Article on NWWB Women’s Day Panel at Seattle Boat Show

We were so pleased with the messages and inspiration offered by the presenters at this year’s NWWB panel on Women’s Day at the Seattle Boat Show.

A recent article from 48 North by writer, Cara Kuhlman, begins…

A competitive rower, a commercial captain, a maritime tradeswoman, a lifelong learner, and a cruising author; the women of the 2017 Northwest Women in Boating panel lead inspiring lives both on and off the water.

Coinciding with Northwest Women in Boating’s 10th Anniversary, the panel titled “Boating, A Pathway to a More Inspired Life” took place at the Seattle Boat Show, and began with an introduction by volunteer organizer Marilyn Michael.

“Boating can be a pathway to advanced education” Michael said, highlighting the benefits of boating including technical learning, fitness, an opportunity to unplug, and it’s potential for promoting equality.

In traditionally male-dominated segments of society, such as boating and the maritime trades, Michael urged attendees to “be bold, be confident, and reach out to other women.”

Read the complete article from 48 North on NWWB Women’s Day Panel

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Olympus leaving for the East Coast Bid Her Farewell at the Locks Sunday 26th 1:30pm

On Sunday afternoon  NWWB member, Diane Lander’s, historic 1929-built motor yacht Olympus is leaving Seattle for the East Coast.  It has an interesting history, more at www.yachtolympus.com.  Olympus will be accompanied by other “classic boats and other interested vessels …. in a farewell flotilla”.

An article from Three Sheets NW says…

Historic motor yacht Olympus set to leave the PNW, and you’re invited to bid her farewell

By Editor on February 22, 2017

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Olympus at the Seattle waterfront on Elliott Bay.

The historic motor yacht Olympus is making her last trip out of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard and you’re invited to help send her off.

On Sunday, February 26, Olympus will take on fuel at Morrison’s Fuel Dock on Lake Union and classic boats and other interested vessels are welcome to rendezvous there at noon and travel with her to the locks in a farewell flotilla.

Olympus will take her time heading westward towards Ballard and boating enthusiasts are encouraged to gather at the locks at 1:30 p.m. to give her a grand sendoff as she heads toward Puget Sound.

From Shilshole Bay, Olympus will turn north en route to Victoria where she’ll be put on a transport ship and sent back to her birth place, New York.

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Washington State Ferries Looks to Train Workforce of its Future

The Seattle Times had a story this morning about a push by the Washington State Ferry System to seek and train employees at all levels because the large amount of retirements they are facing.

Link to story

 

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NWWB Feb. 20th Meeting Corrected Location Link

Advancing the Health and Welfare of Marine Life in the Northwest With Veterinarian Lesanna L. Lahner, DVM, MPH

We are meeting one more time tonight at Queen City Yacht Club. Below is the corrected link. to directions.

https://www.queencity.org/contacts-location

 

 

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NWWB Meeting Feb. 20th Advancing the Health and Welfare of Marine Life in the Northwest With Veterinarian Lesanna L. Lahner, DVM, MPH

We look forward to seeing you at the Queen City Yacht club Monday night for a great program and socializing.

We are excited to have veterinarian and Executive Director of SR3, Lesanna L. Lahner, speak.  Dr. Lahner is a wildlife veterinarian who specializes in sea life. The organization, SR3 is dedicated to 3 R’s – Response to entangled, stranded or injured sealife, Rehabilitating endangered species and Research focused on protecting, restoring and conserving our region’s ecosystems.

Click here for more info and directions to Queen City Yacht Club

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NWWB Meeting Feb. 20th Advancing the Health and Welfare of Marine Life in the Northwest With Veterinarian Lesanna L. Lahner, DVM, MPH

This program is one to which you might consider inviting your daughters or granddaughters, it will be fascinating to learn of what’s happening with the sea life in our region. Please note the different location for this meeting.

One of the true pleasures of boating in the Northwest is observing and learning about the marine life. We are excited to have veterinarian and Executive Director of SR3, Lesanna L. Lahner, speak.  Dr. Lahner is a wildlife veterinarian who specializes in sea life. The organization, SR3 is dedicated to 3 R’s – Response to entangled, stranded or injured sealife, Rehabilitating endangered species and Research focused on protecting, restoring and conserving our region’s ecosystems.

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Dr. Lahner’s passion and practice is to promote conservation and improve ecosystem and community health through exceptional veterinary medical care and scientific research.  In addition to her role with SR3, Dr. Lahner serves as the veterinarian for Sarvey Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. She is also an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington, School of Public Health. Dr. Lahner previously worked for the Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago, IL), the Seattle Aquarium (Seattle, WA), and the USGS National Wildlife Health Center (Madison, WI). Dr. Lahner works closely with agencies that oversee stranded or injured marine mammals and sea turtles in Washington and Oregon including NOAA and USFWS. Currently Dr. Lahner is involved in a variety of clinical and population based conservation research projects, including research on Sea Star Wasting Disease, sea otter anesthesia and medicine, and marine mammal disentanglement efforts.

Thank you to Casey McClain now the Animal Medical Care Coordinator at SR3 for helping us schedule Dr. Lahner.  You may remember Casey as she addressed NWWB in 2014 as the founder of SoundsideMarinelife Rescue Center. Her love of the Pacific Northwest and passion for marine mammals made her determined to help rehabilitate marine animals and inspire the community to protect the marine environment.

Come relax, enjoy the evening and listen to Dr. Lahner educate us about SR3 and how to protect the marine environment around us.

Learn more at: https://www.sealifer3.org/

Date: Monday, February 20, 2017

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so

This Month’s Location: (changed just this month next month we’ll be back at the NMTA conference room. Thanks to Becky Garvey for arranging QCYC).

Queen City Yacht Club 2608 Boyer Avenue East Seattle, WA

(Street parking, but it is available. At the south end of the University Bridge take Boyer heading east. QCYC is on the left hand side of the road.)

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

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

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TYEE Yacht Club Members – Could You Contact Us?

Hi Gals,

There are some of you out there who belong to the TYEE Yacht Club.

We would like to talk with you.

Marilyn Michael  –  206-322-0633

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