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Work Life Presentation: CGSUPRT

3 Oct


The Work Life staff will be presenting the new CGSPURT program. On hand will be:

  • Kristin Cox, EAPC (Employee Asstance Program Coordinator)
  • Troy Olson, FAS (Family Advocacy Specialist)
  • May Chao-Higginbotham, FRS (Family Resource Specialist)
  • Barbara Herry, HPM (Health Promotion Manager)
Many thanks to Dave Sweeney for coordinating this event! We all have questions and concerns, so be sure to come with your questions, as the right people will be on board to answer them!
We are also going to have a baked-potato bar with all the fixings, so please come on out and join us! We will be meeting in the Bear Room (the room above the CG Museum) from 5:30-8.
We are trying to figure out a child care situation and will keep you posted on that!

CGFA Sponsored Summer Welcome BBQ – July 22nd

29 Jun

The CGFA would like to invite all PACNW Coast Guard families to our summer BBQ to welcome in new transfers! 

Bring the spouses and kids out to the park for a fun day of games, food and friendship (and hopefully sun!)
The BBQ will be held at the picnic shelter at The Park on the Lid (Area A) on Mercer Island
10:30am – 2:30pm on Sunday, July 22nd
Hot dogs, hamburgers, water and lemonade will be provided. Please bring a simple side dish to share with everyone.
There is a play structure right next to the picnic area with slides, climbing walls, etc, as well as a large field for activities. We will have some fun games planned for adults and kids alike with prizes for the winners.
The picnic will be held at the covered shelter beyond the baseball fields in the far, right corner of the park.
Look for our balloons/posters marking the spot!
Any questions can be directed to Jaime England (vice president, CGFA)
Please RSVP to Corrie Van Kampen (president, CGFA) before July 17th
Directions to Park on the Lid, Mercer Island:
1. From I-90 westbound, take Island Crest Way (Exit 7)
2. Continue straight through the stoplight on North Mercer Way
3. Turn Right onto 76th Ave SE/North Mercer Way
4. Turn Left onto 72nd Ave SE (Roanoke Tavern is on the corner)
5. After passing SE 20th St, turn right onto a drive that takes you under the 72nd Ave overpass into a parking area
1. From I-90 eastbound, take W. Mercer Way (Exit 6)
2. Turn right onto W Mercer Way
3. At the three-way stop, turn Left onto SE 24th St
4. Continue up the hill and turn Left onto 72nd Ave SE
5. After driving over the 72nd Ave overpass, turn Left down a drive that takes you under the street for parking

Sewing and Quilting Class

2 Mar

Who: Those with an itch to learn to sew and quilt!
When: Saturday, March 24, 2012  –   9:00 am until 4:00 pm
Where: Building DT Seattle “Rainer Room”

This is the newer looking building on the left as you enter the gate. Please bring a sack lunch, as this room does not have a kitchen. Laura Harvey is teaching and will contact all those signed up for the class. We will make a table runner in order to learn how to cut and sew a pattern. The list of items needed will be sent out via email. Laura Harvey has Coast Guard fabric if you are interested in using it.

Fondue For You

24 Jan

Who: For those who love a good relaxing and conversation starting fondue! (No kids please, sowwy!)
When: Saturday, January 28th @ 6pm
Where: Bear Room, GC Base Seattle


These are the details straight from the Evite:

