Our Lummi Island Community

Tome 2012/02

The Tome Of Lummi Island
Volume XLVII No. 2
February 2012

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Community Association Meeting – Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Potluck Dinner – – – 6:29 PM

Program and Business Meeting – – – 7:00 PM

Program: County Executive Jack Louws

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C A L E N D A R O F E V E N T S________

Elderberries – Fun, Games and Lunch for Seniors – Church …………… Every Wednesday 11 AM to 2 PM

Island Church & Sunday School – 758-2060………………………………. Every Sunday 10:30 AM

Island Chapel – Grange Hall ……………………………………………………… Every Sunday 9:30 AM

Green Fire – Movie – Otto Preserve – Seating limited – $5 ………… Feb 18 Saturday 7:00 PM

Recycle Pickup – Your House ……………………………………………………… Feb 20 Monday morning

LICA POTLUCK DINNER MEETING —Grange Hall ..…………… Feb 22 Wednesday 6:29 / 7:00 PM

Ferry Fueling Day (Alternate Thursdays at Gooseberry Point) …………. Feb 23 Thursday 12:30 to 1:20 PM

Geology Rocks! Otto Preserve Geology Tour – with Kent Nielsen … Feb 25 Saturday 10:00 AM

O’Henry Tales with Eric Foxman …Beach School Fund Raiser …… Feb 25 Saturday, 7 to 9 PM

Boys & Girls Club Board Meeting – at the Club …………………………….. Feb 28 Tuesday 6:30 PM

PLIC Meeting – Grange Hall – Report on Ferry Advisory Committee Mar 1 Thursday 6:30 PM

Annual Spaghetti Dinner Grange Hall …by Grange for Everyone …… Mar 3 Saturday 5:30 to 7:30 PM

Lummi Island Conservancy Board – Library …………………………………. Mar 4 Sunday 7:30 PM

Recycle Pickup — Your house ………………………………………. Mar 5 Monday morning

Cemetery Board – Library …………………………………………… Mar 5 Monday 6:30 PM

Grange Meeting ………………Social at 6:30 PM……………….……. Mar 7 Wednesday 7:00 PM

Civic Club – Church Fellowship Room ………………………………………… Mar 8 Thursday 10:00 AM

Ferry Fueling Day (Alternate Thursdays at Gooseberry Point) …………. Mar 8 Thursday 12:30 to 1:20 PM

The Reptile Man Snakes and Lizards and Turtles, oh my! – Beach Sch Mar 9 Friday 10 to 11 AM

You Show Me Yours. I’ll Show You Mine” .Beach School ……….. Mar 10 Saturday 3:00 – 7:00 PM

Heritage Trust annual Benefit Dinner Grange Hall …………….….. Mar 10 Saturday 6:00 PM

Gardeners Network Seed Swap – Grange Hall ……………………….. Mar 12 Monday 6:30 PM

Friends of Island Library ……………………………………………… Mar 12 Monday 7:30 PM

Fire Commissioners Meeting — Fire Hall—Open to Public ……..…… Mar 13 Tuesday 7:00 PM

Beach School PTO — Beach School ………………………………… Mar 14 Wednesday 6:45 PM

LICA Board of Directors — Library ………………………………….. Mar 14 Wednesday 7:00 PM

The Tome Deadline ……………………………………………………………… Mar 16 Friday 11:00 PM

Recycle Pickup — Your house ………………………………………. Mar 19 Monday morning

Ferry Fueling Day (Alternate Thursdays at Gooseberry Point) ………. Mar 22 Thursday 12:30 to 1:20 PM

Donation Deadline for Otto Preserve Wetland ……………………… Mar 31 Saturday

Roadside Cleanup – Grange hall Mar 31 Saturday 9:45 AM

ANWR Slideshow & Talk – photographer Alan Kearney – Library .. Mar 31 Saturday 7:30 PM

Post Office Hours Mon-Fri 7:45 AM to 3:15 PM; Sat 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Boxes 24 hours) 758-2320

Library hours Tuesday & Thursday 2:00 to 8:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 758-7145

Grange Hall Rent contact: Leslie Dempsey – 758-2348

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“TOWN HALL MEETING” – County executive Jack Louws – – ed

Our program at next Wednesday’s (February 22) Potluck Dinner Meeting will be a sort of “Town Hall” meeting to welcome our new Whatcom County Executive, Jack Louws on his first visit to Lummi Island in his official capacity. We hope to have a large turnout to welcome Mr. Louws and get him started on the right foot on Lummi Island matters, so please plan to attend. We will put him on the program at exactly 7:00 PM. If you plan to share in the Potluck, we start serving ourselves at precisely 6:29 PM.

During our LICA business meeting after Jack’s appearance we will conclude nominations and hold elections for our 2012 Officers and Board members. Election will be by secret ballot. Please bring a pencil or pen to mark your ballot. The new Officers and Board members will take office at the close of this meeting.

