Sail Sand Point’s Youth Sailing Program Can Benefit From Donation of Your Old Sails by Aug. 31

Diane Johnson has passed along a way for you to help the Sail Sand Point’s Youth Racing Program. They will benefit from a donation from Sea Bags (www.seabags.com) for the pile of sails collected by August 31st. Read more about how you can divest yourself of those old sails for a good cause, go to www.sailsandpoint.org

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News from Reanne Hemingway-Douglass – A New Book: Exploring the Salish Sea: An Artist’s View

Reanne Hemingway Douglass and her husband Don have a new book out, Exploring the Salish Sea: An Artist’s View. It will be available for sale in about a month. Authored by the Douglasses, it features gorgeous pen and ink drawings by Margy Gates, a California artist and lifelong lover of the nautical world. The work celebrates the unique beauty of the Salish Sea, and reminds us that the marine environment merits our respect and protection.

And, for you gals with e-readers, if you haven’t read Reanne’s amazing tale, Cape Horn: One Man’s Dream, One Woman’s Nightmare, it will be available for Kindle and other ebook readers in a couple of weeks.

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Vibrational Meditation

I bought a new sander and I used my new sander for the first time today. I’m working hard to ‘stay present’ with my sander. That may sound strange, but too often when using a sander on wood that needs refinishing, one focuses on the big job ahead and the inability to bring ultimate perfection to the job. I like my new sander it’s small, fits nicely in my hand and gets in small spaces. And, it works. Old wood covering is disappearing and the wood looks fresh and beautiful again…a small chunk at a time. I want to try to stay focused on the fresh and beautiful that is emerging, not on the unsanded wood in front of me. I want to try to sand a little at a time and I think my new little sander will make me comfortable doing that. I have in the past said WHY? Why! did we pick a boat that has wood that encircles the edge? But the wood belongs to the boat it is part of the boat’s character. I shouldn’t wish the wood away. In finding a way to do my own wood; by offering it my labors, I feel more invested in my boat. And, doing my wood offers me time away from left brain word processing and computer screens. That helps a better neurological balance. I’m trying to consider it “vibrational meditation”.

 Just some thoughts I had today. Maybe they will offer encouragement to some of you out there “doing your wood”.

 Marilyn

 

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NWWB Meeting August 18th Marine Biologist, Casey Mclean, On Rescuing Marine Life

One of the pleasures of boating in the Northwest is observing and learning about the marine life. Next Monday we are excited to have Marine Biologist, Casey Mclean, founder of the Soundside Marinelife Rescue Center. Casey’s love of the Pacific Northwest and passion for marine mammals, has made her determined to provide a facility that can help rehabilitate marine animals and inspire the community to protect the marine environment.

Casey is actively working to create a hospital for marine wildlife something needed in the Northwest. She educates the general population about Soundside Marinelife Rescue Center helping people learn about rescuing sea life including issues such as how different species are rehabilitated and who to call. She will help us recognize and be more aware of the needs in our area.

After graduating from University of Tampa as a Marine Biologist, Casey honed her skills working with Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the Florida Research Institute in marine mammal rehabilitation, research, and public education. From Boston to Alaska, Casey has worked on projects involving Humpback whales, Steller Sea lions and rehabilitation of sea turtles. She is currently involved with the regional Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

Come relax and enjoy the evening.

Date: Monday, August 18th, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm Aor so

Location: 1900 N Northlake Way, #233 Seattle, WA 98103

We meet at the Northwest Marine Trade Association conference room,1900 N. Northlake Way, #233. Park at Fisheries Supply and go into the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply and up the stairs, turn right and we are the furthest door on the left.

(Located in the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply – UP THE STAIRS AND DOWN THE WALKWAY)

The Northwest Marine Trade Association has graciously welcomed our group of women in boating to use their office for our meetings. There’s great parking and it’s a comfortable and professional place to meet. Thank you Northwest Marine Trade Association for your support.

Please RSVP to Vivian at nwwbviv@gmail.com or Marilyn at lkunion@aol.com

Bring an hors d oeuvre or something to drink if you desire.

