A few Photos from the 2018 GCA Crab Feed

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 ($7.50/person, $5.00/child or $20.00/family)

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

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 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.

February - GCA Members' Annual Crab Feed (Thursday, Friday and Saturday - second weekend in February).  4:30 - 5:00 PM is the social hour; 5:15 PM dinner is served.  Held at the Horton Community Center.  Tickets are $35.00 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.  Please use the "Contact Us" form located on the Contacts Page for info on how to volunteer.  GCA members' and guests.

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.


2023 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 5
Study Session
January 13 - Black & White Potluck Event ** @ Horton Center
 February February 2
Board Meeting
February 10 – Valentine’s Day Potluck & Desert Auction ** @ Horton Center
 March  March 2
Study Session
March 10 – Potato Bar Theme Dinner *** @ Horton Center
AND Possible Modified Crab Feed TBA
 April April 6
Board Meeting
April 21 - Cocktail Party ** @ Location to follow
 May  May 4
Study Session
May 10 - Cinco De Mayo Theme Dinner *** @ Horton Center
 June June 1
Board Meeting
June 9 - Hawaiian Theme Dinner *** @ Horton Center
 July  July 6
Study Session
July 7 - Hot Dog Roast/Smores @ Rauschert Field

July 29 - Water & Art Festival @ Fair Harbor Marina/Port of Grapeview
 August August 3
Board Meeting
Summer Break - No Second Friday Event
 September  September 7
Study Session
September 8 - Fall Kick-Off ** @ Rauschert Field
 October  October 5
Board Meeting
October 13 - Halloween Party Potluck ** @ Horton Center
 November November 2
Study Session
November 11 - Potluck - Chili Feed & Officer Elections  **
 December December 7
Board Meeting
December 9 - Snacks w/Santa!

December 31st - New Year's Eve Party @ Horton Center


* If you have questions about or information for a GCA Executive Board Meeting or Study Session, please email or contact Edward Johnson at 703-850-8425 or email at PresGCA@gmail.com

** Potlucks: Please bring your own table service and beverage of choice.

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