Relief Effort for Greenwood!
Today Green Lake Community Council Chairman Michael
Cornell presented a check for $500.00 to the Lee Harper, Executive Director
of Phinney Neighborhood Association for the Greenwood Disaster Relief
Fund to help businesses and employees affected by this week's huge gas
explosion in the heart of the historic, vibrant and important Greenwood
"Most of the businesses affected by the Greenwood explosion were local,
independent, non-chain, non-franchise businesses. Independent businesses
like these and the people who work there are big parts of the hearts and
souls of Seattle's distinct neighborhoods. We must support them," Michael
Cornell said. Insurance may be slow or reluctant to pay claims and may
not help employees who are out of work until their places of business
reopen. The Phinney Neighborhood Associate established the fund within
hours of the Wednesday morning explosion that leveled three businesses
and affected dozens of other neighborhood businesses and apartments.
Cornell and Green Lake Community Council have challenged other community
councils, neighborhood associations and chambers of commerce to match
or beat the donation from Green Lake. Checks for the relief fund can be
made out to Phinney Neighborhood Association with "Greenwood disaster
relief" in the memo, and sent to PNA-Greenwood Relief Fund, 6532 Phinney
Ave N., Seattle, WA 98103. Click
here if you want a printable flier to distribute.
Lake Community Council
The Green Lake Community Council (GLCC) is an organization
dedicated to making Green Lake an even a better place for those of us
who live here, who work here and who visit here, through our involvement,
advocacy, sharing, and caring. That is our vision. See About
Us for our mission statement and current activities.
With the overwhelming popularity of our lake, many people
are concerned about maintaining the beauty and viability of the lake for
future generations. The Friends of Green Lake, which started out as a
part of the Community Council, are addressing the issues of algae, wildlife
habitat, and growth of plants like milfoil. See the Friends
of Green Lake home page for for more information about the Friends
of Green Lake activities.
Community Center Information: (206) 684-0780 Address: 7201 E Green Lake
Dr N, 98115. The Community Center's operating hours in 2014 are: Mon –
Thurs. 1:30 - 9 p.m., Friday 2 - 9 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sun
Closed. The next holiday closures are Monday, May 25 - for Memorial
Day and Friday, July 3 for Independence Day.
Check out all
the Excitement at Genesee Park
to find out what's happening Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on Seafair
Weekend at Genessee Park at Lake Washington!
Green Lake Branch Library
7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N
HOT TOPICS FOR SENIORS THURS
Bring Your Brown Bag Lunch and Join In
Part of the Series: Hot Topics for Seniors (and Senior Wannabes!)
Subject: Protecting, Strengthening and
Expanding Social Security and Medicare for ALL Generations
Location: The Bridge at Village Cove
12 – 1:30 p.m.
Address: 6850 Woodlawn Ave NE Ste B
to Susan: email@example.com or PSARA 206-448-9646
GLCC invites you to join Robby Stern, President of Puget Sound Advocates
for Retirement Action (PSARA) and Chair of Social Security Works Washington
for lunch and a lively multigenerational discussion about the status of
Social Security and Medicare now and for the next 50 years.
Join other senior, health care advocacy and community based organizations to
see how we can work together to insure not only the preservation of Social
Security and Medicare for future generations but also make the necessary
changes to enhance benefits in both programs. All generations need to
fight together to insure real retirement security today and tomorrow.
Social Security has been one of our Government's most successful programs
for over 80 years. It has helped seniors, children, families and the disabled.
Medicare is another successful program that for 50 years has provided
seniors and other Social Security recipients medical care. These programs
have been successful and will continue to serve seniors and future seniors
for many years to come. They are not going away. However, because of the
deep income inequality that has become the reality in our country and
the inability of the vast majority of our population to save for retirement,
it is time to mount a campaign to expand these two vital programs.
Sponsors include: The Bridge at Village Cove, Puget Sound Advocates for
Retirement Action, Green Lake Community Council, Physicians for a National
Health Program – Western WA. Washington Community Action Network, Washington
State ARA, Puget Sound Old Lesbians Organizing for Change, Health Care
for All-Washington, 32, 43 and 46th District Democrats, Pride at Work,
AFT Washington Retiree Chapter, Phinney Neighbors for Peace and Justice,
Wallingford Community Senior Center and Phinney Neighborhood Association.
GREEN LAKE MEETINGS
Green Lake Community Council
GLCC meets at 7:00 PM on the second Wednesday
of odd numbered months in The Hearthstone Chapel, main floor,
6720 E. Green Lake Way N Seattle
Friends of Green Lake meeting
FOGL now meets at 7:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of the month at
Board room, main floor
6720 E. Green Lake Way N
GREEN LAKE COMMUNITY
COUNCIL ELECTION & MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY
Join Green Lake Community Council for our board election meeting
this Wednesday July 13 at 7:00 p.m. at The Hearthstone
We will be electing new officers and board members. If you are interested
in the Green Lake Community and would like to be a part of shaping
the neighborhood, please attend and consider running for the board.
Positions available are Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer
and Board Member At-Large (several at-large positions available).
All residents of the Green Lake neighborhood are encouraged to attend
the meetings and are eligible to run for the board. Owners and managers
of local neighborhood businesses are encouraged to get involved,
Among other items discussed at our July 13 meeting will be current
events at Friends of Green Lake, an update on the proposed building
at 417 ne 72ND St. and more.
Neighbors calling for change along NE 65th Street. See #Fix
Status of and objection to the new apartment building proposed for
8228 Green Lake Drive North
Update from Friends of Green Lake which works hard to maintain the
quality of the lake.
Two or more candidates for 43rd District State Representative introduce
themselves and take questions. They are running for the position
Brady Walkinshaw is vacating to run for Jim McDermott's congressional
seat. If you live south of 75th Street in the Green Lake Neighborhood,
you are probably in the 43rd District.
Other items of interest to the Green Lake neighborhood may be added.
Green Lake Community Council meets on the second Wednesday of odd-numbered
months at The Hearthstone, 6720 East Green Lake Way North next to
Nell's Restaurant. The Hearthstone is the only high-rise on Green
Lake. Carpooling, walking, biking and transit options are encouraged
since parking is limited, especially during summer months.