Need a Notary?
Get Your Documents Notarized at the Center
  •  Free to members, donation for non-members
  • Available by appointment
  • Licensed and bonded by the State of Washington.
Call for an afternoon appointment.
Lori Trowbridge – 805-458-8116

Strut Your Stuff in a SCC T-shirt
Due to demand we are selling gorgeous blue T-shirts that show your support of the Center.
They are currently on orderfor sizes, Small, Medium, Large, XL and XXL: 100% cotton, excellent quality and feel.
Members: $12 /Non-members: $18
Get your order in now!

Gardeners Sharing Veggies
Community Garden Space Available for 2023
At least until the first frost, veggies are flowing out of the community garden. If you see some on the table in the lobby, feel free to take what you need and put something in the donation bucket.
If you would like to be a gardener next year, get a registration form at the front desk, or from and sign up for 2023.
We are actively raising money to build 10-20 new planting boxes and a tool shed. Donations can be made to the Southside Community Center, noting that it is for the garden.
A great garden basket will be raffled at the Health and Wellness Fair to raise money for the garden. Hope to see you there. 

 Fall/Winter Event Plans Move Forward
  • September 8th - 10th Garage sale (8th Members only)
  • September 20th - Monthly Luncheon
  • October 18th - Monthly Luncheon - Centenarian Celebration
  • October 19th - Get your Game On
  • October 22nd - Health Fair
  • October 31st - Halloween Harvest Festival 
  • November 10th - Ventrans Dinner
  • November 16th -Thanksgiving Luncheon and Annual Meeting
  • December 10th, 17th - Breakfast with Santa
  • December 20th -Christmas Luncheon and Gift Exchange

We need lots of help. Call 535-0803

 New Activities

*Take the Challenge, Trivia Night is ON!
Sunday November 21, 7pm-9pm
$5 for members and $7 for nonmembers
The first trivia night will have a general theme, but on future trivia nights the theme will be decided by drawing from a box of suggested themes. Sign up sheet in the lobby.  Come and test your knowledge!!! 
*The Center Book Club, returns on November 9. At this first meeting attendeesz will discuss what book to start with and other books they would like to read and discuss.  John Spencer, a retired academic librarian from Gonzaga, is taking the lead and brings a wealth of book knowledge.  Feel free to contact him at 509-599-6453 or email to let him know about your book ideas and if the second Tuesday each month from 10:30-Noon works on an ongoing basis.
*Hand and Foot Canasta will be starting at the center on Wednesdays starting November 3 @ 10am.
 Wish List
  • Volunteers: kitchen, lunch committee, travel, Santa Breakfast, Teal Ladies
  • Batteries-AA and AAA
  • White copy paper 8 ½” x 11” inch 20#
  • Disposable gloves
  • Adult disposable masks
  • Manila file folders
  • Soft drinks (including diet)
  • Bottled water
  • Hand sanitizer

Fun and Games For All
BINGO / Sunday 1 -3 pm
Bridge Welcome Bridge - Mon & Wed /1-3:30 pm
Party Bridge - Thursday / 12:15-4 pm
Canasta - Tuesday / 10 am-12 pm
Teal Ladies - First Thurs 10 am-noon
Pinochle - Friday / 1-3 pm
Knifty Knitters - Tuesday / 1-3 pm
Quilters - 2nd & 4th Wed / 1-3 pm
Tai Chi with Altari - Wed / 10-11:30 am
Qigong - Dr. Brian Flake - Mon / 2:30-3:30 pm (CHANGES DEC. 6TH)
Mexican Train - Wed / 11 am-1 pm
Texas Hold’em Poker - Mon & Fri / 1-4 pm
Wii Bowling - Mon & Wed / 12:30-3 pm
Red Hat Ladies - 3rd Monday / 1-3 pm
Questions about times, costs, etc.? Call Sidney 535-0803 ext. 108
Check your email for updates or call.

