Shipmates make a difference!
Shipmates are a caring, compassionate and committed group of women who invest time, energy and heart into our community and Tacoma Yacht Club.
Formed 80 years ago to promote friendliness among members, encourage social and charitable activities and promote the sport of boating, Shipmates continue to honor the spirit behind the auxiliary’s original mission.
To fund our community outreach, Shipmates host a tri-annual auction and along with a Tour of Boats and Cars” featuring interesting boats, vintage cars and lots of fun! Proceeds from our tri-annual auction in 2017 benefited the TYC Junior Sailing Program along with reaching out into the marine youth community with gifts for Sea Scouts and the Tacoma Community Boat Builders. Shipmates make a difference in the lives of youth with compassionate giving.
Shipmates are involved in all areas of the club from transforming the TYC into a cheerful holiday wonderland to supporting needy families in the Tacoma area with a holiday meal and gifts for children.  We host many fun events for kids such as our Children’s Christmas party and Bunny Brunch.  In April it is Daffodil Time! Shipmates help with the Daffodil festivities along with hosting a Princess Tea where we award a $1000 Scholarship to Miss Congeniality as voted by the Daffodil court.  We have many fun activities throughout the year from cooking classes to Bunco to wine tasting.
Please join us the first Wednesday of each month (except July and August) for a yummy lunch followed by interesting guest speakers and a short business meeting. Board meeting are usually held the fourth Wednesday each month at 10 AM. All Shipmates are invited to join us at both meetings. If you are not a Shipmate, don’t wait, join us today! Applications are available online and in the lobby by the TYC office.
Warm Regards,
President Pam


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