YMTA Draft Agenda and Minutes – June 8, 2011
Greeting YMTA supporters
The Youth Maritime Training Association’s March meeting will be held in the Conference Room at
Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, 5351 24th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107. The Board of
Directors in attendance included Gary Stauffer, Charles See, Carleen See, Ken Passé, Justin Borland,
and CC Conklin, and Captain John Burke Vashon Island High School. With six board members
present we had a quorum.
Our first YMTA Board meeting for the 2011/12 school year will be held on September 14, 2011
starting at 1700 (5:00 pm) and ending at 1815 (6:15 pm) in the Conference Room at Pacific
Fishermen Shipyard, 5351 24th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107.
Message from the President
1. The Seattle Chapter of the Council of American Master Mariners (CAMM) will be hosting its
Fourth Annual Golf Tournament at Mount Si Golf Course, on September 1, 2011 - Four man
scramble, Shotgun start at 10:00, benefiting the Youth Maritime Training Academy (YMTA) of
Ballard. Captain Richard Klein will attend our meeting to discuss his plans. YMTA folks need to
be prepared to help out where we can. The CAMM Golf Tournament flyer is attached
2. At the volunteer’s party after the Maritime Festival Tugboat Race, I was given the Spirit of the Seattle
Maritime Festival that is sponsored by Harley Marine Services.
3. The annual Ballard Seafood Fest is set for Saturday and Sunday, July 9th and 10th. I have submitted
our application along with Ballard Maritime Academy. John Clary will be out of town during the
middle of July, so we will need a new person to volunteer to organize the our participation and to
recruit and schedule our volunteers to staff the booth
4. Wayne Jarvis has given me a flyer for the Society of Port Engineers upcoming 28th annual
golf tournament set for June 24th 8:00am Shotgun Start. The tournament will take place at
North Shore Golf and Country Club in Tacoma, WA. I have attached their flyer at the end of
5. Since 2004, the Executive Board of the Youth Maritime Training Association (YMTA) and the
Steering Committee of the Ballard Maritime Academy (BMA) have annually recognized a
maritime leader or organization that have demonstrated their long-term support of the
missions of YMTA and BMA to introduce our youth to maritime experiences and career
opportunities. We are proud to announce that Captain Richard J. Klein was selected as our
well-deserved recipient of the 2011 Puget Sound Maritime Education Award based on his
effort to establish, organize and promote The Bob Magee Memorial Golf Tournament for the
benefit of the youth that YMTA and BMA serve. As President of the Seattle/Pacific Northwest
Chapter of the Council American Master Mariners, the Council with his leadership established
the annual CAMM Seattle PNW Charity Golf Tournament in 2008 to benefit the Youth Maritime
Training Association. With the passing or Bob Magee he named the tournament The Bob
Magee Memorial Golf Tournament in Bob’s honor. Through his efforts, the Council’s
Tournament has raised over $16,000 for YMTA programs. Beginning in 2010, CAMM has
sponsored our $5,000 Norm Manly YMTA Maritime Educational Scholarship with the proceeds
from the Tournament. Without the hard work and dedication of Captain Klein and the
members of the Seattle/Pacific Northwest Chapter of CAMM, YMTA would have really
struggled financially given the recent downturn in the economy. This financial support and his
leadership are greatly appreciated by all of us involved with YMTA and BMA and have been
vital to the continuation of our youth programs. This award was presented to Captain Klein on
June 3, at the annual Ballard Maritime Academy Gourmet Dinner and Auction held at the Leif
Erikson Hall in Ballard.
6. We now have renewed our Director and Officer Insurance and General Liability Insurance
policies with Homer Smith Insurance. If you want to examine the insurance policies, let me
7. Justin Poulsen wanted to acknowledge that YMTA experienced another successful year, and
thank everyone for their effort and dedication. Please wish everyone a good summer for me,
and let them know I am looking forward to the next school season.
YMTA Committee reports – The following YMTA committees are your opportunity to help us
achieve our mission, vision and goals.
