Welcome to the Golden Gate Grange Community



brought to you by the Golden Gate Grange
Our Vision

The Grange is a Vital and Active part of the Community.
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The Community is a Vital and Active part of the Grange.

Our Mission
To serve the Golden Gate Community.

Family Halloween Party
October 28th 6 to 8 p.m.
Free - All Welcome!




GGFPD FREE SLASH/CHIPPING EVENT

The GGFPD will hold a free slash/chipping day at the Golden Gate Grange on Saturday, September 30th.



Location- Golden Gate Grange, 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road
Date- Saturday, 9/30/17
Time- 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost- Free

Rules-
Nothing over 6 inches in diameter or 12 feet in length.
Slash only. No man made materials, pine cones, needles.
Residents of Golden Gate Fire Protection District only - must show proof of residency.
Limit- 3 pickup loads
We will have a tractor there to load chips for anyone that wants some or bring your own plastic bags for smaller amounts. 

The Golden Gate Auxiliary will be providing snacks and drinks for the firefighters.  If you would like to help with snacks email terricosteldia@hotmail.com.










































The Golden Gate Grange will hold a Chili Cook Off on    Saturday, March 18th from 5 to 7 p.m.  We are looking for folks with great chili recipes to join this fun and tasty event.  Just cook a large crockpot full of your favorite chili and enter to win a prize and bragging rights as the cook of the Golden Gate Canyon's Best Chili.  There will be prizes and the winners name and fame will be highlighted on our Marquee!

You can enter as an individual or as a group, GG Grange, Columbine Club, neighborhood, etc.  There is no entry fee.  You must pre register by responding to this email or calling Jayne at 303 215-9257.

The public is invited to sample and vote on their favorite chili.  Admission is $8/per person (kids 10 and under $4).  There will be extra chili if the samples don't fill you up, drinks and dessert.  

The proceeds from this event will go towards much needed repairs to the grange such as:

Replacing the roof over the patio and dining room 
A new furnace and duct work to replace our ancient and inefficient heaters
Refinishing the floor in the main hall
New floor to replace old linoleum in the kitchen and dining room 
Painting inside and outside
And more….

Please help us by joining the contest or coming for the Cook Off for a delicious dinner!



MARDI GRAS PARTY - ALL INVITED!

Wreath Making and Kids Crafts

On Saturday, December 3rd from 10 - 12 am we will have our wreath making/kids holiday craft event.  Every year we gather local greens to make beautiful Christmas wreaths.  If you bring your own wire base there is no cost for grange members (non grange members are asked to donate $2 to cover facility expenses).  We will have wire wreath bases available for $5. Please let me know if you plan to attend to ensure that we have enough wire bases.  Feel free to drop by if you haven't RSVP'ed and we will accommodate you if we can.

We will have an assortment of crafts for kids of all ages. The charge for the crafts varies based on the materials cost - usually between $1-$5.   

Jeffco Foster Children's Gift Drive and Wrapping Party and Pancake Breakfast

Our December Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, December 11th will be held as usual.  If you bring a toy or donation for the Jefferson County Foster Children's Gift Drive, your breakfast will be free!  The wrapping party for all the hundreds of gifts will begin at 10 am.  We can use all the help we can muster!  This is a great way to get into the Holiday spirit and to contribute to a worthy cause.  The Gift Drive is sponsored by Janet Primmer.  She would like to concentrate our efforts on teens and preteens- usually this is the group that receives the fewest donations.  One idea Janet has is gift cards from Walmart, Visa, MasterCard or Amex.  These donations would be used for basic iPads for the kids to do homework on.  If you have any questions call Janet Primmer 303 239-6789 or email her at janddprimmer@gmail.com.  You can drop off gifts on Mondays 1:30 to 2:30, Wednesdays 5-6 pm, Saturday, December 3 from 10 - 12noon or on the day of the wrapping party, Sunday, December 11 from 8:30 - 12 noon.




Family Halloween Party

Come to the Golden Gate Grange Family Halloween Party on October 29th from 6 to 8 p.m. The Golden Gate Grange is located at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road just 4 miles west of Highwas 93 in Golden. Our "Haunted Grange" will be decorated with some large inflated ghosts and goblins adding to the spooky atmosphere.  We will have the ever popular cakewalk and a piñata. Each child will receive a small Trick or Treat bag of wrapped Halloween candies. Refreshments.  Costumes welcomed!  For more information call Vicki Phillips 303 279-4042 or Rich and Elle Phillips 303 277-1933.















