May 2012 Newsletter

Learn about the Redmond Velodrome!


Not many places can boast a biking velodrome, and Redmond’s has been around now for nearly 40 years. Please join us on Saturday, May 12th, when Jerry Baker, one of the volunteers who made it happen, takes us on a history tour. The Velodrome has hosted many national championships, 1990 Goodwill Games and many Olympic hopefulls. Learn more about the Velodrome here.

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Ringing in the Clise Bell’s Permanent Home

Clise Bell dedication ceremony

Mayor John Marchione, Society President (and former Mayor) Chris Himes, City Landmarks Commission Chair Tom Hitzroth and Al Clise, great grandson of Anna Clise, were among those present to dedicate the permanent home on Redmond High’s football field of the Clise Bell. Boy Scouts led by Logan John built the brick base for his Eagle Scout project. Now used to sound every Redmond touchdown, the bell was commissioned by Anna Clise for Redmond’s Episcopal Church. Like Redmond, it also celebrates its centennial this year! Here are links to two great stories about the Clise Bell Eagle Scout project:

Redmond Reporter — Touch Down Alarm: Historical Clise bell ready to ring again at Redmond High

Redmond Patch — Clise bell ready to toll again for Redmond Touchdowns

In Memoriam

Daryl Martin in parade

Daryl Livingston Martin, surrounded by family, passed peacefully at the age of 94. Born in Kent, Washington, his family moved to Redmond when he was two years old. He graduated from Redmond High having attended all 12 years of school in the Old Redmond School. The memorial service will be held in the auditorium of the Old Redmond Schoolhouse after our meeting, starting at 2PM. To read more about Daryl Martin, please click here.

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