YMTA Treasure’s Report – Since our May meeting we have not any in donations. We currently
have $9,705.32 in our checking account, and $1,200.23 in our savings acct. Three checks have
written since our May meeting for a total of $740.03, $660.63 to Homer Smith Insurance for General
Liability policy, $53.44 to Carleen See and $31.96 to Terry Rustan for pastries and drinks for our
Scholarship Event. Debit card charges totaled $22.03 for parking. We filed for an extension for our
2010 tax return with Maritime Career Day and other Maritime Festival events; I didn’t have time to
prepare our report data to our CPA for our May16th deadline. I will be summarizing our tax date in
Following the treasurer report, we discussed new projects for YMTA in the coming year. We identified
at least six projects. Ken Passé served as rapporteur. This list will be included in our 2011
fundraising letter to be sent out to maritime business that have supported YMTA in the past and to
Gary Stauffer for Justin Borland – Secretary-Treasurer
YMTA Scholarship Committee – Our Scholarship Committee will need to review our Scholarship
procedures to determine if we need to make any changes to our procedures and to set the dates for
our next competition during the summer so that the Board is set the deadlines for 2012 scholarship
competition. Scholarship winners have been invited to join us at the June 15 Propeller Club luncheon.
Carleen See, Scholarship Committee Chair
YMTA Fundraising Committee – The Executive Board discussed fundraising and how we can
expand the number of supporters and where we see expansion for our YMTA programs if we were to
increase our annual budget. Below are the items we discussed that would be new programs that would
require new funding to support:
1. Curriculum Planning and Coordination – Gather maritime instructors together in a retreat
format to identify best practices and develop a coordinated approach to curriculum.
2. Expand Career/College Fair Participation – Enable YMTA to be represented at more area Fairs.
3. Expand Partnerships with Schools, including Elementary, Middle and High Schools.
4. Update the YMTA Website – Utilize current software to provide more user-friendly website.
5. Review Membership and Engage Advisory Board – These are the high powered folks. We need
to engage them in planning and actively supporting YMTA
6. Review and Expand Funding Sources – In coordination with item 5, above, identify new
sources of support and utilize Advisory Board in the “ask” program.
Corollary – Delegate fundraising to more Board Members (Executive, Advisory, and Honorary)
Maritime Career Paths Committee – no report
Workforce Development Council of Seattle -King County
2003 Western Avenue Suite 250
Seattle, WA 98121-2162
206-448-0474 ext. 3026 www.seakingwdc.org
Our Workforce, Our Future
Sound Experience – We are now enrolling for Fall 2011 Programs for schools and youth groups out
of Seattle, Everett, Bellingham, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Olympia, and Port Townsend. If you know of
anyone interested in sailing aboard Adventuress for a great educational field trip please contact
Megan Addison. There are still limited openings on our open enrollment overnight trips aboard
Adventuress this summer. Programs and dates are as follows:
• July 24th-26th: Girls at the Helm – Ernestine Bennett Leadership Sail (only 3 spots remaining!)
– cost $225, for girls entering 8th-10th grades
• July 31st-August 4th: Fantastic Voyage for grades 7-9 – cost $615 ($522.75 for Sound
• August 5th-7th: Family Sail (maximum 2 youth per adult, minimum age 10 years old) – cost
$425 adult/$290 youth ($361.25 adult/$246.50 youth for Sound Experience Members)
• August 14th-18th: Fantastic Voyage for grades 9-12 (only 2 spots remaining!) – cost $615
($522.75 for Sound Experience members)
• August 19th-21st: Getaway for Grown Ups (18 and older, please) – cost $450 ($382.50 for
Sound Experience members)
For more information about these and other programs please contact Megan – email@example.com
or 360-379-0438. We hope to sail with you this summer!
