WE MADE IT!
Thanks to the generosity of our guests and donors, the Pines Capital Campaign surpassed the $1.2 million year-end goal. Now that the campaign has reached that total, we can start to ask Foundations for support. THANK YOU!!! Pigs are flying!! We will start applying to Foundations this month. Their giving potential means that the fundraising totals should start to move in big chunks. All of these efforts point to a September 1st start date. THANK YOU!
If you are in the area, please join us at North Shore Unitarian Church in North Vancouver, BC on January 19th for Seabeck Night in Canada. There will be a potluck dinner and a program about the Pines project and how guests use Seabeck. It would be a great event to bring someone who has never been to Seabeck. We hope to build awareness of Seabeck, our Guest Groups and the Pines Capital Campaign. Keep an eye out for similar events in Portland, OR and on the east side of Seattle in the coming months.
2018 was a record year at Seabeck by all accounts. Guest days, meals, total groups and income were all up over 10%. It looks like income will land around $1,954,000. That is an amazing number. We look to top $2 million for the first time in 2019.
The Inn patio is being replaced this week. The roots from the old trees had pushed up the paving stones and created trip hazards. We have removed the roots and will pour a great new slab patio. New lighting will also be added. We have replaced the griddle/stove combo in the kitchen. You should see more griddled items on the menu with the new reliable appliance.
We are also excited to start work on a unique Haiku trail on the campus. Pacific Northwest Haiku Society is providing 20 plaques with original Haiku's on them. They will be placed around the campus to be discovered by our guests. We think this is a rare thing to have. The plaques just arrived, and they look awesome!
Thanks for all your help and support in 2018 and before. I wish you a happy and prosperous 2019. The year of the Pig!
DID YOU KNOW…
In the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is the year of the pig? Considering the mascot of the Pines Campaign is an adorable pig named Porky Pines, we wonder if that is a coincidence? We think not!