The Lummi Island Civic Club was formed March, 8, 1916 as the Lummi Island Civic Improvement Club. The island population was around 200 in 1916 and there were few roads and fewer automobiles. There was no regular ferry service, but boats brought mail and freight and stopped at docks all around the island. There was no electricity, no telephones, and no doctors.
Today, the Civic Club is open to all women on the island who want to meet neighbors, learn something and continue to fill the needs of Lummi Island and the people who live here. The Club meets on the second Thursday of (most) months at 10 am. We are currently meeting at the Grange Hall, although we have used the Congregational Church building and members homes on occasion.
There are no dues and everyone is encouraged to attend. There is time to meet friends, share in coffee and a bite, and a short program.
Our fundraisers include a Twice Loved sale at the end of October and a Garden Expo in early May.
Funds raised are returned to the Island in many ways. In the past we have built the reef net sign on Legoe Bay, contributed to the Gathering Place, supported the Fire Department, helped replace windows in the Grange Hall, and supported Theater Camp.
Updated: 2021/10/19 @ 1:38 pm Gayle Lurenz