Your Dive Supports Our Food Drive!

Please consider joining with the ‘courageous’ few who symbolically leap into the new year by literally diving into the frigid waters of Angle Lake at the annual Polar Bear Plunge. The original concept of the plunge was simply a wacky thing to do. However, a more sensible reason has been introduced to support a local food drive effort to help reduce hunger in our area. 

We are encouraging all participants and spectators to bring donations of cash, check and/or non-perishable food items to be given to the Highline Food Bank to assist in their effort of providing meals to members in our community who frequently suffer from the effects of hunger. Food Bank shelves are typically quite empty at this time of year due to increased demand over the holidays. Non-perishable food donations and/or cash contributions are greatly needed to help restock the shelves to meet the ongoing demand that is present in our community. 

If everyone in our neighborhood would commit to donating just $10 each the Highline food bank would be in a far greater position to serve client needs throughout the entire year! And for every $10 donation, the donor will in return receive one additional chance to win some fabulous prizes!  See the Official Flyer for details. Non-perishable packaged food donations will also be accepted and be awarded additional opportunities for prizes.

2017 Polar Bear Plunge and Food Drive 
January 1st - New Years Day
Angle Lake Manor Club Private Beach Lot 
3419 South 194th Street. 

11:00 AM Gates Open, Light Refreshments Offered
12:00 PM The Big Plunge
12:30 PM Raffle Prize Drawings
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!

End of Year Progress Report

As reported in an earlier blog post (Mid-Year Check Point), the Shore Club Board of Directors had targeted two key items to focus additional attention on this year:
  • Getting younger families with children involved in lake activities
  • Bringing a major fireworks display back to the center of the lake.
The following is a year-end report on how the board made progress toward these two goals:

  • Family Centered Events
We had witnessed an increased attendance for the Spooktacular Halloween Boo Cruise and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony; however attendance for the Christmas Boats and Santa Cruise realized a slight decrease in the number of children particularly along the North Shore and Mobile Home Park.  The assumption is that the extraordinarily rainy weather may have prevented people from venturing outdoors to see Santa, or perhaps it was because many were satisfied with their previous visit and photo opportunities with Santa during the Tree Lighting Ceremony that prompted them to remain indoors warm and dry instead. 

While the newly added Hydroplane Racing Weekend was not sponsored by the Angle Lake Shore Club, we were very encouraged to see the number of families involved in the races and for our neighboring families who visited the racing pits to ask questions and get up and close with the race boats and operations. For all intents and purposes, this was a highly successful event and achieved all the goals and objectives of being a unique and interesting event for this area and we are hopeful that additional races to be considered in the future.
  • Fireworks Barges
At last report in June ‘16, the overall fundraising effort was at 70% of the targeted goal of $24,000. Unfortunately, the ‘gofundme’ online fundraising campaign that was created did not produce the results expected, falling far short of the $8,000 objectives. I am happy to report however that four generous donors had contributed a total of $550 through this online account with the funds having been combined to the overall effort.  To date, the club has received a total of $19,360 in private party pledges and cash contributions all from neighbors living on or in immediate vicinity of Angle Lake. 
It is also with great pleasure that we report that our volunteer laborers have completed building four of the seven barges required and were launched last weekend (12/18/16)! The remaining three barges will be completed within the upcoming months in 2017, thus ensuring the capability of returning a major fireworks display to the center of Angle Lake next summer!

Video Courtesy of Steve Beck

I personally am grateful for the many thoughtful and generous neighbors that make up our lake community, and I am truly amazed at what can be accomplished when we all come together.  

Thank you for your support.

You can expect another progress report in early spring at which time I’m hopeful that we can report that all barges have been completed and deployed; that the firework display contracts have been signed for a mid-lake Independence Day Show; and that Hydroplane Racing will return to Angle Lake for a second year.

Like A Good Neighbor, Lonnie Is Always There!

The Good Neighbor Recognition Program is a city-wide recognition program, where SeaTac community members are encouraged to nominate individuals and/or groups for their acts of neighborly/community goodwill. Nominations allow community members to call attention in a positive way to the activities that the nominee has contributed to their neighbors and community by being an example of a ‘good neighbor’. 

It is with great enthusiasm that I announce that an Angle Lake neighbor received the following nomination by some “Friends on Angle Lake”. The following is what was submitted in the nomination: 
“Lonnie Goulet, currently the President of the Angle Lake Shore Club, is the guiding force and effervescent energy behind the wonderful community based activities on Angle Lake. Without Lonnie’s passionate vision, well this would just be another beautiful lake without any collective community esprit de corps. But more importantly, Lonnie answers seemingly each and every call from his neighbors when things need to be fixed, someone needs a ride, or we all just want to hear a good raucous laugh from the man with the big heart. There is no task too big or mountain too high to climb for Lonnie and his traveling smile and tool box.” 

Congratulations Lonnie, on being a nominated community member! Our community is fortunate to have you involved. Awards will be presented to all nominees at the Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, Dec 13th at 7:00PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

Please consider attending the awards ceremony in a show of support and appreciation for Lonnie and the other deserving nominees!

Christmas Party December 3rd!

The ALSC Members Only Christmas Party is Saturday, December 3rd. If you haven’t made your reservations yet – don’t fret!  We still have a few spots left. Tickets are just $30 per person with a current membership. Access a copy of the ticket order form by clicking HERE.

