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Passages - Rudy Friedland

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Rudolph "Rudy" passed away in his home at the age of 91. He was born in Seattle to Erich and Johanna Friedland and is survived by Eli "Ellie" Kirkpatrick and son Carl. Rudy graduated from Garfield High School and from the University of Washington with degrees in Electrical and Industrial Engineering and worked for Boeing until his retirement. He was in the Army during World War II and was stationed in Okinawa. There will be an Open House at the home of Rudy and Eli to celebrate Rudy's life Saturday, July 26th from 2-5pm


Receptions Past and Present

We enjoyed quite a special monthly reception at the home of Dr. Martin Greene in Madison Park in June. Dr. Greene's library was the highlight of the evening. It houses a fine collection of travel and exploration titles related to Polar Exploration (Arctic and Antarctic), Russian-American and selected titles on exploration of the Pacific Northwest, Northwest Passage and Northeast Passages. It is


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Norma Jean Kritsonis and Alison Ellison have been appointed as your new Sub-Committee Chairpersons for the food buffet. A few changes have been made and need to be noted. There will be a sign up sheet at each reception for volunteers to bring food to future receptions. Those who volunteer will have their entrance fee waived. If you bring food and did not sign up for that month's reception, your contribution will be a wonderful donation but please keep in mind you will need to pay the entrance fee.


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Jane Hallet Award

Congratulations to James Kemp-Slaughter who was awarded the Jane Hallet Award for his years of dedicated work for our branch. James has run and Annual General Meeting for more years than I can count as well as serving on many other committees. Good work, James



The Seattle Branch's Annual General Meeting this May at the lovely Seattle Yacht Club included officially recognizing our three 2013—14 scholarship winners. Ramon Henderson, Alexander McCauley and Zachary Torp are nearly finished with their first year of graduate studies in the University of -Washington's Department of English, and they expressed their thanks and how they felt honored by being scholarship recipients. One scholar is looking into literature that explains how coffee has been "flavored" (as in, adulterated!) through the ages and how that has led to changes in food laws. "We also welcomed back Professor Juan Guerra, who has one more


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