NWWB Meeting Dec. 15th has a waiting list. If you’ve RSVP’d but can’t come please let us know.

Hi Gals,

Hey we’re a fun group and Dec. 15th will be a festive meeting.

Our room, though, has filled to capacity. If you haven’t RSVP’ed but want to come, we’ll put you on our waiting list.

If you have RSVP’d but realize you can’t make it after all, PLEASE, let us know ASAP so we may let others attend.

We look forward to seeing you all.

Vivian and Marilyn

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NWWB Dec. 15th Meeting: Fun and Food on the Water + Writers Among us

Note: Limited number of spots left, please RSVP to nwwbviv@gmail.com if you plan to attend – wine or goodies are welcome, as usual

Look forward to fun at December’s meeting. It will feature a presentation by party planner, foodie and multiple classic boat owner, Diane Lander. Diane has owned MV Olympus for 20 years (www.yachtolympus.com) and in January of this year added the Marian II, a 1928 42’ Lake Union Dreamboat that she has learned to run herself.

During her ownership of Olympus she has entertained groups as large as 200 at dockside events; Hollywood celebrities, billionaires, visiting foreign ambassadors and dignitaries, and multiple governors. If anyone can plan an event on the water, it is Diane! The presentation will be entitled “Fun and Food on the Water.” Diane will cover everything from methods for provisioning her yachts, appetizers, cocktails, and ideas for boater friendly meals and events.

Diane will bring some of her appetizers and will share recipes. Whether you entertain people on your boat or just want great ideas for meals for you and your crew, this is a presentation not to be missed.

AND A BONUS: Several writers in our midst will be at this meeting with their books available for sale if you are interested. If any of their books seem like a good idea for someone on your list, it’s cash or checks, no credit cards. Thanks.

Elsie Hulsizer, Author of:

Glaciers, Bears and Totems: Sailing In Search Of The Real Southeast Alaska
Voyages To Windward: Sailing Adventures On Vancouver Island’s West Coast

More information:

http://www.sailblogs.com/member/ospreyvoyages/?show=profile

Wendy Hineman, Author of:

Tightwads On The Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey

More Information:

http://wendyhinman.com/tightwads-on-the-loose/

Christine Smith, Author of:

More Faster Backwards: Rebuilding David B

http://northwestnavigation.com/m-f-b/

Meeting Date: Monday,  December 15th 2014

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so

Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. are welcomed even at this meeting  but not required. We enjoy socializing after the presentation.

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)

It’s important to RSVP for this one nwwbviv@gmail.com

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NWWB Nov. 17th program: Single-handing The Inside Passage – Anne Cox Offers Us What It Was Like

We are pleased to bring another program filled with interesting and valuable information to those of us who love being on the water. This program features member Anne Cox who will tell you what it was like for a single woman, fairly new to powerboating, to take her boat solo up the Inside Passage to Sitka and back.

Anne will talk about:

How her expectations were the same or different from the reality.

How she prepared herself and her boat.

There were challenges along the way docking, anchoring, navigating rapids, facing varied weather and dealing with electronics and navigation. There were mistakes and triumphs and she’s glad she didn’t listen to those who cautioned, “You shouldn’t try it alone.”

Bring questions and enjoy beautiful photos from her trip.

Anne Cox is an enthusiastic kayaker and long-time outdoor enthusiast and activist, including appointment by Governor Booth Gardner to the Washington State Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation and the Washington State Parks Commission. In 2008, desiring more long-range on the water experience she bought a power boat. She now lives aboard her 29’ Ranger Tug enjoying new found confidence from her single-hand adventure during the summer of 2014. .

Date: Monday,  November 17th 2014

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so

Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. welcomed but not required. We enjoy socializing after the presentation.

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)

Please RSVP. Contact either:
Vivian Strolis – nwwbviv@gmail.com

425-827-9967/206-819-2265

Marilyn Michael lkunion@aol.com

206-322-0633

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Southside Marine Rescue sponsoring an evening of Glass creation, Saturday, November 8th.

Soundside invites you to experience an evening of Glass creation and inspiration!

FREE EVENT WITH FREE WINE, BEER AND NIBBLES!

Where: Glassy Baby Studio, Mardona Neighborhood. 3406 east union street Seattle, wa 98122

When:  Saturday, November 8th

glassybaby experience

Time:  6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

RSVP: Please CLICK HERE to RSVP using EVITE. Please let us know in the comment section if you are wanting to reserve your spot to make your own glassybaby! Please SHARE this Evite with all your friends!

Join us at the Glassy Baby Studio to watch a unique candle votive be made right before your eyes or even create one yourself with the glassblowers (cost for creating your own). The holidays are just around the corner and these unique creations make wonderful gifts! A portion of proceeds from this evenings sales will support Soundside Marinelife Rescue Center and our mission to build Washington’s first Marine Animal Hospital. For more information or to RSVP please contact Casey @ 425-346-9798 or email casey@soundsidemarinelife.org.

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Support Soundside Marinelife Rescue – Enjoy a day of fun Sat. Oct. 18th

We appreciated the presentation by Casey McLean on the work done and proposed by Soundside Marine Life Rescue. You can help them thrive.

Information on Soundside Marine Life Rescue

Join Soundside Marinelife Rescue Center and Gene Nastri School of the Arts for a fun day of FREE fall activities!… And see their new office/education center!

Come celebrate the season with Art projects, Pumpkin Painting, Raffle prizes, Costume Contest And more…..Fun & educational activities for the whole family.

Where: Soundside’s Office, 8616 Mukilteo Speedway Mukilteo, WA 98275

When: Saturday, October 18th

Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m

http://soundsidemarinelife.org/get-involved/fundraisers-and-events

 

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NWWB Oct. 20th program: Blue Water Sailing in the Modern World – Myths, Misconceptions and Technology Today

We are pleased to welcome long-time NWWB member, Kat Russell, back from a four-year cruise with her husband through the Pacific aboard their Peterson 44, Island Bound. They logged more than 20,000 blue water miles traveling from Alaska to Mexico and Mexico to French Polynesia, then on through the Cook Islands, American Samoa, Tonga and finally ending with 18 months cruising through beautiful Fiji.

If you are considering Blue Water cruising, this program is a must-see. Here are some of the “reality of cruising” topics Kat will touch on as she takes us visually through her adventure.

  • Getting ready – what the books don’t tell you
  • Everybody everywhere eats – don’t sweat the provisioning
  • Visas and clearing in, not like it used to be
  • ATMs around the world. Money is every where
  • Communications – Yes you still need an SSB/Hamm Radio but cell phones are everywhere and they are MAGIC
  • Using Google Translate and Google Maps when you get there
  • How modern electronics and engineering have changed the game
  • Must have items: Watch Commander and IPad loaded with Google Maps
  • Don’t lose sleep over the things that might happen. They (for the most part) don’t.
  • Sitting out a category IV Cyclone in Fiji

Come relax and enjoy the evening.

Date: Monday, October 20th, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so

Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. welcomed but not required. We enjoy socializing after the presentation.

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)

Please RSVP. Contact either:
Vivian Strolis – nwwbviv@gmail.com

425-827-9967/206-819-2265

Marilyn Michael lkunion@aol.com

206-322-0633

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Knot Tying Is Trending

OK, Vivian is ahead of a trend. There is a new music video by the group Ylvis about…Knot Tying. It’s out and trending. You’ve got to see this.

The Trucker’s Hitch

We can see it now…a group of NWWB gals “getting their cool on” doing an entertaining knot-tying video to promote Knot A Boat! You’ve got to admit, it would be a first for the Boat Show.

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