We Need Your Help With Our Once-A-Year Seattle Boat Show Volunteer Effort

Hi Gals,

We need you.

Volunteers are still needed for a shift/s at the Seattle Boat Show. This, once-a-year, volunteer effort keeps Northwest Women in Boating alive. It allows us to continue, without dues or other requirements from you, to offer the great programs and the comfortable location of the meetings. The NMTA let’s us use that great room without charge; our Boat Show volunteering is pay back to them.

To sign up, please email Vivian ASAP at nwwbiv@gmail.com, she will send you the schedule showing shifts that still need filling. Each shift is approximately 5-hours in length.

If you’ve stepped up to the Boat Show volunteer in past years we appreciate that. If you haven’t volunteered before and love boating you’ll be where the action is and learn how fun it is – and, you get 2 free tickets and a parking pass for each shift you work.

(We like to keep it to the gals who’ve been involved with or have kept in touch with NWWB through our mailing list or blog. You are boaters, though, if you know a boating gal who hasn’t been involved but who, you feel, would enjoy this process, please let us know and let them know and we’ll make a connection with them.)

This is the help we need:

Information Booth
Interact with people, answer questions (mostly basic), computer available to help search more specific questions. Offer warm enthusiasm and guidance to enhance people’s enjoyment of the show. You’ll learn so much about the Boat Show and about maritime resources in the Northwest. You’ll enjoy sharing time with the other NWWB members on your shift who are boating enthusiasts.

Upstairs on weekends, greeting people entering the show, helping them on their way toward what they are looking for. Answering basic questions, helping them off to a great start for their Boat Show experience. Sometimes walking the floor, looking for people with questions or needing direction. You’ll put a positive, helpful face on the Boat Show. You’ll enjoy sharing time with other NWWB members who are boating enthusiasts.

Knot-A-Boat Booth
Helping and encouraging people to enjoy this unique interactive experience for knot tying. (You don’t have to know how to tie the knots – but it’s a great chance to practice.) People can stop; have some fun with the visual knot tying instructions. You can engage the most aloof guy walking by with “Ok, can you tie a bowline behind your back?” gets them every time. Parents begin showing their children their knot tying skills. You’ll learn interesting stuff from knot enthusiasts. You’ll enjoy sharing time with other NWWB members who are boating enthusiasts.

Please request the schedule from Vivian ASAP by emailing (nwwbiv@gmail.com) look it over and pick a time/s. You’ll see many of the people sign up for more than one shift because it’s fun. And, remember, you get 2 free tickets and a parking pass for each shift you work.

Thanks to all you that have signed up and looking forward to hearing from many more of you.

AND – could you do us a favor – have you been getting our emails? If not, could you check your SPAM folder as we send out more information via email than on the blog. Tell your spam folder we are “ok to receive”. Thanks

Marilyn and Vivian

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