Friday, September 10th ----- Kick-Off at 6:00 pm
A reminder to mark your calendar for Friday Sept. 10th at 6pm to join us for tailgate party at E 425 Rauschert Rd, Grapeview, WA.
This will be a “Bring Your Own Everything” event… including, food, drink, chairs, and trash removal!
To celebrate our kickoff event we will be holding our fun 50/50 Raffle, so bring your dollars to win ½ the pot!!! In addition, we will have a collection box for “Back to School Supplies” to support our local schools. Here is a link to a list of the needed supplies … if you can pick up a few of these needed items to donate we can do our part to support students who are not able to provide their own. THANK YOU!
Big thanks to Marjorie Doremus and Mike and Linda Fish for their generosity in allowing us to use their properties so we can safely gather once more! We surely appreciate it!
From Grapeview Loop Road you turn on Rauschert Road and follow the signs. Park on the grass and set up your chairs and tailgate/trunk decor (optional). Pack a picnic meal and don’t forget your beverage of choice.
Let’s celebrate this fun, festive time of year when we wear our colors with pride, whether it be for the Seahawks or your alma mater (Go Cougs)! Assemble your team of friends and or family, or be a fabulous team of one, and join us for the Annual GCA FALL Kick-Off!
Keeping with our environment friendly “Pack It In – Pack It Out” policy, remember to bring your own dishes, flatware and drinking glasses. We will not have garbage or recycling cans so please plan to take your trash and empty glass with you.
Please be sure to bring your chair!
Your hosts for this event are Carla Rieker and Bonnie Townsley (contact information in the GCA Newsletter). No setup required for this event.
That light at the end of the Covid19 tunnel turned out to be the headlight of a freight train name Delta.
With the rising cases of Covid and limited ability to socially distance indoors we will be unable to resume our events through the remainder of 2021. The GCA Board made the difficult decision at our meeting on September 2nd.
Fortunately, we do have one more opportunity to get together outdoors before we all hunker down for fall and winter! To keep all our members safe and healthy we are opting to hold our tailgate event outdoors rather than at the Horton Center.
You’ll find all the details in the September 'Grapevine' Newsletter or by clicking on the 'September Tailgate Party' tab to the left. Gather your friends and let’s celebrate together one more time!
No Crab Feed for 2022.....
The COVID-19 Pandemic has continued to make planning future GCA events difficult.
Several factors are contributing to the Crab Feed Committee’s decision to cancel the traditional 3 night-stand at the Horton Center for 2022.
We cannot predict the pandemic status in the future. Selling tickets, signing-up volunteers, purchasing auction basket materials, sanitation, and setting up vaccination validation protocol for all attendees presents a myriad of challenges. We don’t even know if we will have access to the Grapeview Fire Department’s building.
The current price of crab has increased significantly which could pose a threat to having a profitable event.
Last February, we did successfully execute a “Drive-Thru” crab feed. It’s too early to tell whether we can pull this off again in 2022, but we will be looking at it over the next couple of months.
2022 GCA Crab Feed Chair
Grapeview Area Theft Alert!
Back in 2007, Mary and I joined a then fully functioning Grapeview Neighborhood Watch Program led by Sunny and Cliff Cotey.
We met at the fire-hall and discussed various nefarious activities going on in Grapeview. A Mason County Sheriff would attend from time to time and provide us with additional information and ways to keep our community safe.
While the regular meetings have ceased, our neighbors have remained vigilant and the Grapevine has provided some updates on events which are rising concern.
Recently, some people were observed to be camping on the property directly across the Grapeview Loop Road from the old store. The owner was notified and MCFD#3 and the Mason County Sheriff’s office took action last Sunday to remove the trespassers. There have been increased reports of theft on land as well as sea.
It’s time to restart our Neighborhood Watch Program.
If you participated in the past, see if you can find your old contact sheets for your neighborhoods. We are forming a steering committee to recharge the structure and hopefully schedule meetings on a monthly basis COVID notwithstanding. Message me (my contact information is in the GCA Directory) if you want to participate.
For now, keep your eyes open and report any suspicious activity directly to the Mason County Sheriff’s office.
Call For Volunteers!
Good news! We have filled the Water Festival Chairperson position. Thank you to Marlee Campbell for taking on this vital role!
Remember, volunteering is one of the best ways to make new friends and connect you to others. It can also be rewarding and fun! Please consider volunteering to serve your Community Association!
GCA currently has the following needs for volunteers:
• Communications (Immediate Need) Main Duty: Prepare and email the monthly newsletter. Key Jobs: Compile articles submitted by the board and committee chairs in the newsletter and distribute to members monthly via email. (Do not worry we have an easy system already set up.) Needs to be: Creative, outgoing, and have basic computer skills.
• Vice President (Needed for 2022) Main Duty: To support the work of the GCA President. Key Jobs: In the absence of the President, preside at meetings of the Association and Executive Board; and if the President is not able to perform his/her duties, the Vice-President shall perform those functions. After one year in this position, it is assumed this person will move into the President’s position the following year. Needs to be: Supportive, enthusiastic, energetic, and organized.
Community Outreach Report
Unfortunately, with Covid on the rise, there is not much to report. The Wednesday lunch at the Belfair Community Church, where some of us have been volunteering once a month, has been cancelled for now, to be revisited later in the year.
The "Snack's with Santa" event has also been cancelled.
BUT in lieu of helping out at the school in person, we thought we might try to contribute some help by donating needed school supplies. I know that this is short notice, but we would like to collect them at the Tailgate event on Friday, September 10. There will be a collection box. There is of course no obligation! Here is the list of the most needed supplies:
A comprehensive list from the School can be found through the following link, School Supplies, to support students who may not be able to provide their own supplies. Any donation can help a student in need!
It will be nice for the school to have extras to help out the children who might not be able to afford all the needed supplies… Thank you!
Chair, GCA Community Outreach
GCA Tailgate Party!
September 10, 2021
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