Some friends of mine at work are organizing a Wounded Warriors event in Sekiu this August.
Being one of the most computer literate of our group, I got roped into the online marketing and design portion of the setup. I’m not complaining though, it gives me something to do; a purpose. I like stretching the Photoshop and byte wrangling portion of my brain.
So here’s the deal: About 20 of our wounded servicemen will be making the trip out to the end of the earth, also known as Sekiu, Washington on August 11, 2012. At the Sekiu Community Center we will feed everyone who shows up and there will be a silent auction of all the items we receive through donations. Raytheon, a big supporter of The Wounded Warrior Project has already commited a bunch of gear and I hear that there could be a $1800 depth finder/GPS/radar system included. I’ll update the WWSekiu Facebook Page as I learn more.
Local motels have already stepped forward and committed rooms for our guests, free of charge. Rumor has it that they’ll even break out the clean linens for the occasion.
The following morning, Aug 12, we will hold a pre-crack’o'dawn pancake breakfast at the Clallam Bay Fire Hall, (you have to get up earlier than the fish around here: our waters breed the craftiest sons o’ fishes south of Alaska).
While our esteemed guests are scarfing down their breakfasts, our volunteer skippers will be warming up their outboards in preparation for the salmon slaying to follow. When I was growing up, I fished the Columbia River extensively and the salmon fishing was great there. Now, I’m still a bit biased towards the south, (my fondest memories take place there), but I can tell you that the Olympics give the mighty Columbia a run for its’ money. Our guests will not regret the extended car ride out here one bit.
Get on over to https://www.facebook.com/WWSekiu to keep updated. I’m going to update it with albums of the items we get to auction off. I’m also going to look into a way to allow those who can’t join us in person to bid on the items in the silent auction. If any of you know a way to coordinate something like that, please contact me. I’d really like to make this event bigger than just Clallam County.
Mark your calendars. Even if you can’t make it over here, you may be able to score some cool gear.