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December 4th, 7:59 am

Griffin Neighbors

LIGHTS ARE ON🎄❤️🎄❤️🎄 Happy Holidays from Candy Cane Lane, 5410 66th Ave. NW, Olympia

We work with the Griffin Fire Department to make a donation to the local food bank and have a donation box by the light pole if you'd like to drop a donation during a visit.
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December 3rd, 8:26 am

Griffin Neighbors

Congratulations JT Painting! They're a local business owned by someone living here in the Griffin area. For more great local businesses, see our directory at steamboatisland.org/business/

For your painting and pressure washing projects, contact JT Painting.Being selected as a finalist as one of Washington’s Excellence in Family Owned Business is truly a humbling experience. 22 years of hard work, risks, sacrifice, rejections, acceptances, creativity and so much more. This year has really shown owners Trever and Sarah that our hard work is paying off. We are able to provide top quality service to our customers, benefits and bonuses to our employees and give back to our community. We have been blessed with an amazing crew; truly dedicated guys with determination and compassion. This award is for all of our JT Painting family. #thankful #familyownedbusiness #paintingcompany
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Congratulations JT Painting! Theyre a local business owned by someone living here in the Griffin area. For more great local businesses, see our directory at https://steamboatisland.org/business/ 

For your painting and pressure washing projects, contact JT Painting.

December 2nd, 8:55 am

Griffin Neighbors

Remember, too, pre-orders for their 2021 Native Plant Sale are open through February 15, 2021 at store.thurstoncd.com/Thurston Conservation District December Newsletter ❄ - mailchi.mp/thurstoncd/decembernewsletter ... See MoreSee Less

Remember, too, pre-orders for their 2021 Native Plant Sale are open through February 15, 2021 at https://store.thurstoncd.com/

December 2nd, 7:46 am

Griffin Neighbors

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December 1st, 7:38 am

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November 30th, 4:10 pm

Griffin Neighbors

Here is an update on the December 5th holiday event. We'll have a tree lighting ceremony and then we'll sing Christmas carols with Santa and Mrs. Claus. December 5th, 6 PM, at Companion Cove.

You are also invited to bring nonperishable food items as we are collecting for the satellite food bank at St. Christopher's Church.
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Here is an update on the December 5th holiday event. Well have a tree lighting ceremony and then well sing Christmas carols with Santa and Mrs. Claus. December 5th, 6 PM, at Companion Cove.

You are also invited to bring nonperishable food items as we are collecting for the satellite food bank at St. Christophers Church.

November 29th, 11:20 pm

Griffin Neighbors

From Dennis Gross, of Sovereign Cellars, we received this message:

Holiday Greetings, Sovereign Friends:
A quick note to let you know about our Holiday Case Sale.
Call or email me soon!
Dennis Gross - Winemaker, Sovereign Cellars
7408 Manzanita Drive NW, Olympia WA 98502
Email: dwgrosswine@yahoo.com
Call: (360)-866-7991
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From Dennis Gross, of Sovereign Cellars, we received this message:

Holiday Greetings, Sovereign Friends:  
A quick note to let you know about our Holiday Case Sale.
Call or email me soon!
Dennis Gross - Winemaker, Sovereign Cellars 
7408 Manzanita Drive NW, Olympia WA 98502
Email: dwgrosswine@yahoo.com
Call: (360)-866-7991
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Who is the Griffin Neighborhood Association?

The Griffin Neighborhood Association (GNA) is registered with the State of Washington as a non-profit organization. We are a nonpartisan group of neighbors living within the boundaries of the Griffin School District, Thurston County, Washington.

Any person owning property, a business, or residing in the Griffin area is eligible to become a member and participate fully in the Association. Membership is also open to community groups and students of the Griffin School District. If you live or work in the Griffin neighborhood or Steamboat Peninsula, the Griffin Neighborhood Association is you.

Originally organized as the Oyster Bay Neighborhood Association in 1990, we were registered with the State of Washington as the nonprofit Griffin Neighborhood Association in December, 1995.


Our Mission

The mission of the Griffin Neighborhood Association is to help build community consensus on major issues confronting the Griffin area, including growth, land issues, habitat, water quality, transportation and school planning. When appropriate, we research issues as honest brokers of information, provide forums for debate, attempt to arrive at community consensus and issue resolution, and present this consensus to appropriate decision makers.

The Griffin Neighborhood Association also undertakes and supports projects that benefit our community, help to build a sense of community, and educate the community on topics of interest.


Our Board and Officers

Our Board is comprised of current members of the Association, elected by members of the Association present at the Annual Meeting. Officers are elected from Board membership by members of the Board.

