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Men’s Chorus was a great success | Letter


What a privilege to have the Seattle Men’s Chorus return to Whidbey Island to perform a benefit concert for Citizens Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse, or CADA.

In addition to the main performance, we were especially honored by those who chose to attend the pre-concert event headlined by Captain Smartypants at the lovely home of Colin and Debra Campbell of Langley.

Many thanks to the Campbells, and also to Cultivar Catering and Blooms Winery, for making that event so special. And we are particularly grateful for Joe Mosolino, of Windermere/South Whidbey, who pulled it all together.

As for the main event, what a great opportunity to have our community turn out in support of CADA as we work with the women, men and children of Island County who are victims of domestic and sexual violence.

A big thank you to our main concert sponsors, Windermere/South Whidbey, Puget Sound Energy, Whidbey Island Bank, Harada Physical Therapy and Rehab Services and the PRIDE Foundation.

In addition, we have a debt of gratitude to our ticket outlets, Wind and Tide Bookstore in Oak Harbor, bayleaf in Coupeville, Useless Bay Coffee Company and Moonraker Books in Langley and Pickles Deli in Clinton for helping us sell almost 400 tickets.

There are many others to thank: Harry Anderson, Heni Barnes, Susan Berg, Beth Kuchynka, of bayleaf, Terry Bible, Kathleen and Jon Campbell, Anita DeGive, Rachel Fortier, Kay and Dave Foss, Judy Furukawa, Jeff Green, Janet Hall, Anne Harvey, Steve Hunnell, Whitney Jackson, Carol Kerley, Jo Moccia, Shannon and Danny Monahan, Susan Newbold, Kay Parsons, Joyce Peterson, Rex Porter, Dyanne Sheldon, Annie Singletary, Alisha Taylor, Laura Taylor, Rachel Valdez, Tamara Valdez and Whidbey Giving Circle.

CADA’s board of directors not only support the agency, but work tirelessly to fulfill their obligation of fundraising for us.

Thank you to event chairman Kyle Waterman, who deftly orchestrated all the details and logistics for both the main concert and the pre-event. Kyle was aided by his team of board members, including Judy Lynn, Cedric Niiro, Georgia Gardner, Mary Boyd, Jan Pickard, Steve Lail, Steve Harada and Trish Rose.

Last, but not least, thank you to the great CADA staff for your assistance and support. Through the success of this event, our community has validated the great work you do in support of victims of domestic and sexual abuse.

I am grateful.

Margie Porter

Executive Director

Citizens Against Domestic Abuse


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