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2024 Spring Luncheon Fun

If you attended our Spring Luncheon held on May 1st at the Astoria Golf & Country Club then you know that it was one of our best luncheons ever!  It was so wonderful to see the smiling faces of so many of our Members all dressed up!  We had a wonderful presentation from motivational speaker, […]

2024 Special Recognition Awards

Congratulations to our 2023-24 Award winners.  Each year at our Spring Luncheon and Business meeting we recognize Members who have gone above and beyond for the year.  The choices are very difficult as so many of our Members give SO MUCH of their time and energy.  This year we would like to recognize: Danene Lethin […]

ALCP Spring Luncheon

A great time was had by all at our 2023 Annual Spring Luncheon and Business Meeting. At the Meeting, our President, Liz Knutsen spoke about the power of Volunteerism, so important to the  success of any nonprofit organization.  We shared some fun times together, had lots of laughs and celebrated how we successfully served children […]

2023 Member Awards

Each year at our Spring Luncheon/Annual Meeting we recognize members who have contributed significantly  to the success of our Chapter throughout the year.  So many of our members give so freely of their time.   The “JILL GRAHAM AWARD” was presented to MARIAN SODERBERG for her devotion and time given to our Duffle Bag Program.  This […]

Operation School Bell® Award

At our Annual Spring Luncheon and Business Meeting Holly McHone Jewelers was awarded the Operation School Bell® Award.  This is a National Assistance League® Award that recognizes a business or an organization that has supported our local chapter. We have worked in close partnership with this business and its employees since the inception of our […]

7 Dees Garden Center Gives 7%

Wondering what to get that special someone for Christmas?  Well boy is there a great opportunity for you to shop and give and the same time! On Saturday, December 10th, from 10am – 5pm Dennis 7 Dees Garden Center (at the Seaside/Cannon Beach Junction of Hwy 26) will be giving 7% of all of the […]

Clatsopalooza Chooses Assistance League®

At our fall Luncheon we learned that the promoters of the “Clatsopalooza – New Years Eve on the Coast” live concert event wanted to donate a portion of all ticket sales to Assistance League® of the Columbia Pacific! This event is the brainchild of Don Bacon, owner of Atlantis Auto Glass in Warrenton, who has […]

Fall Luncheon Membership Meeting

We had a wonderful Fall Luncheon and membership meeting on November 9th at the Astoria Golf and Country Club. The festive fall sunflower decorations, lively conversation and delicious lunch warmed our hearts.  Big applause to Hospitality Chair, Mary Schlenegger for her great work organizing this event.  We had 52 members in attendance. Our guest speakers […]

New Member Welcome!

On September 12th our Membership Chairperson, Michele Stewart and Julie Seppa hosted a Welcome Coffee at Julie Seppa’s home for members who joined our organization in 2020, 2021 and 2022. During this meeting our members learned about all of our Philanthropic Programs and were encouraged to get involved. We welcome these newest Members!  Without you […]

Meet our 2022-23 Board of Directors

We are pleased to present our new ALCP Board of Directors for the 2022-23 fiscal year (June – May)  They are: Liz Knutsen – President, Julie Seppa – President Elect, Michele Stewart – VP Membership, Cheri McGowan – VP Philanthropic, Mary Davies – VP Resource Development, Theresa Turner – VP Public Relations, Linda Moreland – […]

Let there be books!

Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific’s “Operation School Bell®” (OSB) program has expanded to include a new Literacy project. Each child in grades K-6 that we dress with new clothing during OSB will be delighted by being able to select a great book of their very own to keep. We think that encouraging children to […]

A Very Fun, Successful Garage Sale

On Saturday, May 14th ALCP held a wonderful Garage Sale at the Grange on 101.  In addition to their hard work, Members who volunteered enjoyed lots of teamwork, smiles and laughter, something we have all been missing!  The event was well attended and we raised almost $2,500!  That is amazing considering that we did not […]

ALCP Attends the CMH Diamond Derby!

ALCP was well represented at the Columbia Memorial Hospital “Diamond Derby” Fundraiser on May 7th. Stylish attendees are (left to right) Cheri McGowan, Cindy Ireland, Julie Seppa and Linda Moreland!  Wow Ladies!  Thanks for representing us in style!

A Wonderful Spring Luncheon!

A great time was had by all who attended our Spring Luncheon and Membership Meeting on May 4th.  We celebrated with a Cinco de Quattro theme and enjoyed a yummy Mexican themed lunch.  It was so wonderful to see all of the smiling faces of our Members finally together again having fun and catching up!  […]

Books Delivered for Action Week!

