The Eastern Washington Genealogical Society's spelling team (#7), consisting of Donna Potter Phillips, Mabel Horrocks, and Janette Birch, participated Sunday, October 26th in the 2nd annual Spokane is Spelling Adult Bee Fundraiser, which supports the Spokane Public Library Foundation. The bee was held at The Knitting Factory and the team placed 14th out of 27 teams (not bad, ladies!). The word that was their downfall was "pochismo".
The Eastern Washington Genealogical Society enjoys a cooperative partnership with the Spokane Public Library. The downtown branch holds the genealogical collection of EWGS and provides meeting rooms once a month for our general meetings. In turn, society volunteers catalogue and shelf the holdings and offer assistance to library patrons with their genealogical research.
Last year, I had the privilege of being on EWGS's spelling team, along with Bill Hire and Doris Woodward. Although we, too, only got about halfway through the round, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were honored to give of our time and money to support the great things which the Spokane Public Library does for our community.