THE GOLDEN GATE AUXILIARY OF COLORADO'S 
ANNUAL PIG ROAST FUNDRAISER 
SUPPORTING THE VOLUNTEER OF THE GOLDEN GATE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
SEPTEMBER 17TH FROM 5 TO 7 PM
AT THE GOLDEN GATE GRANGE



The Golden Gate Auxiliary of Colorado, Inc. will be     hosting their annual Pig Roast and Auctions in support of the Volunteer Firefighters of the Golden Gate Fire Protection District. The Pig Roast will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 5pm until 8pm at the Golden Gate Grange, 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Rd, Golden, CO 80403. The evening’s events will include dinner, a Silent Auction and a Paddle Auction. There will be gifts for the kids. Dinner is $12 and $7 for kids ages 3 to 10. All proceeds to support our Volunteer Firefighters. For more information contact Terri Costeldia at 303-277-0351 or email, president@goldengateauxiliary.org.









Community Appreciation Day for 2016 

Citizens of the Year


On Saturday, August 20th at 1 PM we will be honoring Richard and Ellen Phillips as Grange Members of the Year.  Since Rich assumed the role of Grange Master, with much support from Elle, the Golden Gate Grange has grown and become a real community center that we can all be proud of.  Please come to hear about all that has been accomplished and to honor this dynamic duo!

We will also be honoring Kirk Johnson.  Hear about the life's journey of this long time area resident.  Kirk's work in mental health and counseling has helped hundreds and has a huge impact right here in Golden Gate Canyon.  As they say, at this event you will hear the rest of the story.

If you would like to write a tribute or some words of praise to Rich and Elle or Kirk, please email them to me or bring them to the event.

In addition, our new GGFPD Fire Chief will attend this event and will give a brief address.  Come meet Doug Cupp and welcome him to the community!

Finally, we will hold an ice cream social, so kids of all ages are welcome! 

Hope to see you on Saturday!

Beatles Concert at the Golden Gate Grange



Captain Quirk & Friends will perform a live concert "The Magical History Tour: A Tribute To The Beatles" at the Golden Gate Grange on Saturday, July 9th.  The Beatles Tribute Concert by Captain Quirk and Friends will be accompanied by food El Carte 303! Tacos, Quesadilla, Burritos, Nachos and more!! Great food and great music a winning combination.
.Food will be available from 12:30 p.m. and the music will run from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.  A $10 donation per person for renovation projects at the Grange would be appreciated.  The Golden Gate Grange is located at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road, just 4 miles west of Highway 93 in Golden. For more information call 303 215-9257. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!


Golden Gate Grange Rummage and Bake Sale 
 
Bargains galore at the Golden Gate Grange Rummage and Bake Sale on Friday, May 27th and Saturday, May 28th from 9 am to 4 pm!  Just 4 miles west of Highway 93 in Golden at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road.   Find a deal or maybe a treasure!  Clothes, jewelry, household items, small appliances, tools, books, artwork, toys, furniture, awesome homemade baked goods and more! Great prices! Lunch will be available.  For more information call Phoebe at 303 277-1742.

CPR CLASS AT THE GOLDEN GATE GRANGE


Living in the foothills, it is very wise to be trained in CPR.  If a friend or loved one goes into cardiac arrest, the first thing you should do is call 911.  As quickly as possible after calling for help, one should start CPR on the afflicted person.  This will increase the probability of a favorable outcome when professional help arrives.

The Golden Gate Grange will offer a CPR course given by Front Range CPR. The class will cost $40/per person (plus $5 for non grange members). If 12 people or more attend, you will receive a $5 rebate.

The class is scheduled for Thursday, May 12th from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Call Janet Primmer 303 239-6789 for reservations or more information.  You can send a check to reserve you place to:
Golden Gate Grange
25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road
Golden, CO  80403

Please write CPR Class on the check.


