SOPE of Puget Sound


Promoting and Protecting The Interests and Welfare of The American Merchant Marine.

SOPE Events

SOPE 2024 Monthly Dinner Meetings: Great Camaraderie, Great Presentations!

MAY MONTHLY MEETING:  Thursday, May 9thLuke Kiely and Lee Boltz, naval architects, Hockema Group, presenting:  “Laser Scanning Revisited:  Making Life Easier for the Port Engineer.”

Location: Hatback Bar & Grille (ex Pyramid Ale House, directly across from T-Mobile Field)–go to Private Dining Area (to right, ground floor, ask any of staff)

Time: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. (dinner 5:45-6:30, presentation 6:30/6:45 to 7/7:15)

Price: $40 in person (but only $35 if prior to event you RSVP)


Parking: about 30 stalls available at restaurant, more out back

Hatback Meal options:

Steelhead Burger
Veggie Burger
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Shrimp Tacos
Little Gem Caesar Salad, with or w/o chicken

This industry-related presentation will no doubt be thought-provoking, as well as a providing a great opportunity to connect with your marine industry counterparts.

Upcoming Events this year:
Golf Luncheon (starts 12 noon) at Billy Baroo’s Smokehouse & Bar (at Foster Golf Link, some do a little putting afterward), in Tukwila, Tuesday, June 11, 2024)

SOPE Golf Tournament at Northshore Golf and Country Club in Tacoma (Friday, June 28, 2024)
The Family Picnic at Vasa Park in Bellevue (Saturday, August 17, 2024)

Monthly meetings return Thursday, September 26, 2024, with Elliott Bay Design Group’s Principal-in-Charge/VP of Strategic Expansion, Michael Complita, and Sam Waterhouse, Technical Manager of Naval Architecture, presenting: “Vectoring Alternative Energies in the Marine Space:  Toward a Fully-Mobile Platform Concept to Supply Offshore and Onshore Consumers.”  

Christmas Party: December 10, 2024, SALTY’S ON ALKI–We’re looking forward to more fun this new year!

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Our Pledge

We are an organization to develop cooperative spirit and friendship among Members, to be of mutual assistance to each other, and to promote and protect the interests and welfare of The American Merchant Marine.