Pictures from our February meeting at The INN at Gig Harbor are provided by Rachelle Erickson Photography.  Be sure to check out the Gallery for other photos from past events. 

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Making a SPLASH as we're WILD about NACE
Wild about NACE
June 20, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wild Waves & Enchanted Villiage Theme Park
36201 Enchanted Pkwy S
Federal Way, WA 98003

$40.00 NACE Tacoma Member
$45.00 after 5:00 pm June 16

$60.00 Guest Ticket
$65.00 after 5:00 pm June 16

$40.00 Member Spouse
$45.00 after 5:00 pm June 16

$0.00 Member Caterer

$40.00 Seattle (or other) NACE Chapter Member
$45.00 after 5:00 pm June 16

$40.00 2nd Person from Member Office
$45.00 after 5:00 pm June 16

$25.00 Vendor/Sponsor

$1.00 Raffle Ticket



We're WILD about NACE!

Join us on Tuesday, June 20th as we have a fun social meeting with dinner catered by Act 3 Catering.

Please note the difference in time: 4PM to 7PM


This Tacoma / South Puget Sound NACE Meeting is for


Yes, we get to ride the rides. :) Your VIP ticket includes admission to the park and complimentary parking.


 Timeline for the evening:

Guests Arrive/Networking/Bar Opens/Passed Appetizers      4:00 PM
  • Beer & Wine
  • (2 Drink Tickets Each)
Dinner Buffet Served                                                              4:45 PM
Sponsor Introductions                                                           5:45 PM
WILD WAVES - FUN                                                                6:00 PM
(Go Ride the Rides and Enjoy the Park!)
Guests Vacate/Park Closing Time                                          7:00 PM 

Our Venue: Wild Waves Theme and Water Park

Washington's only Amusement and Water Park


4 reasons to hold your company event at Wild Waves Theme Park:

  1. 3 DIFFERENT PACKAGES TO CHOOSE FROM -  All Inclusive Catered Outing, Fun Day Group Outing and Discounted Ticket Packages
  2. ASSIGNED EVENT COORDINATOR – We organize and coordinate your event from start to finish
  3. FUN FOR ALL AGES – Enjoy all 70 acres of the park , packed with amusement rides, attractions, and water slides

All catered outing packages include your admission ticket to a full day of fun at Wild Waves Theme Park, a fully catered meal served for two hours, and exclusive use of your own covered pavilion in the Cascades Picnic Grove for less than a single day admission ticket.  Select from a buffet-style meal with a variety of choices to suit your group’s taste and budget – BBQ chicken, pork ribs, hot dogs, taco bar, potato salad, corn bread, and more catered just for your group.  Catered Outings must meet the minimum of 100 attendees.  The park has the ideal facilities for groups of 100 to 5,000. We do all the work while you have all the fun, from setup to clean-up, that’s our job!                                




Our Caterer: ACT 3 Catering

ACT 3 Catering has been serving the Puget Sound region since 1984. We are a family owned and operated business. We welcome you to share our passion for great tasting food at an affordable price.

ACT 3 Catering has a complete team of enthusiastic and hardworking professionals who work together to create and deliver a memorable food experience with excellent service to all.

Our Photography Sponsor: Rachelle Erickson Photography, Rachelle Erickson

2015 Best of Weddings WINNER!

My illustrative style of photography reflects my artistic eye and lends a fresh, modern spin on traditional photography. Telling your story is "my" passion. Simply put, I capture all the love, laughter, tears, family and friends of your special day. The quality that makes your wedding day priceless!

Wedding & Engagement Lifestyle Photographer

Telling your story from start to finish is our passion! We capture all of the love, laughter, tears, family, and friends of your WEDDING DAY! With over 20+ years of experience, we will capture the emotions, surprises, and magic of one of the most significant days of your life. We are dedicated to tell your story that covers everything from the key moments to the amazing details that you will cherish forever.


Coming Soon (Delicious barbecue!)

Our Photobooth Sponsor: 1000 Words Events, Mike Abella


We can all agree that photo booths are a lot of fun. We can also agree that a 1968 VW van is fun too. So, we've combined the two and created a SUPER FUN mobile photo booth! It's the first of its kind in Washington State and now you can rent it for your next event. Just like our regular photo booths, the photo van will keep your guests entertained for hours. Guests can choose from a selection of props, climb in and sit in the back seat. Up to 10 people can pile in and strike a pose. Once inside, take your own photos using our proprietary Trigger Happy shutter release system. A few seconds later they will have their very own photo strip to commemorate the event. It's perfect for company picnics, outdoor weddings, or any place we can drive up and park! 


Moondoggy is a 1968 VW bay window van. He has spent his last 46 years living the life in California in search of the perfect wave. Moondoggy was lovingly cared for by his previous owner and it shows. He still sports most of his original interior with a few minor upgrades, particularly the LED lit hardwood floor and shiny red exterior. He's always the life of the party, surprising guests with his unique photo booth setup and making everyone feel welcome inside his comfortable interior. Wherever Moondoggy goes he brings smiles to peoples faces, and now those expressions can be captured with his very own photo booth!

Our Sound/Music/Lighting Sponsor: Absolute Music, David Sader

For more than 20 years, David has been creating the sounds that help set the mood in everything from intimate rooms to massive resorts. His clients include Ralph Lauren, Coach, Tommy Bahama and The Wynn Resorts...and of course hundreds of happy couples. 


We give you tools to plan your day and create a request list.


It's easy and fun. Just log on when you have the time!

Our approach is to learn about your musical tastes and then create a mix that makes your guests comfortable & happy, using the right music, played at the right time. When people are happy, they have fun!

Dessert (ice cream): Sub ZERO

Washington’s first Sub Zero ice cream shop opens this week in Federal Way, and owner Jack Walsh promises a treat for eyes as well as mouths.

Each ice cream dish is made to order and flash frozen with liquid nitrogen — bringing temperatures to 321 degrees below zero and creating a science-lab scene as a white cloud bubbles over the bowl. The sweet concoction turns from liquid to frozen ice cream in about 15 seconds. Customers can choose from an array of flavors and “mix-ins.”

Dessert (petit fours): Celebrity Cake Studio

Celebrity Cake Studio is a boutique cake shop that specializes in artistically designed wedding and occasion cakes. It is family owned and operated by Odette and David D’Aniello and Mary Ann and Lance Quitugua along with cousin Wallace Bolo, the “Baker Supreme.”

Celebrity Cake Studio has customers raving about its delicious made-from-scratch products, attentive customer service and beautifully designed made-to-order cakes. It is now the most highly recommended cake shop in South Puget Sound and has recently been voted Best Cakes in Western Washington.

 Our Linen Sponsor: Alexander Party Rentals


Family owned and operated, Alexander Party Rentals has provided the Puget Sound Region with quality and affordable event rental equipment since 1991. Recently in our second generation of ownership, we are proud to be one of the fastest growing companies in the industry, sporting some of the youngest equipment and newest products.


We offer a huge range of equipment from engineered tents and staging down to basic table settings and linens. We work with all manner of organizations and individuals to plan events large and small, from the annual corporate party to an intimate backyard wedding. We pride ourselves on our award winning customer service and are happy to apply our expertise and knowledge to all aspects of an event – not just to our equipment!


Give us a call today and experience the APR Difference!