet at the Lopez School athletic field.


British Soccer Clinic for 5-7 Year Olds
Dates: August 14-18
Time: 9 am-12 pm
Fee: $60 (addl. $10 after 8/7)


British Soccer Clinic for 8-11 Year Olds
Dates: August 14-18
Time: 1-4 pm
Fee: $60 (addl. $10 after 8/7)


British Soccer Clinic for 12-16 Year Olds
Dates: August 15 & 17 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Time: 5-7 pm
Fee: $45 (addl. $10 after 8/7)

To sign up online, please go to https://lopezislandfamilyresourcecenter.sportsiteslabs.com/. You may also call us at 360-468-4117 to sign up or stop by the office. Question? Email us at lifrc@rockisland.com

Lopez Island Family Resource Center


The Lopez Island Family Resource Center offers programs and services to support, enrich, educate, and most importantly empower the Lopez community. We recognize the realities of island life; our programs celebrate the advantages and address the challenges of our small, isolated community.

When children, families, and individuals face difficult times, we act as a safety net, helping them meet basic needs through:

ACCESS TO HOUSEHOLD SUPPORTS –The LIFRC assures household stability by offering assistance with housing, applications or referrals to support services for food, energy assistance, transportation, clothing, healthcare, mental health counseling, and many more programs.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT –The LIFRC provides social activities and programs, as well as play-therapy and counseling resources.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES -The LIFRC enriches learning experiences for individuals of all ages and support for small businesses.

Click here to register online for a workshop

You will need a credit/debit card to register

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS -The LIFRC provides positive role models and educational activities that promote healthy youth development.

ADVOCATING FOR A JUST COMMUNITY –The LIFRC works with other organizations and community members to host community conversations about important issues, facilitate meetings to address community needs and create systems changes, and implement the Compassionate Schools/Community Philosophy.

Above all, our goal is to facilitate the building of bridges within our unique community, allowing people to connect as teachers, mentors, helpers, and friends.  If you would like to learn more about the Resource Center, please visit: LIFRC Presentation 2016.

To answer any questions or provide additional information, please call us at (360) 468-4117 or email us at lifrc@rockisland.com

 

Annual Fundraiser Event featuring Solo Performer Stokley Towles

The Lopez Island Family Resource Center (LIFRC) would like to announce their Annual Fundraiser Event taking place on Saturday, July 8 at 6:00 pm at Lopez Center for Community and the Arts (LCCA), celebrating the LIFRC’s 20th anniversary. The event will begin with mingling, sipping wine, and enjoying delicious food out on LCCA’s South Lawn. Guests will then move inside and have the chance to learn about the LIFRC’s impact on the Lopez community and why their support is so appreciated.

Our featured guest this year is artist and storyteller Stokley Towles, who will entertain us with his comic insight into the Seattle Metro bus system. “For more than a decade, solo performer Stokley Towles has been studying us,” writes Brendan Kiley of The Stranger in Seattle.

As an artist/anthropologist, Towles tells stories about the ways in which human beings interact with their day-to-day environment. This may appear mundane to many of us, yet Towles’ flare for exploring the infrastructure of municipal systems—our sewer system, our trash or bus routes—is contagious. He explores these systems, takes up residency within them, looks closely at their environment, and interviews the people who work there to learn about their work and interactions with the public. His storytelling reveals the uncanny rhythm of these hidden worlds, and for our event, Towles will take us on a tour of the Seattle Metro bus system. We assure you that if you ever take a ride on a Seattle bus again, you will never see it the same way after Towles’ performance.

Towles has performed at conventions, art spaces, bookstores and nightclubs in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. His work has been presented locally at the Henry Art Gallery, Greg Kucera Gallery, and Seattle Art Museum, through Humanities Washington. He currently teaches at Evergreen State College.

Tickets are $60 and are going fast! Stop by the Resource Center office or the Lopez Bookshop to purchase tickets or call the Resource Center at 360-468-4117. Visit the LIFRC website for more details: www.lifrc.org.

 

