Dare to Bear!

Do you have what it takes to join the elite club of Polar Bears?

New Years Day 2023
Brunch at 11 
Raffle at 11:45
Plunge just after Noon

Come celebrate the New Year by partaking in the bizarre ALSC tradition of having brunch on the beach and watching polar bears brave the freezing cold waters of Angle Lake.  

To entice you out the morning after New Year’s eve, the queen of the Angle Lake Manor hosts a brunch on the Angle Lake Manor Club beach (3417 S 194th St) at 11 AM with a hot Azteca platter, Grand Central Bakery pastries, Trader Joe’s gluten free and vegan pastries and Starbucks coffee. 

And if that is not enough enticement, there will be a raffle for fabulous prizes from our loyal sponsors: Wild Birds Unlimited, Paws in the Park, All the Best Pet Care, Centro Neighborhood Kitchen, Jim’s Detail Shop, Burien Spine & Sport Rehab, Blessings Bouquet, Wallly’s Chowder House and Bakery Nouveau.

The best part of this fabulous event is the reason for freezin! The reason is to replenish the Friends of Tyee food bank supporting our local youth in school. Bring non-perishable food and/or cash donations and get a raffle ticket. 

Raffle tickets are given for food donations, jumping in the lake and wearing a costume. Get super creative and you may even win the best costume prize of the day.

Even if you can’t attend the plunge, please consider dropping off a donation between 11:00 am until 12:30 pm on New Years Day at 3417 S. 194th St. Ring in the New Year than with generosity and good will. 

Seeking Relief, We Got Two Johns!

Planning for a return to a full schedule from the two-year hiatus created by the pandemic, the club put out a call to membership for nominations to fill critical board positions. The plea for help produced two candidates, John Bennett, and Jonathan Standridge. Both received nearly unanimous approval from the voting membership in attendance, with the only dissenting vote (jokingly) coming from John Bennett himself!  

(photo credit: Julie Hill)

What is to follow? 

The current board of directors and volunteers will gather on January 24th for a reorganizational meeting. At that time,  the position of President and Vice President will be assigned, and Treasurer and Secretary are expected to be reconfirmed. Completing these assignments will position the club to forge ahead with the 2023 Event Planning under new leadership. 

However, we are still seeking additional volunteer support from our membership to help plan, prepare and host events throughout 2023. Volunteering does not mean making a long-term commitment; it simply means committing to helping in whatever capacity you can fulfill. 

If you recognize and appreciate the club's value to your community, and you enjoy participating in one or more events each year, please consider investing your time to ensure that these unique traditions continue. 

If ever you have questions, ideas, or recommendations to offer, please reach out to any currently active board member or volunteer, or send an email to anglelakesc@gmail.com.

Life is Short. Do Stuff that Matters.

Want to have more meaning in your life? Do you want to do something satisfying and of great service to your community? Then become an Angle Lake Shore Club volunteer!

Volunteers are needed to support all current positions. Becoming an ALSC volunteer is similar to helping a neighbor in need. The only qualification required is your desire to help someone in need. 

You don't need any specific skills; you don't need an advanced education or degree; you don't even necessarily need to know what to do! Our current volunteer team members are there to train, support, and guide new volunteers. All you need to do is sign up at the upcoming Christmas Party. Otherwise, please send any questions you have to the club at anglelakesc@gmail.com. 

Volunteering is not a choice; it's a responsibility. Without volunteers, we'd be without our club. Please consider becoming a board volunteer this year.