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September 21st, 3:07 pm
Griffin Neighbors

Yum! Makes me want to go back to school!Another great meal, Fish Sticks, potato wedges, cucumbers, carrot sticks, orange & milk ... See MoreSee Less

Yum! Makes me want to go back to school!
September 21st, 6:31 am
Griffin Neighbors

Bastard Pies at Tipsy Whale, Friday, September 24th, 4:00 - 8:00pm. ... See MoreSee Less

September 19th, 8:46 am
Griffin Neighbors

The myPSE app provides easy access to your account when you're on the go. Check your balance and make a payment with just one click. Track & report power outages in your neighborhood and check on restoration times, all in the palm of your hand.

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The myPSE app provides easy access to your account when youre on the go. Check your balance and make a payment with just one click. Track & report power outages in your neighborhood and check on restoration times, all in the palm of your hand.

https://www.pse.com/pages/get-the-pse-app
September 19th, 8:42 am
Griffin Neighbors

Registration for 2021 Farms Forever is open! We have some amazing experiences like boat rides, cabin stays, and so much more! Stay tuned for auction items coming to a computer near you. Don't miss out, go ahead and register today! bit.ly/2021FarmsForever ... See MoreSee Less

September 19th, 8:07 am
Griffin Neighbors

According to The Olympian, all ten were unvaccinated.

If you've chosen to remain unvaccinated, maybe it'd be good to consider what you can do to help your next of kin settle your affairs, in the event of your death due to this disease. Now we've passed the point where 1-in-500 Americans have been killed by COVID-19, it's become one of the top causes of death in the country.Public Health and Social Services is reporting ten deaths due to COVID-19 in a 24-hour period from September 15 to 16 at Providence St. Peter Hospital (Providence) in Olympia, Washington.

Read the news release here👉http://ow.ly/JOBg50Gcdjm
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According to The Olympian, all ten were unvaccinated. 

If youve chosen to remain unvaccinated, maybe itd be good to consider what you can do to help your next of kin settle your affairs, in the event of your death due to this disease. Now weve passed the point where 1-in-500 Americans have been killed by COVID-19, its become one of the top causes of death in the country.

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Free vaccine clinics continue to be scheduled in Thurston County. If you or anyone in your local family, age 12 and up, haven't yet been vaccinated, see the page at www.thurstoncountywa.gov/phss/Coronavirus/Pages/coronavirus-vaccine-info.aspx for details and to make an appointment, where recommended. Continue to reduce your travel, socially-distance, wear a mask whenever your indoors in a public setting (or outdoors, where you cannot socially-distance), and frequently wash your hands in order to avoid touching your face with dirty hands.

Vaccinated people should be prepared too!

The vaccinated are not the ones dying from this disease. It is those who choose to not get vaccinated that are making it impossible for heart attack and accident victims to get care and are monopolizing the ICUs.

To make an informed decision, it would be helpful to see the actual data in question; such as age groups, Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) / Infection Survival Rate (ISR), sample sizes, etc. Unless of course such information plants seeds of curiosity in the minds of people who value reason, logic, independent thought and practice critical thinking...

September 18th, 7:30 am
Griffin Neighbors

Prosperity Grange is looking to organize this for November 18th, 5 to 9 PM. We'll share more information if they post it. ... See MoreSee Less

Prosperity Grange is looking to organize this for November 18th, 5 to 9 PM. Well share more information if they post it.

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Do you have room for vendors still? How much to set up a booth?

Jenny Gowin

I'm not sure who picks up this phone number, but (360) 490-5966 is the number on Prosperity Grange's Facebook Page. Possibly someone at that phone will know who to contact, for those interested in attending this event as a vendor.

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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

October 21, 2021, 7:00pm - October 21, 2021, 8:30pm+2November 18, 2021, 7:00pm - November 18, 2021, 8:30pmDecember 16, 2021, 7:00pm - December 16, 2021, 8:30pm

6341 41st Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98502-8832, United States Map

The public is invited to attend meetings of the Board of the Griffin Neighborhood Association.

Meetings are generally held the third Thursday of each month, from 7 PM to about 8:30 PM.

At the present time, these are hybrid meetings held both at a private residence at 6341 41st Ave. NW (socially-distanced, of course) and online. Please contact Becky at furacres@gmail.com for details to attend the meeting online.

For more information about the Board, see our website and especially the page at steamboatisland.org/contactus/
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We’re Planning This September’s Community Picnic

Last summer’s annual community picnic was canceled. But we’re determined to safely hold a family-friendly picnic this September! Mark your calendars and, if you can, won’t you lend us a hand?

