First, thanks to all who helped out with the Knot A Boat Booth.
We’ve never cancelled a meeting before but feel this month everyone is a bit stressed with the weather, or possibly still recovering from the Boat Show. Possibly you’re looking forward to hunkering down with a good book or binge watching a favorite series over the extra day off.
Please, as you prepare your calendars for the New Year, mark the third Monday of the month for our meetings. We really hope you will commit to coming out this year to enjoy and learn from our speakers and , most importantly, to support other women who boat.
Also, please share speaker ideas that come to mind. There are folks out there doing interesting and important stuff in the maritime arena, let us know about them. And, that person doing interesting and important stuff may be you, offer to give a program. Don’t be shy or underestimate what you have to offer, we’d love to follow along on your adventure, or be introduced to a skill or knowledge you possess,
This coming long-weekend we encourage you to relax and indulge in something that fuels your soul.
Amazon has The Curve of Time free as an audio book if you use Audible or take advantage ,of a free trial of their Audible program. What a great bedtime story. If you boat and haven’t read it, what an inspiration it is to women on the water!
If you are messing about on-line, Vivian subscribes to and recommends, www.theboatgalley.com an excellent source of ideas, recipes, articles, etc.
If you have an instant pot, I have a true comfort food idea, home-made Potato Soup. Here’s a link to my recipe: Marilyn’s Cheesy Potato Soup . If you don’t have an Instant Pot check them out, I use mine daily and one could be a great idea for your boat.
If you sew, dig into your fabric stash and make a creative throw pillow for the boat or for a friend who could use a fun surprise.
Create a welcome hand-out to give to guests who come onto your boat offering info on what’s what, where things are and how to use certain things like the head. A Grand Banks owner I knew made a creative one and guests really appreciated it.
Finally, as I encouraged in my comments at the beginning of our boat show inspirational panel, There is a commitment we are going to ask you to make this year, it’s the hallmark of Northwest Women in Boating. At whatever level of boating expertise you have, you have skills, you have enthusiasm. Promise yourself to reach out to one or more boating women on your dock, in your organization, or even a dreamer you meet who wants to boat someday. Say something, do something, encourage them in whatever ways you can. Join us in continuing to build a strong supportive community of boating women in the Northwest.