PRESENTER: Cathy Speelmon. Lecture on ADDICTIONS

Location: Oysterville Schoolhouse, 3322 School Road, Oysterville, Wa. Date: Wednesday, AUGUST 31,2022. 2:00pm to 4:00 pm

Have you ever had concerns about someone’s alcohol or drug use? I’d venture to say we have ALL been impacted by someone’s substance use or addiction. Your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, a boss, people we interact with in our community everyday or perhaps your own use. What is addiction, why do people use and why do they struggle to change? When should I be concerned and how do I talk about it ? What is recovery and how do I support someone who has found it? Join us for a conversation about substance use and addiction. This will be an opportunity to hopefully gain some knowledge, understanding and maybe ask that question you haven’t asked.

Cathy Speelmon was a licensed Chemical Dependency Professional in the state of Washingtonn for over 30 years. She has 40 years of experience supporting the substance abuse recovery of youth and adults in agency and private practice settings.

The Mission Statement of INSIGHT FOR ELDERS is to provide opportunity for continued learning for seniors through lectures and discussions on critical topics relevant to their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.


Registration Open for North Pacific Yearly Meeting’s (NPYM’s) Virtual Annual Session for 2021

Friends of all ages from around the Northwest and beyond will again gather virtually for Annual Session on Zoom in July for Worship, fellowship, fun, interesting presentations & discussions. The theme for this year’s Annual Session is Courage in the face of Fear–Faith, Hope, Love. Cherice Bock, Creation Justice Advocate at Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, will be the Friend in Residence. Register on or after May 28 at for Annual Session & Pre-AS Interest Groups.

Events begin with Interest Groups on the weekend evenings of July 2 & 3, and 9 & 10, the two weekends before the main Annual Session (AS). The main days of AS will begin with a get-acquainted game and Worship on the evening of July 14th and will continue through the 18th. The schedule is available at

Friends who wish to present an Interest Group can submit a proposal for their topic at To propose a virtual Quaker Fair display for their organization or project, you may sign up at Additional opportunities to support Annual Session are available at