Guemes Island Community Center Association

Enriching and Connecting Our Island Community

 

Events Calendar

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Guemes Island, Skagit County, WA, USA

Ferry Cams

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(Find out if there's a 2nd 11:15am sailing)


⛴ Catch the Ferry

Note:
Ferry times are provided as a courtesy and without guarantee.

Ferry departs from Guemes approximately 8 minutes after the listed times below. Crossing time approximately 5 minutes. Round-trip time approximately 20-25 minutes.

*Wednesday 9:15 AM to Guemes and 2:00 PM from Guemes are hazardous materials runs only. No other vehicles or passengers may travel on these runs.
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Community Messages


GICCA Meeting Canceled

Due to the road conditions and impassable driveways, the Jan 16 GICCA public meeting has been canceled. Trustee reports, committee reports, and a treasurer's report will be posted in lieu of meeting minutes. Any questions regarding Community Center Association business can be addressed to 4gicca@gmail.com.

 

We are sorry for the inconvenience and we look forward to seeing you at our February 20 meeting.

GIPAC Pledge Drive For Water Study

How much water do we really have for use on Guemes Island? We really don't know.

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Pledge (download, print, sign, and mail)

 

 

 

 

Seeking 9th to 12th Grade Students

 

The Salish Sea School in Anacortes is an outdoor marine conservation school that helps create leaders in marine conservation by providing innovative college prep and purpose-driven leadership experience. In the summer of 2020, the School is launching its first marine conversation program, Guardians of the Sea, for rising 9th to 12th grade students. This program is a four day, daily boat-based program out of Skyline Marina. Sessions are available throughout the summer.

 

The Guardians of the Sea program equips students to become leaders to help restore the oceans through:

  • increased ocean connection and knowledge through hands-on learning
  • student involvement in citizen science projects for local scientists and organizations (microplastic sampling on the water, tufted puffin survey, forage fish survey and dissection, and more)
  • creation of a take-home action plan to stay involved
  • leadership development through recognizing innate gifts
  • mindfulness practices for every day stress-reduction

There are a limited number of student scholarships available for any interested students to apply for a seat in the program! Scholarship applications are available here and must be submitted by April 1, 2020.

Contact Amy Eberling, Executive Director, 703-477-7432 for more information or go to thesalishseaschool.org.

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Island News


- This month the Guemes Island Community Center Association (GICCA) wants to feature YOU, the members of the Guemes community. Your generous response to our Fall fundraising campaign has brought in $12,545 as of January 16. Without your continued support, we would not be able to maintain our facilities or to provide the services that we all enjoy.

Donations of money are not the only way you can support GICCA. Time is a priceless commodity and we welcome volunteers for a variety of activities and events. If you have a skill or talent that you can share with others, let us know. Can you teach a workshop, help with maintenance tasks, do light gardening chores or help write grants? GICCA needs you.

Please send an email to 4gicca@gmail.com and let us know how you would like to be involved. Thanks again for your support.

Meet Your Neighbor

- This month the Guemes Island Community Center Association (GICCA) wants to feature YOU, the members of the Guemes community. Your generous response to our Fall fundraising campaign has brought in $12,545 as of January 16. Without your continued support, we would not be able to maintain our facilities or to provide the services that we all enjoy.

Donations of money are not the only way you can support GICCA. Time is a priceless commodity and we welcome volunteers for a variety of activities and events. If you have a skill or talent that you can share with others, let us know. Can you teach a workshop, help with maintenance tasks, do light gardening chores or help write grants? GICCA needs you.

Please send an email to 4gicca@gmail.com and let us know how you would like to be involved. Thanks again for your support.

Love of Place


You may have recently received a fundraising appeal letter from GICCA. The Community Center Association depends on your financial support to keep our doors open and our facilities available to everyone. A donor envelope was enclosed for your convenience. Every tax-deductible donation makes a difference regardless of size.

 

Donations can also be made through this website. If you wish, your donation can be directed to the General Fund, the GICCA Stage Project, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the myguemes.org website, or Groundfloor Guemes.

 

Thank you for your support.

GICCA Stage Project Update

 

Work is progressing at the GICCA Stage Project, although safety concerns prohibit the crew from working in wet and slippery conditions.

Read more & view latest photos

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Reality Check

The movers and shakers on our planet, aren't the billionaires and generals, they're the incredible numbers of people around the world filled with love for neighbor and for the earth who are resisting, remaking, restoring, renewing and revitalising. — Bill McKibben

Helpful Links

On Deck

For a 'month-at-a-glance' calendar, scroll to the very top of this page & click on the Events Calendar button.

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Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of AmazonSmile purchases to their customers' chosen charitable organization. Guemes Island Community Center Association is registered on AmazonSmile. So, if you’re already shopping anyway, why not let Amazon make a small donation to GICCA - at no additional cost to you or GICCA!

How does it work?

  • Click on the AmazonSmile box (right) which brings you to the AmazonSmile GICCA page
    (you might want to bookmark that page to easily find it again).
  • Sign in to Amazon as usual.
  • Then, just shop as you normally would!

Click here to see how much you have made GICCA smile. Thank you!