Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!
Pride Parade: Thank you to everyone who purchased suits and who will be marching in Seattle’s 40th annual Pride Parade. If anyone is still on the fence about participating, please join us by going to our website and buying a suit. There’s still time. It’s a lot of fun and you won’t even have to get up early. We are meeting at 11:30am. Everyone on the team is welcomed to well-wish us in the staging area. We are near the “Leather and Fetish” contingent and “All Pilgrims Church” contingent so there will be opportunities to both sin and atone. Pride suits should be available for pickup at practice this Friday. An email with full details will go out tomorrow to all those participating.
Pride Fest: If you are not marching, please considering manning the Orca table at Seattle Center. Those of us marching will not be able to get to the table until 2pm. I really need bodies for 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm. This is our biggest recruitment opportunity of the year. The team needs you! Our booth is on the roof of Fisher Pavilion (in the center, to the north). Please stop by even if you can’t stay.
POOL SCHEDULE: The Seattle University pool is closed for Independence day from July 3 (Thursday) to July 6 (Sunday). We are back at full schedule on July 7th (Monday).
OPEN WATER SWIMMING: Tuesday and Thursday at 6:15pm. Join the Orca Open Water swimmers on Wednesday July 2nd at 6pm for a wetsuit demo from Tyler Clark of Blue Seventy at Madison Park Beach. Try on wetsuits, learn about design and function, and potentially take home a new pair of goggles. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Don’t forget to sign up for the open water race!! www.orcaswimteam.org/openwater!
NEXT BOARD MEETING: July 16th (Wednesday) at Seattle University at 6:00pm (before practice) Conference room to follow. This may change.
LIFE GUARD VOLUNTEERING WITH CAMP TEN TREES: We have been asked to see if there are any volunteers from the Orca team that are OR could become certified Life Guards and volunteer for Camp Ten Trees. Camp Ten Trees offers summer camp sessions for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied (LGBTQA) youth, and a week for children and youth of LGBTQ and/or non-traditional families. Each year, Camp Ten Trees looks for a team of enthusiastic, skilled, and youth-focused volunteers to serve as cabin counselors, specialists, medical team members, kitchen crew, and more! In particular, for 2014, we are in need of certified lifeguards for each camp session.
The following is a brief message from Brennon Ham to the team:
“Lifeguarding is something most people do when they’re teenagers, right? Well, camp gives you a chance to circle back to that and have some fun empowering youth and keeping them safe. I hope some of you will consider taking on this amazing opportunity. Camp can get you connected with upcoming trainings and help cut costs for those trainings. I promise it’s the greatest and most rewarding experience you’ll have all year. If folks have questions, you can direct them to the Camp Director Cori or to me.
Contact captains@orcaswimteam is you are interested in volunteering with Camp Ten Trees.
GAY GAMES: Registration is open for the Gay Games at http://www.gg9cle.com/participate/register/.
FAT SALMON: Registration is now open. http://www.fatsalmonswim.com. The swim date is July 19th.
ORCA OPEN WATER SWIM: Registration is now open: http://www.orcaswimteam.org/openwater/. The swim date is July 27th and there are two swims, 1 mile and 2 miles. Portions of the registration will help benefit Seattle Area Support Groups (SASG).
LAKE WASHINGTON WATER TEMP: 64 degrees F. (dropped a couple degrees this week).