Years ago we used to sing this song (to the tune of Acres of Clams) at every FHA annual meeting:
I live like a king on my houseboat
Secure in the lifestyle I've found,
Feeding the quackers and honkers
Enjoying the great Puget Sound.
There's swimming and fishing and boating,
There's ducks walking in our front door
And so with my dollars I'm voting
To keep our Lake Union secure.
I owe it all to the 'Sociation
Of Floating Home Owners, you see
All of this legal protection
Remember it doesn't come free.
We've had auctions & cookbooks & parties
And T-shirts, home tours and much more
We keep working to keep our debts settled
Let's stay in the black evermore.
Cute, and still rings true!
It is time to begin work on the Houseboat Tour of 2012, scheduled for Sunday, September 9th. As you all know, it is a huge undertaking–we put our whole community on display for over 1000 people! We need help from the entire community to organize and execute the tour.
Below, are descriptions of some of the projects and tasks that create the tour. If you have interests or skills in any of these areas, or you'd just like to pitch in, please let us know. Don't feel afraid–these jobs have been done before, and there is plenty of source material–you won't have to re-invent the wheel. The positions of Tour Chair(s), Press Agent/Publicity, and Houseboatique Coordinator have been filled, but those folks can always use additional help on their committees.
To pitch in, please email Melissa Ahlers, firstname.lastname@example.org 206.356.2262 or Courtney Cooper, Courtney@seattleafloat.com 206.850.8841and let us know how you would like to participate in this event that is so vital to the health and well-being of our community!