Spouse/Guest Program Overview

2021 Announcement:
We will not be offering the Spouse or Youth Programs this year. Unfortunately, due to the fluidity of the COVID-19 situation there is no way to ensure the events would comply with the Washington State guidelines. Thank you for your understanding.

Program Details

Check-In Time & Location

Hyatt Regency – Clallum Room, Level 7
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020:  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Program Hours

See daily program times listed below

Program Fee

  • $600 for all three days – includes activities, transportation, lunch, and snacks
  • $200 for single day activities

What to Pack

Comfortable shoes for walking, sunglasses, hat, and summer attire.

Special Giveaway

Upon check-in participants will receive their special weekend bag.


For more information about the program, please contact Karen Kois at karen@koiscenter.com. If you are unable to leave with the group please call Karen’s cell phone at (253)377-4812.

Daily Activities

Wednesday, July 28 - Registration and Cocktail Reception

Every year the Annual Kois Center Symposium opens with the traditional Welcome Reception. This is an opportunity to catch up with fellow Kois Members and friends, and a chance for your family to meet their program leaders for the weekend. The reception features Northwest beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a slide show featuring highlights from last year’s meeting.

Thursday, July 29 - Sizzleworks, cooking School

Meet and Greet continental breakfast at Hyatt

Hours: 9:30 -10:30 am

Meet: Hyatt Regency Seattle –7th Floor, Clallum Room


The Cooking Experience-Sizzleworks, cooking school

Hours: 10:30 am -2:00 pm

We will travel by bus to Bellevue. We all know the best times are shared in the kitchen and what a great way to start our weekend preparing delightful “little dishes” at the cooking school. Variety is the spice of life and these small plates are a very Italian way to entertain both large and small groups of friends. Whether you are a seasoned home cook, just beginning to discover cooking, or have never cooked before, I promise we will all experience fun and satisfaction of working together under the personal guidance of Executive chef Carol Dearth.

Daily Cost: $200

Friday, July 30 - Yaymaker Events at Hyatt

Yaymaker Events at Hyatt-Custom Seascape

Hours: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meet: Hyatt Regency Seattle – 7th Floor, Clallum Room

This is a really fun project I promise!  A resin based piece of art in a frame with glass, shells and other trinkets making this a special piece created by you that you will take home.

Daily Cost: $200

Saturday, July 31 - Cruise Aboard Excellence

Sun, Fun and Laughter Aboard the Yacht Excellence

Hours: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Meet: Hyatt Regency Seattle – Lobby to take South Lake Union Streetcar to the Marina

As always, we will take the trolley to Lake Union.  You can look forward to a relaxing day of sun, conversation and craft project.

Daily Cost: $200