President’s Message for November 2017
by Christy Mackey

Our days are growing noticeably shorter. The Mackey clan just had our annual Fake Faux Family Thanksgiving because some family members are heading South for the winter.  We stay here because we love the wild November storms. We don’t have a big generator, so when the power goes out, we look pretty silly reading by headlamp by the fire.  

We’ll be getting our books at the big Fall Book Sale at our Community Center on November 3, 4 & 5. Bring your sturdy bags and fill them up with lots of good winter reads.  

Our Log Editor and board member Hannah Carlan and her husband, Corry Rogerson welcomed their son, Whitlock Alexander Rogerson, Driftwood Key’s newest citizen.

Little Whitlock was the star of our popular annual Chili Cook-Off. North Kitsap Fire & Rescue was the new contender. Not only did they serve outstanding Firehouse Chili, but they helped clean up the Center after the cook-off. Thank you guys! NKPSA won again but Hansville Helping Hands and Eglon’s Pat DuVall’s chilis were so delicious, not a spoonful was left. Thanks to Pat DuVall & Chuck Strahm for organizing this event. Pat covered the tables with white paper and put crayons on each table for a table-top art contest.  Corry Rogerson’s crayon artwork won first place.  

Annette Wright’s popular Tuesday Talks are back. Her Patrol Boats and Owls Talks were well attended.  Don’t miss her November 14 Climate Change Talk.

Thank you to Chris Brinton & Don Thomsen for adopting and planting the boat at the entry to Norwegian Point Park. They added a variety of plants so it will be beautiful year round.

Our Wine Social and Auction fund-raiser was a big success thanks to Judy Tallman’s direction.  We were so happy the always entertaining, Don White agreed to be our emcee again this year.  Sharon & Jon Jordan grew this event from a potluck event to an elegant dinner and auction. Thank you Sharon & Jon for all your years of service.

When you drive by the corner of Hansville and Buck Lake Roads notice the new GHCC sign.  It was designed by MJ Strahm and installed by Chuck Strahm and & Don Lynch. Thank you to MJ, Chuck and Don.  

We recently said goodbye to two treasured members of our community.  Martin Adams was a valued Greenway and GHCC volunteer. I’ll miss seeing him buzzing around town on his colorful three-wheel motorcycle.  

After retiring from a long and storied Naval career, Red Denson co-founded the Hansville Historical Society, was a long time GHCC volunteer and Fire Commissioner.  Martin & Red served our community well and were always there for their neighbors. Hansville is a little less colorful without them. They are greatly missed.