Craving the Melting Pot for some Fondue but wanna have a fun get together too? Come join us at the CG base and lets have some jolly good fun with skewers, cheese, chocolate and tons of dipping fun!
  • POTS- We need pots! I know a few of you have some fondue pots and we would love to use them since I know I don’t have any of my own (it’s on my list of wants). We will probably need at least 4.  (extras are welcome, just in case). I’m thinking we can have two different types of cheese dips and two different types of chocolate. IF you have a pot we can use but can’t come to the event, please let me know and I can pick it up from you.
  • SAUCES- I will look up some recipes, but if you have a good one, please share it or bring it so I can get the ingredients. (AKA CHEESEEEEE and CHOCOLATEEEE) Just let me know if you will bring it so I don’t get too many. If the people who are letting us use the pots could bring their dip that would be great. Kind of like a pot luck. Lets just coordinate so we don’t have the same things.  (not that all chocolate would be bad….but lets try to have some variety) IF you are bringing your pot with the fondue, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure you come and if for some reason you can’t come PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know in advance so I can make arrangements to get it from you or get supplies to fill the spot. It would be terrible to have a fondue party with no fondue. I know things come up but lets be responsible and let me know as soon as your plans change.
  • DIPPING THINGS: CGFA WILL BE PROVIDING THE MEAT!!!!! Since that’s covered lets bring our favorite veggie/bread/dipping thing. etc. Signup on the bottom of comments. Will be updating it on Wednesday with final counts!!!
  • KIDS: While we would love to have your kids join us, please keep it to babies/infants. These foods tip easily and having skewers around makes us NERVOUS!!! I know there are a lot of teens up north that love to babysit so please feel free to consult each other for sitter needs.
  • CRAZY RE-GIFT EXCHANGE-Got a crazy gift for the holidays you have no idea what to do with? Bring it over and we can have a little white elephant exchange. Let me know who is participating so we can plan that accordingly.
Any other details, please feel free to contact me. I can’t wait to see you all! Hope you all had a good holiday break and hopefully we will have a great year full of more awesome activities!

A link for directions to the base can be found here.

Base Seattle Holiday Party 2011

29 Nov

Who: Families of Base Seattle
When: Friday December 9th from 11am to 2pm
Where: Gameworks, 7th Ave & Pike St.

The Base Holiday Party will be held on Friday December 9th at Gameworks on 7th Avenue & Pike St. We shifted the time of the event to the day in order to accommodate those who live away from the city or who commute by ferry. The time is now from 11am to 2pm.

Cost: Includes 3 hours of gaming, food and non-alcoholic beverages, and 1 raffle ticket /person.

  • E-6 & above- $15/ticket
  • E-5 & below- $10/ticket
  • Family Ticket- $20

We also updated the menu:

  • Crisp Tortilla Chips & Roasted Salsa
  • Broccoli Bites
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Steak Rolls
  • Fresh Vegetables Platter
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • Sliders

There are 2 parking garages near Gameworks, which are public. Also, there will be 2 shuttle vans running between Base & Gameworks before and after the party. The shuttles will run from the same location as the district shuttle and begin running at 10am from Base and again at 1:30pm from Gameworks.

You may purchase tickets from your department morale reps. Information on ticket price and other party activities can be found on the flyer, which is attached.

There will be a drawing for a large prize (exact prize to be determined) and for gift cards during the party. Your admission ticket may be exchanged for a raffle ticket at the door. For families purchasing the family ticket, each member will be under one admission ticket. At the party, each family member will receive their own raffle ticket.

Activities/Other Info:

  • Santa Claus will be available for photos with kids.
  • Door prizes, (1 large prize- TBD & gift cards)
  • Ugly Sweater Contest
  • Most festively dressed person wins a designated parking spot for the month of January

USO Food and Toy Drive

29 Nov

When: Friday, December 2 8:00 am – 8:00 pm & Saturday, December 3 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Where: Auburn & Renton Walmarts (address is below)

The Coast Guard has been assigned the Walmart stores in RENTON and AUBURN on Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd. We would like to stress that all of these donations will go to LOCAL CG families: the Chaplain and Sector Ombudsman will be dividing all the donations and distributing them locally, maybe even to families in this group or families you know.

Both days are divided into 3 four hour shifts, from 8am-8pm. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided by the USO for each shift accordingly. There will be tents, tables, and chairs provided by Base Seattle.Renton Wal-Mart location still needs volunteers for the following slots:

Friday: We need 2 people for the 08-12 shift and 2 people for the 12-16 shift and one person to drive for the 16-20 shift.

