Familiar Faces In New Places

(Update - Jim Todd will be shifting from VP to Advisor)

As a result of the January 24th ALSC Board and Volunteers meeting, a new President and Vice President were elected into office, while some existing volunteers switched places, and other volunteers were welcomed to their new assignments. 

The following is the list of members and their elected positions:
  • President - John Bennett
  • Vice President - Jonathan Standridge
  • Secretary - Nancy Erickson
  • Treasurer - Robyn Todd
  • Auditor - Marge Murtha
  • Advisor - Jim Todd
  • Web Site Manager - Fuzz Hill
  • Newsletter Editor - Donna Bennett
  • Proof Editor - Tani Rae Standridge
  • Club Photographer - Karlene Pettit
  • Welcome Committee - Kathy Bryant, Joan Hasselman
  • Volunteer Coordinators - Jill Carroll, Susan Knox
We want to express appreciation for our departing volunteers for their many years of service to the community:
  • Judy Williams - Treasurer
  • Steve Beck - Advisor
  • Debbie Beck - Welcome Committee
  • Sandy Goulet - Welcome Committee and Events Organizer

Goals and Objectives for 2023

After a short 'soak-in period, allowing the new officers time to adjust to their new duties, the following goals will be considered:
  • Unify dues structure. Eliminate Single and Family rates to a single 'Household' rate
  • Increase the total number of members via the Club Benefit Awareness Campaign. 
  • Added financial support for the 4th of July Kiddies Parade.
  • Select and schedule the list of Club Sponsored Events and implement modifications where necessary.
Keep watching the Blog for further announcements.

ALSC Events Risk Being Grounded in 2023

As reported earlier, the Angle Lake Shore Club Board and Volunteers will gather Tuesday, January 24th, to confirm planned events and schedule date assignments. Several events required a pontoon boat and captain to be available for successful event operations.

Unfortunately, our traditional boats are no longer available, and replacements will need to be identified in order to plan for each of the following events:  

  • Bunny Dock Hop: Near Easter, April 9th
  • Clean Sweep: Saturday, July 8th
  • Tapas: Early August
  • Christmas Boats/Santa Cruise: Mid-December

If you own a boat and can accommodate any one or more of the above events, please write to anglelakesc@gmail.com no later than January 23rd letting us know about your interest. 

Without volunteer support, these events risk being cut from our schedule. 

Dare to Bear!

Do you have what it takes to join the elite club of Polar Bears?

New Years Day 2023
Brunch at 11 
Raffle at 11:45
Plunge just after Noon

Come celebrate the New Year by partaking in the bizarre ALSC tradition of having brunch on the beach and watching polar bears brave the freezing cold waters of Angle Lake.  

To entice you out the morning after New Year’s eve, the queen of the Angle Lake Manor hosts a brunch on the Angle Lake Manor Club beach (3417 S 194th St) at 11 AM with a hot Azteca platter, Grand Central Bakery pastries, Trader Joe’s gluten free and vegan pastries and Starbucks coffee. 

And if that is not enough enticement, there will be a raffle for fabulous prizes from our loyal sponsors: Wild Birds Unlimited, Paws in the Park, All the Best Pet Care, Centro Neighborhood Kitchen, Jim’s Detail Shop, Burien Spine & Sport Rehab, Blessings Bouquet, Wallly’s Chowder House and Bakery Nouveau.

The best part of this fabulous event is the reason for freezin! The reason is to replenish the Friends of Tyee food bank supporting our local youth in school. Bring non-perishable food and/or cash donations and get a raffle ticket. 

Raffle tickets are given for food donations, jumping in the lake and wearing a costume. Get super creative and you may even win the best costume prize of the day.

Even if you can’t attend the plunge, please consider dropping off a donation between 11:00 am until 12:30 pm on New Years Day at 3417 S. 194th St. Ring in the New Year than with generosity and good will. 

Seeking Relief, We Got Two Johns!

Planning for a return to a full schedule from the two-year hiatus created by the pandemic, the club put out a call to membership for nominations to fill critical board positions. The plea for help produced two candidates, John Bennett, and Jonathan Standridge. Both received nearly unanimous approval from the voting membership in attendance, with the only dissenting vote (jokingly) coming from John Bennett himself!  

(photo credit: Julie Hill)

What is to follow? 

The current board of directors and volunteers will gather on January 24th for a reorganizational meeting. At that time,  the position of President and Vice President will be assigned, and Treasurer and Secretary are expected to be reconfirmed. Completing these assignments will position the club to forge ahead with the 2023 Event Planning under new leadership. 

However, we are still seeking additional volunteer support from our membership to help plan, prepare and host events throughout 2023. Volunteering does not mean making a long-term commitment; it simply means committing to helping in whatever capacity you can fulfill. 

If you recognize and appreciate the club's value to your community, and you enjoy participating in one or more events each year, please consider investing your time to ensure that these unique traditions continue. 

If ever you have questions, ideas, or recommendations to offer, please reach out to any currently active board member or volunteer, or send an email to anglelakesc@gmail.com.

Life is Short. Do Stuff that Matters.

Want to have more meaning in your life? Do you want to do something satisfying and of great service to your community? Then become an Angle Lake Shore Club volunteer!

Volunteers are needed to support all current positions. Becoming an ALSC volunteer is similar to helping a neighbor in need. The only qualification required is your desire to help someone in need. 

You don't need any specific skills; you don't need an advanced education or degree; you don't even necessarily need to know what to do! Our current volunteer team members are there to train, support, and guide new volunteers. All you need to do is sign up at the upcoming Christmas Party. Otherwise, please send any questions you have to the club at anglelakesc@gmail.com. 

Volunteering is not a choice; it's a responsibility. Without volunteers, we'd be without our club. Please consider becoming a board volunteer this year.