Why have a Retreat?
This is about meeting up with other women who work on the water.
This is about having the opportunity to have discussions and 'talk story' with women you might not otherwise meet.
This is about having an informal and relaxed environment to get to the nitty gritty with each other about challenges we've faced and successes we're proud of.
This is about building community.
Who is this Megan chick?
She's the host!
Aloha! I'm Megan and I grew up in Hilo, Hawaii where I still live. After graduating from Hilo High School I attended the Maine Maritime Academy and began my career at sea in 2005. I've been on the water in some way shape or form every since. I'm currently sailing as CM on ocean going tugs - and really, really enjoying myself :)
Why am I doing this?
I believe in community and, I like to have fun! Have you ever just wanted to 'talk out a problem' you were having in the industry and drawn a blank on who to call? I have. Have you ever just felt curious about other ladies in the industry? I have! I'd like to chat out challenges I'm facing. I'd like to have fun with like minded women. I'd like to build a community!
There will never be a 'good time' to host a meetup. There will never be a way to host a meetup without kinks that need to get worked out and improvements for the next one however; there is never a better time to start than now. Sometimes you just have to make shit happen!
Why Fall City, WA?
The owners of the Lodge generously donated the space to us for the weekend!!!!!
We hosted She Sails here last year and it ended up working out perfectly. The Lodge has everything we need to be comfortable while being a high tech facility enabling lots of audio visual capabilities.
Where are we staying?
We'll be staying at The Bunkhouse which is right next door to the Lodge. It's a beautiful home with lots of space for us all!
What is included in the cost?
Included in the cost of the event is a shared room (you may also select a single room), meals, a meeting space, plus some fun things to occupy our time!.
...and like...what are we doing?!
You can certainly hop over to The Itinerary page to check it out but, in a nutshell, we'll have some presentations, some round table discussions, some more involved workshops...and well duh....we'll be having fun!