Dash Point Social & Improvement Club
6716 East Side Dr NE
Ste1 PMB 23,
Tacoma WA 98422


Special thank you to Pfaff's for supplying the Dash Point Christmas Tree.

Volunteers We Need Your Help on November 29th

To cut down the tree: on Friday, Nov. 29th at 8:30am. 29204 124th Ave SE, Auburn, WA 98092 (Pfaffs Tree Farm)

To put up the tree: on Friday, Nov. 29th from 12noon-4pm at Dash Point Pier Park

The DPSIC will be offering up to four scholarships again in 2020. DPSIC members will be receiving more information in the next Ripples. The 2020 application form will be available on the DPSIC website in January.

Upcoming Events 

Volunteer Opportunities

Friday, Nov. 29th
at 8:30am
Cut down tree at
Pfaffs Tree Farm

Friday, Nov. 29th 
at 12pm 
Tree Set up
at Dash Point Pier Park


Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
at the
Dash Point Dock
Saturday, Nov. 30th
 at 6 pm

More information here

Argosy Cruise Christmas Festival
Monday, Dec. 9th
 7:20 PM - 7:55 PM

Browns Point Lighthouse Park @ 7:05 pm 

Dash Point Dock @ 7:40 pm

Choir: Puyallup High School Norselanders

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Dash Point Dock
Saturday, November 30th at 6:00pm

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony At The Dash Point Dock
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony At The Dash Point Dock
Saturday, November 30th at 6 p.m.

Your community club, DPSIC, will provide hot cocoa,
cider, and cookies (dessert potluck).

Everyone will enjoy the angelic voices of
preschoolers and delightful squeals of joy from
children and adults as Santa makes
his way down to the dock.

♥️ Caroling ♥️ A huge bonfire ♥️ Neighborly visits ♥️

In the spirit of giving, please bring at least one non-perishable food item to be donated to our local Nourish Food Bank.

Over the Back Fence

Is it possible we are going back to a community of young families that I found here fifty plus years ago when I moved here as a young bride? Is the tide turning? Grandmas and grandpas like us have found our paradise and refuse to move, thus creating a community of oldsters. With that in mind, let’s warmly welcome Robert and Marli Doselmier and their children Gavin (8), Mila (4) and Damien (2). Using the traditional Dash Point geographical description due to a dearth of building sites, they bought Lee’s house, up from the beach, just around the first bend on Soundview. This means after over fifty years there are no more Lee’s in Dash Point. A fond good-bye to Tina Lee Tiedeman and her family.

On that note, another good-bye, but a sad one for us old-timers. John Tangborn, a member of the multi-talented creative Tangborn family passed away. I applaud his family for sharing with us his struggles with mental illness openly and lovingly. Until recently, mental illness was always hidden as a family secret. May John rest in peace now.

Don’t know if the California fires are responsible, but have you noticed the incredibly beautiful sunrises and sunsets lately? Thank you to all the talented Dash Point photographers for posting their pictures on Facebook for all of us to enjoy.

Learned a hard lesson time:  Sincere and copious apologies to those who were invited and planned to come to the Dash Point ladies luncheon. It was cancelled because of the lack of reservations. Later people contacted me so disappointed and said it should be continued. Once over seventy, the brain battery starts to lose cells and goes from a “D” to a “C” thus having less power to complete a task. I cannot do this alone anymore and need help updating the guest list, and finding a new venue. The “new” Northshore restaurant may be beyond our price range. For anyone who would like to help, I will be waiting for you at the coffee shop in Browns Point 12:00 pm, January 21st.  In my dreams, if too many show up, we can move to the restaurant.

Please take note of upcoming community events, but first, what a thrill it was to have more than one goblin knock on our door this Halloween. Although we missed our one and only goblin, Rita, for the past few years, we had a whopping six  little trick ‘r treaters this year. The prize, if I had one, for the best one would go to Ayden Sahin, cleverly dressed as a mad scientist. Because our hill is so formidable, we lack children on Halloween, thus my conscience is telling me we should donate bags of candy to our southern neighbors above Eastside Drive who get at least fifty times the number of little goblins.

Have you ever been standing in a line and have struck up a conversation with a stranger? Well, it happened to me! I struck up a conversation with a gentleman waiting in line for a prescription at Rite-Aid. After a few “I know you from somewhere” and delightfully discussing possible Tacoma connections, figured out Dash Point was the connection—it was Dr. Loflin, our now retired local dentist looking quite hale and hearty. Hello everyone from him!

Speaking of a Loflin, most of us would be jealous of Harry Loflin, also retired, who told me he spent the summer on the road touring with a band—something most of us can only dream about.

Caution: No longer are we isolated, a serious break-in reported in lower Dash Point. Now more than ever, get to know and care about your neighbors.

See you at the Dash Point community park for the Tree Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Ship with notebook and pen in hand and cookie in mouth.

Looking forward, Kathy Martin and I would love to have some volunteers to call reminders for our next Dash Point Social and Improvement Club general meeting in March. Another thing, if you have an Easter story either call me at 253-927-4267  or e-mail me at      

Submitted by Marilyn L. Beale
Volunteers Needed Friday, November 29th at 12pm.

Welcome this festive time of year with your neighbors. All are welcome to help set up the tree on the dock and string the lights.

A special thank you to Pfaff’s for supplying the tree.

Where Are They Now

As a kid growing up in Dash Point, I especially loved my schools, teachers, and activities in the area. The community scholarship I received in 1995 from the DPSIC added to my goal of becoming a doctor after graduating from UPS and the University of Rochester Medical School.  While completing my residency in New York, I met and married (with a wedding in the Bahamas) Jack Fratangelo, always with the plan to return to the great NW. I’m a partner in an OB-GYN practice at UW Valley Medical Center.     We’ve recently moved across the bay to Des Moines where our three boys, Nicholas and identical twins Michael and Vincent, keep us on-the-go with their many interests and activities.     Spending my early summers at the beach and in the water with my neighbor and best friend, Lori Jay (Roozen), instilled a fond memory that carried over to my competitive swimming at Stadium HS and UPS. Now my entire family spends a lot of summer time at our local pool in Normandy Park on swim teams and enjoying social events.
Submitted by Kathy Martin

 It’s been twenty two years since the DPSIC sent me off with one of their community scholarships as I attended the UW, USC, and Columbia University where I earned degrees in business. I’ve worked as a CPA, consultant in Los Angeles, and presently am the CFO of YAPTA, a travel software business in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.     On New Year’s Eve in 2009 I married a lovely University Place gal, Jennifer Kerth, and we have two beautiful young daughters, Grace and Penelope. Living in Ballard’s Sunset Hill community is providing our family with similar beneficial neighborhood connections and activities just as Dash Point did.      I continue to golf and socialize with my “Points” buddies who have also remained in the area. Right now I’m embarking on two “firsts” in my life: I’ve become a basketball coach (for 7-8 year old girls) and am in the process of doing research on choosing our first family dog.
Submitted by Kathy Martin
We appreciate your support and renewal for 2020! 
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