January 2019 News & Views
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A Message from the Director
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!
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!

Celtic Arts Concert at Seabeck
Seabeck Community Entertainment
Join us on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM for an entertaining and informal presentation by the Celtic Arts Foundation instructors.

Tickets are $10.00 and all proceeds go directly to the performers.

Seabeck Toy Closet in Juniper
This was a post on the Seabeck Community Facebook. The Seabeck Toy Closet collected gently used toys, and some new ones. Seabeck residents could come out and get free toys for their children and the children could get gifts for their siblings. What a wonderful thing for the community. Thank you Cindy Pearlstrom and everyone who helped make this happen.

Merry Christmas Seabeck!

A BIG SHOUT OUT to our amazing community and all you did to make dreams come true on Christmas morning! In it's first year, the Seabeck Christmas Toy Closet helped 73 families and made dreams come true for 230 children!!

Special thank you to  Nova  for your endless hours of help,  Chuck Gloria  and the team at the Seabeck Conference for putting up with us and  Charles  for our prime donation box spot that was filled nearly every day! Seabeck is truly the best of the Pacific Northwest and I wish each and every one of you the best holiday season ever! 

5 Powerful Trends for 2019

Five Opportunities.
Are you ready?
by trendwatching.com

Here we go. If you plan to make waves in 2019, then consider running with one (or more!) of these big five emerging consumer trends:

Progressive consumers will welcome the ‘law of the brand’.

2.  Lab Rats
Why an extreme test and fix mindset is the future of wellness.

A bold new frontier for sustainability.

It’s time for our emerging AI overlords to play fair.

Imagined and real worlds collide in the name of play.

Regular readers can dive straight in. New readers, here’s the deal. The brands and organizations living these trends are already setting consumer expectations. You can too. As you read this report, keep asking yourself: how will these trends shape the expectations of our customers? What opportunities will the new behaviors they reflect present to our organization?

Read. Share. Discuss. But then far more importantly, do something with these trends! Good luck!

Groups at Seabeck
Vision: Recovery is a reality for all
Mission: Create a statewide community that celebrates and advocates for recovery
The WRA works proactively to improve public understanding and reduce societal prejudice associated with mental health conditions and substance use disorders. We do this through:

  • News outlets: Working with news media outlets to promote recovery stories and the use of pro-recovery language in behavioral health reporting
  • Media engagement training: Equipping individuals in recovery from behavioral health disorders, impacted family members, and behavioral health professionals with tools to engage with media outlets
  • Events: Hosting community events that celebrate and put a public face on recovery
  • Social media campaigns: Harnessing the power of social media to spread the message that recovery is not only possible, but expected, when people are met with appropriate resources. Our most recent campaign is #GiftsOfRecovery, promoted during December 2017.
  • Speaker’s bureau: Training a cadre of individuals in recovery from substance use disorder and mental health conditions to tell their recovery narratives
  • Promotional tools: Using items such as T-shirts to spread recovery messages. In the fall of 2017, we held a recovery t-shirt design contest. The winning design was by Paulette Chaussee and reads: “Worth Saving: Recovery Happens.”


For individuals
If you would like to be involved with the work of the Washington Recovery Alliance or simply sign-up for our listserv, please complete our  Get Involved Form . For questions, please email our Creative Project Manager Edwin Guevara at  edwin@warecoveryalliance.org . You can also “like” our  Facebook  page and follow us on  Instagram  to follow our most current work.

For organizations
If your organization would like to be a part of the Washington Recovery Alliance, please contact your  Regional Representative  and let them know of your interest. Suggested dues for organizations with revenue of less than $500,000 are $150 and are $300 for organizations with revenue of $500,000 plus. If the dues create a financial burden for your organization, please ask your Regional Representative about a scholarship.
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