December 2022

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Topic: New precinct, reforms, safety, and Ingraham High shooting


  • Captain Kevin Grossman – Seattle Police Department, North Precinct

Socializing from 7:00 to 7:15, meeting starts at 7:15 sharp.

Open to all.

Where: Haller Lake Community Club and Zoom:

View a video of (most of) the meeting here.

November 2022

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Topic: Community engagement, homelessness, and supported housing in and around Haller Lake


  • Osbaldo Hernandez – City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods

  • Tom Van Bronkhorst – City of Seattle, Parks Department

  • Israel Rios – City of Seattle Office of the Mayor

  • Dan Wise– Catholic Community Services

  • Charles Schrag – King County Department of Social and Human Services

  • Simon Foster – King County Department of Social and Human Services

  • Peter Lynn – King County Regional Homelessness Authority

  • Chris Klaeysen – City of Seattle, Human Services Department

Socializing from 7:00 to 7:30, meeting starts at 7:30 sharp.

Open to all.

Where: Haller Lake Community Club and Zoom:

A video of the meeting (after the 1st 15 minutes) is available here.

October 2022

Trunk or Treat

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022
5:30 - 8:30 PM

We had such fun last year, let's do it again!

Join us for some festively decorated trunks, warm cider, popcorn, and treats! More details here.

🎃🚗🎃 If you’d like to help or bring your trunk, please contact us at

🎃🎃 for details.

Open to all.

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Topic: Updates on Shelters near us

Noah Fay, of the Downtown Emergency Service Center, will update us on two new shelters near our community: one near 130th and Stone and one near 145th and Linden.

Socializing from 7:00 to 7:30, meeting starts at 7:30 sharp.

Open to all.

See a writeup on our blog, or view a video of the presentation.

Where: Haller Lake Community Club and Zoom:

September 2022

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Topic: Candidates' Night

Come hear from candidates running in Haller Lake and Bitter Lake. The following candidates have confirmed attendance:

  • Cliff Moon US Congressional District 7

  • Julie Anderson Secretary of State

  • Patricia Weber State Senate District 32

  • Jesse Solomon State Senate District 32

  • Cindy Ryu (remotely) State Rep. District 32 Position 1

  • Lauren Davis State Rep. District 32 Position 2

  • Mathew Gross State Senate District 46

  • Javier Valdez (through campaign manager) State Senate District 46

  • Gerry Pollet State Rep. District 46 Position 1

  • Darya Farivar State Rep. District 46 Position 2

  • Lelach Rave State Rep. District 46 Position 2

There will be cookies for in-person attendees outside from 6:45 to 6:55. Meeting starts at 7:00 sharp inside, masks highly recommended.

Co-sponsored with the Broadview/Bitter Lake Community Council. Open to all.

Where: Haller Lake Community Club and Zoom:

A video of this event is available at

August 2022

100th Anniversary Party

Saturday, August 27, 2022, 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.

LIVE Music, food, games and other surprises!

Best Pie contest!
Interested? Email us to enter.

Where: Haller Lake Community Club, outside

June 2022

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Topic: Ice Cream Social and Officer Installation

Where: Haller Lake Community Club, out front of the building

May 2022

One Seattle Day of Service

Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us on May 21st from 10am - 12pm to participate in the One Seattle Day of Service to give Haller Lake a little TLC.

We will be picking up trash along N 125th St between the Haller Lake Street End Park and Aurora Ave N. We will meet at the Haller Lake Community Club at 12579 Densmore Ave N, 98133 at 10am. Trash bags will be provided, but if you have a trash picker, feel free to bring one. Gloves recommended.

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Topic: Lakeside School with Johnpaul McLean

Come here about this preeminent educational institution right here in our neighborhood!

This will be our first in-person meeting since the pandemic hit town, so it will be something to celebrate!

Club business: bylaws vote; officer election for 2022-2023 term.

Socializing from 7:00 to 7:30, meeting starts at 7:30 sharp.

Open to all.

