Pictures from our Jan meeting at Foss Waterway Seaport and are provided by Rachelle Erickson Photography.  Be sure to check out the Gallery for other photos from past events. 

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Go Overboard with Jonz Catering!
The WOW Factor! – Pushing the Envelope on Guest Experience
March 21, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Point Ruston Ferry
5001 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA 98407

$40.00 NACE Tacoma Member
$45.00 after 5:00 pm March 17

$60.00 Guest Ticket
$65.00 after 5:00 pm March 17

$40.00 Member Spouse
$45.00 after 5:00 pm March 17

$0.00 Member Caterer

$40.00 Seattle (or other) NACE Chapter Member
$45.00 after 5:00 pm March 17

$40.00 2nd Person from Member Office
$45.00 after 5:00 pm March 17

$25.00 Vendor/Sponsor

$1.00 Raffle Ticket


Go Overboard with Jonz Catering!

We're headed to Ruston Way for our March meeting.  Don't worry, you won't get seasick - the boat's docked :)

Wear your best cruise ship attire and join us on the lido deck!  Oh wait, it is still rainy, so meet us inside for a fun evening cruise, but once inside you will be in the tropics!  As you arrive there will be a fruity exotic drink awaiting you, along with some sultry appetizers.  Hosted beer & wine of course!

Our Venue: Point Ruston Ferry

Our Speaker: Lynn Edwards, CMP

Founder of Proper Planning


The Point Ruston Ferry was originally built in 1936 by Bath Iron Works in Bath, ME. After serving a long career as a Naval transport vessel, the ferry was moved into public service as the M/V Steilacoom in the Pierce County Ferry System. Once acquired by Point Ruston, the M/V Steilacoom underwent a massive restoration and has been transformed into the incredibly beautiful M/V Point Ruston featuring a fully furnished kitchen and multiple event spaces for your gathering. Today, the Point Ruston Ferry is available for weddings and private events.


The WOW Factor! – Pushing the Envelope on Guest Experience

The Proper Planning Team consists of experienced event management specialists, who have more than 30 years of combined experience. They have successfully managed major events and budgets for a wide variety of clients.  The Proper Planning team is well versed in all aspects of conference and event management. 

Lynn brings over 20 years and a multitude of experience to event management. Lynn and her team provide a comprehensive and efficient method for managing event logistics. Lynn is experienced in marketing, sponsorship development, contract negotiations, and overall meeting management.

 Our Caterer: Jonz Catering

Our Menu:

Butler Passed Appetizers:

Spicy Watermelon Gazpacho Shots

Sautéed Shrimp w/Papaya Wasabi Aioli in Edible Spoons

One Bite Cuban Beef Casserole


Plated Dinner:

Caribbean Pumpkin Ginger Soup

Jamaican Jerk Spiced Pork Ribs

and Yucatan inspired Stuffed Lobster Tail

Mashed Plantain and Caramelized Onions

Mildly Curried and Roasted Spring Vegetables

Roasted Poblano Corn Bread 



Pina Colada Sorbet 

 Our DJ/MC/Lighting Sponsor: Adam Tiegs, Adam's DJ Service


Our Photographer: Rachelle Erickson, Rachelle Erickson Photography

 Our Photobooth Sponsor:  Merry Makers


Our Specialty Linen Sponsor: Nems Scarim, Creative Coverings

Parking and Shuttle information: 

FREE Parking will be located at the Parking Garage at Point Ruston at 5101 Yacht Club Rd.

Free shuttle service to the Ferry will be provided and will leave every 15 minutes beginning at 5:15pm. Location for the shuttle pickup will be in front of the parking garage entrance on the north side at main street.  Look for a tent canopy with an A-board sign, “shuttle stop for ferry event."


 Our Shuttle Sponsor:


Our schedule for the evening:
5:30 pm Registration
5:30 – 6:30 pm Networking and tray-passed appetizers on the bow of boat
6:30 - Retire to the stern of the boat for dinner. Introduction by president and self-introductions.
6:45 or 7 pm Program / Speaker
7-7:45 pm Dinner
8-8:15pm Drawing Prize give-aways