Too Early To Talk Tapas?

Frequently voted as one of the MOST fun ALSC events each year!

Dessert Station 2016
However each year we're faced with uncertainty and seem to pull it together at the last minute. So this year, event organizer Jim Todd has decided something different. We’re actively seeking volunteer stations in May instead of waiting until the end of July!  

An even numbered year means we’ll be traveling the EAST-WEST leg of the lake. We’re seeking lakeside homeowners along this route from cove to park who will commit their yard to host one of four stops or as the final dessert station destination. 

The advantage of being a host station is that you get to attend for FREE; the Club generally reimburses you for your expenses up to $600 (depending on ticket sales); and you get to meet and visit with all the participating guests. Recruit friends or family to help create and serve small appetizers and offer refreshments while you are left to mingle. This is a great opportunity for you to catch up, reacquaint or meet new neighbors. If you’re on the fence, please contact the event organizers, Jim Todd or Sandy Goulet who will happily address any questions you may have. Else, reach out to any previous station hosts to inquire about their experience.  

If you’ve enjoyed the tapas as a participant – why not discover the joys of being a host station?

Wooldridge Girls Go All In (And Then Some!) At Angle Lake Derby

Editor’s note: The following article including photographs originally appeared in Northwest Sportsman Magazine and is reposted here by permission of the content author.

By Grant Wooldridge

My four young gun girls are continuing strong in the local trout circuit! Pictured are my four daughters, named Avey (7), Anna (5), Kirsten (4) and Lily (2). The oldest three fished and won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for girls under 8 years old at the annual Angle Lake Shore Club Fishing Derby!
THE WOOLDRIDGE FAMILY FISHERS — AVEY, ANNA, KIRSTEN, MOM ANGIE AND YOUNGSTER LILY — WERE ALL IN (AND THEN SOME!) DURING THE ANNUAL ANGLE LAKE SHORE CLUB FISHING DERBY, HELD APRIL 22

We woke up before dawn on Sunday April 22nd. I cooked up some breakfast for the kids and off we headed to our boat. I had been building this up for a few weeks and the girls were excited, as Avey and Kirsten had won 1st and 2nd place last year in their first derby.
KIRSTEN AND DAD GRANT WOOLDRIDGE SHOW OFF A RAINBOW.

Before last year it had been over 30 years since I had fished this local fishing derby as a kid and now the excitement was renewed with little ones of my own. The goal today was to make fishing fun so that I had some fishing pals for the future. I figured it wasn’t raining, so we were off to a good start anyway.
BEST WAY TO LURE KIDDOS ONTO THE BOAT? CANDY! IN THIS CASE, SWEDISH FISH FOR THE LI’L ANGLERS.

We set off trolling our way to the sign-up dock with a simple split shot, swivel, leader and red Wedding Ring set-up. We had a few rigs tied up with a Ford Fender flasher as well. We used cut nightcrawlers, a little PowerBait and some pink maggots that Avey picked out.
AVEY AND ANNA HOIST A NICE PAIR OF TROUT.

This actually brought us great results as the day went on. As luck (read that as skill) would have it, Avey had the largest fish of the day (13 inches) after the first pass. She just lost out for the derby’s largest by one larger fish! Pretty good for 7 years old.
THE GIRLS POSE WITH THE DAY’S CATCH, FOUR LIMITS. NOT INCLUDED IN THE PIC IS LILY, WHO NEEDED TO BE FISHED OUT OF THE LAKE DURING A HECTIC DOUBLE HOOK-UP SANS NET. 

Now I made sure we had plenty of good eats necessary for successful fishing trips with kids including Swedish Fish, gummy worms and some sparkling sodas. This certainly magnified what was already a quality father and daughter(s) experience. These little ladies proceeded to limit out before the derby count was due!
BACK AT THE DOCK, ANNA DISPLAYS A GOOD RAINBOW. 

The girls were having a blast! I was having the girls do the netting for their sisters, which ended up losing us the net but made for good experience.
AVEY’S 13-INCHER WAS THE SECOND LONGEST CAUGHT DURING THE DERBY. 

Of course once we were without the net, we proceeded to get a double going. My beautiful wife Angie and I were helping the attempt to get two fish in the boat at the same time without a net when we heard a larger splash – there goes my 2-year-old floating past the boat! I swooped her up as fast as a lightning bolt, and most importantly we landed both fish. Good lesson in having the little ones always wear their PFDs.
WITH THEIR DAD’S SUPER-FISHY 20-FOOT ALASKAN XL IN THE BACKGROUND, THE WOOLDRIDGE GIRLS LINE THEIR CATCH UP BACK AT THE DOCK. 

Once back at the derby location, we measured our catch and were entered into the catch record for the day. The girls won 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their age class and actually would have done well in any age class with their decent catch. Sure enough, we went home with prizes of kites, goodies and beach toys.
QUITE A HAUL FOR THE WOOLDRIDGE GIRLS! AVEY, ANNA AND KIRSTEN PLACED 1-2-3 IN THE UNDER-EIGHT GIRLS COMPETITION. 

What a great day on the water fishing out of the very awesome but a tad overkill Wooldridge 20’ Alaskan XL. A huge thank you to all those at the Angle Lake Shore Club who put on such a great event.

Editor’s Postscript: Visit the ALSC Photo Album to view all the other photos captured by our Club Photographer, Tani Rae and guests, Valerie Vavrik and Bruce Goulet.