The Christmas Party is a great opportunity to visit with familiar neighbors, make new acquaintances, and to catch up and share the fun times that were enjoyed during the various club events throughout the past year! We will be providing a delicious catered buffet style dinner with an open bar and live music all included in the ticket price of $30 per person.

This is a private party for Angle Lake Shore Club Members Only and their guests. If you are not currently an active member, no worries, we are accepting new and renewal membership applications with 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, please contact your volunteer hostess, Julie Hill at (206) 355-6460. Here’s looking forward to seeing you at the 2016 ALSC Christmas Party.

Calling All 12's

12’s can do some truly amazing things when we all pull together as one! They can smash world records, being recognized as the noisiest sports venue on the planet; they are often more feared by opposing players, more so than the Legion of Boom creating an average of 2.36 false start penalties per game; and they are even known to create their own recorded earthquake! It is because of this energy that we’re asking all 12’s to band together and focus their collective effort on creating a great Christmas for the less fortunate children in our community by supporting a ‘Holiday of Hope’.

All South End 12’s are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for a child valued at $25 or a gift card from Ross; Kohl’s; Game Stop; or Old Navy to Gregory’s Lounge at the Red Lion Inn and cheer for the Seattle Seahawks during the televised Tampa Bay Buccaneers game. Come prepared to compete for prizes in the Best Touchdown Dance Competition after each Seahawk 6 point score! There will also be a raffle drawing for prizes for those who have donated.  

What: Holiday of Hope Toy and Gift Drive 
Where: Gregory’s at the Red Lion Inn. 18220 International Blvd.
When: Sunday, November 27th start at 12:30 PM
Why: To support a generous cause, a great team and have a fantastic time do it!

Let the goodness of the 12’s shine through this Holiday Season and let your generosity bring the joy of the season to a child in need while we have fun as a community cheering for our Hawks! 

It is our hope this holiday to see you there!

It's a Most Busy Time of the Year

As the Christmas holiday approaches things at the North Pole are really starting to heat up with all shifts running full tilt at the workshop. While this leaves the elves little time for anything else, this allows time for Santa to plan his visits to his most favorite place on earth – Angle Lake! 

Santa looks forward to these special visits each year, an opportunity to meet and greet children around the lake when the kids are awake! However, Santa can’t do it all and is asking for help from the grownups to assist in purchasing, preparations, serving and clean up. No major commitment required, a few hours at most will certainly help. Please contact Julie Hill at (206) 355-6460.


What better way to get in the holiday spirit than by bringing your family, friends and neighbors together to help light this year’s tree? The evening will begin at 5:30 PM at the home of Rodger and Lisa May. ALSC will be serving up light snacks and hot refreshments while the crowd waits in anticipation for St. Nicholas arrival. Santa will greet the kids with candy canes and help us to countdown the lighting of the holiday lights, whence we’ll all join in singing Christmas carols around the lighted trees!

What: Angle Lake Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Where: May Residence at 4317 So. 188th Street
Date: Sunday, November 27th
Time: 5:30 until 7:00 PM


The ever popular social event of the year, the ALSC Members Only Christmas Party! This party is always 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! As is tradition, you can expect a delicious catered Gourmet 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 music entertainment and refreshments, all for only $30 each. Please make your reservation to attend no later than November 28th. An order form is available HERE.

What: ALSC Members Only Christmas Party
Where: Minnihan Residence at 19611 Military Road So.
Date: Saturday, December 3rd
Time: 4:00 until 8:00 PM


We’re very fortunate to have Santa Claus to make a return stop to visit with the children on Angle Lake! As in year’s past Shore Club members will be taking Santa around the lake by way of decorated Pontoon Boat on Saturday Evening. The number of locations he’ll visit will be limited and stops will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis until the maximum number of six stops is reached. If you are interested reserving a stop and are willing to have other neighbors gather at your location, please send an email to before December 4th. We’ll post a final list of scheduled stops on the blog the week of the event and encourage all who are interested visiting with Santa to gather at the schedules locations.  

What: Christmas Boats and Santa's Cruise
Where: Predetermined Docks around Angle Lake
Date: Saturday, Mid-December
Time: 4:00 until 7:00 PM

We hope that you’ll make time during this busy season to join us for one or more of these entertaining club events!

Picture if you will....

Waiters waiting with fellow Trick or Treaters

The ALSC Spooktacular Boo Crew braved the rain and plied the waters of Angle Lake on Sunday October 30th to greet the local area children dressed in costume and present them with a gift bag filled with Halloween Treats.

While the weather was very drippy and soggy and created a rather dreary evening – the turnout was far from dismal! We ended up handing out every last bag with none to spare yet amazingly, not a single child was left without a treat bag…

Scary, yes!  Lucky, - I call that perfect planning!

Photos from the event are available for viewing here:
Thanks to all who helped on this event and to those who came out to greet us!

Spook-tacular Boo Cruise!

The Spook-tacular Boo Cruise is set to sail the Eve of All-Hallows Eve! Or in simpler terms, select Angle Lake Shore Club Board Members will be circling the lake via pontoon boat prepared to greet all costumed revelers lakeside and present them with a goodie bag of filled with treats.

Please plan to gather at one of the scheduled stops to participate. Travel times are between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM. The stops this year are as follows:

Stop ID
Helen Swenson (Melissa)
David and Maritza Gutierrez
Harvey and Phyllis Picket
Maria Rice and Andrew
John and Lisa Seidenberg
Tim and Jill Patton
Tani Robar and Kevin
Bob Simmons
Lake Place Apartments
AL Mobile Home Park
Curtis and Kerry Steinke

The Fine Print:
Subject to safe weather conditions, high winds will force event cancellation.
Arrival times indicated above are estimated.
Gift bags are limited to the first 50 costumed participants.

