Charles N. Curtis November and December 2016 Report
As we end the year we have so much to be thankful for. The Husky work parties are done, our young people are active in the community, adults are recognized for community participation, both the Special Peoples and Light Boat Parade went well, it is our 10 year anniversary and the Center has a new lease.
Husky Work Parties
With the final game we were blessed by the moon, barely seen, while the hard core fans waited for the shuttle boats to arrive and depart. The funds earned by participating, $10,920.00, were distributed to 40+ youth
accounts so they could pay for dues, cruising fees and uniforms. A youth could earn about 2/3’s of their annual
cost by participating.
Leamon gave a great talk to the Kiwanis of Greater Tacoma
describing his participation in Sea Scouts.
Emilee attended the general meeting of Tacoma Yacht Club where she talked about the value of the Curtis Program.
Dave Caylor completed the highest rank in Sea
Annually we participate in the Special Peoples holiday
cruise where Metro Parks, Yacht Clubs from throughout Tacoma and the Curtis host peoples with special needs with a holiday party including a cruise on Commencement Bay.
Mrs. Claus greeting our guests.
A wonderful event and many smiling
The youth prepared decorations for the Lighted Boat Parade. Most of the work can be done inside out of the weather.
Underway for the parade. It was a calm clear night with temperatures in 20’sTarin Todd was honored by the City Club with the Steinfeld award for emerging leadership in Tacoma.
Tom Rogers was honored by Northwest Trade Association with the Jerry Bryant Award for his
contribution to Marine industry.
Celebrating our Anniversary and a New Lease
In 2017 Tacoma Youth Marine Center celebrates its 10th year of serving youth. It has been quite a voyage.
Thursday Malcom Russell completed negotiations for a new 30 year lease with the Port of Tacoma. This means we can move ahead growing the Center, building youth programs and making improvements. Shortly we begin the remodel of the Centers main offices which have served us well but are 40 years old.
Here is wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a great New Year.
Thank you for your support
The Charles N Curtis, Sea Scout Ship 110, her youth and adult volunteers.