Dive In to Fight Hunger

A Reason to be Freezin’
Please consider joining the ‘courageous’ few who’ll symbolically dive into the new year by literally diving into the frigid waters of Angle Lake for the annual Polar Bear Plunge. Original justification for this act was simply because it was a crazy, wacky thing to do. However, a more sensible reason has been added to this event with the purpose to support a food drive to help reduce hunger in our area. 

We are encouraging all participants and spectators to bring cash or check donations to be given to the Tukwila Pantry to assist their effort in providing meals to members in community who suffer from hunger.

When you think about it, $50 in the average family household may produce a couple meals at best but according to the Tukwila Pantry website, they have the ability of turning $50 into 500 meals! That’s an incredible use of limited resource. However, the website also reports that the Tukwila Pantry Emergency Food Bank operations serves nearly three thousand households representing some nine thousand individuals. That requires a lot of $50 contributions and that is where we all can help by offering any size of financial contribution. 100% of your donation will go to the Tukwila Pantry to serve toward these needs. Non-perishable packaged food donations will also be accepted.

A Chance to Win
To encourage participation a raffle drawing will be held for a chance to win one of several Angle Lake Shore Club T-Shirts being offered. Simply by showing up to the event at the Manor Club Beach on New Year’s Day will entitle you to one raffle ticket for a chance to win; Showing up in costume (regardless if you’re planning to plunge or not) will earn you a second ticket; bring a donation of one or more dollars or a non-perishable food item and you’ll receive one raffle ticket for each item; and finally – taking the Plunge will earn you another TEN TICKETS for an additional TEN CHANCES to win a prize! 

Angle Lake Manor Club Beach
3419 South 194th Street
January 1st, 2013
  • 11:00 AM Gates Open, Light Refreshments Offered
  • 11:45 AM Raffle Prize Drawings
  • 12:00 PM The Big Plunge
  • 01:00 PM Conclusion
There will be a fire burning to warm by and hot coffee and other refreshments will be available for participants and spectators to enjoy before the plunge. A small commemorative gift will be awarded to all participants that enter the water. Special recognition will be given to each participant that achieves Polar Cub Club status be swimming to the dive platform and back!

Hints and Safety Tips:
  • Dress Up in costume over your swimsuit to add whimsy
  • Come Early. Parking is limited. Carpool or come by boat.
  • Anyone with heart problems should consult your health care provider before participating. If you don't participate, you’re still welcome to join us and watch.
  • Do Not Drink. Alcohol does not warm you up. It accelerates hypothermia.
  • Do Not Stay In The Water Longer Than 15 Minutes. Body heat is lost 30 times faster in the water than in air.
  • Keep Your Outer Clothing On until swim time and remove any wet clothing before getting back into dry clothes.
  • Have Fun!

So Long 2013...

Click Here for a Holiday Message from the Board
One Year Is Done and a New Year has Begun
by Fuzz Hill

As I sit here in the still of the night
Just a few days before Santa takes flight
I begin to look back on the events of this past year
All the fun times, new friends, and all the cheer

We kicked off 2013 with a dip in the lake
The water was frigid and made dippers shake
But it was all done for good reason
To fill food bank shelves emptied this season

Peter Cotton Tail visited the lake not by trail
But by boat of course, in his hand was a pail
Full of eggs to hand to kids who were waiting
At the end of their docks busily contemplating

The lake was stocked with fish in the spring
For anglers to compete during our yearly fishing fling
Attendees enjoyed lunch and a chance for a prize
And fishing secrets were shared among the wise

Next thing I realized we were approaching July
Preparing for a parade, races and fireworks for the sky
While we were disappointed with our contracted pyrotehnicians
Our volunteers performed their tasks like highly skilled magicians

But before July was finished
Lake trash was diminished
By the volunteers of the Clean Sweep
Where garbage was piled waste deep

We plied through the water to various stations serving tapas
Traveling on boats loaded with neighbors; friends; mommas and papas
Coming together at the very last stop for dessert
To exchange stories, share laughs and watched a few flirt

Our Members Christmas Party was again a huge success
Everyone looking a million bucks outfitted in fine dress
The drinks were fantastic, the food was delicious
Our annual meeting was held to discuss club business

Merely a week later we were welcoming St. Nick
Traveling to docks around the lake by holiday ship
Visiting community children and to capture a pic
Seeing the joy in the kids faces was really a kick

So the year is almost over, the end is in reach
I’d like to remind you, January 1st at Manor Club Beach
We’ll gather and greet 2014 with great cheer
And look forward to yet another great year!

Happy Holidays from the
Angle Lake Shore Club Board.

Do You Believe In Santa?

We know of at least 70 children who do! And our online photos prove Santa had a blast meeting with each and every one of them.
After frigid temperatures the week before the weather was relatively mild for a mid-December evening which may have been the key factor to why we witnessed so many neighbors hosting bonfires on their beaches. However, we’d like to think it was mainly because of the elaborately decorated boats throwing a bright glow across the waters of the lake, drawing folks away from their TVs and easy chairs like drawing moths to a brightly burning flame.  Or admittedly, perhaps it was just because everyone was anxious to get a chance to visit with the Father of Christmas himself, Santa Claus.