A Return to Normal?

After 20 years of planning, re-planning, funding and additional funding, the Sound Transit Link Light Rail promise of an “Airport Extension” linking Tukwila through the airport to 200th Street was finally realized with the opening of the new Angle Lake Station, Plaza and parking garage on September 24th, 2016. 

Construction on the overhead track began April 2013 with the Station and Parking garage ground breaking activity starting a year and a half later in September 2014. Commuters through the area along with residents around the project had endured diversions, detours, traffic delays and construction noise. 

Completion of this major project should mean a return to peaceful conditions with normal traffic flows in the area. Well… not so fast. There are additional projects underway in the area to the east and west of the station:

Connecting 28th/24th Avenue S.
Located to the southwest side of the Sound Transit Angle Lake station another major construction effort has been underway to create a new arterial alternative aligned parallel to International Boulevard. Existing 28th Avenue which curves west at South 200th street is planned to continue south on the new surface road which will become 24th Avenue So and ultimately connect to South 216th street. 

Arterial work on South 24th between 208th and 216th has already completed. Additional tasks recently completed on the stretch between 200th and 208th includes the installation of bridge abutments; concrete roadside curb and gutter, center median curb, and pre-level pavement. Overhead utilities have been converted underground along 24th Avenue S. (north of S. 208th Street) Starting this week the Contractor will be installing pre-cast concrete girders that will support the new roadway and bridge over the future SR 509 highway. This is a significant milestone in the project and indicative of the planning partnership with WSDOT to have this roadway be forward compatible with SR509. The arterial effort is scheduled for an August 2017 completion. SR509 is planned to complete in 2031.

Intersection Improvements at Military Road and S. 200th Street 
Construction work by WSDOT is continuing on the Southbound I-5 interchange at Military Road S. and S. 200th Street. This work will widen and realign the intersection and install new traffic signals to allow for easier access between I-5 and, the Angle Lake Light Rail Station, and the City of SeaTac. 

What to expect:
  • Motorists should expect travel delays during construction on South 200th Street, Military Road, the southbound I-5 off-ramp to South 200th Street/Military Road, and the South 200th Street/Military Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 with increased delays during weekday commuting hours.
  • Lanes may be reduced during construction. There may also be periodic I-5 ramp closures at this location. Signage and flaggers will help motorists and pedestrians get safely around the work zone. Ramp closures will be announced in advance using electronic message signs.
  • Typical work times will be between 7 am and 5 pm on weekdays and nighttime work will also be happening. The City of SeaTac has approved a noise variance for nighttime work for this project.
  • Expect noise from equipment breaking up and removing existing sections of asphalt and other activities (trucks, excavators, bulldozers, vactor trucks, drill rigs, saw cutting equipment). Lighting will be used to illuminate the work area during nighttime hours. Please contact 440.4DOT (4368) for any noise related complaints

Motorists should plan alternate routes around the area during construction if possible. A 24-hour construction hotline is available at 888.298.2395 to assist with any project related questions.

Go FAST, Turn Left!

Picture yourself traveling at 60 MPH, not sitting in your 3,000 lb. Chevy, but crouching mere inches above the water, braced in a 125 lb. wooden boat, the wind whistling by your helmet. Your left hand squeezes the throttle; your right hand is glued to the steering wheel. As the boat skims over the surface, your slightest movement affects your ride over the ever-changing contour of the water. Now picture yourself surrounded by 11 other boats, just inches apart. Rough water jolts you and you’re drenched from the competing boat’s spray; you anxiously await the opportunity to shoot to pass your closest opponent, pushing your mind, your will and your body to the limit. 

That is what the 80 plus drivers may experience when they take to Angle Lake September 10th and 11th for the Frank Hansen Memorial Race Regatta Presented by Graham Trucking and MasterPark. 

The Location
Seattle Outboard Association, an organization that has been producing races for over 80 years, will host the two day event with addition support from local SeaTac businesses, Graham Trucking and MasterPark Airport Valet Parking

The race event will take place at 
Angle Lake Park
19408 International Boulevard
SeaTac, WA 98188
Time: 11 AM to 6 PM
Dates:  Sept 10 and 11 

Spectators are invited to tour the pits, see the boats up close and meet the racers provided a waiver is signed and the guest wears closed toed shoes. The park offers superb ‘amphitheater’ seating on the grassy slope above the sandy beach where the boats will be hand launched and offer prime viewing of all the competitive racing taking place the East-West leg of the lake.

Due to safety concerns and insurance regulations, the surface waters of east-west leg of the lake, including the park shoreline and boat launch will remain a restricted area with no public or residential access permitted from 11 AM until 6 PM. However the Northern portion of the North-South leg of the lake will remain open and unobstructed.

NOTE: Parking in and around Angle Lake Park is EXTREMELY limited. We encourage you to consider parking at locations outside the area (eg: Tukwila International Blvd Link Light Rail Station; SeaTac Airport or MasterPark) and taking the Metro RapidRide 'A Line' to the park.

The Boats
The race boats will be of three distinct designs—Hydroplane, Runabout and Tunnel Boat. All are constructed with lightweight marine plywood and mahogany, carbon fiber or fiberglass. The two day event will feature multiple classes. Each class mandates specific engines that are compliant and there are requirements for propellers, boat design etc.  

