September NACE Meeting 2015

September NACE Meeting
 Tuesday, September 8, 2015
5:30 to 8:30 p.m
Hyatt at Olive 8
1635 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA  98101
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Sustainable Seattle
 Living a life of dignity, in harmony with nature.
 Seattle Sunrise
After enjoying a particularly toasty yet glorious Seattle Summer, Autumn approaches and we have an opportunity to give back to our community.  Yes, that's right, it's time for our annual Community Service Event!  This month we will be hosted by the Hyatt at Olive 8 – Seattle’s greenest of luxury hotels!
The beautiful City of Seattle is the jewel of the Pacific Northwest and is renowned nationwide for being a leader in sustainable practices. Maintaining that beauty takes a collective effort from the entire community.  As Event Professionals who rely upon the breathtaking backdrop Seattle provides for our many events, keeping Seattle clean, green and sustainable is important to our industry.
In September we'll be inspired by some folks who are working hard in this ongoing endeavor to keep Seattle both beautiful and sustainable. Following up our Golden Gardens Beach Clean Up on August 23rd, Barbara Clabots will be sharing exciting updates from the Seattle Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, provide an overview of Surfrider's mission and programs, and let you know about opportunities to better Puget Sound's water quality.
 Surfrider Foundation
 A Little History
Thirty years ago, a group of surfers from Malibu, California, were concerned about the health risks associated with environmental threats posed by escalating coastal development at their favorite surf spot. They took action. Not even they could have envisioned the history they were making when they succeeded in protecting their beloved surf spot.
Since their inception in 1984, the Surfrider Foundation has evolved into one of the largest non-profit grassroots organizations dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. 
Today, they are measurably stronger, with more force and movement than ever before. They have 84 chapters, plus 30 high school and college clubs, and more than 250,000 supporters, volunteers and activists around the country.  They are working on about 100 different campaigns in four core areas: beach access, clean water, coastal preservation (coastal development) and ocean protection. Armed with a model to defend the coast, they have achieved more than 300 coastal victories (and counting) since 2006. 
There’s still a lot of work to be done.  Their work is critical.  And, their long-term success and growth is a tribute to their founders’ vision:  That taking on an environmental battle may not be easy, but with constant pressure, endlessly applied, it can, and will, be won.  It's what makes Surfrider unique! 
We will also hear from Executive Chef Brian Pusztai who has created a delectable menu for the entire evening, inspired by the Pacific Northwest and created from ingredients responsibly and sustainably sourced.
Delicious food from start to finish, beverages, networking with your NACE family and an opportunity to have your hearts and minds inspired; the makings of a perfect evening! Let’s get together, have fun and learn ways in which we can work together to keep Seattle sustainable.
Our Venue
Hyatt Olive 8  Olive 8 Logo
Hyatt at Olive 8
Hyatt at Olive 8 is a luxury lifestyle hotel located in the heart of downtown Seattle. Exuding the Pacific Northwest spirit, brilliant space is combined with environmental function to create a new definition of green luxury amongst Seattle hotels.  Sleek, modern design and environmental responsibility converge seamlessly at Hyatt at Olive 8. The first LEED certified hotel in Seattle, they represent a new spirit for sustainability in the Pacific Northwest.  Boasting innovative energy and water saving features, this hip, green downtown Seattle hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers to preserve their eco-friendly lifestyle while traveling.
Hors d'Oeuvres
Fresh Pulled Mozzarella Station
Grilled Late Harvest Stone Fruit or Local Heirloom Tomatoes
Lemon and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Powder, Balsamic Caviar,
Local Sea Salt, Aged Balsamic, Basil Pesto, Roasted Garlic Oil
 Dungeness Crab Salad Mini Taco
Lemon Zest and Chives, and Avocado
 Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Cajun Aioli
 Baby Spinach Salad
Local Honey Roasted Pear, Herbed Goat Cheese Mousse
Toasted Almonds, White Balsamic Dressing
 Sautéed Steel Head
Fresh Herb Soft Polenta, Lemon Tossed Asparagus,
Cherry Tomato and Basil Ragout
 Vegan Entrée
 Balsamic Glazed Portobello Mushroom
Roasted Eggplant, Grilled Squash,
Fresh Herb Polenta and Tomato Coulis
 Theo’s Flourless Chocolate Cake with Local Berries
 Hosted Wine, Beer, Specialty Cocktail,
Soft Drinks and Mineral Waters
Wine Service with Dinner
Starbucks Fair Trade Café Estima Coffee and Tazo Teas
We will be offering a special valet rate for the event of $15.00 per car. Vouchers will be available at check in.
For self-parking, the best option is the 7th/8th Pike Garage. It is only one block away and the rate is $8.00 per car after 3:00 p.m. 
Bottles and Wood
Hyatt at Olive 8
Paper Fling
RK Jacobs Photography
Smooth Groove Productions
Wave Link Music

PLEASE REGISTER BY FRIDAY, September 4, 2015 for Early Bird discount pricing.
This assists us in giving the caterer an accurate count.

LATE registration (an additional fee of $10) CLOSES on Monday, September 7, 2015.

Seattle NACE Beach Clean Up

Beach Clean Up

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