Education and Outreach Coordinator
PO Box 1390
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Friends of Maritime – Maritime Career Day was a success with a number of vessels and
demonstrations in the harbor and Plaza. Inside the MEC we had 28 vendors and almost 400 student
and over 150 adults looking for jobs. The weather was great and made the day very enjoyable. We
thank all of our volunteers, Port of Seattle staff, Coast Guard, and the companies that provided
vessels, demonstrations and staffed the booths. Everyone that participated reported that they
enjoyed the day, they spoke to many students and adults looking for work. I thank Ryan Atkins did
an excellence job in filling Cassandra’s shoes and for all his support and work to make the event so
Friends of Maritime President
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard – May was a busy month! We have participated in several festivals and
underwater vehicle challenges:
• Kitsap Water Festival was May 3. We took our model dry dock and talked to 4th grade
students from throughout Kitsap County about how a dry dock works and the things we do at
PSNS&IMF to protect the Puget Sound.
• PSNS&IMF and our partner NUWC-Keyport have been busy finishing up a year of underwater
vehicle challenges. On May 20th, we hosted the North Kitsap School District and many VIP's
for pool challenges. 2 high school classes and 2 middle school classes participated, and
several hundred elementary students came to watch. See
We've hosted 21 other classes at underwater vehicle challenge events in April, May and June
and have one middle school class left next week to wrap up the school year.
• We attended the Maritime Festival in Seattle and brought the model dry dock. Spoke with
several students and adults about job opportunities available.
• We attended the Kitsap Harbor Festival May 28th to showcase the underwater vehicles at the
Bremerton marina. Many boat owners interested in how to construct vehicles to inspect their
boats. Also many children and parents stopped to watch, pilot vehicles and learn more about
Human Capital Manager
Nuclear Engineering and Planning Department
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility
Center for Wooden Boats – May and early June have been very busy months for CWB. We have
had over 35 different youth groups at our two campuses, and the planning for our new apprentice
program has advanced. On August 1 we will be posting the application for our apprentice program,
applications will be due Sept 1, notification will be made on Sept 19, and Apprentices will start work
on October 1. This apprentice program is for underserved age 16 to 18 currently enrolled in in High
Please come down and enjoy Lake union park and CWB July 2-4 for the 35th annual Lake Union
Youth Programs Coordinator
The Center for Wooden Boats
Northwest Seaport – no report
Northwest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Foundation – no report
Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation
360 385-3628 x112
Northwest Maritime Center and
Wooden Boat Foundation
380 Jefferson Street
Port Townsend, Washington 98368
NOAA News – no report
Outreach Program Coordinator
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
7600 Sand Point Way NE, FAKC
Seattle, WA 98115
California Maritime Academy – This is the quiet time of year on the Cal Maritime campus. The
Training Ship Golden Bear is nearing the end of her first summer Cruise, en route between Australia
and Hawaii. At Honolulu, the first Cruise cadets will get off, and the second Cruise cadets will board
the ship for their Cruise back through the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Samoa and back to
San Diego before returning the campus in Vallejo at the end of August. Those students not on a
Golden Bear cruise are on a commercial cruise or are working at a Co-op, an internship by another
name. With only a few students on campus, it’s a very calm place.
Northwest Area Representative
California Maritime Academy
Virginia V Foundation – We had a nice turnout and beautiful weather for Opening Day. We have no
developments to report on our grant application with the KeyBank Foundation, so there will not be a
student trip this school year. We'll continue to explore opportunities for this.
Steamer Virginia V Foundation
860 Terry Ave. North
Seattle, WA 98109
Virginia V Office: 206-624-9119
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority (GHHSA) – The Lady Washington and Hawaiian
Chieftain are about to embark on their summer tour of Puget Sound ports. But first, they'll pay a visit
to friends in beautiful British Columbia. They'll stop at Steveston Village in Richmond, BC for a tall
ships weekend in company with the Puget Sound schooners Zodiac and Adventuress June 3-6. Then
they'll sail for a six-day visit to the Vancouver Maritime Museum in Vancouver, BC June 7-12.
