Event Write-Up for April Port Townsend:
Broadway comes to Cascadia! What a blessing for 62 attendees to enjoy the stunningly beautiful setting, something a land-locked southern girl like me will never take for granted. Thanks to Guyla and Andi, our dear event captains, for planning and executing another surprising event with a fun Broadway theme!
Hi-There Girls, Myrna and Sally, were greeted by a sea otter running across the road and rolling down the hill into the marina! Another unusual treat for a land-locked southern girl!
First-timer Kay was welcomed on Friday evening by President Suzanne. Jane shared a thank-you note for our $200 donation to Old Dog Haven in March. Mary shared her story as International Board President of Green Cross, an organization providing comfort dogs in emergency management, most recently at Oso, Washington. She was brought to tears as the collection grew to over $1,000 for the organization. This event’s person of interest was profiled as Flat Stanley/Flat Sharon, honoring our Membership Chair Person. Other thanks were extended to National Board member, Cathy; and Divas, Cathy, Jean, Penny, and Michele.
The order for our delicious finger-food buffet on Friday was determined by musical trivia hidden on each table! Dinner was followed by entertaining costumed-characters from Broadway shows and a Broadway trivia slide show. The biggest surprise was actually for our event captains when 16 women began the evening dressed from the musical, Hair, singing the Good Morning Cascadia song creatively written by Fran Rehrmann. Many others followed with costume and song, from Singing in the Rain, Annie Get Your Gun, South Pacific, etc. Jalene won best costume as a gorgeous and authentic witch. Myrna and Sally provided an autoharp/ukulele instrumental duo of Over the Rainbow.
At the General Meeting on Saturday, Lynda announced that all 2015 events will be near the water! Reports were presented from the greatly-appreciated officers. The 30 attendees of the Book Club enjoyed discussion of The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion, led by Michele. The book for the May event will be Light between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.
Following shopping, Farmer’s Market, and free time in the afternoon, Saturday dinner guests were Mary Ellen, Beverly, Laura, Anna, and Carolyn. Attire interpretations of black tie, tails, and top hats for Mexican potluck and evening entertainment were quite entertaining and varied. Dinner was followed by “Who Am I” Broadway trivia and an audio Broadway game that resulted in many groups bursting into song.
The rig christening of Kathy’s new Winnebago “Tumbleweed” Class B, was delightful in the sunshine and subdued winds. As Patty stated, the weekend weather was Camelot weather; it only rained at night! In spite of the high winds Saturday evening and a few displaced, early arrivers on Thursday evening, it was a sunny weekend both outside and inside. THANK YOU to all the women who are so passionate to provide an event and an organization that is warm, welcoming, supportive, uninhibited, and above all – FUN, FUN, FUN!
Give My Regards to Broadway . . . . . and see you in Mossy Rock in May!
Gratefully submitted by Sally, Vancouver, WA