January 2017 News & Views
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A Message from Chuck

Happy New Year!
As we look back on 2016, we can't help but be grateful to all our wonderful guests, incredible staff and awesome Board. We are truly fortunate to have those three things in place as we move into 2017. This year will be another great one for Seabeck. Bookings continue to grow and the campus gets better every day. We will start our 103rd year of operation this June and there is no reason not to expect it to be our best to date!
We have some events coming up that you might find interesting:
January 26th from 12:00-4:00 pm
Fred Just Seabeck History Book Signing Party in our Lobby
January 30th at 7:30 pm
The Seabeck Celtic Concert in the Meeting House
March 26th at 3:00 pm
John Loveless, Maintenance Director, Retirement Party in the Dining Room
April 30th 2:00 pm
Seabeck Annual Meeting and Pines Kickoff Party at Pacific Tower in Seattle
We will have separate emails going out about many of these events, but I wanted to give you a little warning about the dates. The Seabeck Celtic Concert is an amazing array of world class pipers, fiddlers, piano players, singers and dancers. Sometimes all these skills are embodied by one person! Please email or call the office if you are interested in attending. We often have rooms available that night, so let us know if you need one.
The Spruce refresh is complete with new tile and fixtures in the bathrooms. A couple of rooms in Reeser and the Juniper Meeting area will get new flooring in the next two weeks. Madrona #1 also got a bathroom face-lift It never seems like we get enough time in December to complete everything we want to do.
Do you have free time and want to help Seabeck? Because space is becoming so limited on the weekends, the days of a campus wide work party may be over. That doesn't mean we can't do things on campus. I envision having smaller projects ready to go, so whenever someone wants to volunteer and the building is open, we can do it. Just give me a call or email and we will find a time to have you come volunteer. I have projects in mind that can be done any time. Let me know when you would like to come out here and we will select a project together. I will also start sending emails out asking for people to help on certain days. I did that last month and we had three people come and help us fold letters. We had a great time! Thanks Arnie, Jan and Kurt!
I wish you a happy and safe 2017!

Celtic Arts Foundation Concert

Seabeck Mastery of Scottish Arts Concert
Monday, January 30th at 7:30 PM
Concert will be held in the Meeting House
Tickets are $15 and available in the Seabeck Office

This fun event is put on by the instructors of the Celtic Arts Foundation Winter School. They are some of the best pipers, fiddlers, singers, and dancers in the world. Meet them
up close and enjoy their talents and humor. Proceeds go directly to the performers.

January Groups

Seabeck Board of Directors
St John's Episcopal Church
Seattle University
Evergreen Piecemaker's
Kitsap Quilters
Quilts From the Heart
The Applique Society
Northwest Basket Weavers
Crossroads Bible Church
ELCA Southwestern WA Synod
Celtic Arts Foundation
Eliot Institute Board of Directors
Seabeck Group Profile

Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind
Coming to Seabeck since 1986 

Mission Statement
To create and enhance opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency for people who are blind, deaf-blind, and blind with other disabilities.

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. stands out as one of Seattle's oldest nonprofit organizations, with over eighty years of practical service to blind people in our community. The Seattle Lighthouse saw its beginnings in 1914 as a social club called the Seattle Association of the Blind. The fledgling group soon realized that many blind people faced barriers in the areas of basic education, training and employment. In order to address these needs, the Association opened a small retail shop, selling jigsaw puzzles and baskets made by their  members. 
Today, the Lighthouse is one of Washington State's top 100 manufacturing employers, with approximately 300 employees. The nature of employment opportunities offered to blind people has improved dramatically. Jobs once thought impossible for blind individuals are now done routinely.
The annual Deaf-Blind Retreat takes place every August. They may have anywhere from 60 to 90 deaf-blind and quite a few service dogs in attendance from across the country and the world, along with 120 to 150 volunteer interpreter/guides who provide visual information, sighted guide and interpreting support and help create an environment of complete accessibility. 

Newly Published Seabeck History Book  by Fred Just

Book Signing at Seabeck
Thursday, January 26th
Inn Lobby from  12:00-4:00 PM 

Local Historian and Seabeck friend, Fred Just, has published a book of Seabeck history, entitled  Seabeck and the Surrounding Area.

Fred has worked many years on this project and it's great to see his efforts have paid off.  If you can't wait for then, you can order his book directly from the publisher.  For more information  click here.
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 chuck@seabeck.org.
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