The Board typically sets an annual schedule of regular meetings. Tentative meeting dates, times and locations are posted on our Facebook Page and on Nextdoor.


Upcoming Events

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GNA Board Meeting

GNA Board Meeting

December 17, 2020, 7:00pm - December 17, 2020, 8:30pm+1January 21, 2021, 7:00pm - January 21, 2021, 8:30pm

6341 41st Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98502 Map

The Board of the Griffin Neighborhood Association generally meets the third Thursday of every month, at 7 PM. Meetings take place at the Griffin Fire Department Headquarters unless indicated otherwise.

The public is encouraged to attend our Board meetings.

Check our Facebook Page for more meeting details. We are at www.facebook.com/GriffinNeighbors/

This year's scheduled meeting dates are:
4/16 - CANCELED
5/21 - CANCELED
6/18
7/16
8/20
9/17
10/15 - meeting at 6341 41st Ave NW.
11/19
12/17
1/21/21
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Join Us for Tree Lighting at Companion Cove

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Come join us Saturday, December 5th, to watch a tree lighting ceremony from the comfort of your own vehicle. Join in singing Christmas carols with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Saturday, December 5
6:00 PM
Companion Cove

On Saturday, we will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the satellite food bank at St. Christopher’s Community Church. Please bring something to donate.

Then, beginning December 6th and continuing until Christmas, children can make an ornament and hang it on the Griffin Neighborhood Christmas tree at Companion Cove (please hang ornaments on the lower branches).

Presented by the Griffin Neighborhood Association.

See you on December 5th!

Trunk or Treat This Halloween at Griffin School and Companion Cove

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Join the Griffin Neighborhood Association and Griffin PTO for a Trunk or Treat on Halloween evening. This drive-through event will be held at the Griffin School and Companion Cove parking lots.

Griffin School and Companion Cove
Sunday, October 31
5:00 to 8:00 PM

Social distancing will be observed and we ask you remain in your vehicle. Non-costume masks are required.

Donations of bagged candy are needed. If you would like to donate, there are drop off boxes at Griffin School, Griffin Fire Station, and Companion Cove. Please make your candy donations by October 28th.

Trunks wanted! If you’re interested, contact Becky at furacres@gmail.com. Prize for the best trunk?

New Local Residents Amy and Streiter VanQuaethem Join VanQuaethem Family Chiropractic

2020 has certainly been a crazy year for this world and for our family!  In March, my husband, Streiter, daughter, Laney, and I headed on spring break from our Maui home. What was supposed to be a fun vacation turned into a complete shift in life as we knew it. While we were enjoying the Florida beaches, Coronavirus started taking its toll. My father in law had a sudden stroke here in Olympia, and Florida was closing, so we flew to Washington to be with our family. Thankfully, he recovered. However, he would be unable to practice Chiropractic again.

After much consideration and a couple of trips home to Maui, we decided that, during this challenging time, it was more important to be near family. We joined our enthusiastic brother, Dr. Taylor VanQuaethem’s office in West Olympia and started our new practice here. It has been humbling to go from a large practice that served the islands of Maui and Lanai to a practice that we are building from scratch. We are optimistic for the future, appreciative of our new life, and grateful to have found a great home on the beautiful Steamboat Peninsula.

Local residents Amy and Streiter VanQuaethem have joined VanQuaethem Family Chiropractic, located at ​4419 Harrison Avenue Northwest #107, ​Olympia, WA 98502. They are accepting new patients. Call (360) 943-6206 to schedule an appointment. The Griffin Neighborhood Association is happy to welcome the VanQuaethem family to the Griffin area and to add VanQuaethem Family Chiropractic to our local business directory.

Election Day is November 3, Ballots to be Mailed Oct 8

It’s election season! Here’s what you need to know this year to vote smart.

Important Dates

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To the right is a table from the County Elections website. Ballots will be mailed October 8. The ballot drop boxes will be locked at 8 PM on November 3.

Your Voter Registration

If you are not yet registered to vote there’s still time. Click here to register online. The last day to register online is October 26, but you should plan to register as soon as you can. After that date, you can register all the way up to Election Day. For more information about voter eligibility, updating your registration, or canceling it, see this web page. This page also contains information useful if you would like to update your voter registration because of a name or signature change.

If you have moved or changed your name, click here to update your current voter registration online.

You can confirm your voter registration status online or by calling the County Auditor’s Elections team at (360) 786-5408.

You can contact Thurston County Elections directly at elections@co.thurston.wa.us and by phone at (360) 786-5408. 711 Washington Relay. Visit ThurstonVotes.org for in person hours and
locations.

From October 14 though November 3 the Elections Office has a service center opened. It is located at South Puget Sound Community College Mottman Campus, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia.

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