Wednesday, August 28, 2013

September 2013




THREE GMO FILMS IN SEPTEMBER

In September Quimper Grange will be screening three more documentaries on the topic of GMOs*  and their impact on our global food system.  These documentaries underscore the importance of knowing what we are eating and why more than 60 other countries have banned or severely restricted GMOs*.

*Many people are accustomed to calling genetically engineered (GE) foods GMOs  (Genetically Modified Organisms) however it is the creation of plants and animals from different species that could never occur through breeding or natural selection that this film series addresses.
ALL SCREENINGS START AT 7 PM

WED, SEPT 4 - SEEDS OF DEATH  
WED, SEPT 11 - GENETIC ROULETTE
WED, SEPT 18 - SEEDS OF FREEDOM

AZURE STANDARD* I-522 CHALLENGE:

We need the non-natural GMOs labeled clearly so that more and more people can become aware of their presence, and then learn to make informed decisions on their growing, purchasing, and eating habits.

Azure is committing to donate (a minimum of) $1 to the Yes on 522 Campaign for every Azure customer who donates to Yes on 522 by October 15th. Please click here to donate to the Azure Standard/Yes on 522 match program!

*A benefit of Quimper Grange membership or being a Quimper Grange donor (donating $35 a year or more) is being able to join the Azure Standard buying club.
If you are not presently a member or donor click on AZURE STANDARD BUYING CLUB at the top of this page.

SEPTEMBER 21  Square Dances Return to Quimper Grange!

Start out the Fall just a little square by heading over to the Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social on September 21st. 

Caller Joanne Pontrello
 Joanne Pontrello from Whidbey Island will be calling the dances. Live music will be served up by The Dry Hoppers, a Seattle-based band with Noah Frank on fiddle, Adam Price on banjo, Brian Peterka on harmonica, and Gabe Strand on guitar. 

All dances are taught, all experience levels and ages are welcome. Partners are not necessary. Dancing workshop for beginners at 7:30; dancing starts at 8:00. Dancers are encouraged to bring snacks to share with other dancers.

Admission for adults is $5.00 Youth 16 and under are free. For additional information, go to ptcommunitydance.com or call David Thielk at 360-301-6005.




THANK YOU HIROKO DENNIS
For many years Hiroko Dennis has been a contributor to the upkeep of the Quimper Grange hall. She is mostly known for organizing and teaching dance classes swing, jitterbug, tango and salsa… but few people know that almost every Friday since 1997 Hiroko has been cleaning our hall. She has recently moved away from Port Townsend to live near her children however we wish to extend our gratitude for her admirable service. Thanks Hiroko!




BLUE RIBBON at
JEFFERSON COUNTY FAIR


Quimper Grange has not been represented at the Jefferson County Fair for at least four years although it took part in every fair for decades often manning a food concession and creating an exhibit for what used to be called the Grange building at the fairgrounds (now called Yesteryear). This year one of our new members, Johanna Perkins, put together a display featuring one of the topics that has generated a lot of interest at our Grange, biochar. Thanks Johanna! 

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