March 11 Heritage Caucus bill report – last meeting of the session

The last meeting of the Heritage Caucus will take place on March 11 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. in Cherberg Building Room A-B-C on the Capitol Campus. Click here to view the March 11 bill report.

The March 11 meeting will feature a presentation from Chris Taylor, Executive director of the Pilchuck Glass School and an update on the ASUW Shell House. Two family members of the 1936 Olympics crew team (The Boys in the Boat) will be in attendance–Judy Rantz Willman, daughter of Joe Rantz, Honorary Campaign Co-Chair and Katie Kusske, granddaughter of George Pocock, legendary UW shell maker.                      

Heritage Caucus is a public meeting of legislators, state agencies, nonprofit organizations, and members of the public who are interested in heritage and culture. 

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