Where: Haller Lake Community Club and Zoom:


April 2022

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Topic: UW Medical Center's Behavioral Health Teaching Facility on the NW Campus

The University of Washington is building a six story Behavioral Health Teaching Facility on their NW campus (in Haller Lake). Come hear about what the facility will offer, and about the architecture and building process for the center. We will have the following panelists:

Dr. Ryan Kimmel, Psychiatry And Behavioral Sciences, UW School of Medicine

Pam Renna, Hospital-Associate Administrator, UW Medical Center

Julie Blakeslee, UW Campus Architecture and Planning

Aimee Duquette, SRG Partnership Architect Project Manager

Matt Dunaway, Clark|Abbott Construction Project Manager

Jeannie Natta, Sr. Project Manager, UW Facilities

Club business: Proposed bylaws changes 2nd reading; nominating committee presents slate of candidates.

Open to all.

Where: Zoom:

Video of meeting:

March 2022

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Topic: Poetry reading and Q&A with Ed Harkness

Ed Harkness grew up about four blocks south of the Haller Lake Community Club. In fact, his mother, Doris Harkness, took him to his first pre-school classes at the HLCC, where she was a member of a pioneering parent-toddler co-op. After successfully pedaling and finger-painting his way through pre-school, Ed graduated from Ingraham High, later earned his B.A. in English at the University of Washington, and from there traveled to Missoula, Montana, where he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing in 1973.

Ed is the author of three full-length poetry collections: Saying the Necessary (2000), Beautiful Passing Lives (2010), and most recently, The Law of the Unforeseen (2018, Pleasure Boat Studio Press). You can find some of Ed's recent publications in the following online journals: Valparasio Review, Sisyphus Review, Triggerfish Critical Review, Bracken Magazine and Under a Warm Green Linden. His chapbook, Ice Children, was published by Split Lip Press in 2014. To hear Ed read “Tying a Tie” and “Airborne,” the two winning poems of’s 8th Annual Contest in Poetry (2018), go to

After a 32 year teaching career, Ed retired from Shoreline Community College in 2013 and given the fancy title of Professor Emeritus of English. He and his wife, Linda, live in Shoreline.

Club business: Nominating committee elected. Proposed bylaws changes presented.

Open to all.

Where: Zoom:

Recording: A recording of Ed's presentation is at

February 2022

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Topic: Northgate (soon to be James Baldwin) Elementary

Dr. Dedy Fauntleroy, principal of Northgate, will update us on the school news, the construction, the name change, and maybe a bit on why you might choose that school for your kids! The architects will also be there to talk about the new building.

Open to all.

Where: Haller Lake Community Club and Zoom:

Links from the talk:


December 2021

Holiday Event

Join us for a Drive-Thru Holiday Event. King County COVID-19 guidance will be followed.

Enjoy outdoor holiday lights and individually wrapped candy canes from the comfort of your vehicle, compliments of your Community Club! Letters to Santa are welcome.

The event is free, however we are accepting donations for North Helpline food bank and New socks, gloves, scarves, and beanies for Northgate Elementary School Students.


Monthly Meeting

Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Topic: Aurora Reimagined

Tom Lang, Lee Bruch, and Ryan DiRaimo will go over the who, what, and why of the Coalition, what we’ve done to date, and then dive into details around certain parts of the neighborhood - the N 130th Street / Aurora area, the new Costco and Amazon locations, and the Ashworth Greenway.

Open to all.

Where:? Zoom:


Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, 7:00-8:30p.m.

Topic: Housing for the homeless coming to our area

Have you had questions about the housing projects going up in our neighborhoods? We've got you covered!

Please join us for a virtual conversation about housing for the homeless in the Bitter Lake/ Haller Lake neighborhoods.


- Mark Ellerbrook, King County Department of Community and Human Service office of Dow Constatine

- Noah Fey, Director of Housing Programs, DESC

- Josh Castle, Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement, Low Income Housing Institute

Co-hosted with Broadview/Bitter Lake Community Council.

Note the irregular time (3rd Tuesday instead of 1st Thursday).

