Neighbors Helping Neighbors

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 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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Medical Emergency Questions?

Medical Emergency Questions?

Do you know when to call 911 and what happens when you do? Are you aware of the options available for covering expenses for medical transport that are not covered by your insurance?


Learn how you can be prepared and protected in an emergency. Help yourself, help others, and help our emergency responders by being informed:

Do You Have a New Neighbor?

Do You Have a New Neighbor?

The Guemes Island Community Center Association and Groundfloor Guemes would like to extend a warm welcome to new island neighbors on behalf of the entire community!


We have prepared a small tote (welcome bag) with information to help new islanders become acquainted with our community. If you're a new island resident, or you know someone who is, please contact either Holly Green at 360.610.3829 or Phyllis Bravinder at 360.588.6556 or 510.329.6088 to receive or give a welcoming tote (and a big smile). Thank you!

Trivia Night, March 29

You'll be happy as a lark to hear that Trivia Night 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 Hall.


Renowned trivia host Wren Schultz is back again this year!

  • Cash bar opens at 6 p.m.; Trivia at 6:30
  • Great snacks and prizes
  • $10 per player; optional game packs $3
  • Tables of 4; come as a team or join one (sorry, 21 and older only)
  • Childcare possible if there is interest by March 15 deadline


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

You can wing it alone or reserve a table for your whole flock. Space is limited (we sold out last year). Don't be a chicken. Get your ducks in a row and reserve your seat(s) now by emailing the following information to

  • Number of seats/tables you wish to reserve
  • Name, phone, and email of the person reserving seat(s)
  • If childcare is desired, please indicate number of children in your party

Registered participants will check-in and pay at the door.