Community Yard Sale! Memorial Day Weekend

The Angle Lake Manor has planned the annual Angle Lake Community Garage Sale for Memorial Day Weekend!  The dates selected are May 22nd, and 23rd and 24th. Advertising will be placed in the local papers with additional online postings on Craigslist to help promote the event. The Angle Lake Community will be described as the area between 188th Street on the North; 200th Street to the South; International Boulevard at the West; and Military Road to the East.

Signs will be posted at all street corners throughout the area and will remain up through Sunday, May 24th for those wanting to continue selling through the entire weekend. If you’d like more information or want a sign for your yard (while supplies last) please contact Oren Hadaller at (206) 878-6745.

This event is expected to draw hundreds of value hunters into our area seeking bargains. If you’ve been thinking about ridding yourself of some of your excess goods, don’t put it off any longer – this is the perfect time to sell it! Plus, we've even provided you with some great tips to make your sale most successful - click here to reveal the flyer.

And what's even better? There is no cost to you to participate. 

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Community Survey Results Meeting

At the beginning of April, the City of SeaTac invited the community to participate in a 2015 Resident Satisfaction Survey. The information collected through this survey would be used as the basis to assist staff members gauge whether our city is providing programs, services and amenities needed and desired by members of the community with a goal of ensuring SeaTac is a more livable community.

Regardless if you had participated in the prior survey or not, you are invited to join other community members to review and discuss the results of the survey.

Resident Satisfaction Survey Community Meeting
Bow Lake Elementary 18237 42nd Ave. So.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 
6:00 – 6:30 PM Dinner
6:30 – 8:00 PM Community Conversations

If attending, please RSVP by emailing Soraya Lowry at or calling the RSVP line: 206.973.4817

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Last Call! Are You On Board?

The shore club is rallying our neighbors to band together in an effort to finance, build and/or harbor the firework barges that are necessary to continue our 4th of July tradition with fireworks over Angle Lake. An information meeting will be held on Tuesday evening, May 19th to discuss the proposal in detail with those who have an interest in supporting this effort.

Firework Barge Kick Off Meeting
Tuesday, May 19th at 6:30 PM
Home of Steve and Debbie Beck
19244 – 39th Ave So., Angle Lake Manor

It’s been a difficult couple of years where our neighborhood fireworks display has resulted in disappointment. Our previous stalwart contractor who had executed flawless displays for years began falling considerably short in delivering the quality shows that we had grown accustomed to. After giving a second chance with no better results, the Shore Club was forced sever our business relations with Eagle Fireworks due to their unprofessional and negligent execution of the past two displays. Since that time the club has been faced with the challenge of filling a very large gap that was created with the absence of a legitimate platform from which to launch the firework show from.

If the task were only to replace the previous barge with a like solution – that would be one thing. However the rules, regulations and safety requirements associated with fireworks have become exceedingly stringent that the shore club is now required to produce a surface large enough to establish a minimum 6 feet distance between the pyro-technicians and 3” mortars and a minimum distance of 32 feet for the 8” shells.

“We need to move forward with our plans to secure our own floating platform from which we can stage future fireworks shows from the middle of the lake for all our members to see” proclaimed Lonnie Goulet, Shore Club President. “To accomplish this we need to build approximately six (6) individual barges designed and constructed to fit together forming a modular temporary floating platform measuring approximately 1,400 sf. This size of platform will be sufficient to stage the larger displays that we’ve all become accustomed to.”

To accomplish this goal, we need the participation and support from club members and neighbors who share a passion toward re-establishing our traditional fireworks show over the center of Angle Lake. This includes individuals who can support the effort financially; with volunteer labor; and/or committing to becoming a site location to store a barge. 

If you harbor a passion for this long time community tradition and want to help re-establish and sustain it, we encourage you to make plans to attend the upcoming informational meeting. RSVP is appreciated. Please reply via email ( or contact Fuzz Hill at (206) 972-7220.

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2015 ALSC Fishing Derby

Good Food, Great Fun, Amazing Prizes…  Oh, and Fishing!

Sunday, May 3rd is the date when our annual Fishing Derby will be held.  If you’ve attended past Angle Lake Shore Club Fishing Derby’s, you’re already aware that this event is about so more than just fishing – it’s about providing an opportunity for neighbors to meet one another in an effort to build a greater sense of community around the lake. 