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NWWB – Prompt 7pm start to Monday’s Presentation

MONDAY’S PRESENTATION WILL START PROMPTLY AT  7PM

Deborah Bach, publisher of Three Sheets Northwest and new communications director of the Northwest Marine Trade Association, will be our speaker. She is a very active observer and commentator on the Northwest Boating Community. She will, also, offer you excellent information about enhancing your boating experience by blogging. Below are two links. The first introduces you to Three Sheets NW guest bloggers and the second to the member’s blog page of the Northwest Women in Boating blog (please consider joining if you have a blog).

Three Sheets Northwest Guest Bloggers

Northwest Women in Boating Blog Page

We look forward to seeing you.

Marilyn and Vivian

 

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NWWB Meeting July 21st Deborah Bach, The Adventure of Creating And Publishing Three Sheets Northwest Plus Encouraging And Informing You On How To Blog About Your Adventures

Hi Gals,

Northwest Women in Boating eagerly celebrates the accomplishments of women in love with boating. There is so much to learn on and off the water about boating and the maritime community. We are excited to have Deborah Bach as our presenter next Monday.

Deborah and her husband, Marty McOmber, launched the successful online maritime-focused news site, Three Sheets Northwest (www.thresheetsnw.com). Deborah will introduce you, more intimately, to Three Sheets Northwest. Online publications are more than just sources of information; they are interactive. She will share how it has enhanced her passion for and knowledge of boating and how it can enhance yours.

We are especially pleased that Deborah will offer us some valuable knowledge about blogging. If you have a blog site learn how to enhance it. If you don’t blog but would like to, get tips on how to start and learn how you can enjoy it while enhancing your boating experience.

(Vivian here. I am especially excited about Deborah’s presentation as my husband and I recently returned from five weeks traveling in nine European countries. Before we left we had hoped to put a blog together but ran out of time. Now we are home and have 2000 pictures to go through and still need to do a blog so we can share the most wonderful trip of our lifetime. This is going to be a very meaningful meeting and I hope that many of you will take this opportunity to join us.)

Deborah was introduced to boating by her husband who was living aboard when they met. They honeymooned in Croatia sailing on the Dalmatian coast “among islands with pine forests and sandy beaches, cobblestone villages and castle ruins.” Currently they are “…having a good time discovering the Pacific Northwest’s anchorages and marinas, its waterlogged characters and watering holes”. Their long-term plan is to spend a few years sailing around the world. As NWWB presentations are relaxed, if you have questions about boating in that region, we’re sure Deborah would gladly share.

And, at the time of sending this out, we have learned that while continuing to publish Three Sheets Northwest, Deborah is taking over as the new Communications Director for the Northwest Marine Trade Association.

Come relax and enjoy the evening.

Date: Monday, July 21st, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so

Location: 1900 N Northlake Way, #233 Seattle, WA 98103

We meet at the Northwest Marine Trade Association conference room,1900 N. Northlake Way, #233. Park at Fisheries Supply and go into the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply and up the stairs, turn right and we are the furthest door on the left.

(Located in the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply – UP THE STAIRS AND DOWN THE WALKWAY)

The Northwest Marine Trade Association has graciously welcomed our group of women in boating to use their office for our meetings. There’s great parking and it’s a comfortable and professional place to meet. Thank you Northwest Marine Trade Association for your support.

Please RSVP to Vivian at nwwbviv@gmail.com or Marilyn at lkunion@aol.com

Bring an hors d oeuvre or something to drink if you desire.

Vivian Strolis – nwwbviv@gmail.com

425-827-9967/206-819-2265

Marilyn Michael lkunion@aol.com

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Help, Need Your Thoughts For Oven Replacement

Hi Gals,

Marilyn here, I am needing to purchase a new toaster oven for my boat. I use mine a lot (toasting, baking and broiling options). I have found a toaster oven quick and easy to use, especially in the summer when I don’t want to heat things up onboard. My older one was an Oster and worked well, but brands and technology change. I’m hoping some of you may have a suggestion as to a good brand to consider?

Also, do you have a “can’t do without” item or suggestion for the galley that other boating gals might like to hear about? Summer entertainment is getting into full swing.

Thanks in advance

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