Next, we will take a second vote on the LICA Grant package recommended by the LICA Board. This was unanimously approved by the members last month, but a second vote is required because of the size of the package. Finally, we will conduct such other LICA business as may properly come before the chair. All adult Lummi Island residents are eligible to vote on all matters at LICA membership meetings.

The door prize will be $160 for a Tome subscriber if s/he is in the Hall at the time of the drawing. Last month Doug and Loris Puckering forgot to come for their $155, so we added another $5 to the pot.

Negligent (adj.) a condition in which you absent-mindedly answer the door in your nightgown.

ISLAND RAINFALL January Last year
Westshore Farm Hayfield 4.55” 7.09” (Sheila & Al Marshall)
North Tuttle Lane 3.97” 7.43” (Nancy Simmerman)
South Nugent 4.60” 7.48” (Jerry Brown)
Scenic Estates 4.37” 8.00” (Darlene Stoffer)

NANCY SIMMERMAN’S KNITWEAR & GIFT SHOP is now open at 2386 Tuttle Lane. By appointment or drop by. Phone:758-2489. Brochure available at The Islander.

MINT CONDITION: Male, 1932, high mileage, good condition, some hair, many new parts including hip, knee, cornea, valves. Isn’t in running condition, but walks well.

PLANS FOR BUILDING PERMITS/CONSTRUCTION CONSULTATION — unCommon Sense Design Luther Allen 360-739-7846

ACADEMIC TUTORING K-12, Spanish for children & adults, credentialed teacher. Erin: erina.nw@gmail.com, 778.0230

ERIK’S LANDSCAPING Professional pruning, installation, renovation and maintenance. 758-7105

ALUMINUM CAN-RECYCLING by the Grange. Bins located in Grange parking lot. Thank you.

MONTHLY FIRE PREVENTION CHECKLIST – From Northwest Burn Foundation

February ‑ Make sure there is a smoke alarm on every level of your home. Change the battery, and test each alarm.

$10 MONEY TEN MONEY $10 – – ed

There was no winner of last month’s $10 Certificate hidden in one copy of The Tome. “You mean you didn’t mail in the check for the Tome like I asked you to? Dummy! How did you think we were going to get the $10 for this certificate and Brown Betty and the $160 Door Prize and the free Telephone Booklet if you didn’t mail the check?”

Each month we hide a Certificate redeemable for $10 cash in one copy of the Tome. Only Tome subscribers on Lummi Island are eligible for this cash bonanza.

I feel so miserable without you; it’s almost like having you here.”

Beach Store Café to reopen – – Nancy Burnett

The Beach Store Café is closing until sometime in March for a few renovations and a transition to a new owner. The cafe will remain a place for all Islanders to gather and afford a meal. After all it really belongs to the Island. As is true for all Island enterprises, it is extremely difficult to make it a viable business. I want to thank everyone who has supported it in these past years while Iona and Joe have work extremely hard to weather all the difficulties while they have given us all ‘good grub.’ THANK YOU, JOE AND IONA.

ADULT SOCCER TEAM – – John Mulhern

An adult (must be 18) co-ed soccer team is in the process of being formed. We have an Island company willing to help with expenses as a sponsor. The league will start in early April. Anyone interested call John Mulhern 758-7853.

PLIC COMMUNITY MEETING – – Mike McKenzie

With the new county ferry advisory committee a reality and issues lying ahead regarding fares, dry dock, and other matters ferry-related, the PLIC Board urges you to attend the next all-community meeting for updates and input. They will fill you in on recent meetings with County government officials and 23 task force items that Public Works is working on. It’s Thursday, March 1, 6:30 PM in the Grange Hall.

CALLING ALL PIE BAKERS: BOYS & GIRLS CLUB PIE SOCIAL – – Mike McKenzie

Save the date for the annual pie social, featuring Island-made and local professionally-baked pies, plus drinks on Sunday afternoon, April 22, at The Grange. The organizing committee is seeking any of you expert pie bakers who will contribute to the menu. Email mcwritermm@gmail.com, or post on Facebook Lummi Island Friends Group, or call 758.4145 to volunteer a pie or to work that day.

THE DIRTY DOZEN LIST A cooperative effort of LIHT and LICA – – Ginny Winfield &Mike Skehan

February’s ‘Most Wanted Offender’ is Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii). This weed invades roadsides, riparian areas, pastures and river gravel bars, changing ecosystem functions. It can produce up to three million seeds which may travel up to forty miles, and seeds can remain dormant in the soil for many years.

Butterfly Bush is a large shrub, growing up to ten feet tall, with lance-shaped leaves and fragrant flowers in showy spikes of purple, red, pink, white, orange or yellow. It is very adaptable, growing in most soil types and climates, and can spread quickly, forming dense thickets.

