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PROJECTS

EDUCATION—Scholarships

Since 1975, the Nokomis Club has awarded a scholarship to a graduating Redmond High School senior. The scholarship acknowledges high academics, extracurricular activities, community involvement and future eductional and professional goals.

Recent Nokomis Scholarship Winners
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Jacob Ferry, 2017 graduate of Redmond High School, is the son of Cheryl and Michael Ferry of Redmond. 

Jacob plans to attend Seattle Pacific University majoring in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science.  His activities include captain of his Crossfire Soccer Team, public trail building at Evans Creek, and volunteering as an athletic trainer at Redmond High for football, soccer and tennis.  Jacob also enjoys hiking, camping, boating.

tyler_2016 Tyler Holmen,  a 2016 graduate of Redmond High,the son of Gina and Dan Holmen of Redmond.

Tyler plans to attend Central Washington University majoring in aviation. Holmen is a member of the Redmond High School's String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra and Studio
Jazz Orchestra.  He played at Carnegie Hall in 2013 and 2016 with the orchestra and has played violin for the RHS drama productions.  In addition to these activities, he is a member of the National Honor Society, involved in his church youth group, and is a baseball umpire
for Redmond West Little League and Umpires Northwest.

LIBRARY

Redmond Library Entrance Library plack

The Nokomis Club promotes knowledge in the community through donations for book adquisitions to the Redmond Regional Library, above left photo, displays main entrance from parking lot in 2014. The brass plate, above right photo, is permanently installed on the wall to the right of the main entrance door.

library collagePhotographed in 1932, these Nokomis "Women of Vision" built, furnished, operated and maintained the Redmond Library founded in 1927. They supported the Library by serving dinners to Redmond civic organizations. (Redmond Library photos courtesy of Headspinner Photography.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL SERVICES

donation to YWCA

From the inception of the Club, the women of Nokomis have provided assistance to the disadvantaged in the form of food, clothing and/or shelter, and sometimes cash.

Quarterly donations to the YWCA in Redmond found their way into Joe's apartment and gave him the coziness he lacked while he was on the street. His comfortable bed warmed with soft blankets allowed him to rest enough to overcome the addictions that caused him to be on the street. Joe is now learning a trade and will soon be ready for permanent employment. With a desk that provides adequate study area, Joe is at the top of his class, and looks forward to using his new skills in the workplace.