NWWB Women’s Day Panel is Boating – Beyond Fun, Set Off On An Internal Journey

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NWWB Meeting Mon. Jan. 15th A Gathering to Relax And Practice Knots – Note: KNOT-A-BOAT Volunteers still needed

Hi Gals,

ATTENTION: KNOT-A-BOAT volunteers still needed, it’s our way of giving back,  PLUS, doing a shift is a whole lot of fun and you get an extra ticket. Please reach out to Vivian and ask for the schedule email nwwbviv@gmail.com subject line KNOT-A-BOAT Volunteering…Thank you in advance!

We look forward to seeing you on Monday the 15th for a relaxed evening getting up to speed on some basic knots.We will gather to practice knot tying. Vivian will have stations set up allowing for a fun atmosphere in which to familiarize yourselves with knots you may not often use. Hey, unless you’re a hardy racing sailor, it’s winter, most of us are rusty!  Those of you who will be volunteering for KNOT-A-BOAT at the Seattle Boat Show will find this very helpful. And, important…KNOT-A-BOAT volunteers…Vivian will have your tickets to give you so we hope you can make it.

Pat Park has a trick knot that we hope she’ll teach; it’s fun to share with folks. Bring any fun knot tying ideas you may have (Hey, got any knot jokes?). If you’re volunteering you’ll find that some folks will come by and actually teach you some knots. Last year I got quite good at a Flying Bowline that I learned from a couple of the Boat Show attendees. They had fun teaching it. There are many enjoyable moments like that when  you volunteer.

Date: Monday, January 15th 2018

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so (Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. are 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)

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We Need You, Sign Up For A Knot-A-Boat Shift At The Seattle Boat Show

Hi Gals,

It’s time to support Northwest Women in Boating by quickly signing-up to volunteer for Knot-A-Boat shifts at the Seattle Boat Show. We need your help to enhance the Boat Show with our the fun- to-participate-in activity. It is our way of giving back to the Northwest Marine Trade Association – they provide the room for our meetings which enables our group to thrive.

For each shift you fill, you will receive a ticket to enter the boat show and one to share with someone else.  No parking passes this year, but the baseball parking lot was cheap last year and it’s not too far to walk. It’s a fun event so please sign up to help, it’s what you can do to enable the ongoing programs and events of Northwest Women in Boating and, importantly, to put women at the forefront of the Seattle Boat Show.

Please don’t put this off, we need you, you don’t have to be a knot expert.

Here’s how to to sign up for a shift/s…

Send an email to nwwbviv@gmail.com requesting a copy of the shift schedule. Pick your shift/s and let Vivian know ASAP by email.  Do not send the schedule back, but send the times you will volunteer for. YOU MUST INCLUDE  your name, phone number and snail mail address so tickets can be mailed to you. (Or you can pick them up at the NWWB meeting on January 15th.

Publications continue to list learning to tie knots as a very important part of boating. In the latest digital issue of Sea Magazine, pg. 44, is a featured article, Smarter By Summer, 12 Ways to be Better Boater by Opening Day; Number 8 is tying knots.  Let’s enjoy providing a platform for learning to tie knots using our wonderful prop Knot-A-Boat.

If you haven’t done it, it’s a whole lot of fun and an interesting ‘inside look’ at the Seattle Boat Show.

Thanks in advance,
Vivian Strolis co-chair of NWWB

206-819-2265

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Knot-A-Boat At The Seattle Boat Show, Sign Up Now – Attitudes Need Changing and Knots Are Waiting To Be Learned

The title of the above article is 12 Knots Every Man Should Know

I had to post this, gals. How many of you are into writing notes to editors, or maybe REI?

Despite the mindset of this author…

Northwest Women in Boating will be at the Seattle Boat Show again this year with their Knot-A-Boat display demonstrating knots to men AND WOMEN! We really need you to step up and help us staff the booth, it’s a commitment we hope you’ll see as our “giving back” for the programs we enjoy during the year at NWWB meetings. And…it’s a lot of fun, look at your schedules and choose a morning or evening shift early. The show runs Jan. 26 thru Feb. 3. Please contact Vivian at: http://www.nwwbviv@gmail.com using subject line – Volunteering for Knot-A-Boat. She’ll be sending out the schedule soon, as well

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Women: Dock, Diesel, Navigate, Crew Overboard At Seattle Boat Show

“WOMEN: DOCK, DIESEL, NAVIGATE, CREW OVERBOARD”
Capt. Margaret Pommert (sail) and
Capt. Linda Lewis (power)
Seattle Boat Show – Boat Show University
Monday, January 29, 2018 – 9am-5pm – $100
Build your boating skills in a fun, supportive workshop. Taught by women, for women. No mansplaining. Just clear demonstrations, engaging interaction and relevant practice. And lots of laughter! We’ll work together on developing four core boating skills; docking, navigation, diesel engine maintenance, and crew overboard rescue. Learn docking and crew overboard rescue techniques relevant to YOUR boat by participating in either a sailboat OR a powerboat break-out session for each. Learn the foundations of marine diesel maintenance and troubleshooting with an engine in the classroom. Develop your navigation skills on YOUR tablet; download the popular Navionics basic app (Google: “Navionics Free Trial”) and bring it to the seminar for hands-on practice. Come away with inspiration, new skills to practice, lots of local resources, and new woman boater friends!
To register for this seminar, click here. Scroll down to Jan 29 – Women… and follow the instructions.
Monday, January 29 is also “Women’s Day” at the boat show. You can get in FREE but you must get your ticket online PRIOR to the show. NOTE: The link to actually print the free pass is not up yet, so please keep checking back. Click here:  https://seattleboatshow.com/attraction/womens-day/
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NWWB MEETING DEC. 18 – SHOULD BUY TICKETS AHEAD & GUYS ARE WELCOME

Hi to all you gals who are planning to attend the Dec. 18th event at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens. It is very wise to buy your $5. tickets ahead of time online so as to not be held up waiting in line that evening.

Garden dLights admission ticket site

Also, it is a pleasant holiday experience we’ve turned into a gathering. There is nothing formal going on, so please feel free to invite and welcome any male partners, spouses or friends to enjoy it with us.

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NWWB MEETING DEC. 18th Experience a Magical Evening of Seasonal Lights

Experience A Magical Evening of Seasonal Lights at Bellevue Botanical Gardens

We’ve planned an evening field trip … we’re all boaters, so pretend your four wheel mode of transportation is your dinghy for the night. At many boating destinations you’ve looked forward to a trip ashore to see something beautiful enhancing your experience. Though not on the water, for only $5.00, this evening’s adventure provides you a chance to get out and see a beautiful holiday light display and relax during the busyness of the season. Meet at regular time – 7:00pm inside the garden waiting area. (an RSVP would be nice so no one is left behind.)
Bellevue Botanical Gardens presents annually, in December,

“Garden d’Lights”  https://gardendlights.org

They transform their gardens into a magical display of colorful flowers and 24 very fun things to find – the teddy bear was easy and the blue heron is amazing and the list goes on.
  • 45 minutes or more to walk through – with fun finding all the special critters
  • Meeting place is under cover to the left after going through the entrance
  • Dress for the weather – shoes for walking on gravel paths
  • Can stop for hot chocolate / coffee at their room set up for that
  • It also features a Gingerbread Castle
Check out  Garden d’Lights Click https://gardenlights.org It has all the pertinent info.
Cost $5.00 for entrance and $5.00 for parking if unwilling to walk a block
Link to Directions & Parking (there is free parking that is only a short walk away),
Meet at regular time – 7:00pm inside the garden waiting area.

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