Saturday: We need one person to drive 08-12 shift and 2 people for 12-16 shift and 3 people for 16-20 shift.

Auburn Wal-Mart location still needs volunteers for the following slots:

Friday: We need 2 people AND a driver (3 total) for the 08-12 shift. We need 2 people for the 12-16 shift. We need 2 people AND a driver (3 total) for the 16-20 shift.

Saturday: We need a driver and a volunteer for the 08-12 shift. We also need 4 volunteers for the 12-16 shift and 3 volunteers for the 16-20 shift. We also need a volunteer driver for the 16-20 shift.

Walmart Locations:

743 Rainier Ave S
Renton, WA 98057

762 Supermall Way Sw
Auburn, WA 98001

Town Hall Meetings

6 Oct Town Hall Meeting

Sector Puget Sound will be hosting semi-annual Family Town Hall Meetings throughout the area.  These are for both service members and their dependants.  This is an opportunity for your spouse and children to interact with the Command, meet the Ombudsman (Megan Towle), and learn other valuable information.  Special guest speakers include representatives from  MWR, EAP Work Life, D13 Legal, USCG Family Association, and United Concordia.

Four locations and dates to choose from:

  1. Everett (Tuesday, Oct 11th)
    • 5:30 to 7:30 pm
    • Fleet & Family Support Center – Everett’s Smokey Point Bldg 1390, Suite 810
    • 13910 45th Ave NE, Marysville WA 98271
  2. Naval Base Bangor (Thursday, Oct 13th)
    • 5:30 to 7:30 pm
    • Bangor Chapels Fellowship Hall
    • 2900 Ohio Street, Silverdale WA 98316
  3. Federal Center South Building (Tuesday, Oct 18th)
    • 6:00 to 8:00 pm
    • 915 Second Ave, Seattle WA 98174
  4. Tacoma (Thursday, Oct. 27th)
    • 5:30 to 7:30 pm
    • Fabulich Center Bldg 1st Floor
    • 3600 Port of Tacoma Road, Tacoma WA 98424


6 Oct

Come and join the CGFA of Puget Sound for some Halloween Bunco fun!

When: Saturday, October 15th 

Time: 5:30 pm

Where: Bear Room at Base Seattle

There will be prizes and Halloween goodies galore. Please bring a Halloween themed dish to share, and a gift valued no more than $5-$10. This event is for us adults so please make plans for babysitters if necessary. 

We are also beginning to collect for our food and toy drives for Thanksgiving and Christmas for our service projects, so feel free to bring food and toy items to drop off. And don’t forget your costume!!!

This event is for CGFA members only, so this is your invitation to join today! We have several events planned throughout the coming 2011/2012 year for the association and would love for you to join us! Contact Stephanie Clark or go to MEMBERSHIP for more information. 

Also, we need people for the decorating committee for this Bunco event, as well as take down/clean up. Please message Lina Keyes if you are able to help.

OPSEC – “What To Say While Underway”

28 Sep

Join us for a very informative seminar concerning safety in social media and other forms of communication.

Date: Monday, October 3

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Location: Base Seattle, Coho Room

This seminar is for everyone. A great evening to hear what is safe to discuss on Facebook, in email, and over the phone. We will have a specialist on OSPEC coming to speak and he is ready to answer all our questions. I encourage all to attend. The CGFA will provide babysitting for those that RSVP the need of a babysitter.

CG Seattle DCMS Picnic – September 23rd!

12 Sep

Come join the fun for the CG Seattle DCMS Picnic!

Date: September 23, 2011
Time: 1100 – 1400
Place: Seward Park

A few highlights:

  • Pie your favorite Department Head/Officer in the face!
  • Horseshoes, bocce ball and various lawn games
  • Come meet the CGFA representatives and learn more about their program
  • Bring your swim suits!!