President’s Message – September 2020
August has drawn to a close and I hope that everyone was able to go outdoors and enjoy the fabulous natural beauty of our state. My husband and I visited the Staircase entrance to Olympic National Park which receives few sightseers in normal times. Yesterday I learned that Forest Road 24 and Staircase have been closed due to the unprecedented number of visitors. Most areas of the Park remain open, however. Let’s make the most of the sunshine before the rains start in the middle of October.
As you doubtless know, Kitsap County remains in Phase Two. Guidelines on bowling alleys, museums and agritourism have been issued by Governor Inslee but they are hardly applicable to GHCC. Neighbor’s Lunches are cancelled until further notice. Regrettably, we have also had to cancel the 2020 Children’s Halloween Party.
GHCC is planning three events this Fall. One is a virtual Candidates Night at 6:30 pm on Friday, October 16 . Please read Judy Tallman’s article on the subject on Page 1 of the Log. If you’ve got some type of computer and a decent internet connection you can take part. We apologize for the lack of pies at a virtual event!
There will also be an online Rummage Sale of 100+ pieces of quality, second hand merchandise currently stored in the Norwegian Point Park boathouse. An online catalog with a photograph, description, and price for each item will be circulated to GHCC members in the near future and appointments will be made for payment and pick up.
We plan to hold a Food Drive at GHCC on Saturday, October 3 between 10 a.m. and 1 pm. Many families are going through tough times so we will ask you to bring whatever groceries you can spare to the front of the GHCC building. You can make your donation from your car and drive through. We will only be accepting non-perishables at the Saturday drive. But folks may take their fresh produce directly to ShareNet on Tuesdays and Fridays. Our volunteers will be observing social distancing and wearing masks and we ask that you do the same. We will let you know the date as soon as possible.
I’ll end with a word of clarification. Pam Lindgren RN continues to operate her footcare clinic in the East Room of GHCC, usually on Tuesday afternoons. Recent signage may have given the impression that this is a GHCC sponsored activity. In fact, Pam is operating as a private contractor providing an important service. Her contact information is shown on Page 14 of the Log.
Hang in there and stay safe!