Time for our annual all member meeting & picnic on June 3rd. Put this day on your calendar now!
Our annual meeting is scheduled for 10 AM at the Race Road Fire Station.
The picnic is planned to begin around 1 PM at our community park. Please bring a dish to share, your own utensils and liquid refreshments.
Save the Date - June 3, 2017
Deerfield renamed Hale Kai
Our new community member, Donna O'Meara, has renamed her home on Shangri La Circle. Formerly Deerfield, it is now "HALE KAI", which is Hawaiian for "ocean house". Pronounced HAH-lay KA-ee.
Donna says, "After living in Hawaii for 3 decades I needed to bring a bit of Aloha to Whidbey".
Special thanks to Ron Roberts & son, Carol Green, Elise Smith and Faye Magnusson for their recent community efforts. Ron resurfaced the shuffle board, Carol refinished picnic tables and Elise & Faye spiffed up the community entry sign area. More volunteers are always appreciated!
Here's what's needed: Pitch in if you can and let us know if you are.
· Resurfacing the tables and benches in the park
· Weeding the ivy area in the park.
· Clean the plastic chairs in the picnic area
· Clean the fire pit monthly, May - September
· We are always looking for firewood
Update August 2016:
Shuffleboard is now painted and ready for a game!
Thank you volunteers!
First picture is a "before" shot to remind you how bad it looked after the March 16th storm. Now after many resident volunteers pitched in to clean up and do repairs - WOW! It looks great! Special kudos to everyone who worked so hard to make our Shangri-La beautiful again.
A beautiful golden sunrise this morning -
A butterfly rests on our beach. Anyone know the type?
Rob Marsicek's temporary dock repair revealed -
Working together in 2015
Damage to the Pump House after a storm brought the community handymen together!
Jerry Jaderholm Lyle Kendall
Fishing in 1953 or 1954
A bit of history: Picture is Sandy Roberts (holding the netted fish) and friend fishing off Race Lagoon. The fish is a large king just caught by Sandy. The boat is a 14 foot plank hulled Storm King outboard that Ron & Sandy's parents (Trevor & Harriette Roberts) rented at the Shangri-La Shores resort. They had 5 of these and another 5 slightly larger 16 foot Reinell inboards. You can barely make out the "Whido-Isle" logo on the side of the boat. Quite a catch, Sandy!
Last week's high winds & waves tore up our picnic and our boat ramp turn around areas. Also a lot of driftwood and trash need to be removed before the damage can be assessed and plans made for repairs. Here's a picture of the driftwood in the picnic area. It's deeper than it looks. Most of our gravel is gone and replaced by a thick bed of debris:
The community is planning a work party next weekend, Saturday March 26 1-3 pm to clean up the areas. Your help is needed! Meanwhile, this weekend Rob Marsicek, David Heron & Nancy Reed dived in to begin the job. Much of the large pieces of driftwood were moved back to the beach:
So come out next weekend to help your community!
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