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November 9th, 8:09 am

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Learn more about Thurston County's 5-Year Homeless Crisis Response Plan for 2019-2024 at: bit.ly/2Cs8byQ ... See MoreSee Less

November 9th, 8:04 am

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The Tipsy Whale is officially open. Can’t wait to meet everyone. Open Friday and Saturday 2:00 - 10:00. Starting Sunday, we will start our regular hours 12:00 noon to 10:00. ... See MoreSee Less

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A great addition to the neighborhood!

A great message to send to all of our children across the street at the school. I can not believe this location was approved. Normalized alcohol consumption, sad. Would you be so supportive if this was a cannabis store? Oh wait this location wouldn't qualify as its too close to a school. Pshaw I say pshaw!

Love the atmosphere! Great job y’all!!!! Welcome to the hood 💗

Oh my gosh I had a crush on Sue as I was best friends with the Family. Not sure. But , would like to visit the new Hangout and learn from the pros.

What a great extension to the Griffin Community, Congratulations!

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November 6th, 7:28 am

Griffin Neighbors

Yahoo, the Tipsy Whale is opening!Are you ready? Soft opening this weekend, Friday - Sunday 2:00 - 10:00 pm. Marv’s Marvlous BBQ will be there each day from 4:00 - 8:00.
We are looking forward to meeting everyone who has been following us through this long journey.
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Yahoo, the Tipsy Whale is opening!

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Doug Kramer

I’m ready! That place is going to be awfully convenient, Lance.

November 5th, 6:02 am

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November 4th, 5:34 am

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Tomorrow is Election Day. Remember to get your ballot to a local dropbox or in to the mail (no postage required). Voting is neighborly! ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow is Election Day. Remember to get your ballot to a local dropbox or in to the mail (no postage required). Voting is neighborly!

November 1st, 5:54 am

Griffin Neighbors

Beginning November 1st, the Griffin Neighborhood Association will begin another month-long food drive for St. Christopher's Church Satellite Food Bank.

We will have boxes at two locations this time: Steamboat Animal Hospital, 6531 Sexton Dr NW and Steamboat Tennis and Athletic Club, 3505 Steamboat Island Road NW. Both locations will have two donation boxes, one for people and pet food and the other for warm, winter weather gear (hats, gloves, scarves, stocking caps, socks, etc.).

Attached are lists of items needed for the food drive as well as dog and cat dry and wet food for our four-legged friends.

Thank you all so much for your continued support of our community and thank you Steamboat Animal Hospital and the Steamboat Tennis and Athletic Club for sponsoring this month's drive.
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Beginning November 1st, the Griffin Neighborhood Association will begin another month-long food drive for St. Christophers Church Satellite Food Bank. 

We will have boxes at two locations this time: Steamboat Animal Hospital, 6531 Sexton Dr NW and Steamboat Tennis and Athletic Club, 3505 Steamboat Island Road NW. Both locations will have two donation boxes, one for people and pet food and the other for warm, winter weather gear (hats, gloves, scarves, stocking caps, socks, etc.). 

Attached are lists of items needed for the food drive as well as dog and cat dry and wet food for our four-legged friends. 

Thank you all so much for your continued support of our community and thank you Steamboat Animal Hospital and the Steamboat Tennis and Athletic Club for sponsoring this months drive.
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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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Join Us for Bunco, November 12

Last month’s game night was such fun, we’re going to do it this month, too!

Join us on Tuesday, November 12, at Prosperity Grange, where we’ll be playing bunco again.

We will have some snacks and water available but feel free to bring your favorites to share.

The games go from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Bunco Night
Tuesday, November 12
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Prosperity Grange
3701 Steamboat Island Rd. NW

Are you unfamiliar with the game of Bunco? Here’s a link to one of the many web pages that describe Bunco game play.

 

Food Drive at Steamboat Animal Hospital and Steamboat Tennis & Athletic Club

Thurston County Food Bank logoThe entire month of November, two local businesses – Steamboat Animal Hospital and Steamboat Tennis and Athletic Club – will be available to take your donations of food and winter supplies. These donations go far to help families living right here in the Griffin area. These are distributed by St. Christopher’s Community Church. As many of you already know, St. Christophers is our local satellite for the Thurston County Food Bank.

Each location will have two boxes for your donation. One is for people and pet food and the other for warm, winter weather gear (hats, gloves, scarves, stocking caps, socks, etc.).

Here is a list of the most sought-after items:

  • Canned protein (tuna, chicken, beef stew, salmon, ravioli, spam)
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned fruit in natural juice
  • Canned soups (meat and vegetarian)
  • Boxed cereals
  • Macaroni and cheese, ramen soup
  • Canned chili (meat and vegetarian)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Oatmeal packets
  • Single-serving snacks (chips, cookies, crackers, and fruit snacks)
  • Granola bars
  • Laundry soap
  • Dish soap
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby diapers (all sizes)
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toilet paper
  • Deodorant
  • Winter weather gear (warm hats, gloves, scarves, stocking caps, socks, etc.)
  • Dog and cat food (both dry and wet)

You are invited to drop your donations during regular business hours at:

Steamboat Animal Hospital
6531 Sexton Dr NW

Steamboat Tennis and Athletic Club
3505 Steamboat Island Road NW

The Griffin Neighborhood Associations thanks these two local businesses for their continued support of our community and for sponsoring the November food drive.

You are Invited to Bunco Night Tuesday, October 15th

The days are shorter and the skies are cloudier. What better time for an evening of fun, indoor activity? The Griffin Neighborhood Association invites you to do just that!

On Tuesday, October 15th, we will be hosting our first community game night. It will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Prosperity Grange Hall, 3701 Steamboat Island Rd NW. We will be playing a rousing game of Bunco!

Light snacks and water will be available but feel free to bring a snack of your own to share and the beverage of your choice.

We are hoping to make this a monthly event throughout the fall and winter months, having a different choice of games each time. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and have some fun!

Bunco Night
Tuesday, October 15
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Prosperity Grange
3701 Steamboat Island Rd. NW

Are you unfamiliar with the game of Bunco? Here’s a link to one of the many web pages that describe Bunco game play.

We hope to see you at Bunco Night.

St. Christopher’s Asks for Community Support to Create a “Home Sweet Home” for a Local Family

As many of you are aware, St. Christopher’s Community Church provides support for local families in need. This support comes chiefly through the church’s satellite location for the Thurston County Food Bank. Through the efforts of especially one parishioner, Lindy Vincent, local families also receive support that extends far beyond food. The church’s Steamboat Island Outreach & Basic Needs Program provides gas cards, clothing, household items, and even furniture to families in need right here in the Griffin area. St. Christopher’s Community Church is now seeking to assist a local family of four in urgent need of a permanent home of their own.

Mom is disabled. Dad continues his steady employment of the last 8 years. They have two children attending local schools. And St. Christopher’s has known this family for a number of years.

Rising housing costs and the instability of renting repeatedly interfere with this family’s hard work to get ahead and with the education of the children. We want your help in giving them a leg up.

St. Christopher’s is asking the community at large to help fund the purchase or down payment on a used mobile home.

A GoFundMe campaign has been arranged to collect funds to help provide this family a home of their own. Your contribution of any amount will really help. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Click here to make a secure online contribution.

After you make your gift, please share the campaign with others.

Fr. Thibodeaux of St. Christopher’s, has written of this campaign, “Together with this family we can create a stable home and the family can focus attention on health, career, and education. You can, right here, right now, make a concrete difference in the life of a neighbor and be a blessing.”

Thank you for your support in this community effort.

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