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May 2019 Agency Newsletter

May Referral Rewards Partner

 Rocksolid Community Teen Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe, positive environment for teens to spend time participating in fun and engaging activities after school. The Teen Center is open for 5th-12th grade students from 2:30-5:30pm on all school days, including half days and transportation is provided from most schools in the Battle Ground and Hockinson School Districts. Students are given a free, healthy snack and given access to mentors and tutors to help them complete their homework or study for their schoolwork. 

In addition, the teens are then given a wide variety of activities to engage in such as: 

  • Monitored Computer Access 
  • Organized gym activities 
  • Crafts/Baking/Sewing 
  •  Pool Tables/Air Hockey/Foosball 
  •  Movies
  • Planned Field Trips (Blazer Games, Theatre Performances etc.)

In addition to these activities, Rocksolid provides opportunities to help emphasize life skills and giving back to their community by bringing in guest speakers and organizing community service projects including, but not limited to:

  •  Sorting and bagging food at the Clark County Food Bank
  • Visiting the local Retirement Community Residents 
  • Volunteering at the Share House 
  • Cleaning up the Battle Ground community parks 

As if that isn’t amazing enough, Rocksolid Teen Center doesn’t stop when the school year does! The organization also provides two, completely free, 1-week summer camps in July and August with different daily activities, field trips, and community service projects. If you’d like to sign up your kids for the Rocksolid Community Center or know of another family this would benefit, have them visit http://rocksolid-teen.com/regi... to register for the program or contact the center for a tour. A small registration fee of $20 annually is required. 

We are grateful for Rocksolid Teen Center providing an opportunity for teens to spend time in a safe environment with friends from their own school, and new friends from nearby schools. Thank you for making this positive impact in our community, and most importantly, in the lives of the students that attend and their families. During the month of May, our agency is supporting Rocksolid Teen Center with our Referral Rewards Program which means that each time we receive a referral for a free, no-obligation insurance quote—we will donate $25 to help keep the organization operational for these students to attend and thrive in. 

Already a current client? Refer a friend, family member, colleague or local business for their free, no-obligation quote to support this worthy nonprofit!

Not a current client? Call (360) 514-9550 for your free, no-obligation quote and mention our Referral Rewards Program to support Rocksolid Teen Center!



 Make More Happen Awards: 

Davidson team members volunteering at the annual Farm to Table Luncheon

Every year, we are proud to work closely with the local nonprofit organization, Partners in Careers (PIC) Roots to Road program, which helps homeless veterans reintegrate into society and learn job skills through small-scale farming. Each year, 4-6 veterans earn wages as they grow vegetables using organic practices on 1.25 acres at Heritage Farms. You may recall hearing about the Farm to Table Luncheon Fundraiser that we help coordinate each September, but this year, we get to officially announce that our partnership has been selected to receive up to a $10,000 donation from Safeco’s “Make More Happen Awards”.

In November of 2018, our agency Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator Emily McCoy nominated the agency & PIC for this award. Six long months later, we received the exciting news that we were 1 of 12 agencies nationwide to receive this generous and prestigious award. “The day we found out we were selected, I was actually home sick, live streaming the awards from my phone on the couch. When I heard our name called, I nearly dropped my bowl of soup off my lap and immediately called Bryce to share the amazing news! It was one of the most memorable moments in my career here with the agency” says McCoy.

But we still need your help!

While being selected has secured a $5,000 donation, we have the opportunity to double that donation if we can receive 250 likes, comments or shares on the official link below of our partnership. Although we have a week to achieve this, our agency is eager to get the donation fully funded in the first 24 hours. To do so, we need your help!

Click Here to help us double our donation! 

Like the story, leave a comment to join in our excitement & share it with your friends & family. If you “like”, “comment” and “share” that is worth 3 points towards our total of 250!

 Special Thank You to Safeco for your generous support, this donation will make a huge difference in our community and we are grateful for PIC and our remarkable partnership.



Community Events

 

Tacos & Taps 2019

Date: May 3rd-4th

Venue: Clark County Food Bank

Time: 4:00pm-9:00pm

Cost: $45 Individual/$325 Corporate 6-Pack

 Tacos & Taps is a high-energy fundraising event where guests get to enjoy gourmet Taco creations and craft beer from local chefs and brewers. The event will also include live music, raffle prizes, games & photo booths and is a meaningful way to raise funds for our community and have fun!

