NWWB Feb. 18th Meeting Canceled – But Read This For Imp. Information

Hi Gals,

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.

(Here is a link to my full comments at the beginning of this year’s Inspirational Panel at the Boat Show)


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Free Boat Show Ticket Link for Women’s Day Jan. 28th – Bring A Friend To Our Inspirational Panel

Gals, Here is a link to free Seattle Boat Show tickets for Women’s Day Monday, Jan 28th  (women only)  https://secure.interaciveticketing.com/1.23/9aedb1/#/select

Join other gals at the Pyramid Brewing Co. after (walking distance)

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NWWB Meeting Mon. Jan. 21st Elsie Hulsizer Planning Your Coastal Cruise

Planning your first coastal cruise and wondering where to start? Curious about the challenges and advantages of different destinations? Elsie Hulsizer, a veteran of coastal cruises from South Puget Sound to Alaska will share her insights on planning a successful coastal cruise. She’ll discuss the attractions and challenges of the Pacific Northwest’s many destinations, how to determine time needed for different destinations and how to provision and outfit your boat. Illustrated with photos from Elsie’s extensive cruising collection.

Elsie Hulsizer

Elsie Hulsizer is the author of Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on the West Coast of Vancouver Island and Glaciers, Bears and Totems: Sailing in Search of the Real Southeast Alaska. She and her husband own an Annapolis 44 sloop and have cruised extensively in Northwest Waters including 6 trips to SE Alaska, two trips to Haida Gwaii and 20+ trips to the West Coast of Vancouver Island. She has a master’s degree in oceanography and a certificate in fine art photography and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Center for Wooden Boats.

Date: Monday, January 21st, 2019

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)

Questions: Contact Vivian at nwwbviv@gmail.com

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Once a year Northwest Women in Boating needs you…and it’s now

Northwest Women in Boating provides programs year around and never asks for money, but we ask for your support once a year.  It is important for our future that we step up to volunteer for shifts at the Knot A Boat booth at the Seattle Boat Show that runs from Jan 25th to Feb 2nd.

The Northwest Marine Trade Association allows us to use their comfortable and convenient conference room for our meetings all year. Making Knot A Boat available as an interactive booth at the boat show is our way of giving back. All shifts MUST be covered. It’s fun, you don’t have to be a knot whiz (you can learn while sharing the experience with others).

Please look at the schedule and find a day/time that can work for you.

GO TO https://doodle.com/poll/m3nc8svvqxckc95a

How to sign up for a volunteer shift for Knot-a-Boat:

  • Click this Doodle link: https://doodle.com/poll/m3nc8svvqxckc95a
  • Click “+” at the top of the left side column to add your name to the list (if it’s not already there)
  • The time/date for each shift is across the top. Click the shifts you want. There will be 2 women per shift.
  • Then fill in your email address and cell phone number so Margaret can contact you.
  • The Doodle will be open until Thursday, January 17 for you to sign up. Please sign up as soon as possible!
  • If you need to make changes before the 17th, just click the blue pencil icon next to your name in the left hand column.

Here is the Knot A Boat Booth

Here are your benefits for taking a shift

·        You’ll get a ticket to enter the boat show and one to share for each shift you sign up for. You can pick the tickets up at the NWWB meeting on January 21, or they will be waiting for you at the boat show at Will Call.members

·         It’s fun and social! You get to meet lots of boaters, and get to know other NWWB gals

.        It’s a way to give back to NMTA, for providing the room for our meetings

·        You help the boating community by teaching basic knots to new boaters

·        You get to practice your knots, and learn new ones from others!

·        Don’t worry if you don’t know a lot of knots! You can learn/refresh here: https://seattleonthewater.com/knots-%26-line-handling Also, we’ll practice the basics in January’s meeting. Finally, there’s ALWAYS lots of guys that come up to the booth who are interested in teaching you a knot THEY know… sometimes all you need to do is be a student!

·        Do you have a woman boater friend that wants to volunteer with you? Great! Sign her up!

·        We do limit volunteers to women for most days, but we welcome any husbands/men friends that would like to volunteer to cover on Women’s Day, Monday January 28 so the women can participate in all the great events!

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Opportunity Knots! Please Sign Up To Fill Knot-A-Boat Shifts At The Seattle Boat Show

Women: time to sign up for Knot a Boat shifts at the Boat Show, so you can get the shifts you want! Do you have a woman boater friend who wants to volunteer? Share the link below with them and invite them to sign up!

Click here to sign up: https://doodle.com/poll/m3nc8svvqxckc95a

For more information, see the January 2 email from Vivian titled: “Boat Show Volunteers needed for Knot-a-Boat”

Thank you in advance for stepping up in support of Northwest Women in Boating!

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NWWB Meeting Dec. 17th Holiday Lights, Cocoa and Conversation

**This meeting is NOT at the NMTA office, it is in Bellevue.**

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”  www.gardendlights.com

They transformhttps://gardendlights.org/ 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
  • Plan to stop for hot chocolate / coffee and a chance to get to know each other better There’s a room set up for cocoa, coffee and conversation.
  • 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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Holiday Teas Onboard MV Lotus (the boat in the picture above)

Here is an idea for a lovely new holiday tradition

Holiday Teas are being served onboard the Lotus

for more information click here http://www.mvlotus.org/sunday-tea-coffee-social/

or see below from their website…

Holiday Teas ℘ December 9th 16th

Our ChristmasTeas Partys will be Delightful & Delicious

Seatings at Noon and 2 pm

Reservations Required & Hats Encouraged!

 425. 243. 9641  or info@MVLOTUS.org

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