October 2017 News & Views
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Message from Chuck

I spent the last week helping clear out my childhood home. Mom and Dad moved into it in 1951.  It wasn't as hard as I thought it might be. It was a weird experience staying in a hotel in my hometown, while seeing the house get more and more empty. I realized it was easier for me because Seabeck is my home now. I have lived and worked here for 27 years. I have been on the West side longer than the East. It reminds me of the C.S. Lewis quote from the Last Battle: " I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now." I think I knew it before now, but it's nice to be home!
We are hosting the Kitsap Historic Society's Milltown Christmas again on December 10th. I have had a couple of people tell me they are interested in a Friends of Seabeck Weekend during that time. We had to cancel the last one due to low numbers. I realize that is tough time of year to get away, but others like the break.   Please let me know what you think. Please email me at chuck@seabeck.org if you are interested in spending that weekend at Seabeck.
I also need some help with the Pines Capital Campaign. It is rolling along and we have started asking foundations for help. They like to see major progress toward the goal before they fully commit, so I need a couple of things:
1)  If you are thinking about donating, now is a great time. You can almost think of it as a foundation matching your money.
2)   Host a Seabeck night at you house, church, or party room. It is a great way to see Seabeck friends and show them the wonderful things going on here.
These things will really help. Thanks for thinking about it!
I made to the end of my article without mentioning the Cougars. Oh wait, did I not mention we are undefeated and #11 in the country? That must have been an oversite on my part.  HAHA I do have my voice back form the thrilling win over USC last Friday. It's a good year for Seabeck and WSU. GO COUGS!
October Groups at Seabeck

21st Century Men
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Alki United Church of Christ
Bible Baptist Church
Block Party Quilters
Calvary Church of Port Orchard
Camp Nor'Wester
Crossroads Bible Church
Evergreen Piecemakers
Featherweight Club of Skagit County
Fidalgo Island Quilters
Haiku Society of American
Kilung Foundation
Kitsap Animal Rescue & Education
Northlake Unitarian Church
Northwest Natural Resource Group
Olympic College
Puyallup Valley Quilters (2)
St Joseph's Catholic Church
Summit Lighthouse
West Sound Quilters
Western Rosemaler's
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11th Annual Seabeck Community Halloween Party
Tuesday, October 31st
5:00-7:00 PM
Bring the whole family to our fun, free event for the Seabeck Community. There will be  trick-or-treating, games, complimentary chili, cornbread, and beverages.

thanks to all our sponsors  for  making this possible
Camp Union Pet Lodge
Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue
Christian Worship Center
Crosby Chapel Mops
Damsel in Defense
Dana's Heating & Cooling
Diamond Dusters Girls Fast Pitch
Evergreen  Lutheran Preschool
Girls & Boy Scouts of America
Health by Design
Kitsap Mobile Pet Grooming
Lone Rock Mercantile
Rotary Club of Silverdale
Seabeck Community Club
Seabeck Pizza
The Bryan Family
Seabeck Group Profile

Rotary District 5020
Youth Student Exchange Program
Coming to Seabeck Since 1998

Our Purpose
The world becomes a smaller, friendlier place when we learn that all people, regardless of nationality, desire the same basic things: a safe, comfortable environment that allows for a rich and satisfying life for themselves and for their children. Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures, thus  planting the seeds of international understanding for a lifetime.

For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs.
As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you'll spend up to a year living with host families and attending school in a different country. Whether you participate in Rotary's long-term or short-term Youth Exchange programs, you'll learn a new way of living, a great deal about yourself, and maybe even a new language. You'll also be an ambassador, teaching people you meet about your country, culture, and ideas. You can help bring the world closer - and make some good friends in the process.
Every year Rotary 5020 Youth Exchange visits Seabeck in August for the Rebound Orientation with about 25 kids, and again in September for the Inbound Orientation with about 35 kids.
The New Pines 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 that will be a place for future generations to gather.

The New Pines will have:
  •  Flexible Floor/Bed Plans
  •  20 Private Bathrooms
  •  Two Meeting Rooms
  •  Spacious Lobby
  •  Kitchen
  •  Conversation Areas
  •  Increased Accessibility
  •  Hidden Parking
  •  New Plaza with Seating
  •  Keeps Big Trees 

Levels of Donor Recognition:
* All donors will be acknowledged in the new Pines
* $1,000 - Acknowledged on a brick in the Pines Patio
* $5,000 - Acknowledged on a bench in the Pines Plaza
* $20,000 - Acknowledged on Guest Rooms
* $50,000 - Acknowledged in Lounge Area

All gifts are welcome. Seabeck Conference Center is a 501(c)(3) 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 chuck@seabeck.org.
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