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Community Announcements
 
Welcome to the Grand Canyon Community News Weekly email for January 24th. Our goal is to combine all Grand Canyon area Activities, Events, Meetings, Volunteer Opportunities in one newsletter and send it out weekly. If you have something to contribute please click the links below.
 
Government Shutdown -  January 11th Grand Canyon National Park shifted from using State of Arizona funds to using Recreational Fee funds to supply basic services: snow plowing, trash removal and bathroom cleaning.  With the shift in funds they are now also staffing the entrance stations to provide much needed safety information to our visitors.
 
Grand Canyon Conservancy is also providing funding and will continue to keep open Yavapai Geology Museum, Verkamps, Lookout Studio, Kolb Studio and Desert View. 
 
All of the park Commissionaires remain open, tour companies will be able to continue to operate as well. 
 
While everyone is hoping for a resolution sooner than later - Centennial Events (i.e. birthday party in February) will not be allowed to occur if the shutdown continues.
 
APS announced additional funds available for those Government employees affected by the shutdown.  Up to $400 of assistance may be available to you. Click here for additional information.
 
Chase BankNEW YORK, NY Jan 10, 2019 Chase today encouraged customers affected by the U.S. government shutdown to call if they need help with their Chase mortgages, credit card accounts or car loans.

Customers can find out about Chase’s hardship programs by calling the special care line at 1-888-356-0023.

Chase offers hardship programs to customers broadly who have been affected by unemployment, financial strain or natural disasters, including potentially:

Waiving or refunding late fees
Extending payments on car loans and leases
Protecting customers’ credit histories

“We’re here for our government worker customers whose pay may be disrupted,” said Thasunda Duckett, CEO of Consumer Banking at Chase. “We all hope this will be resolved soon.”

Since December 24, Chase has been automatically waiving or refunding overdraft and monthly service fees on Chase checking and savings accounts if an employee’s salary from an affected federal agency was direct-deposited into the account in November, 2018.

Delaware North Discount - green bag program - has increased the local discount to 20% for all residents for the duration of the shutdown.  If you do not own a Green Bag they are available for purchase at Canyon Village Market or at Desert View for $7.00. This does not apply to alcohol or tobacco products.

 
Mike Scott is working with St Mary's food bank and Grand Canyon Recreation as a distribution point for food donations..  St Mary's is making a delivery today - January 24th and food will be available at the recreation center.  Additionally on Monday January 28th we will be receiving a donation from St Vincent in the morning and may need assistance unloading.  Arrangement's have also been made for dog and cat food. There is also plenty of milk available so come on by!  Please contact Mike for additional information regarding food at 207-229-1228. 
 
Friday January 25th- The Grand Canyon Food Pantry - with assistance from Grand Canyon School Culinary Students and Delaware North Chef Justin Warnat, will begin a weekly Supper Cafe at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center.  Volunteers are also needed for set up, serving and take down. Please contact Mike Scott if interested in assisting.  NPS will also have a member of the CI team there to assist / answer any questions.
 
The Grand Canyon Chamber(Visitor) and the South Rim Chamber of Commerce(locals) Facebook pages will have updates as things change / services become available.  Stay tuned....
 
Old Cars needed for Fire Training: Need to get rid of a useless car? You can donate them to the fire department for training. If you do please contact Ray or Greg at 928-648-3473 Thank you in advance.
   
We have added a lot to our Google Calendar so please take a look here.  
 
 
 
I have a community announcement
 
Community Event
 
 
Jan 25th 6 pm Supper Cafe
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Jan 25th 7 pm Movie Night White Boy Rick
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Jan 30th 6 pm Family Movie Night Happy Feet
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Jan 31st 12 pm Grand Canyon Chamber Annual Membership Luncheon $20 The Chicken Kitchen
 
Feb 1st 7 pm Movie Night Johnny English Stirkes Again Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Feb 3rd Super Bowl Party 3pm - 10 pm
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Feb 8th 7 pm Movie Night First Man
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Feb 10th 7 pm TV Walking Dead S. 8
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Feb 13th 6 pm Family Movie Night "Paddington 2"
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Feb 14th 10 am Valentines Day Donut Social
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Feb 14th 6 pm Craft Night
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Feb 15th 7 pm Movie Night The Girl in the Spiders Web Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Feb 16th 6 pm Board Game Night
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Feb 17th 7 pm TV Walking Dead S. 8
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Feb 22nd 7 pm Movie Night The Sisters Brothers
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Feb 24th 7 pm TV Walking Dead S. 8
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Feb 27th 6 pm Family Movie Night Toy Story
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
  
