A few Photos from the 2018 GCA Crab Feed
GCA Meetings, Events & Festivals
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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 Debbie Olig at 406-223-7309 or e-mail Email Debbie.
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 Debbie Olig at 406-223-7309 or e-mail Email Debbie.
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 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
Linda Fish at 360-277-3520 Email Linda
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: Email Mike & Julie 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.
2019 GCA Upcoming Meetings & Events
* If you have questions about or information for a GCA Executive Board Meeting or Study Session, please email or contact President Barry Kirkeeng: GCA President
** Potlucks: Please bring your own service.
*** Cost for Prepared Meals: Adults - $7.50, Family - $20.00, Children Under 13 - $5.00