December 2019 News & Views
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Happy Holidays from the Director
This is our last newsletter of this decade. While there isn’t quite the hoopla like at the Millennium, it is a chance to reflect on the past ten years. It is a fashionable thing to post a picture of yourself from 2010 and now. It can be shocking to see your high school junior in 2010 turn into a working man in 2019. I think I might look younger. It sucked at 25 to look 50, but now I have turned the corner and 50 looks young on me. I tend to look on the bright side of life HAHA. If you posted a 2010 picture of Seabeck you would recognize it, but I think you would be surprised by the changes.

Each decade brings change around here. The fifties and sixties saw a building boom with the additions of Maples, Pines, Spruce and the Lounge. The nineties saw the Inn restored. The 2010’s will be remembered around here for a long time. We started this decade having just completed a Master Plan. We were in the middle of updating most of the buildings. Tamarack, Manzanita and Alder were sitting at the South Gate being used Memorial Day to Labor Day. The dumpsters sat by the Inn. The 2010’s saw us complete: Tamarack’s winterization and upgrade, Manzanita, Alder, Juniper and Pines removal, The Boardwalk, Amphitheater, Bouncy Bridge, Huckleberry, Salal, Juniper and New Shop additions and two successful Capital Campaigns. We even started construction on the New Pines. You will have to wait for my December 2029 newsletter to see it on this list. This is all possible because of our hardworking staff, Board and our generous donors. Thank you!!!!

Pines is progressing slowly. The foundation is dug and forms are starting to go in. There have been a few delays due to storm water redesign and other site work issues. We will catch up soon. On the funding side, we received a large grant that pushed our overall total to over $2.1 million. I can’t publicize the details yet, but it is the biggest gift in Seabeck’s history. I will announce the gift when the paperwork is finished and the funder lets me release the big news. Pigs are flying all over this place.

Thank you for everything you do for Seabeck. This is a pretty campus, but the true heart of it is the guests. I hope to see many, many times over the next decade. As far as we are concerned, it will be the roaring twenties all over again.

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!


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Annual Friends of Seabeck Weekend
Friday, December 13-15, 2019

The Friends of Seabeck Weekend has new dates. We will start on Friday, December 13th with dinner and end on Sunday, December 15th with a brunch. We are sad to announce that the Mill Town Christmas put on by the Kitsap Historical Society that normally coincides with the Friends of Seabeck Weekend will not happen this year. If you are interested in spending a fun filled and relaxing weekend with us at the Friends of Seabeck Weekend give us a call at 360.830.5010 or drop us an email at .

Pines Progress
Old History Sign is Back
Could Seabeck have been Seattle? Eagle Scout resurfaces history of once booming mill town.

This is a picture of the original sign.
The Pines Capital Campaign
 We have a desire to continue to offer our services for many years to come. Seabeck Conference Center is happy to serve people like you, and we invite you to be a part of our legacy. Your donation will help us build a new Pines (ready by Spring 2020) that will be a place for future generations to gather.
Total donations as of 12/4/2019
Want to help us lay the foundation for the next decade of Seabeck Conference Center?
There are many ways, not all of them involving huge disbursements of cash.
Here are some creative ideas you might not have thought about:

Cash Donation Today
Tax deductible gifts via check or credit card, in person or online. Please consider
upping your regular gift by another 10 percent.

Automatic Monthly Payments
Gifts can be deducted periodically from your bank account, making larger donations
easier by spreading them over time.

Low-Cost Appreciated Stock
Avoid paying the capital gains by giving full-market value to Seabeck Conference Center.

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)
A QCD is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA custodian, payable to a qualified charity. QCDs can be counted toward satisfying your required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year, as long as certain rules are met. You must be 70 1/2 or older to be eligible to make a QCD.

In-Kind Donation
We are always in need of furniture, lighting, rugs, and much more - the
market value which is tax deductible.

Multi-Year Pledges
A great way to ensure support will be there when we need it year after year.

Designated Gifts
Donate to a targeted project or capital campaign.

Commemorative Gifts
Donate a bench or rocking chair in honor of someone or something important to you.

A Bequest in Your Will
Your gift can be a specific sum or a percentage of an estate after other bequests.
Just add an addendum to your existing will.

IRA's and Retirement Plans
Your estate receives a charitable deduction for the full gift amount on estate and income
taxes, while we receive full donation value. Non-charitable heirs receive only a part of
the value (since inherited assets are subject to estate and income taxes).

Life Insurance and Savings Accounts
Same as retirement plans, except that payments made to Seabeck Conference Center
are exempt only from estate taxes.

All gifts are welcome. Seabeck Conference Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and your contribution may be tax deductible. If you have any questions, please contact our Executive Director, Chuck Kraining at (360) 830-5010 or email him at .

Seabeck Conference Center
13395 Lagoon Dr NW
Seabeck, Washington 98380
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