 Welcome New Members
 *Paula Clark *Margaret Dahmen-Burns *Michael Burns *Stephanie Wagg *Kris Fiala *Darlene Edmonds *Susan Kurtz *Tiffany Lattimore *Carol Martin *Karen Nelson *Kim Roberts *Katherine Smith *John Spencer *Frederick Carbone *James & Barbara Anderson *Joe Munoz *Eunice Rieken *Helen Hansen *Tami Pogue *Coyleen Carlson *Brenda Craig *Carolyn White

Southside Community Center Has Just The Right Space For All Your Needs
Affordable, competitive rates.
• Ballroom accommodation for up to 300 people with tables and chairs.
• Newly renovated flooring and sound system with conferencing capabilities.
You or your caterer are welcome in our commercial kitchen.
• Accessible with lots of easy parking.
• Smaller rooms available at a low rate.
• Members receive a discount.
For details about amenities and rates contact Sidney at (509) 535-0803 or email

The Donna J. Johnson
Endowment Fund Is a Reality


Donna Johnson left $10,000 to start an endowment fund for the Spokane Community Center. The purpose of an endowment fund is to provide financial security for the organization. It gives donors a way to perpetuate the Center’s programs and activities. Donna’s gift, along with $4,289 in the Center’s Sunset Heritage Society (given earlier by donors to start an endowment fund), are now being managed by Innovia Foundation.
You are invited to support the Center’s future by donating to the Endowment Fund. There are many ways for you to give and grow the fund for the financial security of the Center.


1. Checks: Payable to Innovia with The Donna J. Johnson Fund noted in the                memo line.
2. Gifts of Securities: Innovia supplies the Securities Transfer Form.

3. Insurance policies, retirement funds, real estate gifts, or other planned     gifts: Arranged by calling Innovia’s Director of Gift Planning.

For those not familiar with endowments and how they work, think of an endowment as an investment account in which the principal can never be touched. The earnings of the account are used to fund operations of the center. In the case of this fund, even the earnings cannot be distributed for five years.

An endowment gift gives donors the option to perpetuate their annual gifts. For example, the $100-year donor might make a $2,000 endowment gift in order to continue annual gifts of $100 to the organization in the future. Income in this example is based on 5% earnings, which is not unusual over time. The gift can also be restricted for a specific program or activity.

Questions: Call the Center at (509) 535-0803.

Leave a Legacy....
Estate gifts left in your will to the Donna Johnson Legacy Fund for Southside Community Center are used to enrich and sustain programs. Please consider this as you update your will. Call Jered at (509) 535-0803 for more details.

Two Ways to Shop and Help the Center
1. Shop at Amazon Smile. Go to, select Southside Senior & Community Center as your organization and shop as you usually do. Amazon then donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Center.
2. Shop at Fred Meyer.  Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Center at When asked to select your organization, enter BC373--please note this is a new organization number. Then every time you use your Rewards Card, the Center gets a donation! And you still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates. Rewards Cards are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

Membership is a Bargain!
If you are a non-member and regularly participate, you will save money by becoming a member. For example, if you’re a mahjong enthusiast and play a minimum of three hours every week, the activity fee alone adds up to over $150 a year. This amount is three times the yearly membership of $50 for one and twice the couple’s membership of $75. What other benefits do you get as a member?
  • The newsletter mailed to your home.
  • Discounts on many Center activities, travel programs, and room rentalss
  • Perks, like early members-only shopping at garage sales.
  • Participate in games and many activities for free.
  • Elect board members and vote on issues at annual meeting.
  • Soon to be announced discounts at local businesses
A limited number of scholarships are available for those needing financial help to afford membership. Please contact Melissa at (509) 535-0803.

Membership–sponsored Fund
Sponsor a membership for someone who’d like to join our community here at Southside Community Center but can’t afford the membership. Your donation will allow someone in financial difficulty to enjoy center activities for one year. Contact Melissa if you are interested in being a membership sponsor.