President’s Message for December 2017

By Christy Mackey

The days are shorter and the weather has turned chilly, but things are lively at the Greater Hansville Community Center.

This year’s Halloween Party was a great success thanks to the efforts of Chuck & MJ Strahm, Pat DuVall and team. We volunteers had as much fun as the kids and their families. We would love to have some of the families who attended this year participate in the event in 2018. Visit our website, hansville.org and send us a message if you are interested in volunteering for this or any other event.

There was a house fire on our road recently. The North Kitsap Fire and Rescue response was quick and professional. NKF&R crews have responded to many EMS calls in our neighborhood. We’re fortunate to have these highly trained professionals here in our community. It’s a good time to change your smoke detector batteries. If you can’t safely reach your smoke detectors, NKF&R will come to your home to help. Also, consider getting the NKF&R Pulse Point app on your smartphone.

The November Neighbors Lunch honoring veterans in our community was well attended. Celia Grether has done a great job of organizing programs for the Neighbors Lunches in 2017. The 2018 GHCC Board elections will take place at the December Lunch. RSVP for the December Lunch, come and vote for your board and enjoy some Christmas music.

Thanks to Annette Wright who continues to find interesting speakers for the Tuesday Talk lecture series. Her most recent Talk featured Hansville climate change speaker, Adelia Ritchie. She was assisted by Melissa Witek.

Don’t miss the December 14 Children’s Christmas Party. Lynn Hix has once again arranged for the wonderful Puppets Please Marionettes to visit. They are just as fun for adults as they are for kids. Santa will be making an appearance, too.

Please join us at the Community Center for New Year’s Eve Bingo with Fred Nelson again this year. It’s a lot of fun. Hope to see you there.

Finally, a huge thank you to Chuck Strahm who has spent countless hours over the past 10 years serving on the GHCC board and now as our building Maintenance Coordinator. He has decided to step back a bit, so we are looking for a new GHCC Maintenance Coordinator. If you are interested in this important volunteer position, please contact us.