Shipmates Womens Auxiliary


A Missive from the Shipmates President
Shipmates:  “persons who serve with another on the same vessel”. 
What an appropriate name for our organization.  Since 1937, Shipmates have continued to work together on the same course…to promote friendliness among its members, to encourage social and charitable activities and to promote the sport of yachting.
Shipmates serve in many ways with their energy, talent, caring and compassion not only for each other, but for the community and Tacoma Yacht Club.
In order to provide funds to promote our mission of supporting youth in maritime organizations and other charitable giving programs, Shipmates have an auction every three years and in the alternate years we have a Tour of Cars and Boats.  The public is welcome, many members offer tours of their boats, and it is a chance for people to show off their classic cars. In 2018, we added a Marine Swap Meet.  New also in 2018, Shipmates sold bricks that grace our entryway into the club.
Shipmates design and sell shirts during Daffodil Festival in April.  With the help of Shipmates, the Easter Bunny visits the club for the Bunny Brunch and Santa arrives for the Children’s Christmas Party.  Shipmates have the creativity and energy to transform the club into a beautiful Christmas wonderland each year.
Shipmates support the community in many ways.   They provide a $1,000 Scholarship to Miss Congeniality of the Daffodil Court, and each Daffodil Princess receives a personalized Daffodil shirt.  At Christmas Time we shop, wrap and deliver meals and gifts to needy families in the Tacoma School District. Shipmates partake in the Daffodil and Gig Harbor Parades and have sewn rag dolls for the Amara Emergency Sanctuary.
Shipmates support our club by providing a substantial gift each year.  In addition, the TYC staff is honored with a gift card for all their efforts throughout the year.
We also have fun.  Throughout the year we have many social activities from Bunco to tours and trips.  We increase our knowledge through our luncheon programs and speakers.
For 82 years the Shipmates have been an exceptional organization and an asset to Tacoma Yacht Club.  Any woman who is a member in good standing of the Tacoma Yacht Club is eligible to be a member of this energetic and friendly group.

Warm Regards,
President Gail


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