President's Message

Happy Easter!

I hope you all had a blessed day with family either in person or virtually.  What started out as 2 weeks to flatten the curve has now been one year.  Fortunately, many of our members have been able to get the vaccine already.  I am finally eligible this week! 

The days are getting longer, and the warmer weather has me eyeing my kayak and paddle-board for some outdoor adventures.  Thanks to each of you for your continued support of the Grapeview Community Association.  Please continue to stay healthy.

 

Leslie Blaisdell
GCA President

 

 

 

Community Outreach

Hopefully, most of us have successfully been vaccinated or will be soon and are enjoying a little bit of relief, maybe even coming out of our cocoons!  Careful now though!

As Spring gives us an urge to clear closets out, please remember the local worthwhile organizations that can use some of your generous donations.   We received a nice thank you letter from the Children’s Outreach Center in Belfair.  Please (click here to see the letter) and also read their mission brochure that explains how they had to adjust their services during the pandemic.   

If you are inclined to help here is their contact information: Northwest Children's Outreach South Sound Center  71 E Campus Dr, Belfair, WA 98528 Email: info@nwchildrens.org Phone: (503) 828-1472 Mailing Address:  PO Box 1604 Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center in Shelton 210 Pacific Ct, Shelton, WA 98584 is another organization that accepts donations in kind. Phone: (360) 426-1216.

We might have soon an opportunity to help feed the hungry at the Belfair Community Church for the Wednesday lunches on a monthly basis.  These will resume on May 1.  Please let me know informally if you would be interested in such a project.  

As always, we thank you for your generosity. Donations have been trickling in supporting the GCA Scholarship and Community Outreach!   Thank you!  

Thank you and see all of you soon, I hope!  We’ll figure something out!

Stay well!

Michele Hecht Chair
GCA Community Outreach

Membership & Volunteer Update

Dues are still coming in so let's keep them coming!  

I am happy to report that membership renewals continue to come in, we received almost 25 last week.  We are still waiting on a few more, so don't delay, mail in your renewal today!  Every dollar helps during this lean year with no fundraising events.

The new membership form is available HERE.  Just fill it out online, print it off, and mail to the address indicated on the form. 

Remember, when  you fill out the Membership form to renew your dues, please check the boxes indicating which activities or events you would like to volunteer for - even if you have done it in the past.  We are trying to update our list and want to make it as accurate as possible. 

Members are the best promoters for the GCA!  So, if you know someone new to the area or someone that is not a member please encourage them to join.  Our events will resume sometime next year, and they can enjoy them.

 

Dan Peel
Membership Co-Chair

 

Treasurer's Report

Fiscal Year 2021 will be another challenging year for GCA with the continuing effects from the COVID-19 pandemic.  GCA membership fees and donations for general operating, community outreach and scholarships are going well.  And we did make a profit from our modified 2021 Crab Feed.

Based on the best information on hand, the GCA Board made the tough decision to cancel the 2021 Water Festival which is usually a significant fund-raising event for us.  As most of our expenses for GCA are fixed, the Board is working to identify and make modifications whenever and wherever possible.

Macky McClung
GCA Treasurer

Let's Celebrate Birthdays & Anniversaries!

March 27th -- Happy 65th Anniversary to Dick and Shirley V

April 3rd -- Happy 95th Birthday to Dick V

April 20th -- Happy 90th Birthday to Louise O

If you have an upcoming special day – please click here to tell us about that event, and if you have a picture to share – you can send it too!   We hope to continue this feature in upcoming newsletters to celebrate these events with each other. 

Let’s have some fun and remember the good times and all the blessings we have as a community of friends and neighbors!

 

Thank you!

 

Bonnie Townsley
GCA Vice-President

 

Grapeview Tee-Shirts!

With the knowledge that our beloved Water Festival is canceled again, Mary Larson is going to order some tee-shirts this spring.

The "tee-shirts" will feature the signal flags and “GRAPEVIEW “ printed below. These will be NAVY ONLY tees WITHOUT A DATE (they can also be available as a tank if desired).

Mary will not be ordering mass numbers so please contact her at Email Mary and let her know a size you’d like.  Or leave a message on her phone line. (360) 275-2459.

Her thought is to order 100 of so pieces total of various sizes.  The price will remain $20/ item ($25/xxl) with the proceeds going into the GCA accounts.  She will set up in the parking lot of the fire station to sell on a date to be determined and broadcast later.

Hopefully the community embraces this idea!

 

GCA AT A GLANCE

All GCA Events
Cancelled
Until Further Notice

Click on "2021 Meetings & Events" for more details

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