GIHS minutes - June 10, 2019

Guemes Island Historical Society

June 10, 2019



Present: Tom Deach (chair), Janice Veal (treas), Steve & Ginger Orsini, Adam & Angie Veal, Glen Veal, Bob Anderson, Sally Stapp, Win Anderson, Sue Everett, Marianne Kooiman & Joost Businger, Randy Schnabel, Sue & Fred Sievers, Nancy & Les Larsen, Tom Stapp, Frea Gladish, Klaudia Englund, Duanne & Dave Rogers, Jerry Tuttle & Kathleen Gorham, Bev Armstrong, Sue O’Donnell (sec)


Special Guests – Bill Burlingame, Samuel V. Humble & Gloria K. Humble, Ira Orton, Patricia Orton Harrington, Peter Orton, Beth Daniel Pemberton, Julianne Daniel, Lori Daniel???, Barbara Daniel Ross


Program:  Bill Burlingame presents his book, Guemes Island, 1946-1956


The Guemes Community Center was lively with more than 50 guests, gathered to hear Bill speak of his growing up years on Guemes Island.  Society members and friends set up a lovely hospitality table with local flowers and treats to celebrate the occasion!


When Bill’s father moved his family from California to Guemes after WWII, they settled on the Julius Strom place.  There began 10 years of Bill living with his family on Guemes Island.  Education began at old Guemes schoolhouse and continued on through Anacortes High School.  Bill’s book - Guemes Island, 1946-1956 – with photos, maps and drawings is being sold with all proceeds benefitting the Historical Society.  Thank you, Bill!!!



No Business Meeting


Recent Guemes Losses:



Rosita Fraley (1930-2019)




Respectfully submitted,

Sue O’Donnell (secretary) 6/10/2019