Special NWWB Meeting Mon., Aug. 19th We’d Like To See A Good Turnout So, Please, RSVP Now… Seattle Harbor Patrol – Meet Officers – Tour Facilities And Boats

Hey Gals,

LOCATION CHANGE FOR THIS MEETING and you must RSVP AT nwwbviv@gmail.com

Giving you a rare opportunity, the Monday, August 19th meeting will be hosted by the Seattle Harbor Patrol Unit at the top of Lake Union very close to where we usually meet (See Directions below). Join us for this chance to meet up close and personal with the professionals who patrol the waters we enjoy around Seattle. Officers will talk to us about what they do, and answer your questions. It’s interesting to learn what goes on behind the scenes and to learn of their take on staying safe on the water. Past meetings held at Harbor Patrol have impressed us and were enlightening in ways that surprised us.

We will enjoy a tour of their docks, boats and facilities. The SPD dive unit and fire boats are located there.

Always a popular meeting, as usual, hors d oeuvres/munchies are welcome which we’ll share with officers, but we won’t be doing wine. You must RSVP for this meeting.

Side note from Marilyn: I used to write a column for Nor’Westing Magazine called Waterbeat. I would write up on-the-water incidents like you’d see in a regular police blotter. I got to know Harbor Patrol officers and learned about all the diverse things they do. It’s a unique and fascinating element of the Seattle Police Department, of special interest to boaters.)

And, here’s good information to add to your boating resources, a link to Boating Safety and Water Safety information on the SPD website: https://www.seattle.gov/police/community-policing/boating-and-water-safety

Again, hors d oeuvres or munchies will be very welcome and we will share them with the officers on the shift. (We won’t be able to do wine.)

Date/Time: Monday, August 19th 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location Link: Seattle Harbor Patrol offices  1717 N Northlake Pl, Seattle, WA 98103  Traveling east or west on Northlake Way you will turn toward the lake onto Northlake Place and go down a little road to the gate leading into the Harbor Patrol offices. If the gate is closed there is an intercom.

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NWWB Notes: Activity Updates and…Lotus Needs You To Join Their Paint Party and Possible Ride Back From Pt. Townsend Onboard

Remember, this Monday night, the 19th, we are gathering at the Harbor Patrol Office on Lake Union for a very interesting and informative meeting, don’t miss it. Must RSVP.

Put on your calendars that September 16th will be our annual potluck onboard the MV Lotus. For this yearly event we really encourage you to invite a friend. Come on, ‘get your social on’, it’s a fun evening, get proactive, let’s introduce more gals to our group. No need to but you can even do the costume thing I’m thinking of adding some STEAM PUNK elements to my attire this year. Life’s too serious, why not?

AND…HERE’S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AN INTERESTING ON-THE-WATER EXPERIENCE RIGHT NOW. For information: Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at info@mvlotus.org or call 360.643.3302

Christian Gruge of the MV Lotus offers this unique opportunity to add to your summer enjoyment on the water.

The  MV Lotus is being spiffed up for the Wooden Boat Fests  (Port Townsend  Sept 6,7,8   & Lake Union Sept 28 & 29)
They could use and would love your help & company.

“We have a brush to fit your hand! – Treats and coffee always!
And…paint enough and you can ride back from Port Townsend to Seattle with us!”

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Local Connection to the Boat Maiden, Movie “Maiden” Now In Theaters, Tour The Boat at Bell Harbor Saturday And at Shilshole Tuesday

Many of you may be aware of the boat and movie “Maiden”  Maiden is the name of the boat used by the first all-women crew to sail in an around-the-world race.  The documentary movie is out in theaters now. Here is a trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AecVJ3Br4zc

Link to local show times 

Maiden has been refurbished and is now sailing on a world tour, stopping to raise awareness and funds for girls’ education around the world.  She sailed into Seattle this week.  You can tour the boat at Bell Harbor Marina on Saturday and at Shilshole on Tuesday

Member Danae Hallowed has been accepted as one of two guest crew members for the leg from Seattle to San Francisco.  She will train with them in Seattle for two days, then the boat sails Aug. 15-19th to San Francisco.  Each stop has talks and media events.

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Special NWWB Meeting Monday, August 19th Seattle Harbor Patrol – Meet Officers – Tour Facilities

Hey Gals,

LOCATION CHANGE FOR THIS MEETING and you must RSVP AT nwwbviv@gmail.com

Giving you a rare opportunity, the Monday, August 19th meeting will be hosted by the Seattle Harbor Patrol Unit at the top of Lake Union very close to where we usually meet (See Directions below). Join us for this chance to meet up close and personal with the professionals who patrol the waters we enjoy around Seattle. Officers will talk to us about what they do, and answer your questions. It’s interesting to learn what goes on behind the scenes and to learn of their take on staying safe on the water. Past meetings held at Harbor Patrol have impressed us and were enlightening in ways that surprised us.

We will enjoy a tour of their docks, boats and facilities. The SPD dive unit and fire boats are located there.

Always a popular meeting, as usual, hors d oeuvres/munchies are welcome which we’ll share with officers, but we won’t be doing wine. You must RSVP for this meeting.

