LATEST ISLAND NEWS

Candidates for the Board of Trustees

Thank you to the following community members who have submitted their Board of Trustees Candidate forms for the upcoming board elections:

Kurt Kassahn seeking a 1 year position

Ray Stephanson seeking a 1 year position

Jon Thurman seeking a 3 year position

Don Stark seeking a 3 year position

Kelly Dukes seeking a 3 year position

We will be sending out their candidate forms to the community on Monday, August 2, 2021.  Please join us after the Board of Trustees meeting on August 21st for Meet the Candidates.  This island runs on volunteers!

FIRE SAFETY and WATER CONSERVATION REMINDER

It’s hot out there!  Please make sure to conserve water and watch for fires.  All it takes is a spark!  Alert owners can save the island by making sure we educate our friends and neighbors, reminding them there is a burn ban.  Let’s keep our fire free streak going…..we are at 6 days.

Talk to Each Other

How do you be a good neighbor?  Communicate with each other, lend a hand!  There are a lot of new owners on the island and they cannot expect to know all of the little idiosyncrasies and island rules that make our little island such a special place to be.  If you see someone that seems confused or is doing something that would be frowned upon, reach out and lend them a hand and offer advice.   Neighbors helping neighbors is how this island works and those of us that have been here for a long period of time need to reach out and lend that helping hand.

Fun, Fun, Fun!  Lots of fun about to come! 

August is almost here and I know a lot of our owners who are teachers know how fast summer can come to an end.  Let’s focus on the summer we have left and boy are we ever gonna do just that!  Make sure to look at all of the attached flyers about the coming activities.

Dumpster DayAugust 7th      Dumpster Day

August 14th     Hat Island Fire Department Community Involvement Day

August 14th      The Mike McCarthy One Club Tournament and Potluck, 2:00pm

August 21st     Nature Conservancy Sponsored Beach Walk, 10:00am

August 21st      Hat Island Yacht Club Sponsored Drive In Movie Night, 9:00pm (flyer to come)

EXTRA FERRY RUNS FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND!  CHECK OUT BOOKEO

September 4th  Hat Island Yacht Club Sponsored, Oktoberfest

This event is open to the Community, and Rodger Martin needs many, many volunteers to make this event a success.  Please contact him at r@rodgerm.com or call him at (206) 300-3025.  Please contact him as soon as possible.  This is a positive way to give back to the Community.

Also please note the cutoff date to purchase your dinner tickets is August 19, 2021.  The smoked pork chops will be ordered on August 20, 2021.  Please email me at commodorehiyc@gmail.com or call me at (206) 910-6122 to reserve your tickets.  Email me if you would like to pay for them by cash, check, or credit card.  If you would like to receive an invoice and pay online, please include your email address so an invoice can be sent to you with instructions on how to pay.  All tickets must be paid by August 19, 2021.  Your tickets will be in Will Call at the Ticket Table if you have not picked them up before the event.

If you have any questions, please give Patty McLeod or Rodger a call.  Thank you for your support.

September 5th  Hat Island Yacht Club Craft Fair & Hot Dog Sale

Friday Golf is BACK!!!!

Attention all golfers! With the summer-like weather we’re seeing today, it’s time to start “Friday Fun Golf.” Every Friday throughout the summer, golfers convene at the caddy shack at 1:00 PM to draw random teams to play a 9-hole scramble; usually with a fun twist. All skill levels are welcome, as long as you bring one dollar for the kitty. Shirley Allen will be running the show until Ginger Harmon makes her way back to the island.

 

Another Holiday Update

Brix Marine (formally Armstrong Marine) are in Everett completing a small laundry list of finishing details needed as we prepare for the final Coast Guard inspection.  The new ramps to the ferry are complete and stationed, one on the island and one next to the vessel in Everett.  Captain Shane has put on a thick coat of non-skid paint so they are ready for all kinds of weather.

We have been working out all of the details regarding storage and cargo runs for owners.  Attached to this email are the updated ferry rules for Another Holiday.  Please take the time to read them.  The Hat Express Rules are still on the website at this time for comparison.

Please note that as we work out the details and have Another Holiday in service, we will need the wiggle room to adjust these ferry rules.

When Another Holiday goes into service, we will be limiting the number of pets to eight.  It will be important for you to book your pets when you are making reservations that you do so for your pets as well.  If they don’t have a reservation and we are at our eight-pet limit they won’t be allowed on board.  Again, this number may change once we are in operations.

We are currently working on a cargo schedule and pricing sheet. When we are ready to start the cargo runs this will be sent out and a reservation button will be added to Bookeo.  Depending on the amount of cargo this may accommodate up to 16 passengers.  Please keep an eye out for this information to be coming shortly.

Another Holiday stopped by the island today and we were able to try out a Costco cooler that we know a lot of owners own.  It Fit!!  No room on top…. but it fit!  We also fitted the overhead shelf with a Costco carryon suitcase.

Hat Island Online Exhibit and Timeline

Make sure to check out the work of our Summer Intern, Laynie Moran:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Icou_b_u1USeb3TFeVKnY4EYaAzmo-iZ/view?usp=sharing

Masks on the Ferry 

Masks continue to be required on the ferry.  Please note that this means the entire trip.  Ferry crew will remind you if they see you remove your mask.  If they have to ask you repeatedly to keep your mask on you may be fined or perhaps suspended from riding the ferry.  Hat Island has many residents that fall into the high-risk category for Covid-19.  We are not willing to put them at risk, the crew at risk and for that matter any of our owners at risk.  We know that we are all weary of COVID-19.  However, as long as these restrictions are in place, we will be enforcing them

COVID-19 Update

Just a few reminders where the island stands regarding restrictions due to COVID-19.

  • Only owners and their families can currently ride the ferry.
  • No guest boats in the marina.
  • The public restrooms are closed.
  • The playground is currently closed.

Hat Island, WE CAN DO THIS!

Always be sure to check these Alerts, the Hat Island Info Facebook Page and Twitter for any updates.

Welcome

Welcome to the Hat Island Community Web Site! This is where you’ll find lots of information about living and vacationing on Hat Island. If you’re just visiting, check out the menu across the top for details on renting and buying Hat Island property, job openings, and how to contact the island manager for more details. If you’re already a resident or property owner, drop down the Community Info menu for topics of interest specifically for you. Hat Island is a hidden gem in the Pacific Northwest – come check us out!

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Division M water is off due to a piece of equipment failure. Luckily, we have a spare. Water Operator Chris Inman is on the job and well will let you know when it goes back on.

5/27/2021 Winds are scheduled to get stronger throughout day. Possibility of afternoon cancellations. If we have to cancel we will reschedule for tomorrow. We will not be able to make that call until we get closer to sailing time. Please have alternative plans in place!

4:00 pm ferry from Hat to Everett is a go!

This morning's ferry run from Everett to Hat Island, Saturday April 10th, is cancelled due to High Winds. Please keep an eye out for pm run information when a decision has been made.

The Hat Island Website appears to be back in working order!

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