NEWS BRIEFS: State accepting nominations for 2016 Corporations for Communities Award … and other items

News items on the North Olympic Peninsula.

The state is accepting nominations for a 2016 Corporations for Communities Award, with the nomination deadline being Aug. 31.

The award seeks to honor a Washington corporation or business that gives back to the community by donating money or supplies, providing volunteer help on projects or something else that makes a difference.

Secretary of State Kim Wyman will choose at least one large and one small company from among the public’s nominations. (Companies with more than 100 employees are considered a large company, while those with 100 or fewer employees are considered small.)

Her selections will receive a National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion, the highest civics honor the state awards.

Anyone can nominate businesses for the award. Any for-profit corporation, Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) or Limited Partnership (LP) is eligible for the award.

Nominees need to be registered with the Office of Secretary of State and must be in compliance with state and federal laws.

Winners will be announced in late September, with an awards ceremony taking place in Wyman’s office later in the fall.

Nomination forms can be found at

For more information about the awards program, which is run by the office’s Corporations and Charities Division, contact program coordinator Patrick Reed at 360-725-0358 or

New surgeon

PORT TOWNSEND — Orthopedic surgeon John D. Osland has joined the Jefferson Healthcare Orthopedic Clinic.

Osland specializes in knee and shoulder arthroscopy, knee replacements and sports medicine.

He will lead the clinic as it transitions from one surgeon to a new team of three surgeons and two physician assistants and moves into its new offices in October.

Osland began seeing patients in late July.

He is board-certified in both orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.

He graduated from Washington State University with a master’s degree in exercise physiology and completed his medical degree at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine.

He did his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita and spent over two years working at Naval Submarine Base Bangor.

The Orthopedic Clinic, located on the second floor of Jefferson Healthcare, is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To make an appointment, phone 360-344-0400.

Unity talk

PORT ANGELES — Unity in the Olympics, 2917 E. Myrtle St., will host guest speaker Cate Montana at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service.

Her lesson will be “The Heart of the Matter Part I: Understanding the Ego Mind.”

Montana is an author and presenter from the Olympic area who speaks at conferences and spiritual centers on a variety of spiritual topics.

A time for silent meditation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Child care is available during the service.

School shopping

PORT ANGELES — The Clothes Closet, a ministry of Independent Bible Church, will host a “Back to School Shopping Night” for kids’ shopping needs only from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25.

The sale takes place at the Administration Center, 112 N. Lincoln St.

Quality clothing is available free for kids.

Community dinner served next week

SEQUIM — A free community dinner will be served at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The meal includes baked tilapia, confetti

rice, vegetables, carrot salad, dessert and beverages.

Reservations are required and can be made by phoning the church at 360-683-5367 between

9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner, or by email to

The church presents the dinners on the last Thursday of each month.

Women’s grant

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Community Foundation’s (JCCF) Fund for Women & Girls will release the 2016-17 request for proposals (RFP) this Monday.

The RFP will be available at

The mission of the fund is to empower women and girls through local investment in their future.

The fund seeks proposals from local nonprofit organizations that are making a difference for women and girls in Jefferson County and can demonstrate that funds will have a significant impact on those directly served by the funding.

Local nonprofits are urged to attend an informational meeting in the First Federal conference room, 1321

W. Sims Way, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.

Proposals with attachments are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

No Elks bingo

SEQUIM — The Sequim Elks Lodge will not host bingo games Sunday, Aug. 21.

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