Imp Info For Boat Show Volunteers

Hi Gals,

We want to thank you all so much for your help with Knot A Boat, it should be fun.

PLEASE  NOTE: If you are working morning shifts you cannot get in until the doors actually open to the public so there is no need to be there 1/2 hour early.

Thanks,

Vivian, Marilyn, Becky and Juli

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NWWB Women’s Day Boat Show Panel-Boating, A Pathway to a More Inspired Life

We are very excited to present the lineup of speakers shown below as the NorthWest Women in Boating panel on Women’s Day at the Seattle Boat Show. Mark your calendars for Monday, January 30th from 5pm to 7pm. Women attend free that day so print required passes, using this link, for you and a woman friend to attend.

We present five impressive women who have thrived through the challenges, pleasures, hard work and learning experiences that being on the water inevitably brings. Their lives have been shaped in interesting ways by their boating experiences. Beginner or ‘old salt’ you’ll appreciate more fully all the diversity of experiences and opportunities that can be found out there on the water. You’ll leave inspired to stretch yourself as a boating woman.

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Boat Show Univ. Class for women: “A Woman’s Perspective: 101 Tips for Safe & Fun Cruising”

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Members Linda Lewis and Margaret Pommert are your instructors for this popular class at Boat Show University.

Join other women to learn about: trip planning; diesel engines; tides & currents; Life Sling recovery; radar; electronic navigation; VHF radio; weather monitoring

To read about the course, click here:
http://www.seattleboatshow.com/boat-show-university.html

To register for the course, click here

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NWWB Meeting –LOCATION CHANGE– For Jan. 16th Meeting Spiff Up Your Knot Tying Skills and Bring Your Creativity.

 Hi Gals,

LOCATION CHANGE FOR JUST THIS MEETING because of MLK Day…Beckie Garvey has arranged for us to meet at the Queen City Yacht Club 2608 Boyer Ave. E. From University Bridge (go east) or Montlake Bridge (go west) take Boyer. It’s likely on-street parking as the gate to the Yacht Club parking lot may not be open.

Important Boat Show Volunteering Info (Meeting info below that)

Remember we really need you to volunteer asap for the Knot A Boat booth at the Seattle Boat Show. To receive a spreadsheet for signing up for the Knot A Boat Booth send an email to NWWBVIV@gmail.com. For volunteering or for requesting a spread sheet try to use the subject line: Volunteering at Boat Show.

If you are volunteering for Knot a Boat booth we will have your tickets at the meeting. If you can’t make the meeting, you MUST SEND an SASE to Vivian Strolis, 13002 NE 101st Place, Kirkland, WA 98033 to receive your Boat Show tickets.  You will need one to get into the show and a second one to use however.

The January meeting of NWWB at the Queen City Yacht Club will be a fun and relaxed gathering to prepare for the Knot A Boat booth at the boat show if you are volunteering or, if you’re aren’t, it’s an opportunity to learn about our Knot A Boat project and spiff up your knot tying skills in a fun atmosphere. It’s all about ‘hands on” and we’ll have the line there for practice.

This meeting will also provide an opportunity to chat with you about the future of NWWB. We would like a chance to chat about ideas or desires you may have. We would love to see a group of you form an informal committee to brainstorm and set up our speaker schedule for 2017. We’ve had fun doing it and it hasn’t taken much work. We need help, though, to expand our ideas for presenters or programs. We know that there is a lot of creativity among you. It would be a fun way to help provide inspiration and skills to the gals of our organization. Providing an atmosphere of inspiration and skill building for women has been important to us and, we feel, this will be especially important given the denigration many women are feeling in the current political atmosphere.

It’s an important meeting for those of you volunteering to pick up your boat show tickets. Try hard to make the meeting. If you really can’t but will be volunteering please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Vivian Strolis, 13002 NE 101st Place, Kirkland, WA 98033 and we’ll send back the tickets. You will need one to get into the show and a second one to use however.

Meeting Date and Time: Monday, January 16th  7 pm to 9 pm. (Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. are welcomed but not required. We enjoy socializing after the presentation.)

Location: For just this meeting we will be meeting at the Queen City Yacht Club 2608 Boyer Ave. E. from Montlake Bridge go west on Boyer, from University Bridge go east on Boyer. On street parking. There will be a sign on the door to enter.

 It’s a great help to us if you would consider subscribing to the blog for all the information about this groups activities. Also, we appreciate it when you share the link with women boating friends: www.nwwb.wordpress.com/

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NWWB Meeting Mon. Jan. 16th Spiff Up Your Knot Tying Skills and Bring Your Creativity.

Hi Gals,

Remember we need you to volunteer for the Knot A Boat booth at the Seattle Boat Show. If you know you will be, this meeting is an important one. You should have received the spreadsheet and notice about signing up by now, if not, please contact us at nwwbviv@gmail.com. For volunteering or for requesting a spread sheet try to use the subject line: Volunteering at Boat Show.