In support of National Assistance League’s annual “Action Week” we are happy to report that ALCP has delivered BIG TIME for the elementary schools in our county.  For our “Action Week” we wanted to focus on literacy and more specifically on helping NEW teachers for grades K-5 in Clatsop County build libraries for their classrooms.  […]

Cinderella’s Closet Moves!

Cinderella’s Closet moves to a new home!  On Saturday, February 19th, several volunteers met to move our Cinderella’s Closet inventory of over 600 prom dresses, shoes and jewelry.  The old JC Penny building was recently sold to Becky Johnson and Paul Tuter of Vintage Hardware and they have generously agreed to allow our ALCP Cinderella’s […]

ALCP Gives Back During Action Week

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF THE COLUMBIA PACIFIC® GIVES BACK DURING ACTION WEEK FEB 21–26! Every year in February, National Assistance League® encourages all of its nationwide chapters to develop a program to benefit their community. This year the theme is literacy and we at Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific have chosen to support literacy by […]

Totem Properties Donates $4,500!

We are excited to announce that realtors from Totem Properties presented the Assistance League® of the Columbia Pacific with $4,500 on December 16th!  Each Totem realtor commits to donating a portion of their property sales throughout the year, which is given back to the local community in an impactful way.  Pictured are from left, Totem […]

Fall Luncheon a Big Success!

On November 3rd ALCP held its annual Fall Luncheon and Membership Meeting at the Astoria Golf and Country Club. This was the first time our group has held this event in 2 years and it was so wonderful to see all of our good ALCP friends again! It was a fun event organized by our […]

ALCP “Dresses for Success” at Warrenton High School

ALCP “Dresses for Success” at Warrenton High School Recently when Rod Heyen, Principal at Warrenton High School, asked ALCP to support a new program introduced at Warrenton High School this year, our members Kathleen MacDonald and Molly Hawkins took the lead in supporting this great program. Kathleen and Molly are the ALCP Operation School Bell®’s […]

Save the Date-April 9,2022!

In an effort to be mindful of the still unknowing problems of Covid 19 in our area, and for the safety of all involved in the Home and Chef Tour, we have made the, once again, very difficult and sad decision to postpone the Tour until the spring of 2022. The new date is set […]

Direct Mail Fundraiser Kicks Off!

Our Direct Mail Campaign, ALCP’s largest fundraiser, has just kicked off!  The beautiful flyer (found below) has been mailed with donation instructions to over 2,500 households.  Looking for an easy way to support children who need our help in Clatsop County?  This is it!  Donations can be made by mailing a check in the envelop […]

Thank You Mary Hadreas

ALCP recently received a check for $450 from local artist, Mary Hadreas.  Mary generously donated proceeds from sales of her beautiful greeting cards which have been on sale for $5.00 at Sea Gypsy Gifts, 1001 Commercial St. THANK YOU MARY for your support of ALCP.  You can trust that we will put your amazing donation […]


ALCP was chosen to be Astoria Co-Op’s “nonprofit of the month” for the month of May.  This great program allows for shoppers at the store to “round up” their purchase dollars as a donation to the featured charity of the month. Matt Stanley and Lynne Day, Co-op Managers presented our own Mary Davies, President and […]


We would like to express a HUGE Thank you to our 2020-2021 Board Members who served ALCP during the very difficult year of COVID-19.  Not able to meet in person, they did not miss a beat and continued Board and Membership meetings using Zoom. Their efforts to come up with creative ways to fundraise and […]


Sometimes folks just go above and beyond in our community.  We have a special award for those types of people. The National OSB Award was recently presented by President, Shelby Mogenson (left) and new President, Mary Davies (right) to Don and Renay Patterson for their generous donation of our warehouse space for six years and […]


At our Spring Luncheon “The Anne Banning Award” was presented by ALCP President, Shelby Mogenson (pictured on the right) to member Theresa Turner (pictured on the left) for her invaluable help in setting up our board with storing documents in the cloud and the most fabulous new website to be going “live” very soon with […]


Jane Cartwright  (pictured on the right) was given the Jill Graham Volunteer of the Year Award for her remarkable efforts in planning and carrying out two new Covid safe fundraisers this last year to replace the Home and Chef Tour and the Golf Ball Drop events.  The “Pandemic Porch Parade” and the “Globe Trotting with […]


On May 15th the Astoria School District held their first ever Resource Fair at the Columbia Memorial Hospital grounds.  The fair was designed to support families who have children attending one of the four district schools.  It was a safe, drive through event where children were provided with various items. Assistance League® of the Columbia […]


Susan Wentworth, our Cinderella’s Closet Chairperson, has been very busy of late organizing and sprucing up our new Cinderella’s Closet location in the old J.C Pennies loft.  She and her team have gone through all of the dresses and sorted out the older, damaged dresses and we are eft with a beautiful inventory of 600+ […]