Welcome to Samish Island!
“No Island Like Samish Island”
The Samish Island Community Center’s (SICC) mission is to encourage community development and interaction through educational and social activities among islanders. To that end, it also maintains the community center property as the primary place to gather.
We acknowledge that Samish Island is within the aboriginal territory of the Samish Indian Nation. They were and are respected for their spiritual, cultural, and traditional values and practices, such as weaving, carving, and building of longhouses. The Samish People lived here in stewardship of the lands and waterways of the Salish Sea since time immemorial.
Decorate Your Mailbox – or have the Edgewater Garden Club do it.
For more than 40 years, the Edgewater Garden Club (EGC) has encouraged Islanders to decorate their mailboxes for the Holidays. You can make a swag on your own, or at the Holiday Kickoff at SICC on December 3rd.
Or this year we are offering a new way to do this – EGC will build a swag, complete with holly, cones, and a red bow, AND install it on your mailbox. We ask a $25 donation for this service, and you can choose an Island charity to receive your $25. The order form can be found here. A hard copy is also available with the November ShoreLines in the box at SICC.
Swags must be ordered by Dec. 3 and will be installed between Nov. 28-Dec. 8. You are responsible for removing your swag after the Holidays!
Samish Island Memories
We’d like to make the community center (SICC) more personal and reflective of our community. So we are asking you to provide us with your memories.
We are looking for old family, or outdoor photos, a drawing or craft, a favorite old hat, or school or garden awards… see example. Flat items—original pictures or a copy—to be donated with a simple wood picture frame to make it all part of a collection. We will make a special display at the community center to share your stories. If you need help with a frame or can donate one for this project, we’ll do our best to put it together with Samish style.
Please dig out those memories and text or call Marnie for pick up or delivery or with questions. SICC is aiming for a reveal in the next few months. Stay tuned.
Marnie Pennington, SICC Board – At Large.
text/cell 206 445 5257