Join us today, Tuesday, May 26th, for our monthly meeting!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentWhat are your top-of-mind, Block Watch-related issues?

Bring them to our meeting! It’s been awhile since we’ve had open discussion as opposed to a full agenda at our monthly meeting. Let’s take advantage of this opportunity to discuss what’s happening in your neighborhoods, ask for advice or share your advice, and get to know your fellow Block Watch Captains!

Meeting schedule (come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 6:30-8 PM

SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street (at Delridge Ave SW, next to Home Depot)

6:00-6:30       Arrive early for light snacks; socialize and network while we set up!

6:30-6:45        Introductions, announcements, and updates about crime and issues affecting the SW Precinct.

6:45–8:00      Open discussion — bring your concerns, questions and ideas!

8:00-8:30       Feel free to stay after the meeting to continue your discussions.

Everyone is welcome, even if you aren’t a Block Watch Captain!  RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary to attend.  You can email us at  wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com or phone us at 206-424-0040.

Hope to see you there!

Deborah Greer and Karen Berge
West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN)

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Reminder: our monthly meeting follows the holiday weekend!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentHappy Memorial Day to all of you!

As most of you know, our monthly meeting generally falls on 4th Tuesdays – which this month is on May 26th, immediately after this long holiday weekend.

We’ll post the agenda before then, but meanwhile just thought we’d better mention that we’ll meet from 6:30-8 PM at the SW Police Precinct. FYI, our informational mini-flyer has more details about our schedule.

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Guess where we’ll “BEE” next Saturday, May 16th?

Forgive us for the puns…the answer to the question is that we plan to “buzz over” to the 3rd annual West Seattle Bee Festival at High Point Commons Park (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA 98126). We’ll be among the community groups participating in the Information Fair this coming Saturday, May 16th. The Information Fair runs from 11:30 AM until 2 PM.

The West Seattle Bee Festival starts at 9 AM with the Honey Run, and there are other fun and educational activities — for adults, as well as kids — that follow. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the West Seattle Bee Garden. Between noon and 2 PM, they offer free tours of the bee enclosure!

We’ve included the West Seattle Bee Festival informational flyer with additional details below..

3rd Annual West Seattle Bee Festival flyer

Join us for the 3rd Annual Bee Festival in West Seattle’s High Point neighborhood!

We hope you’ll stop by “make a beeline” to our booth to learn more about our organization, pick up informational materials, ask questions or just say hi! We have FREE coloring books for kids (while supplies last)!

FREE coloring books for kids!

FREE coloring books for kids!

FYI, you can also find and like the West Seattle Bee Garden on Facebook.

Added 5/23/15:  Here is some video from King5 TV, taken during the Bee Festival last weekend. We aren’t in it, but it’s cool anyway!

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GiveBIG on Tuesday, May 5th!

Did you know that this coming Tuesday, May 5th, marks the 5th annual GiveBIG campaign? The Seattle Foundation sponsors this one-day, online charitable giving event to raise awareness and make it easy to donate to nonprofit organizations who are doing good work in our community.

If you want to support us, you can donate to our group on Tuesday (or at any time) via the Seattle Neighborhood Group, which is one of the groups included in the GiveBIG campaign. [Updated 5/5/15:  Just learned that GiveBIG donations need to be made via this page today. Money donated via this campaign is then amplified beyond face value – so your donation will go further.]

Seattle Neighborhood Group is our fiscal sponsor, and your donations to the West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN) via their organization are tax deductible! They provide fiscal sponsorship services for quite a few small grassroots community groups such as ours, who do not have 501c3 status yet.

To donate after the GiveBIG campaign is over, just visit the Seattle Neighborhood Group website (sngi.org); there you’ll see a “Donate” form in the left-hand menu on their home page. Select “West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network” from the dropdown list of community groups; then click “Buy Now.”

Many thanks to those of you who sponsor or donate to our organization! Contributions help fund social events like the Block Watch Appreciation Party, as well as pay for printed outreach materials and other expenses.

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New SPD Community Safety newsletter has arrived!

We received a new newsletter this week from Mark Solomon, our community’s Crime Prevention Coordinator – it includes additional info about some of the scams taking place in the Seattle area.

image of page 1 of the SPD April 2015 newsletter

Community safety newsletter from Mark Solomon, page 1 of 2

image of page 2 of the SPD April 2015 newsletter

Community safety newsletter from Mark Solomon, page 2 of 2

We’ve also attached this newsletter it in printable .pdf format, so you can share it!
Seattle Police Email Newsletter, April 2015

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Meeting follow-up: Guardian One presentation is online!

Photo of Hersh Hoaglan speaking at WSBWCN meeting on 4/28/15

Guardian One pilot, Deputy Hersh Hoaglan – speaking at our April 28th WSBWCN meeting

Many thanks to those of you who attended our April 28th West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network meeting which featured a presentation by Deputy Hersh Hoaglan, pilot of the Guardian One helicopter. It was an interesting and informative presentation! If you missed it, or would like a recap, you’ll find coverage of our meeting including video of his entire presentation on the West Seattle Blog.

Note that our next West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network meeting will be on Tuesday, May 26th, just after Memorial Day. We’ll post the agenda and other details as that date gets closer. We welcome your suggestions for topics and guest speakers!

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Join us on Tuesday, April 28th, for our monthly meeting!

WSBWCN-giant-logocurrentOur special guest will be Deputy Hersh T. Hoaglan, pilot of the Guardian One helicopter!

Guardian One is a familiar sight over West Seattle, helping Seattle Police from the air to apprehend suspects. Deputy Hoaglan, from the Air Support Unit of the King County Sheriff’s Office, will share with us in detail what he does, how the tools and technology work, and what he sees from the air. He’ll also talk about some of the searches that he works on with Seattle Police.

Bring your questions and take advantage of this opportunity to learn about Guardian One. Should be a very interesting evening!

[Added 4/24] We spotted this video taken by Guardian One last night during a police pursuit in south Seattle – it proves a glimpse of it’s capabilities.

Meeting schedule (come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:30-8 PM

SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street (at Delridge Ave SW, next to Home Depot)

6:00-6:30       Arrive early for light snacks; socialize and network while we set up!

6:30-6:45        Introductions, announcements, and updates about crime and issues affecting the SW Precinct.

6:45–8:00      Deputy Hersh T. Hoaglan | Air Support Unit | King County Sheriff’s Office

8:00-8:30       Feel free to stay after the meeting to continue your discussions.

Everyone is welcome, even if you aren’t a Block Watch Captain!  RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary to attend.  You can email us at  wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com or phone us at 206-424-0040.

Hope to see you there!

Deborah Greer and Karen Berge
West Seattle Block Watch Captains’ Network (WSBWCN)

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