WSB Forum Community does it again: Admiral Pub bash a hit


That hand-lettered sign graced a column inside the Admiral Pub as the WSB Forum Community and fellow funseekers rocked the house during tonight’s get-together and fundraiser. More pix (plus video) ahead:


That’s JoB and JanS strategizing at the raffle-ticket table set up just inside the entrance. Raffle winners were announced every so often from a corner near the bar:


Kevin manned the mike for that drawing, with Kathy to the right, but it was a collaborative effort all night long, with others taking turns. Not far from there, Charlabob kept track of the silent auction bids. (Name tags handed out at the door featured forum handles as well as actual first names.) We also talked briefly with Michael Dein, Puget Sound Key and Lock owner, who told WSB it makes him “feel great” to know how many people are wishing him well and joining forces to help as he works to rebuild from the still-unsolved arson that gutted his business one month ago today. We’re awaiting final figures from the Forum Community — we know the proceeds from the raffle/silent auction alone made it to about $1,500, thanks to their hard work and the generosity of many in the community who donated raffle items — and we’ll add video here shortly that’ll give you a better idea of the excellent turnout (plus the citywide media followup — KING5, KIRO7 and Q13 all sent crews). By the way, donations can still be made to the Puget Sound Key and Lock benefit account set up through Wells Fargo. 11:15 PM ADDITION: First clip, with a quick look at how crowded even the entrance was, early on – we start with a glimpse of Kathy doing an interview with the KING5 crew, then panning to folks milling around the raffle-entry table:

11:35 PM ADDITION: A peek at one of the raffle announcements, then a quick spin around the room:

12:40 AM ADDITION: And one more look around:

Congratulations to the Forum Community and other West Seattleites for coming together in a big way to lend a hand. The idea that they turned into reality, by the way, was generated within minutes of our first followup on the fire the morning it happened — check it out here; we published our report at 9:29 am, the first comment “how about a fundraiser” was added at 9:35. We’re proud to be connected with you all … this community, online and offline, truly has a heart.

15 Replies to "WSB Forum Community does it again: Admiral Pub bash a hit"

  • Erik April 19, 2008 (11:11 pm)

    Jan –
    You’re a star!!! I just saw you on both 5 and 7.

  • Maria Marsala April 19, 2008 (11:11 pm)

    Can you have the owner of lock/key contact me? I’d like to offer him 3 months free coaching/consulting.

  • JanS April 20, 2008 (12:00 am)

    lol..Erik…I saw it too…yeah, right, a star – lol…..

  • alkiguy April 20, 2008 (2:02 am)

    I posted a couple dozen shots of the evening here if you want to take a look:

  • miws April 20, 2008 (3:34 am)

    Kewl! I watch Ch 5 News on Sunday mornings. Hopefully they’ll show the clip again, and maybe I’ll get to actually hear Jan say “he he he”. ;)



  • Gina April 20, 2008 (7:51 am)

    I kept asking Jan if miws Mike was there somewhere. But you weren’t. Missed you!

  • miws April 20, 2008 (8:29 am)

    Sorry, Gina! Finances (or lack of) kept me away. I’ve been wanting to meet everyone face to face too.


    I’ve obviously missed both of the quarterly award meetings so far, and as each announced, had intended to go to them, but I was sick during the first one, and the Friday before the past one a couple of days ago, my work schedule changed to a closing shift for Fridays. :(


    One of these days, though….. :)



  • TheHouse April 20, 2008 (2:11 pm)

    I had a good time last night. I met a few folks this time that I didn’t have a chance to meet at BPP. I hope that you guys raised a good amount of $$$. I’m thankful for winning a Jim Beam T-shirt that I will proudly wear.

    I also want to thank the secret admirer that bought me a drink last night. Whether you’re a man, woman or both….thank you!


  • Erik April 20, 2008 (3:35 pm)

    Yeah, I think molly picked up my drink too. I owe ya one!
    Had a great time meeting all y’all.

  • Todd in Westwood/S.Delridge April 20, 2008 (4:58 pm)

    Nice to meet everyone. I was wondering who won the Space Needle art piece? We bid on it and was hoping we got it.


  • add April 20, 2008 (5:00 pm)

    It was a fun night – big kudos to all who made it happen. Eagerly awaiting the final $$ results!

  • JanS April 20, 2008 (5:58 pm)

    Todd…JoB took the Space Needle home with her…it really is a great piece of artwork, huh…

  • Soclwrknmotn April 20, 2008 (8:13 pm)

    “Whether you’re a man, woman or both….thank you!”

    That cracks me up.

    Now, I did offer to debate over a beer/drink…so, next time, we can have the debate. I’ll be sure to bring my DSM IV. :)

  • Patrick April 22, 2008 (3:49 pm)

    Good times! and a great turn out for a great cause

  • k April 25, 2008 (7:28 am)

    any word on final totals yet?

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