The race boats are roughly 9 to 14 feet long and weigh 100 to 250 pounds. Most drivers kneel in the cockpit; some boats are driven in a lay-down position; some have the driver seated. Typically the left hand works the spring-loaded throttle and the right hand handles the steering wheel.

Hydroplanes have a three-point design and ride on a cushion of air —only the two front sponsons and the propeller touch the water. Air is trapped underneath, causing the boat to lift and ride on this cushion of air, skimming across the surface of the water. 

Tunnel Boats are a strange 'bird'. While the tunnel derives much of its high performance from air lift, it depends at the same time on its planing interaction with the water to maintain a stable and controlled 'flight'. This interdependence of water and air force dynamics is the key to the approach to tunnel design.

Runabouts slice through the water rather than skim over the surface. Runabouts can vary greatly in design but generally they have a flat riding surface, tapered to a point in front, and do not channel air under the hull. Turning is an art and it can be work just to keep the boat level—similar to driving a motocross dirt bike. While, typically slower than Hydros, the thrills of racing runabouts are unmatched, just watch a runabout round a buoy and you’ll see the difference! 

The Schedule
While the concept of a race event held at Angle Lake has been in the works for well over two and a half years, it was only recently (July 27th) that the SeaTac City Council authorized a onetime waiver raising the speed restrictions on the lake from 8 mph for this event. SOA has been working diligently with City Administration and Parks Department leaders to approve plans, secure permits and insurance coverage and seeking approval as an American Power Boat Association sanctioned event.

The official schedule is expected to be posted on Thursday, Sept 8th. However, spectators can anticipate two full days of racing excitement comprised of approximately 40 heats each of the two days. Individual class heats will be spaced at 10 minute intervals consisting of: 3 minute warm up; 5 minutes racing (three laps on a ¾ mile course); 2 minute calming.

More Information
If after attending the event you’d like to learn more about outboard racing, please visit the nationally acclaimed Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum located just down the hill on 196th Street in Kent, or consider signing up for the 2017 SOA ‘New Folks in Boats’ novice driver training program!

The Cloud of Mystery is Lifted

Train tests are under way at the scenic Angle Lake park-and-ride station, as Sound Transit announces  Angle Lake Link light rail will begin service on Saturday, September 24th.

Welcome to Angle Lake Station. This elevated station is located just south of Sea-Tac Airport, near Angle Lake in SeaTac. The 1,050-stall parking garage connects to the train platform via a covered pedestrian walkway. Modern elevators and escalators connect riders to the pedestrian plaza at street level. From here, you can ride congestion-free to Westlake Station in downtown Seattle in 41 minutes and to the UW in about 48 minutes. Trains will arrive every six minutes during peak hours. 

The Angle Lake Station was approved by voters in 1996 and promised by 2006. But Sound Transit grossly underestimated costs and wound up building the 21-mile corridor in five phases. The 1.6-mile Angle Lake segment is $40 million under the $383 million estimate when construction started in 2013, CEO Peter Rogoff said.

Passengers who will to depart from the Angle Lake area can choose from five ways to arrive at the Link light rail station: park-and ride lot; the Rapid Ride Bus A Line; car or taxi drop-offs; walking from home; or bike lanes going west into Des Moines.

From the station platform above, riders can see Mount Rainier and Puget Sound, or gaze upon the Federal Detention Center, down the hill. While waiting for the next train, riders can check out the unique artwork and station design.

Artist Laura Haddad created the public art sculpture “Cloud” above the station platform. Wind activates thousands of individual discs while sunlight makes them shimmer and glow. The Cloud serves as a sculptural barometer of local weather. Additionally, artist Jill Anholt’s piece “Immerse” appears to hang weightlessly in the portal of the plaza’s grand staircase, with the sculpture’s four delicate arcs transferring light into the parking area below.

Refer to Sound Transit's website for additional rider information.

Corrective Notice - Angle Lake Boat Races

The following is a supplemental notice regarding some incorrect statements included in a recent flyer:


As a courtesy to the residents living on and around the Angle Lake Community, the Angle Lake Shore Club recently distributed a flyer announcing Hydroplane Races scheduled for September 10th & 11th.

This BULLETIN is to correct a few misstatements and expand on a couple other items included in that flyer so that we are all on the same page:

1. Hours of actual racing are from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on both Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th

2. The statement that “The Seattle Outboard Association has obtained a Park Use Permit” is not correct.  The current status is that the City of SeaTac has approved amending the existing ordinance regarding speed limits on Angle Lake for this single event.  Subsequently the City of SeaTac is currently working on adapting a Special Use Permit to accommodate this event.  In talks with Council Members, City Staff and The Seattle Outboard Association we feel confident that everyone is on board to make this happen.

3. Park Restrictions and Lake Closure will be formally addressed in the Special Use Permit for the event.  However, until such time as we hear differently here are some guidelines for those private property owners along the shoreline to consider:
   a. While the East / West leg of the lake will most certainly be closed to public during the event some type of barrier will be in place to separate the north / south leg of the lake that we believe will remain open for public use.  
   b. We recommend any water activity at private waterfront lots be limited to between the shoreline and dock areas and that all children are under constant adult supervision to avoid anyone from encroaching past the dock lines.
   c. Make sure that all privately owned boats, equipment, toys, etc. are fully secured to minimize that chances of drifting into the race course.

4. This special event is fully operated and funded by The Seattle Outboard Association and is NOT an ALSC event, however the ALSC does endorse this event.

