* All Events Cancelled Until Further Notice *
Click on "2020 Meetings & Events" for more details!
2020 Meetings & Events
2020 Complete Calendar
2020 GCA Crab Feed Info!
New Monthly Feature - the GCA Masked Members!
To have a little fun with our monthly newsletter, The Grapevine, we will be including photos of "Masked Members" over the next several months. Let’s see how difficult it is to recognize our masked friends and neighbors. Please join in on the fun and send your masked selfie to Marlee Campbell at Email Marlee for inclusion in upcoming issues.
Please visit the Membership Page for the July Masked Members!
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All GCA Activities Cancelled until Further Notice!
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Due to the quickly changing environment related to the COVID-19 virus, the GCA board has made the decision follow all CDC guidelines and Washington State "Stay at Home" Orders and cancel all meetings and events until further notice. This includes board meetings and 2nd Friday events.
Please refer to our GCA Newsletter, "The Grapevine" and our website for any updates or changes.
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 Water & Art Festival Cancelled
After careful consultation with our GCA Board Members and the Water & Art Festival Committee, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Water & Art Festival, scheduled for July 25th, 2020
The event requires months of planning and preparations by our volunteer members. Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus and the State of Washington “Stay at Home" order, we are unable to begin these efforts and we are unsure of when the order will be lifted, which makes planning efforts even more difficult.
We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold the festival this year, but we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.
Mason County Emergency Services & Resources
A number of wonderful groups in Mason County offer a wide array of services and resources to community members. Some of our members have identified a number of these helpful organizations and the GCA is happy to share the list below:
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!