Butterflies love the flowers, but it is not a butterfly host plant and displaces native plants needed for butterfly reproduction. This shrub can be controlled through mechanical and chemical means. It can be dug out, or kept small by pruning back in the fall (12-15” tall), and deadheaded to prevent seed fall. Flower heads should not go into compost. Contact the weed control board for chemical control recommendations and alternative plants

In Washington State, “noxious weed” is a legally defined term. The plants on the Washington State Noxious Weed List are non-native, aggressive and invasive, but with the potential to be eradicated or controlled. Please be proactive in your efforts to help

control invasive plants.” Alison Schroeer, Schroeer Scientific Illustration

Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.

BROWN BETTY RUNNING ON ALL FOUR LEGS NOW – – ed

I now have all Brown Betty subscribers back on her route list. Only folks who specifically ask for Brown Betty when they subscribe to the Tome will receive her. If you don’t receive Brown Betty, she is crying because she thinks you don’t want her, and you have been missing a lot of important messages. If you are not receiving Brown Betty and think you should, something has gone terribly wrong.

Brown Betty is free and optional for Tome subscribers.

Did you remember to subscribe to the 2012 Tome? Check the list on Page 4.

Many folks did not return the subscription form with their check, so they were not signed up for Brown Betty.

Many folks did not check the Brown Betty box on the form, so they do not get Brown Betty.

Some folks think they are signed for BB forever and don’t need to ask for it again. This is not so. You need to re-ask for BB each year. This is for spam control – to be sure I don’t send the horse where she is not wanted.

Or – could you believe this? – I may have made a mistake.

????? If you don’t know who/what Brown Betty is, ask me – you really need to know. Most Lummi Islanders get and appreciate Brown Betty.

So – if you think you should be receiving BB and are not getting it, contact me so I can repair the problem. Phone 758-2414, or better yet send me an e-mail to:

thetome@lummiislandcable.com from the e-mail address where you want to receive BB.

If you don’t pay your exorcist, you can get repossessed.

LUMMI ISLAND GARDENERS NETWORK – – Ginny Winfield

The LIGN is starting its third year with a seed swap on Monday, March 12, 6:30 PM at the Grange Hall. We will have a short meeting, then our seed swap; flyers will be out around mid-February with more information. Our Grange has agreed to sponsor the Gardeners Network, so meetings will be there the second Monday of each month, instead of at the Fire Hall. More news to follow in March. Please contact Ginny or Randy Smith if you would like your name to be on the mailing list.

Saturday Market – – Jyl Peterson

The Lummi Island Saturday Marketeers are preparing for another spring and summer season. We are a group of local artists, businesses, gardeners, farmers, and musicians setting up canopies and tables next door to the Islander for a festive market atmosphere.

We will begin our market on the Memorial Saturday May 26th and continue through the Labor Day Saturday September 1, hours from 10:00-1:00.

One of our last weekends (TBA) will be the all Island Barter Fair. (Please note this will be the only weekend for garage sale tables)

We would like to welcome and encourage any local artists or gardeners to participate at the Saturday Market.

There will be an organization and celebration meeting April 22nd, 2:00 PM at the Beach Store Cafe. All and any new Marketeers are welcome to attend.

We would like to thank Lummi Islanders, their friends and families, and Brad and Deborah for making the Saturday Market such a fun and thriving atmosphere.

Thank You!

I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

BEACH SCHOOL NEWS – – Judy Thomas, School Manager

February and March have a variety of events that are worth noting. To continue our theater/performance theme this year, our classes will be attending “The Lorax” at WWU or “The Diary of Anne Frank” at the Lynden Playhouse. The well known storyteller, Eric Foxman, will share O’Henry tales on Saturday, February 25 from 7 to 9 PM in the school gym. This is a fundraiser for the Beach School Foundation and PTO.

One of our favorite events is Breakfast with Books, Friday March 2 at 8:30 AM. Please come to the school, have a cup of coffee and breakfast followed by the staff performance of “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,” and end your morning reading books with our students.

The Reptile Man and his zoological critter collection will be here on Friday, March 9 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at an all school assembly. Snakes and lizards and turtles, oh my! Creepy? Amazing! Come learn with us about our reptilian relatives.

Get ready for this event! “You Show Me Yours. I’ll Show You Mine” Saturday, March 10, 3:00 – 7:00 PM. This free event is a way for people to share their collections. What do you collect, hoard, save? It can be a display only or you can sell or trade your treasures. The only requirement is that you sign up for a table in advance. There is no charge for a table. This is all for fun! Call Kathy, 383-9440 if you would like to reserve a table.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all! Beach School loves you!

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

Eat Oysters: Become a Member of Community Supported Aquaculture – – Julie Hirsch

Puget Sound Restoration Fund (PSRF) is a Washington-based nonprofit organization dedicated
exclusively to restoring marine habitat, water quality and native species in Puget Sound. Their Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm has played an important role in helping to restore water quality in Drayton Harbor.

