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S Wednesday, May 7, 1997 West Seattle Herald/White Center News By Dan Funk CORRESPONDENT Putting together a wooden sailing ship takes time, skill, commitment and a deep caring for the end result. The same could be said for building a better community. John Kelly, a retired naval architect and long-time skipper of the West Seattle Sea Scout's Yankee Clipper, is this year's recipient of the Orville Rummel Community Service Award. ::i ~i:: The award is administered by American Legion Post 160, and is named for one of the iiiiil founders of the Hi-Yu ~:: festival. As with the award's namesake, Kelly believes community involvement is the best way to build a better West Seattle. Kelly has been shepherd- ing the 44-foot gaff-headed ketch since 1954. But it's the shepherding of the ship's teenage crew that has brought the former shipyard engineer the most satisfaction. KELLY estimates that 550 Sea Scouts have been part of his crew rear admiral. during the 36 years of his command. The In addition wooden sailing ship provides a fun, yet Kelly challenging activity tbr West Seattle's S scouting youth. "Serving on the Clipper can build confidence and self-reliance, as well as the teach them how to be part of a team," Naval says Kelly. the It's easy to tell Kelly takes a great deal of pride in the positive influence serving on the Yankee Clipper has had on his Scouts. Many have gone on to a4i Serving on the Clipper distinguish themselves in both build confidence and military and reliance, as well as civilian life. how to be part of a Kelly tells the story of one su~:h ~Job~ Scout who sent a Sea letter thanking him for the experience of being a West Seattle Whether Sea Scout. That young man had gone on at the to become the head of a well-known U.S. continues to company. Another became a U.S. Navy future. Bruce Savadow/staff John Kelly was recently awarded efforts on behalf of the Sea Explorer program. ADMIRAL TWI N 938-3456 2347 S.W CALIFORNIA AVE Licensed & Bonded Window Installations Repairs, Finishing Specialists "Don't pay high prices for vinyl windows." 2125 52nd SW 938-2842 7,85%* (as of 5/5/97) Instead, consider Jackson National's Action annuity! No tax on interest until withdrawn Premium/interest rate guarantees No front-end/annual fees/charges Guaranteed retirement income options wm to lain lawoT M tNell Your Jackson National Representative: i John Mlssler ] (206)670-4830 1~Wu a #rM-co~m:P/w bo~a nm # 2"/,; rum- /sa'to s~t~dw~s. COs are ~,~Mera fa~o'ra,~ of forum, /nsuang your financiat futu~e: h~ Ytw~w.p~soon~onal. t'om x by you sew_. it your in Community Newspaper Bob's Plumbing and Sewer Service Water Lines / Hot WaterTanks Service Work $48.50 for 1st 1/2 hour Telephone 932-6966 or Poge 3]4-2545 Radio dispatched professionals Financing Available Contr. Lic # MIRACR" 132LP - Mechanical contractors - o Auto Glass & Replacement , Furnace Cleaning & Repair Waranty claims Lawnmowerl Small Engine Repair Radiator Service All insurance claims welcome Paul McLaughlin Owner "We are y ur one-stap-sh [,orpans., , West Seattle, WgcC, e Center, Burien & SeaTac since 9 . [ [ ------11061618th Ave 246-60220 ,u ,0= or 242-1928 Pays 3 for 2 on Black Jack Double Down on 9,10,11 Split any Pair RENO! i 935-6326 V~ us on the Wodd W~ Web at: http J/www.videotech.com E.mail staff @videotech,com