Relay For Life
Since 2008, members of Connolly, Tacon & Meserve have joined together at the Relay For Life of Thurston County to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those we've lost, and fight back against cancer. Since cancer never sleeps, CTM takes to the track and Relays for 24 hours to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Since 2008, Connolly Tacon & Meserve has raised more than $194,000 to fight cancer, has been recognized a top nationwide team in the Relay For Life, and is the highest fundraising team in the history of the Relay in Thurston County.
This annual five-day celebration takes place on the shores of Capital Lake, right below our office. It makes it difficult for our clients, because parking is limited during Lakefair! Our attorneys and staff regularly volunteer at the local community booths who sell food at Lakefair to support their operations. Each year, a group of attorneys and staff will work the Lion Burger Den, sponsored by Olympia Host Lions Club. One weekday afternoon, we will buy strawberry shortcake from the VFW shortcake booth and provide the shortcakes to the Heritage Bank tellers as well as our own employees.
Thurston County Dispute Resolution Center
Stacie-Dee M. Motoyama serves as a member of the board of directors of the Thurston County Dispute Resolution Center, a local non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of mediation and alternative dispute resolution for community members. Each year, the DRC sponsors Toast to Chocolate, which is the DRC's major fundraising event. CTM is a regular sponsor of Toast to Chocolate, and our firm actively supports the worthwhile activities of the Dispute Resolution Center.
Music in the Park
CTM annually sponsors a concert at Olympia's Music in the Park series. This year, our concert was on August 22nd and featured the reggae band DUB Lounge International. Music in the Park concerts are held in Sylvester Park, one block from CTM's downtown Olympia office. Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m.
Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services
Every year CTM is a sponsor of the Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services annual breakfast and fundraiser. Volunteer Legal Services provides free representation to low income individuals in Thurston and Mason Counties and runs a clinic so that low-income persons can get help in representing themselves in family law cases. The attorneys of CTM also volunteer at the legal clinic on a regular basis.