The Drayton Harbor CSA produces extra small (2”) and small (3”) Pacific oysters, live in the shell. They are grown off the bottom in 150-ft. long plastic mesh bags which are hung from PVC stakes that are driven into the tideflats, forming rows of yearling oysters. This growing technique minimizes impacts to native eelgrass and makes harvesting very efficient. Oysters are harvested weekly from March through early June and delivered to shareholders directly from the boat at the bottom of the ramp at Gate 3 in Blaine Harbor. Shareholders are notified weekly by email alerts to place their order for the following Saturday morning. Oysters are bagged and tagged on Friday and delivered fresh Saturday morning to the dock for pickup. Membership levels range from $100 (for 13 dozen) to $500(for 63 dozen).

Proceeds are reinvested into shellfish and water quality restoration projects. Thank you for supporting the Drayton Harbor CSA. Your contributions allow the Puget Sound Restoration Fund to maintain an oyster-farming venture in Drayton Harbor and to contribute to pollution control projects in the Drayton Harbor watershed.

If you would like to become a shareholder please visit our website www.restorationfund.org/projects/csf/draytonharbor or contact Geoff Menzies geoffmenzies@comcast.net, 360-384-9135 or 360-303-9100 (cell)

Shaquille O’Neal, on his lack of championships: “I’ve won at every level, except college and pro.”

ISLAND LIBRARY – IT BELONGS TO YOU – – Joan Keiper

Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 2:00 – 8:00 Saturday 10:00 – 4:00

The digital photo frame in the library is available for other Island organizations to display photos of Island events. The photos should be loaded onto a SDHD card. Horizontal format works best.

Upcoming Events

ANWR Slideshow & Talk- Join professional photographer Alan Kearney for a slideshow of his early climbing trips to Alaska, glacier observations in the Cascades, a trip to the Brooks Range in 2002, and three weeks in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 2005. Stunning landscapes, hiking and climbing, and a plethora of wild animals are included. Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 PM, Island Library.

Ongoing Events

‘Story Time’ – Stories and more for Preschoolers, weekly on Tuesdays 3:30- 4:00 PM, Island Library

‘Chess Time’ with Abe and Matt. Get together and have fun with your friends and neighbors while exercising your brain Tuesdays at 5:00-7:00 PM at the Island Library.

The Friends of Island Library (FOIL) Board meets the second Monday of each month at the library. FOIL members are community volunteers who have decided to support Lummi Island Library. The next meeting is Monday, Mar 12, 7:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library. FOIL Board meetings are open to the public.

“Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.” – Lou Holtz

Reprinted from May 2004 Tome

ISLEWARD – – Bert Rubash for Lummi Island Conservancy

Tides Against the Tide

The tides that flood and ebb on Lummi shores are driven by gravitational pull from the Sun and Moon that waxes and wanes as Earth turns on its axis and the Moon orbits the Earth. The oceans are drawn toward the place on the Earth directly under the Moon by the Moon’s gravity and to the point opposite the Moon on the other side of the Earth by the centrifugal effect, as the Earth and Moon swing together in a mutual orbit with a center within the Earth, but 2890 miles from the Earth’s center.

The point on the Earth with the Moon directly overhead travels along the surface of the Earth at a speed of 1002 miles per hour. If someone were to fly around the Earth at our latitude, up here in the North where the distance around the Earth is less than at the equator, and keep up with the Moon, she would need to fly at only 644 miles per hour. That speed, 644 mph, is the speed that the lunar tide travels in the open ocean in order to keep up with the Moon at our latitude.

The Sun contributes to the tide in a similar way, but the lunar part is about two and one-half times as great as the solar part. The Solar tide is faster, traveling at 666 mph at our latitude to keep up with the Sun.

Lunar and Solar tides are, in general, long, fast waves following their creators, the Sun and the Moon, westward around the Earth as it turns; but in some places the influences of water depths, land masses and the spin of the Earth on the length, timing, direction, and speed of tide waves are profound.

One effect of the spinning of the Earth, called the Coriolis Effect, turns tide waves to the right in the northern hemisphere. A tide wave at the outer coast of Vancouver Island is trapped against the coast as it travels northwestward and tries to turn right, traveling with an average speed of 890 miles per hour along its diagonal coastal path between Bamfield and Cape Scott to keep up with the Moon.

Before sweeping along Vancouver’s shore, the wave branches to the right into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and tries to turn against the right-hand coast causing the crest of the tide along the Washington shore to be a little higher than the crest on the Canadian shore.

A tide wave in Juan de Fuca heads our way, eastward, having turned its back on the Moon and the Sun and the open ocean tide and follows the dictates of coastal geometry and Coriolis. It retreats at a mere 60 miles per hour, and by the time a high tide crest passes Lummi Island and reaches the northwest end of the Strait of Georgia, the sea at the entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca has ebbed more than three quarters of its way down to low tide.

