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.