What we're about

This group is open to women from all backgrounds but it is specifically a place where black women can come together and form a community. Events will be hosted at various venues to serve as a way to meet friends and experience Seattle together. We are open to meetup suggestions, if you have an idea for a meetup and are open to hosting it, please message the organizers or post it in the Discussions.

Our core values are as follows:

• Support and uplift other women by celebrating and encouraging the successes of other women.

• Lead the way – inspire other women and be inspired by other women

• Strive to make authentic connections, and communicate from a place of love.

• Don't make assumptions. Seek to clarify before making any conclusions. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama.

• Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others.

• Understand that happiness is a journey not a destination. It is a voluntary state of being based on perspective, not a fixed, concrete thing.

• Hold yourself accountable for your actions. Harmony is disrupted when one is unable to take charge of their behaviors. Don't deny your human quality of self. We all make mistakes and we all have flaws, but it is not appropriate to project or place blame onto others.

• Be open-minded. Don't judge others and be mindful of other's personal lifestyle choices and let them live. (Unless someone is harming someone else or themselves)

• Let your beautiful self shine without apology by striving to do your best. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

Lastly, please be considerate of the organizer's and/or host's time and commitment. Please only RSVP to an event if you plan on physically showing up. Please change your RSVP (to no) if your plans change and you are no longer able to go. We appreciate your adherence to these core values in order to make a safe, loving, and positive environment for everyone.

>>>values inspired by and re-worded from 'The Sista Code' (http://thesistacode.com/the-sista-code/)and 'The Four Agreements (http://www.toltecspirit.com/)', we are not officially affiliated with either of these groups/individuals nor do we claim to own or have created any of the information used from the above websites/books.

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Ha Ha Happy Hour 😄

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Kick off the month laughing with Julie on Zoom for an Online Laughter Yoga! Laughter helps to boost your immune system. It can also help to lower Cortisol (Stress Hormones) and raise dopamine (feel Good Hormones) levels. ~Claudette

My friend Julie is hosting this event twice a week during these times. Julie is a Mental Health Counselor who specializes in Laughter Yoga. She'll guide the group through different laughter exercises. I've been doing this for several weeks and always feel good afterwards, even if just joining for part of the session!
https://www.facebook.com/Laughing-with-Julie-132928523581725/

Welcome to join any or all the dates - Mark Your Calendars.
😄 TUESDAYS 12-1pm 😄
😄 THURSDAYS at 5-6pm 😄

PLEASE NOTE YOU NOW NEED TO EMAIL JULIE TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT LINK!

Julie is asking for a $5 per class donation, $15 for the week, $30 unlimited for a month. People over 75, Julie gifts you the class. If you are not able to give a donation, contact Julie - she doesn't want anyone to miss these classes! 🥰

QUESTIONS: Contact your actual event host, Julie, directly at [masked]

White Water Rafting, BBQ, Wine Tasting Weekend in Leavenworth

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Happy to final return to our white water rafting trips! Reservations for the hotel are due by June 15th and payment for rafting is due at the end of the month (see links below). Check comments for updates. This year, let's make a weekend of it with dinner at one of the best BBQ places in the state at Country Boys in Cashmere Saturday and enjoy wine tasting in town on Sunday. Welcome to just come up for the day on Saturday or Sunday. ~Claudette

THE PLAN
Friday - Head up to Leavenworth, check into the Obertal Inn at 4pm or after. Group dinner in town or grab BBQ early, party in Leavenworth in the evening.
Saturday - Go white water rafting at 2:30, BBQ dinner after rafting, party in Leavenworth in the evening.
Sunday - Check out of hotel by 11am, spend the afternoon in Leavenworth wine tasting and a late lunch before heading home.
OR
Seems some prefer to head up on Saturday and come back on Monday.