“Some editors are failed writers – but so are most writers.” – T.S. Eliot

SUBSCRIBERS OF THE TOME – – ed

When you subscribe to the Tome, you are helping to cohere Lummi Island as a community instead of just a population. Below is a listing, according to my records, of all 2012 Tome subscribers who have given me Lummi Island as their mailing address by February 10. If you see an error or omission, please let me know at (758-2414) or thetome@lummiislandcable.com.

We are still waiting to hear from folks who have had higher priorities. If you feel that this is the right time, just send a check to LICA, PO Box 163 or use the Tome Drop Box across Nugent from the school. We appreciate it.

We hope every Lummi Islander will help support The Tome and your Community Association. LICA’s out-of-pocket Tome expense is more than $7/year for each Island address. Overall, it costs over $490 to publish and mail each monthly issue, and our only expenses are supplies, printing and postage. Our only revenue is from subscriptions, donations and advertising fees.

Only one name per household is listed here, so if your names are different, you may be listed under either name. First names are abbreviated as necessary to conserve space.

Please note – this list is only for folks who have given their Lummi Island address for Tome delivery.

AGREN, ERIN

ALLISON, JOEL

ANDERSON, JERRY

ANTHOLT, CHUCK

ARMBRUSTER, B.

ARMFIELD, VIC.

ARNTSEN, JOHN

ASPELUND, SUE

AULD, BOB

BAILEY, DAVID

BAKER, CHARLES

BAKER, DALE

BAKER, DONNA

BAKER, JON

BALDWIN, JACK

BARKER, DAVID

BARNES, LAPRIEL

BARSTOW, MARY

BAZLEN, BILL

BEAN, KARIN A.

BEARD, CHUCK

BENSON, STELLA

BERNARD, WOODY

BETHUNE, JACK

BLAIR, VERN

BLAKE, RHAYMA

BOHL, NORMA

BONAPARTE, JAN

BOSTROM, LAURA

BOWMAN, AUDREY

BOWMAN, JACK

BOWMAN, PAUL

BOWMAN, PETE

BOWMAN, SAM

BRANDOW, BOB

BRISKEY, GRACE

BROWN, DOOLIE

BRUBAKER, JILL

BUDA, JACK

BUECHNER, NEVA

BUFORD, MARK

BURGETT, VICTOR

BURNETT, NANCY

BURROUS, REBECCA

BUSCH, BOB

BYERS, ALICE

CAMERON, PETE

CAMPBELL, JEFF

CARLSON, ANN-MARIE

CHAUDIERE, W.

CHESSMAR, G.

CHURCH, CONGREG.

CLANCY, SEAN

CLARK, STU

CLAYTON, ALICE

COLGAN, ISAAC

COLLIVER, RAY

CRITCHLOW, LISA

CULBERTSON, M.

CURTIS, KLAYTON

DAHLSTROM, ERIK

DALEY, BILL

DAMMANN, LAURA

DARNALL, BEVERLY

DAVIS, PAUL

DEMPSEY, PAUL

DERRY, VICKI

DIXON, RICHARD

DUKES, LORRAINE

DUNN, BRENDAN

DUNN, PAT

ENNEN, JOHN

ERNST, DAVE

FINCKE, JON

FIRE DISTRICT #11

FODOR, BOB

FRANZMANN, A.

FREDERICK, JIM

FRIEDLANDER, S.

GAINES, JACKIE

GALE, NANCY

GAZELEY, PETER

GIBERT, ANNE

GING, NANCY

GLEESON, MADGE

GOULD, GREGORY

GOWENS, CISCO

GROEN, DEL

GROOM, JACK

GRYMALOSKI, J.

HAKEMAN, SUSAN

HALL, DAVID

HANSON, DOROTHY

HARMONEY, DAVID

HARPER, DIANE

HATHAWAY, RANDY

HAYES, PAT

HENKENS, JIM

HETTERLY, ALAN

HIGGINS, DAVID

HILSINGER, C.

HODGES, PETER

HOEKEMA, BRENT

HOEKSTRA, GLENN

HOHL, ART

HOLLENBECK, HOLLY

HON, TERYL

HONSE, STUART

HUTCHINGS, M.

JACOBSON, IONA

JAMAL, KARIM

JAMISON, ADAM

JANISZEWSKI, M.

JARVIE, NAOMI

JEWELL, BUD

JOHNSON, BETSY

JOHNSON, CHANDLER

JONES, KATHY

JONES, KATHRYN I.

JONES, KEVIN

KASHIWABARA, J.

