About Us

 

The George Community Hall is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and it exists for the benefit and enjoyment of George, WA residents and the Quincy Valley at large. Its purpose is to provide a place where events and social gatherings can comfortably occur; the facility is available for private rentals. The GCH is overseen by a non-salaried Board of Directors, who also function as volunteer event directors on behalf of the City of George for the grand July 4 Celebration, CoffeeHouse Concert series and Annual Bluegrass Festival.

The overarching mission of the George Community Hall is to educate residents and visitors alike in the fine art of cultural participation, not only in the broad sense as Americans, but more specifically, as those who identify themselves with the inclusive, rural-agricultural, ethnically diverse economy here in Central Washington State. It is our intention to encourage everyone in our area to be active, positive participants in all aspects of the life of this community.

We are operating with the recognition that interdependent human flourishing does not happen in a vacuum; nor does it happen by accident or artificial contrivance. The flourishing and growth of human beings most readily happens in the context of community.

Consequently, our organization places a very high value on volunteerism, and on the promotion and encouragement of creative cultural enrichment; we aim for the outcome of a tangible sense of continuity of traditional small-town community life. We are happy when we hear residents say, "I like this town!" and when young people who have grown up here, return to enjoy our events and activities.


Our motto - "If you believe that something is impossible, please do not interfere with those who are doing it!"

 

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The current Board of Directors of the George Community Hall includes:

 

Aaron Harwood, City of George liason; July 4 Grounds Co-Manager 

 

Courtney Felder, CoffeeHouse Kitchen Manager, 

Georgettes Treasurer

 

Lynn Felder, CoffeeHouse Kitchen Manager, 

Georgettes member

 

Jeannie Kiehn, July 4 Parade Director;

Georgettes member


Debby Kooy, Board Secretary, Grant Writer,

Rentals Manager and Events Director;

Georgettes member


Elliot Kooy, Board Treasurer; July 4 Grounds Co-Manager;

Cherry Bomb Run Director


Marylou Krautscheid, Board President; George Beautification Director; Georgettes Vice President

 

Julie Putnam, Board Vice-President; Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce Liason

 

David Putnam, at-large director