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Third Annual Welcome Aboard Tea

17 Sep

 

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Rear Admiral and Mrs. Richard Gromlich request the pleasure of your presence at an afternoon tea for our Ombudsmen and Coast Guard Spouses

WHEN: October 5th, 2013, 11:00am – 1:00 pm

WHERE: USCG Seattle, Coho Room (Next to the Galley)

 RSVP: by 30 September 2013 
D13-SG-FlagRSVP@uscg.mil

Dress: Business Attire

The CGFA will be present and we will be giving information on the group, how to become a member, benefits, activities, etc. This is a GREAT event to meet wonderful people and get involved with our Coast Guard family. Come join us in giving a warm welcome to the new rear Admiral’s wife to the area!

More event info and updates on our Facebook Events HERE

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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!

Work Life Presentation: CGSUPRT

3 Oct

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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
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Directions to Park on the Lid, Mercer Island:
WESTBOUND:
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
EASTBOUND
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

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