KEIPER, JOAN

KERSHNER, DANA

KIMBALL, TOM

KINNEY, FRED

KINSLEY, DALE

KMIECIK, MIKE

KOLSTAD, MEL

KOPANOS, STEPHEN

KUIKEN, BEN

LADEN, NINA

LAPOF, BUFFY

LARMORE, DAVID

LARSEN, RALPH

LARSON, PEG

LEE, WYNNE

LILYROTH, DOUG

LISH, LISA

LOVELL, MADELINE

LUHRS, VICKI

LUKE, STEVE

LUNDEN, BOB

LUTZ, TOM

LUTZ-SMITH, JANET

MacGILCHRIST, BOB

MADSEN BOYDSTUN

MAGNUSON, TOM

MANN, JOHN

MARSHALL, MARK

MARTIN, WADE

McCASLIN, SUE

McCRORY, COLLEEN

McKINSTRY, GREG

McMINN, STEVE

McRORIE, JERRY

MEETZE, JAMES

MILES, KELLI

MILLER, PAM

MILLER, TOM

MILLIKEN, LYNN

MITTERER, DICK

MOENCH, MEREDITH

MOON, RAY

MORK, TED

MORRIS, ANN

MORRISSEY, M.

MOYE, BILL

MOYE, BYRON

MOYE, MICHAEL

MUEHLHAUSEN, R.

MULHERN, Sr, JACK

MULLEN, MARC

MULLIN, WILLIE

MUNDSTOCK, LEE

NATHANSON, RANDI

NESBIT, DAVID

NYLAND FRED

O’CALLAGHAN IAN

OLEJNICZAK C.

OLSEN, JUDY

OLSON, PATTI

PAGE, PENNY

PAPISH, CHARLES

PETERSON, JYL

PHILLIPS, JANE

PHILPOT, TOM

PICHE, TERRY

PIERCE, ANN

PITMAN, GARY

PLUMB, BOB

PUCKERING, D.

RAMMELL, JAMES

RAMOS, MYRA

RETTMER, BECCA

RICH, STUART

RICHARDSON, M.

RICHARDSON, R.

RICHMOND, D.

ROBERTS, JACKIE

ROBINSON, JOHN

ROSE, ROBERT

ROSEN, ALAN

ROSS, JIM

ROTEMAN, LARRY

ROTH, DEBORAH

SANDILANDS, R.

SATTER, KJERSTN

SCHNEIDER, BETSY

SCHREIBER, LYNN

SCHROEDER, GERALD

SCOTT, ED

SEXTON, MARK

SHEAFFER, M.C.

SHEEK, LINDA

SIMMERMAN, N.

SMITH, KIP

SMITH, RANDY

SMITH, RICHARD

SORENSEN, BOB

SOUTHWORTH, D.

SOUZE, VICTORIA

STARKS, RANDY

STARKS, RILEY

STOCKER, HELEN

STOFFER, DARLENE

STRONG, JIM

SWANSON, KEN

SWEETINGHAM, G.

SWOPE, MIKE

TERRY, WENDELL

THANE, DAN

THESEN, HAL

THOMAS, JUDY

THOMAS, STEVE

THOMPSON, RUSS

THORN, DAVID

TRIESELMANN, H.

TRIMINGHAM, JL

VADER, DARTH

VAN DEN DRIESEN

VAN HOESEN, M.J.

WALES, PAT

WALTERS, RUTH

WATKINS, MARY

WEATHERBY, TOM

WEBER, KAREN

WELKER, BRADLEY

WIGGINS, JACK

WILDERMUTH, DEE

WILSON, KAY

WING, DAVID

WITHERS, FRED

WONG, JAMES

WOOD, CHARLENE

WURST, LATHEL

WYMOND, JOHN

WYNN, BRUCE

ZOLD, TONY

If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES – – Frankie Small

March is when Troop 41950 Lummi Island Girl Scouts can start selling Girl Scout cookies at the ferry dock. Our troop will be selling cookies on these dates at the dock.

Friday March 2 at 3 PM to 6 PM

Saturday March 3 at 9 AM 1 PM

Saturday Mar 10, 11AM to 1 PM

Saturday Mar 17, 9AM to 1 PM.

If you would prefer you could call our Cookie Mom to place an order for delivery – Jackie Granger 758 7171 or Leaders Frankie Small 758 7141 or Angela Packard.

Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place and where girls grow strong.

Thank you again for supporting our Lummi Island Girl Scout troop 41950.

The remarkable thing about the human mind is its range of limitations.

Heritage Trust News – – Megan Crouse

Here’s a chance to go to the movies without leaving the Island and support the Heritage Trust! Join us at the Resource Center on February 18 at 7:00 PM for a screening of the acclaimed documentary film, Green Fire. The film illustrates the extraordinary career and ongoing environmental legacy of conservationist Aldo Leopold, author of A Sand County Almanac. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided for a $5.00 suggested donation at the door. Come early to get a good seat.

