Pictures from our April meeting at The Realm provided by Lobbon Photography .  Be sure to check out the Gallery for other photos from past events. 

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Washington State Liquor Laws
How many are YOU breaking and don’t even know it?
May 21, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
West of the Waterway
1901 Dock St
Tacoma, WA 98402

$40.00 Member Spouse
$45.00 after 9:00 pm May 14

$0.00 Member Caterer

$40.00 Seattle (or other) NACE Chapter Member
$45.00 after 9:00 pm May 14

$25.00 Vendor/Sponsor

$40.00 NACE Tacoma Member
$45.00 after 9:00 pm May 14

$60.00 Guest Ticket
$65.00 after 9:00 pm May 14

$40.00 2nd Person from Member Office
$45.00 after 9:00 pm May 14



Our Venue


West of the waterway is a waterfront venue in Tacoma,

perfect for an indoor/outdoor wedding ceremony and reception,

corporate luncheon, meeting or holiday party.




Our Speaker

Beth Lehman - Customer Service and Support Manager from the Licensing and Regulation Division


Washington State Liquor Control Board


Enforcement Officer Kraig Seltzer 


Washington State Liquor and Cannabis laws are confusing, contradictory and convoluted when it comes to the event industry.   Did you know depending on your license, it is illegal for groups to bring in wine for corkage fees? Raffling off a bottle of wine for a door prize or fundraiser?  Nope.    Having an alcohol related item on a live auction while serving alcohol on your license?  Nuh-uh.  Join us as speakers Beth Lehman and Officer Kraig Seltzer of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board walk us through some common errors and how to stay in compliance.   We'll cover Special Occasion Licenses, Banquet Permitting, Non-profit fundraisers, etc. so you'll leave knowing the in's and out's of what to expect when it comes to Washington State Liquor Laws.




Our Caterer


Gallucci´s Tacoma and Pacific Northwest Catering offers the finest in catering and specialty foods. Gallucci´s is a premiere catering company having catered thousands of weddings, luncheons, holiday parties, and corporate events. Gallucci´s provides a truly memorable experience for any wedding, business meeting or social event.




The Menu




Passed Appetizer:

Watermelon and feta skewer with balsamic drizzle


Made to Order:
Marinated flank steak on toasted baguette with watermelon salsa


Plated Salad:

Sliced cucumber, watermelon radish and micro greens with a lemon vinaigrette


Family Style Meal:

Watermelon rind slaw

Roasted baby potatoes with rosemary
Rotini Mascarpone

Grilled pork chop with pickled watermelon


Watermelon pudding with fresh whip




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