Whatever the reason for encouraging folks to leave the warmth of the indoors to gather with their neighbors, family and friends in the dark of night, they had done so and had did it with great fervor, making this a most wonderful closing event of the year for the Angle Lake Shore Club and the community. All told over 70 gift bags were distributed by Santa to the visiting youth.

We’d like to recognize and express appreciation to the Goulet Brothers who had invested many hours decorating their boats.  With additional recognition to our principle organizer Jim Todd for coordinating the scheduled stops; Julie Hill for procuring and preparing the gift packages with help from Rosalyn Rombauer and Debbie Beck; to our club photographer Tani Rae Standridge for the many fine photos capturing all the fun had by everyone from small to tall. Additional thanks to Sandy Goulet, Pam Reith, Beverly Prellwitz and Fuzz Hill, the additional deck hands supporting the event operations. All you’re efforts were clearly appreciated based on the many compliments and kind comments that participants expressed.  And to Santa, the guy that everyone came out to see, you really had your game face on this night! You are a real asset to this community.

And finally, thank you to everyone who made the effort come out; build the fires; encourage the crowds to gather on your shore, greet us and invite us onto your docks and beaches to help spread holiday cheer.  You are the reason why we do this and it is you who help to make this so much fun!  Thank you for being involved and taking an active role within your community.

Photos with Santa are available viewing and can be accessed through the right side ‘Additional Links’ menu, under the ‘ALSC Photo Album’ link.  If you have photos to share, please email them to the blog address at anglelakesc@gmail.com.


We’ve received confirmation from Santa’s peeps that he is headed to Angle Lake this Saturday evening to make special visits around the Lake.  All neighbors with young children are invited to come to the following locations to meet with Santa, share with him your Christmas Wish List, get your photo taken and each child will receive a special gift bag presented by the Angle Lake Shore Club. 

Scheduled Stops with Site Contacts
5:30 PM     Marlys Patton 3771 So 194th Street (Jill @ 824-7058)
5:50 PM     Jean McGarah 3431 So 194th Street (Jean @ 824-5440)
6:15 PM     Angle Lake Mobile Home Park (Brian @ 604-1748)
6:45 PM     Curits Steinke 3228 So 198th St Post 3 (Kerry @ 824-2550)
7:10 PM     Steve Newsome 3514 So 198th St Post 12  (Dina @ 265-3333)
7:45 PM     Chau Murphy @ 19635 Military Road South Post 31 (Keith @ 242-0671)
8:15 PM     David Gutierrez @ 19003 46th Ave So Post 54 (Maritza @ 595-1698)
8:40 PM     Harvey Picket @ 3780 S 191st Pl  - Post 77 (Phyllis @ 242-9221)

All times are approximate and the event is subject to cancellation or delay due to any inclement weather. We’ll be posting updates throughout the evening on our Twitter (@AngleLakeSC) and Facebook (AngleLakeSC) Accounts.

Witness the joy in each of the children’s eyes as captured in Last Year’s Video!

A Picture-Perfect Party

If you were fortunate to have attended the ALSC Members Christmas Party Saturday, December 7th you surely agree it was a tremendously entertaining evening that was enjoyed by all who attended.
If for one reason or another you’re having a difficult time recalling all the fun – relive the moments flipping through our online photo album containing candid shots from the party including images from our photo booth.

The Club wishes to give recognition to Julie Hill for her expert planning and execution of this event and express our gratitude to Jim and Robyn Todd for opening their home for the party and all the volunteers who help load in, set up, and clean up when all was done. Thank you.

Upcoming Holiday Events

Please mark your calendar and make plans now to join one or more of these entertaining Angle Lake Shore Club events being hosted in the month of December! 

Saturday, December 7th - 4:00 PM: Members Christmas Party 
Neighbors Jim and Robyn Todd open their home and welcome the active members of the Shore Club to join them for an evening of socializing, munching, imbibing, singing and much laughter! Featuring mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres, fully catered dinner, hosted bar, and hired entertainment. The annual members meeting will also be held to nominate board members, hold elections and share information about the 4th of July Fireworks Show for 2014. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. 

Saturday, December 14th – 6:00 PM: Santa's Christmas Boats Cruise
Santa Claus will again make a special early visit to the area to join the parade of pontoon boats decked out with holiday lights traveling the shores of Angle Lake spreading festive music and Christmas cheer. We'll be pausing at spots around the lake to greet gathered revelers, provide photo opportunities and Santa will offer a small gift to the all the good children present.  Please check our Facebook Page for any schedule changes and for the latest list of locations and approximate times where Santa will be visiting. In the case of inclement weather, the event may be rescheduled or canceled. Please contact Jim Todd if you’d like to ride as a passenger on any of the boats. This event is free and open to all neighbors and their guests.

Wednesday, January 1st- 11:00 AM: Polar Plunge
We'll be jumping into 2014 with a big SPLASH! The Polar Plunge at the Manor Club Beach is where we'll be “Freezin for a Reason!”  We’re asking spectators and plunge participants to consider bringing donations of non-perishable food items and/or cash-check contributions to benefit the Tukwila Pantry and for a chance to win ALSC Branded Apparel! Keep an eye on the ALSC blog or check our Facebook Page for further details leading up to the date. This event is open to ALL within the community; donations are encouraged but not required.