You’ve walked on it, maybe even climbed over it, but have you ever really noticed the geology of Lummi Island? Join us for Geology Rocks! a tour of the Otto Preserve led by Island geologist Kent Nielsen, Ph.D. We’ll meet at the Resource Center on February 25, 10:00 AM. Dress for the weather.

Join the Trust for an elegant evening of gourmet Italian food and wine, an auction of scrumptious desserts, great raffle items and door prizes, all to support land conservation on Lummi Island. The annual Benefit Dinner is one of the Heritage Trust’s most important fundraising events of the year and will be held on March 10, 6:00 PM at the Grange. Your donation of $75 (Friend), $150 (Sustainer) or $500 (Benefactor) includes appetizers, dinner and wine. Seating is limited and by reservation only. Please call 758-7997 by March 5 to place your reservation.

The Heritage Trust’s Land Protection Committee has completed the draft of a Curry Preserve Management Plan. The management plans for Heritage Trust nature preserves contain objectives, stewardship tasks and monitoring protocols related to ecological resources and public use of our preserves. The Curry Preserve draft Management Plan is available for review at the Resource Center or on our website www.liht.org through February 29. Please send us your comments.

Geology Quiz: The River Ravi flows in which state?  Answer: The liquid state.

Campaign to Protect the Otto Preserve Wetland – – Becca Rettmer

The deadline is fast approaching to purchase and protect ten acres of prime wetland and forest habitat next to the Otto Preserve. With your help, the Campaign to Protect the Otto Preserve Wetland will protect the entire northern edge of one of the largest wetland complexes on Lummi Island, expand the Otto Preserve to 104 acres, and extend the preserve’s walking trails. We still need to raise the last $23,000 by March 31, 2012 to reach the $150,000 goal. If the Trust fails to raise the necessary funds, a road will be installed, the land will be developed, critical wetland resources will be damaged, and pristine native plant and wildlife habitat will be spoiled. If you have already made a donation, thank you! If you have not yet made a donation, now is the time. Please help in any way you can by making a donation online at www.liht.org or by mail to P.O. Box 158, Lummi Island WA 98262. The land and natural resources we preserve today is our legacy for future generations. Thank you!

What can you never eat for breakfast?  Lunch & dinner

CIVIC CLUB NEWS – – Rose Ann Auld, President

Lummi Island Civic Club members had our February meeting with a Valentine theme which included card/gift exchange between the members, delivering homemade cookie trays to Island services ( Fire Department and Ferry Crew, among others) and guest speaker Tammy Immer bringing her homemade chocolate truffles. Tammy demonstrated her chocolate making skills to us, and we all enjoyed samples of different flavors of chocolate truffles. Tammy sells her candy as Lummi Island Chocolates, going to all our Island Bazaars and events. A wonderful Valentine idea!

The date has been set for the Garden Expo, May the 5th. Our Club’s plant sale and exhibit is getting bigger every year. We are looking for people interested in donating plants and selling outdoor retail items, or being a speaker in our information booths. If you are interested in participating, call Expo Chairman Pat Moye at 510-7392. Be sure to mark your calendars for this annual event!

Our club is growing again as we welcomed another new member, Judy Weatherby. Civic Club is truly a vibrant and fun group promoting fundraising towards Island Organizations, Island support where needed and Island friendships.

Our meetings are the third Thursday of every month 10 AM in the church basement. All Lummi Island women are welcome to join us!

Next month Candy Jones, who makes beautiful glass items, will help each of us make a glass Easter egg window ornament. (A small fee will be asked to cover cost). Come join us for this special event!

“After you retire, there’s only one big event left and I ain’t ready for that.” – Bobby Bowden

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB NEWS – – Lynn Schreiber

Boys & Girls Club has been very busy this past month. Katherine Granger did an amazing job at the annual dinner speaking to the crowd about what the club means to her. Our club also won an award for “Best program of the year” for our new summer program.

We have been focusing quite a bit on art during our free time at club and will be having an Art Show on February 28. The doors will open at 6:30 and we would love to invite you all to “An evening with art!” There will be examples of water color, pastels, pencil drawings, mixed media, oils and more. The kids are really proud of their work and can’t wait to share it with you.

We have received so much help in providing snacks for the kids and would like to thank the people and groups involved. A big “Thank You” goes out to the Parish Nurses, Dorothy Hanson, Jim & Tammy Strong, Bud & Anne Jewel, the Congregational Church, the Civic Club and the others who have dropped off items without leaving their names. It means so much to us to have this support from our community and the kids really enjoy having nutritious snacks.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for information about our upcoming Pie Social in April. We’ll be putting up posters and getting the specifics in the April Tome. It’s shaping up to be an amazing event with quite a few yummy, homemade pies and more!

You have two choices in life: You can stay single and be miserable, or get married and wish you were dead.

