NWWB Meeting Mon. Nov. 21st. Peter Schrappen, The Voice For Recreational Boaters in Olympia, Shares Information of Interest

We have two things to share with you in this notice so read on down, and please RSVP for this meeting at nwwbviv@gmail.com

First:

The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) is an important voice and advocate for the recreational boating community in the Northwest and those who serve them. This is us, gals.

Peter Schrappen is the NMTA’s Government Affairs Director and VP. He lobbies in Olympia for recreational boating and environmental interests. Peter will be our speaker Monday.

He will speak with us about the elections as they relate to the balance of power in Olympia and how it affects the Northwest boating community.

He will preview the next legislative session discussing the NMTA’s legislative agenda. He will discuss work to promote the Core Plus program which would restore shop classes to grades K-12. These were discontinued ten years ago resulting in diminishing numbers of qualified tradespeople.

He could also address what happened on the national scene on Election Day, if there are questions.

Second:

There are changes this year in our volunteer work at the Seattle Boat Show. The Information Booth will be operated by NMTA Staff. We want to thank all who have volunteered in the past, you did a great job. Policies just change.

We will, though, need to fill volunteer slots for Knot-A-Boat. It’s an enjoyable and interesting volunteer experience and we need you. It will be located in the same place as last year – next to the information booth. There will be no parking passes available to those of you who volunteer, but you will receive two tickets per shift. It’s a good year to use public transit, the shuttle from Lake Union or carpool with someone. We’ll discuss it more and you can call with questions. We’ll have a sign-up sheet available at the meeting.

Meeting Date and Time: Monday November 21st, 7 pm to 9 pm. (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 Link to directions

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