5. We ask everyone to pay attention to the following points for objective consider in the event that the ALSC board of directors remains in favor of this event and goes around with another survey to see if a majority still want the event for future years.

6. We want this to be a fun event for those that supported it and a safe event for everyone.

The ALSC Board of Directors

Get Onboard Now - Or You'll Miss the Boat!

If you have not yet signed up for the Tasty Tapas Float Around, our late summer lakeside main event, you must act now to reserve a spot otherwise you may very well miss the boat as seats are filling fast! The fun starts at 4 PM SHARP and runs until 8:00 PM. 

Open to ALSC Members Only and their invited guests. Cost is $30 per person.
To access a copy of the Order Form, CLICK HERE

During years prior, Tapas have been attended by Gilligan and his fellow castaways; Cleopatra returned from the dead to join us with her minions; a group of gondoliers gathered to give out goodies to arriving guests; and even a Tropical Island populated with Pacific Islanders floated onto the scene – one can only imagine who, or what, might appear this year!

Tasty Tapas has proven to be an evening full of fun, food, and a great opportunity to meet with neighbors and make new friends. Participants will be assigned to start at one of four dinning stations set up around the lake for guests to visit only by way of boat. Each of the four locations will present a themed selection of appetizers and liquid libations to tickle your taste buds. Throughout the evening at set intervals, groups will receive a signal to depart for another station until all four stations have been visited. Be sure to pace yourself and save room for the grand finale fifth station where all participants will come together to enjoy a bonfire, dessert and coffee where all can mingle.

The route will cover the East-West Leg this year with stopped planned for the following locations
  • Station 1 – Esmond's (Redneck BBQ)
  • Station 2 – Patton's (Hawaiian) 
  • Station 3 – Hill's (American Fast Food)
  • Station 4 – Reith (Cowboy)
  • Dessert – Yorozu 

You are encouraged to take your own boat around the course (No drinking and driving please!) For those who do not have a boat, cannot find a ride or require assistance there will be pontoon boats acting as taxis to ferry tasters from stations to station. If you require a pickup please call Jim Todd at 206-226-9965 or emailing him at or Sandy Goulet at

When Is Too Much - Too Much?

Stressed Out - Who Us?
Your Angle Lake Shore Club Board of Directors has been extremely busy these past few months working their “to do” list. Dividing attention (or more appropriately, multiplying focus) among the hydroplane race proposal; securing barge commitments and drafting build schedules; and now planning the Tasty Tapas, as well. The following is a quick status update on each of these initiatives:

Hydroplanes at Angle Lake
Sub-committee members from the ALSC attended several Land Use and Planning (LUP) Committee Sessions and held various meetings with SeaTac City Manager and Parks staff. A lakefront homeowners survey was created and responses were collected. With 97% of all the waterfront homes accounted for, the final numbers revealed 77% strongly in favor; 9% indifferent; with 14% against.  These survey summary results were shared with the City Council and Staff Leadership. A good number of residents showed up and delivered positive comments during the July 26rh Regular Council Meeting in show of support for the event. After some council deliberation, an ordinance to revise park code was introduced waiving the 5 knot (8 mph) speed limit for a one time, single permitted event to occur prior to November 2016, after which time the revision will be automatically repealed. This allows for the trial event to be executed and re-evaluated before any extension of the ordinance is considered.  The races are scheduled for the weekend days of September 10th and 11th.

Fireworks Barges
Design plans have been received and evaluated. Material costs have been calculated and through the diligence of several Barge Committee Members, the costs are coming in around $1,200 per barge less than forecast (a savings of around $8,500 total)!  It’s now come time to run down the list of homeowners who had previously expressed interest and confirm their commitment through a paid deposit. The first of two barge builds are scheduled for late August.  Please contact Jonathan Standridge before August 20th if you are interested in assisting in the construction of the initial barges or if you can help in some other way.

Tasty Tapas – August 13th! (…maybe)
Right now, the Tapas Committee Chair is reporting that the event is one station short and no commitment yet on a host location for the dessert station. A Go / NO Go decision will be made on August 3rd. The grim reality is that with time running short the Tapas may be forced to be canceled this year.  If you are interested in hosting a tapas station or have the ability to host the dessert station (accommodate approximately 90 people), please do not hesitate to call Jim Todd before August 3rd.

Busy – you bet! But we do it because we enjoy knowing that our community is a better place because of what we do!  Thank you for your support.

The Cleanest ALSC Event of the Year!

It only happens once a year. The Cleanest, Most Family Friendly Event on the Angle Lake Shore Club calendar is happening this Saturday, July 23rd. That is when Shore Club Members and neighbors are invited and encouraged to join together with other volunteers for the Annual Angle Lake Clean Sweep.

The ALSC will be helping all lakeside residents with property clean-up and trash removal. We will also be clearing our streets of trash and are hoping for enough volunteers to cover the area between International Blvd on the west to Military Road on the east, and from S 188th Street on the north to S 200th Street on the south. Last year we were able to clean 8 miles of streets and with your help, we look forward to doing that again.

Date: Saturday, July 25th
Clean up: 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM

If you live in this area, please considering meeting at the Angle Lake Park Dock at 9 AM to grab some heavy-duty trash bags and a trash grabber and join your neighbors in the fun. We are hoping all residents will volunteer to help their neighbors, and band together in cleaning up our neighborhood. 

