Work Hard, Play Harder!

The Angle Lake Shore Club sole mission is geared toward providing unique events year round as an opportunity for Angle Lake area residents to help build a stronger, happier, safer community through collaborative work and cooperative play. Prime examples of this are exhibited in our two community offerings coming up next. 
  
Clean Sweep – Saturday, July 26th. 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Joining together in hard work for the common good warms the heart and the resulting laughter warms the soul! Members from the Angle Lake Community will gather at the public park boat launch at 9 am to collect bags, tools and instructions before setting out to rid the area of debris during the fourth annual Angle Lake Clean Sweep! The volunteers will split into groups where walkers will be assigned to concentrate on picking up litter on shores and throughout the neighborhood streets; waders and snorkelers will commit to clearing the shallow water of trash; and the more adventurous individuals decked out in full scuba gear will gather refuse from the deep! At 1:00 PM volunteers are asked to join together at the Manor Club Beach Lot for a hosted lunch and drawing for raffle prizes in appreciation for their efforts. Contact Judy Williams for further information and assistance.

Tasty Tapas – Saturday, August 16th. 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM
When it comes to play, our neighbors certainly got what’s going on! During prior years, Tapas were attended by Gilligan and his fellow castaways; Cleopatra had come back from the dead to join us with her minions; a group of gondoliers gathered to give out goodies to arriving guests; and even a Tropical Island populated with Pacific Islanders floated onto the scene – one can only imagine who, or what, might appear this year!

If you've attended Tasty Tapas you know how much fun it is to go to various locations to sample delicious hors d'oeuvres while engaged in great conversation with neighbors from our community and their invited guests.  Now consider how much more fun it can be when everyone is coming to you, giving you the opportunity to show off your culinary skills and your bar tending prowess. We’re seeking a couple station hosts along the East-West Shores. Hosting a station is relatively easy and can be made even easier by recruiting extended family to help or even collaborating with your immediate neighbors to pull it off as a group effort.  Host volunteers are provided a generous budget to help cover all food and beverage costs. Hors d’oeuvres don't need to be elaborate but should be relatively simple snacks that are enhanced when partnered with a complimentary beverage. 

To volunteer or get questions answered, please contact Jim Todd, otherwise if you plan to attend be sure to send your payment in no later than August 9th to secure a spot in this summertime favorite!

A Day Dedicated to Celebrate Our Freedom

Judging from the many, many smiling faces appearing across the breadth of photos captured during our various 4th of July events here at Angle Lake, I think I’m safe to say the majority of our neighbors had a fantastic time coming together to participate in the various events held to celebrate our nation’s birthday! Our online photo album contains pictures of the parade; 5k walk/run; swim and boat races; dock decorating competition; and patriotic boats parade.


The warm temperature of the morning must have certainly been an encouragement for the large number of folks turning out to decorate their cars, bicycles, carts, wagons, and selves in preparation for parading the streets of Angle Lake Manor and to end up enjoying frozen treats and participating in the patriotic sing along.

Then it was over to post 37 on the eastside of the lake for the Bud Jones Memorial Walk / Run Race around the Lake.  Approximately 15 walkers left the starting line promptly at 11:00 AM followed by around 20 runners at 11:30 AM.  The fastest time to complete the course this year was 0:19:46 and recognition was given by awarding the trophy to Tyler Moran in honor of this achievement.

By afternoon, all lake front homeowners were applying the finishing touches on their decorations in time for the judges to assess their work in determining the most visually impactful and spirited display in competing for cash and merchandise awards.  Landing the top spot this year was the Siedenburg Family whose patriotic decorations and live rendition of the National Anthem stole the show and resulted in their winning the $100 Top Prize! 

Later in the day it was over to Gregg and Marsha Louvers’ at post 46 for the swimming and boating races.  Folks gathered on the shore to cheer the contests to victory where silver dollars were awarded to the winning youth participants. 

Approaching evening dusk, our first ever patriotic boat parade was an outstanding success.  Each participating boat owner took the initiative to deck their boat with varying themes in red, white and blue and displaying old glory in ultimate splendor. This proved to be a great way to spread the spirit and enthusiasm to the holiday celebration.

And finally as the sun set, the load speakers gave rise to anticipation of the fireworks show staged from the park piers this year.  While smaller shells created a lower elevation show – the lower elevation created new visual effects not possible from a higher altitude show.  The fan effects, multi-burst, mini finales leading up to the grand finale were performed with perfection and the pyro technicians received a huge cheer and applause from the crowd in expressive appreciation.  And with the conclusion of the fireworks display brought closure of the day filled with memories of another outstanding Independence Day on Angle Lake.     

Independence Day at Angle Lake

Residents throughout our community are welcome to join with our neighbors to participate in any one or more of the following July 4th family fun events hosted by the Angle Lake Manor and Angle Lake Shore Clubs.  A schedule of events is available for Download Here.

The lineup is as follows:

10:00 am - Angle Lake Manor Club Parade 
Pull up a chair to watch or you may choose to decorate your trike, bike, scooter, wagon, dog, yourself! and join the parade! The parade starts at the corner of 33rd Av S & S. 194th St and then turns right to proceed down S 192nd St and then right on 39th Av and back around to S 194th St ending at the Manor Club Beach Lot for a patriotic sing along and ice cream social. Yum!

11:00 am – Bud Jones Memorial Run/Walk Around the Lake 
Compete against your neighbors for bragging rights and prizes – or win the trophy as the fastest runner to complete the course around the perimeter of the lake first.   Race will begin at Post 35.  Registration opens at 10:45 am;  Walkers depart at 11:00; Runners start at 11:30 – awards presented at noon.

