We, like many others around the country are great fans of the Green Bay Packers. As you well know, no matter where you go in this USA, you’ll always find Packer Fans gathering to watch the Pack play. The Green Bay Packers, unlike most teams, have a die hard following of fans everywhere. You have found us in the Great Northwest, as we celebrate our 22nd year together. Each Game Day during football season, you can find us at our Packer bar, The Mustard Seed Grill & Pub in Newport Hills, WA with our fellow Packer Backers rooting for the team. Come on by and have a great time with the best Packer Fans in Washington!! Watch our video taken at the Mustard Seed Grill and Pub for a playoff game. You’ll see how much we have! Until then, thanks for visiting and GO PACK GO!!
It is our hope that you can attend our second off season meeting for Sponsors on June 22nd at 1:00 pm. We had a tremendous turnout at the first meeting! Great to see the member participation. At this meeting we will have a small recap of the previous meeting and motions passed. We will have some awesome stuff for you to review and to also to vote on for the 2013 season.
After the meeting we will have bowling available for those who wish to participate. We were able to secure some great pricing for bowling and shoes. We look forward to you seeing you all and joining us for a great time. Sponsor only drawing to be held!YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!
Well the season has ended for our Packers and the off-season is here…. I sure miss Packer football!! How about all of you? I would like to personally Thank You All for joining us for the 2012 NWPB football season. You all have helped us to have a record year again for our charities. I look forward to what we can do for 2013! Listed below you will see the upcoming schedule for our Sponsor meetings as well as the Annual NWPB picnic. We want to see you all there and help shape our 2013 season!
Here are some important dates to remember, so please add them to your calendars:
June 22th – 1:00 pm second off-season meeting and event August 17th – Kick off summer picnic at 12:00 pm with Sponsor meeting at 3:00 pm with games follow! Packer prizes given to winners!
Details and locations will follow soon! We look forward to seeing you all and you will assist in helping us shape the 2013 NWPB football season.
Please let us know if any of you have any questions. Look forward to seeing you all.
Regards, Jerry Garner President Northwest Packer Backers
Well the season has come to an end and well……we are once again not watching the Packers in the Super Bowl! The Club itself had it’s best season ever with over 125 Sponsors signing up and $4000 donated to charity! There were many new faces packing the Seed game after game and it was a great time! Check back for off season news regarding Sponsor Meetings, get togethers, and the annual picnic dates! There have been some new photos added to our Flickr page and you can check them out here! Have a great off season and see ya soon!!!
Well we did it! We knocked off da Bears and clinched the NFC North! While we are playing fair, we need to step it up in the upcoming weeks because the foes we will face on the road to the Super Bowl are playing hard and really good! So let’s step it up and kick some serious butt in the next couple of games! GO PACK!!!!!!!!!!
For those who were unable to join us, we encourage you to review the highlights below from the lastest in season Sponsor meeting. The list is certainly not all-inclusive so we always would appreciate fresh voices. Remember, this is your club! Please let us know if you have any questions.
The main item on the agenda for this meeting was to decide this season’s charity for the Club donation. Our main objective in deciding a recipient for the Club donations are the cost overheads for any organization being suggested. The Club wants as much money going to those in need as possible, so low administration costs are an absolute. Many suggestions were made from attendees such as: Fisher House, Humane Society, the USO, YouthCore, among others. The decision was made and voted on to direct our efforts to two this season, Christmas House and Annie’s Kitchen.
Christmas House – Christmas House remains one the Club’s primary charities. 97% of donations received goes to those served. Christmas House is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization in Everett, Washington that provides an opportunity for qualifying, low-income, Snohomish County parents to select free holiday gifts for their children age infant – 18 yrs old. The Club presented a check at the end of the regular season to them for $3000!!!! Awesome job guys!
Annie’s Kitchen – A new charity President Jerry garner suggested for this year. Annie Fortnum was well into retirement when she realized perhaps the most necessary calling in her life. Acting in response to the ever-alarming rate of poverty in our communities, Annie Fortnum and Bob Snyder founded “Annie’s Kitchen” in 2004, an all-volunteer effort facilitated by Fortnum, Snyder, and dozens of volunteers to cook and serve a free community meal, every Wednesday night in the Fellowship Hall of Edmonds Lutheran Church. The weekly dinner grew from humble beginnings when only four people showed up for the first feast. But it has been steadily growing since then, bringing new faces and appetites each week to the church. It is now estimated that Annie’s Kitchen serves over 10,800 meals a year, free of charge. No strings attached! In November the Club presented them with a check for $1000. Thanks to all who helped make this a possibility!
Notice was also made that the Club has donated over $50,000 to local organizations over the years and we should all be very proud of our generous Members.
Off Season Events – It was discussed whether the Club should schedule some off season get togethers and events for Members to attend. There is interest in doing so, and suggestions and help with scheduling and organizing would be greatly appreciated!!
Packer Item Swap – The Club will be holding a Packer Item Swap in the near future. This offers Club Members a chance to bring in their Packer items that are in good condition that they may no longer want and exchange them for new stuff!! Stay tuned for the date!
Social Media – Our Facebook Page has has become very active and is a great way to post comments and engage with other fans. If you haven’t joined yet, please do so. Member input is also wanted on the Club site here, so if you have something to contribute, send it to me!
Packer/Seahawk game tickets – Tickets have been secured. We will receive them end
We had some special visitors with us during the Rams vs. Packers game. Dana Dyksterhuis and her fellow Fanzo team member Javi came by to enjoy a game with us. Please click on the link and check out the story about our group!