 
I have a community event
Organized Activities
 
Grand Canyon Community Choir
Tuesdays 7 pm
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
 
Kids Free Movement Dance Mondays 4:30 pm ages 5 - 9 fees apply Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Kids Hip Hop Tuesdays 4:30 pm  Ages 10+ fees apply Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Kid's Tumbling Wednesdays 3:30 pm fees apply
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Girls on the Run - Grades 3rd - 5th Mon/Wed 4 pm - 5:30 pm.  Grades 6th - 8th Tue/Thur 4 pm - 5:30 pm.  Contact marney.babbitt@girlsontherun.org
 
English Classes
Tusayan Town Hall
Mondays and Tuesdays 6-7 pm
  
Playgroup for kids & parents
Grand Canyon Rec Center
Mondays 10 am - 12 pm
 
Bible Study and small group discussion
Mondays 7 pm Canyon Plaza Hotel Atrium sponsored by: The Grand Canyon Community Church
 
 
I host an organized activity
Community Meetings
 
Grand Canyon Rotary is doing good things. Interested in learning more we meet weekly on Wednesday's from 12:10 - 1:10 pm at Big E Steakhouse. Please join us or call Laura for more information at 520-329-1889.
 
Grand Canyon AA
Grand Canyon chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous meet three times a week at the South Rim on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays in the Kachina Room of Kachina Lodge at 7 pm. 
 
 
I host a community meeting
Field Trips
 
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
Jan 28th - Flagstaff Shopping $18
Feb 4th - Flagstaff Shopping $18
Feb 7th - Bearizona & Williams $10
Feb 12th - Sedona Hiking Day $23
Feb 15th - Flagstaff Shopping $18
Feb 19th - 21st - Las Vegas $175
Feb 28th - Flagstaff Shopping $18
 
You must sign up in person at Grand Canyon Recreation Center
 

I host a field trip / outing

Keep Fit
 
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
Sun 5:00 pm Dodgeball  at GC School
Sun 7 pm Open Gym at GC School 
Tue 5:30 am Workout Club (MPR)
Wed 6:00 pm Zumba Video
Thur 5:30 am Workout Club (Piano)
 
 
 
I host keep fit activities
Volunteers/Donations Needed
 
Grand Canyon Community Church - looking for volunteers to assist with meals for the community during this shutdown period.  Please contact Mike Scott 207-229-1228 if you can assist.
 
Grand Canyon PTA
Interested in getting more involved at the school? Contact Cherie Benefield email or call 928-310-8289.   All are welcome - door prizes for members.  Hope to see you there!
 

CASA of Coconino County is looking for volunteers to be matched with a foster care child.
• Be the eyes and ears of the judge for a child.
• Spend time being aware of administrative happenings in a foster child’s life.
• Be another caring adult in a foster child’s life.

Felicia Bicknell
CASA Recruitment and Training Coordinator
CASA of Coconino County
fbicknell@courts.az.gov
928.226.5433

 

Tusayan Fire Department
We are seeking people with a strong desire to learn and eventually commit to one night a week.  Send anybody you think would be a good candidate to the TFD or have them call 638-FIRE. 
 
Coconino Community College
Coconino Communtiy College is also looking for Part-Time Faculty to teach classes here at the Grand Canyon.  They are partnering with the Grand Canyon Chamber, Town of Tusayan, National Park Service and other local businesses to broaden the local educational opportunities with on-site programs.  They want to employ local part-time faculty where possible to help supplement local incomes and provide opportunities to do something new.  If you are interested in a part-time faculty position please click here  to fill out an application.
 

Box-Tops wanted! Here is an easy way to help our local school - check those boxtops - the school earns $0.10 cash per boxtop. Check your tops clip them and turn them in asap!


Amazon Smile
Do you shop Amazon.com? Easily switch to Smile.Amazon.com and support local Grand Canyon organizations.
  
