Welcome to Port Ludlow
“A Village in the Woods by the Bay”
The Mission of the Port Ludlow Voice is to inform its readers
of events and activities within the Village,
and in close proximity to the Village.
Published monthly by an all-volunteer staff.
We will print news articles that directly affect our residents.
Your input is encouraged.
Submit your special events and news items to either
the North Bay, South Bay or Editor in Chief
prior to the 10th of the month preceding the date of the issue.
The Port Ludlow Voice, though sometimes called the “Village Voice” by residents, has no connection with the Seattle Village Voice or any of its publications. The Port Ludlow Voice is an independent, non-profit organization run by local volunteers
for the benefit of the residents of Port Ludlow.
What is The Port Ludlow Voice?
The Port Ludlow Voice was founded in August of 1998 by Ralph Thomas, a relative newcomer to the community, who immediately noted that communication was poor—with little or no cross-communication between the North Bay Beach Club members and Bay Club members living in South Bay. Organizers of community-wide activities did not have a way to reach all residents.
When Olympic Property Group conducted a forum to gather input from the community, lack of communication was high on the list. Thomas saw the need and single-handedly founded the publication, frequently funding out of his own pocket until funds were raised.
Changes Over the Years:
Early issues of the Voice contained about 16 pages and were produced by a minimal staff of 3 and upwards to 6 people. Ralph Thomas was “the business.” As he prepared to resign, it was clear that a team of people was needed to cover all the various tasks he handled. All staff members are volunteers; no one receives a fee of any kind. A 501(c)(4) organization, the Voice is non-profit and dependent upon monthly support from the two Clubs, the Port Ludlow Village Council (PLVC) and the Developer. Advertising, both retail and classified, is also solicited. Financial statements indicate the Voice operates close to breakeven with printing and postage the major expenses.
Now page count runs about 52 pages with quarterly inserts of Regularly Scheduled Activities. Over six pages of display advertisements and three pages of classified advertising contribute operating funds. The all-volunteer staff numbers approximately 25 and is managed by an Editor in Chief. All volunteers produce copy on their personal computers and send it to various editors via e-mail. Proofing is done on-line and the final magazine is supplied to the printer on disc.
Copy deadlines are the 10th of the month preceding the date of issue. For additional information on the Voice and copy guidelines, contact the Editor in Chief. For information on advertising, contact the Display or Classified Advertising Manager.
All residents living in or owning property in Port Ludlow’s Master Planned Resort (MPR) are eligible to receive the Voice free of charge. Homeowners and Snowbirds receiving mail at addresses outside the delivery area can subscribe for $8 a year. All other subscriptions are $17 a year. Contact the Subscription Manager for further details at P. O. Box 65077, Port Ludlow WA 98365.
For more information about Port Ludlow
follow one of the links below:
National and State Legislator Contacts:
Sen. Maria Cantwell, Email via website cantwell.senate.gov
Sen. Patty Murray, Email via website murray.senate.gov
Rep. Derek Kilmer, Email via website kilmer.house.gov
Rep. Kevin Van De Wege, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Steve Tharinger, email@example.com
Sen. Jim Hargrove, firstname.lastname@example.org
Legislators may also be contacted by calling the Legislative Hotline,
800-562-6000, 8:00-4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday (closed on holidays).
Other Important Contacts:
The Voice would like to express it’s appreciation to our website designer,
Rob Osterman, for his guidance and professionalism.
Rob may be reached at www.ostermannetworks.com.