2018 ALSC Fishing Derby

Good Food, Great Fun, Amazing Prizes and Fishing, too!
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. 

Easter Bunny Gets Things Hopping!

This past April 1st, Easter Sunday, Peter Cottontail came a hoppin’ dock to dock visiting the good children of Angle Lake presenting them with gift bags filled with treats. 

And we’ve got the PICTURES to prove it.

Although the weather was a bit more wintery than springy, the turn out to greet the bunny was encouraging to brave through it all.  

Special recognition and expressed appreciation to the Bunny Boat Crew comprised of Capt Bruce at the helm with First Mate Annie and deck hands Ray and Lonnie.  To Karen our stand in photographer and the key orchestrator for this year’s event and to Pam for her assistance directing the attending children. Finally a HUGE thank you to Natalie for her efforts in arranging the Bunny appearance for this event.

Pam, Annie, Lonnie, Peter, Karen, and Ray!
Peter has indicated that this is among the top of his list of favorite stops and appreciates seeing the all the kids each year (and the now young adults, too!).

Another Bold Move by Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. has recently made bold moves into new lines of business that include entry into the healthcare industry as well as into the brick and mortar grocery space through the purchase of the Whole Foods chain of retail stores. However, another recent move, one that has gone relatively unnoticed, will have Amazon join the ranks of the Banson Airport, LLC as the only other commercial corporation to operate a major airfield in the United States. According to unnamed inside sources, Amazon is about to announce a 99 year lease on the Seattle – Tacoma International Airport located with the City of SeaTac. 
Amazon is realizing incredible efficiencies in operating their own fleet of cargo planes while also eliminating dependency on other commercial package distributors such as FedEx and UPS. The online retail giant's reach into airfield operations will allow Amazon to control another critical component in the end to end supply and distribution chain. Operating a major airfield will allow prioritization of cargo transport over commercial flights to ensure even faster delivery of goods to the end consumer. This move will enable Amazon to leapfrog Walmart as the largest distributor in the US and advance them well beyond the in their pursuit as the number one global distributor of consumer goods.

"What Amazon is doing, they are positioning themselves as the dominant leader in the supply chain market," said Joe King, CEO of The Sloof Lirpa Consulting Group. "They are disrupting consumer commodity distribution at all levels. They're trying to out compete Walmart, Fedex and even the United States Postal Service. Amazon has the scale, and is the master of maximizing efficiencies and taking out cost in the supply chain.”

How the deal was formed
The Sea-Tac Airport is unique in that it lies wholly within the borders of the City of SeaTac, however is not owned and operated by this local city municipality. Since inception, the airfield and facilities has been owned by a separate governmental entity, the Port of Seattle, operators of major maritime and aviation centers within the region. The relationship between the surrounding airport communities and the Port of Seattle has been adversarial at best.

Official representatives from Amazon approached the City of SeaTac with the idea of taking over the airport through a declaration of eminent domain. The deal states that when the City settles the purchase of the airport for $1 and transfer of ownership from the Port to the City is complete; SeaTac would in turn provide Amazon with a 99 year lease on all airport property and transfer responsibility of airport operations to the Amazon Corporation. 

In addition to acquisition of the airport operations, the agreement includes a stipulation that Amazon will entirely finance the completion of the State Route 509 project which will extend the highway from South 188th Street in SeaTac through to the connection at Interstate 5 in Kent. This will allow free movement of freight between the airfield distribution and the ginormous fulfillment warehouse located in the Kent Valley.

Once the transaction details are complete, Amazon will acquire naming rights of the airport. Inside sources claim a change in name to Amazonia International Airport is planned and the City of SeaTac officials have agreed to rebrand the city to Amazonia. No word yet if Angle Lake will adopt this moniker and necessitate a change in name to Amazonia Lake Shore Club. 

The deal is expected to be announced on or around April 1st, 2018.

(Postscript:  This is an April Fools Joke)

Easter Bunny Visit on Angle Lake!

This coming April 1st, between the hours of 12 noon and 2:00 PM, the famous Easter Bunny will circle Angle Lake by way of pontoon boat. The Bunny will be hopping on and off the boat and onto select docks located along the shoreline carrying with him a basket filled with gift bags containing sweet treats and special prizes to present to any eagerly awaiting children and their families along his way.

If you have small children at home and/or will have visiting grandchildren on Easter Sunday and would like to ensure a visit from the Easter Bunny, please contact the Karen Keller via email no later than Friday, March 30th to request a stop. Send email to Karen.keller@me.com providing her with your name, address and an indication of how many children are expected to be present at your dock.

Also Note:  If you have a gift basket that you wish to have personally presented to your child by the Easter Bunny, please have these baskets delivered to Karen before the deadline of Friday, March 30th as well.

Thank you to Karen and her team for continuing to coordinate this memorable annual community event on Angle Lake.

Happy Easter!

PS. Rumor has it there may be some eggs hidden around the lake - Keep your eyes open!

No Foolin, Easter Sunday is April 1st!

The Easter Bunny might need a few tricks up his sleeve this year to go along with the sweets, since Easter Sunday falls on April Fools' Day for the first time in more than 60 years.

Just how does this happen? And who picks the date for Easter Sunday each year? Or Palm Sunday? Or Ash Wednesday, a Christian day of fasting and repentance, which happened to fall on Valentine's Day this year?

Well, it's all about the moon. On the Gregorian calendar (the one that we use), Easter, the day when Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is celebrated on the first Sunday after the Paschal full moon, which is the first full moon on or after March 21, according to Catholic.com.

Easter, thus, always falls between March 22 and April 25. In addition to the religious significance to Christians, Easter is also a time for family festivities, community parties, egg hunts and the traditional visit of the Easter Bunny, bringing candy and other treats to children's Easter baskets to celebrate spring.

Since 1900, Easter Sunday has only fallen on April Fools' Day four times - 1923, 1934, 1945 and 1956 - and it won't happen again until 2029.

Now, to find Palm Sunday, the sixth Sunday of the Christian Lenten season, you start with the date of Easter and back up one week: It is the Sunday before Easter, which is Sunday, March 25, this year.
To find Ash Wednesday, you start with the date of Easter Sunday, back up six weeks (that gives you the first Sunday of Lent), and then back up four more days: Ash Wednesday is the Wednesday before the first Sunday of Lent.

The Easter season coincides with Passover, one of the most important festivals on the Jewish calendar. In 2018, Passover begins on Friday, March 30, and ends in the evening of Saturday, April 7. Passover commemorates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt.

Next weekend, the Shore Club will post the annual 'Easter Bunny Dock Hop' scheduled stops.