Last Call To Reserve Your Spot

We have nearly reached capacity seating for our upcoming Members Only Christmas Party. We’ll be accepting requests up until Wednesday for a guaranteed reserved spot for you and your guest(s), after that tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis until sold out.  At the time of this writing, there were just 14 spots remaining.

The evening will kick off with socializing, snacking on delicious hors d’ oeuvres and a limitless supply of refreshments will be served up by our extremely congenial and highly entertaining bartenders, Bruce and Sandy Goulett.  We’ll hold a short meeting at around 5:00 PM to introduce new members; elect officers; recognize outstanding volunteers and present the awards for Mr. and Ms. Christmas!  At the completion of the meeting, attendees can expect to feast upon a delicious Italian Cuisine catered by Bakeman’s Restaurant:

  • Marinated Asparagus
  • Antipasto
  • Roasted Veggies 
  • Prawns w/ cocktail sauce
Dinner Menu
  • Italian Bread, Rolls and Butter
  • Caesar Salad
  • Caprese Salad
  • Rigatoni w/ meat sauce 
  • Penne Pasta Alfredo w/ Chicken
  • Meatballs and Italian Sausages
  • Chicken Piccata 
Tickets are just $30.00 per person and include virtually everything anyone could possibly need to create a wonderfully memorable evening spent with friends and neighbors.

Kick off your holidays by spending a day at the Tyee Holiday Bazaar. In operation now for more than 25 years and drawing over 3,000 attendees in 2011, this bazaar is recognized as one of the largest annual bazaars in the area. And each year it just keeps getting bigger and better!

Gift options galore available to choose for purchase from over 150 merchants featuring hand crafted items, collectibles and commercial products.  Shoppers can browse a large selection of fresh cut trees to find the perfect Christmas tree to take home for the holidays, have their picture taken with Santa, and peruse an array of mouth watering foods to choose from or warm up with steaming hot espresso drink. There’s even a kid’s activity center planned to keep the little shoppers entertained.

All this will take place on one day only:
Saturday, December 3rd 
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
Tyee Educational Complex
4424 So. 188th, SeaTac
Admission is Free

Neighbor Needs Help....

The following email landed in our email in basket asking folks along the lake shore to keep an eye out for a stray Adirondack chair. 
The request is as follows:
"I custom built a couple of Adirondack chairs a few months back , one for me and one for my lovely wife. They both have arms that resemble FISH.

Well a couple weeks ago the wife said "Shouldn't we bring them chairs in from the beach?" and my response was "nah they'll be fine besides I want them to turn a nice soft timeless grey color (cedar does that ya know).

Needless to say during the recent wind storm wouldn't you know it HERS BLEW AWAY INTO THE LAKE!!!
Now you know I'm in some big trouble now. Soooo if you happen to see her chair on yer beach I would reeeally appreciate it if you could possibly give me a call."

Thank You
Dave and Randi Milam
Post 11  206-755-9041

The Event of the Year!

The Angle Lake Shore Club Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 3rd. Invitations were mailed last week and response so far has been great. To ensure the best experience possible, we are capping ticket sales to the first 100 members only.  If you plan to attend, we ask that you RSVP no later than Monday, November 21st as tickets are selling fast. 

The Christmas Party is a great opportunity to visit with familiar neighbors, make new acquaintances, and share fun stories of the great times that were enjoyed during the various club events throughout this past year! We will be providing a delicious catered Italian Themed Dinner with an open bar included in the ticket price of just $30 per person.  Yes, you read that right...  An entire evening of socializing; delicious dinner; live holiday music and refreshments, all for only $30 each!

We will continue the fun contest tradition we had kicked off last year in voting for the couple that most represents Mr. and Mrs. Christmas. The definition is left open for the crowd to decide: Most Active Member; Longest Club Tenure; Most Congenial; More or all of the above – you help decide! You might elect to come dressed in your best interpretation of ‘Holiday Spirit’ and if you receive the most votes you’ll be awarded a valuable prize! 

This is a private party for current Angle Lake Shore Club Members Only and their guests. If you are not currently an active member, no worries! We are accepting new membership applications alongside Christmas Party ticket purchases. Membership enrollment form along with party times and location detail is available by clicking here.
Should you have any unanswered questions or if you’d like to assist with set up, clean up or general operations, please contact your volunteer hostess, Julie Hill at (206) 355-6460. Hope to see you all at the 2011 ALSC Christmas Party.  

Holiday of Hope

The following post was submitted to us by ALSC Member Pattie Lenz

As the holidays summon forth our giving spirit, we would like to invite you to join us in helping financially strapped families from our area, to make Christmas special for their children. 

