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2015 Calendar at a Glance

13 Dec

PCNW-CGFA-anchor-heart-logoThe Pacific Northwest Coast Guard Family Association is excited to announce the following activities for the 2015 Calendar Year. We will meet on the third Sunday of every month in the CoHo Room on base.  Everyone is invited to attend our board meetings from 2:00-3:00pm. Then from 3:00pm-5:00pm we will enjoy good food, games, or crafts and great conversation! Board meetings and events are open to everyone! Childcare will be offered for most events and will cost $2.00 per hour. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

January  – Craft night
February – Game night
March  – Easter Egg Hunt (time & place TBD)
April – Spring Bunko
May – Spring Fling: Appetizers & Vender Fair
June – Pot Luck
July – BBQ in the Park (time & place TBD) 
August – Join us at the Coast Guard Day Picnic (time & place TBD)
September – Welcome Aboard Tea
October – Pumpkin Carving & Halloween Party
November – Holiday Recipe Exchange and Pot-Luck
December – Holiday Party 

If you have questions about any of our events or are interested in learning more about the CGFA, please email us at

Our Favorite Treats Holiday Party

13 Dec


Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

7 Apr


Join the CGFA at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival!!

Saturday, April 19th @ 9:30AM
15867 Beaver Marsh Rd
Mount Vernon, Washington 98273


We’ll meet and explore the RoozenGaarde Tulip Fields and then enjoy a Salmon BBQ lunch at Hillcrest Lodge. Admission to the RoozenGaarde Tulip Field is $5.00 per person ($4.00 with military ID). Children under 10 admitted free. 

Lunch costs $12.00 a plate and includes the following: Alder grilled salmon, baked potato, coleslaw, garlic bread, beverages and ice cream.

You do not need to be a CGFA member to join in on the fun!

CGFA Bunco Event!

14 Jan


WHEN: January 25th   1:30pm to 4:00pm

WHERE: Bear Room, USCG Base Seattle (1519 Alaskan Way South Seattle, WA 98134-1192)

Let’s start the year with a fun game of Bunco together! In case you aren’t familiar with the game it is a super cool and fun social dice game. No skills required except to know how to have fun and get to know each other. We will walk you through when you arrive and then just have a blast. 

Bring a $5 gift to exchange as part of the game (a usual Bunco custom for prizes) and a snack to share. We will provide water and soda for your Bunco enjoyment.

Please let us know if you can join us. RSVP at Bunco is best when played with 12 or more players and we would love to get to meet new people, catch up with people we know and just have a great time.

See you there!


CGFA Cookie Decorating and Exchange

19 Nov


When? December 15th – From 2:30pm till 6:00 pm

Where? USCG Base Seattle – COHO ROOM

A great fun, festive event for you and your family! Come decorate cookies with us and bring some cookies to exchange.

As we get closer to the date, we will let you know how may cookies to bring. We promise it won’t be a huge number of cookies (HA HA HA!) We will have some items to use to decorate the cookies but please feel free to bring your favorite cookie decoration tools.

Feel free to also bring a quick appetizer to share so we don’t gobble up all the cookies. There will also be a small craft for the kids to work on if they are done decorating their cookies. It should be a jolly good time to meet families, catch up AND see what the CGFA has to offer for you and your family.

More details to come!

RSVP at OR on the FB Event section here.

PS Don’t forget to bring your ID so you can get on base! 🙂 See you there.

MFPU Spooktacular/Autumn Bash

17 Oct


The MFPU Family invites you to our Children’s Autumn Bash and Trunk-N-Treat.

Festivities will begin with Trunk-N-Treating in the parking lot at 4:45pm then head towards the training room for games and feast from 5:00 to 6:00pm.

For anyone planning on decorating their trunk, be in the paved parking lot no later than 4:00pm. The gates will be closed promptly at 4 to ensure the safety of our ghosts and goblins. Any vehicles not wishing to participate in the Trunk-N-Treat must park in the lower lot.

