The Pub Crawl
Instigated by Andy Smith in the late 70’s, it continues to be an annual event held on the first Friday after the new year. The Naddies run, walk, bum rides and yes, crawl, from one end of sixth avenue to the other stopping in each place of business willing to sell us a pint or thirty or forty.
The Christmas Social
The first Christmas Social took place in Jeff Copes basement for a while. It’s been at Bob Hill’s house. One memorable year we celebrated Christmas in the newly christened Clubhouse on Portland Avenue. Since 1986 it’s mostly been held in the Pagoda at Point Defiance and a couple times at Titlow Community Center and, most recently the Tacoma Home Organ Society, once. It’s a chance for the Nads to dress up (semi-formally), celebrate the season, dance, eat, exchange white elephant gifts (there’s been some doozies), and generally do what Nads do best-socialize.
Annual General Meeting
Traditionally, our Annual General Meeting is the place to get yourself elected to an Executive Committee position, purchase a used Nomad jersey (and whatever else we have stashed away), have several beers and potluck grub, and, of course, attend the meeting. The first AGM was in late summer of 1976 in the back room of the Clover Leaf Tavern. 1977 ditto. 1978 Bob Hill’s place. 1979 - 92 Hogan’s place in Orting. In 1993 it moved to and continues to be held at the McHugh’s Fox Island paradise.
Chairmen Tobin and Maureen Ropes and Dean and MaryBeth Dorman concocted the Rugby-O-Lympix in 1992. 6 coed teams of 7 vie for 1 year of bragging rights. Ten grueling events include a 150 ft Slip & Slide, the Quarter Butt Drop, Boat Races, Blow Pong, and an Egg Toss. This event ran for two years but we lost Dean (who had a way with the bullhorn) and the event went with him.