01:00 pm – Live Music on Stage at the Park 

01:00 pm – Dock / Beach Decoration Judging
Let those creative juices flow in a competition to come up with the most impressive Independence Day dock display. Wow the socks off our judges to win a prize of $100 Gift Certificate for First Place! $75; $50; $25; or Beach towel will be awarded for 2nd  – 10th place respectively. 

03:00 pm – Swim Races
Okay all you guppies; minnows; barracudas; sharks; flounders; whales or whichever you perceive yourself. Time to get your swim suits on and get ready to compete for prizes and Trophy as the fastest of all swimmers!  We'll be assembling at 2:45 on the shores at Gregg and Marsha Louvier's Beach (the large Lighted Cross from the water - or Post 46 from 46th Street). Plenty of parking on the grass. Cash prizes awarded to the fastest children, other valuable prizes will be awarded to fastest adults!

03:30 pm – Boat Races (aprox.)
Immediately following the swim races – the attention will shift to boat racing. If it floats then you can race it! Just show up in some kind of water craft and we’ll find a category to put you in and you’ll be ready to join in the fun and paddle, pedal or row your way to victory.  Prizes will be awarded for fastest competitors.

7:30 pm – Decorated Boat Parade
Pontoon boats; ski boats; outboard motor boats – and hey, if you think you can keep up in a row boat or peddle boat, then fall in line with the parade of boats that will circle the lake spreading additional holiday cheer! In similar fashion with our Annual Christmas Boat Parade except we’re asking that you decorate your boat in patriotic red, white, and blue affair instead.  And while Santa Clause might not be there, Uncle Sam just may make an appearance!

10:00 pm – The 4th of July Finale 
Due to unfortunate circumstances, the Shore Club Members and their neighbors will not be producing a fireworks show this year.  However, the City of SeaTac with additional sponsorship support from Recology CleanScapes will be performing a show that will be launched from the public park fishing docks. The display will not be visible from the northwest and northeast shorelines, therefore all residents are invited to view the show by boat.

The Board Members of the Angle Lake Shore Club wish to remind our neighbors that possession and discharge of private fireworks is illegal within SeaTac city limits.

A special shout out in recognition to the many volunteers who donate their time to help plan, coordinate and execute these events. Speaking on behalf of the community, your efforts are most appreciated!

Have a Happy and Safe Independence Day Celebration.

Online Boat Race Opinion Survey

Will people throughout the northwest race to Angle Lake to watch boat races?


Seattle Outboard Association representatives met with City of SeaTac Parks and Recreation Staff to explore an idea of holding an outboard motor boat race on Angle Lake. The response from City Parks to SOA was to confirm there was support from the two lake side organizations: Angle Lake Manor Community Club; and Angle Lake Shore Club before they would consider moving forward.

Wednesday, May 21st SOA representatives met with leadership from both organizations to review the proposal. All present were in favor of supporting the event provided the following conditions were met: a) Public Notice would be distributed to all residents encircling the Lake; b) hold a public meeting for community comments and concerns to be addressed.

Over 150 Public Notices were hand delivered by SOA volunteers to homes surrounding Angle Lake and a Public Meeting was held at the Matt Griffin YMCA Safeco Room on Thursday, June 12th to present the race proposal and respond to community questions.  A copy of the SOA Presentation can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/UdWgwd.

The outcome from the meeting was an opinion that more representation was needed to decide whether a race event should be held on Angle Lake. A suggestion was made to conduct an online survey to gauge the degree of public interest to decide if having an outboard race is something that would be of interest to the community at large. 

We would like to hear from you! 
Survey is configured to accept only one vote per computer address

DETAILS:
The following survey asks if you support organized boat racing on Angle Lake in the month of September after the Labor Day weekend with the understanding that:
  • This is a trial event and after the event, SeaTac City Council can make a reassessment to determine if it is something to be supported on a recurring annual basis;
  • A race event will require city approval for the following:
    • A variance to the existing ordinance designed specifically for this race waiving the 5 mph speed limit
    • Authorize the use of the far most easterly portion of Angle Lake Park as a pit area
    • Closure of the Swim Area at the public park
    • Closure for a portion of the East-West leg of Angle Lake (race course) from about 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM on both Saturday and Sunday for the scheduled weekend only.
  • The American Power Boat Association will provide a Certificate of Insurance in the amount of $5,000,000 against any damage or incident resulting from the race. 
  • The race course will be clearly defined by buoys around the outer edge of the course and use of the waters between the shoreline and these outer markers (100 feet yards distance) by residents/spectators will be permitted.
  • In no way is this race event intending to change existing laws or ordinances that mandate slower speeds on the lake other than during this single event and is limited to registered race participants only.
The Online Survey will remain open until end of day July 3rd afterwhich time results will be tabulated and shared with the SeaTac City Council.

Rumors Confirmed To Be True!

Several inquiries have been received in the Angle Lake Shore Club inbox requesting information about the Annual Angle Lake Manor Community Garage Sale.  I'm happy to report that we have just received confirmation from ALM President Kyle Overstreet that they plan to host garage sales throughout the Manor this weekend!  Kyle indicates that the event will be advertised through the usual local media outlets.


If you’re looking for bargains, this weekend will provide a great opportunity to seek them out within our own neighborhood!  If you've got unneeded treasures that you’d like to turn into cash, this weekend is also a great opportunity for you to considering doing that, too! 

Angle Lake Community Yard Sale
Saturday, June 21st – Sunday, June 22nd
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
Signs will be posted throughout the Area

There is no unified coordinator identified for this event to contact, so I’d suggest you post your comments, questions, and/or suggestions to our secured private social media site at nextdoor.com for best exposure and greatest possible response.  Happy Selling/Purchasing!