Hey Islanders, HAPPY JUNE! It’s awesome to feel Spring’s renewal after Winter’s rest.

once a snowflake fell
on my brow and i loved
it so much and i kissed
it and it was happy and called its cousins
and brothers and a web
of snow engulfed me then
i reached to love them all
and i squeezed them and they became
a spring rain and i stood perfectly
still and was a flower
(poem by Nikki Giovanni)

 In the spirit of rejuvenation, we’re excited to present the new SICC Board.

President:                   Denice Rochelle
Vice President:           Amy Colvin
Secretary:                   Mary Kay Richter
Treasurer:                  Ruth McNally
At Large:                     Esther Luttikhuizen
At Large:                     Marnie Pennington
At Large:                     Joan Tezak

The Board will be focusing on community building through a lens of inclusivity. Consider this a call to ALL Islanders especially new residents, those of us identifying as Black, Indigenous, persons of color, Latinx, American Asian, Pacific Islander, LGBTQAI+, & youth.

Calendar the SI yard sale (6/25) & July 4th Blue Heron parade. Last year’s property damage from fireworks & the amount of firework debris left on the shorelines & in the water was sad. We’re better than that. Let’s keep it classy, safe, clean & fun

Community activity ideas include: day/sunset/night cycles; SUP/kayak paddles; group rows; 2.5/5-mile island walks; bird identification; exploring watercolor & creative arts; shoreline interpretive walks; group hikes in the Chuckanut mountains; pickleball; tennis; old fashioned garden parties; beer meetup (21+); Summer/Winter solstice celebrations; Autumn/Spring equinox celebrations; & youth-led (19 & under) programs/projects.

Cheers!

Denice Rochelle
SICC President