Another year, and another Talka in the books! As usual we were able to get a lot done in one weekend, but for the second year in a row our participation numbers were down. Although slightly better than last year, this year is particularly alarming since we had picture perfect weather.
Talka 2017 | May 27th – May 29th
Please RSVP by May 13th! Meals will be provided for both Saturday & Sunday; please let us know which you will attend!
Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/fPu0XRrwnvCUjgr33
Kursas saime aicina!
A New Years brings with it new events. Check out the dates below for a glance at what’s coming in 2017.
Once again, as tradition has it, we hosted Talka during Memorial Day Weekend. This year’s crew was a small but mighty bunch. Volunteers like these have kept our beloved facility in good repair for over thirty years, and this year was no different. The work is never ending, however, and each year I aim to strike a balance between our immediate needs and projects that improve the facility over the long term.
Rietumkrasta latviešu vasaras vidusskola Kursa ir piedzīvojusi brīnum gadu. Šogad mēs atsākām Kursas darbību ar prieku un dziļām pārdomām par latviešu izglītības nākotni ASV. Ceļš uz Kursu 2016. g. ir bijis garš un grumbuļains. Vai Kursa ir nepieciešama un kādēļ tai ir jābūt? Vai tā ir nozīmīga mūsu Amerikas latviešu sabiedrībai, vai tā vēl vienmēr saista jauniešus? Pēc sekmīgas un veiksmīgi īstenotas vasaras programmas, varam skaidri un gaiši redzēt, kāpēc Kursai jābūt.
Each year I am humbled by your generosity, your eagerness to lend a helping hand and your readiness to give even more than you ever thought you could. 2015 tested us and reminded us that we are a strong community of many talents.
-Kārlis Grendze, WCLEC Board President
Last summer it was brought to our attention that the hot water needed to run the dishwasher in the Ēdamzale was not sufficient. During heavy usage our water heater could not keep up with the demand from the dishwasher, which ultimately caused the heater’s booster to kick out, since it could not sustain the desired temperature.
Foremost, hello and welcome to the new website for our West Coast Latvian Education Center! For those of you that do not know me, my name is Roland Upenieks and I have taken over the role of webmaster for WCLEC. The last handful of months have been spent overhauling the old website into something fresh and modern. The majority of the work for the near term has been completed, and I feel that it’s time to offer you all something a little more substantial than the splash page that had taken the place of our website. Without further adieu, welcome!