LUMMI ISLAND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – – Cindy Bauleke, Pastor

This year the celebration of Easter is April 8, so the Season of Lent, a time of preparing for Easter, begins with a simple Ash Wednesday Worship on February 22 at 7 PM. The preceding evening (Feb 21) a Shrove Tuesday dinner with pancakes and sausage is at 6 PM, $5 per person donation requested, the Pancake Flipping Race is not to be missed. Through the Sundays of Lent we will focus on the theme of covenant.

A class for New Members meets February 26 following worship. The Book Group meets on March 7 at 7 PM to discuss The Spiral Staircase by Karen Armstrong.

We are pleased to welcome Donna Baker as our new Church Administrator. Nancy Wong will continue as one of the Parish Nurses. Dorothy Hanson is the first call for contacting Parish Nurses for advice or loan of medical equipment (758-2484). Elderberries meet each Wed from 11 AM to 2 PM with lunch served at noon; drop in for lunch and fellowship.

We continue with our discernment process of welcome for all people regardless of sexual orientation. As you can imagine, we are not all of one mind on this, and the conversations are rich and necessary. Please check our website lummichurch.com, or call the Church (758-2060) for more information on any of these events. Contact me at cindy@bauleke.com or 303-1941.

Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says “If an emergency, notify:” I put “DOCTOR.”

Grange News – – Tamia Sorensen

Many Islanders may have noticed, when driving by the Grange Hall a significant transformation. We would like to thank Grange Members Carol Chaudiere, Ginny Winfield and Pam Miller for their horticultural design and landscaping artistry. They’ve truly “Classed Up the Joint” with carefully placed native flora and local rocks! Do swing by for a closer look and some gardening inspiration!

Again, many thanks to Islanders for their continued contribution of aluminum cans – please keep those cans coming!

On Saturday, March 3 the Grange will put on its annual Spaghetti Dinner. The Time: 5:30 to 7:30. The Price: $8.00 Adults and $4.00 children 12 and under. This is a major fund raiser to help pay for the Grange Hall so please come and help support your community center by bringing your family and friends for a great neighborhood event.

The Grange is now sponsoring the Lummi Island Gardeners’ Network. Please do join us on Monday, March 12, 6.30 PM at the Grange Hall for a Meeting and Seed Swap!

Finally, we are very proud to announce our new website. We can now be found at www.lummigrange.com. We would like to thank Grange Member Ed Scott for all his research and efforts in creating to our new web presence.

The Grange meets the first Wednesday of the month with a coffee and dessert social at 6.30 PM and the Meeting from 7.00-8.00 PM. We invite you to join us and we welcome new faces! Leslie Dempsey is President and Robert Sorensen is Vice President.

A successful diet is the triumph of mind over platter.

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS UPDATE Duncan McLane; Fire Chief

There has been a big emphasis on disaster preparedness this past year knowing our Island will be more isolated than normal in a major disaster. There is one more push before the committee steps back a bit and takes a breather; materials advising how to prepare for your personal and family safety will be distributed door to door throughout the Island during the coming weeks. Materials will also be available at the Library and the Post Office. To ensure the safety of you and your family we urge you to study these materials and follow the preparedness recommendations. The committee has identified several potential shelters to assist those who may be displaced or in need of assistance. In addition, an emergency communication system has been established (see Island Intercom article).

I have been working with Washington State to get Tsunami Evacuation map brochures published, road signs and possibly an All-Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) Siren on the Island in the coming years. Last year’s test of the AHAB system showed our largest tsunami hazard area (Legoe Bay) was unable to hear the Gooseberry Point siren.

I try to take one day at a time — but sometimes several days attack me at once.

Island Intercom – – Chuck Keiper

Western Washington residents are accepting the concept that, when thinking of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the realistic approach is to think of “WHEN” rather than “IF”. History shows that in a disaster, needed telephone, cellular, and internet communication channels are most often unavailable for days or weeks. There will be no response to a 911 call! In order to assist in Lummi Island’s recovery from such an event, an Island Intercom is being implemented.

This local communication system utilizes short range radios which do not require Federal licensing. At this time, 12 of these radios are installed throughout the Island. Another 10 are planned to further cover our area. Additional involvement would be useful in Lane Spit, Legoe Bay and Scenic Estates. A map showing the location of these sites will be posted at the library in early March.

The existing stations participate in weekly tests of the system supported by the Fire Department. In a disaster, these practice sessions will become the basis for linking Island emergency responders to the five shelters and to various neighborhood groups. Beach School, the Grange, the Congregational church, and the Boy and Girls club will be among those connected to recovery efforts operating out of the Fire Hall.

The above intra-Island system will be supplemented by Licensed Amateur Radio Operators who will provide both verbal and digital communications links to the mainland Whatcom County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). All Island requests for assistance will be processed by that Division of the Sheriff’s Department. If our needs cannot be met at the county level, the EOC will have direct access to State and Federal assistance.

For additional information, please make contact with Communications Coordinator Chuck Keiper or Fire Chief Duncan McLane.

Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.

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