The January meeting of NWWB will be a fun and relaxed gathering to prepare for the Knot A Boat booth at the boat show if you are volunteering or, if you’re aren’t, it’s an opportunity to learn about our Knot A Boat project and spiff up your knot tying skills in a fun atmosphere. It’s all about ‘hands on” and we’ll have the line there for practice.

This meeting will also provide an opportunity to chat with you about the future of NWWB. We would like a chance to chat about ideas or desires you may have. We would love to see a group of you form an informal committee to brainstorm and set up our speaker schedule for 2017. We’ve had fun doing it and it hasn’t taken much work. We need help, though, to expand our ideas for presenters or programs. We know that there is a lot of creativity among you. It would be a fun way to help provide inspiration and skills to the gals of our organization. Providing an atmosphere of inspiration and skill building for women has been important to us and, we feel, this will be especially important given the denigration many women are feeling in the current political atmosphere.

It’s an important meeting for those of you volunteering to pick up your boat show tickets. Try hard to make the meeting. If you really can’t, but will be volunteering, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Vivian Strolis, 13002 NE 101st Place, Kirkland, WA 98033 and we’ll send back the tickets. You will need one to get into the show and a second one to use however.

Meeting Date and Time: Monday January 16  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. We meet in the conference room of the Northwest Marine Trade Association. (Link to more detailed information.)

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Volunteering for NWWB Knot A Boat Booth Seattle Boat Show

Time To Volunteer For The Seattle Boat Show

It’s Seattle Boat Show time. You’ve been great in the past stepping up to volunteer. This year we need you to staff the Knot A Boat booth. It will be located, like last year, right next to the Information Booth. It’s a whole lot of fun, you don’t have to be a knot whiz and we’ll very much appreciate your help. If you already know you want to do it, please get your name in and desired shift as soon as possible as people are already calling to sign up for slots. Please email nwwbviv@gmail.com to request a spreadsheet enabling you to choose a shift or shifts. Beckie Garvie is our new point person organizing the volunteering this year. Once you request a spreadsheet and pick a shift or shifts, let her know asap on gmail at nwwbviv@gmail.com or give her a call at (206) 979-1870, especially if you’d like a particular day/shift. 

We won’t be staffing the Information Booth this year. We’ve appreciated your kind willingness to volunteer in past years. That has been NWWB’s way of  ‘paying back’ the NMTA for use of their conference room for our meetings. But, things change. Many of us enjoyed doing that but policies evolve. We will still be holding meetings in the NMTA conference room.

New Members of the Knot A Boat Team

We would like to welcome and thank Beckie Garvie and Juli Tallino to active involvement on the Knot A Boat Team. Beckie will be the gal you will interact with about volunteering to staff the Knot A Boat Booth. Juli has done some spiffing up of our little “vessel”.  And a thanks to Waypoint Marine Group for providing a new home for Knot A Boat in their dry storage facility.

Important New Information About Volunteering

As a volunteer for the Knot A Boat Booth you will receive 2 tickets to the boat show – one you will need to use the day of your shift to get in. The second one you can use at another time or give to a special person in your life. You will enter through regular entrances rather than going through the office, as in past years. There are no parking passes this year so we are urging you to check with the partner on your shift to see if  carpooling is an option to share the cost of parking or take a bus or park down near the boats afloat and ride the shuttle to the Boat Show. It’s the best we can do.

Participate in a Knot Tying Northwest Marine Trade Assoc. Sponsored Boat Show Event

Guinness World Record – Largest Knot Tying Lesson Be part of history at the Seattle Boat Show and help set a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Knot Tying Lesson. Come to the show on Sunday, January 29th at 9:30 a.m. (West Entrance) and help us set the record. Participants will learn three different knots from certified master sailing instructor, Lisa Vizzini owner of Port Townsend Rigging, in the bleachers of CenturyLink Field stadium. The first 500 world record participants will receive a free Seattle Boat Show hat and free admission to the Show on Sunday, January 29th.

Vivian, Marilyn, Beckie and Juli

 

 

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State of the Whales

Many of us have an active interest in the health of our marine environment and its inhabitants. This article from the regional news blog, Crosscut, was informative about the state of the whale population, specifically the Southern Resident killer whales, it begins…

This time last year, everyone was celebrating what seemed like a step toward recovery for the endangered Southern Resident killer whales (SRKW), which make their home around the San Juan Islands. After a low in 2014 of just 78 individuals, the birth of eight new calves in 12 months looked like great news for this dwindling population. The last of the newborns, named J54, was first seen on December 1, 2015, and brought the population up to 85.

Not since 1977 (one year after the Orca Survey study began) had so many calves been born in a 12-month period. It was no surprise that 2015 was referred to as a “baby boom” and many were hopeful that this signaled a population on the rise.

Unfortunately, what was cause for celebration at the end of 2015 turned to cause for alarm by the fall of 2016. Not long after the birth of J54, his mother, an orca named J28 or “Polaris,” began showing signs of poor body condition. By July, she was clearly emaciated and by mid-October she was gone. Not long after J28 was last seen, her infant calf was seen in extremely poor health, barely breathing, being carried on the head of his older sister. Without milk to sustain him, J54 did not have a chance at survival.

To read more: Link to Article

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