Honorable Recognition for Local ALSC Member

It is with great enthusiasm the Angle Lake Shore Club Blog announce area resident and ALSC club member, Gene Tonnemaker, had received honorary recognition at a recent neighborhood park dedication and naming ceremony.

The park located next to Galliano’s on Military Road So. was built by Rotary members and community partners as part of a community enhancement project. It is here that the SeaTac Rotary proudly dedicated the park to charter member, club founder and Director Emeritus, Gene Tonnemaker on Friday June 14th. The dedication ceremonies included an announcement of the new park name, Integration Peace Park with additional comments provided by Mayor Tony Anderson, Rotary Assistant Governor Isabella McPeak, ILS Manager Joseph Emmanuel and Past President Diane Gallegos. Immediately following the ceremonies everyone present gathered for an ice cream social and a game of volleyball.

SeaTac Rotary named the park, Integration Peace Park for two significant reasons. First, because the property is owned by Integration Living Services, a non-profit organization that has an adult living facility for the disabled next to the park property. And second, because it has become a peaceful and inviting place for people from various cultures to gather, eat food, visit, and connect.

The project and park was the vision and efforts of past SeaTac Rotary President, Diane Gallegos. Providing her leadership, along with Rotarian labor and community support from SeaTac Firefighters, AmeriCorps members, and ILS staff and residents, the park transformed from an unusable and overgrown space to an attractive place to sit, play games, and gather for parties. The park offers visitors walking paths, benches, blooming plants, and lush green grass.

The park honors Rotarian, Gene Tonnemaker, who started the SeaTac Rotary and was a guiding and supportive club member for many years. He also held many leadership positions in the Rotary organization, including that of District Governor.

Rotary is an international service organization that positively impacts communities both locally and on a global scale. Members develop professional connections, grow long-lasting friendships, and enhance their leadership skills both socially and ethically. Rotarians are the kind of people who step forward to take on important issues and change the world….bringing peace through service.  SeaTac Rotary is probably best known for the annual hosting of the International Festival at Angle Lake Park, their Back to School Back Pack Program and the various other school and community benefit programs offered in SeaTac.

Congratulations Gene Tonnemaker on the esteemed recognition you have received from your peers.

A Little Old, A Little New

I don’t know if you've realized it yet but we are merely weeks away from the big Independence Day Celebrations here at Angle Lake! While you can certainly expect that our long standing Shore Club / Manor Club traditional events will continue to be available again this year for you to participate in, the City has also cooked up some new offerings to be hosted at the public park. 
No less than 10 bands severing up a dynamically diverse music program
The SeaTac Parks Department has contracted with Butler Amusements to operate a children’s carnival from July 4th thru July 7th with unlimited rides wristband available for purchase for $19/day. Local Business, Master Park is sponsoring a full day of Live Music featuring indy label artists from Maurice the Fish Records and the City will conduct a commemorative celebration for the dedication of the new water spray area. And of course, the Angle Lake Shore Club with partner City of SeaTac fireworks show will cap off the entire days worth of fun!

Schedule of Events
  • 10:00 am Angle Lake Manor Kiddies Parade
  • 11:00 am Children’s Amusement Rides Open
  • Bud Jones Memorial Run/Walk Around the Lake 
    • 11:00 am Walkers
    • 11:30 am Runners
  • 1:00 pm Opening Cermemonies at Angle Lake Park
    • 1:00 pm Water Spray Area Dedication
    • 1:15 pm Maurice the Fish Records Live Music
  • 1:30 pm Dock Decoration Judging 
  • Water Sports Competitions 
    • 3:00 pm Swim Races
    • 3:15 pm Boat Races
  • 10:15 pm Fireworks Show 
  • 11:00 pm Children’s Amusement Rides Close
Times are approximate and may change without prior notice. The ALSC blog will be your up to date resource for schedule information changes.

Release from Liability: Recognizing that the ALSC, a non-profit neighborhood based organization run solely on a voluntary basis, will do everything within our capability to best ensure a safe experience, it is important to understand that participation by any member(s) or non- member(s) in any activities sponsored by the ALSC is to do so at the participants own risk.

The "How Lucky" Project

The advent of the internet has brought many tremendous opportunities for the common individual. From new occupations such as stock market day trader, to new market opportunities that include virtual storefronts accessible from anywhere on the globe where internet access is available, and even achieving instant fame through viral videos like PSY and his Gangnam Style hit single and of course there's the whole new form of communications through the various social media sites.

One particular Angle Lake resident, Fysah Sands is leveraging a new type of capital ventures investment vehicle available through the internet to help finance a lifelong dream of performing on tour, capturing it on video and creating a documentary to share the experience. 
The "How Lucky Tour/Documentary" will highlight the grassroots West Coast Tour of newly released female musical artists Fysah and Olivia De la Cruz. The Documentary will follow the 14 show, 17 day acoustic tour of these two very talented artists, along with Filmmaker Lydia Goolia and tour Manager Erin Dubs. This film will document the journey of this all girl crew as they work to create a name for themselves in the music industry by hitting the road on their first tour. 

To raise funds for this project, the group is using Kickstarter.com a crowd funding resource, where supporters like yourself can pledge to help fund the tour/documentary and receive cool gifts in exchange for doing so. But time to be involved is quickly running out as the campaign ends June 15th and the team still haven't met their minimum goal. 

Fysah and her husband Brett Sands encourage the community to consider helping these artists kickstart their careers by making a contribution pledge at Kickstarter.com Keyword: "How Lucky Tour/Documentary" or additional information is available at her official website: www.fysahmusic.com. Bret and Fysah would like to thank you for your consideration - it means the world to them to know they have a community that supports them.