2016 ALSC Board of Directors

The Angle Lake Shore Club (ALSC) is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 ALSC Board of Directors Election.

Board Members are elected by a majority vote of the club members. Adhering to strict protocols, ballots were distributed to all active during the 2015 Members Only Christmas Party to all active members present. Votes were cast in confidence, deposited into individual hermetically sealed envelopes which were collected by our volunteer security team and delivered to the accounting team which remained sequestered in a private room until the final ballot was tallied and the results were confirmed. 

Wait a minute… who do we think we're kidding? The fact that no one stepped forward to replace any of the existing board members and the fact that none or our existing board members had the sense to step down, we’re pleased to announce the following individual’s will remain in place for yet another year, each retaining their previous position of responsibility. 

ALSC Officers 
  • President – Lonnie Goulet 
  • Vice President – Jim Todd 
  • Secretary – Julie Hill 
  • Treasurer – Judy Williams 

ALSC Board of Directors 
  • Auditor – Marge Murtha 
  • Advisor – Steve Beck 
  • Marketing – Rosalyn Rombauer 
  • Public Relations – Fuzz Hill 
  • Welcoming Committee – Debbie Beck 
  • Photographer – Tani-Rae Standridge 

In addition to the regular responsibilities of planning, coordinating and executing our Annual Club and Community Events, the Board will continue to focus on options for bringing a major fireworks display back to the center of the lake and concentrate additional effort for getting younger families with children involved in club activities. 

Here’s looking forward to another wonderful year on the lake – we’re so glad that you’re a part of it!

Good Bye Billie

Billie Day Jones
August 7, 1923 ~ January 16, 2016

It is with heavy heart that we report to the community one of our pioneering Shore Club members and beloved neighbor, Wilma Mary Kathleen Day Jones, known to many around the lake simply as Billie, died Saturday, January 16 after a sudden illness. She was in the loving presence of family at the time of her passing. 

Born in Okanogan, Washington, Billie was the second of two daughters born to Lyman and Esther Day. She spent her girlhood on her parents' apple orchard ranch in the Boston Heights area 'chasing jackrabbits and swimming in the Okanogan River' as she would fondly remember. 

Billie briefly attended college at Washington State University, until she heeded the call of duty to her country as WWII began. She was among the first young women to venture to the other Washington and later Miami, FL, working for the government and Red Cross to help the war effort. She was thrilled with her independent life and made many friends, with whom she remained in contact for years to come.

On April 13, 1947 she married Charles Arthur Jones, a handsome U.S. Marine, whom she met on a blind date orchestrated by her mother. Bud and Billie settled in a cottage on Angle Lake, where they continued making and nurturing lifelong friendships. In their 66 years together, they lived life to the fullest; raising children, swimming and sailing, skiing, partying, traveling, and relishing the company of family and friends. Their July 4 celebrations will forever remain a staunch family tradition. In her later years, despite the weather or the month, Billie was famous for inviting anyone she met to 'come on out for a swim at Angle Lake!' 

Billie loved music, singing, dancing, and being a center of festivities. She instilled a love of music in her three children and was insistent they all learn to play an instrument. She treasured her beautiful home on Angle Lake and would express her gratitude every day for all her blessings. She is survived by her children Nancy Erickson (Glenn), Andrew Jones (Lois), and Kacey Jones Miller (Bruce) and her sister Joy Sullivan. Billie was preceded in death by her husband, her beloved 'Bud'. She cherished her eleven grandchildren. She lived to see eight of her nine great grandchildren, missing by only four days the arrival of her ninth.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 29 at 11:00 am at St. Philomena Catholic Church, 1790 South 222 Street, Des Moines, WA 98198, followed by a gathering at her home. Memorial gifts may be made to Wounded Warriors or the Seattle Audubon Society.

Sun and Smiles Lakeside New Years Day 2016

Spirits were high as several costumed revelers added to the outlandishness of a day where we eat brunch outdoors in freezing weather and plunge into frigid waters. Fuzz Hill out did himself, as he does every year. I didn't think he could top the year he came in a diaper as the New Year’s baby, but he did. He wrapped himself up as a present this year complete with gold pants, a blond wig and a big gold hair bow. Julie, his wife, was elementary as Sherlock Holmes. Frances Snowder, a newer and most helpful Angle Lake resident, was a purrfect, wild leopard kitty and Deb Anderson set a new height of elegance and ‘not' understated presence in her towering feathered hat and leopard coat. Jennifer Fish, our YMCA yoga teacher,  was resplendent as an Indian Princess and I was our mascot polar bear. We had a handsomely kilted gentleman, a young cow, a clown, several Seahawks fans, a patriotic birthday cake and more that set the tone of zaniness.

Best of all, everyone responded generously to our request to replenish the Highline Food Bank. In sun and smiles one hundred and seven neighbors gathered lakeside January 1st to ring in the New Year, polar bear style!  It was the best Angle Lake Polar Plunge yet! Gorgeous blue skies and a crisp air temperature of 38 degrees made the lake seem balmy at 42 degrees. Sixteen super-humans charged into the chilly waters at the stroke of noon cheered by 91 onlookers. Everyone enjoyed a scrumptious brunch of quiche, meatballs, pumpkin pie, croissant sandwiches, hot apple cider, muffins and more. 

Our wagon was overflowing with food. We gathered 240 pounds of food, double that of last year’s take of 123. We also collected $221 in cash, compared to $145 last year! 

The SeaTac fire department made an impressive show of support with five men arriving in 2 engines and 2 more arriving by boat and standing by on the dock with emergency rescue and resuscitation gear that was, thankfully, not needed. One fireman made an especially nice gesture upon parting; he handed his raffle tickets to young boys who had plunged in the lake. They watched their tickets intently as fabulous prizes were raffled, but they didn’t hold the winning numbers.

John Lucas, who set up the sound system for us, got the grand prize of a night stay at Cedarbrook Lodge. Five Angle Lake Shore club shirts were raffled off along with other fabulous prizes generously donated by local businesses: a wooden bird feeder and suet donated by Wild Birds Unlimited in Burien and 2 spa treatments and 2 dinners at Cedarbrook Lodge. The fabulous Ultimate Solutions Salon on 32nd Ave S. and S 188th St donated a haircut and style. Trader Joes supplied $35 worth of gluten free cookies and cakes for the celiacs among us to enjoy.

Deborah Anderson and Frances Snowder helped collect the food and distribute tickets and prizes. The Vennetti Twins served up food and cider and big smiles to one an all. Then they hauled all the food off to the Food Bank. The Lenz’s donated their tables and chairs even though they couldn’t make it this year. And Jonathan Standridge, firewalker, built the fire and moved heavy stuff while he, unbeknownst at the time, had pneumonia! 

So many people stayed behind to tear down and pack up that I lost track of all the helpers. But, not lost on me, was the realization that we live in a wonderful neighborhood of generous, fun loving people. So many chipped in to make this day great and to share the joy of a New Year by sharing food with the less fortunate. I am so proud and so grateful to be a part of this dynamic community.  

See all the pictures of this great day here: Polar Plunge Pics

Post by Tani Rae