GCA Meetings, Events & Festivals
Keep up to date with the GCA!
One of the more popular, member get-together opportunies we have are the GCA Second Friday Membership Meetings, which include potlucks and themed socials. These socials are open to GCA members and their guests and provide a great way to encourage our friends and neighbors to join the fun:
Become a member and come to a Social, or come to a Social to become a member! Here are membership details and a membership form. For additional information you can call Sandy Carlson at 360-275-5024 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A complete list of the GCA Members, standing meetings and events will be in your membership directory, which you receive when you join. You can join at any time during the year. To have your personal info added, updated or removed, please contact Sandy Carlson at 360-275-5024 or e-mail email@example.com.
To learn more about the history of the GCA, the Horton Community Center and how it got its name or about the history of Grapeview, click on the history tab.
All socials are held at the Horton Community Center on the "Second Friday" of the months listed at 6:00 PM.
January - Installation of New Officers and Potluck
March - GCA Irish Potluck
April - GCA Italian Night Dinner and Social - $7.50/person, $5.00/child or $20.00/family
May - GCA Mexican Fiesta Dinner and Social - $7.50/person, $5.00/child or $20.00/family
June - GCA Appetizers and Ice Cream Social Potluck
July - GCA Summer BBQ
September - GCA Fall Kick-Off Tailgate Potluck
October - GCA Oktoberfest Dinner and Social - $7.50/person, $5.00/child or $20.00/family
November - Annual Election of Officers and Special GCA Chili Cook-off and Potluck.
Potluck dishes needed are:
If your last name begins with
A-K Bring a Salad
L-O Bring Cornbread
M-Z Bring Dessert
The chili is the main dish.
Crab Feed tickets go on sale at 5:00 PM (one hour before social/dinner.)
December 31 - New Year’s Eve Party – Horton Community Center 8:00 PM to 12:30 AM. Bring a snack to share, your beverage of choice and a game to play (if you like).
To volunteer to help at these events please call
Carla Rieker at 253-350-9109 firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Fish at 360-277-3520 email@example.com
The Crab Feed and Grapeview Water and Arts Festival, both annual events, are fundraisers that support the GCA’s Community Outreach Programs; donations and scholarships made by the GCA for the betterment of the community.
February (Thursday, Friday and Saturday - second weekend in February) - GCA Members' Annual Crab Feed - 4:30 - 5:00 PM is the social hour. 5:15 PM dinner is served. Held at the Horton Community Center. Tickets are $30.00 per person. BYOB and mixer, ice is provided. Tickets go on sale at the November "Second Friday" Chili Potluck, and Friday and Saturday nights are usually sold out immediately. Plan to attend the Chili Potluck if you wish to obtain tickets. Contact Louise Okonek the GCA fundraising chair at 360-275-2542 for info on how to volunteer. GCA members' and guests.
July – Grapeview Water and Art Festival “is always the last Saturday in July” – 10:00 am until 4:00 pm – Fair Harbor Marina. Contact Louise Okonek the GCA fundraising chair at 360-275-2542 for further info or to volunteer. The Grapeview Water and Art Festival e-mail contacts are Mike and Julie Creighton: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call them at 360-275-3145. Visitors come from miles away to attend our elegant event. All visitors are welcome.
December (First Saturday) – Children’s Party “Snacks with Santa” - 10:00 am – Horton Community Center (all children are welcome)
The GCA Board Meetings (even months) and Study Sessions (odd months) are on the First Thursday of the month starting in January and are attended by the Executive Board and the Standing Committee Chairs.
Most of the GCA business is conducted at these meetings except on two occasions: the election of officers in November, always held at the Second Friday Chili Cook-Off Potluck, and at the January Potluck, when we have the installation of new officers and when the Board reports the previous year's business to the membership.
All GCA members are invited to attend the 10:00 AM meetings which are held at the Horton Community Center.
A BIG GCA CRAB FEED THANK YOU!
February 8th, 9th & 10th were the nights of our annual Grapeview Community Association Crab Feed. This years crab feed was another successful event as all three evenings were sold out with plenty of crab enjoyed by all!
The GCA Crab Feed is an important fund raiser for our association as the proceeds benefit a number of great causes in our community, An event of this magnetude requires the planning and work of a number of very talented GCA members and volunteers - thank you all for your dedication, expertise and time in making the 2018 Crab Feed a huge success! Our volunteers always have a great time serving and taking care of our guests, so don't miss this great volunteer opportunity next year.
We are also fortunate to have great support from a number of local businesses.
This year we thank and acknowledge:
Mason County Garbage for donating 2 large dumpsters and several recycle bins to handle our debris. The value of the receptacles as well as delivery and pick-up is a huge benefit to the GCA and we are grateful to be associated with this fine company.
Taylor Shellfish once again provided the ice to keep our crab nice and cold during the 3 day event - Thank you Taylor Shellfish!
The following businesses and individuals all donated to the famous baskets designed and put together by Mary Baker and Pat Winckoski for raffle each eveninng. Special Thanks to:
Shae & Dale Oien of Oien Construction
Gordon & Sheila Daviscourt of Stitch In Time
Dick Vlist Motors, Inc.
Beachcombers Garden Club/Grapeview – 3 baskets
Vicki Phillips – GiggyBaskets on Etsy
GRAPEVIEW WATER & ART FESTIVAL
Save the date – Saturday July 28 from 10AM – 4PM. Join your friends and neighbors at the Grapeview Community Association Water and Art Festival. See you there!
More details will be posted as the event is finalized.
2018 GCA Upcoming Meetings & Events
Italian Night Themed Dinner ***
Mexican Fiesta Themed Dinner ***
Potluck - Appetizers & Ice Cream Social **
Water & Art Festival
New Year's Eve Party
* If you have questions about or information for a GCA Executive Board Meeting or Study Session, please contact President Steve Hecht: 410-598-0021
** Potlucks: Please bring your own service.
*** Cost for Prepared Meals: Adults - $7.50, Family - $20.00, Children Under 13 - $5.00