Where: Zoom:

Recorded video:


Saturday, Oct. 30th, 2021, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Monthly Meeting

Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Topic: Candidates' Night

Co-hosted with Broadview/Bitter Lake Community Council.

We will have all the candidates for the mayor's race, the city attorney, and both city-wide city council races except Kenneth Wilson.

This event is open to all, but we'll give priority to questions from and about North Seattle. Questions can be submitted in advance (by 5:00 PDT Sept. 1) to

Where: Virtually on Zoom:

Click here for a video of most of the event. Due to human frailty, the opening remarks and first question were missed.


Monthly Meeting

Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Topic: 130th and 145th Draft Station Area Plan

Speaker: Patrice Carroll, Strategic Advisor for the City of Seattle Office of Planning & Community Development

Description: In mid-March the City of Seattle released the 130th and 145th Draft Station Area Plan. Patrice Carroll from the Office of Planning and Community Development will present an overview of the plan, hear your thoughts about the plan, and discuss what community organizations like the Haller Lake Community Club can do to advance the plan.

Where: or dial +12532158782,,84478094533#,,,,*196155#.


Monthly Meeting

Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Topic: COVID-19 vaccines: Access in low and middle-income countries

Speaker: Dr. Deborah Atherly, Global Head of Policy, Access, and Introduction, PATH Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access

This will be a discussion on the current status of the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, particularly in lower-income countries, explaining the challenges and opportunities in truly reaching Global access. No one is safe until everyone is safe.

Where: or dial +12532158782,,84478094533#,,,,*196155#.


Bloodworks Northwest Pop-Up Blood Drive

Sunday, April 25th and Monday, April 26th

Bloodworks Northwest will be hosting a Pop-Up Blood Drive event at HLCC. Swing by and donate blood to support our local blood supply!

Donations will be done by appointment only. Drop-ins will not be allowed. Sign up here:

Note the following:

  • Donors need to need to bring a Photo I.D. (e.g. driver’s license, passport, school I.D., etc.

  • People under age 16 are permitted onsite.

  • Donor Centers and Pop-Ups are being conducted in accordance with the FDA & CDC guidelines.

o Donors are asked to wear a mask during their donation.

o There is no wait to donate if you receive the Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, Novovax or AstraZeneca COVID vaccine. For more information, visit



A surprise goodie bag of plastic stuffed eggs will be delivered on Saturday, April 3rd to those who signed up. Unfortunately, registration is now closed.

We will confirm your delivery by March 30th. This FREE event is brought to you by Haller Lake Community Club.

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Topic: Sex Work on Aurora

Sparrow Etter Carlson, Director of Programs & Co-founder for Aurora Commons
Savannah Sly, sex worker rights advocate, The Society of Erotic Professionals In Action WA (SEPIAWA)
Lisa Taylor-Lopez, trafficking survivor of Seattle, Los Angeles and D.C., human rights advocate, and Public Policy Consultant specializing in sex trade policy, SEPIAWA

The video is available here, and a short summary here.


Community Event: Zoom Meeting on Puetz Driving Range Development

Monday, March 15, 2021 at 5:00PM

Pulte Homes hosts an early guidance meeting where they will share their preferred design and take questions/comments from the community on their proposed development of Puetz Driving Range. They are proposing 2 four-story apartment buildings and 24 three-story townhouse buildings with a total of 226 units and parking for 287 vehicles.

Where: - Listen Line: 206-207-1700 - Passcode: 146 293 9134
Public Comment Sign Up:
End of Comment Period: 03/12/2021

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Topic: Mental Health & COVID

Speaker: Marie Cockerham MN, RN, CCRN

CARE4U Staff Support Specialist, UW Medical Center

Where: or dial +12532158782,,84478094533#,,,,*196155#.


Monthly Meeting

Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Getting to Our New Light Rail Stations

Chris Saleeba, Senior Transportation Planner for the City of Seattle, will present the results of the "130th & 145th Multimodal Access Study," i.e. how the city plans to help us get to and from the new light rail stations along I-5 at 130th and 145th.

