November 7, 2013
Jonathan Sprouffske has been re-elected as Fire Commissioner for the SE Thurston Fire Authority. Jonathan has been active with SE Thurston Fire Authority, and its prior agencies, since 1999 and has personally witnessed the challenges facing this growing district. He has served as Commissioner since January 1, 2008, and served as Chair of the Board of Commissioners in both 2012 and 2013. During his term he has worked to reduce the board size and make the department more efficient during these tough economic times. Jonathan is excited to continue on serving the community that provided him so much support growing up.
October 15, 2013
Chuck Szurszewski presented an hour long Continuing Legal Education Seminar (CLE) to the Thurston County Bar Association (TCBA) regarding case law and developments over the past year in family law. This was a condensed version of the two hour presentation that Chuck (and Chris Meserve) presented to the Washington State Bar Association in June. This is his tenth consecutive year with this program.
October 11, 2013
On October, 11, 2013, our staff took us to Spanaway for our annual Bosses' Day outing. What's in Spanaway? The LeMay Family Collection: 35,00 cars and related (and not related) objects. Jonathan Sprouffske won the coveted CTM Attorney of the Year award for his prowess at games of LeMay Trivia, Hot Wheels Racing, Word Search and Car Emblem Identification. It was a fun time organized by our great staff!
September 23, 2013
CTM is proud to announce that Chris Meserve and Avelin Tacon were again selected as 2013 "Super Lawyers" by Washington Law and Politics. Carter Hick was selected as a "Rising Star" for the fourth year in a row, and Nathan Kortokrax was also selected as a "Rising Star" in 2013.
September 20, 2013
Senior Services for South Sound (SSSS) is a wonderful organization with a number of important programs, including the Meals on Wheels program. CTM is proud to again sponsor SSSS's annual Brighten Lives Luncheon in 2013.
August 20, 2013
CTM was once again a sponsor of Music in the Park, an annual series of summer concerts in Sylvester Park in downtown Olympia. Our assigned concert this year was a performance by reggae/rock band Longstride. The concert was preceded by a barbecue in the parking lot of our office building for CTM and Heritage Bank employees. Unfortunately, our August 14 concert fell on one of the only days this summer in which the Olympia area experienced rain! What are the odds? In event, we are pleased to report that the concert did go on!
July 29, 2013
On July 27, 2013, Avelin Tacon, Carter Hick and Stacie-Dee Motoyama competed in the 4th Annual Olympia Traverse, a multi-sport adventure course for solo, tandem and relay participants. The course, designed to celebrate the life cycle of wild salmon, consists of a 7.4 mile mountain bike ride through Capitol Forest, followed by a 22 mile road bike ride from Capitol Forest through West Olympia to downtown, a 3.5 mile paddle around Budd Inlet from West Bay Park to Swantown Boatworks, and a 4.5 mile run from Swantown to Priest Point Park and back. For more information about the 2013 Olympia Traverse, go to www.recreationnorthwest.org.
July 22, 2013
Led by Shift Captain Chuck Szurszewski, attorneys (and family members) from CTM cooked hamburgers and served soft drinks, chips and giant dill pickles at the Lion Den at Lakefair. Chuck was joined by Chris Meserve, Lenny Lucenko, Jeremiah Szurszewski, Kevin Meserve, Sarah Kortokrax, Nate Kortokrax and Jonathan Sprouffske.
The Lion Den funds the Olympia Host Lion's Club, which supports a variety of activities in the community, including vision and hearing tests at local elementary schools and Camp Leo for diabetic children. Lakefair is the annual five-day event that takes place on the shores of Capitol Lake, right next to our offices.
July 1, 2013
Chris Meserve and Chuck Szurszewski were featured speakers at the 2013 Family Law Mid-Year Conference in Yakima, WA. The conference, sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association and held June 28-30, featured speakers from around the state on topics of interest to faily law practitioners. Meserve and Szurszewski presented the 2012-2013 Case Law Update.
June 28, 2013
The Rotary Club of Gateway-Thurston County installed its new Board of Directors on June 28, 2013 during their Annual Installation Dinner. Jonathan Sprouffske was installed as the President-Elect for the 2013-2014 year. Jonathan has previously served as Vice President for the club, and as Youth Exchange Officer for the Hawks Prairie Rotary Club.
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