Shop like you always do but check out through Smile.Amazon.com and a portion of your purchase price goes directly to your charity of choice.  To pick your charity search  zip code 86023, and select from multiple local groups such as Grand Canyon PTA, Kaibab Learning Center, or Grand Canyon Association as your charity of choice. SHOP AS NORMAL! Same prices, same policies, same Amazon, no extra money from you! Use this all the time, and help your local community!
 
 
I need volunteers
Community Resources
 
FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET and CHROMEBOOK USE at Tusayan Town Hall every Friday morning from 9am-1pm. Students and local residents welcome! Schoolwork or personal use. Assistance provided by Grand Canyon School staff members. Drop-ins are welcome! Come and take advantage of speedy internet! Contact cbenefield@grandcanyonschool.org for details. Please see the GC School calendar for open/close dates.
 
Victim Witness Services are located at the Canyon.
• Orders of Protection
• Financial Assistance
• Pre-restitution
• Pets too – temporary housing for pets
 
Contact: Bethany Larsen, Grand Canyon Victim Advocate, Victim Witness Services
blarsen@vwscoconino.org 928.864.9791
 
Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth (CCCY) is here to support the health and welfare of children.
Child Abuse Prevention Conference
• April 18th @ Little America, Flagstaff
• Scholarships available
 
Frank Moraga
Parent & Community Outreach Coordinator
Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth
frank@coconinokids.org
928.814.8185
 
SNAP Program - Do you need help buying food?

We have been working hard to bring a SNAP program to the Grand Canyon area. We hope to have more information soon but if you want to see if you may qualify see below.

Your household must meet certain requirements to be eligible for SNAP and receive benefits. If your State agency determines that you are eligible to receive SNAP benefits, you will receive benefits back to the date you submitted your application.

To see if you might be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, visit our pre-screening tool.

Note: The FNS SNAP pre-screening eligibility tool is an interactive site with general information about eligibility requirements and how benefits are determined. Sharing your information in that form does not mean you filed an application for benefits. You will still need to submit an application through your State SNAP agency or local SNAP office.

 
Head Start
Grand Canyon Head Start is accepting applications for childrren from the ages of 3 to 5 years old.
 
Tusayan Neighborhood Watch
Want to learn about what's happening in our neighborhood.  Program will start up again in the spring.
 
Suicide Prevention Training
Perri Spreiser is available to come talk with small groups about suicide prevention.  Her training is 20-30 minutes.  She has been presenting this course over the last year with different NPS groups but is now opening it up to the community.  If you would like to schedule a training with your staff please contact Perri at 928-638-7834 or email Perri_Spreiser@nps.gov.
 
Justice Court Services 
Tuesdays Tusayan Town Hall
Did you know you can have your day in court right in Tusayan?  1st Tuesday of the month the Judge comes to Tusayan to hear cases.  The other Tuesday's court can be conducted via video conferencing.  
 
Scholarships Available 
The Grand Canyon Rotary Club would like to encourage all High School Graduates who have a dream of going to a Vocational School to consider applying for a grant from the Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona.  This grant is designed for low income people who want to improve their employment opportunities. Grants range from $850 - $3000.  For specific information and to apply visit www.trvfa.org.
 
North Country HealthCare
Health Benefits Enrollment
2nd Monday of every month at North Country Health Care in the Grand Canyon.
Get Free application assistance with AHCCS, KidsCare, Health Insurance Marketplace, SNAP (formerly know as Food Stamps), Veterans Programs  Call 928-638-2551 for a free appointment.
 
North Country HealthCare
Services Available
Physical Therapy 
Telemedicine appointments
Call 928-638-2551 for more information
 
Grand Canyon Community Church 
has a canned food bank for families in need.  Please contact Mike Scott at 207-229-1228 if you are in need of assistance.
 
St Mary's Food Bank
Feb 20th 12 pm - 3 pm
Please bring photo ID. Pick up location parking lot next to the new Chicken Kitchen in Tusayan.(same spot)  If you live in the Grand Canyon and need a ride the Rec Center is offering rides at 12 pm and 1:45 pm.  If you are in need of food at other times please contact Sandi at 928 266-2604.  She can also deliver if you can't make the day/time.
 
 
I offer a resource to our community
Thank You 
 
 
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