Club Member News

This page is devoted to news, activities and information of particular interest to the Olympia club membership.




Friendship Force--We are meeting at Tugboat Annie's
on September 5th@5p.
Let Georgia Shaw-Holden know if you plan to attend.





Osaka, Japan inbound journey: Osaka arrives Tuesday, September 24, 2019 and departs Tuesday, October 1st.  There are 16 Ambassadors coming

Osaka journey coordinator is Ann Smith.



Other possible upcoming journeys:
Possible incoming domestic with Shelby, NC and Quad Cities in Iowa. Nothing set yet.
Possible outgoing domestic with Dallas club (maybe April 2020). Nothing set yet.
Incoming international journey with Tamworth Australia to Flathead Valley and then to Greater Olympia. Probably July, 2020. Gwen Harfst and Georgia Shaw Holden.
Outbound journey international journey to Brandon (and area), Canada (Manitoba). Preferred date September 2020. Journey coordinator needed.






Club camping trip: Mikel Young and I have more information on the Camping/Glamping trip for Sept. 4, 5, 6, 2019 at Ft. Stevens State Park in Oregon.  The address for the Park is 100 Peter Iredale Rd.  Hammond, OR 97121.  It's close to Astoria and Warrenton.  I'm sending this email to everyone, so maybe some that missed the first one, are interested in the trip.   We would like people to make their own reservations, if possible.  The reason is that everyone is probably going to be camping with different set ups.  Some will have an RV, some will have a tent, some will want to stay in a yurt (very nice with heat and electricity, no bathroom), or a cabin with or without a bathroom.   However, we think it's great to introduce people to camping or help those that haven't camped for a long time.  So if you are unsure, but would like to try this, let Mikel or I know and we will try to help. We have interest from ten to fifteen who are looking to come join us.

This Park does not have actual glamping sites, however, their yurts and cabins are really nice.  There is also a KOA across the street from the Park, in case you can't find the right set up for you.

Jim and Karen have reserved a trailer site in Loop C site 055.  It is a large site and we think we can put up canopies and tables for our gathering place and for potlucks.  We are spending 3 nights there, but people can do just 2 (the 4th and 5th of September). Mikel and JoAnn Young are in site C 052.

You can get to the website at oregonstateparks.org   Your reservation will actually be with ReserveAmerica, but you can get there through the website.  ReserveAmerica is at 1-800-452-5687  and Ft. Stevens Park is 503-861-1671.  You don't want to wait too long if you are reserving a Yurt or Cabin, because those go quickly.
We are planning to set up an area where we may potluck together also to tour some in the area.  Please join us


Thinking ahead: FFI has given our club it's matches for 2020.  For inbound, Tamworth, Australia is going to Medicine Hat, Canada and then to Greater Olympia and then to Flathead Valley, USA.  August is the suggested month.

For outbound, Greater Olympia, USA to Brandon and Area, Canada.  September is the suggested month.

We are also welcome to plan our own domestic journeys.  Either inbound or outbound.



Watch Via email for additional information about each activity as it draws near.