A Cart Reserved For Heros

On the morning of May 10th, the Alaska Airlines Fallen Soldier Group volunteer builders and their supporters will gather at Angle Lake Park between the hours of 7:00 am and 9:00 am for a ceremonial departure of the latest patriotic baggage cart destined for the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). 
Fallen Soldier Cart Departure Ceremony
Angle Lake Park
May 10th, 0700 - 0900

Guest Speakers:
Nathan Engel, Alaska Airlines Fallen Soldier Group
Father Jim Northrop, Saint Thomas Parish
Daniel Brosch, SFO Fallen Soldier Cart Lead, Master of Ceremonies
Michael Siefkes, SeaTac Mayor
Erin Sitterly, SeaTac Deputy Mayor
Kevin Rose, WA State Patriot Guard Riders

The cart will travel in a motorcade procession from SeaTac, WA, May 10, 2018 and arrive in Burlingame, CA, May 12, 2018 for an afternoon delivery and dedication ceremony at SFO. The public is invited and encouraged to join with other community members at Angle Lake for this free event.

Alone on the airfield, one cart is reserved for heroes.

With blue paint, red carpet and American flag curtains, a customized cart built exclusively to carry the remains of fallen service members along their journey home to their final resting place. It’s the most visible component of the Alaska Airlines Fallen Soldier Program, which ensures the remains of a deceased soldier are treated with respect and dignity upon arrival.

The cart’s exterior features plaques representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Inside are plaques for the Army National Guard and Air National Guard. On the top of the cart, visible to airline customers, is a large decal that says “Alaska Airlines Honoring the Fallen” along with a star and emblems for the five armed services.

Through years prior, Alaska Airlines has deployed dedicated carts in Anchorage, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Washington, D.C. and Dallas. This latest cart is directed to San Francisco. While the carts remain under Alaska’s care at each of these locations, they are available for any airline to use when transporting soldiers’ remains.

Angle Lake Station - Transit Oriented Development

This summer Sound Transit is expected to release a request for proposals (RFP) for development of a transit oriented facility on the property located on the northeast corner of 26th Avenue South and South 200th Street, next to the existing Sound Transit Angle Lake Station and Park & Ride Facility.


The first step in the RFP process is to collect input from local stakeholders and residents on the types of development are considered priority for the area. For instance there may be a strong preference for more retail or entertainment spaces, affordable housing for artists or any other various uses. Your  feedback is vital in guiding Sound Transit staff to evaluate the most preferred future development proposals so the highest quality development can occur next to the Angle Lake Light Rail Station resulting in essential access for residents and workers between Angle Lake and the rest of the region. 

Residents, commuters, and others with an interest in this RFP are encouraged to stop by Sound Transit's information table, located on the Angle Lake Station Plaza next to the parking garage, on April 26 and May 2 between 4 and 7 p.m.

Can’t make it in person? 
Please direct your comments to Anthony Avery, Senior TOD Project Manager via email at anthony.avery@soundtransit.org or by phoning (206) 689-4881.

2018 ALSC Fishing Derby

Good Food, Great Fun, Amazing Prizes and Fishing, too!
SUNDAY, APRIL 22ND
7:00 AM - 12:00 Noon: Derby Closes
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM: Picnic Luncheon
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Prize Awards and Raffle Drawing

If you’ve attended past Angle Lake Shore Club Fishing Derby’s, you’re already aware that this event is about so more than just fishing – it’s about providing an opportunity for neighbors to meet one another and building a greater sense of community around the lake. 

A single $5 Raffle Ticket purchase is required to participate in the event. The ticket entitles the purchaser:

Entry into the Fishing Competition. Largest Trout wins $118 Cash! Other material prizes will be awarded per predetermined age, gender and species category. 
NOTE: Twisted Lake, Twisted Rules! Largest fish is based on length. Longest fish wins top prize. In the event of a tie, the next longest fish wins the prize!  Full details are available for review on the Flyer.

Food. A continental breakfast will be available at 7:00 AM at the host site (Goulet Beach Post 21) and a barbecue lunch consisting of hot dogs, hamburgers, fixings and sides will also be provided. Plus, dine on a giant salmon flown in fresh from Alaska, donated by Roger and Lisa May!

Prizes. This year our grand prize is going to be fabulous! Ask your ticket sellers for details. In addition we’ll also have numerous other prizes like Bowling Tickets for 10 donated by the Highline Bowl in Burien, Event Tickets for the ever popular Tasty Tapas and the Member only exclusive Christmas Party. Cedarbrook Lodge, recipient of numerous national and international awards for excellence, has also donated several exciting prizes, too! 

Fun. We will have fun activities for young family members to participate in for candy and small prizes, or other games of skill. You'll never know what our creative genius Jim Todd will conjure up this year!

No need to imagine – you get all of that for Just $5! However, you can improve your chances of winning a raffle prize while also increasing your support of the community (monies collected cover event expenses with all surplus funds benefiting our other programs like the Polar Plunge, Bunny Hop, Santa Cruise, etc.)  

Tickets are available for purchase as follows:
$5 = 1 Ticket
10 = 3 Tickets
15 = 5 Tickets
20 = 10 Tickets

A single Jackson increases your odds of winning 10 fold! And helps to ensure that quality events like this continue to bring our community together for socializing and fun activities.  The following volunteer members will be going door to door this week selling tickets. 
  • Steve Jones and Kelly Carter
  • Pam Reith
  • Curtis Steinke
  • John Kuglar
  • Lonnie Goulet
  • Doug Hill
  • Susan Knox
  • Patti Austin (in c/o Marge Murtha)
  • Grant Wooldridge
  • Jim Todd
  • Tani Rae Standridge
Else, Judy Williams will be selling tickets at the event. 

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: Ticket sellers will also be validating resident phone numbers and email addresses for the upcoming neighborhood phone directory. If you were missed, please contact any of the above to confirm your information is correct and/or to opt out including your contact information from our guide.