Audrey Hall during the spring clean-up.

Audrey Hall during the spring clean-up.

What’s new at the senior center

  • Mon May 17th, 2021 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center.

Second Stamp Club by Zoom

Join us for our second virtual meeting of the Orcas Senior Center Stamp Club at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 28. Don’t collect? Join us anyway and find out what that stash of old stamps inherited from your late, great uncle might be worth. Collect coins, instead?

You may be interested in learning about postal commemorative stamped envelopes, with coins inserted. Collect vintage picture postcards? We have a stamp-related theme for those, too: maxi-cards, where the image, stamp and cancel are somehow related to one another.

Whatever your collecting area, please join us, and challenge us to find a relationship to stamps! Simply click on the Zoom link on our website,, to join. Type in the meeting ID or passcode given (as prompted).

Spring Clean-Up a success

The Orcas community turned up to help with cleaning up the Orcas Senior Center grounds on Sunday, May 2! The day was beautiful, and the volunteers were cheerful. A special thanks goes out to Allan Rosato and Darcey Miller for organizing the event, Greg Sawyer for loaning a trailer for hauling debris, and the Tea Ladies, Maggie Kaplan, Vivien Conlan, Bonnie Morris, and Sherrie Schiff for providing us with tasty treats, sandwiches, and bottled water. And thank you to the rest of the volunteers for putting in the hard work: Tom Eversole, Anthony Teardrup, Maria Root, Bruce Root, Peter Bieneman, Greg Raffelson, Harold Lentzer, Elsie Pamuk, Tenar Hall, Catherine Hall, Audrey Hall (pictured), and Ryan Hawkins.

Orcas Senior Center seeks candidates

Along with senior centers on Lopez and San Juan Islands, the Orcas Senior Center is operated as a geographic “district” of an umbrella non-profit called the Senior Services Council of San Juan County. The operational arm for the Orcas Senior Center is the Orcas District Committee.

From June 21 to July 2, we will be holding elections for the ODC, and we are seeking candidates interesting in serving on this committee. The responsibilities of the ODC include representing the needs and interests of seniors over the age of 60 and persons with disabilities in the Orcas District, managing the facilities of the Orcas Senior Center, working with partners to provide a range of programs and services, administering funds raised on behalf of the center, and fiscal and management oversight of the center and its operations.

If you are interested in joining a highly relevant and engaged group of dedicated individuals who are committed to increasing and improving services to seniors and persons with disabilities, please consider submitting a brief biographical statement (100 words max) to Lena Kassa at or PO Box 1653, Eastsound, WA, 98245 by 2 p.m. on June 7. Meanwhile, read more about Orcas Senior Center and check for updates on the election process on our website: