Father’s Day Weekend Annual Campout – June 2019
36 years and going strong. This past Father’s Day we had our annual campout at Washington Park in Anacortes. The weather was beautiful, 90 people showed up, including 8 families attending for the first time. Veteran families of the event enjoyed catching up with friends and everyone enjoyed welcoming and getting to know the new families.
June 2019 Gaming Event at the Microsoft Store in Seattle, University District
On Sunday, June 9th, 2019 the Fathers Network had our third dad and kid gaming event at the Seattle, University District, Microsoft Store. 9 families (27 people) took part. We played Xbox games, did virtual reality, enjoyed snacks, visited with each other and walked away with SWAG bags. A big thank you to the employees of the Microsoft store who provided the food, SWAG and came in early to help with the games.
June 2019 Dads and Family Photo Event
Our annual dad and family photo event last Sunday was a great time. We had 24 families take part and it was great to meet those who hadn’t joined us before and reconnect with the returning families. And, our group of photographers enjoyed meeting and working with all the families. We hope to do it again next year in May or June so if you couldn’t attend this year hopefully we’ll see you in 2020. The Network would like to thank the members of the Woodinville Media Group who donated their time, welcomed the families and made them feel special.
January 2019 Gaming Event at Microsoft
Our second dads and kids gaming event was held on January 27, 2019 at the Microsoft store in U Village. Dads and their kids enjoyed a continental breakfast, Xbox gameplay, a Virtual Reality experience and everyone walked out with a SWAG bag.
2018 Fathers Network Conference: It’s Never Too Late To Advocate
Our annual conference was held November 3, 2018. The men who attended enjoyed networking, sharing resources and family stories and attending breakout sessions where they obtained information helpful to them and their families.
2018 Annual Kickoff Breakfast
Our annual kickoff the school year breakfast was held September 8, 2018. We had a great turnout of 55 people and a wonderful breakfast was provided by our longtime head chef Hameed Quraishi and his crack team of cooks.
WSFN Family Weekend at Carnation Farms
On the weekend of August 24-26, 2018 the Fathers Network hosted 22 families at Carnation Farm. Activities included zip lining, archery, pottery painting, night hikes, fishing, canoeing, a dance party and generally enjoying each other’s company. Link to photos here.
“Veteran” Member Reunion
On June 23, 2018 the Fathers Network had a reunion of some of our long time members. We had 24 men show up and some of them have been part of the Network since the late 80’s and early 90’s. We had a fabulous time, as you can see from the photos.
Annual Campout in Anacortes
What a beautiful and fun weekend we had at our campout over Father’s Day weekend in Anacortes. 18 families joined in, 9 camping overnight and we had 60 people for dinner and mingling on Saturday. People went to the beach, rode bikes, hiked, tossed frisbees, played games and just generally had a great time getting to know new people and getting caught up with old friends. We hope you can join us next year for the 36th annual campout.
Gaming Event at the Microsoft Store in University Village
On June 10, 2018 the Fathers Network teamed up with the great folks at the Microsoft Store in the University Village shopping mall (near the University of WA) to host a private event for dads and their kids to do gaming.
Dads and Family Photo Event
Our 3rd annual photo event last Sunday was a great time. It was wonderful meeting all the families and the photographers enjoyed working with everyone. We hope to do it again next year in May so if you couldn’t attend this year hopefully we’ll see you in 2019.
Telling Your Story with a Purpose Workshop
March 17,2018 a group of dads attended a 4 hour workshop on how to make an effective 2-3 minute presentation to advocate for a policy or issue affecting families of children with special health care needs. If you have a group of dads that would like to receive this training please contact Louis Mendoza at email@example.com or at 425-653-4286.