We are organizing a "Holiday Of Hope" gift shop.  The shop will open December 17th for parents/ caregivers to come and select unwrapped items for their children. Last year (thanks to your help) we were able to provide 193 families with gifts for their children. Our goal this year is to provide 600 gifts. We even have a list of gifts to make it easy if you are interested. We are excited to make this event happen again and I hope you want to join in and help us.
Here are ways to get involved: 
  • Purchase or provide money for a gift or two. Toys for children 0-11 or gift card ($25.00) from Target Stores, Ulta Cosmetics or Old Navy for youth 12-18.
  • Prepare cookies or provide cocoa/ coffee for attendees and volunteers.
  • Organize a toy drive in your place of business
  • Volunteer to help set up the toy shop or assist parents in shopping. (the location this year will be at The Angle Lake Family Resource Center at 4040 So. 188th Street)
  • Refer a local family you know that needs help.
Please bring your toy/ gift to the family resource center no later than December 12th.  Let the goodness shine through! May your generosity bring the joy of the season alive in your heart!

For more information or a copy of the gift list call:
  • Kirsten Brown, Seatac Family Resource Center 206-816-3240.
  • Coleen Brandt-Schulter, City of Seatac 206-973-4815
Thanks so much for your past generosity and wonderful participation!

This Is Only A Test...

In the 1960s and 1970s, emergency signals broadcast over television and radio stations conjured up visions of nuclear attack. Today, those same warnings are more likely to mean that a severe weather condition is upon one's community. But the message is still the same: how people can get information about plans for their safety.

At 11 a.m. PST on Wednesday (2:00 p.m. EST), the entire United States will participate in the federal government's first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. As residents watch television or listen to radio, they will hear the familiar "emergency tones" that will let them know what they could do in case there was an actual emergency. The test is expected to last up to 3½ minutes. During this period, regularly scheduled television, radio, cable, and satellite shows will be interrupted as the system is being tested.

The test is being conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as part of their ongoing efforts to keep the nation safe during emergencies and strengthen its resilience against all hazards.

The national Emergency Alert System is an alert and warning system that can be activated by the president, if needed, to provide information to the American public during emergencies. NOAA's National Weather Service, governors, and state and local emergency authorities also use parts of the system to issue more localized emergency alerts. The test is an important exercise in ensuring that the system is effective in communicating critical information to the public in the event of a real national emergency.

Similar to emergency alert system tests that are already conducted frequently on the local level, the nationwide test will involve television and radio stations across the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii, and the territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa.

The exercise is also intended to encourage the public to use the event as a reminder that everyone should establish an emergency preparedness kit and emergency plan for themselves, their families, communities, and businesses.

Visit for more information about how to prepare for and stay informed about what to do in the event of an actual emergency.

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

Are you prepared to enter the Dark Days of Winter?  Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 6 at 2 AM. Remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday, November 5, else you’ll miss out on that extra hour of sleep! 

In addition to changing your clocks, we’d like to remind you that this is also the perfect time to check your smoke detector batteries and change them if necessary. Smoke detectors that run on 9 volt batteries or hard wired smoke detectors with battery backups need to be changed annually to ensure they will work when you need them. Please avoid tossing the used batteries in the garbage but dispose of the batteries properly by turning in at a Recycling Center near you.

Some Facts About Smoke Detectors:
  • Smoke detectors that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in saving lives and reducing fire deaths and injuries.
  • Having a working smoke detector cuts the risk of dying in a home fire by 40-50%.
  • Numbers of homes with smoke detectors that do not work outnumber homes without smoke detectors at all.
  • Nearly half of all smoke detectors do not work due to missing or dead batteries.

Some Additional Facts About DST:

Ancient Civilizations adjusted their schedules based on available sunlight.  Later in history, schedules instead became standardized based on time keeping devices where time did not falter.  It was Benjamin Franklin who is attributed to resurrecting the idea of adjusting time in a light-hearted 1784 satire. Although Franklin's facetious suggestion was simply that people should get up earlier in summer, he is often erroneously attributed as the inventor of DST.  Adoption of Standard Time did not materialize in the United States until November 18, 1883, before then time keeping was a local matter.  

Modern DST was first proposed by New Zealand entomologist George Vernon Hudson, although many publications incorrectly credit William Willett of the idea.  Germany led the way in adopting the modern DST during World War I on April 30th, 1916 as a measure to save on coal consumption during war time.   The U.S. Congress originally enacted DST in 1918 but then repealed the act in 1919 and it was not until the Uniform TimeAct of 1966 that provided standardization in the dates of beginning and end of daylight time in the U.S. but allowed for local exemptions from its observance.  

The law as it was originally written required states that observe DST to begin it at 02:00 local time on the last Sunday in April and to end it at 02:00 local time on the last Sunday in October. The law was later amended in 1986 to move the uniform start date for DST to the first Sunday in April (effective 1987). The latest amendment, part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, extends DST by four or five weeks by moving the uniform start date for DST to the second Sunday in March and the end date to the first Sunday in November (effective 2007). However, the Department of Energy is required to report to Congress the impact of the DST extension by December 1, 2007 (nine months after the statute took effect) which the department has not done and the report is now grossly overdue. If the DST extension failed to save energy, Congress may revert back to the old schedule set in 1986!  And believe it or not, there is actually an organization ( who has been attempting to eliminate Day Light Saving Time altogether since 1998!