Directions to the building:

From Trident Gate, take left at second light (scorpion road)
Go through 2 stop signs, second one being at a set of rail road tracks.
Take the next right (guardfish road)
The parking lot is the dirt lot on the right after rounding the corner (second entrance, first is not MFPU)

From Trigger Gate, take first right (towards East Housing)
Take left onto Guardfish Road (there is a blue TTF/MFPU sign on the right. If you made it to the stop sign at the tracks, you went too far)
The parking lot is the dirt lot on the right after rounding the corner (second entrance, first is not MFPU)

Please remember RSVP is very important for this event so the number of children and vehicles attending will be accounted for.


Pumpkin Carving at the Lighthouse

13 Oct


October 27th, 2013 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Alki Point Lighthouse

3201 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, Washington 98116

Pumpkin Carving at the lighthouse is baaa-aack and so is our party…

Graciously hosted by Admiral Gromlich and Family and brought to you by the Gromlich family and PacNW CGFA.

Please bring carving tools, a pumpkin to carve and a side to share. Hamburgers and sodas will be provided by our hosts.

Costumes are encouraged! There will be a trophy and prize for the best costume! Will it be you?

Please RSVP by Oct 20th to

13th District Coast Guard Day Celebration

26 Jul

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August 9th, 2013 – 11:00am – 3:00 pm


Shoreline Park, Shoreline Beach Rd. North Ft. Lewis Army Base, WA 98433

***STOP BY AND/OR VOLUNTEER AT OUR CGFA BOOTH!!! PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP PROMOTE OUR GROUP!! We would love new members to join and we want to raise our CGFA awareness so everyone knows who we are and what we do for you!***

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CGFA November Craft Day

5 Nov

On Sunday, November 18, we’ll be having our November meeting at 3pm followed by an afternoon of crafting at 3:30. Everyone is welcome to attend our meeting. While this meeting is for members only, we’ll be collecting applications and membership fees from anyone interested in joining. The fee/donation is $10 and that convers your entire family for 12 calendar months.

At this event, we’ll enjoy spending peaceful time together making crafts for the Fall holiday. We will be organizing a general craft but also encourage you to bring any other personal craft projects you may want to work on. We will also have a craft table with coloring books and supplies for any kids that may want to attend. Snacks and drinks will be provided but we always welcome those who wish to share baked goods.

If you are a member of our Facebook page, please RSVP here with the number of adults and children attending:


If you are not yet a member of our Facebook page, please join here before clicking on the event link:

PACNW CG Families Facebook Page

Hope to see you there!


When: Sunday, November 18, 2012
Time: 3-5ish
3-3:30 (meeting)
3:30-5:00ish (craft, food, and fun!)
Where: Coho Room on base (attached to the galley)

If you have any questions, please contact one of our board members:

Executive board

Fall is here!

2 Nov

The Fall weather is officially upon us and we are celebrating it in true Pacific Northwest style … in raincoats. But thankfully the weather showed mercy and kept the rain at bay during our Pumpkin Carving Party at the admiral’s house.

D13 Admiral Taylor and Mrs. Taylor graciously opened their beautiful home and property to the district families for a festive pumpkin carving party. Of course bring-your-own-pumpkin bylaws were in effect but some awesome treats, grilled hot dogs, and warm apple cider and hot chocolate were provided for those who attended. It was a fun day!

We had a great turn out and several of our families were able to meet each other in person and introduce their children. We must say, the pumpkin carving talent in the Coast Guard is definitely apparent. There were some really creative final products.

We sincerely thank the Taylors for welcoming us and offering the opportunity to get to know them better. A sense of community is very important to the military lifestyle and our goal at the CGFA is to build on the connections we make through our CGFA planned events and beyond. We want to thank Mrs. Taylor for aiding us in our mission.

We hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! Stay tuned for updates on future events!