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President’s Message – April 2019

By the time the April edition of the Log is published, Spring will have officially arrived in Hansville.  Daylight Saving Time will be in operation and the cherry blossoms will be in bloom. Another seasonal marker is GHCC’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20 at 10:30 am featuring a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny. Bring your children and grandchildren and join in the fun.

This August we will celebrate GHCC’s 50th Rummage Sale. Our first drop off was on March 9 and was something of a record breaker in terms of donations. Perhaps this reflected an urge to spring clean or maybe it was the influence of the popular show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ on Netflix. Thank you to everyone who helped. If you missed this opportunity to reduce your personal inventory, the next drop off will be on Saturday April 13 from 10 am to 1 pm.

Four years ago we also opened an account for the GHCC Endowment Fund with Cascade Advisers of Morgan Stanley. Our starting balance was $99,480. As of last February 28 our balance was $188,097, almost 40% of our $500,000 target. Our goal is to generate sufficient income to support GHCC operations and, while we have a way to go, we feel that substantial progress has been made. Many thanks all our generous donors.

Sheriff Gary Simpson will be our guest at April’s Neighbor’s Lunch on Wednesday April 17 at 12 noon. There will be ample time for Q. and A. after the presentation but, at Gary’s suggestion, we are also soliciting questions ahead of time. Please send them to  

celia.grether@gmail.com and I will be sure to forward them to Gary.

Our Tuesday Talk is on Tuesday April 23 at 7 pm and the topic is “Beach Debris and Clean-up. Please check out Annette Wright’s column for details.

March saw the first in our series of seasonal dinners, namely the St Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 16. Many thanks to our chefs, Rick Mackey and Joe Yazzolino for preparing the meal and to our Events Committee for organizing the event. This is proof that it is possible to accomplish good things by committee!

Finally, don’t forget GHCC’s Scholarship deadline of Monday April 15 for all residents of the Greater Hansville communities. If you know someone planning a course of advanced study this Fall, please encourage them to download an application from our website www.hansville.org

Happy Spring!

Celia Grether