Where:, or dial +12532158782,,86188877531#

The video is available here, and a short summary here.

January 2021

December 2020

Lego Truck and Giveaway at HLCC

Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Celebrate the holidays with LEGO® by checking out the LEGO Truck that will be parked at the HLCC parking lot!

Kids* and adults are invited to stop by the truck where you will select a minibuild for yourself, and get one to share. If you bring the completed minibuild into your local store during the month of December you will receive another free gift there as well (while supplies last)!

Also, during the holidays, for every build you share using #BuildtoGive, LEGO® will donate a LEGO set to a child in need of play. Help LEGO® bring joy to one million kids around the world this holiday season!

LEGO® wants to ensure your safety during this current time, so the experience at the truck is completely contact free and complies with all current COVID-19 safety guidelines. You simply follow the social distancing guides on the ground to select your minibuild, take photos and get a sneak peek at items coming soon by scanning the QR code!

* Please have children under 12 be accompanied by an adult

Holiday Drive-Thru at HLCC

Saturday, December 12, 2020, 4-6 PM

Hello neighbors, we at HLCC miss you!

Usually this time of year we are gearing up for our annual Holiday Party. Unfortunately, we cannot gather this year due to COVID-19.

We are planning a drive through Holiday Event!

We will be giving out individually wrapped candy canes and collecting letters for Santa while following King County COVID-19 guidance. Please wear a mask. You'll find our volunteers also in masks, face shields, and gloves.

Follow the signs to our drive-thru station, let us know how many people are in the vehicle and we'll load up a tray with your candy canes! Don't forget to pass us your note to Mr. Claus, as well as any donations you may have.

While the event is free, the following donations will be accepted:

Haller Lake Community Club is sponsoring numerous Northgate Elementary School students and families to provide holiday presents. This year we are collecting gift cards for safe and easy gifting. Gift card ideas include pre-loaded visa or mastercards, and nearby open retailers at Northgate Mall or Northgate North (Target, Best Buy etc.), as well as local grocery stores including Safeway, Sprout or QFC. Many stores offer curbside pick-up options, and some gift cards can even be purchased online and printed at home, or delivered through

We will also be accepting nutritious shelf stable food donations for our local food bank, North Helpline. Ideas include; canned fruits/vegetables/soups/meats, coffee, rice, beans, nut butters, pastas, cereals, snack bars, and pet food. Haller Lake Community Club volunteers will deliver the food to the shelter the following week.

We hope to see you there!

November 2020

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Speaker: Lee Bruch with Licton-Haller Greenways

Topic: Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Equity Advocacy

Where:, or dial +12532158782,,86188877531#

The video is available here, and a short summary here.

October 2020

Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest

October 21 - 31, 2020

Show us your wonderful pumpkin creations!

Post a photo to our Facebook page or email one to

We’ll have a special treat for the pumpkin our board votes the best carved/decorated.

Trick or Treat at HLCC

Saturday., October 31, 2020, 2-4 p.m

Hello neighbors, we at HLCC miss you!

Usually this time of year we are gearing up for our annual Harvest Party. Unfortunately, with COVID we cannot have one this year.

We are planning a drive through Trick or Treat!

We will be giving out individually wrapped bags of candy while following socially distant recommendations.

We will be wearing masks, face shields and gloves, and using clean trays between vehicles to distribute the candy bags on. Drive up, let us know how many people in the car and get a Halloween treat!

There will be a separate area for grab-and-go walk-ups as well.

Costumes are encouraged but not required.

We'll also be collecting non-perishable food items for North Helpline.

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

A civic alliance working to solve chronic homelessness


  1. Chad Mackay of Fire & Vine Hospitality, Third Door Coalition co-founder and co-chair

  2. Del Lausa of DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center) runs the permanent supportive housing for the two DESC sites on Aurora Ave N.

  3. Other members of the Third Door Coalition board of directors

Where:, or dial +12532158782,,86188877531#

The video is available here, and a short summary here.