GICCA Annual Meeting, Nov 21
There are two upcoming GICCA Board vacancies as terms are expiring for Liz Hartley, the current Treasurer, and Chris Skinner, Vice President. We are all very grateful for their dedicated service to the Guemes Island community.
Please join other community members at the November 21 GICCA Annual Meeting for the election of two new board members. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Hall. Guemes residents over age 18 present at the meeting may vote. Sign in and receive your paper ballot.
Questions for potential nominees were posted on this website and made available at the October 17 GICCA public meeting. Nominee statements can be read by clicking on the name of each nominee: Mary Hale, Kathy Whitman, and Aaron Peterson.
Holiday Bazaar, Nov 30
Looking for some great holiday gifts? If so, shop locally! Mark your calendar for November the 30th as the Guemes Island Historical Society's Holiday Bazaar opens its doors between 10 am and 2pm. We'll have plenty of local artists and artisans with a large selection of products displayed in two buildings, the Guemes Island Community Center and the Guemes Church.
There's something for everyone on your shopping list and great pricing too. There will also be seasonal soups and bake sale products available for purchase. Please join us as we support our local artists and craftsmen at this popular yearly event. Hope to see you there!
For vendor information, please contact Janice Veal via phone at: 360-293-3721 or by email: email@example.com.
Guemes Land & Sea Stewards
Place is powerful and can transform humanity as much as humanity has the power to transform place. A sense of place allows us to be grounded in something larger than ourselves; something real that provides context and meaning in our lives.
This month we celebrate the “human-place connection,” specifically, the devotion to place demonstrated by the land and sea stewards on Guemes Island. These dedicated volunteers work tirelessly and commit countless hours to help maintain and protect the environment around us to ensure we can all continue to enjoy and take pride in this place we call home.
GICCA Stage Project Update
We are pleased to report more exciting progress at the stage! Summer is over and rain has interfered with work on some days. However, our dedicated (and hardy!) crew is still working on most clear days despite the increasing cold. Please stop by the site and cheer them on if you see them working. Snacks or warm coffee are always appreciated.
The Guemes Directory on this website allows you to manage your own data - to choose what, if any, information you want to include in the directory and to ensure its accuracy - what a concept!
This directory is the one used to create the printed phone books that so many of us depend on for reaching out to our fellow islanders.
Please help us keep your contact information current by adding or updating your residential and/or business listing(s) now. If you have any questions or would like assistance feel free to contact us.
Thank you on behalf of GICCA and your fellow islanders.
The self-service directory on this website is the only island directory that allows you to choose whether you want your contact information to appear or not (you can opt-out completely). You can decide which information you want to include (email address only, postal address, phone, etc) - it's your choice. You can also edit your listing(s) at any time to ensure ongoing accuracy if changes need to be made for any reason.
We'd like to remind islanders to please take a look to ensure that your directory listings are accurate. If you're not listed and would like your residential and/or business listing to be included, now's the time to add them.
In addition to the printed phone books, which will be updated with new and modified listings in the next printing cycle, this directory is also one of the sources that GICCA uses to reach out to islanders during our annual funding drive which will begin in the next few weeks.
Guemes Ferry Service Objectives & Cost Survey
The latest online survey that asks the ferry community what ferry operation improvements they would be willing to pay for is open now at publicinput.com/5799.
The survey will be open until Thursday, December 5 at 11:59 p.m. You can vote on options for eliminating the midday gap, adding later evening runs, providing online ticketing, and adding parking spaces in the Guemes parking lot.
The survey breaks down proposed system changes along with the estimated increase in ticket prices so that riders can better understand the direct impact of each option. The survey is part of the work Skagit County is doing with Berk Consulting and KPFF Consulting Engineers to conduct an operations and service analysis that will consider current and future ferry operations and service. Upon completion of the study, BERK and KPFF will present two investment alternatives -- a minimum investment package and an additional investment package -- to Skagit County. Public Works will make a recommendation based on the findings, and early next year, the Skagit County Board of Commissioners will make a final decision on how to proceed.
Comments can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Skagit County, 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon WA 98273, no later than Thursday, December 5.
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