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.   https://www.samishtribe.nsn.us/

Pearl Django is coming to SICC!

Sunday March 26, 2023, 3-5 pm



Read more about them here.

Tickets are $20 each, and seating is limited.  Tickets are available only via advance purchase here.

Annual SICC Directory Update

 SICC has just mailed its annual letter to all members.  See a copy here.  The mailing includes a form to add your name to the printed 2023 SICC Directory.  On the same form, you can also order your directory to be mailed to you in early March.  And if you are able to support us with a donation, that would be much appreciated!  You can also complete these tasks online via the following links:

2023 Residential Directory Listing and Order Form

2023 Yellow Pages Listing

Donate to SICC

Note:  You MUST complete a current Residential Directory Listing form to be included in the 2023 Directory, even if you were listed in last year’s Directory!  Directory listings must be received by SICC by February 15, 2023 to be included in this year’s print directory.


Winter Light Photo Celebration!

This event creates an opportunity for all islanders to share how you view the world from your own perspective. How do you see the birds on the bay? What is your view of the clouds in the sky? What strikes you visually? 

Photographers: Pull out your camera and shoot with any type of camera during the 48-hour window from Saturday, January 28th, 9:00 a.m. to Monday, January 30th, 9:00 a.m. Pacific time.

All Community Members: The celebration is on February 11th, 2023, at the newly remodeled Samish Island Community Center. During the day, from 3:00 to 5:00 is a family-friendly all-ages showing. In the evening, from 6:00 to 9:00, is an adults-only (21+) event.

Click Here for more information and to register as a photographer. 

All members of the Samish Island Community are welcome to participate, no matter their age or photographic talent. Participation is capped at 50 photographers, so be sure to register early. 

New Samish Island Cookbook Survey

In 2002, the Samish Island Community Club and the Edgewater Garden Club published a cookbook of Islanders’ favorite recipes.  They are exploring the possibility of creating a new Samish Island Cookbook. It would be filled with new recipes as well as some favorites from the 2002 version.  Please give us your input on a brief survey here.

Questions?  Contact Gail Hopley or Bonnie McFarland.

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