Talka 2016

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.

Kursa 2016

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.

New Water Heaters for the Ēdamzale Kitchen

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.

Welcome, Please Make Yourselves Feel at Home

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!