Getting Involved on San Juan Island

There are more ways to get involved in the San Juans than there are islands. Many people start by joining a club or an organization that parallels their interests.

For assistance in getting acquainted with what is available, here is a list of some of the organizations and people to contact for more information.
American Legion
Phone: (360) 378-5705
Purpose: Scholarship, veterans hospital, needy children's programs.

Community Arts
Theatre Association
Phone: (360) 378-5848
Purpose: Aids San Juan Community Theatre.

Democratic Central Committee
Phone: (360) 468-3445
Purpose: A countywide organization that works to support Democratic candidates and principles.

Garden Club
Phone: (360) 378-5347
Purpose: Gives money for plants in park, hanging baskets.

Phone: (360) 378-6473
Purpose: Donations to various charities, youth programs, 4H; scholarships.

Horticulture Society
Phone: (360) 378-3691
Purpose: Speakers at monthly meeting; County Fair aid.

Hospital District Commission Board
Phone: (360) 378-2141 ext. 24
Purpose: Tax district; operates medical clinic.

Phone: (360) 378-4014
Purpose: Focus of youth, elderly; car seats for low-income families.

League of Women Voters
(360) 378-2377
Purpose: Non-partisan political membership organization to encourage informed and active participation of citizens in government and influence public policy through education and advocacy.
Library, San Juan Island
Phone: (360) 378-2798
Purpose: Full service community library.

Rotary Club of San Juan Island
Jonaton Piff
(360) 378-6119
Meets every Wednesday 8:00 at Friday Harbor House

San Juan Island
Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (360) 378-5240
Purpose: Combine island resources, people and businesses, to serve the collective interests of the island's businesses, and to assist island visitors.

San Juan Island Community Foundation
Phone: 360-378-1001(VM)
PO Box 1352, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Purpose: To build community and enhance the quality of life on San Juan Island. We encourage and facilitate philanthropy; we identify needs and make purposeful grants to island non-profit organizations for their capital needs; and we serve as a catalyst, convener and partner in shaping effective responses to issues of community.

San Juan Island Community Theatre
Phone: (360) 378-3211
Purpose: Showcase for local talent; cultural education of children; focal point for community.

San Juan Farmers' Market
Phone: (360) 378-0095
Brickworks, 150 Nichols Street, weekly April - mid-October, Saturdays 10am - 1pm. Monthly in winter time.
San Juan Island Fire District
Phone: (360) 378-5334
Purpose: Manage Fire District 3

San Juan Island Historical Society
Phone: (360) 378-3949
Purpose: Runs museum, members' events.

San Juan Island Masonic Lodge #175
John Kurtz
Monthly Stated Meeting 1st Wednesday 7:30

San Juan Island Park & Recreation District
Phone: (360) 378-4953
Perpose: An elected board that works to maintain public spaces & leisure activities. Volunteers always needed.

San Juan Island Lions Club
Meet Tuesdays, noon, at the American Legion basement
Supports youth baseball, food bank, seniors; guide dog, and other handicapped assistance.

San Juan Pilots Organization Association
Phone: (360) 378-6324
Purpose: Better relationship between community & airport work towards providing airport safety.

San Juan Island School District
Superintendent's Office
Phone: (360) 378-4133
Fax Line: (360) 378-6276
Friday Harbor Elementary School
Phone: (360) 378-5209
Friday Harbor Middle School Phone: (360) 378-5214
Friday Harbor High School
Phone: (360) 378-5215

San Juan Seniors
Phone: (360) 378-2677
Purpose: Senior lunches; home delivered lunches, transportation, shopping, in home care service.

Soroptimist Inter'l of Friday Harbor
Dana Bune (360) 370-5027
Meets every Wednesday 12:00 Key Bank downstairs