We will also be doing clean-up of the shore line and lake bottom at the public park and are looking for divers to help with the junk on the lake bottom. If you know anyone who dives, please contact Judy Williams at (206) 419-4637. We will pay for the air in their tanks and invite them to join us afterward for our picnic lunch and raffle. 

After the clean-up from 9AM to noon, we will provide a picnic lunch at the Angle Lake Manor Club Beach with food and a raffle of ALSC shirts. We hope to make this a grand day that will show real benefits for all SeaTac residents who love our neighborhood and the lake and enjoy using it. In the meantime, please feel free to survey your area of the lake, lake-bottom and surrounding streets and open spaces and think about any problems that may need to be addressed in your area.  

A special note of appreciation toward the City of Seatac who will help with the disposal of all the trash collected from the lake and our streets.

7/13 Predictions Correct - Storm in SeaTac

The Seattle Storm Women's Professional Basketball Team will headline this year’s Group Health Community Practice on Wednesday, July 13 at the Tyee Educational Complex. The event, which takes place from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, is FREE and open to the public. It will mark the third consecutive year in which the Storm will hold an open practice at the Tyee Educational Complex. 

Hosted by the City of SeaTac and Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority, the Community Practice is a fun event for kids and families to go behind the scenes at a Storm practice. Fans can watch the team and participate in some of the drills directed by the coaching staff. The event will feature meet-and-greets with Storm players and coaches, games and contests with prizes, an appearance from Doppler the mascot and a special performance by the Storm Dance Troupe. 

All attendees will receive a pair of tickets to the September 11 game against Los Angeles, and the first 200 participants will go home with their choice of a free t-shirt or junior sized basketball courtesy of Group Health Cooperative. 

“Storm community practices in SeaTac have been such a great way for the youth and families in our community to connect with the players and participate in healthy activities,” said Joseph Scorcio, SeaTac Acting City Manager. “It is an honor to have these extraordinary role models join us for the third year in a row. Hosting the event alongside Group Health and the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority has been a great way to engage the community.” 

A flyer for the event is posted on the city website and can also be viewed HERE.

WALPA is Awarding One Lake Association Scholarship

* * * * * * * *    Due August    *    5th    *    2016    * * * * * * * *

In 2016 the Washington Lakes Protection Association (WALPA) is offering a lake association scholarship. This scholarship is intended to allow members of a lake association to send a representative to the annual conference to learn from our presenters and sponsors, and network with WALPA members, to take information back to their association. The recipient will be expected to give a presentation at the conference on the lake association and its goals and to write a short article for Waterline after the conference summarizing their experience.

All scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee, composed of individuals from academia, industry and government. Committee members who have a personal or institutional affiliation with the applicant will not judge that applicant. A winning applicant will be chosen based on financial need and the aspirations of the association.

A qualified applicant must be an active member of a lake association organization or community group who is willing to attend the 2016 WALPA conference in Bellingham.

Lake association applicants should describe their role in the association, its size, annual income from membership, and current activities. Most important, the application must outline the association's direction and goals. Applicants should also clearly state how attending the conference will help the association and how information obtained at the conference will be shared with their membership. The application should be no longer than one page. Please include an email address and mailing address on the application.

All applicants should send materials in a single Adobe Acrobat PDF file clearly identified by the applicant's last name to Ellen P. Preece, chair of the scholarship committee, at  Applications are due by 17:00 PDT on Friday August 5, 2016. The Scholarship Committee will contact applicants by the beginning of September to let them know the status of their application. 

Further detailed information about the WSLPA Annual Conference can be viewed at their website:

What's That Floating On The Lake?!

If while out on the water this summer you’ve noticed some red and white floats on the east-west leg of Angle Lake, upon closer inspection you’ll see that that these buoys are marked with the words “UW Research”.

The following letter was sent to the Shore Club email providing an explanation and purpose of these floats:

To residents around Angle Lake,
My name is Vincent O. Jobin and I am a graduate student at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. My advisor, Dr. Julian Olden, and I are leading a new research project (in collaboration with King County's Lake Stewardship Program) investigating the patterns, drivers and ecological consequences of water level fluctuations in lakes around the county. As part of the Lake Stewardship Program, volunteers have monitored nearly 60 lakes for water quality, water temperature and water level for some part of the past 20 years. Your lake is part of this Program and volunteers are still actively monitoring water levels on a frequent basis. Using this data, we intend to understand how past trends in water levels changed in response to precipitation, temperature and other attributes of the lakes, and then use this knowledge to study the role of lake level fluctuations in influencing the plants, animals and food webs they form.

One aspect of the project is to understand how changes in water levels affect the lakes' temperature. In summer, most lakes in the region stratify, i.e., they have a distinct warm water layer on top of a cooler one and these rarely mix. Changes in water level could affect this stratification and may have consequences for water quality. To investigate, we have installed temperature loggers in 15 lakes around King County, including Angle lake. These digital thermometers are attached to a leaded rope with an anchor on one end and a red and white floater on the other. They record temperature at regular intervals, keeping track of the temperature in the lake throughout the year. The float is large enough to be seen by anyone boating on the lake. We clearly identified our floats with “UW Research” as well as a phone number to call if found. We will come by regularly to check on them, perform maintenance and make sure they stay just at the surface as water levels go down during the summer.

As residents, you are the first affected by lake water quality and we believe that it is our duty to share our knowledge and findings. If you have any questions, please contact me by phone or email. We have launched a website so you can learn more about the project: It will be updated throughout the summer.

