The Clarion

The Clarion is the IAWP Washington Chapter’s regular newsletter. It is produced by IAWP Washington members: communications chair Michelle Smith and executive editor Judy Johnson. You can contact Michelle with story ideas.


Clarion VolumeLXIV No. 1-2018

Posted 8 months ago.

Welcome to the May 2018 edition of the Clarion, IAWP Washington's eNewsletter. This edition includes news about: 

  • The 75th Annual Educational Conference, May 17-18 in Shelton
  • Scholarships
  • The International Conference in Cincinnati, June 17-20
  • The Winter Institute and Crab Feed
  • Mutual Aid
  • Becoming a certified workforce professional
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Hall of Fame nominations
  • IAWP Night at the Rainiers, July 20

Clarion 1-2018

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Clarion Volume LXIV No. 8-2018

Posted 5 months ago.

Welcome to the August Edition of the Clarion, IAWP Washington's eNewsletter. This edition includes news about:

* Our new Commissioner Suzi LeVine

* International Conference Updates/Awards

* Family Self-Sufficiency Program

* Loss of Colleague

* Upcoming Events

* And more

Clarion 8-2018

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Kay Kaliman

Posted 6 months ago.

Kay Beverly Kaliman, 72, of Tumwater, WA, passed away on June 30, 2018, due to cancer. A lifetime partner, daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother, she will be remembered as a kind and loving person with an extraordinary sense of humor. She was born on October 20, 1945, in Spokane, WA, to Virginia (Strickland) and Marvin “Joe” Hasting. She was a graduate of Napa High School in Napa, CA, and the University of Montana in Missoula, MT.

Kay grew up in Montana (Willow Creek and Springhill) and California (Napa). She enjoyed riding horses and spending time with her family and friends in Montana (College years and summers throughout her life.) and Washington. After graduating from college with a degree in education, Kay became a 2nd grade teacher at Packwood Elementary where she began her lifelong pursuit in helping others. In 1978, Kay began working for the Washington State Employment Security Department. In her 38 years of service, Kay had the opportunity to work in several offices in many different capacities. She especially enjoyed many of her co-workers, whom she referred to as friends, as well as the public she served. She was an active member of the International Association of Personnel in Employment Security (IAPES) on the state and national levels and took great pleasure participating in many sponsored community activities and conventions.

Kay had many enjoyments in life. As a child, she especially loved riding horses. Her favorite pets included horses Skeeter and Freckles, dog Fizzlebritches, and cat Snohmie, to name just a few. She loved flowers of all kinds – growing her own, visiting botanical gardens, and, especially, seeing them on parade floats. One of the highlights of her life was attending the Rose Bowl Parade with her daughter, Teressa. Kay had a love of baking for her family and friends – Ethel’s sugar cookies, all varieties of pies, Christmas fudge, and popcorn balls. Everyone who knew her can easily recount sitting around the kitchen table enjoying one of her sweet treats with a cup of coffee while listening to a funny story. Kay also loved celebrating all holidays and became rather well-known with her over-the-top decorations, holiday sweatshirts, and vast collection of earrings for every occasion. She had a love of travel, especially long road trips with someone else driving so that she could enjoy the views. Kay enjoyed spending time with her fellow members of Take Off Pounds Successfully (TOPS), watching her soap operas (General Hospital and All My Children), and was a big fan of the Seattle Mariners baseball team.

While she had many hobbies, what Kay loved most was the company of her friends and family. She is survived by her children, Virginia (Sean) Detty, Teressa (Daniel) Rexus, and Veronica Kaliman; her brother, Kenneth Hasting; her lifetime partner of 38 years, Charles Wiley; his son, Joshua (Julianne) Wiley; cousin Gary (Sandie) Metcalf, and her first husband, Louie Kaliman. She is preceded in death by Charlie’s daughter, Tabatha (Kevin) Cropper. Kay especially enjoyed time with her grandchildren: Jayseph, Kayleen, Robert, Richard, Alexandrea, Kassandra, Josie, Rebekah, Matthew and Hezekiah.

A celebration of her life is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 21st at Mills & Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park located at 5725 Littlerock Rd SW, Tumwater, WA 98512.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may donate to The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life under “Kay Kaliman” as Participant at

The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at, which will be available prior to and after her service.

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Clarion III—December News

Posted one year ago.

Welcome to the latest Clarion from the Washington Chapter of IAWP, including updates on the three major conferences since May, news from IAWP National President Cheryl Brown and Washington President Donna Glacken and more! 

Clarion III-2017

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Clarion I-2017: Crabfeed registration + more

Posted about 2 years ago.

Please enjoy the first Clarion of the year and don't forget to register for the Winter Institute and Crabfeed at Westport. Watch Inside ESD for new travel/professional development guidance to help you attend. 

  • Heritage Month Celebrations
  • Legislative Updates:
    • 4 More States #RaiseTheWage
    • Just Don’t Do It
    • Meet New ESD Legislative Liaison
  • Scammer Alerts!
  • Benefits of Applying for Scholarships
  • Opportunities to Serve
  • Volunteer Improve Your Skills—Volunteer
  • Refer to Apprenticeships
  • News from Japan
  • Thinking about School?
  • If Times Be Lean in ‘17: Budgeting for the New Year
  • Unsung Hero
  • Monster Innovation Award

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Clarion-5-2016- Veterans Issue

Posted 2 years ago.

Check out the latest news from the Washington Chapter of the International Association of Workplace Professionals-our  Special Veterans Issue!

  • Learn the history of Veterans Day;
  • Get an update on ESD & WDVA’s YesVets Hiring Project;
  • Learn the difference between the Federal Dept. of Veterans Affairs and the Vets Program through US Dept. of Labor;
  • Mark your calendar and help publicize the 25th Anniversary of the Washington IAWP Veterans Day Celebration; and
  • More!

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Clarion 4-2016

Posted 2 years ago.

Thanks to all our great contributors, executive editor Judy Johnson and communications committee member Ann Hartman, here’s the latest edition of The Clarion! Enjoy… And it’s not too late to register for the District Conference.  You can find the registration form in this month’s Clarion as well!

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Posted 2 years ago.

Employment Security recently launched a new job match website and IAWP members, Jan Oswold and Bill Tarrow, played major roles!

Clarion 3- 2016

Posted 2 years ago.

Don't miss the latest issue of the Clarion with all the news from the IAWP Washington State Educational Conference--including photos! Download PDF

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103rd Conference Flash #5

Posted 2 years ago.

The final Flash from the 103rd International Conference in Buffalo, NY, reflects on the conference, looks to the future and features Commissioner Dale Peinecke's vision of change in the workplace. 

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