 For more information or to register, Click Here

 

Columbia Springs Kids Fishing

Date: Saturday, May 11th

Venue: Columbia Springs

Time: 8:00am-2:00pm

Cost: $7 advance/$10 at the door

 Columbia Springs is hosting a Kids Fishing Festival (ages 5-14) complete with nature games, BBQ lunch, and activities for the whole family.

 For more information, Click Here

 

Propstra Flower Planting and Downtown Cleanup

Date: Saturday, May 18th

Venue: Esther Short Park

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Cost: Free

Vancouver Parks & Recreation Department, Parks Foundation of Clark County and Vancouver’s Downtown Association are partnering to plant flowers at Propstra Square at Esther Short Park and spruce up the downtown core. Community members & their families are encouraged to come out and help plant the flowers, pull weeds and assist with general clean up. We hope to see you there! Click here to RSVP



Thank you for voting for "Best of Clark County"

Thank you to everyone that supported our agency for Best of Clark County voting! The number of positive responses that we got from our clients, community members and neighbors was overwhelming! Although we don’t find out the results until the end of June, we already feel like winners.

 Special shout out to Lamont & Karen Robbins the winners of our Movie Night gift basket raffle! 



Thank you Referrers 

THANK YOU to the 12 referrers that we had in the month of March, a donation of $400 was presented to Council for the Homeless and will be used to help continue to prevent and end homelessness in Clark County.

Jennifer Belmore

Stan Berkey

Heidi Johnson-Bixby

Pete Johnson

Brian & Shannon Kavanagh

Lindsay Langley

Dan & Deborah Lavinder

Mary Meyers

Scott and Savannah Mobley

Jason Paull

Theresa Springer

Brian and Ciara Stone


Mike Connelly presents the Referral Rewards check to Charlene Welch of Council for the Homeless.


Happy Birthday Anne!

Anne Sibley pictured with her daughter, Kate celebrates her Birthday on May 2nd! We wish you a day filled with great fun and a year filled with true happiness!




The Addie Project

 This month, we’re highlighting a special project led by someone near and dear to our agency. Cari Corbet-Owen leads our team building events every 6 weeks and has shared her mission with us for Empowering Sick Children. Hand-Made “Fairy Houses” along with beautifully illustrated “Elf-Helper” story books are delivered to children nationwide between the ages of 5-11 years old with diagnoses ranging from Cystic fibrosis, to Cancer and Juvenile Arthritis. “It helps teach children ways that they can ignite and empower their cells to heal, and helps them go from feeling powerless to positively contributing to their health” Cari says. Please check out this video highlighting The Addie Project to learn more about the mission, and how you can get involved! 



Congratulations Class of 2019!

Commencement for Washington State University Cougars is on May 4th, and we want to extend a warm “Congratulations” to the Class of 2019! Our office is proud to say we are home to three Cougar Alumni and are dedicated to helping students on campus by sponsoring different programs and having multiple team members active on campus. Tony Johnson actively volunteers with the Mentor and Analysis (MAP) program, by providing mentorship for a group of 6 students in the program. The MAP program pairs student teams with small businesses and nonprofits to help them improve and grow. Additionally, Emily McCoy & Chuy Garcia participate in helping the Professional Sales Program through the Carson College of Business by volunteering at their sales competitions, mentoring business students and providing business coaching. We are thankful to be involved with such a great campus community and are proud of the work these students put in. Congratulations Graduates, you did it!

Emily McCoy & Chuy Garcia with Professor Ron Pimental of the 

WSUV Carson College of Business, "Professional Sales Program"




Happy 1st Anniversary Sherri Walling

Sherri Walling is an account manager on our personal insurance team and is celebrating her first work anniversary at Davidson & Associates! Sherri is a mother to her 18 year old daughter, Shayna, and is married to her husband of nearly 20 years, Cameron. Along with her husband and daughter, Sherri also has three “fur family” members, their dogs Bella, Mac and cat Nubs. Sherri enjoys spending her spare time singing in “A Touch of Class Chorale” and camping in the gorgeous PNW! Happy 1st Anniversary Sherri!

Sherri (far right) pictured with fellow team members, Kylie, Emily & Cassie at the 2018 Roots to Road Luncheon Fundraiser