An Impressive Group of Gals Spending A Perfect Evening Onboard MV Lotus

An impressive group of gals right where they love to be – on the water!  What a perfect evening. Thanks to Christian and Lynn our hosts and thanks to all of you for the great food, conversation, laughter and fun. Northwest Women in Boating thrives!

To see more pictures go to:

Pictures of our party on Lotus

The password is: nwwblotus    (Click on “View as slideshow” above the right column of pictures

If you have pictures you would like us to add to the album send them to: lkunion@aol.com

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Southside Marinelife Rescue Center Bon Fire Fundraiser Aug. 13th

Casey McLean, Director of Southside Marinelife Rescue Center, spoke to us about the efforts of the organization, the only one of it’s kind in Washington (here is a link to info about that program) They have interesting and fun fundraisers and here is some information on their latest.

Event Details
This event was tons of fun last year so let’s do it again! The best part is you don’t have to bring anything! With the purchase of your event ticket we will provide hotdogs for roasting over the fire (veggie dogs available too), chips, sodas/ water and s’mores for dessert. There will be games, face painting for the kids and two fire pits going. All proceeds from the ticket sales go directly to support our mission to build a marine animal rescue center.

When: August 13th from 6-9:30pm (drop by any time!)
Where: Mukilteo Lighthouse Park- Look for the blue tent and Soundside banner
609 Front Street Mukilteo, 98275
Event Tickets: Early Bird Prices: Adult $5, Child (10 and under) $3
At Event Prices: Adult $7, Child (10 and under) $5

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

** There are plenty of logs for sitting and we will have some chairs but you are welcome to bring your own comfortable camping chair too!

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NWWB Meeting Mon. Aug. 17th Potluck Social Onboard the 1909 MV Lotus

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Visit her website: www.mvlotus.org

Hi Gals,

Important note for this meeting: There is a space limit of 28 so you must RSVP early to assure a spot. Thanks

For this month’s meeting on Monday, August 17th we will spend a relaxed evening in the past onboard the 1909, 92′ MV Lotus moored at the bottom of Lake Union. (Yes, we are meeting on a boat a link to directions are below and on the MV Lotus website above.) We’ll socialize while staying at the dock. It’s a potluck dinner, so for this meeting we are asking everyone to bring a favorite main dish, salad or dessert to share and whatever you want to drink or wine to share. Plates, flatwear and glasses and coffee will be available, no need to bring. If you haven’t seen the renovations at the end of the Lake, this is your chance. Come earlier in the day and tour the Museum of History and Industry. (Here is a link to the presentation given to our group about MV Lotus).

The Lotus crew has a group of volunteers and they are actively looking for more. You’ll have a chance to see what that opportunity is if it sounds interesting to you. They do tours and events on the Lotus in costume, making it a true trip into the past. For those of you who rarely dip into the Edwardian era end of your closet, Christian Gruge and our own Lynn Reister, are our hosts for the evening. Christian’s family owned the Lotus for years* They encourage anyone who desires, to come in costume. (quasi Edwardian or Steam Punk were the ideas offered, (Vivian and I did a Google image search for Steam Punk and decided we definitely couldn’t pull that off, lol). Casual attire is fine, no costume required, but maybe you have a “hat from the past” that you never get a chance to wear. (* Lotus is now owned by the M. V. Lotus Foundation.)

You must RSVP asap at nwwbviv@gmail.com for this meeting as there is a space limit. If you have said you’re coming but your plans change please let us know as there may be a waiting list. Come and enjoy the evening.

Meeting Date: Monday, August 17th, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm – till 9:00 pm or so

This is a potluck so please bring a main dish, salad or dessert to share. Bring what you want to drink or wine to share. We’ll have plates and flatwear and coffee available.

Location: Behind the Museum of History and Industry on Lake Street at the bottom of Lake Union (see picture above). 860 Terry Avenue North. Link to Google map (The Naval Army Reserve is now the Museum of History and Industry)

It’s a great help to us if you would consider subscribing to the blog for all the information about this groups activities. Also, we appreciate it when you share the link with women boating friends: www.nwwb.wordpress.com/

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Free Oil Spill Kits for Puget Sound Boaters

Are you prepared to cleanup an oil spill from your own boat, or to possibly assist another recreational boater who is spilling oil?

Check out this article in www.threesheetsnw.com about oil spill issues and how to obtain a free oil spill kit for your boat.

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NWWB July 20th Meeting Learn About The Art and Sport of Rowing

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Large boats, small boats, fat boats, skinny boats, rowing, powering, sailing, and paddling, there are so many ways to enjoy Northwest waters. Vivian and I were introduced, through excellent writing, to the world of rowing as we recently read the book, Boys In The Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.  We wanted to learn more. Come, relax and enjoy a foray into the world of those folks you see out there skimming across the surface of the water.

For our meeting this coming Monday, July 20th we look forward to welcoming Marilynn Goo, Roberta Scholz and Marie Hagman from the Lake Washington Rowing Club.

We will learn from each when, why and how they started rowing, why they continue to row and why they row at Lake Washington Rowing club. Marilyn will share a brief history of the Lake Washington Rowing Club. Marie will share about the club’s classes and programs. Roberta will discuss with us, in a more general way, about how we all share the waterway.

Please RSVP at nwwbviv@gmail.com if you plan on attending and tell your boat-loving gal friends. Come and enjoy the evening.

Meeting Date: Monday, July 20th, 2015

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 a great help to us if you would consider subscribing to the blog for all the information about this groups activities. Also, we appreciate it when you share the link with women boating friends: www.nwwb.wordpress.com/

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A Great Summer Read Plus A Little About Our July Program

Vivian and I have recently read and enjoyed the book, Boys In The Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. We recommend it for its local historical focus and for its good writing.

It stimulated our interest in setting up our July program. A gal from Lake Washington Rowing Club will be talking to us about the art and sport of rowing and the opportunities on local waters. We will be sending out more in-depth information about this program very soon. We look forward to seeing you on Monday, July 20th.

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A Fun, Musical, Nautical Event July 10th

Deborah Bach, is publisher of Threesheets NW a great Northwest-oriented online newsletter. www.threesheetsnw.com 

They recently highlighted a fun and FREE upcoming event.

Sea Chanteys and other sea songs celebrate our connections to the sea, ships, skippers, and sailors.  Sea Chanteys are fun and easy to sing and are for all ages.  David Kessler, a talented chantey man from back East, will lead the July sing-a-long aboard the historic tugboat Arthur Foss at Lake Union Park.

Historic Tugboat Arthur Foss, Lake Union Park | Jul. 10, 2015

 

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