Tickets are going fast for our BC dates, so buy today!
Our summer 2011 tour starts official on June 13, when Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain
cross the Canadian border for a brief stop in Blaine, followed by Anacortes and Port Ludlow. Then
we'll head back into the Pacific Ocean and sail home for Grays Harbor and Rusty Scupper Pirate
Daze in Westport June 24-26. We'll celebrate Independence Day in our homeport of Aberdeen July
1-5. We're including a special Fireworks Sail on the evening of July 4. On July 5, we head back into
Puget Sound and return to Anacortes to prep for our summer Expedition Voyages family and
youth camps. Space is filling up fast so buy your tickets now. Our summer tour continues in July
with dates in Anacortes and Blaine. For August and September dates, see the 'Ports of Call' sidebar
or visit our online Public Sails Schedule.
Nearly a dozen pirates and pirate crews are competing to win Lady Washington as a 'prize' in our
Float the Fleet: Pirates fundraising competition. The contest ends June 20 and we'll announce the
winner at noon June 25 at the Rusty Scupper Pirate Daze festival in Westport. The winning
pirate crew gets to fly their pirate flag from the Lady Washington's masthead. The winner
will also be authorized to use photographs, the name "Lady Washington," and other materials
supplied by the Historical Seaport in communications created by the winner to promote the pirate
Seattle Maritime Academy –.
Seattle Central Community College
Seattle Maritime Academy
4455 Shilshole Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107-4645
Puget Sound Voyaging Society – Boatbuilding: On May 26th we launched our third Youth Expedition
Ship, christened Dragonheart. High School students from Jefferson County along with adult mentors put
in 4,000+ volunteer hours. The fleet of three will work out of Lower Hadlock. Voyaging: Students from
the Voyaging class wrapped up the year with a week long journey on the schooner Spike Africa
in the San Juan Islands. Believe it or not - it was sunny every day!
Puget Sound Voyaging Society
Nordland, WA 98358
Seattle Aquarium – no report
High School Volunteer Program
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59
Seattle, WA 98101
OAR Northwest – Seattle based ocean-rowing team is pleased to announce that the Seattle Yacht
Club Foundation awarded OAR Northwest a grant to support the development and implementation of
an adventure education program. The program aims to motivate student learning, and the approach
is to make students active participants in the learning process. The multi-faceted program will
include various authentic learning experience students will:
• speak and meet with expedition team members at school assemblies before and/or after the
• climb aboard the specialized rowing vessel to experience first-hand the shipboard living and
rowing conditions, and
• follow and communicate with the expedition team utilizing online marine tracking
To learn more and register for program information please visit:
www.oarnorthwest.com/education or contact Otto Loggers directly 206-316-0586.
The OAR Northwest team and rowing vessel participated in the following May events:
•May 12: Maritime Career Day, Pier 66 and Maritime Events Center
• May 14: Family Fun Day of Seattle Maritime Festival, Pier 66 and Bell
• May 17 Ballard Parade in Ballard downtown: www.17thofmay.org
PO Box 31402
Seattle, WA 98103
Tacoma Youth Marine Center – We have not awarded your scholarship and it remains in trust. We
do have 3 young individuals who may qualify and have expressed an interest in the Marine Industry.
We would like the funds to be awarded to a deserving young person and will up date you as soon as
we have a qualified applicant. In 2010 and 2011 all of our graduates have or will entered the military,
colleges or the academies.
