News and Events
Haunted Happenings: Nightmare at Beaver Lake newsletter, Spring 2019
This indoor/outdoor haunted house experience is 100% volunteer-produced, provides hundreds of hours of volunteer opportunities for local youth, and raises money for community charities. Thank you to all our volunteers who work so hard and have fun to make this happen – we couldn’t do it without you!
All Volunteers – Sign up for CERVIS today!
Please sign up on the CERVIS volunteer management system. The CERVIS portal is on the volunteer page of our website at www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com/volunteers - this is also where you will find all required volunteer forms and important volunteer information. As with all volunteer positions, you must be registered in CERVIS in order to complete the volunteer registration. Please also download and complete the volunteer application, hold harmless and youth log-in form (if applicable). Bring your signed documents to the picnic, volunteer orientation, actor training or your first day of volunteering. All forms must be filled out each year.
If you have any problems using CERVIS, don’t get mad😊, email Cary at Cary.Young@live.com
We will be participating in two parades this year: Renton River Days on July 27th and Issaquah Salmon Days on Oct 5th. We encourage our actors to come out and march with us. More info to follow on our SCARE FB group page and the SCARE and NABL websites. Jeannie will be the lead for RRD, and Pugsley will be the lead on ISD. Stay tuned for a monster call.
Volunteer Orientation – September 14th and 15th – Beaver Lake Lodge
· 9/14 from 1PM – 3:30 PM
· 9/15 from 1 PM – 3:30 PM
· All volunteers with less than 2 years of service are required to attend one of these two days. More info will come out in the fall newsletter.
Actor Training – October 5th and 6th – Beaver Lake Park
Actor training will be held from 11AM -3PM each day. COME PREPARED TO PARTICIPATE. There will not be a lunch break, and there are no food services in the park. Please bring a labeled water bottle (your fancy NIGHTMARE one, If you have one) and snacks if you need them. All actors with 3 years or less of acting (in our show) are required to attend at least 1 day of actor training. All other actors are strongly encouraged to attend. This is where you will find out about the roles we have available for 2019. Training will be set specific. Did I mention that ALL ACTORS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND?! If there’s enough interest at that time, there may be advanced training available from 3:30 – 4:30 each day.
Jeannie will be taking orders (and payment) for ScareWare at the picnic on 6/9, and at Orientation. $10 for a T-shirt, $12 for a women’s tank and $25 for a hoodie. $5 extra for 2X and larger. Cash or check only. Orders will be placed immediately if we reach our minimums. No orders will be taken after orientation. There will be a limited number of pieces available for day-of purchases.
We will also have a limited supply of NightmareWare available at the picnic and at Orientation. $10 for a T-shirt, $12 for a women’s tank, and $5 extra for 2X and larger. Again, cash or check only.
A word from Clint Scott and the Sammamish Rotary
Greetings fellow Nightmare volunteers! It’s my pleasure to write a brief post to the Nightmare Newsletter. Let me introduce myself by saying I was coerced (by the threat of an alien torture) to accept the esteemed position of Executive Director, Nightmare at Beaver Lake. Seriously, I am honored to be in this position. One of the main reasons I accepted was I know how well-run this event is, and the reason it runs like a swiss clock is because of YOU! Your dedication to the success of this event is very impressive. Sure, we have some long lists of “to do”s between now and opening night but you all have the skills and energy to do it and will get it done.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing ED, Bruce Bench. Bruce and I met this morning and went through a long list of things including contracts, organization planning, issues to be resolved and well, a few things to do. Bruce has done an outstanding job of leading us to record success over the last two years. We wish him well in his new adventure in Florida with his wife Jane.
Finally, all of you are the ones who make the show happen. That said, if there is anything I can do to make your job easier and/or the show better, please let me know. Why do we do this? WE LOVE TO SCARE!
Clint Scott (Clint.email@example.com)
Tom Gonser Memorial Blood Drive Update (from Shannon Stephenson)
On May 4th, I hosted the 4th annual Tom Gonser memorial blood drive. While the appointments were not all booked, it ended up being a great drive! Here is a recap of the numbers:
· 31 people attended (including 10 first time donors)
· 10 were not able to donate
· 21 pints of blood were collected
· since 1 pint of blood can benefit 3 patients, 63 patients will reap the rewards!
I hope to keep this drive going every year. Thanks to those that shared the event and/or attended!
Crypticon 2019 (from Kelcey Hendricks)
A HUGE special thank you to our nearly SIXTY volunteers who helped us ROCK Crypticon Seattle 2019! This was our 10th year bringing the SCARE to the Convention, and we sincerely thank each and every one of you who has supported us at Crypticon over the last DECADE!!
Security Update (from Curt Madden)
We’re working on a plan to set up shelters along the pathway, to offer weather protection. Each shelter will be a cross between a phone booth and a bus stop. The size of the shelters is still in the planning stage.
2019 SHOW DATES
Press Night- Oct. 10th – 7-9PM
Opening Night – Oct. 11th – 7-11PM
Saturday – Oct. 12th – 7-11PM
Sunday – Oct. 13th – 7-10PM
Friday – Oct. 18th – 7-11PM
Saturday – Oct. 19th – 7-11PM
Sunday – Oct. 20th– 7-10PM
Friday – Oct. 25th – 7-11PM
Saturday – Oct 26th – 7-11PM
Sunday – Oct. 27th – 7-10PM
Wendsday – Oct. 30th – 7-10PM
Halloween – Oct 31st – 7-10PM
Thank you for your continued support of the Nightmare At Beaver Lake!