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 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:

  • 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 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


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 (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.

JulyGrapeview 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)

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.



2020 GCA Meetings & Events

** Please note - All GCA Meetings and Events are cancelled until further Notice **

 Month Executive Board Meeting*
(or Study Session)
 January  January 2
Study Session
January 10
Annual Meeting / Potluck **
 February February 6
Board Meeting
February 13, 14, & 15
2020 GCA Crab Feed (Ticketed Event)
 March  March 5
Study Session
March 13
Potluck - Irish Theme **
 April April 2
Board Meeting
April 10
Italian Night Themed Dinner ***
 May  May 7
Study Session
May 15
Mexican Fiesta Themed Dinner ***
 June June 4
Board Meeting
June 12
Potluck - Appetizers **
 July  July 2
Study Session

July 10
Summer BBQ

July 25
Water & Art Festival
 August August 6
Board Meeting
Summer Break
No Second Friday Event
 September  September 3
Study Session
September 11
Potluck - Fall Kick-Off Tailgate Event **
 October  October 1
Board Meeting
October 9
Themed Dinner ***
 November November 5
Study Session
November 13
Potluck - Chili Feed & Officer Elections  **
 December December 3
Board Meeting

December 5
Snacks w/Santa!

December 31st
New Year's Eve Party


* If you have questions about or information for a GCA Executive Board Meeting or Study Session, please email or contact President Leslie Blaisdell:  GCA President

** Potlucks: Please bring your own service.

*** Cost for Prepared Meals: Adults - $7.50, Family - $20.00, Children Under 13 - $5.00