Also, I would like to share this career update from Ryan Tess who was one of our Sea Scouts and
joined the armed forces after high school graduation. Congratulations to Ryan Tess. We are proud of
Hope you’re having fun at home. I just completed my second school and just made my rate, refresh
I'm an IC or Interior communications electrician. Turns out I don't just work on phone equipment. I
fix, install and maintain all the Navigation on board the navy ships. I learned how to fix, repair and
install gyroscopes and compasses on board the ships as well. I also work on the general announcing
systems (loud speakers) too. My rate also looks after the vital IC switchboard which controls all the
vital systems on ships. I just received my orders this afternoon and they are to Bremerton WA, CVN
74 John Stennis. I'll be home in about 3-4 weeks I might have another specialty school for my rate
since I graduated top of my class by 8 percent with a score of 95 percent. They want to send me to
gyro school where I become an expert on the gyro systems (scopes, Compasses) they want me on
gyros because of my navigation skills that I acquired from scouts since I was the only IC to score
above a 90 in the last 6 yrs., not the one I took in DEP but in school. If you work on it you have to
know how to use it in theory. It was a 15-question test. Most of it was dead reckoning, gyroscopes
use this theory. So in a way I got a better rate than I wanted. I not only know how to use the
equipment that I work with but I know how to the thing works. My rate is considered an advanced
electronics rate and technicians. The rate I wanted Quartermaster is an Operator rate, all they do is
learn how to use the equipment. I'll see all you guys hopefully in a month’s time.
Thank you for giving me that opportunity in scouts for being a leader as well. I was given charge of
over 56 other IC's in my school house every day, I was overall in charge of the entire student body
and only 8 of the 56 where younger than me. There was a 32-year-old guy who was under my
authority. There average age was 24 surprisingly. The economy is forcing a lot of people out of
college into the armed forces.”
Thanks for your YMTA support.
Tacoma Youth Maritime Center
The Anchor Program – no report
John L. Hastings
The Anchor Program (TAP)
PO Box 2841
Richmond, CA 94802
OFFICE (510) 237-7827
CELL (510) 685-2346
SSS Propeller – Sea Scout Ship Propeller: Plans are falling into place for our BC trip to Princess
Louisa Inlet during the second two weeks of July. We're anticipating about 10 scouts for the trip,
maybe 12, and have lined up sufficient adults to make all or part of the trip. It should be a great
experience for all hands.
Sea Scout Ship Propeller
253-939-6355 (home) 253-939-2948 (fax)
907-440-6206 (Mobil) 253-709-1148 (cell)
SSS Yankee Clipper – No report
Captain John Kelly
SSS Yankee Clipper Foundation
206 932 0971
Edmonds Heights K-12 (Edmonds Homeschool Resource Center) – no report
Principal Edmonds Home School Resource Center
23200 100th Ave W
Edmonds, WA 98020
Jefferson Community School – no report.
Paulette Lack, Head of School
Jefferson Community School
280 Quincy Street Ste I
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Hoquiam High School – no report
Hoquiam High School
501 W. Emerson
Hoquiam WA 98550
Northwest Career and Technical Academy – no report
Northwest Career and Technical Academy
1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221
360.766.6282 ext. 3003
Tacoma Public Schools – no report
Tacoma Public Schools
Career and Technical Education
601 S. 8th St.
PL Box 1357
Tacoma, WA 98405
Ballard Maritime Academy – Our BMA Annual Gourmet Dinner and Auction was a success,
although there were other competing events for the student and guests. The Steering Committee will
be looking other possible dates to improve the participation of students and their parents. We had 15
graduating senior. To date we have 16 freshmen that have enrolled in the Academy for next school
year. We expect an additional 4 or 5 more students to join in the fall. May was a busy month with
Marine Career Day, Tugboat Races and survival suit race, Salt Creek field trip, Columbia River field
trip to Astoria and Portland, May 17th Parade and more. Mike Lemon was elected to be our 2011-12
school year Steering Committee Chair and Rich Haynie will serve as vice-chair.
BMA Steering Committee Chair
Puget Sound Skills Center – Puget Sound Skills Center students just completed their 2-day cold-
water survival class and earned STCW certification for Personal Survival Techniques through the
North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owners Association. This week students will be presenting their student
research at the Citizen Science Symposium at NOAA.