Many thanks to our many generous individual and business supporters and sponsors that make this event possible: Jamie and Lauren Stephens, Kip & Stanley Greenthal, Steve & Michele Heller, Kiki Martin, Rita O’Boyle, Rip & Julie Van Camp, John & Carol Whetten, Rich & Nina Gartland, George Meilak & Ann Goss, Scott & Suzi Jennings, George & Stepper LeBoutillier, Ellie Roser, Gary Nelson & Betty Drumheller, Cliff & Mary Ann Cameron, Curt & Sharon Bonelli, Richard & Karen Carlson, Tom & Lisa DiGiorgio, Richard Fagen & Deborah Bundy, Todd Goldsmith & Diane Dear, Michael & Anne Karp, John & Liz King, Terry Larson & Nora McCloy, Brian & Karly Leyde, “Safety Pins”, Stanley & Valerie Piha, John & Susan Pohl, Jim & Bev Smith, Murray & Mariette Trelease, Ted & Mary Lynn Whitley, Bob Wilson, David & Beverly Zapalac, Charles & Nancy Givens, Celia Marquis, Sharon Friel, Jay & Gale Lynch, Helen Wrolstad, Ascent Building Company, The Edenwild Boutique Inn, Diana Hancock Attorney At Law, Greene Partners Architecture & Design, Isabel’s Espresso, Islander’s Bank, Lopez Bookshop, Lopez Island Realty, San Juan Pest Control, Sunset Builders Supply, Pal Enterprises, Pear Press, Termulo & Associates, LIFRC Peer Mentor Group I (Steve Horn Photography, Dessert Pedaler Cakery, Vita’s Wildly Delicious, Just Heavenly Fudge Shop, Journeys to Wholeness, Lilies of the Valley, Southend General Store, Lopez Island Brewing Company, Vortex, Holly B’s Bakery, Whispers of Nature), LIFRC Peer Mentor Group II (Midnight’s Farm & The Field House, Arbordoun, Flower Mountain Tree Services, Hunter Bay Woodworking Company, Blossom Grocer, Setsunai, Asarum Designs, Woodsia).

 

Strengthen Your Community by GivingBIG

Give a gift to the 
Lopez Island Family Resource Center
Through the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG
Wednesday, May 10th

Your gift to the Lopez Island Family Resource Center will help us empower those most in need.

Through the GiveBIG on May 10th, you have the opportunity to make an important positive difference in your community.  Mike Halperin and Jodi Green have pledged $5,000 and Jamie and Lauren Stephens have pledged $2,500 as an incentive challenge.  Our goal is to raise at least an additional $7,500!

You can schedule your GiveBIG donation NOW at https://www.givebigseattle.org/lopez-island-family-resource-center

What will your donation be used for?
The Lopez Island Family Resource Center is continually serving the community in a variety of ways.

NEW THINGS HAPPENING AT LIFRC:
  • Held a variety of events to foster compassion within our Lopez community.
  • Offered 3 free nonviolent communication (NVC) workshops to the community.
  • Approved a food advocacy position to start a gleaning program, nutrition classes, and getting basic food benefits at the Lopez Island Farmers Market.
  • Partnered with the countywide initiative to have an Americorp VISTA position to improve the One Night Homeless Count and do a rental housing inventory.
ONGOING WORK:
  • Granted scholarships to 25 local children to attend the 2017 Lopez Summer Workshops.  This number is growing daily!
  • Provided food to 300 low-income individuals & families through Lopez Fresh last month.
  • Provided one-on-one therapeutic sessions to 12 preschool children this past week.
  • Provided youth mentors with training last Thursday to help improve youth communication skills for the 22 mentees being served.
  • Assisted 21 small business owners by providing peer mentoring sessions.
  • Provided 35 ferry tickets to 22 low-income households (49 individuals) for their medical appointments in March.
  • Obtained rental assistance this past year for 14 households with 39 individuals including 20 children to help homeless households obtain a place to live or prevent eviction.
  • Provided energy assistance to 58 low income households (163 individuals) since last November.
  • Provided 18 tax consults this spring to low income families and seniors.
  • Provided 33 individuals with 220 mental health and substance abuse counseling sessions this past year….And much more!
 

WHERE do I donate? To donate, please go to https://www.givebigseattle.org/lopez-island-family-resource-center

WHAT is GiveBig? It is a one-day, online giving event sponsored by the Seattle Foundation and its partners, to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations in the Puget Sound area.

WHEN is it? Wednesday, May 10th from midnight to midnight, Pacific Time. If you prefer, you can also schedule a gift now for May 10th that will be a part of both GiveBIG and our incentive challenge.

WHY should I giveEvery contribution designated to the Lopez Island Family Resource Center will strengthen, support and empower the Lopez community.

WHO can give? Anyone with online access who wants to make our region a stronger, more vibrant community for all.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!

Save The Date: Saturday, July 8 for our Annual Fundraiser Event

Our 9th Annual Fundraiser Event will take place on Saturday, July 8th at 6:00 pm at Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.

Come mingle outdoors over wine and delicious food, followed by an exciting performance by Seattle comedian Stokley Towles. It will be a night to remember! Funds raised during the event will help support the vital work of the Lopez Island Family Resource Center. This event will have limited tickets available starting in June. If you have additional questions or would like to know more, please contact the Lopez Island Family Resource Center by phone (360-468-4117) or e-mail lifrc@rockisland.com.