May 2017 News & Views
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A Message from Chuck


That question used to make me a little upset. I was standing on the front porch of Huckleberry just after I helped cut the ribbon on the first new building built on this campus in 33 years. "What do you mean what's next?" I thought. I'll grant you that I was a little tired, but I thought he was saying, "This isn't good enough, what else you got?" I realize now that wasn't the case. That guest wasn't saying anything bad to me, quite the opposite, he was amazed with what we had accomplished and was wondering what else we could do.

I know how lucky I am to preside over this campus at this time. This grand old place is steeped in history. Every trail, tree and porch has a special memory for someone. We could easily coast on the memories, but then as they faded, we would have a rundown old place that everyone remembers fondly, but wouldn't want to stay at anymore. I have seen it happen across the country. I am so proud that the Seabeck Staff, Board and Donors didn't coast for a while. We moved forward and continue to do so.

So now when someone asks what's next, I am ready with an answer: PINES, AND YOU AINT SEEN NOTHING YET! THE BEST IS YET TO COME! With your continuing help and support we will make it happen!

Annual Meeting & Pines Kickoff Celebration in Seattle

Pines is off to a great start!
Over 100 people gathered on Sunday, April 30th at beautiful Pacific Tower in Seattle to celebrate Seabeck and kick off the Pines Capital Campaign. FareStart catered the event in their ball room.  We said goodbye to retiring Board members and staff, reviewed our financial status (it is great), honored people who had passed away and passed the presidential gavel to Phil Lloyd. After the business meeting was concluded, the Pines Campaign officially began with Campaign Chair Arnie Marcus inspiring the crowd. Dr. Charles Wallace, Honorary Chair of the campaign, appeared via video making a strong case of why Seabeck is unique and should be supported. Chuck then presented the plans for the new building and how it compares to the old structure. The crowd was very enthusiastic and the event was a great success. You will hear more about the campaign as it unfolds throughout the summer.

A Year in Numbers - 2016

Here are a few highlights from 2016 at Seabeck.

May Groups

UU Spring Retreat
The Applique Society
St Joseph's Catholic Church
Olympic College
Russian Baptist Church
Cedars UU Church
Country Dance & Song
Diocese of Olympia
Agape Day Meeting
Eastshore & University UU Churches
Quilters Anonymous
Seabeck Group Profile

Fellowship of Reconciliation
Coming to Seabeck since 1958 

Mission Statement
WWFOR seeks to replace violence, war, racism and economic injustice with nonviolence, equality, peace and justice. It links and strengthens FOR members and chapters throughout Western Washington in promoting activities consistent with the national FOR statement of purpose. WWFOR helps members and chapters accomplish together what we could not accomplish alone.  FOR is a faith-based, interfaith, pacifist organization which works on a variety of peace and justice issues. It is affiliated with local chapters , the national FOR and the international FOR .

Since its founding in 1914, on the eve of World War I, the Fellowship of Reconciliation has worked tirelessly to promote nonviolence as a means of resolving conflict and achieving justice and peace worldwide.

Beginning in the U.S. in 1915 FOR worked against the war fever of the time. FOR formed local groups in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Los Angeles. There have been active FOR members in the Pacific Northwest since then. Since 1958, there has been a regional FOR conference every year in Seabeck, WA, that brings together more than 200 people primarily from Washington, Oregon, and British Colombia.

Western Washington FOR has maintained an active presence at least since the 1960s, when a group of FOR activists began meeting at Jim and Roberta Brumbaugh's peace house every third Sunday. By the mid-1980s, WWFOR was able to rent an office at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church in Seattle, with a full-time organizer.
Your Donations Mean Everything to Seabeck

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 impacts not just one person, but all guests that will be able to have great experiences like you.

When donating your gift, look into your donation options. There are a wide variety of methods by which you can make a contribution to the future of Seabeck Conference Center. You should consult your tax advisor to determine which method will work best for accomplishing your individual goals.

Donations options include:
* Gifts of Cash
* Gifts of Commodities
* Bequests, Memorials, & Honor Gifts
* Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds
* Land or Gifts that Can Be Used or Sold

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
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