I want to thank YMTA and all its members for the support you have shown PSSC students this school
Puget Sound Skills Center
Environmental & Marine Science Program
Ocean Research College Academy – ORCA graduation is this Friday, June 10 @ 4pm at EvCC. 30
students are graduating with both their high school diploma and their Associate of Arts and Sciences
Degree. All ORCA graduates are continuing their studies at the university level with 83% attending
public universities in Washington. Dual enrollment programs like ORCA continue to thrive and
produce graduates that continue their post-secondary education. This year's ORCA graduates have
earned nearly $200,000 in scholarships and 70% are continuing on in Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math fields. Sarah Deland, Norm Manly Scholarship winner also was awarded a paid
internship at Western Washington University's Shannon Point Marine Lab this summer to study
impacts of ocean acidification
Ardi Kveven, Director
Ocean Research College Academy
Everett Community College
2333 Seaway Blvd.
Everett, WA 98203
New Start High School – I would like to thank the YMTA again for supporting New Start students.
Your generous grant of $1,000 opened the doors for our 3-day experience aboard the Adventuress.
Your donation allowed me to show Sound Experience that I was serious about trying to get the kids
out on the schooner, they responded with a $7,340 scholarship. This provided 16 underprivileged
high school students an experience of a lifetime. Then you (the YMTA) sent an additional $300 for
classroom use, I used it to pay for the bus down to the Adventuress and back.
Since then Ms. Angela Ness has taken the Coast Guard Survival Test and passed with flying colors.
She is on her way to becoming a member of the U.S. Coast Guard. Troy Joey has gone back a couple
of times to work as a volunteer on the Adventuress, while Nick, Troy and Brian are totally excited
about the possibility of being able to go the Maritime Job Corp program in Astoria Oregon. They are
in hopes of being able to find a maritime job for this summer. I also have another student who did
not get to go on the Adventuress trip that is interested in the Maritime Job Corp opportunity, his
name is John Tuiletufuga. The kids have been busy going to two different Kiwanis, City of Burien
Council meeting and a few other places to do their slide show of their sailing trip.
Thank you very much for providing the seed money that allowed this incredible experience to
Highline Public Schools
New Start High School
614 SW 120th Street
Burien, WA 98146
Vashon Island High School Maritime Program – Vashon's program is winding up for the year,
with all but two of the students passing he WA State Boaters card the first time. (there is a system to
make up for the other two) We had a great time with Survival drills in the pool Thanks to Vashon
Parks, Crowley, NOAA, Compass Courses, and Pacific Fisherman I will upload a clip to You Tube as
soon as I get a moment to do some editing. Thanks to YMTA for all your support this year.
Capt. John J. Burke, Master USMM, CTE
Vashon Is. High School
20120 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Is. WA 98070
Manson High School – no report
PO Box 604
Manson, WA 98831
Close of meeting - Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to attend the YMTA meeting. Be
sure to visit the YMTA website http://www.ymta.net/ and sign in as a volunteer. The next scheduled
YMTA meeting is set for Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at Pacific Fishermen Shipyard 5351 24th
Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107 starting at 1700 (5:00 pm) and ending at 1815 (6:15 pm).
Please join us for the
Society of Port Engineers of Puget Sound
28th Annual Golf Tournament
June 24th, 2011 8:00 am Shotgun Start
NorthShore Golf and Country Club
4101 Northshore Blvd. NE, Tacoma, WA
Costs: $85 per golfer, which includes - scramble format, green fees, carts, tournament scoring
And a Barbeque Burger Buffet Lunch
Hole Sponsorships are available at $100 per hole
Awards and Prizes will be given following lunch
We are accepting donations and prizes for the tournament
Please help to make this tournament a success by donating!
Please contact Patty or Josette for larger items and we can arrange a pickup if necessary.
A $25 minimum value for prizes please!
Please direct any questions to the Golf Committee
Patty Giger or Don Kinder /Eagle Hydraulics, Inc. 253-939-6519
Josette / firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminders: A no host breakfast is available in the Restaurant.
No Party or Ice chests allowed it is unlawful to bring your own alcohol.