Side note from Marilyn: I used to write a column for Nor’Westing Magazine called Waterbeat. I would write up on-the-water incidents like you’d see in a regular police blotter. I got to know Harbor Patrol officers and learned about all the diverse things they do. It’s a unique and fascinating element of the Seattle Police Department, of special interest to boaters.)

And, here’s good information to add to your boating resources, a link to Boating Safety and Water Safety information on the SPD website: https://www.seattle.gov/police/community-policing/boating-and-water-safety

Again, hors d oeuvres or munchies will be very welcome and we will share them with the officers on the shift. (We won’t be able to do wine.)

Date/Time: Monday, August 19th 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location Link: Seattle Harbor Patrol offices  1717 N Northlake Pl, Seattle, WA 98103  Traveling east or west on Northlake Way you will turn toward the lake onto Northlake Place and go down a little road to the gate leading into the Harbor Patrol offices. If the gate is closed there is an intercom.

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NWWB Meeting Mon., July 15th Detailing Your Boat Learn From A Pro Tips – Tricks – Products and More from Natalie Sears Deckhand Detailing

We’ve all faced our boats, at times, with rags, brushes, cleaners and polishes in hand wishing we had more information about…

…easier ways of cleaning and detailing,

…what products to use,

…even how to better interact with detailing companies we pay to maintain our boats.

Natalie Sears,  owner of Deckhand Detailing, will talk with our group this Monday.  She’s a 20-year detailing pro with 16 employees and she’ll share all kinds of that  information “we wish we had”.

Natalie will offer tips and tricks for cleaning and detailing your boats. “It’s an opportunity to learn how to take care of your boat by working smarter, not harder“, said Natalie, “I’ll show you how to divide up the cleaning tasks on your boat so they’re more do-able, and I’ll bring products to show.” She’ll take questions from the group and will also bring copies of her book “The Insider’s Guide to Boat Cleaning and Detailingfor purchase.

Natalie is an inspiring entrepreneur, something we may get here talking about, as well. She didn’t come from a boating background. She had never cleaned a boat before and is afraid of water, but thought starting a boat detailing business would be a great idea! (Read the full story on how she got started at https://www.deckhanddetailing.com/our-story.htm.) Over 20 years later, Natalie is still going strong with a crew of hard-working employees, a ton of experience with boats, and about that fear of the water…”only a little.”

Date and Time: Monday, July 15th 7pm to 9pm followed by socializing

Location: 1900 N. Northlake Way in the Northwest Marine Trade Association conference room. The offices are across the courtyard in back of Fisheries Supply, on the second floor.

Parking: Ample parking is available in the parking lot at Fisheries

Wine and munchies are welcomed and enjoyed, as usual, for socializing after the presentation.

Questions: Contact Vivian at nwwbviv@gmail.com

Upcoming meeting, more information will be forthcoming:

August 19th A field trip to the offices of the Seattle Harbor Patrol with presentation and a tour

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Marilyn Michael has suffered a loss

Marilyn Michael lost her husband, Hank Snyder, to illness on May 27th. They had worked as a team in psychotherapy and went on to create and run a vocational school in the therapy method they created called NeuroTherapy Training. They had worked and lived together for 40 years and boated together, both sail and power, since 1983, ultimately living on board. Hank was a major force in her life for strength, inspiration, good food and always humor. For those of you who remember it, Hank wrote the Galleyman food column in Nor’Westing Magazine for many years.

The hole in her heart and life is very large, but she will move forward continuing to encourage people, especially women, to overcome fear and to realize that what they do, including achievements in boating, can be an inspiration to others.

Her email for reaching out personally is:  lkunion@aol.com

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NWWB Meeting Mon. June 17 Patsy Crawford of Crawford Nautical School – What Pleasure Boaters Can Learn From Professional Maritime Training

You are a Northwest woman who boats and, if you are reading this you are curious; interested in improving your skills; interested in the history of boating in the Northwest; interested in learning from the people, especially women, who are leaders in the regional maritime industry and the sport of boating

Our presenter for June is Patsy Crawford co-owner/instructor of Crawford Nautical, the family-based Seattle school that has offered training for all levels of nautical licenses since 1923. Patsy brings knowledge and experience of maritime skill building, her long-running family business has been a part of Northwest Maritime History and, as a woman, she brings a perspective interesting to women who boat.

Some of you may be curious about what it would be like to extend your maritime education, even earning a Captain’s license. Patsy can answer your questions. She can also speak to us about lessons pleasure boaters can learn from the type of training given to professional mariners.

Patsy is the oldest in the Crawford family. She runs the school (a heritage from her father and grandfather) with two younger brothers and other instructors. She and her brothers are part of a large family, many with impressive maritime experience. Patsy earned a Ph.D. in English, teaches in the schools programs and has written many of the training materials.

Date and Time: Monday, June 17th 7pm to 9pm.

Location: 1900 N. Northlake Way in the Northwest Marine Trade Association conference room. The offices are across the courtyard in back of Fisheries Supply, on the second floor.

Parking: Ample parking is available in the parking lot at Fisheries

Wine and munchies will be welcomed and enjoyed as usual for socializing after the presentation.

Questions: Contact Vivian and Marilyn at nwwbviv@gmail.com

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