April 29th, 2017


A Word from your 2017 President
And Now, A Few Words From Our Prez
Too informal? I don’t know. Theresa wouldn’t let me go with my first idea. Which was to copy last year’s newsletter, change a few dates and names, and resubmit it. Who’d know? Apparently, it’s un-presidential. So you’re going to have to bear with me a bit.
Lets start with what I DO know.
I know that the banquet and ball was AMAZING! The Friday night incoming party, hosted by Mike and Cathy Davis, was such a great time. I hope you all had as much fun as I did. The food was wonderful and the decorations were really special. Playing on the #carnylife theme, I think we all found something we could relate to. And the #’s that you all wrote were incredibly creative and entertaining. Mike and Cathy, I can never repay you for all of your generosity, creativity, and hard work. So you’re just gonna have to settle for my
heartfelt thanks. I love you both.
Amy really raised the bar with this year’s banquet. She not only hosted a very excellent breakfast, but we had a free happy hour! I’m telling ya, they lost money on me. The food at the banquet was first rate. The entertainment entertaining. The band was so good I was almost overtaken with the urge to dance. I would also like to thank Chris Hoss, Geraldine Davis, and Cathy Davis for putting together the finest installation I’ve ever participated in. Jim Parks and Michael Davis exceeded expectations. They even made ME look good. No small task, and I truly appreciate their efforts. If you’ve never participated,
I highly recommend it. Quite a humbling experience.
And then I turn around three times and it’s time for Safety Seminar. And I STILL haven’t got that darned newsletter out. Probably because Theresa didn’t mention it 37 times. Anyway, back to the facts.
The fact is they didn’t tell me I had to speak! Not that it would’ve helped.
And surely the fact must be that Safety Seminar beat all expectations. I think the attendance certainly must  have set a record. Seemed like when I was serving meals, the line went on forever. And so many new N.W.S.C. attendees. I think the word is out there. This is the one worth attending.
Or maybe it’s just the great food. Because, as usual, the legendary “Sisters Of The Sink” worked their magic. Producing their traditional treats such as the McSlatterys as well as some new dishes. But the crowning glory was the succulent mountain of barbecued ribs prepared by our incoming vice president Fred Munoz. Fred tells me that when HE’S President, we will have bbq’d ribs every week.
We also held our first meetings of 2017 during Safety Seminar. The BOG meeting was short and sweet. Both times. And then there was the club meeting. I now think I understand how Bingo Hauser must have felt in a ring trying to tame lions.
And I STILL didn’t have that darned newsletter done. No matter how many times our esteemed recording secretary mentioned it. At volume. With lasers.
But now I do. Bruce Anderson NWSC President 2017


A Final Word from your 2016 President
Well, what a year!! It certainly ended on a good note – Banquet weekend was so much fun! Great friends, great entertainment, great weekend. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did. So many people worked so hard to make sure we did. I tried to say this during the weekend, but it bears repeating: THANK YOU !!!!!!! There was so much support from the Club this year. Going Away party, themed meetings, Coming Home party, more meetings, Christmas party . . .and finally Banquet. I could not have asked for more. Our club members are the best! From the bottom of my heart, thank you all.
Again, I had a wonderful time as president this year. It was truly an honor to represent this club for the past year.
Bruce, you’re up!

Amy Nelson Smith (past president – now I can say that!!!)

Sick & Welfare:
Gil Vachon is a life member of our club since 1962. He has been living in Florida for quite some time since he retired, but now has liver cancer and is going thru chemo treatments.
Trude Smith with Rainier Amusements had surgery right after the Banquet & Ball, and husband Mike Smith is very happy to report she has recovered very nicely.
UPDATE: Trude had this surgery and recovery went fine, but she returned to the hospital and had to have surgery to put a pacemaker in and now is home recovering from that.
Maxine Haworth is scheduled to have surgery in March 14th 2017.
UPDATE: Maxine had her surgery and is doing great.
Michael Moye (not a member this year, but has been in the past) pasted away on Saturday Feb. 25th, 2017 from complications after a stroke and heart attack. Mike had worked for Playland Shows, Haworth Family Shows, and most recently Cascade Amusements.

This year scholarship winners were announced at our club meeting on Monday during the safety seminar week.
Scholarship winners for 2017/2018 school year are,
Will Hockett, (Son of Wade Hockett & Isabell Veen),
Racheal Owens, (Granddaughter of Bob Lee) and
Gabriella Girolami, (Daughter of Vince & Cheri Girolami)


January 11th, 2017

December Newsletter

A Word from your 2016 President Hi Everyone!

We had a great Christmas party at Big Al’s. The weather was iffy, but we still had a nice turn out. The ornament exchange was a nice change, and the kids all had a fun time with Santa. This year has gone by so fast! The Banquet is almost here, and then it’s Bruce’s turn. Thanks so much to everyone who has helped out and supported the Club this year – it’s been a wonderful year as president. The Banquet and Ball is coming up. The committee has been working really hard and it should be a fantastic weekend. I really hope to see you all there. Go out and live some more stories for us to tell! Amy Nelson-Smith, 2016 NWSC President



Banquet and Ball

Okay, I hope everyone is getting their reservation in for Banquet & Ball January 2017. Our cutoff date for our group rate Is January 10th 2017. Please remember you can buy your dinner tickets at any time by mailing (NWSC Daphne Haworth @ PO Box 430 Brush Prairie, WA. 98606) calling to reserve (Daphne @ 503-522-6055) or in person at any club meeting. Dinner Tickets will be $100.00 per person this year, and Children under 12 (special order) will be $50.00. Please remember there will be a cut-off date for the under 12 dinner ordering. It will not be available the weekend of Banquet. So far there have been no special-order meals requested (kids or allergy) Everyone likes to enjoy the Banquet weekend including committee people, and officers, so the earlier you get your dinner tickets ordered & paid for, hotel reservations made, yearbook pages paid then the committee people know how many gift bags to make, table center pieces to order, dinners to order. So, thank you in advance for doing things early


…January 9th 2017, Monday – This is our last club meeting before the Banquet & Ball. Board meeting @ 6pm, Regular meeting @ 6:20pm Gustav’s Pub & Grill (Banquet Room) 12605 SE 97thave Clackamas, Or. 97015 I-205 southbound, Exit # 14, turn left on Sunnyside Rd E, turn right on SE 97th Ave Dinner Included courtesy of Cascade Amusements… (No drinks, alcoholic or otherwise are paid for)