A single $5 Raffle Ticket purchase is required to participate in the event. 

The ticket entitles the purchaser:
  • Entry into the Fishing Competition. Largest Trout wins $115 Cash! Other merchandise prizes awarded per predetermined age, gender and species categories. NOTE: Twisted Lake, Twisted Rules! Largest fish is based on length. Longest fish wins top prize. In the event of a tie, the next longest fish wins the prize!  Full details are available for review on the Flyer.
  • Food. A continental breakfast will be available at 7:00 AM at the host site (Goulet Beach Post 21) and a barbecue lunch consisting of hot dogs, hamburgers, fixings and sides will also be provided. Plus, dine on a giant salmon flown in fresh from Alaska, donated by Roger and Lisa May!
  • Prizes. This year our grand prize will be TWO kayaks! In addition we’ll also have numerous other prizes like Bowling Tickets for 10 donated by the Highline Bowl in Burien, Event Tickets for the ever popular Tasty Tapas and the Member only exclusive Christmas Party. Cedarbrook Lodge, recipient of numerous national and international awards for excellence, has also donated several exciting prizes, too! One Certificate for dinner at the Copperleaf Restaurant and overnight stay  at the Cedarbrook Lodge; One Certificate for dinner at the Copperleaf Restaurant; and Four Certificates to the Cedarbrook Spa!
  • Fun. We will have fun activities for young family members to participate in such as a fishing pond for candy and small prizes, or other games of skill. You'll never know what our creativity genious Jim Todd will conjure up next!

All of that for Just $5! However, you can improve your chances of winning a raffle prize while also increasing your support of the community (monies collected cover event expenses; all surplus funds benefit our other programs like the Polar Plunge, Bunny Hop, Santa Cruise, etc.)  
Tickets are available for purchase as follows:
$5 = 1 Ticket
10 = 3 Tickets
15 = 5 Tickets
20 = 10 Tickets

A single Jackson increases your odds of winning 10 fold! And helps to ensure that quality events like this continue to bring our community together for socializing and fun activities.  Our board members will continue going door to door this week selling tickets. If you missed them you can call Julie Hill (206) 355-6460 for tickets.  Else, Judy will be selling tickets at the event.  

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Make A Difference

Make a Difference in your Community. Run for City Council!
Are you interested in making a difference by helping to create a community that is vibrant and welcoming? Do you have a vision that provides a greater quality of life for your fellow citizens? The 2015 City Council election is an opportunity to express that vision and we encourage you to consider running for municipal council.

That’s the message that optimists frequently deliver when attempting to encourage prospective residents to consider running for a public service position … however, for anyone considering taking on the challenge, the harsher side of reality must be taken into consideration as well!
What kind of person would run for council?
Anyone who is a resident and meets the requirements can run for council office. There are a total of four positions open this year. Candidates for these positions will be comprised of local people - business owners, employees, teachers, retired people, real estate agents, parents, grandparents – they are your neighbors, your relatives, your family; people you will see in the grocery stores, in the bowling alleys, on the golf courses, walking their dogs on local sidewalks, people who went to local schools, or go local churches, have families, shop at the mall, exercise at the Y, donate to local charities. Sometimes people get angry at council and forget that councilors are ordinary, local people, just like they are.

Democracy is best served by a wide range of ideas, experiences, skills, opinions and attitudes. Debate is crucial, so is dissent. That can be emotional and trying. Few people are raised in a work or home environment where debate, argument and intellectual challenge are common. We tend to avoid confrontation. But council is often embroiled in it and it can be acrimonious. For many people, caustic debate is a stressful and anxiety-laden time. That’s why people often choose committee and board work where cooperation is more common than controversy. That’s also why an angry or loud voice can dominate the council table, even bully other council members, because most people don’t want to fight.

Every person on council, even those I disagreed with, or whom I personally disliked, I respect for running for office and for accepting the burden this places on them. Every one of them cared passionately and deeply for the community and their causes. I didn’t have to like or agree with them to respect the challenges and stresses they share. In my opinion, they all ran for office because they cared enough to accept the responsibilities that go with it.

