A few Photos from previous GCA Crab Feed's

GCA Meetings, Events & Festivals

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GCA Second Friday Membership Socials

One of the more popular, member get-together opportunities 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:

  • Potluck Dinners - Bring a dish to share, beverage of choice and your place settings (place mats, flatware, plates, napkins, etc., cups or glasses.)
  • Social Theme Dinners - Fully prepared and everything is provided -- bring anything special you want to drink (Cost to be determined for each event)

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 please use the "Contact Us" form located on the Contacts Page .

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 use the "Contact Us" form located on the Contacts Page .

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

February - Valentines Day Potluck & Desert Auction

March - GCA Annual Crab Feed

April  - GCA Cocktail & Appetizer Party

May  - GCA Cinco de Mayo Dinner

June - GCA Hawaiian Theme Potluck

July - GCA Hotdog Roast & Smores

September - GCA Fall Kick-Off Tailgate Potluck & Game Night

October - GCA Oldies but Goodies Sock Hop Potluck

November - Annual Election of Officers and Special GCA Chili Cook-off and Veteran's Day Celebration. 

December 31 - New Year’s Eve Party & Casino Night – Horton Community Center 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  Bring a snack to share, your beverage of choice.

To volunteer to help at these events please use the "Contact Us" form located on the Contacts Page




Annual Fundraisers and Community Events

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.

March - GCA Members' Annual Crab Feed (Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th).  5:30 - 5:30 PM is the social hour; 5:45 PM dinner is served.  Held at the Horton Community Center.  This is a ticketed event.  BYOB and mixer, ice is provided.  Cocktail Sauce and melted butter will be provided with dinner.  No open flames are permitted!  This is a ticketed event and all  seats are reserved.  When you check in, one of our waiters will show you to your seat!

JulyGrapeview Water and Art Festival “is always the last Saturday in July” – 10:00 am until 4:00 pm – Fair Harbor Marina.  For information (artist or volunteer) on The Grapeview Water and Art Festival, please use the "Contact Us" form located on the Contacts Page to contact Mike and Julie Creighton.  Visitors come from miles away to attend our elegant event.  All visitors are welcome.

December - Children’s Party “Snacks with Santa” (First Saturday) – 10:00 am – Horton Community Center (all children are welcome).


GCA Board Meetings & Study Sessions

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.


2024 GCA Meetings & Events

Check your newsletter or our website at www.grapeviewwa.com for other events that may be scheduled and/or for potential changes.  All dining events begin at 6:00PM (exception: Crab Feed).  All board meetings and study sessions are held via ZOOM and begin at 10:00AM.  For ZOOM information, please check the website or newsletter.

 Month Executive Board Meeting*
(or Study Session)
 January  January 4
Study Session
January 12 - Black & White Potluck Event ** @ Horton Center
 February February 1
Board Meeting
February 9 – Valentine’s Day Potluck & Desert Auction ** @ Horton Center
 March  March 7
Study Session
March 15 & 16 – Annual Crab Feed *** @ Horton Center
 April April 4
Board Meeting
April 12 - Cocktail & Appetizer Party ** @ Fair Harbor Marina
 May  May 2
Study Session
May 10 - Cinco De Mayo Theme Dinner *** @ Horton Center
 June June 6
Board Meeting
June 14 - Hawaiian Theme Potluck ** @ Horton Center
 July  July 4
Study Session
July 12 - Hot Dog Roast/Smores @ Rauschert Field

July 27 - Water & Art Festival @ Fair Harbor Marina & Port of Grapeview
 August August 1
Board Meeting
Summer Break - No Second Friday Event
Possible GCA Bake Sale @ Fair Harbor Marina
 September  September 5
Study Session
September 13 - Fall Kick-Off/Game Night ** @ Rauschert Field
 October  October 3
Board Meeting
October 11 - Oldies But Goodies/Sock Hop Potluck ** @ Horton Center
 November November 7
Study Session
November 8 - Chili Cook-off / Veteran's Day Celebration & Officer Elections  **
 December December 5
Board Meeting
December 7 - Snacks w/Santa! @ Horton Center

December 31st - New Year's Eve Party/Casino Night ** @ Horton Center


* If you have questions about or information for a GCA Executive Board Meeting or Study Session, please email or contact Jim Hanson at 206-972-1829 or email at PresGCA@gmail.com

** For All Meals: Please bring your own table service and beverage of choice.

*** Cost for Event: Will be determined for each event.