Note: An RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org isn’t necessary, but will be greatly appreciated to help us set up. And, we’re sending well wishes to Ann Cox and Margaret Pommert, on separate boats, who are headed up the Inside Passage on their way with a group of boats to Alaska.
As you plan to join us this month, think about inviting a gal friend who loves boating. Our speaker brings tales of her accomplishments on the water and will offer information of interest to all of us about marina management and the larger topic of the Port of Seattle’s involvement with recreational boating. Tracy Mckendry is an Olympia gal who, after earning an English/Creative Writing degree from UW, immediately headed out for adventures on the water.
“The day after college graduation, I was on a plane to Anchorage to work on a boat in Prince William Sound doing tours from Whittier to Valdez.”
The following year she worked as a deckhand on a small cruise ship for Alaska Sightseeing and earned enough sea time to earn a 100 Ton Master of Inland Waters, 15o Mate of Near Coastal Waters and Able-bodied Seaman Rating. Starting as second mate on a 200′ cruise ship she eventually made Captain. She increased the tonnage of her license to receive 500 Ton Masters of Inland Water, 1600 Ton Mate of Inland Waters. She ultimately worked for Victoria Clipper as Chief Mate.
Her Marina career started at Foss Harbor Marina in Tacoma where she was Harbor Master and later General Manager. She’s been with the Port of Seattle 7 years, ultimately taking the position as Director for Recreational Boating.
She takes the time to walk marinas; isn’t surprised by anything that happens, even dealing with the FBI and Secret Service. Tracy has a goal of making more time to talk to boaters. HEAR THAT GALS…She wants to hear from us so come out and meet her, bring questions and enjoy a presentation by a woman clearly very knowledgeable about Seattle Marinas and regional issues/policies surrounding recreational boating…subjects of interest to all of us.
Date: Monday, May 21st 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)
Questions: Contact Vivian at email@example.com