If you want to run for council, as long as you meet the requirements, do so. 
Here are my caveats and considerations:
  • Be prepared to have your integrity questioned, your honesty assaulted, your best efforts at being fair and open ridiculed, your wisdom and experience deprecated, your credibility and reputation eroded.
  • Be prepared for you and your decisions to be publicly insulted, ridiculed, dismissed and your sanity questioned. Be prepared to be misunderstood, to have simple mistakes or innocent comments turned into public humiliations, to have off-the-cuff remarks hung around you like an albatross. Be prepared for misinformation and disinformation to be used against you, sometimes deliberately, sometimes maliciously.
  • And you should expect to make mistakes, trust me. Humans naturally do, but when you are in politics, those mistakes will stay with you. Unlike in your personal life, you won’t be able to take your mistakes back or beg forgiveness. If you wake up the next day and realize you cast the wrong vote, too bad. Live with it. Few people will accept your apologies. The media will dredge out old comments, old quotes, old votes and remind people of your foolishness long after you had forgotten it.
  • Be prepared to be frustrated by process and procedural rules, to be disappointed that everyone else doesn’t share your enthusiasm for your ideas or initiatives, to be slowed by budgetary realities, and see even simple goals take years to achieve.
  • Be prepared to trim some of your election promises and your fondest, most fervently-held dreams in order to achieve more modest and more realistic compromises.
  • Be prepared to have your preconceptions publicly refuted, your ideas and beliefs overturned, and your core values challenged – and then reported in the media for everyone to see or hear.
  • Be prepared to swallow your pride and vote for something you don’t like, something you don’t want or agree with, because it’s simply the only viable choice. You will be vilified if you change your stance, and vilified if you don’t.
  • Be prepared to be lobbied by both individual residents and groups, sometimes relentlessly. People will call you at home, at work, in the middle of the night to talk about issues, argue, denounce and confront you. And a few will also congratulate you.
  • Sometimes you get so many emails or calls on an issue that just can’t respond to all of them.
  • To perform the job properly, you will have to work at the job – reading, learning, asking questions, digging through books, files, records, agendas and minutes. You will have to learn the byzantine rules of procedure, codes of conduct, and read dense laws and bylaws governing your every action.
  • You will have to learn to be cool, calm and restrain your anger, even when you feel yourself under attack. And you have to learn to let your failures go.
  • Everything you say or do will become public. Casual jokes, off-hand remarks, personal habits, your dress and appearance, even simply not hearing a comment properly or losing your place in the agenda will be repeated in the media and the coffee shops.
  • No matter what decision you make, someone will disagree. Someone will be angry at you for it. Someone will think you a fool. Or worse. You will be accused of being underhanded, dishonest, disingenuous, secretive and manipulative. Even if you made the best decision you could, in the most open and transparent manner, even if you believed that your decision was the absolute best for the community and its residents, it will be questioned and attacked by those you failed to please.
  • Even more frustrating, things you ran on, things you were elected for, things you believed in when you made your decisions, will be challenged, discredited and ridiculed by both the public who elected you and the media when that decision does not meet their post-election expectations.
  • It will affect your work, your family, your friendships, your recreation time. You will lose friends and customers. You may gain others, but that won’t make the loss hurt any less.

If you have a thick enough skin for that, if you think you can still rise above the tribulations and give it your best effort every meeting, then by all means, run for office!
If you don’t feel you have the character make up to run then I hope you’ll instead support those who are willing to run for election or who may currently hold a position; or in the least I hope you’ll begin to build an greater appreciation for those that do.

For those still serious about running
To become a candidate for office, a voter must complete and file a declaration of candidacy. Online filing is May 11-15 or paper forms must be returned no later than May 15 at 4:30 p.m.

At the time of filing, voters must:
  • Possess the qualifications specified by law  for the office;
  • Be properly registered to vote in the district represented by the office; and 
  • Submit the filing fee or a filing fee petition
Read the 2015 Candidate Manual for details about becoming a candidate for office.

Candidate workshops

Key dates and deadlines for 2015
All important dates and deadlines can be found in the 2015 Candidate Manual.
  • In-person candidate filing: Monday, May 11 at 8:30 a.m. through Friday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Online candidate filing: Monday, May 11 at 9 a.m. through Friday, May 15 at 4 p.m.
  • Deadline for candidates to withdraw: Monday, May 18 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Local voters’ pamphlet submission period
    • For the primary election : Monday, May 11 at 8:30 a.m. through Wednesday, May 20 at 4:30 p.m.
    • For the general election: Monday, July 20 at 8:30 a.m. through Friday, August 7 at 4:30 p.m.
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