Guemes Island Community Center Association

Enriching and Connecting Our Island Community

 

Events Calendar

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Guemes Island, Skagit County, WA, USA

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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


NEW Update on Ferry Committee Election

New Ferry Committee Ballots Mailed on March 15
New voting deadline is now March 30

 

The first ballot mailing on March 1 (white ballots) was apparently lost in the mail. New election ballots (now green) were mailed on March 15. These green ballots should arrive in island mailboxes in the next few days. Only green ballots will be valid and accepted for the election. If you received a white ballot and voted already, you must vote again on your new green ballot. Ballots must be postmarked by March 30 or deposited in the ballot box in the Guemes Library by March 30 during library hours Mon & Wed, 2 to 4 & 6 to 8; Fri & Sat, 2 to 4. Read more

 

The Guemes Island Community Center Association (GICCA) does not endorse any candidate. To view candidate statements click here

Trivia Night - Register Now!

You'll be happy as a lark to hear that Trivia Night with renowned trivia host Wren Schultz is back by popular demand! Whether you're crazy as a loon, silly as a goose, dumb as a dodo, or a wise old owl, come and enjoy a night of trivia challenges on March 29 at the Guemes Island Community Center.

 

Early bird reservations by March 15 have a chance for a bonus prize drawing.

 

Space is limited - we sold out last year!

Click here to read more and to register.

Foraging for Edible & Medicinal Plants, April 13th

Foraging for Edible & Medicinal Plants, April 13th, 11:30- 1:30 pm, Guemes Island Community Center.

 

Learn how to identify edible Spring plants growing here on Guemes, discover their nutritional and medicinal benefits, and sample some delicious wild food recipes.

 

Weather permitting, we'll do hands-on plant ID from 1:30-2 at the labyrinth. Pre-register by sending your name and contact info to myguemes@gmail.com. $10 supply fee/hall donation.

 

 

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Island News


Remember Wren?- Wren Schultz is a juggler, house sitter, web developer, Wheel of Fortune winner, renowned trivia host, and aspiring movie extra who calls Anacortes, Washington home - and he's going to be hosting the GICCA Trivia Night on March 29 (after rave reviews from last year!).

In his spare time (which, being a professional house sitter, there is plenty of), he likes doing and making crosswords and traveling the globe to anywhere there is cheap street food. Tacos and coconut ice cream are his favorite. But not together. That'd be weird.
Read more: Anacortes Pride October 2016 Alumni Profile

Meet Your Neighbor

Neighbors Helping Neighbors- Guemes Connects is one of many island organizations that address a need or provide a service to residents. 

The Connects volunteers provide on-island skilled, compassionate assistance with respite care, transportation, home maintenance, medical equipment, housing, and meals for shut-ins. The organization’s mission is to foster a network of support for the Guemes Island community. They are committed to meeting the needs of anyone needing assistance regardless of age, illness, disability, race or religion.

Guemes Connects sponsors The Gathering Lunch, a weekly lunch program open to everyone, residents, visitors, and workers. Meals are prepared and served by volunteers every Thursday from 11:30 to 12:15 from October through April at the Guemes Church. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 for this “home cooked” meal. Check the Events Calendar on myguemes.org for the weekly menu. Free blood pressure checks are available from 11:15 to 12:30. Take-home meals are available by request for shut-ins only.

The following coordinators can help if you have a need or know someone who needs occasional assistance.
  • Meals – Lorraine Francis 360-293-8364
  • Respite Care – Sue Nichol 206-755-7937 or Juby Fouts 360-293-2704
  • Home Maintenance/Yard Care – Bill Clark 360-299-3230
  • Medical Equipment – Juby Fouts 360-293-2704 or Barb Ohms 360-298-1885
  • Housing Assistance – Ron Knowles 360-588-9922
  • Transportation – Susan Rombeek 360-293-0777 or Anne Passarelli 360-299-2549
Please give the Transportation Coordinators 24-hour notice so they can arrange rides. If you cannot reach a coordinator or wish to volunteer your time or skills, please contact Lorraine Francis or Juby Fouts. Additional volunteers or new Gathering Lunch cooks are always welcome.
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Luminary Tradition Continues

Workshops Begin in March - Register Now!

In 2017 Guemes Islanders, friends, and family came together to learn the craft of creating lighted paper and reed luminary lanterns. The varied creations lit up South Shore for the 1st and 2nd Guemes Earth Day Luminary Parades - and the tradition continues.

 

The 3rd annual Guemes Earth Day Luminary Parade is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 and, once again, it will be preceded by a series of luminary workshops taught by luminary artist and Guemes resident, Loalynda Bird, beginning in March.

 

Click here to learn more about the luminary workshops and to register.

Car Ferry Back In Service

If you're parked in the ferry holding lanes or any other temporary spaces, please move your vehicle as soon as possible. Thank you.

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Fun Factoids

A group of owls is called a parliament. Group names for other birds include a bevy of quail, a brood of hens, a cast of hawks, a company of parrots, a dole of doves, a gaggle of geese, a host of sparrows, a murder of crows, a party of jays, a rafter of turkeys, and a watch of nightingales. Source: Useful Trivia

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  • Then, just shop as you normally would!

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