Annual Community Picnic
Sunday, September 12
12 noon to 4 PM
Prosperity Grange and Tin Cup Driving Range

Admission will be free to current members of the Griffin Neighborhood Association, $5 per adult for those of you who are not members. If you haven’t yet joined, or have allowed your membership to lapse, now is a great time to join us. It’s easy, and you can do that online with a secure credit card transaction. If you prefer, you can join by mail or at the picnic.

There’ll be food, activities for children and adults, and much more. What’s “much more”? Let me tell you.

Northwest Beerwerks will be setting up a beer and wine garden and offering beverages for sale.

Magician John London will be presenting his magic show. Afterward, he’ll be creating balloon animals for the kids.

This year’s musical guest will be the band The Possible Solutions. Plus, there will be an open mic! We’re already hearing from talented neighbors who are interested in performing. We have 15-minute slots still available. Contact Becky for available times and details. Then bring your instrument.

Local nonprofit organizations will be available to describe their programs and services. If you represent or work with a nonprofit servicing our area, contact Becky to learn how you can set up a table at our picnic.

In addition, there will be prizes from local businesses and our event sponsors. Many of these prizes are in the form of gift baskets that will be raffled off. For example, Chelsea Farms is assembling a shellfish picnic basket comprised of a blanket, two bottles of wine, and a gift certificate good for ten pounds of clams, 5 dozen oysters, and a geoduck. The entire basket is valued at $250!

Would you help us plan the picnic or can you help us the day of the event? We have another picnic organizing meeting scheduled for August 12. Contact us if you can help.

Many thanks to our current sponsors and we expect to be adding more to this list, in the coming weeks.

Bay Shore Construction

Loading Dock Supply, LLC

Steamboat Tennis & Athletic Club and Nicholson & Associates Insurance, LLC

Prosperity Grange

Do you operate a local business interested in a sponsorship at this year’s event? Contact us.

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“An Evening with Community Pediatricians” is Latest in a Series to Strengthen Our Community

The Griffin School District Presents “Strengthening Our Community,” the third in a monthly virtual series for parents, caregivers, community members, and anyone interested in attending.

This month’s topic is “An evening with Community Pediatricians.” Special guests are Dr. Beth Harvey and Dr.Maria Huang. The event, which takes place on Zoom, is Thursday, May 13, from 6 to 7 PM.

The Zoom meeting link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83416513461?pwd=V2VLbnNUbTdBZ0VrbGkyWHVtUWxSZz09

Please join us for an evening featuring our special guest speakers Dr. Harvey and Dr. Huang, both local pediatricians. They will speak about the impacts of the COVID pandemic on our youth, vaccines, mental health, ongoing preventive measures, and answer any questions you may have.

Here’s your chance to talk to the experts!

If you have questions for this event’s guests, you are invited to email them to ehagen@griffinschool.us

Save the date for next month’s event in the series, “Family Support During the Summer.” That event will be held on June 10th and will feature local service organizations speaking about programs offered in our community.

We thank the Griffin School District for making this series available to us.

May’s Plant Sale Events for Animal Rescue Announced

Feline Friends logoLocal resident Diane Jacob, of The Cameron Gardens, has announced this year’s schedule of plant sale events to benefit animal rescue groups in Thurston and Mason counties. The first is this Saturday, May 1st.

“Many gardeners and volunteers,” says Jacob, “contribute time and plants from their own gardens to help our furry friends.”

“Each sale will have different plants, great prices, and probably something you, the butterflies, and hummingbirds would love in your yard.”

Masks will be required, and the hosts ask that you practice social distancing at all times during the plant sales.

All plant sales will be held, rain or shine, and 100% of proceeds benefit homeless pets.

Saturday, May 1
9 AM to 2 PM
Feline Friends Plant Sale
Griffin School

This sale will feature many perennials at very good prices. The Feline Friends Cat House will be open for adoptions by appointment only during Covid. Call them at (360) 866-9300. Check out their website at www.Feline-Friends.net.

Saturday, May 8
9 AM to 3 PM
Plant and Garden Things Sale
Our Community Credit Union parking lot, 2948 Olympic Hwy N, Shelton

The very popular Plant and Garden Things sale for Adopt-A-Pet will be in Shelton on May 8th – just in time for Mother’s Day. There will be some hanging baskets as well as many greenhouse-raised annuals.

Saturday, May 29
9 AM to 2 PM
S.N.A.P. (Spay & Neuter All Pets) Plant Sale
Thurston Co. Animal Services, 3120 Martin Way, Olympia

S.N.A.P. (Spay & Neuter All Pets) will hold its annual Plant Sale at the Thurston County Animal Services on Martin Way on May 29th. There will be many plant choices to check out here including donations from Briggs Nursery as well as more local gardeners.

There will be no close-out plant and garage sale for Feline Friends this year.

Thanks to all the volunteers who came to help and donate lovely plants from their gardens.

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