An important message from your Board of Directors about our new meeting location. This was emailed out to the membership on June 11 2013.
This message is going out to all current and some former PWC members. If you are not a current member, this will be the only notice you receive. Sorry for the “all hands” message, but we thought it was important to get the word out so you didn’t go to our old location and wonder what happened to us!
After a couple decades at our Perry Avenue church meeting location, we have decided to move to a new location in lieu of raising member dues. A combination of substantially increased rental rates and new facility policies have driven this decision.
Effective August 7th, the PWC will start meeting at the VFW Hall that is located at 9981 Central Valley Rd, Bremerton, WA. We picked this location because it is centrally located, it is easy on-off the freeway, and it is affordable. We looked at several facilities, and based on our meeting size (anywhere between 60 and 100+ attendees), this was the best option. Attached is a map of the new location (see below).
There were no facilities that can accommodate a group our size available on Monday nights, so we are also changing our meeting schedule. Starting with our August 7th meeting, we will now meet on the 1st Wednesday of every month – please make a note of this in your calendars! This change will not start until Aug (because our July meeting is replaced by the annual PWC picnic at Raab Park in Poulsbo on July 15th – we hope to see you there!)
Due to this date change there will be a ripple effect on the other club meetings. The new day for the Monthly Activity Planning (MAP) meeting will be the last Wednesday of every month (starting Aug 28th), and the monthly PWC potlucks will move to the 3rd Friday of every month (starting September 20th). If you have calendar entries for these meetings, please update those as well. The August Pot Luck will still be the last Friday of August.
A couple other notes:
-The VFW hall isn’t set up for meetings in the same manner as the Perry Ave. church location was, so we will have to set up and put away chairs before and after the meetings. As always, many hands make light work for everyone, so we will ask meeting attendees to help by putting away their own chair at the end of each meeting, but it would be nice if folks arrived slightly early to help us set up as well.
-Until we have been in the new facility for a few meetings we won’t know how well it works for us, so please be patient as we work through the logistics. If this facility doesn’t meet our needs, we will look for other alternatives – but based on the Silverdale-area options we have seen, this is the best option available!
We will be sending at least one more reminder out to current club members before Aug 7th, and apologize in advance for being redundant. We have many members, and not everyone reads every email. We would rather be a bit redundant than have someone show up to our old meeting location and wonder what happened!
Sent via the Penwicle, on behalf of your PWC Board of Directors
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