Buget Meeting February 6, All Encouraged to Attend

Buget Meeting February 6, All Encouraged to Attend

The next West Seattle Hi Yu general meeting will be held on Monday, February 6th, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm at the Seattle Public Library, West Seattle branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98116. The topic of discussion will be the 2017 budget.

The West Seattle Hi Yu Board is proposing two (2) versions of the budget: a barebones budget and a re-organization budget. The re-building version focuses on taking a year away from parades and a court(s) to re-build the organization and create a lasting program. The barebones version maintains some semblance of the legacy program with limited participation in events and parades assuming we have a court(s) to participate. Both proposals call for a significant increase in revenue. The budgets can be viewed in the documents below.

The Hi Yu Board would like to invite you to come and discuss these proposals. Although there has been some interest from the community to assist in our volunteer efforts, after the October, 2016 meeting, interest and attendance at the general meetings has dropped significantly. While we very much appreciate those who have reached out and are willing to help us continue the organization, it is clear that in order for Hi Yu to continue, we need to have more involvement from the community both in terms of volunteer hours and financial support. Hi Yu is an all-volunteer organization, so while financial support is greatly appreciated and needed, it’s the people that make it run.

The Board is working under the question “What will be missed if Hi Yu is gone?” For many, it’s the nostalgia of the wonderful courts that were for years, the mainstay of Hi Yu. For some, it’s the scholarship opportunity. For others, it’s the opportunity to represent West Seattlein wonderful summer festivals around the region. If you have your own personal answer to the question, what will be missed, and you don’t want to see Hi Yu go away, please join us in working towards re-building Hi Yu.

White Rose Ceremony, June 23rd

White Rose Ceremony, June 23rd

The West Seattle Hi Yu White Rose Ceremony is a wonderful symbol of our shared goals, recognizing a new beginning and expressing hope for the future.

You are invited to the join us to celebrate the induction of the 2106 West Seattle Hi Yu Junior Court and Teen Ambassadors

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church

3220 California Ave SW

Seattle, Washington 98116

(Reception Hall entrance on 42nd SW )

Please RSVP by June 20, 2016 to Gloria Teves

At gmteves@comcast.net or 206-919-6117

Donations will be accepted at the door, but not required to attend.

Past court members are encouraged to wear their crowns and sashes.

Parents of past court members are encouraged to attend even if their daughter (or son!) are unable to!

Hi Yu needs you! If you can’t attend in person, please send us your favorite memory of your days with Hi Yu. As you reflect, consider giving back to Hi Yu either of your time or by making a gift so that the future can be as bright as the past.

West Seattle Hi-Yu, Inc.

PO Box 16130

Seattle, WA  98116

2016 Teen Ambassador Program

Calling all girls and boys age 13 to 16, we invite you to apply for our 

Teen Ambassador Program!

West Seattle Hi-Yu, expanding the Teen Ambassador Program to add 4 more Teen Ambassadors!

This is a fun way to earn service hours and a perfect chance to gain experiences that could prepare you for the Senior Court.

Most of all, this is an amazing opportunity to get involved in the West Seattle community.

Orientation for parents and students and interviews: Tues. June 20th6pm Admiral Church

Application submissions: Wednesday, June 15th!***EXTENDED DEADLINE***

Teen Ambassadors have many opportunities to: 

  • Build leadership skills
  • Community service opportunities
  • Help build the West Seattle Hi-Yu parade float
  • Carry flags or banners in parades
  • Gain poise and confidence
  • Improve speaking abilities
  • Present a positive influence on other youth
  • Be recognized as a youth leader in the community
  • Assist with fund raising activities
  • Have fun!

Please fill out the updated application below!

Senior Court West Seattle Hi-Yu Scholarship Program

Hi-Yu is looking for women and men ages 17-22 for the 2016 Senior Court!

Candidates benefit from our commitment to personal, professional, and academic development.  The program offers individual mentoring by a successful business members of the West Seattle community, cash scholarship awards, community service opportunities, and career preparation sessions in public speaking and presentation.

Interviews and application review will be on Monday March 7, 2016 at the Admiral Congregational Church 4320 SW Hill Street between 5:00 and 6:30 with the candidates introduced at the West Seattle Hi-Yu meeting at 7:00pm. 

For more information contact:
Joanne Murray, 2016 West Seattle Hi-Yu candidate coordinator, whose information can be found on the first page of the application.

Please pass on the information to students you know who would qualify for the scholarships!

Applicants must be attending college in the Fall of 2016 and be between the ages of 17-22.  Applicants can never have been married and must be single (not engaged) at the time of coronation.  They must be attending high school or a high school graduate, attending school, working in, or a resident of West Seattle.  The West Seattle area includes the Alki Peninsula to the Burien City limits.  This is a varied border, within the following zip codes: 98106, 98116, 98126, 98136, and 98146.  They must be planning to or currently attending college, technical school or vocational school.

  Review the application (below) and apply today! 

                                                Applications are due Thursday, March 31st.