Buget Meeting February 6, All Encouraged to Attend

posted Jan 17, 2017, 10:35 AM by April Davis

The next West Seattle Hi Yu general meeting will be held on Monday, February 6th, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm at the Seattle Public Library, West Seattle branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., Seattle, WA 98116. The topic of discussion will be the 2017 budget.

The West Seattle Hi Yu Board is proposing two (2) versions of the budget: a barebones budget and a re-organization budget. The re-building version focuses on taking a year away from parades and a court(s) to re-build the organization and create a lasting program. The barebones version maintains some semblance of the legacy program with limited participation in events and parades assuming we have a court(s) to participate. Both proposals call for a significant increase in revenue. The budgets can be viewed in the documents below.

The Hi Yu Board would like to invite you to come and discuss these proposals. Although there has been some interest from the community to assist in our volunteer efforts, after the October, 2016 meeting, interest and attendance at the general meetings has dropped significantly. While we very much appreciate those who have reached out and are willing to help us continue the organization, it is clear that in order for Hi Yu to continue, we need to have more involvement from the community both in terms of volunteer hours and financial support. Hi Yu is an all-volunteer organization, so while financial support is greatly appreciated and needed, it's the people that make it run.

The Board is working under the question “What will be missed if Hi Yu is gone?” For many, it’s the nostalgia of the wonderful courts that were for years, the mainstay of Hi Yu. For some, it’s the scholarship opportunity. For others, it’s the opportunity to represent West Seattle in wonderful summer festivals around the region. If you have your own personal answer to the question, what will be missed, and you don’t want to see Hi Yu go away, please join us in working towards re-building Hi Yu.

New Post from West Seattle Blog and Summerfest this Weekend

posted Jul 8, 2016, 9:35 PM by April Davis

Please read this update on Hi-Yu posted on the West Seattle Blog.

Also join us at our booth across from the food stands at the West Seattle Junction Summerfest this weekend to see our 2016 parade float and even take a photo on the front.
On Saturday morning at 11am, we are holding the coronation for our 2016 Senior Queen at the north stage by the West Seattle post office. Please come watch and celebrate our new Queen!

White Rose Ceremony, June 23rd

posted Jun 9, 2016, 11:41 AM by April Davis   [ updated Jun 9, 2016, 11:43 AM ]

The West Seattle Hi Yu White Rose Ceremony is a wonderful symbol of our shared goals, recognizing a new beginning and expressing hope for the future.

You are invited to the join us to celebrate the induction of the 2106 West Seattle Hi Yu Junior Court and Teen Ambassadors

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church

3220 California Ave SW

Seattle, Washington 98116

(Reception Hall entrance on 42nd SW )

Please RSVP by June 20, 2016 to Gloria Teves

At or 206-919-6117

Donations will be accepted at the door, but not required to attend.

Past court members are encouraged to wear their crowns and sashes.  

Parents of past court members are encouraged to attend even if their daughter (or son!) are unable to!

Hi Yu needs you! If you can’t attend in person, please send us your favorite memory of your days with Hi Yu. As you reflect, consider giving back to Hi Yu either of your time or by making a gift so that the future can be as bright as the past.

West Seattle Hi-Yu, Inc.

PO Box 16130

Seattle, WA  98116

Spring Tea and Auction, May 22nd

posted May 3, 2016, 6:57 PM by April Davis   [ updated May 3, 2016, 6:58 PM ]

Announcing the 2016 Spring Tea and Auction. 
Join the Hi Yu royalty for an afternoon tea to be held at the Hall at Fauntleroy located at 9131 California Ave SW from 2-4:30 on May, 22, 2016.  This traditional event features sweet and savory treats, a silent auction, and, of course, tea.  The tea is the primary fundraiser for Hi Yu and raises scholarship and float funds so please join us for a lovely afternoon.
Each ticket is $25, and you may purchase tickets online via PayPal at the link to the right. (Each $25 increment is one ticket, and we will contact you for further information.)  Any questions?  Please email

Extended Application Deadline

posted Mar 8, 2016, 11:22 AM by April Davis

Did you miss your opportunity to apply for the 2016 Senior Court or Teen Ambassador Program? There's still time!
The application for both has been extended and is now due March 31st.
Hurry and apply now, and invite your friends!

Another Opportunity to Apply for Teen Ambassador Program

posted Jan 20, 2016, 1:14 PM by April Davis

Missed the chance to sign up for the Teen Ambassador Program last Fall? Well here's your opportunity! West Seattle Hi-Yu, expanding the Teen Ambassador Program to add 4 more Teen Ambassadors!

Orientation for parents and students: Mon. Feb 22nd 7 pm Admiral Church

Application submissions: Fri. Feb. 19th

Interviews: Mon. Feb. 29th

Final selection and presentation on Mon. March 7th 7 pm Admiral Church

West Seattle Hi-Yu is expanding the West Seattle Hi-Yu Teen Ambassador program to add 4 more Teen Ambassadors 3 times a year, until there are a total of 12 West Seattle Hi-Yu Teen Ambassadors. We now have four Teen Ambassadors that were installed in Nov. Each new set of 4 will be added in Feb/March and another set of 4 in June/July and the last set of 4 in Oct/Nov. That way there will always be some experienced West Seattle Hi-Yu Teen Ambassadors going forward. Teen Ambassadors will serve for a year from when they are installed, and they can re-apply if they want to continue for another year if they will still be in the age range of 13-16.

You can find the updated application on the Applications page. Please consider joining, and invite your friends too!

Application now available for 2016 Senior Court!

posted Jan 18, 2016, 1:26 PM by April Davis

Hi-Yu is looking for candidates for the 2016 Senior Court!

The applications for the 2016 Senior Court are now available on our applications page!
Any women or men ages 17-22 living in West Seattle zip codes can apply.
Applications are due Monday, February 29th, and interviews are Monday, March 7th.

Apply now and invite your friends!

Survey for West Seattle Hi-Yu

posted Nov 15, 2015, 12:55 PM by April Davis

In order to better our program, we ask you to take a few minutes to fill out this survey. Please give us your honest feedback!

The survey can be found here:

If you'd like to join us for our next General Meeting, it will at 7pm on Monday, December 7 at Admiral Congregational Church, 4320 SW Hill Street.

2016 Junior Court Applications Available

posted Oct 6, 2015, 5:00 PM by April Davis   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 5:00 PM ]

The applications for the 2016 Junior Court are now available on our applications page!
Any boys and girls ages 8-12 years old living in West Seattle zip codes can apply. Applications are due November 27th, interviews are December 3rd and the coronation will be December 7th.

Apply now and invite your friends!

Deadline Extended for Teen Ambassador Program

posted Sep 29, 2015, 2:08 PM by April Davis

Hi-Yu's new Teen Ambassador Program is extending the deadline for applications! The new dates include:

Orientation for parents and students: Mon. Oct 19th

Application submissions: Oct. 19th

Interviews: Thurs. Oct 22nd

Final selection and presentation on Mon. Nov 2nd

All other information regarding the new program can be found on the Applications page.

Apply now and invite your friends!

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