Dinner Meeting: Tuesday, April 18

Place: Ivar’s Salmon House, 401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle

Pre-Dinner drinks from 5:30pm

Dinner served at 6:45pm

Speaker: Bob Ewing, Founder/Director of Footloose Disabled Sailing (www.footloosedisabledsailing.org).


From their website, here is their summary story:

Launched in 1991, Footloose Sailing Association is the Northwest’s premiere non-profit sailing program for people of all disabilities, their friends, family and caregivers.

The mission of Footloose Sailing Association is to provide safe, accessible and rewarding sailing experiences to disabled members, their friends, families and caregivers. We teach sailing and seamanship, promote camaraderie, personal growth and increased independence to our participants. Footloose was started in 1991 as a 501 C-3 non-profit educational and charitable Washington State Corporation and is a chapter of Disabled Sports USA.

We are a 100% volunteer run organization and exist through generous donations from people like you and the community.

SBYC has been a charitable sponsor of this organization for many years. We helped fund their acquisition of another sailboat just a few years ago. It’s time we get an update from Bob about all that they are doing to help disabled people enjoy real sailing on Lake Washington.

So, please look for the Evite coming soon to an email inbox near you and remember to identify which meal choice(s) you would like for dinner when you respond to the Evite. We have to get that information to IVAR’s the Friday before the event (April 14). If you have to cancel a reservation, that can best be done by sending me an email directly (rogernewb@gmail.com) or calling me at 206-261-3790, but do so prior to Friday, April 14. Cancellations after the 14th are generally not refundable. Same with no-shows on the evening of the 18th. Our agreement with IVAR’s calls for a no-show dinner to still be paid for, so the Club asks each member to understand that and take responsibility for payment. It doesn’t happen very often and we can sometimes get it handled outside that rule, but there are no guarantees on that.

Meet and talk with Club members over dinner and drinks. Get updated on upcoming cruise events. And learn more about Footloose Disabled Sailing. See you on the 18th!