Guemes Island Community Center Association

Enriching and Connecting Our Island Community


Events Calendar

By accessing, browsing, or using this Site you implicitly acknowledge you have read the "Terms of Use and Release of Liability" agreement (link at bottom of page), understood it, and agree to be bound by it. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement, your use of the site is not authorized.

Guemes Island, Skagit County, WA, USA

Ferry Cams

Click here for full-size views

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

⛴ Catch the Ferry

▼ Click here to show times

Community Messages

NW History Day Contest, Mar 7

Judges Needed


March 7 is fast approaching and judges are needed for the 2020 Northwest Region History Day Contest at Anacortes Middle School. A number of Guemes Islanders have volunteered in the past.


History Day is a nation-wide competition for public, private and homeschool students who compete at a regional level with winners progressing to a state then a national contest. The contest is a challenging and fun event that encourages students to become historians by developing research, analytical, presentation, and social skills. Working individually or in groups, Junior Division (grades 6-8) and Senior Division (grades 9-12) students select a topic related to an annual theme. The 2020 NHD theme is Barriers In History. Students conduct extensive historical research using primary and secondary sources and then distill their research and analysis into one of five presentations: a dramatic performance, a multimedia documentary, a museum exhibit, website, or historical research paper.

Read more

GIPAC Pledge Drive For Water Study

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

Read more


(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.

Read more

Meet Your Neighbor

Don Bird – Music, Broadcast, Film, and More -

Photos and narrative provided by Don Bird

Born and raised in Seattle, Don Bird started learning to read and write music before he learned English. Those lines, dots, and squiggles and the sounds they produced fascinated him. With a mother classically trained on piano and pipe organ, and an uncle who was a semi-professional trumpet player, Don grew up surrounded by a wide range of music and styles and learned to play numerous instruments including trumpet, fluegelhorn, guitar, bass, piano, and organ. He turned professional upon graduating high school and enrolled in UW School of Communications (Radio/TV). Working his way through college, he played for the Bellevue Symphony, various Seattle shows/musicals, and local acts like the New Deal Rhythm Band, Shots, Gabriel, and his own progressive rock band, Ears, voted Seattle’s best band in KZOK’s 1977 contest.

Read more

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 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

Join Our Mailing List

Receive our monthly e-newsletter

Guemes Island Community Center Association email lists on other island websites are no longer used for GICCA mailings of any kind. To receive GICCA news, please click below to subscribe.

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.

Weather Map

Mobile? Click 'Rain/Snow' tag for options

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!