We welcome your feedback in our endeavor and look forward to sharing the results of our work with you. We thank you in advance for your help and support.

Vincent O. Jobin
PhD student
University of Washington
Phone: 206-939-8721

Julian Olden
Associate Professor
University of Washington
Phone: 206-616-3112


A Fabulously Fantastic Fourth!

Hope you too had a wonderful 4th of July!

Our Shore Club Photographer and reigning Queen of the ALM HOA! - Tani Rae and her minion Jonathan Standridge spent a better part of their holiday capturing moments and memories through pictures. From the looks of it, many of you did have a great time with the parade, singing along, participating in the Bud Jones Memorial Walk/Run Around the Lak and enjoying frozen treats!

To view the array of photos from the 4th of July simply click on the following hot link: 

To view our entire collection of Angle Lake Shore Club photos from other events and prior years, simply choose the ‘Shore Club Photo Album’ located under the Additional Links heading on the right side of this page. If you have any photos that you’d like to share with the community, please email them to us at and we’ll include them into our photo albums.

Honoring Our Freedom through Celebration!

It shouldn't matter if you were born in the United States, have immigrated to the US or you’re just visiting, you’ll surely take advantage to join in any one or more of the various celebrations occurring on Independence Day in America!

And for folks living around Angle Lake there'll will be no exception. Residents throughout our community will be enhancing their July 4th holiday by participating in the various family fun events hosted by Angle Lake Shore Club, Angle Lake Manor HOA, the City of SeaTac and their commercial sponsor, Recology Cleanscapes. Download a map of locations and accompanying schedule by Clicking HERE.

The lineup of events is as follows:

10:00 am - Angle Lake Manor Club Parade
Pull up a chair to watch or decorate your trike, bike, scooter, wagon, dog, yourself and join in the parade!  Parade starts at the corner of 33rd Av S & S. 194th St and then turns right to proceed down S 192nd St and then right on 39th Av and back around to S 194th St ending at the Manor Club Beach Lot for a group sing along and complimentary ice cream treats. Yum!

11:00 am – Bud Jones Memorial Walk and Run Around the Lake
Compete against your neighbors for bragging rights and prizes and trophy as the fastest runner to be the first to complete the course around the perimeter of the lake.   Race will begin at Post 35.  Pre-registration begins at 10:30am; Fitness Walk at 11:00; Competition Race at 11:30 – finish by 12:00.

11:00 am – Children’s Play Area and Water Spray Park 
Angle Lake Park will be the site for various giant inflated slides and bouncy houses. Purchase an all day pass to participate. If inflatable’s aren’t your thing, then a safe, thrilling alternative would be to cool off in the spray park that features numerous spray nozzles for kids to run through and play in. If you dare, endure a drenching from the Mega Soaker, a 55 gallon container that fills with water and spills over every few minutes onto the surface and anybody under it!

1:00 pm – Dock / Beach Decoration Judging
Get those creative juices flowing to come up with the most impressive Independence Day display.  Wow the socks off our judges to win a prize of $100 Gift Certificate for First Place!  $75; $50; $25; or Beach towel for 2nd  – 10th place respectively.

1:00 pm - Live Entertainment
Entertainment is sponsored by the City of SeaTac featuring Maurice the Fish Record label artists and friends of the record label.  Family friendly entertainment starts at 1:00 p.m. and continues non-stop all the way through to 9:45 p.m.

3:00 pm – Swim Races
Okay all you guppies, flounders, barracudas, sharks, and whales – show up in your swim attire and get ready to compete for ribbons and cash awards!  Begin assembling by 2:45 on the shores of the Louvier’s Beach at Fire Post #46 or look for the banner displayed on the Northeast lakeshore.

3:30 pm – Boat Races (aprox.)
Immediately following the swim races – the action will shift to boat racing. If it floats then we’ll let you race it! Show up in any kind of water craft and we’ll find a category to put you in. Join in the fun and paddle, pedal, row or sail your way to victory.  Louvier’s Beach at post 46.

10:00 pm – The 4th of July Finale 
The fireworks display will again be launched from the fishing docks located off the shoreline of Angle Lake Public Park. The show will feature numerous shells lifted to fill the sky in an artistic display for ultimate viewing pleasure. Please note that for safety reasons the swimming beach and public boat launch at Angle Lake Park will be closed all day on July 4th for staging of the fireworks.  Boaters are welcome to view the fireworks display from the water however will be required to remain a minimum of 210 feet away from the fireworks staging area.

Events of this size cannot be done without the help and cooperation of many people. A special and sincere thank you is given to each of the volunteers who have donated their time in helping to coordinate these events and to all our Shore Club members who have donated financially, thank you for your support and contributions.

Have a Happy and Safe Independence Day!

Summer Concerts at Angle Lake Park

The City of SeaTac “Summer in the Park” concert series kicks off at Angle Lake Park this Friday Evening, June 24th. The season start features local artists “Show Nuff Funk” who promote themselves as a “hard core, old school, funk band”. Music will be performed live on the park’s center stage from 6:30 until 8:00 pm and is FREE to attend!

Family and friends are invited to gather for an evening of great entertainment. Bring a picnic basket, your lawn chair or blankets to sit on; prepare to kick back and relax or plan to dance the evening away to the soulful summer sounds. Children can play on the equipment within the park as well as enjoy the spray park, splash along the shore or dance along in front of the stage. Boat parking is available if you chose to arrive by water, otherwise vehicle overflow parking will be available courtesy of the Alaska Airlines Group in their corporate headquarters parking lot immediately north of the park.