INFO ON STATE GRANGE SCHOLARSHIPS



The Colorado State Grange Leadership and Scholarship Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation that provides college and vocational school scholarships as well as financial support for individuals enrolled in qualified leadership development programs. The Foundation is eligible to receive tax-deductible donations from individuals and other entities.
  
Applicants of all ages are welcome provided they are or will be enrolled in an accredited Colorado institution of higher education, a Colorado-licensed vocational school, or a recognized program to develop leadership skills. Scholarships are awarded once each year to individuals who are regular members of a Grange in Colorado or who are children or grandchildren of Colorado Grange members. 
 
Applications must be submitted to the Foundation Treasurer, by April 15, 2016. Applications should be submitted by email to grangescholarshipfoundation@gmail.com . To obtain an application click on the linkFor more information call the State Grange Office at 719 748-5008 or phone the Foundation treasurer, Jim Miller, at 303.898.5052.  Jim's mailing address is PO Box 521, Akron, CO  80720.
 




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Valentine's Dance 





Come to our annual Valentine's Dance at the Golden Gate Grange/Community                             Center on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  In a festive atmosphere, enjoy the live musical vocals of "Magic Moments".   Dance to classics from the 50's, 60's and 70's plus some good ol' Country and Western tunes.  Bring your Valentine (or not), kick up your heels, and enjoy a slow dance or join in on the fancy footwork of a C & W waltz or line dancing!  Refreshments will be served and door prizes awarded!  Tickets are $10/per person in advance and $12.50/per person at the door.  The Golden Gate Grange is located at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road just 4 miles west of Highway 93.  You do not need to be a grange member to attend.  For more information or tickets call Phoebe Reese at 303 277-1742 or Terri Costeldia at 303 277-0351.






Toy Drive and Wrapping Party for Jeffco 

Foster Kids' Christmas!

Wow! The Golden Gate Grangers and other Golden Gate Canyon Community members were phenomenal in their support of the Jeffco Foster Kids Toy Drive! Thanks to all who brought gifts and to those who helped us wrap hundreds of gifts. Thanks to Janet Primmer for organizing the event and for all her work with Jeffco Foster Kids Program. 



Fellow Grange members and neighbors, one of yearly community service projects to help the Foster Families in our county  "make a Merry Christmas" for the children who have been taken out of their homes and placed in foster care.  If you can help this year by donating presents, please drop them off at the Golden Gate Grange on Sunday, December 13th from 8:30 am to 2 pm.  We will also need volunteers on that day to wrap the presents for Santa to give to the kids at their party the following week.  The Wrapping Party will begin after the pancake breakfast from 11 am to 3 pm.  If you can volunteer a couple of hours to wrap presents, it would be a huge help!

Thanks to everyone who helps us with this project.  

Project Coordinator,
Janet Primmer
303 239-6789












Wreath Making and Kids'Crafts
at the Golden Gate Grange
Saturday, December 12th from 10am to noon.

Join us for wreath making with local greenery.  Cost is for the wreath base $5 or bring your own.  There will be a $2 facilities charge for non-grange members.  While the adults and teens make wreaths, the children will have a variety of holiday crafts.  Cost will vary depending on the craft materials but should not exceed $5 per item. 
Please email jayruesch@aol.com if you wish to participate.  This will ensure that we will have enough materials for your wreath or craft. 




FAMILY HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE HAUNTED 
GOLDEN GATE GRANGE

Join us at the Golden Gate Grange Family Halloween Party on Saturday, October 24th from 6 to 8 pm.  This 

is a fun event for all ages.  Experience our wonderful and spooky Halloween decorations.  If you have never seen them, you are missing quite an experience.  


Bring your kids, grandkids or anyone young at heart to the Haunted Grange.  There will be games, refreshments, cake walk and more spooky fun!  Hope to see you there. For more information call Janet at 303 239-6789.





History Night

The Golden Gate Grange will hold a  Golden Gate Canyon History night on June 12 at 7 pm.  Long time Golden Gate residents and local historians will tell tales of yesteryear in the canyon.  If you have either edition of Mary and Charlie Ramstetter's book, John Gregory Country, bring it with you.  Photos and maps from these book will be referenced by page number.  If you don't have a copy you can buy the old edition for $10 and the new edition for $20 or borrow a copy at the event.  Speakers will include Mary and Charlie Ramstetter, Jeannie Hostetler and other long time canyon residents.  The Golden Gate Grange is located at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road, Golden - 4 miles west of Highway 93.  The public is invited to attend this free program.


