A Difference Is Waiting on Us

“We can all remember a time when someone encouraged us and made a difference in our lives. It may be just a moment, but this encouragement could last a lifetime.”                                                      By Megan Shull

Aunt Katherine Johnson

Within minutes of sending out this Post this morning, the news came to me about Aunt Katherine passing away. I am saddened by her departure while also feeling so fortunate Aunt Katherine.2to have been a very small part of her life. I wondered what I would say at this time. Many of you “Friends” know of her and numerous Posts have included her in the past. 

As I thought about her and wondered what would I say, I happened to notice the quote I selected for this Post much earlier before the news about Aunt Katherine’s passing reached me. There is that “divine intervention” at work again. All that is needed to be said about Aunt Katherine at this time…is said in today’s quote. Thanks for the encouragement and love to you Aunt Katherine! 

Executive Director Salary Support

EDSS Goal: $2,000.00    Actual: $1,200.00     Deadline: March 13, 2020

The Executive Director’s Salary Support campaign continues to make progress EDSS Tracker 2.23towards it’s goal. We gained 10% over the week. We have only three weeks remaining to reach our goal and I continue calling on past supporters to help if you have not yet donated. Equally important are “Friends” who have been with us over the years but have not financially supported this campaign. My faith in all our “Friends”, including the donors, those who pray for us, and those who believe we will achieve must put all energers together to achieve this goal. I have faith in our ability to bring about this success.

“Methods of Donating” are provided at the end of this Post.

The New Copey Learning Center

There will be a new set of doors being opened on March 2 for the Copey Learning Center. This location is considered a temporary arrangement until a more permanent location can be worked out. Many of the student arrivals will be there because of the Anne G. Broady Scholarship Fund support many of you provided in January.

Being a bit nostalgic…I will miss the iconic photos of the old Copey Learning Center. For most of the Posts for “Friends of Copey”, the title page has shown the front of the CopeyCLC New Location 1 Learning Center. I have regarded the front of the old building; its colors, painted flowers, and the dog resting out front, as all being the symbol of a community full of hope. Even though the building and location has become history, the spirit and determination of the community remains solid.

The old location is full of memories, photo stories, memorable Posts. So many of us had our photo taken in front of the old building serving as proof we have been to Copey and have seen first hand this place that is unlike others. We have proof that we saw in person some special kids and witnessed the spirit of something wonderful at work.CLC New Location

Leaving the location is a bitter sweet departure. It always felt like home for the center and the outstanding work being performed within its walls. Leaving is sad.

And, the building was in serious need of physical, electrical, and plumbing improvements. It was time to leave.

I commend the Board for working very hard to make certain there will be a Copey Learning Center operating in 2020.

The Knot Prayer

Many “Friends” know I am not a huge Facebook fan. I venture there once in a while andHave Not Prayer there are times when I see something “extraordinary” and worth passing along. I found “The Knot Prayer” and it spoke to me at that moment. Even the strongest and the boldest “Friends” can use a prayer like this once in awhile. I want to share it with you in hopes it will serve as a cleaning out therapy of some of the things we allow to get in the way of our thinking and doing.

There just are not alot of people more positive about things than I am. Yet, I immediately related to the message and the need to let some stuff go. “Friends” has demontrated many times that we live someplace else other than in the world of “have nots, cannots, and do nots”. But, we can benefit always from prayer. This one is a good one for us to consider.


The methods available for donating have not changed since the first fundraising campaign in 2014. If you are planning to be a financial supporter this year, the two methods below have served us well and without any complications. Contact me with any questions.

  1. The Copey Learning Center’s PayPal can be used to make donations directly. Please access the PayPal system by clicking on….http://copeylearningcenter.org/. Find the PayPal logo in the upper right hand corner of their homepage. To make certain the Copey Learning Center recognizes your donation and how it should be applied, indicate in the comment section on PayPal that the donation supports the “AGBSF” or the “EDSS”.
  2. The alternate method is to send me your donation. Make the check out to me (Arthur Broady). Once received, your check is deposited in my account and then paid directly to the same Learning Center PayPal system as in Method #1. I will enter your name and designate where it is to be applied per your directions. The PayPal system will issue me a receipt which I send to you as “proof” the donation has been submitted to the Learning Center in your name. Make your check out to Arthur Broady and send to:
    725 N. Center Parkway, Apt. N-201, Kennewick, WA 99336 

2 thoughts on “A Difference Is Waiting on Us”

  1. Sincerest condolences to you and your family in the loss of your Aunt Katherine. She was an inspiration to all of us. May she rest in peace after a life well lived. You will be in our prayers.

  2. Your Aunt Katherine will be missed. She is a hero, and you were fortunate to have her in your life, Scrapper. We are saddened by her passing, but we are thankful for all of her accomplishments and the difference she made in the lives of so many. I am reminded of the teachers and supporters of educating the whole child and thankful for “Friends.” I’m also thankful for any space and setting where a child can be safe while learning. I will miss the beautiful photos of the first CLC building, but that new door sure looks welcoming and reassuring. Thanks to all who make the learning space possible.

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