HOTEL
I've arranged a group block of 7 rooms at the Obertal Inn The rates is per night and includes breakfast and tax. We've stayed here a couple of times before and it's in a great location in downtown Leavenworth. Rooms are oversized and nicely appointed/remodeled with en-suite bathrooms. King rooms have electric fireplaces to give that extra ambiance. All rooms come with a flat screen LCD TV, small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hairdryer high Speed Wi-Fi, and parking for ONE vehicle.
Rates:
Double Queen (5) and Standard King (1) $299.94
Deluxe Jacuzzi King (1) $328.92
Rate is ~$85 lower for a Sunday night stay.
Book your room via https://bit.ly/WhiteWaterRafting2022. Only use this form if you're staying at the hotel. Info will be also used to book your rafting spot(s), if selected.

RAFTING
The Class/Difficulty is Class 3, great for Beginners to Intermediate raters, ages 8+. It lasts for 4 hours / 10 – 14 miles. Rate includes guide and gear.
Rates: $77.48 per person. Rate includes a group discount and taxes.
Pay for your spot(s) via https://bit.ly/JulyRaftingPayment

CANCELATION POLICY
Hotel: Reservations are subject to a one-month cancellation policy. First night room and tax are charged when making the reservation. When you cancel more than 30 days out, your deposit will be refunded. When you cancel between 15 and 30 days out, you forfeit your deposit. When you cancel within 14 days, you are responsible for the full amount of your stay. Unforeseen events do occur. Please secure travel insurance.
Rafting: A 100% refund can be processed if you cancel at least 30 days in advance. See the full schedule in the payment link above. We raft rain or shine.

IF YOU CAN NO LONGER ATTEND AND CANCEL WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE EVENT, YOU CAN FIND SOMEONE ELSE TAKE YOUR SPOT AND TRANSFER YOUR RESERVATION(S).

This is a joint event with Eastside Social Club, Seattle Single Travelers along with Lady Riders and Seattle Riders motorcycle groups. Guests are welcome.

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Summer Celebration Wine & BBQ! (Limited Tickets)

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Additional RSVP and tickets required via link at the end. WEAR PURPLE MARDI GRAS BEADS so we can find you and you can find the group! May be able to find a Dollar Trees, party stores or order online. ~Claudette

Limited Reserve! Frose'! Catered Barbeque Dinner! Live Band! Games! Reds, Whites and Rose's!

Learn more and get tickets via the links below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/372870414447
No charge for Page Cellars club members and a guest
General admission (non-club) $10 per person

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Monthly TGIF Happy Hour on the Eastside

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For those who work or live on the Eastside, join us for a monthly Happy Hour. Plan to visit different venues. ~Claudette

What's the Eastside? See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastside_(King_County,_Washington)

These Happy Hour events will now be "ticketed" events so we can offer you more: reserved space, more venues, include bites and at times drinks. This event will only be $10 but future events may be $15 or $20, depending on the venue. Guests are welcome!

THERE IS A LIMIT OF 20 FOR THIS EVENT! Note in the comments when you plan to attend. I'll have reservations for us (and just for the number of people who sent in a deposit - if you crash the party, we may not have a seat for you). Happy Hour tends to run between 3-6pm. We can still hang out, make an evening of it or head to another venue!

DEPOSIT: Includes a reserved spot and shared small bites.
Send in a $10 per person deposit online via (3 options):
1️⃣ Cash App - cash.app/$MsClaudetteH (9544)
2️⃣ Venmo - venmo@MsClaudetteH (9544)
3️⃣ PayPal - https://bit.ly/EastsideHappyHour (fee applies)

Refunds will ONLY be issued if this event is rescheduled or cancelled.
WE WILL NOT BE OFFERING REFUNDS ON THIS EVENT. IF YOU CAN NO LONGER ATTEND AND CANCEL ANY TIME AFTER YOU RSVP, YOU WILL NEED TO SELL YOUR SPOT TO SOMEONE ELSE.

MENU: TBA
PARKING: TBA

Btw, this is a joint event with Eastside Social Club and multiple African American social groups. My guests are people signed up in the other invited groups. Co-ed

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The Return of the 80ºF+ Weekday Pool Parties!

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