Etcetera - 10/31/12


Gonzaga University ROTC will host a 5K “Run for the Fuzz” in a memorial tribute to fallen soldier and Walla Wallan Mat Fazzari, a 2010 GU alumnus.

It will be 6 a.m. Nov. 12 at Rudolf Fitness Center on the GU campus. Signups are in College Hall Room 138.

A memorial service will be that afternoon at 4 in the University Chapel and a reception will follow in Magnuson Theatre.

Mat was killed in Afghanistan on June 6.

“We miss Mat dearly. He will never be forgotten nor will (wife) Tovah, their sons, families and friends,” emailed Alan Westfield, GU senior military science instructor.

For more details, contact Alan at

Pioneer Middle School teacher Dan Calzaretta and parent volunteer Kathryn Southwick Hess will head to Beijing in November.

While in China they will get training on the Education First Student Travel program. The trip is paid for by Education First Tours.

Then in June, the pair will lead a Walla Walla student trip to Ireland, England and France in conjunction with Education First tours.

“My goal is to gain information and to have a chance to work with the EF training staff and experienced group leaders in order to safely lead our group of 52 travelers,” Kathryn said in Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online.

“I’ve traveled with students, but never internationally. This training will cover details of taking care of passports, managing customs and foreign language issues.”

The adults qualified for the longer Beijing training because the Walla Walla student group is so large.

“I also hope to bring this trip back to the students by sharing the history and culture of this great Chinese city,” she said.

“I will also be sharing this experience with the parents of our travelers. They need to know that their children will be well cared for, educated and inspired by our trip next June.”

An American flag was presented recently to the city of Walla Walla Police Department for use in its Chuck Fulton Community Room by Exchange Club of Walla Walla President Brian Dohe.

Brian said an Exchange pillar of success is Americanism.

The service club’s members work to make communities better places in which to live through its programs in Americanism, community service and youth activities, and its national prevention of child abuse project.

Exchange meets Mondays at noon at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center.

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