March 13, 2020 - Potluck Event - Cancelled
April 2, 2020 - GCA Board Meeting - Cancelled
April 10, 2020 - Italian Night Dinner - Cancelled
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All March & April GCA Activities have been Cancelled!
Due to the quickly changing environment related to the COVID-19 virus, the GCA board has made the decision follow the CDC guidelines and cancel all meetings and events for March and April. This includes board meetings and 2nd Friday events.
Updated CDC Guidelines: "CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States."
We appreciate your understanding and we look forward to seeing you at future GCA events – until then, please practice safe hygiene recommendations to keep yourself and others safe.
2020 GCA Crab Feed Wrap-Up
The 16th Annual Grapeview Community Association Crab Feed was another shell-out!
After canceling the 2019 Feed due to an uncharacteristic snow event, our volunteers dished-out twelve hundred and fifty pounds of Washington Dungeness crab to 504 fellow members and guests during the evenings of February 13th, 14th and 15th, 2020. Crab wranglers, kitchen staffers, maître d’s, servers, ticket sellers, the parking and sanitation crews made sure our guest’s expectations were exceeded.
Once the tables were cleared, our guests settled down to some serious raffling of the highly-prized baskets (26 in all) brought to life by the dynamic duo of Pat Winckoski and Mary Baker. We thank Beachcombers Garden Club, Dick Vlist Motors Inc., Shae & Dale Oien of Oien Construction, Les Okonek, Stacy Scoles and Karie Lucero, Gordon & Sheila Daviscourt of Stitch In Time and Vicki Phillips of GiggyBaskets on Etsy for their donations of cash and items for the baskets.
Mason County Garbage continued their tradition of support by donating trash and recycle containers which our super-efficient sanitation crew put to good use. Taylor Shellfish topped off Lowell’s pick-up full of crab from Nelson Crab in Tokeland, WA with enough ice to insure each night’s portion was crab-o-licious. And special thanks to Nelson Crab for letting us take delivery in Aberdeen this year. Thanks to all of these great companies for their support.
We thank GCA Grapevine Editor Marlee Campbell and GCA Webmaster Mike Blaisdell for keeping our members up to date on Crab Feed news. And let’s not forget our new GCA President Leslie Blaisdell who photographed each night and uploaded the images on the hall’s TV for all to see.
Funds raised from the GCA Crab Feed and other GCA events support the Grapeview School, North Mason High School Scholarships, Faith In Action, The Coalition of Churches and Community “Food for Kids Backpack Program”, North Mason Food Bank, Senior Services for South Sound among other community supported programs. .
Dixie Cups all around to the GCA Crab Feed Committee: Our Founder Louise Okonek, Ginny Boughal - ticket sales, Val Paulson - volunteers and Mike Winckoski - servers, basket ladies Mary Baker and Pat Winckoski and GCA treasurer Macky McClung for making sure everything added-up.
To all our volunteers, members, guests, and supporters: Everyone’s contribution is essential and appreciated. Take a look around, you just experienced the signature winter event in these parts, the GCA Crab Feed!.
Thank You! Phil Stewart 2020 GCA Crab Feed Co-Chair
Please visit the 2020 Crab Feed Page (click the button below) for a few photos from the event!
Thank you to all of the GCA Members and Guests who made this such a great event!
2020 GCA Crab Feed
The GCA is always looking for new volunteers to support all the wonderful activities and resources of the GCA. Volunteers are always welcome from support positions to committee chairs. Below are a couple of great volunteer opportunities!
GCA Theme Dinners: The good news is that we have chairs or co-chairs for all the events in 2020 except for two themed dinners: the May Fiesta Night to be held on May 8th; and Oktoberfest to be held on Oct. 9th.
This would be a great opportunity for one or two couples or two friends to join together to co-chair each of these events. Linda Fish, our talented GCA Events Coordinator, has prepared excellent ‘How To’ booklets to guide you through all aspects of the process, including the names of other members who have helped out with these events in the past. So, you are definitely not starting from scratch: there are plenty of hands to help out. But there is also room to add your own innovations. For questions or to volunteer, please contact Linda at (360) 277-3520 or via email at: Linda Fish.
New GCA Newsletter Editor: 2020 will be the last year of our current editor's three year term as the GCA newsletter editor. This is another great opportunity to get to know other GCA members and learn first-hand, about the inner-workings of the Board. Please contact Margaret (Marlee) Campbell for more information about the tasks and duties of the position. Marlee is more than willing to support and tutor the next editor on the ‘ins and outs' of the position. Marlee can be reached by email at Marlee or by phone at 703-850-8424. THANK YOU!