Tag Archives: Community Boating Center

Healthy Generosity

community-boating-center-kulshan-creek-youth-programGrowing up in small town Michigan, my father was the City Parks Director. Representing the City, he worked with local business owners through the Chamber of Commerce. Twenty-five years later, my sister worked for the office of that same Chamber. I grew up believing that business owners are the pillars of community. I saw them create jobs, solve problems, provide leadership, and through philanthropy, help those in need in our community.

Writing about a new program in my Whatcom County, WA community for WhatcomTalk.com, The Community Boating Center’s Youth Enrichment Program,, brought back all those warm feelings about how successful business owners can help others.

By getting at-risk and under served youth out onto the water in a safe and supportive environment, the youth that participate in this program build confidence, find friendship, and learn new physical and social skills. I hope you’ll take a look at my article and do what you can to help others in your community.

2015 was a Very Good Year

I’m honored be included among so many great Bellingham writers in WhatcomTalk.com’s Best of 2015. Looking forward to many more. Dirty Dan Harris boat Ralph Thacker

I was nominated for my article about Fairhaven’s Ralph Thacker, shown here at the Community Boating Center with the replica he made of a boat owned by Fairhaven’s founder, Dirty Dan Harris.