Learn Positive Reinforcement Dog Training 
At the Golden Gate Grange
Offered by Kristin Dennis, Misha May Foundation
Misha May foundation is Denver A List's #1 Best Dog Training 3 years in a row!

·      16th of April: Good Manners 1, 7-8:30pm, limit 5 dogs

o   Learn the fundamental training techniques which utilize relationship building tactics based in learning theory and positive reinforcement.

o   Will teach default check-in, luring, sit, down, and easy-stay\wait.  Will also discuss how dogs learn and how to set them up for success.

·      23rd of April: Leash Walking, 7-8:30pm, limit 5 dogs

o   Learn the basics for a delightful walk with your dog.  Great intro for dogs who pull, or are scared or scary on-leash.

·      30th of April: Good Manners 2, 7-8:30pm, limit 5 dogs

o   Building on Good Manners 1.o   Will teach drop-it, leave-it, touch-it, off, and medium-wait

·      7th of May: Canine Calming Signals and Body Language, 7- 

                       8:30pm, no dogs.            

    o   Learn what your dog is trying to tell you through their body language or calming signals.  This presentation will help you to understand and communicate better with your canine companion.

·      14th of May: Good Manners 3, 7-8:30pm, limit 5 dogs

o   Building on Good Manners 1 and 2.

o   Will learn stand, back, space, roll-over, crawl, and hard-wait

·      21st of May: Leashing Walking, 7-8:30pm, limit 5 dogs

o   Learn the basics for a delightful walk with your dog.  Great intro for dogs who pull, or are scared or scary on-leash.

·      Cost: $25 per person/class, $100 all classes.  Foster dogs are free!

·      Registration Required: mishamayfoundation@gmail.com

 


TOOL PARTY FUNDRAISER RECAP

THANKS TO ALL WHO DONATED TO OUR FUNDRAISER FOR THE GOLDEN GATE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
BELOW IS A LIST OF ALL THE EQUIPMENT WHICH WAS PURCHASED.


3   BINOCULARS OCULUS 5
60 PAIRS OF LEATHER GLOVES
1   ALL KESTREL WEATHER METER
1   EBSON PROJECTOR
12 PAIRS SMALL SIZES GLOVES
6   ROUGE PICK/HOES
20  LED SURVIVOR FLASH LIGHTS
5    STRUCTURAL GLOVES ALPHA
3    HEADLAMPS
4    GEAR KEEPERS
2    WILDLAND HOSEWINDER
4    RADIO CHEST HARNESS
4     GARMIN RINO 550 GPS UNITS
4     16G MICRO SD
MISC HOSE, ADAPTERS, NOZZLES, ETC.
DONATION $300 TO GG AUXILIARY FOR GGFPD
ROI FIRE AND BALLISTIC STORE CREDIT $20.49

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QUESTIONS?
CALL JAYNE RUESCH 303 215-9257 OR 
RICH PHILLIPS 303 277-1933

Next Grange Meeting:

Thursday, 

November 2nd 3 pm 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, SUNDAY, November 12TH FROM 8 AM TO 10:30 AM and December 10TH FROM 8 AM TO 10:30 AM(Jeffco Foster Kids Christmas Gift Donation and Wrapping Party)

 Yoga Classes- Every Monday  1:30 to 2:30 pm / 
Thursday from 5 to 6 pm  Email for information Susan Vincent at susan@goldgrade.com or 
Judy Madison at judyamadison@aol.com



The Golden Gate Grange Hall may be rented for your wedding, party, shower or meeting. Grange events are dry but liquor is allowed at private parties, weddings, etc. Non grange members rental fee is $200/day. Grange members rental fee is $50/day or $25 for 2 hours. Call Jayne at 303 215-9257 or  email jayruesch@aol.com. or Terri Costeldia 303 277-0351 terricosteldia@hotmail.com.

  • Check the calendar link for availabilities.
Interested in joining the Golden Gate Grange? Call Jayne at 303 215-9257 or email jayruesch@aol.com.