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* All Events Cancelled Until Further Notice *

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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!

 

All GCA Activities Cancelled until Further Notice!

*** Scroll down for Mason County Emergency Resources Directory***

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:

ORGANIZATION CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION PHONE EMAIL SERVICES PROVIDED/ADDRESS
Behavioral Health Resources phone assessments & appts. 360-704-7170   Phone counseling
Belfair Community Food Pantry Mon, Tues, Fri. 12-5 971-813-4027   Curbside delivery 71NE Old Belfair Hwy - no residency requirement
Belfair-Peninsula Comm Health Services Mon-Fri- 730am-6pm 360-377-3776 pchs@pchsweb.org Medical Dental, Behavioral Health, Pharmacy - Symptomatic patients call ahead for telehealth/telephone visit options
Boys & Girls Club Club 2 Go Boys & Girls Club Facebook page     Online games, and community building activities
Community Lifeline 24 hours- effective 3/25/20 360-490-3430 communitylifelineshelton
@gmail.com
Shelter/Individual adults, meals, showers, case management, job training, education, resource connection, all pathways to housing
Crossroads Housing open - assessment by phone 360-427-6919 CrossroadsHousing
@Hcc.net
After hours 360-490-6510 call box outside building at 71 Sargison Loop, Shelton
Harrison Hospital Urgent Care 7:30am - 7:30pm 360- 277-2975   Urgent medical needs - call Dr. for covid ? 21 Romance Hill Rd, Belfair
Hood Canal Food Bank 1st & 3rd Mons 12:15-2:45 360-877-6507   Serving Brockdale, Hoodsport, Lilliwaup, Union, Alderbrook & Tribal Reservation 331 N. Finch Rd., Hoodsport
iFiberone News Radio/KMAS Broadcasting 24/7 360-426-1030x1 jeff
@ifiberone.com
Able to get messages out. Call or email and I'll work with you.
Mary M. Knight SD Mon-Fri 8am-4pm 360-426-6767 mmallery
@mmk.wednet.edu
Food Service Mon-Fri 9:30am-11:30 am. Thursdays Learning Packet pick up and drop off.
Mason Transit Authority Sat Serv Hrs Mon-Sat 360-427-5033 kgeist
@masontransit.org
Limited routed service in and out of Mason County and Dial-a-Ride in County
Matlock Comm Church & Food Bank Weds. 12-2 360-426-3091   Food 219 Matlock Brady Rd., Elma
McCleary Food Bank 2nd & 4th Mons. 9-11 am 360-495-3667   Food - 100 3rd, St. McCleary in Beerbower Park
Meals on Wheel Mason County phone or email 7am - 3pm 360-586-6181x124 NutritionCoordinator
@SouthSoundSeniors.org
Will deliver a weeks worth of food on Mons - 60+ Stephanie Penland
NM Boys & Girls Club1st Responders Daycare 6:30am -7:30pm 360-362-1855   Daycare for children of first responders and essential & health care workers Meals and snacks 71 E. Campus Dr. Belfair
NMR Veteran Service Officers by appt. Roy 206-817-8815   LouAnne 360-801-6154
North Mason Food Bank Tues 10-1:45 Weds 1-4:45, Thu 2-3:45 360-275-4615   Food - 22471 SR3, Belfair
Saint's Pantry Food Bank Shelton Tues/Weds 9:30 - 11:45 360-427-8847   Giving out pre-made food boxes 214 S. 2nd. St. Shelton
Shelton Family Center Mon - Thur 12-4:30 360-462-0125     Serves 12-24 grab & go lunch, hygiene supplies, clothing, and case management
Shelton School District Operating remotely 360-463-4061 goodnews
@sheltonschools.org
Food Service Mon-Fri 9-noon at SHS, BDX, OMS, EVG - Childcare as requested (please contact Maryann Marshall - mmarshall@sheltonschools.org)
Shelton-Mason County Journal Mon. & Thur. 9-5; Tues., Wed. & Fri. 9-noon 360-426-4412 news
@masoncounty.com
News (including public service announcements), display, legal and classified advertising (for more information, email adam@masoncounty.com)
Shelton-Peninsula Comm Health Services Mon-Fri 8am-5pm 360-377-3776 pchs
@pchsweb.org
Primary Care Medical, Medication Assisted Tx - Symptomatic patients call ahead for telehealth/telephone visit options
South Sound Parent to Parent   360-352-1126 ksmith
@ssp2p.org
Early intevention (birth to 3) assessment and services, virtual support groups, one on one support
Southside School District Operating  remotely or by appointment 360.426-8437 dbolender
@southsideschool.org
Food service through Shelton Co-op and sites, Childcare as requested, Continued Learning Opportunities for all Southside students through remote methods
The HUB Center for Seniors Mon-Fri 10-2 pm 360-801-4687 thehubcenterforseniors
@gmail.com
Senior Services Food Commodities, Essential Rides, Medical Lending Library
Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Crisis Line 360-432-1212   Safety planning

 

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!