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GLCC Supports 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 neighborhood.

"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.

The Green 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.

Friends of Green Lake

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.

Green Lake Community Center

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.

SEAFAIR WEEKEND IS HERE!

Check out all the Excitement at Genesee Park

Click here to find out what's happening Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on Seafair Weekend at Genessee Park at Lake Washington!

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NEWS ITEMS


Green Lake Branch Library
7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N

HOT TOPICS FOR SENIORS THURS SEPTEMBER 8

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
Time: 12 1:30 p.m.
Address: 6850 Woodlawn Ave NE Ste B
RSVP to Susan: outreachvp@psara.org 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.

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MEETINGS

REGULARLY SCHEDULED 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 The Hearthstone
Board room, main floor
6720 E. Green Lake Way N
Seattle

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, as well.

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 65th.

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.

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