Please take note that the audience area is surrounded by tall fir trees – where the shade can be considered a blessing during hot summer days or a source of discomfort during the cooler evenings! So be sure to also bring a jacket if you're susceptible to chill… otherwise you might likely find yourself sitting wrapped up in that blanket you brought instead of sitting on it!  

Access the full Summer Concert Series schedule HERE.

Mid-Year Check Point

In addition to the regular responsibilities for planning, coordinating and executing our Annual Club and Community Events, the Angle Lake Shore Club Board is including focus on two additional goals this year: 
  • Bringing a major fireworks display back to the center of the lake.
  • Getting younger families with children involved in lake activities.

The following is a status report on how the board is making progress toward the above two goals:
  • Firework Barges
The club has received donations from our members that put the total funds raised to date at just over 70% of our targeted goal of $24,000. While efforts will continue to raise the remaining funds needed (see our GoFundMe page), design and build tasks are now underway.

Jonathan Standridge has volunteered to manage the overall schedule to ensure that the project is completed in time for the planned 2017 fireworks show. A build site has been secured, potential build managers have been identified, and additional volunteer laborers are being requested. The team plans to have the first barge complete and available for use for the upcoming Lake Bottom Clean Sweep scheduled for Saturday, July 23rd. 
  • A New Family Event
While the latest newly added events have achieved success in drawing out the younger members in particular (the Easter Bunny Dock Hop; the Halloween Spook-tacular Boo Cruise) the board continues to consider ideas that cater to family members of all ages.  An event opportunity we feel achieves this goal is the ONE TIME trial run of the small junior series hydroplane races.  

If approved, the Seattle Outboard Association, a club who has been in operation for over 80 years, will be entirely responsible for race operations including insurance coverage and safety personnel. 

The event hosts encourage lakeside residents to invite family and guests over to watch the races from their homes, while also welcoming all spectators the opportunity to visit the pits to witness the activity up close and meet the racers at the park.  

The two day race event is planned for September 10th and 11th. Racing will be limited between the hours of 11 am and 6 pm. This event is still subject to approval by the City of SeaTac Council. 

Updates will continue to be posted periodically on the Angle Lake Shore Club as status changes.

COMMUNITY YARD SALE Memorial Day Weekend

Check out the treasures to be found at the annual Angle Lake Manor Memorial Day Community Yard sale located on North Side of Angle Lake just East of the Angle Lake Park. Sales will be scattered within the 6 block radius ranging from S.192nd to S. 194th and from 33rd ave S. to 39th Ave S.  Signs will point the way.

Some homes will begin on Friday but others won't start until Saturday and Sunday, so don't hesitate to come all three days to see new offerings. May 27th, 28th and 29th 8:00 AM to 4:00 pm.

Notable Neighborhood Notices

The following announcements aren’t Shore Club related but might benefit our members to know.

Fire Station 45 Open House

Several members toured the old fire house back in March and now you have a chance to tour the new!

The City of SeaTac is proud to announce the completion of construction on Fire Station 45 and will be hosting an open house on Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. located at 3011 S. 200th St. with the ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 11:30 a.m. 

“The open house will provide a perfect opportunity for individuals and families to tour the station, meet our firefighters and participate in all of the great activities we have planned.” said Mayor Siefkes. The events include a photo booth, meet Sparky the Fire Dog, station, engine and self guided tours will be held with light refreshments also provided. Parking for the event will be at nearby Madrona Elementary School, 3030 S. 204th St., just down the block from the station. A shuttle will bring you to the fire station and will return you to the school. The shuttle will run from 9:45 a.m. until the end of the event.

South 200th Street Closure

Temporary closure of S 200th Street in SeaTac between Des Moines Memorial Drive and 26th Avenue S begins in June.

Sound Transit crews will be building a new culvert over Des Moines Creek along S 200th Street beginning as early as Wednesday, June 1. South 200th Street will be closed to thru traffic between Des Moines Memorial Drive and SR 99/International Boulevard to perform this work. Local access will be provided east and west of the creek. 

A full road closure is needed to get the work completed in a safe and efficient manner. This work is expected to take approximately two months to complete.

For more detailed information please see Sound Transit's Construction Alert.

Treat Mom to Mother's Day!

Mother’s Day, the movie, is a feature film celebrating mothers everywhere. This big-hearted comedy invites us all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day. 

Directed by Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman, Beaches, Valentine's Day, The Princess Diaries, etc) the star studded comedy ensemble includes motion picture stars Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis who share the screen with our very own Angle Lake Shore Club member, Rodger May! Rodger not only performed about a four second cameo appearance in the film but also served as Executive Producer.

If you have not yet seen the film, I encourage you to see it!  It is a heart-warming film about moms and their adventures during the week leading up to Mother's Day.  It is the type of movie that is very rarely made today -- one that is a good-humored, heart-warming film that your entire family can enjoy!  And so far feedback from neighbors who have seen the film has been extremely positive indicating that they really liked it.  

Word-of-mouth advertising is also very important for the movie.  So, once you've watched it, please tell your friends to see it as well!  And what Rodger would really appreciate is if you would please rate the film on Rotten Tomatoes (please go to ) and give an honest rating.  Five stars is the best rating that you can provide.  Your comments are also welcome. 

If you have any questions about the movie, Rodger welcomes anyone to call, text or email him – his contact information is in the neighborhood directory. I'm sure he'd be willing to share his autograph too, if you were to ask!  ;-)